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    Mille to Tuono conversion

    Me back is knackered & my wrists hurt so I thought I would give this a go
    I have seen some of the comfort kit conversions & don't much like the look of them so I thought maybe I can make a better job of it
    I have not damaged any of the original parts so it can be put back to standard, this is a list of the parts I had to buy.

    Renthal fatbars 50.00
    Top yoke 45.00
    Fatbar risers welded onto the top yoke by NK racing 80.00
    Clutch & brake lines from Venhill 97.00
    Top fairing 65.00
    Screen 30.00
    RSVR fairing decal set from Image Works 45.00
    Renthal bar end weights 18.00
    Paint & laquer 14.00

    Total cost 444.00

    Once I got my top yoke back from NK racing & fitted it temporarily I could work out how much to cut off the new fairing, it meant cutting almost back to the mirror mounting brackets & I still couldn't quite get full lock.



    So this was my solution, I cut the mounting lugs off an old R6 foot rest hanger & made them egg shaped to reduce the lock a little



    Now that was sorted the fairing was sprayed & laquered



    I needed a longer clutch & brake line so I got the ones you assemble yourself from Venhill that way theres no cockups with the banjo's being in the wrong orientation as I've had before with Hell lines




    To be continued

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    Looking good

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    Remember that the RSV front fairing frame is not as strong as the Tuono fairing frame !

    On AF1 forum i've seen some pic's of the front fairing resting on the front mudguard after a 200Km/h ride

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...!!!&highlight=
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    looked at the link, not good. But I am retaining the whole fairing so it's no stronger or weeker than before, all I have done is cut off the bits of the top fairing which protrude past the mirror mounts

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    Hope it stay's oke with some high speed runs !

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    If anyone else is considering converting their mille

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/aprilia-rs...32869191370867

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    think yours will be fine structurally as it has the bottom fairing in place so well supported

    ill probably do this but usually go down the comfort kit route with my bikes as i do suffer with neck pain but like the sport bike style.

    ive used these on my blackbird zx12r and i used the helibars on my busa with good results.

    i like this firm as all parts are included so its a few hrs to get it all on and adjusted so saves some aggro.

    http://www.topyokes.com/comfort_kit_+_handlebars/37


    heres a pic of the the 12r ones i fitted which made it a wheelie machine super tuono type bike lol

    Last edited by lonner; January 12th, 2012 at 03:39 AM.

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    Nice, their kits are expensive though especially if you want fat bars & I've heard alot of people have clearance problems.

    Mines finished now apart from the Tuono reservoir brackets I'm still waiting for, will post up the photo's when done.
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    Well it's all finished now & no original parts were harmed in making this conversion



    Finally got the Tuono reservoir brackets today 18.00



    Here's the re-routed throttle cables



    And the new clutch line & re-routed cables



    The new decals from Image works




    Overall view of the bars.




    Im happy with how the bike looks & it's far more comfortable to ride.




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    That is a tidy looking bike mate!

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    Bloody hell, that's shiny!

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    Does anyone know if I can get longer stem mirrors as I can't see much apart from my arms now, Ive seen these on ebay for the RS125 which seem longer but not sure if they will fit


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-PAIR-M...item256af74d8c

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikfubar View Post
    Does anyone know if I can get longer stem mirrors as I can't see much apart from my arms now, Ive seen these on ebay for the RS125 which seem longer but not sure if they will fit


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-PAIR-M...item256af74d8c
    i'm sure someone on here fitted rs125 mirrors or cagiva mito ones,(they are the same anyway)
    cant remember who though...

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    Wow actually dont look bad nick . I dont usually like sport bike conversions, but the millie pulls it off. Everytime I see your bike makes me consider laquering mine...

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    Cheers guys just looked at the Mito mirrors & they are short stem so I may give the RS125 ones a go.

    Know what you mean Steve, I don't usually like sports bike conversions either but I think this looks pretty good IMHO and alot cheaper than the alternative, my bike plus another 3.5K for a factory Tuono. Even if I get fed up with it I can put mine back to standard & sell the conversion kit I made up

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    Good man

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    looking good there, the Falco mirrors are longer as I have em on my rsv conversion (1st gen) but for some reason I think they'll fit yours as well. I have a carbon tuono fairing ready to fit with a tuono fairing bracket but after putting it on I reckon the look is much better with the cut down full fairing, by the way what is the blue bike in the backround?

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    Cheers, will look out for some Falco ones.

    The bike in the background is my RD350 Hybrid I built from parts


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    Quote Originally Posted by nikfubar View Post
    Cheers, will look out for some Falco ones.

    The bike in the background is my RD350 Hybrid I built from parts

    nice pipes ,are they gibson or lomas,??

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    Neither They were designed & built by a guy on the RD forum to work with a Mick Abbey fast road tune, this guy amazing he designs them on a computer, prints out all the pieces on paper templates then rolls & tig welds them together then I had them nickle plated


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