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    Thumbs up Stage 1 of the Rebuild UPDATED 07.03.08

    Stripping down the bike

    Alright lads i finnally got round to stripping all the broken bits of the bike so i thought id share a few pics with you all

    As it was to start with


    Stripped most of the bits off the front and found this which was a bit of a shitter as that bracket is 200 on its own Damn It



    noticed this at the bottom of the ignition barrel tried to push it back on but the fooker shot sparks out so i thought ill disconnet the battery 1st then try again later any ideas if this is fixable lads or is it a case of a new ignition barrel


    the front end stripped down




    and now with all the broken bits off! so all ready for a good cleaning and then time to spend some benjamins and get the beast built back up



    UPDATE 07.03.08

    Alright lads quick update for you all ive ordered a fair few bits of fairing that arrived this morning so i spent most of today giving the beast a good cleaning and also a quick peek of whats to come tomorrow








    UPDATE 08-03-08

    Just a quick one today as it started to rain think im pretty much ant a dead end untill i get the front bracket sorted





    look forward to hear your comments
    Last edited by MilleBoy82; March 9th, 2008 at 07:13 AM. Reason: Updating Thread

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    Looks a costly job, are you scouring ebay and the like for used spares, are you replacing everything with OEM stuff too

    Makes a pleasant change not to see someone fightering a cashed steed.
    Keep the pics of your progress coming

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    Surely you could straighten and weld that 200.00 bracket mate? It's only the fairing headlight mounting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveRSV View Post
    Surely you could straighten and weld that 200.00 bracket mate? It's only the fairing headlight mounting.

    DaveRSV,

    I think there really difficult to straighten/weld, pretty sure there not just alloy, got other crap in it and become very brittle.




    Milleboy82,

    To be honest mate i dont think the bike looks that bad. All of the damage is in one area. The most expensive bits are gonna be the fairing/headlight mount. A good second hand one is gonna set you back around 100ish, new headlight 80-120ish, clocks about the same price, radiator anywhere from 40-90 dunno why the price differs so much. Clipon (handle bar), indicators and small bits are normally cheap enough from flea bay/breakers.

    One bit of advice i will give you is, dont throw any of your damaged panels/parts away. Keep them to one side. You may need to get clips, bolts/screws washer etc from them, if you have to start buying new ones from aprilia you could be shocked at some of the prices they charge DONT THROW ANYTHING AWAY !!!


    It may also be worth putting a Wanted ad on some of the other RSV forums for your bits !!!


    Cheers,


    Ritch
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    Looks like your doing a grand job m8... 200 for that piece hope it all goes well and back on the road soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Posh Johnny View Post
    Looks a costly job, are you scouring ebay and the like for used spares, are you replacing everything with OEM stuff too

    Makes a pleasant change not to see someone fightering a cashed steed.
    Keep the pics of your progress coming
    alreet Jonny yeah im going for all OEM parts apart from the indicators and Visor and maybe do something different with the mirrors but not sure yet

    ill keep this post updated with any further progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveRSV View Post
    Surely you could straighten and weld that 200.00 bracket mate? It's only the fairing headlight mounting.
    Alreet Dave if only it was so simple, im not sure what they used to make it but all i do know is its brittle as a walkers crisp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritch View Post
    DaveRSV,

    I think there really difficult to straighten/weld, pretty sure there not just alloy, got other crap in it and become very brittle.




    Milleboy82,

    To be honest mate i dont think the bike looks that bad. All of the damage is in one area. The most expensive bits are gonna be the fairing/headlight mount. A good second hand one is gonna set you back around 100ish, new headlight 80-120ish, clocks about the same price, radiator anywhere from 40-90 dunno why the price differs so much. Clipon (handle bar), indicators and small bits are normally cheap enough from flea bay/breakers.

    One bit of advice i will give you is, dont throw any of your damaged panels/parts away. Keep them to one side. You may need to get clips, bolts/screws washer etc from them, if you have to start buying new ones from aprilia you could be shocked at some of the prices they charge DONT THROW ANYTHING AWAY !!!


    It may also be worth putting a Wanted ad on some of the other RSV forums for your bits !!!


    Cheers,


    Ritch
    alright dude hows things,

    yeah lucky in a way that it never touched the back end or the petrol tank, found most of the bits on ebay but strugling to find a left hand side clip on all the ones i find are for ohlins and i cant find another headlight bracket for love or money i think im going to have to bite the bullet and get a new one from RSV net,

    Yeah dunna worry dude everythings put to one side with all the screws in seperate bags with a label on them and ive took loads of detailed pics for when i put it all back together

    any links for the other forums dude

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvsteve View Post
    Looks like your doing a grand job m8... 200 for that piece hope it all goes well and back on the road soon
    Hi Steve cheers for the vote of confidence just hope it all goes back together ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilleBoy82 View Post
    strugling to find a left hand side clip on all the ones i find are for ohlins and i cant find another headlight bracket for love or money i think im going to have to bite the bullet and get a new one from RSV net, any links for the other forums dude

    Hi dude,


    Theres a few RSV sites, might be worth trying,

    http://www.clubaprilia.net/forum/

    http://forum.rsvr.net/

    http://www.bikersoracle.com/rsv/forum/

    http://www.clubaprilia.net/forum/

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/index.php (U.S site)


    Hope the modarators dont mind me put other sites on there, not trying to advertise, only trying to help


    I do have a few contact numbers for breakers you can have, drop us an email and i will sort you out.


    Cheers,

    Ritch

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilleBoy82 View Post
    Hi Steve cheers for the vote of confidence just hope it all goes back together ok
    Alreet fella just make sure you take it easy when all your hard work has paid off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritch View Post
    Hi dude,


    Theres a few RSV sites, might be worth trying,

    http://www.clubaprilia.net/forum/

    http://forum.rsvr.net/

    http://www.bikersoracle.com/rsv/forum/

    http://www.clubaprilia.net/forum/

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/index.php (U.S site)


    Hope the modarators dont mind me put other sites on there, not trying to advertise, only trying to help


    I do have a few contact numbers for breakers you can have, drop us an email and i will sort you out.


    Cheers,

    Ritch

    Hi Ritch cheers buddy will have a good ganders through them shortly

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvsteve View Post
    Alreet fella just make sure you take it easy when all your hard work has paid off
    nay worries buddy theres no way im gonna break it again

    just thinking of different colour schemes to try may aswell as im having to spray most the bike was thinking whats a good colour that will have a nice contrast with the gold wheels i was thinking a nice pure white with a nice simple gold RSV sticker maybe sounds good

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilleBoy82 View Post
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    just thinking of different colour schemes to try may aswell as im having to spray most the bike was thinking whats a good colour that will have a nice contrast with the gold wheels i was thinking a nice pure white with a nice simple gold RSV sticker maybe sounds good
    Oh yeah that would be nice I was thinking just last week about a white one...with black wheels tho'

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprocker View Post
    Oh yeah that would be nice I was thinking just last week about a white one...with black wheels tho'
    yeah bud just like the new duke 848


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    I second this white skin and black hoops... wicked.

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    Why dont you do a copy of the 2008 model RSVR. For decals pm ckruzel on the apriliaforum.com as he is the legend for the best decals
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    legs i think your onto a winner there bud

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    I know what you mean about parts being scarce on ebay. I've been rebuilding my mille since oct and i still cant get my hand on a 2003/tuono tail light.


    Good luck with the rebuild, from the pics it is only a scratch

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    Advice needed... I am considering buyin a 06 Tuono, its a bit smashed up.

    A project really, but a trick one. It will be used every other day for work, so no bling what so ever.

    Getting bits for the build... Spares a problem? Bit pricey?? The one I am looking at needs a rear subframe, tank, front end... and a few little bits.
    Built a few Jap builds, spares everywhere... easy!

    Thanks..... Fx

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