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    Arse out :-0 holy sh*t

    Took the prilla out for a spin on the slightly damp roads this avo takin it pretty steady as I'm quite new to the world of sportsbikes..............

    The main reason was too go and fill her up with fuel at my local Morrissons.........and see how she started a few times on the ride out after fitting my new Motobatt MTBX12U.............

    Well glad to report that she starts everytime now on the button with no hint of a pause like before so with that!!............then coming out of the roundabout from fuel station turning left in the middle of the turn I open her up slightly in second and waaaaaarrrrgghhhhhh the back tyre lights up breaks traction and I'm powersliding through the rest of the bend like my enduro tyred WR400 used to .....JEEZ only gave it a little beans........mind you the roundabout was damp I suppose!!!!!!!!

    But what a hoot this thing is too ride everytime I take her out am luvin it more & more...... stroll on summer

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    lol,it's great aint it.

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    as i said in a post on here ive had over 40 bikes but the millie is one of the special one's

    i find it makes me grin every time despite only having 120- odd horses its the character i love (jap bikes just dont seem to have it ) and why ill be holding onto this little gem

    new you'd like the motobatt go easy on the salted roads there a fooking menace

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonner View Post
    go easy on the salted roads there a fooking menace
    : if the salted roads don't kill you, it'll kill the alui instead...bastid stuff

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    just fitted the same battery to mine today ..glad ya feed back is good about it .... didn't get chance to test it out on mine though

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    One thing I have noticed with me leathers on though is that you can't grip the bike with your legs as its all too slippy I find I am also constantly pushing myself back a bit on the seat as my nads keep getting crushed by the tank.........I did read a post a while back bout some1 on here with the same prob but can't remember what they used for knee grips on the tank........any one got any good cheaper alternative suggestions? Sommat like rubber grip tape if it exists

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    stomp grip. ? ... have a search on flea bay ... must be something you can get ....have seen sticky foam but that would tear off I recon and look shabby after a while

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    Stomp grips
    Any road outside a petrol station is a prime spot for fuel spillages. I know a guy who fell off his Ducati here because of spilled fuel.
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...26,,0,9.7&z=19

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    here you go 2 stroke ive fitted stomp grips to mine for the same reason nads and grip lol

    ive fitted these to a few bikes as they are the best thing going for grip.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_kw=rsv&_kw=stompgrip

    good view of them here on my old busa

    Last edited by lonner; January 28th, 2012 at 01:03 PM.

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    I'm lookin to go a bit cheaper cos I'm a tightass

    I seem to remember seeing windsurf and surfboards using some sort of rubber grip waterproof tape in the past, that is what I am thinking as I think it will stand up too wear , abuse and rain.......
    Also seen some cool snowboard grips and thinking mebe skateboard deck grip cut to shape but from looking at ma kids board think its too coarse and may scrape up me leathers??
    Will try a scuff test tomorrow..........

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    grip

    Velcro
    Watch round abouts near petrol stations always spilt fuel there

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    Found this stuff seems similar to that stomp grip will buy a couple of 140x140 squares and see if they work or not gotta be worth a try for under 6 quid..........
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-ANTI...item27c23e1ef7
    will let u all know what the results are

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TROKE View Post
    I'm lookin to go a bit cheaper cos I'm a tightass
    velcro?

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    these are ok and ive used them but nothing beats Stompgrip for fit and quality as they dont peel or slide ever !!

    search for Tang Grips on the pit

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clear-Tank...ht_2145wt_1037


    if you dont want to fork out for tank grips try these nad protectors http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr...All-Categories
    Last edited by lonner; January 29th, 2012 at 01:32 AM.

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    Might be an idea to invest in some Crash Bungs as well Mate.....

    Better safe than sorry!!

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    Cheers for the input chaps

    I think velcro would be pretty dangerous as you could get snagged up real easy and restrict movement when needed

    Lonner cheers for the tips & links don't think the nut box will be required though once I got the grips sorted as it should stop me sliding forward then .......although I do have a bollock box if still needed kicking around somewhere from the days I used to kickbox........

    Crashbungs deffo on the list of mods to do soon am searching for a second hand set as the rsv fell over the other day and cracked the rear indicator no other damge though except a scratch on me new red bar end think I may go for some axle bobbins front and rear too or make me own with some stainless studding and sk8board wheels like I did on me GSXR
    I got a set of led shorty indicators may try and fit them later as I noticed the bulb has gone aswell!!!!!
    Does the flash rate stay the same if just fit Led's to rear on the old rsv's

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    Took mine out other day 2test out home made air box, thought clutch was fooked till I felt back end twitching, was lucky not to throw her cause lit up rear tyres goes way beyond my talent, love the stomp grip info lads, just gonna order some off flea bay n give it a wirl :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TROKE View Post
    Crashbungs deffo on the list of mods to do soon am searching for a second hand set as the rsv fell over the other day and cracked the rear indicator no other damge though except a scratch on me new red bar end think I may go for some axle bobbins front and rear too or make me own with some stainless studding and sk8board wheels like I did on me GSXR
    A few of us on here have these crash bungs. I bought a set after hearing about them on the forum, good quality and price
    R&G are the best for the upper engine mounts.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aprillia-M...item5ae001f23e

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    hi -

    i have had stompgrips - found them to peel after time.. now i use - techspec... link -http://www.techspec-usa.com/ real good.. better in my oppinion then stomp... really grippy and solid.. plus re usable.. sweet

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    Remember my first run out on the RSV, went over a hump back bridge sidways with the back wheel in the air, character building to say the least.

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