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    New to the site and Aprilia

    Been ridding a CBR954rr but just bought a 2007 RSV and love it!!!.
    Glad I found the site

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    Welcome to the site and the world of V-twins mate, enjoy

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    welcome sonic mate.
    where you from buddy?
    any pics of the mille?

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    Welcome! Lots of knowledge here and if you've been lurking you already know that. Be safe & ride fast.

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    ah haaaaa
    another victim - drawn in like a vampire to the slaughter, intoxicated, can't resist, must have v-twin blood....
    lol

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    Welcome mate now you got a twin you will never go jap 4 again

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    welcome i'm new to aprilia too (6 weeks ish). my own rsv has welcomed me with more unreliability than in my previous 5 years italian ownership, dodgy dash electrics, bizarre clutch and back brake maintainance issues, sketchy handling characteristics (my fault cant get the suspension or more probably my head properly sorted), but wow what a bike - I love the damn thing. oh and another plus, you're with a really suportive and knowledgeable forum. but get used to eating tyres and a 90 mile to reserve fuel range

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    welcome to the v twins theres no going back now

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    Thanks for all the weclomes
    I live in Arizona, city of Gilbert just wish I had more money to put into the twin

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    think we can all sympathise with you there buddy (except little1uk whos loaded)
    at least you get sunshine 99% of the year lol.
    were currently stuck in our worst "summer" in 2000 years.
    we get 1 mild day to every 30 days of torrential rain.
    what did you make of the 954 blade matey?

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    Welcome mate enjoy the forum and the mille

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG UN View Post
    think we can all sympathise with you there buddy (except little1uk whos loaded)
    at least you get sunshine 99% of the year lol.
    were currently stuck in our worst "summer" in 2000 years.
    we get 1 mild day to every 30 days of torrential rain.
    what did you make of the 954 blade matey?
    I like the blade it ran great but I could not stop it from going so fast

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    Welcome to the forum Sonic do you floss those teeth

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    the 954 blade was my fave of em all till this new 08 one came out.

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    One Liter Duc Eater agreat1's Avatar
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    whats this?
    talk about IL4's 20 lashes for big un and the stocks for our new sonic friend lol

    My fave was my 02 R1, superb handling and forgiving suspension, stuck to the road like glue

    but i love me Factory, and believ me i know all about the troubles they can give you, but i wouldn't change it for nowt

    well maybe for a newer model that doesn't give me grief.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by agreat1 View Post
    whats this?
    talk about IL4's 20 lashes for big un and the stocks for our new sonic friend lol

    My fave was my 02 R1, superb handling and forgiving suspension, stuck to the road like glue

    but i love me Factory, and believ me i know all about the troubles they can give you, but i wouldn't change it for nowt

    well maybe for a newer model that doesn't give me grief.......

    I had an 02 R1 for a few years, they've the best engine regards torque, the newer ones ar more peaky..But it blew its gearbox at 13000, and after talking to an accident investigator at the Butlins bash, he told me they strip the gearbox routinely if a fatal involved on an R1..

    My RSV up to same mileage now and have had no problems at all. Well I'll forget the back brake, have given up on that for the mo..

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    yeah me too
    used hydraulic brake bleeder, had caliper above ms
    bled, tested by spinning back wheel, got decent bite, got on bike and back brake non existent......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark58 View Post


    I had an 02 R1 for a few years....and after talking to an accident investigator at the Butlins bash, he told me they strip the gearbox routinely if a fatal involved on an R1..


    Having owned an 00 R6 I knew the gearboxes on them and the R1's were a bit dodgy , just didnt realise it was that bad to warrant the AI's stripping them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looney Tunes View Post


    Having owned an 00 R6 I knew the gearboxes on them and the R1's were a bit dodgy , just didnt realise it was that bad to warrant the AI's stripping them down.

    I thought mine was a one off, but there used to be an R1 forum, the guy who started it wrote to Mitsui about the problem, which of course they denied existed. But after reading the posts on that forum it did appear a common fault.

    Running chain a bit too tight can cause it, I think mine went because I've a pillion on most of the time, which would put more pressure on the box..

    Dealers are aware of the problem also..
    I don't know if they've beefed up the box's on the newer ones..

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    well mine was 29,000 miles when my Bro decided to throw it down the road, gearbox was clunky, especially in first to second, ut apart from that was superb

    must of been lucky

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