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    Baby Twin
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    Hello! New user looking to buy a rsv

    Hi Iím looking to buy a Rsv in the next couple months and Iím looking for information on the bikes from riders that have owned them. Iíd like to know what to look for when buying. Iíve loved these bikes as I was growing up always wanted one Iíve owned a few apeís one from new like the mx and rs125s when I was a young lad so I got a taste for it like to own a aprilia lol
    Thanks

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    Baby Twin
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    Looks like a dead forum can any one direct me please I’ve been doin my own research but be nice to hear from owners

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty4545 View Post
    Looks like a dead forum can any one direct me please Iíve been doin my own research but be nice to hear from owners
    Try Rsvr.net, it's more tumbleweed zone than rsvzone on here

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    Af1 and rsvr.net have buying guides.
    gen1 are cheaper and more reliable than the gen2 which have alternator burn outs plus more (very costly)
    The differences is gen1 rsv is the basic model , the rsvr has ohlins and very light wheels.
    The gen 2 the rsv1000r has basic suspension. The factory has the light wheels and ohlins. Confusing ! Dealers even get confused the difference should be 750-1000£ . The gen2 also resets it's mileage to zero if the battery runs down, check history !
    On both bikes it's the way it's been maintained, not been crashed, has it been cleaned and looked after ? History file and all the point of sale info etc is a bonus.
    These bikes are very reliable, but the electric start can fail if a fully charged battery isn't used. The sprag clutch repair costs £600 plus. Wire upgrades are essential. The af1 site has a good full write up.

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...otax-ownership
    Last edited by Hertsrsvr; March 14th, 2018 at 06:13 AM.

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    Baby Twin
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    Hi thanks for your reply very helpful I’ve had a good read up on the bikes can’t wait to get one!

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    Baby Twin
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    Hi Scotty4545,I'm also new to the forum but I've owned my RSV 1000r for over 3 years now and without any real problems.
    It's taken me to Scotland & back with a dozen mates on two occasions without incident,in fact,I have also done the same trip on a Gsxr 1000r K2
    and my Aprilia was far more comfortable and equally as capable!
    I can concur with Hertsrsvr when it comes to the clocks clearing,so check the MOT history to confirm mileage and it shouldn't be a problem.
    It can be challenging to find neutral whilst the engine is engaged,this is common and doesn't suggest gearbox issues,however, a slave cylinder upgrade is
    an easy and cheap fix and works well.
    Go and buy one,be different,stand out from the crowd and most of all enjoy the experience!!

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    Baby Twin
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    hi scotty4545
    and welcome.
    I think theres a lot of people that surf the posts but don't do so themselves as just about everything is covered here.
    rsvr.net is also pretty good.

    hess

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    Hi.

    I will be selling my 2002 RSVR at the end of May / June . It's been serviced every year and a genuine bike with all the Ohlins and carbon and lightweight wheels etc. Colour Yellow, mileage currently 24k, Lots of history, I have used the bike for local trips and European tours and it has been faultless. ( Booked on another tour in May ).
    I am getting on towards 60yrs now and will be looking for a Multistrada to replace it. Value £3500.00

    Not sure how to send pics on the computer but if you are still interested please contact me by mobile 07800714405 ( Andy ) We can discuss further.

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