Newb about to get first Aprilia

Feb 2008
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Hey guys I am in the works to get my first Aprilia, it will be a 2002 RSV Mille R
the bike only has about 97xx miles on it and looks to be pretty much perfect. :doug:deviouswhen I get it I will post some pics. Look forward to sharing info with this site.

Any tips that a new Aprilia Mille owner should know?

Thank
beemer
 
Sep 2007
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UK,northamptonshire.
Welcome beemer :thumbup did that mean 97000 miles ?? Just make sure its got a full service history and get a decent warranty on it , say at least 3 months and give it a good run :thumbup
 
Oct 2010
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Pontefract, W.Yorks
Hi and welcome beemer :thumbup enjoy your new bike and ask questions as and when necessary mate :thumbup
 
Jan 2008
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Essex
Hey guys I am in the works to get my first Aprilia, it will be a 2002 RSV Mille R
the bike only has about 97xx miles on it and looks to be pretty much perfect. :doug:deviouswhen I get it I will post some pics. Look forward to sharing info with this site.

Any tips that a new Aprilia Mille owner should know?

Thank
beemer
As long as your responsible give it loads of throttle and feel that pull that only a rsv twin can give, coming out of a nice tight corner, with the front wheel going light and the grin on your face hurting its so wide:devious just love it but respect it:thumbup
 
Jan 2008
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Shropshire
hiya bud congrats on the new purchase look forward to seeing some pics

Oh and word of advice from a man of experience watch the front brake otherwise you will end up like me

Take care bud
 
Jan 2008
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Essex
Beemer there's nothing wrong with the brakes on these bikes, they are quality kit. Just ride safe and take your time getting use to the whole package, thats the key to enjoying the ride. Don't get sucked in to chasing other riders with more experience/ ability, it will only end in one way, expensive and painful.:thumbup. Have fun but be safe doing it.
 
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That's very sound advise from Hero, take note.

Welcome Beemer, post some pics when you can

There's a wealth of advise on this forum about getting the most out of your Mille from exhausts to airboxes to gearing changes to keeping the bike hooked up to an optimate. Just read the posts and njoy :thumbup
 
Nov 2007
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Northampton
Welcome Beemer :thumbup one thing I would say to watch for, when you tension the chain check it again AFTER the axle nut is tightened. The chain tension increases when the axle is torqued up so you need more slack BEFORE the tightening than you think.

I found this when I tensioned mine. Had a pair of tyres fitted the other day and on checking the chain on getting home it was like a piano string! Thought mechanics would know better.