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    Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 16:43
I'm actively seeking a Gen 1 RSV'R' at the moment, as I've mentioned in various posts on here and comments on the Facebook Aprilia sites. A few have come up recently but I've been put off because they haven't had the original service book with them.  One just came on the AP Facebook page in Dublin, looked great, black 2002 R, 18000 miles, 3000 euros (about £2650). I'd have to get it registered in the UK, but it had no manual or service book.

Am I being a fussy tw*t?
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I don't think I have had a service book with any bike I have ever bought, never bothered me yet.
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yes!
 
go on the condition of the bike and the owner
 
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote davidrsurfer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 18:05
15 year old bike with a service book..... Bob Hope or no hope.
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I picked up a low mileage 2003 RSV last September that came with the original service book.

It can be done....
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I’ve got two I’m considering at the mo. A black radial braked 03R and the above black 02R. Neither have service book but both are in great condition with similar miles. 02R is much cheaper but I’d need to get it delivered from Ireland and then register it over here. Black 03R looks stunning and has Aprilia titanium can but needs a new lower fairing decal and original indicators fitting to get it up to scratch. I think too much is my problem
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote budd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 20:08
I have the s/h book and the original manual although it's not alot of good as it's in Italian !! The previous owner had a print out of the English version, IMHO a thick wad of receipts is more important then the service book.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 20:35
What does a stamped book prove?...that the bike's been worked on by a bike shop you probably wouldn't trust to touch your present pride and joy. 
There are owners out there who are more than competent to work and look after their bikes and when they need specialist work, there's AP. You can tell these bikes by checking them over in the right places and talking to the owners.
I think you've made the right choice.
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From experience don't buy too far away unless you are really sure or know of the bike / owner. You travel miles and end up emotionally committed and overlook things you otherwise might not.
That said I travelled 150 miles to buy mine
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Originally posted by flatlander flatlander wrote:

From experience don't buy too far away unless you are really sure or know of the bike / owner. You travel miles and end up emotionally committed and overlook things you otherwise might not.
That said I travelled 150 miles to buy mine

I bought my Racing from someone in North Wales, I live in Norfolk! It was fine.

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Up until recently I was in the ‘don’t buy too far away’ school, but after searching for a close Mille R has meant I’ve missed out on some great bikes further away. I’m now looking everywhere, there aren’t that many standard looking, well kept gen 1 Rs for sale, especially as I specifically want a black, big valve version. The 03R I’m currently interested in is Surrey, and I’m near Stroud, Glos
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote grumpy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 07:32
They do turn up Wilko, it's a matter of just keep looking. Mine came from Braintree and I live in Glos. Lots of phone calls and photos, before I committed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 08:55
Originally posted by wilko wilko wrote:

The 03R I’m currently interested in is Surrey, and I’m near Stroud, Glos


Just a stones throw away. You Southerners do hate to travel!   LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wilko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 08:59
I get a nose bleed if I venture too far from Gloucestershire.

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I'd travel anywhere in the UK for the right bike.
People say I don't know Jack Sh1t; but I do, he lives next door.
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Originally posted by Stevex Stevex wrote:

I'd travel anywhere in the UK for the right bike.


What he said😎🖒....my mate travelled up to Carlisle(from Northampton) to look at a 1098 before he bought it...i got my Tuono from Bristol...if it's the right bike(potentially) then what's a couple of hours in the car
Better to have something you don't need than need something you don't have....
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Been to Scotland before to buy a bike


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Yep, been there, done that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gazza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Nov 2017 at 17:04
I've still got the original service book with my 2002 model though it's not fully stamped up as I get Griff to service it and have never bothered to get it stamped. I've also got both original manuals, one that has an English part and the one that's all foreign but then I've had it from new.
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I sold a 919 fireblade to a guy from Cardiff, arranged to pick him up from Glasgow airport, did the deal and he rode it home, was doing it in one stretch if I remember as he was pushed for time, it was throwing it down when he left too.. actually felt worried for him..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diablo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Nov 2017 at 11:34
Ha ha I'm very fussy.... That's precisely why I would travel anywhere in the uk, for the right bike. Big smile
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