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    Posted: 14 Aug 2017 at 12:11
Hello Everyone!

I am new to the forum and I would like to say hello to Everyone before asking silly questions :P Please bear with me.

I have just bought an '06 RSV1000R. It is my first 'big bike' after 6 years on a CBR600F4i. . So quite a step up.

So far I learnt that this is not a touring bike :) After 3 days of riding (80-100 miles a day) I learned that this is not a comfy bike. Everything hurts, back, wrists, legs, EARS :P But it is sooo much fun.. Well- it was most of the time- maybe apart from one situation on the very first ride out- I let a TDM or something similar overtake me :P


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Welcome .. nice bike that
TDM got 270 degree offset firing order parallel twin..
torque no issue ! need 17" front wheel to make em really go..
sorry mind wandering to times gone by ..
need bit weed killer on the paving and I hope yer not
knicking lektrikery fae next door ...
Enjoy yer bike ... Rod.
If you find us in a hedge check the bike first please .. I`m free on the NHS...
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Hahaha, Cheers for that.

The picture is the very first one I took of the bike- still at the previous owner place, so I am not the one stealing the electricity :P

The bike is indeed quite tidy - 22k miles on the clock (not been reset) but looks better than lower mileage examples- of course there are some marks, but nothing major.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote damo46 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 2017 at 15:08
Welcome..nice bike, you could always change it for a tuono if the aches and pains are too much, same bike except more comfort. 
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Thanks! A good friend of mine tried to persuade me to buy his tuono with some really nice upgrades- but I just prefer the looks of an rsv...

Hopefully I will get used to it 😃
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Welcome Friq. Looks a good one there, silly thing to say but I always do with ohlins forks" don't do up the bottom Allen bolts too tight " look up the torque figure and do it less ! Sorry for going on ? Tuono factory here 09 plate .
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Thanks for the tip Smile


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Welcome to the forum fella Thumbs Up

Bike looks a cracker Big smile
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Welcome along ...you'll get used to the pain

And you have sussed posting photos

Davesurfer willl be along to sl*g off the weeds soon as he is OCD on gardens ha ha ha


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Welcome in.
 
Unfortunately I was beaten to the draw with the garden comments! I was busy leering at KTM photos on the internet.
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Hahaha, cheers guys!
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Welcome in fella you've found the best place to be for all things ape or otherwise. Lovely gen2 unusual colour combo I like it.
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Welcome, nice bike. Have not ridden the gen2, but i heard wispers in the bushes that gen1 are more cumfy😂 And offcourse red the "fastest" color
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Welcome to the forum, that's a nice bike you have, I like the colour scheme.

Don't take any notice of Ice-Mille though as everyone knows the fastest colour is Black. Now you have some black so you are half way there!

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Welcome, nice looking bike, you'll soon get used to the aches, I was quite surprised how comfortable I find mine, only problem I have is a numb clutch hand after an hour or so, it's worth it though
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Friq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 2017 at 11:30
A couple of pics of the ape and one with my previous bike O had owned for 6 years..





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How are you finding the ape compared to the cbr?
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Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

How are you finding the ape compared to the cbr?


Freaking awesome!! i've had it for about a month now and it is sooo nice!! I ride like a granny thou 😉

Still grtting used to the torque and V2 characteristics, but I am loving it. I can't quite imagine doing any longer trips on it but am temtped to take it round a track..

The cbr was a good all round bike, with the luggage rack I could go touring and it was okay on a track- but had to rev the hell out of it.

The RSV... seems like a lot newer bike and handles soo well.. just nowhere near as comfy.. but the torque and the sound make up for it 👌
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Comfy is just the way it is , I'm 62 and after 100 MLS I stop for fuel and a rest then I'm ok along with me arthritis and many broken / mended /plated bones , I love it !!
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Originally posted by snowman snowman wrote:

Comfy is just the way it is , I'm 62 and after 100 MLS I stop for fuel and a rest then I'm ok along with me arthritis and many broken / mended /plated bones , I love it !!


Hahaha.. I am slowly getting used to it... 😍
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Evening and welcome in. Great forum run by great folk.

It's not supposed to be comfy btw. Besides, when you find the right bendy road you'll not give two sh*ts about comfort. Ha ha
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I know, cheers! I didn't think for a moment it was a comfy bike before I even rode it.. but yeah, it is awesome.. I don't need to do anything- it's almost like it sees a bend and does everything for me way before I have time to think about it lol
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Yeah. Very confidence inspiring front end (on a gen1 at least. Never tried a gen2). When you think you are pushing the front to the limit, it'll still go harder. I came to my Mille from an 08 R6 and was shocked by how sketchy it made the Yamaha feel. Comfort was never really a concern. Pretty similar riding position.
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Soo, modifications so far:

R&G fork sliders,
R&G fairing crash protectors

Already bought R&G swing arm sliders and R&G crash protectors for the rear sets- just need to install these.

Booked the bike in for a general health check and a tune up  @ Aprilia Performance in Tamworth next Monday.

Mods planned- new sprockets- to make the low speed riding a bit smoother-
I had a go on my mates Tuono last week (-1T +2T) and it is a lot smoother at low speeds.
I will discuss it with Griff next week and see what he says.

I am also debating the alternator cooling mod (my mates done it on his Tuono) as well as an aftermarket Reg/Rec as well as removal of the brown connectors.


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Welcome aboard mucker, lovely RSV
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Originally posted by j180 j180 wrote:

Welcome aboard mucker, lovely RSV


Hahaha cheers!
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Lovely, lovely looking bike - welcome aboard!
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Hi there, I also live in Coventry will have to meet up for a ride if you fancy at some point, 2 loud apes are better than one LOL
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That would be great! Bear in mind I am slow as &£@@ as I have only had it for about a month lol
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