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Thanks Badapple. I'll check it out👍
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Popped back into the shed and found that the connection to the relay, definitely was not seated right. Pulled it and gave a squirt of WD40. Clicked back together much more positivley. Bit too late to fire it up and check but I'm confident that was the issue - hopefully 👍
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Got home tonight fired the bike up and let it run up to temperature. Feeling the right hose the thermostat opened around 83 degrees c. The fans then kicked in at 97 degrees c, so that's that little niggle sorted out 👍

Ironically, I ordered a new oil pressure sensor. However, after resolving the loose relay connector, the fault does not show and diagnostics show 0. Perhaps on the same circuit? Who knows, I'll have sensor if it returns.

Next steps are to bleed the rear brake through. Tried the usual method tonight but nothing, not even close. So, I'll get the vacuum bleeder on it at the weekend.

Once that's done, we'll go over all the fasteners, mark them off and double check torque settings. I'll whip the brake pads out too and give them a dab of copper slip. Then it's time for the road 👍
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badapple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 2017 at 20:17
Happy days always nice when it's a simple fix. Have a look on the ap YouTube channel for the brake bleed. Done mine in no time this morning won't last long but it's nice to have a rear brake almost a luxury! You will be on the road soon enough.
I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
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Thanks Badapple. Yes, some brakes are worse than others. I normally build a bike over the winter so everything in the brake system is from scratch and dry. Hence the investment in the vacuum bleeder.

This bike I built last winter was the worst I've had to do 🙄

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badapple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 2017 at 20:49
That's really cool. Sure bleeding a brake is well within your capabilities if you can knock that up over a winter hahaha. They really are sh*t on these bikes though until you relocate the mc with rearsets or a bracket.
I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
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Thanks 😉 . Similar problem with the Ducati 916 I had. Mines actually on the rearsets now, dry. I'd say it's probably down to the caliper style they've used - ie the bleed nipple is the lowest point. Not Luigis finest hour 😳
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That's the reason yeah, I've a ktm/rsv4 master cylinder on the rearsets but still had to go through the turning up upside down, hanging it off the sub frame palava!!! Kzmille did a good right up on one of the other aprilia sites that's useful
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The joys of performance ownership 😝👍
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Yeah something like that!!! First rsv I had I used about 500ml of ap racing dot 5.1 with a mityvac before thinking something isn't right here!!!
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Lol. Hopefully avoid that at the weekend. The Duc was the same. Every ride cooked the line and it was a ritual bleed after washing 😡
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Making progress today. Got the vacuum bleeder on the rear system. It pulled the majority of fluid through but still no pedal. After several Houdini like contortions of the rear caliper, the last air was expelled from the system.

I dropped the front calipers off, inspected the pads, all good. A good clean and a dab of copper slip and back on the bike. The tank and paint in general was pretty flat, so some T cut, autoglym follewd by some Poor Boys Black Hole got it gleaming. Still more to do but at least I know it's salvageable.

Couldn't resist to get it outside into some natural light - not looking too bad

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Not bad! Ffs that looks stunning. Great thread & sweet looking bike.
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Thanks David 👍
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That looks as good as it's possible to get Clap


Now get out and ride the damn thing Wink

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Thanks Ian! Desperate to get it out on the road but we had sleet today and the gritter 😡😡
That said, I'm off to see Griff and the boys at AP on the 9th March for a couple of days. Full service, set up and Dyno 👍
So, hopefully, when I'm back the weather may just be a bit better. Roll on the IOM 👍👍👍
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Looking ready to ride
I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
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If it's dry today, we might have to have a little ride 👍
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Well, we made it out for not but two rides between the showers! First ride was just a few miles down the road just to make sure everything was OK. No major problems apart from no speedo - school boy error replacing the rear rotor bolts for stainless. Second ride was a little more spirited and around 5 miles. I need to adjust the rearsets and lever position a touch but that's it

I also swapped the screen back to the clear original and think it looks a lot better



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That's looking great buddy. Credit to you Thumbs Up
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Thanks! Really looking forward to getting the miles on now !
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Originally posted by Paulrrsv Paulrrsv wrote:

Thanks Badapple. Yes, some brakes are worse than others. I normally build a bike over the winter so everything in the brake system is from scratch and dry. Hence the investment in the vacuum bleeder.

This bike I built last winter was the worst I've had to do 🙄

missed this ..I like that anymore details ...home built frame?


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Hi, yep, all from scratch - frame, tank, rear mudguard (hours on an English wheel), exhaust, wheel hubs, seat pan, caliper hanger, all brackets etc etc.
Forks are from a 2014 Yamaha R1
Engine started as an XS650, then stripped and rephased, with 750cc bores
It's been put in a calendar across the pond, won a couple of shows, ended up in MCN and is getting a photo shoot with BSH








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Well, we're just about done I think. Got a lot of the little niggles ironed out and got out on the road today. Just wanted to make sure everything was as it should be before we head off to AP on Thursday 👍



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Well, that's it done! Been to AP and the Dyno. Have t say, very impressed with Griff and Al. Hung round during the day, drinking their tea and they were very friendly, making me feel welcome. I'm an anal bugger and I was very impressed at the attention to detail and care taken on my bike.

After getting home. I took it out for a little ride and it's a different bike. A little more noticeably power but much smoother and more responsive. After Al dialled in the suspension, it also feels much more eager to tip in and responds much better in the bends, responding to tiny inputs. Definitely a few more tweaks to make but loving it! Now all I need is some good weather!

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Nice graph, Paul and the lads at pcr know how to set these bikes up👍
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Thanks. Yes, very impressed with those guys too. Helpful with more tea 👍.As there's little in the way of actual engine mods done, I'm pretty impressed with 130 at the back wheel and the 10 improvement from the first run.
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Amazing work and attention to detail, I need to trap someone like you in my garage for few months with some food supply's and let you work away

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Ha ha lol! I'm available at good rates - has a taste for beer 😂😂. Thank you, appreciate it!
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