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    Posted: 22 Oct 2017 at 12:11
picked the old girl up last weekend for a steal.
fsh with both keys,service book,owners manual and tons of reciepts for servicing.

only just got started on her,
gross rim tap removed (what a job that was with the glue left behind ffs)
girly shopping rack removed from rear,
all polished bits properly polished now.
chain and sprockets cleaned and re lubed,

running stage 3 dynojet,but i want a different exhaust,carbon can co one is too quiet for me lol.
very well cared for,not a bit of rust anywere,no engine paint flaking off ect,
very good for a naked 17yr old bike.
great fun to ride and make progress on even though its no superbike.
that front wheel likes to get airborne!
pulls realy well too.

not to alot of folks tastes,specialy on sportsbike forums but these bikes realy suit me these days,
and if it means i get back on 2 wheels,all the better cos i was suicidal being bikeless.

the candy red looks ace in the sun too.




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That's tidy and 2 wheels so it's all good, didn't they have a single headlight originally?
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Doh open eyes and look at other pictures.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BIG UN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 2017 at 12:23
yea but the bates twin ones look less old fashioned imo.
the original works much better though lol.
i dont ride at night though.
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Awesome bikes I have has about 7 of them stopped with the 2005 centenary. Think they changed quite a bit then to the 1250 type.
Went all over France and Spain without a hitch.
Tell a lie Obe day one didn't want to start remove cap from overflow tube squeeze replace starts perfectly.
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realy are entertaining bikes in many ways.
something id overlook before,due to not being glamorous ect.

that gsxr1100 engine is something else!
i ride it far more often than i did sports bike due to it being much less of a drama to get and ride!
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That looks tidy.
Good to see you back too, how is it going? How is the nipper?
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hi dave,still on the tuono pal or did you go back to the mk2 mille mate?
all good here,nippers nearly bloody 6 now mate,he's tellin me what to lol.

in year 2 now at school and a real handfull,wouldnt have it any other way pal.

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Tuono went in August for an RC8r. Good to hear the nipper is keeping you on your toes.
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oooo what you making of the rc8 pal?
my bro has an orange one,dont think its an R version though.
he loves it.
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White & orange & I'm  loving it. Feels very much like an updated comfortable Gen2. Odd thing is when I bought the Tuono I tried a RC8r at the same time but then it was too similar to my Gen2 to be worth the change!
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great looking/sounding bikes.
is it the pearl white?best colour.
my bro has spent a fortune on power commander,tons of carbon,and the exhaust was a kings ransom.
glad your sorted buddy,dont think you were ever quite happy with the tuono was ya buddy deep down,
didnt seem to quite fall in love with it like you was with old silver.
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bruvs before exhaust/carbon ect,the day we fetched it




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Stupid thing is the Tuono is a better bike for almost every situation! I do love a v twin sports bike that spits flames on the over run though. jCE exhaust is effing loud.
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thats a much better colour!!
love the orange wheels.
what a tool that is
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