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Topic: Nearly back on the road
Posted By: redratbike
Subject: Nearly back on the road
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 11:34
Sunday I finally got around to putting the falco back together after sitting in the garage for nearly 2 years since buying it as a replacement for my smashed Mille but rebuilt that instead and now broken for parts and sent around the world to help others keep there's going ha ha

So just need a front tyre for the M.O.T and I'll be back on the road

Connected a battery and she burst into life ...sounded good with the renegades...yes it's Rob's old bike


the side panels need a bit of white as in the original paint idea below from motomac.it website (http://www.motomac.it/Aprilia%202/Futura_RS.htm), the bike had been low-sided and lost the original painted side-panels so its either going to be some white vinyl or a decal to break it up
the low side also forced the high bar conversion before I bought it ...


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Posted By: Diablo
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 12:13
Nice one Mark Clap

Looks great with the high bars and Rene's.

I like the black side fairings though, not sure they need to be white....


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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 12:34
Originally posted by Diablo Diablo wrote:

Nice one Mark Clap

Looks great with the high bars and Rene's.

I like the black side fairings though, not sure they need to be white....
knowing me being lazy they will probably stay black but may have a decal on them but the gold levers and grips will be changed I think

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Posted By: dog78
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 13:41
Hi Mark, very nice job mate. When the turbo going on it? Or is that another project, I am sure you got some plans in that direction, I may be wrong 😂


Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 14:13
Bad ass!

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Posted By: Ice-mille
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 14:19
Nice


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 15:03
Originally posted by dog78 dog78 wrote:

Hi Mark, very nice job mate. When the turbo going on it? Or is that another project, I am sure you got some plans in that direction, I may be wrong 😂
that will be one of the other falco's

I'm thinking gen2 turbo engined pikes peak racer look

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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 15:03
Ok so operation grip and lever swap

Out go the gold Puig grips and titax lever







In with some plain black grips and grey levers I had laying around in the garage



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Posted By: legend88
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 15:49
That's better Mark, the gold did look out of place. I disagree with Diablo though, I think the white as per the original theme would look much better.

Looking good though


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 15:52
Originally posted by legend88 legend88 wrote:

That's better Mark, the gold did look out of place. I disagree with Diablo though, I think the white as per the original theme would look much better.

Looking good though
yes the gold had to go as didn't suit it one bit....as for the white maybe a full bellypan in white?

See the bike below for the contrast



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Posted By: Sabre
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 16:29
Looking good, Mark

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Posted By: Mr Miller
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 19:21
Nice one bud .. always loved the frame on these .. enjoy and no hedging

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 19:48
Very under rated bike and the rear mc is in the right place as well.


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 20:09
Originally posted by Mr Miller Mr Miller wrote:

Nice one bud .. always loved the frame on these .. enjoy and no hedging
funny thing is....I have this falco another one with a dead engine and no bodywork and 2 more frames

No hedging

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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2017 at 20:14
Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Very under rated bike and the rear mc is in the right place as well.
this one has rsv4 rearsets on as well

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Posted By: Hamz
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 13:37
Looks nice, especially without the dangly standard number plate holder


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 16:20
Originally posted by Hamz Hamz wrote:

Looks nice, especially without the dangly standard number plate holder
yeah that's a huge lump

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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 16:24
Also forgot to say I swapped out the hugger for one with a little bit of colour thing is the highlevel pipes block it out!!
 
hugger decals can be obtained from gary woods aka http://www.rsvr.net/member_profile.asp?PF=7" rel="nofollow - Thumbs Up  fit both plastic and carbon huggers
 
 
found some linkpipes and cans in the shed LOL as you do!
 
so may try those... not 100% on the high levels
 
 


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Posted By: Diablo
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 16:33
Might be interested in the Rene's for another little project, if your getting rid Mark.....

Or the chap Adamantis wanting Hi mount Gianelli's the other day.

Looks so much better without the Puig grips and gold levers!

Is that one of Gary's hugger decals?


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Posted By: constant
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 16:35
yep i had a falco before my mille great bike


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 16:52
Originally posted by Diablo Diablo wrote:

Might be interested in the Rene's for another little project, if your getting rid Mark.....

Or the chap Adamantis wanting Hi mount Gianelli's the other day.

Looks so much better without the Puig grips and gold levers!

Is that one of Gary's hugger decals?
I'll keep you posted

Yes Gary's decal....if read the thread again I have given him a little plug

Yes the gold had to go ......

How's the rear shock testing going

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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 16:53
Originally posted by constant constant wrote:

yep i had a falco before my mille great bike


Hopefully I'll get a few rides in before the weather turns ..... I have some collectors at the welders Simon being modded

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Posted By: Diablo
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 17:50
Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

Originally posted by Diablo Diablo wrote:

Might be interested in the Rene's for another little project, if your getting rid Mark.....

Or the chap Adamantis wanting Hi mount Gianelli's the other day.

Looks so much better without the Puig grips and gold levers!

Is that one of Gary's hugger decals?
I'll keep you posted

Yes Gary's decal....if read the thread again I have given him a little plug

Yes the gold had to go ......

How's the rear shock testing going



I seem to have been doing this a lot recently, not absorbing info etc

The shock testing's not going too well....

I went to Santa Pod nearly a month ago and been barely able to walk on my crutches since. I got quite down for a bit Ouch

I still have you down as dibbed though, if you want Mark Wink


 




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Posted By: Hamz
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 20:58
With the bars and high level pipes, I think it looks better than a tuono. Good job there.


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 21:07
Originally posted by Hamz Hamz wrote:

With the bars and high level pipes, I think it looks better than a tuono. Good job there.
I can't take the credit I bought it like it 2 years ago it's sat in the garage ever since awaiting me to give it some tlc

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Posted By: constant
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2017 at 09:49
cheers mark let me know when their ready and i will have one off you


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2017 at 10:46
Originally posted by constant constant wrote:

cheers mark let me know when their ready and i will have one off you
no worries

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Posted By: billd
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2017 at 10:54
Great lookin bike Mark, more pictures please.


Posted By: A303
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2017 at 00:19
Two years!? Jeez, mine's been sitting in the shed waiting for me to rebuild her after my Almeria off in ... er ...no, really, is it?... November ... 2010!Confused


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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2017 at 05:37
Originally posted by A303 A303 wrote:

Two years!? Jeez, mine's been sitting in the shed waiting for me to rebuild her after my Almeria off in ... er ...no, really, is it?... November ... 2010!Confused
Ha ha this isn't bike layup top trumps but you win anyway

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Posted By: A303
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2017 at 17:19
Sorry Mark, didn't mean to cap your thread - guess I'm subconsciously inviting mass chastisement so that I get on and fix the thing. In fact if any female members would care to chastise me with bunches of birch twigs ...


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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2017 at 19:54
Originally posted by A303 A303 wrote:

Sorry Mark, didn't mean to cap your thread - guess I'm subconsciously inviting mass chastisement so that I get on and fix the thing. In fact if any female members would care to chastise me with bunches of birch twigs ...
don't apologise to me ha ha ...but yes pull your finger out or sell it on to someone tad a project

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Posted By: A303
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2017 at 22:14
Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

Originally posted by A303 A303 wrote:

Sorry Mark, didn't mean to cap your thread - guess I'm subconsciously inviting mass chastisement so that I get on and fix the thing. In fact if any female members would care to chastise me with bunches of birch twigs ...
don't apologise to me ha ha ...but yes pull your finger out or sell it on to someone tad a project

SELL THE MILLE???!!! WTF???!!! FROM MY COLD, DEAD HAND!


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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2017 at 05:22
I thought I may get that response

You should sort a day off and start stripping he down .....what does it need?

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Posted By: Sabre
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2017 at 08:39
Originally posted by A303 A303 wrote:

Two years!? Jeez, mine's been sitting in the shed waiting for me to rebuild her after my Almeria off in ... er ...no, really, is it?... November ... 2010!Confused

Bloody hell mate, get a grip. LOLLOLLOL


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Posted By: A303
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2017 at 16:29
Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

I thought I may get that response

You should sort a day off and start stripping he down .....what does it need?

Plan is a complete re-frame (thanks to Andi for the new one) and Tourno-ize it (got most of the bits).
A 3-year building project on the house and a bit of open heart surgery hasn't helped. Then there are the other projects (XT500, CD175) which I have to get into shape and move on so I've got some space to work on it, and should I get the SRAD running so I can do a few trackdays before I get too old? Ditto my GasGas engine for a bit of off-roading. What's that? The kids need running somewhere? The business needs a new website and I'm supposed to build it? What about the downstairs bathroom and utility room that I've promised to build? Sometimes I sit here not knowing where to start. So I have a beer instead.


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Posted By: A303
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2017 at 16:31
Originally posted by Sabre Sabre wrote:

Originally posted by A303 A303 wrote:

Two years!? Jeez, mine's been sitting in the shed waiting for me to rebuild her after my Almeria off in ... er ...no, really, is it?... November ... 2010!Confused

Bloody hell mate, get a grip. LOLLOLLOL

Hmmm. Got a Speed Triple instead!


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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2017 at 16:33
Originally posted by A303 A303 wrote:

Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

I thought I may get that response

You should sort a day off and start stripping he down .....what does it need?

Plan is a complete re-frame (thanks to Andi for the new one) and Tourno-ize it (got most of the bits).
A 3-year building project on the house and a bit of open heart surgery hasn't helped. Then there are the other projects (XT500, CD175) which I have to get into shape and move on so I've got some space to work on it, and should I get the SRAD running so I can do a few trackdays before I get too old? Ditto my GasGas engine for a bit of off-roading. What's that? The kids need running somewhere? The business needs a new website and I'm supposed to build it? What about the downstairs bathroom and utility room that I've promised to build? Sometimes I sit here not knowing where to start. So I have a beer instead.
fair enough ...consider it a retirement project ..if she lets you retire that is LOL

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Posted By: A303
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2017 at 20:07
Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

Originally posted by A303 A303 wrote:

Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

I thought I may get that response

You should sort a day off and start stripping he down .....what does it need?

Plan is a complete re-frame (thanks to Andi for the new one) and Tourno-ize it (got most of the bits).
A 3-year building project on the house and a bit of open heart surgery hasn't helped. Then there are the other projects (XT500, CD175) which I have to get into shape and move on so I've got some space to work on it, and should I get the SRAD running so I can do a few trackdays before I get too old? Ditto my GasGas engine for a bit of off-roading. What's that? The kids need running somewhere? The business needs a new website and I'm supposed to build it? What about the downstairs bathroom and utility room that I've promised to build? Sometimes I sit here not knowing where to start. So I have a beer instead.
fair enough ...consider it a retirement project ..if she lets you retire that is LOL

Hahaha - and wouldn't know what to do if she didSmile


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Posted By: Fugly
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2017 at 11:51
Hi Mark,

That looks really nice, even better without the gold bits.Thumbs Up


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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2017 at 15:50
just found some pics of how it used to look , jimgregs gorgeous silver mille is the other
 


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Posted By: Rybes
Date Posted: 13 Oct 2017 at 07:53
Mate that looks lovely. I want it. If ya ever fancy it I got a 500 piece rsvr jigsaw I'd quite happily swap for it   

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Posted By: Fugly
Date Posted: 13 Oct 2017 at 08:05
I'll raise your bid Rybes to a 1000 piece jigsaw and half a pack of hob nobs but he better be quick cos they'll be gone

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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 13 Oct 2017 at 09:17
Originally posted by Rybes Rybes wrote:

Mate that looks lovely. I want it. If ya ever fancy it I got a 500 piece rsvr jigsaw I'd quite happily swap for it   
I only deal in star wars jigsaws LOL

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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 13 Oct 2017 at 09:18
Originally posted by Rybes Rybes wrote:

Mate that looks lovely. I want it. If ya ever fancy it I got a 500 piece rsvr jigsaw I'd quite happily swap for it   
buy a falco frame and build your bike into that

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