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« on: July 23, 2013, 01:39:31 pm »

Hey guys! Just picked up a new bike last week. I know it might not be the 1st thing most people would think of for a sport tourer but this is what I'll be riding for everything from the commute to work to track days to 2500 miles in 5 day trips! I have a little over 600 miles on her so far (time for 1st service tonight) and I cant get enough!!

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/mikebac/WP_000654_zpsf4994488.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 01:41:18 pm »

 Drool


Now peel off those silly warning stickers.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 01:41:47 pm »

Sweet!  Thumbsup I've been having wet dreams about that bike since it came out.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 01:44:15 pm »

Sorry, there's no way you could tour on that. Trade it in on an FJR.

Seriously...    Drool
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 01:56:12 pm »


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Now peel off all 72 of those silly warning stickers.




Clarified that for you.  I've never seen a company so warning-sticker happy as Aprilia.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 02:02:38 pm »

It's a death machine.  Lol
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 02:40:28 pm »

Sorry, there's no way you could tour on that. Trade it in on an FJR.

Seriously...    Drool

Just goes to show that the definition of sport tourer is bounded only by one's ability to pack light and tolerate pain.

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 02:47:32 pm »


Just goes to show that the definition of sport tourer is bounded only by one's ability to pack light and tolerate pain.

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In case it wasn't obvious, I was being sarcastic Smile
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 02:49:51 pm »


Sorry, there's no way you could tour on that. Trade it in on an FJR.

Seriously...    Drool



I've got a slightly used FJR. Want to trade?
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 02:52:09 pm »

I bet it sounds like sex.   Thumbsup  Enjoy!
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2013, 03:14:20 pm »

Molto Bene!  Bigok
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2013, 03:19:21 pm »

You guys think he's actually going to respond?  Lol
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2013, 03:22:52 pm »

Congrats!  Bigok

Another in the Ape fold  Thumbsup

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2013, 03:23:07 pm »

Thanks for all the replies. I have started with the warning label removal. Im at three.....and there were 19 total to begin with. Utter insanity. Anywhoo yes  it does sound about like sex, and no I don't think I'll be trading it in for an FJR anytime soon. I have a good buddy who works at a fab shop and I am pretty handy on 3D modeling programs so over the winter I am going to design a luggage rack for it. I'll keep you all updated on the touring modifications and their effectiveness.
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013, 03:23:46 pm »


You guys think he's actually going to respond?  Lol


Nevermind.
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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013, 03:29:26 pm »




Nevermind.



that would be a yes Smile
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2013, 04:21:49 pm »

Congrats on the new bike!!! Bigok
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2013, 05:23:32 pm »


Congrats on the new bike!!! Bigok


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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2013, 05:55:00 pm »

Awesome, congrats!  Let me know if you need help putting on break-in miles  Thumbsup

...or better yet, miles after break-in  Bigok
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2013, 05:58:24 pm »


...and no I don't think I'll be trading it in for an FJR anytime soon.


Damn. I was in on that deal.


 Clap on the new bike! That's purty.   Thumbsup
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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2013, 06:12:44 pm »

Congratulations on the finest sport bike on the market.. Do some serious weightlifting to strengthen your back and you will be in business. For a bike that handles like a MotoGP ride don't put a topcase or luggage on it. I have a Street Triple and use a waterproof backpack and large tankbag. Works like a charm..

Enjoy every moment and try and wipe that silly smile off your face.. Later
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2013, 06:24:12 pm »





I've got a slightly used FJR. Want to trade?


yeah, just slightly....

on topic:  gratz on the new ride, time for some pics & ride reports!
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2013, 06:41:57 pm »

Looks like one a dem Ninja crotchbikes.  Confused

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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2013, 08:22:02 pm »

You need to make the the round section of brick pavers rotate so you can park the bike on it when you're not riding it and watch it turn around and round.   Bigok
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2013, 08:38:07 pm »


Hey guys! Just picked up a new bike last week. I know it might not be the 1st thing most people would think of for a sport tourer but this is what I'll be riding for everything from the commute to work to track days to 2500 miles in 5 day trips! I have a little over 600 miles on her so far (time for 1st service tonight) and I cant get enough!!

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/mikebac/WP_000654_zpsf4994488.jpg

Very nice and it looks like the little folks in the background approve too.
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2013, 11:21:53 pm »



Very nice and it looks like the little folks in the background approve too.


Hey I think that grey kid in the back is trying to cop a feel. Nice bike!
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2013, 12:05:37 pm »

Thanks again guys!

The bike has been superb so far. I just did the 1st service on it last night so I will now begin some higher rpm "testing". It is geared extremely tall for the street so I ordered a new front sprocket that is one size smaller. Also, the OEM tires are FANTASTIC!!!........in the dry. When it is raining they are straight scary. I know most owners probably dont take this bike out in the rain but I bought it to ride it and so I shall. I will be switching to pilot power 3's when these wear thin. I had great luck with the pilot power 2ct's on my CBR and the 3's are supposed to be better in every direction.

I understand that putting weight up over the tail section is not ideal for handling but the rack itself will be minimalistic and aluminum. the bag that I will strap to the rack is one ive used for years on my cbr and for street riding the bike will handle plenty fine.

I will continue to update as I learn more about the bike!
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2013, 12:46:58 pm »

Luckily the OEM tires don't last long (1600 miles for mine). I would try the Q3s as I've heard that those are the tires to beat right now.

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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2013, 03:53:15 am »

I got old somewhere along the line  Sad

There was a time, 10 years ago where I woulda been drooling over this bike.

Now I just shuffle along on my cane while yelling at kids for skateboarding on the sidewalk  
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I got old somewhere along the line  Sad

There was a time, 10 years ago where I woulda been drooling over this bike.

Now I just shuffle along on my cane while yelling at kids for skateboarding on the sidewalk  


Ha, sometimes I worry about that happening to me in years to come. Then I just think about my 63 year old dad who still tours on his 2003 RC51 and figure I should be good for quite a while. Smile
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« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2013, 09:56:25 pm »

Congrats!  She's a beaute!  Thumbsup
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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2013, 10:33:00 pm »

congrats on the Ape.
I have a '10 R model and love it for its intended purpose, sport riding.
As for as comutting goes it sucks. Legs get hot ,seat like a brick , I could go on.
There is no way I could use the RSV4 for anything but twisties.
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« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2013, 10:40:00 am »

Congrats on a fine Italian steed.  Always have a soft spot for ape factory.  I miss my RSVR Red Lion.  i was waiting for them to put ABS on the V4's and this year they finally did.
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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2013, 10:23:26 am »


You need to make the the round section of brick pavers rotate so you can park the bike on it when you're not riding it and watch it turn around and round.   Bigok


Oh God. Now I want to do that for the Arsey Hater.


The girlfriend already said I needed to put a lift in the garage so I could get it upstairs to my home office and have it in the background of con calls.

Congrats, though. Them things are beautiful, and so tiny!
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