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02-10-2003, 02:18 AM
Hello all, I'm new to this board. I just bought one of these Futura things as my Falco needs to rest after 3 years of loyal service. The RST is coming straight from Noale and should be here by March 1st. It's flame red.
I've been told Futura riders are a conservative lot but upon reading this board I don't believe it. I'm having EBC full-floaters installed from day one and a full exhaust system will be made asap.
I regret having to let the Falco go, she served me well. But now I look forward to the next challenge.
02-10-2003, 04:18 AM
Uh Oh ...... here's trouble :lol:
Welcome to the board mr bever ;)
having enjoyed many of your posts over on ARS I'll look forward to your input :rollin:
02-10-2003, 04:19 AM
Welkom BEFBEVER......wat een naam , ik denk (weet't zeker) dat vrijwel niemand hier de juiste betekenis van je nicknaam begrijpt ..........STOEFER !hahaha
Ik las dat één van je hobby's GrandPrix is , ik rij op 28 juni naar Assen...........zin ?
Alléz , groetjes en amuseer je hier ,
Ps: Ik reed Futura .......nu Mille.
This is what i said in Flemish :
Welcome BEFBEVER......what a name , i think ( i know for sure) dat allmost no one knowes what your nickname meanes.......i'll explain: everyone knows a bever , yes?, everyone knowes cullilingus,yes?.......ok ......you got it?
I've read that one of your hobbies is GrandPrix , i will go to the Dutch GP at Assen on 28 june..........anyone?
Ok, see you and have fun ,
PS: I rode a Futura .......now Mille.
02-10-2003, 07:17 AM
Bossbob, no chance of that on this here board. I'll behave here, I promise! ;)
Danny, I'm also known as Beffy The Mille Slayer...but don't take that personally please. It's just something leftover from showing some Millenauts how fast a Belgian on a Falco is around Rockingham. :D
Dunno about Assen yet, many things in the pipeline at the moment, but thanks!
Futura before, now Mille? How odd....
02-10-2003, 09:49 AM
Welcome to the club, befbever.
Why do you want EBC's ? Nobody has ever passed comments on the brakes before, good or bad. I am personally very happy with them, and took the absence of comments to imply that every body else was happy too.
The fact that nobody mentions them suggests that they work without fuss or drama. Some futura riders come from the Kawasaki Concours type background (not renowned for its stunning brakes) while some of us come from a sportier background. (My ZX9R could stop from 80mph in less then 80 feet, two up, under full control, but still faded under serious use, even with braided hoses.)
Also nobody has reported the disc warping that the Mille guys talk about.
02-10-2003, 09:54 AM
Bought the Futura -after several sportbikes-for the two-up comfort to please the missus but at the end ......i couldn't quite live with it although a very good bike but you know..........boys and toys !:lol:
02-10-2003, 10:18 AM
Don't mind Speedy, :rolleyes: he is one of our recovering addicts :smokin: . He sold his futura a few months ago, for a sexy slut of a bike <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o"> . Very glamarous, but it doesn't respect him in the morning. He still can't bring himself to admit that he might have made a mistake, but we think he will repent the error of his ways and rejoin the fold in the not to distant futura.
02-10-2003, 01:04 PM
Thanks, Paul, I had my disc rotors replaced twice on the Falco because they were warped. And although they work well on a track, on the road, in spray, they needed just too long to dry.
I just thought I'd have them replaced immediately so the dealer can take over the stock ones for a nice price. After having checked the EBC catalogue, chances are they may be replaced by PFM or Brembo cast iron full floaters. What can I say? I take my braking serious!
02-10-2003, 02:24 PM
Hello Befbever from the south coast of the UK :D
I will be interested to hear your comparisons between the Futura and the Falco in the future!
So whats all this about behaving Rab?:p
3 weeks to go? :eek:
02-10-2003, 02:26 PM
My front rotors exhibit some pulsing when used hard and
very light applications immediately afterward. The Futura
development budget will first swap out the rear shock and
then replace the front discs. Spieglers, probably, in their
ductile iron "Race Metal" material.
02-10-2003, 02:34 PM
Less than 3 weeks mate..... and its a saturday!!!
I bet it friggin well rains for a week!!!
Befbever is a well practiced web board participant .....
to have the last word against him would take a woman...... :p
02-11-2003, 01:54 PM
Hey thanks Ricky!
See? I'm right already! :D
Spiegler eh? Looks like EBC will be a no-no, they're not in their catalogue. Why didn't they go for 320 mm like all the others? :mad:
Thanks, I'll have a look.
I'll be at the Technoflex factory tomorrow to try on their new Falco shock. And I'll ask about the price for the Futura one. I'm so happy with my Falco suspension, the Futura's going to get the same treatment immediately.
More on www.twowheelracing.co.uk/Falco (http://www.twowheelracing.co.uk/Falco)
if anyone's interested...
02-11-2003, 02:23 PM
>You better! <
>See? I'm right already!<
Well maybe, there are no consistant reports of disk problems ...... unlike the 320 disks ;)
>Why didn't they go for 320 mm like all the others?<
coz the 300 disks work :lol: :lol: :lol:
> the Futura's going to get the same treatment immediately.<
Hmmmm .... could you not just contact Aprilia and get them to build a bevernaut :p
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