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    apriliaforum expert tuono07's Avatar
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    Welcome ..... Now Fuck OFF




    Standard forum welcome although it doesnt get used much anymore
    07 Fast Red Tuono Clear lenses, 15t, sliders, MIV Carbon GP Cans, Rizoma Mirrors, Rizoma Grips, Carbon Fiber rear Hugger
    93CBR1000, 2001 DRZ400E, 96 XR400

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    WAFO ioneater. I’m kinda partial to that bike too...
    "I spent most of it on scotch, cigars and women. The rest I just wasted"

    Current: 2008 Tuono Factory w/arrow, mapII
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    Well sorted 2001 TL1000R
    2003 RSV-R spec Mille

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    a great Gen 2 -loved that color scheme -enjoy the gulf coast and a great ride (and as commented in other threads a great value as well)
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    Now a Gen2 "Factory" Tuono
    Last "Nera" RSVR sold to a good home pictured

    5 past Apes and other rides too numerous to mention

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    Thanks for the heartfelt welcome, haha.

    I'm working through a couple things on the bike. Got rid of the Shorai battery the previous owner installed. It's already failed to crank the bike on a cool morning. He must have ridden exclusively in warm weather. It's got a Motobatt now, I don't need a sprag clutch getting chewed up.

    Coring the pipes with 2 inch cores... hoping for a tone similar to Fox Fader's when it's done. The coned tips make for a PITA getting things lined up without making a mess of it.

    My engine serial number puts it in the range of possibly having the 500W rotor. I'm going to inspect/replace the brown connector and most likely throw an 847 R/R on it, too. I hate getting stranded by electrical failures.

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    a battery tender solved all my battery issues - I have one for every gen2
    rotor / stator do not often fail. These bike get many miles and of course you see the threads. I had ONE stator failure in six gen 2's and that was my fault that caused it

    check if your mike is now Map 2 ( likely ) and yes more open cans will help

    enjoy the ride
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    Now a Gen2 "Factory" Tuono
    Last "Nera" RSVR sold to a good home pictured

    5 past Apes and other rides too numerous to mention

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    The can core project turned out great. Went with 2 inch guts and nearly 2 bags of Moose spaghetti packing. Left the cats in. I ended up having a local muffler shop fit the end caps. Went with 1.5 inch outlets so we wouldn't have to cut on the cone ends. Not too loud, not too quiet any more. Thanks to all those that contributed to the coring thread. It helped a lot with the planning and execution of the project.

    Next on the list, replace all the click clamps on the cooling system. Got one seeping off the radiator. Looks like af1 sells a conversion kit for this very purpose. Cool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcolmille View Post
    a battery tender solved all my battery issues - I have one for every gen2
    rotor / stator do not often fail. These bike get many miles and of course you see the threads. I had ONE stator failure in six gen 2's and that was my fault that caused it

    check if your mike is now Map 2 ( likely ) and yes more open cans will help

    enjoy the ride
    I had 5 stators fail on my 07 from new.
    The fact that you only had one fail on 6 bikes may reflect the distances your bikes have travelled.
    This is the Gen2's only major reliability problem.
    Do not go gentle into that good night,

    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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    I've had her apart for a few days doing multiple tasks, mostly to prevent being stranded by an electrical issue or overheating. I like series R/R's and decided to go with Roadstercycle's kit. Very nicely packaged and assembled. The 847 is freakin huge! For that reason, I chose to mount it right behind the license plate rather than try to cram it in the stock location. That also would have required grinding off a significant amount of the cooling fins to clear the C/F belly pan. No thanks. The bolt holes for the license plate mount are nearly a perfect match for the R/R, I enlarged the holes on the 847 with a 5/16 bit and it slipped right up in there. There will never be an issue with airflow in this location, only downside is the visual aspect. I'll live with it. This bike only had one brown connector. I clipped the wires right at the connector. You can see how much extra stator wiring there is in the picture with me holding the end of it. Most of the excess was stuffed up behind the frame on the left side of the engine above the stator. Pain in the butt to fish it out without damaging something else.

    Next up is replacing all the click-clamps with worm drive clamps from AF1 while I've got her naked. This thing is seeping coolant at all the big connections now that the weather has cooled down. My Triumphs did the same thing but they used normal hose clamps.

    I also performed the carbon canisterectomy since everything is wide open for access already. All vents go straight to the belly now.

    I'll post more pictures when it's all back together.
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    Finished the R/R install, hose clamps and Slingshot gas cap. Took it for a spin to make sure nothing would blow up or cook. The size of the filler hole in the slingshot is much bigger than OEM, thankfully. No more inadvertent geysers guessing how close to full it is at the pump. Need to order a new gap seal, the original is shot.
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