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sank
02-12-2007, 11:47 PM
Here I've compiled a list of Colorado owners, which could be nice for an Aprilia group ride or track day some time. Jump straight to the end of this thread (http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106869&page=9999) to get to the interesting stuff.


sank ......... | Longmont ....... | 04 Tuono
lostingj ..... | Grand Junction . | 07 RSVR
norcolmille .. | Boulder ........ | 02 Mille
RHT3 ......... | Denver ......... | ?
RSV4ME ....... | Denver ......... | 04 Tuono
colo_heff .... | Denver ......... | 02 Futura
mudman ....... | Greeley ........ | ?
Ninjattorney . | Denver ......... | 02 Mille
motomike ..... | Evergreen ...... | 05 Tuono
02FalcoR ..... | Denver ......... | 02 Falco
KFinn ........ | Centennial ..... | 01 Mille
Fustern ...... | Colorado Springs | 00 Mille
dbl_aitch .... | Fort Collins ... | ?? Tuono
lomax ........ | Westminster .... | 02 Futura
tyzo ......... | Loveland ....... | 03 Mille
455bird ...... | Fort Collins ... | 01 Mille
Zacules ...... | Buena Vista .... | 03 Tuono
enthues ...... | Denver ......... | 00 Mille
Damage Inc. .. | Boulder County . | 08 SXV
juslaxn ...... | Denver ......... | 00 Mille
Dr. Zaius .... | Denver ......... | 03 Tuono
JoMille ...... | Denver ......... | 01 Mille
thePhounder .. | Denver ......... | 03 Mille
chad23 ....... | Loveland ....... | 01 Falco
01Brian ...... | ................ | 02 Mille
jjb .......... | Fort Collins ... | 04 RSVR
caborado ..... | Morrison ....... | 09 Dorso
gts455 ....... | Colorado Springs | 03 Mille
anti-torsion . | Broomfield ..... | 00.5 Mille
mattgalligan . | Boulder ........ | 09 Mana
BigSky622 .... | Colorado Springs | 03 Tuono
khuebner250 .. | Windsor ........ | 00.5 Mille
whitebrad .... | Denver ......... | 02 Mille
Sprtbkbabe ... | Aurora ......... | 00.5 & 07 Mille
Drew,An ...... | Ft Carson ...... | 08 RSVR
jocamero ..... | Denver ......... | 07 RSVR
tcapo ........ | Berthoud ....... | 03 Caponord
colo_rider ... | Berthoud ....... | 08 Shiver
RLB454 ....... | Grand Junction . | 02 Caponord
hunterwf ..... | Colorado Springs | 04 RSVR
harleyeater .. | ................ | 02 Futura
07rsvR........ | Colorado Springs | 07 RSVR
Troy_v........ | Colorado Springs | 03 Tuono
hawaiiboy66 .. | Castle Rock .... | 02 Mille
soldierguy ... | Colorado Springs | 09 Dorso
rybo ......... | ................ | 04 RSVR
rccarver ..... | Thornton ....... | 00.5 Mille

lostingj
02-18-2007, 01:57 AM
Hey, I am in Mesa County - Grand Junction. I am new to Aprilia's also. I have owned a Suzuki TL1000R (twin) and the torque and speed really had me hooked, and to get the RSV1000R ('07). I love it, has the Akro' slip-ons when I bought it. Little too cold (February), but can't wait. This should be fun. Good to see someone else from my home state. Ride safe

norcolmille
03-10-2007, 10:54 PM
I am traveling for business this month -but some april rides?

RHT3
03-11-2007, 11:32 PM
Work in Denver. Ride in Boulder County often. PM me when you want to go.

--Ray

RSV4ME
03-12-2007, 10:19 AM
I'll be there! Nocolmille and I are planning for a ride around April 7/8... 05 red Tuono.

colo_heff
03-12-2007, 02:25 PM
I'd be up for riding sometime with some fellow Aprilians... The Boulder area is always a fun time...

sank
03-12-2007, 04:13 PM
Rode up Boulder Canyon, ate at WunderVu Cafe, and back down Coal Creek on Sunday. There is a fair amount of sand on 72, but it was rideable...

mudman
03-28-2007, 09:44 AM
I ride all over the state... keep me posted on rides! this sunday 4/1 a random group of bikers is meeting @ Ed's Cantina in Estes Park around 10am. you are all welcome.

travis-- pm me for phone number, email is t.t.krause@att.net

ninjattorney
03-28-2007, 09:50 AM
It's always good to know others with exceptional taste. I live/work in Denver, but I'm game for anywhere in the state. The peak-to-peak has been awhile. Please let me know.

I've always wanted to ride more of Mesa county/Grand Junction. It's pretty amazing out there. I'm trying to con my dad into heading out that way later this summer; maybe we can connect.

sank
03-28-2007, 11:39 AM
We tried to get a group together from Colorado for a Miller Track Day last year:
http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7105

And we are doing it again this year:
http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11623

It's great! This year I'm letting everyone know WELL in advance, because I want a big showing out there - especially of Aprilias, wouldn't that be sweet!

RSV4ME
03-28-2007, 11:52 AM
We tried to get a group together from Colorado for a Miller Track Day last year:
http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7105

And we are doing it again this year:
http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11623

It's great! This year I'm letting everyone know WELL in advance, because I want a big showing out there - especially of Aprilias, wouldn't that be sweet!

Thats looking great Sank, if I'm here I'll go. My problem is I dont know my schedule yet.... But I will deffinitly try!

ninjattorney
03-30-2007, 05:16 PM
I'm pretty new to track riding and would love to get in on this, schedule permitting. I've heard riders now have to be MRA licensed or attend some track school to get track time due to the deaths that happened last year. So, we'll see if I can get my act together, so I can get in on this track day.

motomike
04-06-2007, 05:54 PM
Unfortunately, I won't have a road legal plate until the end of May.

However, I have been trailering down to IMI Raceway in Erie & I have been breakin it in there. (I only have 837 laps to go!!!) It's a kart track ( 1 mile w/ about 11 turns) but it is an absolute hoot & great practice, especially w/ the supermoto guys! I hope to go down again soon. Never see any Aprilias there. It sure would great to see a swarm of Aprilias thundering around the rice burners!!!

A trip to Miller...? It would be an absolute fantasy to do just such a thing someday & I'm definately interested. Keep me informed....

My riding time will be extremely limited in June & July due to my work.
But Aug & Sept always opens up nicely for me, as it does every year.

Mike:burnout:

Evergreen 05' Tuono (The fast Red one)

BTW, if anyone is running oxygenated fuel, Evergreen Mtn Mkt just started carring Sunoco GT100 & it should help w/ the altitude. Haven't tried it yet since they just started selling it yesterday!

racedk6
04-08-2007, 08:37 PM
IM working on getting an 07 RSV1000R

I will keep you updated!

Speedtres
04-15-2007, 04:40 PM
I have a speed triple in Denver and will be up there in May and more in the summer. I may trailer the Mille up there this summer since it is so damn hot here when riding past May but will definitely be able to ride the Triumph with you guys.

sank
05-22-2007, 12:03 PM
For all you Colorado folks:

Here are the updated details on the track day at Miller:
http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11623

Don't worry about signing up as a member on the cosportbikeclub forums if you don't want to, but if you are going, send me a PM and I'll put you on the master atendee list over there.

Fun FUn FUN!

lomax
05-22-2007, 07:13 PM
I live up in Westminster and just picked up a Futura. But I still might be able to keep up on the R1? :happy:

Cheers.
Marc

colo_heff
05-24-2007, 10:00 AM
It's on the CSC forum:

http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/forums/showthread.php?t=12355

What do you think??? I'm also chomping at the bit to do a few canyons here soon. Let me know if anyone would be interested. By the way, thanks Sank for making a list of Aprilia owners, didn't know there were so many.

motomike
05-29-2007, 07:59 AM
Had a chance to go back out to IMI for a little practice at the last second. However, the track was completely repaved last week & is currently very slippery. Since I was out there, I made the best of it & got in about 92 laps but I had to be very careful. Many of the shifter karts were even sliding off the track! A couple other sport bikes showed up but bailed after a couple of laps. Trying to keep up w/ some of the faster shifter karts in these conditions demanded ever so smooth riding concentration & completely wore me out. When this cures, it will be way better than it was & will be totally fantastic! :plus:

So how long does it take for asphalt to properly cure?

Mike

sank
06-15-2007, 02:31 PM
Nobody up for a fun time at Miller Motorsports Park?

If you think IMI is fun, you have no idea what you're missing at a world-class facility!

sank
06-15-2007, 02:32 PM
I'm waiting for $omebody to purchase Continental Divide track. It looks like it could be fun if there was money put into it...

motomike
06-16-2007, 08:34 AM
Nobody up for a fun time at Miller Motorsports Park?

If you think IMI is fun, you have no idea what you're missing at a world-class facility!

I can only imagine how cool that would be! Personally, I'm just not ready, what with the various track approved safety gear required & bike prep needed.....BUT I am working on all these things. My BIG problem is that my work is seasonal & this is my season & I am swamped with work (which is a good thing!). I haven't even had a chance to "officially" break my bike in yet. I have only 200 miles on it to date:WTF: All 200 laps @ IMI !

So its only IMI for me for now (and thats only when I sneak away!), since all they require is a helmet & a bike to get on the track & have some fun.

:cheers:

Mike

sank
06-16-2007, 11:30 PM
oh contraire! The beginner class doesn't require much at all.

Some electrical tape over the lenses gauges, and pants that zip to your jacket. That's it!

motomike
06-17-2007, 09:51 PM
oh contraire! The beginner class doesn't require much at all.

Some electrical tape over the lenses gauges, and pants that zip to your jacket. That's it!

Well....its confirmed then that I'm not quite ready for prime time. I'm not a fool when it comes to protection & certainly won't go w/o it but since I'm just getting back into serious sportbiking from a long-term hiatus, I currently have a hodegpodge of leather brand protection that do NOT zip together.

I also understand that some organizations require that pant jacket combo zip together front & rear. I definately would like to know if this is correct since even my older style Vanson pants does not have the new front style zips but I'm sure Vanson could upgrade the pant front zips easily if I sent them back in for modification. I will be getting the newer style Vanson jacket next month w/ full GP armor which will be for one less piece of my safety puzzle knocked off my list.

Now for the bike:

Don't all the real tracks require h2o only in the rad? NBD but 1 s/b prepared w/ these sort of things...

Don't several important parts have to be safety wired etc..? I.e. Oil drain plugs, filters, axle nuts etc...etc...

I also thought you had to have some sort of catch can (belly pan) for fluids that might leak etc..

I do know that some guys @ IMI should not be on the track at all. One guy obviously had several spills w/ his machine & when I pointed out to him that his engine side cover was cracked & leaking oil that it might not be the best idea to be running around on the track in that condition. Forunately he left voluntarily after that brief discussion.

I am most definately not against any safety rules. I just want to be totally prepared & I am well into my little journey to achieve just that. Its just that my road is little longer than it is for others (at the moment!)

:cheers:

sank
06-17-2007, 11:00 PM
Oh C'mon! My grandma can make your two leathers zip together. It's not that hard if you drive by the craft store and have a needle and thread. :whiner: Seriously, swing by my place and we'll get you track ready. It's really easy.

Of course, each track org will have their own requirements. NESBA documentation requires full circumfrence zipping, but I know of people that go with rear zippers only and they haven't been confronted. I've not ever seen anyone patted down, but it is for your own safety, and therefore I think it is mostly left up to your decision. Again, I bet we could sew one on for you...

For NESBA, only the Advanced group requires pure H2O and full safety wiring. The beginner group does not require anything more than tape on the plastic and glass bits. The rest is recommended, but they won't keep you from the track for any of those reasons. Even if you're not taped up correctly, there are enough friendly people and extra tape (and tools) there to get you fixed up before the first session, so getting your bike ready is totally not a reason to not come. See pg. 21 for the tech inspection points: http://www.nesba.com/Info/downloads/manual.pdf

Of course, leaking fluids or any other safety issue will not be allowed on the track. NESBA is a top-notch organization and there is a safety inspection for each bike allowed on the track, after which you are awarded a tech inspection sticker.

If you have a street-worthy bike (tires, brakes, fluids, basics) then there should be nothing stopping you from a great time! :burnout:

motomike
06-18-2007, 08:05 AM
Oh C'mon! My grandma can make your two leathers zip together. It's not that hard if you drive by the craft store and have a needle and thread. :whiner: Seriously, swing by my place and we'll get you track ready. It's really easy.

Of course you are correct, but my current jacket is not worth the effort. Thats why a new Vanson is on the immdeiate horizon & some needle & thread to fix the pants. Not :whiner: just prioritizing my efforts due to very limited time currently available. Lets face it, 200 miles in 8 months is not very impressive. Rather embarassing really.... Lets just say it is NOT from a lack of desire....but from other negative situations that I am currently dealing with. I used to go to Laguna every year for the races too but have not been there since 2000:pissed: My goal is to have all my ducks in a row for next summer for that incredibly awesome XC trip.

Thats very interesting that they let the beg grps by w/ less prep. I suppose its to generate (not deter interest) in track days from new riders.:plus:

Certainly an excellent idea to have a tech inspection to prevent some incredible dummies on the track as I have already witnessed locally.

Thanks for the NESBA link!:plus:

Mike:cheers:

Thanks for the offer for me to come over & help me out! I will probably take you up on that sometime in the future.:happy:

sank
07-14-2007, 05:40 PM
5 weeks left till the awesome track day at Miller Motorsports Park!

sank
07-25-2007, 10:16 PM
just over 3 weeks now!! yeah!!
*sigh* no colorado aprilias are going, it seems. I think I'll just crawl under a rock now. ;- )

sank
07-25-2007, 10:18 PM
http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123237

tyzo
07-25-2007, 10:36 PM
I'm waiting for $omebody to purchase Continental Divide track. It looks like it could be fun if there was money put into it...

Not sure if that will happen. Talk is...they are going to develop it.

And for those that haven't been to Miller...you have no idea what you are missing. I was there for R2SL right after they opened the track. Sweet track! Fast and Technical.

motomike
07-26-2007, 09:08 AM
Anyone know if the HIGH PLAINS Raceway project is going according to schedule?

Hey Sank, I hope you get the opportunity to get some pics of Miller & of you & your bike racing on it while you are out there!

:cheers:

Mike

tyzo
07-26-2007, 11:24 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1090a.jpg Eric Bostrom 2-up at R2SL in 2006

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1063a.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1069a.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1200c.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1201c.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1202c.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1203c.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1204c.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1205c.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1206c.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~v60_mille/CFRSR/img_1207c.jpg

motomike
07-27-2007, 08:58 AM
Great pix of Miller. Looks like an awesome place.

A/O current news WSB is coming to Miller in 2008. 2008 is going 2 B a busy summer. I need 2 go 2 Laguna in July, Indy in Sept & maybe Miller to maintain my sanity? Looks like the nat'l MX @ Thunder mtn is going 2 B sacrificed 2 make room on my RR calendar of events, justifiably deleted 2 make room for these superior events.:plus:

:cheers: Mike

norcolmille
08-01-2007, 12:51 PM
I am planning a day or two ride

in the unknown colorado canyon

http://www.coloradodirectory.com/poudrerivercanyon/

walden and back is a LONG day and I may spend the night
and come bnack through estes

any takers?

tyzo
08-01-2007, 01:26 PM
I am planning a day or two ride

in the unknown colorado canyon

http://www.coloradodirectory.com/poudrerivercanyon/

walden and back is a LONG day and I may spend the night
and come bnack through estes

any takers?

That's an easy day ride depending on what you consider a long day ride to be...

Since you are coming from Boulder...you could go the other way...hwy 36 to Estes then over Trail Ridge to Grandby then Willow creek pass to Walden then hwy 14 (poudre) toward fort collins, take stove prairie road North off the poudre to Masonville and go towards hwy 34 and work your way back to Boulder.

I can map this for you if you need or have interest. Unfortunately, I won't be available for the ride but have done this route many times.

Robin

Or you could do that route in reverse.

sank
08-01-2007, 11:22 PM
What kind of dates you talkin here?

KFinn
08-01-2007, 11:47 PM
Yeah I might be willing to tag along for that depending on when.

sank
08-23-2007, 02:01 PM
Here are a few pictures from my weekend. The Tuono performed great! I got down to a 2:19 on Michelin Pilot Sports (street tires).

http://www.sankeydesigns.com/home/photogallery/photos/2007/08-19_MillerMotorsportsPark/__lrg__/DSC_0117.JPG
http://www.sankeydesigns.com/home/photogallery/photos/2007/08-19_MillerMotorsportsPark/__lrg__/DSC_0147.JPG
http://www.sankeydesigns.com/home/photogallery/photos/2007/08-20_MillerMotorsportsPark/__lrg__/DSC_0157.JPG
http://www.sankeydesigns.com/home/photogallery/photos/2007/08-20_MillerMotorsportsPark/__lrg__/DSC_0166.JPG

motomike
08-23-2007, 06:55 PM
Great shots! Awesome U had the opportunity to go!:plus:

Haven't even ridden in awhile due to work but,....

I'm trying to keep Sun Sept 2nd open so that I may go to IMI up in Erie.

Certainly not in the same league as MMP or any other real track but a total hoot none-the-less...GUARANTEED!!!!

Anyone want to join me?

Mike
:cheers:

motomike
08-29-2007, 10:54 AM
OK, Sept 2nd this SUN @ IMI is confirmed for me & a few friends.

I have 1 duc & 1 pro shifter kart confirmed & a few other sportbikes are tentative @ last rpt...

Duc hunting?

I encourage anyone "on the fence" to come on out & have a great time.:plus:
You won't have any trouble finding me, I'm positive I'll be the only Tuono out there!:burnout:

Mike:cheers:

sank
08-29-2007, 01:35 PM
I'm positive I'll be the only Tuono out there!:burnout:

Mike:cheers:

Them's fightin' words! Okay you win, I admit I won't be there. Remember that IMI is a cart track and you can do the whole thing in 1st gear - well, I guess you might need second gear on a big twin.

Have fun!

motomike
08-29-2007, 09:57 PM
Them's fightin' words! Okay you win, I admit I won't be there.

I guess that means you must also have a Tuono..... Congratulations!:plus:



Remember that IMI is a cart track and you can do the whole thing in 1st gear - well, I guess you might need second gear on a big twin.



So? I'm afraid thats all we have here in COW Town (for now...)

Some of us are not financially fortunate enough to be able to go to the big tracks like MMP etc,... Thats great for those people who can and I certainly don't knock or dis these people with those types of opportunities.....$$$$

BTW,
IMI is ACTUALLY a better track for those of us who wish to just practice our real world street skills (under 100mph).

IMI is certainly VERY cost effective. Please tell me where you are going to have more fun for only $35 ?

IMI attracts dozens of sportbikes every weekend for a very good reason. Everybody is cool regardless of skill level or age and there is plenty of comaraderie to facilitate a great time every time:plus:

These are perfect reasons for me to patronize IMI whenever I can:plus:

If you are that good & need a challenge (I won't be able to provide it) there are plenty of shifter karts you can try and run with. They'll even give you a 4laps in a 5 lap race just to make it fair.....:worship:

:cheers:
Mike

sank
08-29-2007, 10:47 PM
I guess that means you must also have a Tuono..... Congratulations!:plus:
Yeah, that's what the list on the first page is for.



So? I'm afraid thats all we have here in COW Town (for now...)

Some of us are not financially fortunate enough to be able to go to the big tracks like MMP etc,... Thats great for those people who can and I certainly don't knock or dis these people with those types of opportunities.....$$$$

BTW,
IMI is ACTUALLY a better track for those of us who wish to just practice our real world street skills (under 100mph).

IMI is certainly VERY cost effective. Please tell me where you are going to have more fun for only $35 ?

IMI attracts dozens of sportbikes every weekend for a very good reason. Everybody is cool regardless of skill level or age and there is plenty of comaraderie to facilitate a great time every time:plus:

These are perfect reasons for me to patronize IMI whenever I can:plus:

If you are that good & need a challenge (I won't be able to provide it) there are plenty of shifter karts you can try and run with. They'll even give you a 4laps in a 5 lap race just to make it fair.....:worship:

:cheers:
Mike
Ouch. Actually I'm a poor starving grad student. I could reply with lots of things, but this isn't the thread for that. The most important thing is that I would wager you actually learn more real-world street skills on the bigger track than you think. Suffice to say no insult intended, just a little friendly poking. Feel free to send me a PM and we can discuss. Or come over for dinner one day if you like :- )

Again, have fun; I'm sure you all will.

:cheers:

norcolmille
09-03-2007, 10:49 PM
Now that Autumn is here -


Anyone want to ride West ?
Pudure canyon and/or the black canyon?
A full day or actually an early AM weekend ride - the weather is great.....
and many of the tourists are gone...

KFinn
09-04-2007, 12:10 AM
Anyone want to ride West ?
Pudure canyon and/or the black canyon?

I would but my schedule is a bit tight and iffy in places until I have my truck running. I know I am booked the weekend of the 16th. If I get my truck running the next weekend after that may not be a bad idea. But again don't plan around just me.

motomike
09-04-2007, 08:34 AM
Now that Autumn is here -


Anyone want to ride West ?
Pudure canyon and/or the black canyon?
A full day or actually an early AM weekend ride - the weather is great.....
and many of the tourists are gone...


I would go but I burned up my rear tire over the w/e.....:burnout:

Sept is def the BEST month in Co, especially right after Labor Day when most of the idiots leave the high country!

Have a safe ride!:plus:

Mike

motomike
09-23-2007, 10:29 AM
Small game season has already started & Big Game season is quickly coming up...

If you have a horse, gun & desire to go hunting....

We Always need good hunting partners for riding, scouting, setting up drop camps etc,..!

Looks like it's time to park the Tuono for awhile....It's Time to go KILL something....:bond:

Mike

455bird
09-29-2007, 08:32 PM
I wish I would have found this forum earlier, I was looking for some people to ride with since I moved back to Colorado, but unfortunately my bike got stolen last night, so now I'm asking for some help. If anyone from the Denver area can keep their eye out for an 01 black Mille, I'd appreciate it. It appears totally stock but has a Marine Corps license plate that might make it stand out. I'm not really expecting to see it again but I really want to get my hands on whoever took it.

motomike
09-30-2007, 10:53 AM
I wish I would have found this forum earlier, I was looking for some people to ride with since I moved back to Colorado, but unfortunately my bike got stolen last night, so now I'm asking for some help. If anyone from the Denver area can keep their eye out for an 01 black Mille, I'd appreciate it. It appears totally stock but has a Marine Corps license plate that might make it stand out. I'm not really expecting to see it again but I really want to get my hands on whoever took it.


Very sorry to hear about your bike.....It would be the greatest thing since sliced bread if you could get your hands on the scumbag.

Post us some more details about your bike;
unique markings?
prominent scratches?
VIN#
plate#
Where was it stolen from?
Actual pic for those of us not totally familiar w/ the various year Mille differences?

You just never know but weird things can & do happen and maybe 1 of us may spot it.

Mike

455bird
09-30-2007, 12:50 PM
There isn't anything too unique about it. It still has the stock can, windscreen, ect. The only changes I made were installing quick release pins from AF1 on the tank and seat, 16/44 sprockets and an evo air box (nothing very noticeable). The most distinguishing mark is a sticker on the front that has partly peeled off. I'll try and post of pic of it.
I don't have the plate number right now but it's a Marine Corps plate and the vin is ZD4RPD0021S000005. The bike was taken from Iliff Ave and University Blvd right by Denver University.

455bird
09-30-2007, 01:13 PM
Here's a couple pics. Sorry they're not very good but that's all I've got and hopefully it will give you a pretty good idea about the bike. Thanks for keeping an eye out.

motomike
09-30-2007, 07:53 PM
There isn't anything too unique about it. It still has the stock can, windscreen, ect. The only changes I made were installing quick release pins from AF1 on the tank and seat, 16/44 sprockets and an evo air box (nothing very noticeable). The most distinguishing mark is a sticker on the front that has partly peeled off. I'll try and post of pic of it.
I don't have the plate number right now but it's a Marine Corps plate and the vin is ZD4RPD0021S000005. The bike was taken from Iliff Ave and University Blvd right by Denver University.

I know exactly where that is having attended DU for a few years obtaining my finance degree. Was the bike locked with anything or do you think they just lifted the whole thing into a truck or something?

Excellent SN# with that lone# 5 at the end, very easy to spot that on the frame, for sure. Don't recall all the Mille's by year but I do specifically remember looking at your model at a dealer once (drooling....) the pic really helps (at least me) sorting these sort of things out in my mind.

That bike will stick out like a sore thumb...I can't imagine what a thief would do with it other than part it out. Unless it's some students (under the influence?) who stuffed it in a local garage somewhere nearby. Perhaps contact the recycle yards like Steeles's on Union and get the word out. I would definately talk to the "DU 3.2" (campus security) & the real police. Shit is always happening around campus & how many Mille's will they actually see?

I do go into that DU area everyonce in a while to take my family to Bonnie Brae Ice Cream & Bonnie Brae tavern for some pizza & will certainly be looking out for that style Mille.

Mike

455bird
09-30-2007, 10:45 PM
I didn't think of talking to campus security, thats a good idea. I'll give them a call tomorrow.
I was going to help my sister move so I was just down there for the night and left it parked on the street with no special lock. It's only the second time I haven't parked it indoors. I'm thinking the same thing about some drunk guys. I last saw it at 3am and I'm assuming it got taken before sun-up so it all happened pretty quick considering it was just there one night and they could never scope it out.
It's a rare enough bike that if I get the word out enough they'll never be able to ride it and I don't think there's much of a local market to sell the parts on, so the whole thing is kinda confusing to me, but I still want to catch 'em.
~Tyler

motomike
10-01-2007, 09:28 AM
I didn't think of talking to campus security, thats a good idea. I'll give them a call tomorrow.
I was going to help my sister move so I was just down there for the night and left it parked on the street with no special lock. It's only the second time I haven't parked it indoors. I'm thinking the same thing about some drunk guys. I last saw it at 3am and I'm assuming it got taken before sun-up so it all happened pretty quick considering it was just there one night and they could never scope it out.
It's a rare enough bike that if I get the word out enough they'll never be able to ride it and I don't think there's much of a local market to sell the parts on, so the whole thing is kinda confusing to me, but I still want to catch 'em.
~Tyler

WOW, that scenario sounds totally like some drunk students and hits very close to home, being an alumni & all. That bike might very well be around the block under a large tree or something....definately get a hold of campus security ASAP! I'm sure they will snoop all around that neighborhood for you.

I hope you get lucky & it's just a drunken prank!

Mike

455bird
10-01-2007, 03:27 PM
Finally found my other registration and got the plate number, its 659-JKZ, and like I said its a marine corps plate so it's red with the marine corps symbol in the middle.
Thanks for the DU security idea Mike, now I'm gonna go post some flyers around the area and hopefully I'll get 'er back. I figure the more people that know about it, the better chance I have of seeing it again.

norcolmille
10-04-2007, 01:50 PM
I will keep an eye out - and best of luck regarding your black Mille...\
Just let me know how I can help....

norcolmille
10-26-2007, 10:21 PM
I attached a recent picture -(coal creek canyon - west side) so expect intermittent sand and the worst - the light "dust" in spots..

I had just a few stepouts but I was only at 50% - just having fun

Also -they found Tyler's Black Mille (totaled and damaged ) but I think he is planning to put her back together..this winter

motomike
10-28-2007, 09:04 AM
Tyler,

Sorry to hear about your bike man.....Definately, feel your pain.... Thats a real tragedy.

Fill us in on the details if you can? Like did they catch the scumbag losers or do they have any leads with forensics evidence left on the bike like fingerprints etc...etc... Do the authorities even care? Was the DU security helpful? Is it salvageable?

Mike

455bird
10-28-2007, 07:22 PM
Sorry I forgot to update this thread, but yeah they recovered my bike about two weeks ago. It was just found abandoned so no arrests or leads, not like they cared anyway. About three days after it was stolen I got a letter from denver PD saying that the case was inactive and if I had anymore information to mail it to them using whatever form...7 to 10 business days :blah: and "DON'T CALL". I don't expect them to drop everything and look for it but they really didn't build my confidence. DU security seemed like they actually cared and would get the word out to their people to keep an eye out for it.
The bike is in better shape than I was expecting, but there is so much cosmetic damage insurance is writing it off but I get to keep it with a clean title. As far as damage goes: peeled off all the stickers, spray painted the lower fairing, broke the lenses on the front signals, broken LH mirror, broken clutch lever, took off the baffles on the front fairing, cut the lock off the upper triple, broke the plastic "window" on the gauge, took off my plates and put on dealer plates, gouged up the tank to break the gas cap, broke the seat lock and scratched up the rear fairing in the process, and couldn't figure out how to pull the pins on the quick release seat pins so a little bit of damage there.
I've already found the stuff I need on the forum here for a good price so now I use the rest of the insurance money to get a better exhaust and a custom paint job. Any ideas for a good design?
Thanks to everyone that was keeping an eye out.:cheers:

motomike
10-29-2007, 09:57 AM
Sorry I forgot to update this thread, but yeah they recovered my bike about two weeks ago. It was just found abandoned so no arrests or leads, not like they cared anyway. About three days after it was stolen I got a letter from denver PD saying that the case was inactive and if I had anymore information to mail it to them using whatever form...7 to 10 business days :blah: and "DON'T CALL". I don't expect them to drop everything and look for it but they really didn't build my confidence. DU security seemed like they actually cared and would get the word out to their people to keep an eye out for it.
The bike is in better shape than I was expecting, but there is so much cosmetic damage insurance is writing it off but I get to keep it with a clean title. As far as damage goes: peeled off all the stickers, spray painted the lower fairing, broke the lenses on the front signals, broken LH mirror, broken clutch lever, took off the baffles on the front fairing, cut the lock off the upper triple, broke the plastic "window" on the gauge, took off my plates and put on dealer plates, gouged up the tank to break the gas cap, broke the seat lock and scratched up the rear fairing in the process, and couldn't figure out how to pull the pins on the quick release seat pins so a little bit of damage there.
I've already found the stuff I need on the forum here for a good price so now I use the rest of the insurance money to get a better exhaust and a custom paint job. Any ideas for a good design?
Thanks to everyone that was keeping an eye out.:cheers:

WOW....still sounds like some idiot college students coming from a very dysfunctional family background...... I would bet their fingerprints are all over the fricken thing but unfortunately the police seem to be very apathetic in these cases.

I guess, depending on how much $$ you got from the ins co, you could buy a used unit in cherry condition (many out there!) & use this damaged one as a parts bike. OR just fix her up with a nice 2-2 Akra and a new paint job like you are thinking. I vote for Diablo Black or a nice Italian Blood Red and definately incorporate the Aprilia Lion into it like the Factories models do.

Glad you at least got it back and have something to work with:plus:

Let us know how the project goes!

Mike

norcolmille
11-16-2007, 09:43 PM
a Little late but I am going sand and step out searching tomorrow in the AM
maybe just coal creek and ride to the snow
if any one is out riding please drop me a note...

motomike
02-05-2008, 10:41 PM
Who's camped @ Laguna-Seca for the MotoGP w/e?

And what's your experience in general admission camping over the hill in the dirt? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Etc,...

Note: All premier & reserved spots are long gone a/o last year sometime.....

Thanks!

Mike:cheers:

sank
02-08-2008, 11:20 AM
I have, but I was in worker's camp, where camping is a bit different than the rest of the place, I think. I did drive up there, and I don't think it was too crowded or anything, but I wasn't trying to sleep up there either. I would say that camping general admission style is still way better than fighting traffic. Last year when the race was over, there was an accident on all 3 roads leaving the place during the mass exodus, so traffic REALLY sucked.

But that reminds me. It's time to schedule some track days for this summer!

May 10-11 NESBA @ Heartland Park
June 7-8 NESBA @ Heartland Park
July 12-13 NESBA @ Heartland Park
July 19-21 NESBA @ Miller (This is MotoGP weekend @ Laguna)
Aug 23-24 NESBA @ Miller
Sept 20-21 NESBA @ Heartland Park

These are both excellent tracks, but about equally far away (+/- hour) in Topeka, and Salt Lake. I'm definitely going to head to Miller once, and maybe one or two at Heartland, depending on my budget.

I didn't have any Aprilia brothers join me last year at the track :( , but if we can get 10 people, there is a group discount of 10% or so. I have to email and ask what the deal will be for this summer.

Save your pennies! :cheers:

motomike
02-08-2008, 12:20 PM
I would say that camping general admission style is still way better than fighting traffic. Last year when the race was over, there was an accident on all 3 roads leaving the place during the mass exodus, so traffic REALLY sucked.


That is certainly one of my main concerns, egress out of the track. I'm sure the early bird will have no trouble at all getting in decently.

I hear other reports of limited camp sites and drunk hooligans disturbing the peace all evening in the general caming area. That may have been my cup of tea 30 years ago..... The reserved camp sites right on the track look very appealing but I must do better planning to obtain 1 of those....

Ideally, easy extradition out to a nice camping spot on or near the beach would be fabulous 4 the best of 2 worlds.

I also appreciated watching the hooligans on Cannery row in the evenings & would hate to miss observing that action.

How many hours do you think it took for traffic to clear on Sat & Sun after the races?

Mike

sank
02-08-2008, 12:35 PM
saturday it wasn't bad, sunday was when there were the accidents on all roads out of town. Maybe sat was an hour or two, but Sun was completely stopped for a couple of hours, and then it had to trickle out after that.

There's a really cool road that heads about south from the track over a small mountain for about 4-6 miles? ish, camping over there seems like a good idea. If I recall...

motomike
02-08-2008, 12:45 PM
Scheduled on Fri between 5-7pm is a freefan party on turn 5 (Parts Unlimited) and on Sat a free concert in the lakebed @ the Yamaha mktplace also between 5-7pm.

In your recollection Would things be fairly cleared up by 7pm on Fri & Sat?

I think Sun will be a big Cluster F%^& no matter what they do.....

Mike

sank
02-08-2008, 12:47 PM
yeah, I think so

motomike
02-29-2008, 02:17 PM
Sorry 4 the late notice...

just work things out to facilitate a trip down to IMI tomorrow Sat 3/1 to get the winter rust out of me body....very tired of gravel & mag chloride mucking things up:mad:

Anyone interested:)

Mike

sank
02-29-2008, 02:39 PM
MotoMike, I think you and I are the last people subscribed to this thread! Either that, or just nobody loves us anymore.

I'm considering a ride tomorrow (not IMI) or skiing A-Basin. Haven't yet decided which. Rode into work the last couple of days though! It's nice to get the wheels finally turning on the Tuono again...:burnout:

Oh, by the way, we might want to think about:

possibly scheduling a carpool to MotoGP (July 19/20)
scheduling trips for REAL track days (Miller in August, maybe Heartland in May, June, July, or Sept). http://www.nesba.com/info/trackevents.aspx filter by "Mid-Central". Like last year, if we can find 10 people we should get a 10% discount on top of the multi-day discount (I have to talk to the director again to check for sure).

motomike
02-29-2008, 04:24 PM
MotoMike, I think you and I are the last people subscribed to this thread! Either that, or just nobody loves us anymore.

I'm considering a ride tomorrow (not IMI) or skiing A-Basin. Haven't yet decided which. Rode into work the last couple of days though! It's nice to get the wheels finally turning on the Tuono again...:burnout:

Oh, by the way, we might want to think about:

possibly scheduling a carpool to MotoGP (July 19/20)
scheduling trips for REAL track days (Miller in August, maybe Heartland in May, June, July, or Sept). http://www.nesba.com/info/trackevents.aspx filter by "Mid-Central". Like last year, if we can find 10 people we should get a 10% discount on top of the multi-day discount (I have to talk to the director again to check for sure).


WTF, were it?

Was originally going skiing also on Sat but some of the kids remain sick so were cancelling that. The Basin will be sweet tomorrow!

Already have my Laguna trip plans in concrete, except 4 a few details.

Leaving the 14th Mon on the T. Route is not planned yet. Waiting on a buddy from Canada to confirm. May swing up to the Great White North to meet him. Could always use another rider!

Have camping reservations @ the Marina Dunes 4 the week. Very close to Laguna & just a few min's out of Monterey.

Flying the family in on Mon after the races & will vacation w/ them 4 the rest of the week. They will bring my golf clubs on the plane 4 me! Excellent!!!

Returning the 25th late in the afternoon & making a bee line back to CO the next day.

Unfortunately I already have conflicts for the WSB event @ Miller & the MotoGP event @ Indy & will not be able to attend those:pissed: And the rest of the summer will be dedicated to working. Its my bread & butter busy season:) But I'm always interested in the possibility of a "real" track day. Ya never know, I might be able to swing one....

Did a lot of skiing in Jan b4 everyone got sick. 1st it was 3 rounds of Strep w/ the kids & then the very nasty flu, which we are now just recovering from. It pretty much killed most of Feb 4 us:mad:

Hopefully I can get my ski legs back next week. I am usually working w/e's & try to get up during the week. It will be a rare & nice day off tomorrow for sure!

How often U go up skiing & where?

Mike

KFinn
03-01-2008, 01:29 AM
No ride for me tomorrow... I have been sick with the nasty cold/flu going around, so I haven't adjusted the chain on the bike which is very necessary before riding again.

motomike
03-02-2008, 10:29 AM
It may be snowing today but yesterday @ IMI it was 78degF & SUNNY:)

Out of aprox a dozen bikes there, I was only 1 of 2 bikes that had "street" tires (Strada's actually) which proved 2 b a distinct disadvantage against all the guys using race compound tires & TIRE WARMERS in the pits:rolleyes: The most serious crowd I've seen there so far.:plus: More than a few of these guys were laying beautiful "darkies" all the way around the sweepers:worship:

LOTs O FUN, even though I was way off the pace these guys were running:worship: & therefore 1 of the slowest guys out there:eek:

Oh well...., just really (estatic really) happy when I did not go down while losing traction in the front few times trying to keep up:plus: Sliding the fr tire while leaned over has a real pucker factor:eek:

A great taste of the upcoming summer season:plus: especially now that winter is back in a big way for awhile......

Mike

455bird
04-20-2008, 11:15 PM
Just found out there is a ballot for lane splitting in colorado. I guess it's a few months old but its a start. Has anyone heard anymore about it?
http://www.leg.state.co.us/lcs/initrefr/0708InitRefr.nsf/dac421ef79ad243487256def0067c1de/9d2fefb65e1e1e068725736000623d71?OpenDocument&Highlight=0,motorcycle

motomike
04-21-2008, 08:37 AM
Just found out there is a ballot for lane splitting in colorado. I guess it's a few months old but its a start. Has anyone heard anymore about it?
http://www.leg.state.co.us/lcs/initrefr/0708InitRefr.nsf/dac421ef79ad243487256def0067c1de/9d2fefb65e1e1e068725736000623d71?OpenDocument&Highlight=0,motorcycle

Awesome! It's about time & it's certainly needed & has a positive traffic effect on everyone concerned, even the stupid cagers...

After spending aprox 7 years lane splitting in CA, I just can NOT get myself to sit in traffic...

Good info! Keep us updated so we can participate in the voting!

Mike:cheers:

KFinn
04-22-2008, 02:50 PM
Maybe I am reading it wrong but it looks like this is old news.... doesn't appear that this is on a current ballot? 2007-2008 in the page also it notes hearing held in 2007..... Can someone that isn't blocked from so many sites at work surf and see if this is something current and how / where to vote or put input?

sank
04-22-2008, 03:13 PM
I have no hard evidence, but recollection says that it died pretty severely last year.

455bird
04-22-2008, 08:52 PM
It looks like a different version got shot down last year but this is on the most current ballot list #46 of 101. http://www.leg.state.co.us/lcs/initrefr/0708InitRefr.nsf/reviewcomment?OpenView&Start=1.29&Count=30
Under "current status" is says "title set" not really sure what that means, but it doesn't say withdrawn, so that's a plus. My sister works at the capitol and she's the one who notified me of this, so I'll talk to her and see if there's anything we can do to help. Is anyone an ABATE member? I didn't see anything on their website about this, but I'm not sure if they just don't want to support it or not.

KFinn
04-22-2008, 11:52 PM
Personally I support it. Even if I never actually use it. I don't think I whether or not I want to lane split should hold others back from doing it legally. I'd prefer to see them doing it knowing its legal than see them do it and someone spitefully opening the door on them.

I know it could happen regardless if its legal but I would think it being legal would decrease the chance of it happening. Further if it did happen at least when it is legal we can go after that persons ass in court for road rage or attempted murder or whatever the case may be.

KFinn
04-22-2008, 11:54 PM
For any of those that are surf controlled at work or can't view the PDF, here is is.


------------------------------
Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado:

Section 42-4-1503 (2) and (3), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended, and the said 42-4-1503 is
further amended by the addition of a new subsection:

42-4-1503. Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic.

(2) The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake or pass in the same lane occupied by the
vehicle being overtaken except as provided by subsection (7) of this section.

(3) No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or
rows of vehicles except as provided by subsection (7) of this section.

(7) THE OPERATOR OF A MOTORCYCLE MAY OPERATE THE MOTORCYCLE BETWEEN LANES OF TRAFFIC
MOVING IN THE SAME DIRECTION DURING PERIODS OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION IF THE OPERATOR:

(a) IS AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD;

(b) HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A STATE APPROVED MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR TRAINING AND
SAFETY COURSE;

(c) OPERATES THE MOTORCYCLE:
(I) AT A SPEED NOT MORE THAN TEN MILES PER HOUR OVER THE SPEED OF THE OTHER TRAFFIC;
(II) IN TRAFFIC THAT IS MOVING AT LESS THAN ONE HALF THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT;
(III) IN A LOCATION OTHER THAN A SCHOOL CROSSING ZONE OR OTHER THAN A LOCATION WHERE THE
POSTED SPEED LIMIT IS 20 MILES PER HOUR OR LESS;

(d) DISPLAYS AN INDICATOR OF COMPLIANCE, IN THE FORM OF A STICKER OR SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE
TO BE PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE UPON BEING PROVIDED PROOF OF COMPLIANCE
BY THE OPERATOR.

--------------------------------------------------

lostingj
04-23-2008, 07:21 AM
Good to read some from some fellow Colorado riders! I know I am going to Miller for the World Superbike, but I know I won't be able to stay for the track day following. I have been trying to gather some fellow Ape's http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143505 while we are all there in Miller. I haven't been able to make any MRA's since the last Steamboat Springs race (years!) & sure do miss them. Otherwise if you set any rides for the western side of Colo, let me know. My friend, in Greeley, has a Buell so I am sure I will make it over at least once this summer, maybe catch an MRA race.

455bird
04-24-2008, 12:27 AM
I don't think people opening doors would be to much of a problem. People accidentally pulling out in front of you might be a bigger problem, at least initially because they won't be used to bikes splitting lanes. The way the ballot's written the only time I'd be able to take advantage of it is for front of the line priviledges at stop lights. With my schedule and commute, I'm rarely in a situation where traffic is moving at less than half the posted limit. But like I said, it's a start and maybe eventually it will be as liberal as California's law. :cheers:

sank
04-24-2008, 11:06 AM
Actually, I thought I read someplace (years ago) that the CA law was pretty much the same as this. However, a new research effort by me reveals nothing in the CA Vehicle Code to that effect. The only definitive thing is a FAQ on the CHP website saying lane splitting is okay if it's safe and prudent.

We tried to pass one of these laws in WA back in about 2004 but it failed miserably there too. Hopefully the rising gas prices will result in an increase in riders and motorcycle awareness and therefore result in more of an obvious need for filtering through cars in dense traffic.

motomike
04-24-2008, 03:50 PM
Well....I wrote a big speel on my 7 year lane splitting experience in CA this morning but me PC crashed & lost the post:mad:

Readers digest version: It is beneficial for all involved, bikes & cagers. However, It can be a real hair raising experience for the biker and it ceratinly can be a very tense commute. You must be absolutely focused every second or you will pay dearly for the cager aggressiveness and or mistakes.

The main reason it got started in CA is ONLY because the CHP was (and still is in some cases) using AIRCOOLED bikes and simply can NOT stand still in the CA heat & traffic without literally selfdestructing & melting into a nice liquid pool of hot molten metal. There R certain other safety reasons involved such as taught to the CHP. Always be passing the traffic flow at a slightly greater speed so you are never in a blind spot for very long.

Other states do not have the heat and or the amt of police bikes that CA relies upon and with current liquid cooled technology on most bikes nowadays, it will be a tough nut to crack anywhere else. It's only a small bandaid solution to a growing immense traffic problem nationwide but I would like to see it pass anyways. It's nice to be actually legal when driving. I split lanes in Denver for years w/o incident & w/o getting caught. TG I moved out of Denver so I don't have to worry about it anymore. Getting too old to be a criminal:rolleyes:

Mike:cheers:

KFinn
05-15-2008, 08:02 PM
Hey CO Riders......

I have 2 rides coming up that I know of and if anyone wants to join we'd be happy to have you.

This saturday the 17th of May we will be meeting at the Starbucks at 9am off of Ken Caryl and C-470 and deciding where to go then. Open to suggestions for the ride.

12512 w Ken Caryl Ave Littleton, 80127


On Memorial weekend (Sunday) we will be meeting/Departing in Lyons at a resturaunt at 10am. A guy has made reservations for 9am to eat for some folks so If you plan to add or crash the breakfast let me know so I can give him a head count to add to the reservation, if possible.

Ride is somewhat planned on this one but I don't want to advertise for the local leo's. PM me for the route and points where riders can meet up. There are further south points we will gas up and can meet.

PM me for my cell number if you want or need it.

SECAPO
05-16-2008, 09:24 AM
YES, IT IS TRUE.
FORT COLLINS NOW HAS AN APRILIA DEALER.
COME VISIT US. WE ARE OPEN M-F 8:30-5:30 AND SATURDAY 9-5.
IT LOOKS LIKE OUR FIRST SHIPMENT IS DUE ON TUESDAY, MAY 20TH. SHIVERS, RSV, TUONO AND CAPONORD.
PLEASE CALL 970.221.1014 OR VISIT US ON LINE AT www.beemersandmore.com
Steve
Beemers & more
Motorcycle
Works
800 Stockton Avenue #4
Fort Collins, CO 80524

motomike
05-18-2008, 09:14 AM
YES, IT IS TRUE.
FORT COLLINS NOW HAS AN APRILIA DEALER.
COME VISIT US. WE ARE OPEN M-F 8:30-5:30 AND SATURDAY 9-5.
IT LOOKS LIKE OUR FIRST SHIPMENT IS DUE ON TUESDAY, MAY 20TH. SHIVERS, RSV, TUONO AND CAPONORD.
PLEASE CALL 970.221.1014 OR VISIT US ON LINE AT www.beemersandmore.com
Steve
Beemers & more
Motorcycle
Works
800 Stockton Avenue #4
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Hey Steve,

Very wise move to add the finest Italian sport bikes on the planet to your fold and to the Colorado void of good Aprilia dealers!

My summer work takes me into the Fort Collins area on occassion & I'll definately stop in to see how you're getting along with the new line.

Hope your Ape business really takes off!

Mike:cheers:

motomike
07-01-2008, 09:58 PM
Less than 3 weeks to the MotoGP @ Laguna !!!!:plus:

Who's RIDING out?:burnout:

Mike

Mohtee
07-02-2008, 07:42 AM
Hey guys, I'm in Boulder and I'm looking for an RS50. Any one know of any here in Colorado? I'm thinking $3k max.

motomike
07-05-2008, 11:14 AM
Anyone attend the fine 4th of July Festival @ Bandimere?

Nice T Fighter:plus:

Happy Independence Day!!!:)

Zacules
07-07-2008, 07:26 PM
I live in the upper Arkansas Valley and ride a 2003 Tuono. Good story: I owned the bike in 2006 and rode it around the country till I ran out of money and had to sell it.

Then I was reminiscing about it a while back and saw it for sale on this forum. Long story short, I flew out to L.A. and rode it back. Nice.

A couple of questions: I need to have the valves adjusted, a general tune-up and maybe chipped (Gabro?). It came with a Power Commander III on it when I bought it and has been working fine, but I think it doesn't like this elevation much at all. The PCIII didn't come with any cables or instructions, and I know little about it. The bike also came with a Leo Vince slip-on, but is probably otherwise stock.

Who would you bring your bike to? I don't mind hauling it a couple a hundred miles, as my choice of places to live is kind of limited in that regard. Denver would be ideal, but I have no idea who to trust with it or who has the knowledge and maybe a dyno. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Zacules/L.jpg

motomike
07-08-2008, 09:19 AM
[QUOTE=Zacules;1891068]I live in the upper Arkansas Valley and ride a 2003 Tuono. Good story: I owned the bike in 2006 and rode it around the country till I ran out of money and had to sell it.

Then I was reminiscing about it a while back and saw it for sale on this forum. Long story short, I flew out to L.A. and rode it back. Nice.

A couple of questions: I need to have the valves adjusted, a general tune-up and maybe chipped (Gabro?). It came with a Power Commander III on it when I bought it and has been working fine, but I think it doesn't like this elevation much at all. The PCIII didn't come with any cables or instructions, and I know little about it. The bike also came with a Leo Vince slip-on, but is probably otherwise stock.

Who would you bring your bike to? I don't mind hauling it a couple a hundred miles, as my choice of places to live is kind of limited in that regard. Denver would be ideal, but I have no idea who to trust with it or who has the knowledge and maybe a dyno. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

In the Denver area, undoubtably the most knowlegible Aprilia mechanic will be Aaron Clarke. His contact info:
clarkie@moto-garage.com

He may be difficult to immpossible to get a hold of during the racing season due to his racing schedule.....

Otherwise, your only other authorized choice is Fay Myers. Depending on who is actually currently working in service these days will be key. Mgmt has been a little flakey in the past but I have not experienced the new shop since they were bought out by the new owners.
http://www.faymyers.com/

Some day I myself will be making the trip down to Texas & have the gurus of Aprilia (AF1 Racing) work on me bike....

Btw, I have had excellent success with the GABRO chip @ altitude.

In just a few weeks I'll get to experience the full power sea level mode & I already know from experience it is a substantial difference in power & I will relish every sea level moment!:plus:

:cheers:
Mike

colo_heff
07-08-2008, 11:50 AM
Faster Motorsports - just off of 8th & I25... I've got both a Aprilia Futura and a Ducati ST4 and had work done on both. I've been very satified... Aaron is a very knowledgable guy on Aprilias however Aaron has a tendency to blow people off... I had Fay Meyers tune my Futura... ONCE... never again

lostingj
07-08-2008, 12:33 PM
I am not sure how good they are with our Aprilia's but Fay Myers is an authorized dealer and is listed in the top ten Aprilia dealers in the states. I bought mine from SLC and now they don't sell Aprilia's anymore. Handy! Look into www.faymyers.com

Zacules
07-08-2008, 08:15 PM
I've got the feelers out, and have PMed Gabro about a chip. Has anyone heard anything good or bad about Erico Motorsports in Denver?

http://www.ericomotorsports.com/default.asp

If nobody else gets back to me I'm going to have them do the work.

Thanks again,

Zack

motomike
07-08-2008, 09:45 PM
Well...

not familiar w/ Faster Motorsports...not much of a website...but seems racer oriented.:plus:

not familiar w/ Erico either.....Erico really has peaked my interest however in and of the fact that their website indicates one can rent a 1098 & many other Duc's...very cool:plus:

Fay Myers...well...I know of several unhappy customers that will never bring their sportbike back after piss poor service. I do know for a fact that their management is a joke & causes many problems throughout. I used to work in their accounting dept so I can speak 1st hand. As an example, when they had the fire which destroyed most everything, they didn't even know what bikes were in the building! Many expensive sportbikes just vanished & were never found! The whole thing wreaked of foul play....I do wish they would get their shit together because there is no serious Aprilia dealer around...yet

A new dealer up by Ft. Collins (Beeemers & More Motorcycle Works) just recently became an authorized Aprilia dealer but I do not know at what stage they are at or what is going on...

:cheers:

Zacules
07-08-2008, 10:18 PM
Thanks a ton for your perspective, Mike. I'm kind of new here and live way in the boondocks, so it really helps. Luckily, my needs aren't very rocket sciency, but weeding out the bozos is my most important task. If Ericos throws me down a 1098 loaner, I'll let you ride it! :burnout:

Zack

motomike
07-09-2008, 08:59 AM
If Ericos throws me down a 1098 loaner, I'll let you ride it! :burnout:

Zack

That would be worthy of a few libations:plus:

Keep us informed with what you experience.

:cheers:
Mike

norcolmille
07-09-2008, 08:41 PM
Zach

An old friend John Beldock owns Erico and they are a great bunch of guys -racers and a full shop

Not scudaria in SF but a very good shop. I was helping him open the store on Market - I knew them when they were only a salvage shop off colorado


And others on the forum have had their apes tuned there

perhaps the best shop in Colorado

KFinn
07-09-2008, 10:49 PM
Well...

not familiar w/ Faster Motorsports...not much of a website...but seems racer oriented.:plus:I have used faster several times for basic tasks that require tools that I don't own. I have talked to many of them and can attest to their knowledge and racer background. many of which are expert MRA racers.


not familiar w/ Erico either.....Erico really has peaked my interest however in and of the fact that their website indicates one can rent a 1098 & many other Duc's...very cool:plus:No experiance with them but note NorColMille's comments


Fay Myers...well...I know of several unhappy customers that will never bring their sportbike back after piss poor service. I do know for a fact that their management is a joke & causes many problems throughout. I used to work in their accounting dept so I can speak 1st hand. As an example, when they had the fire which destroyed most everything, they didn't even know what bikes were in the building! Many expensive sportbikes just vanished & were never found! The whole thing wreaked of foul play....I do wish they would get their shit together because there is no serious Aprilia dealer around...yet Won't do any sort of business with them if I can avoid them.


A new dealer up by Ft. Collins (Beeemers & More Motorcycle Works) just recently became an authorized Aprilia dealer but I do not know at what stage they are at or what is going on...
:cheers:
I can also attest to Steve's work at Beemers and More. I know them as do my parents fairly well. My parents have been using him for years for all their BMW work and I had him do work to my old CBR that was not part of his regular work and he did a fine job. I have since talked to him after they picked up Aprilia and he has gone through all the Certs and already knows a fair bit about Aprilia.

Zacules
07-09-2008, 11:14 PM
Thanks for all your help, everyone. I've made an appointment with Erico- no long wait, either. Haven't heard from Gabro, though, and was hoping to get that chip on it to get it all dialed in together. Hoping.

Again, thanks!

enthues
07-27-2008, 02:13 AM
:plus:

Add me to the list!

2000 Mille In Denver, always ready to ride

sank
07-27-2008, 02:20 AM
Again, I am going to Miller for an excellent track day. I won't say much this time but it's in a month from now. Check out www.nesba.com and pm me for more details if you want to go or carpool or need bike transport... Cheers!

motomike
07-27-2008, 11:21 PM
Just got back from a 3,000 mile road odessey to Laguna Seca & back.:banana:

Fucking awesome trip!:plus:

Look for a MotoGP pictoral to be posted on the forum sometime in the future......

Btw, the T makes an excellent touring mount:peace:

Damage Inc.
08-02-2008, 05:30 PM
Greetings all CO folks.

Just got my '08 SXV 550 on Tuesday...enjoying it! (from Erico)

I live near the top of Coal Creek Canyon, so my commute to work (in Boulder) doesn't suck. :)

Bike is all stock at the moment, so I won't bore anyone with pix...but I'm sure I'll start making some additions soon.

My background:
Raced with the MRA for 5 years (F3 for 2 seasons, then 3 seasons as an expert on a GSX-R750) but I have 'officially' retired from racing now, so it's back out on the mean streets.

motomike
08-03-2008, 08:29 AM
Congrats!

Owners of new bikes should always post pix of their new ride while it is still a virgin! :plus:

Extremely interesting model:plus:, let us know how you get along w/ it.

Mike

Damage Inc.
08-03-2008, 10:40 AM
Thank you!

Well, you asked for it...so here are a couple shots I took yesterday of the 'virginal' 550.

sank
08-03-2008, 04:49 PM
So it looks like the most economical tire option right now is tires from bikebandit.com and then have them mounted at Faster Motorsports. Faster charges $15 per wheel instead of double or more at every other place I called.

Does anybody have a good hookup for tire mount/balance? Do you have tire changing equpiment in your garage? I'd like to try to do it myself...

motomike
08-04-2008, 09:18 AM
Thank you!

Well, you asked for it...so here are a couple shots I took yesterday of the 'virginal' 550.

Sweet!

motomike
08-04-2008, 09:36 AM
So it looks like the most economical tire option right now is tires from bikebandit.com and then have them mounted at Faster Motorsports. Faster charges $15 per wheel instead of double or more at every other place I called.

Does anybody have a good hookup for tire mount/balance? Do you have tire changing equpiment in your garage? I'd like to try to do it myself...

I've also found great prices here:
http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=33_188_192

There was an excellent discussion on changing tires w/o damaging rims here:
http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148601

Pls note: It's always a wise option to see how KZMille does things. His advice has been invaluable!!!

This article is most excellent on tire changing;
http://www.clarity.net/~adam/tire-changing-doc.html

1) I got the tools KZMille recommended.
2) I got a discarded (FREE) 15" car rim & taped the edges
3) I raided me wife's laudry room & swiped all the empty bottles of soap & cut them up into little rectangles
4) After discovering that the stk Ape wheels have to much drag to balance on their own, I popped for this unbelievably cool wheel balancer, only $115
http://www.marcparnes.com/Aprilia_Motorcycle_Wheel_Balancer.htm

The only thing left for you to think out is a way to EASILY break the bead. The above articles gives good options. I used a bearing press (to great satisfaction) that I discovered laying in the corner of my garage that a client gave me years ago that I had forgotten about!

W/ the right tools, not only is it a POC!!! It's very fun & satisfying. Just don't let your NON-MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC type neighbors come over to help you! They'll fuck something up for sure! Don't ask....

Btw, I got my last tire balanced to 1/8 of an ounce! Smoooth as silk on the trip....

motomike
08-04-2008, 04:59 PM
Thank you!

Well, you asked for it...so here are a couple shots I took yesterday of the 'virginal' 550.

I thinkist the best way to remove the 'virginal' aspect is a couple of trips down to IMI. That thing will rock there for sure!:plus:

juslaxn
08-09-2008, 10:41 AM
I am just dropping in and introducing myself... proud owner of a 2000 mille rsv, i'm lovin every second of it, no mods (yet) but am glad there are more aprilia owners than meets the eye...
rock on rockstars~

Dr. Zaius
08-09-2008, 03:53 PM
Zach

An old friend John Beldock owns Erico and they are a great bunch of guys -racers and a full shop

Not scudaria in SF but a very good shop. I was helping him open the store on Market - I knew them when they were only a salvage shop off colorado


And others on the forum have had their apes tuned there

perhaps the best shop in Colorado


I'm up in the air on Erico... Had a bad experiance with a friend looking to get a tuono, or speed triple. Let's just say he bought the triple, but not from them.

Then, I bought a 2003 Tuono and it started crapping out intermittently. I brought it to Erico just over a month ago, and they still haven't figured out what's worng. In their defense, it seems to be a tricky one, but when I went in yesterday the guy who finally gave me a straight answer on their progress (they think it's the ECU), then tells me that there isn't a chip for the 2:2 akras, its just a remap via plug-in. Called AF1 and found out this isn't the case as I thought, and now I'm working on gettting a stock chip to see if it's the chip that's fried, and not the $1500 ECU, which is what they want to do next. I think the shop means well, and has an educated, passionate (sometimes stuck-up) staff, but might be in over their head on this one...

If anyone has a stock chip on hand, please let me know. Oh, and I guess you can add me to the list, I just don't know when I'll be able to get back on my beautiful beast again. :bangwall: Suggestions welcome!

JoMille
08-11-2008, 02:17 PM
Hello fellow aprilia riders. I have an '01 RSV Mille. I bought it three months ago and I love it. The only mod is an akrapovic slip on. I would like to add a chip but I suspect that I would need to add a power commander as well to really smooth things out since the bike is at this altitude (any thoughts or experience with this would be great).

I ride with Colorado Sportbike Club but would like to meet more aprilia riders. Let me know when you guys ride and I will likewise post up.

Here are a couple pics of mille (and my wife's bike).

Dr Zaius - Sorry to hear about your bike. I hope you get that worked out soon.

motomike
08-23-2008, 05:59 PM
Got me bike back, got me stuff back ! All will be as it s/b very soon. With a little luck, that will be b4 winter, so that I can get some riding in!!!!!

Mike

Dr. Zaius
09-02-2008, 12:22 PM
Great to hear Mike! Let us know when you're rolling.:burnout:

motomike
09-02-2008, 03:53 PM
Great to hear Mike! Let us know when you're rolling.:burnout:

I def look fwd to that ride. I'm in a virtual shit-storm of legal matters at the moment that need all of my attention. I will advise to save my sanity....

Dr. Zaius
09-06-2008, 11:29 AM
OK... Finally got the first few bits on that I wanted, so I figure it's about time to post pics. Taken on my phone, so res isn't great, but just too lazy to walk ALL the way inside when the phone camera is in the pocket. The first is un-modified, as I bought her, and then the other two are with the new mirrors, Clear alternative integration, clear front lens covers, and obviously not pictured, but still makes life a lot easier... the quick release seat pins.

motomike
09-06-2008, 03:58 PM
Lookin good, Dr. Zaius !

I see U have the 2-2 Akra's. Can't wait to hear them puppies:plus:

Mike

JoMille
09-14-2008, 11:57 PM
Let's get all the aprilias out together before it gets too cold and the roads are covered in dirt and gravel!

Myself and a couple others on RSV's will be meeting up in the North Golden Boulder area (TBD) Sunday morning about 7am.

If the time doesn't work post up anyway and maybe we can meet up along the way or we might be flexible.

sank
09-15-2008, 10:05 AM
I'll be camping - bummer.

motomike
09-15-2008, 02:08 PM
7am???

It's already down to 40degF where I live that early & I'll be warming/waking up to a hot cup of Joe before doing anything.

Keep us informed as to where & when you'll be going. Perhaps I can meet up w/ u guys somewhere later in the day?

Mike

JoMille
09-15-2008, 11:03 PM
I can take a hint...maybe we will meet a little later than 7am, or we will at least arrange for others to meet up with us at a later time.

Thanks for posting! Hopefully the nice weather will hold out.

norcolmille
09-15-2008, 11:52 PM
I hope tp get Ian out of bed-and I am gave for sunday -21st...
north or south canyons..
you pick

Dr. Zaius
09-17-2008, 01:54 PM
If weather cooperates I may be in. I'll stay tuned to get the details. Weatherman says we are gettig rain on Sunday, but who knows what that means in CO this time of year. I rode peak to peak for the first time yesterday, and despite a late start giving me shadows all over the place, the weather was great! (4-6pm)

JoMille
09-18-2008, 01:23 PM
DETAILS FOR SUNDAY MORNING:
Meeting time 8am- kickstands up at 8:30am
Meet at the 7-11 on Hwy 93 - 399 N. WASHINGTON AVENUE
GOLDEN, 80403-1427
It is just south of Golden Gate Canyon Rd

Dr. Zaius
09-18-2008, 04:03 PM
Looks like the forcast is clearing. Do we know what route we'll be taking???

JoMille
09-18-2008, 04:41 PM
Yes, the weather report keeps improving.

I think we'll be headed for Squaw Pass. Greater detail will be discussed morning of.

norcolmille
09-18-2008, 05:56 PM
Ian and I are meeting at the head of Golden Gate Canyon -Friday Sept 19 at 9am -I will be chasing him and showing him soime new canyons

feel free to message me for my cell phone - or just join us
and ride

and sunday we meet where > and when?

Dr. Zaius
09-18-2008, 09:13 PM
I'm in for Sunday, see you boys at 8:00.

motomike
09-24-2008, 12:53 PM
EnduroCross this Sat night the 27th @ Nat'l West Complex....

Anyone going?

Mike

motomike
09-24-2008, 07:02 PM
Looks like I FINALLY got a Sun (28th) off of work:plus:

Heading up & over Mt Evans from hwy 73 & then on up I70 to & over Loveland Pass into Breck for lunch @ Breck Brewery. You pick the pass after lunch:plus: Forcast for Sun is excellent & maybe one of the last w/e's before I get the skiis out of storage....Could meet riders at El Rancho around 9-10am for coffee. Who's interested?

Mke

455bird
09-25-2008, 10:17 AM
Wish I could join you, I really like the road from Echo lake to I-70, but I have to work on sunday. I'm working on getting my schedule change, so if I manage to get off I'll let you know.

motomike
09-25-2008, 12:18 PM
Great couple of passes w/ lots of curves & very few law enforcement nippleheads mucking up the ride:plus:

And just for clarification, not going to the BB for libations during lunch but 4 the great meals. Personal fav is the spinach ensalada w/ perfectly seared on the outside but rare on the inside Ahi Tuna. Excellent energy 4 the rest of the day's ride. Libations R def 4 the end of the day!

sank
09-25-2008, 01:29 PM
Waiting for new tires to arrive. Anybody got a tire changing machine I can borrow?

motomike
09-25-2008, 09:38 PM
Waiting for new tires to arrive. Anybody got a tire changing machine I can borrow?

I would let you use mine but due to my SheDevil wife (about to be EX!!!) I haven't a clue where anything is:crybaby: It was an emergency extraction from my home to retrieve everything. Lots o friends, very little time, a huge flat bed trailer.....then all dumped into a storage unit:crybaby: I also seem to be missing a few things.....upon my recent organization attempts to find important shit.....I'll let U know if i can find my tire changing shit but it def won't be for awhile unfortunately.....

Call around, some of the shops charge as little as $25 for mount & bal. Can't beat that in a pinch!

I apologize in advance for the current dirty condition of my bike for anyone showing this w/e. Still has the 3,000 miles of bugs on it from the Laguna trip & have not been able to treat her properly like I usually do due to my current situation......:crybaby:
Mike

kowalski340
09-29-2008, 06:29 PM
Does anyone have an rs250? I was trying to find an rs owner in colorado to see if they had any trouble getting it titled and plated. any input from a colorado resident is much appreciated.:cheers:

norcolmille
10-25-2008, 10:06 PM
At the highest elevations - coal creek , left hand and peak to peak now have sand on the roads. it is not single track yet but you can be surprised as there is certainly sand in the center and - on the edges....

Just be smart.....

sank
10-25-2008, 10:10 PM
Thanks

I just got all the lights put back on after the last track day. Hoping to get on the road a couple of times before it's too late!

motomike
10-26-2008, 04:43 PM
My truck brokedown for a couple of weeks (needed new engine) & all I have for backup tranportation is the Tuono. You think gravel on the road is bad....not so much compared to that Mag Chloride crap they spray on the road. I just hate that shit....

Weather forcast looks pretty good. Anyone doing any riding? IMI? ?
Did you guys know that High Plains Raceway just finished paving recently & will be a reality in 2009. Can not wait to go there!

thePhounder
11-14-2008, 11:27 PM
I don't know how much of the season is left but you can add me and my 03 mille from Denver

JoMille
11-14-2008, 11:36 PM
Welcome - I'm thinking about going for a short 1-2hr ride Sunday. Anyone want to ride? Although, I haven't been up in the hills for a couple weeks to know the road conditions.

chad23
11-14-2008, 11:47 PM
Welcome - I'm thinking about going for a short 1-2hr ride Sunday. Anyone want to ride? Although, I haven't been up in the hills for a couple weeks to know the road conditions.
I would love to join you but got some geese to kill on Sunday.
please add to the list
01 falco livin in Loveland

chad23
11-15-2008, 12:21 AM
My truck brokedown for a couple of weeks (needed new engine) & all I have for backup tranportation is the Tuono. You think gravel on the road is bad....not so much compared to that Mag Chloride crap they spray on the road. I just hate that shit....

Weather forcast looks pretty good. Anyone doing any riding? IMI? ?
Did you guys know that High Plains Raceway just finished paving recently & will be a reality in 2009. Can not wait to go there!
Make sure you have a licence to ride HPR. MRA or something along that line. and you will probly have to have your bike race prepped

sank
11-18-2008, 11:23 AM
And don't forget the track day organizations that will love to get there. NESBA will have a couple of weekends available and will be looking to expand their colorado membership. You won't have to be race prepped if you go that route (but many do anyway since it's a good idea).

Dr. Zaius
02-16-2009, 11:41 PM
Hmmm... seems as though this thread was trashed at the new year. Figured I'd revive it. This has been the best winter since I've started riding (only 3 years), but still, it's been great! (knock on wood) Don't know about the rest of you, but I've logged miles almost every single week. I rode US6 from Golden toward Black Hawk yesterday for a few cold curves, and I was plesently suprised with road conditions. Anyway, hope this revives the CO thread. See y'all out there!:cheers:

sank
02-16-2009, 11:53 PM
Nah, not trashed, but maybe dormant?

I'm seriously considering buying a tire-changing machine. Anybody want to help me pay for it? $30 each to a shop makes me sad. 10 sets tire swaps and I'd have it paid for...

:burnout:

01Brian
02-16-2009, 11:57 PM
I have logged nearly 800 miles as of mid december. Each week it seems as a good day pops up. I have avoided the canyons as we have had snow up here off and on and I am very cautious of the sand. I have spent most of the time up north of Fort Collins and just in the foothills and east.

Have a great night!
B

sank
02-17-2009, 12:02 AM
P.S. Sadly (for me) it doesn't look like my favorite track org got any days at HPR. At least they're not on the schedule yet, but it'll be finalized too.

The first open track day for bikes is scheduled for April 10, then again on July 24, Aug 7 and 28. Otherwise, if you want to hit up HPR, you had better be in with MRA (same weekends, I believe).

BUT, you can help support the track and see some good hockey downtown on March 19th. Check out http://www.highplainsraceway.com for details on that.

I think I may head out to Topeka, KS this year once to track down my NESBA friends.

motomike
02-17-2009, 10:05 AM
P.S. Sadly (for me) it doesn't look like my favorite track org got any days at HPR. At least they're not on the schedule yet, but it'll be finalized too.

The first open track day for bikes is scheduled for April 10, then again on July 24, Aug 7 and 28. Otherwise, if you want to hit up HPR, you had better be in with MRA (same weekends, I believe).

BUT, you can help support the track and see some good hockey downtown on March 19th. Check out http://www.highplainsraceway.com for details on that.

I think I may head out to Topeka, KS this year once to track down my NESBA friends.

Hey Sank,

Do U know what the rules will be 4 getting your bike in on the open track days?

Re: the MRA days @ HPR. Do they race all those MRA w/e's, practice or what?

Won't be racing this year, just want the scoop on getting some track time.

Thanks!
Mike

sank
02-17-2009, 11:02 AM
No. But if I were to guess, since the HPR track days are to benefit the MRA riders that there will be full MRA tech rules, and they'll be organized as "open practice sessions". I would assume this to mean no antifreeze, wire wrapping...and a lot of fast mofos trying to get around my slow ass.

I know NESBA policies well, but nobody else off the top of my head. If you want to head out to KS with me once this summer, NESBA rules are not as strict unless you're in advanced class. Beginner and intermediate classes are pretty simple to pass tech.


Hey Sank,

Do U know what the rules will be 4 getting your bike in on the open track days?

Re: the MRA days @ HPR. Do they race all those MRA w/e's, practice or what?

Won't be racing this year, just want the scoop on getting some track time.

Thanks!
Mike

motomike
02-17-2009, 07:01 PM
No. But if I were to guess, since the HPR track days are to benefit the MRA riders that there will be full MRA tech rules, and they'll be organized as "open practice sessions". I would assume this to mean no antifreeze, wire wrapping...and a lot of fast mofos trying to get around my slow ass.

I know NESBA policies well, but nobody else off the top of my head. If you want to head out to KS with me once this summer, NESBA rules are not as strict unless you're in advanced class. Beginner and intermediate classes are pretty simple to pass tech.

KS is something that has been on the back of mind for awhile since I can get a free track day there. Just have not found the time nor money for that road trip yet.....

sank
02-18-2009, 11:00 AM
I got a trailer, can haul 4 bikes on it. That takes my 10 mpg and makes it equivalent 40 mpg each person. Maybe June 6/7 would be good.

motomike
02-18-2009, 11:33 AM
I got a trailer, can haul 4 bikes on it. That takes my 10 mpg and makes it equivalent 40 mpg each person. Maybe June 6/7 would be good.

Duly noted but do not count on me. I'm still mired shit deep in a nasty divorce. To date got well over $30K on CC's due to legal fees w/ no end in sight. Got me bike in storage (but I got it!). Not even in a position to change the oil which needed chging last summer.... As a matter of fact, I myself am still in storage, living in a hotel (for the last 6 months) waiting for the D outcome so I know what living direction to go. It's the shits but I'm happy fighting the shedevil until the very end.... And when I do come to the end she won't be in it! Yahoo!!

JoMille
02-18-2009, 04:30 PM
I got a trailer, can haul 4 bikes on it. That takes my 10 mpg and makes it equivalent 40 mpg each person. Maybe June 6/7 would be good.

Which track in KS?

sank
02-18-2009, 04:44 PM
Heartland Park, Topeka

Nice track, actually.
http://hpt.com//store/catalog/road_configs.php

Dr. Zaius
02-19-2009, 11:18 PM
I haven't remembered to check this thread since it's been gone for so long, but glad I revived it! KS sounds interesting, but I'm definitely interested on getting started with track days closer to home. (haven't been yet)

Mike, you seem to use IMI semi-frequently... I don't see any motorcycle track day info on their page??? How do you go about taking a spin there?

We should pull together a ride in late March/early April once the sweepers make a pass. It'd be nice to meet you boys, and we can start talking a little more about track days.:cheers:

P.S.- Fay Myers is having KTM Demos May 9th (they said it's street bikes:D) & Duc Truck is May 22-23. I'll be taking my annual friday "Duc-Holiday" which typically consists of 6-7 45 min rides.
:happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy: :burnout:
If anybody cares to join me.

P.S.S- We'll be meeting at Mike's storage unit for that ride, changing the 'ol oil, and forcing a ride outta him.

sank
02-19-2009, 11:30 PM
IMI is a go kart track. I've never ridden my Tuono on it, but I've been there in person and I don't understand how guys like it so much, being stuck in 2nd gear the whole time...

motomike
02-20-2009, 10:49 AM
I haven't remembered to check this thread since it's been gone for so long, but glad I revived it! KS sounds interesting, but I'm definitely interested on getting started with track days closer to home. (haven't been yet)

Mike, you seem to use IMI semi-frequently... I don't see any motorcycle track day info on their page??? How do you go about taking a spin there?

We should pull together a ride in late March/early April once the sweepers make a pass. It'd be nice to meet you boys, and we can start talking a little more about track days.:cheers:

P.S.- Fay Myers is having KTM Demos May 9th (they said it's street bikes:D) & Duc Truck is May 22-23. I'll be taking my annual friday "Duc-Holiday" which typically consists of 6-7 45 min rides.
:happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy: :burnout:
If anybody cares to join me.

P.S.S- We'll be meeting at Mike's storage unit for that ride, changing the 'ol oil, and forcing a ride outta him.

Yes, IMI is a go kart track but it's super low cost, super easy access & super fun w/ essentially no rules (no different than street racing but w/o the cops!) . A lot of fast super moto guys go there & dicing w/ them elbow to elbow is always a hoot. Racing is racing whether its at below 80mph or above 150mph, it just what the doctor ordered!
IMI is $35 & no special bike prep, just show up w/ your buddies.
HPR probably will require the traditional bike racing prep, maybe even a racing license thru MRA or ? & $150 for the days fee. I definately want to go to HPR as much as finances will allow but I always can afford to just drop on in to IMI for some cheap moto fun.....once I get my bike out of storage that is......:rolleyes:

JoMille
02-20-2009, 01:49 PM
I have been to IMI once on my 01 RSV Mille. I loved it. Tight corners became fun when I got better at taking them and IMI helped me feel more comfortable with these. I'll be back again. Oh and they do require a helmet, jacket, gloves and boots, but at least the time I was there they didn't check anything. You can even ride two up. I went on a week day and there were only a couple carts and three other bikes. Plenty of track time for only $35.

jjb
02-24-2009, 03:42 AM
Hi guys,

I just found this thread so sorry for not chiming in. I would really look into the track day at HPR on April 10th. Don't be intimidated by "MRA rules" for bike prep - we make a lot of allowances for helping street guys get track time. A lot of students will take the class with just anti-freeze to water changed and taped up lights/mirrors.

If you're really serious about coming out, let me know and I'll get the exact details.

Oh, and I can't help but point out my (and my Ape's) fame on the HPR page http://www.highplainsraceway.com/faq.html

motomike
02-24-2009, 05:24 AM
Hi guys,

I just found this thread so sorry for not chiming in. I would really look into the track day at HPR on April 10th. Don't be intimidated by "MRA rules" for bike prep - we make a lot of allowances for helping street guys get track time. A lot of students will take the class with just anti-freeze to water changed and taped up lights/mirrors.

If you're really serious about coming out, let me know and I'll get the exact details.

Oh, and I can't help but point out my (and my Ape's) fame on the HPR page http://www.highplainsraceway.com/faq.html


Hey Jim, Seriously nice dyno chart! Was that work done locally?

I believe several people here are serious about coming out to HPR including myself.

I'm only a street rider looking for some real track time. It would definately be beneficial to know exactly what is needed to participate. For those of us w/ severe current financial constraints (i.e. me), it would be most helpful to appropriately plan for this. It might end up being a long term project, depending on what the rules are, versus a short term one for the other guys, but 1 way or another I most definately want to get an opportunity to get out there.

Thanks!

Mike

sank
02-24-2009, 11:05 AM
Hi Jim! Finally, we have somebody that knows what they are talking about. Welcome! :)

<leech>We will have to hang out and absorb your motorcycle wisdom.</leech> :rolleyes:

jjb
02-24-2009, 11:56 AM
Hey Jim, Seriously nice dyno chart! Was that work done locally?
Yeah, by the infamous Clarkie. By his own proclamation, he's only in NZ temporarily.


I believe several people here are serious about coming out to HPR including myself.

Here are some details .. from the HPR site event calendar ...

Open Lapping Day - Motorcycles only
Date Friday April 10, 2009
Contact High Plains Raceway
www.highplainsraceway.com
Description Open Lapping Day - motorcycles only. $150 per bike for a full day, $90 for a half day. Session structure and length dependent on participation.

and from what Glenn posted on the MRA forum

There WILL be a "licensing" requirement similar to the program Pueblo ran the last few years. Anyone who wants to get on the track will have to complete an orientation course and will receive some type of a laminated license similar to your MRA license.

For the most part, these HPR licenses will be for street riders or anyone who has no other racing credentials. If you have an MRA license (or other CAMA club racing license) you will not have to take the orientation course before going on the track. The first few track days we may do a few "sighting laps" lead by a pace car/bike before the track goes hot. These will be for those that have never been on the track before and want to see the track, the entrance, the exit, etc at something closer to a snails pace before going out in a "hot" session.

These "little details" seem rather insignificant (to the members AND the HPR Board) but an unimaginable number of them are piling up and we are meeting and emailing constantly to try to get things ironed out, so please be patient with us if things don't seem terribly smooth at first
It will be a show up & pay event, so no pre-registration will be needed.

If you want to follow the discussion on the MRA forum -- here's the link - http://forums.mra-racing.org/viewtopic.php?t=8021 or you can always email me a question - jjb@bigstickracing.com .

TeamKuch
03-09-2009, 01:15 AM
Do any of you Denver folks know if the Ape dealer out there still rents Tuonos? I was looking into renting a couple on a business trip out that way :)

TeamKuch

JoMille
03-09-2009, 06:44 PM
I don't know about a Tuono rental. However there is a newer place just 5'ish minutes south of Denver called Colorado Sportbike Rentals/ 303Cycle (coloradosportbikerentals.com)

A couple of guys own it and they seem to have the best prices around. They don't rent aprilias, but good prices anyway. They also do repair and some retail parts/accessories sales.

TeamKuch
03-10-2009, 10:10 PM
I think the place I was thinking about was Erico Motorsports. They used to rent Tuonos. I ride an RSV, but I cannot think of anything more fun to take to Breck or Keystone than a Tuono!!!!!

Cheers :cheers:

TeamKuch

JoMille
03-10-2009, 10:24 PM
I'm not certain, but I don't think they rent. You might be able to swing something if you talk to the right guy...

Here is their website if you haven't checked it out already.

http://www.ericomotorsports.com/default.asp

01Brian
03-18-2009, 08:09 PM
http://www.highplainsraceway.com/

Is anyone planning on hitting this up this year?

Lapday

http://www.highplainsraceway.com/pdf/HPR-Lapping-Day-Policies.pdf

JoMille
03-18-2009, 10:44 PM
Hmm...$150 per day...a four point ticket reduced to two is about $130...shelling out cash at the track is a sure thing...a ticket is not...

I think I'll stick to IMI and the street, although I'm hoping to hit up Pueblo once this summer. I've heard they have some track days as low as $75.

01Brian
03-18-2009, 10:50 PM
Good point :)

sank
03-18-2009, 11:21 PM
I looked this up last week for some friends, I should share it here. I personally think the Chicane track days are the best choice, and there is a "never ever been to the track" program for $50. It's not only about the points, or the cash, the organized groups like Chicane or Nesba are instructional, which are entirely different from a mere open practice. Agreed, open practice could be on South St Vrain in boulder county, for instance. One downside, there are no corner workers in the canyon, there is no ambulance stationed around the next corner, wildlife and sand are definite possibilities/risks to consider...

I've been pushing Nesba ever since I arrived in Colorado, but I suspect Chicane is just as beneficial to your riding skill. Anyway, here are the bike events at the large facilities:

High Plains Raceway - open MOTORCYCLE lapping days:
http://www.highplainsraceway.com/events.html
* April 6, 10, 20
* May 18
* July 6, 24
* Aug 3, 7, 17, 28
* Sept 28
* Oct 5, 19

High Plains Raceway - MRA races
http://www.mra-racing.org/index.cfm?action=schedule
$10 entrance fee, good for entire race weekend

High Plains Raceway - Chicane Track Days
http://chicanetrackdays.com/register.html
* June 8
* Sept 13

High Plains Raceway - Ricky Orlando MC School
http://www.rickyorlando.com/classes.asp
* May 4

High Plains Raceway - Jason Pridmore STAR MC school
* July 13-14

Heartland Park - NESBA Track Days
http://www.nesba.com/Info/TrackEvents.htm?ddlRegions=6
* May 9-10
* June 6-7
* July 25-26
* Aug 22-23
* Sept 26-27

Others:
* Hastings, Nebraska
* Pueblo Motorsports Park
* Pike's Peak Int'l Raceway

caborado
03-19-2009, 02:10 AM
Just checking in... picked up a DD at Erico last month & if this weather holds it should be broken in this month... keeping it under 6000rpms is killing me.

jjb
03-20-2009, 08:36 AM
Hmm...$150 per day...a four point ticket reduced to two is about $130...shelling out cash at the track is a sure thing...a ticket is not...

A couple other things to consider: 1)ripping it up on the street damages all motorcyclists' public image and supports people calling for sport bike bans, 2)a few 4 point tickets will cost a lot more than $130 each, 3)helicopter rides off highway 7 are very expensive.

I'd recommend Chicane Track Days. On open lap days you might have to contend with cars on the track at the same time. :rolleyes:

sank
03-20-2009, 09:59 AM
to clarify, the aforementioned open lap days are motorcycle only. But I recommend Chicane over that anyway.

JoMille
03-20-2009, 11:42 AM
A couple other things to consider: 1)ripping it up on the street damages all motorcyclists' public image and supports people calling for sport bike bans, 2)a few 4 point tickets will cost a lot more than $130 each, 3)helicopter rides off highway 7 are very expensive.

I'd recommend Chicane Track Days. On open lap days you might have to contend with cars on the track at the same time. :rolleyes:

Wooooo, now I didn't say anything about reckless endangerment. We just look fast all leathered up on our sporty two wheeled vehicles. Another thing, did you say, "Might have to contend with cars on the track"?!?!

And you are suggesting I am partaking in risky behavior?

No thanks, I'll ride with cars on the road who aren't trying to drive faster than me.

sank
03-20-2009, 11:44 AM
Try again. You're misinformed. They're motorcycle-only days for the exact reason you give.

JoMille
03-20-2009, 11:45 AM
to clarify, the aforementioned open lap days are motorcycle only. But I recommend Chicane over that anyway.

What a relief...thanks for clearing that up.

JoMille
03-20-2009, 11:46 AM
Try again. You're misinformed. They're motorcycle-only days for the exact reason you give.

He still said it...and was willing to give it a go.

07rsvR
03-20-2009, 03:29 PM
Hmm...$150 per day...a four point ticket reduced to two is about $130...shelling out cash at the track is a sure thing...a ticket is not...

I think I'll stick to IMI and the street, although I'm hoping to hit up Pueblo once this summer. I've heard they have some track days as low as $75.

You're forgetting the cost of court fees and the insurance increase.

07rsvR
03-20-2009, 03:31 PM
I am in northcarolina right now however I just got my orders and I will be stationed at Ft. Carson CO starting Feb. 2010! Looking forward to it. NO ONE even knows what an aprilia is down here. Can't wait to actually have a dealer close by too :)

JoMille
03-20-2009, 03:51 PM
I am in northcarolina right now however I just got my orders and I will be stationed at Ft. Carson CO starting Feb. 2010! Looking forward to it. NO ONE even knows what an aprilia is down here. Can't wait to actually have a dealer close by too :)

Welcome!! (in a mere 11 months) As you can see, we have the most active thread of ANY other area in the nation :blah:. Unfortunately I don't think many of us have actually met yet.

For anyone interested a dozen of us with the Co Sportbike Club will be meeting up tomorrow (Sat 21) at the Conaco at I-25 and 120th at 9am.

gts455
03-25-2009, 12:37 AM
add me to that list. Im in the springs with my 03 mille R

gts455
03-25-2009, 12:41 AM
I am in northcarolina right now however I just got my orders and I will be stationed at Ft. Carson CO starting Feb. 2010! Looking forward to it. NO ONE even knows what an aprilia is down here. Can't wait to actually have a dealer close by too :)
bad news the dealer dropped the Aprilia line. I don't think they service them there any longer either. Closest dealer is in Denver. Coming from NC? you coming from the Q?

gts455
03-26-2009, 09:42 PM
any group rides or meets planned? i'd like to meet you guys and have some Aprilia buddies in the area. Also anyone know anyone who does Aprilia service in the Springs? The one shop i knew of stopped selling Aprilia and i don't think they service them, although i will find out. I need to change my ohlins fork seals and refill them, and i think its beyond my technical skill.

sank
03-26-2009, 10:54 PM
Yeah, we should plan one...
;- )

gts455
03-27-2009, 04:06 PM
For anyone interested i stopped by pikes peak powersports (aprilia, MV, moto guzzi dealer in the springs) and they have cancelled all 3 lines and they no longer service any of the 3. They are strictly a harley/buell dealer now. a dealer in Denver was recommended to me and i know most of you are from that area, have any of you used them? anypone else you would recommend?

sank
03-27-2009, 05:07 PM
I've gone to Fay Myer's, south of Denver a couple of times, and I haven't had a bad experience, but I know some guys have had bad experiences there. I think Erico Motorsports in Denver has a better reputation.

gts455
03-27-2009, 06:51 PM
ok thanks, i'll have to check them out.

anti-torsion
03-27-2009, 07:34 PM
Hey guys, Broomfield/Westminster with a 00.5 mille.

I have used Erico many times and always great guys. I refuse to go to Fay Myers after a bad experiences, and bad stories from others.

gts455
03-27-2009, 11:15 PM
Hey guys, Broomfield/Westminster with a 00.5 mille.

I have used Erico many times and always great guys. I refuse to go to Fay Myers after a bad experiences, and bad stories from others.
good to know. thanks.

mattgalligan
03-27-2009, 11:59 PM
Hey guys, wanted to drop in and say that I just picked up my first bike - an 09 Mana 850...

Got it from Erico, great team there...

Glad there's a lot of Colorado Aprilia riders!

gts455
03-28-2009, 12:37 AM
sweet. congratulations man.

sank
03-28-2009, 01:46 PM
What a fascinating, quirky little bike, that Mana...
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycles/aprilia-mana/aprilia-mana-850.htm

mattgalligan
03-30-2009, 05:09 PM
For me, a first time rider, it's the PERFECT bike for me...no doubt.

motomike
04-07-2009, 01:17 PM
I've contacted the race manager & he indicated that my Vanson 2 pc race leather (w/ 3 way zip) does not meet the safety requirement for open lap days. He says it must zip the entire circumference. Buying new leathers is definately not an option for me, w/ $$ as tight as it currently is. Definately no real tracks days this year.....

sank
04-07-2009, 01:21 PM
All the more reason to look into Chicane or NESBA track days, they have their own insurance and their own policies. There is a program in NESBA, at least, for people such as yourself where that gear is sufficient for the "Intro" class.

And honestly, they don't actively look at how much your jacket zips to your pants (in my experience), you show up on your bike in line to get onto the track and they assume you care about your own safety enough. So in that sense, it's up to you.

motomike
04-07-2009, 10:02 PM
All the more reason to look into Chicane or NESBA track days, they have their own insurance and their own policies. There is a program in NESBA, at least, for people such as yourself where that gear is sufficient for the "Intro" class.

And honestly, they don't actively look at how much your jacket zips to your pants (in my experience), you show up on your bike in line to get onto the track and they assume you care about your own safety enough. So in that sense, it's up to you.

Concur.....

BigSky622
04-08-2009, 12:04 PM
For anyone interested i stopped by pikes peak powersports (aprilia, MV, moto guzzi dealer in the springs) and they have cancelled all 3 lines and they no longer service any of the 3. They are strictly a harley/buell dealer now. a dealer in Denver was recommended to me and i know most of you are from that area, have any of you used them? anypone else you would recommend?

Try Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza and ask for Jeff in service (he's a Mille owner.) It's where I bought my '03 Tuono, and even though RMCP doesn't carry Aprilia anymore, Jeff has worked on my bike since I've had it--routine services and tire changes. I hope he's still there b/c I wouldn't be thrilled to own a bike I'd have to go to Denver to get serviced. The good news, of course, is that our beloved Aprilias don't need much work on them (in my experience anyway.)

Good luck.

gts455
04-15-2009, 08:59 PM
Try Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza and ask for Jeff in service (he's a Mille owner.) It's where I bought my '03 Tuono, and even though RMCP doesn't carry Aprilia anymore, Jeff has worked on my bike since I've had it--routine services and tire changes. I hope he's still there b/c I wouldn't be thrilled to own a bike I'd have to go to Denver to get serviced. The good news, of course, is that our beloved Aprilias don't need much work on them (in my experience anyway.)

Good luck.
Sweet. i actually found a guy who owns a harley tuning shop but he is seriously a genious with anything mechanical, in fact he is also an engineer at rockshox, designing suspension systems.his name is James and turns out he used to race, tune, and service all types of italian sport bikes. bimotas and ducati primarily before getting into harleys.....you can tell because his face lights up whenever i stop by with the Aprilia and although quiet, if you talk to him a bit he opens up and has all sorts of stories and information. he did a great job fixing my Ohlins and he is very knowledgeable with italian bikes. Nice to know there are a few Aprilia guys in the area, we should get together for a ride.

sank
04-15-2009, 10:30 PM
So all we have to do is canvas all of the harley shops until we find a guy named James that owns it. Awesome! ;- )

gts455
04-16-2009, 12:36 AM
hahaha sorry. this place is literally around the block from my house so let me know if your going to check it out.

American Bike Tailor Inc

3032 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

JoMille
04-23-2009, 09:23 AM
Hey all - I'll be riding with two other guys tomorrow. We are going to meet at the Morrison Conoco at 10am. Does anyone else have the day off? It's going to be a beautiful day (before the rain this weekend).

khuebner250
04-23-2009, 03:20 PM
2000.5 Mille R here in Windsor. I though I checked into this thread a while back , but apparently not.

Keith

gts455
04-23-2009, 05:33 PM
Hey all - I'll be riding with two other guys tomorrow. We are going to meet at the Morrison Conoco at 10am. Does anyone else have the day off? It's going to be a beautiful day (before the rain this weekend).
i would really like to and i do have the day off. where will you be riding? im coming from the Springs.

JoMille
04-23-2009, 06:01 PM
I don't have a set rout yet, I will be working on that tonight. I have been watching the road reports and I need to look at those some more.

However I have a number of ideas. I came down Bear Creek earlier this week and it was nice. There are a few different routs to choose from to ride down to Deckers (common ride, great curves, cop free). It is out 285 a little and then south from Conifer. We could also ride through Blackhawk area to get to Nederland and there are a few canyons from there to come back on that we could take.

Did you have a rout in mind? I'm open to ideas. Also, it depends on how much time people have. I am planning on at least a two hour ride and I hope people are up for longer.

gts455
04-23-2009, 08:09 PM
nothing in mind, and i haven't been on any of those routes, they sound great. i have no work tomorrow and am planning to ride all day.ill be coming from the springs so if i could get some directions to where you guys are meeting up i'll be there.

JoMille
04-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Great!
So of course you head north on I-25 and then head west on C470 (C470 heads pretty directly west from 25 and then curves north), Morrison is about twenty minutes from 25 and there is only one exit. Take the exit (Morrison Rd, Hwy 8) and turn left at the first light. The road will take you under 470 and the Conoco will be on your right just a block down, you can't miss it. It is right by Bandamere Speedway, if you are familiar with the name.

gts455
04-23-2009, 10:28 PM
sweet, sent you a pm.

gts455
04-25-2009, 09:21 PM
you guys missed a great ride Friday. hopefully we cn get a good Aprilia group out next time. Dan knows some pretty sweet areas to ride.

JoMille
05-11-2009, 11:03 AM
I'll be riding Saturday, May 16. I'll meet up at the Morrison Conaco at 9 or maybe 10am depending on when others want to ride. I will be watching the ColoradoSportbikeClub forum too to see when people are riding. Time and place should be definite by Thursday evening.

Post up! Who wants to ride!?!?

gts455
05-11-2009, 07:08 PM
Dan i definitely would but ill be flying down to georgia for the next two months....man this sucks.

Dr. Zaius
05-12-2009, 11:22 PM
Gotta put my $.02 in. Erico is a GREAT looking shop, but as far as value & service... they've lost my trust. I had a faulty fuel pump harness when I got my T last summer, and it took them 5 weeks to not figure anything out. They wanted to replace the ECU among other things that made no sense. This forum saved my A$$ and when I took the bike back, I tracked down the problem and fixed it in a few hours.

All that being said, they've replaced a lot of service guys since then and the owner John is a great guy and I hope he's straightened things out, but I've gotta say it was quite satisfying to go in the Monday after I took the T back.:happy:

The lesson: Do as much as you can on this bike yourself. It connects you with the bike, and this forum is a great reference! Welcome to the CO noobs!

Last point... well question really. Anyone interested in going to Duc Truck at Fay Myers on May 22nd? My buddy and I will be there bright and early to get on several rides. It'd be nice to see a few Apes!:cheers:

07rsvR
05-19-2009, 05:49 PM
not sure what you mean by coming from the Q. That's too bad to hear about the dealer dropping. Since I've had my bike it has yet to see the dealer. It's still fairly low mileage though. After the first one oil changes are easy enough. Denver is only a little over an hour away though right? I'm thinking about stopping in colorado on my way to washington next week. I have to drive from nc to wa in a week. I'll be taking my prila in the back of my truck though and driving the dragons tail on the way!!!

Dr. Zaius
05-21-2009, 12:31 AM
Duc Truck Friday and Saturday at Fay Myers. I'll be there most of Friday, hope to see some Apes in the crowd.:cheers:

JoMille
05-21-2009, 10:40 AM
Since sign up starts at 9am I'll be there at 9am. See you there.

Dr. Zaius
05-23-2009, 08:00 PM
Since sign up starts at 9am I'll be there at 9am. See you there.

Good to see you there Dan. That sprocket I couldn't remember is a supersprox. Whatever C&S combo you do, stick with 525, and go 15/42 or 16/44. You won't be disappointed, and if you are you can sell me the bits you don't want.

Sorry the rest of y'all missed out, it's a great time.:peace:

-Dan

Dr. Zaius
05-29-2009, 06:10 PM
Hey all, went for my first 2009 mountain ride today, and it got me thinking of asking others for there favorite rides. Here are some of mine:

1. Hwy 103 Squaw Pass- Westbound, but you might as well turn around and enjoy the reverse route too.
2. Central City Parkway- Nice high speed sweepers (good for a quick outing)
3. Secret road... Liberty Blvd. between S. Peoria and South Valley Hwy. Basically an E-470 frontage road. I love tooling around that whole Inverness / Meridian area. A lot of nice turns on secluded roads. Great for a warmish winter day when the mountains are just too cold.

I'll try to link it:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=39.554221,-104.850941&spn=0.018133,0.031328&z=15

sank
06-01-2009, 10:23 AM
South St Vrain, heads SW from Lyons

whitebrad
06-10-2009, 04:49 AM
i am in denver

02 mille r...

would like to be included, would love to make rides and etc when possible.

thanks

JoMille
06-10-2009, 11:38 PM
I'll be riding, most likely out of the Morrison Conoco, on Sunday. I hope to meet up at 9 or 9:30pm at the latest. Anyone interested?

whitebrad
06-11-2009, 01:34 AM
one too many canyon runs!

gotta get a new back tire, front one soon, too...

stupid physical limitations of rubber!

Dr. Zaius
06-11-2009, 01:43 AM
one too many canyon runs!

gotta get a new back tire, front one soon, too...

stupid physical limitations of rubber!

Funny, was jumping on to ask for suggestions on tire dealers in Denver. I think I'll reinstall the 120/70, 190/55 Qualifiers I'm running now, but perhaps the Pirelli Corsa III's. Performance priced out, um, o.k., but I did just find a craigslist ad for Dlop Q's $280 installed and the corsa III's @$309. Any other suggestions???

Jo, I'm in Chi-town this weekend, but pm me for your next ride.

whitebrad
06-11-2009, 11:26 AM
Funny, was jumping on to ask for suggestions on tire dealers in Denver. I think I'll reinstall the 120/70, 190/55 Qualifiers I'm running now, but perhaps the Pirelli Corsa III's. Performance priced out, um, o.k., but I did just find a craigslist ad for Dlop Q's $280 installed and the corsa III's @$309. Any other suggestions???

Jo, I'm in Chi-town this weekend, but pm me for your next ride.

which q's? there are like 3 versions from what i hear now...

i found a couple online places that were fairly cheap, but no q's for 280 installed... REALLY?!!!?

corsas 309 installed???

is that for 120/70 and 190/55? PLEASE let me know... my back tire is UNSAFE at this point... stupid canyon... (it's the canyons fault today...)

ps, how do i buy a chip from gabro? apparently pm is not the way... i have read about 30 threads, and they all say to do it but never say how!

khuebner250
06-11-2009, 12:53 PM
TFOG Wheelsports or 303 Cycle. Both highly recommended through Cosportbikeclub.org, I think they are also site sponsers there.

Jim @ TFOG did BT016's 120/70 and 190/55 mounted and balanced off the bike for under 275.

Keith

whitebrad
06-12-2009, 06:51 AM
TFOG Wheelsports or 303 Cycle. Both highly recommended through Cosportbikeclub.org, I think they are also site sponsers there.

Jim @ TFOG did BT016's 120/70 and 190/55 mounted and balanced off the bike for under 275.

Keith

i can't find either of these shops on the web... in fact, tfog set off my firewall...

khuebner250
06-12-2009, 09:29 AM
http://www.tfogwheelsports.com/ ask for Jim, tell him Keith sent you from CSC (Cosportbikeclub).

http://www.303cycle.com/ ask for Wayne, same deal.

Like I said both of these shops are more than recommended by CSC. Jim's screen name on CSC is TFOGGuys, and Wayne is konichd

Keith

sank
06-14-2009, 04:51 PM
Wayne is konichd? I didn't know that...

Dr. Zaius
06-15-2009, 03:01 PM
http://www.tfogwheelsports.com/ ask for Jim, tell him Keith sent you from CSC (Cosportbikeclub).

http://www.303cycle.com/ ask for Wayne, same deal.

Like I said both of these shops are more than recommended by CSC. Jim's screen name on CSC is TFOGGuys, and Wayne is konichd

Keith

The CL ad was from 303 after looking at the phone #. I'm headed over their to slap on some tires. Thanks for the input!

whitebrad
06-15-2009, 05:06 PM
let me know how that works out for you...

i have to wait until next week! my effin tire is on one-way status...

colo_heff
06-16-2009, 09:40 AM
The CL ad was from 303 after looking at the phone #. I'm headed over their to slap on some tires. Thanks for the input!

You might want to check your chain adjustment if you are doing "tires on the bike". Maybe it's because I have a Tuono that was probably a new bike to 303cycle. When I checked though the left side was one mark shy of the other side and one lock nut for the chain tensioner was loose. Just a suggestion...

Dr. Zaius
06-17-2009, 05:52 PM
You might want to check your chain adjustment if you are doing "tires on the bike". Maybe it's because I have a Tuono that was probably a new bike to 303cycle. When I checked though the left side was one mark shy of the other side and one lock nut for the chain tensioner was loose. Just a suggestion...

I double checked, and all is good. I went with the BT-016's as the Qualifiers were on b/o. Only have 45 scrubbing miles on them, but they're great so far. I got the $275 deal on the 190/55. Actually, I'm really impressed as they let me know that the last installer (previous owner bought them) torqued the front fork pinch bolts WAY too tight, and they walked me through wheel removal for my next set. Good guys, good price! :plus:

whitebrad
06-18-2009, 10:27 PM
http://www.tfogwheelsports.com/ ask for Jim, tell him Keith sent you from CSC (Cosportbikeclub).

http://www.303cycle.com/ ask for Wayne, same deal.

Like I said both of these shops are more than recommended by CSC. Jim's screen name on CSC is TFOGGuys, and Wayne is konichd

Keith

thanks for the hookup!

just got my tires done... doc z, you are 100% right... GREAT guys, GREAT JOB... and that silicone balancing thing? MIGHT GET 5000 MILES out of these...

http://www.303cycle.com/ ask for Wayne

think i found a new tire shop!

Sprtbkbabe
06-21-2009, 09:23 AM
:plus: TFOG. Jim is the only one who gets to touchy and personal (doh!) with my Ape's and his tire prices beat all the locals IMHO. 303.216.2400 He adjusted valves to perfect spec


http://www.tfogwheelsports.com/ ask for Jim, tell him Keith sent you from CSC (Cosportbikeclub).
Jim's screen name on CSC is TFOGGuys


BTW: I always forget to post in here, but you can add in: 2000.5 Mille & 2007 RSVR

Siobhan in Aurora

Sprtbkbabe
06-21-2009, 09:25 AM
Wayne is konichd? I didn't know that...

No, David is Konichd. Wayne is his Bus partner there

whitebrad
06-21-2009, 08:00 PM
by the way, since sprtbikebabe is too modest to mention it, she is representin aprilia in mra this year...

next rece july 11 at ppir (in the springs)...

i will be going down to support...

i live in denver, would like to meet up somewhere central to south of everyone and head out there...

july 11, meet at the phillips 66-- which is on the west side of I-25 and arapahoe...

8755 E Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

WE SHOULD ALL GO OUT AND SUPPORT!!! watch some races, do some riding...

i would pm everyone but i don't know who is still active...

Dr. Zaius
06-22-2009, 12:43 AM
by the way, since sprtbikebabe is too modest to mention it, she is representin aprilia in mra this year...

next rece july 11 at ppir (in the springs)...

i will be going down to support...

i live in denver, would like to meet up somewhere central to south of everyone and head out there...

july 11, meet at the phillips 66-- which is on the west side of I-25 and arapahoe...

8755 E Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

WE SHOULD ALL GO OUT AND SUPPORT!!! watch some races, do some riding...

i would pm everyone but i don't know who is still active...

A Priller racing in CO... count me in. Let's see if we can make a day out of this. That should be a great ride down to the track. Post if you're in and feel free to bring some friends. Maybe we should make Fay Myers the meeting spot as it's more well known and bike friendly.

whitebrad
06-22-2009, 03:05 AM
WELL... i have no idea where fay meyers is... but this new fangled inter net might just hep me...

i effin hate going to bike shops though! stupid limited resources!

yeah, wherever we will meet, should be a good run down there... good run, good race... AND etc

jjb
06-22-2009, 08:41 AM
If you all are coming to PPIR on 7/11-7/12, I'll bring my Ape as well so we can have more representation!

whitebrad
06-22-2009, 01:08 PM
that would be great! i am trying to get a group together to ride down there, with all the apes, and support sportbikebabe, so any other rep helps!

whitebrad
06-24-2009, 12:12 AM
so she races on the 12th she says, at about 11 and 2... the 12th is a sunday, according to this thing i just found called a calendur...

any takers?

i will be going for sure

fire_2869
06-24-2009, 05:51 PM
Hey guys, I'm from Tulsa, OK and will be in Colorado Springs August 21st through the 26th. I am going to bring three of my babies to ride, and was just wondering if someone had good maps of the area roads?

Drew,An
06-25-2009, 07:19 AM
Hey, I have an '08 RSV and am stationed at Ft. Carson. Add me to any distro for rides in or around Colorado please. I wont be back till late summer but just enough time for a couple months of good ride time before the winter sets in.

colo_heff
06-25-2009, 09:19 AM
... Add me to any distro for rides in or around Colorado please. I wont be back till late summer but just enough time for a couple months of good ride time before the winter sets in.

Here's a great local sportsbike club:

http://www.cosportbikeclub.org/forums

JoMille
06-25-2009, 09:49 AM
So is anyone riding Saturday and Sunday? I'll be out both days. I like to start a little early in an attempt to avoid traffic and while it is still a little cool.

9am - Kickstands up at 9:20am

Morrison Conoco

Who is in?

whitebrad
06-25-2009, 11:02 PM
might be in for sunday...

i have saturday all booked...

morrison conoco? where is that? i mean i am guessing morrison, but...

and i am not from here

colo_heff
06-26-2009, 08:26 AM
The Morrison Conoco is one of the popular places to meet up and go carve some canyons... C-470 to Morrison Rd, go west and it's about 2 blks up on the right... it's near one of the entrances to Bandimere Speedway... usual meeting time @9:00am on weekends...

Dr. Zaius
06-27-2009, 02:15 AM
Jo,
I might be in for Sunday at 9am too. I'm out to Fort fun tomorrow with the boys for some beer drinkin at Brew fest, but an early Sunday ride sounds nnnnnice. I post up tomorrow...

FYI- I had a great ride today after the heavens came down. Gotta love this state! It's riding weather 300+ days/year!:worship:

whitebrad
06-30-2009, 03:53 AM
by the way, since sprtbikebabe is too modest to mention it, she is representin aprilia in mra this year...

next race july 11 at ppir (in the springs)...

i will be going down to support...

i live in denver, would like to meet up somewhere central to south of everyone and head out there...







i would pm everyone but i don't know who is still active...


still trying to get these apes in motion!!!
please hit me back and let me know

WE SHOULD ALL GO OUT AND SUPPORT!!! watch some races, do some riding...

departing from fay myers, 8:30 am july 12th.... i will there at 8:00 am

JoMille
07-02-2009, 01:06 AM
Here is a ride for those of us who don't have the whole 4th of July to ride.
We'll start early to beat the heat, beat the traffic, and get home early.

Morrison Conoco 7:30am - We'll be back by 10:30-11am

whitebrad
07-03-2009, 04:47 AM
Are you A.K.A Danjo?