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P54
09-01-2008, 01:23 AM
I have an '02 RSV and looking to alter my handlebar reach.

Subtle will work, radical may be overkill, but SOMEBODY must know SOMETHING with regard to HeliBars, Convertabars, ANYTHING!(???)

I have short arms and a bit of a belly, I'm looking to get my handlebar grips up just a little higher. Does anybody know what works, and to what degree I may have to alter, modify, or butcher the fairing?

GC6269
09-01-2008, 06:23 AM
I have short arms and a bit of a belly

Is that you Paul?

whiner
09-01-2008, 06:33 AM
I have short arms and a bit of a belly,

Hope you don't have deep pocket's as well

welshtuono
09-01-2008, 08:43 AM
I have an '02 RSV and looking to alter my handlebar reach.

I have short arms and a bit of a belly

The only serious answer you could expect on this forum is...........trade it for a Tuono (that's what the rest of us with short arms and a bit of a belly have done!):burnout:

hairy
09-01-2008, 08:55 AM
The only serious answer you could expect on this forum is...........trade it for a Tuono (that's what the rest of us with short arms and a bit of a belly have done!):burnout:

what u mean bit:funnypost:funnypost:funnypost:kidding::cheers:

Judge Dredd
09-01-2008, 11:20 AM
Does anybody know what works, and to what degree I may have to alter, modify, or butcher the fairing?
I have tried and it is not worth the bloody pain. everything is so tight that any change is a complete pain in the **** if you search on the site you will find a number of people have tried various changes.... falco seems to be the one that is less problematic. Better still but a Tuono :bump:

P54
09-02-2008, 10:53 AM
Dammit, and I already concluded that may well be my answer, that it can't be done. But I had to put the question out there.

Soooooo.....
I've got this VERY COOL, VERY SEXY, SWEEEET RUNNING MACHINE. Only 200 miles aboard it, and I'm already convinced that the Aprilia V60 has won my 'cycle enthusiast soul over, and with it.... my heart.

I'm 54, 5' 2", and it's getting old not being able to touch the ground without any tip-toe drama. Belly on the tank is bothersome, but I think when I lower the tubes back in the triple tree where they belong, I won't be as uncomfortable. Besides, I found out after removing the tape at the top of my face shield.... that I didn't have to strain my neck so hard to see forward for the ride home!

I paid only $3500 for this '02 RSV Mille with it's 15,000 miles and Arrow exhaust, put new tires on it, and changed the oil, but I don't know it's service history (the valves aren't making any noise and the performance is NOT lacking!) It's in absolutely COOL condition!

What is the REALISTIC market value of this thing out here on the West Coast of our "United" Snakes? If I'm to put $600 into lowering a suspension, I would rather it be to a Tuono. The seating/handlebar position of the Tuono is perfect, and the V-twin in these things is magical.

What to do, what to do....... (???).

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk16/RhysWms/My%20bikes/zzzzzzzSept108small.jpg

GC6269
09-02-2008, 02:39 PM
http://www.findcoolclothes.com/products/large_photos/Chopper-100.jpg

vito
09-02-2008, 03:14 PM
http://www.findcoolclothes.com/products/large_photos/Chopper-100.jpg

oh, that's cold.

i'm 5'9" and can't flat foot both feet on the tuono, but i don't even notice it any more . but at 5'2" you might want to try one out. they are a little tall.

RastaRN
09-02-2008, 06:55 PM
At 5'2" you might want to buy one of those gymnastic springboards they use on the vault...so you can get on the Tuono. It has a very tall seat height. I'm 5'10" and can just barely flat foot it.

naimchase
09-02-2008, 07:55 PM
http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94588