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klowry
12-12-2017, 05:34 PM
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Still looks pretty good! I love this bike. I actually used almost half a quart of oil in 3,000 miles since Amauri serviced it at 67,000. Orig, clutch, stator, tranny, engine, ecu with race map etc. I lost count of how many sets of tires I have been through. I do love the feel of the new Q3+ tires. I did have my Fuel tank replaced twice by Aprilia, but I figured out that as long as I run the tank down below the seat it has healed itself of waves in the sides and pimple like zits on the top. Tank still looks great! Stock carbon fiber is starting to get patchy in spots but you have to look really close!

Viper1
12-12-2017, 06:02 PM
Wow very cool! Congrats! What year?

Viper1
12-12-2017, 06:03 PM
How do you like the R1 in the background? I'm thinking of buying one!

snikwad
12-12-2017, 06:20 PM
This is awesome. Love seeing these.
Can I share your pics on my FB group. Still on the original motor?
What major repairs or replacements have you had to do?
Any track time on the bike?


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stu_h
12-12-2017, 06:42 PM
Supreme effort ! looks like an 09 or a 10 model ? pre APRC ?

Im up to 80,000kilometres on my 2014... 112,000km is a long way away !

klowry
12-12-2017, 07:03 PM
Wow very cool! Congrats! What year?

2010, original owner bought in Nov. 2009

klowry
12-12-2017, 07:07 PM
This is awesome. Love seeing these.
Can I share your pics on my FB group. Still on the original motor?
What major repairs or replacements have you had to do?
Any track time on the bike?


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Yes you can share, I have posted on facebook, original motor, after Aprilia did their required replacement at 1,800 miles. No major repairs.1 air sensor at 19,800 miles , a radiator puncture at 43,000 and a front wheel started leaking air at 60,000 and change from a pin hole, check some of my previous post. I did probably 12 or more track days on it. Note my avitar pic, looks like my friend was on the bike with me!!!

klowry
12-12-2017, 07:15 PM
How do you like the R1 in the background? I'm thinking of buying one!

I really like the R1 also. I have 22,000 plus miles on it. 7 or 8 track days. 347863334786647864347865

madhatter
12-12-2017, 07:23 PM
Nice to see a positive experience with that many miles! My RSVR was bulletproof hoping to have the same luck with my RSV4.

2009tuono
12-12-2017, 07:50 PM
What was you valve adjustment interval? And we’re they ever out of adjustment.

klowry
12-12-2017, 08:03 PM
[QUOTE=2009tuono;4362273]What was you valve adjustment interval? And we’re they ever out of adjustment. . approximately every 12 to 13,000 miles, several only slightly out at 30k and again at 67000 miles.

mastro1
12-12-2017, 08:17 PM
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Still looks pretty good! I love this bike. I actually used almost half a quart of oil in 3,000 miles since Amauri serviced it at 67,000. Orig, clutch, stator, tranny, engine, ecu with race map etc. I lost count of how many sets of tires I have been through. I do love the feel of the new Q3+ tires. I did have my Fuel tank replaced twice by Aprilia, but I figured out that as long as I run the tank down below the seat it has healed itself of waves in the sides and pimple like zits on the top. Tank still looks great! Stock carbon fiber is starting to get patchy in spots but you have to look really close!


Nice! love to see sport bikes with miles on them!

snikwad
12-12-2017, 08:32 PM
Yes you can share, I have posted on facebook, original motor, after Aprilia did their required replacement at 1,800 miles. No major repairs.1 air sensor at 19,800 miles , a radiator puncture at 43,000 and a front wheel started leaking air at 60,000 and change from a pin hole, check some of my previous post. I did probably 12 or more track days on it. Note my avitar pic, looks like my friend was on the bike with me!!!

That is just outstanding. :)


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snikwad
12-12-2017, 08:46 PM
I really like the R1 also. I have 22,000 plus miles on it. 7 or 8 track days. 347863334786647864347865

Why did you go with the R1 instead of a newer Ape.


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klowry
12-12-2017, 09:45 PM
Why did you go with the R1 instead of a newer Ape.


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Because I still love the Ape I have. I am 67, old school traction control, right wrist! In 2015 the Yamaha was the first bike with traction control and wheelie control that was not invasive, it was lighter than the Ape and the brakes even with abs feel just like standard strong brakes. Having been a long time Yamaha guy and my son sponsored by Graves motorsports and Yamaha to 3 track overall championships with WSMC at Willow Springs and 1 Champion ship at Chuckwalla's CVMA racing organization the R1M was definitely a great decision.I like having the two different experiences on both bikes that have a lot of charisma. :Lately I have been considering a 17 or 18 Aprilia RSV4 RF although I have not ridden one yet, I have ridden my friends 16 RF and really liked it.

Disciple
12-12-2017, 10:39 PM
Like everyone says, great to hear about positive experiences. Sometimes, after reading negative post, after negative post,psychologically you can start losing confidence in long rides.Will I make it home today? LOL.

cb77guy
12-12-2017, 10:43 PM
Way to go! I'm glad I'm not the only "old dude" with an RSV4. I'm 75, but I don't think I'll ever put as many miles on mine, as you have on yours though. I have raced since the mid '60's, raced and did track days until I was 70. Giving up on racing and track days was a hard decision to make, but ended up being a good decision to get off the track when I did. I had a really bad street accident 3 months after my last weekend at the track, that laid me up for 6 months with a broken pelvis. At the time I had an RC51, a CBR1000RR a CB77 Vintage racer and a KTM RC8R. I traded the KTM for a '16 RSV4 RF LE and I am absolutely thrilled with it. By the way, #305 in my avatar is my vintage racer on Labor day 2013, my last time on the track. The kid on the CBR dropped it as he tried to get by on the exit of the corner. You can see the front wheel starting to go in the photo.

Disciple
12-12-2017, 10:54 PM
Awesome! "Old Guys Rule" at least that is what I tell myself. Cb77guy, making the kids look bad on your vintage iron, way to go. :-)

snikwad
12-13-2017, 09:53 AM
I tell people I'm gonna be riding a sportbike as long as I can. Till I'm old and grey. They're like naw you can't do that.
Wish I could have them read thing your guys write. So awesome.



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snikwad
12-13-2017, 09:55 AM
Hey cb77guy. Were you on 1000rr.net back in the day when it was the shiznit, before it got bought out?


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rsnet
12-13-2017, 12:15 PM
Nice job Klowry, still looks fresh in the photos too.
i have one of the exact same model & colour in my collection only 8K km though.

2009tuono
12-13-2017, 12:55 PM
Sweet! Thatís an amazing story for APEís in a unique fight against such a strong Japanese market!

cb77guy
12-13-2017, 10:33 PM
Hey cb77guy. Were you on 1000rr.net back in the day when it was the shiznit, before it got bought out?


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Yeah, that was me. The CBR got stolen from in front of my office, but I replaced it with an '11.