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    Gen2 fuel tank fit a gen1?

    I just picked up a project 2000 RSV 1000 mille, The gas tank is corroded and Rusty and I needed to replace it as opposed to cleaning it. Would a 2004 and later gas tank fit on my motorcycle? Or am I limited to the 1998 to 2003 generation one fuel tanks? Any help is appreciated thank you

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    No idea if a later tank will fit, i suspect not easily, but the later Gen1 Tanks are plastic and corrosion free. That said they do swell a little with the ethanol in the fuel. I left mine empty/drained over winter in a warm spot next to our heating system and it shrank back a little and fitted better come spring.

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    think I have seen a falco tank fitted on a gen1 by konstantin on here of smaltmoto fame.
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    I would be curious to know this as well. I am looking at a 1999 RSV with a dent in the tank and wondering if it might easier to replace with a gen 2 tank

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    From my research I think it will fit but you need to get some valance pieces and the seat might not fit perfectly. Also it appears to 2003 to 2005 tuono fuel tank will fit on a first generation RSV 1000 . I guess I wonít know until I try. I am going to see if I can get the bike running with this dirty fuel tank and might have to change out a few filters

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    I think the first picture you posted is a generation one bike? However my generation one looks different. It has two valance pieces that go along with the tank almost to the front. Maybe there were two different styles in the first generation? Come to think of it I donít know if my bike is a generation one. It has the Olens steering dampener and has brembo brakes front and rear. I thought these were only offered in the second generation? However my title says I have a 2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000rsv1000 View Post
    I think the first picture you posted is a generation one bike? However my generation one looks different. It has two valance pieces that go along with the tank almost to the front. Maybe there were two different styles in the first generation? Come to think of it I don’t know if my bike is a generation one. It has the Olens steering dampener and has brembo brakes front and rear. I thought these were only offered in the second generation? However my title says I have a 2000
    In gen 1's there is a 98 to 2000 version like yours and 2001 to 2003 version.
    Tuono's 2003 to 05 are considered Gen 1 also, hence their tank is a straight swap on the later Gen 1
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    Here's a 2000 Mille which came w/ Brembos- you probably have a Factory if it has a steering dampner and carbon fenders/body work inserts. A gen 2 tank may or may not fit but will be missing the side covers that normally are fitted. Since yours is a "project" it may have components mixed from different years- Post a pic of it
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    All aprilia Mille from 98-03, all RSVR 04-09, all Tuono, all Falco, all Futura, and all aprilia V4 come with Brembo brakes. The Factory moniker was not used till the 04 RSVR and applies to nothing before. All 98-2000 Mille came with a steering damper regardless of model. Ohlins on the 2000 R model.
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    Are you in Mount Vernon, NY? Would love to see the bike when you get it running or help if at all possible. Are you not able to find a tank for a 2000?

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