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    Quote Originally Posted by felixdjb View Post
    Dog bone.

    The main issue with this is that it doesn't appear to get much grease when it leaves the factory and can dry out as it's so close to the exhaust.
    The standard triangle plates do look flimsy, but the problem is bearings seize and the Dog bone gives in, not that those plates arnt up to it.
    Strip this down once a year and re-grease... JD.
    Thanks! And yes, I've heard these dog bones can potentially be an issue. The previous owner installed an Ohlins rear shock and re-greased everything back there while he was in there. I'll keep a close eye on it and be sure to service it regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott V View Post
    I went 147 when the light came on. Mostly 60-75 MPH Computer said 50 MPG,but figured at 47 MPG when I filled up.. More then once too. I am happy with my range in touring mode..I have sucked it down to 4.5 gals, and still moving, so over 200 mile range is no problem for me..Still like the Rotopax in case I twist the throttle a bit too much..

    The guy I bought this bike from has a FJR-1300 .With some rear bags, the Tuono would suit my sport touring idea better. It adapts very well to minor change. Maybe not cutting edge anything but just a nice V-twin Motorcycle..
    100%! Yes, a great V-twin bike! My other scoot is a 2005 Yamaha FZ1. What can I say, there are a lot of iconic bikes out there that are a few years old, but still kick major ass!

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    I hope you enjoy your ride Gorillaz, and remember the short range we get from a tank.
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    Rode over the mountain this Monday. went 192 miles, (151 until the low fuel light came on) and took 3.98 gals.. 48 MPG.. I am really liking the range on this thing.. I thought it was going to be horrible at all times, but it's proving me wrong..

    I also had a R1 setup like the Tuono..
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    God damn I wish I got even close to that range. I get 30mpg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorillaz View Post
    Hey Team! I just picked up my first Tuono- a 2008 with right at 8,300 miles. I've had a TON of bikes over the years and have been on a 2005 FZ1 for the past 8.
    I'm just really excited to own a Tuono!

    Current mods are Akrapovik slip-ons, Ohlins rear shock, and 15 tooth front sprocket.

    What would you say are the top, must-do mods for this bike?

    Thanks so much! Excited to be here!
    Look at my signature. For me, this is all the Tuono needs. Follow my design on exhaust coreing and you won't believe the throttle response the bike achieves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Fader View Post
    Look at my signature. For me, this is all the Tuono needs. Follow my design on exhaust coreing and you won't believe the throttle response the bike achieves.
    Sounds good man. By the way, I'm running the Akrapovik titanium slip-ons...would I still want to/need to core them? I'm running map2. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorillaz View Post
    Sounds good man. By the way, I'm running the Akrapovik titanium slip-ons...would I still want to/need to core them? I'm running map2. Thanks!
    No. That's a good exhaust. Do they have a catalyst in them?

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    I have an 05 Tuono Factory I bought new in 07, so mine came with the spendy upgrades previously mentioned. I installed a Ventura Rack, which gives a passenger a solid place to hold on, plus I can fit a luggage rack for touring. Radiator/oil cooler screens (Cox Racing, for example) & frame/axle/swingarm sliders are good insurance against damage.

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    Ditch the wimpy Sunstar front brake rotors for a set of Brembos. The "floater" buttons came loose on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Fader View Post
    No. That's a good exhaust. Do they have a catalyst in them?
    Yeah, I really like em. Definitely wouldn't want them any louder. Not sure if they have a catalyst or not. I'll find out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevlar View Post
    I have an 05 Tuono Factory I bought new in 07, so mine came with the spendy upgrades previously mentioned. I installed a Ventura Rack, which gives a passenger a solid place to hold on, plus I can fit a luggage rack for touring. Radiator/oil cooler screens (Cox Racing, for example) & frame/axle/swingarm sliders are good insurance against damage.
    Cool! I'll check out those safety items as well as the Cox Racing stuff. Thanks!

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