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    Touring

    Hi All

    I'm the happy owner of a 2008 gen 2 tuono, had it a few months now and loving it, but in a bit of a Delmer as i have a few pals that are wanting to do some big euro trips averaging 3000mls a trip , over the next few years none of them have touring bikes but do however have very reliable jap bikes.

    My concern is do i change my bike to a jap one (ie honda cbr 1100xx) and not have to worry about ever having a problem, or is the tuono just as reliable for high mls over the years ? and will i have the constant worry that at any point itll let me down with it being a Italian bike and the known problems it can have ?

    Your thoughts welcome

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    I did 1800 miles to the French /swiss border in june this year and can report no probs whatsoever.
    just make sure your bike is prepped right etc and away you go .

    luggage wise I use a small tank bag , oxford panniers and tail bag . loadsa room .

    don't forget to take a can of tyre repair gunk just in case your mate gets a puncture . lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack930 View Post
    Hi All

    I'm the happy owner of a 2008 gen 2 tuono, had it a few months now and loving it, but in a bit of a Delmer as i have a few pals that are wanting to do some big euro trips averaging 3000mls a trip , over the next few years none of them have touring bikes but do however have very reliable jap bikes.

    My concern is do i change my bike to a jap one (ie honda cbr 1100xx) and not have to worry about ever having a problem, or is the tuono just as reliable for high mls over the years ? and will i have the constant worry that at any point itll let me down with it being a Italian bike and the known problems it can have ?

    Your thoughts welcome
    I looked at a gen 1 that had done 121,000 km's (about 67,000 miles). Ran like clockwork, and almost as nice as my 19,000 km example.

    My gen 1 has been a daily driver for the last two and a half years and has only let me down once when the clutch bearing let go.

    Seems to me if you use it regularly, it's a lot more reliable
    Thanks from jack930

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    Living on a small island I only really used my gen2 for touring on.
    Several trips around France
    Twice to Italy
    Twice to the TT
    No trip was less than a thousand miles and never had a problem.
    I invested in a Ventura luggage system and found it brilliant. (Think I've still got if you're interested)
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    hi thanks for the feed back, sound encouraging, ive just got some oxford soft panniers and a tail bag, for a bike i had before the ape so will use them .. will need to look into a better touring screen was thinking the Laminar lip http://www.laminarlip.com/newinfo.php

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    jack , I use oxford sports panniers on my gen 2 , and had to make up a pair of supports to keep the insides straight and supported other wize when you strap ,em on they would mould to the side of the tail / seat unit sides and severely limit the storage space .if I come across the pics I will post them .
    I did think about knocking a few sets up once .

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    they are bent up pieces of rebar, cut and welded to clear the cans and wide part of tail section . these were a prototype I made , and work very well .
    where abouts in the world are you ?? if in the uk I may consider lending them so you can make copys . I no longer have time t fook about making them , as heavily involved with another project with a deadline !!!

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    oh yea , mounting points are --- front is bolted behind forward pillion peg mount and--- rear is bolted to the bungee point just below rear indicators .

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    I use an ermax screen, not a touring screen but much better than original...

    That said, even better than a screen is a big tank bag !

    i use the Famsa one which splits into 3 different bags to use, also +1 on the Ventura - between the 2 more than enough space for a couple of weeks worth



    I gave up worrying about break downs..... i now get free euro break down cover with my insurance

    If ya live anywhere near Yorkshire your welcome to try / borrow it ...

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    Cheers again for all the great feed back and help

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    just got a soft set of side bags and gona use a tail bag. see how i get on with them when i go. BTW here is a pic of the bike

    Also any one now what models had the stator issues just looked at the bikes engine No (if thats the one we look at ) and unsure if it fits in the range

    20170110_133155.jpg
    Last edited by jack930; January 14th, 2017 at 04:53 AM.

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