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    Baby Twin PayDro's Avatar
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    Lurker from Florida

    Hey ya'll,
    Greetings from Florida!

    I've been looking at a Tuono for a bit, and your site has a lot of good info if I actually get one.

    I'm looking at an orange, 2009 with 16K miles for $3000... with a Puig windscreen, 15T front sprocket, new tires, battery and was just serviced... but the catch is that it has a rebuilt-salvage title. (NADA says about $5700 with clean title)

    The guy has been very upfront on the minor damage from a low-speed right side fall: replaced bar ends, front brake lever, radiator, right headlight, and both mufflers (back to stock). He said he has ridden it about 200 miles after he rebuilt it.

    I'm not going into this blindly, I assume there may be other things to fix on this bike (brown connector, rear brake reservoir, etc).

    Anyways, just introducing myself in case I end up with one. I've got thick skin, so feel free to "Do your worst!"
    Pete

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    Hi PayDro

    Greetings from snowy North Wales

    If the bike has been repaired correctly and it looks, runs and rides ok what's the problem. It's almost half price of a clean title one.

    For that price you can't go wrong as long as it is right. Once you throw your leg over it and get that silly grin on your face you will forget it has been a write off.

    The 2009 models don't have a brown connector problem.


    Good luck let us know what happens next
    Thanks from PayDro

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    Hi Paydro

    Thing to check on the 2009 your looking at
    If the stock exhaust have been re fitted then I would assume that the bike was and is still running map 2 with the stock exhaust the engine will run rough.
    Front discs check for excessive movement on the carrier rivets or floating bobbins.
    Chain and sprockets at that mileage
    If it had a head light check the ram air tube that mounts to the head stock this carries all the front binnacle assembly they tend to break/crack in an impact.
    Plenty of clean bikes out there but I understand the want to save money
    Good luck with what ever you decide.
    Thanks from PayDro

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    Buy it you know you want too,and then you can put up a proper bike in your profile
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    hi dude welcome to the forum , im with hs2300 with checking the big plastic piece that basically holds headlights fairing etc etc as they are prone to cracking on impact .

    this is a very expensive part and virtually unobtainable 2nd hand /used .
    Thanks from PayDro

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    PS . just check the frame behind the brake pedal and the swing arm sides for damage too .
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    Quote Originally Posted by hilift View Post
    PS . just check the frame behind the brake pedal and the swing arm sides for damage too .
    Good shout hilift

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    Wow! Thanks for all the great info! I'll be putting a down payment on it today, so I'll update when I actually get the bike.

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    I'll try these links to the bike pictures



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    Second try:
    Last edited by PayDro; February 28th, 2018 at 02:03 PM.

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    Still nothing i'm afraid.

    Are you happy with it all so far? I'd be happy with some of your weather right now

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