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    Finally!

    Been lurking here for a bit, waiting to be an "official" member and as of yesterday, I can now consider myself one of y'all. I've had it less than 24 hours and already compiled a list of mods I wanna do, starting with changing the sprockets so I can go less than 35mph, although who really wants to? A bigger wind screen is also near the top of my list. It was 28F this morning. But I had the biggest frozen grin you've ever seen.

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    Welome

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    very nice. good luck with the windscreen

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    congrats, welcome, and good luck!

    pardon my ignorance, but what model/year is your bike? can't say I've ever seen that color around here!

    re "lower than 35 mph" I was shocked the first ride by how well behaved my Tuono V4 was in city traffic, considering the incredible power, it rides (imo) like a motor scooter in city!

    wondering why you'd need a mod. cheers

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    greetings and salutations dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnflyboy View Post
    congrats, welcome, and good luck!

    pardon my ignorance, but what model/year is your bike? can't say I've ever seen that color around here!

    re "lower than 35 mph" I was shocked the first ride by how well behaved my Tuono V4 was in city traffic, considering the incredible power, it rides (imo) like a motor scooter in city!

    wondering why you'd need a mod. cheers
    its Gen 2 V twin 1000R and they are very snatchy below 3,000 RPM on standard gearing, usual mod is drop a tooth on the front and add 2 to the back

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    Welcome 2C, smashing machine yer got there jist a pity it's in the slow blue colour.

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    Unlike you, mr A, green with envy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooksy View Post
    its Gen 2 V twin 1000R and they are very snatchy below 3,000 RPM on standard gearing, usual mod is drop a tooth on the front and add 2 to the back
    Yup, 2008 Tuono and you are spot on in regards to the snatchiness. I was thinking of 15/42, but am open to other suggestions. I have no concerns regarding top end speed or quite frankly, gas mileage and I won't be racing (although I may have a track day or two during the year). Don't plan on any long (100+ mile) rides either. Plus I live in a 25mph zone due to lack of sidewalks and narrow shoulders and want to be a good boy (most the time). Thanks all.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlafTuono View Post
    Unlike you, mr A, green with envy.
    Sorry OT it wid take far more than a blue T to make me Green,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a fishing trip oot of Arbroath wid do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
    Welcome 2C, smashing machine yer got there jist a pity it's in the slow blue colour.
    So I should cancel my ordering a personalized license plate of BLUBYU, or does it still apply to non-Aprilias?

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    Welcome friend from over the pond , like the blue one but ended up with the red, well I am a utd fan (football/soccer team) in case you not know who man utd are, anyway welcome , enjoy, you tuono you will smile when you get an open road

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    Welcome friend from over the pond , like the blue one but ended up with the red, well I am a utd fan (football/soccer team) in case you not know who man utd are, anyway welcome , enjoy, your tuono you will smile when you get an open road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powley View Post
    Welcome friend from over the pond , like the blue one but ended up with the red, well I am a utd fan (football/soccer team) in case you not know who man utd are, anyway welcome , enjoy, your tuono you will smile when you get an open road
    Thanks, and yes, I know who ManU is, as I watched your gents kick our (Seattle Sounders of MLS) asses a couple of years ago in a friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd Chldhood View Post
    So I should cancel my ordering a personalized license plate of BLUBYU, or does it still apply to non-Aprilias?
    That plate yer ordering sounds like a song.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd Chldhood View Post
    Yup, 2008 Tuono and you are spot on in regards to the snatchiness. I was thinking of 15/42, but am open to other suggestions. I have no concerns regarding top end speed or quite frankly, gas mileage and I won't be racing (although I may have a track day or two during the year). Don't plan on any long (100+ mile) rides either. Plus I live in a 25mph zone due to lack of sidewalks and narrow shoulders and want to be a good boy (most the time). Thanks all.....
    cool, 2nd! thnks for info. where/how did you find it, if you don't mind me asking, pls? I'm down on ebay; my experience there has been more one of deadends, high priced dealers, unrealistic "reserves", and non serious bids than anything else. just wondering if I'm alone with that.
    cheers,

    (P.S; do you have a better pic, maybe side view of the bike? ty again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnflyboy View Post
    cool, 2nd! thnks for info. where/how did you find it, if you don't mind me asking, pls? I'm down on ebay; my experience there has been more one of deadends, high priced dealers, unrealistic "reserves", and non serious bids than anything else. just wondering if I'm alone with that.
    cheers,

    (P.S; do you have a better pic, maybe side view of the bike? ty again)
    I found it on cycletrader.com. The place I bought it from is in Minnesota, so I had to pay $700 to have it shipped to my place (I live a bit outside of Seattle) I had some concerns buying a bike without checking it out first hand but really wanted a blue one and there were none to be found locally. You might also check with AF1 Racing, as they currently have a 2007.5 Blue Tuono for sale. As for a picture, the only other one I've got so far is kind of embarrassing, as I'm in it, but here goes....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd Chldhood View Post
    I found it on cycletrader.com. The place I bought it from is in Minnesota, so I had to pay $700 to have it shipped to my place (I live a bit outside of Seattle) I had some concerns buying a bike without checking it out first hand but really wanted a blue one and there were none to be found locally. You might also check with AF1 Racing, as they currently have a 2007.5 Blue Tuono for sale. As for a picture, the only other one I've got so far is kind of embarrassing, as I'm in it, but here goes....
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    way cool. thanks! nice bike! looks well cared for! re embarrassing; not at all..

    yes, i did Cycle Trader once, found THAT worked well...got a trailer and a road trip and a great deal on a kawi out of it all, u coulda stopped at Sturgis; that's out there someplace too, I think, lol

    many miles on it? looks like you got a good deal what's that can?

    cheers

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    I think I got a "fair" deal on it. It has a bit over 6K miles on the clock. The cans are Akrapovics and (I believe) are an upgrade that comes from Aprilia. (If I'm wrong, I'm sure there are a number of knowledgable folks that will correct me) If you want to discuss this in more detail, send me a PM with a number you can be reached at and I'll be glad to fill you in on all the gory details of this purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd Chldhood View Post
    I think I got a "fair" deal on it. It has a bit over 6K miles on the clock. The cans are Akrapovics and (I believe) are an upgrade that comes from Aprilia. (If I'm wrong, I'm sure there are a number of knowledgable folks that will correct me) If you want to discuss this in more detail, send me a PM with a number you can be reached at and I'll be glad to fill you in on all the gory details of this purchase.


    always buy used bikes from owners residing the northern tier states! lo mileage guaranteed!

    Will do, ty! good luck w/ the new wheels!

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