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Old 02-04-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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The Dorsoduro Thread

*Alright, being a former "the DR650 thread" and "the DR350 thread" regular I am hoping to start a Aprilia Dorsoduro owners thread. I'm not sure how many of you are out there yet.

I'm picking one up next week and I am jacked. It looks sweet and I think it's going to make a great mid distance adventure bike. I plan on getting the oem saddle bags and hopefully a removable windscreen for longer trips to start out with.

I know a few have mentioned a removable windscreen would be nice. I found a dorsoduro specific windscreen on the Puig website. You can't order strait from them. I called AF1 Racing to see if they could order one and they said they will try to include it in their next order and let me know. There number is 877-626-3966, if you would want one call them. Maybe if enough people show interest they will order some for sure.

Anyways, I hope this thread catches on.

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Old 02-04-2010, 05:31 PM   #2
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I think there's a thread on it in Road Warriors. Have a look there see if you can find it.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:00 PM   #3
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I have a DD and two DRs. I put an old windscreen from a 2003 GSXR 1000 on. Pictures later. I also rode mine 10000 the first year 2009. I would not recommended the Aprilia bags since they are so small and look backwards to me. More later.








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Old 02-06-2010, 01:58 PM   #4
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The wind screen is the lowest turbulance setup I have every seen on my streetbikes
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #5
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hey guys. Great to see a few other Aprilia riders floating around. I know she wasn't designed for touring but I will also be taking some long rides this summer.

I'm still working on the setup. I plan to get the aprilia bags as most of my riding will be shorter 3 or 4 day trips and I like the factory look.

What has everyone been doing on the fuel capacity issue? I ride with two BMW GS' and they could go all day without a stop but the DD is ready for a refill after only ~90miles (to low fuel). I've never run it dry and am usually putting nearly a full gallon in when the light is just on - so I know the range can be slightly extended just by adding risk.

Thanks for the windscreen tip as well. I saw Pigulia (sp?) has a formal solution but I think the GSXR fix looks better and probably has much greater coverage. How did you secure it? Is it removable?
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:29 PM   #6
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I took off for Texas (4000 miles) with only 1000 miles on the odo last summer. I took two 1 gallon cans along packed into two backpacks laid over my tent and sleeping bag. I used it about a half dozen times but normally I could get to a gas station before needing to unpack my extra fuel. I got about 42-44 miles a gallon normally but when traffic slowed I would get a litle more- as much as 50+ mpg. Anything above 70 would take my mileage down to 40 or so. I had to buy a rear tire in Dallas and found a Shinko for $120. I changed in at my son-in-laws garage. That tire was just about wore out when I got back to Oregon.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:33 PM   #7
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Fork oil change

Has any one done there own fork oil change on the DD? I am interested in doing so, but not wanting to take the forks apart. Just taking the caps off and pumping the oil out in to a beaker and using that as the ammount to replace it with some 15w oil.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:45 PM   #8
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Curse of the DD ended

Pics of my DD with peg packer gas cans mounted on my own soft bag brackets:



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Old 03-17-2012, 05:39 PM   #9
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Ram1000, you are the Dorsoduro man! Great job!
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #10
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #11
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This thread's a great read...

I pulled the trigger on a 1200 a week ago.

It initially limited the revs to 6500 rpm but it got better after 400kms. Had to set the shift light manually, though.

Racked up a total of 750kms over the weekend getting to know the bike better.

The local Aprilia dealer is new but seems to have invested enough to feel like a safe bet. I got the 1st Dorsoduro. Actually the 1st Aprilia they had as I was at their door the moment they opened when they got their 1st shipment. They've since sold out all their RSV4 Factories, DD1200s and Tuonos. The 750s are the slow movers. Kinda expected as liters sell better than mids here in the Philippines.

It was a bit too tall when I 1st sat on it but lowering the front by 1 notch and softening rear preload by 1 cm fixed that. I'm 173 cm in height with a 76 cm inseam.

Coming off a year and a half break from riding, I'm very happy with the bike. Only issues I have are the relatively low tank range and the rear tire that edges too easy. Other than that, the thing's a hoot.













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Old 02-09-2013, 11:24 PM   #12
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The bike has a 6in rear with a 180 tire...

Have done 930 kms in 2 weekends... Enjoying it tremendously except for faster highway runs which are a pain...

Today, I ended up taking a quick ride with some bimmer folks to the Pusod Taal Conservation Center which hosted us for breakfast...

















Was able to let her stretch her legs a bit...




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Old 02-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #13
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Notes on the DD1200, consumption and range (S mode + ATC 1)
On the highway going a near constant 150kph : 5.8 l/km
In the mountain passes : 6.6 to 7.1 l/km depending on how playful I get
In the traffic hell of Metro Manila : 10.8 to 11.2 l/km
Fuel light comes on around 10 liters from full.

Does this improve after the 1000 service???

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Old 02-11-2013, 03:16 PM   #14
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Notes on the DD1200, consumption and range (S mode + ATC 1)
On the highway going a near constant 150kph : 5.8 l/km
In the mountain passes : 6.6 to 7.1 l/km depending on how playful I get
In the traffic hell of Metro Manila : 10.8 to 11.2 l/km
Fuel light comes on around 10 liters from full.

Does this improve after the 1000 service???

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #15
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My Dorso is back at the shop. The bike died mid left-turn last week and the Urgent Service light came on when I restarted it. It did the same weird surge between 2500-3000rpm with no throttle input. Managed to limp it home and then trucked it to the shop a few days later. Still waiting for the call back on what went wrong, but it the symptoms were identical to the bad cylinder pressure sensor that I had replaced about 18mo ago. I told the shop back then to replace both since if one was failing the other was probably going out and they told me they did.

That shop no longer services Apes, so I'm trying out a new dealer. Ugh. If this was mechanical I could fix it myself, but I can't diagnose error codes from the ECU, so I'm stuck with the shops.

Not sure when I can get the bike back.
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