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Old 01-30-2007, 06:16 AM   #16
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:44 PM   #17
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One of my riding buddies has a Pegaso (Peggy Sue) - the one with the Rotax engine. He's presently working through replacing the standard carbs with items from a Suzuki GSX750R, as the standard carbs are (apparently) crap. The Suzuki items, while externally identical to the originals, have different internals and are much more adjustable. I'll try and get him to sign up to this site and post more detail.
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:52 PM   #18
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:31 AM   #19
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Hey Guys im a bit late to the party but

If you want to check out some Pegaso's take a look at

www.borneobikingadventures.com

The website is just about to be updated with new pics as most of the bikes shown have been sold and replaced with a fleet of 6 brand new Pegaso Strada Trails. Such a big improvment over the older versions.
you will se pics of a big 1100 Vtwin Honda that you would be amased at where they take it just for the laugh!!
In my opinion also much better than F650GS as well.

Im lucky enough to ride with these guys quite often (im in a couple of the pics!) and they are great guys the main man is ex british motocross champion Bryan Wade who knows a thing or two about offroad riding!!

Hope you like

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Old 02-22-2007, 11:59 AM   #20
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Further to my post about the carbs on the Pegaso, the owner corrected me as follows:
I wrote "One of my riding buddies has a Pegaso (Peggy Sue) - the one with the Rotax engine. He's presently working through replacing the standard carbs with items from a Suzuki GSX750R, as the standard carbs are (apparently) crap. The Suzuki items, while externally identical to the originals, have different internals and are much more adjustable."
He came back to me with "Not quite. These are essentially the same carb but with a bigger hole down the centre. from 33 to 36mm. Just as adjustable than the original.
ie can replace main jet, can adjust needle height and pilot mixture and idle.
can not replace pilot jets.. Will give you full report when complete."

Currently he has installed an O2 sensor in the pipe and using that to refine the jetting.

More news as it comes to hand...
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:00 PM   #21
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Hey Guys im a bit late to the party but

If you want to check out some Pegaso's take a look at

www.borneobikingadventures.com

The website is just about to be updated with new pics as most of the bikes shown have been sold and replaced with a fleet of 6 brand new Pegaso Strada Trails. Such a big improvment over the older versions.
Ben
These are the Yamaha engined versions, correct?
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:24 PM   #22
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:40 AM   #23
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Any words of wisdom...

I just bought a 2000 Aprilia Pegaso 650. Are there any "must have" upgrades I should be looking into? Any maintenance issues I should be looking out for? etc?

My goal is to take a 3 month tour of North America sometime next year. Is this even the right bike for something like that? Obviously there is much experience to gain before undertaking such a trip, but in the meantime, any advice, tips, thoughts (especially regarding this specific bike) would be appreciated.
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #24
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Just add some luggage and ride across America........
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:24 PM   #25
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I just bought a 2000 Aprilia Pegaso 650. Are there any "must have" upgrades I should be looking into? Any maintenance issues I should be looking out for? etc?

My goal is to take a 3 month tour of North America sometime next year. Is this even the right bike for something like that? Obviously there is much experience to gain before undertaking such a trip, but in the meantime, any advice, tips, thoughts (especially regarding this specific bike) would be appreciated.
Mileage?
Pictures?

Carry an extra front sprocket shaft 'C' clip. Make sure you check coolant level in the Radiator (not just the overflow tank). Miss mine already..... Make sure the steering head bearings have grease. All little stuff.
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I may have a set of factory luggage and rack....
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:18 PM   #26
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Just add some luggage and ride across America........

Trust me. I can't wait to.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:24 PM   #27
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Mileage?
Pictures?

Carry an extra front sprocket shaft 'C' clip. Make sure you check coolant level in the Radiator (not just the overflow tank). Miss mine already..... Make sure the steering head bearings have grease. All little stuff.
Spyder

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I may have a set of factory luggage and rack....
Thanks for those tips, I'll look into all that. I do have factory luggage, which I really like. Not sure how waterproof they are, but they look and function great.

The bike has 11,000 miles on it. I just put about 300 miles on it this weekend. Everything seems to run great. One thing I've noticed is that it smells "hot" after a bit of riding. It's not overheating, but I wonder if something in the engine isn't rubbing as smoothly as it should. I'm taking it in soon for an all around check up and tune up, but any thoughts on that would be appreciative.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:28 PM   #28
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Oh, come on people!
OK - just to make up numbers, here's mine....................

Well sort of, same manufacturer, same engine - slightly different bike



1996 Aprilia Moto 6.5
Rotax Type 655 engine
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:55 PM   #29
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Anyone running knobbies on their's? How are they off road?
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:39 PM   #30
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I'd buy the Trail in a heartbeat. Don't think I'm the only one . . . Aprilia, are you listening?
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