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Old 11-04-2010, 04:47 PM   #76
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:22 PM   #77
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:24 PM   #78
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First Krauser K5 I've seen on a Dorsoduro. Looks good, do you have a picture of the rear of the bike?
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:37 PM   #79
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First Krauser K5 I've seen on a Dorsoduro. Looks good, do you have a picture of the rear of the bike?
Here you go:





Let me know if you need anything else. I posted a bunch more pictures in a thread on the Aprilia forum:

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...d.php?t=212331
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:02 PM   #80
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Thanks we are a relatively new Krauser dealer. Good to see some people giving them a go.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:09 PM   #81
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I am very much impressed with the quality of both the rack and the top box. Definitely first rate materials and workmanship. They even provide heat shielding for the bottom of the box due to the design of the exhaust.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:36 AM   #82
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Jesus, that side stand looks great.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #83
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Jesus, that side stand looks great.


Here's another view without the top box. Cortez, I detected a hint of sarcasm in your comment so I ditched the block of wood for something more subtle and exotic. I hope this compensates for the inappropriate sense of style exibited in my prior photo.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:27 PM   #84
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Hey Cpallen, thanks for posting that side view of the bike and rack. I really wanted to see how the rack looked without the topbox. I've got a soft bag that would fit on that rack just fine. Well done, Sir.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:06 PM   #85
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Hey Cpallen, thanks for posting that side view of the bike and rack. I really wanted to see how the rack looked without the topbox. I've got a soft bag that would fit on that rack just fine. Well done, Sir.
I'm concerned that the exhaust might scorch your bag so be careful. Krauser added an aluminum foil type of heat shield to protect or insulate the bottom of the top box.


They sell a large aluminum plate that fastens to the rack mount, or you could easily adapt something like this to fit:

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Hey Cpallen, thanks for posting that side view of the bike and rack. I really wanted to see how the rack looked without the topbox. I've got a soft bag that would fit on that rack just fine. Well done, Sir.
The Krauser Alu-Rack is a direct fit and would give you a little more stability.

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Old 11-18-2010, 06:05 AM   #87
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Here's another view without the top box. Cortez, I detected a hint of sarcasm in your comment so I ditched the block of wood for something more subtle and exotic. I hope this compensates for the inappropriate sense of style exibited in my prior photo.
While I'm always sarcastic about one thing or another, I wasn't when I
wrote what I wrote in my last post, I'm really impressed with the design
of the side stand (not to mention that the rest of the bike isn't half bad
either)!

It's just a straight piece of painted metal on my bike that doesn't even
do it's job well either.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:48 AM   #88
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While I'm always sarcastic about one thing or another, I wasn't when I
wrote what I wrote in my last post, I'm really impressed with the design
of the side stand (not to mention that the rest of the bike isn't half bad
either)!

It's just a straight piece of painted metal on my bike that doesn't even
do it's job well either.
Wups. I apologize for that then. I too like the design details of the sidestand and the swingarm; and many nice/extra features on the bike - the handguards; wave rotors and radial mounted calipers; the tri-map; adjustable forks. I was going to buy a ducati hypermotard or monster until I read a Dorsoduro comparison review in Motorcycle Consumer News. I had never considered looking at Aprilia as I thought they had scooters and hard-edged sport bikes with nothing in between. Went to the local dealer and test rode the DD (several times) and shiver and was eyeballing the MotoGuzzi V7 Classic as well but the Dorso really spoke to me. The dealer here in seattle is also a real motorcycle shop not a boutique store where service is just one of the business lines.

I haven't been doing much (any) motorcycle travelling these last few years. The DD could easily become my main ride now that I can carry some of my 'baggage' and my RT (which I love too) may unfortuanately languish in the garage.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:00 AM   #89
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Wups. I apologize for that then. I too like the design details of the sidestand and the swingarm; and many nice/extra features on the bike - the handguards; wave rotors and radial mounted calipers; the tri-map; adjustable forks. I was going to buy a ducati hypermotard or monster until I read a Dorsoduro comparison review in Motorcycle Consumer News. I had never considered looking at Aprilia as I thought they had scooters and hard-edged sport bikes with nothing in between. Went to the local dealer and test rode the DD (several times) and shiver and was eyeballing the MotoGuzzi V7 Classic as well but the Dorso really spoke to me. The dealer here in seattle is also a real motorcycle shop not a boutique store where service is just one of the business lines.

I haven't been doing much (any) motorcycle travelling these last few years. The DD could easily become my main ride now that I can carry some of my 'baggage' and my RT (which I love too) may unfortuanately languish in the garage.
Too late for apologies now! You'll have to redeem yourself with regular
uploads of pictures, kkthnx!

I had _one_ short ride on a DD about 2 years ago and was blown away,
it was better then my ER6F (650R) in every way, comfort included.

Love that thing.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:46 PM   #90
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...... hi prilia people. I'm a long time listener, first time caller.....

I'm a Buellist, S1 & 2008 tuned Uly........ but things have moved on, ......... and anyhow, sniff ......... gotta sniff try sniff other sniff bikes......... bahahahahhahah hysterical tears......

any way had a test ride on 750 Shiver this afternoon, I rode a turono before alongside a buell and I know its strange but found the prilia wanting - in the grunt department. I knw it doesn't make sense but there you go.

I like the look of the 1200 dursodoro and would like a 1200 shiver but they don't exist and so had a go on a 750 to see what the machine & ride was like. Rode about 40 miles on twisty fast wet roads between Sherborne & Charminster, near Dorchester (this is UK for the hard of thinking)....... well I am very impressed. Good quality, solid feel, great handling, great brakes, good engine braking, gay horn, lovely engine - lacked torque but no surprises there, after being used to Buell .

I thik the 750 shiver as a good younger persons bike (I'm nearly 50) ......... but too busy an engine (motor) for me. and after a ride on the Multistrada 1200 everything is slow, so its gota be a 1200.
The guys at motosport, Yeovil will let me try a 1200 dursodoro in a couple of weeks

JUst thought I'd share

I see why you guys like'em
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