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Old 08-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #46
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95hp, 390lbs, awesome looking bike converted to ADV?
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:32 AM   #47
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Previously had a Dorso, great potential for ADV bike, has close to 7inches of travel at each end. Interested to see what you do for fuel range. My 09 would go 140miles in econo mode, less than a hundred if I was leaning on it.

I upgraded my the Dorso to this


same BS fuel range although options are available

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #48
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:11 PM   #49
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What are your plans re: fuel tank , fairing? I'm looking and considering the DD 1200 and those two items need improving
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:49 AM   #50
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What are your plans re: fuel tank , fairing? I'm looking and considering the DD 1200 and those two items need improving
Fuel on the 750 is a catastrophe - 12 liters. I am looking at getting either some auxilliary tanks (still not sure about those though) or having my guy do me a big ally tank. The person I use has been building bikes for racing for decades, so he can do this type of fab very well. And he's cheap-ish.
Fairing - not sure at this point. I would like to keep the dorso looks so maybe modify a GS screen or something else that is clear.
Watch this space!
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:51 AM   #51
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Previously had a Dorso, great potential for ADV bike, has close to 7inches of travel at each end. Interested to see what you do for fuel range. My 09 would go 140miles in econo mode, less than a hundred if I was leaning on it.

I upgraded my the Dorso to this


same BS fuel range although options are available


Is the (R) mode the most economical? See fuel comment above.
I was looking for that KTM this year when I was after a new bike, but could find it. Are they still making that one?
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:00 AM   #52
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Oh Dear...

Well, just spent five hours with my new Dorso - 3 in a parking lot, 2 at the dealers.
I went out to the shops to drop off the DVD's, got back out side, but on helmet, key in, stand up, neutral - click-click.
No start.
Push the starter again. click-click. Nothing.
Did that for an hour, then tried to call Aprilia-Assist UK. The dealer, where i bought the bike (Onyerbike outside Aylesbury) gave me a one year roadside assist as part of the new bike deal. Phone them - they gave me two numbers, both dead. Phoned them back, they said they had no other numbers - i should look on the paperwork. I said "its at home". They said sorry... bye-bye.
Click-click for another 2 hours, phoning a number of people to try to track down Aprilia-Assist UK. No luck.
Then...Click-vroom!!! She starts up. After three hours...

So rode over to the dealer and had some "discussions" around new bikes, dealer support etc.
They got it into the shop to have a look at it, but could find nothing.
Naturally, when i stopped at the dealer it started up again just fine. Naturally.

So now I don't know what to do.
But I have the right Aprilia assist UK number!

Cue loads of comments on Italian Mototrcycle electronics....
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:21 AM   #53
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Great project!
i always thought ducati should make an adv version of the hypermotard, that would be a killer bike. i´m looking foreward to the end result on your build!
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:12 AM   #54
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My Dorsoduro is beginning to exhibit the no start issue as well. Fortunately it will only do it when I'm no where near anything that resembles a volt meter and tools .

Here is a link to a thread on Aprilia Forum that's trying to get to the bottom of the issue:

Apriliaforum Dorsoduro Starting Relays.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:21 PM   #55
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95hp, 390lbs, awesome looking bike converted to ADV?
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A 750 Dorsoduro has no where near 95 hp!
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:26 PM   #56
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:13 AM   #57
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95hp, 390lbs, awesome looking bike converted to ADV?
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That would be a Hypermotard...
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:20 AM   #58
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Cue loads of comments on Italian Mototrcycle electronics....
They are designed to work in southern Italy, on dry days and weekends, after 1pm.

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Old 09-20-2012, 08:49 AM   #59
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Fuel on the 750 is a catastrophe - 12 liters. I am looking at getting either some auxilliary tanks (still not sure about those though) or having my guy do me a big ally tank. The person I use has been building bikes for racing for decades, so he can do this type of fab very well. And he's cheap-ish.
Fairing - not sure at this point. I would like to keep the dorso looks so maybe modify a GS screen or something else that is clear.
Watch this space!
Have you thought about mounting some Rotopax tanks? Palmer Products http://www.palmerproducts.co.uk/ in the UK makes some nice racks and windscreens for the DD, too.





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A 750 Dorsoduro has no where near 95 hp!
It's actually 92 (at the crank) and 410 lbs (with the heavy exhaust).
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:24 PM   #60
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How are those Arrows Herb?
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