Aprilia Pegaso Riders

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by klpegaso, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. jaeeoo

    jaeeoo n00b

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  2. Ego

    Ego n00b

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    Hi, and thank you. -It is now, almost how I want it. :ricky

    For all I know the handlebars are stock. When i got the bike everything was stock, so I dont think the handlebars was changed either. I dont think the vibrations are that bad and I've ridden daily distances of over 800 km without getting numb hands several times.

    Like you I have thought about the handlebar raisers, mostly because it feels uncomfortable when I stand up. I guess my upperbody is to long, or my arms are to short...



    Magnus
  3. pegaso54

    pegaso54 Been here awhile

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    Hi Magnus,

    You're right, your handlebar is a stock one. It is a little different from the handlebar of the cube version (that has a reinforcing bar welded on it).

    A handlebar raiser could be fine for an offroad use. As you, when I stand on my bike, the handlebar seem too low for my arms, even if they're quite long. Setting up some raisers will turn these offroad trips comfortable. I saw that SWmotech are doing some raisers, for a reasonable price (between 40 and 80 euros, if I remember correctly).
  4. pegaso54

    pegaso54 Been here awhile

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    Hi Pegaso riders!

    Great deal, for those who plan to change the rear shock of their Pegaso:

    http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=4001

    From AF1 racing, SACHS adjustable rear shock for Pegaso cube (could fit a Ie, I guess), for 93 bucks. I ordered one, mine has never been changed, and has 40000km (about 26000 miles).

    Ride safely.
  5. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Wow, is that real? What a deal... my Pegaso has about 15k miles, unknown use, but looks like it's been mostly street, maybe all street. Still... might have to get one of those adjustable shocks....
  6. pegaso54

    pegaso54 Been here awhile

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    Yes, seems to be real, that's crazy! On an aprilia forum, a guy from AF1 told in 2010 those shocks were about 700 bucks. Even if I don't really need it, I ordered one. The fact that it's an adjustable one is great, because at the same moment, the others shocks available for the pegaso cube are bitubo, about 500 euros +... :eek1
  7. Ego

    Ego n00b

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    :clap

    Great deal! Thanks. I hope it will fit the E.I. too. -Can someone comfirm?

    If it fits I will definitely order one.
  8. Ego

    Ego n00b

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    :thumb
  9. STisma

    STisma Been here awhile

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    If anyone needs dimensions of the above shock let me know.
  10. pegaso54

    pegaso54 Been here awhile

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    Hi STisma!

    You already have this shock?? How does it work on the Peg?
  11. STisma

    STisma Been here awhile

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    It's the second must-do improvement on the Pegaso, right after the voltage regulator.
    Pegasos have very "light" rear suspension and they easily bottom-out.
    Ease of remote pre-load adjustment is just lovely.
  12. Louie_Doggs

    Louie_Doggs Adventurer

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    +1 for the Gobi's also Wilbers 641 shocks are good too
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  13. pegaso54

    pegaso54 Been here awhile

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    Thanks STisma! Mine was send through USPS a few hours ago. I'm waiting for it!

    Louiedoggs, is that your bike? looks really good, especially with the gobis! could you show us more pics of your modifications??? I'm quite interested in them...
  14. Louie_Doggs

    Louie_Doggs Adventurer

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    Here is another pic. So many mods/ upgrades on this bike will have to make a detailed summary.
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  15. Rufjeep

    Rufjeep Been here awhile

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    I'd love to see some more details on your bike. Looks good.:clap
  16. tommymerle

    tommymerle advwanabee

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    Have any of you found a way to increase the output of the charging system on your Peg? I've got a 2000, I want to run heated clothing and extra lighting but the stock alternator doesn't seem to be capable.
    Let me know your experience please.
  17. STisma

    STisma Been here awhile

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    I was tackling the same subject..... found one source with 300W,
    GS Dakar with 400W but wasn't sure of the fitment and it was over $350
    Sooo...... I switched to LED's saving 70-80W,
    thus having about 100W for accessories.

    I've replaced all the bulbs but headlights and low-fuel bulb to LED.
    I figured it's less expensive and easier this way, also saving those super thin-a$& wires.
    Just an idea.
  18. Rotax655

    Rotax655 AWM

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    Meet the "Transappenninica 2012" competition is not racing that takes place in Pistoia in Tuscany every year in the month of June

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    indispensable for participation is the road book that I homebuilt
    cost € 15.50 for the electrical box with transparent cover
    6 bolts 6x30
    a little petrol pipe
    4 pieces of tube diameter 16 mm made ​​from a door wheel scrapped before spending a dumpster: jester:
    Time needed ...... 6 hours
    here it is
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    weight and less than 700 grams is fine .....

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    here you can see the bolts on which rotating rolls
    on the bolt is inserted a piece of Rilsan tube to minimize friction during rotation and to prevent wear of the hole on the box
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    From the opposite side of the cylinders on which is coiled the road book with the elastic essential that on the one hand avoids the unrolling and the other from the right hardness to the rotation
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    the new rubber tessellated rear Mitas 130/80/17 - 65T mounted for the competition

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    have you ever wondered how heavy a tire like that?
    I tell you

    [img][url]http://i47.tinypic.com/huoruq.jpg[/url][/ img]

    [url]http://youtu.be/McIg8MPXeNA[/url]

    and only a handful of photos
    the gazebo at the start

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    at the end of the "usual" scree we get together and find a mutual friend riding a KLR650
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    carlo comes with a pegasus i.e.

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    mark with the Vstrom "tessellated"

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    Her after a good wash is ready for the next one: wink:

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    Ciao
  19. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    I sold my pristine Pegaso Cube a few months ago but I still think about it.

    I have a BMW G650XCo but that Pegaso was the damndest single I've ever ridden. Twin carbs and twin exhaust. It would flat get up and run and was so smooth, you'd not know it was a single.
  20. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Is the carbed version better then the IE on the old Pegaso?

    They're very cheap to buy.