Aprilia Pegaso Riders

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

  1. kylaenmies

    kylaenmies n00b

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    Is there power commander like tuning boxes or similiar for early IE models? mine is 2001.
    Can't find any :/

    I think with IE you would have less moving/leaking parts, simplier construction :1drink
  2. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I'm not a big fan of leaking anything on a bike. :huh

    There was a Cube with Leovince pipes and a rejet available locally,
    very cheap, the sound was amazing too.. but over 20k miles on
    the ODO.
  3. Dirty3

    Dirty3 Just add sauce

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    Hi,
    Noticed your from Oz. I'm in Melbourne and have just sold my 250 Yamaha looking to get a 650….what yet I don't know. I have seen for sale a 2010 Pegaso. Looks like a decent bike. What's your opinion?
    My only issue I can see is I'm 6'5' and so the low seat is not ideal. But they get a good write up.
    Mostly looking to start my Adventure biking experience so want to mostly concentrate on weekend trips camping etc.

    Cheers Neil.
  4. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    A couple of people on here were working on high mount front fenders. Any updates on this mod? I dug back through the pages and found some photos and a few comments, but sounded like a work in progress.
  5. Andysrage

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    Mounting of the high fender is the easy part. The challenge is how to mount fork guards while securing the brake line and speedo cables to prevent them from getting caught in the semi-knobby tires that you invariably what to install in conjunction. This is rather difficult on Pegasos with the 40mm inverted Marzocchi fork. Pegs with the conventional fork (like Louie Dogg's) should be much easier since the lower fork tube offers mounting provisions for the stock fender. Also, you would likely want to fashion some sort of radiator guard as the now-unobtainable radiator is left rather exposed.

    I started a high-mount fender project myself and got the fender installed but still have the hard part left. I think some fork guard mounting brackets will need to be machined and fork guards trimmed & modified. I put this on the backburned for now as an exhaust project jumped ahead in queue. When I do finish, I'll post the details on the AF1 Pegaso Forum and a quick post here. A preview (fork Guards are not attached)
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  6. Skowinski

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    Somewhere back in this thread I posted some pics of the cam lobes in my Pegaso, some pitting evident on the tips of the lobes. For about the past year I've been looking for some replacements. New ones are something ridiculous like $1400 if I recall correctly. Web Cam told me they would weld and regrind them for $400. Then, these showed up on Ebay, $200 shipped, from a low mileage bike.

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    They are from a UK 97 model, but everything I could find indicates not difference from the 2000 U.S. model. I'll measure and check to verify when I get around to opening the top end up to swap them out.
  7. tommymerle

    tommymerle advwanabee

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    Gotta love e bay!
  8. STisma

    STisma Been here awhile

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    Don't scrap your old ones!!!
  9. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    I usually do keep old parts like that, in fact, I'm almost a packrat about it. That makes me think that I've got a set of front brake rotors off a street bike in the garage - they are warped and that's why they were replaced. Why do I still have the warped ones? :lol2
  10. men8ifr

    men8ifr Been here awhile

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    I replaced the lower braces on the Hepco Becker crash bars and you can fit 2x5L fuel cans in there = 32L fuel in total. For this trip I replaced the ECU and added a TPS to the carbs and it gets 75 to 82mpg (UK) when I have measured it so the range is over 500miles! Bonkers.

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  11. Rufjeep

    Rufjeep Been here awhile

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    In case any of you ever find yourself with a blown headgasket, you CAN change a headgasket on a Peg without removing the engine. I read conflicting reports (Most F650 posts said it could be done, and most Peg posts said it couldn't.

    The write-up on F650.com is excellent. Follow that.

    I'm stoked that it worked, so I'm sharing my joy with the rest of you poor bastards that may find youself with bubbling in your overflow bottle.:D

    Ok, I'm done. Carry on.
  12. c-m

    c-m Been here awhile

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    Is it the older models that suffer from Sprag cutch, water pump, and head gasket issues? They sound like Rotax engine problems to me as oppose to Yahama engine problems.

    What are people's opinions of the Pegaso Factory?
  13. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    You know the differences, right?
  14. c-m

    c-m Been here awhile

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    The pre-2005 models are rotax engined. They are a little more off-road oriented but suffer the most problems.

    The post-2005 models are Yamaha engined, more street biased. Have firmer suspension and 17" wheels.

    The Factory has slightly less power (48bhp v 50bhp), a radial front brake, and lightweight gold spoked wheels.

    Does that sum it up?
  15. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    The power should be the same, Factory also has a higher seat, some carbon
    bits and a different (wider and less sweep) handlebars. It's also about 3lbs
    lighter.

    Of all the Factory Aprilias, the Pegaso has very small changes.
  16. c-m

    c-m Been here awhile

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    Yeah.

    I currently ride an Aprilia Falco so I'm aware of the quirks involved in owning an Aprilia. Depending on what my Falco sells for (it's on ebay at the moment), I'll be in the market for a street bike, that can handle gravel and fire roads well.

    I'm in the UK, and Pegaso's aren't quite as cheap as I thought they'd be.
  17. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    They're rather cheap here 'cause the reputation for reliability isn't that good.
    But you'd probably want the Trail version..
  18. c-m

    c-m Been here awhile

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    Why is that? The post 2005 models use a Yamaha engine from the XT660 and the Tenere, and a Yamaha frame.

    As far as I know there aren't any common problems with that engine.
  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    You're correct.
    The engine is fine.

    It's the stuff around it.
  20. c-m

    c-m Been here awhile

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    The main issues with the newer ones seem to be the fuel pump dying, the wires/connectors underneath the bike need sealing to prevent water getting in, and the soldering on the ignition. All of those seem like simple enough fixes.

    On the older models, the problems are more serious. water pump failure, head gasket failure.

    I'm hoping to ride South America for three months, so if I get a Pegaso I need it to be reliable.

    I've read that the later models get around 50mpg (UK), with a 16 liter tank, that should be close to 180 miles range.