Aprilia RXV 4.5 for a dual sport or something else.......

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Pcfly, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. James Adams

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  2. Pacote

    Pacote n00b

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    For DSR the IMS tank is a must.

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    Water crossing :)

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    I just ordered the IMS tank; it should be here in a week or so. :clap
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  6. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Yep, this is a PERFECT bike for you: you're proven Weird... Normal folk just notice Land Rovers as being the vehicles on the hard shoulder with the bonnet open... :lol3
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  7. James Adams

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    It's a disease, I know. :lol3

    But that LR3 is amazing. :deal
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    Stock tank is good for about two hours of trail riding. IMS tank hasn't shown up yet. :bluduh

    Stock tires are decent in the loose stuff but wearing out fast--they'll be replaced with these (Pirelli Scorpion XCMH):
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    From Sunday, courtesy of Junglerot:
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    It was a group effort. :lol3
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  10. James Adams

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    OK, so it took a bit more than a week for it to arrive, but it came today! :clap

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  11. James Adams

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    The tank is all installed. I rode about 75 miles yesterday, all off-pavement, and the fuel light didn't even come on! :clap

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    I can definitely feel the extra weight on the front, but it's worth it.
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  12. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    I Just mailed a check for a 2009 left over 450, pretty excited to get it. Couldnt find a larger major thread on these bikes on ADV am I missing one ?
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  13. James Adams

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    Just not many of these bikes out there, period. ApriliaForum has a dedicated subforum for them, but it is mostly SXV-centric. Still, it's a great technical resource.

    But I think this is the thread that you're looking for. :lol3
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  14. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    I had a feeling that was the case hopfully I can add to the thread when I get my bike
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    I just ran down to the gas station after putting 75 miles of dirt riding on last weekend, and it got just around 30mpg--a little higher than I was expecting!
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  16. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    There are many minor threads with interesting infos and comments:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633583
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520399
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=659544
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468840
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535539
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580194

    And then a fantastic build thread:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419251

    But, no, the RXV has never been blessed with a "specific bike" thread... Is this gonna be the one? Don't know yet but I subscribed anyway... Very interested in this little monster...:D
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  17. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    RIDE ON!
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  18. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Malcolm Smith has a couple of them 'upstairs' he'll let go for $2500. No titles though. Gray market I guess.

    Talk about a white elephant. :wink:
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  19. num1husker

    num1husker Been here awhile

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    I have one that has a few hundred miles on it, just never got the time to ride it and am thinking of putting it up for sale. It is in like new shape and had the DE-restriction done before I picked it up from the dealer when it was new.
    keep an eye in the classifies for the posting. It one powerful Thoroughbred and those who have one know it is what it is and that's a lot.
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  20. John Ashman

    John Ashman Adventurer Wannabe

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    If I were going to spend too much money on a dirt bike, it would be a Freeride 350.
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