APRILIA TUONO: Gender Reassignment Surgery - - - - - -

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by KIRK!, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    Yep, after two trips through Mexico and lots of daily commuting I'm going to cut up my 2005 Aprilia Tuono. I'm getting inspiration from the bikes the Icon1000 guys are building and from this forum. Sort of Mad Max meets dual sport, but this wasteland warrior will have 6 speeds, 130 horsepower and a redline of 10k.

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    Continental TKC80s arrived in the mail yesterday...

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    Inspired by these...

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    Single 7" headlight in-hand, front MX fender on order, TAG Metals bars on order.

    Seat to be recovered, will build crash bars and custom rear rack to replace pillion seat, ammo can panniers...
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  2. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    Super quickie mockups, thinking about paint. The color will be matte.

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    The logo I want to use. Yes, it steals the Z from the Opel logo.

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  3. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Do a lot of drugs , do ya?:lol3 The only decent looking mutilation in your pix is the Dirtster , the rest are just depressing. Did you save the parts from your surgery in a jar?:rofl
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  4. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    I love it!

    Full speed ahead! :D
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  5. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    I guess it would be lots of people on this site doing the drugs. Most of those are builds from this site.
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  6. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    The naysayers found your thread already. It's your bike. Build what makes you happy.

    Can't wait to see what you make.

    Here is an abomination that I built. Build goals were: "spend as little as possible".

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  7. TimCC

    TimCC Been here awhile

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    I like the logo and the brighter green paint. I'm excited to see how you bike turns out. :D
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  8. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    I love the concept.
    Personally I would go even farther towards dual sport/enduro but that is what makes us all individuals.
    I would really like to do an Aprilia dual sport. Basically build an Aprilia RSV powered Adv bike similar to a KTM 950/990 but with what I believe to be a much better powerplant.

    I have had almost all nay sayers on my build. I also posted it on bmwsporttouring forum and it was like a fart in church over there....:lol3 People were almost mad at me for cutting up a decent condition BMW R1100RT.

    Rock on.
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  9. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Build that baby! I think the Tuono is a great basis for a dirt blaster. Get the right forks on there and add a spoke 19"! The changes to steering angle are desirable for less twitchy steering feedback.
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  10. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    I am with SHJ.
    I would seriously want to put different forks and a 19" front wheel. Pretty easy swap. I would bet you could find a set of forks {ktm likely} that would slip right into those triple clamps. Then just find a hub and have a 19" ring laced onto it.
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  11. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    With a little searching you may even be able to just find lower legs for those forks to swap in that are leading link. That should give you room for the 19" wheel and settle down any twitchiness off the tarmac.
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  12. QDogg

    QDogg Been here awhile

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    Any updates mate?:lurk:
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  13. Dearnla

    Dearnla Been here awhile

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    Errrr, isn't that called a Caponord?
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  14. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    Uh, nope.
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  15. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    Assembling parts and disassembling the bike.
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  16. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    Baby steps. Tires on. New exhaust on. New headlights, ready.

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  17. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Ooooh now that exhaust looks real nice, this bike is gonna be so mental :clap
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  18. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    A couple nips and tucks to get the slip-on where I like it.

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  19. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    Nice!! Is that a Danmoto GP?
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  20. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    Sure is.
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