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    My New Years resolution....


    Is to ride more than 300 miles this season. Picked this beauty up today!


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    Re: My New Years resolution....

    oh hello beautiful

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    Re: My New Years resolution....

    You are a mad man!

    Is the R1 gone?

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    Re: My New Years resolution....

    Quote Originally Posted by TTD View Post
    You are a mad man!

    Is the R1 gone?
    R1 is still here, I didn't even try to trade it in. I'll put some effort into selling it this spring... or if anyone wants it, it is available

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    I hope you like it better than the RSV4...

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    I hope you like it better than the RSV4...
    For clarification, I did not dislike my RSV4 once it was sorted. It was the non stop issues I had with it the first year.

    My faith in Aprilia is at an all time low at this point tho. I have a brand new bike, with 7 miles on it, that will not start.

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    sure does look cool though (hopefully just a dead battery) ...

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    Re: My New Years resolution....

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    For clarification, I did not dislike my RSV4 once it was sorted. It was the non stop issues I had with it the first year.

    My faith in Aprilia is at an all time low at this point tho. I have a brand new bike, with 7 miles on it, that will not start.
    Just think of what kind of shape youll be in pushing it around for 301miles

    I'm with you on riding more. Having my daughter last spring killed my riding time for last summer. Hopefully this year I can get some more in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    My faith in Aprilia is at an all time low at this point tho. I have a brand new bike, with 7 miles on it, that will not start.
    Did you sacrifice anything to the Italian moto gods recently? I've found the surefire way to keep your bike happy is to either crash them or blow them up every once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I have a brand new bike, with 7 miles on it, that will not start.
    Oh wtf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    sure does look cool though (hopefully just a dead battery) ...
    I wish it were that simple, it spins over fine, and even fires a little bit, but won't catch and stay running.

    Quote Originally Posted by scottieducati View Post
    Did you sacrifice anything to the Italian moto gods recently? I've found the surefire way to keep your bike happy is to either crash them or blow them up every once in a while.
    I don't like either of those options...lol The dirty Italian has been perfect to me so far, only problem with the Beta is I don't ride it enough.. haha

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    New house, new bike!

    I say 2017 should look pretty good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I wish it were that simple, it spins over fine, and even fires a little bit, but won't catch and stay running.

    Probably the same crappy tps that they put on the Ducatis that always fails, same symptoms. Interested to hear what the issue is.

    Happen to wash it, ride in the rain or truck it home in the rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    New house, new bike!

    I say 2017 should look pretty good!
    The 195 year old house is far from new.. lol No regrets with that move tho.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    Probably the same crappy tps that they put on the Ducatis that always fails, same symptoms. Interested to hear what the issue is.

    Happen to wash it, ride in the rain or truck it home in the rain?
    I picked it up in the dry, hauled it home in the dry, have not washed it yet, and had it in my living room. The dealer test rode it the day before and said it ran fine. Their response was possibly over stabilizing the fuel they put it prior to delivery...which sounds like BS to me

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    I've never heard the over stabilizing line before, lol. My theory about a crap sensor getting wet goes right out the window too. Hmm...

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    Considering the state of the 'gas' (varnish) I pulled out of my R6, which would run with some coaxing... I can't see a little extra stabil doing anything to the operation of the bike. You'd have to start with less than a gallon in the tank and then pour a whole industrial bottle (1/2 gal) in to keep the bike from running.

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    Re: My New Years resolution....

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    The 195 year old house is far from new.. lol No regrets with that move tho.



    I picked it up in the dry, hauled it home in the dry, have not washed it yet, and had it in my living room. The dealer test rode it the day before and said it ran fine. Their response was possibly over stabilizing the fuel they put it prior to delivery...which sounds like BS to me

    I'm going to go ahead and call bullshit on this part.

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    Haha, it was below freezing when I brought it home.

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    Sweet bike mark, easy to spot with those cool graphics. Been a few years, we need to get out for a ride(s) again this season, get you up to 400miles

    good luck with the starting issues, hope you don't have to take it back. The stabilizer sounds "hoky", have you tried filling with "good" fuel or some VP race gas?

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    Thanks John, lets go on some rides again for sure!

    I haven't changed the fuel yet, I plan on doing that today after work. I did open the gas cap for a quick smell, it does not smell like pure gas.... dare I say it had a faint diesel smell...

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    Diesel? Disconnect the spark plugs and it'll run if it's diesel in there. Get great mileage too.

    Didn't these engines have a bit of an issue with coils? or maybe a different electrical part associated with the ignition, crank timer maybe? Sorry you're having trouble, very nice bike.

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    Pretty pissed, it was in fact a mix of gas and diesel fuel. I drained the tank of a nice thick yellow colored fuel, put some new fuel in it, and after several tries, it finally stayed running and cleared out.

    Against my better judgement, and knowing this dealer had a horrible reputation, I figured just get the bike and I'll never see this dealer again... what could you really screw up prior to delivery of a new bike? I was wrong.. MotoFit of Danbury lives up to their MissFit reputation...

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    That 'yellow' fuel may just be really old gas. The crap I drained out of my R6 was bright piss yellow.

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    I use diesel fuel often enough to know exactly what it smells like in liquid form, and while being burnt.My New Years resolution....-img_0222-jpg

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    Why would someone put diesel in an Aprilia sportbike tank? I was initially thinking that maybe they're using it as a preservative or corrosion protector for the fuel system, but does that even make sense?

    I believe diesel degrades and gunks up faster than gas.

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