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    Picked up an 07 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory today after a year of no bikes...felt great to ride! Not the fastest thing on two wheels but Ohlins suspension, forged wheels and carbon sprinkled all over. Itís going to be a great track day bike this fall.
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    Lusted after one of these when they came out. Still a very capable machine.

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    As I get older I appreciate more and more such things as Ohlins suspension and would take that any day over 10 more HP. Beautiful bike!

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    Street Triple R, Ducati Scrambler Icon, Monster 1100evo, VFR, CRF250L/M, CRF230L

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    Ive only put about 25 miles on it, it was 110 out when I rode it home yesterday. Itís strange to have summer not be riding season! It runs/fuels awesome and everything feels tight and straight, the Brembos are amazing. I gave it a thorough douche this morning, and after a detail and a few bits (frame slider and brake pedal)itís going to be 95% cosmetically. 13k miles. Previous owner had a slow lowside that didnít do much at all to the bike but wrecked his ankle so he wanted it gone. Iím only in it for $4k so Iím not at all worried about blasting it around Arizona Motorsports Park, trackdays are plentiful and only 8 miles from the house. Bought some new pitbull stands today, time for some updated gear too...
    So happy to have a bike in the garage again!!

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    Cool bike! Had 1st Gens 03s both race and street . Wheels alone are worth a 1/4 of what you paid for it. Only issue was a sprag clutch failure. If you hear it making funky sounds when you start it.. it's on the way out. Otherwise I loved both and want another some day.

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    $4k? What a steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
    $4k? What a steal.

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    I thought so. I couldnít find a 848 or 899 Ducati that I really wanted for the right money, and was about to go I4 again and build it up for trackdays when I found this. Pumped. Pic is side he dumped it on, sliders took almost all of it, tank etc are mint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    Cool bike! Had 1st Gens 03s both race and street . Wheels alone are worth a 1/4 of what you paid for it. Only issue was a sprag clutch failure. If you hear it making funky sounds when you start it.. it's on the way out. Otherwise I loved both and want another some day.
    Thanks, no noise from the sprag clutch and no cracks in the forks around pinch bolts which I also read was common. I’ll disassemble it soon to check everything but so far so good!

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    Re: Back in the saddle

    Still have my 2000.5 Rsvr.Love it as much as I did when it was brand new.Not worth much but I see no need to replace it.It just a satisfying package all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrsvr View Post
    Still have my 2000.5 Rsvr.Love it as much as I did when it was brand new.Not worth much but I see no need to replace it.It just a satisfying package all around.
    Hi Matt!!

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    Hi Degs! Getting ready to get back in the saddle myself!Its been too long.My kids are growing up."Little" Jack who went to my VIR with us is 17 yrs old 6'4' 250 lbs now! He also has a 2008 ktm 530 exc that he rides and prompted to pick a Ktm 625 smc over the winter that I freshened up to ride together with him! We've got to get together sometime soon.Where does the time go....🙄😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrsvr View Post
    Hi Degs! Getting ready to get back in the saddle myself!Its been too long.My kids are growing up."Little" Jack who went to my VIR with us is 17 yrs old 6'4' 250 lbs now! He also has a 2008 ktm 530 exc that he rides and prompted to pick a Ktm 625 smc over the winter that I freshened up to ride together with him! We've got to get together sometime soon.Where does the time go....Back in the saddleBack in the saddle
    Wow. That's amazing. I cant believe he is 17!
    I'm tentatively looking for a street bike now so yes, a ride together soon is needed.

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