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Old 10-31-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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It is with a sad heart....

That I mourn the passing of my beloved 2006 Streetrod... I bought my R brand new in 2006 and have put many miles on it since new. It has been a great bike, but after 6 years it was time to let it go. Even though I no longer own a V-Rod, I will still frequent here and will still attend all future Homecoming rallies. Without further ado, I present to you my new bike. A 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC.. It has 167hp, 8 setting traction control, wheelie control, launch control, etc............ I really wish I had the space and money to keep the R, but for now I could only have 1 bike. Perhaps in the future I will buy another V-Rod, but for now I will have to make do with the Aprilia Here are a few pics of the new bike:






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Old 10-31-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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Geez, that was unexpected! Good luck with the Aprilia (noting the consistency in color choice, lol) and you are always welcome back. You will miss the R. Count on it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Yeah, I am a bit spontaneous at times. And the Yellow was one of the main selling points

I already miss the R, but I was just at a point in my life where I needed something new/different...
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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Congrats on the much needed upgrade.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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Great bikes, only issue I am aware of, which may be cured on the newer models is the gas line to the fuel pump, inside the tank, can back off and cause the bike to miss at around half tank, which gets worse the lower the tank level gets. Seems they didn't use a barbed tube to attach the rubber line to and over time it backs off.
This was the 1000 V-twin models as a clarification.

That V-4 is a rocket.

Did you trade or do you have a new member to steer here?
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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Your mourning space dude, get over it.

I lament the same problem with 2 bikes in the garage with racks of corrosion control products from my wifes business fighting my realm of MC addidiction, but refuse to sell my 02 due to space limitations. 02 is the first model year for the VR and to me it is as good as gold.

The other mule is my 39 Knuckle, could not afford that first model year of 1936, and frankly, too much at stake to ride somethign like that on the road with the crazy cagers and the love touchers.

Nothing is stopping you from doing a build out, or finding a space so you can build a stable.

A friend has 10 bikes, from a 1933 VL to his newest which is a 03 VR. BTW, the next newest is his panhead and he jokes and says I don't like new shite......
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
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Sorry for your loss...
At least we'll have something to burn at MWT8!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:16 PM   #8
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You'll need to spend an hour removing warning stickers. This is another bike with 1ft of air between the rear fender & tire. Looks like a 200mph dirt bike.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:49 AM   #9
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Congrats on the much needed upgrade.
Was waiting for this Luxo. Too funny.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:24 AM   #10
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Apples and Oranges. If you wanted speed, you went in the right direction. If you wanted Americana Street Rod, well an Aprilla is like an apple, it isn't an orange.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:17 AM   #11
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Now who is Deadeye going to compete with at the Dyno shoot outs? I like the color of your new bike.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #12
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Now who is Deadeye going to compete with at the Dyno shoot outs? I like the color of your new bike.
Thanx, it is really close in color to the R...... Mine will be a stock 999cc, I can still compete in the stock class
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:46 AM   #13
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Pic from the dealer yesterday.

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:50 AM   #14
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I got a little scare with the title of your thread!
The bottom line is that you are happy (happier and I'm sure the new owner of that 06 will be happy too.
BTW, you gave me an idea - because I ride with 22-50 year olds, sport bikes to baggers, I think I'll rent a sport bike one day and roll with the fellas just to get a different feel than on my F!
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #15
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How much is that bike? I like it and the yellow paint was a definite seller for me.
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