Author Topic: I think we may have lost one folks  (Read 1477 times)

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Re: I think we may have lost one folks
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2021, 11:10:07 AM »
Are they the maintenance nightmare that conventional wisdom suggests ?

To get back  on this Huzo , the Tuono has been dead reliable so far but I'm early in the game with only 5,000 miles on the clock. There have been some reports of  dropped exhaust valves . You really need to look after the clearances and keep the exhaust valves shimmed to the  top of spec to ensure the best/longest seat contact to dissipate the heat generated . I checked mine at 3,500 miles and all are still at the top of the spec range. I will check them again at 6,000 even though the manual calls for every 12,500 miles. Many of the ones that failed were at the bottom of spec or at 0 so no surprise when things go bang. I did have a recall on the rear brake master cylinder which Aprilia took care of even after warranty. I don't expect any major issues as I don't put serious miles on the bike and tend to  obsess over  maintance. If it were to be my only road bike I would say to go with the last generation 2cyl. tuono with the rotax mill. many examples out there approaching 200,000 miles and still running strong.   Over all, there are few catastrophic failure reports considering the number of units out there. I would chalk them up to poor or non existing servicing, as well as insufficient cooling from lugging around town on a race  bred motor.  The level of handling ,  performance and electronics  package in these bikes really makes them a bargain for what Aprilia lists them for compared to some competitors. S1000r / v4 duc. KTM ect. I am considering taking a look at the new liquid cooled goose to replace it when they arrive as the Tuono is really a little too much useable power for the street. But you could say that about any liter bike .

So in short, no maintance nightmares .....yet( fingers crossed)  :boozing:

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Re: I think we may have lost one folks
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2021, 03:40:11 PM »
At least youíre aware of the implications of neglect Lucian.
Youíll probably make a mockery of the horror stories that abound during campfire tutorials.
Take care mate.

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Re: I think we may have lost one folks
« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2021, 03:56:16 PM »
At least youíre aware of the implications of neglect Lucian.
Youíll probably make a mockery of the horror stories that abound during campfire tutorials.
Take care mate.
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Re: I think we may have lost one folks
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2021, 08:25:31 PM »
I simply could not resist. Just put a deposit down on one.

Well, half of one...




hey google pick a number between one and two

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Re: I think we may have lost one folks
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2021, 08:25:31 PM »

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Re: I think we may have lost one folks
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2021, 09:52:36 AM »
I was on the Mighty Scura on The Snake on Mulholland, when I saw some headlights behind me. That is a pretty unusual thing, because the Mighty Scura at 5000rpm accelerates well indeed. Naturally, I waved him by and he disappeared in short order. He was getting off at the Rock Store, which was abandoned on a week day, and we sat on the steps and shot the breeze. He was a magazine tester on a Tuono, and said it was the fastest thing he'd ever ridden. Certainly left me for dead.. :grin:
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Re: I think we may have lost one folks
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2021, 08:13:50 PM »
Danny, great sentiment on meeting other Guzzi riders. I've met 15-20 over the last 5
-6 years, and definitely found my tribe outside the military (tough to do).

The Touno is an amazing bike BTW.
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Re: I think we may have lost one folks
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2021, 08:54:14 PM »
I simply could not resist. Just put a deposit down on one.

Well, half of one...




hey google pick a number between one and two

1/2 of one of those creatures is still a beast 🤔😂

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Re: I think we may have lost one folks
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2021, 09:18:51 PM »



My 07. Rotex 1000 twin. 140hp, 80tq. 410 wet. One of my favorites. Hooligan all the way!
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