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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Aprilia #2 in the garage...

Well, got the replacement for my Gix on Sunday. Wasn't really planning on it, but I couldn't turn it down. It'll be getting Convertibars, most likely, so I can go from comfy to stock and 1 minute...

Even though I said I would get another Tuono, I decided against two of the exact same bike. This one's a lot a like my Tuono, but different at the same time...

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 04:43 PM
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VERY nice!
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Theres something terribly wrong about those pictures, mabye its because theyre at your house and not mine !! Those are reallly nice. You deffinately took pics of the right things too.
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I absolutely love the Mille! Wish I had longer legs.

Did the guy who owned it actually have traxxion work on the suspension, or was the sticker just for show?
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No, the guy had Traxxion set the suspension up. Nothing other than dialing it in though. He was at the races one weekend camping out. Ended up talking to Max for a while and Max offered to go over the front and rear with him and dial it in for aggressive track day riding... Traxxion didn't do any internal work though.
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Should have bought a Yellow one!

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Pretty sick! I notice the forks coming throught he trees. Is it lowered?
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Raising the forks in the triples isn't just to alter ride height. It's all part of setting up the chassis.

However, the shock is ride height adjustable. The previous owner did lower the rear down a little bit from stock, but not much. I'm sure he dropped the front a line or so to compensate. However, the rear ride height on my Tuono is stock. Look at the forks on it. They're raised in the triples because that's where the bike is most happy.

The Mille's Ohlins and my Tuono's Showas both have lines on the top of the fork tube to make adjusting the height over the upper triple super easy.
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The red ones are faster.
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Pretty sick! I notice the forks coming throught he trees. Is it lowered?
Ease in adjusting the fully adjustable suspension is just one of the many thing you get extra when you buy a bike of this caliber.

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