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Offline Scratch

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Show Me Your Aprilia
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:00:39 AM »
My latest acquisition, a 2009 Dorsoduro 750:

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Got it used, for a wonderful price; though it took some sorting out.  The previous owner had replaced the stock rear turn signals (which are prone to just breaking off from vibration) with aftermarket LED's, but he failed to install resistors so the dash displayed a 'lamp failure' warning each time they were used.

Also, the dealership who sold it to me on consignment told me after the sale that it came with only one of the two ignition keys (which have a transponder); nor did they have the previous owner's unique 5-digit security code that overrides the bike's ignition immobilizer (allowing the use of plain 'ol metal keys available from anyplace that cuts keys).  Bad ju-ju. 

After some back-and-forth, the salesguy phoned upstairs to the owner of the dealership (apparently a personal friend of the previous owner) and asked that he call the PO to ask for these things, after which he confirmed they were unobtanium.  I was a bit skeptical, so I lurked around the showroom kicking tires for a while until I just happened to overhear the PO's last name, while they were looking in their computer at the bike's service record.  A quick Google search using my smartphone showed he worked just a couple blocks away.   

I immediately thanked the salesguy, drove to the PO's place of business, introduced myself and asked about keys and codes and such.  His response?  "Wow - my bike got sold?  First I've heard!" :o


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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 09:05:18 AM »
Such a nice bike with a real Goldilocks engine. 

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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 09:16:42 AM »
Loving it so far.  Very peppy, lean angle to spare, and the exhaust note is pure sex.  It's got a small 3.17 gallon gas tank, so it get thirsty quick - range is about 120 miles.  The stock seat is pitiful though.  Last week I rode to McHenry,MD (on my GSA) to the Aprilia dealership there, and bought a stock seat for a Dorsoduro 1200. For som reason that has about 3/4" more padding than the DD750's.  Big improvement.

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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 06:21:27 PM »
My latest acquisition, a 2009 Dorsoduro 750:

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That looks like a really fun hooligan bike.  :thumbsup:
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Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 06:54:03 PM »
I hear that running is good for you, but the ice cubes keep falling out of my glass.

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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 09:48:09 PM »
My latest acquisition, a 2009 Dorsoduro 750:

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Got it used, for a wonderful price; though it took some sorting out.  The previous owner had replaced the stock rear turn signals (which are prone to just breaking off from vibration) with aftermarket LED's, but he failed to install resistors so the dash displayed a 'lamp failure' warning each time they were used.

Also, the dealership who sold it to me on consignment told me after the sale that it came with only one of the two ignition keys (which have a transponder); nor did they have the previous owner's unique 5-digit security code that overrides the bike's ignition immobilizer (allowing the use of plain 'ol metal keys available from anyplace that cuts keys).  Bad ju-ju. 

After some back-and-forth, the salesguy phoned upstairs to the owner of the dealership (apparently a personal friend of the previous owner) and asked that he call the PO to ask for these things, after which he confirmed they were unobtanium.  I was a bit skeptical, so I lurked around the showroom kicking tires for a while until I just happened to overhear the PO's last name, while they were looking in their computer at the bike's service record.  A quick Google search using my smartphone showed he worked just a couple blocks away.   

I immediately thanked the salesguy, drove to the PO's place of business, introduced myself and asked about keys and codes and such.  His response?  "Wow - my bike got sold?  First I've heard!" :o


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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 11:26:25 AM »
World Superbike Champions representing!!



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Some day I'm going to have to stop drinking the Honda kool-aid and get one of those.
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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 11:37:07 AM »
Still an excellent looking bike MS.  I have put my Tuono V4 plans on hold for now.  I'm thinking of selling my G650X and getting a KTM 350EXC.
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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2016, 11:49:23 AM »
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2007 with 6k miles

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Big honking sticker gone.
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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2016, 12:01:36 PM »
Oooh, that's pretty.  :)

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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2018, 07:54:54 PM »
2003 4800 miles
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You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile- You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife-
You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?

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Re: Show Me Your Aprilia
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2018, 09:15:17 AM »
Excellent picture. 
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