What would you spend £500 on?

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By Benw on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:08 am:  View Benw's Profile Search for other posts by Benw Edit this post

Theoretical question, well sort of...

If you decided that you were going to keep your Falco for a bit longer and you had £500 to spend on it, what would you get - and why.

Example.
Rear shock - it is softer and more compliant
fork revalve - better on the TT course
Bar risers - stops your wrists snapping

etc, etc...

Assume that the theoretical owner already has cans, chip, airkit, 15T sprocket and a Scottoiler...

Thanx
B 

By Befbever on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:11 am:  View Befbever's Profile Search for other posts by Befbever Edit this post


Me? The full TNT system.

Theoretically.
 

By Benw on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:16 am:  View Benw's Profile Search for other posts by Benw Edit this post

Can't get that for the RSC cans - Jorge won't let us. £500 wouldn't pay for the whole lot either - if it were available. Theoretically...  

By Crmc33 on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:16 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

second hand shock, lightweight wheels and clutch.

improved handling is the main reason

Spowerful enuf for me!  

By Befbever on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:18 am:  View Befbever's Profile Search for other posts by Befbever Edit this post


Come to think of it, it would be hard to decide between some decent disc rotors and the zorst system. But since I don't have £500, it's not a problem.

In your case? Hm...get that shock, dude. You know you want to.  

By Benw on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:19 am:  View Benw's Profile Search for other posts by Benw Edit this post

lightweight wheels and lightweight clutch?

What about improved comfort? Top-box? Hard panniers? Wide bars? Overdrive 6th gear? Knobbly tyres...?  

By Benw on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:22 am:  View Benw's Profile Search for other posts by Benw Edit this post

I might have to get another set of discs - mine have warped again. That's two sets in 20,000 miles. I'm not impressed. The first set warped at 6,000 miles. The second set were installed at 14,000 miles and have warped 6,000 miles later!!!

Pile of shite. 

By Befbever on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:27 am:  View Befbever's Profile Search for other posts by Befbever Edit this post


Same here, second bike I've had with Brembo's and not impressed either. The rear brake still works great with those Carbone Lorraines tho.

Really! 

By Befbever on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:31 am:  View Befbever's Profile Search for other posts by Befbever Edit this post


Perhaps you can get it to look like this for £500?
Adventurer 

By Benw on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 07:40 am:  View Benw's Profile Search for other posts by Benw Edit this post

That's pretty much the look I was after - the only trouble is trying to do it for £500!!!

Ah well, can't afford one, so I'm going to upgrade the Falco a bit.

B 

By Scotty on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 08:15 am:  View Scotty's Profile Search for other posts by Scotty Edit this post

Ben how about £500 in oil, fuel and tyres??? Go ride the thing somewhere and hope nothing else breaks... then again if you save some of the £500 you can pay for work that should be warranty work til Aprilia decide if you can have your money back. A la my 2nd clutch slave cylinder....

BTW you should add a set of disks in that £500 cos they are definately not cover by 2nd or 3rd years of the warranty - Now thats a pile of shite as well! 

By Benw on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 08:20 am:  View Benw's Profile Search for other posts by Benw Edit this post

Ahh, but the new discs were purchased by me separately, they've failed within 6 months/6000 miles. That isn't fit for purpose. I've bought them individually for a purpose on my bike.

If they don't play ball, I'll be pursuing it through the Trading Standards lot. 6000 miles for a set of discs!!! A car should do at least 30,000 on a set of discs without any trouble at all...

Luckily that's all I've had go wrong.

B 

By Prilliant on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 09:55 am:  View Prilliant's Profile Search for other posts by Prilliant Edit this post

Go BenW. It's about time Aprilia and their dealers got their act together. Make a good bike really great.

Incidentally, if I had £500 to spend it would be a deposit for next summer's big trip. Belfast to Mugello GP, Catalunya GP, then home again through France. Anyone interested??????? 

By Daz on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 11:37 pm:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

Ben, go full time for one of the rags and get a long termer GS!!! Genius!!  

By Crmc33 on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 11:43 pm:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

long term GS?.....Suzuki GS125 maybe? 

By Brianr on Friday, August 02, 2002 - 01:00 am:  View Brianr's Profile Search for other posts by Brianr Edit this post

Take the bike as it is to Spain. The memories will last forever....... unlike the bike

Just a thought

BrianR  

By Prilliant on Friday, August 02, 2002 - 03:50 am:  View Prilliant's Profile Search for other posts by Prilliant Edit this post

Hey Good Idea here. £500 gets you a lovely whooore and a big bag o' chips!!!!! Perfect  

By Diablo_Mille_R on Friday, August 02, 2002 - 04:16 am:  View Diablo_Mille_R's Profile Search for other posts by Diablo_Mille_R Edit this post

Or, at duty free prices, 1000 cans of beer, over 1 weeks supply 

By Crmc33 on Friday, August 02, 2002 - 05:38 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

Hey! Beers not that expensive!  


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