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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby C00kiemonster » 07 Jan 2021, 14:38

Kwacky wrote:£9700


That's nice and a good price.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 07 Jan 2021, 14:44

There's a grey one and a shitty custard yellow as well.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Cav » 11 Jan 2021, 09:59

Are you getting one, Kwacky?
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 11 Jan 2021, 10:52

I dunno. I'm tempted to take both the RS660 and the Tuono for a test ride.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 26 Jan 2021, 10:15

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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby D41 » 26 Jan 2021, 14:18

It's a little gaudy, but in a good way.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 30 Mar 2021, 19:49

The OEM chain doesn't look good for 600 miles.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby StMarks » 30 Mar 2021, 21:00

:^ Looks like it's never seen Lube, but has been pressure washered plenty.?
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 30 Mar 2021, 21:06

He reckons it's had acf50 on it.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby D41 » 30 Mar 2021, 21:08

Why the yellow paint on the bolt-ends, anyone have any idea??
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 30 Mar 2021, 21:19

It's to show what work has been done.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby duke63 » 30 Mar 2021, 21:44

To sell the bike at the price they do, there has to be cost savings somewhere.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby D6Nutz » 30 Mar 2021, 21:49

They probably used the same factory as BMW, their OEM chains are made of cheese..
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby kiwikrasher » 31 Mar 2021, 08:08

D41 wrote:Why the yellow paint on the bolt-ends, anyone have any idea??


Quality control markings.. on bolts it’s a check that they have the right hardware and the torque has been checked
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Stonesie » 31 Mar 2021, 08:34

Kwacky wrote:He reckons it's had acf50 on it.


I'm calling bullshit on that, it looks like it was pressure washed then not even lubed for winter riding.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Cav » 31 Mar 2021, 08:36

kiwikrasher wrote:
D41 wrote:Why the yellow paint on the bolt-ends, anyone have any idea??


Quality control markings.. on bolts it’s a check that they have the right hardware and the torque has been checked

I always feel reassured when I see the yellow on the bolt lines up with the yellow on the adjacent piece.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby D6Nutz » 31 Mar 2021, 13:25

Cav wrote:
kiwikrasher wrote:
D41 wrote:Why the yellow paint on the bolt-ends, anyone have any idea??


Quality control markings.. on bolts it’s a check that they have the right hardware and the torque has been checked

I always feel reassured when I see the yellow on the bolt lines up with the yellow on the adjacent piece.
Makes no difference to me. All it shows is the person can use a tipex pen...

The mechanic could have forgotten to torque a nut or two up and got the apprentice to mark it up who wouldn't have checked.

I picked a bike up from a dealership after a service, all marked up. Didn't show that they had split a gasket putting it back together. Covered the side of the bike and the rear tyre in oil, the saving grace was the ride was mainly motorway and 30's as I didn't notice till I got home.

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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby kiwikrasher » 02 Apr 2021, 11:15

It’s my understanding it’s more of a factory assembly situation Nutz, not a local mechanic protocol. And in a factory setting it’s a QC tech that check torques and marks the bolts.
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