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2003 TUONO

Now that I got Phil's Tuono, it's time to do some changes.

RobTharalson and Hasbeenracer set up the sag for my weight, handles much better now.
Rob moved the shifter up one or two splines, it helps.
Next are the rearsets; I like the TCM but now that I adjusted to GP shift on the 919, it gets confusing going back and forth on the two bikes. I'm planning on getting the Woodcraft rearsets with GP shift and selling the TCM, probably on the Aprilia Forum.
Also, the bars feel wierd on a street bike, will have to search for alternatives; some of us are not talented enough to make a pair of handlebars from scrap.
Maybe a deep cycle, gel cell battery and a CRG mirror for the right side later.

Thanks Allen and Rob for the help.

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Man moving quickly now. Stinks you can't keep the rearsets. I've ridden a Tuono with a set of renthals. They were a little lower and narrower I can't remember which model.
The CRG will bolt right onto the bar end, but I had them powder coated black. I didn't tell them to leave the mounting section bare.You will have to do a little work to get it on there. It's a very tight fit

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Congrats Mike, can't wait to see it.

'02 Honda 919 - She's the only one for me!

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Thanks Mike, can't wait to ride it.

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Congrads on your new bike - welcome to the Tuono family !!!

Lets get your stuff going -
Rear sets - My brother got some Acculines for his Millie , and , man they are some georguous pieces - Yeah they are 60 bucks more, but, you get an almost infinate adjustment range - And they crash well - he trhew his down during a wet race and only broke the footpeg itself.
http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...?idproduct=845
Or, if want to keep your current rear sets, you can get this piece to conver t it to GP shift, and Im pretty sure you can keep your current set-
http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...idproduct=2701
Handle bars - Your on your own there - The 06 and up have diffrent bars and I havent spent alot of time on the other version. Your headed in the right direction, the AF1 site has alot of owners that will share thier experinces.
And the other - CRGs - when yo uget to shopping for them, check Ebay, Ive seen some dealer post brand new ones for well under dealer cost, just to try and move them.The battery, I wouldnt replace it untill you need to - I just bought a battery for my Buell and it was 80 bucks or so, and thats with my discount ! AGM batteries are crazy expensive ! And Im not really sure they are worth the added expense -

Congrads and enjoy your bike !

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Thanks 2ohno,

I'm going to ask a lot of questions, just so you know.

First priority is the GP shift. How can I be sure that the Ergal kit will work with the TCM, which is missing a mounting hole on the bottom where the kit would bolt on.

I love the TCM and if there's any way of keeping them with the GP shift, I'm all for it.

After my track school on June 28th (on the 919) I'm switching back to conventional shifting till I resolve this issue. My brain is already programmed for GP shift, so don't want any problems on the track.

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Woodcraft may sell the GP shift kit seperate. They seem to sell all the parts seperately if you need to replace broken pieces.

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Woodcraft may sell the GP shift kit seperate. They seem to sell all the parts seperately if you need to replace broken pieces.
If I can make the TCM work, I'd rather go that route.

I think they're much better built than the Woodcraft.
And also, can't use the CF heel guards.

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Id give the gang @ AF1 a call - If anyone knows, it would be them !

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Gave up on converting to GP shift and went back to conventional shift on the 919.

Now, first priority is functional mirrors. I don't like the limited view of the bar-end mirrors.

Something along the lines of the 2008 Tuono mirrors.

Any ideas?

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I have heard the newer model mirrors bolt right up. How about Rizoma?

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I'll probably go with the 08 Tuono mirrors.

Any sources besides the dealer?

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try a parking lot.... j/k

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try a parking lot.... j/k
Man, I've been looking for days, all I see is a bunch of Jap crap bikes.



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Man, I've been looking for days, all I see is a bunch of Jap crap bikes.
Ahh, spoken like a fellow Aprilia owner !



As for your mirros, have you checked out Flea bay ?

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For handlebars, I'm thinking of going with Renthal Fat Bars (672-01).
Just trying to find the dimensions of the stock bars.

A pair of black universal mirrors might work for now.

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For handlebars, I'm thinking of going with Renthal Fat Bars (672-01).
Just trying to find the dimensions of the stock bars.

A pair of black universal mirrors might work for now.
So no one has the stock bar dimensions?

I tried getting it from Aprilia Forum, but no reply yet.

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So no one has the stock bar dimensions?

I tried getting it from Aprilia Forum, but no reply yet.
Stock Bar Dimensions

PM me your address again, I found that headlight cover.

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Thanks for the link; I'll get the 672 in Gold.

And thank you in advance for the light cover.
I'm planning on taking the 919 and Tuono to Big Willow on Sept. 1.

What else should I do to track prep the Tuono?

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Tape the tailight and pull fuse. Adjust tire pressure ride the hell out of it. Make good use of the slipper clutch it will back in real easy on certain corner entries.

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Tried to take her for a ride but the battery was dead. Haven't rode it since the last group ride. I'm thinking about getting a deep cycle gel cell, but can get a great deal (dealer cost) on an Interstate battery. They recommend the FAYTX-12 at 180 CCA. Their recommendation for the 919 is 190 CCA and for the BMW 1200 it's 200 CCA. (I don't have one, just looking at the CCA ratings).

a) Should I get something with a higher CCA?

b) Or a deep cycle like the Optima yellow-tops for cages?

c) Or give the dead one a good charge and go riding?

TIA
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C - Thats probally all you will need ! I use a battery tender Jr and switch it around on my bikes that dont get ridden asmuch as they should in between ridess - works like a charm ! Save your cash for gas -

Id be weary of putting more CCA on a bike - They are set up for a ertian one and more could do bad stuff -

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Absolutely C. i agree with 2ohno 100&#37; use a jr on all my toys rotating between them depending on use. i've done this for more than 5 years and the jr works perfect and doesn't take up much shelf space compared to other "smart" chargers

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No luck with C.

I might try the 919 battery first, but the Interstate Cycletron FAYTX-12 is looking mighty good right about now. I'll compare prices with the YUASA YTX-12 on Monday.

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I tried the 919 battery and no luck again.

Anyone know where the starter relay is?

When I push the start button, the fuel pump relay and other relays in the ECU click but nothing from the starter motor or solenoid.

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The battery needs 14v to spin that big twin. Get a deep cycle battery did you try bump start. If your looking to safety wire when you bump up. The oil resivour tank filter cover, and secondary drain plug would be on top of the list. Don't pull the fuse for taillight your dash won't work. I just put duct tape on them. Check tire pressure I think 34f 32r for Corsa III

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I'll try bypassing the starter relay tomorrow; I just hope it's not the starter.

I wonder if the PCIII could be the problem; I noticed the velcro had got untaped and the buttons on the PCIII could've been hitting the rear cowl when riding on bumpy roads. I'll try disconnecting it if the starter and relay are good.

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Found the problem.

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Strange - first one of those on an Aprilia Ive heard of goin out -

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Selnoid? I know sometimes the sprag clutch can go. Man that sucks hopefully you can get a replacement quickly. You can purchase a Yamaha one from AF1 it's supposed to be cheaper and better quality.

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Nope, not the solenoid. It's the starter relay.

AF-1 has an aftermarket for $42.
http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...idproduct=2538

I called and talked to Steve; should have it by Friday along with a pair of 06-07 mirrors ($50 each).

He also told me about the TCM GP shift kit that will work with the rearsets. Unfortunately, they dumped them on E-bay when TCM closed shop. At least I know they made one and can search around for it. Maybe get one fabricated if I can see their design.

On the August 10 group ride, I put the bike down in soft dirt. No scratches or dents. After picking it up, I had a hard time starting it; it might have overheated or something. It went out after the third attempt at starting the motor. Had to bump start it to continue on.

I'm glad it's not the starter.

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Look here Mike http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts...4506.m20.l1116

Keep her out the dirt. She doesn't have knobies you know.

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Yeah, I keep forgeting because of the MX bars. Which is next on the list. I'm thinking about the Renthal Fatbars, 672-01 in red. Maybe gold?

Hmmm, wonder if Woodcraft has the GP kit as a seperate item.
I'll do some searching after work.

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That would be it on the link. Also the pegs from Woodcraft fit the TCM rearsets.

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Cool. I'll check it out later.

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