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Old 06-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
I got slow
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CL Find--Worth it for track bike?

The Good:
2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco in good mechanical shape. Approximately 28,400 miles. Purchased in California in 2006 and serviced at GP Cycles in San Diego. Most recent service was in 2008 at AF1 Racing in New Braunfels, only 2000 miles on the bike since then. New tires, spark plugs, brake pads, chain, and tune up. This is a 1000 cc V-Twin bike, motor built by rotax and is super strong and reliable. Upgraded ohlins fork oil and rear shock. Galfer front wave rotor and full brembo calipers. Brembo five spoke wheels. Factory Aprilia racing carbon exhaust and chip, de-restricted intake. -1 front sprocket. Bike runs great and feels very solid.

The Bad:
The rear brake lights and turn signals do not work. The running light does work. I believe the brake light issue is just the switch on the controls and the turn signals just need an integrator kit installed. The front signals work fine.

The Ugly:
Bike was tipped over twice while in California; both times in parking lots by inattentive idiot drivers that backed into the bike. There are some scratches and the rear tail light housing is cracked. See pics.

Overall this motorcycle is very solid and reliable. Its fast, handles well, wails like a ducati (better I think without the dry clutch chatter), and you can buy it for the same price as a scooter. I think this would make an excellent track bike. Please email me if you are interested and I will respond shortly. Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
what R you lookin' at?
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naw, get an SV and be done w/ it.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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I'd imagine that low-mount exhaust would drag just like on my duc.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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You'd be better off with an RSV, if you want a Rotax-twin track bunny. I thought Falco was essentially a detuned RSV with falf fairings to make a better street bike.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #5
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I know an instructor that used a Falco for his "teaching tool". He now has a 1098.

I saw that bike and was reluctant just because electrical gremlins seem to multiply. It starts with lights, next thing you know the battery explodes on you out in the middle of nowhere....
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