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Well im picking up an aprilia rs660 with the sole intention of using it to get back to basics on a slower bike and really focus on dialing myself in on the track so that I can hopefully start racing again next year . I'll post some pictures once I get it home.
Nice bike, great idea to track a 600.
I think they’re a helluva blast at T-hill 👍
 

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Well let me tell you!! Currently very pissed ... went to the dealer signed the papers then when doing the final walk around noticed a deep gouge in the tank ... needless to say I didn't take it home. The manager offered to give me first service to which I said , does that fix the tank ?... so I looked at another one on the floor and they have to swap the vins and redo all the paperwork hopefully they can do it tomorrow if not I'll have to wait until next week . But ill post pictures and an initial ride review. Also the color is lava read and I must say that in person it looks really freaking cool but for some reason I wasn't a fan of it looking online .
 

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That happened to me at Elk Grove Powersports when I
bought a RSV4 rr there, during the setup the tech dropped it from the lift as he/she was loading it. They wanted me to come back in a few days while they uncrated another one. I told them if you want to continue making the sale I want today, I live 2 1/2 hours away
 

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That happened to me at Elk Grove Powersports when I
bought a RSV4 rr there, during the setup the tech dropped it from the lift as he/she was loading it. They wanted me to come back in a few days while they uncrated another one. I told them if you want to continue making the sale I want today, I live 2 1/2 hours away
No way that's where I'm buying from I bought my 2020 rsv4 1100 factory from them and that time it was a smooth purchase. This time hasn't been so good maybe new staff or something?
 

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Ok shes home ! Very fun bike I'm very impressed the rider position is very comfortable. Enough power to have fun with. Very nimble . I haven't been able to push her since I have to do the break in and all but im looking forward to getting this thing on the track .
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Well im picking up an aprilia rs660 with the sole intention of using it to get back to basics on a slower bike and really focus on dialing myself in on the track so that I can hopefully start racing again next year . I'll post some pictures once I get it home.
Congrats. This is the reason I've been looking at the R7.
 

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Congrats. This is the reason I've been looking at the R7.
Thanks I was looking at the r7 as well and it came down to a couple of things. Availability and equipment. So the price difference out the door is roughly 3500 bucks between the two . Very similarly powered one has a bit more low end the other a bit more top end. At the end of the day they are both in high demand but the r7 has a huge line of people on the wait list at least where I'm located. And then I though ok the rs660 is more expensive so what do you get with it . It's got alot of equipment i.e. tc, wc,abs, customizable riding maps. Qs up and down . And a ton of other stuff that for the price difference you probably couldn't add to the r7 . All in all very happy with it so far really excited to get it on track . Having a hard time not blasting around on it and trying to be gentle through the break in process .
 

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Having not even sat on one, what are the ergos like??

Obviously not as aggressive as the RC I'd imagine..

Also, if I remember the clip-ons are sort of integrated into the top triple aren't they? Would it be a chore to swap those out you think??

Intrested to see this one progress !!
 

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Having not even sat on one, what are the ergos like??

Obviously not as aggressive as the RC I'd imagine..

Also, if I remember the clip-ons are sort of integrated into the top triple aren't they? Would it be a chore to swap those out you think??

Intrested to see this one progress !!
Well coming from liter bikes including the RC I can tell you it's so much more comfortable the kind of bike you can ride for a long distance and it's nice and peppy. I rode it about 55 miles home and didn't feel it at all normally I have yo kick a leg off on a straight or stretch somehow. For reference im about 6 ft 220 lbs I found the rearsets perfect in stock form. The controls will need some adjustment. Yes the bars are attached to the top clamp but it wouldn't be too much to change this is something I will be doing since for some reason all the race fairing developers did not take that into consideration and there is disclaimers stating that fairing need to be notched when using stock bars or a swap to a vortex top clamp with 1inch riser clip ons should be used. Glad to answer anymore questions . Oh and the milage I played with it a bit and average mpg was 44.7 mpg lol none of my liter bikes can do that.
 

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Did the first oil change today at 367 miles getting all those initial shavings out . And let me say not too impressed with aprilias quality control. Drain plug has like 3 washers on it I fixed and 2 crush I'm assuming it's because the Shank on the plug didn't get threaded far down enough .... seems like something I would fix before sending a new bike out. And that dam wax they use on the chain is a pain in the ass ill do another 300 miles then swap the oil again and remove all that stuff. Although I checked the chain tension and it's nit too bad have my tool set at like 29mm that's supposed to be at 30 so it should be right where it needs to be . Used motul oil and a fram filter I had laying around from when I needed one like the day of something and it's compatible with the rsv4 and the rs660 but wound up not using it . We will see how it all goes here are some pics .
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The price is right on those 660’s. As a note, go to you tube and look up oil filter comparison’s. There are a few types they cut open and you can see what each manufacturer looks like inside. Let us know what you think of Fram oil filters after watching. It’s eye opening.
 

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The price is right on those 660’s. As a note, go to you tube and look up oil filter comparison’s. There are a few types they cut open and you can see what each manufacturer looks like inside. Let us know what you think of Fram oil filters after watching. It’s eye opening.
Well I will say I'm glad it's only going to be on there for 3 or 4 hundred miles. Shouldn't make a huge difference but I won't be using it again. I just read some info on the aprilia forums from aprilia themselves saying that the bypass valve is specifically developed to be used with their engine .... here's the thing that doesn't sit well with me that doesn't make very much sense to me seeing as my rsv4 and the rs660 take the same exact filter... how is that possible if they are engine specific . When one runs different rpms and different viscosity oil ? 5w40 vs the rs660 10w50 .... I've used high flow and oem for a long time and have never had an issue.... so until I do that's what I'll continue to do. In my defense I do change oil alot more than usual . 2000 miles or 2 to 3 trackdays whichever comes first.
 

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OK doing the second oil change and first service today when I came upon a rather weird issue . The shift assembly is loose on the shift shaft and can be moved in and out on the shaft . The pinch bolt holds it on but it's super loose. Called the dealer and apparently some people have been loosing them while riding !. So I brought it in to them they are going to order parts and fix it . Here's the thing that made me angry though.... so the service light came on bike has 662 miles on it ... you cannot reset it yourself. It has to be done at a dealer and for them to do that you have to prove that you performed the service and pay the minimum shop fee in my case 83 bucks ! Isn't that some bull !!! I'm going to look into a pads unit that will work on all my bikes maybe I can get around it that way but for know I guess I have to cough that up or ride with that light on . Anyway here's the pics.
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