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Hey everyone,

New to the forums but long time lurker ahaha..

So, I've read quite a bit on the 550 had a few questions for some people who own/had one.

The bikes an 08 with 6,500 km on it which is around 4,000 miles. Buddy is asking $6,500 but its been up for a few months seems quite high compared to some of what people sell on here. ( wish i would find someone that would ship to me on here! )

I know about the maintenance but of course not everything, I'll be riding about 3 days maybe 4 max figured roughly plan to ride about 600km max a month so about 2 oil changes every month and a half or so depending how i ride.

I've read that you gotta replace the piston and that every 9,000km ( about 5,500 miles ) is this correct? I've seen one guys whole motor go boom with only 7,000km (4,300 miles) on it which that makes me step back a little..I'm not worried about the oil I'll just make that my weekend drinking chore ahaha. But possibly replacing a piston ext. every like 6km thats a bit much for me

Also I haven't read anything about gearing has anyone tried to change the gearing so the motor doesn't work so hard?

So, just wanted to get some info that I get to read from my own post about the bike before I pull the trigger! If anyone can let me know anything else about the bike personal experiences that would be perfect!
 

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Added a smaller rear gear to my 4.5 ~ to run with my buddies Hayabusa . . .

Hey everyone,

New to the forums but long time lurker ahaha..

So, I've read quite a bit on the 550 had a few questions for some people who own/had one.



Also I haven't read anything about gearing has anyone tried to change the gearing so the motor doesn't work so hard?

So, just wanted to get some info that I get to read from my own post about the bike before I pull the trigger!
If anyone can let me know anything else about the bike personal experiences that would be perfect!


 

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I would check the oil fill cap next to the left hand side handlebar. If you see a white residue the bike need a refresh as its getting coolant in the oil. I have an 08 and love it to death. at 6800 miles I started to see the white stuff. it was the end of the season so I pulled the motor and had it refreshed. $1500 later it was a brand new motor and ready to rip. Just like any motard you will have to keep an eye on maintenance. But it is well worth it! :bannana: I use mine for the street and the track. I paid $6100 used with 1500 miles on it so your price is a little high. I would have him drop it by at least $1500

 

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I would check the oil fill cap next to the left hand side handlebar. If you see a white residue the bike need a refresh as its getting coolant in the oil. I have an 08 and love it to death. at 6800 miles I started to see the white stuff. it was the end of the season so I pulled the motor and had it refreshed. $1500 later it was a brand new motor and ready to rip. Just like any motard you will have to keep an eye on maintenance. But it is well worth it! :bannana: I use mine for the street and the track. I paid $6100 used with 1500 miles on it so your price is a little high. I would have him drop it by at least $1500

Thanks for the info eh! I've yet to hear about the oil cap! Exactly why i wanted to post see what i would get in response! Ahh thanks for the pricing it does seem a bit high ill see what he'll take if its closer to the price range ill get ot for sure! 5g was kinda my limit i set for myself so i really don't wanna go above that.
 

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I would check the oil fill cap next to the left hand side handlebar. If you see a white residue the bike need a refresh as its getting coolant in the oil. I have an 08 and love it to death. at 6800 miles I started to see the white stuff. it was the end of the season so I pulled the motor and had it refreshed. $1500 later it was a brand new motor and ready to rip. Just like any motard you will have to keep an eye on maintenance. But it is well worth it! :bannana: I use mine for the street and the track. I paid $6100 used with 1500 miles on it so your price is a little high. I would have him drop it by at least $1500

Ship it to you where?
If you don't already know, there is a ton of info on the XV's here.
http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?50-2006-2011-Aprilia-RXV-SXV-MXV-4-5-5-5-V-Twins

I agree with G2G on price.
I'll try and find just a little more on what i might not know about the bike, also it would be into Canada Edmonton Alberta to be exact so im really hoping to find someone in Canada where our dollar dropped a good amount to the us dollar.. Plus would make shipping a lot easier but pretty much everything ive seen is in the states so no luck for me..
 
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