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Topic: Newbie
Posted By: Damo
Subject: Newbie
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2016 at 07:07
Good morning to you all,
I live in Abertillery, South Wales and after having a pretty bad off back in the summer which resulted in my cherished VTR Firestorm being totalled and me out of action for 2 months - one toe and a bit of a crunchy ankle, I got out there and purchased a 2007 Factory R with 15000 on the clock. I loved the storm but hello baby this beast and I are one and why didn't we meet sooner, love it. As for the freaking grin on my face well that's evident for all to see.
I'm a plumber/heating engineer by trade but recently have moved into education to teach the masses what I know, so spanners are not alien to me, fettling, servicing etc no probs, but this is a very electronic beast so a bit of an unknown?
Help and advice would be much appreciated from you folks as you all appear to be very knowledgable or you know someone who is?
The beast has been running a dream no probs. Rode to work on Monday, bit chilly but a glorious day. Taught till 9pm then ophh wowser damn it was cold -6 degrees brrrrr. Started her up and the service light came on? I live about 25miles from place of work. Listened to engine all seemed ok no funny noises. Rode home taking it easy, damn it was cold. Arrived home no probs at all, wrapped her up, plugged the Kre optimiser and went to defrost me hands.
So I'm asking for advice if you wouldn't mind?
Is it safe to ride?
Is it pre programmed to come on?
Electronics arghhhhh.
Thank you very much and look forward to hearing from you folks.
Y'all have a good day now ya hear.

Posted By: Alwaduk
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2016 at 07:52
Welcome in, yes this is the best and most knowledgeable forum in the world!
But having said that i can't help you as mines a 2001 RSV but i did the same as you came from a VTR. I think the service light is just telling you it thinks it needs to be serviced or something like that but as i said i don't know anything, sure someone who does know will be along in a bit to tell you what's what. 


Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2016 at 09:50
Morning fella welcome in good choice of bike I have a 06 factory myself amazing ride. Don't worry about the service light it comes on automatically at certain milage to indicate that a service is due . You can turn it off by holding the +&- buttons down on the dash as you turn the key on and hold them in for at least 15 seconds. Well worth getting the bike checked over and properly set up though makes a massive difference AP are the ones to see if it's too far they do mobile service days . Any other questions fire away me old mucka

I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left

Posted By: Mr Miller
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2016 at 11:10
Hi m8.. I`m just a poor auld pensioner and can`t afford that fancy metal .. 2000 Mille R for
me .. Oh and as soon as you can .. PHOTOS ... no weeds or scraggly bushes.. LOL

If you find us in a hedge check the bike first please .. I`m free on the NHS...

Posted By: Damo
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2016 at 11:21
Hey up lads,
Many thanks for the replys, great to know that I can turn off the service light. Phew.
Will post some pics this evening of the stead.
Quite like the sound of mobile AP when and where do these happen boys??
Cheers again lads.
Onwards & upwards!

Posted By: Prsv
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2016 at 11:37
Hi and welcome service comes on 6000 miles after reset. look at tour dates in general chat someone was going to do one in bridge end don't know if it went ahead.

Posted By: legend88
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2016 at 21:33
Errr, should this be in the shop special offers section?

Posted By: davidrsurfer
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2016 at 21:45
Welcome. 07 Factory now please.

Motorcycle friendly self catering holiday apartment Acorn Studio. See us at Marsden Holiday Cottages.

Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2016 at 08:41
Welcome along'll like here

Aprilia performannce as mentioned griff and the boys are worth their weight in gold ....,a ride to Tamworth is always worth the the trouble ...I've come up from Kent a few times never disappointed


Posted By: colinmeadows
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2016 at 10:07
Welcome from bridgend see you around m8

living life in the fairly fast lane rsv mille 2000 & rsv factory 2004, no more until i get a bigger garage ............

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