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MarkJones108
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject: Greetings Reply with quote

Good evening,

Just joined the site - thanks for the add.

I ride a 2000.5 black Falco, which I have owned from new. (March 2001).

A few mods, RSV swing arm, Pre '96 'Blade shock, Factory Pro chip, K&N filter, uprated clutch slave cylinder, double bubble screen. MCT in Stowmarket rebuilt my forks.

I love the bike, not interested in replacing it.

I live in Suffolk, UK

Cheers

Mark
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the group.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like some great mods there.. !
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome to a man of taste !
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Mark! That's the first I've heard of a 'Blade shock being used on a Falco. How did you figure out that particular mod?
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and welcome.
All sounds good (other than the bit about living in Suffolk - obviously)
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suffolk?

My my.....
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aladinsaneuk wrote:
Suffolk?

My my.....

Look who the cat dragged in !

'Ello Mr Dean
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello to the new member enjoy your stay :)
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. Enjoy the bike.
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MarkJones108
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D-Rider wrote:
Hi and welcome.
All sounds good (other than the bit about living in Suffolk - obviously)


Could be worse - I used to live in Norfolk - Crossed the border, all jabs and passport control sorted.

The Falco was originally purchased from Chris Clarke of Wymondham.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aladinsaneuk wrote:
Suffolk?

My my.....


'Webfoot Territory' - that could be North Norfolk, of the Cambridge Fens
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mangocrazy wrote:
Welcome to the forum Mark! That's the first I've heard of a 'Blade shock being used on a Falco. How did you figure out that particular mod?


I used to follow a site on Geocities - 'Ken's Falco Site' (in America) - He happened to have a blade shock on his bench when he was servicing his Falco, placed the shock next to the blade shock, and saw the similarity. I gave it a go (penny washer for a shim on the top mount) and all is well.

MCT in Stowmarket thought it was a good replacement when the sorted out my forks. I intend to get them to rebuild it.... eventually...
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Welcome Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome - wasn't sure how bust the forum was, seeing as facebook seems to rule the world these days.

Hope to meet up with some of you some day.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkJones108 wrote:
I used to follow a site on Geocities - 'Ken's Falco Site' (in America) - He happened to have a blade shock on his bench when he was servicing his Falco, placed the shock next to the blade shock, and saw the similarity. I gave it a go (penny washer for a shim on the top mount) and all is well.

MCT in Stowmarket thought it was a good replacement when the sorted out my forks. I intend to get them to rebuild it.... eventually...

Yes, I remember 'Ken's site', it was an excellent resource. So how does the blade shock compare in overall dimensions, particularly length between mounting centres? I guess the actual mounts are compatible in terms of type and size?

Many moons ago I wrote a guide to Falco rear suspension (in the Aprilia Technical section I think) and it would be good to update it with another option besides RSV Mille shocks.
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