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what to look for

Postby stalker » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:54 pm

looking into buying a rc8/r

whats the main difference in the real world ?

what , if any are the problems i should look out for ?

any help appreciated
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Re: what to look for

Postby Superdan » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:05 pm

stalker wrote:looking into buying a rc8/r

whats the main difference in the real world ?

what , if any are the problems i should look out for ?

any help appreciated


The fact that the(aftermarket) exhausts are too noisy (and expensive) for trackdays is the one thing that puts me off the most, you can get a quiet version of one, but I like the akra.

Fairly roomy for the taller blokes.

Believe its the 09 bikes that are sorted, the 08 ones had a few recalls but was issues were sorted in 09? (anyone confirm/clarify)

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Re: what to look for

Postby weeksy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:38 pm

The early R's are the more 'grunty' than the later ones.

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Re: what to look for

Postby MADDOG53 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:12 pm

I believe the "twin spark" models are the one's to get,,,,,,,,,,,if I were,,I would,,,
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Re: what to look for

Postby CEREC1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:47 pm

stalker wrote:looking into buying a rc8/r

whats the main difference in the real world ?

what , if any are the problems i should look out for ?

any help appreciated

The first R was special in as much as it had a higher spec engine, forged wheels and carbon front fender. Available in limited numbers. List price was £15K
The second incarnation is the only version. Normal wheels, no other trick bits, just updated.

First one seems to drop in value. Bargains used. :lol:
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Re: what to look for

Postby stalker » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:37 pm

they do look a bargain second hand . and the power is a draw to me (like a moth to light).

thinking track bike , but with a daytime mot 8)
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Re: what to look for

Postby CEREC1 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:58 pm

stalker wrote:they do look a bargain second hand . and the power is a draw to me (like a moth to light).

thinking track bike , but with a daytime mot 8)

Kev at Projex had mine on his dyno last year. Most powerful V twin ever on his dyno. Pity I can't do it justice. :roll:
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Re: what to look for

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:01 pm

I take it you'll still be bringing the SD to the Crashfest? Can't defend the crown on a RC8R.
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Re: what to look for

Postby stalker » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:04 pm

yes yes yes, sounds like your going to make a serious stab at the crown this year plinky .instead of tottering around like last year.
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Postby Colonel_Klinck » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:20 pm

I'm praying for rain again :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: what to look for

Postby stalker » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:10 am

wet or dry . . . . . .your still a mobile chicane :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: what to look for

Postby Superdan » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:04 am

stalker wrote:wet or dry . . . . . .your still a mobile chicane :lol: :lol: :lol:


Wet or dry you still a mobile road block :D

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Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:21 am

stalker wrote:wet or dry . . . . . .your still a mobile chicane :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Hmm that's not my recollection. I seem to remember passing you more than once. :lol: :lol:
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Re: what to look for

Postby blb » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:00 pm

I love my RC8 although it took a long time to gel with it. Early ones like mine have all recalls done by now. With a little time and effort they are awesome. Even mine was 145 rwbhp after a little work.
Mine has DNA filter, tuneecu map with a little advance, an external filter and baffled tank and 2 teeth up on the rear. Prog throttle is a good idea if not mapped, you can do everything through tuneecy that you can with the SD.

I would get an early one for 5-6k if its just for a track bike, can't lose much more than that. Whilst the "r" is no doubt prettier I couldn't take full advantage.

They are properly adjustable, so for a well rounded guy like me there is lots of room on board. Again, like Mike I wish I could get full advantage but time will tell.

Daytime MOT will do the trick. Mine's nearly finished, needs a wash and a polish but I love how she looks now.
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Re: what to look for

Postby KTM666 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:31 pm

R have bored out motor (1195cc against 1148cc) and sorted suspension (early RC8 were way over sprung) ...The one to go for is ......the latest twin spark RC8R (They have orange wheels) significanlty quicker claiming 180hp (that will be at the engine) :wink:

All RC8 are left overs either 2008 all orange ......2009 /10 white, Orange and black had suspension sorted all had 1148cc motor

As said you will not get past noise testing with belly Akra.....and the twin pipe version is off the scale db wise.......not a chance
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Re: what to look for

Postby jambox » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:05 pm

Hey BLB, what's the bug-eyed thing in the background?
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Re: what to look for

Postby blb » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:13 pm

jambox wrote:Hey BLB, what's the bug-eyed thing in the background?


My current Boss's 1920's Bugatti. It's a beautiful thing, don't know much about it apart from its worth well over £100k. My bike nearly fell on it once, fook me it was close :shock:
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Re: what to look for

Postby MADDOG53 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:29 pm

brokenleggedbiker wrote:
jambox wrote:Hey BLB, what's the bug-eyed thing in the background?


My current Boss's 1920's Bugatti. It's a beautiful thing, don't know much about it apart from its worth well over £100k. My bike nearly fell on it once, fook me it was close :shock:

Pic's please,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :D
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Re: what to look for

Postby CEREC1 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:02 pm

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Re: what to look for

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:04 pm

Nice bike
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Re: what to look for

Postby Sabre » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:20 pm

CEREC1 wrote:A proper RC8R for not much money :?:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KTM-1190-RC8-R-/150956019904
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I'd love one of these to plod about on if i could fit on it :lol: that said i would'nt want this one as it's had 3 different owner's but only done 5600 mile's what's wrong ????? :?
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Re: what to look for

Postby weeksy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:24 pm

Sabre wrote:
CEREC1 wrote:A proper RC8R for not much money :?:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KTM-1190-RC8-R-/150956019904
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I'd love one of these to plod about on if i could fit on it :lol: that said i would'nt want this one as it's had 3 different owner's but only done 5600 mile's what's wrong ????? :?



They seem to be very much a Marmite bike.
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Re: what to look for

Postby KTM666 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:43 am

Weeksy .................has owned it twice :wink:
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Re: what to look for

Postby weeksy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:29 am

KTM666 wrote:Weeksy .................has owned it twice :wink:


LOL i've been close a few times to an RC8. However the main thing that keeps stopping me was the day i spent at Premier and MotoRapido a couple of years back. The morning was a 25 mile blast on the RC8 and the afternoon was on the 1098. The 1098 was just way quicker. I had much less issues sticking with my mate on it than on the RC8. However, despite the 1098 being a beautiful bike, it doesn't jump out and shout "RARRRRRRRRRRRRR" in the same way the RC8 does. A couple of minor finishing issues on the 1098 too irritate me, as does some of the fuelling/electical issues on the RC8.

As you're aware, i'm not usually restrained when it comes to picking up a new bike, but each and every time, something stops me taking the plunge for either.

It could be the roads where i live, that are sweet little B roads and nor really RC8/1098 territory.
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Re: what to look for

Postby CEREC1 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:37 am

For a track bike, as Stalker suggest is his reason for buying on, they seem to crash quite well like the SD.
I came off mine at Redgate at 60 mph and BLB did the same at Silverstone and all we did was bend the brake and gear levers :roll: scuffed the panels and BLB dinged his front rim.
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