I don't know about anyone else but I have had enough of this winter bollox already! Well the season seems a long way off but it will creep up on me if I am not careful , so last weekend I started the preparations on next years Aprilia RSV-R Battle of the Twins race bike. I needed a new trailer to get the bike & all the kit to the meetings, the old one was just too small & couldn’t take enough weight for the ever expanding spares & tools necessary to race. I fitted a front wheel clamp and some strap rings in the floor to keep the bike in place whilst in transit. I needed to get this done as the bike is booked in at Aprilia Performance on Saturday 7th December to get the valve service & set up done. My spannering skills really aren’t up to setting valve clearances & throttle bodies etc , so I thought I would leave it to the experts to get it done ahead of my first ride on the RSV. I have taken all the bodywork off now to make it easier to do the service. I have 3 sets of bodywork that came with the bike, the Alitalia track day kit which looks very smart but the belly pan is not deep enough for racing, plus 2 used but serviceable sets of proper race fairings. I have already removed all of the stickers, a job made much easier by using a hair dryer to heat them first then a squirt of WD-40 to get rid of the clue left on the panel. Will get all the cracks & scrapes repaired ahead or them being painted courtesy of a mate who does body repairs. The spare bodywork needs refreshing & the odd repair here & there so planning on very similar looking paint jobs on both along the Alitalia idea that is on the track day kit. Not sure yet where I will source the decals from as the proper full kit for the RSV-R doesn’t seem to be available any longer. My mate is fitting it in as he can but have given him plenty of time, will post some pictures of the finished articles when I get them back. I will also report back on my experience with Aprilia Performance as they come highly recommended by other members on this forum as well as the Aprilia specific ones.