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    Honest always, feared often Micah / AF1 Racing's Avatar
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    Custom Falcos, what inspires so many?

    This is a thread to show off your custom Falco. What keeps amusing me is that you Falco guys are crown princes of Aprilia customs...not even the Mille guys dare to go where you guys do. I have personally seen at least 10 Flacos with Mille swingarms on them and now there is talk of adding the RST arm to one...what inspires you to do this to your Falco? I love that you guys will try anything on the SL1000, it gives me hope and motivation to do something crazy to mine.

    Anyway, this thread is a sticky. Put all your custom Falco pics here, whatever you have done to make your bike different, even if it is minor. This will be a good place for people seeking inspiration to look when they get a Falco or decide to go modding thier existing bike.

    Please limit replies to posts, or make a new thread, this is a Gallery type thread where pics and mod lists are the content:

    I have no piccies right now but do have these mods on my bike:

    My bike is a 2003 SL1000 in black/silver


    EVO LP bracket.
    EVO race air kit
    EVO low temp fan switch
    Aprilia 65C Thermostat
    Arrow Carbon slip-ons
    Factory Pro 1413 eprom
    De-restricted intake boot.
    Iridium plugs
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    A Mille inferiority complex?
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    Ok, I sold it about a year ago, but deep in my heart I still really miss this bike. It's just comforting to know that many of the bits I added over the time we were together are now helping to customise various Falcos from this forum. ScottyNI has my Ohlins, 20HZ has the swinger, Casey has the cans and NWS hangers, even the bellypan and front mudguard are now living in the USA.
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    So sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing
    This is a thread to show off your custom Falco. What keeps amusing me is that you Falco guys are crown princes of Aprilia customs...not even the Mille guys dare to go where you guys do. I have personally seen at least 10 Flacos with Mille swingarms on them and now there is talk of adding the RST arm to one...
    Guilty!

    When I bought my Falco, I was looking for something different. I started looking at options. Everyone rides Japanese, and I really don't need the hottest bike out there (mind, I was coming off a 15 year old FJ1100...). I started comparing price and performance, Ducati to Aprilia, and we all know how that math works out. For my riding, the Falco was good enough, and I don't need to have the hottest ride out there, so here I am.

    I liked the looks of the Mille swingarm, and picked one up off eBay, but that's been done already, and I've always preferred to do something unique, so I've been looking for a Futura swingarm. Uh, and related bits... Now I've found one, and have a deal hammered out to acquire same, just waiting for all the bits to fall in line.

    Otherwise, I haven't done much to it:
    * StainTune cans
    * Power Commander
    * CRG levers
    * Galfer wave rotors & SS brakelines
    * Evoluzione air filter & fender eliminator
    * Oh, and some custom scratches on lower bodywork from a friend's driveway

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    My gratuitous shot...still toying with the idea of red Tuono wheels, and 54mm TB's this winter....

    EDIT: oops, forgot the mods...pretty standard stuff

    FP1413 chip (with microswitch for maps)
    LeoVince aluminum slipons
    Evo billet short stacks
    NoToil foam air filter
    homebrewed, Evo-style airbox mod (uses Evo gasket)
    RSV swingarm conversion
    '03 RSV Sachs rear shock
    Evo fender eliminator
    Scotts SS mesh oil filter
    de-stickered, and those ugly reflectors on the fender removed...
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    wow - the color in that picture sucks...my forks look silver.....
    "How often does the train go by?"
    "So often that you won't even notice it."

    "I put on my robe and wizard hat..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UPQDW6ZOpA


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    Now, do you see the most amazing accessory? Do you see it?


    Akrapovic titanium cans
    Factory 1413 chip
    Fuel pressure regulator
    Renegade "airbox"
    Galfer RED! braided lines
    Evo fender eliminator
    Dual LED plate illumination ( to Carlos)
    Evo short velocity stacks ( to Okie)
    65C thermostat
    Ohlins rear shock ( to Carlos)
    MV stainless bar ends
    Aprilia lion head stickies (in place of those "Zorro" stickies)

    Waiting in the wings:
    Sidewinder rear sprocket ( to Okie)
    Gilles rear sets ( to Okie)
    '03 Falco, in the fast colors
    '15 Caponord #119, look upon my toy, ye Mighty, and despair!

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    Mine has been limited to what I consider normal stuff.

    RSC Carbon exhausts
    Rear fender elimination
    Turn signal and brake light integration
    Evoluzione plug wires
    2001 Mille shock and linkages
    Aprilia steering damper

    Things to do on the agenda...
    Ohlins internals for the forks
    Penske or Ohlins shock
    Evoluzione or Renegade air box kit

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    I too have been considering the Ohlins option...in both ends of the suspension. I am actually happy with the suspension as it is now...but it could be a LOT better. This statement is made from riding a LOT of Ohlins equipped motocrycles and as much as I hate to say it...there really is a big difference. You feel the Ohlins difference when you push a MilleR or Factory out of the shipping crate...it really does feel that much better, even to me.

    The stock swingarm is fine with me...but my 15,500 mile SL needs suspenders...and a turbo. A nice variable vane, CT26 sized ceramic bearing equipped, water cooled, dual inlet turbine housing type of turbocharger....oh yes, one day it will be mine. If any of you are feeling generous....let me know.
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    03' Sl

    keeping it short.

    ported ram air ducts
    custom aluminum intake plate. with heat sheild over the head.
    no toil pod foam filter
    street fighter exhaust and chip
    power commander dyno tuned
    fuel pressure modifier
    15t sprocket
    mini blinkers relocated
    custom plate bracket
    chrome ram duct screens
    13500 miles
    118hp on dyno jet
    RED making things faster since the dawn of time

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    This bike bone stock is a great bike, a few parts later it is excellent, and in my mind the best road bike ever.
    Some bike rag and their twit doing a comparo,UKs Bike, said he bonded with a falco " on a grand scale" in the past but at that moment with full on racers like the sp2 his fragile ego couldn't handle being seen on anything less than a track bike with lights, I read between the lines. Only thing that he got right was saying the Falco was a couple of parts away from being one of the best looking bikes made.
    The beauty of the Falco is it is a RSV that Aprilia just barely hobbled to protect the front line model. Seems to me that every one focuses on curing those things, Ex that extremist being the only person I know of to go well beyond that. If I had a RSV, almost did after placing my first e bay bid a little while ago on a 2000 one which just looked stunning compared to the younger ones, the only thing I would do is give it dual cans, of course talking last rsv.
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    front signals from a suzuki
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    Oh there will be more, believe you me...she gets what she wants.I'm totaly F whipped.
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    Hey Micah,
    Is it really feasible to fit a turbo to this type of engine,modern high performance v twin? If feasible how fast will it kill the engine? Or would you have to mod internals for a lot of low mass star treck parts to go forced induction at all?
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    BEFORE




    AFTER












    Modifications:$$$$$$$$$ (Spent alot of money with our friends at AF1)
    Custom paint by TJ - Moore, OK 405-203-3045
    '04 RSV mille swingarm
    '04 RSV mille Sachs rear shock
    Gilles rear sets
    Powdercoated wheels by HPC
    Ariete aluminum 90 degree valve stems
    Brembo 4-Pad Brake Caliper Set
    Titanium Front Brake Caliper Bolt Set
    Brembo Meehanite Cast iron Rotors
    Galfer SS brake/clutch lines with aircraft aluminum fittings
    R&G Frame Sliders
    Rhinomoto Fork and swingarm sliders
    Skidmarx belly pan
    aprilia OEM steering damper
    Evoluzione Fuel Pressure Modifier
    Evoluzione Billet SP Short Velocity Stacks
    Evoluzione Performance Air Filter and air box modification
    AF1 Racing Billet Top Clamp and Pre-load adjusters
    Carbon Fiber Front Fender
    Carbon Fiber Rear Hugger
    CRG Roll-a-Click Adjustable Brake/Clutch Lever
    Puig Touring Falco Windscreen
    RK gold x-ring chain
    Scottoiler
    Afam Steel Front Sprocket 16t
    Sidewinder 44T 525 Tri-Metal Rear Sprocket
    MV-Aprilia Stainless Bar Ends
    Quick Release Tank and Seat Pins
    Rizoma Billet Front/Rear Brake/ Clutch Reservoir
    Carbon fiber fender eliminator kit
    LED turn signals
    Continental Road Attacks
    And various other odds and ends

    AFTERMATH



    REPLACEMENT

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