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    In order, if I remember correctly:

    15t sprocket
    Ohlins rear shock
    Staintune slip-ons
    Helibars (now off)
    FP1314 chip with EVO regulator
    Homemade CF air intake snorkel (see below, looks crappy, I know, works well, though)
    NWS hugger
    Skidmarx belly
    Homemade foam airfilter in conjunction with homestyle EVO airbox mod (no photo)
    EVO clutch slave

    I plan a full visual overhaul soon, but I've been saying that for 6 months now.
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    Micha-

    in answer to your question I think it's so popular to mod because it's so good (and good looking) stock, but then with a few choice mods it becomes truly great. In my instance that means a mostly problem-free daily urban warrior commmuter bike, hooligan bike whenever the mood strikes, canyon carver, 2-up sport touring machine, and very effective trackday weapon. oh and did I mention it's beautiful? With aftermarket pipes, fender eliminator and the mille swinger, it has one of the best asses in the bike world, imo

    homemade airbox
    some chip (rsv titanium?)
    akrapovic slipons
    fender eliminator
    prilliant's mille swinger painted to match dark grey frame
    Ohlins rear
    full floating DI rotors on stock carriers
    spare set of wheels w/ race tires

    in the works:

    braided front brake lines
    ohlins internals for front forks (or complete Factory front end, if I come in to money )
    clip ons
    rearsets
    light wheels (some day)
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    the mods in action
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    Chris,

    You use the same track prep I do

    Painters Tape!
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    07 KTM 525 EXC
    13 Husaberg TE 300
    11 Beta 300 Race Rep 2T Trials
    75 Suzuki RL250--OldSchool Trials & 1971 BSA 250 Trials

    Now there are 2 "Cylinders" on my ride, parallel BABY!!

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    Only SL Carbon and...
    NO SHAME LINES on tires of course!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ico
    NO SHAME LINES on tires of course!!!
    No chicken strips!
    '03 Falco, in the fast colors
    '15 Caponord #119, look upon my toy, ye Mighty, and despair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing
    Yes, a turbo is quite feasible...there are guys down in Puerto Rico doing loads of them on single cylinder ATV engines with great success even in the lower rev ranges.

    I have been thinking about doing a forced induction Aprilia for a long time and have decided it is both feasible and not too hard really. My basic plan if I were to proceed from here would be light boost/high (stock) compression ratio for lightning fast spool up. That is the reason I speced out the turbo in the post the post above the way I did although a GT24 size with ceramic bearings may be better all around or even RH10B sized blower.

    I would be shooting for the peak of 6 psi boost to be available form as low as 4,000 rpm and carry out to about 5-6 psi boost as high as 9,500 rpm. I do not think it would really be a time bomb. People have blown up a lot of V990 motors in the quest for more power but they are going about it in the wrong way I think. Forced induction does not require really high rpm to make power and torque....think of a Falco/Mille/Tuono/RST with close to 100 ft lbs of torque...now that would be a lot of fun.
    Would the bottom end be able to handle it? If you built this, you'd have the ULTIMATE Italian sleeper.

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    I have none on the rear, small ones on the front that I can't seem to get rid of.
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    It's not a very good picture as the project was still a work in progress when it was taken.... I really should take some better ones....


    Already completed:
    Ohlins shock
    Ohlins forks
    Ohlins steering damper
    Attack Racing billet aluminum triple clamps
    Cycle Cat clip-on's
    Brembo billet radial clutch master cylinder
    Brembo billet radial brake master cylinder
    Brembo four pad calipers
    Brembo full floating rotors
    Performance friction brake pads
    Speigler braided lines; front and rear brakes, clutch
    Evoluzione billet aluminum clutch slave
    Barnett clutch
    DID chain
    Sprocket specialists sprockets; 16 front / 44 rear
    Renegade Titanium slip-ons
    Evoluzione air box kit
    Evoluzione billet aluminum velocity stacks
    Evoluzione 54 mm throttle bodies
    FP Chip
    Motobitz LED indicators
    Motobitz tinted rear lenses and LED bulbs
    Evoluzione headlights
    CF front fender
    CF front sprocket cover
    Mad Tiki fender eliminator
    Puig tinted windscreen
    Too many Ti bolts to remember

    Soon to be completed:
    Mille swingarm
    CF rear fender
    Tigcraft full exhaust system for Mille

    HID headlight upgrade
    Nooj.... Are you serious about this? I was thinking about it but they only sell the headlights, transformers and ignitors in pairs and our beloved Falco has three headlights... we could each buy one kit and then split the cost of the third one

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    apriliaforum expert FalcoPilot's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by twowheels78
    It's not a very good picture as the project was still a work in progress when it was taken.... I really should take some better ones....


    Already completed:
    Ohlins shock
    Ohlins forks
    Ohlins steering damper
    Attack Racing billet aluminum triple clamps
    Cycle Cat clip-on's
    Brembo billet radial clutch master cylinder
    Brembo billet radial brake master cylinder
    Brembo four pad calipers
    Brembo full floating rotors
    Performance friction brake pads
    Speigler braided lines; front and rear brakes, clutch
    Evoluzione billet aluminum clutch slave
    Barnett clutch
    DID chain
    Sprocket specialists sprockets; 16 front / 44 rear
    Renegade Titanium slip-ons
    Evoluzione air box kit
    Evoluzione billet aluminum velocity stacks
    Evoluzione 54 mm throttle bodies
    FP Chip
    Motobitz LED indicators
    Motobitz tinted rear lenses and LED bulbs
    Evoluzione headlights
    CF front fender
    CF front sprocket cover
    Mad Tiki fender eliminator
    Puig tinted windscreen
    Too many Ti bolts to remember

    Soon to be completed:
    Mille swingarm
    CF rear fender
    Tigcraft full exhaust system for Mille


    Nooj.... Are you serious about this? I was thinking about it but they only sell the headlights, transformers and ignitors in pairs and our beloved Falco has three headlights... we could each buy one kit and then split the cost of the third one


    HOLY CRAP TW, I had NO idea that you had that much bling. Mind telling us how much you have invested so far?

    How's the sunlight when it hits that triple clamp at just the right angle while riding?
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    2007 Mazda3 Five Door
    1991 Ford Mustang GT
    1968 Mustang Coupe

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    HOLY CRAP TW, I had NO idea that you had that much bling. Mind telling us how much you have invested so far?
    It's a disease it really is I don't actually know as I stopped adding it up... it was getting scary And I still have to buy the TigCraft full system to go with the Mille swingarm that I've already got. And I so want a set of Marchesini wheels and those gorgeous CMC rotors

    How's the sunlight when it hits that triple clamp at just the right angle while riding?
    It's not bad.... I've only caught an annoying reflection once.... however I've gotten reflections from the gauges and mirrors on numerous occasions.

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    just got my swinger conversion done

    sorry no pics ,i have dail up and it takes forever to load
    I don't have as much bling as some of you guys, but give me time.
    stuff already done
    mille swinger
    mille 2-1
    tig craft 80 mm slip on
    cf hugger
    galfer ss lines
    aprilia steering damper
    evo race air box
    evo billet velocity stacks
    factory pro e prom
    15 tooth front sprocket
    barnett clutch
    custom built front blinkers
    rear tail light/turn signal intergrator
    custom license plate holder
    mille oil tank
    mille oil cooler
    puig touring wind screen dark
    and the list of the things I want keep's growing with every new motorcycle mag I get,luckily my wife does not know how much I've already spent and how much this other stuff is gonna cost

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    [QUOTE=twowheels78]It's not a very good picture as the project was still a work in progress when it was taken.... I really should take some better ones....


    Already completed:
    Ohlins shock
    Ohlins forks
    Ohlins steering damper
    Attack Racing billet aluminum triple clamps
    Cycle Cat clip-on's
    Brembo billet radial clutch master cylinder
    Brembo billet radial brake master cylinder
    Brembo four pad calipers
    Brembo full floating rotors
    Performance friction brake pads
    Speigler braided lines; front and rear brakes, clutch
    Evoluzione billet aluminum clutch slave
    Barnett clutch
    DID chain
    Sprocket specialists sprockets; 16 front / 44 rear
    Renegade Titanium slip-ons
    Evoluzione air box kit
    Evoluzione billet aluminum velocity stacks
    Evoluzione 54 mm throttle bodies
    FP Chip
    Motobitz LED indicators
    Motobitz tinted rear lenses and LED bulbs
    Evoluzione headlights
    CF front fender
    CF front sprocket cover
    Mad Tiki fender eliminator
    Puig tinted windscreen
    Too many Ti bolts to remember

    Soon to be completed:
    Mille swingarm
    CF rear fender
    Tigcraft full exhaust system for Mille
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    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Since you are in the ballpark, TwoWheels, let us see a photo expose of your beloved ride.
    Micah said it was a Gallery post anyway.
    please excuse if I sound like a wise-ass. I just want the pics. Good on ya mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing
    Yes, a turbo is quite feasible...there are guys down in Puerto Rico doing loads of them on single cylinder ATV engines with great success even in the lower rev ranges.

    I have been thinking about doing a forced induction Aprilia for a long time and have decided it is both feasible and not too hard really. My basic plan if I were to proceed from here would be light boost/high (stock) compression ratio for lightning fast spool up. That is the reason I speced out the turbo in the post the post above the way I did although a GT24 size with ceramic bearings may be better all around or even RH10B sized blower.

    I would be shooting for the peak of 6 psi boost to be available form as low as 4,000 rpm and carry out to about 5-6 psi boost as high as 9,500 rpm. I do not think it would really be a time bomb. People have blown up a lot of V990 motors in the quest for more power but they are going about it in the wrong way I think. Forced induction does not require really high rpm to make power and torque....think of a Falco/Mille/Tuono/RST with close to 100 ft lbs of torque...now that would be a lot of fun.

    To my Dutch brother....I love the 04' RSVR swingarm on your bike...looks quite proper.
    Turbos have been done even by the factorys but their not doing it anymore because their pretty much unridable except in a stright line .
    Just think of that turbo spooling up and the power coming on hard in a turn
    and your leaned way over . Not fun !
    But a small super charger thats a different story and maybe the future
    theres a story in August's Motor Cyclist about a Peugeot 125 scooter that has one and they say it's dam fast ,read it ,it really could be the next big thing .
    But I really can see many people truly using what the Falco has now to it's full potential except in a stright line and thats no fun .

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    Honest always, feared often Micah / AF1 Racing's Avatar
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    You can electronically manipulate the turbo characteristics to the point that it is very rideable....even in corners. This is why I specified low boost quick spool type of set up.

    Yes, I think the bottom end is strong enough for low boost.

    I have owned two turbo bikes and done right they can be a lot of fun...but, yes you do have to be careful.

    Effortless wheelies at 100 mph is the goal right?
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