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    apriliaforum expert Wot_bike_isit's Avatar
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    Correction,Orange is another mod extremist.
    And get a load of this nut job, at 130 mph I too often feel it is a kodak moment. There are probably people still coming to on the sides of the roads you traveled wondering what the hell was that thing that sounded like armageddon had arrived and was taking pictures of it.
    Good pic for when your too old to ride and want to reflect and show people that you're a bad ass.
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    Here ya go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wot_bike_isit
    Correction,Orange is another mod extremist.
    And get a load of this nut job, at 130 mph I too often feel it is a kodak moment. There are probably people still coming to on the sides of the roads you traveled wondering what the hell was that thing that sounded like armageddon had arrived and was taking pictures of it.
    Good pic for when your too old to ride and want to reflect and show people that you're a bad ass.
    and to think, we had to slow down from 140-145 to take the pics

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    more offending shots...




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    Inspired by the bike

    The Falco seems to be a near perfect V-twin platform to go somewhere else from, be it touring or tuning.

    I'll stick some pics up after the weekend hopefully.

    Mods so far:

    Gilles Vario-bars
    Rengade air kit, big bore full system, chip and carbon cans
    Oxford hot grips
    Scottioler onto the front sprocket
    Braided front brake and clutch lines
    Custom fluid reservoires (all my own work)
    De-restriction done
    Black tint double bubble screen
    15t sprocket
    K&N air filter
    Black powder coated stock heel plated
    Evolusion FE kit
    Custom LED tail/brake lights made by myself
    Light smoke tail light lens (thanks Mikeo!)
    GSXR side stand modded to take Falco switch
    Titanium caliper bolts on the front (one of the OE ones fell out somewhere!!)
    Quick release seat pins
    CRG shorty levers
    Braking wave disks, front and rear
    Ohlins rear shock
    MG-F side repeaters in the fairing lowers and custom LED indicators in the fairing
    Clear lensed Mille/Tuono indicators with custom LED boards at the back
    Bef's can hangers
    Some rather nice bar ends with carbon inserts
    Bronze OZ wheels (nice!!)
    HID headlight
    Custom rack to take Givi/Kappa paniers
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    Good pic for when your too old to ride and want to reflect and show people that you're a bad ass.
    This bike is so stable at speed, I had no worries about taking a picture at that speed. I was on a Interstate in the middle of Wyoming, no one around except my buddy on his bike. Long, straight and flat. Camera in the tank bag so I can take it out one handed and it is a easy to use camera with one hand.

    Now if we were in the mountains, no pictures would have been taken. I should post up my pics of the Arch in St. Louis I took as we rolled thru. I missed my exit while I was snapping pictures!

    If you haven't had your bike up to ~140 yet, you need to check it out. It makes the most wonderful sound runnig along in 6th gear at ~9.5K rpms
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    These are the only pics I have since the CF Renegade installation.
    Not a big "bling" kind of guy, probably the only mods I'll make from here on out will be suspension related.








    And one before. (Ignore the date, this pic is from this year)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebolter
    If you haven't had your bike up to ~140 yet, you need to check it out. It makes the most wonderful sound runnig along in 6th gear at ~9.5K rpms



    Yes it does!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebolter
    This bike is so stable at speed, I had no worries about taking a picture at that speed. I was on a Interstate in the middle of Wyoming, no one around except my buddy on his bike. Long, straight and flat. Camera in the tank bag so I can take it out one handed and it is a easy to use camera with one hand.

    Now if we were in the mountains, no pictures would have been taken. I should post up my pics of the Arch in St. Louis I took as we rolled thru. I missed my exit while I was snapping pictures!

    If you haven't had your bike up to ~140 yet, you need to check it out. It makes the most wonderful sound runnig along in 6th gear at ~9.5K rpms
    see pics up top...

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    Other than pipes and the normal internal stuff, mine is pretty much stock and I like it that way, the flame red can't be beat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikoman
    the flame red can't be beat...
    errrrrrr...........yeah it can, Black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinNut
    errrrrrr...........yeah it can, Black.
    then add silver on top of the black and you have the perfect Falco!! Jeez, will you guys EVER learn?
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    I dont want to be left out.

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    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.
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