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10pointjames
04-16-2009, 07:19 PM
Everything was very straightforward. Just lots of measuring from new wheels compared to standard wheels before giving drawings of spacers I needed to machinist. Everything fit perfectly except for front rotor(had to put 1mm washer between rotor and mount to align it in caliper). Will get a proper spacer made later. I was very impressed with KTM parts people at KTM cycle hut, and Adam at KTM tech line. They were very helpful at making sure I got the right rotors and sprocket to fit. Rear rotor ended up being from an 08 690 enduro(240mm) as opposed to a standard dirt bikes 220mm. Front is a 320mm KTM Brembo rotor. Will be going to track on the 27th if weather permits and will give feedback. I don't know how the performance will be but they sure look bada**. If anyone wants to do the same I can get the required spacers made for you, or give you complete "blueprints" and you can do yourself. :cheers: Just had to have the twins decal.:rolleyes:

SacSupermoto
04-16-2009, 07:25 PM
How much?

10pointjames
04-16-2009, 07:36 PM
How much?

Total cost of custom made wheels, shipping, my machinist's handywork, both rotors and new sprocket @ $3900.00. I know that's a lot of green but I had tax return coming and sold my old 4x4 play toy to pay for it plus the slipper clutch so WTF!!!, you can't take it with you. I'm not wealthy by any means, just an Auto Tech. But this bike makes me do crazy things(on and off the track or street). :bangwall:

duc slayer
04-16-2009, 07:39 PM
first time I've seen the upper (rear) sliders, nice work, it looks the dogs bollocks :cheers:

10pointjames
04-16-2009, 07:43 PM
first time I've seen the upper (rear) sliders, nice work, it looks the dogs bollocks :cheers:

That area was the only thing on the rear of the bike that would touch during a couple of low-sides last year so I thought I might as well fix the problem. Hope you get another ride soon Duc and love the RMZ.

Markee
04-16-2009, 08:33 PM
Very Very Nice 10Point. You are certainly gonna give King Karl a run for his money! haha

Mooseknuckles
04-16-2009, 08:44 PM
Give us the low down on those sliders. Where/How/How much?

and the twins sticker too!

Kuneff
04-16-2009, 08:50 PM
Those wheels look WICKED!!!! Great choice.... :D

proslider
04-16-2009, 08:57 PM
Total cost of custom made wheels, shipping, my machinist's handywork, both rotors and new sprocket @ $3900.00. I know that's a lot of green but I had tax return coming and sold my old 4x4 play toy to pay for it plus the slipper clutch so WTF!!!, you can't take it with you. I'm not wealthy by any means, just an Auto Tech. But this bike makes me do crazy things(on and off the track or street). :bangwall:

I think that is a great price for a complete set of CF wheels X tires. I second the comment on the sticker "guud one".

10pointjames
04-16-2009, 09:03 PM
I think that is a great price for a complete set of CF wheels X tires. I second the comment on the sticker "guud one".

Didn't have the tires figured into that although I got the set for $185.00 on E bay. They are Shinko supermoto slicks(formerly Yokohama). I thought they were worth a try for that price.

10pointjames
04-16-2009, 09:08 PM
Give us the low down on those sliders. Where/How/How much?

and the twins sticker too!

Sliders I think I found on an ebay store. Stickers from ebay but can't remember the name (should be easy to find them). As far as mounting the sliders I used a dremel and started small and gradually increased the diameter until the sliders fit just right. The hole was drilled through the subframe right where the upper and lower come together. There is a flat aluminum plate welded over the joint and made a good spot to bolt them to. Just remembered on the decals(srsigndesign) have an ebay store

kimzx1000r
04-16-2009, 09:25 PM
:worship::worship: fine ride!

SacSupermoto
04-16-2009, 09:29 PM
I need to get a divorce and a set of those! SWEET!

duc slayer
04-16-2009, 09:37 PM
Hope you get another ride soon Duc and love the RMZ.

thank you and hopefully it won't be long before I've got another ride, (can't believe the house loan/refi has taken this long) but I have to stop spending my bike $$$ (just bought a new set of kicks for my car), then I need to decide what to buy for 2 wheels. I want another XV but I also need something for 2up riding

ooh The horror :cheers:

RZRob
04-16-2009, 10:34 PM
10Point, Man that looks AWESOME! Does it ride way different? Plus, I want that sticker too. I wanna get CKruzal to make something.

Duc, I refi'd a couple months ago too when rates went to 4.75. It took forever. I think the bank was waiting to see if things got worse. I was worried about property values dropping more - and getting laid-off. The plan was to refi (and pull to a 30) before our company did a RIF, so I could make the payment on unemployment if necessary. I survived the RIF I was panicking about, but the refi took like two weeks after that.

RZ Rob

king karl
04-17-2009, 03:25 AM
Very Very Nice 10Point. You are certainly gonna give King Karl a run for his money! haha

Theres only one king of bling young man :worship::cheers::blah:

10pointjames
04-17-2009, 07:26 AM
Theres only one king of bling young man :worship::cheers::blah:

I,ll give ya European countries Karl but the States are mine!!! :cheers:

king karl
04-17-2009, 09:25 AM
I,ll give ya European countries Karl but the States are mine!!! :cheers:

aint America part of europe :WTF:

CDNSXV
04-17-2009, 01:15 PM
I suspect you have turned a minor issue into a potentially very large issue. I have chucked my bike on the ground at east 4 times, one of which was a looped stoppie and that area of the bodywork has never touched. With axle sliders and bush guards on the bars, no part of my bike's bodywork has ever touched the ground.

Now that you have extended the reach of the tail section, I suspect it will hit the ground if the bike falls over. Which is all fine and good until you have a look at what that slider is bolted to. A flimsy aluminum subframe that was never designed to resist side loads. Personally I think the subframe is gonna bend like cheese in the next crash.

So you have protected a $30 piece of plastic with a sacrificial $300 - $400 subframe? Doesn't strike me as a good idea.

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=106058&stc=1&d=1239927443


As far as mounting the sliders I used a dremel and started small and gradually increased the diameter until the sliders fit just right. The hole was drilled through the subframe right where the upper and lower come together. There is a flat aluminum plate welded over the joint and made a good spot to bolt them to.

10pointjames
04-17-2009, 01:19 PM
I suspect you have turned a minor issue into a potentially very large issue. I have chucked my bike on the ground at east 4 times, one of which was a looped stoppie and that area of the bodywork has never touched. With axle sliders and bush guards on the bars, no part of my bike's bodywork has ever touched the ground.

Now that you have extended the reach of the tail section, I suspect it will hit the ground if the bike falls over. Which is all fine and good until you have a look at what that slider is bolted to. A flimsy aluminum subframe that was never designed to resist side loads. Personally I think the subframe is gonna bend like cheese in the next crash.

So you have protected a $30 piece of plastic with a sacrificial $300 - $400 subframe? Doesn't strike me as a good idea.

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=106058&stc=1&d=1239927443

Actually it was to protect the tips on my $1000.oo dollar GPR exhaust I had on at the time. You may be right about the subframe though. Time will tell. Hopefully I don't use 'em too often.:rolleyes:

CDNSXV
04-17-2009, 01:19 PM
aint America part of europe

If you check, I think you'll find the Americans asked you to leave and not come back ..... Course being Brits you didn't get the message and had to be escorted out. :)

king karl
04-17-2009, 04:42 PM
rule Britania, were only a small island but have the biggest empire in the world :worship::cheers:

irie
04-17-2009, 05:05 PM
rule Britania, were only a small island but have the biggest empire in the world :worship::cheers:

Bit behind the times, aren't you? ;)

CDNSXV
04-17-2009, 05:28 PM
rule Britania, were only a small island but have the biggest empire in the world
Well you HAD the biggest empire in the world (which is long gone now) but you are still just a small island. ;)

Just a suggestion ... read the news or open a book once every few decades. That'll keep you up to date on recent developments.

10pointjames
04-17-2009, 08:06 PM
I think the only books Karl opens are the Berenstein Bears.:rolleyes:

10pointjames
04-17-2009, 08:15 PM
Theres only one king of bling young man :worship::cheers::blah:

I think you all agree King James is more fitting anyway. Sorry Karl, It is my destiny, I was born to the throne. :bs:

RXV_Poor
04-17-2009, 09:21 PM
I think you all agree King James is more fitting anyway. Sorry Karl, It is my destiny, I was born to the throne. :bs:

Folks is this an honest to goodness challenge to the throne?!

kimzx1000r
04-17-2009, 09:23 PM
I see a skin flute sword fight in the near future!

oi69
04-20-2009, 09:33 AM
Give us the low down on those sliders. Where/How/How much?

and the twins sticker too!

stickers are on ebay or we have just made 1 up going to have it made next week (were working so hard at work today :) )

106242

antbreon
04-20-2009, 06:00 PM
i like the idea of the slider there

because mine got skuffed a bit there as well ...if it doesnt stick out to far as to transfer the impact to the subframe just barely wider it didnt hit hard there at all ..maybe something that just sticks on to take the skuff ...that is replaceable ...would be a good idea ...
and it is fun to watch the harley guys scratch there heads when they see the twin sticker

duc slayer
04-20-2009, 06:43 PM
what I really loved about the Harley crowd, was taking any of my previous Ape's (esp the xv) to the Harley dealer for inspections and tire swaps. The owner (whom I've know since childhood, 30 years or so) is the first one to come out back drool on it a little, and then bust out the ball busters. Like asking me if He should run and grab an oil pad or drain pan to catch all the leaking oil .......................

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH

a Harley dealer talking shit about leaking oil :D

But like I said he's a good friend and I know he's joking and he usually has customers around so I let be, laugh it off, well ok maybe a farm tractor jab or two :D

antbreon
04-20-2009, 06:47 PM
tell them its just marking its teratory like a dog pissing on the tree

it knows the big dogs will run and hide

SXVINWA
04-21-2009, 02:49 PM
Hey 10point,

Love the look of the wheels!!! Definate high schwing factor!!! I am wondering about flex. You have had them on for a little while now, so how do they feel?

Mooseknuckles
04-21-2009, 03:33 PM
CF doesn't flex, it just goes BANG! But it is stronger than steel.

10pointjames
04-22-2009, 07:39 PM
Hey 10point,

Love the look of the wheels!!! Definate high schwing factor!!! I am wondering about flex. You have had them on for a little while now, so how do they feel?

Haven't got to ride on track yet. Monday at Heartland park in Topeka,KS if weather is good. Will let you know how it goes.:cheers:

adamOZ
04-23-2009, 02:03 AM
they look really good mate, id like to know the difference in strength and weight between the smoto rims. theres certainly a hell of a lot less meat in them!

bike looks very well prepped.

good luck adam #27