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Jony2Stones
09-10-2003, 07:30 PM
Want to get a set of gold Rims. Was looking at OZ's but my dealer says they are only for the 03R.


Bummer...:(


What else is out there?? Only want lighter allm. NOT mag or carbon as my riding would break them down too quick....

Saw some Hi Point's in gold....where do I get a set???




If I cant find any I love, then I may get a two-into-two....I wonder which choice would be most-smartest...

Ted in Evanston
09-10-2003, 07:38 PM
Jony:

Hi Point renamed themselves "Carrozzeria" for some reason...

Try:
Carrozzeria USA (http://www.czusainc.com)

Jony2Stones
09-10-2003, 07:44 PM
Hey thanks....


Still not sure what I am going to do....

Wonder what would make the bigger impact on daily riding...(err commuting..)

2-2 Akras' or rims...

Currently running RSC pipe, chip, EVO Airbox....

clarkie49
09-10-2003, 07:46 PM
check out www.ema-usa.com they have several types of PVM wheels for the mille/tuono, the forged 5 spoke wheels looks trick on the bike and is really light.


between the 2 choices, goe the pipes for sure!

clarkie

Ted in Evanston
09-10-2003, 07:48 PM
... yup, or also look at

PVM Germany (http://www.pvm.de/w/e/mo/fm/newproducts.html)

... a very yummy 10 spoke wheel too...;)

ApexMolester
09-10-2003, 08:29 PM
PIPES!

pvm has some real nice wheels.................in...........GOLD

Jony2Stones
09-10-2003, 09:13 PM
(cough....hello check-book.....)


Soo...if I go for the pipes, what modifications do I have to do to my tuono to get the setup to fit (it's for a milie afterall.)

clarkie49
09-10-2003, 09:17 PM
call jesse at seacoast sport cycle, the Aprilia/Akropovic 2-2 system is around $1500 i believe, it will come with a chip so you can either install youself or for piece of mind get them to do it.

the 2-2 system wont void your warrantee either.

then....hang on! it will blow your socks off!

clarkie

ApexMolester
09-10-2003, 09:19 PM
will have to go, i think.....that's all.

ApexMolester
09-10-2003, 09:21 PM
do i have one.................?


NOPE

Jony2Stones
09-10-2003, 09:21 PM
Got the rear about two feet off the ground on my commute home tonight going over a 'woop'.....good times..:eek: :eek:
I couldnt imagine more midrange....(more topend yes, midrange no...)


SSC is great...(even though I work for a competitor..:eek: )

I'll give them a shout about the cans...wonder how long they take to get in???

Jony2Stones
09-10-2003, 09:24 PM
rear turn signals
will have to go, i think.....that's all.




Ahh...that's no problem...was probably going to lose them anyway..

clarkie49
09-10-2003, 10:12 PM
you can wire the turnsignals into the tail lights looks clean and they still work killer.

they should be able toi get em pretty quickly if they dont have a set in stock.

midrange! you will get 8-10hp in the midrange and a couple more on top.

who do you work for jony?

clarkie

ApexMolester
09-10-2003, 10:17 PM
a ture "plug'n play" system. took 10minutes start to finish. my tuono & mille r have it ($75 shipped, if i remember?...).

where is that tip jar, AARON?

dude must live on beer:D

cornercarver
09-10-2003, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by clarkie49
between the 2 choices, goe the pipes for sure!

clarkie

Aaron, I'm surprised you'd say that when he specifically mentioned his daily riding. Light wheels makes a dramatic difference to the handling everywhere. While the pipes are noticeable on the street, I have always found that handling changes give far greater rewards on the street than increases in power, even dramatic ones.

Since he's looking for OZ wheels, I assume he's on a standard Mille. In that case, I'd suggest the following $1500 mods, in order...

1. Penske rear shock + Ohlins valves in fork
2. Light wheels
3. 2 + 2 pipes

--sam

ApexMolester
09-10-2003, 10:24 PM
removing the stock can does save some weight.....end can was 17 or 18#s with the head pipes at 7#s.


the dual system i have is half is not less (should have put it on the scale damnit).

i know, rotating mass.........

cornercarver
09-10-2003, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by ApexMolester
removing the stock can does save some weight.....end can was 17 or 18#s with the head pipes at 7#s.


the dual system i have is half is not less (should have put it on the scale damnit).

i know, rotating mass.........

But, you can get a lot of the benefit of the 2 + 2 pipes with a FAR cheaper slipon + chip. You don't get the awesome look of the 2 into 2 pipes, admittedly.

--sam

clarkie49
09-11-2003, 01:51 AM
the slip on is nowhere as good as the 2-2 akros, this is because of the stock headers.

pipes sound cool!

as a daily driver type bike, go the pipes, sure suspension is a consideration but not just for cruising, same as the wheels, unless you are riding hard the wheels wouldnt be as noticable as one might expect.

now 10hp ..... thats cool

clarkie

Jony2Stones
09-11-2003, 07:19 AM
I'm currently running the RSC slipon and chip..with the evo airbox/inlet...
So how much power would I gain with adding the two into two??

My commute is a hard one...no highway, all backroads....redlines in 1st through 4th (up to 140 or so-depending on which bike I take)
Toe draggin (and I ride with my toes on the pegs), and wheelies every morning...
So would I notice the wheels?? Maybe...

But the pipes might still be better...(wheels are sooo pimpy though :D



who do you work for jony?

I'm a competitor in m/c sales...

I work for Great Bay Motorcycles...which is one of the top Triumph (and soon to be ducati) dealerships around

BigGlen
09-11-2003, 08:40 AM
"NOT mag or carbon as my riding would break them down too quick...."


I heard that the BST carbon are super strong while being super light.

And a place like Motowheels.com will replace one at cost if you damage one in an accident!

$3,400 a set is hard to do for most us mortals though.

They say these wheels now take a hit better than the stock aluminum ones on most bikes.

Plus imagine all the "street cred" you would get.
lol

Jony2Stones
09-11-2003, 05:54 PM
$3,400 a set

Yeah.....that's kinda steep....


I'm sure they're nice and all...

2-2.....

That's where I'm headed first I think....

Jony2Stones
09-13-2003, 07:02 AM
Tig Craft duel system or Akro Duals...


Which one is better????


Tanks

Jony2Stones
09-13-2003, 07:25 AM
Ohhh yeah...one other question:


For either exhaust, how does the hanger attach on the left side???

Jony2Stones
09-13-2003, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by Jony2Stones
Ohhh yeah...one other question:


For either exhaust, how does the hanger attach on the left side???

I'm an idiot, never mind...:D