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Topic: Aprilia RSV "Speciale" Project
Posted By: nitroargi
Subject: Aprilia RSV "Speciale" Project
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 07:02
l I better start writing some bits about the history of my project!

Back in 2001 I was in the market to trade my beloved Jap inline and I took a decision that would later define my motorcycle life for the next ten years!

I traded my Kwak for a mint condition used 1999 Aprilia RSV base model. The bike had 33.000km on the Datsun like clocks and had a couple of aftermarket goodies as well.

1.Ohlins aftermarket rear shock with remote preoad adjuster
2. Aprilia racing open race can with 60mm diameter!
3. Aprilia racing chip
4. Powerbronze double bubble racing screen

The bike came in the original Tricolore scheme blue-orange-silver copying Valentino Rossi's colors who was racing Aprilia RSW 250 back then

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 07:09
Well I must admit that it was not love at first site! 

emoticon wink

But after the first rides I started feeling the twin way of riding a superbike...and that was it, I was hooked!

As the market for Italian V-Twins was really small in Greece I started searching the web for forums in order to talk about the bike, answer questions and search for tuning ideas!

I came across  http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FRSVR.net%2F&h=xAQHmzwpiAQE3CUUlj4OTU0hFZoBOUxx_yNf162l3ygThCg&enc=AZObtp620zUopizJdHlz_RNGyzqkUlMAzJtspeDVaSKwoLikosg_a_yoAWoWg6RsjSjkh1CKdhf2mqge1oTA0Svn-9NHj8htjpVyD_zVod3Y8IMEgYopcXVTWjBVhT9Dl2csXiwYH2H91dfsuPWnU1xQ5iw3v9AzPx-hT33_TUM00uSzbsfHzSm7gnV1VI9bhuwMgo0goDuk6hOO68tWkwCs&s=1" rel="nofollow - RSVR.net  which at the time was the best Aprilia forum in Europe and became my homepage for the next couple of years. New friends, new bike, new ideas and approach to tuning which was not all about the dyno numbers alone!



Posted By: fusebox
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 09:57
still is the best Aprilia forum !

in the world id say!



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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 10:00
I can't disagree with that to be honest...this forum as well as the AF1 and Ebay became my best friends for some time during my project.

I have to say that RSVR.net was my favorite because I made a lot of friends that keep in touch even when I was not so active. Met a lot of embers when I was in UK for a while


Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 12:21
Tell us more......

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 12:39
The list of mods keeps changing over the years with me trying various bits and pieces until I could find the right product for me. Here is a list of mods...

Chassis:
Ohlins front end from SP #87
Ohlins rear shock
Ohlins steering damper
OZ wheels
Brembo GP billet calipers
Brembo radial brake and clutch m/c
Gilles rear sets
Full carbon bodywork (original steel tank is replaced with the plastic version of the R)
Monoposto subframe
Race clip ons
Blue ergal bits here and there
Rizoma brake fluid holders
STM slipper clutch
16/43 520 sprockets and chain
Samco silicon hoses
Braided brake and clutch lines

Performance:
Tigcraft dual race system
MSS carbon air box
EVR air filters
57mm TB's ported
FP chip (for 54mm TB's)
Tuono heads polished
Factory 04 intake cams
Slotted cam sprockets
Amauri's 1103cc big bore kit
Full blueprinting
EVO wires
EVO amplifier
EVO fuel pressure modifier
PCIII USB 
Smaltmoto 57mm shower kit
Big valve heads from a 08 model ported




The weight reduction fever got into me the last couple of years and I made some custom made parts for reducing some grams here and there...still to weight the bike in this latest version

I was thinking of going step by step of all the mods along with some info about each one

Nitro


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 12:39
nice one nitroargi...

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 12:48
If you own a first generation Aprilia Mille (1998-2000) then you better upgrade the brakes as soon as possible. The same Brembo 2-pad calipers as the lighter two stroke RS250 means that braking power is not great.

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My first upgrade was to fit calipers from the second generation with 4-pads per caliper and of course braided brake lines. Yeap the "old" bike comes with non steel lines!

Original calipers looked cool but gold looked cooler I think!


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While on the braking chapter soon after my first upgrade with later model braking components I started to find a way to gain more feel from the brakes. Power was there alright but this setup was lacking feel while braking on everyday rides and not track days. So I went for the obvious solution a beautiful made Brembo 19x20 radial master cylinder. Boy what a big difference this baby made to the feel...it felt like I was attached to he calipers!


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 Not long after my latest update I got really lucky and found a set of Brembo billet GP calipers that find their way to the Mille after I "pay" the guy with a brand new set of tires! 


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The last addition, for now, are a set of wave discs from Italian company Braking. These babies weight 1.386gr per piece while the OEM weight 1.615gr...not bad loss in rotating mass!!!


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Posted By: fusebox
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 12:49
mega spec on that bike mate!

do you have any dyno results for it??

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 12:56
Not yet mate...all the components are in the shop waiting for me to find the time to bolt everything back to the engine! Winter is here so I will have some progress in the upcoming month

Just ordered the aluminum bolt set for the motor today from Pro-Bolt...they claim 60% weight reduction...we will have to see about that! Tongue

Last dyno was this one priot to BB and shower and some other bits

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Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 14:33
Wow serious spec

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Posted By: geobarb
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2015 at 16:33
Hi nitroargi,it is nice to see your project on this great forum too.
You must be on my mindBig smile.
I was thinking that your project evolution must be displayed outside of greece.And here it is!
Keep the mods commingThumbs Up
george


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2015 at 10:29
As soon as I decided that the Mille was a keeper it was easier to me to sell parts from the original equipment in order to fund this project. So bit by bit the original tricolore bodywork find its place in a Tuono that was converted to Mille.

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It took me almost two years to get all the carbon parts trying to find the original shape in the best possible deal. Ebay, ApriliaForum,  http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FRSVR.net%2F&h=sAQE8-ciYAQHLxw0ukTaBrq9tBxG63UndErwd2CWb93wi8g&enc=AZMYxq3I-f83vbtlJMz74WCRPf6qnggXGGyzJFI9SYLWS2Ik3WPGGOCpV7UYSZTfjUdnFVDtzzj4ei7aOVPpLo0ptnyErCbZR54jmlrUnl9KtRpaKmL7bemK9YkW7sObopfWMyPAC5ltHc14xUpGJ__KvB5aCe-sB05UQj1B1k8OwZ2Rrv31fZTr8W5iArb1iQ_cF1itew3pDJl4Qejd_l7z&s=1" rel="nofollow - RSVR.net became my best friends in order to locate what I needed. Every piece of the carbon bodywork has a unique story and comes from different manufacturers. Both front parts (racing and headlight option) as well as the side parts and underseat pieces are Aprilia Racing original carbon bits. Same goes for the front fender, the over clocks piece and front suspension protection under the headlight. 
The lower piece and the tail unit are made by QB Carbon in UK and I also got the rear fender and chain protection from the Island and Renegade...yeap the same company that makes the carbon airbox. 
One piece ram airs are rare Sebimoto parts that I had to wait the longest in order to find while other small bits and pieces like the front sprocket cover and rear chain fin were acquired new one year ago!


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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 07:40
WoW amazing pics and amazing spec on your bike there buddy, some of the parts you've got on your bike are rare, RedRat would have a field day with those parts lol...!

NickyBoy

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 07:52
Thanks guys I really appreciate your nude comments

I wish I hadn't pass-missed some killer deals during the project long period- I passed on a nice carbon tank, lost a nice Brembo monobloc GP calipers etc

I am pretty happy with this project so far...still a zillion things to add!!! :))


Posted By: m9rko
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 09:30
That's a very special bike.... Thumbs Up Big smile

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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 09:59
Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

Thanks guys I really appreciate your nude comments

I wish I hadn't pass-missed some killer deals during the project long period- I passed on a nice carbon tank, lost a nice Brembo monobloc GP calipers etc

I am pretty happy with this project so far...still a zillion things to add!!! :))


There are some GP monoblocks for sale on eBay...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/351587864826" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/351587864826

NickyBoy

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 10:28
Thanks m9rko!

I know NickyBoy...just treated myself a set ot 07 heads and they are going for porting on Wednesday!

It would be really interesting to see how the flow charts compare to the GenI heads I made one year ago


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 10:39

Let's talk a little about suspension...shall we?

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Well I can tell you that gold is not my favorite color but this specific Scandinavian gold blows my mind! My Mille was the base model and that meant that it came from the factory with a Showa front fork and Sachs provided the rear suspension as well as the steering stabilizer.

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I was fortunate enough to buy my RSV with an beautiful after market Ohlins rear suspension, the one with the remote preload adjuster and not the cheaper version from the R model. Although I can not compare the two I must admit that the rear suspension works like a dream.

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I changed the spring to fit my weight which made it even better but the biggest change came from the fitment of a later rear suspension likage (from a 2004 Tuono)! The Ohlins shock became more progressive plus it added some valuable mm to the rear ride height and that was more to my liking.
ATTENTION for those to make the linkage update on an early Mille...this will only work with a later rear suspension because the factory spring is way too stiff!

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For the front end things were a little more complicated at first. The Showa fork with the updated WP internals from the previous owner was stiff, ideal for trackdays but I was getting a beating on B-roads. So I knew at some point I knew I will have to upgrade...and here Apriliaforum comes in! It was back in 2003 when I "met" Jason, an RSV SP owner in the States that was trying to sell some of the original equipment! Ohlins front forks with the triples were on the menu and I just couldn't resist! I bought them for a fair price along with the limited edition SP plates #87 of 150 and the adapters for the Brembo monoblock calipers!

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After that the only thing I had to do was to complete the Swedish family and got an adjustable Ohlins steering stabilizer from the R model to replace the non adjustable factory one...luckily it is a bolt on job and requires no modifications!

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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 13:22
Blimey, you've got some very very nice parts there Mate, I'am in the process of receiving some nice race kit parts from Brembo myself and I'am also keen to find out like you said, how much difference having a Brembo Master Cylinder helps!

NickyBoy

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 14:13
The brembo master cylnder is one of the best mods i have done to my bike, makes a big difference.


Posted By: IanG
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 14:28
Are we talking oem or RCS here?

I've not noticed any limitations of the standard axial fitment yet,although I have an oem radial pump in the garage to fit if I feel the need.

 I'm tempted by the RCS 19 although I believe the matching clutch master is a waste of time and money,anyone care to comment from personal experience?


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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 14:32
Yeah the RCS 19x20 Brembo one, I'am hoping it makes a big difference, I'am after lots of sharp bite with the setup I've got planned!

NickyBoy

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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 14:34
Btw Nitro, is that your bike on YouTube with the twin Tigcraft pipes?

NickyBoy

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Posted By: IanG
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 14:35
You want sharper bite for the road?  Shocked


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Looking forward to the next track day


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 14:51
Mine is 19/18 radial Brembo none rcs and is very good on the road and I have the radial clutch but no real difference with that.


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 15:57
Originally posted by NickyBoy1984 NickyBoy1984 wrote:

Yeah the RCS 19x20 Brembo one, I'am hoping it makes a big difference, I'am after lots of sharp bite with the setup I've got planned!

NickyBoy


19X20 actually is a lot better than stock, not only improves the power of the brakes but also dramaticaly improves the feeling from the lever

Yes the RSV with the Tigs on the video is mine Tongue


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 16:12
Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Mine is 19/18 radial Brembo none rcs and is very good on the road and I have the radial clutch but no real difference with that.


Hello mate...love your bike btw!!! WinkWink

This usefull info is "borrowed" from a Ducati forum

"19x18 requires 11% lighter pull and 11% longer pull distance than the 19x20 MC. More feel (better modulation characteristics) than the 19x20

19x20 requires the most lever force but the shortest pull. More like a trigger action.

Some riders think that this short-pull trigger action means that they have "better" brakes, but they don't - at least not for all riding conditions. What they do get is the same braking power with poorer modulation (feel) characteristics. Good for the track perhaps, but often dangerous on the street, especially in the wet. In an emergency, most of us have the instinct to grab a brake hard. So if you value a better feel, when choosing between the 19x18 and the 19x20 for the street, go for the 19X18.
On the other hand some, like me, prefer their lever hard."


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 16:21
good info nitro ...keep it coming and the bike build !!!
 
 


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Posted By: Diablo
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 16:33
Loving the bike spec and its evolution!

Great thread Nitroargi!

Serious modding! Thumbs Up




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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 17:16
Originally posted by IanG IanG wrote:

You want sharper bite for the road?  Shocked



Yip, there are lots of places were I like to fly past my Mates on their Panigales and HP4's on my 13 year old girl and stuff it right in their faces and laugh, mind you by the time we come off the roundabout on to the next straight they've left me for dead again lol, oh well, there's always the next roundabout pmsl

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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 17:20
Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

Originally posted by NickyBoy1984 NickyBoy1984 wrote:

Yeah the RCS 19x20 Brembo one, I'am hoping it makes a big difference, I'am after lots of sharp bite with the setup I've got planned!

NickyBoy


19X20 actually is a lot better than stock, not only improves the power of the brakes but also dramaticaly improves the feeling from the lever

Yes the RSV with the Tigs on the video is mine Tongue


Great info cheers, thought it was your bike, I must've watched that video about 150 times, NO SERIOUSLY LOL....!!

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Posted By: kiwi_rsvr
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 17:20
Race you through the Burnham Bends any day Censored

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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 17:22
Originally posted by kiwi_rsvr kiwi_rsvr wrote:


Race you through the Burnham Bends any day Censored


Your On!

NickyBoy

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Posted By: IanG
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 17:42
Originally posted by NickyBoy1984 NickyBoy1984 wrote:

Originally posted by IanG IanG wrote:

You want sharper bite for the road?  Shocked



Yip, there are lots of places were I like to fly past my Mates on their Panigales and HP4's on my 13 year old girl and stuff it right in their faces and laugh, mind you by the time we come off the roundabout on to the next straight they've left me for dead again lol, oh well, there's always the next roundabout pmsl

NickyBoy



Seriously mate,it sounds to me like you need to stop riding the roads and move to trackdays.

Braking like that into roundabouts is going to get you seriously hurt one day.


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Posted By: kiwi_rsvr
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 17:54
Right January it is and its on ............
Originally posted by NickyBoy1984 NickyBoy1984 wrote:

Originally posted by kiwi_rsvr kiwi_rsvr wrote:


Race you through the Burnham Bends any day Censored


Your On!

NickyBoy


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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 17:55
NickyBoy it sounds you are serious addicted to the Tigcraft sound!! Tongue

In the video the bike is with my previous engine setup with Pistal high compression pistons and 2001-2003 heads...I hope to be even better after I am done with the latest version of the engine




Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 18:14
Your going to love the 1103, they make a hell of a difference😍


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 18:34
Still a lot to do before fitting the engine back in the frame but I am realy excited 426hemi




Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2015 at 20:34
Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

NickyBoy it sounds you are serious addicted to the Tigcraft sound!! Tongue

In the video the bike is with my previous engine setup with Pistal high compression pistons and 2001-2003 heads...I hope to be even better after I am done with the latest version of the engine




I've got a serious addiction to ANY exhaust system Mate lol

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 28 Nov 2015 at 07:26
Wheels are one of the most important updates that I have done to the old lady. Stock five spoke Brembo items may look good...after all they are the same as the SP model...but OZ Racing babies look even better!!

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The good thing with this mod is that it is basically a bolt on job if you swap wheels from the same generation and in the process you gain 2.3kg which is a pretty big deal for sprung weight. The bike does everything better, cornering is effortless and both acceleration and braking are improved!

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A nice small addition to the blue Italian beauties were the yellow custom made OZ Racing decals that I had them made in UK at ezgraphics.

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Considering how big of a difference the lighter wheel made to the bike in the future it would be ideal to follow 426hemi's route and get a set of BST carbon wheels




Posted By: andananimal
Date Posted: 28 Nov 2015 at 14:41
Great thread nitro following with a lot of interest! appreciate the description and photos it helps me with ideas for mine


Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2015 at 10:06
Originally posted by andananimal andananimal wrote:

Great thread nitro following with a lot of interest! appreciate the description and photos it helps me with ideas for mine


+ 1

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 05:05
Thanks again guys

The idea was exactly that...to give as much info as possible for other projects. 


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 05:10
Some really nice weight figures for the wheels that I am borrowing from http://apriliaforum.com/" rel="nofollow - ApriliaForum.com

1998-2005 Mille, Tuono and Falco Brembo 5 Spokes cast front: 4,20 Kg
1998-2005 Mille, Tuono and Falco Brembo 5 Spokes cast rear: 6,70 Kg
2000 RSV Mille SP "Race SP" OZ-Magnesium front: 2,35 Kg
2000 RSV Mille SP "Race SP" OZ-Magnesium rear: 3,65 Kg
2000-2002 RSV Mille-R ME, RP OZ-forged front: 3,40 Kg
2000-2002 RSV Mille-R ME, RP OZ-forged rear: 5,20 Kg
2003 Tuono Racing RP OZ-forged front: 3,59 Kg
2003 Tuono Racing RP OZ-forged rear: 5,37 Kg
2004-RSV 1000R Factory RR OZ-forged front: 3,40 Kg
2004-RSV 1000R Factory RR OZ-forged rear: 5,00 Kg
2004 RSV 1000R NERA RR OZ-Magnesium front: 3,10 Kg
2004 RSV 1000R NERA RR OZ-Magnesium rear: 4,30 Kg
2006-RSV 1000R RR OZ-look-alike Malgatech cast front: 4,90 Kg
2006-RSV 1000R RR OZ-look-alike Malgatech cast rear: 7,50 Kg
2006-Tuono 1000R RR OZ-look-alike Malgatech cast front: 4,90 Kg
2006-Tuono 1000R RR OZ-look-alike Malgatech cast rear: 7,50 Kg



Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 07:29
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Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 10:03
Mmmmmm carbon. Loving this thread I can dream.

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 10:56
I managed to gather all the carbon bits over the years and I can tell you it wasn't an easy task. Parts for the first Mille are getting rare by the year so it was even more difficult to find carbon bits from the same supplier. I think it is worth every bit because when I compare the weight with the stock parts I lost 5kg from the bodywork alone

The carbnon tank on the other hand is a dream that I need to forget because I can't seem to get someone to make one for me at a reasonable price. So I went with the obvious choice of the the plastic one from the 2000 R model. I remember loosing 2kg but I will have to get back to you with this figuew since I think it may be more

-7kg is pretty awesome in my book!


Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 11:01
I love this bike . . . . would love the mid fairings where did you get them?


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 11:04
Originally posted by Coops Coops wrote:

I love this bike . . . . would love the mid fairings where did you get them?
qb carbon stock them or wait till ckennedy gets the moulds completed and starts to sell the carbon fairings

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Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 11:12
Thanks redratbike   


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 11:13
These parts are original Aprilia Racing...not crazy quality but are pretty light


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 11:25
I would love to get a carbon undertray to replace the original...now that would be something special and if I could get rid of the ugly battery box that would be ideal!

Something like this made by https://www.facebook.com/jollygiantscarbonising/?fref=photo" rel="nofollow - Jolly Giant's Carbonising.

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He claims more that 1kg weight saving but he made this one off...maybe we can ask for a group buy to get him to make some more?? LOLLOLLOL


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 12:13
sebimoto list one
 
http://www.sebimoto.com/fairing-for-motorbike-aprilia-rsv-mille-98-00-seat-cover-plate-racing" rel="nofollow - http://www.sebimoto.com/fairing-for-motorbike-aprilia-rsv-mille-98-00-seat-cover-plate-racing


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Posted By: Diablo
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 12:40
That is a considerable weight saving! 7kg on bodywork!

I had not seen the Jolly Giant carbon under tray before. I like that! I wonder if the battery is changed to a smaller lithium one? He has an FB page, might have to brave the dreaded FB for a few mins to ask him!

I turned my base 2001/2 RSV into an "R+"  (Ohlins/Oz/carbon etc etc). I have been upgrading bits of bodywork to carbon and just picked up a new but 2nd hand QB carbon (one piece) bellypan yesterday. I am waiting to see how the Ckennedy (see thread) carbon ones turn out. Otherwise I would have placed a few orders for bodywork already! Of the manufacturers that still make carbon for the Rsv, some only make the earlier shapes for 98- 00, not the facelift 01. 02, 03. I wanted the later shaped fairings for my 01/ 02. But might change the seat shape to 03, as that is really growing on me. I want seat and rear cowl, rather than a single piece seat as I keep an emergency tool kit in there (and a fold up walking stick lol!).

I am sold on the big bore. But that will be next winter hopefully. (Keeping up with you and NickyBoy, Hemi etc is going to get expensive!! I don't mind as my Ape is also a keeper. I don't have to sell it to have other bikes. Not rich, just not got kids lol!)

Keep the posts coming, very interesting and gleaning much inspiration here! Thumbs Up



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Posted By: Jollygiant
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 17:29
I made another version of the undertray and made it flush fitting!
The moulds on the other hand are not the best as I made them and to be honest I don't know it I could get another one out of them. And it is a lot of work to get everything moved.

You can see my build thread with them in here...  http://rsvr.net/carbon-whorage-and-other-parts_topic9721_page2.html" rel="nofollow - http://rsvr.net/carbon-whorage-and-other-parts_topic9721_page2.html

The sebimoto ones still have the battery box poking out.

I am making more cool carbon stuff so have a look at my FaceBook page and on EBay, but it will be cheaper though me!


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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2015 at 18:33
Ooooo nice, I love your collection of carbon bodywork Nitro, it's awesome....!

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2015 at 04:54
Hey Jollygiant...most of the pics in that link don't work anymore so I can't see any of your carbon bits!


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2015 at 10:12
Another really nice alternative for the 98-00 tank is the lovely one made in Japan by Moto-Works

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/NitroArgi/10743369_845453838822667_1228968650_n_zps9syyxsub.jpg" rel="nofollow - http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/NitroArgi/10743369_845453838822667_1228968650_n_zps9syyxsub.jpg

It is made from aluminium and it holds 2lt more fuel...this one is from a mate that got it from them. They will not ship outside Japan and the proce is €3000!!! Love it...


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2015 at 10:25
Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

Hey Jollygiant...most of the pics in that link don't work anymore so I can't see any of your carbon bits!
try the facebook page
 
http://www.facebook.com/jollygiantscarbonising/" rel="nofollow - http://www.facebook.com/jollygiantscarbonising/


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Posted By: Jollygiant
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2015 at 10:46
Thanks. Ill have to do a new one.

I'm working on a website to but seeing as I'm a spastic orangutang at the best of times it's taking a while.


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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2015 at 10:49
Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

Another really nice alternative for the 98-00 tank is the lovely one made in Japan by Moto-Works

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/NitroArgi/media/10743369_845453838822667_1228968650_n_zps9syyxsub.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">

It is made from aluminium and it holds 2lt more fuel...this one is from a mate that got it from them. They will not ship outside Japan and the proce is €3000!!! Love it...


I love that vent on the tank that the breather hose hooks up to, it just looks race bike trick...!

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2015 at 10:56
I have the original steel tank from my bike and maybe I can remove the color and add a nipple like that...maybe a tuono project next??? Big smileBig smileBig smile


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2015 at 14:51
Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

Hey Jollygiant...most of the pics in that link don't work anymore so I can't see any of your carbon bits!
try the facebook page
 
http://www.facebook.com/jollygiantscarbonising/" rel="nofollow - http://www.facebook.com/jollygiantscarbonising/

Really nice stuff there...but can't seem to figure out what is commercially available and what's a personal project. 

Undetray, ECU cover and oil tnak cover seem nice for example...a one off instrument subframe would be nice addition like the one they had in WSBK...I think I have a pic somewhere!


Posted By: Jollygiant
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2015 at 15:41
Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

Hey Jollygiant...most of the pics in that link don't work anymore so I can't see any of your carbon bits!
try the facebook page
 
http://www.facebook.com/jollygiantscarbonising/" rel="nofollow - http://www.facebook.com/jollygiantscarbonising/

Really nice stuff there...but can't seem to figure out what is commercially available and what's a personal project. 

Undetray, ECU cover and oil tnak cover seem nice for example...a one off instrument subframe would be nice addition like the one they had in WSBK...I think I have a pic somewhere!
I really need to go though it and sort it out.
The exhaust hangers, under tray, ECU cover aren't for sale as the they were my 1st parts and the moulds aren't really any good and I'm not sure if I could get another one out and they are costly just to throw away if they don't come out.
I am having an oil tank cover mould made as again my original mould broke up. (I've decided that I'm not very good at making moulds!!
Just ask if you want something just ask and I'll let you know, as I'd rather making something that someone wants and sell it straight away than make it and have it sitting around, as you can appreciate that the materials are expensive and for a hobby/ starter business I can't really afford to have finished stuff sitting around really as the wife start using about it!!





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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 01 Dec 2015 at 17:52
Anything that will save me weight and isn't already in the project interests me...my aim is to lose as much weight as possible. I am already below 200kg in my latest measurement and the absolute goal is to go below 190kg wet weight


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2015 at 07:53
Next up is the clutch system that I just had to upgrade!

The obvious first step is to throw away the lines and fit some braided one instead. Of course that wouldn't change much in terms of performance and the heavy feeling of the factory clutch would remain. So I decided to go all the way step by step and change everything.

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Brembo radial pump was the way to go and the 16x18 find its way on th left hand side of the handlebar. Less effort to pull the clutch with a little more feel to it. Another pump this time the secondary one down below on the left side of the engine was changed with an after market Evoluzione.

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The larger piston of the gold pump made the function even lighter for everyday riding but the thing that changed everything was a racing STM slipper clutch system! Boy what a work of art this baby is...I kept the Kevlar discs but changed the original slipper clutch with this Italian beauty which is so same that I had to hide with the engine cover...times like this I envy the Ducati boys! The operation of the clutch is now a dream with ultra light feeling and the performance of the STM system is mind blowing on the track since you can feel the clutch working while down shifting!

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Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2015 at 09:20
Damn this bike just keeps getting better and better ☺


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 06:55
Here is a funny figure...wanna save weight of around 200gr from your bike with only €20?? Change the fuel cap!!! Got it from Ebay and is genuine producta made in China...anodising was crap so I had to do it again but does the job...for now

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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 08:17
Nice parts there Nitro!!!

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Posted By: geobarb
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 16:35
That STM clutch is a jewel.
Can someone find a way to show this masterpiece.
Anyone tested a transparent cover?



Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 16:56
Originally posted by geobarb geobarb wrote:

That STM clutch is a jewel.
Can someone find a way to show this masterpiece.
Anyone tested a transparent cover?

yes and with led's


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Posted By: geobarb
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 17:19
The leds look Confused really bad in my opinion.
I wonder how that is looking with out them.
I suspect that the visibility will not be clear,with the oils and stuff in there.
Maybe looks like misting on the lens


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 17:43
Originally posted by geobarb geobarb wrote:

The leds look Confused really bad in my opinion.
I wonder how that is looking with out them.
I suspect that the visibility will not be clear,with the oils and stuff in there.
Maybe looks like misting on the lens
have a look
http://www.reachoo.com/ads/25968323" rel="nofollow - http://www.reachoo.com/ads/25968323

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Posted By: geobarb
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 17:53
Thanks redrat for the link.
The clutch looks oem,and the color of the clutch is not helping for seeing the visibility through the lens.
With the red color of STM the misting will show more i think


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 17:58
Actualy there is a way to show off the aftermarket slipper clutch! Wink

I am waiting for a guy to get back to me on something that is so simple to do that will blow your minds...


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 18:10
Just a sneak peak...

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/NitroArgi/media/IMG_20151029_185926.JPG_thumb_zpsrnspr785.png.html" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: geobarb
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 18:14
Hi nitroargi,you have opened so many tasks on your bike Confused.
I wonder how you keep up with all of them,with the bike in pieces.
When will you install the motor back on the bike?
When the big bore is on the road please inform us for the results asap Thumbs Up.I cant wait for mine!!!Tongue
Thanks


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2015 at 18:26
My moto is that everything will happen at the right time...I am not rushing things and taking my time on this project.

New heads are since yesterday in the machine shop for evaluation and OEM fuel flow measurement so I should have them back in ine week or so...the lower part of the engine is already assembled and the big bore kit is ready to take its place. Pro-bolt engine kit alumnium bolts are on the way and I am waiting for the heads in order to put it back together.

when finished it should look something like this...I hope!

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2015 at 11:04
Talking about weight saving I really have to mention my friend  https://www.facebook.com/BackysPowerCells/" rel="nofollow - Backys Power Cells  who was kind enough to make me a new LiFePo4 battery and saves 3kg!!! The new battery is smaller too which means that I can finally modify the undertray with a carbon cover that eliminates the ugly battery tray


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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2015 at 11:18
Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

Talking about weight saving I really have to mention my friend  https://www.facebook.com/BackysPowerCells/" rel="nofollow - Backys Power Cells  who was kind enough to make me a new LiFePo4 battery and saves 3kg!!! The new battery is smaller too which means that I can finally modify the undertray with a carbon cover that eliminates the ugly battery tray
its good to have friends,,,ha ha ha ..... seems this is the way forward with batteries..i may look into this next year really like the idea od getting rid of the battery box hanging down as well as the weight saving

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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2015 at 11:18
[QUOTE=nitroargi]Just a sneak peak...

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/NitroArgi/media/IMG_20151029_185926.JPG_thumb_zpsrnspr785.png.html" rel="nofollow"> [/Q
UOTE] thats looks good

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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2015 at 17:57
Originally posted by nitroargi nitroargi wrote:

My moto is that everything will happen at the right time...I am not rushing things and taking my time on this project.

New heads are since yesterday in the machine shop for evaluation and OEM fuel flow measurement so I should have them back in ine week or so...the lower part of the engine is already assembled and the big bore kit is ready to take its place. Pro-bolt engine kit alumnium bolts are on the way and I am waiting for the heads in order to put it back together.

when finished it should look something like this...I hope!

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/NitroArgi/media/10687114_315528011974895_5431427852189356896_n_zpsgkljwq0c.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">



Oooooooo is that an SP engine....?
Looks like magnesium side cover too....?

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2015 at 18:14
Yes this is WSBK engine that I love looking at...I also made the head covers black and the bolts are blue anodised like the one in the pic.

Magnesium cases are nice but impossible to find as well as the dry clutch

These are my head covers

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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2015 at 19:38
Uber nice

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Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2015 at 21:28
Bloody hell this bike is nuts!!!!!!

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2015 at 21:57
Just to make it clear...the SP engine is not mine...just a pic I found online 


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2015 at 05:03
Another thing that at first was skeptical about adding to the bike was the ignition amplifier. The early bikes were famous for their on/off feel when trying to come back on power. No matter how smooth you were on the throttle the power delivery was pretty brutal. I got the tip that if I upgrade the ignition of the bike and plugs the power deliver will become way smoother. Installation of the Evoluzione products is pretty straight forward with really good instructions. I just couldn't believe how much better the bike felt after that! It turns out that the stronger power to the plugs along with the new silicone wires made the burning of the fuel more efficient feeling the bike to work smoother...go figure! 

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wink


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2015 at 10:11
i had one of these coming to me from abroad and lost it when the parcel was sabotaged along with a pc3 ,evo airbox and a map selector controller...bugger bugger bugger.
 


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2015 at 11:23
yep they are nice and evoluzione made some nice gear, shame he's no longer going.


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2015 at 11:33
Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

yep they are nice and evoluzione made some nice gear, shame he's no longer going.


I had some good communication with them back in the day...it is sad they are no longer around


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2015 at 11:36
I have his air box kit and clutch slave, nicely made kit and he had a good reputation.


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2015 at 12:14
Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

I have his air box kit and clutch slave, nicely made kit and he had a good reputation.
was ken zeller his name? used to bore out 51's to 54's as well

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2015 at 12:25
Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

I have his air box kit and clutch slave, nicely made kit and he had a good reputation.
was ken zeller his name? used to bore out 51's to 54's as well


Yes you are correct...54mm TB's, EVO air box mod, fuel pressure modifier, clutch secondary pump, amplifier, plug wires etc are some of the goodies they made for the RSV


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2015 at 18:08
I was lucky enough to find some big valves heads here in Athens and I had to have them Tongue

Sold my ported heads from a Gen1 Tuono and got this set straight to the head tuning guy for evaluation...I just looooove this tech pics, don't you??

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More on the motor later... Wink


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 11 Dec 2015 at 08:13
Well this is weight related too in a way...let's talk a bit about exhausts!
When I first bought the old lady back in 2001 the previous owner has an Aprilia RSV Titanium Race can fitted with a different chip that was sold as a package deal for race use only.

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The end can helped save 8kg from the original can which is a LOT! The racing can had a 60mm diameter and was loud as hell. My problem with that pipe was not performance but the melody it was producing...the bike didn't sound like a proper V-Twin but like a fishing boat out in bad weather...so I knew that at some point I will have to get a full dual system.

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Tigcraft system was my choice...the welding was amazing, the shape like I wanted and the price was ok...after all this is one of the few bits I bought new for the bike. The system came with a chip that never worked but it transformed the bike that I was in love again!

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The headers are aluminum but you could get the lighter titanium option which is not very good for the road conditions and the cans and link pipes are made from titanium.

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If I had to choose again it would Tigcraft again or Smaltmoto...


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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 11 Dec 2015 at 08:35
Nitroargi,could you please take photos of some bits of the tigcraft for me ..i have headers upto the x piece croassover and the linkpipes and cans but not the interconnecting pieces..i will have to get some custom made

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Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2015 at 09:37
We talked a bit about the exhaust system, well that's important for all V-Twins and for the Mille as well. But another more important aspect of tuning this bike is the air intake! The intake system consists of many things and I will first talk about the air filter/box that makes the biggest difference to the performance.

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The first thing a owner should do is to derestrict the intake of the early bikes by removing #8 of the diagram I posted below! If you have a later bike (2001 onwards) you should consider changing the intake with the early one which is bigger and let's more air in the airbox (see pic with both intakes side by side)

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Over the years I tried almost all possible alternatives of air box since the factory one is really small to gain some proper power. Air box volume was a big deal and I tried to find ways to increase it so the first options was the Renegate carbon plate which really transformed the middle range of the bike. You have to remove the original item since now the carbon plate acts as a base that bolts on the TB's which are now covered with the car's air filter.

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My second choice was the Evoluzione air box kit that kept the base of the original air box but used rubber ring that sealed as soon as you put down the tank.

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My last addition, and the one that I still have is inspired by the one the Aprilia used in the SBK machines. Made by MSS Pro in Germany the carbon air box is a work of art that no longer need the stock intake since it goes down all the way to the front of the frame.

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There is no filter but I took some inspiration from racing Ducati's back in the 90's and add some car air filter between the frame and the carbon air box...still works great!

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For the future I plan to get the Smaltmoto carbon beauty that has the biggest volume and more or less uses the same principle as the one I have now but hopefully with bigger gains!

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2015 at 09:56
I had the smaltmoto for my year 2000 but it didn't fit, they told me it definitely would but no way would it seat on the heads as it hit the frame by the headstock. I think the engine position in the later bikes is different.


Posted By: nitroargi
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2015 at 10:00
The smaltmoto airbox will not fit the 1998-2000 models I am afraid...not without some serious mods anyway.

It is made for 2001 and later model because to them the motor changed place in the frame...both to the right and up



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