So I made the decision to part out my Yamaha and race the Aprilia SXV next year. Couple of reasons behind this but I am excited to see what this bad boy can do.
Pic of the YZ450 and the SXV 550
Pic of the SXV when I first bought it
The bike was derestricted and remapped with black plastics put on and aftermarket decals by Drippinwet. Also had Fat bars installed along with aftermarket ebay mirrors.
This is how it sits now. I have added forged 17 inch marchesini rims
I took the Aprilia on a motard track once and it handled like a truck compared to my YZ 450 so i knew I had some work to do to it. The Aprilia puts down a ton of HP bone stock as is so I am not worried about building up the engine. We will get to that in a bit.
So I decided to hunt down suspension stuff. Well it is nearly impossible to find and Ohlins rear shock for this bike as they where only special order for a short time for certain race teams a select others. Well after searching the whole world literally via the internet I found one in the UK. I talked to Dave at F.B.I. (Fast Bike Industries) and he told me when these things came out that that were $2500 and impossible to get so he told me to snatch it up.
As soon as I get it it will be sent to FBI for a refresh before I toss it on.
Well that takes care of the rear now to the front. I will be taking off the forks and sending them to FBI also for springs and a revalve. I also just bought a set of XTRIG triple clamps. As anyone who races supermoto knows the stock triples are not very good for sumo racing.
For teh brakes I am using the set up off of my YZ 450. Brembo caliper and brembo master. I love this set up and with the Breaking rotor itís a win win situation there.
Now for the engine I just bought a Suter Slipper.
I heard alot of good things about them so that will get tossed in the engine when I send it to Allan Noland.
Allan who has his own shop on the East coast Noland Trans-World Cycle is 1 of 2 gurus that knows the ins and out of the Aprilia SXV here in the US. He has worked on and built over 200 of these bikes and made them bullet proof and run like raped Apes. Pun intended
He is refreshing my engine as it has about 6500 miles on it and at around 6K miles is the time to crack it open and make sure everything is good before it blows. He is gonna do a complete tear down of the engine. I will yank the engine out probably within the next couple of weeks to ship it over to him with the slipper clutch for him to install.
For the exhaust I bought a Silmoto. I like to keep the under seat exhaust like the stock one is so that way if I do crash it I do not have to worry about crash damage from a canister that is stick out the side/sides. Here is a video clip of the exhaust. It makes the bike sound like a mutha f'ing BEAST.
So far thatís it and honestly all I can afford right now as I am shopping for a new pick up so I cannot go to much more crazy on this bike. This year I will finally be doing one of the races on my bucket list. I will be sending in the $700 entry fee this weekend. Pike Peak Internation Hill Climb.