I can't seem to stop buying ti nuts and bolts for my Aprilia. I spent a few hours today installing a 45 bolt engine kit and I just ordered another 35 ti bolts, nuts, and drilled washers from Pro-Bolt. Before all this, I already bought and installed well over 50 ti bolts and nuts from Pro-Bolt and Yoyodyne.
After this latest order, all readily visible bolts and nuts will be titanium (and many that can't be seen), with exception of the quick release fairing bolts and rear spocket bolts. They have to be steel for the speedo to work.
I really like the look of the ti drilled washers and I replaced the visible washers with them.
Titanium saves weight, but I did it because I love the way it looks. I'll post some pics once this last order is installed.
Pro-Bolt makes some nice looking stuff and it gets to PA from Great Britain in 3 days.
Of course you already have a Ti rear brake rotor and shock spring, right?
I may change the rear brake rotor next year. I had a ti rear brake rotor on my old GSX-R1000. As for the rear shock spring I was looking at them before, but for now at least, I'm going to stay with the stock Ohlins spring.
I will say this titanium spring from Yoyodyne looks wild:
Here are some pics of my Aprilia with the addition of 150-200 titanium bolts, nuts, and drilled washers. Of course, they aren't easy to see in the pics. This sort of thing needs to be seen up close to appreciate.
I'm still waiting for my Akropovic by Aprilia slip-ons. I may cancel the order and go with Leo Vince.
I stopped by my dealer today and canceled my Akropovic by Aprilia slip-ons and ordered a set of Leo Vince. I figured I may as well have Italian slip-ons and I had been waiting for months on the others with no end in sight. These should be here next week. They look great and I've heard they sound amazing, but they also cost a couple hundred more than the Akropovic set.
I'm looking forward to installation. I'm so sick of the ugly stock cans.