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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-16-2006, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think I have a titanium problem!

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.

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anyone here heard of a scratch and spark set? they go on the feelers and i saw them on that site, is there anywere else to get them?



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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-17-2006, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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anyone here heard of a scratch and spark set? they go on the feelers and i saw them on that site, is there anywere else to get them?
I saw them as well. They look cool. I'm not sure where else to get them.
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Of course you already have a Ti rear brake rotor and shock spring, right?
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i wish i had Ti money.
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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:

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yeah that is badass. I love yoyodyne, I'd love it more if I could afford anything from there.
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Id have to take everything thats Ti and heat it up really hot so its the blued purple finish like the header on my old yz450f.


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Lets see these on the Aprilla!




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Lets see these on the Aprilla!
I'll take some pics as soon as this latest shipment arrives and I install it. It should be here early next week. Sorry for the delay.
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Lets see these on the Aprilla!




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those are sick lookin, you prolly wont stop till yur bike is made of Unobtainium LOL
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I have no plans to purchase that ti spring anytime soon. I do like it though. As for the next ti order, its scheduled to be delivered this Monday. Pics to follow.
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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.

Anyway, enjoy the pics.















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That is a gorgeous bike.



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Seriously... that thing is AWESOME!




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Thanks guys.

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.

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I can't hardly wait to see the pics!!!




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