Aprilia build

Discussion in 'Australia' started by G.T, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. G.T

    G.T Been here awhile

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    Hi All , after having a bastard of a year with injuries and work commitments which has kept me off a bike for the better part of the year.
    I have been busy doing my homework on what my next Rallye bike is going to be. I have had KTM's for the last few years and I felt like a change so I decided to have a look at the Aprilia RXV range. Now after you finish picking your self up off the floor after laughing so hard you fell off your chairs, If you look at the tech stat’s of the RXV it should make a dam good Desert bike.

    Well here goes. Over the coming weeks/months my Brother (MR) and I will be building 2 bikes Mine is the Aprilia (the unknown) and MR's will be a tricked up DRZ 400(proven reliability).

    Start point is a Brand new 08 RXV 450...you may wonder why the 450. I plan on using the bike in an OS Rallye and with the FIM the largest twin you can run is 450.

    <br><br>Start point..<br><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider-photobucket-images/images/G/GT_rallye_IMG_3823.jpg"><br>
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  2. scottmoto16

    scottmoto16 Scooter Adventurer

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    This will be interesting.

    Not laughing at all , just looking forward to seeing something different built up. :thumb
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  3. whitey222

    whitey222 occasionally adventurous

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    Those RXV's are positively gorgeous ! :tb

    The 450 is considered to be a better engine than the 550 too... according to a few posts I've seen on various forums anyway. Looking forward to following your build progress GT.
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  4. G.T

    G.T Been here awhile

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    Whilst I was OS with work and having access to the web I started ordering parts from all over the place. part of this is a full Dakar designed Rallye kit for the Aprilia.

    This kit give the bike 33ltr of fuel 3 ltrt of water , full heads up nav gear and it places the battery (very small)in the Rallye bash plate.

    [​IMG]
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  5. Joe Watson

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    wow, nice stash of goodies you got going there, it will be a blast fitting it all up! Well done! :clap
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  6. G.T

    G.T Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]HI Guys

    For those of you who have heard a de-restricted RXV on song .......man it sounds goooood..

    I will be running the Arrow muffler on the custom 2 into 1 exhuast.

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  7. 1WD

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    Since you've side stepped the KTM's, mind if I have the drum of Motorex? :evil
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  8. atgreg

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    mmm, excellent, there'd be lots of interest in this in the racing forum as well, maybe either dupcate the thread there or maybe just a link to this one
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  9. G.T

    G.T Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]Whilst I was OS having all the fun ordering parts my brother (MR on this sight) was doing ALL the leg work running all over Melb picking up bits and pieces for my bike and his DRZ 400..

    Prepping the RXV for the trail to run the motor in..

    B&B bash plate and Carbon case gaurds.
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  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia vir sapit qui pauca loqui

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    sweet G.T

    this will be good..

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  11. G.T

    G.T Been here awhile

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    Force Rad gaurds..

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  12. G.T

    G.T Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]Being on the tall side, I had these rises made in the US by Pete at Enduro Concepts. Great to deal with and a well made product.

    As you can see the risers accommodate the Scotts stabilizer..
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  13. G.T

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    To give you the some info on the rallye kit.<o:p></o:p>
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    It has 3 Fuel tanks . Front left is 11 ltr and has a fuel pump the front right holds 12 ltr and the rear (under seat) holds an additional 10 ltr with a second fuel pump.<o:p></o:p>
    The front tanks are linked and will drain together .<o:p></o:p>
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    All three tanks are linked but have a system of one way valves so when the front fuel pump is in use the valve in the fuel line to the rear tank stops fuel being pumped into the rear tank and visa versa for the rear pump this is controlled by a fuel pump selector on the dash..<o:p></o:p>
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    The side covers are replaced with 2 water tanks .<o:p></o:p>
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  14. G.T

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    Well having never even heard an RXV before I bought one I can say that with the Arrows exhaust they sound great.

    First ride impressions are very good , love the power. I am going to have to get heavier springs and spend some time tuning the suspension and play with some gearing options to give more top end other than that it feel fantastic..

    I am looking forward to seeing how it handles with all the Rallye kit on.

    I have weighed the fuel tanks and they come in at 1.9 kg’s each for the front and 1.6 kg's for the rear. The fairing comes in at 1.8 kg. The bash plate is 3.5 kg’s, battery is less than 1 kg. So I am hoping this is going to be light and fast little twin.

    Cheers
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  15. desert rider

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    This could become a very interesting contest between you and Safaribergs Berg build :lol3
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  16. InertiaDRZ400

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    +1 for Pete at PT Enduro ! Gave him a call the other day to order a set of the 2.25 inch risers for my KTM450EXC and he was just such a nice guy to talk to! Helped me out with some issues!

    The aprillia looks nice!

    What Over Sea's event will you be looking at doing ?
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  17. Bigem

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    You'd be like a kid in a candy store with all those goodies GT. Can't wait to see the finished product. Just out of curiosity, what are the service intervals on the V-twin, and how does it compare against the singles for longevity? Any idea?
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  18. dEAdEyE

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    :clap This should be good
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  19. rallye

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    you knew it wouldn,t take long for me to get on here GT , looks like you have a bit of work ahead of you there dude. at least while its strapped to the workbench it shouldn,t blow up !!!

    im over in beunos aries about to go see the dakar set up and all the good gear here. if there is any apprillia,s here i will get plenty of photos for you.

    actually my camera is about all we have left now , iberia airlines (don,t ever fly on them) have lost all our luggage between here and madrid , and no one seems to be able to track it down . 2 days now and no closer.

    have a good new year .
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  20. rallye

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    look closely there in the bottom of the bashplate , is that oil laying in the bottom there?
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