Aprilia build

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

  1. BC61

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    this only works with the SXV which has a wider swingarm and a longer counter shaft. The RXV has clearance issues with the clutch actuator and engine casing.
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  2. BC61

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    I tried a google search for star twin and didn't find anything that looked like rally stuff. Do you have a link to them or the kit? I would like to find the Yamaha part. There are sections of road that will be 170 kpm that come to hard 90+ degree turns and we are running line of sight no navigation. The stock brakes just don't slow the bike down enough when runing 110+. Looks like they used the stock SXV rotor which is from Braking as you mentioned.
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  3. M.R.

    M.R. Been here awhile

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    :lurk My Brother is doing one of these up. I'll have to send him the link :poser
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  4. M.R.

    M.R. Been here awhile

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    Move along folks, nothing to see here until the DRZ build starts. So just move along, remember you are family men:evil:evil
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  5. desert rider

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    How did you go with the insurance MR ? , see you at Condo
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  6. G.T

    G.T Been here awhile

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    Yeah MR will be at Condo ...I just sent in his entry ....
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  7. M.R.

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    Desert they have sent us all the brochures. You are right they are somewhat aggressive, we will call them next week when I am at Gt's place and sort something out, but thanks again. And yes I will be 63 at Condo as Anne rand me today to confirm my number:clap:clap:clap can't wait
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  8. M.R.

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    OI,:jkam put your Latte down and get back to work :ddog. We have to start on my bike soon:deal
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  9. HalfFastMoto

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    G. T

    I think about getting an Aprilia practically every day and would love to build it into a Rally bike, it's gonna be gorgeous, sex on wheels, pure SEX :clap

    I'm not even remotely Internet challenged and yet I can't find a link about the kit you're using. I've found the B-art site http://www.b-art.nl/Aprilia%20RXV%20Dakar.html but there's no link to a distributor and when I add "Twin Star" all I get back are porno sites :lol3

    Please share the contact info for the Rally kit :ear

    Thanks
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  10. G.T

    G.T Been here awhile

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    Hi Brad

    Yeah it wasn't easy to find it literally took months to get hold of the right guy (B-art) and even then you have to be patient.

    They need an order of 4 - 5 before they will start production of the kit and it also depends on how much of the kit you order..

    The guys name is Jos and his e-mail BEHEGO doetr@hetnet.nl

    Once I finish testing the bike at Condo and all goes well I will order some more parts as spares.

    This Aprilia Rallye kit is the only one I found that is available to the general public all the other tanks , kits are one off's.

    Cheers
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  11. PPiA

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    Brad,
    Let me know if you get any info.
    I have also been interested in building an Aprilia/Rally.
    You never know...:augie
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  12. HalfFastMoto

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    I sent email last night, will post the reply when/if it comes :D
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  13. B-art

    B-art Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys

    B-art is me, an inmate.
    I did design and the model for the rally bike (tanks and fearing)
    The company who is selling the kits is Startwin in the netherlands
    Check www.startwin.com
    Its an Italian bike spercialist who is doing all kind of mad stuff.
    contact them info(at)startwin.com
    The sales guy did work a couple of years in Australia so communication should be no problem.

    I am"just" the designer and am not involved in the sales of the parts.

    Regards B-art
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  14. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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    I spent a couple of hours riding around Lisbon on an Aprilla Rallye bike. A hoot!

    The idle is fantastic sounded like a nitro engine, great engine, has that real v-twin pull but revs and revs, mmmm bringing goose bumps back....

    it will be a fun bike:clap :clap

    Cheers
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  15. K2m

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    Good to see you still around Mate.... those 39mm FC'R's on the 950 are a hoot..... Thanks for the idea:lol3 ..... Hijak over........
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  16. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    Thank you B-art for the info..... I take my hat off to you..... excellent work:D
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  17. G.T

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    Hi Pilbra

    Glad to hear you still well..

    Yeah youÂ’re right about the engine....sweet. I have spent the last few days riding around the state forest bear were I live and having a ball. The engine is feeling better each day...

    I should be able to start stripping the bike down next Tuesday or Wednesday and then start rebuilding it with all the Rallye gear. I have been working on cleaning up all the alloy nav mount brackets and then painting them in satin black.

    I still need a couple of one way valves for the fuel line and that should be about it for parts.

    Cheers
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  18. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    GT sorry to hijack but......

    I need some way to control my fuel flow, while riding, from the rear tanks to the front. preferably a frame mounted petcock.

    Does such a thing exist?

    Can anyone help?
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  19. G.T

    G.T Been here awhile

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    K2m I need details
    What bike is it ??
    What style of rear tanks are you running??

    I will take a punt....

    Does your rear tanks run into your main tank?? I am assuming it does there for you need a fuel tap to turn off the rear tanks until such a time you need them.

    Yes they are available check out the Ballards Catalogue I think you will find a fuel tape on page 41 "in line fuel tape $19..

    Hope this helps..

    Cheers
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  20. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    Thanks GT I guess I can only describe my bike with photos.

    I have KTM petcocks on all 4 tanks.

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    You can see the fuel line running from behind the 2 fuel filters to the back and hanging loose while the sub-frame is raised for work on the shock.

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    I would like to add a frame mounted petcock somewhere above the front sprocket to be able to control fuel flow on the move.

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    The fuel in the front sits a little higher than in the back. It's best to travel a hundred mile before opening the taps.

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    I might as well show you a bit more. I used to do a bit of enduro in the mid to late 70's so I like to keep the weight down to give me the best chance to get where I'm going even when fully loaded

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    You can see where the fuel leaked out of the cap of the rear tank. This is what happens if you leave them all open from full in rough terrain.

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    I have taken as much weight off as possible and added as little as I need for touring. I use 2 layers of carbon for most fabricating.

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    Let me know if you want me to delete this post later as it is a bit off subject:lol3
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