my Aprilia Superleggera project

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budd
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by budd » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:55 pm

a few more pics, paint nearly done just need to wet sand to correct any orange peel and other surface imperfections then compound to give it a nice shine.
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I've cut some Aprilia Racing stickers for the side panels and tank, these have been clear coated for protection any other graphics wont be clear coated so I can chop and change them as required.
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Bike is in bits now and I'm working through the service stuff, oil is out,
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rear suspension is off 'dog bone' beaings are all re-greased ready for reassembly
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next job is the remove the swingarm but I don't seem to have a 26mm socket for and swingarm nut, I've got the castle nut off but can't get the 26mm nut off, I have a 26mm socket on order so as soon as that arrives I'll whip the swinger off check bearings replacing if necessary.
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another little job I've done is to replace the PPC one way valve with a pair of one way valves T'd into the original pipes, I had a spare vac source on the 57mm TBs so I thought rather than cap it I'd put it to use, not sure if it will have any effect on the PPC but i don't think it could do any harm.
The PPC (Pneumatic Power Clutch) is a form of slipper clutch and works by using engine vacuum to release the clutch slightly on down changes, that's the theory in practise it's not so good because it relies on the throttle been fully closed to generate the vac required but if I can make it work a little more effectively then it's all good, until I can afford a proper slipper clutch that is.
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I've now gone all Europen and bought an Aprilia RSV Mille, the
Storm is now sold.
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by macdee » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm

That's a cool paint job
Waiting to see how this turns out :Beer Popcorn:
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by uk13iker » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Great job budd looks really good. Look forward to seeing it in person.


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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by sirch345 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:33 pm

You have been a busy bee, that is looking really good Budd 8) Nice work :clap:
I'm looking forward to seeing it altogether :D

It'll be interesting to hear if your clutch mod makes any noticeable difference,

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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by budd » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 pm

uk13iker wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Great job budd looks really good. Look forward to seeing it in person.


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are you coming to North Yorks ?
I've now gone all Europen and bought an Aprilia RSV Mille, the
Storm is now sold.
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by budd » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 pm

sirch345 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:33 pm
You have been a busy bee, that is looking really good Budd 8) Nice work :clap:
I'm looking forward to seeing it altogether :D

It'll be interesting to hear if your clutch mod makes any noticeable difference,

Chris.
I don't think it will TBH vacuum is vacuum but it can't hurt, and if it does improve it even a little bit it's happy days. :D
I've now gone all Europen and bought an Aprilia RSV Mille, the
Storm is now sold.
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by kenmoore » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:58 am

Love the paint"

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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by alanfjones1411 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:23 am

WOW!! what a super job you're doing.Looking really good,love the paint job. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by fabiostar » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:25 am

that is looking proper sexy :eek2
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by Kev L » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:53 am

Very nice mate, well done.
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by KermitLeFrog » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:40 am

Most impressive! It looks beautiful.
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by AMCQ46 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:50 pm

that is going to look so good in the flesh ... nice work Budd
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by uk13iker » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:35 pm

are you coming to North Yorks ?[/quote]

Yes will meet you’s Saturday morning for the ride no chance of getting the time off work to do the weekend.


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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by budd » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:22 am

AMCQ46 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:50 pm
that is going to look so good in the flesh ... nice work Budd
I hope so, although close inspection may reveal some less than perfect paint but it's not a proffessional job I've painted in on the drive that said I'm happy with it so far. :D
I've now gone all Europen and bought an Aprilia RSV Mille, the
Storm is now sold.
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Re: my Aprilia Superleggera project

Post by sirch345 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:12 pm

budd wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 pm
sirch345 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:33 pm
You have been a busy bee, that is looking really good Budd 8) Nice work :clap:
I'm looking forward to seeing it altogether :D

It'll be interesting to hear if your clutch mod makes any noticeable difference,

Chris.
I don't think it will TBH vacuum is vacuum but it can't hurt, and if it does improve it even a little bit it's happy days. :D
True, still worth a try :thumbup:

Chris.
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