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birdwh
07-13-2005, 03:50 PM
Thought i'd give a status report on my 'upgrade bug'. Finished all the non-suspension additions to the Trophy, including:

* Hayabusa 6-piston calipers
* StainTune dual stainless steel exhaust
* Corbin Canyondancer seat
* Clearview screen plus LamilarLip
* AC adapter wired to battery
* Garmin GPS V+
* Rebuild/rejet carbs with FactoryPro titanium and stainless steel components, eliminate 10lbs of obnoxious plastic airboxes and ductwork, replace/reroute fuel lines and filters. Courtesy Ed Cook of AF1 Racing: http://www.af1racing.com/

Here's a few pics.

http://members.cox.net/birdwh/Trophy.JPG
http://members.cox.net/birdwh/staintunes.JPG
http://members.cox.net/birdwh/carbs.JPG

Snoopster
07-13-2005, 03:55 PM
Very nice Will. :mrgreen:

buck000
07-13-2005, 04:30 PM
What Debbie said.

Ed and Micah and Jon at AF1 are tops in my book.

Tourmeister
07-13-2005, 04:35 PM
So... how is it?! Was it worth the $$ ?

Tx Rider
07-13-2005, 04:42 PM
Did he dyno tune it as well to get the AF ratio right?

Looks like a good bike to lay down some miles on.

birdwh
07-13-2005, 04:58 PM
The pipes were the biggest $$ item at over $700 shipped, but worth it. They had to be manufactured and shipped from Australia which took 6 weeks.

The calipers alone aren't staggering, need home-run stainless steel lines and sintered pads. Also heavier fork oil.

The screen combination is very effective, but I will be routing by Clearview's shop in colorado to get some fitment issues addressed.

The seat is worth every cent. Only $225

I like the GPS, performs as expected. Can't replace a good map, but nice. Running the power was easy with all the airbox junk removed.

The AF1 work was the biggest single improvement. Simply incredible. Ed is a true artist. In retrospect the job seems like a charity case as they normally work on more high-end stuff. The chaos under my tank possibly deducted several years from Ed's allotted span. Intake howl at 9krpm anyone? :angel:

edit: dyna, it was on and off the factory pro dyno over a period of several weeks. It was a totally custom job, not a 'drop-in' installation using factory pro kit specs. Which means of course a dealership won't be able to make heads or tails out of it, not that it would ever go back there mind you.

buck000
07-13-2005, 05:16 PM
Which means of course a dealership won't be able to make heads or tails out of it, not that it would ever go back there mind you.

Hmmm, do you have issues with Lone Star, or are you just saying that with this level of mods and AF1's expertise, you'll stick with them...? W.r.t. my bike, it's both of the above (substitute aprilia dealer for Lone Star, who seem pretty cool) :-D.

The master at work (http://www.apriliaforum.com/03forumpics/hpipestep.WMV). :-)

birdwh
07-13-2005, 05:45 PM
Nice movie, heee. I saw a red futura there last month, was that yours?

Lone Star seems to prefer working on stuff that resembles the service manual. This one is missing the entire airbox, has different jets and the settings are probably radically different from stock. I think they would try it, but they have no dyno or gas analyzer. I imagine they can still adjust valves and sync carbs with no impact from the mods. But I'd prefer AF1 for tuning.

scratch
07-13-2005, 06:33 PM
Lookeeng goood! 8-)

- and I'm sure it sounds great too, but what's your seat-of-the-pants evaluation of the tuning work? How would you compare it to stock?

birdwh
07-13-2005, 09:25 PM
Keep in mind my performance had deteriorated a lot from stock. So everything is hugely improved now. What I notice most is quicker throttle response than I remember when new. Also I don't have to twist the throttle around as much to get X amount of acceleration. Partly because AF1 does not believe in throttle free-play, hehe. Power is manageable and usable, nothing weird. A bit of a dip around 5k is all. Gas mileage seems to have held steady or even improved slightly despite bigger jets. 38 mph over 140 miles of combined highway and blasting through curves.

scratch
07-14-2005, 10:22 AM
Feels like a new bike again, huh? :chug:

Sounds about like the effect I got after installing the Staintune and having the ECU re-programmed. My soft spot is around 3k rpm so it's gone before you even notice it.

Texas T
07-14-2005, 11:42 AM
38 mph over 140 miles of combined highway and blasting through curves. That must have been boring. :mrgreen:

birdwh
07-14-2005, 01:14 PM
yea still working on that jetting! :-P

Sleepy Weasel
07-14-2005, 04:04 PM
38 mph over 140 miles of combined highway and blasting through curves. That must have been boring. :mrgreen:

It was 140 miles of 5mph curves...