Project SMX [Pic Heavy]

  • I was going to ask why you didn't go for the V-Force system. They are factory fitted to the majority of race machines and are the go-to for intake solutions.

    I wonder how much real world performance there would be in it. But you'd imagine if it's used as factory racing teams then it must have something.

    I do like the shiny new parts though. Exciting times! Great engine to modify.

  • @Calum I've seen owners report that the Italkit reed block works really well with their 140cc kit, so as that kit is on my wish list, I thought it would be a good match. I do like Italkit stuff I think that they make quality parts that do upgrade on the OEM parts and the price was the other reason I went for it. I do like V-Force stuff but they seem overpriced to me, but as with everything quality does not come cheap, so maybe there's something in it???

  • @NINJA I would love to say, yes V-Force FTW it will make 100 more horsepower...but I just can't see it.

    I bought it cause it was a brand, and I always wanted one. They are factory fitted to the YZ's, KTM's and a lot of other Race bikes. But I simply cannot see how it can really make that much difference.

    Maybe better over stock, but over another aftermarket one designed for performance. I can't see it. I think the one I got was for the 140 kit too.

  • @Calum I did google to see if there was a head_2_head test, but sadly I couldn't find one. Race teams are all about the fractions between this and that, but most reports state better throttle response over increased HP. There's not a lot of evidence on which kit is better, but there are quite a few reports of the V-Force reeds wearing out quite quickly and at Β£50 for a replacement set, I thought that the Italkit would be a more shrewd purchase. Their replacement carbon reeds are Β£20 cheaper. If there's a 1 or 2 HP gain from fitting these reeds then I would not only be surprised but happy as well. I'm not after every minute gain I can get, I just want a quick bike that's not only fun to ride, but will also be competitive with any others that I meet out on my travels!!!
    😁 πŸ˜‰ 😁 πŸ˜‰ 😎

    This was all I could find really;

  • @Calum I heard really good things about the v-force on the yz 125 apparently the throttle response was insane

  • @declan Italkit specialises in parts for smallbore 2stroke engines, mostly Italian brands like Aprilia, Cagiva and Gilera. Although they are a Spanish company, most of their parts are made at the Gilardoni foundry in Italy. I don't think that they make any parts for Yammy's, but they do make parts for Husky's and KTM's, as they sponsor their MX teams. 😁

  • @NINJA can I atleast ride it when it’s finished lol your kinda torturing me over here with that orange frame I’m a ktm fan boy ya see

  • @declan Yeah sure you can have a ride, once a small cash deposit of Β£5K is tucked away in my pocket!!! 😁 πŸ˜† πŸ˜… πŸ˜‚ 🀣 😜 😝 😜

  • A couple more parts upgraded, I modified the original speedo bracket to fit the new Koso digital display;


    And carbon wrapped the bracket for that custom look and then I mounted that bad boy;


    Next is to sort the wiring out and then she'll be good_to_go.

    I've also sanded out all of the casting flaws and polished up the stock brake pedal, for that bit of extra bling;


    And finally I fitted the Storm Hand guards I had on my DTR. As the new Protaper bars are fat bars I had to buy some larger brackets, as the old one's were too small to go around the Contour bars. Another bargain from China courtesy of good ole ebay;


  • Polishing has come up really well!

    Bikes looking good.

    How far do you think you're off completion?

  • @Calum The polishing is tedious and does take a lot of time, but looks amazing when it's done. I'm some way yet off finishing her, money will slow me down as I have a few expensive bit's to buy like a new exhaust front pipe, ali rads, graphics kit and the wheels need refurbing too. There probably the most expensive parts I still require, plus some silly bits n' bobs on top of those. Oh and a new rear mudguard which are like gold-dust in black, the only one I've found thus far is in Finland and the dude wants 105 euros for it, which may be a bullet I have to bite unless I can find another one?

    So hopefully I am probably looking at April time before she is finished, just in time for spring and summer blasting!!!
    😁 😁 😎 😎

  • @NINJA that brake pedal looks killer

  • @declan Thanks bud, I'll post a pic of it fitted. 😁

  • BLING BLING!!! πŸπŸ’¨


  • @NINJA she’s gorgeous 🀩

  • @NINJA should make it so when you turn your key it plays that song lol

  • @declan Now that would be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!!! 😎 😎 😎

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