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07-30-2003, 09:17 AM
Hey kids, that new mille is really growing on me...I hope this question hasen't been beaten to death, but I'm new here and a search didn't net any info..
What is the service interval on the mille?? Is it really 4500miles?? Are the valve clearances checked every 4500 miles?? Approximately what is the cost involved with this service??
Thanks in advance for any advice..
Ed / AF1 Racing
07-30-2003, 09:30 PM
valves are checked at 600 miles, and every 10K after that.......oil changes in between.
It should not cost really anymore to service than a Honda, or other Japanese bike.....same shim-under bucket valves......Aprilias are very easy to service.
Fork oil change (Showa or Ohlins) is at 4600 miles then every 10K
We charge 3-4 hours for a full service valve adjust and bike check, and 3 hours for a complete fork rebuild......prices do vary....
they are very well built bikes that are easy to work on.
replacement parts are also very reasonably priced like Japanese parts.
07-31-2003, 06:02 AM
bastards down my way charge over twice as much. Full service on my last jap bike was $225, me supplying a new chain and sprocket. Major service on my ducati $800, the aprillia 1000 came in at $450.
mob of thieving bastards, I'll have to set up the shed soon and do it myself
07-31-2003, 08:18 AM
Hey guys, thanks for the reply...I went to Honda after owning a 916 because the maintenance costs were astronomical..Ed, have you seen any catastrophic failures in these bikes, such as engine seizures?? I really like this bike but want to make sure that its gonna be a reliable machine...Plus, I'm not so sure I trust my priller dealers service dept..
Ed / AF1 Racing
07-31-2003, 11:37 AM
The motors are built by Rotax, a long established Austrian company.........very reliable engines....
I've seen only one engine failure personally and it was a freak deal........a gas station mixed up their underground tanks, and the owner unknowingly put diesel in his bike, after draining the oil, and diesel, and going over the whole bike, it tossed a cam chain (very weird as diesel would not have caused it.....)
There have been a very, very few other motor failures mentioned on the board.....maybe like 2-3 in over 2.5 years we have been doing the board......oil and oil pump related......they tossed bearings
I would not worry about the motor at all..........rock solid, and has been out since 1998 in Europe. I know of more honda engines that have blown up here locally than all Mille engines combined.
07-31-2003, 12:22 PM
Good news.....I've been really missing the twin ever since I traded the duc in on the honda...our dealer is selling brand new 03 mille's for 10800 plus 300 freight and prep...so right around 11k out the door...very tempting..
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