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RossGuzzi
05-31-2006, 07:51 AM
can anyone tell me what is the recomended service intervals fot these bikes. I herd that they were very short? Also for road trail use what would be the estimated life of an engine between rebuilds? I wont ask what a rebuild would cost.:eek:

Matthew Roche
05-31-2006, 11:22 AM
Road going machine - Every 60 hrs

Racing macine - Every 30 hrs (unless they blow up before that)!!

:burnout:

FORZA
05-31-2006, 05:55 PM
That is service intervals, not engine life intervals.

The service life of the engine is very good in comparison to the rest of the competition.

Dave.

RossGuzzi
06-04-2006, 05:35 AM
Yes I agree Dave. I wonder how long an engine will live for say the 4.5 motard, not raced but ridden around town weekdays, and country runs (hills) on weekends. Say 30 000klm / year. Properly serviced. It just could be my wife`s/2nd bike!!

FORZA
06-04-2006, 04:52 PM
I'm fairly confident they will last OK, rings will probably be the limiting factor. Maybe 15,000km ?????? Dont really know at this stage.
I do know that the valve clearances on our RXV450 are living up to that of the RSV/990 engines. 1 tight shim (still within spec though) after a bunch a journo use (and me) is a good indication so far for valve life.

Dave

amauri
06-04-2006, 11:58 PM
Here's the maintenance intervals, copied from Aprilia's documentation.

RossGuzzi
06-05-2006, 05:02 AM
As always, thanks!!