The first time through this job was a lengthy ordeal, due to my unfamiliarity with the engine and poor Aprilia documentation. There's quite a few posts on this forum that explain in various detail how to accomplish the job, but as far as i can tell, nothing in a convenient collection.
So, having to perform the job a SECOND time (dont ask!), i decided to pay it forward and assemble a guide that's meant to SUPPLEMENT the Aprilia service manual. It's meant to just add clarification and tips.
The entire job took me 6 hours, and i honestly believe that anyone who's serviced the internals of a motorcycle engine should have no problem with it.
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In .pdf format here: