Last edited by akosmatolcsi; 12-20-2004 at 05:35 AM.
sounds like your dealer is somewhat less than optimal. I would try another dealer. There ought to be at least 2-3 in Tampa. The bike is under warranty and new so I would let them deal with it.
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Last edited by akosmatolcsi; 12-20-2004 at 05:36 AM.
akos, with only 600 miles on the bike I'm amazed that you stripped the engine. Now you've done that you've got no proof that any problems were caused by the dealer and you're stuck, having to fix it yourself. I know it's too late now but you should have taken it straight back and told them to fix it. I suggest contacting Aprilia US, but they are unlikely to be very sympathetic if you've got the bike in bits.....
You found the cause of the 3000 rpm idle when you found the broken air hose. The rear cylinder's tensioner will pump up with oil when you start the engine. If it had been loose while the engine was running, you'd have heard the cam chain clattering.
My advice to you would be to put it all back together, call Aprilia customer service in Georgia, and DO NOT mention that you've taken anything apart. Just tell them about the 3000 rpm idle and your concerns about the quality of the rest of the job. It's really odd how a mechanic could be diligent enough to find a leaking head gasket, and then give the bike back to you idling at twice the normal rpm. That huge air leak would've made it impossible to synchronize the throttle bodies.
My advice to you would be to put it all back together, call Aprilia customer service in Georgia, and DO NOT mention that you've taken anything apart
ok guys, for 1000 bucks, I'll keep my mouth shut.
Ta misa dika mou.
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