The clutch mechanism on the RSV4 is not so different from most other bikes with cable operated, multi plate wet clutches. A qualified and experienced mechanic should not have a problem do the job with the right tools. The hard part is finding a that mechanic that you can trust.
Those with the issue with finding neutral, do you guys have a lot of clutch drag as well? I can find neutral on mine easily but I have to very gingerly tap the lever. Compared to my Kawi which has a stop interlock feature which automatically shifts into neutral from first gear when the bike is stopped, no matter how hard you tap the lever, it's more of a hassle on the Aprilia. Most of the time I just hold the clutch lever in at intersections.
Well, the parts finally arrived and I dropped the bike at the dealer last Friday to get the recall performed. I was expecting to pick it up today, but I haven't gotten a call from the dealer so I decided to give them a call.
What a bunch of shit!! The dealer informed me that it now shifts much worse than previously.....They have a call into Aprilia to see why that could be and if there is an update to the update, or if they are just missing something. Needless to say I'm none to pleased about the status, but I'm sure it will all get worked out shortly.
It needs to get fixed quick because I'm headed to the track with Rick and TiTT on the 30th and can't freaking wait!!
Last edited by igotyofire; 06-15-2012 at 07:51 PM.
Mine didn't really go into neutral until you turned it off though. Then you could put it into neutral.
I agree with your review of the dealer though. I'm going to take it to Moto Forza next time, but I've been trying to let them fix the outstanding warranty claims. Since I dropped it with this incident, I noticed the valve cover leaking and now that is being fixed too. The saga continues.
When I first started going there I was dealing with Alexander Smith, Malcolm's son, and he was great!! Since then though, it's been all down hill.....
Yeah, he has nothing but good things to say about them.
Just spoke with the dealer today, it gets even better. Turns out that the bike is jumping in and out of gear, and does it randomly.
The best part is that the dealer won't fix it after they put the parts in without authorization from Aprilia to repair the bike. Seems like it would be covered already. You put the new parts in, the bike isn't working properly so you figure out what's wrong with it.
Unfortunately the dealer hasn't been able to contact Aprilia for the authorization for the work, so in order to get the ball rolling I agreed to pay for it. I have a track day next weekend and I need the freaking bike in order to make the day. A track day really sucks without a bike!!
Mannn - soo for I haven't heard anything it been almost two weeks... I called then earlier this week on Tuesday and they said they haven't heard back from Aprilia yet but I'm calling then today to make sure something happens...
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I'm having the same problem but they say they have talked to Aprilia and there is no such fix(yeah right...). Next time I go there I will direct them to some of the threads here. '10 here and have been having this problem since I got the bike new. Clutch adjustment didn't do anything to help.
What sucks is, you would figure that the warranty claim would cover the cost of putting it together correctly!! Sounds to me like they put the new parts in and then put it back together, then said oops it doesn't work right. Now we needs another $185 to find out why it's not working properly. WTF?? You would figure that would be included under the warranty claim, putting it back together correctly!!
Sorry about the issues you guys are having. At GP in San diego they were nice enough to just go ahead and replace my forks seals since they were starting to leave a light film of oil when I had taken it in for the tank replacement. I asked what I owed them and Jesse (service manager) said no worries, we will submit it to Aprilia and if they won't cover it we know you are good for it! We just did not want to have you have to bring the bike back down just to do that! That was the 2nd time Jesse did this for me, since the first was when the sensors went out on me. The bike had 22,000 plus miles on it. I also noticed when they did my major service for me they replace all the hose clamps with nice screw drives, never mentioned it and never charged for them! They fix the problems correctly when they see them and then submit it to Aprilia. You gotta love a dealer that respects you like that when you are expected to trust them especially after all the stories on here.
And I did not buy my Aprilia from them originally! So yes I do bragg on them, a lot.
awesome.... all dealers ard the world should be like them if only.. but here in singapore our dealers are good too i must say.. waiting for spares thats the hassle..