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    Mine's going in next week... he said he's got his technique down to about 3 hours (after it cools down).

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    Brent at our Austin shop is well under an hour now, starting with a cold engine. I think he did 4 last week, and our NB shop has done about 5 of them this past week.

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    So I found out that my bike is also included in the recall... unfortunately the nearest dealership is about 3 hours away. How bad is this problem? I did notice that my coolant level was low. Can I go the season, till October till I get it fixed... I also have a bit of the oil leak problem. I can get the bike towed and brought back under warranty...

    So shoudl I wait or do it right away. I still have my Shiver so I can ride... but it's not the same.

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    yours can fail at any time....the bad part is most that fail, its sudden and violent.....instant loss of all coolant, and hot water spraying all over the bike and you.

    Dont wait to get it done...we told one guy to bring it in next week due to his scheduling conflicts when he stopped in....his then broke on the way home. Getting it done now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Narked View Post
    So I found out that my bike is also included in the recall... unfortunately the nearest dealership is about 3 hours away. How bad is this problem? I did notice that my coolant level was low. Can I go the season, till October till I get it fixed... I also have a bit of the oil leak problem. I can get the bike towed and brought back under warranty...

    So shoudl I wait or do it right away. I still have my Shiver so I can ride... but it's not the same.

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    roger dodger!

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    My second one failed today, although it's still holding coolant, just leaking down the side of the engine. The first one blew spectacularly at a track day. Getting the new part installed next week.

    Annoyingly Aprilia won't cover anything, part of labor, if you go with the aluminum part. It has to be their new part or nothing. Here's hoping the new parts work better than the old one...

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    Hmmm did not want to hear that, I may have to get a spare...

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    The problem with using an aluminium part with rubber is that it will expand at a different rate than the rubber hose, so the rubber hose expands and is no longer tight to the aluminium, while the plastic part will heat at a similar rate to the rubber, so it should remain tight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickodemon View Post
    The problem with using an aluminium part with rubber is that it will expand at a different rate than the rubber hose, so the rubber hose expands and is no longer tight to the aluminium, while the plastic part will heat at a similar rate to the rubber, so it should remain tight...

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    I see what you are saying, but isn't that why the clamps are there for? They should take care of the different expansion rates and pressure... I don't guess that the plastic would expand at a rate close enough to that of the rubber to really be better, the clamps are the key at the pressures we are talking about. Besides there are other metal to rubber connections in the system.

    Quote Originally Posted by nickodemon View Post
    The problem with using an aluminium part with rubber is that it will expand at a different rate than the rubber hose, so the rubber hose expands and is no longer tight to the aluminium, while the plastic part will heat at a similar rate to the rubber, so it should remain tight...
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    Yeah, I got notified of this just before I went on holidays. I expect that Dave and I will have a few to replace. At least on the T-V4 its easy. I imagine you'll have to take all the plastic off on the RS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickodemon View Post
    The problem with using an aluminium part with rubber is that it will expand at a different rate than the rubber hose, so the rubber hose expands and is no longer tight to the aluminium, while the plastic part will heat at a similar rate to the rubber, so it should remain tight...
    Really ????? Is your radiator plastic ??? give us a break.
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    So I had her towed off today... 4 days after getting he registered. The distance is vast so after the Aprilia roadside assistance ($300) it's still gonna cost me $170 and $50 to get her back... at least I can ride the Shiver till then... but it's not the same.

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    My dealer says he cannot get all the parts to complete the replacement. There is some mushroom shaped rubber piece that is on backorder without any expected delivery date. Anyone else having this problem?

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    ????? had he read the bulletin, you re-use those from the stock manifold....just tiny little rubber bumpers to keep it from rattling on the frame. Pull out and press in new manifold, there are qty 2

    all he needs in the new manifold. If he has the correct tools for the clamps, they can all be reused.

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