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Rayzor61
02-20-2010, 07:17 PM
Newbie here (to Aprilia)! One prior post; thank you fellas!

I have to figure out why the dealer (car dealer) sent me a Fuel Sender Line. I can only guess that Aprilia sent them the part and they forwarded to me. Is there a recall out there for this part? The dealer has no clue. I looked the part up on the AF1 Store and this is what it shows me:

OEM Aprilia Fuel Sender Hose P/N 856075

First I thought it was a brake line....lol It carries fuel from the tank to the throttle bodies. Maybe some lines have failed and the company is just mailing out the part to owners. In my case, I'm on my own; the dealer sells cars not bikes....you guys are my only sorce of info short of calling a dealer service tech whos only advice will be to bring it in for them to look at.....

Looks like I'm lifting the tank. Can anyone steer me into some info on this?
PS: It did'nt come with any crush washers or seals???

Jeff U
02-20-2010, 11:46 PM
Recall info for the fuel line connection problem.

Affects VIN numbers:

Beginning: ZD4RPC0505S000127
Ending: ZD4RRTT0X7S000522

The defect notice can be seen here:

http://NHTHQNWWS112.ODI.NHTSA.DOT.GOV/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2008/V/RCDNN-08V306-8261.pdf

The fuel line in question is attached to the fuel pump inside the fuel tank. If it fails the bike will stall as the motor stops getting fuel.

Somewhere here I found a posting with a detailed description of the repair with photos. But that was a few months ago and I'm not sure where I found it. If I find it again I'll post the link.

Jeff U
02-21-2010, 08:34 AM
Here are the repair instructions with photos:

http://NHTHQNWWS112.ODI.NHTSA.DOT.GOV/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2008/V/RCRIT-08V306-4306.pdf (http://NHTHQNWWS112.ODI.NHTSA.DOT.GOV/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2008/V/RCRIT-08V306-4306.pdf)

Photos are on pages 6 - 8

Rayzor61
02-21-2010, 09:50 AM
You're the best. I love this forum. Friends helping friends!

One problem, the hose they sent me is a long 16" metal braided line with plastic sheathing and hydrolic "brake line type" connectors. I forget what they are called but the connectors are banjo type ends. The line is similar but thicker then the brake and clutch lines. I cant find a diagram anywhere (let alone mention of this part). Ray

Jeff U
02-21-2010, 03:29 PM
You're the best. I love this forum. Friends helping friends!

One problem, the hose they sent me is a long 16" metal braided line with plastic sheathing and hydrolic "brake line type" connectors. I forget what they are called but the connectors are banjo type ends. The line is similar but thicker then the brake and clutch lines. I cant find a diagram anywhere (let alone mention of this part). Ray

That sounds like the front brake line recall that affected a few 2007 but mostly 2008 bikes.

Front brake line recall issue. (NHTSA number 08V148000)

The recall includes the VIN range:

Begin: ZD4RRTT107S000375
End: ZD4RRTT1X8S000739

Defect notice:

http://NHTHQNWWS112.ODI.NHTSA.DOT.GOV/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2008/V/RCDNN-08V148-2239.pdf (http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/ACM9919438/RCDNN-08V306-8261.pdf)

Note - There is a drawing of the part on page 3 of the defect notice that sounds like what you are describing

Hamos
02-25-2010, 05:29 PM
My fuel sender line failed just recently. I've had to get a replacement. Worth checking under the tank as mine was merrily pissing fuel onto the manifold. Not sure for how long, but fortunately noticed when the engine was off!

faramir
04-11-2011, 04:51 AM
Guys... anyone got these defect notices and instructions... the URL's don't see to work for me... "File cannot be found"

Anyone know of any European bikes being affected?

Cheers...

Jeff U
04-11-2011, 06:13 AM
Here are the links again:

http://NHTHQNWWS112.ODI.NHTSA.DOT.GOV/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2008/V/RCDNN-08V306-8261.pdf

http://NHTHQNWWS112.ODI.NHTSA.DOT.GOV/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2008/V/RCRIT-08V306-4306.pdf

If they don't work PM me your email and I'll send the documents.

faramir
04-11-2011, 10:02 AM
Excellent... got them this time... thanks a lot... Now to see if my dealer can check if this has been done on mine or not.