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Dom124
01-23-2006, 02:18 AM
Hi all,
has anyone had problems recieving parts for Aprilia...
my experience has somewhat tarnished my love for the company.
i have been waiting 7 weeks for front shroud & tail end decals on my 01 RSV mille.(due to the reflective film deteriorating).
i gave my local dealer a follow up call to try and get a estimated delivery date on my decals, only to be informed that Aprilia has lost a bunch of orders and they will have to re-order my order allong with others.

Hang on it gets better...:bangwall:
also the 6 to 8 week waiting/delivery time to Australia now resets itself so i should hopefully see my gooddies by the end of March not bad for an order placed on 03 Dec 05

:soap:

NeoGeniX
01-23-2006, 04:51 AM
well this is probably the most talked about topic on this forum...do some searches and u will have enough reading material until your parts arrive.

Kristian_AUS
01-23-2006, 08:13 AM
I have a set of decals that I bought for the tail of my 02 Mille in original packaging, never opened.

If you're interested in saving a bit of cash and delivery time PM me...

Brenda H.
01-23-2006, 11:39 AM
Hi all,
has anyone had problems recieving parts for Aprilia...

i have been waiting 7 weeks for front shroud & tail end decals on my 01 RSV mille.(due to the reflective film deteriorating).

:soap:

As the saying goes, Where have you been? It's been said, some of the longest threads on this forum are about waiting FOREVER for parts. In my case, I'm working on 5 months for a voltage regulator for my Atlantic. I've been emailing / calling my poor dealer to death trying to find out if and when the darn thing was going to show up! There are a few out there who have been waiting even longer.

From what I've heard from Jay, Piaggio apparently didn't bother to see if the Aprilia dealers had compatible software to Piaggio's system. He's had to rework his set up so he can do business with their set up. :bangwall:
He still can't find out if the darn regulator is even in the country or if we'll have to wait for a shipment from Italia for it to show up. Mind you that shipment has been "coming" according to Aprilia Atlanta since the 1st of October! In fact "my" regulator was supposed to have been shipped to Jay before that, in a box that they insisted it was in even tho their own paperwork said otherwise.

I love my bike. I've had thoughts of staying with Aprilia but if this mess continues. . . . :bond:

squirrel
01-24-2006, 05:56 PM
My bike has been at the dealer since 12 Nov. waiting for a throttle cable, i look at a picture every day to remind myself how much i love it, and hate the company.

prillakilla
01-25-2006, 01:47 AM
Dom who are you dealing with? Check out US ebay. Touringsport BMW had sticker kits on not that long ago . Prices are cheap compared to AU, and Frank is a good guy to deal with. I just had to change my throttle cables. ApAU had the upper in stock but no lower. :eek: To my surprise 2 weeks later I get a call that my cable is in.:happy: It`s all good now. Ciao, Ross. Look for fastfrank38.

Beau1K
01-25-2006, 02:24 AM
I think people who wait for parts are not resourceful. My 2 cents. Use the internet, this and other forums, rig something, make something, fab it up - whatever.

X-CBR MAN
01-25-2006, 06:55 AM
3 months for the rear cowl on my '02

gusse
01-25-2006, 06:57 AM
..but still it should, and hopefully will, be possible to get parts through the normal channels!

Dom124
01-25-2006, 10:25 AM
Dom who are you dealing with? Check out US ebay. Touringsport BMW had sticker kits on not that long ago . Prices are cheap compared to AU, and Frank is a good guy to deal with. I just had to change my throttle cables. ApAU had the upper in stock but no lower. :eek: To my surprise 2 weeks later I get a call that my cable is in.:happy: It`s all good now. Ciao, Ross. Look for fastfrank38.

Thanx Ross..
i have tryed ebay heaps of times...but like always when you are looking for something you need you never seem to find it.. then once you order it half a dozen pop up...
but i will keep them all in mind for the next time..
thanx again:cheers:

Dom124
01-25-2006, 10:43 AM
I think people who wait for parts are not resourceful. My 2 cents. Use the internet, this and other forums, rig something, make something, fab it up - whatever.

True... but when all of the above have been exhausted ...then what..??
you would like to think that genuine parts for the bikes they manufactured would be readily available..
like how hard is it to ship f#kn decals....:bond:

Ricky J
01-31-2006, 11:46 PM
While we are waiting for hands to meet a$$, how about we do the famous Monty Python "Cheese Shop" skit? It seems somehow SO appropriate...

[from Monty Python's Flying Circus, third season, first shown 30.11.1972 ]

The Players:
John Cleese - Mousebender;
Michael Palin - Wensleydale;

The Scene:
An Edwardian-style shop which carries the signs:
'Ye Olde Cheese Emporium';
'Henry Wensleydale, Purveyor of Fine Cheese to the Gentry and the Poverty Stricken Too';
'Licensed for Public Dancing';

Two men dressed as city gents are Greek dancing in the corner to the music of a bouzouki. Mousebender enters.

MOUSEBENDER:
Good Morning.

WENSLEYDALE:
Good morning, sir. Welcome to the National Cheese Emporium.

MOUSEBENDER:
Ah, thank you my good man.

WENSLEYDALE:
What can I do for you, sir?

MOUSEBENDER:
Well, I was, uh, sitting in the public library on Thurmond Street just now, skimming through Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole, and I suddenly came over all peckish.

WENSLEYDALE:
Peckish, sir?

MOUSEBENDER:
Esurient.

WENSLEYDALE:
Eh?

MOUSEBENDER:
(In a broad Yorkshire accent) Eee I were all hungry, like.

WENSLEYDALE:
Ah, hungry.

MOUSEBENDER:
In a nutshell. And I thought to myself, 'a little fermented curd will do the trick'. So I curtailed my Walpoling activites, sallied forth, and infiltrated your place of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some cheesy comestibles.

WENSLEYDALE:
Come again?

MOUSEBENDER:
I want to buy some cheese.

WENSLEYDALE:
Oh, I thought you were complaining about the bouzouki player.

MOUSEBENDER:
Oh, heaven forbid. I am one who delights in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse.

WENSLEYDALE:
Sorry?

MOUSEBENDER:
(In a broad Yorkshire accent) Ooo, I like a nice tune - you're forced to.

WENSLEYDALE:
So he can go on playing, can he?

MOUSEBENDER:
Most certainly. Now then, some cheese please, my good man.

WENSLEYDALE:
Certainly, sir. What would you like?

MOUSEBENDER:
Well, eh, how about a little Red Leicester?

WENSLEYDALE:
I'm afraid we're fresh out of Red Leicester, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
Oh never mind, how are you on Tilsit?

WENSLEYDALE:
I'm afraid we never have that at the end of the week, sir. We get it fresh on Monday.

MOUSEBENDER:
Tish tish. No matter. Well, stout yeoman, four ounces of Caerphilly, if you please.

WENSLEYDALE:
Ah. It's been on order, sir, for two weeks. I was expecting it this morning.

MOUSEBENDER:
It's not my lucky day, is it? Er, Bel Paese?

WENSLEYDALE:
Sorry, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
Red Windsor?

WENSLEYDALE:
Normally, sir, yes. Today the van broke down.

MOUSEBENDER:
Ah. Stilton?

WENSLEYDALE:
Sorry.

MOUSEBENDER:
Emmental? Gruyère?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Any Norwegian Jarlsberger, per chance?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Liptauer?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Lancashire?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
White Stilton?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Danish Blue?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Double Gloucester?

WENSLEYDALE:
..... No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Cheshire?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Dorset Blue Vinney?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Brie, Roquefort, Pont-l'Évêque, Port Salut, Savoyard, Saint-Paulin, Carre-de-L'Est, Bresse-Bleu, Boursin?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Camembert, perhaps?

WENSLEYDALE:
Ah! We have Camembert, yes sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
You do! Excellent.

WENSLEYDALE:
Yes, sir. It's, ah ..... it's a bit runny.

MOUSEBENDER:
Oh, I like it runny.

WENSLEYDALE:
Well, it's very runny, actually, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
No matter. Fetch hither le fromage de la Belle France! M-mmm!

WENSLEYDALE:
I think it's a bit runnier than you'll like it, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
I don't care how fucking runny it is. Hand it over with all speed.

WENSLEYDALE:
Oh .....

MOUSEBENDER:
What now?

WENSLEYDALE:
The cat's eaten it.

MOUSEBENDER:
Has he?

WENSLEYDALE:
She, sir.

(pause)

MOUSEBENDER:
Gouda?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Edam?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Caithness?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Smoked Austrian?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Japanese Sage Darby?

WENSLEYDALE:
No, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
You do have some cheese, do you?

WENSLEYDALE:
Of course, sir. It's a cheese shop, sir. We've got .....

MOUSEBENDER:
No, no, don't tell me. I'm keen to guess.

WENSLEYDALE:
Fair enough.

MOUSEBENDER:
Er, Wensleydale?

WENSLEYDALE:
Yes?

MOUSEBENDER:
Ah, well, I'll have some of that.

WENSLEYDALE:
Oh, I thought you were talking to me, sir. Mr Wensleydale, that's my name.

(pause)

MOUSEBENDER:
Greek Feta?

WENSLEYDALE:
Ah, not as such.

MOUSEBENDER:
Er, Gorgonzola?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Parmesan?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Mozzarella?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Pippo Crème?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Danish Fimboe?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Czech sheep's milk?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?

WENSLEYDALE:
Not today, sir, no.

(pause)

MOUSEBENDER:
Ah, how about Cheddar?

WENSLEYDALE:
Well, we don't get much call for it around here, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
Not much ca- It's the single most popular cheese in the world!

WENSLEYDALE:
Not round here, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
And what is the most popular cheese round here?

WENSLEYDALE:
Ilchester, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
Is it.

WENSLEYDALE:
Oh yes, sir. It's staggeringly popular in this manor, squire.

MOUSEBENDER:
Is it.

WENSLEYDALE:
It's our number-one best seller, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
I see. Ah, Ilchester, eh?

WENSLEYDALE:
Right, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
All right. Okay. Have you got any, he asked expecting the answer no?

WENSLEYDALE:
I'll have a look, sir ..... nnnnnnooooooooo.

MOUSEBENDER:
It's not much of a cheese shop, is it?

WENSLEYDALE:
Finest in the district, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
Explain the logic underlying that conclusion, please.

WENSLEYDALE:
Well, it's so clean, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.

WENSLEYDALE:
You haven't asked me about Limberger, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
Is it worth it?

WENSLEYDALE:
Could be.

MOUSEBENDER:
Have you- SHUT THAT BLOODY BOUZOUKI UP!

WENSLEYDALE:
(To dancers) Told you so.

MOUSEBENDER:
Have you got any Limburger?

WENSLEYDALE:
No.

MOUSEBENDER:
That figures. Predictable really, I suppose. It was an act of purest optimism to have posed the question in the first place. Tell me...

WENSLEYDALE:
Yes, sir?

MOUSEBENDER:
Have you in fact got any cheese here at all?

WENSLEYDALE:
Yes, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
Really?

(pause)

WENSLEYDALE:
No. Not really, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
You haven't.

WENSLEYDALE:
No, sir, not a scrap. I was deliberately wasting your time, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
Well, I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to shoot you.

WENSLEYDALE:
Right-O, sir.

MOUSEBENDER:
(Shoots him) What a senseless waste of human life.

ENDS

It only hurts when we laugh, right?

GeoR
02-01-2006, 01:36 AM
:funnypost Oh Lordy, I remember seeing that skit sometime in the last century!

NorCalRSVR
02-01-2006, 01:40 PM
My bike has been at the dealer since 12 Nov. waiting for a throttle cable,
You're not serious are you? A throttle cable? Have you ever heard of Motion Pro? Might be worth a shot and, you can order direct or cross reference and find one that's compatible and they're on the internet......sean

Brenda H.
02-01-2006, 10:36 PM
:gunner:
I think people who wait for parts are not resourceful. My 2 cents. Use the internet, this and other forums, rig something, make something, fab it up - whatever.

How do you "fab something up" when the ONLY supplier is the manufacturer? I'm stuck. My bike is a warranty repair, ie their nickel, not mine. At a minimum of $225+ labor, I cannot afford to to do this myself thanks to the drought situation we're in running the costs of taking care of my horse operation thru the &#6$R$#@ roof. So I sit, my bike sits, and I'm getting more frustrated by the day.

Jay has informed me that the damn part [would you believe something as simple as a voltage regulator] is not even in the country and Piaggio has no &^#$3 idea as to when it is coming in. Ditto when it was still Aprilia's problem. He tried to get Aprilia Atlanta to let him get the part from another dealer and they didn't even give him the courtesy of a reply. I've asked him to try again with Piaggio and see if they have nominally more common sense than the dingbats in Georgia did. From what I've seen so far, I doubt it!

I don't know if Piaggio would allow a dealer to do the replacement out of his own inventory [any thoughts Ed?] but Jay did not have that particular item in stock so for the moment, I'm at a standstill. If another dealer could do it, I'd move the bike. Jay is a good egg. I bought my Rally from him and he's done all the work on both bikes. But I WANT MY BIKE BACK!

First Aprilia Atlanta :bond: and now :gunner: Piaggio!!

buck000
02-02-2006, 09:01 AM
Guess you shouldn't stop in here, then. :rolleyes:

Brenda H.
02-02-2006, 11:00 AM
Guess you shouldn't stop in here, then. :rolleyes:

NEATO! as my Brit friends would say.

that pic had ROFLMHO! :worship:

Ricky J
02-02-2006, 12:38 PM
Nice job with that, Buck!

Come on Piaggio, take care of us Mousebenders.