Common RXV/SXV Issues
There are many things to go wrong with a new bike, but here are some of the common problems Aprilia RXV/SXV owners are having. Inspect your bike closely!
The first part you will break on your new RXV/SXV is likely to be a rear turn indicator:
One fix is simply to wrap the break with black vinyl electrical tape or cloth tape:
Another fix, below, shows inserting a wood or drywall screw to repair the break:
Here, the chain is rubbing and causing damage to the chain glide fastener:
It is common for the fuel tank to leak:
Apparently, the Acerbis fuel tank is not always molded flat where the fuel pump mounts:
A failed attempt to seal the leak. This owner eventually got a brand new tank under warranty.
On my bike, the horn wiring seemed improperly stretched around the upper radiator hose:
Re-routing the horn wiring fixes the problem:
If the battery cables point forward it may interfere with the ability to lift up the fuel tank. Here, I have re-aligned my battery cables to point inward and correct the problem:
One individual reported the crankcase vent was routed inside the countersprocket guard and rubbing on the chain causing an ungly oil leak!
Here is the proper crankcase vent hose routing: