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    Replacement shock Gen2

    I have enjoyed my new [to me] Tuono [not Ohlins version] this summer. Not riding due to cold weather this winter is getting to me now though.

    I have pretty much dialled out my front end problems and I'm happy with it for now.

    However, the rear I think is beyond me. I have made enquiries to Maxton and they recommend their NR4 @ 435 or RT10 @605 [with piggy back reservoir].

    Has anyone tried these replacements? Do you have a better make/ model for me to recommend?

    I have read on hear that replacement "fish plates" are a good idea? Please help as I love the bike but the shock has to go.

    Thanks all Dave

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    The original shock is a piece of shit.
    Maxton have a good rep, but i havnt tried one, think Nitron also offer a replacement. many just go for a second hand Ohlins from the factory. Thats what i did - best mod ive done on the bike.

    Link plates - there are upgraded link plates around (i bought the AF1 ones) not sure if they are really necessary..
    Main issue is that the dogbone's have been known to fail - have a search on that.

    Either way, make it an annual event to strip and grease all the bearings in the suspension links (dogbone x2 , + swingarm x1) they seem to dry out quite quickly and often have very little grease to start with when they leave the factory...

    Thanks from semajohn89

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    Thanks for the reply felix. I spoke to Griff @ Aprilia Performance. What a helpful chap. He straight away said the original Tuono shock is a piece of Sh1t.

    Then offered advice on saving myself a pocket full of cash. "Buy a RSV original shock its a good unit with a great deal of adjustment".

    I will when I get a "new" shock grease up everything. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveish View Post
    Thanks for the reply felix. I spoke to Griff @ Aprilia Performance. What a helpful chap. He straight away said the original Tuono shock is a piece of Sh1t.

    Then offered advice on saving myself a pocket full of cash. "Buy a RSV original shock its a good unit with a great deal of adjustment".

    I will when I get a "new" shock grease up everything. Thanks again.
    That's what I did, works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveish View Post
    Thanks for the reply felix. I spoke to Griff @ Aprilia Performance. What a helpful chap. He straight away said the original Tuono shock is a piece of Sh1t.

    Then offered advice on saving myself a pocket full of cash. "Buy a RSV original shock its a good unit with a great deal of adjustment".

    I will when I get a "new" shock grease up everything. Thanks again.
    Griff and his crew are a crackin bunch and know Apes inside out.
    If you ever need a service / advice / bits etc then you won't go wrong starting there - they can even carry out service days at ya house !

    Thanks from Daveish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveish View Post
    "Buy a RSV original shock its a good unit with a great deal of adjustment".
    By "RSV original" do you mean Tuono Gen1?
    Aren't Gen 1 & 2 shocks differently lengths but both Sachs?
    - If so, why is the Gen2 so bad/different compared to Gen1?

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    Comparable year RSV shock has more available adjustments than came on the Tuono, although both are Sachs.

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    Ah, I think you mean the RSV Mille, as opposed to the RSV Tuono!

    If I may let you into a deep dark secret (unless I'm really confused!). Both Mille & Tuono Gen1's are RSV's!

    Proof?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aprilia_Tuono

    More proof?

    My official "Aprilia RSV Mille Tuono" brochure, (which only covers the Tuono)!! Front page photo below:

    1482098055137686324750.jpg
    Last edited by Paul D; December 18th, 2016 at 01:03 PM.

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    I fitted the Ohlins from an RSV to my Tuono. Bought it from eBay.
    The rear went straight in but the front needed the RSV bottom yoke and bush nut.
    The rear shock was a big improvement, compared to stock. The front, not so much.

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    sorry to sound like a bleedin echo , but I also fitted a ohlins rear shock from a "factory " tuono , an rsvr ohlins will also fit as they are the same .
    make sure the spring weight is standard and not been replaced ( info on the ohlins site ) , and the ball swivels on each end are clean and lightly lubed , and while youre in there rebuild the dog bone bushes and bearings , give ,em a real good clean and regrease .

    the difference will be pretty obvious straight away , set up properly static sag n all that bollox !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D View Post
    By "RSV original" do you mean Tuono Gen1?
    Aren't Gen 1 & 2 shocks differently lengths but both Sachs?
    - If so, why is the Gen2 so bad/different compared to Gen1?
    Please excuse my ignorance Paul D. I was talking about the Gen2 RSV milli and the RSV tuono.
    For some strange reason Aprilia thought that it was a good idea to use a sh1t shock on the Tuono as opposed to the good one fitted to the Milli?
    The Gen2 Sachs shocks fitted to the Tuono has only preload and rebound adjustment.
    Whereas the Gen2 Sachs fitted to the Milli has compression, rebound, pre-load and ride height adjustment.
    The last one should be very useful for jacking the rear to put more load on the front.
    Last edited by Daveish; December 19th, 2016 at 03:27 AM.
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    Dave,

    Thanks for clarifying. Sounds like the Gen1 Sachs aren't such an issue, as they have both preload and rebound adjustment, but not height adjustment.
    Don't forget, raising the rear will reduce your front fork angle, which will make for faster turn in... but less stability... so make sure your steering damper is adjusted accordingly!

    Re. RSV: No probs! Easier for us Gen1'ers as they have 'RSV' printed on the air intake ducts!

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