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    Common Issues With Our Bikes

    Hi Guys,

    It's been one year now since I started using my 04 RSV Fact. During this period I had spend loads of time in the workshop figuring out stuffs on how to fix these things permanently.

    To save time for others, I decided to write it down here and share with the rest of the world. (Not sure if anyone wrote this before) so here I go.

    Problem 1: Rear Brake
    Solution 1: Upgrade to RSV4 rearset or Aftermarket rearsets which relocates the Master Cylinder away from the engine. Most of the feedbacks and comments says that the issue is cause by either Vibration or Engine heat or both.

    Problem 2: Stator
    Solution 2: Get your self an aftermarket stator (Ricks or ElectroSport), re-do the wiring again and solder the connections rather than twisting the cables.

    Problem 3: Rectifier
    Solution 3: Get yourself an aftermarket rectifier (Ricks). Ensure you solder the wire connections properly.

    Problem 4: Fuel Pump
    Solution 4: If ever your bike is jerking because of fuel starvation, try changing the fuel pump, other than the original which will cost a bomb, there are other alternatives. You just need to change the pump, not the whole system. a normal fuel pump will only cost around 30 usd. I changed mine to Walbro. Please note to look for pumps with simillar size or slighly shorter will also do. The filter needs to be cleaned. If the filter is worn out, bring to a car spare part shop and look for simillar ones. (NOTE: Even thou I suggest other items, original is still the safest course if you don't believe in trying. Choice is yours)

    Problem 5: Hard clutch & Neutral Gear
    Solution 5: There are a few solution to this issue, depending on how strong your hands are (refer below). hehehe

    Solution 5a: Re-adjust the clutch lever position, this will help very much, make sure your last finger hits the ball on the clutch lever.
    Solution 5b: Oil Jet 40, this will help ease to find "N" while on complete stop aside from that it does help abit to lighten the clutch pull.
    Solution 5c: Clutch Slave Cylinder, this will even help ease the clutch pull futher.
    Solution 5d: Last solution, trim the gear index washer (Not really recomended to do on your own)

    Problem 6: Battery Drain
    Solution 6: Make a battery cut off switch and place it under the rear seat, so if you plan to park your bike for more than 2 days, just switch it off

    Problem 7: Better Charging
    Solution 7: Upgrade battery terminal cables to bigger ones as the original ones are thin and breakable overtime. This will also improve charging by 0.1v-0.3v

    Problem 8: Power Saving
    Solution 8: Build extra power on and off switch for front headlights. This will conserve battery.

    Problem 9: High Engine Tempreture
    Solution 9: You can get the 65 Degree Celcius Thermostat and replace the original. This will help cool the engine before it gets warmer. Note, there are also feedbacks that our engine runs better in warm tempreture as such, I did not change mine.

    Problem 10: Cam Chain Tensioner
    Solution 10: Upgrade or manually do a Manual Cam Chain tensioner. Refer this thread for pics: Looking for RSV 1000R 2004 Manual Cam Chain Tensioner

    Note:
    - The above is based on my experience and recommendations in the forums. If you have better suggestions and recommendations please do share & I will post it up in the 1st page.
    - The above is what I believe to be the common issue on the RSV.
    Last edited by celicaizpowe; December 28th, 2014 at 10:04 PM.

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    Top thread for any noobs nice write up

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    I've done a search but not coming up with much ... does anyone have instructions on how to fit the battery cut off switch described in the Battery Drain above?

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    Problem 1: Rear Brake
    Solution 1: Upgrade to RSV4 rearset or Aftermarket rearsets which relocates the Master Cylinder away from the engine. Most of the feedbacks and comments says that the issue is cause by either Vibration or Engine heat or both.


    Does this modding is just Plug n play directly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilRSVR View Post
    I've done a search but not coming up with much ... does anyone have instructions on how to fit the battery cut off switch described in the Battery Drain above?
    Better alternative is to keep the bike plugged into an intelligent battery charger when not in use.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamm Matt View Post
    Problem 1: Rear Brake
    Solution 1: Upgrade to RSV4 rearset or Aftermarket rearsets which relocates the Master Cylinder away from the engine. Most of the feedbacks and comments says that the issue is cause by either Vibration or Engine heat or both.


    Does this modding is just Plug n play directly?
    It doesn't look like it no.

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...d.php?t=287264

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    hurm.. looks like falco oem rear sets more friendly.. but need to get a measurement on the mounting point

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    Having thoroughly bled my rear brake, I insulated the brake hose w/ a length of silicon hose and the master cyl w/ aluminium foil. The brake has remained firm and effective.

    I am convinced that the problem arises from temperature fluctuations leading to air entrainment into the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Having thoroughly bled my rear brake, I insulated the brake hose w/ a length of silicon hose and the master cyl w/ aluminium foil. The brake has remained firm and effective.

    I am convinced that the problem arises from temperature fluctuations leading to air entrainment into the system.
    true.. as mine didn't effective + stucked in pressure position when it goes hotter!! next will try to wrap the MC with alloy foil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_D View Post
    Better alternative is to keep the bike plugged into an intelligent battery charger when not in use.....
    Thanks Dr_D ... I went and grabbed an Optimizer900

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    mine is bosch c7 charger..

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilRSVR View Post
    I've done a search but not coming up with much ... does anyone have instructions on how to fit the battery cut off switch described in the Battery Drain above?
    you can refer to the photo in the below link. I installed this and put it under my rear seat. connect them to the "+" live wire only.

    http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...toffswitch.png

    btw, sorry that the respond took so long

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