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    Posted: 06 May 2018 at 19:23
Hi guys, new here. Just got myself an RSV mille 1999 model. It's leaking fuel from the vent hoses which drain to the right of the bike near the exhaust collector. I hear I'd replace the in tank breather hoses? 
What parts do I need for it apart from the hose? Anything in particular I need to look out for while taking the tank off?
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aprilia performance sell a kit i  believe , contact them
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get four Ali o rings for the fuel banjos while you're ordering the rest of the parts
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aaressveeguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 May 2018 at 14:48
Thanks for the reply guys. I had called aprilia performance but couldn't get any help. The guy on the other side of the phone said he can't advice on technical matters. Anyways I ordered stuff from them and have managed to get the bike up and running but there are some otehrissues I have run into-

1) I had ordered the 0.4 clutch jet to improve clutch action and finding neutral but couldn't get the old jet out.What do you guys suggest to get it out? I tried the cocktail stick trick members have mentioned here but didn't work. Guess that might work AFTER the jet has been unscrewed which I couldn't. Can you guys point me to a proper sized screwdriver? Or taking the new jet out to stores and buying a precise fitting flat blade screwdriver my only option?

2)I changed oil and spark plugs as well. Haynes says the oil strainer should be cleaned every 2 oil changes. However looking at the strainer the big hex nut end is sheared and I couldn't get it out. Looking at the new part, I see they are on backorder. Do you guys think it's worth it placing the order and potentially wait forever for the new part to come in or cleaning the strainer is no big deal?

3)I went for the side stand upgrade as well. The fireblade stand was on backorder and really didn't want to spend £90 on it, so got the blackbird stand off ebay and it fit nicely. The stand switch has already been disconnected by the PO so that's not a problem, however while putting the lower fairing out, I see that the stand, being longer, doesn't slide into the recess in the fairing. I went for the blackbird stand as members here and other ape forums had said it could be done(although that could have been for the Tuono where there is no fairing). Has someone fitted the blackbird stand on an early mille? 

Any help, as before, would be greatly appreciated. 



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The oil jet can be pretty tight. once the screwdriver slots are chewed it's worse to get out. You have to get more brutal with it but you have to then succeed as it damages the jet.
 
I got a cross head screwdriver that was just bigger than the jet hole and tapped it into the jet (it's only soft brass) until it was firmly wedged into the jet. And then it undid easily.  Last chance saloon would be to drill it and then run a tap in there to clear the threads.
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did you mean that the big hex nut is rounded off and not sheared,  I took mine out at 16 k and it was as clean as the day it was made. Check if it's got the original hose clamp or a jubilee clip and this will give you a pointer as to if it's been out before.
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be careful with the stand switch shorted out, I had a cb250rs as a work bike some years ago and that didn't have one either,.After a stop off at the papershop for the MCN I took the first left turn heard a scraping noise then realised I'd left the stand down, it got flicked over the bars and landed in the missionary position, broke the shell on my helmet chin bar and buggered the headlight and a few other bits and bobs. An expensive job when I was on crap wages.
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Yes sir, I meant rounded off and yes it has a jubilee clamp. Wht are my options now? Should I let it be or order the part and start the painful wait? 
I am a bit apprehensive about the stand btw, IT feels very stable now but the fact that it hits the lower fairing everytime the stand is kicked back is enough to unsettle me :(
I really don't want to cut the fairing. Will see if I can get the switch sorted.
Will the fireblade 2005 stand be a straight fir, switch included? The  switch on my bike which is disconnected is in very bad shape
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Best to cut the fairing. The Aprilia US spec stand (The best stand  mod to improve stability) is also longer and depending upon the model year of the bike also requires trimming of the bellypan.

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i bought the 04- 07 blade stand but had to shorten it by cutting the foot of  trimming the leg to the correct length and welding the foot back on, I also put a couple of mm weld on the mounting bracket to stop the stand going up as far.
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