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    Posted: 02 Aug 2020 at 08:45
Good morning folk, 
Looking to change my Gen 2 for an RsV4. I've just found this on on Facebook (is it anyone's here?) It looks clean and comes with some nice extras but in terms of spec RSV4R how is it? 

What's must you look for when buying one as when I bought my gen 2 I didn't do my research and it bit me in the ass! 

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Hi bud

Not a FB user or able to view it as it’s a member only page

Some screen shots or copy and paste description may help. 

My advice is to buy as new as you can with V4’s 

Early ones I would argue have the potential to give you more issues mechanically then a Gen2 could. 
Aprilia RSVR Factory 2007 V2 1060cc Big Bore
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Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory 2020
www.apriliaperformance.co.uk
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Definitely the newer the better as said by wigginsjp
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote blacklines Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 10:48
What year was it when the engine reliability issues got sorted? 2014? That's always been my concern because it's not like decent engines go for no money like they do with the old V2s. Seen people paying thousands for a motor on AF1.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote wigginsjp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 15:53
My discussion with Griff went 

From 2017 there has been no reliability issues he could think of 

Now whether or not it’s because they aren’t getting miles on them or otherwise I don’t know 
But conrod , valve recession or gearbox issues seem to be sorted (touch wood) 

Of course if you look hard enough you will find something on any model. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote blacklines Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2020 at 09:19
Wow that's quite late then. On AF1 I got the impression now they're sorted they are reliable, though I couldn't remember what year they sorted them. Looks like at current rates of depreciation I might be able to pick up one of the sorted ones around 2030, I'll stick a reminder in my calendar LOL

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I suppose what the V4 is in and it’s state of tune as Spoonz mentioned before with Tuono and others having stainless valves as opposed to the RSV4 having titanium valves assisting higher rev limits. 
Downside being the heavier springs on the light titanium valves causing the valve recession. 
The conrod issue was during first year or so by memory on the RSVR , the gearbox up-to around 2014, the valves issues seemed similar years too 

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There have been incremental improvements but the biggest one reliability wise was in 14 when they got a much improved top end lubrication system. That greatly improved the valve guide life which helped with the valve failures etc. By then they timing chaines were much stronger etc too.  By 17 they introduced things like non return valves in the head to reduce hot start oil deprivation Etc as well. Hot starting a v4 always used to sound rather scary before then for 10 seconds or so until the pressure returned. 


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