OK Some help needed I have read through everything I can find but can't find an answer to this one.
Everyone says that different shocks need different linkages due to the length of the linkages and the spring rates on different shocks.
So if I get a set of these
What else will I need to do to make sure the bike still handles correctly?
BTW I am using a white spring RSV shock at the moment and don't really want to change it.
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Re: Yet another suspension question falco
How tall are you?
The best way would be to lower the front and back together that way the stearing shouldnt be affected much/ at all. All lowering the back will do is slow the steering but make it stable in a streight line.
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Ah, that's not fair. Not everyone knows everything. Plus I read a lot of questions, I can't understand. Also people want to know how to fix there coffee maker on this site. Ask your question, I will try.
Hi Anonymous, for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix/test or parts inquiry. If necessary transport your vehicle to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your issue. For more information about your issue please visit the website below. Good luck and have a nice day. https://www.tradebit.com/filesharing.php/search/0/2005+aprilia+sl+1000+falco
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Everyone will tell you the oil they use is the best, so you are going to get a different answer from everyone that answers. I've been using BelRay MC1 for over 35 years and I have never had a lubrication related failure. I am still proudly racing 2-strokes at the top amatuer level. I have heard good stuff about Amsoil but I don't use their premix. I do use their suspension and brake fluids, though.
and need the small black plastic panels that bolt onto the bottom of the fairings
I tried http://www.apriliayorkshire.co.uk but cant find any diagram with these panels ....!
What are they called and where can I buy them ?
,Its called Lower fairing, black
You can find it under Genuine Aprilia Front body - Front mudguard spare parts for SL 1000 Falco . Look up part number 5
Here it is at AF1 listing . Part number AP8158773. Aprilia Yorkshire list its for 47.18 pounds
but im not really feeling the love for it. the main problems i have at the moment are that the front and rear suspension are really soft its ruining my cornering confidence and making the bike uncomfortable to ride. im 20st and 6'5 so there is a lot of me to hustle about. the hagon shock that the previous owner put on there has not adjustment other then preload and im sure the spring rate is miles off what i would need whats a good replacement shock for a guy like me? also the clutch is very heavy with little progression its either on or off so im finding riding in town hard work as well as slipping the clutch in corners.
lastly the fuel economy is pretty poor, i only got 93 miles before my low fuel warning light came on.
so any suggestions? because at this rate im considering selling it to get something a bit more pedestrian for riding in london like a fazer 1000.,I wasn't feeling the love for my falco for awhile either. For reference, I'm 6'6 and about 250 lbs.
Helibars are a must IMO. Also, my level of hate went waaaay down when I installed a smaller (-1) front sprocket. Being able to get the bike into corners at the right revs (and torque) reduced the amount of braking I did, which let the suspension settle down. Toss the stock shock.
They're great bikes, you just have to get it set up for you.
i did some research. i wanted to get rotella 15/40 synthetic but walmart did not have it. all they had was 5/40 synthetic. is this ok to use in the falco? have been using 10/40 synthetic spectro from dealer.
Rotella is made for heavy duty diesel engines buy some for your PowerStroke Ford or Cummins Dodge.
If you are hellbent to buy Shell products get the Advance VSX4 oil .....if you can find it.,,,