Had more time to spend on the Max yearly service today and am nearing completion!
Zapped the wheels off as I have brand new Mitas MC16 tires and aluminium valve stems witing to go on.
Front wheel needs a 19mm Zap
Rear wheel takes a 24mm Zap while holding the rear brake!
To get the rear wheel off as easily as possible the caliper and pipe need to come off. Nice that Aprilia Made access to the bolts easy, you can see the T handle fits under the airbox to access the top bolt.
Pipe off and wheel is ready to come off
Caliper set aside.
Needed to use something to hold up the front end after taking off the wheel, so the Bats box settles in
Wheels off and new tires and stems ready!
FYI, itís reccomended to replace deez nutz that hold on the front and rear wheel after removal so I called my local Aprilia dealer to order.
Mounted the tire, installed the aluminum valve stem, and gave it a wipe down. Looks like new!
With the help of my son to lend a couple hands, I reinstalled the front wheel and new tire sans the nut.
With the rear wheel removed it was time to change the gear oil.
Drain bolt is so much easier to access with the rear wheel removed!
So is the fill hole and dipstick!
Original oil still looks ok!
Old oil out
Although the manual calls for 75/90 Iím going with some authentic racing oil from Honda 80/85W
Poured in exactly the same OZís as I drained out and checked the level after filled.
All done with the oil change and did a little wipedown, but Iím gonna need to do a full cleaning before reinstalling the rear wheel.
Almost done with the yearly maintenance!
Current: NCXD, Carlos
, Aprilia RS10k, Max
, Bangkok, Derbi ADV
Past: Yuki, Marco, Fumi, '16 & '15 RC390, '11 Madass,'98 Chester, '00 Mito, '12 PW50, KTM BR 65, Aprilia BR50, '06 Aprilia RS125, '04 DRD, 08 WR250X, 7x '03 Derbi SM's, 6x 99-04 Aprilia RS50's, 2x Derbi GPR, '00 Aprilia RS250, '99 Aprilia RS250, '95 Cagiva Mito 125, '04 & '95 NSR50R, '90 Honda NS50, '94 Honda RS125, '90 Honda RS80, '88 YSR63 (1st 2stroke!), '89FZ600, '89KLR250(1st Bike!)
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