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Any substitutes for the Aprilia Tuono Start relay?

http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...idproduct=2538

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Any substitutes for the Aprilia Tuono Start relay?

http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...idproduct=2538
I'm no substitute for Rob, but looks like you found a bargain. Hope it fixes it.

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I'm no substitute for Rob, but looks like you found a bargain. Hope it fixes it.
$75 for a relay is a bargain?

A relay doesn't need to have Aprilia stamped on it to work on my bike.

Just sayin'.

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Mike:
I think dream was referring to the $42 unit.
If you can get the relay in a timely fashion I'd say go for it, but if it were me, well ... a starter relay is a starter relay -- they all function in exactly the same way, with a coil and heavy contacts. Frankly, without knowing who made the relay and their history I always go with the proven most reliable components possible (Drum roll, please) ... Honda! Bet you didn't see that one coming, did you?

Well, that is if you are sure the relay is bad. As if you haven't already, check the signal leads for power (when the starter button is pushed) and ground, probably through a side stand switch.

The only problem is the differing signal connectors, and Mike, I know you can deal with the wiring end of things. I would recommend finding a compatible connector that can be cut from a damaged wiring harness to ease connecting things up by making a jumper plug using the original plug and the salvaged one. In this way, either the Honda or the Aprilia relay will plug right in. The most fun is getting it securely mounted, but I'm willing to bet it wouldn't take much effort. There is a fly in the ointment, however -- list price for the relay for a 919 is $70 (!) Calm yourself. Go to a salvage or check EBAY: one of the toughest parts on a Honda is the starter relay, so pick one that looks either similar in mounting or for ease of adapting, such as the Honda unit's rubber cover with a provision for mounting on a sheetmetal barb bolted to the frame, and hook that puppy up!

Incidentally, I've heard the Aprilia voltage regulator can be replaced with a Honda unit as well. Worth remembering.

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Ridenow.com has the Honda relay listed for $26.53, but I already have a spare from a couple of years ago when I had the "no start" issue with the 919.

Here's some pictures of the Aprilia relay:

IMG_0190[1].jpg

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BTW I already checked the relay; it clicks when the starter button is pushed, but did not get 12v out to the starter. The bike starts right up when relay is bypassed. Also the wire going to the starter was a little loose on the relay post. Not sure if that caused the relay to go out.

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I didn't even see the aftermarket price. I'll call them in the AM for availability.

Dream, ignore my response to your post.

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I didn't even see the aftermarket price. I'll call them in the AM for availability.

Dream, ignore my response to your post.
No worries. So now you appreciate why $42 for an Italian relay is a bargain. As usual Rob gave you the best advice to seek out the durable Honda version.

Looking forward to your "it's running!" post!

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I'm sure that you would love to know that it looks exactly like my BMW relay, don't know about the ratings. It nice to know that there might be an expensive subsitute for my already expensive part

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Should have a replacement by Friday. Great service from AF-1.


Rob, what's this about changing the engine oil right after a track day?

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She's alive She's alive

Great service by AF-1; ordered from Texas on Tuesday, delivered to California on Thursday.

Also got a pair of 2006-2007 Tuono mirrors

I'll try to mount them tomorrow and ...

I know, I know ...


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Glad to hear the problem is solved Mike. Now get busy with the safety wiring.

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Rob,

Here's some links in reference to part of our conversation:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98041


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26oSO...eature=related


https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/a...8&d=1220638522

I forgot to give you one of these stickers.
What size T-shirt do you wear?

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Rob,

Check your PM when you have time.

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