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A handful of Aprilia Futuras have suffered problems with the tail light lens.
The lens is fragile from new and appears to grow more brittle with age, but the few failures serve as a warning to us all to be very careful when replacing tail light bulbs.
The lens is held on by three screws biting into plastic ‘turrets’ (pictured in red) attached to the lens.
It’s easy to overtighten them and they are prone to breaking even with careful handling.
Members of the Apriliaforum have found the problem can be fixed without resorting to an expensive replacement lens..