Aprilia RST1000 Futura toolkit

Many Futuras are finding their way into the second hand market minus their toolkits or missing the odd item.

Aprilia Futura toolkitThis page details what should be in the pouch under the seat. Some of it you’ll need, some of it you can live without.

The list below comes from the owner’s manual, which you can download from the links to the right of this page.

  •     3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm Allen keys – seemingly made of chocolate, these are best replaced;
  •     8/10mm open ended spanner;
  •     11/13mm open ended spanner;
  •     22mm ring spanner
  •     Extension for 22mm spanner;
  •     6/7mm box spanner;
  •     8/10mm box spanner;
  •     16mm spark plug spanner;
  •     Double-ended (slot/Phillips) screwdriver;
  •     C spanner for wheel hub – you’ll need this to adjust the chain;
  •     Extension for C spanner;
  •     22mm Allen key – Fits into a 22mm socket for undoing the rear wheel. You WILL need this.
  •     There’s also prop rod for the fuel tank clipped to the underside of the seat.

Cheapo pin spanner does the jobThe obvious omission here is a proper pin spanner to remove the dust cover from the rear wheel.

The cheapest way to remedy this is to buy an adjustable pin spanner of the type used the change angle grinder blades.

This can be carried in the toolkit and shouldn’t set you back more than a couple of pounds.

It’s the basics but some tools, for example the chain adjuster and the bit for the rear wheel, you’ll really need to work on the bike.