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Aprilia Futura – Front fork servicing
The Aprilia Futura is equipped with 43mm Showa* upside-down front forks adjustable for preload and rebound only.
The forks are similar to those fitted to RSVs (98-03), Tuonos (03-05)and Falcos of a similar vintage but not the R versions as these use Ohlins.
Many owners have switched to these forks to allow them to fit the bigger 320mm brake discs.
There’s a fork servicing page on Ken’s Falco site.
Issues surrounding the rear shock and replacement are dealt with on the rear shock page.
*Some countries, Ireland, for example, got Marzocchi forks instead of Showa kit and these have suffered from severe corrosion after winter use.