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PostSubject: aprillia rs125   Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:08 pm

what are they like ? im about to pick up one that i payed £100 mates rates for just needs new piston and rings. its 33bhp ( or so they say )

the one im getting is a bubbly one 52 plate if im not mistaken

its got 14,000 miles on it

but what are they like ? ive riden a 70cc rs50 and that was good fun get to 60mph very well

but its not the speed im after its the reliability ( god im only 17 and im sounding old )

sorry if there are typos incorrect grammar its 3am im tired
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:57 am

Great choice of bike Cool that was really one of my dream bikes when i was 17 but way out of my price range.
£100 affraid thats a crazy price! You got an absolute bargain even if it needed a complete new engine lol I gotta say parts are not cheap and not so easy to get but you will have fun and a great experience getting it back on the road. Well done man king

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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:40 am

The RS125 is a brilliant bike full stop. Great fun with more than enough power to keep you smiling. They are very challenging bikes to ride as you really have to keep it in the powerband to get its full potential.

Regarding the top end rebuild, take the cylinder off and check for any obvious scoring and/ or scrapes. if there are any of the above, it will need either replacing reboring. PM me as I am good friends with sutton rebore who will do the job for about £40. Fit a slightly oversized weisco piston and you are good to go. If that doesn't take your fancy, I think makita (sp?) do a barrel and piston kit for around about £200, although, from experience the fit of the barrel isn't perfect. If the barrel is fine however, you might get away with just honing it and replacing the piston + rings. Fingers crossed that is all it needs.

Another thing to watch out for is the powervalve. First of all, actually check it has one. If it doesn't then i'm afraid to say the engine isn't a full power version. The PV + motor/soleniod can be bought for around £100 and installed without much fuss. If it does have one, check to make sure its free and moving as they are known for coking up.

At 14,000 miles the bottom end may need some servicing too. They use plastic balancing gears that wear out relatively quickly and are a pain to replace. However, If you fit the top end and all is running well, leave it be. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Once you get it running it is really worth sticking a set of decent hoops on. It will transform the bike and fill you with confidence. I always ran mine on Metzeler sportec M3s and found them to be brilliant. They were even alright in the wet. Everyone has their own favourites with tyres, but at least for me (and everyone else it seemed in the superteens race series) metzeler is the top choice. Sizes are 110/70/17 (front) and 150/60 17 (rear)

Another thing I would recommend once you get used to the bike is losing a tooth on the front sprocket. This cheap "mod" transformed my bike and made pulling away from traffic lights alot easier. Doing wheelies off speed humps became alot easier too bounce

Overall, the RS125 is a great bike that really makes you work, but rewards you with big smiles and tinnitus Laughing You really have to be focused when riding it and anything less that 100% concentration will see you struggling to keep up speed. But thats what makes it such a fun bike to ride.
It will do around about 100 mph and ridden properly with outrun almost anything in the tight twisties. So good luck, keep us posted and upload some pics when you pick it up afro

Here are a few pics of mine





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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:52 pm

there ok bikes, i wouldnt own one personally, they need alot of maintanance, and the geaboc on the older ones then damons seem to be made of cheese.
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:09 pm

well this is it ( the exact rs125 im buying ) belongs to my mate freddy but hes kept it well maintained always warmed up ect

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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:55 am

I hope it works out and you get it, keep us posted.

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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:49 pm

oh and if your interested i got a brand new tinted screen for sale for a good price which will fit that bike Wink
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:35 pm

LOL Dam0n went abit all out bout rs125's lol. Nice bikes they are but that dam 2 stroke noise i hate it lol. Sounds like a ped and that just kills it hah. Thats why i went n got a yzf r125 before it got wrote off haha.
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:50 pm

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LOL Dam0n went abit all out bout rs125's lol. Nice bikes they are but that dam 2 stroke noise i hate it lol. Sounds like a ped and that just kills it hah. Thats why i went n got a yzf r125 before it got wrote off haha.

thats just a pit bike dressed up as a yammy r6 Wink

anyway here she is ive picked her up now, time to let work commense bounce




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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:17 am

Photoshop of speed on that last one lol Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:40 pm

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Photoshop of speed on that last one lol Very Happy

i know a quick photoshop, i thought it would look good ( fail )

going to hopefully start work this weekend Smile

damon fancy meeting me and helping me do a top end rebuild ?

if you do pm me you number and ill give you a ring when i get everything
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:02 am

it was sunny today so i cleaned the bikes Smile

muc off'd
and chains lubed
and the usual arty tarty Smile






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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:02 pm

Only thing ide have there is the rs125 the others can go to the skip lol.

Lol u best be putting tyres on that rs before u start riding it ha they look like sliks theres so warn.
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:10 am

Is that a Honda SuperDream 250cc? I used to ride one to get about, I live in Peckham and worked in West Norwood so it was my best friend, only problem is I really had to fight with it to put it on the centre stand! LOL

Actually looking at it I'm not sure it is a superdream, is it?

How did the cleaning go? I hate cleaning my bike but it has to be done!

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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:32 pm

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Is that a Honda SuperDream 250cc? I used to ride one to get about, I live in Peckham and worked in West Norwood so it was my best friend, only problem is I really had to fight with it to put it on the centre stand! LOL

Actually looking at it I'm not sure it is a superdream, is it?

How did the cleaning go? I hate cleaning my bike but it has to be done!

its a honda cx500 without the little headlight fairing bit Very Happy
the cleaning went ok ( the ts50 never comes up clean though as its just raged over feilds now
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:23 pm

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Only thing ide have there is the rs125 the others can go to the skip lol.

Lol u best be putting tyres on that rs before u start riding it ha they look like sliks theres so warn.

your such a hater to bikes without fairings lol Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:28 pm

Lol i like the extreems.... Either full fairings or proper fighterd!
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:54 pm

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Lol i like the extreems.... Either full fairings or proper fighterd!


OCC customs Wink there extreame
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:43 pm

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Lol i like the extreems.... Either full fairings or proper fighterd!

each to their own i guess.... i personally hate plastics as you know lol
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:05 pm

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CraigB wrote:
Lol i like the extreems.... Either full fairings or proper fighterd!

each to their own i guess.... i personally hate plastics as you know lol

old school harley Wink all metal not plastic
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:11 pm

right well i was ill today from work and i decided to get cracking on this rs and pulled up somthing i didnt want to find Sad












And heres what i didnt want to find Sad im gunna need to buy a new head too me thinks ?


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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:29 am

It was always going to need a new piston mate. I can't tell by the picture of the piston if it is just covered in carbon or is scored but check the barrell for any scores or scuffs. You might as well replace both now as its a false economy not to. Spend a bit more now to save alot more later. The small end bearing will need to be replaced as well, but that normally comes with the kit anyway. Give sutton rebore a ring if you just want to get the barrel skimmed and honed for an oversized piston. I will meet you at boxhill and take you there if you need help to find it. If not, ebay do a cheap barrell and piston kit for around £200. You will want to make sure you change/ flush the coolant + change the gearbox oil. 2 strokes dont take much oil in comparison to a 4 stroke as it only has to lubricate the gear box.

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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:06 pm

here my main problem i have coolant/water in with my con rod how do i get rid ?

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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:35 pm

changed my mind im just gunna remove the bottom end, turn it upside down to drain it. fill it with petrol slush it around drain that then oil up everything and refit and rebuild
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PostSubject: Re: aprillia rs125   Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:10 pm

I'd dump the gearbox oil and flush it through, then flush the con rod area out with 2 stroke oil as Its slightly less flammable than petrol Laughing
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