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July 12th, 2017, 03:36 PM   #1
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A mate dropped this off today, race spec RS125. His grandson, 14 years old, had blew it up at Trac Mon, Anglesey. Sudden loss of compression and clouds of smoke! Single ring Vertex piston, small end bearing and gasket set ordered and fitted with the engine in situ but bloody hell fitting the Jesus clips with my shovel hands!
Had the pleasure of riding one of these at Mallory Park, probably the best handling bike I've ever ridden, on a 125 it's all about corner speed!
14 years old! Lucky bugger!
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July 13th, 2017, 09:36 PM   #2
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Excellent bits of kit! I remember riding a 98 model a fair few years back, didn't realise they don't really have any engine braking! First Corner was interesting!

Mrs G keeps hinting at getting a bike. Tempted with an old rs125 just to see God she gets on.


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July 14th, 2017, 01:20 AM   #3
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Yes! NO engine braking! That caught me out too! After a couple of laps I really felt part of the bike, changing direction so quickly compared to the 4 cylinder bikes I was used to.
C'mon Greg, your wife needs that RS.

This subject title doesn't get used enough? Must be plenty on here with other bikes, road, dirt, track old and new?
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July 14th, 2017, 05:27 AM   #4
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Aprilia's an interesting brand. There's a reaaalllly nice '02 RSV Mille R for sale locally that I'm desperately trying not to buy. Blinged to hell with titanium and full Íhlins. I've got a biiiig soft spot for the italian v-twins.

Also really keen to try one of the RS125's. Must be something really special to ride.
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July 14th, 2017, 07:51 AM   #5
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Yeh Tourist, I bet the Mille would be great fun to ride. I do like Aprilia's, something a bit different from the universal Japanese motorcycle. That's probably why I've got a ' berg motor in my chassis!
The RS125 uses the Rotax 122/123 motor also used in racing karts I believe. The RS250 uses a modded Suzuki RGV250 motor.

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My last bike was a first gen Mille. They are great! I loved it.


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