View Full Version : RS125 Mods
06-03-2003, 09:04 AM
Ok people ive started the great fairing mod! it's going to be BMW blue with gold bolts fancy gold writing on either side saying "Aprillia" and a buffed up chromed shell...
Does anyone know where i can get Gold rims for the wheels?
06-03-2003, 11:50 AM
spray em or get them sprayed
06-03-2003, 02:25 PM
you can get the new RS50/125 SBK rims that are gold, but i dunno where from, i can ask my dealer where he gets um from if your really interested?
06-03-2003, 02:50 PM
stock new wheels are wel dear tell u. get them resprayed at komodo racing relatively cheap!
06-03-2003, 05:55 PM
komodo racing do them. If you email them they will send ya a catalogue and it says how much they are. I will try and dig mine up and let you no the prices.
06-04-2003, 02:20 AM
Hey you lot any idea where i can get any stickers( race) for my Rs 125 Gp1 i wanna put a shopping list down the side of, like , arrow and komodo and @#%$ any ideas?
06-04-2003, 03:49 AM
wtf - why does everyone like arrow, just for the make, if your considering an arrow get a Nickon (only 100) or u might as well get a Jolly moto and get a performance gain, or a Tyga pipe, apparantly Komodo are expensive, but i cant comment, never dealed with them, i have a bigger parts list than efore with big bore suspesion and more exhausts (Gianelli, Jolly, Arrows etc...) if anyon would like me to post the list when its done say...
06-04-2003, 12:20 PM
yes please craig :)
06-05-2003, 04:40 PM
Craig why are you always moning about arrow. Correct me if im wrong but didnt you buy an arrow end can the other week for your rs.
Arrow r probably more famous as they are seen in racing more than other exhausts. 90% of aprilia challange and superteens racers have arrow exhausts and so do some of the greats like chile etc. How many racers do you no that race with jolly moto.
06-08-2003, 11:53 AM
I been looking at this forum for a few months now and never really bothered adding any posts but i have noticed that sorry if i am mistaken craig but you are rather big headed and think you are the only man who knows stuff bout aprilia. How old r u anyway bet you have never road anything more than a pedel and pop.
06-08-2003, 02:24 PM
Seeming as he contribute quite a lot to this forum.. and he sells parts as well im guessing he does know quite a bit about the trade and also aprilias, so as you never have something to contribute please don't complain about those who do.
06-08-2003, 03:16 PM
WELL ANY 1S ENTITLED TO A SAY BUT DISSIN CRAIG AINT ON HES ONLY TRYIN TO HELP PEOPLE IF YOU DONT AGREE YOU GIVE US THE ANSWERS TO OUR QUESTIONS N GET PARTS BIG UP 4 CRAIG :cool:
06-08-2003, 03:25 PM
yer lads stop giving each other stick theres no poin unless its funny, this time it aint. craig is a dude leave him to it he knows his shiit, he was trying to help arrow is actually wuite @#%$ compared to all other performance exhaust for the rs125. The thing is that arrow is more wel know, but i have seen as many metrakit pipes on gp bikes that arrow so there, the only road going metrakit piepes ive seen are on shittheap scooters. jollymoto, jim lomas tyga all give more power. he prolly bought the end can cus he likes the luk of it end cans dont change performance in the slightest.
he sells most of them pipes so if he gives u advice on which one to get and they all cost the same take it and stop moaning
06-08-2003, 03:30 PM
parts list will be on the way, yes i got an arrows end can, but if you read on what was been done, its a complete re-vamped end can, no crappy arrows badge, or bands. baffle is made to a perfect 17mm (optimum 2t size) the end caps were all modifyled, hell i was even getitng a new carbon sleeve made till the lad said he was away for 4weeks...
So not on the basis it is not an arrows can, its completely custom, just the arrows caps are best to start with as theres lee way for mods, unlike jolly, tyga, nikon there all spot on... it was a task, get over it its not arrows no more... and u knew it wasnt gonna stay arrows...
My List of what to get would be:
Jolly Moto (but there costly £200 for alum silencer)
Tyga / Nickon Both Good pipes well priced, Nikon are faster toget hold of...
Note, that you save alot buying a tyga or a Nikon and get the same gains as an arrows, i also think highly of Suyuga (RGV Only pipes) and Lomas etc...
06-08-2003, 03:39 PM
Also... on addition...
U say arrows are on the gp bikes, do you really think they are arrows? NO they are custome made 000's upon millions go into those exhaust systems so dont think there for normaly use, when will people relise ARROWS are not high revving, no full potential, now corrtect me, isnt it true that gp 125 bikes dont have wikid accell they have maximum top end, arrows do not provide this, and another point u really know why Jolly Moto doesnt sponsor the big bikes, is because for fact its a small artizan company 5 people work there, one ronnie is the one i speak to about parts and he is a welder and fabricator there.
You go to a GP bike and say IS THAT REALLY!!! ARROWS? do you think it will be ohh yes we stick standard £200 systems on our bike and prey they will work.
And for riding ive rode trials for 13 years exactly now road for 8mnth, always been on the racing sceme, recent 8mnths ben on a mille ( with twin renegade set up, evo air box, renegade eprom chip, sealed ram air tubes ((my own mod)) and lighter Oz Wheels, note its not an R), and RGV250, RS50, Fireblade and several others.
So tell me 'big shots' i bet most of u think when you buy a bike it is perfectly set up nope, most run rich to avoid probs, get it right it will run better. alot of ppeople on here stick pipes on, pod filters on, etc... an think you dont touch the carb. Unless they have been a participating member of the forum and have learnt...
You will fin Stu Jones off the RS250 section will agree with me on pipes, and for a fact, he run a SERIOUS tuning business and races 250's, id like to see you out smart him in a hurry...
Thanks to the lads who do know me and take note of my advice, someday people will relise you are paying for the make with arrows.... why if there such an 'awsome' pipe do they rust so fast? I know all 2T expansions rust, but the amont of people that winge about there arrows is unreal...
06-08-2003, 03:42 PM
I wernt dissing you craig or your skills. I think you are a quality cushty geazer i was just saying that lots of people on this forum have arrow cans and they cant be as bad as you say. I am looking for a new can and im all infavour of you opinion as you probably have more knowledge than others. And i dont no what that bloke rapilia is @#%$ on about.
Oh and craig can you let me no when you are next sending off for a batch of screens please m8.
06-08-2003, 03:47 PM
Also as a 3rd and final ending, id like you to note that a silencer willnot add a erformance gain, UNLESS, like the stock can (RS50) it has a 'waved' restrictive baffle, adding a straight through will cause a better power curve, now adding a striht through, with is optimum to a 2T optimises this power curve, your will feel a consistancy in power, also u will notice race cans are shorter (gasses have to travel less) the whole baffle idea and narrowing of the expansion is for backpressure. Adding a Jolly Moto can onto a Tyga Performance exhaust will create no difference, but to a stock pipe it may ause a slight difference, optimising the power curve, i.e loses less power onaproach to banks etc...
Also i will have a full list done soon, just polishing off exams so a wee bit busy at the moment... they finnish on friday, when itake a full day out to go up scarborough (trials riding)
Im getting a arrow because they look better and sound better than any other exhaust available for the rs125.
06-10-2003, 04:52 AM
See, theres an opinion... your not after the most HP exhaust, thought i must ask have you heard a Jolly and Gianelli as i just wonder about there sund comparisions, i think Jolly keeps the ting, but its a 2 stroke, but adds a throatyness to it, same with arrow
06-10-2003, 07:41 AM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Arrow r probably more famous as they are seen in racing more than other exhausts. 90% of aprilia challange and superteens racers have arrow exhausts[/quote]
Seems no one took note of that, I beleive the reason the percentage is so high is because Aprilia has a contract stating that their exhaust system's must be used comprehensively throughtout the series, so I'm pretty sure it's 100% not 90% <em>but I could be wrong...</em>
Also if I remember rightly <strong>ALL</strong> Aprilia exhaust system's are made by Arrows, the same as Ducati's all having Termignoni's just un-badged. Arrow do have a bad reputation for rusting, especially here in the UK, but lots of Jolly Moto's are just as bad. But from many dyno's Jolly's are consistantly putting out higher hp figures but they cost more, which is possibly one reason Arrow sell more, also as Mr X says, they do look better and at the end of the day as a street rider, what matters more, a few tenths of a bhp or style... I'd personally say style, hence the Mito :rollin: <em>(sorry had to get that 1 in there)</em>
06-10-2003, 09:15 AM
Gianelli systems are made by arrows and just rebadged
I could be wrong though :)
And Craig you old TOOL, just ignore it mate, we know you're the DON, you know you're the DON so let it be :)
06-10-2003, 06:06 PM
I didnt disagree with you about the performance of the arrows i no they are cack at perfomance. I agree they are the best looking exhaust for the rs. I also think they sound very nice. I agree with craig that the jollys are flat out and i no that they are a family run business in italy. all i was saying is that many people go for arrows as they are probable the most well known. If you asked every biker if they have heard of arrow and jolly a larger percentage would have heard of arrow over jolly. I recon the best pipe for performance is probably the j lomas exhausts. verry pricey.
The end cans dont really do much for performance. if you stuck a bike with just a race silencer on a dyno there would be a very small increase but it is mainly the expansion chamber. Have alook at the size and the wicked welding on the expansion chamber of the j lomas exhausts.
06-11-2003, 02:56 AM
yeah the end can wont do sweet fa except make it louder, all the power gain comes from the pipe back pressure n whatnot. if you cruise round the streets not allways on full tap like me buy the arrow as it gives more mid , if ure a head down fk the law redline freak buy the jollymoto. pretty easy really
06-11-2003, 02:59 PM
yup correctthere astro, nice low/mid off an arrows/nickon, where as flat out on a JL & JM
06-12-2003, 09:01 AM
Finally someone agrees with me. I well want a JL exhaust but cant find them cheap anywere.
Craig how much do u recon you might be able to get them from.
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