View Full Version : Help! rs125 newbie.
08-04-2005, 04:51 AM
Hi, i have just bough a 6month old rs125 poggiali editon and have a few basic questions to ask.
1. What sort of milage should i expect from the bike.
2. The bike seems to stall very very easily. Any tips? The bike had been sitting in a showroom for about 6 weeks been started and stopped im guessing without much riding.
3. The battery seems to have vary little power. even after about 15kms of riding i only have about 3 attempts to start the bike before the battery goes flat.
Any other things to look out for? Other than those little things the bike is great fun.
08-04-2005, 05:02 AM
Hi, providing you use good oil, warm the bike up etc, you can expect 20k km and above before you need a top end re-build, although it is recomemded in the manual to replace the rings about every 10k km I think? I would probably get a new battery if that ones been sitting around for awhile, when is the bike cutting out when it's idleing?
08-04-2005, 05:52 AM
It seems to idle when i come off the accelerator and come to a stop. Once its warmed up i can leave it idling for a fair while so it seems more like after comming off the throttle and comming to a stop will stall it. Does the bike need any sort of riding style to help combat this?
Also how many Kms should i expect from a tank of fuel?
08-04-2005, 06:39 AM
Oh yeah, also is there trick finding N easy? It seems to be a bit of a pain to get.
08-04-2005, 07:30 AM
I've done 160km (8L) on mine without hitting reserve, I reckon it had 1 litre left before going to reserve. Technically it should need to go to reserve after using 9.5L (13L tank, 3.5L of that is reserve) but I've had it cut out at 9L.
I figure i've been getting 55 - 57 MPG, and 1 Litre should get about 20 Km.
Tips i've used to get into neutral are to change to it whilst still moving, or rev the engine (with clutch in) whilst changing. I usually just hold the clutch in at lights. If I can't get it out of neutral, rolling the bike forwards or back a little bit helps.
It needs like 5-6k RPM to pull off at lights ok.
Obviously the engine needs to be warmed up, but if you leave it idling too long it can fould the plug. I don't think idling charges the battery much, the engine needs to be at 4k RPM + for that.
You probably need to either clean the plug a bit (gap should be 0.7 - 0.8 mm) or give it a good long thrashing.
08-04-2005, 08:17 AM
do a search for "mileage" in topic titles and there's an old poll i did to find out how much mileage everyone got
these bikes don't like sitting at idle, i often had to blip the revs while it was warming up
dont leave the choke on longer than u need (if at all)
and take it for a good thrash, will clear out any muck that's built up on the plug, the do a "plug chop" (do another search) and check the colour of the plug + adjust the mixture accordingly
make sure u ALWAYS warm it up to 60+ (or 5 mins, whichever comes later) from cold
08-04-2005, 09:24 AM
what mileage you get from the bike depends on how well its treated. Theyre figures from 3000km to 26000km on one set of piston and rings, (and a bit of luck:D)
08-08-2005, 07:29 AM
A few more Questions!
What is the optium RPM to be cruising at on this bike? Should i try to keep the RPM in the 4000 range or simple select a gear so it idles quite low at the particular speed i am at?
Sometimes if stall the bike it can be a little hard to start. I often cant just fire it straight back up, is this normal?
Is there anything available like a net or something for the storage compartment in the bike? It is far from sealed and im not sure about leaving things in there.
08-08-2005, 08:17 AM
I don't take any notice of the revs when its just cruising, I rely on the engine note... As for your storage compartment not being sealed, is there a bit missing or something? should be a little plastic rear bum pad thing that goes behind the rider seat.
08-08-2005, 11:17 AM
Yeah, I dont rely on the revs either, just the engine note. When Its screaming like a bitch, change up a gear:D
Not so ure what you mean about the seat?
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