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    The rs 125 challenge!!!

    Hi all
    Am due to sell my gilera runner 125 very soon for between £1000-1200 and have my heart set on 1 bike and 1 bike only

    I no its not the bigest budget in the world but can i pick up a descent rs 125 for this price?. You no one thats been looked after an that.

    thanks

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    apriliaforum expert Vale's Avatar
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    Yes

    but be warned

    you will become a mechanic

    but if you dare then go right ahead

    best bikes ever when there workin, I got mine for £1000 its 2000 so yeah
    you can get a pretty decent one just make sure you get a full power version

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    yerrr , make sure u look after it .
    they have a real habit of f**king u over if u dont treat them right , pretty high maintenance but great bike and piss to work with !
    go for it

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    theyre not high maintenance! theyre a 2T race rep. for that kinda money u shud b looking at 1997-2001 10k+. in decent cond. essentials are replacing the balance shaft gears every 8-10k miles. top end rebuild after 10K ish and make sure its been ran on fully synth 2T oil. a new gearbox is over £1000 so if its not smooth walk away. its a good first bike and u shud enjoy riding and looking after it.
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    Look after it and it'll be fine.

    They have bad rep for being unreliable because a lot of them are owned by twaty chav owners who run them into the ground and then wonder why they went bang after being pinned at 12k for the last 5 miles.
    2006 RS125

    Done:
    Full Power, CDI Mod, Ramair Performance Filter, Jolly Moto Pipe, 34mm Carb, Polished Exhaust Hanger, 16/40 Gearing, V-Force 3 Reeds, Dark Tint Double Bubble Screen.

    To Come:
    L.E.D Rear Light, Tail Tidy.

    Has for sale:
    Standard Reedcage, Standard Expansion Chamber, Standard Airbox.

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    Thanks for the replys guys

    Yeah i def plan on looking after it. I know that they have to warmed up to a min of 40 degrees b4 pulling away and not ridden hard anything b4 70-80 degrees. I also plan on topping her up with castrol tts every 3 or 4 fuel top ups and getting a top end rebuild every 16,000kms sound right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2strokelover View Post
    not ridden hard anything b4 70-80 degrees. I also plan on topping her up with castrol tts every 3 or 4 fuel top ups and getting a top end rebuild every 16,000kms sound right?
    my bike ran at 63c all the time (except in traffic).
    TTs should do 8-9 tanks.
    Full top end rebuild at 14,450kms, went bang at 20k kms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-heft View Post
    Look after it and it'll be fine.

    They have bad rep for being unreliable because a lot of them are owned by twaty chav owners who run them into the ground and then wonder why they went bang after being pinned at 12k for the last 5 miles.
    It's official, RS sucks, my mito survied 12k at ~100mph for 20miles, on an old piston to!


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    And yet, was defeated by a cat




















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    Quote Originally Posted by jameskrs50 View Post
    a new gearbox is over £1000
    £1000 is way too much its closer to £650/700 well if anyone ever needs a new gearbox £150 delivered i've got one,lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by random0082 View Post
    And yet, was defeated by a cat





    Im sorry, but that genuinely made me piss myself laughing!

    Edit...not literally.....
    2006 RS125

    Done:
    Full Power, CDI Mod, Ramair Performance Filter, Jolly Moto Pipe, 34mm Carb, Polished Exhaust Hanger, 16/40 Gearing, V-Force 3 Reeds, Dark Tint Double Bubble Screen.

    To Come:
    L.E.D Rear Light, Tail Tidy.

    Has for sale:
    Standard Reedcage, Standard Expansion Chamber, Standard Airbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random0082 View Post
    And yet, was defeated by a cat




















    Not just any cat, it was super batcat!


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    get the best 2st oil you can afford, i get mine at an esso station bout £12 a bottle, wont touch nothing else. Also get a haynes manual lol.

    And most important ride safe!

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    Mobil 1 racing 2-T, £95 for 12 bottles is TWF!!!
    2006 RS125

    Done:
    Full Power, CDI Mod, Ramair Performance Filter, Jolly Moto Pipe, 34mm Carb, Polished Exhaust Hanger, 16/40 Gearing, V-Force 3 Reeds, Dark Tint Double Bubble Screen.

    To Come:
    L.E.D Rear Light, Tail Tidy.

    Has for sale:
    Standard Reedcage, Standard Expansion Chamber, Standard Airbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steffman View Post
    Not just any cat, it was super batcat!
    hahahahahahahah ROFL!!!!!

    that nearly made me make pee pee in my pants aswel !!!! lol

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