welcome to my RS 125 project. I got this a couple of days ago now and still haven't had a chance to get the engine out and start rebuilding but really wanted to start this forum up, i'm not planning on modding this to 33bhp unless it is already at it.. I really want to get this back up and running by September because i want to use this to get back and fore to college as i have got bored of my little RS 50. I haven't got an unlimited supply of cash because I am still in college, but I am willing to pay for jobs which I am not confident to take on myself,such as the panel paintwork which my dad has a few people he has met over the years that could help out and also powder coating the wheels and the sub-frame.
I've seen a lot of project forums for the Aprilia RS 50 but not so many for the RS 125's so i still hope there are a lot of knowledgeable people available for some advise giving as this is my first project bike and my dad has only ever repaired old cars so this is new for both of us.
The bike is a 2000 model on a W plate and needs a lot to start going, when i picked the bike up the bloke said that he would recommend a full rebuild so that is what we are going to be doing. The bike needs the number plate applying for because the bike has been taken off the road so quite some time and was being used as a drag bike so the bike looks very ugly.
I've got some slight damage to the frame and the swing arm, what should i do about this and how would i go about filling it in?
Got some stupid front handle bars on here so these will be going and be replaced by the original ones.
Everything inside is a mess and I am going to tidy this all up over the week so this should be fun.
When i bought the bike i had a brand new piston and barrel with it still in the box which i was really pleased about. Can't wait now to get it all out and start getting stuck in