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newtomoto
11-11-2008, 08:11 PM
Guys,

Just picked up a 2009 RS125, was wondering if there is a source for frame sliders in the USA? If not, anyone have a link to a store in Europe that has them? Would hate to drop the bike and scratch up the gorgeous plastics.

Noassmblyrqired
11-11-2008, 08:33 PM
I installed a set of R&G frame sliders. I ordered them right off R&G's website. ema-usa.com shows them but I doubt they actually have them in stock. They will most likely get drop shipped from R&G anyway. Price with shipping was almost identical. I ordered the frame sliders, bar end sliders, fork sliders, and swing arm sliders.

newtomoto
11-12-2008, 12:34 AM
Dude,

we both have the same bikes...lol. I have a red 2006 Daytona 675 as well :-)

Do we need to cut the fairing for the frame sliders?

Noassmblyrqired
11-12-2008, 07:53 AM
Yes, you need to drill the fairings for the RS125. I'll post some pictures up when I get home from work.

Cheers on the 675!!!! :cheers: It's a great ride, I've got a full Penske suspension coming for it this week!

DucatiEater
11-12-2008, 09:43 AM
Guys,

Just picked up a 2009 RS125, was wondering if there is a source for frame sliders in the USA? If not, anyone have a link to a store in Europe that has them? Would hate to drop the bike and scratch up the gorgeous plastics.

Allen over at Xtreme had custom set of frame and axle sliders and swingarm spools when I was over there last week. He machined them out of black nylon and said that he made then so you don't have to modify the fairings. I'll see if he'll let me take some pictures of them.

newtomoto
11-12-2008, 01:18 PM
That would be great, would hate to have to drill holes in those beautiful plastics :eek:

Does "xtreme" have a website?

DucatiEater
11-12-2008, 02:28 PM
That would be great, would hate to have to drill holes in those beautiful plastics :eek:

Does "xtreme" have a website?

www.xtremepowersportsusa.com is the website, but I don't know if they will have them listed yet. You might also try to pm Allen here on the forum, his log on is "Allen Noland"

Noassmblyrqired
11-12-2008, 05:30 PM
Here's my sliders...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/3025287595_56ce191df9.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/3025286273_6eccde5bc9.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/3025287183_eabcc9b033.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/3025286801_8b4560faa3.jpg?v=0

newtomoto
11-16-2008, 01:41 AM
Nice, thanks for the pictures. I'm looking for a no-hole-in-the-fairing solution, will cut a hole if I can't find anything.

How's the break-in procedure going? are you keeping it below 6000RPM?

HONDARACER
11-16-2008, 01:45 AM
I kept mine below 6000 for the fist 500kms. Since then I open her up when I feel the need. Not for extended periods. Also I let her warm up to full operating temp before I get on the throttle.

Noassmblyrqired
11-16-2008, 10:34 AM
I was kind of rushed to get the bike ready for the trackday and just went for the R&G's. I figure if your going to risk putting the bike on a track two nicely made holes in the fairing with machined little mushrooms sticking out isn't a big deal.

I went for the alternate break in...

I had the dealer do a series of heat cycle on the Dyno and then ran the trackday!:burnout:

I'd actually like to see it dynoed against a gently broken in bike to see if there's a difference in power.

newtomoto
11-16-2008, 08:40 PM
I took it out today and noticed in first gear around 3000 RPM it stutters a bit and then there is a rush of power right after...anyone else notice that?

newtomoto
11-16-2008, 08:41 PM
Noassmblyrqired,

How did you figure out the location for cutting the hole? From the pictures it looks like there is not much gap between the sliders and the fairing..nicely done. Got any tips? :-)

Noassmblyrqired
11-16-2008, 11:43 PM
I have a set of R&G's for my Daytona 675. They actually came with a pointed dummy bolt that screwed into the slider frame. You install the body work and hit the bodywork with a hammer where the dummy bolt is and it leaves a mark that shows you where to drill. This the best way to do it.

The set for the RS125 didn't come with this... and I couldn't find the old set.

I installed the aluminum slider frames ( you can see them in the picture). I then installed the fairing and used a 90 degree dental pick to scratch a mark around where the mount touched the fairing. I used a wood paddle blade to cut the hole not a hole saw. I worked pretty well. Don't drill all the way through from one side, stop when your almost all the way through and finish from the other side so there are less burrs on the body work.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/3037384162_d1c79a7bd0.jpg

HONDARACER
11-17-2008, 12:51 AM
I took it out today and noticed in first gear around 3000 RPM it stutters a bit and then there is a rush of power right after...anyone else notice that?

Mine was very quirky for the first few hundered K. It would splutter around 5-6000 and again at 8000. The manual states and I follow to a tee, Do not open throttle quickly at low engine RPMs ever. I dont snap the throttle open unless I am over 6000RPM and usually not untill over 8K when the power vavle is open.
Like I have said before, the more I ride it the better it runs. I think these motors need about 1500kms to really loosen up nice. Also the rest of the bike [chain, wheel bearings, suspension etc] all need a good breakin and loosen up to make the package complete.

newtomoto
11-17-2008, 12:59 AM
Where did you get a manual for it? My dealer claimed none came with the bikes.

Steve / AF1 Racing
11-17-2008, 11:24 PM
Where did you get a manual for it? My dealer claimed none came with the bikes.

They were delivered about a week after we received our first 8 RS125s

The manual can be downloaded as a .pdf file here:

http://www.serviceaprilia.com/public/lum/index.asp?l=RS%20125%20-%20My%2007-08

newtomoto
11-18-2008, 01:44 AM
Thanks Steve.

Steve / AF1 Racing
03-02-2009, 03:35 PM
Fork And Rear Axle Sliders Now in Stock.

By Rhinomoto:

http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=7164

http://www.af1racing.com/store/ProdImages/st2/rm150-0145_d.jpg


http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=7165

http://www.af1racing.com/store/ProdImages/st2/rm150-0146_d.jpg

Gman2005
03-02-2009, 05:06 PM
you don't need one on the left hand as the exhaust will be hitting the ground :)

Steve / AF1 Racing
03-02-2009, 06:34 PM
you don't need one on the left hand as the exhaust will be hitting the ground :)

Would kind of look funny with only one rear axle slider wouldn't it?

What about curbs? or track berms? Might be good to keep the swingarm off of them then...

Gman2005
03-02-2009, 07:20 PM
lol never had a curb that high before, you might aswell leave them off. I had one on the other side and it just ripped out and damaged the swing arm. Nothing a little blob of weld can't fix, but still. You should be looking into making something that will just slide. Something like what you have on the fairings.

westyorkshire
03-31-2013, 02:47 PM
Yes log into Aprilia rs 125 spares facebook and follow website link to westyorkshirebikebreakers-com.webs.com for crash bobbins and fairing supports etc these guys send to the usa.Mike

westyorkshire
04-01-2013, 07:33 AM
You can buy these from amazon 25.99gbp or go to westyorkshirebikebreakers-com.webs.com.They sell in carbon black or blue and come with a side impact tube which stops all the impact hitting the frame direct.These guys post recorded delivery to the us.Mike