View Full Version : Hi - new user

03-21-2009, 11:28 AM
Hello everyone - do you have an active section for UK / euro rs125 discussion??

I've found the archive but i can't seem to see the forum section.

anyway heres a pic of my full power bike & apologies if i'm in wrong section. Thanks Matt


03-21-2009, 11:37 AM
hi matt, i'm from the uk too lol...us lot are stuck with the archive page :( but i usually post on here :D

where bouts you from?? I'm in southend on mudd :D

03-21-2009, 12:14 PM
I'm from penistone (sheffield)

What bike you got?? I guess 125's aren't big business in the states

03-21-2009, 12:35 PM
Alright Matt. Try http://www.tjtuning.co.uk/forums/, its more for UK guys. Im v v close to where you are by the way. shout me if you have any probs with owt

03-24-2009, 06:06 AM
Alright Matt. Try [url]shout me if you have any probs with owt

Cheers m8 always good to know.

I do have a nooooby question, when you lift the tank on rs125 2006 (old shape model) and you remove the fuel tube so that it opens fully is there a procedure to follow.

I know to turn the tap to off but do you pull it off the tank or pull it off the bike or is there anything else i should be aware off. I just want to change my sparky as it's idling poorly.


03-25-2009, 07:44 AM
Just pull the pipe off the fuel tap, no worries. You can balance the tank on your shoulder while you remove the spark plug. Just dont let the tank lean right back on itself cos it damages the hinges and fuel will flow out the overflows too

03-25-2009, 09:39 AM
You guys are lucky - if they were US legal, I would have one in a heartbeat!! :bond:

03-25-2009, 12:08 PM
You guys are lucky - if they were US legal, I would have one in a heartbeat!! :bond:

Why are they not US legal?? I've seen the reviews about your 09 model but it's onlyt for track use.

Still on the other hand can't americans ride like 500cc on a learner license?? Unlike us that can only ride a 125cc 14.9bhp :rolleyes:

On balance i think you guys have it better than us!!

03-25-2009, 01:56 PM
I knew you have different licenses, but you still have great options.



03-26-2009, 04:47 AM
I have a nooooby question again please.

I'm totally new to bikes - i passed my cbt (compulsory basic training - for non uk readers) on 25 jan 09 and since then that is my total biking experience.

My 1st bike was a Gilera Runner st125 which unfortunately got samshed up middle of feb (not my fault ;-) so thats why i bought the rs125 but it's a totally different bike and i didnt really know what i was letting myself in for.

I just really want a bike that i can use 1 or 2 days a week when my gf is using the car and i just want to hop on turn the engine on and ride away like i could on my twist n go but with the rs it's not that simple.

I have to leave my bike outside to the elements as i do not have a garage or shed but at least i cover it, but it still gets wet. This morning i went to ride it and it took a good 5 mins of starting and getting it to tick over stable. It's done 1000 miles since it's 10k engine rebuild so i can't understand why it's so hit and miss (it starts first time sometimes other times i have to faff about) Once it's warmed up it's no problem whatsoever.

So basically my question's are:

1, Is this normal for a rs125 or should i check my fuelling / spark plug?? It's worse if it's got wet in the night so i'm guessing it will be less hassle in the summer but i just want a reliable bike!

2, I keep getting contrasting opinions on the warming up procedure - dealers say let it warm up to 45 plus on temp scale b4 riding it and the forums say ride it straight away not exceeding the power band until warmed up so that the plug / piston doesn't coke up???

It seems to be getting more tempremental with the mileage but the weather has also been very poor lately.

It's a 2006 bike but the 2005 model if that helps?


Soz for the essay

03-26-2009, 09:32 AM
Definitely let her warm-up. Not doing that will shorten piston life and she'll seize sooner or later. Make sure you got the right plug in it. You might need to go up one heat range (not if you do prolonged full throttleing though). On an NGK that means one number lower.

As for no 125 section, it's because it was overrun by a bunch of whiny squids so they got rid of it. Here in the US, the 125 is considered a rare specialty owned only by the lucky few.

RZ Rob