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Thread: RS 125 authenticity query

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    WD40 is brilliant on brakes and tyres

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs125-700 View Post
    Decals are no problem.

    https://www.decalmoto.com/353-rs-125

    these are as good as OE, but havent been stored for over 20 years !
    Do you have first hand experience with this seller? I’ve bought two aftermarket decal kits so far, one from eBay seller from Slovenia and another from a Spanish bloke who supposedly specializes in race replica details, both had several quality issues.

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    I have used them, the AF1 125 from 1987 was correct, and i would use them again.
    They are guaranteed for 10 years and they kept email updates through the buying/delivery process.
    What decal kit are you thinking of using ?

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    Thanks for the above guys.

    Further investigations did make it sound very suss to me also. Bailed out of that but fell into a pair of RS50s in the For Sale on this forum: https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/...complete-RS-50

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    Looks nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs125-700 View Post
    I have used them, the AF1 125 from 1987 was correct, and i would use them again.
    They are guaranteed for 10 years and they kept email updates through the buying/delivery process.
    What decal kit are you thinking of using ?
    “Model B” aka 2000 Nik Grey/ Lemon Yellow



    Adhesivos Réplica also sent me several low quality proofs, which allowed me to spot some mistakes before they went to print but the shape and/or scale of several decals wasn’t right such that they’re unusable. I respectfully provided feedback to them in hopes they would improve the product or perhaps even send me correct decals but they ignored me. No repeat business from me then.

    Honestly, the decal kit I got from eBay seller motographicslt was comparable in quality and accuracy but cost a whopping £140 less. You don’t always get what you pay for.

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    To true, these decal kits are very expensive, is it lack of competition ? or a genuine cost....

    The decalmoto decals needed to be lacquered after placing on the bike. For a non skilled applier it tested me !
    All the decal fitting youtube and cable tv shows make it look easy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs125-700 View Post
    The decalmoto decals needed to be lacquered after placing on the bike.
    I’m torn regarding this. The original decals were not clear coated so they could be easily peeled off and replaced when worn. If you clear coat over them they’re theoretically more durable but then if you do get a scratch of some kind you have to refinish the entire panel.

    How do they do it on most modern bikes? Are the decals underneath clear lacquer from the factory?

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    Some years were lacquered over, the sport pro 1992 wasnt, the 1999 rs125 was, (i have a yellow one from 1999 which is getting a zabel engine fitted.) So for 1999 they were lacquered. I prefer lacquered, less likely to lose colour, the rsv mille r 2001 i had was unlacquered. The decals showed cancer of the silver on the decals, it might not if it was lacquered ?
    Since the awful water based points hoisted on us by the useless EU most good paints are banned in the eu. (mainly because german companies developed these paints in the war due to shortages of materials) The eu makes every german standard the rule for the eu reich protecting german manufacturing.....water based paints are just as bad as normal paints, they cause a different type of polution and the paint deteriorates much quicker than standard paints.
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