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post #1 of 39 Old 04-18-2009, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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New Bike! w/pics

Well, I just got home from the dealer. It's an Apilia RS125 2 smoker. Sounds great and is very light. I can't wait until it is completely broken in so I can wring it's neck a little. Here is a few shots;








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Keep her pinned everywhere. Looks like alot of fun can you register one those?

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Keep her pinned everywhere. Looks like alot of fun can you register one those?
It is registered <see the plate> They don't come into this country to be registered but a lot of dealers put on the things needed to do it.

I love your bike I keep seeing them on ebay and a dealer Deep Creek MD.
puts on the legal stuff.Only so many came in so take care of it..I love it !!

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Aprilia has set these bikes up with all the electrical connections to plug in turn signals /brake light /lic.plate light and when the dealer does it they get an extra $1,000 but you can do it yourself.
Looks like tons of fun !!

Here is one that's not set up for street for $5,000

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that looks like fun!!
It is!! Apparently I need an even slower bike. I just got back from a ride and it was constant groups of 40mph harleys..... *sigh* It was kind of fun passing those chrome monsters on a 30hp weed wacker.

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Keep her pinned everywhere. Looks like alot of fun can you register one those?
Soon,... soon.. I'm still taking it easy (kind of) until I change the break in oil out. Then I'll abuse it like a red headed step child.

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Aprilia has set these bikes up with all the electrical connections to plug in turn signals /brake light /lic.plate light and when the dealer does it they get an extra $1,000 but you can do it yourself.
Looks like tons of fun !!

Here is one that's not set up for street for $5,000

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=290310217645
In other states yes. In Ohio I can't even get a title for a perfectly legal street bike from the 1970's without an act of congress. I hear in Maine you can pretty much title anything.

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It is!! Apparently I need an even slower bike. I just got back from a ride and it was constant groups of 40mph harleys..... *sigh* It was kind of fun passing those chrome monsters on a 30hp weed wacker.



Soon,... soon.. I'm still taking it easy (kind of) until I change the break in oil out. Then I'll abuse it like a red headed step child.
Main and Vermont We just want your money $$$ but you just posted above,so your's is legal right ? If your riding your super LIGHT 125cc two stroke with Harley
riders I hope You take it easy on them !!!
PS I say crank that thing open..and don't wait till 600 miles to change your oil ,do it within 75/100 miles just my thoughts...

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$5k Thats it...What a deal. What is the life span of these 2 stroke engines before they need the typical top end overhaul?

That thing looks like a blast. I would love to take one for a spin. Last 2 stroke I rode was my RM125 Suzuki...Man that was a fun bike. I can only imagine the fun a street legal 2 stroke can be


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SWEEET RIDE! i'll prolly not get the chance for a newer 2 stroke streetbike, but i've always loved the zzzzzzingers! and i find out a few weeks ago that my dad has a kawi 750 in the shed he's been hiding from me! it's time for some late-nite reconaissance and recovery

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$5k Thats it...What a deal. What is the life span of these 2 stroke engines before they need the typical top end overhaul?

That thing looks like a blast. I would love to take one for a spin. Last 2 stroke I rode was my RM125 Suzuki...Man that was a fun bike. I can only imagine the fun a street legal 2 stroke can be
What year was you RM 125 ? That's the best thing i think .

Probably the last time you can get a fast two stroke that you can ride on the street <hell the insurance alone would be worth it.> but let us know<or me> how you like it as I have wanted this bike since I first saw one.

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That's ****ing awesome.

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Main and Vermont We just want your money $$$ but you just posted above,so your's is legal right ? If your riding your super LIGHT 125cc two stroke with Harley
riders I hope You take it easy on them !!!
PS I say crank that thing open..and don't wait till 600 miles to change your oil ,do it within 75/100 miles just my thoughts...
Ha, ha, ha... That's the truth about VT and Maine. I was not riding with Harley's, but it is the first nice Saturday so they were out in force. I probably saw 1000 bikes today and 950 of them were Harley's.

As for the break in, I never wait until 600 miles. I will change the oil tomorrow and then it is throttle WFO.

And yes, mine is legal. I got the paperwork to prove it.

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That's ****ing awesome.
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That baby would be SERIOUS FUN on Glendora Mountain Road!

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how fast is it???

is it tiny??

will i break it if i sit on it??



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is it tiny??

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1.fast
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Congrats on the new toy. I bet that thing screams. Have fun!

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Fehren, that is sweet!

Barton ... just picture a fat saggy boobed monkey humping a mini nerf football. That would be you on this bike.

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Never been on Glendora Mt. Road. Post up a location and I'll add it to my huge list of maps.

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how fast is it???

is it tiny??

will i break it if i sit on it??
it is fast enough to be fun. It should do around 95 or so. The speedo only reads in KPH. I haven't tried running it up to top speed yet.

It is about the same size as a "real" bike, but much lighter and very narrow.

Yes, it will break.

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TO FRIGGIN SWEET !!!!!!!!!

Have loads of fun on it ,as if you wouldnt - Whats that ? Can I see a trackday in your near future ?

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What year was you RM 125 ? That's the best thing i think .

Probably the last time you can get a fast two stroke that you can ride on the street <hell the insurance alone would be worth it.> but let us know<or me> how you like it as I have wanted this bike since I first saw one.
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How'd I miss this? Awesome, have fun with that thing.

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How'd I miss this? Awesome, have fun with that thing.
what he said. that thing is sweet Fehren, enjoy it.

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I'd love to have one of those.

Do you have to rebuild the motor every few thousand miles?

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Awesome bike Fehren! You need to give us a full ride report when you break it in.




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It is!! Apparently I need an even slower bike. I just got back from a ride and it was constant groups of 40mph harleys..... *sigh* It was kind of fun passing those chrome monsters on a 30hp weed wacker.



Soon,... soon.. I'm still taking it easy (kind of) until I change the break in oil out. Then I'll abuse it like a red headed step child.
Can you clarify for me, What Oil are you changing? 2-stroke shouldnt have any crankcase oil. If its oil injected they usally put a little extra oil in the first tank of gas for break in. If its not oil injected you just pre-mix the oil in a heavier proportion the first few tanks. Curious to know is it injected or do you have to pre-mix?

Oh and its an awesome bike, Congrats!

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Very sweet scoot! Congrats on the new curve burner.

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oh man...jealous is me

you soooo need to hit the track, we have a nice 'bowl' down here at NJMP...i can only imagine how much fun that would be

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Sweet. Can I ride it
Sure, unless you are the same size as Barton... Then NO.

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TO FRIGGIN SWEET !!!!!!!!!

It is pretty sweet. Definitely not a dime a dozen. Thanks.

Have loads of fun on it ,as if you wouldnt - Whats that ? Can I see a trackday in your near future ?
A trackday would be cool. If thieves didn't steal my race trailer, I would be looking into it right now.

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what he said. that thing is sweet Fehren, enjoy it.
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I'd love to have one of those.

Do you have to rebuild the motor every few thousand miles?
Depends on how hard you are on it. According to the manual 10,000 miles. It should be checked at 5000 miles though.

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Awesome bike Fehren! You need to give us a full ride report when you break it in.
It is supposed to be nice this weekend. I'll be on it at least one if not 2 of those days.

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Can you clarify for me, What Oil are you changing? 2-stroke shouldnt have any crankcase oil. If its oil injected they usally put a little extra oil in the first tank of gas for break in. If its not oil injected you just pre-mix the oil in a heavier proportion the first few tanks. Curious to know is it injected or do you have to pre-mix?

Oh and its an awesome bike, Congrats!
I'm changing the trans oil. The manual states to change it after break in, at 600 miles, but I have already had about 6 heat cycles and have run it pretty hard. I'm replacing the cheap factory oil with some nice Agip synthetic.

It is oil injected. Thanks.

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Very sweet scoot! Congrats on the new curve burner.
Thanks Ridge. I'm hoping to stay out of trouble on it.

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Ahh, it crossed my mind after I posted that maybe you were talking about the trans. Oil injection is sweet, my sleds are, my dirt bike ya had to premix. The injection is much easier and neater.

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Ok, finally got the bike broke in. (mostly ) I know there are all kinds of opinions and different schools on break in, but after what I saw at the Ducati factory, I'm not too concerned with taking it easy.

Anyway. I changed the trans oil and it was as suspected dirty and cheap. Got rid of that and got some nice synthetic AGIP oil in there. That made everything a lot smoother. I'm sure as the motor wears in it will loosen up a bit.

My first "real" ride on the bike left me with a serious case of grin. I had a ton of fun. More fun than I can remember having in a long time riding on the street. This bike really forces you to think and always look ahead to your next move. Unlike with my liter bikes you can't simply crank the throttle open to go instantly faster. Any increase in elevation and you have to be carrying momentum or downshift, otherwise you will slow to a crawl.

Passing traffic becomes quite interesting. I make it a habit of passing legally 98% of the time. It's just not worth it to me to make an illegal pass as I am really in no hurry to get anywhere. I found that I had to back off of the car or bike I was planning to pass until I saw a clear pass coming up and then time it right to get up to speed, go around and get back into my lane safely. It was quite a fun game after a while.

The best part of this bike is that I am less of a limiting factor. On most of my bikes the rider is the biggest limit of what they can do. With the RS I had a blast pinning it through the corners. I saw an indicated speed of 166kmh once, but most of the time 150 ish was about the norm.

The bike changes direction very easily and doesn't require a whole lot of hanging off at "sane" speeds. I can see me donning the leathers and putting this bike on the track some day. It handles well with the stock suspension and the radial front brake really puts a halt on the bike fast.

The only con I can see so far is it is not fun to ride through town. Being a single and a 2 stroke makes for some interesting times when trying to smoothly navigate traffic from light to light. Getting it off the line is especially fun.

Other than that it was a joy to ride for the day. I took my ipod with me but found that I turned it off about 15 minutes into a 5 hour ride. I had more fun listening to the little engine scream. I also found out that a lot of people on bikes and on foot were interested in the little 125. Most couldn't believe it was only a 125 and the guys who knew anything about bikes were surprised it was a 2 stroke on the street. The highlight of my day was when a dude on a mint (and I mean like brand new) Kenny Roberts RZ350 pulled up along side of me at a gas station and was going nuts over my little RS. I was more interested in his RZ. It was the nicest one I had ever seen in person. That was cool.

All in all I am happy with my purchase and I hope to have some epic fun on it this summer. I can't wait for the next time.

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Yes the little two strokes are a blast. It forces you to be a better rider. I used to have a RZ 350. The ring ding exhuast just sounds so cool. So used to sound of a inline 4. The thing just sounds like a blast as long as like you said planning ahead. Any mods planned jet kit, arrow pipe, or lightened flywheel.
How's the suspension for your weight?
I rode my track day buddies Rs 250 at Pocono. That thing was a blast I found out how lazy I had become on a four stroke. I usually only use 2nd & 3rd on the east course. A couple spots touch 4th on back straight could do 5th pretty much a waste though. On the 250 you use the whole gearbox. I found myself outside the powerband alot. This and having to get used GP shift made it fun too. They so light and carry stupid corner speed. Some day I'd like to try a a GP 250 now your talking some hp and cornering speed.

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No mods planned yet. As I get more ride time on it I may consider some. I"m thinking a nicer pipe. Supposedly the stock one is pretty good but it is just flat black, so a nice stainless Arrow would look good. They are cheap too, compared to full systems for inline 4's.

The suspension is decent for my weight. I only rode it on the street so far, and it handles most situations without any drama. I'm sure on the track I would find something to complain about regarding the suspension, but for now it is working great. As soon as the rain stops (10 days from now) I'll be out on it again.

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Yes the little two strokes are a blast. It forces you to be a better rider. I used to have a RZ 350. The ring ding exhuast just sounds so cool. So used to sound of a inline 4. The thing just sounds like a blast as long as like you said planning ahead. Any mods planned jet kit, arrow pipe, or lightened flywheel.
How's the suspension for your weight?
I rode my track day buddies Rs 250 at Pocono. That thing was a blast I found out how lazy I had become on a four stroke. I usually only use 2nd & 3rd on the east course. A couple spots touch 4th on back straight could do 5th pretty much a waste though. On the 250 you use the whole gearbox. I found myself outside the powerband alot. This and having to get used GP shift made it fun too. They so light and carry stupid corner speed. Some day I'd like to try a a GP 250 now your talking some hp and cornering speed.

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Is a 250 available?

Small bikes are tha best kept secret in the world! Light is right. I had a Kawie 250 Ninja that we beat on and beat on, and it just kept coming back for more. The handling of my little Kawie sucked once you sterted pushing it. You talk about frame flex and vague feeling..... I'll bet your Aprilla has none of that.

The newish Yamaha 250 2 stroke dirt bikes go a looong way before a rebuild.

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Is a 250 available?

Small bikes are tha best kept secret in the world! Light is right. I had a Kawie 250 Ninja that we beat on and beat on, and it just kept coming back for more. The handling of my little Kawie sucked once you sterted pushing it. You talk about frame flex and vague feeling..... I'll bet your Aprilla has none of that.

The newish Yamaha 250 2 stroke dirt bikes go a looong way before a rebuild.
Unfortunately, not for the street. Unless you find a grey import one, or an old cup bike that someone has put street gear on, you are out of luck. If a 250 was available, I would have that for sure.

As for frame flex, it's hard to imagine 30hp flexing much of anything, especially with the complete lack of torque. It is a ton 'O' fun though.

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