Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Aprilia RS125 How to change the wheel bearings ( video series )

Just found these 2 videos of someone changing their wheel bearings so might be useful to others


see our post here for Wheel bearing sizes

aprilia rs125 wheel bearing sizes










Monday, 23 January 2017

Aprilia RS 125 Engine rebuild parts

Just thought id do a post on the parts i use to rebuild engines

If you USA try here for parts 


Gasket sets i always use these NE brand ones excellent quality never had a failure





You can Buy full gasket sets here      or      Top end only here 







As for bearings i try to use Koyo or SKF bearings





Buy Main crank bearing heres           or          full engine bearing kits here                                                              





Athena Seals New oil seals need to be fitted on every rebuild                                                                           

                                                                            
Buy Athena Engine seals from here                                                                                      




I always use Vertex pistons only ever had good results with them                                                    

                                         



Buy vertex pistons from here                                                                                             








I sometime use Mitaka barrels 2 i had good success with them so cant fault them obviously OEM is better .
                      




Buy Mitaka Top end piston and barrel kits here                                                                           




                                                                                                          


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Aprilia RS 125 Kill switch start on - off switch testing

You can buy Aprilia RS 125 ignition parts from here 


USA please check here for Aprilia RS 125 parts 






Set your multimeter to continuity and buzzer mode






Inside the switch are the 2 wires for the kill switch 

one red / black and the other 


follow these out 


and down to connector 


red/black in the connector connect one test lead here 


the red lead is not in connector but seperate connect other test lead to here 


operate the kill switch 


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you should get ohms reading and buzzer sound if switch is good 




Aprilia RS 125 ignition switch testing

You can buy Aprilia RS 125 ignition parts from here 


USA please check here for Aprilia RS 125 parts 

Aprilia RS 125 ignition switch testing 


Very easy to do just a two wire continuity test . Connect bnoth ends of wire to multimeter set it to conitnuity and buzzer and test .



ignition is off bike for my test but easy to do on bike as well .


set to continuity 


and buzzer 



connect leads to ignition switch connector terminals 


you can see reading on screen but also listen for buzzer 




Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Aprilia RS 125 front wheel removal to access brake disc . remove speedo drive unit .

Aprilia RS 125 front wheel removal to access brake disc . remove speedo drive unit .


You can buy Aprilia RS 125 front disc or speedo drives from here 

USA please check here for Aprilia RS 125 parts 



Undo 23mm Axle lock bolt  




undo all 4 allen head axle clamp bolts 






Tap lock bolt through 


axle should pull through 


Speedo drive pulls of wheel 


Disc is held on by 6 bolts 





Saturday, 26 November 2016

Aprilia RS 125 Starter motor Testing



Aprilia RS 125 testing the starter motor easy to do all you need is a good battery and 2 good heavy duty leads to connect to motor .


if your starter motor is fault try the links below to find parts

Buy Starter motors and starter bendix here in the UK 

USA please check out here for Aprilia RS 125 parts 




Attach leads Positive and negative correctly 



clip positive to the Positive or main terminal 


And touch negative lead to the body ( earth )
of the starter motor .




 it can still spin bit not be powerful enough so remember that 




Aprilia RS 125 Starter motor removal replacement ( how to change )

Aprilia RS 125 Starter motor removal replacement ( how to change )


Again not an hard job but im stripping a bike a decided to do as may posts as possible out of it .


Buy Starter motors and starter bendix here in the UK 

USA please check out here for Aprilia RS 125 parts 



First remove the large red high amp positive cable .



Then remove both size 5 allen headed bolts here 





Youcan see bendix gears here .