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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2015, 08:52:31 PM »
Can't argue with that 
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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2015, 12:11:40 PM »
Went with a Yamaha YBR, which I just collected  :pompom

Any maintenance tips very welcome!
At the moment I seem to be struggling move it from 'off' to 'lock'...

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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2015, 12:45:29 PM »
Congratulations on the new arrival, an early Christmas pressie.  :clap :clap :thumbup2
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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2015, 04:05:23 PM »
Nice one enjoy . One maintenance tip make sure you have all the correct fluid levels 
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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2015, 04:31:37 PM »
Got let out of work early today, so went out on the bike
BUT I'm having problems

Seems that there might be an issue with the ignition barrel ... but more importantly, the chain has come off - I couldn't ride it home, so ended up parking it up at the industrial estate nearby and walking home  :glum

Not quite sure what to do now, but I suspect "not a lot" is the answer until the shops re-open after Christmas
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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2015, 11:04:30 PM »
the chain came off? 
snapped or too lose and came off the sprockets?

with ignition barrel problems- they either need a little oil or some little sod has had a screwdriver in it and it'll need replacing.
once the barrel is tampered with you will want to replace- the pin that holds it when 'locked' may be damaged and lock the steering if you turn it near full lock while riding- it's not likely but possible. I wouldn't take the risk.

as for maintenance tips - these bike are fairly bulletproof, but just check the oil level regularly and look after the chain. If you do need a replacement chain get a decent quality one- my factory fit chain was screwed after 8k miles- replace with something like a DID chain and JT sprockets. the full set cost me around the 50 mark 5 years ago.
I did find mine was sensitive to fuel quality and ran like a bag of sh** if I filled up in Tesco or Sainsbury's.
It also did not like the rain and would cut out and not restart. WD40/ACF50 all the exposed connectors and I never had any problems later.
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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2015, 12:15:11 PM »
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It is better to ride too slowly and wish that you were going quicker than to be too quick and wish that you were going slower.

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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2015, 02:56:27 PM »
The chain hasn't snapped, so in theory is just needs adjusting, but I went to look at sorting it earlier and there seems to be a couple of other problems
 - the adjuster 'unit' (?) on the left side of the bike is pointed up vertically rather than back horizontally ...
 - the adjuster screw (on the same side) is bent so I can't turn it

Starting to suspect I might need to get it to a garage
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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2015, 04:08:49 PM »
That will start costing you where are you from sorry can't remember any body close to you that could lend a hand 
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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2015, 04:42:18 PM »
Simple fix: Check your PMs...
It is better to ride too slowly and wish that you were going quicker than to be too quick and wish that you were going slower.

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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2015, 04:53:27 PM »
I did ... about 12.30pm as I was heading out to see if I could fix the chain (before I realised the other problems), my phone must be playing up with messages  :glum
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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2015, 05:50:45 PM »
RV is an angel  :thumbup2
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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2015, 07:32:58 PM »
RV is an angel  :thumbup2

But rubbish with texts...
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It is better to ride too slowly and wish that you were going quicker than to be too quick and wish that you were going slower.

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Re: Opinions / Thoughts on 125 Motorcycle
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2015, 08:16:37 PM »
So I take it RV to the rescue  then
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