I bought a 2000 Sprint RS last weekend and am pretty excited about the purchase. Love the bike. There are a few issues, which I think, at this point, add character! . But I'm sure they'll start to annoy me later on.
Issue 1: It's tough to start the beast without a really really subtle throttle blip. It wouldn't start if I use too much throttle or too little. It is really finicky. I went through threads in this forum, some of the gurus suggested blipping, some were against blipping. Any suggestions would be pretty helpful. I had to start it in traffic today, and it wasn't fun with four wheelers behind. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful.
Issue 2: Stiff shifting. Initially it's almost impossible to shift gears until engine (oil) warms up. I've read a few threads in this forum, and most of them suggested letting it idle for a while. However, I've been told that having the engine idle for too long can affect engine life. Currently engine has 15W-40 4T for triumph oil. Would changing oil to 5W-40 help? (I live in Seattle, where temperatures go below 50F) I think oil was changed last year and sat for most of the time at the dealership. May be it's time for an oil change. How often does everyone change oil ( not in terms of miles but in terms of time - 6 months? 12 months?)
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Re: couple of questions from a new RS owner
#1 As these are an injected bike they do not need to be blipped on start as it reprograms the ECU to think that the slight blip setting is the normal closed according to the computer.
You may need to get it reset at your dealer unless you have an OBDII or a Triumph GameBoy.
#2 Change out the oil to a semi synth. Your choice on brands. I'm not starting You'll find that it will improve the shifting as they aren't the smoothest with old oil. I use Motul 15-40 semi synth myself
FWIW I change mine every 5000 kilometres (about 6 months) but go on k's travelled and not duration myself.
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Two things fixed mine first a new battery, the Sprint needs a really good charged battery to start, not just an old charged battery. Even jump starting didn't work for me. Second non ethanol fuel, these engines hate ethanol.
Hi, Fathead79 if your bike has been idle for months or years and does not want to start you will have to deal with a few remedies:
1. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
2. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
3. Remove the carburetor, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
4. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove fuel lines and replace with new ones.
5. Replace spark plug with a new one and check for spark.
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being a teo stroke these engines dony last long the aprilia has a high engine fail rate the noise is most prob the big end or small end bearings as these are common to go on this bike the main bearings make a rummbley scraping noise on idle best to get it looked at as when these go bangh thay can destroy the crank case too
I bought an 01 less than a year ago, and I can give you a rundown of the problem I had which seemed common. Feel good about this bike as the problem was very minor and I LOVE this bike.
1) Fuel Fittings...The tank has quick release fuel fittings which were recalled, but the recall only fixed part of the problem. as soon as I got mine, I smelled gas and had to replace the fittings. Cost under 100.00 US to get really good chromed fittings. 1 hour of work and they're great. they're located on the right side of the tank while seated and are just behind the frame. Flashlight and you should see them.
2) Take an assortment of allen wrenches to pull the bodywork if you can. At least drop the belly pan and look inside for signs of oil leaks. Mine was tight as a drum. I've put about 2000 miles on it since purchase and still loving it.
That's it. This bike is well made-runs strong!! Hope he doesnt let it get away
I find myself riding home with others and my throttle cable breaks! No power no juice...talk about scary! I am new rider and in 2 weeks have racked up over 800 miles. While impressive the loss of power on the highway was a major scare.
I have a 2003 model AutoGlide
However the bike did have aftermarket risers put on the handlebars I have my bike being towed to a shop.
My question is:
What cable part do I need to get for repair because its longer than the standard due to the risers on the bars?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I bought this from great people (private sellers) and I imagine it wore out over time?,You need to make sure that you put a two cable system on the bike. We only have one length of cables. For the pullback risers we route the cables differently. You should contact a Ridley dealer for help with the parts. If you don't know a dealer you may want to get acquainted with the folks at Route 66 Ridley, 414.358.8441,,,
Ive just bought a 2000 model RS 125 but my knowledge of bikes is pretty limited :/ The bike was running fine for a week with no problems at all but then the electric start doesnt want to work. I went through the manual and tried a couple of things (recharged the battery checked fuses cleaned spark plug etc) After I did this I still didnt have any luck but the electric start sounded abit more promising. I gave it another couple of goes and it started but when I let the throttle off the engine died and Im back to square 1. Anyone have any ideas about what could be the problem? I was talking to a friend and he said that I need to make sure that there is power going to the motor. He mentioned using a voltmeter to see if there was power going into it. He said that if there was no power then it would need a new electric start but if there was then I would need something else but I cant think what? Does this sound right to anyone?ou'll be able to tell if the ignition system is okay if there's a spark at the plug against the head with it removed when you kick it over (is there a kickstart lever on the bike?)/spin it over with the electric start. You could try bump starting it to see whether its just the electric starter motor or the ignition system itself that's the problem. If you do have a good spark then the bike should start with a bump push start/off the kicker (does it have one?)then you'll know whether the starter is the problem. My bike's kick-start only though so I'm no expert on starting Aprilia RS125's...Good luck. Don't waste money on new parts until you're sure of the problem though.,,,