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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2014, 09:46:05 pm »
Airbox breather pipe/drain.

I concur.
It may be that the bike was overfilled with oil. Never do that.
Otherwise you may have worn piston rings, from riding the guts out of the bike.. Seems likely for a 125. It's what I warned about earlier.
Not a train smash but watch your oil level closely.

How many Km on the bike?
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« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2014, 07:19:02 am »
1200km on the bike. I believe it is due for service on 1000km. Oil level is low but still within the limits...
 

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« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2014, 07:27:05 am »
1200km on the bike. I believe it is due for service on 1000km. Oil level is low but still within the limits...

According to my grade 2 maths, you are 200kms over your service distance.......remember that these small 4strokes only take a tiny amount of oil, so regular
changes is extremely important.
 

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Re: Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2014, 07:43:48 am »
:D that's good maff man! Will book it in for service and hopefully be sorted after.
 

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« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2014, 07:47:55 am »
:D that's good maff man! Will book it in for service and hopefully be sorted after.

Don't waste your time with the agents

go to some real mechanics here on the forum :thumleft:

You're in Western Cape, right?

I'd go to Dux (Brackenfell), LeCap (Edgemead) or Superfoxi (Noordhoek area). They'll work magic on this little bike.
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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2014, 08:09:24 am »
Thanks Lem!

I even have one of the elusive genuine Honda workshop manuals for the XR. According to Mekor it does not exist :lol8:

If you want one I'll give you the Honda part no or you can get it from Wemoto.com in the UK :D
« Last Edit: June 13, 2014, 08:02:43 am by lecap »
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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2014, 08:15:03 am »
Thanks lLm!

I even have one of the elusive genuine Honda workshop manuals for the XR. According to Mekor it does not exist :lol8:

If you want one I'll give you the Honda part no or you can get it from Wemoto.com in the UK :D

http://mybikemanuals.com/honda/honda-xr-owners-manuals/
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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2014, 08:46:57 am »
JMG your link does not include material for the XR125L

In any case it only contains the OWNERS manual which is the little booklet explaining where the key goes into your bike, how you make the flickers flicker and how to stop them and which tells you that you must not pull the hand brake too hard as this might result in you loosing control ::)

I am talking about the WORKSHOP / SERVICE manual which explains how to convert a bike successfully into an explosion drawing and how to assemble it back to a working motorcycle - besides giving you detailed instructions on how to service the bike.
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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #48 on: June 12, 2014, 08:55:57 am »
I'll check now now I have a different site where I downloaded the ws manual for my Ktm, I downloaded the PDF onto my ipad.
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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2014, 08:59:51 am »
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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2014, 09:07:59 am »
Thanks Lem, I'm in Durbanville.

Lecap let me know when you have time available so I can get the 1st service behind me and start riding.
Grew up near Edgemead so know the area quite well. As far as I know the 1st service isn't much ado but
would rather have an old hand show me the ropes.

 

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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2014, 09:22:25 am »


This is so disturbing.. How much punishment can that poor bugger take??    :lol8:
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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2014, 12:00:36 pm »
Congrats  on your bike and many safe miles!

Be careful though, they don't like being ridden prolonged periods of time at 100km/h. Cruising speed is around 80km/h
 

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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2014, 12:05:10 pm »
Congrats  on your bike and many safe miles!

Be careful though, they don't like being ridden prolonged periods of time at 100km/h. Cruising speed is around 80km/h

yep! Luckily you are in Durbanville, where the quiet dusty back roads starts within 5kms from home. Give me a shout if you want to do a lekker dayride :thumleft:
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Re: Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2014, 12:07:06 pm »
Will try and behave... will post my backflip as soon as it is perfected! 8)
 

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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2014, 03:44:07 pm »
Congrats  on your bike and many safe miles!

Be careful though, they don't like being ridden prolonged periods of time at 100km/h. Cruising speed is around 80km/h

yep! Luckily you are in Durbanville, where the quiet dusty back roads starts within 5kms from home. Give me a shout if you want to do a lekker dayride :thumleft:

Thanks Guys, Lem... consider yourself shouted at! Let me know when you feel like going out. Weather forecast looks a bit shoddy towards the weekend. ATGATT quite important I hear hey!? Got boots sorted at least.

Lecap, let me know about the service for the xr125L. :thumleft:
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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2014, 03:45:35 pm »
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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2014, 07:07:04 pm »
Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Another word for the XR 125 is a Little Mighty by the way.  ;)

I can't see the oil leak properly on my phone, but there is one oil ring\ seal that you MUST replace during every service. It cost R 25\35 at dealerships.

Service = 3000 km
Valve clearance = 9000 km

The Little Mighty have only 800 ml of oil in it's engine, there for: do not ride too long distances for to long, the warmer the oil get, the "thinner" it's also getting in your engine.  As a rule I alway's gave the bike a "rest" after 80 km"s while traveling. 

In Winter the choke must be just above the middle to help it warm up. (Some 125's are real sleepy heads)

Where do you commute?

Of all the bikes that I had owned I cried the most the day that I sold my 1st XR, Lexi.  That bike opend a whole world of magic to me.

Go and check out the Honda XR 125 Technical Thread. You will find al lot of info there.

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« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2014, 07:20:32 pm »
Thanks DRusty!

Noticed the choke position you are talking about. Bike on 1170 km, bought it on 1100km so will service asap. It should take care of the oil problem.

Stay near Langeberg road and work all over. Will have a look at those threads. How are you enjoying your tornado...??
 

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Re: Advise on first bike and options - 125cc!?
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2014, 07:24:02 pm »
Are you guys referring to the Bros and its likes ?