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125 Open Forum / Urgent help required, right fo...
Last post by S0ldier - 25/05/24 - 11:49:51
Hello, I was actually a member for years but forgot password after not having vara (see introduction post)

It's SO annoying as I've not come close to crashing, but given a couple annoying things happening now both sides of crashbar are scraped.

Anyhoo, to the point, the right hand foot rest/peg for break has broke off, had vara parked leaning up hill, wasn't leaning enough that I would've left it long like that. Anyway it suddenly got windy and blew it downhill onto its right hand side, broke the footrest for break off. I've ordered a new set but they don't come until middle next week.

My question is, can I use one of the passenger foot rests as a temporary fix?

Thanks in advance for any help, it's a nightmare trying to ride with a few centimetres of foot rest left !


2004 Vara 19k miles 8)
Riding Gear / BRILLIANT place to get everyth...
Last post by S0ldier - 20/04/24 - 11:36:21
I thought I'd share my source of excellent quality 2nd hand (also allot of brand new stuff on there) gear for rock bottom prices. I know there is markets on Facebook (Im not a fan of FB and only use when i need to) but using this service is allot safer, sellers dont get money until package(s) is received and as advertised.........

Vinted ! 8)

At first was actually a relative who uses it, and is a bit of a hobby for her, she sells and buys stuff on it quite often and by chance searched for bike jackets. Vinted sort out the shipping & costs adding it to price, and the money is in escrow until end user receives package. Also every user has and are obsessed with their feedback, so seldom would you ever receive something not as advertised as this would jepordise a users 100% perfect feedback

I never imagined using it until I realized how good it is for Biking gear. After splashing out on ,my current Vara i had no gear at all, my last Jacket and trousers had to be cut off by paramedics when 1st Vara was a write off.

Vinted have higher priced mint condition high end stuff or lower priced used/budget end gear

Got a quick first jacket for £9 !! was excellent quality, the Velcro had been used to point it didn't stick too great but the armor, heat insulation, zips and pockets were of the highest quality. Cannot complain atall for £9 !

Excellent very used but still high quality Temporary Jacket - £9

Excellent latest jacket - £40

Boots came yesterday, Fit brilliant - £39

Waterproof armoured trousers - £40

You dont have to sign up OR download the app to browse what people are selling. The good thing compared to facebook or gumtree is people arer obsessed with keeping their feedback 100% so wont send anything other than as described

More Importantly, when you pay, the seller doesnt get the money until you mark it as recieved. Otherwise if it doesnt show the money comes out of escrow and back into your vinted account, which u can cash out no problem.

I have only used it for biking gear but you can get absolutely anything clothing related and also sell any unwanted stuff quite easily. I sold a bunch of old t-shirts and hoodies for on average £2-£5 a piece. I saved the money in my vinted balance which allowed me to buy the boots. ;D

Im not exactly the easiest to cater for when it comes to sizes  ::) , but still got size 11.5 boots and XXL/XL size jacket (inc large waist trousers) very easily.

Just thought id share this with you. Theres allot of brand new RST etc jackets for sale for way cheaper than retail prices also.

I was a bit dubious  ??? using the likes of vinted but as i say, you don't need to join or even have app to browse, just check out their site and you can filter search results to what sizes you need - you can sell all your old clothes to save up for stuff u wanna buy on vinted or elsewhwere.

Hope this helps, it certainly did me, Enjoy  8)
125 Open Forum / Re: First gen carburetor cock ...
Last post by Lemonwizard - 18/03/24 - 19:05:26
Based on some sherlock holming I have concluded that the longer spring with tighter windings (which is a bit floppier than the shorter one) PROBABLY (hopefully) goes into the front carb.

Also, not quite on-topic anymore, but I've made this collage to help me figure out where all these darn hoses go. Hopefully it'll be of use to someone else.
125 Open Forum / Re: First gen carburetor cock ...
Last post by S Barker - 06/03/24 - 20:37:36

They are listed with different part No's but I cant find and details and the manual says nothing about locations for them.

125 Open Forum / First gen carburetor cock up
Last post by Lemonwizard - 06/03/24 - 18:31:00

the first gen 125 I recently bought had stood for about 3 years in someone's garage, and the carbs were completely gunked up. Really nasty. Completely stuck as well, throttle wouldn't budge even a bit.

So I removed them both and gave them a really good bath. Unfortunately I ended up mixing up the parts. Not the biggest issue because I took about a million pictures beforehand... except for the springs of which I did not take pictures and only found out afterwards that they are different. Found information about the different needle sizes in the workshop manuals, but not about the springs.

Which spring goes into which carburetor?
What have you fitted? / HEED Crash Bars for XL125V
Last post by TdashJ - 02/03/24 - 23:55:54
Just a heads up for anyone buying HEED crash bars for their XL125V
I have a 2010 XL125V, and the bars are made to fit bikes from '01 - '12, which obviously crosses the two generations. The instructions that they send are based on fitting for the '01 - '06 model, and while they do fit the '07 onwards, the instructions don't make it clear how.

You have to move the tank to fit the upper mounting brackets. This is easier than I expected to be fair, there's just bolt holding it on (where the tanks meets the seat), then it slides back and lifts off. The earth/ground cable is on the left side of the bike, so you'll need the included M6 x 40mm bolt and spacer for the left bracket.

Also, the brackets need to be angled in order to attach the bars, which is not what the photos in the instructions show. You're probably better off swapping the engine bolt first, then putting the crash bars in place and pivoting the bars to the correct position to see what angle the mounting brackets need to be.
125 Open Forum / Re: Max carrying capacity?
Last post by atimofejev - 11/01/24 - 16:15:54
Engine oil After draining 1.2 l (1.3 US qt, 1.1 Imp qt)
After draining and oil filter change 1.3 l (1.4 US qt, 1.1 Imp qt)
After disassembly 1.5 l (1.6 US qt, 1.3 Imp qt)
Fuel tank 17.0 l (4.49 US gal, 3.74 Imp gal)
Cooling system capacity 1.01 l (1.07 US qt, 0.89 Imp qt)
Passenger capacity Operator and one passenger
Maximum weight capacity 180 kg (396 Ib)
125 Open Forum / Max carrying capacity?
Last post by Veckymoto - 10/01/24 - 15:57:29
Does anyone have a number when it comes to the max carrying capacity this bike can handle?
125 Open Forum / Rear pannier for varadero 125 ...
Last post by Veckymoto - 10/01/24 - 14:31:20
I was wondering wether the new GIVI PL202 fits on the old model, I can only find one 'official' bracket system for my bike and its 300 euros.. a bit much for just the brackets if you ask me. Any ideas?
General / Re: VARADERO 1000 CARB STUTTER...
Last post by bikeman - 26/12/23 - 16:05:41
could it be the sidestand switch vibrating