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    yamaha ybr 125
  1. Sorry I've been wandering through blindly but yes. Hello, i'm Kash - I have a wee Yam YBR 125 and while I've done my DAS and hold a full licence. I'm very much at peace on my YBR. The YBR nippy about town, easy to work on, easy to maintain, and "theoretically" easy to modify. and by modify i mean turning the seat undertray into a useful storage unit and not sticking monster stickers and anodised renthal handlebars on (to each their own I suppose.)
  2. Think about it this way; you wear the gloves every time you're on and off the bike, Depending on the lifespan of your gear and how often you wear it, the more you pay, the more you get out of it in the long run and you definitely feel like you got your moneys when if piss cold and wet outside, but you're warm and dry underneath. Heated grips work best with lever guards, something like this; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZETA-XC-HANDGUARD-SHIELD-ENDURO-MX-COVERS-MOTOCROSS-BARK-BUSTERS-/200730304408?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2ebc755f98#ht_791wt_778 it'll help deflect airflow off your hands, while the heated grips do their work. Of which i recommend the oxford hot grips light; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OF698-OXFORD-LIGHT-HEATED-ELECTRONIC-HOTGRIPS-GRIPS-MOTORCYCLE-SCOOTER-MOPED-HOT-/350494138983?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item519b142267#ht_3245wt_778. While they don't blaze too hot, they draw a smaller current but keeping your hands warm but not getting them hot. Again your best investment of course is really a thick pair of gloves. Get a good snood, help keep your head/neck warm and only costs a few quid. and some Nikwax; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nikwax-TX-Direct-Wash-In-Wash-in-waterproofing-for-wet-weather-clothing-/300747221351?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Sports_Clothing_LE&var=&hash=item4605ee6967#ht_1853wt_1094 to keep you waterproof gear waterproof - pretty self explanatory stuff, just throw your gear and the additive in the washing machine. Don't forget Michelin Pilot Sporties / Conti Gos for added grip on the roads. If you're having more issues with the cold, you can buy a heated gilet for £20 from Maplins and heated gloves from Oxford, and when in a pinch i throw on of these in my boots; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Gel-Reusable-Hand-Warmer/dp/B000MU4IJ2 if you're spending hours on the bike at a time, out and exposed. I suppose i've shown my hand at being a southern wuss at this point, but i hate the cold and i love my bike!
  3. Could you strip down the pump or is it a single unit?
  4. More teeth will result in a higher acceleration and a little more top speed, but expect to be dropping down the gears more as you loose torque. Don't expect it to be climbing hills like it used to!
  5. wd40 the crap out the electrics and vaseline the battery terminals for good measure.
  6. For the sake of a few quid, you might as well get a replacement coil and it's not at fault you can always sell it on after. > http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-YBR-125-Ignition-Coil-and-HT-lead-for-2006-CARB-models-/290778933054?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item43b3c6673e And some other wiring bits > http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290778939084?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Call out charges and workshop fees are a bit of a rip, but you'll spend days trailing through Haynes manuals, wiring and various wiring diagrams going nowhere otherwise.
  7. I just saw a thread earlier asking about exhausts and shizzle. the '05 to '08 models were carb models, '08 -> are fuel injected, i think there's a technical spec out on the internets that requires some sort of sensor from the injector unit to the exhaust. Make sure you get the right model for your bike!
  8. Well, i found these ones ebay; going relatively cheap; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300781484979?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 And this bad boy; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-Yzf-R125-Rear-Brake-System-And-Leaver-/280975064465?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item416b6b3d91, i might also buy the front brake system as well just to beef it up somewhat. But it'll probably require some calculations/templating with the mounting plate between the forks and the caliper. Will keep people posted
  9. £720?! someone has done well! Get your son a YBR 125, similar machine, handles well cheap to run, insure, etc And as a suitable punishement, have it sprayed bright pink
  10. Hi Cem, Just a thought about exhausts; i wouldn't recommend going motard unless you want it to sound loud. (in which case, fine.. but it is only a 125cc bike.) Have you got good a good down pipe out of the engine? If the pipe is buggered, you might have to get a new exahust system, though at the moment with stainless being the same price as mild steel, you might be able to pick stock replacement one up for £100 from a local yam vendor. > such as.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-YBR125-YBR-125-EXHAUST-SILENCER-2005-2006-558388-GPM-CLASSICS-/120911101017?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item1c26dcfc59 If the pipe is good but the can is well rogered, i recommend an aftermarket slip on exhaust like "the big one", but it may require some hands on angle grinding and fine tuning of your carb to get just right. > such as.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-DT175MX-Silencer-Big-One-After-Market-Alloy-Silencer-/300782871279?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item46080e62ef The choice, as they say, is yours
  11. kashim

    K&N for YBR?

    Yes, you'll get more airflow with a K&N, extra MPH? doubt it, you'll need a high flow exhaust to go with like "the big one". And if in doubt - turbo charger
  12. Hi there, i've got me a kitch little blue YBR 125 and i'm not overly fond of the cornering, i have Michelin pilots on, but it's just not enough. I'm considering swapping out the standard wheels for that on YZF R 125 but i'm not sure what i'd need to attend to; comparability with the front brake callipers,, spindle diameter, forks as well as getting rear brakes from a YZF to fit the rear wheel. Has have they done it before or could anyone shed any light on this? Thank you -Kash
  13. Does the engine turn over? What kind of spark plug was in the bike, Iridium or Platinum ones can give a good spark to a lean fuel mix.
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