Can anyone help?
To help my son (help his friend) I have taken on a none running RS 125! In brief this lad purchased the bike some months ago, some kind person dropped it off in a Van and drove away with his money. It has not run since and he gave up and left it in his shed. I offered to take a look but have zero experience with Aprilia.
The bike was blowing fuses which I have traced (I think) to a fualty headlight unit, currently disconected. It also had no spark, I have cleaned up all connections and fitted new battery, I now have a spark,
Excited by the fact I have got a spark, I proceeded to turn the bike over but it will not fire at all, not even trying. I read that the fuel switch off valve at the tank can be tempremental, but have checked I have fuel flow to the carb.
Any ideas before I take card off?
Also (my big worry!) as I have cranked it over, it has sudenly started to scream like a strangled cat! Sounds low down near starter motor. There is oil in the feed pipe to the oil pump and in the tank. I am use to four strokes! Does oil get through when cranking? Could the crankshaft bearings be dry? I dont want to keep trying and sieze the engine!
I really feel sorry for this lad as he has been dupped, he has no money and has spent all of his cash on this thing. Can anyone out there help me to help him?