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Written on: 20/08/2014 by Tracei232 (1 review written)
My daily YPVS driver... It revs up nicely to 11000 and even though that it is a reliable monster for a 2-stroke! You treat her nicely and she'll treat you like the king of the road, 100mph+ with this baby and six gears with a very good gear ratio. The oil pump for the 2 stroke oil is reliable and feeds in through the carb or special intake. Very good oppurtunities to tune it for higher speeds, better acceleration and ofcourse fuel efficiency. The YPVS makes sure the exhaust port duration is a… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/08/2010
Well my rd125lc is a black and red mk1 in mk2 colours and i love it. its fitted with a rad guard, allspeed, reeds, ported amongst other things. never really thrashed it but i usually put it into 5th at 75mph on A roads with that gear and 6th to go. Never had a problem with it except the previous owner fitting it with s**t engine parts and the piston disintigrating but easily sorted. they have very good build quality despite what some people say and parts are always available with massive… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/06/2009 by 2 stroke mc (1 review written)
Great handling,Voted best 125cc machine of all time.Still looks good today.especially m2 or 3 with its lower looking front end.comfort ,reliability and great build quility.Tough engines and reliable power valve(pv was patented and was simple and bullet proof ,unlike suzukis which were made from chocolate.A very good engine to tune so many were thrashed and moded in a year or two.I have a mk2 ypvs and looks 6months old if that. Yamaha RD 125 LC great for turning heads… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/04/2009 by rd ireland (1 review written)
had a few Yamaha RD 125 LCs 22 yrs ago ,how time flies , found 1 white lc 125 on ebay uk and won the bidding 26000 kms on it mint original bike , then bid on another what were the chances of getting another 1 , it,s 7000 miles black rd125lc original chain and sprockets and tyres what a bike , so i was on a roll ,these bikes are so rare i found a white with red and blue stripes very clean rd125lc and the guy also had a black rd125ypvs so i took it aswell as it,s mint so all and all i have 4 of… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/03/2009 by danrd125 (2 reviews written)
I bought a 1984 mk1 model Yamaha RD 125 LC and have still got it to this day. if i had a pound for every time i've heard "i used to have one of those". I've always found the handling to be be good but with a fork brace added to the mark 1 its a much better machine. The bike is designed well but everywhere you look it has those awful cross head bolts, i changed mine for stainless hex bolts, i suggest you do the same. I would recommend anyone whos thinking of buying one to get either the mk2 or… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/02/2009 by danrd125 (2 reviews written)
i bought my Yamaha RD 125 LC fully restored, completely original. i have had nothing but trouble with it frame wise the bike is very good. the main trouble i've had is engine problems. what started as a tiny little noise turned into a catastrophic failure of the gearbox . Bear in mind that nearly all of these bike have been thrashed to death, as strong as they are they are not indestructible. i suggest if you are looking for one i would factor in an extra 159 quid to cover an engine rebuild… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/02/2009
The Yamaha RD 125 LC has good power after 7,000rpm and light easy to handle brakes not to bad.. I've got a full power rd125lc (1983 model) has been super tuned 27bhp,not bad at low rev's under 6,500rpm need to change down to 2nd on steep hills,but once you hit 7,000rpm then it all goes off power wheelies in first (wether you like it or not) can wheelie off the power in 2nd with a bit of incouragement.dont know how mines geared but does 30 in 1st,50 in 2nd,70 in 3rd,90 in 4th and top speed is… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/11/2008
I bought a 1984 Yamaha rd125 lc, I had a tzr 125 before this bike and I will tell you, the rd despite being older and the predecessor of the tzr it is in every way better, not having a power valve gives it a lot more durability, the only thing I would say is to use fully synth 2 stroke oil, it loves it… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/11/2008 by dennis65 (1 review written)
I had one of these in 1982, THE learner bike to have in those days! 3 months ago I found a completely renovated white one like new (even had the original exhaust!), took it down the local bike meet and got mobbed! (I wish I had a pound for every "I used to have one of those!" and "don ' t see many of them in that condition anymore!". Parked it next to a Ducati 1098 which was then completely blanked by everyone. Great laugh! From a practical point of view, Yamaha build quality, classic bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/04/2008
Very fast, nimble & reliable. Even by todays standards this bike still looks classey!… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/03/2008 by declanx (1 review written)
has a nasty habit of chewing sprockets and chains when giving a fist full… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/11/2006 by gtwcmt (5 reviews written)
I got this Yamaha RD 125 LC bike in a box and I spent a few weeks getting the parts with the longest bits being the side panels. I had a Pepsi bike. The performance of the non YPVS is pretty good, I beat my mate's YPVS all the way up to 70mph and then he got the upper hand with a few more MPH and pull at the top end.
The bikes are light and well balanced.
The older bikes came unrestricted and were pretty fast(in the day).
I never had an issue starting and never blew a piston but it vibrates… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/04/2005 by a04skelhorns (5 reviews written)
My mate has one of these Yamaha RD 125 LC motorcycles and i'm writing this review on his behalf.
I can't believe how indestructable his bike is he has had 7 Crashes, 6 his fault but only minor, and 1 Serious but not his fault (He was published in fast bikes for that one!)
The serious crash was where a ford escort clipped the back end of my mates bike while he was doing 60. Both my mate and his bike walked away vertually untouched!
Buy one of these bikes they arn't the best looking but… Read Full Review
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