The Helios Project (Aprilia RS 125 Rotax 122)



  • @Calum really your thinking about the photo's that's not what would be on my mind, to be honest don't think I would get off it long enough to take a photo lol



  • @terry-tz I guess that's where you and I just differ. It's all about the build, I'm not that interested in actually riding it to be quite honest with you.



  • Slowly but surely.

    Went to fit the freshly rebuilt selector drum last weekend, ran out of Titanium bolts to fasten the whole engine.

    So will order some more but for now I'll just do what I can.

    PJME still don't have a clutch in for this engine either, told it won't be until at least the end of next month which is a real shame. But again I will just have to do what I can. Should be able to fit the clutch with the engine in the frame so won't be the end of the world.

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    And I've gone ahead and done the Titanium Stud Conversion for this engine as well.

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  • That looks good Calum, like the engine case finish, keep the pics coming



  • @calum Your pics are not showing up for me, 😞

    All I see is a no access symbol, is it my settings which need changing or summat else???



  • @ninja No mate, I hosting images with Google just seems to be aright pain in the arse!



  • @ninja How about now bud.

    I do try to view them in private browser mode before posting them.

    I will finish off this project using Google to host the images, on my next project I'll revert to Imgur.

    It's after the PhotoBucket Scenario, I've lost countless images, and the ones I do have are lossy.

    So I've uploaded them to Google at maximum resolution, but they're not great for hosting images...apparently.



  • @calum they were working for me but now I can’t see anything at all



  • @calum Yep loadsa mega shiny bits to view thanks, the build looks awesome and will surely be a mint bike once finished. πŸ‘



  • @ninja I've got some awesome plans for this.

    Ducati 996...and I shall say no more πŸ˜ƒ

    Also been digging through Aprilia's Grand Prix catalogue for this bike. Ordered a piece to merely test the water. I don't believe you can actually get their Sports Production gear for these bikes anymore, hopefully I am proven wrong.



  • @calum That sounds expensive, but for 'uniqueness' it would surely add extra to the build for-sure.



  • @ninja The SP parts are expensive, the ducati parts, well it's more custom that expensive. It was something fitted to most ducatis and parts can be found cheap. But I won't know until I investigate further. Needless to say, it's a pretty sweet way to upgrade these bikes.



  • Find a better hosting site Asap bud,

    Cant see a ting.



  • @darty Once I finish the project I shall reupload and reformat this project to somewhere else. It's a shame, you would have thought Google would have been nice and simple.

    Another few hundred quids worth of parts arrived today.

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    Like I know it doesn't look like much, but the achiles heels on these engines are the balancer cogs. Now mine do look like in good nick, but I wouldn't risk it. So new cogs were ordered.

    The engine is pretty much built and ready to drop into the chassis. All but the clutch since they're out of stock everywhere I look.

    Engine is pretty much built, although I forgot to order a crankshaft seal so I've turned my attention to the other side of the engine whilst I await the new seal.

    I reordered the rest of the bolts for the engine Total overkill but I dunno, kinda feels worth it.

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    It certainly doesn't at the minute... πŸ˜‚



  • @mightyman I literally do not understand how Google could get something so wrong. It's not rocket science!



  • For you perverts out there, the chassis is now rolling!

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    I was going to drop the engine in, but a friend needed my Jack, and I kinda wanna build that separately. Will make maneuvering the bike a little easier as well.

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  • @calum If you fitted a crank, some pedals and a chain, then you would be ready for a ride!!! πŸ˜„

    Looks mint tho bud - top job indeed. πŸ‘πŸ»



  • @ninja My mate offered to give me a quick push up the road to test it out, I gracefully declined, despite the tempting offer...



  • @calum you forgot to put NSFW lol