2000 Aprilia RS50

Motocicleta Italiano

My weedwacker with wheels.  Don't you just love the smell of castor oil in the morning? With the big bore cylinder kit and larger carburetor fitted I need to supplement the fixed output of the standard oil injection pump.  So I add some Maxima Castor 927 pre-mix oil to the gas tank at 100:1 for the aromatic qualities and to keep my motor happy.

I was obsessed with these bikes while in college but I was too poor to afford one back then.  They're considered learner bikes for rich teenage kids in Europe who dream of becoming Valentino Rossi.  

My sweet wife gave this to me as a birthday / wedding anniversary gift in September 2013.  It's great for short rides around the neighborhood on early Sunday mornings.

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My 2000 Aprilia RS 50

Specs

History

08/24/2013 - 517 - Purchased bike from second owner.

09/02/2013 - 525 - Installed CF12ANL-01 LED turn signal flasher relay.

11/13/2013 - Replaced missing exhaust pipe o-ring with Viton o-ring size 122 (ID 1 1/8", OD 1 5/16", width 3/32"). Cleaned engine.

11/16/2013 - Installed Aprilia LH light switch with integrated choke lever (p/n AP8224413). Installed Mikuni MK-412 cable choke conversion kit.

06/06/2015 - Installed new Sava MC18 tires, 17x90/80 front, 17x110/80. Cleaned and waxed wheel rims.

06/09/2016 - 700 - Drained and filled engine coolant with Honda Pro Honda HP Coolant 50/50 Premix. Installed new copper crush washer on coolant drain screw. Checked transmission oil level, topped off with Mobil 1 75W90 gear oil. Cleaned bike, adjusted tire pressure.