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Short Update Review On Keeway RKS 125cc - April 2014 Sharon said :-
Hi Pierre,
As regards any wobbles at high speed I personally have not experienced this with my own RKS. I did push the bike very hard during my 1300 mile trip around Scotland. It was often at its max speed limit for long durations but it never twitched once. I do not red line the bike however, I might push it at times but never over its actual limits. So if you treat your own RKS bike with respect and treat it right hopefully it will prove to be as good and reliable as mine has proved to be so far. Nearly 11 thousand miles on the clock now (17 thousand kilometres) and still riding great.

Scotland In Winter - Which Bike? Ren - The Ed said :-
Graham, you're right. You realise you hope it lands a certain way up, and that's the one you should choose.

Brief Ride On A Honda Innova 125 - By Ren Withnell said :-

Scotland In Winter - Which Bike? Graham said :-
Flip a coin, and whilst the coin is in the air you will know.

Short Update Review On Keeway RKS 125cc - April 2014 pierre said :-
Hi there, I'm planning to buy rks too, but i've received some comments from few owners that their bike handle wiggles once they've reached 110 speed. have you experience this in your bike?

Miscellaneous Ren - The Ed said :-
Hey Ben.

I have absolutely NO experience with making an electric bike! I think you've a lot to learn but it should be great fun learning it.

I'd be interested in how you get on. If you do get anywhere email me on renwithnell@hotmail.com!

Miscellaneous Ben said :-
Hi There,

I am thinking of converting my old Honda CB250 into an electric bike with the electric motor in the rear hub and the batteries will be stored where the current engine sits.

I am looking to do this for a number of reasons:-

To be even greener (yes I know power stations burn fossil fuels...)
Currently in London, I think that electric bikes can park in Westminster for free and use the electric charging points (TFL are looking at a consultation document re motorbike usage in London)
No annual road tax
No fuel charges and even less maintenance costs
My round trip commute is approx 28 miles so a bike that can do 60 miles before charging would be great

Has anyone converted a pick from petrol -> Electric ?
Any tips /advice would be great


Scotland In Winter - Which Bike? Ren - The Ed said :-
David - I'm reckoning £2699 for the first few months then there'll be "incentives" like free CBT or insurance of helmet.

CBF 125 Tappets - Brief Guide Ren - The Ed said :-
AHA! Fair point John. Usually it's best to leave the bike overnight to make sure it's fully cold.

I often wonder though just how much temperature affects the measurement. I mean, 0.02mm is like a super duper thin tolerance. If I checked the bike on a warm summer's morning then again on a cold winter morning, how much difference would there be?

Scotland In Winter - Which Bike? David said :-
Re: new cb125f.
The guess the price comp. could be just for fun.
I do not work for Honda (honest)self employed Gardener.
I do not think any one in UK knows what the price will be right now.
My guess =£2799

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