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Aprilia Fuel Sensor

Hi, there is no fuel sensor in my 1999 aprilia rs 125, I'm thinking about buying a 06 model and the modding the fuel tank, do you guys recommend this? If there is one thing I hate, it's running low on petrol, stopping at the side of the road and putting my tank on reserve.

If you guys have any knowledge that would be fab

Oh yes, I'm thinking about purchasing this;

http://www.apriliapartsbuyer.co.uk/parts/rs-125-2006-2009/fuel-tank/ap81...

Cheers guys/gals

Running a 2-stroke "dry" is a terrible thing to do - it risks the engine seizing, so you really should try to avoid it,The easiest way to do this in the mean time is to use the trip meter. Reset it when you fill the tank & then watch to see  how many miles it generally does to reseve, then in futurem switch to reserve with a few miles to spare, & go fill up (not forgetting to switch back to main).Without knowing the difference between the tanks it's hard to comment on the modification, but even if you fit a sensor, you'll need to modify the dash-panel too so that you can see what the gauge is trying to tell you.Depending on how your existing petrol tap fits into the tank, it might be as easy to fit your own sensor,Why is buying the '06 version significant in all this?

Trip sensor? I didn't my know my bike had one. The '06 version only because it's an aprilia model, so i was sort of hoping that it will be eaiser to fit.

Right. Given your bike's age I'm assuming it's got the analogue clocks, not digital.In the speedo clock there will be an odometer (mile-ometer) with 5 digits reading  the bike's total mileage.Beneath it there will be a small, 4 digit odometer (last digit reads 0.1miles) . This is the trip meter. you can reset it to zero by turning or pushing the knob on the left of the speedo. Start using this to gauge when you're likely to be running low on fuel, and thereby avoid running it dry & risking engine seizur.Finally:You've already had a thread on here where thought there were things wrong with your bike & there weren't, and now it turns out you didn't realise your bike would have a  trip meter.Forget silly ideas about buying later bikes on the off-chance of fitting a fuel gauge - stick with what you've got and learn to ride it, use it, and maintain it properly. You'll get FAR more enjoyment this way, and once you know what you're doing playing with stuff will be more rewarding too.Please don't be afraid to ask questions as you have been doing, but just get to know your bike eh?

I didn't even know what a trip sensor was until you mentioned it!! I still think there is something wrong with my bike though. I don't even bother going to gear 6 unless I'm over 7.5k RPM, otherwise I'll loose speed. Thanks though, looks like I have no need to "attempt" to add a fuel sensor, now that I know what a trip sensor is and where to find it, I'll be using that!Thanks.

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I didn't even know what a trip sensor was until you mentioned it!! I still think there is something wrong with my bike though. I don't even bother going to gear 6 unless I'm over 7.5k RPM, otherwise I'll loose speed. Thanks though, looks like I have no need to "attempt" to add a fuel sensor, now that I know what a trip sensor is and where to find it, I'll be using that!Thanks.

It's a 2 stroke 125, thats why. Nothing wrong.

hehe, looks like I keep on learning!

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