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I recently bought myself an AJS EOS 125, Ive had it for about 3 weeks but due to work I havnt been able to use it at all so it has sat around ...
I recently bought myself an AJS EOS 125, Ive had it for about 3 weeks but due to work I havnt been able to use it at all so it has sat around gathering cobwebs. Today I tried to start it and it fired up straight away. The problem is that it sounds like it is revving up massively and its far too loud, also there is lots of smoke coming from underneath the engine and by the radiator (I think thats what it is). Does anyone know what is the problem or how it can be fixed?
Appears to be for dry weather use only, so not much use in the UK:
Prepare the Bike for Washing
Before washing, precautions must be taken to keep water away from following places.
- Rear opening of the silencer(s) / mufflers: Cover with a plastic bag secured with rubber bands or insert rubber plugs.
- Clutch and brake levers, switch housings on the handlebar: Cover with plastic bags or cling film to prevent excessive water getting into the wiring beneath the switch cubes.
- Ignition switch: Cover the keyhole with tape, again to stop water draining into the electrical connections within the switch assembly.
And it gets worse, nylon tyres f.a. use in the damp never mind the wet. Scary brakes (they don't). The hoses crack and leak and the cables are well, wick.
Good news is if you survive and pass your test you'll be able to ride anything.
In the white room with black curtains by the station
Top tip when buying any kind of vehicle. If it is your first one, take someone with at least a little knowlege and experience. These sort of bikes are pretty much just toys. As above, better to get a used "brand name" bike than a new mystery-metal POS.