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    Post My Ravi Piaggio Storm 125 - 2012

    Assalamualaikum To All,

    Although i had posted a few pics already of my bike, i am starting this thread a bit late after buying ravi piaggio storm 125 just to share the experience.

    Previously i owned a Honda Cd 100, Bought Cd 100 in 2006 and kept it for 6 years till 2012, It was an excellent bike and never gave me any kind of trouble for the whole 6 years really went well and even now was in very good genuine condition.

    Then after reading many reviews of different bikes on P.W. and looking at different bikes available in the market i went for Ravi Piaggio 125 and bought the bike on Nov 1st 2012. Then sold my Cd 100 to a friend the next week after i bought Piaggio 125.

    Here are pics of my bike


    My Ravi Piaggio Storm 125  2012 -1206119

    My Ravi Piaggio Storm 125  2012 -1206120

    Some Initial Problems which i had to face.

    1. There where noises from the front wheel bearing at just 200 K.M.
    2. When the bike was just driven 300 K.M. the speedometer cable broke
    3. The tappets adjustment was not good and there was engine noise
    4. Spark Plug quality was not good
    5. Noise was coming from the speedometer

    Solutions To the above mentioned Problems.

    1. The front wheel bearings was easily changed by piaggio warranty center under warranty and they are working excellent now
    2. Speedometer cable was also changed under warranty from warranty center and is operating fine now
    3. Tappets they said would be adjusted at 1000 K.M. first service and not to be adjusted before that.
    4. Spark plug would also be changed at 1000 K.M.
    5. The speedometer was touching key hole so they adjusted the speedometer and moved it a bit away from the key hole the noise went away

    Overall Experience

    The overall experience of the bike went really well if i had any issue the problem was resolved by the warranty center and any faulty part was easily claimed. Its an excellent bike specially if we see the styling and comfort and there is no bike like Piaggio 125 currently in the Pakistani market and i really enjoy the ride of the bike.

    Some pics of different Piaggio's in different countries

    Piaggio's in China - 1 - Page 8
    Piaggio's in China - 2 - Page 8
    Piaggio's in Srilanka - Page 8
    Ravi Piaggio's modified in Lahore - Page 10
    Ravi Piaggio with digital meter - Page 14
    Ravi piaggio with Dual silencer - Page 16

    Some modifications with Pics

    Initial Modifications


    1.Changing the rear indicator position and removing the orginal indcator holders and rear grab bar - Page 4
    2.
    Changing original ignition coil with cultus ignition coil in piaggio - Page 7

    Second phase Modifications


    3.Wiring and electronic boosting

    4.Rear Aluminium Rim
    5.
    Sporty chain cover
    6.
    Rear 120/80 -17 Bridgestone Batlax

    7.Grips from complete Flat local Clipon's to Heavy bike Raised Clipon's
    8.
    CarbonFiber wrapped side tappays - page 16

    Latest Modifications.


    9.Front Rim 2.15-17, Rear rim 4.0-17 (Make original Honda)
    10.Front Tire 100/80-17, Rear 140/70-17 (Make Dunlop Aeromax GT-501 Japan - Pair F & R, both tubeless)
    11.Custom rear sprocket
    12.Rear Disk Brake with calliper (Make Nissin Honda CBR 250)
    13.Changed all bushes and bearings for axle fitting in rims
    14.custom made spacers for rims (Make local kharadiya)
    15.Custom rear brake Hub (Make local kharadiya)
    16.Custom Cut Front Mudguard (Honda CBR maybe or Bandit not sure)
    17.Increased height from rear by 2 inches by using spacers in shocks
    18.Changed all four indicators again
    19.Changed headlight again back to original headlight
    20.Air intake
    21.Small fairing covering only the sides partially
    22.Carbon paper on fairings and side tappays
    23.Matt black paint on rims and front mudguard
    24.Removed chain cover (no space left for fitting)

    25.New Rear view mirrors and handle grips

    26.New Silencer

    Sound test and a slight tire spin

    Traveling Pics

    Some Pics while returning from Lahore To Islamabad on GT Road - page 15

    Ravi Piaggio Storm Complete User Manual

    Part 1 ( Front page to Page 12 )
    Part 2 ( Page 13 - 27 )
    Part 3 ( Page 28 - 42 )
    Part 4 ( Page 43 - 57 )
    Part 5 ( Page 58 - Back Page )

    Pics of extremely modified ravi piaggios and others in LHR (facebook page)

    The bike was sold on February 16 2014, that is why thread has been closed


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    Omer bhai As i saw your bikes pics same reaction from my side too
    Quote Originally Posted by getscorpion View Post

    My Ravi Piaggio Storm 125 - 2012 - ZnqQ5

    Omer bhai mashAllah mashAllah Amazing modification
    brilliantly very very neatly done really can't find words for appreciation
    tanki fairing looking superb mashAllah how neatly installed

    Omer bhai aap bhale esko ravi piaggio bole par really man this is much more than a just ravi 125 storm


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    Quote Originally Posted by atifkhail View Post
    omer bhai tier ka kia size hai 120/80 waise lag to bara raha hai...or yeh disc brake car kis car ki hai.......

    yeh side fenders kahan se leyh.........
    Rear tire size is 140/70-17 with rear rim size 4.0 - 17 and front tire size is 100/80-17 with front rim size 2.5 - 17, disk break car ky nahy bike ky hay honda cbr 250 nissin break setup

    Fenders purchased from LHR courtesy a friend and definitely he will read this

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1 View Post
    One of decent modified Storm ever MashALLAH.

    Big Rear Tyre impressive... alloys and rear disc (Y)
    Have you cahnged the swing arm for big tyre?
    What about current fuel consumption is it same or reduced?
    JazakAllah, No swing arm is genuine the maximum piaggio's swing arm can sustain is 140 with 17 inch rim not 18 inch rim now i know after these mods

    Haven't checked the fuel consumption yet but yes it will definitely definitely reduce

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    lets see how much fuel consumption & top speed reduces
    i guess there would be good reduction in both fuel average & in top speed too

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmszack View Post
    What is the total cost for this project ? and where do u get these rims ? are these new ?
    Total cost of the project was around 45K including clip on's and fairing, stuff was bought from both LHR and Pindi, nope not new used ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilskreed View Post
    The increased tire tread who without any doubt decreases engine's efficiency..The bike's compression and size 124cc i think its not feasible to put in a tire with size that big(strained engine)..Otherwise fantastic mods.
    JazakAllah, yes you are right, when modifying you gain something and you lose something and that's also what i did, there were many things under consideration when i was going for these mods and one of the very important one is the one you have mentioned above

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver_Knife View Post
    No doubt its looking very nice.. And infact one of the hottest RP's.. But as DC said, Its to much for a small 125cc engine.. I was also going for alloys and searched for them, but left the idea as it will decrease the performance and but an extra burden..

    But for you its nice as i assume the next step you will go for is for probably changing the engine.
    JazakAllah, Yup your assumption is right looking for an engine but still double minded about the engine weather to swap a new engine or not lets see what happens but before that next inline is the silencer

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    Quote Originally Posted by hidalgo View Post
    umer when you told me that you are going for fatter tyres , i did nt knew that they gonna be so huge . MASHALLAH one hawtt bike front gives a glimpse of cb400 and gs 500.
    JazakAllah, but still tire is not huge enough for your beast, which needs even a bigger tire

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjad635 View Post
    lets see how much fuel consumption & top speed reduces
    i guess there would be good reduction in both fuel average & in top speed too
    yup both will reduce, these mods were not done considering the top speed and fuel average, to increase speed there are other mods not these and top speed is not what i wanted to achieve right now but is in the pipeline

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    make sure you come in next get to gather dear . many people are awaiting this storm. it was missed
    legend will revive soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by omer85 View Post
    Yup still a little a lot more can be done anyway jokes apart its still piaggio that's why even after a lot of suggestions to remove ravi piaggio sticker and put yamaha or suzuki or honda haven't done it because its still a piaggio
    Thats a brave decision of not removing the RP logo..

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    omer bhai what is width and length of piaggio swing arm ?
    legend will revive soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by hidalgo View Post
    omer bhai what is width and length of piaggio swing arm ?
    To be honest haven't exactly measured it yet

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    thread updated

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    kindly do and update please .
    legend will revive soon

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    Thats Like a Man!

    Quote Originally Posted by omer85 View Post
    lot of suggestions to remove ravi piaggio sticker and put yamaha or suzuki or honda haven't done it because its still a piaggio
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/motorcycle-travel-diaries/277725-sober-riders-visit-khunjerab-adventurous-way-via-nori-pass

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    bhai 45k laga howa Nazar ata hai ... awaein he nahi 125cc ki bike 400cc Bandit lagni shru ho gaye... Allah Chalana Naseeb keray MashaAllah best modification... even intial mods were pretty Good but Alloys Rims completely nailed it right. Take Care.

    Quote Originally Posted by omer85 View Post
    Total cost of the project was around 45K
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/motorcycle-travel-diaries/277725-sober-riders-visit-khunjerab-adventurous-way-via-nori-pass

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    Wao masha ALLAh bht zbrdst.
    Ye kahen sy bhi 125cc ni lg rhi ab.
    I Am the Feel
    I Am The Yamaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N0m1 View Post
    Wao masha ALLAh bht zbrdst.
    Ye kahen sy bhi 125cc ni lg rhi ab.
    JazakAllah

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    Only Done Solely For Test Purpose Of The New Mods
    Tested the speed today with pillion rider on straight road speed was 105 speedometer equivalent to 100 on gps software 5 K.m. speedometer error and this was in 4th gear at 10.5 K rpm didn't apply 5th gear (Gear ratio has been changed). This was only done for test purposes of the new mods not any type of race or anything.

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