Hey guys have decided to buy an RS 125 and just wanted to know any tricks for stopping it from breaking down too soon. Background: I have virually no riding experience and was trying to decide bewteen three pretty different purchases. 1) Just any old POS 250 that was cheap and I didn't mind dropping till I could get something bigger. This was clearly the sensible option. 2) Hyosung GT250R. I just can't get past buying a new bike for $7000 and also liked the idea of 2year warranty. 3) 2001 Aprilia RS 125 with just over 4000k's for $7000. Read heaps and spoke to people and general consensus was this would be a bad choice. Decided stuff practicalities and I'm going to buy the Aprilia tomorrow hopefully and just had some questions. Any practical hints for upkeep. I know two strokes are higher maintenance but when should I get my first top end rebuild, any particular synthetic oil that people think is great, warming up time etc. Also any riding tips given that I hear can be a bit tricky. Mainly just really don't want to buy it just to have to have the engine completely rebuilt in 1000k's. Cheers any help is awesome as I am a complete novice who's probably about to make a dumb decision. P.S also I live in Canberra does anyone know a good place to get it serviced and is it worth paying a mechanic to have a look at the bike before I get it.