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    HiFiExpat MSX125

    Time to start a thread on my MSX125, if only to have a running log of what the hell I've done and how.

    Had the bike routed to me from Bahrain, and it was delivered to our "camp" gate with no plate. I declined registering as it's not needed on camp for 125cc. Guards let us back on camp no problem.



    Great, so first mod was to lose the stock rear-end.

    I chose MHT Integrated in Clear. I think SteadyGarage. MHT notes that if you plan to run front LED blinkers that utilize a running light, you may not be able to run it, and only get the blinkers.

    Install was painless. I've never owned a bike and really enjoying how accessible everything. I'm sure some of the more advanced mods will give me pause. So far so good.

    Issues: None









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    Nice deal on International shipping and this beauty is in place. Rode to work with some mates and halfway through the morning I realized I still had the full db killer in; took a ride home at lunch, popped it out, and it's pure music.

    Form and function.

    Issues: Minor issue with clips for black plate cover. Screws are too short to fit through and connect as intended; flip clips and it works but leave plate a little wobbly. Just a bit.




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    OTB LED front blinkers

    This one was a doozy. Sure enough the MSX125 only has 2 wires at the front blinkers, there is no extra power up there which you will need to running both Running lights (white) and the Blinker lights (amber).

    I tested the 12v power coming from tail light harness since I don't use a plate or plate light, and while doing so shorted the front blinker wires. Fried the 10A sub-fuse and blew my LED relay.

    Luckily, I found someone who was in Bahrain that very day and the next day I had a new relay.

    I utilized an unused portion of the MHT harness, a splitter, to connect to the 12V yellow wire heading back to the tail, and used some Cat5 cable to run up to the OTB and then split to L/R.

    Issues:

    1. MSX125 model has only 2 wires at front blinkers so running light function will need another independent power supply.
    2. OTB kit missing (2) set screws for cap which MNNTHBX will forward to me.

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    Simple one but worth it.

    Issues: None

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    Petex UnderTail and Engine Cowl

    Found a discount seller of this stuff who shipped to my Thai ARAMEX address, so I thought I would play around with a cheap aesthetic tweak. The tail simply does not fit without modding on the 2015.

    Issues: The Petex white is bright white, not the Himalayan Pearl color.




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    That under tail actually looks pretty cool. Very clean. I wonder if a paint shop could help you with color matching?
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    Quote Originally Posted by estallings15 View Post
    That under tail actually looks pretty cool. Very clean. I wonder if a paint shop could help you with color matching?
    Thanks, being under the tail it's ultimately not highly visible but does what it needs to offer a white accent. The cowl however sticks out like a sore thumb and will probably be removed when I and the MNNTHBX piping.

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    Big shout out to CS who let me tool whore my way into his Sunday afternoon. I'm 5'9" and these are perfect. The stock bars were actually creating crazy tension in my shoulder blades. The bike now feels much more easy to maneuver too.

    Only issue is the clip ons are so short that it has created a shorter arc for the accelerator cable, so even though I have adjusted the throttle body since adding the G2, the accelerator cable gets pinched when you turn hard right. I've adjusted the lay of the cables as much as I can without taking off the shroud. Will have to look into it this weekend but it really is only a hard right now after some tweaking.

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