Originally Posted by savithk
finally I decided to go for Activa 125 and I bought activa 125 disc version I didn't have any issue now but something annoying me like why kick start so hard in Activa 125 same as Activa 102 :-(... front panel(handlebar area) is vibrating when scooter starts...( Ride Quality) when i driving in road i can feel the jerk bumpy ride little uncomfortable .rear Shock absorbers setup stiff and bouncy feel back pain ... i don't feel the advantage of telescopic suspension . i feel iam runing my old Activa 102cc scooter :-(
any comments and suggestions are welcomed :-)
First of all, congrats for the Activa 125. Which colour did you get?
I have no idea about the handlebar vibrations during start, but my cousin had the problem of the entire body (Activa 110) vibration after a cold start. Realised that the idle RPM was too low and adjusted it, problem solved.
For the kick level, see the owner manual and there are detailed guidelines. You have to first kick it all the way down (slowly), then let it come back all the way up and then kick with force. This way you would not get those hard bounce-back actions.
For ride quality, check the tyre pressures when the scooter tyres are cool. You can get a pressure gauge and adjust yourself or go to the nearest air filling point when the scooter isn't run much (tyres should be cold). Fill upto the recommended levels and enjoy!
And yes, the rear suspension is a bit stiff on solo rides but does quite well with a pillion. The advantage of telescopic suspension is that you won't feel the bumps as you would have in your 102cc Activa. Moreover, while braking with front brakes, there is a nosedive action (similar to bikes) which is very positive and confidence inspiring than the old Activa's jump-over feel due to the conventional front suspension.
Hope it helps.