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Old 12-29-2014, 06:02 PM
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Hello I have a 2002 Honda xr 100r it's in very good shape for its age. Only thing wrong with bike is that the rear fender it cracked, I have replaced the coil and I have put in a big gun rev box. What should I sel this bike for? Also I would like to get a ktm 125 or 150. What are the differences between the bikes? I have found a 2008 ktm 150 but the owner wants 3000 for it. Is that a fair price? His post says "08 ktm144sx(same as 150) bike has been set up for woods racing, 160- 180lb rider, aftermarket seat, plastic good. Revalved shock with new seal, new fork seals, brand new o-ring chain, flywheel weight, v-force reeds, pro circuit pipe and silencer ( stock included) brand new top end with no hours, 153 hours on bike. Very well maintaned. Bars and tank in pics not included. Comes with OEM bars and tank. Ready to go."

Then I have found a 2004 ktm125 for 1900 and his post says "I have a 2004 KTM 125sx in good condition looking to get rid of for a solid 1900$. Yes i am firm on the price. Maintained every 2 weeks ; carb clean, greasing, oil change, air filter clean. It was a garage kept bike. During the winter took all apart, new shock and suspension bearings in the rear, wire brushed and cleaned and washed. New reeds and tires and also a new shock and as well as all oils and chemicals over winter as well. Comes with many extras contact me if interested"

Is that a fair price? Which bike would be better? Or because it's a two stroke should I go newer?
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:40 PM
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Get the 125 just based off it being your first "real" bike.

Welcome to the forums.

Are you stuck on getting a ktm? Yamaha and Honda make great 125's too.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:23 AM
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I purchased a new ktm 150 last year (13) after many years riding a 125. I found the 150 easier to ride, just as quick and just as much fun.
Would i buy another 125? ... No!
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Okay, I'm kinda thinking about going with a a kx 100. Just because there going for a much lower price and I have been able to try out a buddies bike a few times. Is there a year range that I should aim for? Someone told me to aim for 1984-2003? And someone also told to to wait till someone's got a used 2014 because the motors have been redesigned and there a bit taller?
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:59 AM
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I would just save your money and get a 125 cause I'm afraid your going to out grow that 100 within a year and I know where I live you can get a good yz Cr or kx for around 900 to 1500
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I would just save your money and get a 125 cause I'm afraid your going to out grow that 100 within a year and I know where I live you can get a good yz Cr or kx for around 900 to 1500
Yeah up here in ny the best price for a good running yz kx cr is about $2,000. But I have had to much bad luck buying used. I will keep the xr100 I got and run it. Once I turn 16 I will be old enough to race bikes Over 85cc for two strokes and over 150cc for four strokes.
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150 for sure. 125s require more skill to ride. due to the lack of power you have to really learn how to ride a 2 stroke to handle one. if youre not familiar with riding 2 strokes you will find your self getting really exhausted a lot on a 125 and possibly blowing it up
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:10 PM
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Just an FYI... The ktm 150 is also a two stroke.

Learning to properly ride one will only make you a better rider. If you get exhausted, you just need more seat time.
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