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Old 03-16-2009, 10:08 PM
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Default what 125 should i get??


i'm planning on selling my modded 400ex and buying a 125 and taking the extra $$$ and putting it towards a new car. i'm kinda nervous about getting rid of my 400ex cause i've had it for a while and have grown to love it so much!!! and i have been racing for 2 years now on it. i'm trying to decide on what brand of bike to get. i don't wanna go over $1900. i am a die hard honda fan but i'm willing to change that. i'm liking the frame on the cr125 but don't wanna lack on power cause i'll probably not want to buy another bike for a while. so i thought about the yz125 for the power side. what should i do???
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:33 PM
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yz all the way
or just get a cr250 if youre worried about lacking power
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:07 PM
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Love my YZ, not sure about the rest, but couldn't ask for a better more reliable bike IMHO.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:01 PM
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You can get 00-04 cr250's for under $2000 around here all the time. I have always looked at more power is better than less. All I NEVER had a reliability problem on my 2000, not even a fouled plug. I would suggest riding a 125 and 250 first before you throw down the cash. One thing to keep in mind too is that 250's seem to hold there value better than the 125's. I was out of riding for 5 years (with the previous a 125) and got a 250 and once I got used to the power I would never go less. I am 5 10 220 lbs though also. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by kawadude102 View Post
yz all the way
ya that ^^^
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:08 PM
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Any of the 125's would be fine. Unless someone is paying you, it's foolish to think one brand is significantly better than the others. In our garage, we have two Kawasakis, one Honda, one KTM, and a Suzuki RM125. All are excellent bikes.

The better way to buy a bike is to find the best price on a bike in great condition, and disregard the brand.

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Old 05-07-2009, 05:05 PM
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yz125 for sure!
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:33 PM
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I loved my RM but you will outgrow a 125 really fast,by the end of the first season you will wish you had a 250! Honda's are awsome bikes! I'd go with a CR250.And just don't get into the throttle untill your ready,then you will have the power you need.!! Good luck .....Jerry
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:22 PM
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my yz 125 was awsome and very very reliable and i also had a cr 125 both very good bikes. but i also believe that u should get a 250 or a 450. u can always get a flywheel weight to suit you power prefrences and thats what the throddle is for. get a cr 250 or yz 250. good luck,
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