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Old 07-18-2011, 11:03 PM
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Hi so im looking to get a Honda CR125 in the next few months. I was wondering which year had the best CR125 engine that is between 2000-2007 ? i know that 2002 was one of the worst. So please let me know which was the best from the 2000-2007 year models. Thanks alot guys
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Ive never had any problems with my 04. Except for when im gonna buy parts for it. cus they make most parts for the 02-03 and 05-07 lol.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:18 PM
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so 04 is good but hard to find some parts. i'll keep that in mind. thanks for the fast reply, hopefully i get some more people that can let me know which year was the best engine.
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My 05 seems to be bullet proof, year number two of beating the snot out of it with races every weekend. and Practice 3 days a week
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what about 03? im not seeing an 04 or 05's on craiglist around me
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what about 03? im not seeing an 04 or 05's on craiglist around me
Couldnt tell ya, ill sell you my bike it's showroom perfect lol
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:37 PM
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well im tight on cash, most of them on craigslist are going for 1200-1500, thats why i was wondering bout the 03 because theres a nice 03 with a fresh top end only 3 hours on it, he has receipts and everything to proove it
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12-1500 for complete bikes i hope?
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yes complete bikes. they go for cheap around here

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yes complete bikes. they go for cheap around here. and if i have to rebuild the top end on one after i ride it a few times, no big deal. my dad had a few cr125's when he was younger. he had an 89 and 92, and the 92 he was replacing top ends alot because of the cylinder being nickel plated so he had to rebuild the top end alot or it would ruin the cylinder.
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yes complete bikes. they go for cheap around here

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yes complete bikes. they go for cheap around here. and if i have to rebuild the top end on one after i ride it a few times, no big deal. my dad had a few cr125's when he was younger. he had an 89 and 92, and the 92 he was replacing top ends alot because of the cylinder being nickel plated so he had to rebuild the top end alot or it would ruin the cylinder.
The 03 as far as chassis is a great bike, the motor is going to be very similar to the later models as well there is not going to be a lot of difference. I would go for a CLEAN 03 over a later year any time because I have seen year old bikes that are totally clapped out and should be taken to the bike grave yard.

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The 03 as far as chassis is a great bike, the motor is going to be very similar to the later models as well there is not going to be a lot of difference. I would go for a CLEAN 03 over a later year any time because I have seen year old bikes that are totally clapped out and should be taken to the bike grave yard.

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the 03 that ive been looking at looks very well maintained and clean. Looks like the guy took care of it and respected it, but ive seen alot of them that look like they have had no respect towards them
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can you pressure wash the bike without hurting it? i know to plug the exhaust tip and all that stuff but would it hurt the bike to pressure wash it? i want to know because an old bike i had i could never get some of the muck off of it with the hose and soapy water. i just want to know so when i get this 03 i can wash it
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can you pressure wash the bike without hurting it? i know to plug the exhaust tip and all that stuff but would it hurt the bike to pressure wash it? i want to know because an old bike i had i could never get some of the muck off of it with the hose and soapy water. i just want to know so when i get this 03 i can wash it
Personally I believe so but some do not, I am very careful not to aim directly at any seals or graphic's on the bike and I try and not hit suspension components and such directly with the stream.

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well im not worried about plastics, i will take those off when i clean it, because when i get it i want to clean it up before i ride it for the first time. i just want the get the engine case and swingarm and all the other stuff clean if its dirty
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If possible get a 05 or newer, the chassis is great and the susp is good. Not to mention that the 03-07 Hondas are really nice looking in general.

The 04 is a one off engine I do believe (the powervalve). I had a 04 and there's things you can do to improve performance but I would get the 05-up if possible.

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