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    Thread: Getting the feel for my 01 RM 125 on my friends back woods track.

    1. 08-06-2012 11:11 PM #1

    2. 08-06-2012 11:44 PM #2
      Nice track through the woods. We had one of those when I was a kid but now it's a friggen housing development.

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      08-07-2012 08:41 PM #3
      Looks like my local mtb course. Oh how I wish I could bomb it...

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      08-08-2012 11:16 AM #4
      Takes me back to my childhood where I spent most days ripping through tight wooded trails like that. FYI, regular prescription eyeglasses don't offer nearly the same level of safety as protective goggles. Definitely worth investing in Rx goggles or contact lenses.

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      08-13-2012 05:23 PM #5
      if you don't mind me asking, how big of a guy are you and how does the bike do?
      I have been torn between getting and older 250, or a 125 like this for a woods/ trail/ play bike.
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      08-14-2012 08:35 AM #6
      As someone pointed out, looks like an mtb track. I'd suggest some kind of long-sleeve shirt / jacket to save your arms.

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      08-14-2012 01:02 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by autotragik b3attlewagen View Post
      if you don't mind me asking, how big of a guy are you and how does the bike do?
      I have been torn between getting and older 250, or a 125 like this for a woods/ trail/ play bike.
      i know i'm not the op but i ride as well. i just went from a yz125 to a yz250 a few months ago. I'm 6'1", 220lbs. There is enough power on a 125. There is more than enough on a 250. Neither bike is setup for motocross for someone over 165-175lbs. If you don't do very much jumping it's not a big deal on either bike. RaceTech sells new springs for $115 an axle so it's not too bad to fix the issue if you want to jump.

      I got to the point where the 125 just didn't scare me anymore and i could pretty much crack it open in any situation and not fear it. While it was nice to be able to do that, i missed the oh **** moments and chose for a bigger harder hitting motor.

    8. 08-17-2012 10:34 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by autotragik b3attlewagen View Post
      if you don't mind me asking, how big of a guy are you and how does the bike do?
      I have been torn between getting and older 250, or a 125 like this for a woods/ trail/ play bike.
      I am 5'7' maybe 150 and i am content with this bike 100 percent . it has and does everthing i want it to do. And i ride a gsxr 1000 on the street. So to me the big style 125 bikes are plenty for leisure but maybe not for competition.

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