2007 RM125 Build

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4/2/2021 5:08 AM

Picked up a really good condition 2007 RM125 from a mate of mine. Going to strip it too a frame and start again! The look of the bike is going to be a clean factory looking bike. Going to do a bit of cerakote on the engine and hubs but not go too overboard with it.

This is how the bike looks as i bought it:

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Picked up this super sick Scalvini pipe!

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Some brand new yellow excel rims!

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Being a KTM rider nothing compares to the brembo brakes, so i went with a ktm front brake master cylinder!

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Sand blasted some parts and applied some cerakote from my home setup!

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Got the bike down to the frame, hopefully get the engine cleaned up and a fresh top end in next week so i can begin the rebuild process!

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4/3/2021 11:14 PM

very nice

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"If you feel in control, you're not going fast enough" ~Mario Andretti

4/4/2021 1:00 AM

Cerakoted the shock body brunt bronze, also ordered top end rebuild kit and specbolt nickel wurks engine fastener kit so ill be able to start piecing it together when that all shows up!
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4/5/2021 1:41 AM

If I was you I would keep the Bills pipe! That silencer is perfect

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4/5/2021 1:55 PM

Hi Cody
I’ve sent you a pm about buying that bills silencer if it’s available. Cheers

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4/6/2021 3:55 AM

Got my forks assembled finally! Kashima tubes and cerakoted lugs! Also cerakoted my Brembo front brake master cylinder burnt bronze and did the lever black. Photo
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4/15/2021 5:27 AM

So fully rebuilt the whole engine using Hot rods bottom end rebuild kit and pro x top end rebuilt kit. So once that was complete I started piecing it together! Just waiting on a new water pump gear as the one that was in it was damaged, once that shows up will be able to get it running. Also cerakoted the radiators tungsten grey and made custom brackets for the silencer and the rmz front plate. Here’s the list of expenses so far

$3500 - bike price
$800 - scallvini exhaust
$430 - excel rims
$130 - Brembo front master cylinder
$110 - nickel wurks engine fastner kit
$474 - pro x rebuild kit and wheel bearings
$244 - VForce3 reeds
$228 - Guts racing seat foam and cover
$397 - PROX clutch basket
$672 - bottom end rebuild
$180 - works connection clutch perch
$279 - plastics
$185 - handlebars and bar pad
$122 - braided front brake hose
$230 - front brake disc
$70 - bolt kit
$100 - chain guide
$800 - suspension coatings and setup
$8995 plus cerakote expenses


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4/15/2021 8:39 AM

nice build mate.

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4/25/2021 1:05 PM

how did you go with brembo master cylinder? did you keep original calipar? interested in trying to improve my RM250's front brakes.

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4/25/2021 2:57 PM

Does anyone know if a rmz 450 rear suspension mono shock will work in a 2003 rm250

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4/25/2021 3:03 PM

$9k I thought I read not going overboard 😂 looks awesome 🔥👍 i had one and you could hammer into and bumps etc and carve corners.

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If I'm healthy enough to complain. I shouldn't be complaining.

4/25/2021 3:25 PM

dirtbikersa wrote:

how did you go with brembo master cylinder? did you keep original calipar? interested in trying to improve my RM250's front ...more

On my 07 rm250 I was very happy with just a switch to a 280mm rotor/bracket and everything else stock.

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4/26/2021 1:31 PM

dirtbikersa wrote:

how did you go with brembo master cylinder? did you keep original calipar? interested in trying to improve my RM250's front ...more

250 cross wrote:

On my 07 rm250 I was very happy with just a switch to a 280mm rotor/bracket and everything else stock.

I will look into over size rotor cause brakes at moment are so shit. I also seem to remember reading that a honda master cylinder makes an improvement.

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4/27/2021 3:04 AM

dirtbikersa wrote:

how did you go with brembo master cylinder? did you keep original calipar? interested in trying to improve my RM250's front ...more

Yep I’m using the original calliper, I went with Brembo because I have a 450 SXF so I wanted a similar feel to that

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4/27/2021 3:05 AM

smoothies862 wrote:

$9k I thought I read not going overboard looks awesome i had one and you could hammer into and bumps etc and carve corners. ...more

Hahahah it is expensive but could’ve been a lot more expensive, plus everything is expensive here in aus

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4/27/2021 3:06 AM

dirtbikersa wrote:

how did you go with brembo master cylinder? did you keep original calipar? interested in trying to improve my RM250's front ...more

250 cross wrote:

On my 07 rm250 I was very happy with just a switch to a 280mm rotor/bracket and everything else stock.

dirtbikersa wrote:

I will look into over size rotor cause brakes at moment are so shit. I also seem to remember reading that a honda master ...more

Yeah the Honda master cylinder is meant to be really good but in my opinion the Brembo brakes are my first preference!

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4/27/2021 3:13 AM

Haven’t updated in a little bit been a bit busy!

Got my suspension revalved and got springs to suit my weight, also got a guts seat foam and cover! My coremoto brake lines showed finally so I assembled them with my cerakoted caliper!

Excel spokes also came so I laced up the front wheel

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5/9/2021 9:10 PM

Update! Wheels are done, brakes are assembled and bled. Graphics are on also.

When the cases were apart the gearbox wasn’t buggered but the gears and a little wear on them but I was unable to find another gearbox so I left it. But came across one the other day so pulled the engine back out and will be able to install it once it arrives! Apart from that it’s almost complete just a couple little things

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5/9/2021 9:27 PM

Great build man

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5/10/2021 3:32 PM

So clean....I love that Guts seat cover.

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5/12/2021 1:36 PM

This is turning out awesome! I love the yellow rims. I think you did a really classy mix of new and older plastic styles, too. It looks like a factory bike from the early 2000s. Super clean!

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5/12/2021 4:57 PM

Where did you source the colored chain adjuster bolts?

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

5/29/2021 1:22 AM

Got the engine done finally! Keen to get it in the bike so I can get it running! How goods the engine bolt kit though! Put a list of parts that I replaced in the engine, also has new Crank and top end

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5/29/2021 1:22 AM

Rickyisms wrote:

Where did you source the colored chain adjuster bolts?

Try Specbolt mate!

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5/30/2021 6:01 AM

Bike looks awesome. Be cautious with the hot rods crank - they’re known to fail.

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6/10/2021 3:54 AM

cloud41 wrote:

Bike looks awesome. Be cautious with the hot rods crank - they’re known to fail.

Yeah found that one out after I purchased haha, put a prox Conrod in it so all will be good!

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6/10/2021 4:12 AM

Engine is back in and bike is mostly complete! Just a few small things now, doing a photoshoot in the next couple weeks so will post those photos on here!

Updated expenses list! I know I originally said I wasn’t going too overboard, I don’t know what to say haha

$3500 - bike price
$800 - scallvini exhaust
$430 - excel rims
$130 - Brembo front master cylinder
$110 - nickel wurks engine fastner kit
$474 - pro x rebuild kit and wheel bearings
$244 - VForce3 reeds
$228 - Guts racing seat foam and cover
$397 - PROX clutch basket
$672 - bottom end rebuild
$180 - works connection clutch perch
$279 - plastics
$185 - handlebars and bar pad
$122 - braided front brake hose
$230 - front brake disc
$70 - bolt kit
$100 - chain guides
$600 - suspension revalve and springs
$2500 - barrel/gearbox/bottom end parts
$250 - graphics kit
$500 - cerakote
$122 - braided rear brake hose
$100 - brake pads
$170 - carbon rear disc guard
$160 - works connection holeshot device

$12,597


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6/10/2021 10:08 AM

spectacular!

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