14 year old in search of my first 125

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3/3/2019 6:32 PM

Im looking for my first 125 i have about 1100 dollars im in the new york area i have been trying to find a dirtbike on letgo but i dont really know anywhere else and all the dirtbikes i found we all in really bad condition my friend told me about this site so if any body has a good 125 please message me at 5184167819

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3/3/2019 6:36 PM

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3/3/2019 6:40 PM

Try Craigslist.org, but be ready for a big surprise.
125's are in demand, but some you will see are simply insane, especially in the northeast. Good luck!

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3/3/2019 6:54 PM

I’m looking for some punctuation!

x2 for Craigslist though. I’ve also seen a few on OfferUp.

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3/3/2019 7:20 PM

Done be afraid on the mid 2000s Honda’s, they can usually be had cheaper because they’re not exactly benchmark for performance. For a first big bike they will be more than sufficient though and parts are much cheaper compared to say a Kawi or Suzuki, I’d recommend staying away from those for that reason. Realistically though, you’re soooooo much better off paying more up front for a nice bike than buying a turd and trying to get the thing working right, it’s just frustrating and a money pit. 1100 probably won’t get you too far, but if you can save up a bit longer and get to the $2000 range you’d be a lot better off.

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3/3/2019 7:59 PM

Find yourself a vintage, (pre-1975), 125 motocross bike that needs rebuilding. Rebuild it yourself and then try some Vintage Motocross action. I'm sure there is some going on in your area.

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3/3/2019 8:06 PM

ID try some motocross Groups on Facebook and Facebook Market place, ive seen Decent 125's in that Price range or slightly more that may take that as an offer, if you find a Bike that someone is asking a little more for like $1300/$1400 i would recommend to go look at in person and make the offer in person if you want it , rather than making an offer without being there , people are much more likely to accept your offer when you are there in person with Cash in Hand!

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3/4/2019 3:38 AM

Sir Roostsalot wrote:

Try Craigslist.org, but be ready for a big surprise.
125's are in demand, but some you will see are simply insane, especially in the northeast. Good luck!

This^^^, at that price point its going to be hard to find one that doesn't need serious work. People are asking outrageous prices for well running two strokes, and even more outrageous for "needs work" two strokes. Beware the inevitable "RUNS MINT, NOTHING WRONG EXCEPT (insert exhaustive list of expensive issues here)"

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3/4/2019 3:41 AM

bikefinds.com good luck!

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3/4/2019 11:05 AM

If there was ever a thread for Tarz to shine! He’s constantly posting used bike threads.

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Ride fast & slap ass

3/4/2019 11:29 AM

Moto man wrote:

If there was ever a thread for Tarz to shine! He’s constantly posting used bike threads.

Indeed

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3/4/2019 12:30 PM

My bike was manufactured the year you were born. w00t
There should be tons of bikes for sale in your area- I like the RMs and YZs.

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3/4/2019 12:45 PM

Kelz87 wrote:

I’m looking for some punctuation!

x2 for Craigslist though. I’ve also seen a few on OfferUp.

He's from my Son's generation, where most of them have the hand writing skills of Edward Scissorhands...... Punctuation?!?....they probably think that is a new band, or some disease you get eating the wrong food overseas. To the OP, shoot for a TTR 125. Cheap, you can learn the same basic skills needed to maintain a dirtbike, and the cast you earn from riding it will be no better than the one a 2 stroke 125 will get you. Have fun, and remember, it doesn't hurt until the bone shows.....

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3/4/2019 12:51 PM

I had a CR500 when I was 15, and it didn't kill me.

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3/4/2019 1:36 PM

I’ve been flipping 125s the last 2 1/2 months. Made about 5k. Look for RMs...they are dirt cheap. I’ve seen a few 03-06 RM125s ranging from 1200-1500 in the NY area. Check Facebook market

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3/4/2019 6:59 PM

Find some ads then post a link here so we can give you advice. Do you have someone who can help you do repairs and maintenance? Do you have tools? Can you ride on your property or close to your home?

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3/4/2019 7:01 PM

Reese95w wrote:

Find yourself a vintage, (pre-1975), 125 motocross bike that needs rebuilding. Rebuild it yourself and then try some Vintage Motocross action. I'm sure there is some going on in your area.

Seriously?

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3/5/2019 9:59 AM

Reese95w wrote:

Find yourself a vintage, (pre-1975), 125 motocross bike that needs rebuilding. Rebuild it yourself and then try some Vintage Motocross action. I'm sure there is some going on in your area.

Huge money pit there. I think the kid wants to ride.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

3/5/2019 11:32 AM

Maybe try looking for a kx100 or an 85 big wheel. They will be much easier to find in your price range and will be easier to learn on.

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3/5/2019 12:48 PM

DO NOT get in a hurry and buy one that needs a lot of work, or even a fair bit of work.

You need to make a decision. If you want to work on one, buy the cheapest one you can find. If you want to ride one, buy one that needs no work. YES. It will cost a lot more than $1,100. DO NOT get in a hurry. The money you spend on parts and tools could have gone to buying a better bike to start with.

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3/5/2019 9:04 PM

You either find rip offs or scam artists in the used bike market here in Los Angeles
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/d/venice-2018-yz125/6834482725.html
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3/5/2019 10:13 PM

Permeance_Flux wrote:

You either find rip offs or scam artists in the used bike market here in Los Angeles
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/d/venice-2018-yz125/6834482725.html
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What's the scam down there?

You show up and they rob you of your $1500 cash?

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3/5/2019 10:30 PM

cwtoyota wrote:

What's the scam down there?

You show up and they rob you of your $1500 cash?

I’m looking into the legitimacy but upon initial review it doesn’t pass the smell test. I texted him if he has more pictures available. The ad was just posted today.

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3/6/2019 3:58 AM

Permeance_Flux wrote:

You either find rip offs or scam artists in the used bike market here in Los Angeles
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/d/venice-2018-yz125/6834482725.html
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cwtoyota wrote:

What's the scam down there?

You show up and they rob you of your $1500 cash?

Permeance_Flux wrote:

I’m looking into the legitimacy but upon initial review it doesn’t pass the smell test. I texted him if he has more pictures available. The ad was just posted today.

Let me save you the time. IT'S A SCAM. Usually scams like this they do to collect emails and phone numbers from all the people that contact them. They then either sell that information or send you spam and or viruses.

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3/6/2019 3:03 PM

What do you guys think

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3/6/2019 3:04 PM

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