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3/14/2019 6:22 PM

Anyone else ever start a small winter rebuild that goes wild? I added up the cost of my build tonight and I can't believe what I spent on a 2004 CR125...the build is awesome and I love how its turning out but damn I could have bought a leftover kx250f or something for the same price lol

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3/14/2019 6:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/14/2019 6:27 PM

My 83 YZ125 build...(Posted in the old school section).

I quit counting once i hit 5x the cost of the bike and past 2x what i budgeted.

Too be fair, i'm making an improvement as i expected to be 4x less than what it cost to build my FJ40 so next project should be spot on!

Never will get it all back out, but fingers crossed i haven't finished or ridden it by the time we move and my wife still signs off on it going into the house.

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3/14/2019 6:30 PM

1983YZ125 wrote:

My 83 YZ125 build...(Posted in the old school section).

I quit counting once i hit 5x the cost of the bike and past 2x what i budgeted.

Too be fair, i'm making an improvement as i expected to be 4x less than what it cost to build my FJ40 so next project should be spot on!

Never will get it all back out, but fingers crossed i haven't finished or ridden it by the time we move and my wife still signs off on it going into the house.

I think once I retire the bike in a few years I'll just hang it up in the garage haha, now I just need a house with a killer garage.

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3/14/2019 6:40 PM

I have a YZ490 in pieces that I was going to redo for the third time but after totaling what I wanted to do to it at today's prices I said "Eff that" and bought a brand new bike instead. I can't bring myself to part it out either because I know I'll end up with a bunch of stuff I'll have to scrap.

I might part with this BRAND NEW FMF Gold Series pipe I bought for it tho(for a fair price)

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3/14/2019 6:41 PM

This isn’t exactly a rebuild, but it certainly got out of hand. Last fall I picked up a leftover 350SXF and really didn’t have any plans to do anything to it, but then November showed, it sits alone and unused and unloved in the garage, Black Friday deals started to show up, and some nice used things popped up, and bam, here we are.

https://m.vitalmx.com/forums/Bike-Builds,46/My-2018-KTM-350SXF-build,1355674

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3/14/2019 7:53 PM

Been there done that..
Try not to look at the cost so much as it will mess with your head. Think of the many days of enjoyment it will bring that is hard to put a cost on it. Enjoy !

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3/14/2019 8:17 PM

H4L wrote:

Been there done that..
Try not to look at the cost so much as it will mess with your head. Think of the many days of enjoyment it will bring that is hard to put a cost on it. Enjoy !

Oh yeah I can’t wait to get it finished and rip it once the snow melts.

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3/14/2019 8:24 PM

No idea what you’re talking about ! Lol

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3/14/2019 8:41 PM

langhammx wrote:

No idea what you’re talking about ! Lol

Haha, right can't think of that ever happening.

I started out with a $1,000 for a 03 kx125 over the summer.
It's looking to be about $5,700-6,500 when I'm all said and done.

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3/14/2019 8:54 PM

my 06 rm125.. started off as just wanting to get a bike to get back into riding again. Then came $1000 wheels, frame powder coated, two new top ends, all new motor bearings, micropolishing the tranny, clutch, clutch basket and hub, plates, levers.. the list goes on 🤦‍♂️

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3/14/2019 10:30 PM

Every bike I buy, I tell myself it’s going to stay stock... that lasts about 2 months.

These memes explain my life:




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3/14/2019 10:52 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Every bike I buy, I tell myself it’s going to stay stock... that lasts about 2 months.

These memes explain my life:




Haha , these are great!

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3/14/2019 11:54 PM

H4L wrote:

Been there done that..
Try not to look at the cost so much as it will mess with your head. Think of the many days of enjoyment it will bring that is hard to put a cost on it. Enjoy !

Man, no kidding. I don't add up the costs as I know I would become depressed.
The hours invested, however, become a point of pride.

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3/15/2019 12:29 AM

Ya cant make a post without pics come on. Show us the cr

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3/15/2019 12:37 AM

This post is useless without pics

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I miss

3/15/2019 1:30 AM

Yah, we need pictures!

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3/15/2019 4:44 AM

Me: "Wife I need an old 125 so I can work on my momentum"
Wife: "As long as you don't do a full resto and waste a bunch of money"

I buy a 1995 CR125



6 months later after I realize Im fat old and a fo-fiddy rida:


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3/15/2019 5:47 AM

Same here, but I think I'm still within the price of a new bike so I don't feel to bad about it. And that's with a kit suspension and titanium hardware.

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3/15/2019 5:57 AM

These full blown factory replica 125s are where the money is going(Mainly the pro circuit kawi's). Don't get me wrong.. I absolutely love seeing them and if you have the money then rock on! I wish I could afford a kits and ti hardware for my 04 kx 125 but I'm on the more budget side of it. I have done more to it than I planned and I'd say I am only half way there.. So I will be in the same category. I have the most fun on my 125 and I do enjoy the build process on it though so it is all worth it!

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3/15/2019 6:04 AM

They all do....Then you get married!!!

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3/15/2019 7:07 AM

i have done it numerous times on my kids bmx bikes......but in the end my wife don't say anything, because its for the kids

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kcco

3/15/2019 7:23 AM

nascarnate326 wrote:

Me: "Wife I need an old 125 so I can work on my momentum"
Wife: "As long as you don't do a full resto and waste a bunch of money"

I buy a 1995 CR125



6 months later after I realize Im fat old and a fo-fiddy rida:


Worth it!

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

3/15/2019 7:35 AM

Flowdaddy wrote:

Anyone else ever start a small winter rebuild that goes wild? I added up the cost of my build tonight and I can't believe what I spent on a 2004 CR125...the build is awesome and I love how its turning out but damn I could have bought a leftover kx250f or something for the same price lol

Shhhhhh, don't make that public. Guys getting too deep into a restoration is how I find good deals.

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3/15/2019 7:56 AM

crowe176 wrote:

This post is useless without pics

To be honest, I spent a lot less $$$ than most as I did ALL the labor myself, with the exception of powder coating the frame. Valved the suspension, full motor rebuild, laced wheels, etc. But there is a fuckton of hours into it. Full build thread: https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Bike-Builds,46/1995-YZ-250-No-frills-no-bling-rebuild,1328872



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3/15/2019 8:00 AM

I'm heading that way right now with my KX450...

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3/15/2019 8:05 AM

By the time I was through throwing away unusable parts, I didn't have much more than a cracked frame, swingarm, seat base and a set of hubs for this one.


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3/15/2019 8:10 AM

ML512 wrote:

I'm heading that way right now with my KX450...

You better be doing a build thread

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/15/2019 8:17 AM

I didn’t have the opportunity to go overboard on mine or else I’d still be trying to build it lol. It would be years before I’d be able to finish it lol. I’m actually happy with it the way it is.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, O'Neal, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/15/2019 8:22 AM

Started with nothing but a frame from a 10 dollar 1979 CR125 mini storage find. Add a set of $3000.00 Fox Forks with $700.00 worth of mods, a $1500.00 set of shocks, $900.00 custom swing arm, $1000.00 worth of rebuilt 1980 CR125 wheels, tires....., complete fresh built engine from the ground up with crank, clutch, bearings, seals, gaskets, Millenium plating, nos piston kit, PVL ignition, Mikuni, pipe, silencer, NOS 79 tank, new 80 model seat and plastics, bars, chain, sprockets, grips, levers, cables, filter....good God where does it end!

Good Times!


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3/15/2019 8:23 AM

T-Fish wrote:

Yah, we need pictures!

Soon! Just waiting for my shock to get back and I just need to find time with work being so crazy.

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