Craigslist find of the day...Pings 2000 RM125?

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7/19/2019 10:51 PM

https://amarillo.craigslist.org/mcy/d/fritch-2000-suzuki-rm-125/6937942310.html

According to the listing......

This is a factory Suzuki racing bike which won the 2000 Anaheim 125cc class super-cross driven by David Pingree!

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7/20/2019 3:54 AM

Interested to hear from Ping himself!

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7/20/2019 4:39 AM

looks the goods!

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7/20/2019 4:47 AM

Purchase is mandatory!

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7/20/2019 5:25 AM

Ping should call live on the Whiskey Throttle Show and troll the guy. "David who? Never heard of the guy? Will you take 1700 and some tattoos?"

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7/20/2019 5:46 AM

In FRITCH??? I'm 2 hours away and have relatives there. Fritch is a tiny little ranching/farming town. I'm wondering how in the world Pingree's bike ended up THERE.

$5000? Naw.

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7/20/2019 5:49 AM

5 grand LMAOO, has stock suspension, might of been the bike but most the real goods were taken off looks like.

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7/20/2019 5:55 AM

Ping was a great driver that day in Anaheim. Lol

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7/20/2019 5:58 AM

Ping ran his levers really high!

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7/20/2019 6:04 AM

Jarrod458 wrote:

Ping was a great driver that day in Anaheim. Lol

LOL. That gets on my nerves. I watch snocross during the winter and one of the announcers keeps saying "these drivers."

If it has handlebars = you ride / rider

If it has a steering wheel = you drive / driver

No one drives a bicycle, motorcycle, etc

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

7/20/2019 6:04 AM

kxfracer108 wrote:

Ping ran his levers really high!

And routed the brake line on the outside of the fork guards 😂

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7/20/2019 6:34 AM

HighPlainsSquid wrote:

In FRITCH??? I'm 2 hours away and have relatives there. Fritch is a tiny little ranching/farming town. I'm wondering how in the world Pingree's bike ended up THERE.

$5000? Naw.

The team he rode for then, didn't they hail from TX? Or, maybe Billy Whitley was their manager and he is from TX? There is a TX connection somewhere, just not sure how.....

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7/20/2019 6:36 AM

If true that should be Hanging up at the whiskey throttle show head quarters!

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7/20/2019 6:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/20/2019 6:44 AM

dadofagun wrote:

The team he rode for then, didn't they hail from TX? Or, maybe Billy Whitley was their manager and he is from TX? There is a TX connection somewhere, just not sure how.....

Whitley is from the Houston area, and Primal Impulse was owned by a guy who lived near San Antonio.

One of Jiri Dostal’s (supposedly) Primal Impulse RM125s popped up on CL in SA a few years ago. There were several signs that it was the real deal, but a lot of the good stuff was replaced with stock parts.

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7/20/2019 6:48 AM

That looks like a stock bike with a graphics kit, wheels and a set of pro tapers....possibly a pipe. At least, from the professional photo shoot.

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7/20/2019 6:59 AM

HighPlainsSquid wrote:

In FRITCH??? I'm 2 hours away and have relatives there. Fritch is a tiny little ranching/farming town. I'm wondering how in the world Pingree's bike ended up THERE.

$5000? Naw.

dadofagun wrote:

The team he rode for then, didn't they hail from TX? Or, maybe Billy Whitley was their manager and he is from TX? There is a TX connection somewhere, just not sure how.....

Moto Mofo wrote:

Whitley is from the Houston area, and Primal Impulse was owned by a guy who lived near San Antonio.

One of Jiri Dostal’s (supposedly) Primal Impulse RM125s popped up on CL in SA a few years ago. There were several signs that it was the real deal, but a lot of the good stuff was replaced with stock parts.

Thanks bud! The older I get, the cloudier things get......

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7/20/2019 6:17 PM

Wish Ping would chime in on this, curious if it's some variation of one real bikes.

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7/20/2019 7:35 PM

Jarrod458 wrote:

Ping was a great driver that day in Anaheim. Lol

At the super-cross!

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7/20/2019 9:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/20/2019 9:26 PM

Damnit, I was literally in Amarillo over night and left this morning on my way home. 😩 I’d say it’s pretty legit. Still has the mag rear hub...

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7/21/2019 12:44 AM

Jarrod458 wrote:

Ping was a great driver that day in Anaheim. Lol

-MAVERICK- wrote:

LOL. That gets on my nerves. I watch snocross during the winter and one of the announcers keeps saying "these drivers."

If it has handlebars = you ride / rider

If it has a steering wheel = you drive / driver

No one drives a bicycle, motorcycle, etc

I'm with you on this one...

RJ does the driver thing... probably spent too much time around the trucks.
I'll criticize anyone but RJ about saying driver at a motocross event.

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7/21/2019 1:10 AM

I messaged the seller & forwarded to Ping yesterday. Would be cool to tidy it up, fit factory suspension and get Ping on it some day.

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7/21/2019 8:21 AM

I’m interested in buying it. 5k is a little steep. Hopefully he will come down on the price and I can snag it.

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7/21/2019 8:52 AM

motomike894 wrote:

5 grand LMAOO, has stock suspension, might of been the bike but most the real goods were taken off looks like.

What makes you sure that it has stock suspension?

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7/21/2019 9:31 AM

motomike894 wrote:

5 grand LMAOO, has stock suspension, might of been the bike but most the real goods were taken off looks like.

APLMAN99 wrote:

What makes you sure that it has stock suspension?

look at it lol, it’s not A kit I mean it may be revalved but pingree would've had A kit stuff on it so lol

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7/21/2019 9:55 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/21/2019 9:57 AM

motomike894 wrote:

5 grand LMAOO, has stock suspension, might of been the bike but most the real goods were taken off looks like.

APLMAN99 wrote:

What makes you sure that it has stock suspension?

motomike894 wrote:

look at it lol, it’s not A kit I mean it may be revalved but pingree would've had A kit stuff on it so lol

To my memory, Showa didn't even offer A-Kit back in 2000.

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7/21/2019 10:09 AM

Found a quote from Ping "I really liked my 2000 Suzuki RM125; it was light, fast, and easy to ride"

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7/21/2019 10:09 AM

motomike894 wrote:

5 grand LMAOO, has stock suspension, might of been the bike but most the real goods were taken off looks like.

APLMAN99 wrote:

What makes you sure that it has stock suspension?

motomike894 wrote:

look at it lol, it’s not A kit I mean it may be revalved but pingree would've had A kit stuff on it so lol

The forks and clamps definitely don’t appear to be the same as what came on the stock bike, and the team was running RG3 suspension so....

It may not be the same suspension that was on it when Pingree raced it, but it doesn’t look stock either.

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7/21/2019 10:20 AM

Yeah a kit lol like photo above that or it’s all coated but shock body is different too, either way this isn’t what’s on the bike for sale lol

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7/21/2019 11:14 AM

Those are stock 49mm showa forks from the 250 that’s also a showa shock from the 250’s from back then. A kit back then was basically coated suzuki 49mm forks with aluminum spring tubes instead of plastic. The base and mid valves were slightly different. Shock body was sand cast but still used a 16mm shaft and a billet clevis. You could make all that stuff very close to a kit for the price of coatings. I had a bunch of this stuff from Rg3 a while back it’s pretty but nothing close to the standards passed 2006 showa stock stuff.

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7/21/2019 11:21 AM


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