How tall do you need to be for a 125

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5/1/2018 1:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/1/2018 1:05 PM

Kind of a dumb question as many bike can be customized. I a'm looking for 125. I just came of a CR 85. My height is 5,5 and about a 157 pounds or so. Which bike with minimum mods (shaved seat etc) do you think fits a shorter rider best? I was originally thinking Honda, but then it crossed my mind that maybe the KTM. Also it has been said that the Kawi is the thinnest, most factory adjustment, and at least on paper (spec) has the lowest seat height.
What do you say?
Thanks!

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5/1/2018 1:18 PM

The experts would say you should go up to the rare RM100.

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5/1/2018 1:38 PM

My son was 5'3" or 5'4" when I bought him a CR125. I shaved the seat and he was good to go. A few months later, he had hit a growth spurt and I was ordering a new piece of seat foam.

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5/1/2018 1:46 PM

I hopped on a 250f when i was 12, but i was 5'8 then and 6'0 now so

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5/1/2018 1:46 PM

Speede1237 wrote:

Kind of a dumb question as many bike can be customized. I a'm looking for 125. I just came of a CR 85. My height is 5,5 and ...more

Go with a KTM , Husky or Yamaha. The last years that Honda made 125s they were slooooow.

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Ed Johnson

5/1/2018 2:16 PM

I would ask Eric Geboers and Jeff Ward

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5/1/2018 2:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/1/2018 2:28 PM

Ricky Carmichael rode the wheels off one and he’s like 4’18”.

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5/1/2018 2:30 PM

lostboy819 wrote:

Go with a KTM , Husky or Yamaha. The last years that Honda made 125s they were slooooow.

Bro, it's a 125. They are all slow as shit lol.

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5/1/2018 2:35 PM

Speede1237 wrote:

Kind of a dumb question as many bike can be customized. I a'm looking for 125. I just came of a CR 85. My height is 5,5 and ...more

lostboy819 wrote:

Go with a KTM , Husky or Yamaha. The last years that Honda made 125s they were slooooow.

BroFoSho wrote:

Bro, it's a 125. They are all slow as shit lol.

His CR85 would be faster than a CR125 blush

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Ed Johnson

5/1/2018 3:25 PM

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5/1/2018 4:49 PM

I'm barely 5' 6" and I ride everything. KTM's and Yamaha's are a little tall, everything else is fine. My RM has a full seat and it a little bit of a stretch to the ground but my son's KX125 is perfect. He's 5' 9" but won't swap bikes with me...

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5/1/2018 5:40 PM

ID say 5'5" is just enough. 150+ is plenty.

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