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11/22/2017 8:11 AM

Ok so trying to figure out which route to go for my winter projects.
Getting a 125 and a 250. Looking for pros and cons. All bikes are in good shape. All 125's will be punched out to 134's. So.....

03 cr 125 and 250. Or 07 125 03 250
Any big difeference2 between the 03 or 07 125's

Found an 04 and 05 yz 125 and 250 so is the motor in the 05 125 that much better then the 04???

03 or 05 kx 125 and 05 k250 any pros and cons here. All very close on price.

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11/22/2017 8:13 AM

18 husky tc250.

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11/22/2017 8:15 AM

If getting a YZ125....I would definitely go with a 2005 or newer for the motor..

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11/22/2017 10:22 AM

Go with the Yamaha's imo. The Honda 125 motors were weak and the 250 power band hard to ride compared to the YZ's.

Never rode Kawi's but always heard that the didn't handle as well as a Honda/Yamaha and not as reliable either.

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11/22/2017 11:05 AM

rob162 wrote:

Ok so trying to figure out which route to go for my winter projects.
Getting a 125 and a 250. Looking for pros and cons. All bikes are in good shape. All 125's will be punched out to 134's. So.....

03 cr 125 and 250. Or 07 125 03 250
Any big difeference2 between the 03 or 07 125's

Found an 04 and 05 yz 125 and 250 so is the motor in the 05 125 that much better then the 04???

03 or 05 kx 125 and 05 k250 any pros and cons here. All very close on price.

Do you complicate the shit out of everything you do Bro?

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11/22/2017 11:12 AM

My opinion. Get the 2004 Yamaha's, put the newer style plastic and SSS suspension and call it a day.

Some of the best bikes ever made. Had an '04 YZ 125 and absolutely loved that bike.

You won't regret getting those bikes.

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11/22/2017 11:21 AM

When it comes to the cr 125 the 05 + has a much better cylinder and head design.

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11/22/2017 11:23 AM

The forks on a pre '06 YZ125 need help. A lot of help. Personally, if I was on a budget, I'd do an 06+ YZ144.

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11/22/2017 11:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/22/2017 11:53 AM

twotwosix wrote:

The forks on a pre '06 YZ125 need help. A lot of help. Personally, if I was on a budget, I'd do an 06+ YZ144.

This.
And yes, the '05 YZ125 motor is better than the '04 (mostly because of the transmission, however. The '04 is a 5-speed. 2005 went back to a full 6-speed.)

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11/22/2017 11:55 AM

Get the 07 CR125... just so I can enjoy the build silly

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11/22/2017 2:26 PM

I'd go Yamaha for the 125. Considerably stronger motor than the CR, better handling/chassis than the Kawi.

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11/22/2017 3:53 PM

Get the 04 yz125. Aluminum frames don't flex, bro.

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11/22/2017 4:44 PM

07 CR125. Why is there even a question?

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11/22/2017 5:56 PM

@Rob.....I would pick the brand in which you feel more comfortable on. Parts availability is kind of a moot point since you can get everything online pretty easily now days. My advice....if you're going to ride them , spend the time and money on the brand you feel the best on....then go from there.

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11/22/2017 6:11 PM

Riders or show bikes? I'm partial to the 07 CR134 and 03 CR250 builds as the parts availability and potential are there, but the YZ's would be great runners as well if you can find some "SSS" for the 05 YZinger. Kawi's would be unique but the fit and finish/OE parts pricing just isn't the same as the other options...Please keep us updated and document in the Build Section either way!

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11/22/2017 6:34 PM

My friends 06 CR 139 (57mm piston) has glad it since 06 it's in a 2010 crf chassis now. My 06 YZ 144 behind it keep the CR in the 3rd gen chassis. The keihin carb swap is the best mod for the CR's the 139 was sweet when it had the showas on it but they was A kit factory connection parts.

I would still put showas on the CR 125 they came with those KYB 46mm bladder forks 00 - 07. They are decent but not as plush feeling as the showas.

Can't go wrong with an 06 plus YZ's had my 144 n 250 for 11 years.

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11/22/2017 7:47 PM

I have an 05 YZ125. SSS is definitely an improvement, but the bike is great without it. When the bike came out, the talk was that the bike was the 125 to have. Also, you'll be able to find parts for it for a long, long time, since the bike is 99% the same as a 2018.

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11/22/2017 8:55 PM

If you like steel frames, get the kawies. They kept steel frames until the end, and they're strong bikes.

The good thing about the Yamaha's, you'll always be able to find parts/upgrades for these. The used market is awash with decent parts as well. Personally, I don't like the alloy frames on the YZ's. Much prefer the older steel frames.

The CR's are what I'd go for. Great potential, the last gen frames were good. They can be made into real weapons.

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11/30/2017 12:28 PM

Camp332 wrote:

Do you complicate the shit out of everything you do Bro?

Yes. When i plan on dumpin 6-8k in a couple of bike to rebuild and ride i do. Its a tpugh decision when you have bikes in the same price range in good shape. The cr and kx i know need more then the yz but ive never rode a yz. So just doing some extra research.

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11/30/2017 12:29 PM

mxb2 wrote:

18 husky tc250.

Planning on a 18 hold over sxf or fc 250 in sept.

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11/30/2017 12:32 PM

smashingpumpkins167 wrote:

Get the 04 yz125. Aluminum frames don't flex, bro.

I know, my favorites bike where my rmz 250 and my ktm 125. Seems like i. Like them more then most of my aluminums bikes.

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11/30/2017 12:38 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

@Rob.....I would pick the brand in which you feel more comfortable on. Parts availability is kind of a moot point since you can get everything online pretty easily now days. My advice....if you're going to ride them , spend the time and money on the brand you feel the best on....then go from there.

Thats what makes it hard for me i know a yz is a good choice less work to make fast then the cr and kx but never really got enough time on one. And the only one i ever got decent rime on was a 426 and hated it. Like you said parts are easy now a days. Just gotta go feel them out i guess. An weigh out how much work is needed to bring them up to speed. Thx

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11/30/2017 12:42 PM

tempura wrote:

If you like steel frames, get the kawies. They kept steel frames until the end, and they're strong bikes.

The good thing about the Yamaha's, you'll always be able to find parts/upgrades for these. The used market is awash with decent parts as well. Personally, I don't like the alloy frames on the YZ's. Much prefer the older steel frames.

The CR's are what I'd go for. Great potential, the last gen frames were good. They can be made into real weapons.

This is exactly what is making it so hard. Seriously you hit the nail on the head. Its a god choice any which way really i guess.

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11/30/2017 1:04 PM

My choice would be the 05 kx125. I've owned the cr, yz and kx125's. The Kawi frame flexes and feels so much better than the stiff AL frames. It's way slower than the stock 05 yz125, but if your going to punch it out anyways.

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11/30/2017 2:27 PM

SmokinJoe439 wrote:

When it comes to the cr 125 the 05 + has a much better cylinder and head design.

02 with HPP top end is another good option..........That set can rip.........

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