Raw 125 2-Stroke Goodness!

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12/16/2018 5:10 PM

My buddy asked me if I wanted to spin a few laps on his yz125 today...so I grabbed the gopro and ran before he had time to change his mind haha. Thought you guys may enjoy the helmet cam footage! I've also posted a few bike review videos on the channel since I last posted here, so if you guys are interested in hearing how the 2019 YZF450 and 2019 KX450F compare to my CRF450R, feel free to check those out as well!

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12/16/2018 5:20 PM

Wow, sure doesnt look like you havent ridden a 2 stroke in a while..... LOL

Nice, you were making that thing sounds so sweet.

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2020 KTM 350 SXF

12/16/2018 5:21 PM

Thanks for that! Does riding that thing make you want to buy one??

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12/16/2018 6:47 PM

hbdesigns913 wrote:

Thanks for that! Does riding that thing make you want to buy one??

Been searching on craigslist all day after riding that thing! haha

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12/16/2018 7:44 PM

So everyone that gets on one talks about the fun factor, but we need 4t because they're a necessary evil for competitiveness. Makes sense.

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12/17/2018 9:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/17/2018 9:21 AM

hbdesigns913 wrote:

Thanks for that! Does riding that thing make you want to buy one??

JeffWalker841 wrote:

Been searching on craigslist all day after riding that thing! haha

Awesome! We’re planning on coming to FL track and trail early January. Maybe we will see you there.... on a 125

Edit: spelling

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12/17/2018 12:34 PM

Effing right doggie.....that's some good riding!

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12/17/2018 1:23 PM

Shift. Up.

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12/17/2018 2:19 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

Shift. Up.

Solid tip bro, didn’t know you could shift. Is that what the lever on the right is for?

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12/17/2018 2:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/17/2018 2:29 PM

@hbdesigns I’ll for sure be out there in January. Hope to see you there!

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12/17/2018 2:46 PM

Hooooooooo-Boy! That be a PINNED 125. tongue tongue tongue

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12/17/2018 3:31 PM

Rippin!!

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12/17/2018 3:40 PM

Mmmmm corners

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12/17/2018 4:11 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

Shift. Up.

It's a 125, in loam. Sounded to me like he had it right where it wanted to run. Cool video, except for the quads angry

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12/17/2018 6:34 PM

Thanks for sharing! Now I’m starting to regret selling mine last year.

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12/17/2018 6:47 PM

Sheriff245 wrote:

Thanks for sharing! Now I’m starting to regret selling mine last year.

This video makes me glad I just put one on order. Expect a "Spoke with a four stroke trade in" thread in a week or two....

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12/17/2018 6:48 PM

WFO!!

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
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12/17/2018 7:06 PM

Nice video Jeff. Hopefully you get to experience another 125 on some hard pack , or good loamy type dirt instead of sand. You would be surprised how fast one of these little 125's can get around a track. The sand stuff really rob's these bikes of their pure and utter glory!

So overall......what did you think? Maybe get a 125 later down the road? I know I sound like a broken record on here about it , and I wish more guy's would give these bikes a chance.....but damn man , I swear they are the best training tool ever made for this sport. And if you can get one going at a good pace on a track , you should be able to get anything going at a good pace. fast guy , or slow guy.....they can sure teach you ( or at least help keep the skills in check ) , for anyone.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

12/17/2018 7:07 PM

Sheriff245 wrote:

Thanks for sharing! Now I’m starting to regret selling mine last year.

Mx451 wrote:

This video makes me glad I just put one on order. Expect a "Spoke with a four stroke trade in" thread in a week or two....

Ha!.....That's awesome man!

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

12/17/2018 8:49 PM

Sheriff245 wrote:

Thanks for sharing! Now I’m starting to regret selling mine last year.

Mx451 wrote:

This video makes me glad I just put one on order. Expect a "Spoke with a four stroke trade in" thread in a week or two....

jeffro503 wrote:

Ha!.....That's awesome man!

Honesty dude you and your old guys and their 125s thread pushed me over the edge. I raced a 125 this year in a 2t race. I was the only 125 on the line. Shitty starts but went 2-1 against 250s and even some 500s. I had the most fun racing I've had in 18 years of racing (40 years old now). I thought I was stupid to want a 125 because "I wouldn't be as competitive as I would be on a bigger bike." I read your thread and said eff it, I'm getting a 125, so thanks!

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12/17/2018 9:20 PM

Mx451 wrote:

This video makes me glad I just put one on order. Expect a "Spoke with a four stroke trade in" thread in a week or two....

jeffro503 wrote:

Ha!.....That's awesome man!

Mx451 wrote:

Honesty dude you and your old guys and their 125s thread pushed me over the edge. I raced a 125 this year in a 2t race. I was the only 125 on the line. Shitty starts but went 2-1 against 250s and even some 500s. I had the most fun racing I've had in 18 years of racing (40 years old now). I thought I was stupid to want a 125 because "I wouldn't be as competitive as I would be on a bigger bike." I read your thread and said eff it, I'm getting a 125, so thanks!

Holy shit man , that is awesome to hear! I'm glad you gave these 125's a shot and most importantly you are having a blast riding them. I've been on these damn dirt bikes for going on 40 years now. I did my years of racing in the INT classes , and raced +25 A/B and +30A/B for a long time , and did my stint of riding 450's for 15 years. And after almost 30 years of not owning a 125 , I wanted to try one out again....and it was the best decision I ever made.

I get shit from a few dude's here and there ( most all are 450 rider's ) , and even though I don't want to ride the 450's any more ( and I proved I could be competitive on them when I did ) , what's really funny is watching some of them try to ride a 125......they can't. The guy's that really struggle on them , are usually the one's to give me the most shit. Which honestly I don't care. And it put's the biggest smile on my face when I go out there and put in better lap times then they do , on my 125.

I seriously advise every vet rider out there to get one of these things! I swear to god , if you give them a chance , practice , and willing to be humbled a bit until you start to get them down....you can have the time of your life.

Glad to hear you're having a blast on yours!

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

12/17/2018 10:40 PM

My next bike is definitely going to be a 125, to go right next to my 250. I want to ride one so bad now!

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James

12/17/2018 11:11 PM

That was awesome!

And I do agree, midseason last year during injury, I changed this to this:

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Rode the same qualifiers/finals and i was still fighting the "regular pack" at the races. I actually did a little better because I had more stamina left after 15-20min than what I had on my 250f.

AND! hitting uphill jumps wfo 4th/5th gear hanging of the fender, always tapping the rear brake is a freaking awesome feeling and boost for the ego. And all the people that come up and talk to you how awesome it is to hear some wide open 2strokes. tongue
cool

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12/18/2018 6:05 AM

Like Kawi-rider i found i had gas left in the tank to battle the whole moto. I was pretty tired on the 450 at the end and was basically in survival mode. Another side benefit is i have shoulder injuries that don't flare up as bad on the 125 vs 450 due to weight and HP.

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