Really clean 1975 RM125 on ebay

Related:
Create New Tag

6/8/2018 1:16 PM

I had a 78, this one is really nice.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-Suzuki-RM/183258372886

|

6/8/2018 1:36 PM

Good looking bike, I thought the 75 model was TM. Anyway, someone put a lotta cash into that ride.

|

There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

6/8/2018 1:43 PM

ledger wrote:

Good looking bike, I thought the 75 model was TM. Anyway, someone put a lotta cash into that ride.

75 they had an RM and a TM. RM was an M model, but then they came out with a S Hi po versoin mid year. Then they sold the S hop up kits to M owners.

|

6/8/2018 1:44 PM

Starting bid $6900.

From the same guy selling the Mugen Honda's.

Photo

|

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

6/8/2018 2:02 PM

Those foot pegs!

|

6/8/2018 3:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/8/2018 3:14 PM

Nice, But it's a 76. I had a 75.
It had a low pipe and looked like the TM, which they still sold that year.

In 76 they did a total redesign and dropped the TM 125. I worked at my Dad's Suzuki dealership back then and bought the first RM 125 he got. The dealership is still going strong today with Kawi and Polaris too. They're one of the oldest Suzuki dealers in the Midwest

|

6/8/2018 7:29 PM

75 had the down pipe and 5 speed gearbox and in 76 they went to the up pipe and 6 speed gearbox

Photo

|

6/8/2018 11:00 PM

ledger wrote:

Good looking bike, I thought the 75 model was TM. Anyway, someone put a lotta cash into that ride.

In the first half of 75, they still just had the TM.. The RM came out mid-year I recall. We bought one when it came our and had already had our 75 CRs for quite some time when it came out. The engine loaded up quickly with the carb's stock settings if you tried to cruise with it.. what a pain.

|

6/9/2018 8:07 AM

Indy mxer wrote:

Nice, But it's a 76. I had a 75.
It had a low pipe and looked like the TM, which they still sold that year.

In 76 they did a ...more

I think it's a 75 with an obvious up pipe conversion. The clutch covers and brake pedal setups appear to be different fr75 to 76 and these look like the 75 versions.

|

6/9/2018 8:17 AM

1975?

Photo

1976?

Photo

|

6/9/2018 8:50 AM

Indy mxer wrote:

Nice, But it's a 76. I had a 75.
It had a low pipe and looked like the TM, which they still sold that year.

In 76 they did a ...more

APLMAN99 wrote:

I think it's a 75 with an obvious up pipe conversion. The clutch covers and brake pedal setups appear to be different fr75 to ...more

^^^^^ This.

|

6/9/2018 12:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2018 1:28 PM

Indy mxer wrote:

Nice, But it's a 76. I had a 75.
It had a low pipe and looked like the TM, which they still sold that year.

In 76 they did a ...more

APLMAN99 wrote:

I think it's a 75 with an obvious up pipe conversion. The clutch covers and brake pedal setups appear to be different fr75 to ...more

VetMX.com wrote:

^^^^^ This.

Yes. I stand corrected. It's a 75 with some 76 parts on it. I guess my memory isn't as good as I thought!

|

6/9/2018 12:30 PM

Indy mxer wrote:

Yes. I stand corrected. It's a 75 with some 76 parts on it. I guess my memory isn't as good as I thought!

I had a 75 also and that bike looks way more like a 76 but after the differences were pointed out yeah it's a modified 75, but to me, not worth $6,900.00

|

6/9/2018 1:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/9/2018 1:05 PM

As others have said, that appears to be a '75 with some '76 parts, most obviously the pipe. The angular fuel tank gives it away as a '75, which was introduced late in the model year alongside the TM line. The RMs were Suzuki's first factory-replica production bikes, and the 125 preceded the 250 and 370 by one model year. (In the US market, anyway.)

If you look at Suzuki's works bikes from that era, you can see that the 1976 RM line (which caused a major sensation at the time) was based on the 1975 RN/RH/RA bikes, which had been the first Suzukis with up-pipes. (See Roger Decoster and Gaston Rahier from '75.) I've never really decided whether that one-off '75 RM was based on the '74 works bikes (which still had the down-pipe) or whether it was a modified TM-125 with new-fangled long-travel rear suspension. The 1976 RMs introduced "power reed" induction (reed to cylinder and open port to the case?) that the works bikes had been using, and I don't know if the '75 RM-125 had that.

|

F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.