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5/13/2021 5:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/13/2021 5:12 PM

Yes, a proper spoke with my wallet thread - a brand new TM144 MX. The work day is going to go slow tomorrow, waiting to go riding.


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Current rides: 2021 TM 144, 2008 YZ250

5/13/2021 5:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/13/2021 5:12 PM

Work of art!!

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5/13/2021 5:15 PM

caviar&cigarettes338 wrote:

Work of art!!

It sure is. I almost don’t want to get it dirty!

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Current rides: 2021 TM 144, 2008 YZ250

5/13/2021 5:38 PM

Is that like the chinese big bore version of the yz125?

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5/13/2021 5:41 PM

Honda11 wrote:

Is that like the chinese big bore version of the yz125?

Hardly...ermm

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5/13/2021 5:44 PM

Incredible!

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

5/13/2021 5:45 PM

Awesome!

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5/13/2021 6:52 PM

You win spoke with wallet award for the month of May!

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5/13/2021 6:54 PM

Noooo don’t get it dirty. Just kidding. We need a ride report and maybe some video. That thing is sweet!

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5/13/2021 6:58 PM

Beautiful!

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5/13/2021 7:42 PM

Best yet!

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5/13/2021 7:47 PM

That thing is sweet!! Congrats!!!!

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5/13/2021 8:02 PM

Congrats. Chris at Rev Motorsports is great to deal with.

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5/13/2021 8:05 PM

caviar&cigarettes338 wrote:

Work of art!!

MPJC wrote:

It sure is. I almost don’t want to get it dirty!

Take photos on the stand with tire dressing before you ride it...you will appreciate those photos in the years ahead.

Beautiful bike.

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5/13/2021 8:44 PM

caviar&cigarettes338 wrote:

Work of art!!

MPJC wrote:

It sure is. I almost don’t want to get it dirty!

Black Diesel Bomber wrote:

Take photos on the stand with tire dressing before you ride it...you will appreciate those photos in the years ahead.

...more

That’s a good idea. I’ll do that!

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Current rides: 2021 TM 144, 2008 YZ250

5/14/2021 1:29 AM

Lovely! Congratulations!

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

5/14/2021 4:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2021 4:18 AM

Nice!! The 144 is a very cool bike.

My brother is a Polaris/Kaw/TM dealer here. He rides a TM 300 4 stroke and his grandson a 250 4 stroke. Both seem to be great bikes. TM's are a bit pricey and not for everyone, but they sure are trick.
And if you're willing to spend more money, you can even customize them to your specs.

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5/14/2021 4:05 AM

Honda11 wrote:

Is that like the chinese big bore version of the yz125?

No tm was doing 144 before 144 was cool. This is OGese, not Chinese.

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GP740
Since 1987

5/14/2021 4:19 AM

that bike is awesome congrats. what bike are you coming of ? make sure to give us a good first ride report.

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5/14/2021 7:33 AM

sebastianer wrote:

that bike is awesome congrats. what bike are you coming of ? make sure to give us a good first ride report.

Sold my 250 sxf this spring and still have a 350. I’ve owned a 06 TM 125 before - I was very impressed with the build quality and it was quick but unforgiving if you made mistakes. The extra torque of the 144 should be a bit easier to ride. I’ll soon find out!

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Current rides: 2021 TM 144, 2008 YZ250

5/14/2021 7:40 AM

"Big bore...."

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

5/14/2021 10:12 AM

Looking forward to hearing that ride report

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5/14/2021 10:20 AM

Spudnut wrote:

Looking forward to hearing that ride report

I'm looking forward to that ride!

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Current rides: 2021 TM 144, 2008 YZ250

5/14/2021 1:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2021 1:44 PM

I really wanted to like this photo!

But it just seems too fitting as is. Photo


Congrats on the new bike!

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5/14/2021 1:47 PM

Can’t beat a crisp new smoker, awesome bike enjoy the ride!

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5/14/2021 1:49 PM

MPJC wrote:

Yes, a proper spoke with my wallet thread - a brand new TM144 MX. The work day is going to go slow tomorrow, waiting to go ...more

I can hear these pictures.

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5/15/2021 3:26 AM

More pictures and videos

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5/16/2021 8:43 PM

First ride on Friday just did a few heat cycles to break it in. The first thing I note was that the Mitas intermediate tires that came on the bike were not going to work on the sand that I ride on. Put some Pirelli Scorpion sand tires on the bike and fixed that. Had a better time on it today. I’ve got to relearn riding a small bore 2 stroke. This thing pulls beautifully if your left foot is on the ball. When you get it right it’s feels great. But riding a 4 stroke has left me with bad habits so I’ll need some seat time to get my 2 stroke skills back. But the bike is awesome. Feather light and corners amazingly. Sounds fantastic! My son has never been on a 2 stroke and is still something of a beginner and he found it very tough to ride, but I assured him it’s worth the effort to master it as it is the best way to improve his overall skill. The 4 stroke let’s you go reasonably fast even if you’re lazy and lack skill. Not so with this bike! And that’s what I wanted. Heres the boy on the bike.

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Current rides: 2021 TM 144, 2008 YZ250

5/17/2021 6:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/17/2021 6:41 AM

MPJC wrote:

First ride on Friday just did a few heat cycles to break it in. The first thing I note was that the Mitas intermediate tires ...more

enjoy the new ride! looks like that pipe is bluing up nicely....

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

5/17/2021 2:11 PM

Glad you’re enjoying it, I’m sure to people that didn’t grow up riding 2 strokes the small bores seem like a frantic weird little thing to get used to, but I know I’m far more excited to get to the track if I’m riding my 125 than anything else. Hopefully there’ll be a tm in my garage at some point, looks awesome!

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