The latest edition of Classic Steel by yours truly on the 1985 Honda CR125R is up for your reading pleasure

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4/25/2018 7:44 AM

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4/25/2018 8:45 AM

That was my first "big bike!" Good read!

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4/27/2018 6:54 PM

Great write up as usual and thanks for doing it!! I raced one of these and a 1984 cr500 in 1985. Quite an interesting combo in the same day. Added one tooth to the rear sprocket and a disc and master cylinder guard and had a fun season moving from C to B (or novice to amateur as we called it in New England).

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4/27/2018 9:16 PM

Thanks tb, very good read, and only $1,948.00.

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4/28/2018 2:43 AM

Well done. Really enjoy these articles. Thank you !

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4/28/2018 4:31 AM

ledger wrote:

Thanks tb, very good read, and only $1,948.00.

Equates to $4600 in today's money. How many new 125s would Yamaha and KTM be selling today if they could be had at that price?

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4/28/2018 7:53 AM

ledger wrote:

Thanks tb, very good read, and only $1,948.00.

reded wrote:

Equates to $4600 in today's money. How many new 125s would Yamaha and KTM be selling today if they could be had at that price?

I think if you could calculate and add in the higher cost of salaries, R&D, materials, manufacturing, transportation etc you would be closer to the actual cost of what Yamaha and KTM are selling them today.

I would however buy 2 a year if they were 4600!!!

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

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4/28/2018 7:59 AM

Seriously, Yamaha has made damn few changes to the YZ line that would require added costs compared to 1985 when bikes underwent a complete makeover of bodywork, suspension geometry and power plants on a 1-2yr basis.

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4/28/2018 8:23 AM

Homey55 wrote:

That was my first "big bike!" Good read!

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My first bike too... but mine was a rigged pos. At 12 years old I didn't know any better. It blew up on the 1st ride. I went to the dark (4-wheeled) side for a year before getting a good 1990 CR125.

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