1993 RM125

Related:
Create New Tag

9/30/2016 9:11 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/29/2018 9:58 AM

I'm reviving this thread because Photobucket bombed it out. I bought this 1993 RM125 in late 2015 for $750. It ran, but not very well. Also someone looped it out and broke the rear fender. It looked pretty good for the age though so I bought it. Here are the first pics from 2015:

Photo
Photo
Photo

I rode it once, then parked it in the garage for about a year and did nothing with it. In late 2016, I rolled it out to take a video of how it looked:



It was in fall of 2016 when I fixed the rear fender, installed a new UNI filter, did a compression test showing 160 psi, fixed the fork guards and the seat cover, installed the replica "125" decals, etc... The bike ran better, but the clutch was wonky as hell. You had to rev the hell out of it and slam it into 1st gear in order to take off, otherwise it would die. So I decided to not ride it again until I figured out the clutch.

Here are a couple "after" pics from a quickie-clean job. I spent maybe 3 days going over it

Photo
Photo

Fast forward to this weekend and I finally took the clutch cover off to see what was up. The clutch plates were basically all stuck together and needed pried apart. After that, and an hour of riding it around, it seemed to work much better. The wife was even able to ride it around.





It took a couple years, but I think it is finally a nice bike now that I can just hop on and go ride. And it moves pretty good when it gets up on the pipe. A buddy was chasing me around on the YZ250F and that RM was keeping up (albeit with a lot more work).
|

9/30/2016 4:03 PM

Nice find! few & far between!

|

9/30/2016 8:39 PM

great find, looks bloody clean.

|

9/30/2016 9:51 PM

Beautiful bike! Can you post a video of it running? Preferably holding your phone sideways so I can watch on my tv? wink

|

10/1/2016 5:04 PM

stk clutch and springs is your best bet i had a 93 til a coupe years ago when i turned 50 i decided it was to much work to rev the piss out of the poor girl

[LINK TO IMAGE]
[LINK TO IMAGE]

|

10/3/2016 9:46 PM

Looks and sounds bad ass!!! Nice find!!

|

5/29/2018 10:09 AM

Bumping this up since I fixed the first post (thanks Photobucket!)

|

6/20/2018 7:26 AM

Micahdogg wrote:

Bumping this up since I fixed the first post (thanks Photobucket!)

I have one in progress now, hope to have it on the track in July! Photo

|

8/1/2018 12:12 AM

Photo
Up and running now, very fun bike! Not the greatest forks, but really fun to ride. My laps are about 6 seconds off of what I do on my 250F on a roughly two minute track.
|

8/1/2018 8:22 AM

i loved my
93 rm125 i put 95 twin chamber forks on it it was a great bike





Photo

|

8/10/2018 3:11 PM

Racing from last week during sort of an exhibition event at The Ridge MX in Shelton, WA. I also went with the 95 twin chambers, it was a very good upgrade!


1993 RM 125 at The Ridge

|

8/14/2018 6:22 PM

38mm carb off a 250. Used to get people commenting after my motos.

|

8/17/2018 3:08 PM

cable wrote:

38mm carb off a 250. Used to get people commenting after my motos.

I'm interested -- what kind of gains did that get it?

|