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    geraint

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    greenhorn looking for advice

    Post by geraint on Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:38 pm

    anybody got opinions or experience of what would be a good 125 to buy been looking at huskies, gas gas,ktms. and derbies etc but being a total greenhorn would appreciate everybodys opinions not getting rid of kmx but my brother might buy it off me so wouldnt want to share bike so considering getting another bike, been looking on ebay and falling for lots of nice looking 125s thanks
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    Tilts

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    Re: greenhorn looking for advice

    Post by Tilts on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:10 pm

    Do your test and get a bigger bike...dont really know of any 125..XR 125 are a bit turdy, should imagine KTM 125 2 strokes are going to be feckin mental...
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    Re: greenhorn looking for advice

    Post by chamber66 on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:15 pm

    KTM 200 and put 125 decals on it Very Happy
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    Re: greenhorn looking for advice

    Post by captain caveman on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:49 pm

    are you after anther trail bike or enduro?
    whats the budget?
    if your going to be doing a lot of road miles or if its going to be your main mode of transport then i personaly would stick with a trail bike.


    you could put a 200 head and barrell on the 125 but there getting a bit thin on the ground now.


    i,d avoid any of them chinese copy things like the plague through
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    Re: greenhorn looking for advice

    Post by chamber66 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:34 am

    [quote="captain caveman"]are you after anther trail bike or enduro?
    whats the budget?
    if your going to be doing a lot of road miles or if its going to be your main mode of transport then i personaly would stick with a trail bike.


    you could put a 200 head and barrell on the 125 but there getting a bit thin on the ground now.


    i,d avoid any of them chinese copy things like the plague through[/quoteI


    I'm sure i read somewhere that you have to change the crank as well??
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    Re: greenhorn looking for advice

    Post by Walnutwhip on Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:16 am

    Kdx220 all the way dont bother with high maintenance full on enduro bikes...

    Have a word with ogri
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    Re: greenhorn looking for advice

    Post by captain caveman on Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:57 am

    he did say after a 125 rich Rolling Eyes

    but if you can find one a kdx 125 is a brilliant bike in it time same sort of pork as the kmx (different engine) same sort of looks as the kx of its time mush better suspension then the kmx and derestricted it would pull almost 90 flat out.
    not quite as fast as my mate dtr at the time Laughing
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    Re: greenhorn looking for advice

    Post by Tilts on Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:58 am

    Walnutwhip wrote:Kdx220 all the way dont bother with high maintenance full on enduro bikes...

    Have a word with ogri

    and he'll tell you all about how the engine went bang a few months ago... Laughing


    Still a top bike... afro
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    Re: greenhorn looking for advice

    Post by Tilts on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:00 am

    DTR another option... Rich showed a few of us up on his...(Pwioks)

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