Hey guys, whats going on?? Just wanted to make a thread and say what's up to the forum, I can tell I will find a lot of needed info on these forums. Anyway, I just bought my first "real" bike. Always wanted a nice bike since a kid, but the most I ever had was a 200cc blaster when I was like 11-13, a crappy pep-boys 90cc dirt bike, and a crf80f. Also ridden a cr85r before but not for long. Just a few rides. The bike I got is a 1995 Kawasaki KX 125, and it's super clean. The guy I bought it from rebuilt at least one part of the motor, I can't remember if he said top or bottom or both. Also replaced the front forks with ones from a honda model, and said he rebuilt the rear suspension. I know he sprung it for a bigger guy, he was 6'2 and 230#. I don't know much about suspension or really anything so I don't know what else he did, maybe replace the shock itself or something. Also has some aftermarket foot pegs he fabbed on, and it looks like an upgraded braking system. Pro circut exhuast, and bark buster hand guards. He did custom graphics on it too from I think an 09 model. Got it for $800, +$40 gas and $8 tolls. I really like the bike, it's crazy fast haha. I finally know what people mean when they say "hitting the power band". Almost feels like a turbo kicking in or something lol. A few questions for anyone who has the time to answer: 1. What is the best way to lower my bike? I'm 5'7 and 160 pounds. I'm fine while riding but would like to be able to stand without looking dumb at a stop and turn at slow speeds better. So far I lowered the back a little with those two locking nuts or whatever, and I lowerd the front a little by loosening the fork clamps and sliding them up a little. Is that ok to do? It helped a little, seemed to ride fine and I was thinking I could shave a little off the seat to get the rest of the clearance I need. 2. I know I need to keep the oil changed, radiator full, brake fluids checked, trans fluid in, oil filter clean and oiled, but what other general maintanence do I need to know how to do to keep this bike alive for me until I buy a dual sport? It seems to be in really good shape even though it;s a 95 and I'd like to keep it that way. I want to use this bike to learn as much as I can, from modding to tuning to just general care. That way when I get a REALLY nice bike I don't run it to the ground. 3. I have 4 sprockets for the bike total. I know bigger = top speed and smaller = low end, right? Which sprocket would be best for wheelies? I'm still getting used to the bike but it seems like its kinda hard to keep up. I was thinking the guy I got it from had it geared for more speed, to keep the front end down while ripping around the track. It looks like one of the bigger sprockets that's on there. 4. What other suggestions would you have for a new-ish rider, with somewhat of a knack for this kind of stuff who is new to race bikes. If you have any questions just ask! I know this is a lot and I'll definitely be searching around looking for all this info on my own, but just starting a general convo. Hopefully this is the right forum!