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Hi everyone, my friends finally talked me into getting a dirt bike. I recently bought a 06 125, the bike is all stock and all original except for the rear tire. I bought it from the original owner and it has been meticulously maintained.

Anything to watch out for on this particular bike?

Fuel: Is there any combination of gas/oil that the majority agrees is best for these bikes? I mixed up 32:1 super m with 93 pump gas and c12 half and half...seems to be okay?

Also what's some good reading material related to service and jetting?

Thanks!

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Good bike to start on. You will be good on the oil mixture. Half c12 is probably a bit overkill for a stock bike. I would run. 25 percent personally to keep the cost down. I don't run fuel with Ethanol in it also. Change your bottom end oil every 3-5 hours, maybe install an hour meter so you can keep up with maintenance. Read through your service / owners manual and you'll find out lots.

Also , your front tire is just as important as a rear. From the pic it looks like it needs replacing. Looks a bit rounded off.

Have fun man. Braaaap!

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I'll definitely toss an hour meter on it! Anyone recommend a good start for woods gearing? I'm thinking +2 on the rear chain wheel..

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What is on it right now? I run a 50-52 in the back depending on the track. I don't mind the lose of top end as its more in momentum. I prefer if I lean the bike over and drag bars in a corner that I can bring it back up not stall or bog it down.

 

Things you might need:

Hand guards- I prefer the acerbic tri fit. can run moto deflectors or full wraps in 3 bolts.

Skid plate- many to choose from

FMF Shorty- more bottom end crispness

suspension work

 

just a few things I recommend personally.

GoYamaha

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