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Looking at picking up a '90s DR. What to look for?

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Hi all -

I've owned a few 2 strokes in my day ('79 RM80, '81 RM 100, '00 CR250R) but sold my cr250 about a year ago because I didn't have anyone to ride with and all the places I ride are about 45 minutes away.

Anyway, looking at picking up a DR125 to put around town and whatnot with and fill my need for 2 wheel therapy.

Anything I need to know? I found a '94 DR125 with 13k miles on it for sale that I may try to check out. Being a 125 4 stroke I assume it's not very powerful, will that be enough power to be safe on the roads?

How much should I expect for registration/insurance? I'm 26 and this would be my first "street bike."

Edited by KissMyWhtSS

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125 may get you around at 60 mph, but that would be pushing the bike to its limit. If you want something to ride on the road, get a 250 or a 350. And if you want to cruise at highway speeds for long periods of time, then get a 650. A 125 would be wayyy too small. I dont know if you have experience riding four strokes or not, but a dr 125 is kinda a kids/begginer trail bike, not really the kind of bike that a 26 year old should be going down the road on. The 250, 350, and 650 are what your looking for

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Agree^^^!! A 125 is way to small. Ive got a 350 & at a 15-47 sprocket ratio Im pushing it at 55-60mph IMHO. A 125 DR is comparable to a TTR-125 like my daughter rides. Much smaller machine. Im looking into a DR 650 as an upgrade but I really like how light this 350 is off road.

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