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Hey guys I have a 1999 yz 125. What I can afford. Is it worth taking out to the track and trying to compete against newer bikes.. Do I stand a chance? Please give me opinions. Thanks

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A newer bike doesn't mean faster rider. When you beat guys on newer bikes it will be more gratifying. 

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I'm on a 01 yz125 and was passing brand new KTM 125 and new 450s, bike doesn't matter it's about the rider. 99 yz125 is a good race bike, I love passing new 4 chokes on the track on my 01!

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Remember the kid at Loretta's in 2013 on an '85 CR250. He hung with them fine and was rippin. It was his dads old bike and they rebuilt it, all they could afford. It's not all about new and money. Have fun and ride the thing. 

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Rider ability is the most important,

 

as for a 1999 bike, the condition of the bike (if you want a reliable ride) is more important than the year.

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I am racing my 03 125 this weekend.  I like it better than my 06 that has all the latest 'improvements" (aluminum frame, new style motor, SSS suspension, 6 speed).  My lap times and race results are pretty much the same regardless of the bike.

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If i remember correct, its about 25% bike,

75% rider. Some local national pro's where i

live can lap me in about 4 laps, on

same cc bikes.

Couple years ago, they finished a race,

and later that night, hopped on some

TTR 125's, and did the same lap times

as the race bikes. Were'nt doing all the

jumps, but the corner speed with low CG

was way faster ! weird ?

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1st race i ever went in, spent (wasted)

all the time preppin the bike, etc.

Some guy showed up on an old dirty

dual rear shock Honda, and smoked

everybody.

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Almost forgot,

if you want to learn

how to race like a pro

go to a race school.

What they teach you

will help skip over the

' grey area ' of how to

ride a motorcycle,

really fast.

Edited by yamaha7442

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