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Heyo, in the market of looking for a smaller bore bike to save some hours on my 450.

 

currently looking at an really nice 04yz125 and a fully done up rm125, full rebuild and such. both bikes come with fmf exhausts and minimal extras. 

i hear the rm turns better and screams better ontop, but the yz has a better low to mid range. i'll be riding the bike in the top end all day long. 

 

what's better? 

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Ill chime in. I owned a 2005 YZ125 and a 2003 YZ125. I loved them both. I loved the way they felt and the power. My '05 was the best I ever had in regards to a 125. I raced my 250 and 450 Beginner MX classes on it and placed Top 3 every weekend racing it. I put about 60 hours on the top end before ever replacing the piston and the compression was still good. Fast forward 3 years to today. I currently have a 2002 RM 250 and its probably the best bike I have ever owned, and I have rode it 5 times. I have owned a '15 YZ250 that was good, then now I have a '15 TC250 that is a little better IMO, and now I have my RM250. 

 

My RM250 is confidence inspiring to me. I can come into a corner as fast as I want to and know it'll stick. I've always been told if the bike is an extension of your body, then that's when you'll be the fastest. Everyone has a different preference. Both are good choices, but if it were me, I'd choose RM125.

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Witch ever ones in better shape for the money.  Both great bikes I'd take either one over the rest. And I raced Kawasakis when on 125s lol but also had a 05yz125 few years ago was awesome bike with just a vforce reed cage 

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