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My daughter is currently riding a TTR125 and has out grown the thing both physicaly and skill wise.. The ttr125 suspention sucks. She wants a 125 2 stroke. I have looked a the CR and the YZ both look like great bikes and fast as well. I know she is in for a big suprise when she goes from a 4 to a 2 stroke. She stands about 5'4" so the bike will need to be lowered, how low should I go?

I know this is a Yamaha page but has anyone riden both the YZ and CR?? How do they compare for woods riding. Any info is a great help, I want to get a bike that is going to help her improve her skills as well as be fun to ride.

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I say find a 93-97 CR125. IMO, these are one of the best 125's ever made.

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I used to have a 2005 TT-R 125, but I also out grew it. I went to a 2001 YZ 125 and I love it. I'm 5'9" and can kick it ok as long as I'm on the high side. I don't know how low you should go, I still have stock height. Tell her if she wants to move up, she is going to have to kick it. No e-start here! I ride/ race my YZ in the woods only. With the 6 speed, it is a lot easier. I have not ridden the CR, so don't listen to just me, but I say go with YAMAHA. What years are you looking for? New?

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I say find a 93-97 CR125. IMO, these are one of the best 125's ever made.

I really doubt they are the best ever made. If going new go with the yamaha, but if used look for the best deal around

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Thanks for the input. She is already a good kick starter the TT-R does not have E start. I will be looking at used and I've read the YZ is a good trail bike as well as on the track.

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You buy the yz 125, no questions asked. Why? It has some low end power. The cr 125 is a slug until its turning 9000 rpm's. I agree that peak power is similar, but before peak there is a world of difference.

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i agree go with the yz it gets bike of the years all the time. i have ridden both and i personaly like the yz much more than the cr.

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Thanks again for the input. I will take a good look at the yz and i need to remember about shaving the seat before lowering. Thanks

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i rode a 125 when i was 5'3" couldn't touch only could pick it up and kick it. luckly there was a tree stump by my garge.

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