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Buying a used 125... Good year?

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I am in the market for a used 125 2T. I am looking in the price range of $1500-$2000. 2001-2006 (or as new as possible). What is a good year RM to look out for and why (frame/low end etc...). I am 200 lbs. 6'1" and will do some suspension work. I just want to get another 125 because every time I ride one I want it. Any issues to look out for or any tips appreciated!

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Fairly major engine change in 04, but don't pass up and older one in good shape with low hours. Very few chnages after 04.

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01 if you are on a budget, 03+ had better motors and suspension so def go with 03+ if you got the dough. I wouldn't buy older than an 01.

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I would say that if you find one in good shape, i would get an 03 because it won some of the 125 shootouts in some mags, and it got 2nd in others behind the KTM SX 125. Oh, and get a Bill's Pipe and silencer for it, then it will really fly!!!

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I would say that if you find one in good shape, i would get an 03 because it won some of the 125 shootouts in some mags, and it got 2nd in others behind the KTM SX 125. Oh, and get a Bill's Pipe and silencer for it, then it will really fly!!!

Good info. I have seen a couple around for good prices. Just sold my KTM 300 today so I am ready to start looking!

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Def. get 01 or newer because that is when they gave the bikes a total makeover to "modernize" them. Again in 04 they changed up the engine some. Since 04, they haven't changed much. BTW I have an 03 and love it.

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not sure about the later years, but I'm stoked on my 02! handles amazing:banana:

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Picked up an '04 RM 125 last yr. with original rubber and some upgrades for $ 1,000. Very versitile machine. As stated before '04 or better.

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Picked up an '04 RM 125 last yr. with original rubber and some upgrades for $ 1,000. Very versitile machine. As stated before '04 or better.

I would be all over that! Nothing like that in my area. yet.

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