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i am about to buy an 01 cr125. it is 1200 and its mint. Now i am about 5'9" and about 165lbs. is a 125 the right move or should i get a 250? Also what are some problems i should look out for. I ride alot of woods and trails and sometimes i hit the local track.

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I would get an 02 or newer, but thats not your question. How experienced are you? the 01s have a lot of top end, so your gona need a fww for the woods and gear it. Perfect for track imo. The price is average, check the oil for discoloration (milkey for ex.) radiator bends, coolant, fron and rear berings (side to side movement) Look under the bike for leaks. Ride through the gears. Make sure it doesent lurch when you put in gear. Find out when the last top end was done, compression.

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I would get an 02 or newer, but thats not your question. How experienced are you? the 01s have a lot of top end, so your gona need a fww for the woods and gear it. Perfect for track imo. The price is average, check the oil for discoloration (milkey for ex.) radiator bends, coolant, fron and rear berings (side to side movement) Look under the bike for leaks. Ride through the gears. Make sure it doesent lurch when you put in gear. Find out when the last top end was done, compression.

I'm very sorry man to hijack like this but, my bike would jump forward and then cut out when i pulled the clutch in and shifted from neutrel, but i messed with the adjustments on the clutch cable and it seemed to go away? do I have bigger fish to fry or is there another problem? the clutch is new.

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i am about to buy an 01 cr125. it is 1200 and its mint. Now i am about 5'9" and about 165lbs. is a 125 the right move or should i get a 250? Also what are some problems i should look out for. I ride alot of woods and trails and sometimes i hit the local track.

Just my opinion, your size , I would get a 250. No pro's to riding a 125. But this is just my opinion. Not everybody will agree with me on this. The 250 will be easier to ride than the 125. Having the extra power will be nice. I wont get into what I think of 125s, but there is no replacement for displacement.

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i am 24. i probly should have said this is like a basher bike not an everyday rider. i am mainly a quad guy i have a raptor 700. and as far as exp. i have been riding since i was about 10years old dirtbikes and quads. ive had my share of banshees and 250 2 strokes as well as 125's but i have never owned a honda. im a yamaha guy.

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the 125 would be the better bike to start out on at the track for sure. Learn corner speed and the basics of MX there.

But since you are doing trails sounds like a bit more, the 250 would be better. FYI i just picked up a 02 for $1K. so that is a bit high for a 01

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well there is a little problem i live in BFE ohio. nobody around me has bikes. im like the only one. i looked all over at the local shops and everywhere nobody has a 250 only 125's so i might just buy this 125 and beat the piss outta it. i have not rode on a track before so a 125 will be good to learn the basics.

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