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Going to get a yz125 as a 2nd/pay bike. Not going to spend much so probably won't end up getting a alloy frame one. But was wondering if there any years to avoid. Seen a cheap 2000.

Any opinions?

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Motocross Action says that a 2003 Yz 125 was the best 125 they've ever tested.I don't think there is a Yamaha to avoid. Yammy's are pretty solid and i ride a Suzuki RM 125 so I'm not looking looking through "blue" tinted glasses.

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MXA awarded their 2003 125 Shootout victory to the KTM 125 SX.

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the 1999's and 2000's any good? Still got good bottom end for a 125?

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MXA awarded their 2003 125 Shootout victory to the KTM 125 SX.

That was 2004.

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Ive seen good condition 05s go for around 1500 on craigslist!!!

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My 01 had plenty of bottom end. Was also piped and jetted nicely.

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I have owned may YZ 125's and I have never had a 'bad' one, in my opinion the Yamaha 125 motor is one of the most solid engines ever built. They can take a beating, plus they actually have low-end something other 125's did not have.

I have owned KX125's and they had good motors as well, just the Yamie had low-end that made it great when you were play-riding.

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