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RM 125 -last major changes to model years?

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I'm looking into RM125 models. What was last year,and what previous years were same bike as the latest ones?

What were the differences in the last updated versions?

Thanks in advance.

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anyone?...We have had lots of rm 85's and RMZ250 models and I'm familiar with model /year changes,etc,but not 125's. I'm not even sure last year available.

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thanks,what about updates to present model?

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nice, I might be trading a 1997 kx100 for a 97 rm125 that only needs piston and rings, supposedly...

Anyone know what years Suzuki upgraded the rm 125 engine and/or suspension?

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An all new model design started in 2001, with refinements until the 125 sales here in the USA stopped.

We still have a 98 RM125 sitting around that I've made into a "saw-bike" (mounted-up with a chainsaw for trail work.) The 95 -00 RM125s are some of the sweetest handling bikes around IMO... the 98s have a thing for breaking powervalves, but those conventional twin-chamber Showas?... like butter!

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nice, I might be trading a 1997 kx100 for a 97 rm125 that only needs piston and rings, supposedly...

Anyone know what years Suzuki upgraded the rm 125 engine and/or suspension?

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nice, I might be trading a 1997 kx100 for a 97 rm125 that only needs piston and rings, supposedly...

Anyone know what years Suzuki upgraded the rm 125 engine and/or suspension 2001 or 2002?

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Most manufacturers make upgrades every year... as I stated before, a whole new model came out starting in 2001.

With any used bike, set aside a few hundred $'s for parts... piston and rings are a given, but any used bike may also need tires, cables, bearings, brakes, chain/sprockets, a clutch basket, etc.

The 97 RM was a good bike.

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2004 was the last major updates to the rm 125 and 2008 was the last year it was imported.

2004 it recieved a new frame, suspension and brakes.

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2003 motor was a "widow" year, 2004 had major changes to the motor. 2005 - 06 had more changes but will interchange with 04. Personally 2004 or newer is the bike I would look for. I just picked up a 2005. I'm waiting (still) for the cylinder to get back from millenium. I'm not saying the 03 is a bad year, just the motor isn't interchangeable with the previous or latter years.

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97 RM125 was a great bike! I had a 96 and loved the conventional forks.

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