Looking to pick up a fun bike for trail riding, possibly an occasional hare scramble race. Requirements Relaible - well, as reliable as a 125 will get. Want to avoid bikes with known issues, unless it's a cheap fix. 6 speed - not interested in a 5 speed on a trail bike. Modern - No 1979 RM's or anything of that sort Under $1500 - leaves me some budget for maintance and personal setup (tires, top end, bars, grips, skidplate, etc). So far this looks like it chops off most 04+ bikes locally I spent much of high school riding and racing a 94 YZ125, owned a 99 KX125 a couple years ago as a fun bike, and have borrowed and ridden more mid-to-late 90's 125's than I can remember. There's tons of them around here, but I'm not sure if any one brand/year is a standout above the rest. Eventually I'd probably do a 144, and suspension will be sprung/valved. The original plan was just to get the cleanest bike I could find, but I'd hate to pick up something and find that say, 1 model year later would have been a better powervalve design, or grab a year that has horrible transmission issues, etc. 30 yrs old, 5'9", 175 lbs and shrinking Been on a heavily mod'd YZ250 for 4 years now No slouch - solid B class harescrambler, even made the move to A as a back-of-the-pack rider. Life gives very little riding time now, so I'm sure speed has slipped the last two years. So what's your recommendation?