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Ok so I think my next bike will be yellow. I have about $1500 to spend then about $500 for mods. How different were they from 01-08, the plastics and seat all look the same. Was it the motor and suspension that changed. Are the 125s from these years 5 or 6 speed. If I buy a bike for $1500 what mods should I do to get it race ready.

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in 04 they changed the suspension from kyb to showa and there are some motor differences from 03-04 (stroke maybe? if i remember right) but others will chime in with more info. From what i hear 04 and 05 are the hardest hitting and after 04-05 they started to mellow out

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It was the RM250 that went to Showa in 04. RM125 had Showa's from 2001 to 2008.

I would definately get the latest model possible. For $1500, you can pick up 04+ in decent shape.

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Thanks guys I'll post back on here with pics when I pick one up.

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in 04 they changed the suspension from kyb to showa and there are some motor differences from 03-04 (stroke maybe? if i remember right) but others will chime in with more info. From what i hear 04 and 05 are the hardest hitting and after 04-05 they started to mellow out

you're talking about the 250 man :busted:

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