I used to be a pretty active member on this site a few years back, and am hoping to get back into the sport after a brief break. Lets just say, college is no fun and not too forgiving when it comes to supporting one's love of riding. I am *finally* set to graduate with a degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University within the next year. That being said, my old trusty 2003 rm125 has been collecting dust in my garage for the past couple years and its time to put some of my summer internship money back into either this beauty or a project bike. I have always had a love for the aesthetic makeovers of vehicles, a love that almost (keyword: almost) matches that of my actual love for riding.
Other than a new set of rear spokes for the rm, I am open to any and all suggestions as to what to do next to either the rm or a future project bike. My budget is still somewhat limited (being a college student blah blah blah), so if I find a project bike it will most likely be an early 2000's model 2 stroke. My 03 125 currently has a pretty solid amount of money invested into it - including a gorr 144 kit, newish tires, piston, sprockets, plastics, etc - but any suggestion for upgrades are always welcome.
Here a few before and afters of the past and current bike. It feels good to be back!
Through the years: