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  1. i think that i would probably go with the 65 and just tell your kids to start slow. i dont have any experience with the kx but my little cousin has a ktm 65 that was used as a race bike and the thing freaking rips. it would pull wheelies in third gear! of course that was probably because i weigh around 170 but it was definately a fun little bike!
  2. i have an 02 yz 125 and it is a great bike. the power is very strong and broad for a 125. it hauls me around great and im 6'2'' and 175lbs.
  3. i understand you not wanting to get too big off a bike, but i really think you should go with a 125. I have a yz125 and it is a great bike. plenty of power for a 125 and it handles and rides great. but if your set on a 100 i hear that they are very fun. im sure youll have a blast on whatever you get.
  4. i dont think that it should cost near that much! also i wonder if the problem really was the ratio. i also have heard many people running 50:1 without any problem if the bike is jetted for that ratio.
  5. dude that sucks, but that is one SICK cr125. Hope you can get it fixed quick!
  6. alright thanks
  7. alright silver surfer, thanks alot for the info. moto_stevo- im not sure about that stuff right now but ill try to post it up later
  8. I am a complete noob to two strokes so please dont flame me for this thread. I also posted in the yammi two stroke section but it doesnt get much traffic at all so i thought i would post it here as it is more of a general two stroke question. alright i have fouled 2 plugs in the last couple hours of riding my 02 yz 125 and i know that i need to rejet. However i was wondering if it might be my mixture also. The guy i bought it from ran it at around 40:1 to 50:1. I decided that i was going to try to run it on 32:1 because i had heard that was what yamaha recommended. Could the reason for the fouled plugs be me running 32:1. Does adding more oil to your mixture make your plugs black or is it from a lack of oil? Thanks in advance EThan
  9. anybody
  10. alright i have fouled 2 plugs in the last couple hours of riding my 02 yz 125 and i know that i need to rejet. However i was wondering if it might be my mixture also. The guy i bought it from ran it at around 40:1 to 50:1. I decided that i was going to try to run it on 32:1 because i had heard that was what yamaha recommended. Could the reason for the fouled plugs be me running 32:1. Does adding more oil to your mixture make your plugs black or is it from a lack of oil? Thanks in advance EThan
  11. anyone have any idea for what i should ask for the sg 10s. They probably dont even have two hours on them.
  12. yea about the ktm, didnt it used to be called the 525? and then this year it didnt gain any ccs and its called a 530?
  13. well i didnt really get enough seat time on my crf to get 100% comfortable on it but heres how i would say how they compare. CRF250R Pros -Felt faster in the low to mid range, about the same on top. Could be lugged around. Great handling. Cons -Feels Heavier than 125, more expensive if something went wrong, had to worry about valves and burning oil. YZ125 Pros -feels very light, fun two stroke power, great handling, seems to be reliable (other than fouling a couple plugs), much cheaper to buy and maintain. Cons -not as fast as 250fs, cant be lugged around like a fourstroke, have to premix gas (which doesnt bother me but it does some people), So since i just ride for fun i think that the 125 is a better fit for me. However, if i had the money to keep up a 250f, or i was a racer, that is probabley what i would have.
  14. yea i was kinda wondering if anyone had any way possible to make them fit better but im pretty sure that there isnt. if i put them on ebay wha t do u think i should ask?
  15. well i used to have a dirtbike about a year ago (crf250r) and after having it for a few days i realized i needed some good boots. so i ordered some sg10s. Well in the week or so that it took the boots to get to my house i tore and stretched the tendons in my s.i. joint playing basketball. so when i got the boots riding was the last thing on my mind. i couldnt do anything for around 12 weeks, and all i wanted to do was get healed so i could get better for aau basketball. During that 12 weeks i sold my bike and forgot about the boots. Well now a year later i bought a used yz 125 to mess around on and i remembered i had bought some sg 10s. However when i tried them on i realized they were WAY to big. they are size 13s and i guess the reason that i ordered them that big was because the shoes i wore when i ordered them were size 13s. However i have since found out that those shoes were freakishly small 13s and that i really wear somewhere between a 11-12. so i have been trying to find ways to make them work and im stumped. i have put in some bigger insole insert things, I have tried wearing up to 3 pairs or socks and their still to big. When i say there to big i mean that there is alot of room in the toe box between the end of my toes and the end of the boots. Therefore when i try to ride i have alot of trouble geting my foot under the shifter and a big problem with locking up the rear brake by accident, i guess because empty boot is pressing down on it. Im guessing i cant return them because i bought them over a year ago and i dont know if i have the reciept still. I thought for a while that they might improve after i broke them in but they havent so far. I also heard that sg10s pretty much always feel the same even after you brake them in. What do you guys think i should do, try to sell them? Anyone wanna trade their too small boots? lol. I have only rode in them for like roughly two hours if that. sorry for such a long post guys but i needed to vent. I need to get some boots so that i can protect my feet when i ride!