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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-10-2004, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Making the switch to GP bikes

selling the R6 and buying a Honda RS125

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aw yeah

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that is cool as hell. too bad i am so fat---i could not even sit on that thing.

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Kick ass, Jeff. How hard do you think it'll be to ride after riding 4 strokes for so long?

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Kick ass, Jeff. How hard do you think it'll be to ride after riding 4 strokes for so long?
My buddy Tom (ccs#78) let me take his out. I've been looking at them since forever. 600cc bikes have a powerband much like a 2-stroke, really peaky and high revving. It would probly be a bigger change to go to a v-twin. I like the simplicity of the gp bikes. As far as the feel of the bike, my dirt biking experience should help. Plus, the engines are so easy to work on. I want to get the newest 125 I can because I know I would spent more money trying to soup up an older one. One big difference is I won't have to buy tires every weekend!! I'd rather drop $80 on a piston than $300 on tires.

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man! I have alot to learn!

http://world.honda.com/HRC/tech/rs125rall.html

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How did you like an R6 for the race bike? I am trying to figure out the budget for the next year. And thinking on getting an older R6 for the track.

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The R6 is great! Honestly, the only reason I'm going to a smaller bike is because I think I'll be more comfortable sliding a smaller bike around. Once I get comfortable sliding the 125 around I'm planning on getting another R6. Let me know if you need any race stuff for your R6. I'll post up a list of what I have soon. I'm converting my R6 back to street form. Unless I get an offer for it as is. HINT HINT HINT.

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Well, I am not ready to buy, but it will depends on the price

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humm.. sounds like someone is gonna have to let me try that bad boy out when they get one..

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checkout the New RS125

http://world.honda.com/HRC/products/rs125r/index.html

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Wow those look so cool... any figures on straight-line acceleration? Curb weight?

I know this is not what they're made for at all... but just curious.
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They weight in at 150lbs and have about 48 housepower. They're slightly slower than a SV in acceration but there the best handling bikes in the world.

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So where do you get a 2 stroke around here? Do you need to have them imported?
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i want a yamaha tzr 250
http://www.yamaha-motor.jp/mc/lineup...125/index.html

but price is almost 20K
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i want a yamaha tzr 250
http://www.yamaha-motor.jp/mc/lineup...125/index.html

but price is almost 20K
That's a TZ250 not a TZR. Want that exact one? I have one for sale. 2003 Yamaha TZ250 $13,000 with all the spares.
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So where do you get a 2 stroke around here? Do you need to have them imported?
If you buy new, you have to import them. Most manufacturers make ONE production run per year of them, and they make EXACTLY the number of pre-orders. Reverend Rice bought a TZ new, he'd know more than us. You also generally have to buy your entire year's worth of spares (rings, gaskets, pistons, cranks, clutches, transmissions) all at the beginning of the year and at once since you are probably importing them.

You'd have to hit a 125 specific forum for better info.

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That's a TZ250 not a TZR. Want that exact one? I have one for sale. 2003 Yamaha TZ250 $13,000 with all the spares.

whoops. so what is the difference between a tz and tzr?
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whoops. so what is the difference between a tz and tzr?
TZR is a streetbike in Europe and Asia much like the Aprilia RS250 and Suzuki RGV250 Gamma. TZ is a purpose built GP bike. Everything from the chassis to the motor is different. The only real similarity between the two are the cases but that hasn't been the case since 2000 when Yamaha went to a WGP spec square motor from their over square design. Does Yamaha even make a TZR anymore?
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