what should i get a yz 85 or a yz 125 im 5"1


23 replies to this topic
  • yamaharider7

Posted August 31, 2004 - 05:59 PM

#1

i was wondering what to get i wanna start racing but i dont know if im too small for a yz 125

  • dave4127690

Posted August 31, 2004 - 06:08 PM

#2

I dont think your quite tall enough for a 125 unless you have a very tall inseam, im 5'4" and I can put my feet flat on the ground comfortably on my yz :cheers:85, and thats 34" seat height, the 125 is 39.7", but if your really curious try sitting on one at a dealer :thumbsup:

  • DirtRider314

Posted August 31, 2004 - 06:28 PM

#3

if ur just starting to race and you only being 5'1" i would definetly go with the 85 it has less power so you can ride the bike and not let the bike ride you.

  • dave4127690

Posted August 31, 2004 - 06:31 PM

#4

yea the 85 will be plenty of power to start trust me its got a lotta punch :thumbsup: :devil:

  • st3ve

Posted August 31, 2004 - 06:48 PM

#5

Im 5'4 and I ride a RM125, its a bit tricky but everyone said I ride it good but I have experience, I dont know about you...try to ride both and see what you like better.

  • dave4127690

Posted August 31, 2004 - 08:14 PM

#6

Also, yamahas have higher seat heights than all other brands, the hondas are 2 inches lower :thumbsup:

  • ovrrdrive

Posted September 01, 2004 - 12:59 AM

#7

What is your riding background?

Those 85's are faster than you think...

  • vertigus

Posted September 01, 2004 - 09:27 AM

#8

My friends and I have always ridden bikes that were too big for us ... get a 250! :thumbsup:

lol

  • BriAnJG054

Posted September 01, 2004 - 01:19 PM

#9

yz125 ? no way dude ! ur way to small for that ! sorry

  • 2006yz85josh168

Posted December 25, 2009 - 11:50 PM

#10

i am 5'4 and i barely fit on a ktm 125 sx with a 36 inch seat height. dont even think bout it. give it a year and u can ride the yz 125

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  • crabbcakes

Posted December 25, 2009 - 11:54 PM

#11

Im going to have to agree with everyone on this one. and besides, even if you did get a big bike, get a 250f, unless you are going to ride 2 stroke all your life

  • JBFL

Posted December 26, 2009 - 05:12 AM

#12

What class are you looking to race?

  • mxpimp18

Posted December 26, 2009 - 06:31 AM

#13

Get the suspension lowered.

  • tekknikkx

Posted December 26, 2009 - 07:07 AM

#14

85 for this year or possibly 2 if u dont grow much

i'm almost 6 feet tall and i still ride an 85 for fun once n a while

  • Chokey

Posted December 26, 2009 - 08:50 AM

#15

A 125 is out of the question at your height, your feet will just dangle and you won't be able to even come close to touching the ground.

A KX100 may not be out of the question, depending on your inseam. The best bet is to sit on various 85s and a 100 and see what fits you best. If you can flat-foot an 85 then you should consider the 100, as you'll grow out of the 85 a lot sooner.

  • Chokey

Posted December 26, 2009 - 08:53 AM

#16

even if you did get a big bike, get a 250f, unless you are going to ride 2 stroke all your life

Why do you say that? Until just recently I had a KX250 and a YZ250F, and had no trouble switching between the 2T and the 4T, other than the 250F not having enough power to suit my "fun factor".

  • crabbcakes

Posted December 26, 2009 - 12:51 PM

#17

Why do you say that? Until just recently I had a KX250 and a YZ250F, and had no trouble switching between the 2T and the 4T, other than the 250F not having enough power to suit my "fun factor".


Because kids seem to have problems switching from 2 to 4. Therefor, they ride the 4 like a 2 (example: justin barcia) and the bike gets hammered, if that makes sense to you.

  • Willix

Posted December 26, 2009 - 01:00 PM

#18

Get an 85 BW or a 100/105. You are definitely too small for a 125. On the other hand, when Jeff ward went pro in the 80s, he was only 5'1" on a 125.

  • chase050505

Posted December 26, 2009 - 10:40 PM

#19

i would go with an 85 im 5`8 and ride my friends 85 more than my 250f

  • Chokey

Posted December 27, 2009 - 05:34 AM

#20

Because kids seem to have problems switching from 2 to 4. Therefor, they ride the 4 like a 2 (example: justin barcia) and the bike gets hammered, if that makes sense to you.

I wrung my 250F out for all it had, just like I would a 125. Why is that a problem? Of course it wears the engines out faster, but these are competition machines, meant to be frequently serviced and rebuilt. If you aren't willing to maintain them as they were meant to be, you're in the wrong sport.





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