Posted December 08, 2001 - 03:57 PM
I am a proud owner of a 2001 WR426 and I am planning on purchasing two TT-R125's for my 11 year old twin boys. They have never really ridden much and are quite tall for their age. They dwarf a TT-R90 and can easily place both feet on the ground when sitting upon the 125. Am I asking for trouble if I start them out on these bikes just trail-riding with me if I teach them to respect them? Will they be too much for them to handle or are they a little more mellow and good for just putting around?
Does anyone out there own one? Likes and dislikes?
Thanks for the info in advance!
I figure 2 new shiny Yamahas will look nice besides the Christmas tree, I just don't want my guys to kill themselves learning on a bike that is too big.
Posted December 08, 2001 - 04:23 PM
They are better off learning on a bike the correct size for them... The one issue you may have trouble with is that this class of bike, unlike the PW80/TTR-90 etc, has a clutch... Now that is a good thing in the long run, but it can be tricky to get the hang of... If you have somewhere quite they can practice some clutch control for a few days, they should get the hang of it...
Good luck with the boys and the bikes... seems like a lot of people are getting bikes for their kids this xmas.. me included...
I suppose it goes without saying (even though I WILL say it) that good gear is essential - helmet Sturdy boots, long sleeve top, long Pants, gloves - you get the idea...
Posted December 08, 2001 - 06:16 PM
I bought a TTR 125L for My Daughter when I got My WR. She is 12 and had never ridden before. I have to say those little bikes are great far superior to the XR’s in my opinion. A great bike for beginners the power band is broad and smooth. She can start it generally in 1 kick and can easily pick it back up after a spill. I will say they are cold blooded she has to let it warm up for some time before it will idle other then that I have not a bad thing to say. You should defiantly get the L model as they will get more out of it before the need to step up to a bigger model. Good luck happy shopping you will have some happy boys come X-mas.
PS. Yamaha has some good promotions on that model right now.
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Posted December 09, 2001 - 12:55 PM
As far as the bike falling apart, I haven't had any problems other than bending the bars but that is what can happen when the bike goes tumbleing down a hill end over end. We love the bike, it has the lightest cluth pull i have ever seen. As far as the track goes this bike isn't made to fly, it is fun to fly around the track but dont expect to catch alot of air.
Posted December 10, 2001 - 04:26 AM
i don't know if this is the bike he thinks he is getting. he loves to jumpt the 30 foot tabletop in our back yard, and doesn't get very high when doing it, but i still don't know. he does just fine on my dad's 87 xr200.
i thinkhe should get an xr250, but he doesn't like the way they look, so he calls them gay...
as for this 125, they have probably the largest trick-hop-up market in the history of aftermarket dirtbikes. they have a bulletproff trail engine, and there has been a bbr modified one at my local track with a huge guy on it, and it seemed to run like a 250f....or at least he rode it taht way. he was clearing all the doubles (even the BIG ones that i won't do on my wr.)
anyways, my bro wants to get out of racing (he doesn't ahve anyfun doing it), and di have a feeling this bike will just be a holdin bike till he gets enuff for a crf230.
i'd say get them xr200's, cuz i have a 95 (although now somewhat modified), but they are a great trailbike, have about the same seat height as a ttr125, and can take a lickin and keep on tickin. this bike (xr200) has to have the mellowest engine on the planet in stock form.