should i get the yz 125?


53 replies to this topic
  • WR07 Rider

Posted June 03, 2011 - 06:48 PM

#1

i am 13 i am 5,4 120 lbs and have been riding since i was 4 i am recently moving up from my ttr 125L cause its power bores me and i have slightly outgrown it. im thinking about moving to a yz 125, but its slightly too big, i was curios with the slight exspirience i have should i get the yz 125 or go smaller with the yz 85? but with the 85 im afraid in the next year or two im gonna whant something bigger than that. any posts will be usefull. thanks

  • Get2stroked

Posted June 03, 2011 - 06:56 PM

#2

Im 5'7 and on my cr 125 i am hardly tip toeing on it. But it doenst really matter. Except that i THINK (not positive) that yz 125's are the tallest or near the tallest of the 125's

  • dmm698

Posted June 03, 2011 - 07:05 PM

#3

The difference between an 85 and ttr 125 is huge, and even greater to the 125. At 5'4" your on the smaller side for a 125, but on the bigger size for an 85. Just get the 125 and grow into it.

  • ibmxfpro

Posted June 03, 2011 - 07:34 PM

#4

The Yz 125 IS the tallest 125 out there. If you've been riding for 10 years as you said, and you want to race MX, then go ahead and get the YZ 125 and install a YAMALINK lowering link so it won't be toooo intimidating. If you are not racing MX and just doing trails or free riding, why not consider a CRF150? The "R" version should be more than enough for you to do both MX or trail.

  • tribalbc

Posted June 03, 2011 - 08:03 PM

#5

Go the KX100. Will fit you perfect, and good power. More power than a 85 and more linear due to the powervalve. A 125 is a pretty big step from the TTR power wise and is going to be tall for you to boot.

  • Tony477g

Posted June 03, 2011 - 08:12 PM

#6

same thing with me. First bike was a ttr125 and i only had that thing for like month till i was done with the messed up suspension and absolutely no power. Went to a 05 yz125, i was around 5'4'' or 5'5'' and couldnt reach the ground very well. on trails when it got rough i would just stand cause if i started going down, i was going down. You'll get used to the power just dont get to crazy. things you can do is suspension, cut out seat and maybe even lower the suspension

  • KJ55

Posted June 03, 2011 - 08:15 PM

#7

Since you are 13 you're probably gonna grow soon so I would get a 125. A kx100 will fit you better now but you will outgrow it quickly.

  • WR07 Rider

Posted June 03, 2011 - 08:19 PM

#8

thanks guys, greatly appreciated.

  • WR07 Rider

Posted June 03, 2011 - 09:17 PM

#9

i planned on using it for hard trail riding or beatin around on our eighty ankres, would that suit well for a yz 125? if not what bike would? ty.

  • CaveMike

Posted June 03, 2011 - 09:28 PM

#10

CaveMike say get yz125. No listen any one else. Only listen CaveMike. Get yz125.

  • Octanee

Posted June 04, 2011 - 12:29 AM

#11

if you ride track, a 125 might be alright, if your a trail rider, you got some technical terrain, some hills, a 125 is NOT for you, they fall outta the powerband and are done, id say go the 4 stroke route, you can always hop on a Yz450f or something he he.... as i say, just because the powers there, does not mean you have to use it all......

but i should also say, even on a track i found a 125 horrible, i know the 250's are much better as they have more lower end power and grunt, but even then a 250 just dont compare around here to a 4 stroke 450...., also, a Yz250f would be a better choice then a 125, no mixing, straight fuel in the tank, and really, cheaper all around,

  • daniel96

Posted June 04, 2011 - 02:46 AM

#12

im 14 yrs old and 5'5 and i have and yz85, i think you should get a 125 because you will be able to grow into it, my yz85 is starting to get a bit small for me at 5'5. i rode my cousin cr125 today and i can touch the floor on my tippy toes so it wont be too big for you.

but if you get a yz85 make sure you get a big wheel

  • tribalbc

Posted June 04, 2011 - 06:14 AM

#13

if you ride track, a 125 might be alright, if your a trail rider, you got some technical terrain, some hills, a 125 is NOT for you, they fall outta the powerband and are done, id say go the 4 stroke route, you can always hop on a Yz450f or something he he.... as i say, just because the powers there, does not mean you have to use it all......

but i should also say, even on a track i found a 125 horrible, i know the 250's are much better as they have more lower end power and grunt, but even then a 250 just dont compare around here to a 4 stroke 450...., also, a Yz250f would be a better choice then a 125, no mixing, straight fuel in the tank, and really, cheaper all around,


I don't know were around here is for you, but 2 strokes dominate the woods here in BC. Go to an offroad race, 80% 2 strokes.

  • WR07 Rider

Posted June 04, 2011 - 06:18 AM

#14

So is a yz good for going around on the trails? i might do a little racing but im not sure, but i know im gonna do a lot of hard trailriding and just playin on our land.

  • KJ55

Posted June 04, 2011 - 07:01 AM

#15

It may need a bit of gearing change but I rode a 125 in the woods and did pretty well. You may stall a bit but at least they are easy to pick up and start.

  • Helmet_Hair

Posted June 04, 2011 - 07:14 AM

#16

It may need a bit of gearing change but I rode a 125 in the woods and did pretty well. You may stall a bit but at least they are easy to pick up and start.


He's right, you'll probably stall a lot and drop it quite a bit initially. You'll need to be aggressive right off the bat. The MX'ers have very light flywheels and don't idle very well in tight woods situations. You may want to add a small flywheel weight to keep things moving, and the lowering link so you can still dab a foot if need be. You're looking at a couple hundred extra $$ for that....

or,

Get a gently used KX 100, ride it for a season, then sell it for what you bought it for next year and move up to a 250.:ride:

  • Get2stroked

Posted June 04, 2011 - 01:00 PM

#17

Any hill you can climb with a 450, you can with a 125. IF you know how to use the clutch. I dont race but i am planning on getting a membership to my local track this summer. I would go ahead and get a 125. When i got mine, i was 5'6.

  • AliGee

Posted June 04, 2011 - 04:40 PM

#18

but even then a 250 just dont compare around here to a 4 stroke 450...

:ride: WHAT?



To the OP: Coming off a TTR I'm going to assume you're a trail rider. If this is so, don't go with either. The 85 and 125 lag in the lower power band and you will have a heck of a time riding on trails. If you really must get a race bike but do a lot of trail riding... maybe consider a 250 4t? You're 13 and already 5'4", so you'll grow out of a kx100 pretty quick. I'm your size and I do alright on my 250, I wish it was a bit shorter but I'm done growing. 5'4" is a very tough height to fit a bike... thank gosh KTM and Kawi make 100's. I wish I could treat myself to a bike that size but it's just not enough engine for high altitude riding.

  • WR07 Rider

Posted June 04, 2011 - 04:52 PM

#19

i wanted the racing bike because of the good suspention, trail bikes like the ttr any size the suspention is very poor.

  • CaveMike

Posted June 04, 2011 - 05:21 PM

#20

No such thing suspention. Look it up if no believe CaveMike.





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