2004 KX125 a good bike?
Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:00 PM
I'm thinking I could save a large amount of money by buying a used 125 and doing a big bore and having a fun bike. I would be riding mostly MX but there will be a few trails thrown in here and there. I'm 39yr and weigh about 175lbs and I consider myself a pretty good rider. Been riding since I had a KX60.
Im going to check out a 2004 KX125 tonight and would like to know what to look for.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:50 PM
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:02 PM
Stock the motor is very low end to mid power band but it's okay on the top end but signs off hard. The low slung chassis i liked untill i bottomed out fully first bike i've had where i felt my feet drag flat footed on the pegs! This happened more then once and i wasn't leaned over or landing on an angle. I'm also a smaller guy then the poster is! The only mod's i did to mine where tthe V3 which gave it a lil more crisper throttle responce the pro circuit pipe which let it rev out a little better up top and the full pro circuit shock linkage which helped.
If i still had it i'm sure it be a 144 now and suspension revalved but then i got an 06 yz125 and i don't wanna seem like i'm hating on the kawie but the yz stomped on it but i know porting n head mod's would of really woke up the kx. I still had the kx when i got the yz and the kx is smaller feeling bike it's flick/whip factor is super high a real corner carver! But the kx suspension stock loves to cause head shake the bike stink bugs on the front end so the forks are harsh midstroke which cause the initial shock linkage curve was to stiff this was not limited to the 125 the 250 and F had this issue i strongly suggest a revalve should transform the handle from good to killer.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:44 PM
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