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Have any of you guys owned one?Any info u can give me would be nice. I'm 6'4 and 230, thinkin maybe the bike will be small for me. But I don't care about looking ridiculous on it. I just want one and be on the track with it.
 

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I wrenched on one this past season and was pretty impressed with the capacities of the bike. The MRA runs split fields with the 125's taking off 30 seconds after the heavyweight twins and the kid who ran the bike I worked on would usually catch the last 2-3 guys on the liter bikes. 125's carry incredible corner speed because they lack the pull out of the corners.

There is one guy who is around the same build as you describe yourself and although he looks like an ape fooking a watermelon he runs damn fast against riders much smaller than him. You'll learn quite a bit about finesse and late braking, as well as jetting and top end rebuilds. /images/icons/laugh.gif But it is definately a great inexpensive way to have a fun time at the track.

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Just a few things to be aware of running a GP 125...

-Clutch life will be measured in laps. The start takes such a toll with a 125 that it's not uncommon for the rider to adjust during the race.

-Top-end life isn't long...be prepared to buy lots of rings/pistons. Such is the care and feeding of 2-strokes.

-For someone your size especially, you can really affect the bike's behaviour by moving forward or backward on the bike, because they're sooo small.

I'd love to have one, but one 2-stroke race bike at a time is enough. I've talked with Rich at Rising Sun Cycles (http://www.rscycles.com), and he's got a nice selection of bikes and parts. Fun stuff.

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Have you thought about a tz or rs 250. I intrigue with the idea of racing a two stroke (before they become obsolete).

If your looking for cheap though i would go with a lightweight twin such as the EX 500.

Just my thoughts

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I agree with Craig. From what I have heard from the 2strokers at my home track, they are DAMN expensive to race. You constantly have to work on them, rebuilding etc. And many of the parts are pretty expensive. Just look up part prices for parts that you are going to have to buy a lot, like spark plugs. I would really suggest researching it before you buy, also, I think a 250 would be a lot better for your size.

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Consider an Aprilia 250. A LOT less maintainance headaches and you still get the thrill of a 2stroke. A top end will last most of season, the bottom end two seasons, clutch 1-2 seasons depending on how much you slip it on the launches.



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Remember, a two cylinder 2 stroke is twice the headache of a single. 2 top ends, 2 carbs to jet, a crank rebuild once a season. Would you rather race or wrench?

Bikearch was right when he suggested an EX500. Very little maintanence and you'll definately learn how to carry speed. /images/icons/laugh.gif

 

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Just a suggestion, how about an Aprilia RS250? They have the Aprilia cup races where the bikes are all very similarly preped, not many mods allowed, it's a two stroke but doesn't require all that much matenance because they aren't tuned to the gills like a rs125... Just a suggestion...

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