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Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s



    Hey monkey, check out this football.

    Wonder how it steers if you reach down and grab the axle.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    There are some OTM photos floating around with me riding Jeff Vader's RS125. Yes, I looked like the preverbal monkey, f**king a football. They're difficult to learn, at first. There are a LOT of gear changes to keep the bike in its rev range.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Quote Originally Posted by TTD View Post
    I ran a TZ250 for 4 years. As mentioned, the maintenance is easy... but don't forget you'll need a new/rebuilt crank every year or two... besides the top ends.
    Sorry to thread jack - I've been told that cranks aren't rebuildable. Is that inaccurate? Whats involved in rebuilding a crank - sourcing bearings, removing the old and installing the new?

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    I'm not too worried about being uncomfortable or having to limber up....have you seen the seating position on a road bike? That being said, I wish there was a way I could throw my leg over one prior to racing, but the first time I road a motard was penguin basic and that seems to work out pretty well.

    I'm pretty excited just thinking about racing again next season.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Yeahhhh, true.... But learnin to ride a tard is WAY easier than learnin to ride a 125!

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Yeahhhh, true.... But learnin to ride a tard is WAY easier than learnin to ride a 125!
    Shhhhhh!!!

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    In addition to the Larry Lap and pit bike race, I wanna see a race where the 125 riders carry the bikes on their backs and run around.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    125's do hold their values when considering costs.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    So any more info on the lucky strike bike?

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Also, whats the RS125 go to forum? I stumbled across this one http://www.tz250.com/index.php which seems to have a ton of info on both the tz and rs, but its titled TZ250...still seems pretty solid.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    There is a USGPRU forum that's pretty good too.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Soooo, the body position/hard breaking thread got me thinking about 125s. Just thinking. Let's say, hypothetically, I would buy one. What would I be looking for? Anything specific to the bike that you wouldn't other bikes?

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    It should be all in this thread, no?

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Actually, no, it's not. LOL. THere is another thread where I break it all down. In a nutshel, you need a 95 or newer Honda RS125. Preferably one that has been raced and maintained by a pilot or some other OCD person. Records of hours on cases/crank/top end are good. Has the suspension been serviced? Spares package should include a FULL jetting kit, wheels with rains, bodywork, fasteners, and all the little gp bits and bobs.

    Used pistons are NOT spares! LOL. FRESH topends, clutch plates (steels mostly), brake pads. THOSE are useful spares. Hell, even a spare motor is very handy.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Haha. I was about to say Paul, I know I read it quickly but all I got out of it was I need to limber up. I didn't get a chance to look through all the searches. But I like the cliff notes!

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Just checked out some bikes on USGPRU... holy smokes these things are pricey!

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    They can be, but the ones with big price tags tend to come with garage-fuls of spares. If you're willing to hunt around you can find significantly cheaper deals but you gotta be quick 'cause they disappear faster than a bad cliché I can't come up with at the moment.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    I't not a sacked out street bike. THese are as close as you'll ever get to riding real GP machinery.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    I did realize after a while the pricey ones came with so many spares. So all in all prices aren't too bad. All the little things add up.

    So if I get one will you teach me how to ride it

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    600 is probably the most expensive bike to run...
    Just curious - why would a 600 be more expensive than a liter bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ductard View Post
    Just curious - why would a 600 be more expensive than a liter bike?
    They are not. They cost pretty much the same if you race at nhms. If you go in other tracks 1000s are more expensive to run

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Quote Originally Posted by Ductard View Post
    Just curious - why would a 600 be more expensive than a liter bike?
    How many guys at loudon run liter bikes? Barely any. 3? That's why I just said 600's.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Quote Originally Posted by isaac_ View Post
    I did realize after a while the pricey ones came with so many spares. So all in all prices aren't too bad. All the little things add up.

    So if I get one will you teach me how to ride it
    Get a good laptimer and invest in a LOT of practice. If it makes you faster, it is correct.

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    Ha! Forgot about this thread. Not gonna happen this year for me

    I swear I'll be back at some point.

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    Re: Teach me about TZ and RS 125s

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    Ha! Forgot about this thread. Not gonna happen this year for me

    I swear I'll be back at some point.
    You better be. I miss Carla.

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