Just snapped this picture today of my 1999 Suzuki RM 125:
I've had the bike for almost 13 years now, since 2002 when I was 12 years old. I originally had to stand on a crate or the side of a trailer to get on it and take off. It's been an amazing bike to me over the years. Just needs a good wash, haven't taken care of that in way too long =P.
Nothin' wrong with an RM125, friend o' mine (now deceased for reasons wholly unrelated to dirt biking) had one for a long time, and that bike was bulletproof. Took all the abuse a rider could dish out, and then some... like taking a sledgehammer to a cheap Timex watch, only to discover that the b@stard was still ticking every time, LOL.
that's wierd haha. you can generally pick up earlier Alloy Frame models for about 3-3.5k. Mine cost me 4k when i bought it in standard MX form, then ive put a fair bit of work into it to make it as good as an exc. If i had the money i'd definitely be riding a euro 300 2T though. but for 8k i cant afford that sort of horse.
Finally decided to restore my Dad's old YZ426F that's been neglected for the past 5-6 years. Rebuilt the carb and got her running, then threw some new plastics and graphics on to replace the crumbling original ones.
So happy to finally ride this bike again after all these years. I think my Dad would be proud.