• @stinkwheeler How far is work.

    The one thing I miss from my commute is the smiles on my DT riding like a bit of a tool. Always safely, always within the limits, but there was something about the ring ting and smoke that put a smile on my face.

    Not sure I'd get a KTM personally, too hefty price tag for something not as good had it been made ten years ago.

    I'd opt to get something very cheap, very reliable. Honda CG. But RC is a lovely bike.

  • @Calum boring 4 strokes though you know the 125s lack a certain excitement factor more practical but Iā€™m not a fan of the 125 four stroke engine anything over that I like though

  • @declan Yeah, but it's not all about excitement. You're going to work and you want to get there reliably. On a budget, then they have a certain finese. Hence why I wouldn't go all out on a 125 fourstroke. Get a cheap and cheerful one.

  • @Calum I get that, as a tool it works

  • @declan Just get something like a CBR600. Cheap and reliable.

  • @Calum work is 15 plus miles each way i have a car test booked for November 29 but money is tight i have 2.5 k to play with for a bike but also no full bike test as i never bothered i bought a gsxr 750 i rode around on for a year (like an idiot ) but failed my test and didn't retake it i probably will after my car test but for the moment it was between another new rs125 2t for 1200 or a ktm rc125 for 2.5k that i was looking at i was thinking the ktm would be boring and reliable as where the rs would be more fun but a nightmare for being reliable as its 2 stroke ..... but in essence i have ridden a dt to work for the last ten years 30 miles plus a day ... and after it was stolen i bought the rs and have done 2 years on this with just a top end rebuild engine wise and a new carb ....

  • And the ktm rc 125 has some nice carbon parts and a complete face lift from tyga website google tyga ktm rc125 on google images yea its not verry fast or that pratical but it looks pretty I'm all about that but its over 3 k for the bodykit ...

  • @stinkwheeler Yeah it's expensive though which is my point. Really you ought to do the car license, spend the money on getting a nice reliable motor and do your bike license later on.

    That RC looks the tits though. Suzuki do a new bike as well...

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    It's the GSXR....125 lmao.

  • @Calum I prefer the new duke Iā€™m sooo happy they changed the styling to be the same as the 1200etc hated the old baby duke styling

  • So i ended up getting a honda veradero 125 v twin for work in the end šŸ˜ a comfortable bike but bloddy slow to 70 and thats it lol ....... bought a few more bits for the dt better coil fork adjusters.. new seat cover .. some r and g wheel bobbins .. next week i will buy the zeel i just purchased a single piece cnc powervalve http://imgur.com/gallery/9m3Ebiu if anyone has had Any experience with them the plan is to bore a cylinder with a liner to 150cc ish wiseco forged piston get the barrel ported by mick and the head re machined and maybe an oring conversion I'm not sure on that one yet pics to follow...

  • @stinkwheeler My dad had a 125 varadero, think it's aimed at the bigger rider really. Very easy bike to work on but as you said yes, a bit slow but it is only a 125.

  • Progress has been slow being a new parent takes up so much of your time i never imagined... i decided to take on polishing my cylinder head and barrel before sending it off to mick im just waiting on some dremmel buffers and will polish with autosol to finish will post pics of it finnished but this has taken 3 months of evening with a dremel and wet and dry šŸ™‚ http://imgur.com/gallery/fBsu66c

  • Wow, bling bling.

    I don't have the patience for that! Easier to have it powdercoated šŸ˜„ props to you.

  • @stinkwheeler I feel your pain, I've spent about 4 hours everyday this week polishing my swing arm, I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooo looking forwards to finishing it off and fitting it!!! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

  • Well here it is its not perfect by any means but its taken months and i need to press on so i shall ring pjs tomorrow and see what they can do me for I'm after a re line and bored to 140 ish and head and powervalve reworking and a wiseco forged piston šŸ™‚ http://imgur.com/gallery/YFiOhsY

  • @stinkwheeler Yeah that's bad ass!

  • @stinkwheeler cylinders nice and all but those purple knives are cleannnnnn!

  • @declan He's part of a knife throwing act dude!!! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_closed_eyes: :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_cold_sweat: :face_with_tears_of_joy: šŸ¤£

  • So i got my fat bars on thanks callum for the recommendation they seem to be spot on although now i need to take it all apart and powdercoat the yokes black im thinking... seat cover ordered new grips and a bar pad ... and i shall continue with getting the engine polished.... http://imgur.com/gallery/xffqfJ6

  • Mmm very tasty šŸ˜„

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