motokid499 wrote:m121c wrote:If you are looking for a 125, you can probably find a brand new left over 2014+ of a KTM (150 maybe even) or Yami a just a little above your price range. A 2.5k - $3k down payment on a $5.5k loan is literally nothing for a payment. The upside, you get a brand new bike and no past headache, the downside is a monthly payment.
My local dealership just sold a 2016 yz125 for less than $5,500. I was shopping for a 250 2 smoke a few months ago and found brand new ones around the same price tag, some even as low as $5,400 and only a year old (brand new).
I had a 2007 SX144 and by far one of the best bikes I've ever owned. The thing was a fire breathing dragon, however it was to fast for it's own good and we went through cylinders like it was going out of style which led me to jump to the 250f.
I'm really not a fan of monthly payments, I should actually be buying a car right now but i mean priorities because mx is life. There are actually two 2008 144sx's in my area that look pretty mint for a solid price, but your comment kind of scares me. Would you say it goes through cylinders quicker than a 125sx? i would of thought the larger the engine the longer the top end would last. Thats an assumption based off the fact that 250 2 strokes generally last way longer than 125's. Am I off here or?
Thanks for all the input guys
Man that's rare to find them in good condition! I've been looking for my old bike for ages... I would buy it back right now if I could if that tells you anything. The first year my bike was solid, however the 07's were their "project" year and they were known for the rings to snag the exhaust port and jam the piston in the cylinder. That is what happened to mine and it completely self destructed the thing, fixed it, and from there my issues started to arise. I was already eyeing up a rmz250 and my 125 days were coming to an end so it made sense to get rid of it. I miss that bike though.