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Old 06-21-2005, 05:40 AM   #21
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Yeah, a good solid draft'll get you 80, but if you loose the suck yer back to 65-70. Not really freeway capable for long distances, but just for hopping between a couple of exits its not life threatening either. I miss the little bugger already.
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Old 06-21-2005, 05:49 AM   #22
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is that the same gym that teaches you how to defend aginst people armed with bananas?
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Old 06-21-2005, 05:57 AM   #23
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The starter one-way bearing is aparently notorious, especialy if you have the 150cc kit installed, riders of out of waranty MZ 125s suggest keeping a spair on hand. Other than that, and the occasional sticky choke*, the 125s seem to have lived up to the "bullet proof" moniker.



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Old 06-21-2005, 06:20 AM   #24
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My boy is seven. Isn't yours about the same age? We spend most of out father son bonding time exploring on the bike. The boy wants to go every day. I'll bet your son would like it too. VWW
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:21 AM   #25
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How about a dyno run? I am curious about how much power the little tyke makes.



Nice writeup. I wich I had been successful talking my first time moto friend out of the ZX6R he bought and into a little bike. He hit a road hazard and crashed the Ninja. Had he been on the 250 dual sport I tried to sell him on, no crash would have ensued.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:36 AM   #26
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>>How about a dyno run?



Table at the end of the article.

15 HP @ 9000 RPM

8.6 Ft-Lbs @ 8500 RPM



Definitely need more articles like this. Just shows you how much fun you can have with 15HP! Any of you with dirt bikes know how much fun they are, now you can do it on the street! Great writeup.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:52 AM   #27
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A french site I found (can't find it now), did some dyno tests on the 125-SM to test a pipe/carb kit for the bike. If I remember correctly rear-wheel power was 14.2 HP @ 9200 and 8.2 ft/lb at 8500, after pipe and carb it was 15.8 HP @ 10000 and 9.5 lb/ft at 8600. Yeehaa!
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:01 AM   #28
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oh yeah, another thing; the aftermarket parts availability in the US is unspectacular, but if you don't mind dealing with $-to-Euro exchange rates and international shipping, check out www.mz-faber.de... more kit than you know what to do with!
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:14 AM   #29
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It appears that there is a race series for these over there. "Youngster Cup" anyone?
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