Vintage MX, vintage body and bike

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  1. pvangel

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    went and looked at the CR 125....Loved it!



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  2. pvangel

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    My older brother(53 i think?) and driver in the 70's on his modern RM 125,

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    And on his 80 RM 125,

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  3. Starkman

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    Great stuff!

    My first real dirtbike was an 1980 CR125 and could wheelie that thing forever. Then sold it and bought a RM500, many scares from that one. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. pvangel

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    Look what followed me home......pretty cool!

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  5. pvangel

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    Did some testing of the 89 CR125 on a super secret Westchester county test track facility, It was nice and ran good, just have to make some adjustments.

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    we need to get together to photograph that CR in action.

    I'll bring the Nikon.

    and my helmet. :D
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    I feel more comfortable photographing x-country races wearing full body armour too :wink:

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  8. pvangel

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    Your welcome anytime Flug, There are 4 125's in the garage now so one could be yours for the day!

    1 week till the next round at Evansville Raceway in Berweick Pa. It is a 2 day event with regular MX on Saturday and a 1hr GP on Sunday, The GP uses the whole mx track and then a field/woods loop giving a 15 min lap time. Last year was hot and dusty hopefully it is not cold and wet this year.
    I have a lot to do, the RM is not ready, The CR needs to be gone through and personalized, my sons main bearing went in the YZ at the double secret test facility yesterday so that had to go home with my motor guy, who happened to be there and heard it.... Might have to brake out my secret weapon, just not sure what class i would race it in?

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    Might be good for the GP on Sunday?
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    Thats cool!!! I thought I asked if you got the CR but realize I didn't. What is a classic bike. Ive seen one or 2 of the first year single shock rm's ans some other stuff and am slightly curious. Not that I have the time, money, space or understanding wife at this time:lol3
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  10. GotMojo?

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    Wow, does that bring back memories. I had a 1979 RM80 which I raced, and then got an RM125 just like this one which I raced for 2 seasons. Those were some good times!
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    Motocross.There is no substitute. If your a moto guy -the woods are for playing -not racing. Fucking trees hurt :eek1

    Great read guys :1drink
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    I thought I was the only one who thought that way...
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  13. pvangel

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    Got to ride today... tried the 80 RM 125 but am having carb/jetting issues, my son rode then 89 cr125 because he will race it this weekend while his YZ gets a new crank, the 150 KTM rocks and is the most fun bike ever!

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    Not sure what i will be racing this weekend but it will be something.....
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    The 89 CR 125 is 7 yrs older than my son that would be like me racing a 1952 bike...
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    My wife is older than me. Never really thought about it...Until now:lol3
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    Yea but you don't ride umm.. race..her.ummm...never mind...
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    Day one at Evansville raceway was fun and great weather but we had some mechanlcal issues throughout the day....thats racing.

    My 80 RM 125 has something funny going on with it? Thought it was the carb so I did the PineSol soak and installed a new float vave and seat but it is cutting out and popping so I parked it for the weekend and both my son and I rode the 89 CR 125( in different moto's) and the bike did great!

    My KTM 150 got a flat tire in practice so I scrambled to put a new tube in it and of course forgot to tap the back brake pedal to bring the pads back into the disk... I was second into the first corner and when i tried to brake.....there was nothing....well there was a pond on the right of me and the left first turn and I somehow managed to hold on and make it through the coner which gave me great position which I was able to hold although I was passed once on the last lap but I got him back before the finsh line and finished 2nd.

    I got a 3-3 on the 89 cr 125 which i was thrilled with and was happy with the bike.

    2nd moto on the 150 and I didn't get the start i wanted but got in a fast group and was 4-5th when i was coming down one of the big hills and my bike locked up....SUCKED! I had to take the chain off so the "tow" quad could pull me up the hill and back to my truck with my head down and not happy.

    Both of my bikes out of service and another day to race tomorrow...

    My son and I on the line(110) before his moto

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  18. pvangel

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    Day 2 was a 45 Minute GP race ,1 moto all bikes together. The whole mx track was used and a field loop for a total of 3 miles per lap. I borrowed My friends 06 Honda CR 125 as he brought his KTM 300 for the gp ride( he made it less than a lap before getting a flat and DNF) my son rode the 89 cr 125.

    There was a regular gate drop mx start but i let the pack take off so as not to get dowsed by the puddles on the first part of the track, I didn't have tearoffs so tried to preserve my goggles. One of the kids that came with us stalled his 450 so I stopped to help him get going and then took off as fast as I could. I rode the rest of the 45 minutes full bore and did not stop for a drink or gas( alot of people did) I passed alot of people when they stopped and on the MX track and I ended up third overall!

    I had a great time and we were done racing at 10:30 Packed and left by 11:30 and home by 2:30

    Great weekend of racing! all my bikes are broken but everyone got home healthy and happy.... I need to wash the bikes and start rebuilding...bikes and body...my knees are killing me.
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    Which bike did you blow up the kTM or one of the vintage ones??
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  20. pvangel

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    The 1980 RM 125 has ignition problems i think but have to figure it out, the KTM 150's transmission locked up? but not sure what it is yet....
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