Will a Gasgas 125 fit a beginner?

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  1. johan

    johan Been here awhile

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    Looking for something to improve my bike control in enduro etc. Would a gasgas 125 -04 be a suitable bike for playing around? Never done trials before, off-road riding for 3 years

    Sorry if I am posting the standard WTB question, I am in a rush...
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  2. Brewtus

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    Depends on the size of the beginner. The engine will be on the weak side for a big person, but the ergos should be OK. If you are built like a jockey, you should be fine.
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  3. johan

    johan Been here awhile

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    182cm, 75 kilos
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  4. Brewtus

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    Umm, yeah. Keep in mind I live in America, where the standards of measurement are still based off of a byzantine conglomeration of how many rocks in a burlap bag, the length of a long-dead king's foot, etc...
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  5. xymotic

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    5'10" 165

    google works well in America :)
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  6. Brewtus

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    True. IF you know how to use it. :lol3
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  7. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    125's are really great bikes to learn on. They are very capable for getting your 165lbs up some intimidating obsticals provided you use technique. They are really great for someone starting out. If down the road you feel you need more power, you can retrofit a 200 or a 225 top end.

    If you feel it lacking, you can always use lower gearing as well. Your clutch work will definately get better (the Gassers have the best clutch IMO)
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  8. johan

    johan Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the replies. Sounds like a Gasgas 7.62 cubic inch will fit me fine.
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  9. MN Yeti

    MN Yeti Been here awhile

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    The 125 will suit you very well. You will need to wind it up a bit more for big climbs but you learn more about good clutch control. With your goal of improving enduro riding the engine size matter's less. You'll learn all the balance, obstacle climbing, and turning you can handle. Be careful though, it's easy to get hooked.
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    :poser :thumb
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  12. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    You will be looking for a 225cc kit in a hurry at 165lbs IMO. A juiced 125 makes a great bike though. All those rpms on the 125, coupled with a super light rear shock spring make them too much work to ride unless you are very light. You would need a bigger cyl, piston, jetting, rear spring..... Just buy a 2.5 to begin with and save all the hassles. A good deal is not always the best deal.
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  13. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    The frame is the same as the larger bikes but the swingarm is shorter. The motor has less oomph so you are forced to use technique rather than motor.
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