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1980 Yamaha YZ125 G
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1980 Yamaha YZ125 G

Date Added March 21, 2000

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1980 Yamaha YZ125 GReviews

sly
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Aug 5, 2002

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Posted: Aug 5, 2002 7:03 AM   Back to Top
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Power
It revs very quickly, has typical old school 125 bottom and early mid (very little) and an upper mid and top-end that is fantastic. Extremely fun and with a light rider, very fast.
Suspension
Head and shoulders better than any 1980 or older bike of any size. Again, tailored to the lighter rider, it is more plush than most will remember any bike from this era being.
Brakes
As drum brakes go, these are as good as any I've used. Again, the lighter riders will have a better time.
Comments
My 1980 was my favorite MXer I've owned. In 1986, a friend bought a brand new CR125. We rode each others bikes, and while his was lightyears better suspension/handling-wise, mine devoured the new 1986 CR on every straight.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2001 8:12 PM   Back to Top
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Power
Good 125 motocross powerband. It hits hard and and revs out strong. Once on the pipe, the bike really goes into motion.
Suspension
Plush and sweet. The front forks are flawless. They don't bottom easily and they erase the small bumps and square holes. The rear mono would bottom but glossed over the small stuff. The monoshocks of this era sagged after hard use.
Brakes
For drum brakes, you coudln't ask for any better.
Comments
These things were competitive in the novice class into the early 80s after water cooling and single shocks came on the scene. It's too bad the 125G didn't have a longer run. The next year Yamaha came out with a water cooled 125. A good 125G is hard to find today. I have a track test on the 125G published by Dirt Bike. Contact me for a copy.
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100
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chickeyw
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Posted: May 3, 2001 10:30 PM   Back to Top
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Power
Low and mid leaves much to be desired. Top end is great!
Suspension
Decent for smaller riders. Too soft for big guys.
Brakes
It's a 1980. Need I say more?
Comments
Last year for the air-cooled Yamaha 125's. It weighs WAY under 200 lbs-SOAKING WET. We've sunk almost $1000 into it and it is almost ready to ride. THAT'S HOW GREAT IT HANDLES! It's worth it! It is a great 'fart-around' bike for the farm.
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90
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