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Me and my dad restored his old Kawasaki 1989/90 AR 125cc 2 Stroke and it beats the shit out of any other of my mates newer 4 strokes, with 9Kw, power band and a custom expansion exhaust

 

That's bike porn to people of a certain age.


They were the THE bike to have when I was teenager.. power wheely tastic.


How much has it cost to put together?

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Me and my dad restored his old Kawasaki 1989/90 AR 125cc 2 Stroke and it beats the shit out of any other of my mates newer 4 strokes, with 9Kw, power band and a custom expansion exhaust

 

That's bike porn to people of a certain age.


They were the THE bike to have when I was teenager.. power wheely tastic.


How much has it cost to put together?

 

Well it was just bits and bobs, chain etc


It also didn't have the original fairing so dad brought some with carbon fibre vinyl so it looks a lot better


But all togethor about £300 for repairs, tires, chain, brake caliper, battery, fairing, oil, 2 stroke oil, rear drum brakes, spray paint to make it look better ha and new rear indicators

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great looking little bike. classic 80's looks!

 

I prefer it to any of the newer 4 strokes bikes that sound like sewing machines

I've never heard a sewing machine that sounds like my bike :cry:

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great looking little bike. classic 80's looks!

 

I prefer it to any of the newer 4 strokes bikes that sound like sewing machines

I've never heard a sewing machine that sounds like my bike :cry:

 

Lol you get me ;) most 4 strokes sound bad unless they have an after market can

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Me and my dad restored his old Kawasaki 1989/90 AR 125cc 2 Stroke and it beats the shit out of any other of my mates newer 4 strokes, with 9Kw, power band and a custom expansion exhaust

 

That's bike porn to people of a certain age.


They were the THE bike to have when I was teenager.. power wheely tastic.

Well said!! They Dont make bikes like that anymore...

I miss the good old days of 125cc two stroke power bands!!

Cheap to fix, great fun to ride...


Are you selling or riding it yourself??

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Me and my dad restored his old Kawasaki 1989/90 AR 125cc 2 Stroke and it beats the shit out of any other of my mates newer 4 strokes, with 9Kw, power band and a custom expansion exhaust

 

That's bike porn to people of a certain age.


They were the THE bike to have when I was teenager.. power wheely tastic.

Well said!! They Dont make bikes like that anymore...

I miss the good old days of 125cc two stroke power bands!!

Cheap to fix, great fun to ride...


Are you selling or riding it yourself??

 

Im riding it myself at the moment on a CBT, Im just waiting for the engine to explode as the engine has done 17,500 miles but tbh it sounds fine and easily tops 90 which is even cooler since its under the legal limit! Not that i try thrashing it to much, 2 stroke oil ain't cheap!! Ha

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Im riding it myself at the moment on a CBT, Im just waiting for the engine to explode as the engine has done 17,500 miles but tbh it sounds fine and easily tops 90 which is even cooler since its under the legal limit! Not that i try thrashing it to much, 2 stroke oil ain't cheap!! Ha

 

you cant put a price on 2-stroke fun!!!

Keep the oil rich, and the wost that will happen is you might burn a piston out...


I buy all my two stroke oil from eBay... its lots cheaper than garages...


kids these days on 125cc 4-stroke bikes have no idea what they are missing out on 8-) 8-)

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Im riding it myself at the moment on a CBT, Im just waiting for the engine to explode as the engine has done 17,500 miles but tbh it sounds fine and easily tops 90 which is even cooler since its under the legal limit! Not that i try thrashing it to much, 2 stroke oil ain't cheap!! Ha

 

you cant put a price on 2-stroke fun!!!

Keep the oil rich, and the wost that will happen is you might burn a piston out...


I buy all my two stroke oil from eBay... its lots cheaper than garages...


kids these days on 125cc 4-stroke bikes have no idea what they are missing out on 8-) 8-)

 

Yeh my dad looks after the oil, he's taught me everything else though which is a good experience!


I know! My mates are jel of the looks of it i think but moan about the sound until i wizz by them on the dual carriage way haha ;)

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very cool man.


I also get my 2 stroke oil from ebay..

A 1L bottle of Car lube synthetic oil cost me £4.99 :D


I have my varied opinions on 2 and 4 stroke engines..


Prefer the sound and high revving of strokes, plus the fact that they can be modded a lot more..

But hate the annoying task of engines rebuilds..


Where as 4 strokes, I love because they just run forever..

F**cked spark plug, incorrect carb mixtures, and the things still start and run..


My 2 stroke on my Pulse Ghost is very annoying..

Its a fussy engine..

Get a bit of damp in the air and it just does want to stay started..

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very cool man.


I also get my 2 stroke oil from ebay..

A 1L bottle of Car lube synthetic oil cost me £4.99 :D


I have my varied opinions on 2 and 4 stroke engines..


Prefer the sound and high revving of strokes, plus the fact that they can be modded a lot more..

But hate the annoying task of engines rebuilds..


Where as 4 strokes, I love because they just run forever..

F**cked spark plug, incorrect carb mixtures, and the things still start and run..


My 2 stroke on my Pulse Ghost is very annoying..

Its a fussy engine..

Get a bit of damp in the air and it just does want to stay started..

 

Nice bike, im hoping to upgrade to another 2 stroke 125 next year, possible a honda nsr 125 or a cagiva mito 125 not sure yet, i just won't accept having a 4 stroke now lol

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I remember the TZR250 well, I am an old git remember!


2 strokes have a very different way of working than 4 strokes, no metal valves just a reed valve that is a one way valve for the gases, they need the shape of the exhaust to draw the exhaust gases out of the engine and 2 stroke tuning was always massively about the exhaust shape. Exhausts made by certain people were sought after as it was always considered a bit of a black art!


Small diameter means higher gas flow.

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