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Sunday, March 22, 2009

2001 Yamaha 125Z 1st Model Restoration Project

Custom design by the previous owner

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I have just bought this secondhand bike for RM3k. It is very special because this one is the 1st model of Yamaha 125Z and it is still unmodified!
The engine is still in standard condition except for the 0.25 piston size after one time rebore, but the rebore has been done not to modified the engine but to restore the compression that has been lost due to the old engine (about 8 years now).
Compared to my RX-Z, this bike is very light (in fact, it is the lightest I have ever rode) and very fast. The first time I ride it, I can easily get to 120km/h and that is normal speed riding! I thought something is wrong with the speedometer, but no, everything is working well after further testing.
Next, I'm going to restore this bike to a new standard look in the colour of blue as in the picture below. All the 'X' mark there is the item that I'm going to replace with original parts. For the rim, I think I'm going to use fish bone sports rim.

Yamaha 125Z Blue

Look at my previous restoration project of 1997 Yamaha RX-Z here.

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