Project: YZ125 – Part 1
I started venturing into the realm of adventure motorcycles to carry my passion for overlanding in to the two-wheel area. With the Honda CRF 250L I have been able to go on several trips, have no issues, and largely learn what the heck I’m doing on a motorcycle.
In the process of learning how to ride, I took the 250L out on some single track trails and I absolutely LOVED it. The only issue I have is that the 250L is NOT a trail bike. It masquerades as one but it can’t take the abuse and I have already had to make repairs from doing it. To continue trail riding, I need something that doesn’t feel like wrestling a refrigerator through the woods.
So I began researching and I came up with an option that would let me tinker with something throughout the summer and end up with a usable machine to trail ride on. Enter the YZ 125.
This is not what mine looks like… Mine looks like this.
My plan is to build the thing from the ground up, piece by piece. I refinished the frame and subframe so now they look like this.
Can you tell I’m going for a Husky look? Lol. Oh well, its my bike and I’ll do it like I want. I’m also rebuilding the engine from an empty case to a functioning motor. Eventually I will have touched every part of this bike and completed it to the best of my ability. I want to get my son involved too so we’ll see how that goes.
Keep checking back for progress updates and to see how this thing players out. Wish me luck!