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December 14, 2018, 10:25 AM

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I provided so much info. Why to which statement?
Nothing man, enjoy your Monkey, we just have VERY different tastes in vehicles


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I like the idea of the monkey, but I can't even really get on the Fairfax County Parkway with it since it tops out at 50. Would be a killer in the city though.

Ummm....whats the speed limit on the parkway? 50 to 55? Whats the big deal?


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December 14, 2018, 11:20 AM

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Nothing man, enjoy your Monkey, we just have VERY different tastes in vehicles





I'm all over the place with bikes. We probably like a lot of the same stuff.


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December 14, 2018, 11:33 AM

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Ummm....whats the speed limit on the parkway? 50 to 55? Whats the big deal?
It's 50. Most people do 55+.

It's an appealing bike, but also a bit risky for me to drop 4 stacks on one. I picked up (stole) my 2010 Street Triple for that.

Looks like fun on roads where you can keep up with traffic.


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It's 50. Most people do 55+.

It's an appealing bike, but also a bit risky for me to drop 4 stacks on one. I picked up (stole) my 2010 Street Triple for that.

Looks like fun on roads where you can keep up with traffic.



I agree. the price tag is steep. Esp given for all the actual motorcycles that can be had for that money.



Look for a used Z125. They seem to bring the least money. You could probably find a 2017 for 2k


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Don't want to hijack, but LOL:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-Z125-PRO/163384908655

I did some more searching and saw that the stretched swingarm is not that uncommon. WTF?


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It's 50. Most people do 55+.

It's an appealing bike, but also a bit risky for me to drop 4 stacks on one. I picked up (stole) my 2010 Street Triple for that.

Looks like fun on roads where you can keep up with traffic.

But they are breaking the law. You don't have to break the law just because they do. Nothing wrong with a big guy left lane uphill sitting upright.


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Don't want to hijack, but LOL:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-Z125-PRO/163384908655

I did some more searching and saw that the stretched swingarm is not that uncommon. WTF?





some of the stretched Ruckus crowd overlaps the mini bike crowd. You'll see no shortage of WTFs.


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I just sat on a Monkey (and Z125) at the DC motorcycle show yesterday. Holy shit, I think I want one. The Monkey is actually what I want, but I'm still iffy on it being usable, so a Z125 or Grom might be the ticket just to get a taste of what they're like before I drop bigger money on a Monkey.

This looks like a gateway drug:
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All depends on what you're after....

A couple of our local riders/racers have gone at it with the Grom vs Z125 gig. You talk about drafting and redrafting for miles and miles lol.

The honda has a little more bottom and mid (don't they always) and the Kawi had a touch more top up (don't they always).

They both were able to break 70 mph on GPS but on a flat road you have no real worries about catching a reckless (doing 20 over on a 55 mph rd).

Goofed off on a Vino 125 and when they say it does 55 mph they aren't kidding...slower out the gate and while yes you can do roughly the speed limit on the hwy your only options for safety or evasive actions are swerving into the shoulder.


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Shiphteey nailed it with the motor comparisons. I'll add that I prefer the motor in the grom. It's a little lazier and less manic.



I added a Yoshi cam and 170cc KOSO kit. I took the KOSO kit back out and went back to 125ccs. The BBK was great from a power perspective but had a fair amount of piston slap. It also overheated on a 70F day. I tried tuning it with an auto tuner, still predetonated, and decided no on it. I may revisit it. For now, it's 125ccs with a yoshi cam.



The Z125 is nice because it has an actual oil filter. The grom needs to have the clutch cover removed so you can clean the spinner and internal filter.

Also, the Grom is more comfortable to me once you deal with the seat issue and has a bigger aftermarket.


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Looks funny! I guess it will do good on snow/ice


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February 11, 2019, 10:08 AM

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They both were able to break 70 mph on GPS but on a flat road
70? I'd think 55 might be possible on these, but 70 seems impossible out of a 1/8 liter 4 stroke that revs to what, 7k?


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I'm 240-250 and my Z125 with full exhaust, intake, and PCV would cruise between 55-60 depending on head wind. The Z125 tops out at 67 mph with stock gearing. That's rev limiter.



The Grom is a few MPH less than the Z125 for top speed with me on it. I often have to down shift to 3rd on the Grom to keep speeds up. I don't have to do that on the Z125 which is geared a little lower.





The monkey is the same as the grom. It just has slightly taller tires.


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