Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:51 PM
I was wanting to swap for a bigger bike but I know that my bike is a good solid bike and has been well looked after.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:20 PM
Depending on how much extra power you want it generally goes like this:
More power = more money
More power = less reliability
More power = can often mean less 'useable' power
More power = is it ever enough?!?!?
Then, after you have spent all that time and money investing in more power the bike is still only worth what its market or book value is. People don't generally want to purchase tuned bikes (id prefer to buy a standard bike then one with this that and the other done to it) so you may need to keep the original parts so you can reverse tune it later; what are you going to do with these tuned parts afterwards? You are not going to get another 125, you will probably go bigger cc which is what you perhaps should have done on the first place. Now you're stuck with these parts unless a buyer wants the upgraded parts to come with the bike - you won't get your money back for the cost of tuning it - that I can garuntee!
Just my opinion but it sounds to me like you might naturally be ready for a bigger cc machine. After all the first line in your post says that you've wanted a bigger machine for some time.
Edited by tankygsy, 07 June 2012 - 07:28 PM.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:40 PM
I tend to avoid making significant power upgrades to equipment because the rest of the bike was designed to work with that motor. The clutch, transmission, chain etc may be overstressed ( I am not sure if these items are the same or lighter design than a 250 or 280). The kit to upgrade the cylinder may be OK but I agree with Tankygsy that people will not pay more for a bike with it.
One good thing about staying on a lower power bike longer is that it will force you to maximize your skill and technique with it. Ride it and advertise that it is for sale. You will eventually find a good buyer and can upgrade to a more powerful bike and be an even better rider.
Whatever you do - get out and RIDE!
Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:03 AM
As I say all this, I have not had the oppertunity to ride one with the S3 225 top end kit on it, although following the logic of the factory 200, the 225 should be even more powerfull and gutsey. Have heard the added flywheel weight is a preferred option on this setup.
It is all bolt on stuff, so everything could be transferred to another bike if need be. Might be worth considering as compared to flipping bikes.
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