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Hello All,

Rode my buddies Z125 a few months ago and was instantly hooked. Been trying to find a Z125 or Grom for a few months now but it seems like the covid shortage is alive and well as I couldn't find anything near me (Southern CA) for less than $3k. Decided to start cruising Copart (I part sport bikes in my free time) and finally won one.

Just picked it up and it needs a couple things but mechanically it seems to run great. It's an '18 with ~800 miles, ended up paying ~$900 OTD.

Theft recovery so all the red panels have been spray painted black but it doesn't seem too banged up outside of the broken peg on the right. Plan is to track it so I'm not real concerned about the rattle can job but I do need to replace the pieces I'm missing. Anybody parting one out and want to sell me a left side fairing and the middle tank cover?

Super stoked to finally have one to rip around on and have found myself digging through old threads here already - figured I should make an account and say hi!

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Bonus wtf battery install from the guy who stole it:

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Looks like the Ignition is jacked and he smashed his way through the rear to get to the seat latch :oops:
Gas cap still looks good or is it drilled out. So low mileage may be from he only got to ride it for what gas was left in the tank.
Tape job :unsure: Going with looks mounted backwards so something was shorting and he couldn't find it so just keep adding tape :ROFLMAO:
great price (y)
 

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Welcome and I'm glad to see another SoCal Z125 heading to the tracks. The Z125 makes a pretty good track bike without a lot of work or investment(at least at first). There should be plenty of good track bike info if you search this Forum. Depending where you live, there are at least 4 tracks within a few hours drive that host minis, so you have options.

If you are only going to track it, you might not need to replace the ignition switch. If the harness is good, this is pretty slick and it saved me about 1 lb. as well:

Have fun!
 

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Welcome to the forum! $900 OTD, sweet. And a nice supply of electrical tape included, BONUS! Where at in SoCal? I'm in Fl now but from Pomona originally.
 

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Looks like the Ignition is jacked and he smashed his way through the rear to get to the seat latch :oops:
Gas cap still looks good or is it drilled out. So low mileage may be from he only got to ride it for what gas was left in the tank.
Tape job :unsure: Going with looks mounted backwards so something was shorting and he couldn't find it so just keep adding tape :ROFLMAO:
great price (y)
Ignition looks like someone tried forcing it but it still locks up fine and works (got a key) so I'm not sure what the story is there. Gas cap is intact and the key works, as well as the seat lock. Seat had been popped from the outside for sure but I straightened everything out and replaced the broken bolt and it's good to go.

Battery was indeed backwards and the negative terminal was broken off - looks like an attempt to tape the neg lead to the broken post 😁

Siphoned out the old stale gas and filled it up with C9 - ripped around the neighborhood and was running great after the first mile.

I just need to grab the left fairing and center tank piece as the guy I use for CA Brake and Light inspection (Salvage certificate revival) is a stickler about bikes being 'complete' even though it isn't a legal requirement. And the peg, obviously (I think I can bang the bracket back to true).
 

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Welcome and I'm glad to see another SoCal Z125 heading to the tracks. The Z125 makes a pretty good track bike without a lot of work or investment(at least at first). There should be plenty of good track bike info if you search this Forum. Depending where you live, there are at least 4 tracks within a few hours drive that host minis, so you have options.

If you are only going to track it, you might not need to replace the ignition switch. If the harness is good, this is pretty slick and it saved me about 1 lb. as well:

Have fun!
I'm in North OC so I'll be heading to Adam's for sure. What other ones welcome the minis? Nice to know the bypass exists but I figure I'll leave it all intact for now since it's the same as the gas cap.
 

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Welcome to the forum! $900 OTD, sweet. And a nice supply of electrical tape included, BONUS! Where at in SoCal? I'm in Fl now but from Pomona originally.
You should see some of the random/sketchy things I've pulled from auction vehicles :). Everything from drugs to nice tools to a mint iPad Air in the back rest pocket that was worth what I paid for the car lol
 

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I'm in North OC so I'll be heading to Adam's for sure. What other ones welcome the minis? Nice to know the bypass exists but I figure I'll leave it all intact for now since it's the same as the gas cap.
Apex in Perris and Apple Valley Raceway have open practice for bikes. I figured as a theft recovery you would be missing some parts, but you actually got a key?!!! Lucky you for only $900.
 
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