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Maybe the only 125 owner in the Boulder, Colorado area

Postby bouldergramp » 09 Aug 2012 17:58

The MadAss I saw parked at Home Depot in April was a Tomberlin but I didn't know it at the time. I ordered my 2011 125 MadAss a week later not knowing anything about them but what I read in the few on-line reviews.

Today I checked out my new windshield and tucked my head down a little to get it out of the slipstream. Slightly downhill it will go 57 mph and on level ground with no wind it will run right at 55 mph...just like it is supposed to do.

That is fast enough for me so no engine modifications are necessary.

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Re: Maybe the only 125 owner in the Boulder, Colorado area

Postby TaintedSaint » 28 Feb 2013 20:44

Just saw a used one at a dealer and knew I had to check it out. I was looking to get a Honda Ruckus but test drove one and thought I better get something a little peppier. I live in Boulder too by the way!

How does it perform at elevation? How does it do with cold starts?

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Re: Maybe the only 125 owner in the Boulder, Colorado area

Postby bouldergramp » 04 Mar 2013 18:58

"How does it perform at elevation? How does it do with cold starts?"

I had trouble starting it as described in the manual. I bought some starting fluid and it started right up. Then I tried starting it just like my old motorcycles with the throttle cracked part way, and the choke full on. It starts fine that way. I haven't been riding much in this cold weather but last time I used a squirt of starting fluid because it had not been ridden for over a month. It started fine. When the engine is warm, it starts instantly.

I don't notice any problems with altitude. I recalibrated the speedometer by setting the measured wheel circumference and it now reads about what the speed detection signs on Table Mesa drive indicate. It will hit 58 mph with no problem but that is about maximum speed.

I added a rear rack and shock absorber from OORacing in England and a cheap windshield from eBay.

It is a great little motorcycle.

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Re: Maybe the only 125 owner in the Boulder, Colorado area

Postby donesian » 04 Mar 2013 20:28

I bought mine at Colorado Powersports in Boulder two days ago! 2011 with 249 miles. I live in Louisville, just East of Boulder. Fun Bike! Dave

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Re: Maybe the only 125 owner in the Boulder, Colorado area

Postby esonscar » 04 Mar 2013 20:56

I have a 2012 new in 2013 . . . visit my blog http://www.madass125.co.uk for my real experiences !
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Re: Maybe the only 125 owner in the Boulder, Colorado area

Postby TaintedSaint » 05 Mar 2013 08:37

donesian wrote:I bought mine at Colorado Powersports in Boulder two days ago! 2011 with 249 miles. I live in Louisville, just East of Boulder. Fun Bike! Dave



Nice that's the one I saw and got me looking online to see what they were. How do you Like it so far?

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Re: Maybe the only 125 owner in the Boulder, Colorado area

Postby bouldergramp » 28 Mar 2013 19:13

I was zipping along with traffic on Foothills Parkway today and my throttle didn't seem very responsive...I glanced down at my speedometer and it was indicting 55 mph. The speed limit is 45. I guess I had better pay attention to what I am doing.

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Re: Maybe the only 125 owner in the Boulder, Colorado area

Postby bouldergramp » 28 Mar 2013 22:29

Thanks...the carburetor settings suit me just fine the way they are.

I put high altitude jets in my father's DeSoto in 1952.

I am through messing with engines.

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