2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro STG Project Bike

The 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro is the little brother of Kawasaki's 2017 motorcycle line-up, but don't let that fool you. Weighing in at only 225 lbs, the Z125 Pro is a very nimble, fun bike for beginners, as well as experienced riders. Some people may call it unecessary, and maybe even overkill, for all of the upgrades we have in-store for the Z125 Pro, but we'll just ignore them and have fun with Kawasaki's lightweight 125cc mini-bike.

How to Install a Hindle Evo Megaphone Exhaust on 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro

We all know the very first thing you do with a mini-bike, is install a new exhaust. You need to give it a little more heart, a little more soul. And you don't want to get mistaken for someone riding a scooter. We decided to start out with the Hindle 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Evo Megaphone Polished Exhaust. This is a brand new canister design from Hindle that we wanted to try out. The stock exhaust is big and ugly, and most of it is hidden from view, but we want our exhaust to stand out. The Hindle exhaust really stands out and looks awesome with its polished finish. The Z125 Pro stock exhaust weighs in at 8.5 lbs, while the Hindle Evo Megaphone exhaust weighs in at just 3.5 lbs. That might not seem like much, but on a bike that weighs just 225 lbs, that's a pretty significant weight savings.
A very inexpensive uprade to the Z125 Pro. The Hindle Exhaust makes the Z125 look even better, and helps it sound more like it's big brothers.

How to Install an M4 Full Exhaust System on a 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro

As great as the Hindle Evo Megaphone exhaust is, we couldn't just stop there and we had to try out some more exhausts. The next one we wanted to try is the M4 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro GP Mount Full Exhaust. This exhaust system may seem a little different than what you might be used to. It has a cactus attached that allows the exhaust to go through the chamber of the cactus, which then allows it to escape out of the canister. The canister is all blacked out and looks and sounds awesome.

One thing we noticed during the installation is that the stock gasket isn't the greatest, and during the install you may want to take a look at it to decide if you need to replace it. Other than that, the installation was very simple, and gives the mini-bike a mean look.

How to Install Driven TT Rearsets on a 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro

After the exhaust, your rearsets are the next thing to go. We went with the Driven 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro TT Rearsets. In this video you can see as Van replaces the OEM rearsets with a more effective aftermarket rearset from the manufacturer Driven. The Good Folks at Driven Racing decided to make something special for the Z125 Pro. They started with rearsets that move the foot pegs 1.5" back, and then they allowed for another 1/2" back and up. This will give you more leg room as the bike is small, and taller rider will need more leg room. Watch as Van takes you through the steps of swapping out these rearsets and see the differences the new upgraded items make in stance of the rider on this motorcycle and also view the ease of replacement with many of the parts built into these rearsets.

How to Install a Driven Fuel Cap on a Kawasaki Z125 Pro

The Driven 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Halo Fuel Cap and Base is without question one of the coolest bolt on parts available. Made from aerospace grade aluminum and then anodized in an assorted variety of colors. This item is available to fit most late model sportbike applications. The cap and base are made in the USA and in this video you will see Van install the base and cap on a new 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro. This impressive product vents well, functions well and looks great so be sure to consider the Driven Halo cap and base when thinking about your next on or off track motorcycle upgrade.

How to install a Driven Racing Sprocket Cover on a Kawasaki Z125 Pro

The Driven 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Sprocket Cover is another bolt on part available from Driven Racing. Available in an assorted variety of colors, and made from aerospace grade anodized aluminum. More of a cosmetic piece, the Driven Sprocket Cover replaces a much larger, plastic stock cover on the Z125 Pro. In this video you will see Van install the Sprocket Cover on a 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro.

How to install a Driven Engine and Oil Fill Plug on a Kawasaki Z125 Pro

The Driven 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Engine Plug and Driven Oil Fill Plug replacement screw on parts available from Driven Racing. Available in an assorted variety of colors, and made from aerospace grade anodized aluminum. More of a cosmetic piece, the Engine and Oil Fill Plugs replace plastic, less durable stock plugs on the Z125 Pro. Remember when installing these plugs, the oil fill plug will re-use the stock o-ring, while the engine plug will come with it's own o-ring.

How to Install a Driven Cam Sprocket Cover on a Kawasaki Z125 Pro

The Driven 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Cam Sprocket Cover is another bolt on part available from Driven Racing. This is a pretty easy install, but it can be tricky, so we wanted to give you a few tips for when you install this on your Z125 Pro. The Driven timing sprocket cover is machined from 6061 T6 alloy and designed to remove the cast unit that comes stock on the bike. Whether to clean the look of the engine or to complement the other parts, Driven Racing cam cover is a nice addition to your bike. Don't forget that the cam sprocket cover will re-use the stock o-ring. When putting the o-ring in the Driven Cam Sprocket Cover, remember to use downward pressure to ensure the o-ring is installed evenly

How to install Valve Covers on a Kawasaki Z125 Pro

The Driven 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Valve Covers are another bolt on part available from Driven Racing. Upper and lower valve covers. Machined out of 6061 billet aluminum in a 4th axis machine, Driven Racing has created a set of covers that are super light, super strong and will compliment and enhance your bike. We got some help from Max Van for this install. Don't forget that the valve covers will re-use the stock o-rings. When putting the o-rings in the Driven Valve Covers, remember to use downward pressure to ensure the o-rings are installed evenly.

How to install Driven Endurance Cups on a Kawasaki Z125 Pro

Another easy install, that also serves a purpose. The Driven 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Endurance Cups are designed to protect the front and rear axle nuts in case of a crash. Machined from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum. They come with a vibrant anodized finish, available in 5 different colors. Sold as a set (one cup for front axle nut, one cup for rear axle nut). The front and rear axle nuts use a cotter pin to ensure the nuts don't loosen while riding. The endurance cups may make it difficult to re-use the cotter pins, so instead, Van used safety wire to sure the nuts.

How to install a Driven Fender Eliminator on a Kawasaki Z125 Pro

All new from Driven Racing is the Driven 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Fender Eliminator. Designed to clean the rear end of your bike, and finish the custom look. These billet aluminum kits are light weight and strong machined out of 6061 billet to create a beautiful finished product. Kits are black anodized and laser etched with the Driven logo and using zinc plated hardware. All kits are designed to use the stock license plate light. These kits are sold with or without turn signals but will acept all turn signals with an 8mm or 10mm post. Van attempted to re-use the stock tail lights, but they didn't fit very well, and we wouldn't recommend using them with the Driven Fender Eliminator. We suggest getting an integrated tail-light when using the Driven Fender Eliminator

How To Install Spiegler Front and Rear Brake Lines on a Kawasaki Z125 Pro

One of my go to and necessary upgrades for every motorcycle is to install stainless steel brake lines and we went with a Spiegler 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Brake Line Kit. Replacing the rubber rear brake line with stainless steel lines is one of the "Best Bang for the Buck" modifications you can make to your motorcycle. You will realize the benefits of the stainless braided lines on the first ride you take after installation. Spiegler's patented stainless steel braided brake lines eliminate expansion under the most severe applications. Even under extreme pressure the lever feel remains consistent. Replace your old rubber OEM brake lines today and enjoy the security of a lifetime warranty with Spiegler braided brake lines.