No I am sorry but it's not a good idea! I know what people here say about magazine but 5 out 5 mags said it was one of the worst 125's they ever rode!
In fact Dirtrider said it was so far gone that it was almost unrideable!! sp??
John T. hit it on the head. The '98 and '99 CR 125's had a poor motor and popping ignition. The suspenders were terrible at best. I am a Honda rider and refused to own a CR125 during these years. They were not very good bikes. Save your money and buy a 2000 CR125 when you can. This is a much better bike.