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newbington



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PostSubject: 125cc base bike?   Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:53 am

I'm looking to start a cafe racer project, but want to stick to a 125cc engine...

I've been looking mainly at the honda cb 125, but I was wondering if there were any others people could recommend?

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PostSubject: Re: 125cc base bike?   Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:09 am

hi matey welcome to the forum
theres a intro section on the home page Laughing Wink

have you thought of a cg125 cracking little engine and a easy frame to convert
take a gander at this on egay
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PostSubject: Re: 125cc base bike?   Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:43 am

Hi Newb, welcome aboard. Nowt wrong with the CB125, if you can find one the Suzuki GP125 is a good bike as well, the Yamaha RS is the right shape too.

Take a look here, there are lots of images which might give you food for though: http://classic-motorbikes.net/gallery-home.php
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PostSubject: Re: 125cc base bike?   Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:58 am

welcome!

If i was able to build a chopper from a 125 and get that accepted by the big bike boys you can certainly build a cafe from a 125 Cool . There are a few examples of some cracking 125 builds on here. Go for it and remember its your bike so as long as you like it thats all that matters! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 125cc base bike?   Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:54 am

Thanks for all the advice! I only have my cbt, and to be honest I'm only using it for buzzing around the country lanes around my area in the summer so no need for a bigger engine, my current 125 runs like a dream through the curves and cambers anyway!

I've been looking more a cb125s but I'm struggling to find cafe style parts, and there seems to be a lack of them on ebay really. I found a rather nice '81 cg125 for about 600 nicker, but not sure if its the kind of thing I want to dismantle....

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PostSubject: Re: 125cc base bike?   Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:02 am

Can definitely see the potential in that. Cafe style the seat either by trimming that one ( although it looks in too good a condition to do that really ) or buying a cafe style base off eBay. Set of clubmans or clipons and your starting to get there. Then its a case of rear sets ( if you want ) tweaking the engine for slightly more power ( again if you want to ) and trying to save some weight. Could be a cracking little cafe bike that.

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PostSubject: Re: 125cc base bike?   Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:36 am

nice bike that cg wonder how much as been offered proberly p**s takers 500 would buy that
with it being 30yrs old i would be inclined to not modify the origonal bits but replace them with cafe stylee bits Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: 125cc base bike?   Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:39 pm

New update, 1988 honda h100 for sale in my area, not sure how much it costs but going to ring tomorrow. Can't find any h100 based cafe's anywhere but thoughts???

Also thanks for all the advice so far!
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