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PostSubject: what's a good starting bike?   Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:03 am

I've not had a road bike before (18yrs old) and I quite fancy building a cafe racer/ old school racer look bike.
Looking on the DVLA website at 19 you can drive upto 400cc?

this is the kind of look i really like - (can't post link for 7 days Rolling Eyes ) I'll see if I can add pics

what would you guys recommend? and what size? 125? 250?

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PostSubject: Re: what's a good starting bike?   Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:22 pm

hi and welcome
think you can only ride up to a 125 unless youve past your test, IMO HONDA CG125 good easy straight back frame do anything you want without to much hassell
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PostSubject: Re: what's a good starting bike?   Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:18 am

Wot 'e said ^^^ you'll be restricted to a 125cc bike until you take your CBT and pass your test.

Having said that, there's no harm in having a project on the go whilst you're getting your licence. Personally I'd suggest any of the older Jap 4-stroke twins up to around 650cc. Easy to work on, cheap to buy, only two carbs to balance, fairly lightweight (try lugging a 4 cyclinder 750 lump about and you'll get my drift!) plentiful spares etc. etc.

The bike in your picture is a nice looking bit of kit and soemthing to aspire to.
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PostSubject: Re: what's a good starting bike?   Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:34 am

thanks for the replies guys, lots of food for thought.
My mates got a 125 scooter (automatic) and I was surprised how quick it was.

i was looking at hondas, mostly the CB but the CG looks good too.
heres a nice looking CB125, more inspiration!
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PostSubject: Re: what's a good starting bike?   Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:15 am

If you Google honda 125 cafe racer pictures you'll be astonished at how many of them there are and what good looking bikes some people have produced!
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PostSubject: Re: what's a good starting bike?   Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:10 pm

Hi guys,
still plan on getting a bike, probably when I'm back in Glasgow. Saving up some money this summer (after spending all of it on a 2 liter engine for the VW...) Here's what I'm admiring just now:




Think I prefer this style of seat. Anyone know what they're called? Trying to find where to buy them
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PostSubject: Re: what's a good starting bike?   Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:11 pm

They're nice, very American and the first one is a flat-tracker rather than a cafe racer.

For seats have a look on E-bay, as for the bikes, you can take your pick and do it your way, but there's so many options, take a look here https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=CB125+cafe+racer&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=eSHbU4WmJ6eR7Aaj8oDQDg&ved=0CB8QsAQ&biw=1280&bih=685
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PostSubject: Re: what's a good starting bike?   Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:43 am

Ah right. I hadn't looked into flat trackers before. Looks like you could get 2 people on the seat, which is handy.
Think I would like something in between the two styles. Reckon I'll try and get hold of a CB125 or a CG125, needs to be cheap though.
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