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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Doubleoqueso, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Doubleoqueso

    Doubleoqueso Active Member

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    Can anyone recommend a forum that would be good for an owner of a 1974 Honda CB125s? Any other bike enthusiasts here? I got this little CB125 to cure my motorcycle cravings until I can pay off my car and save up for another Suzuki GS500E (my FAVORITE bike :D).
     
  2. M@

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    Whassup rider! :tucool:

    This is the best general Honda bike forum I've found: http://www.hondabikes.net/. Got a lot of good info on there for parts/repair/upgrades on my last two honda bikes.

    The other bike forums I'm on are specific to the model so they wouldn't help with your 125.

    Ride safe. :)
     
  3. Doubleoqueso

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    Awesome, I'll check that out, thanks :)
     
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    Hey what's up you guys and gals, now you have hit my sweet spot all in one fitness and bikes.
    I have a couple of gsxr's and usually go to gixxer.com or thumpertalk.com alot of great people on both and lots of info.
    Do you have that cb all original? M@ what kind of bike do ride?
     
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    Got a VTX1300S at the moment. I'm debating whether to start customizing it up or just saving the money for the future HD purchase.

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    :drool: Mod it out. Harley's are overrated and they handle like a schoolbus compared to the VTX. If you want something bigger, check out the Kawi Mean Streak 1500 or the Triumph Rocket III. The Harley guys will be JEALOUS.

    I tried to get my wife to agree to trade in the 2 Rebels and my Vulcan 750 on a VTX1300, but she'd have none of it. I've been meaning to sell them for awhile, just can't get motivated to take pics and put 'em on ebay. I just don't like Honda's stock seats - have get a corbin or the Airhawk. That's the downside of losing weight - less padding.
     
  7. Doubleoqueso

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    100% original right now, only 3,000 miles. Going to be replacing the brake shoes and pads, maybe the mirrors, and giving it a good polishing :)

    A 125 will do in the absence of any other bike :D
     
  8. RODRIGUEZ

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    Beautiful bike M@ ,it must ride smooth with that shaft drive, but didn't you already started customizing? The head light the handlebar or that's original? I agree with ncn i would keep the vtx.

    DoubleQueso i love those old CB bikes , there is a guy out in Cal that turns them into cafe racers , he does some beautiful work.

    I have an all original 86 gsxr 1100 mint an 90 gsxr 750 ,89 7/11 and 95 xr650l . I've been telling my wife that i'm going to sell one or two but can't seem to get motivated either:D

    Oh yeah and the most fun is the xr650l half the speed twice the fun.
     
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    If push comes to shove, hang on to that 86! Mint classics are something special :D

    M@ ~ You cruiser only, or have you ever taken a walk to the crotch rocket side?
     
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    Nope! That's bone-stock, believe it or not: Floorboards, heel-toe shifter, bars, light nacelle...Honda's been doing a kickass job on dressing out their cruisers over the past decade.

    (the photo was taken the first time I rode it after trailering it home -- you can still see the warning sticker on the tank :lol:)

    The shaft-drive can be jerky 'til the engine warms up but once that happens it's butter. The best friggin' part is that it's not throwing grease all over my spokes. Had a chain on my last bike and it was pointless to try to keep the chrome clean back there.

    The rice's out of my system. First bike ever was a ZX11. Followed it up with a GSXR 750.

    ...then I got my license. :o

    ...and a CBR 900 RR. :scared:

    No tragedy, though. Just got sick of thieves stealing pieces of it in the parking-lot. I'd go out to ride and my cover'd be gone, or a mirror, or a turn-signal, etc. Got a Shadow 750 ACE and fell in love with the comfort. Pretty sure I'm here for good now. :nod:

    Rockets are still pretty hot, though. :tu:
     
  11. RODRIGUEZ

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    It looked customized a little it doesn't look stock to me, I showed the pic to a guy at work that was looking for a shopper and he fell in love with your bike . I told him at first it was a custom Harley and he was like ,Oh man I'll never be able to afford a bike like that. Then i told him what it was and he went to a Honda dealer the same day to check it out in person.

    Your first bike was a zx11? that was the big boy back then, I could imagine you pulling up on that bike , the face of the guys on 600 and 750:bang:
    My first bike was a 76 KZ 900 back in 88. There wasn't that many girls riding back then but the people use to be amazed when a girl pulled up on a jap bike, it was cool and it still is.
     
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    Ooh! Tell him not to let the dealer beat him up on the price. I think I paid under $8K for the bike (final total was somewhere around $8500 'cause I got new helmets, jacket, cover, etc.) Had to shop around for the dealer (plug - Blue Ridge Powersports - /plug) but it was well worth the couple emails to do so.

    :lol: Yeah. First bike and the bike I learned how to ride on. It was a monster.

    Imagine me at 11:00 pm in an empty Mall parking-lot gingerly swerving the thing around, accidentally hitting the starter instead of the horn, missing neutral and stalling it out -- almost throwing myself off the thing when it bit, constantly terrified that I'd take it past its balance-point and have 600 lbs of hot metal pinning my leg to the concrete. :o

    That thing terrified me. It terrified the guy who sold it to me. Way too much to handle for a first bike. I eventually got used to it but never really lost that intimidation.

    The 750 felt like a minibike after that. :lol:
     
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    New pipes are here! Going to the stealership to get new crush gaskets to install tonight! :dance:
     
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    post pics after you install:tucool:
     
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    Got 'em on.. The are pretty nice! I have to tweak the fuel intake a bit and bypass some of the emissions crap that Kawi put on to get it to stop popping on deceleration (negative acceleration, for Zen and the other physics geeks here). I love vn750.com - a plethora of info about my bike and all the tips/tricks, kinda like JSF :D
     

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