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Old 09 November 2011, 16:31   #11
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Your looking at the right stuff, Yamaha, Honda etc leave the chinese ebay specials alone.
Look for A fairly newish modern machine which hasn't been thrashed by a spoiled teenager.
Better still spend the 500 -700 to get a full licence and get a slightly older 600cc instead for the same price you would pay for a modern 125 rice rocket.
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Old 09 November 2011, 16:36   #12
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My first bike was called an MZ. German I think. Christ that was some bike. At the time we lived on a hill, thank god!!!!

Ended up getting nicked when some kid fancied a lift down the hill and wheeled it off. The police found it and took it 15 miles to the depot, passing my home on the way up the hill.

They wanted 150 for me to get it back from the pound. I only paid 50 for it in the first place so I said keep it!

I "upgraded" to a Honda CB 125 funny enough. Which never worked for any longer than a week between garage visits. Still got it now, gathering dust 15 years on. I always wanted a "cagiga" but did not have the cash

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Old 09 November 2011, 16:46   #13
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how about this to go with the helmet Mannfred
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Old 09 November 2011, 16:51   #15
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My first bike was called an MZ. German I think...
Yeah, but the wrong half. A 2 wheeled Trabant.

No one rode 125s in my day as they were in the same insurance bracket as a 225. Prior to passing a test, we rode 100cc trail bikes which were actually 99cc and in the same ins. group as a 50cc.

The Yam DT125LC and Kawasaki KMX125 were the first 125s that could be easily derestricted and had a bit of go in them.

The Aprilia RS 125 is probably the pick of 'em now. 'Fiddled' with, they'll do well over a ton.
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Ha Ha I would love to be able to get you in my sights with that one mate.
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Guy's the bike is only for commuting and general running about so speed is not really an issue. I believe the Honda and yam 125 do at least 70mph which is good enough for me. But if I get the bug ... who knows, I might just take my test and go a bit bigger. The main objective of doing this is to save money. ( to spend on my rib )
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Guy's the bike is only for commuting and general running about so speed is not really an issue. I believe the Honda and yam 125 do at least 70mph which is good enough for me. But if I get the bug ... who knows, I might just take my test and go a bit bigger. The main objective of doing this is to save money. ( to spend on my rib )
why not just sell the lot and buy this
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love to see that going through rush hour traffic...unless you work close to the water..,,
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I had a Honda Cg125 in 82 for commuting into the City of London. Used to get 125mpg.

Had it up to 65mph but too scared to go any faster.

I got the m/bike as my knees went and I couldn't cycle that far any more. The Honda was only 5 minutes quicker than the pushbike over 12 miles but that's rush hour traffic for you.

I still have the bike rusting away - so if anyone fancies a restoration project just let me know.
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