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    CB125 bucket

    Agman here, CB125 for 300 bucks on trade me. A possible bucket?

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    Presume you mean this one here http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...-572938526.htm

    A possible bucket for sure. There are a number that punch well abover there weight, but not in standard trim

    Looks a good original unmolested bike. I have always found CB125t to be cold blooded bitches that are hard to start if they have been sitting.

    Fact they are a good bike, and you will have fun on it but 18 inch sticky tires are getting harder to find, then you will want to convert it to 17 inch wheels, then you will want to brace the frame, etc, etc. and you will end up spending money to get the bike to the same level as say an FXR out of the box. Or you take the engine out and drop it in another frame, which is never as easy as it sounds.

    If I was making a recommendation to a mate I would be directing towards this http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...-573932720.htm as even though the purchase price is more up front I am sure that in the long run you will spend less and get a better bike.

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    Definitely an option if you could get it cheap enough. They do have some limitations which are fixable for some $$$ and they can be made to go OK for more $$$. Nowadays you need 17" wheels and better brakes all of which means mucking round and $$$. The FXR is competitive straight away - tyres and nylon for track protection is all that you need. Low 20s hp is achievable by the average punter.

    I do love CB125Ts though. Such a lovely motor considering when they were made, but a bit heavy, and the sound . . . . . music

    The others are right, sweat it out, save the money, and get an FXR. You won't regret it.

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    Thanks for the reply. I do not have a lot of money (I am 14). So I do not as yet have a four-digit budget and am still trying to track down some work. But would this be fine to start out with and learn how to overtake etc etc

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    Pumba is a wise man.
    Borrow the money or whatever, if you like buckets you will end up with an fxr, save yourself some grief now.
    Plenty of fxr info at www.fxr150.co.nz
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    Speedpro when I was at tepuke henk was saying that you should get gsx (i think) rims as the tire will spread more and result in easier leaning?

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    Just get an FXR and ride. Once you start crashing regularly then upgrade the wheels and anything else. Straight up the FXR is a good bike.

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    How about a Lifan ??
    One on TM $450 ready to ride
    Might be a dog but will get you out there, eh

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    Yea I'd prefer to stray away from Chinese thanks. I'm getting an idea that I should go for an fxr, but I really just wanna get out there and do it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmaken View Post
    How about a Lifan ??
    This one http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...-574332719.htm I presume?

    Still not going to be what I would consider a long term bucket in that there is not a lot of point developing it further however bang for buck it would be a better starting point than the CB125t if your budget cant extend to a FXR (which it sounds like it cant at this stage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by agman View Post
    Yea I'd prefer to stray away from Chinese thanks. I'm getting an idea that I should go for an fxr, but I really just wanna get out there and do it!!!
    Dont be so quick to dismis it. I am not sure (and can someone please confirm) that the Lifan engine is the same as the Lonchin?

    As I said, I would not be developing it further, but it will get you out on the track on a modern bike with 17 inch rims and the Lonchin/Lifan engines have proven to be competitive and reliable engines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yow Ling View Post
    Pumba is a wise man.
    Oh missed that the first time round. I feel a signature addition coming on

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    So a cb125 is a bad idea :/

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    Not a bad idea, but not a get me on the track tomorrow idea
    Depends whether you want to build one or just ride one - time and money, eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by agman View Post
    So a cb125 is a bad idea :/
    Not a bad idea (and I welcome anyone elses opinion) because like Speedpro I too really like the engines. But you need to be aware what the limitations of the bike are and that if you are short on money and knowledge then there are probably better choices out there.

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