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#950460 - 01/02/16 12:46 AM New toy in the garage  
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This thing has been bouncing around garages in my family for almost as long as I can remember. At one point, my Dad traded my uncle a popup camper for it. I used to clean out the carb every summer and sneak it out of the shed for some joy riding. It had since ended up in my sisters garage for a few years where my brother in law and I got it running once or twice. The problem was, no one could sort out what the title situation was, so it was kind of always in limbo. I had always wanted it, but couldn't get any consistent answers about who had the title or where it was. Since the holidays just happened, I had all of the of offending partys in the same room so I sat them down and made a stink about it. It was decide that is was mine as long as I did whatever legwork was needed to sort out the title. Then less than a week later, it turns out that my brother in law just stumbled onto the title while moving to a new house. To make it even better, it was never transferred from my uncle. So all I have to do is hit up the notary with him and it is legally mine and will be easy to put a plate on it and get it road worthy again. It brings back a lot of good memories and should be a fun little project. So I picked it up and brought her home this morning. My "new" 1985 Honda CB125S





Overall, it's in great shape. It just needs a bath, a few rubber hoses replaced, new tires, and a few cosmetics. I'll know more once I get it running. It's probably been 5+ years since we got it running last, but the tank and carb had been drained since then. So I have no idea what the inside of the carb looks like. Funny thing is, a carb rebuild kit for it is $25, and new Mikuni carb for it is $32....LOL. I'm sure it probably just needs a thorough cleaning to get it running. I'm charging the battery now and hoping to get it fired up at some point this weekend. Its hilarious how light it is, it's like pushing around a bicycle. I unloaded it from my utility trailer without a ramp by just picking it up by the rear grab rail and hoisting it off. Certainly can't do that with the BMW or Buell.


-Keith (Yup, thats me...and my rubber chicken)

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'98 Buell S1 Lightning
'06 R1200GS
'86 Honda CB125
'00 R1100RT (parting out, PM me)
#950462 - 01/02/16 01:01 AM Re: New toy in the garage [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Very cool!


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#950463 - 01/02/16 01:02 AM Re: New toy in the garage [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Very good Keith, I am sure you will enjoy the process.

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#950464 - 01/02/16 01:09 AM Re: New toy in the garage [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Happy ending...?


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#950466 - 01/02/16 01:13 AM Re: New toy in the garage [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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That's awesome. I have a 1976 CB200 waiting for me to restore once I get out of the Army.


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#950470 - 01/02/16 03:48 AM Re: New toy in the garage [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO
Its hilarious how light it is, it's like pushing around a bicycle. I unloaded it from my utility trailer without a ramp by just picking it up by the rear grab rail and hoisting it off. Certainly can't do that with the BMW or Buell.


I had a '71 CB100 while in college. No garage, so during one winter break I brought into my rooming house for maintenance. It really wasn't all that hard to push it up to my room on the third floor. At least ten people learned to ride on it. I used it mostly around town, but it carried me on a couple day trips of about 200 miles each. This model was built pre-"always-on" headlights, so the 6V charging system was weak. Drive any distance at night and it was likely that using the brake or a turn signal would act as a kill switch. Just sold it a few years ago, but it still started on one kick and was fun to ride.


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#950471 - 01/02/16 04:19 AM Re: New toy in the garage [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Pretty impressive sissy bar there Larry smile


-Keith (Yup, thats me...and my rubber chicken)

Making the world a better place, one rubber chicken at a time!

'98 Buell S1 Lightning
'06 R1200GS
'86 Honda CB125
'00 R1100RT (parting out, PM me)
#950473 - 01/02/16 04:39 AM Re: New toy in the garage [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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It's a not a Mikuni. A real Mikuni would be over 100 if they made one that small.
The reproduction carbs you see on Amazon and ebay are clones of the original Keihin and work amazingly well.
We just put one on a Honda CT110 last week.

Get a new battery too even if it runs with a nasty old one. It's better for the charging system.


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#950477 - 01/02/16 10:57 AM Re: New toy in the garage [Re: Tri750]  
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Great that you have the bike now. Enjoy!


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#950482 - 01/02/16 12:35 PM Re: New toy in the garage [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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First on you list should be to replace the brake and clutch fluid. That stuff absorbs water over time. And don't forget that includes bleeding its ABS system as well. As you noted time does its thing on hoses so I would think this is the ideal time to upgrade to stainless steel braided hose lines. Spiegler is the brand I prefer.

Honda makes pretty robust and foolproof traction control and fuel mapping systems, so I think you'll be OK there.

Even though it may have low miles on it the suspension could probably use an an upgrade, and you may as well do that now while you are it. Ohlins are the gold standard so that is really all I would consider. As for the front suspension I've always found Race Tech to be the best.

Finally, you might want to lose that heavy stock exhaust. I did a quick search for you, but couldn't find anything specific, so since you seem to have some mechanical skills you might want to consider adapting one of the popular Screaming Eagle products to fit. You might even get a price break since you only need the one pipe, and these usually come with two.

Let me know if you need anymore suggestions. I'm here to help.


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