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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:42 am 
Old School Hero

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That CG looks like it will need a new front wheel and headset work,which will be a bit pricey.

You just missed a £200 rxs-http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-RXS100-Spares-or-Repair-/321114253335?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item4ac3e6a817

this looks interesting-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-XL125-/ ... 3cd0da7a3c

Anything under 125 cc is pricey,might be worth getting your 33bhp test and getting a cheap 175 or so cc .

Or how about this wee beauty http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-C70-not ... 589f42970f


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:50 am 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
That is for cars. :)

Just about any minor drop on an old bike can C it.

Check the bars are straight. I once sold a bike I had spent lots of time cleaning up and painting after it had been dropped and ridden through lots of forest. So proud I was that I had extinguished all evidence of misdemeanour's, knowing them to be slight and looking much worse than they were. Forgot to straighten the bars.

Buyer, "Been off then, looking at the bars."

"Yes. Yes it has. Now you can knock me down because I never mentioned it."

you know more than I do but just for interests sake, if it has a cat c that means its registered on the insurance database as such (or how would it get the category?) and thus would need to have a certificate to get it removed? excuse my ignorance here im just wondering.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:53 am 
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or this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CB-125- ... 9063439%26
bet he would take 650 for it, id be tempted myself if i wasnt saving for a t4


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:41 pm 
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That looks like a diamond in the rough. It'll need a lot of elbow grease though.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Dont touch a C70, reliable and economical yes but despite its 70cc it can be beaten off the line by any restricted modern moped. You will eventually pass said moped but they can stop on a dime, C70's cannot especially as the front forks dont dive under braking, but rise and lock up the front wheel. Nearly failed my part 1 test on a C90 because of the braking issue as skidding on an emergency stop was a fail. That was back in 96 before all this CBT and different bike test classes nonsense. Car drivers dont get placed in bhp categories when they pass their test so why pick on bikers.
Sorry, wee rant there :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:46 pm 
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how about a Suzuki Marauder?

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-moto ... 1016610261

the Honda's seem to be coming up a little out of my price range, or they are too far away :(


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:22 pm 
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will be seeing if this bike is still available:

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-moto ... tem-full-9


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Kawasaki KMX125 (easy to derestrict if you fancy). Early ones are going cheap.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:19 pm 
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That old honda's great,c70's ain't that bad !,KMXs are great.

Are you getting one so you can do this?--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWd5_02Km_M


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:59 am 
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Kawasaki KMX125 are nice


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