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Gotz me a project bike.

Picked up a 1977 CB125 tonite to tinker on and teach the kids the basics. Pics tomorrow. Looking for manual online now. Feel free to point me in the right direction with parts, manuals, and tips.

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congrats, I hear its a fun zippy little bike! Definitely check out the HondaTwins.net forum. eBay is your best bet for used parts, believe it or not there are still a lot of NOS OEM parts you can order from Honda. Post up some pics sometime!
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Clean the carb and you have a 50/50 shot of it starting.
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Clean the carb and you have a 50/50 shot of it starting.
+1. oh those wiley carbs! You could chase your tail on so many issues when its only a problem of crud in the bowls
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Actually it needs a carb so if I find one new no cleaning for me. Under $30 on ebay I believe. Here's a few pics of it.
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Not too shabby! My CB360 was in pretty much the same condition (aesthetically) when I got it. For some reason, all old hondas seem to have duct tape keeping the seat cover together haha! You can find a replacement one easy on the interwebs.
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Welcome to the old Honda club! I've been working on getting my 72 CL450 up and running lately without any luck. Hopefully by the end of the season! Does yours run?

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Check out www.chivinmoto.com and sign up for the email list. The list is full of people with all manner of experience on old Honda's (among many other bikes) and lines on parts and expertise. All you have to do is sign up and ask. The list is a valuble resource for anyone into older bikes of all kinds.

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Welcome to the old Honda club! I've been working on getting my 72 CL450 up and running lately without any luck. Hopefully by the end of the season! Does yours run?
No its not running as of yet. I need to find a service manual & pick up a carb for it to begin with.

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Will check it out asap.

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if you find a service manual point me in that same direction. I'm gonna pick up a 75 tomorrow. Its the same color as yours!
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Nice pictures there Otho.

Ill look anround and see what I can find for a carb.
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if you find a service manual point me in that same direction. I'm gonna pick up a 75 tomorrow. Its the same color as yours!
Sure will. Haven't had time to really look for one as of yet.

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Nice pictures there Otho.

Ill look anround and see what I can find for a carb.
Thanx & thanx. My big problem is I've gotta finish the wife's mustang b4 I can touch it or the pw50 I picked up. So many projects, so little time.

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Still working on the mustang? Ugh.
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Never really started. Got it up on stands now.

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Trade you some fine ramps for that cb125. Haha. Seriously, if the 125 gets pushed too far back and you want to sell it, let me know.
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FYI for all of you old bike owners....Pack up your camping gear and head to Mid Ohio Sports car course in Lexington Ohio at the the end of the month. AMA Vintage Days has the biggest swap meet you'll ever see (except for Davenport) and what makes it unique is it's full of stuff for vintage Japanese bikes of all kinds.
The AMCA (Antique Motorcycle Club of America) events like Wauseon & Davenport cater to pre war and immediate post war tastes, mostly...Mid Ohio VMD (Vintage Motorcycle Days) has a touch of that, but really shines as a swap meet if you're looking for parts and accessories for the 60's era and beyond.
It's about a 6 hour ride just outside of Mansfield and definately worth the trip. Swap meets have made a bit of a comeback the last few years...for awhile it looked like Ebay and such was going to kill them off, but at a swap meet you can inspect and haggle and meet people who have worked on bikes just like yours and make contacts that will be invaluable as you progress with your project bikes.
Maybe I'll see you there.

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