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Author Topic: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler - stretched and mono-shock  (Read 7785 times)

Offline DetroitStyle

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #30 on: Jun 12, 2013, 21:17:09 »


I'm only 5'8" and 185 and the 125 is barely big enough for me to ride comfortably. You need something with a larger frame. Maybe a CB500 or an XS650 perhaps? Something along those lines.


I'm 6'3 and I'm perfectly comfortable on my CB125S with drag bars...   I might LOOK silly, but it's not uncomfortable to me.

Then again, I've been riding sportbikes for 20 years and still do... so my idea of comfort is relative to that.
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Offline Fifty1

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #31 on: Apr 22, 2014, 12:06:43 »
« Last Edit: Apr 22, 2014, 14:11:49 by Fifty1 »

Offline Fifty1

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2014, 10:40:23 »
fabbed up an exhaust pipe to put the muffler under the tail

Offline axm203

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2014, 00:26:38 »
Sweet bike
1978 CB125s
1990 Gsxr750 Streetfighter

Offline Tim

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2014, 12:45:00 »
Give some thought to that shifter linkage.  It's looking a little flimsy.  You should be able to manage the offset of the shifter and foot lever with the use of threaded rod and clevis, and you get adjustability as well.

Mount the clevis on the inside of the foot lever and the outside of the shifter to reduce the offset, and the clevis are designed to work on an angle as well.
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Offline edakotaford

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #35 on: Dec 12, 2014, 22:38:09 »
i want to see more photos of this bike...  the raddest cb125 i've ever seen i think.

Offline Fifty1

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #36 on: Dec 13, 2014, 00:20:13 »
Here are some more pics, and also my brothers bike that he built along with me.  His is red, then white, then matte metallic blue. mine has always been the original blue tank paint.


how my brothers started


turned in to this













« Last Edit: Dec 13, 2014, 01:40:13 by Fifty1 »

Offline Fifty1

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #37 on: Dec 13, 2014, 00:55:20 »
Here is a vid of the taillight, its three high power LEDs driven by an Arduino in a box under the seat.. they flash rapidly three times before they come on fully when I hit the brake, but you cant see it in the video because the capture framerate is not quick enough.   did the circuit design, build, and code myself


http://youtu.be/kx8yrI0jzx4?list=UUlCAkk6IhqNOVzHUuMif0zQ
« Last Edit: Dec 13, 2014, 01:01:44 by Fifty1 »

Offline Tim

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #38 on: Dec 13, 2014, 00:58:12 »
For YouTube just paste the regular URL into your post

How are you sharing your photos?  Doesn't seem to be working.

"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

Offline Fifty1

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #39 on: Dec 13, 2014, 01:03:36 »
^^ thx.. switched to photobucket
« Last Edit: Dec 13, 2014, 01:41:16 by Fifty1 »

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #40 on: Dec 13, 2014, 09:18:58 »
I'm liking this................
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Offline rentedshoes

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #41 on: Dec 13, 2014, 10:23:26 »
You seem to have glossed over the part where you modified the swingarm...
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Offline edakotaford

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #42 on: Dec 14, 2014, 20:00:43 »
yeah... i would totally buy a set of those swingarm extensions from you....

Offline Fifty1

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Re: CB125s My First 2-Wheeler
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2017, 10:34:01 »
been a while since Iv done any work on this bike!

got the itch to get it back out on the road this summer which led me to making a new simpler exhaust with a better muffler and also trying out a mono-shock setup..







It seems to be a bit on the soft side, it think if I get a stiffer shock, or one with some preload adjustment it could work OK

The monoshock mounts are temporary to find a good position and angle, i'll beef them up if it all works out.

« Last Edit: May 24, 2017, 14:34:01 by Fifty1 »