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Author Topic: 1975 Cb125s Barn Find  (Read 304 times)

Offline dompamar

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1975 Cb125s Barn Find
« on: Jul 26, 2019, 19:05:11 »
Hey everybody. My name is Dom and I just got myself a cool little cb125. It's the first bike I've had in over 7 years so I am excited to tinker on it.

A few weeks ago my dad texted me a pic of a dusty old motorcycle under a tarp and said "Interested?". Long story short, a lady who lives right next door to my work has had this thing for many years. It's been sitting since 1999. A few days later I purchased it for $300 (came with title), loaded it into our minivan and it's now at my house.

At this point I just want to get it road worthy and running well. Then may decide something different for a winter project.

This will be my first time working on something like this...

Offline dompamar

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Re: 1975 Cb125s Barn Find
« Reply #1 on: Jul 26, 2019, 19:29:55 »
The first thing I did was clean the tank. It was pretty nasty but vinegar did the trick. Then I cleaned the carb, replaced the plug, changed the oil and guess what....she started right up! We have a runner! First time running since 1999.

Now it needs some new parts....will be ordering some stuff this weekend. Tires, cables, etc. Won't be focusing on "cafe" style parts until its running and driveable.

Offline Luugo86

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Re: 1975 Cb125s Barn Find
« Reply #2 on: Jul 26, 2019, 20:39:47 »
That bike has really nice bones man.. and was kept indoors this whole time; Did you ever consider just getting it running strong, making it your own but keeping it mostly stock instead of doing the cafe thing and potentially hacking it all up?
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Offline dompamar

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Re: 1975 Cb125s Barn Find
« Reply #3 on: Jul 26, 2019, 21:12:22 »
That bike has really nice bones man.. and was kept indoors this whole time; Did you ever consider just getting it running strong, making it your own but keeping it mostly stock instead of doing the cafe thing and potentially hacking it all up?


Yes! I still am considering that. In fact, once it is running I will drive it with the current setup. If I like it, there is a good chance Iíll keep it mostly stock.

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1975 Cb125s Barn Find
« Reply #4 on: Jul 26, 2019, 21:44:22 »
It is rad stock! Maybe a little bit more scrambler ish...

Good find man!

Offline WhyNot

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Re: 1975 Cb125s Barn Find
« Reply #5 on: Jul 27, 2019, 08:26:34 »
Good deal, dude.

I like that blue. Wish little CB100 was that color.
1975 CB750K5
1974 CB350F

Offline iatethepeach

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Re: 1975 Cb125s Barn Find
« Reply #6 on: Jul 27, 2019, 13:02:56 »
Great find!

Offline scott s

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Re: 1975 Cb125s Barn Find
« Reply #7 on: Jul 27, 2019, 14:03:05 »
 For whatever reason, those CB100's bring silly money around here. I'd keep it stock or with reversible mods.

Offline WhyNot

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Re: 1975 Cb125s Barn Find
« Reply #8 on: Jul 28, 2019, 09:56:40 »
For whatever reason, those CB100's bring silly money around here. I'd keep it stock or with reversible mods.

Yep, trying to keep it as stock as possible.

Had to bore it .50mm over, with new piston.
1975 CB750K5
1974 CB350F