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This is my first build, I am relatively new to all of this so I would love help and input from more experience people on this. I have a 1975 Honda CB125s, I'm going to be turning it into a cafe racer/brat style build. Im wondering what are some of the better sites for getting parts, also what parts are comparable with this model? IMG_2163.JPG
 

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You're going to have a lot of work in front of you just getting that thing running let alone molesting it.

Those bars are awesome....
 

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Get her running first, then you can start working on the rest.
The bones are there for a fun little Café.
WHOLLY FUCK!

That thing is SO bad.
Best example of how perverted parts of the hobby are.
 

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Based solely on the size of that license plate bracket, I'm thinking he's not from around here :| If he was I would probably donate him a better motorcycle to work on.
 

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Get her running first, then you can start working on the rest.
The bones are there for a fun little Café.
seriously? you know better than this. Unrideable pieces of hipster art bike shit are not welcome here. This literally looks like a collection of what not to do. I can't tell if you are taking the piss or being serious it's that bad.



Issac here are some realities for you:

- it costs the same to resurrect a shitty neglected cb125 as it does any other motorcycle including the big ones. Cables, brakes, service items, these things all cost roughly the same.

- This hobby is not cheap. If you build your bike properly (and by properly it is safe, functional, well constructed, and shiny) you'll probably end up spending three times what the bike is worth. actually probably more since cb125s are worth somewhere in the neighborhood of a used condom or already chewed gum.

- If you are "new" to everything you have taken on too much. You probably don't have the tools, the experience, or the skills to do this properly. most of your spending will be on tools and replacing parts that really you shouldn't have to replace (like those awful rusty wheels). It always pays to spend a little more money and get a running bike and cut your teeth on maintaining it and keeping it running.

- you picked a bike that has almost no aftermarket. Ebay is just about your only site outside of the general parts sellers that would stock you with oil and cables and such.

If you still insist on this project, get a manual, get some tools and focus all your energy on getting the bike running. Forget seats, forget bars, forget anything custom. Do not tear it apart or it will never go back together.
 

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I can easily sell a Cafed CB175 for $3000, parts are cheap so the entire project would cost me around $1000. Making me a quite $2000 for a months work.
 

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I can easily sell a Cafed CB175 for $3000, parts are cheap so the entire project would cost me around $1000. Making me a quite $2000 for a months work.
Lars I find it hard to believe that if you were building a bike you would start with something that rough. Without seeing better pictures, the handle bars and bent shock mounts, to me, indicate this thing has been smashed...more then once. If you put in 100 hours part sourcing/labour, make $2000 gross and your time is worth anything, you've lost money.

I'm afraid I can't picture your 125 example as being any kind of racer. It's a trailer queen that's made to move between photo shoots.
 
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