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Return of the Cafe Racers - Readers Rides: Honda CG125 resurrection

Readers Rides: Honda CG125 resurrection

I will be the first to say that this isn't going to be a top performing vehicle. This 1986 Honda CG125 is a 4 stroke, overhead cam "commuter" that is good for around 65mph. That however doesn't mean it can be a fun ride and that exactly what this bike was built to…


I will be the first to say that this isn’t going to be a top performing vehicle. This 1986 Honda CG125 is a 4 stroke, overhead cam “commuter” that is good for around 65mph. That however doesn’t mean it can be a fun ride and that exactly what this bike was built to be.

It started out as a beaten up old shed find with nothing going for it. Every body part was dented, the casings were oxidized to hell and the carbs were full of crud. After the bike was torn down most of the old electrics, cables, controls and body work were tossed out. The engine was fully rebuilt, including the carbs and the bare metal components were cleaned/polished to a better than new finish.Weight was dropped where ever possible (including paint on the tank) and the result is a enough to put a smile on anyone’s face.

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