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New Honda CB125F for £2800 or Old Suzuki Marauder 125 for £1400?
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Paulo87
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PostPosted: 17:41 - 21 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:

You'll be less likely to end up in a crash if you get some lessons.


Don't get me wrong.. I will be taking lessons and the full test asap - hopefully that is less than 6 months but I'm not counting on it.

Here's a tricky one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165083185388

Replaced engine.. Failed last MOT in 2018 (deformed handlebars).. not used much since.
Now it looks in great nick, and has 12 months MOT.

Tbf, I've seen a few with deformed handlebars somewhere in their history.. I'm not sure if it should put me off entirely or not Confused
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PostPosted: 10:59 - 22 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bent handlebars wouldn't put me off, it probably just means they dropped the bike at some point. I would assume most 125's have been dropped though.
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PostPosted: 16:06 - 22 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ayrton wrote:
Bent handlebars wouldn't put me off, it probably just means they dropped the bike at some point. I would assume most 125's have been dropped though.


Good! I've just bought it Laughing Cool Mr. Green

Riding it home spotted 2 things.. the sticky indicator switch and the mirror moves in when going 50mph ish.
Other than that it felt good!!
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PostPosted: 23:03 - 22 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulo87 wrote:


Good! I've just bought it Laughing Cool Mr. Green

Riding it home spotted 2 things.. the sticky indicator switch and the mirror moves in when going 50mph ish.
Other than that it felt good!!


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PostPosted: 07:42 - 23 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulo87 wrote:
Ayrton wrote:
Bent handlebars wouldn't put me off, it probably just means they dropped the bike at some point. I would assume most 125's have been dropped though.


Good! I've just bought it Laughing Cool Mr. Green

Riding it home spotted 2 things.. the sticky indicator switch and the mirror moves in when going 50mph ish.
Other than that it felt good!!


was there a high reserve on it or did you get it for, was it £800 - can't remember?
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PostPosted: 08:14 - 23 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

trevor saxe-coburg-gotha wrote:

was there a high reserve on it or did you get it for, was it £800 - can't remember?


We agreed £1000 to end the auction early.
The chap is going to pay to have his dog's cataracts fixed.
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PostPosted: 10:36 - 23 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biker Thumbs Up Welcome to living, never leave a bro behind, the code of the road, etc etc.
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PostPosted: 13:09 - 23 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

arry wrote:
Biker Thumbs Up Welcome to living, never leave a bro behind, the code of the road, etc etc.


this doesnt apply to BMW riders though Mr. Green
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PostPosted: 13:10 - 23 Sep 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

arry wrote:
Biker Thumbs Up Welcome to living, never leave a bro behind, the code of the road, etc etc.


Cheers arry. Other bikers keep nodding at me... I'm doing it back. Is there also a secret handshake I need to know? Laughing

Thanks everyone for helping get me started Thumbs Up
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