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Fair Weather Rider
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Adoption

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Thu 16 Nov 2017, 7:03 pm

My CB500 and I have decided to adopt a youngster, so a little CG125 is coming into the family tomorrow.
Hope she settles in Ok, living conditions may be a bit cramped for a while and probably a little cold in the shed.
I have always admired the CG they are a cracking little bike, great little run around and good on fuel too and it's a Honda.

Will post a pic if she is not too shy.

Happy days.
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Re: Adoption

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 16 Nov 2017, 8:09 pm

Terribly thin tyres though be careful with it.
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Re: Adoption

Post by teamster1975 on Thu 16 Nov 2017, 8:42 pm

I learned on a CG125 gawd bless it Smile
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Re: Adoption

Post by Beresford on Thu 16 Nov 2017, 10:15 pm

@teamster1975 wrote:I learned on a CG125 gawd bless it Smile
Likewise. Lightweight wee thing. I could get it to wheelie when stationary just by moving me arse rearward on the seat. Very Happy
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Re: Adoption

Post by trevor machine on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 8:03 am

Did my CBT on one. First road ride ever the instructor said through the helmet intercom We are about to enter a national speed limit - you may accelerate if it is safe to do so.

I thought wow okay maybe I will, Instructor. MAYBE I WILL! Twisted the throttle and yeeek!! Warp speed ensued - I dared to steel a glance at the dial and saw the needle creeping up to 45 mph. Seriously - it felt insanely fast.

Downside of the CG for the total noob is no side stand. Trying to get the bastard on the centre stand after a few minutes cone weaving was harder than it should've been. Now of course I'd probably rather have a centre stand than a side stand cos it makes chain maintenance so much easier.
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Fair Weather Rider
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Re: Adoption

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 9:14 am

@Jameshambleton wrote:Terribly thin tyres though be careful with it.

Yes, I noticed that, look like push bike wheels. Shocked
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Re: Adoption

Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 6:55 pm

@Fair Weather Rider wrote:
@Jameshambleton wrote:Terribly thin tyres though be careful with it.


Yes, I noticed that, look like push bike wheels. :shock:

It weighs little so has less need for grip and load rating, hence thinner tyres. You shouldn't have any problems with the tyres unless they are old skool and/or of a crap variety - I suspect bits of it will ground before (decent) tyres give up - rather like on the CB500!
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Fair Weather Rider
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Re: Adoption

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 2:08 pm

Well here she is, I have put new chain and sprockets on and she is good to go. Did a test ride of about 40 miles, lovely and light to ride, but hard going in this wind.





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skyrider
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Re: Adoption

Post by skyrider on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 4:17 pm

now that my cb5 has been gone a few months now I need a project to see me over the winter/cold months and I now have arthritis in my shoulders so I need a light bike to play with and I have been thinking that a cg would fit the bill so I might have to get myself back onto fleabay and have a look to see whats on offer, back in the man cave with the heater and radio on and twirl the spanners again Very Happy
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Re: Adoption

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 7:14 pm

That looks pretty good for a CG125 - they have normally been more abused than that!
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Fair Weather Rider
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Re: Adoption

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 10:11 am

@eternally_troubled wrote:That looks pretty good for a CG125 - they have normally been more abused than that!
I was lucky, this one came with all MOT's and some service records, it has done about a 1000 miles a year, it's a 2006 model.
Got if for my Granddaughter, she has to do her CBT yet.

cheers
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Re: Adoption

Post by skyrider on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 10:17 am

that is certainly a tidy looking little cg

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