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richardhyde010

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ANYONE OLD OR NEW WHO CAN HELP

Hello. i am knew to riding and since i have passed my cbt i have been looking for 125cc. but ever time i find one (either a honda cg, cbr) by the time i get to the bike (with the money in pocket most of the time to) the guy has sold it. so it has got to the point were i am looking at some Chinese bikes. a bike i am currently looking at is a sky jet, 2006 with some work done, all work carried out has been with Honda parts.  from reading reviews a number of people say stay clear but what seems like old people who look after bikes say yea go of them and give them a chance as long as you look after them which i plan on doing.  so what i am asking is... is it worth it getting one seeing as all i am using it is for getting to and from work. 


thank you for you help and look forward to hearing back from anyone

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

Personally

I wouldn't bother. You say this 2006 has had "some work done" - do you know what this work is?

What budget have you?

If you have a decent dealer in your area its worth trying them; a good dealer should be able to sort you out a decent reliable 125 without breaking the bank, and if you're paying cash, you should be able to negotiate on price.

Keep looking for that CG - there's loads about.

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richardhyde010

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bike

i have got him down to 500 but it needs new chain and spockets. and the wiring needs tidying up. a friend of the family who knows bikes really well says it can be done. easly. i have been looking for about 2months and the dealers around me are selling for about £2000 as younger guys then me get there parents to buy them so the prices go up as there sell (annoying)

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MakemRider

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MakemRider says:

125

Some dealers will sell you a 125, and give you what you paid if you then upgrade to a bike bike  a few months later. 125 would need to still be in good condition (ie not dropped & kept clean & checked etc.).

May be worth looking in to.

125s do hold their price well unless 'made in china'

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RoadieRoger

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RoadieRoger says:

Chinese Bikes

Richard these Chinese Bikes have improved a lot in the past few years . My Son had a Superbyke RMR 125cc 3 years ago and used it to practice for the DAS . It was a decent machine and the Importer was good . He didn`t lose much when he sold it on . Don`t go for an older Chinese machine , try and get a new one . Look at a make sold by the Baotian Scooter Importer called the ZONTES , they have 3 models starting at just over £1200 . They are stylish and beautifully finished . Look also at the machines of the better Importers , AJS , Sinnis , Lexmoto , Pulse and Superbyke .

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RoadieRoger

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RoadieRoger says:

ZONTES

Here is a picture taken of 2 of the 3 models at the Aberdare Dealer .


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