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edoffroad

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edoffroad says:

what 125?

Hi all
Just joined and was looking for advice. I've made the decision to go down the 125cc route, take my test in the spring, maybe stick with the 125 for a while and then get something bigger.

Does anyone have any experience of owning CPI's or Lexmoto's etc? They look so cheap to buy and I only live half a mile from a CPI dealer so servicing/repaires would be to much of an issue. Or, should I spend my £1700 on a second hand Honda/Yamaha etc.:unsure: (i'm 43 yrs old, a bloke and and short, 29" leg so size matters). It's only going to be used for local pleasure/weeknds etc

Your opinions or advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

My advice

is a used Japanese (Honda / Yamaha) bike.

The Chinese bikes (Lexmoto / Lifan and others) can be a bit of a lottery; some are ok, some of those bikes are short lived. Parts for some Chinese bikes can be difficult to obtain as well.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

I

would second the above. I would much rather have a decent Honda than a Chinese bike, although my 125 cost me many times what I spent on it in servicing, etc. They are not that cheap if you thrash them. If you're good and choose the right one, you'll get 90+mpg and it'll last ages.


Mine only went because a mechanic knackered the gearbox for me.

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enfieldturbo

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enfieldturbo says:

stay with

Japanese :wink: one here not much dearer than the Chinese crap..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YAMAHA-YBR125-/150864554492?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item23203a69fc


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edoffroad

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edoffroad says:

Thank you

As i thought but just wanted to check, i will stick to a Honda/Yamaha etc and thanks for your comments and help.

I will post a photo of what I get when i got it

Cheers

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enfieldturbo

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enfieldturbo says:

good

luck m8 :wink:

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Oh

and make sure you invest in decent kit. See how much a decent, well fitting helmet and proper protection costs for you first and then budget for the bike, insurance, etc.

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Mankind

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Mankind says:

Yep

Don't compromise on kit, you'll only end up buying good stuff later, and the cheap stuff will be a waste.

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