Thoughts on Thumpers, Barn Finds and Bee Stings

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by RocketMan, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Killer! My first bike was a 74 CB200...still have it and just rebuilt it recently with help from my retired Dad. I can associate with so many of your observations from riding the CB and Ruckus around the area. I look forward to riding with you soon on the little scoots. What a fun and different pace adventure they are indeed. :clap

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  2. RocketMan

    RocketMan Out Rocketing

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    Love to get my hands on a 200 or even a 175, I'd seriously consider trying a multi-day minimal camping/riding adventure on either of those.

    RM
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  3. LashLarue

    LashLarue Been here awhile

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    CT90 would be a good choice for some of you that want to ride a small bike. Best thing is that parts are pretty easy to get compared to anything but new bikes (what few are available new). Having had a CM200T Twinstar and a CT90, there is some sweet spot between the two where you can traverse a freeway overpass without losing too much speed - the ct90 struggles over these but the 200cc bike accelerates over them. But I sold both my Twinstars and still have two CT90s.

    Good luck and keep writing up the CB125 travels.
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  4. LashLarue

    LashLarue Been here awhile

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    Ask him to let you squirt a little MMO or oil into the spark plug hole and turn the engine. What you do today can have a huge benefit 5 years from now. Anyone out there know a bike that has been sitting 6 months or longer? Administer a little first aid if you can, even if it is not your bike.
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  5. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Very nice RocketMan.
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  6. Wal2

    Wal2 Been here awhile

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    love the SL, I had 2 over a period of 4-5 years, 1 of them new in about 1973-4.. unbreakable play bike, and my introduction to off road riding, it was submerged in the sea, rode off a small cliff and had a 100 crashes, but always kept going, my brother started riding on the CB125 as well.

    wish I could get one over here, never see them much........enjoy:D
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  7. LashLarue

    LashLarue Been here awhile

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    Really like the panniers on the CB. When I look at old bikes now I tend to look for luggage racks and the ability to use it for daily errands. Very hard to find Hondaline or other accessories for older bikes - big plus for this one.

    Heck yes, it is a thumper but I can remember a cb125 that was a twin.
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