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Honda CLR 125 (City Fly)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by TaKeN, 18 May 2006.

  1. TaKeN

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    Been offered one of these bike for £250, just as a daily commuter realy, 7 mile journey which takes about half an hour or 15 mins depending on how i drive my 205 :p


    So bike is £250
    and insurance is £250 ...


    Im realy tempted and considering going down the bank tommorow to get some money, im 18 and i drive a Peugeot 205 1.8 TD which drinks far too much fuel due to my heavy right foot lol,

    I used to ride a 50cc Gilera Runner and that was too slow,

    The Honda is a T Plate, 99 Year, and has done 16k, its not in bad nick for its age and has just has new pads and seat, and new front tyre the lad im going to buy it off is a mechanic at a bike shop so he knows what he has done to it :)


    Im just realy after anyone quickly reminding me of something i havnt thought of basically or a warning about this particular bike :)
     
  2. William

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    Don't expect to go really fast and thats about all, its a city commuter. Should be quite robust. :)
     
  3. TaKeN

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    Well it doesnt look like a city bike tbh., he put some dirt bike tyres on it :eek: which im definately going to change if it buy it because the back one is kinda square and when i go round a corner too low the bike cuts in very fast and feels nasty lol.


    70mph will do me fine down the main road, if thats what it will do :)
     
  4. paradigm

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    :eek:

    You get a 1.8TD to drink too much fuel? How, even with a heavy foot that should be still returning decent MPG!
     
  5. TaKeN

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    It just drinks fuel lol :S


    Its done something like 203638 Miles lol, thats what i put it down to :/


    But then again my idea of drinking alot of fuel is probably much different to everyone elses :p after all i did used to ride a 50cc scooter where £8 lasted two weeks :D

    EDIT : Ive just remembered something, i did my cbt about 1 and half years ago and im not sure what the code is on my drivers license, any ideas ?
     
  6. Luke

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    Doesn't a CBT expire after 1 year unless you have passed your full or restricted test?
     
  7. Rich1988

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    your cbt should be valid for half a year but then yo uwill have to take it again or do your "A light motorcycle licence"
     
  8. TaKeN

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    Darn, i thought it lasted two years :/

    and doesnt passing my full car test entitle me to ride a 125cc when im 17 with L Plates ?
     
  9. Rich1988

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    nein, only a moped up to 50cc
     
  10. TaKeN

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    Says in the nifty ocuk guide thats its vaild for two years..
     
  11. Rich1988

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    what does it say about riding a 125 on a standard driving licence?
     
  12. TaKeN

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    I might see if my CBT is still valid and try and get my bike theory and bike test booked :)
     
  13. Rich1988

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    damn need to do cbt to ride 125 then as I thought :(
     
  14. Cyanide

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    If you can pass a car test you'll wii all over a bike test, go for it! :)
     
  15. Rich1988

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    :) might do that then when I have some cash.
     
  16. TaKeN

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    Hmm dont you need lessons before the bike test ?

    And im not even sure what the bike test consists of lol
     
  17. Cyanide

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    I just rode my bike for 18 months... had 3-4 hours ride-out with dad and his mates to point me in the right direction and I passed with a clean sheet.

    It's similar to the car test - you do 40 minutes of driving around including an emergency stop, u-turn etc. The bike test is generally accepted as easier as the examiner has to drive/ride himself, so he can only judge on the overall performance of your ride, rather than note down every little thing you do on a piece of paper. Plus you could always try to put a bus between you and him... :D
     
  18. djbenjo

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    Only if passed before Feb 2001 :eek: