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Hi all - looking for a 125 and after much exploration and learning that Chinese bikes really are a bad idea, I’m leaning towards a 2nd Honda CB125R.

 

Just wondering how many miles a decent 125 (Honda, Yamaha etc) will do and what level of mileage ‘safe’ to buy in terms of when do faults start happening, reselling etc. e.g is 5,000 miles past the bike’s best or are generally good up to 10,000.

 

Thanks all!

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21 minutes ago, NE150N80 said:

Hi all - looking for a 125 and after much exploration and learning that Chinese bikes really are a bad idea, I’m leaning towards a 2nd Honda CB125R.

 

Just wondering how many miles a decent 125 (Honda, Yamaha etc) will do and what level of mileage ‘safe’ to buy in terms of when do faults start happening, reselling etc. e.g is 5,000 miles past the bike’s best or are generally good up to 10,000.

 

Thanks all!

That comes down to price,  I think most terminal faults on 125's probably tend to be rider error.   Like most of the main brand bikes well maintained they can gain a good mileage.  Just Many of them are used by learn, earn nicks and scrapes and devalue not so much due to milage...
 

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I was told long ago 

  1. High mileage on most bikes (assuming its been looked after) is much less of a problem than cars. In fact I was told at the mileages you're quoting they're barely broken in. I was also told that regular riding (with regular maintenance) causing a higher mileage can be better than a low mileage bike that barely went anywhere for a few years and was laid up
  2. If you buy a Japanese 125 it should hold its value well

I'm not mechanically minded nor experienced enough to vouch too much for (1), but (2) was true when both my wife and I bought and sold our 125s.

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I have a 2005 Honda CG125, no service history, was stood for 8 years, has done 22,000 miles and runs sweet as a nut.

 

Son has a Honda 2009 CBR 125, No service history, 10,000 miles, also runs sweet as a nut.

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I bought a Yamaha YBR125, becoming the fourth owner with it on 4000 miles. I traded it in after 10 months, having doubled the mileage to 8000, and got only £100 less than I bought it for. I spent a lot of time keeping it in good condition, especially rust, as most of my ownership was during the winter months and I was using it most days.

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Engine wise there is very little to choose between a japanese or chinese built one, the biggest problem with the chinese bikes was in the early days the frame and electrical issues.

As things have moved on most of these problems have been resolved.

Also majority of the smaller cc japanese bikes are produced in china anyway, which is why there are so many bike variations with the same cloned engines :thumb:

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Well if 5k is past its best, then my 125 I bought in June last year is for the scrap heap :(

 

Fish

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41 minutes ago, Fish said:

Well if 5k is past its best, then my 125 I bought in June last year is for the scrap heap :(

 

Fish

what make is it  ?

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