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#1 Post by James » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:47 pm

Hi. Early stages of buying a 125cc motorbike and converting to a cafe racer style. Q1, Honda or Yamaha or Suzuki, which is likely to be a better model to start with. I know it is opinion really and which is the better brand when it comes to parts availabilityetc?

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#2 Post by Bender » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:06 pm

Welcome

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#3 Post by Topper » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:38 pm

Welcome aboard James
good luck with the project :thumb:

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#4 Post by geofferz » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:38 am

Welcome. Not sure on 125s, but Hondas (usually the bigger CBs, admittedly) are often cited as the best cafe racer project bikes as they're easy to work on with parts readily available and cheap.
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#5 Post by XO71 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:41 am

Welcome, James. I was looking at a Yamaha SR125. Not to convert to a Cafe racer, mind, but I saw many nice modifications when I was searching.
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#6 Post by mikestrivens » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:55 am

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#7 Post by MrPickwick » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:16 am

Welcome to the forum :thumb:

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#8 Post by JRH » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:29 pm

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#9 Post by rennie » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:39 pm

Hello and Welcome :D
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#10 Post by Tango » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:08 pm

Welcome to TMBF mate. ......... 8-)
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