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What to do with a bike you don't need?

#1 Post by ApolloMozart » Thu May 16, 2019 9:57 am

I was left a bike (CBF125, 2009 reg, 13000 miles or so) and I don't know what do to with. Have all the papers for it.

The bike was stolen then recovered a short while after, and had some plastics and parts replaced. Ended up with three different locks, the steering lock does not lock left side, only right side.

MOT valid till August, tax is still being paid monthly...

I have looked online, a newer bike can be had for £800. If I were to sell "my" bike I'll probably have to ask much lower, given the three different keys you need for it and the broken steering lock. Not really keen to spend much time seeing prospective buyers who just waste time.

What you'd suggest doing?

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IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN HAVING A CHEAP 125, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH!
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Too lazy to shift gears

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Re: What to do with a bike you don't need?

#2 Post by megawatt » Thu May 16, 2019 10:31 am

Give it away or sell it cheap. Not worth much with a short mot and 3 different keys.
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Re: What to do with a bike you don't need?

#3 Post by elizabethf » Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 am

If you're not bothered about making money just trawl forums like this or local biker groups on Facebook and see who's in need of a 125 whit barely any budget and offer it up to them? :)

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Re: What to do with a bike you don't need?

#4 Post by ApolloMozart » Thu May 16, 2019 11:59 am

Updated the initial post as per suggestion.

Cheap (as chips) Honda CBF 125 with not one, not two but THREE keys!!!
Too lazy to shift gears

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Re: What to do with a bike you don't need?

#5 Post by potatobroxd » Thu May 16, 2019 12:28 pm

remove all the fairings and turn it into a stunt bike

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#6 Post by Richzx6r » Thu May 16, 2019 1:09 pm

Or break it and sell for parts, if you are up for giving it away I'll take it off your hands
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#7 Post by BIKERDAD » Thu May 16, 2019 1:19 pm

What sort of price you have in mind .. as my daughter wants a bike to go to college on . . Is there much wrong with it cosmetic ad keys dont bother me . Thanks

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Re: What to do with a bike you don't need?

#8 Post by workpeter » Thu May 16, 2019 2:15 pm

I dont understand, how does a bike have 3 locks?

Best thing to do is to dismantle it and sell parts on ebay.
It will take time but you could fetch well over a thousand.

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#9 Post by elizabethf » Thu May 16, 2019 4:17 pm

It is strange there are three keys I must say. My 125 was a cat D due to being recovered (we presume, there were large scratch marks around the ignition barrel and the barrel itself was loose, plus the steering lock wasnt working until we fixed it all) but it had two matching keys.
Is one for the new ignition, one to open the pillion seat and then one for ?? or something?

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Re: What to do with a bike you don't need?

#10 Post by dynax » Thu May 16, 2019 4:20 pm

elizabethf wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 4:17 pm
It is strange there are three keys I must say. My 125 was a cat D due to being recovered (we presume, there were large scratch marks around the ignition barrel and the barrel itself was loose, plus the steering lock wasnt working until we fixed it all) but it had two matching keys.
Is one for the new ignition, one to open the pillion seat and then one for ?? or something?
fuel cap? :lol:
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#11 Post by dynax » Thu May 16, 2019 4:23 pm

If you wasn't so far away, i would have done a deal with you, as i am looking for a project :)
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#12 Post by elizabethf » Thu May 16, 2019 4:25 pm

dynax wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 4:20 pm
elizabethf wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 4:17 pm
It is strange there are three keys I must say. My 125 was a cat D due to being recovered (we presume, there were large scratch marks around the ignition barrel and the barrel itself was loose, plus the steering lock wasnt working until we fixed it all) but it had two matching keys.
Is one for the new ignition, one to open the pillion seat and then one for ?? or something?
fuel cap? :lol:
Lol, YES! Although that one and the pillion seat would match? Unless the tank damage was severe? In which case it possibly would have been deemed a write off, maybe?

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#13 Post by dynax » Thu May 16, 2019 4:28 pm

the cap could just have been damaged or lost ? :)
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#14 Post by Richzx6r » Thu May 16, 2019 5:22 pm

Last key is definitely for the drivers door :scratch:
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Re: What to do with a bike you don't need?

#15 Post by fastbob » Thu May 16, 2019 7:30 pm

GIVE IT TO ME !