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Old 06-20-2007, 09:07 PM   #11
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ive heard nothing but good things about the rebel. thats what i would go with
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:09 PM   #12
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there is actually a 2006 Rebel at the local dealership for $3099. I might just go with that so I can have a warranty for a while.

Maybe I should pay off my debt first though.
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that would be cool to see ya on the top of the mpg list with it tho just think of that
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:15 PM   #14
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that would be cool to see ya on the top of the mpg list with it tho just think of that
that WOULD be nice to be on the top of the gas mileage list... I mean, I run the site... you'd think I could do better :P
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Maybe I should pay off my debt first though.
Maybe? Do it!
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Debt first. Sorry.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:15 AM   #17
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$800 is way to much for a CB125 unless it's mint, mine is in perfect running condition, repainted, rebuilt front forks, good seat, new tires, o-ring chain, and I would sell it for $500, I've also owned a cb100 and still own a cl100 (scrambler) and all 3 basicly have the same engine, only the 125 is a larger bore, but other then that they are the same bike, and it's a solid engine, and on the off chance that you do burn it up, they are cheap to rebuild ($100 to bore it out and replace pistion and rings) it was an already abused engine and I did have nearly 400 pounds of passenger and rider on a 200 pound bike, I love my cb125, and it gets an extreamly reliable 68mpg, and tops out at 55mph (hitting the 9,500 red line) or if I duck down it will go 60mph (10,000rpm) on a flat flat road, and it's such a simple motorcycle that I don't think it will ever leave me stranded, it is however slower then most people would want.
if I get another bike any time soon it will either be another moped, or a Ninja 250.
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yeah i would go with the debt 2 if i really had to make the choice
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:26 AM   #19
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Matt -

Debt first, Rebel second, and then LET IT ALLLL HANG OUT!

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Old 06-22-2007, 09:07 PM   #20
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Go with the Rebel.

I never owned a Rebel but I put 30,000 miles on a CB125. I think I paid $597 for it brand new. I once put 4,000 miles on the 125 in 8 days. I was going to ride to Alaska in I think it was 1978. It rained a lot that year. 100 miles of mud is hard on a chain. I turned around and came back home. Around 16,000 miles the piston broke. The crack ran from the piston pin to the crown of the piston. When the crack doubled back a chunk of the piston head bent down and it left me stranded. No cylinder damage but I bored it out a lot anyway. I gained enough torque to run one tooth larger on the engine. That led to the speeding ticket in Oregon. I had a tailwind in the Columbia gorge and got a ticket for 78 mph. I bolted a bar across the bottom of the tirple clamp. I locked the throttle wide open, laid back on the luggage and steered with my feet. I am not recommending anything, only admitting. I got right at 65 mpg no matter whether in town or on the freeway. Obviously I liked the little bugger. I moved up to 500 four Honda and gave the 125 to a nephew. It was running perfect when delivered but he destroyed it in short order.

One little bit of advice. 8 days at about 7,500 rpm can make your butt hurt really bad. The numbness seemed to last about 6 weeks.

Just a little of my CB125 memmories.
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