Honda CM125T

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Honda CM125T

Post by Scootinator » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:23 pm

I've just acquired a Honda Custom CM125 twin partly stripped. Anyone know if they were any good? It'll need a lot of work to get it going again. If it's better off to break it up I'll make an advert for the bits, although I'm tempted to hardtail it and bobber it

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Re: Honda CM125T

Post by Viper254 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:39 pm

Getting quite desirable and, if the motor is anything like the CB125T Superdream, quite powerful for a 125. Keep hold of it and see if you can get it back to original spec :)

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Re: Honda CM125T

Post by Scootinator » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:59 pm

Thanks for the info! I'll start cleaning everything up!

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Re: Honda CM125T

Post by Diesel Dave » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:34 pm

I had a CM200 for many years, same motor as a CD200 with it's single carb and 4 speeds - a very softly tuned motor.

I ran one for 2 years and 48,000 miles.

Only change I had to make was swap the bars over as the originals gave me back-ache.

Rear mudguards are weak and support the rear light cluster and number plate and once they weaken with rust they crack.

Electric starter worked well despite being only 6v.

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Re: Honda CM125T

Post by bikerbaker » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:45 pm

Always liked the small Honda twins. Camped behind a pub earlier this year where the publican was rebuilding a CD200. He reckoned he had a shed full of 125 twin engines and bike parts. It was very old world, when the pub got busy he came in grumbling about being disturbed from his bike building. :D

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Re: Honda CM125T

Post by Scootinator » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:42 pm

Well I think actually I'm going to break this one. The forks are rusty and will be hard to find and both mudguards have rusted through. Hopefully, I'll keep one or two others on the road.

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Re: Honda CM125T

Post by Alan CF » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:29 am

Just doing the top end on a cb125t for another member, it had bent a valve, Nice engines,

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Re: Honda CM125T

Post by barker » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:12 am

was that yours on facebook

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Re: Honda CM125T

Post by Bogger » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:18 am

The CM engine is different to the Cb125T engine. The CM will make about 11bhp. The CB125T about 17BHP. Similar looking but different.

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Re: Honda CM125T

Post by hairygit » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:31 pm

Viper254 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:39 pm
Getting quite desirable and, if the motor is anything like the CB125T Superdream, quite powerful for a 125. Keep hold of it and see if you can get it back to original spec :)
The CB125T Superdream was restriocted to just 12bhp, as learner riders were restricted to 12 bhp UNLESS the bike was registered before 31st December 1981, which is why my local Honda dealer was selling off the CB125T2's he had in stock for £547.00 on the road from Sept 1981, £300 off the list price! The CM125 was also restricted, but had a single carb instead of the Superdream's twin carbs, and both bikes had no kickstart option, that's when the rot set in I reckon, a bike aint a bike without a kickstart!

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