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Re: cg 125 and now a conundrum

Post by andrewparry » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:10 pm

Looks like a really nice CG. I have been wondering about one myself recently and started to find out about the history of the CG. Developed by Honda in early 1970s in order to provide an ultra-reliable and simple bike to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand where an understanding of motorcycle maintenance was next to nothing (hence pushrod engine rather than OHC).
So, my conundrum. Given the sales success of the CG, why is there so little in the way of aftermarket add-ons? I can find no fairings, no belly pans, no hard panniers, and little about tuning or racing them. It seems all you can do is fit a top box to the rear rack, perhaps find a Givi screen to fit, and use soft luggage. I note that Bagster do offer a tank cover, as do Top Sellerie - but no bespoke saddle.
Any thoughts out there?

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Re: cg 125

Post by Alan CF » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:27 am

Hi. i think you answered your own question with your first part. it was ment for cambodia..

Yhey dont need those options in third world countrys.

But if you know where to look you can find the odd
tuning part.

In most cases with honda it comes down to local companys that are in the country of bike origin,

Cg125 BR (Brazil) the bike was called a Titan
and you can buy hi lift and duration cam for the Titan in Brazil.. also roller rocker arms

Same as the CBR 125 the home market (Thailand) has a good cheap supple of racing parts,

you can fit the 150 cylinder kit to the later CG Brazil models but will need work on the cases to fit the Japan bikes.

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Re: cg 125

Post by Alan CF » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:46 am

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Re: cg 125

Post by wightegi » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:11 am

Lots of universal screens fit and will help with top speed and fuel consumption.

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Re: cg 125

Post by loadedtoad » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:37 pm

Nicely balanced crank Alan :D

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Re: cg 125

Post by Alan CF » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:39 pm

loadedtoad wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Nicely balanced crank Alan :D
Sorry to say not mine but another chaps Skyteam ace racing project.

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Re: cg 125

Post by Diesel Dave » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:07 pm

You won't say that after it falls over and rolls off the bench......I've seen it happen and makes grown men weep.

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Re: cg 125

Post by horobags » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:45 pm

the pitted fork tubes on mine-
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Its a common fault with them, over £200 for new ones , picked them up yesterday, my project over xmas ;)
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also the frame was quite rusty under the seat, so if your looking for one ,check forks and frame.
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Re: cg 125

Post by andrewparry » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:55 pm

Thanks all - most useful. Will continue to mull over the idea of a CG as a restoration project for 2018.

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