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Old 12th February 2018, 01:27 PM
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Hi all,

Im just after buying a 1984 cb125 superdream for my son. I was just wondering if there is anything specific to look out for (mechanics in particular) for these bikes.

Thanks,
Aria

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Old 12th February 2018, 01:34 PM
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Old 12th February 2018, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by aria
Hi all,

Im just after buying a 1984 cb125 superdream for my son. I was just wondering if there is anything specific to look out for (mechanics in particular) for these bikes.

Thanks,
Aria
Twin cyclinder with mag wheels?
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Old 12th February 2018, 02:56 PM
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Old 12th February 2018, 04:53 PM
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Not a bad little bike to start off on, definitely low on power compared to modern 125's at 12 hp, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, I'm currently restoring it's bigger brother, the 250N and am impressed with the build quality, if the miles on the 125 are north of 30K, things do begin to wear out, otherwise they're fairly reliable, but it's really down to how a 34 year old bike has been treated over the years and learner bikes do tend to get a hard life, but just about every conceivable spare can be found here :-
https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/...ER-DREAM-1984/

As a matter of interest, is it an original Irish bike with brown book and old reg number, or has it being imported at some time ?.
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Old 12th February 2018, 05:20 PM
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Twin cyclinder with mag wheels?
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Old 12th February 2018, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Rainman
Not a bad little bike to start off on, definitely low on power compared to modern 125's at 12 hp, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, I'm currently restoring it's bigger brother, the 250N and am impressed with the build quality, if the miles on the 125 are north of 30K, things do begin to wear out, otherwise they're fairly reliable, but it's really down to how a 34 year old bike has been treated over the years and learner bikes do tend to get a hard life, but just about every conceivable spare can be found here :-
https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/...ER-DREAM-1984/

As a matter of interest, is it an original Irish bike with brown book and old reg number, or has it being imported at some time ?.
It was imported from Northern Ireland last year but thats all I know. Could have been an original Irish bike a few years back.
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Old 12th February 2018, 06:00 PM
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[QUOTE=Rainman;3521225]Not a bad little bike to start off on, definitely low on power compared to modern 125's at 12 hp,

Wouldn't it be the other way around, powerwise?

Current 125's are a max of 12 bhp, older 125s were "allowed" to be more powerful.
So a CB125 twin could be as much as...15 whole BHP, which would make it a mahoosive 25% more powerful than a new 125.......

Still not a patch on a proper 2 stroke, unrestricted 125, though.
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Old 12th February 2018, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Yahooo
Had one for two years way back when I was a learner, fairly bulletproof but have to be revved to get much out of them. grand and comfortable though.
Being revved and lack of maintenance can tend to see the oil level get low a bit quick and cause issues there. The one I had I got re-bored due to rings seizing courtesy of the above with the previous owner but it was grand there after. Dropped a tooth on the rear to try and get a bit more top speed but it didn't have the power or clutch to make anything of it. So back to standard it went.
They were a rare find, when I got mine years ago. amazed you came across one up north.
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Old 12th February 2018, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by aria
Hi all,

Im just after buying a 1984 cb125 superdream for my son. I was just wondering if there is anything specific to look out for (mechanics in particular) for these bikes.

Thanks,
Aria
I dispatched on one back in the 80s and had no real hassles, but i believe the mono shock/prolink or whatever its called can give problems, their a revvy little engine so if oil changes were neglected your in trouble
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Jesus that's clean.
Good luck with it
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Jesus that's clean.
It sure is! The rarest of items, a 125 that hasn't been hammered to death.
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Old 13th February 2018, 07:19 PM
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