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Seeking feedback on new bike

RandiXOshun

Member
Hello,
I’m new here. I’m looking at a bike. I have seven days to make a final decision. I did an inspection, here are a few things I noticed. I wanted to know if it’s worth keeping and fixing. Thanks so much
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Image 1: missing bolt left side
Image 2: a little wear on the bolt on exhaust
Image 3: missing bolt underneath front of bike.
Everything is on the right side it appears it might have been dropped.
It’s a 2008 CBR 125 10,000
7 owners
 

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TK4

Well-known member
It pretty rough, and looks like it has the original tires (12 years old).
Hard to tell what else it might need - does it run ?
If you're handy, its a $500 bike, if you're not just give it a pass.
 

Trials

Well-known member
I would pass and look for a CBR125R 2011 or newer model, (brings with it a major version upgrade)
preference one that still has or includes the OEM exhaust system, it's not like the aftermarket exhausts are better quality, they are often very poor quality and this way you know it hasn't been crashed and trashed.

+ an all black bike is Not the most visible motorcycle colour from a safety aspect.
 

RandiXOshun

Member
I would pass and look for a CBR125R 2011 or newer model, (brings with it a major version upgrade)
preference one that still has or includes the OEM exhaust system, it's not like the aftermarket exhausts are better quality, they are often very poor quality and this way you know it hasn't been crashed and trashed.

+ an all black bike is Not the most visible motorcycle colour from a safety aspect.
Thanks for your insight.
 

PrivatePilot

Ironus Butticus
Site Supporter
My biggest question is...how much is the asking price? That would be the overwhelming deciding factor to me IF the bike is mechanically sound.

It's a 12 year old starter bike with 7 owners...so the chances that some of that damage is from a drop wouldn't be unexpected. But that doesn't mean it's not mechanically sound even if it's got some cosmetic issues. Cosmetics are only part of the equation and a dropped bike isn't automatically garbage as some people seem to always want to suggest.

And on that front, in addition to the question on asking price....cosmetics aside, have you ridden it to confirm it's far more important mechanical condition?

As for the cosmetics, if the price is right and it's mechanically good, I wouldn't dismiss it especially if you can fix some of the cosmetics yourself and still be ahead. If they even bother you to begin with. Just remember that down the road when you move on those cosmetics may be more of an issue fo the next buyer and make it a harder sell, so we come full circle to how much is the asking price.
 

Mad Mike

Well-known member
These are tough little bikes, it's probably been a learner for 7 owners just like you. The issues you point out look mostly cosmetic. These bikes get dropped a lot as they are mostly ridden by first time riders, they can take it.

The main thing to consider is your ability to maintain and repair on your own. Any bike, regardless of size, can be expensive if you have to do maintenance and repairs at a dealership. For example, a set of tires could cost $400 installed, battery $150, a tuneup oil & filter $300, valve service $300, chain and sprockets $400. Sourcing parts and doing that maintenance yourself could be $400 or less.
 

PrivatePilot

Ironus Butticus
Site Supporter
The main thing to consider is your ability to maintain and repair on your own. Any bike, regardless of size, can be expensive if you have to do maintenance and repairs at a dealership. For example, a set of tires could cost $400 installed, battery $150, a tuneup oil & filter $300, valve service $300, chain and sprockets $400. Sourcing parts and doing that maintenance yourself could be $400 or less.
That goes for any bike however, not just this one specifically, so it's not particularly related to the OP's question.
 

RandiXOshun

Member
My biggest question is...how much is the asking price? That would be the overwhelming deciding factor to me IF the bike is mechanically sound.

It's a 12 year old starter bike with 7 owners...so the chances that some of that damage is from a drop wouldn't be unexpected. But that doesn't mean it's not mechanically sound even if it's got some cosmetic issues. Cosmetics are only part of the equation and a dropped bike isn't automatically garbage as some people seem to always want to suggest.

And on that front, in addition to the question on asking price....cosmetics aside, have you ridden it to confirm it's far more important mechanical condition?

As for the cosmetics, if the price is right and it's mechanically good, I wouldn't dismiss it especially if you can fix some of the cosmetics yourself and still be ahead. If they even bother you to begin with. Just remember that down the road when you move on those cosmetics may be more of an issue fo the next buyer and make it a harder sell, so we come full circle to how much is the asking price.
hello
Thank you for your reply. The bike is $2000. seller wanted $2300. It was delivered from Kitchener to Ajax for me. I have 7 days for a refund should I find anything wrong. Or they will pay for anything that needs to be done to it. It’s my first bike. So I don’t know if I would be able to ride and notice anything. But I’ve reached out to a few people can and would be able to let me know after they ride it. I’ll add a pick of the last service and repair.
 

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RandiXOshun

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My first bike had 32,000km and 18 owners in 21 years! Lots of scratches and dings on it. Paid $800 for it and it treated me very well for 3 years.

Price matters for bikes like this.
Hey
Thank you for replying.
I listed the price and bike details in the thread. $2000 seller delivered it and would pay for any repairs or something I noticed that needs to be fixed.
 

RandiXOshun

Member
These are tough little bikes, it's probably been a learner for 7 owners just like you. The issues you point out look mostly cosmetic. These bikes get dropped a lot as they are mostly ridden by first time riders, they can take it.

The main thing to consider is your ability to maintain and repair on your own. Any bike, regardless of size, can be expensive if you have to do maintenance and repairs at a dealership. For example, a set of tires could cost $400 installed, battery $150, a tuneup oil & filter $300, valve service $300, chain and sprockets $400. Sourcing parts and doing that maintenance yourself could be $400 or less.
Hey
These are really good points. I listed the repairs and inspection review it got this year. I have some friends and family who can teach me how to repair. Which would save me money now and I can learn hopefully how to do it myself.
 

RandiXOshun

Member
Cost is going to be a major determining factor. Those bikes can be found in good shape for cheap so no need to overpay for one that is beat up


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hey
thanks for replying I listed the cost and more details about the bike in the thread. Let me know your thoughts.
 

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