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View Poll Results: AMERICANS: Would you buy a 125cc motorcycle for the street?
Yes! 32 44.44%
Hell no! 17 23.61%
Yes, but only at the right price. 23 31.94%
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:16 PM   #291 (permalink)
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Actually at least in the U. S. the K-Pipe does indeed have a clutch--two of them, in fact. The one on the crank allows it to come to a stop without having to find neutral or holding the clutch lever in and allows you to take off again by just twisting the throttle. Shifting is another deal and you have to use clutch #2 (disengaged like most motorcycles with the hand lever).
Interesting.. That is good to know, thanks! I still lean more towards the wolf 150 as I like the design better, as well as the extra gear. It reminds me of the SR400, and I like the upright cylinder better. Again still, motorcycle number 4 probably won't be either of these, but i'll add it to the list.

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Old 01-06-2020, 03:48 PM   #292 (permalink)
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I believe the K-Pipe is manufactured for KYMCO in China by Zongshen. The quality of the bike is excellent and for anyone interested in the new Honda C-125 Super Cub but doesn't want a step through or spend nearly four grand the K-Pipe is a much simpler and cheaper alternative.

I like it a lot more than the Grom I owned for awhile mostly because of it's 17" wheels that roll across Indy's bombed-out roads a lot better than the 12" units on the adult minis of various flavors.

I gave two grand for my K-Pipe when it was released in 2016 and I've seen leftovers for sale cheaper than that. The MSRP has gone up $250 but it's still a great buy even at that.

Gripes? I don't much care for the phony turn signals below the gas tank (where they're located on non-US models) and why manufacturers (including Honda) think that non-folding footpegs are a good idea remains a mystery. The blinkers' quality is nothing to write home about, either but overall it's a helluva deal for the money. For anyone who owned a similar Honda in the sixties and wants a way back machine or anyone seeking basic transportation in a light, simple and inexpensive package this is it.

I rode it with friends over to the Peoria TT a couple of years ago mostly following U. S. 136 and with a 17t. countershaft sprocket we cruised over and back at 50 MPH. Who sez you can't travel on a 125???
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:07 PM   #293 (permalink)
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I have a rare Honda engine from an ATV that would be great for a 400 MPG car, but I may not have time to build it, so I'd be interested in other proposals. It has the classic horizontal Cub cylinder, but with 125 cc, presumably on a milder cam for trail use. It has 5 speeds forward, one reverse, and electric or pull start.
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:04 AM   #294 (permalink)
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Mid-80s Honda XL 125 still being used by its owner as a daily commuter



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I rode 1973 Honda 175cc dual purpose as a commute bike from 1978 thru 1988 daily. I was around 250 lb at the time. Excellent bike for my needs.
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:22 PM   #296 (permalink)
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A streamlined motorcycle would be suited to a 400 mpg vehicle as in craigvetter.com. See whether the feet forward or triathlon body position is preferable for your application.
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A streamlined motorcycle would be suited to a 400 mpg vehicle as in craigvetter.com. See whether the feet forward or triathlon body position is preferable for your application.
Was this for me? I'm going FF for comfort and safety, trike for crosswind and ice stability, and tadpole for braking safety. Unfortunately, the busies still think my ass should be 2' off the ground so I don't look like a chopper enthusiast.
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I spent the holidays in Vietnam and it is full of interesting small bikes (and choking smog from those bikes). This was the best

Yamaha Exciter 150
  • Brembo big brake kit
  • Akopovic exhaust
  • Custom single sided swingarm and wheel
  • No doubt a bunch of mods to the engine

No doubt a lot of money was spend on this bike

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