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85 Honda CB125T

karlj

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After the death of a family friend, I was asked if I wanted his motorbike.

Naturally I said yes, however this bike has been sat in a garage for 10+ years so it's in dire need of restoration.

At first inspection it needs a couple of things due to rust and age but I have all the time in the world to get it done (haven't got a licence)
 

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karlj

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So finally got the bike home, first things first break into it...

No pictures but I've relieved the fuel tank of its cap, unlocked the seat and broke the ignition
 
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karlj

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The to buy list and fix list is rather long but before I head into the depths of a money pit I'm going to see if it'll start, just need to get a new battery as the 13+ year old one has had it
 
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karlj

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Sooooo here I am at the moment....

Bike has been hotwired seeing as the ignition barrel was broken

Hooked up to a car battery via jump leads and we have power.

We have fuel (flooded the carbs)

We have air

We however don't have spark :(
 

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Could be a bad earth on the CDI, try going around all the earthing points on the frame. Most likely cause is the CDi unit, as they are known to fail. I have a mate with one of these so i'll ask him and see what he says :)
 
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karlj

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Cheers Ben, it's doing my nut in

The whole bike could do with a strip and clean but I don't want to go through all that effort if the engine is ####ed, so if it'll fire I'll stick with the rebuild
 
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