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I'm taking my CBT on Monday !

As it says, got my CBT on Monday, been trying to get a decent 125cc motorbike for under 800 but its proving hard, even on flea bay.
I want a harly looking bike, so far i've looked at:

Honda VT 125
Yamaha XVS 125
Yamaha Virago 125

all very very nice but too expensive, make way for the Jinluns. They look great, chinese import though so bad press but after a little research and a dabbel on their owners club site they seem ok build quality if maintained regularly, good value for money and an ok parts distribution.
Looks and sound a bigger bike which is what i'm looking to do. I'm gonna do my practical test hopefully before the new law kicks in October but I'm not doing an access couse because A its expensive and B I think its safer to have a 125 for 2 years and then move up, for what I want it'll do me as its my summer machine for little trips into town etc. My brother in law did an access couse and he went from no motorbike experiance to a R6 in a week, how scary is that !

I was going to do the 'cool' open face helmet look but then someone showed me a pic of a chap who hit the deck face first wearing one, not pleasent, full face it is now then !!

Wish me luck !!
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Good luck. why bother buying a 125 do the direct acsess course and use a scholl bike cheaper in the long run and then you can ride a bigger bike, the 500s are much easier to ride and ther are more to choose from when you have passed your test, I would steer clear of the chinese stuff ive had bad exeriences with them, dodgy gearbox and brakes, they dont hold any value

The older I get the better I was, must be mad not got enough money to be excentric
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All the best CG

Good advice from Pragmatix
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Good luck with your test CG, welcome to our biking world, just be careful on the road, most injuries to bikers are caused by myopic car drivers.

A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
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