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An ad came up on my local kijiji yesterday for a 75 cb125 no picture, said mint cond. no price given but he he was looking for interesting things to trade, among the things he wanted to trade was a "xl or xr 125 or bigger". I've got a really nice 79 xl 125, plated and insured I use for occasional short rides or light trail rides, I emailed asking for pics and he sent me one, the cb 125 looks really nice, black and orange, nice chrome, so I emailed him back with my phone number and he called me, he wants to make an even swap for my xl, he hasn't seen it yet but he is coming to see it tomorrow with his cb in his pick up. Now I'm having a tough time deciding, not sure I want to let my xl go but I do like the looks of the cb, this is all depending on him liking my bike when he see's it.
 

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Post up the picture you sent him of your XL and also the picture he sent you of the CB.

This group is full of opinions and we'll help you decide. :)
 

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I didn't send him a pic, just asked for one of his cb and told him what I had, he's coming to see it tomorrow . I don't have a picture of my xl, no digital camera. I'm trying to post the cb picture he sent to me and it's saying 'the extension jpe is not allowed'
 

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Hmmm.... kinda apples vs. grapes.

Both relatively the same vintage. Both 125's. The XL, being a 2-piece head, has more potential for being hot-rodded. On the other hand, I don't know what year the CB125 went to the 2-piece. '75 XL's did, but for some reason, I think the CBs lagged behind.

Really, it almost boils down to one the one is capable of trail use. So, if you want that capability, the XL is clearly it. If you want a pure street bike, or even a better foundation for making a cafe or a hot rod, the CB is marginally a better starting point.

Plus, didn't the 75's come with the cool mechanical disk brake? If so, I think that would sway me right there! Plus, I think the 75 CB's still had a tach.

I'd take 'em both! Keep the XL and just BUY the CB from him... :D

Kirk
 

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kirkn said:
Hmmm.... kinda apples vs. grapes.

Both relatively the same vintage. Both 125's. The XL, being a 2-piece head, has more potential for being hot-rodded. On the other hand, I don't know what year the CB125 went to the 2-piece. '75 XL's did, but for some reason, I think the CBs lagged behind.

Really, it almost boils down to one the one is capable of trail use. So, if you want that capability, the XL is clearly it. If you want a pure street bike, or even a better foundation for making a cafe or a hot rod, the CB is marginally a better starting point.

Plus, didn't the 75's come with the cool mechanical disk brake? If so, I think that would sway me right there! Plus, I think the 75 CB's still had a tach.

I'd take 'em both! Keep the XL and just BUY the CB from him... :D

Kirk

Hey Kirk, yeah it does have a disk, I was suprised by that when I saw the picture, I think I could live with out the trail riding but I'm not sure I want to give up that. Tough choices, thanks for your input.
 

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The disc arrived in 1974....The two-piece head in '76 (on the CB 125S in any case...) The '75 had both meters......
Decisions, decisions.....
 

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Well, looks like buddy with the cb 125 is a no show, almost dark now and it's 2 hrs past when he said he would be here, I thought he wanted to make this swap. Looks like I'm keeping my xl.
 

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Bird76Mojo said:
Don't you DARE cafe that XL!! :shock: Where are you and how much do you want for it? ;)

GB :lol:

It was never really for sale, I think I just got caught up in some 70's honda 125cc mind games, beware to others, these people will make you sit home waiting for them to show up.
 
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