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Pictures of my old control switch and new(old) control switch, both from a Honda cb 125 k5. The old one has a brown button, does anyone know what this is for? And why does the other one not have this brown button, even though they're from the same model?
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Though pictures don't always convey the proper colors perfectly, I don't see a brown switch - I see an electric start button on one of them and a High/Low switch on both, and one has the obvious red kill switch. Something tells me you might not have the right switch for the bike. Also, I don't see a CB125K5 in my Honda Identification Guide book either, just CB125S0 starting in '73 and going to S2, then CB125S'76 to CB125S'85 models and I don't think any of the singles had electric start as well. What year is it?
 

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Though pictures don't always convey the proper colors perfectly, I don't see a brown switch - I see an electric start button on one of them and a High/Low switch on both, and one has the obvious red kill switch. Something tells me you might not have the right switch for the bike. Also, I don't see a CB125K5 in my Honda Identification Guide book either, just CB125S0 starting in '73 and going to S2, then CB125S'76 to CB125S'85 models and I don't think any of the singles had electric start as well. What year is it?
CB125K5 was avalaible in Europe, CB175 in USA. CB125K5 was avalaible with and without starter. CB125S is bike with single cylinder.
 

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Yes, it's a cb125 K5 1975 from France, where I'm located. I believe you're right that in the US it's the cb175 K5 model. I found out that it's indeed not the right part for my model, so it's good that I have another one which does fit.
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A CB175 in the US is a twin cylinder engine bike, not a single. Would have helped to know it was a European bike, I wouldn't have bothered to look in my US Honda Identification Guide. That's why putting your location in your member information is important to getting correct information
 

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A CB175 in the US is a twin cylinder engine bike, not a single. Would have helped to know it was a European bike, I wouldn't have bothered to look in my US Honda Identification Guide. That's why putting your location in your member information is important to getting correct information
CB125 K5 was also Twin, except smaller ccm cam chain is located outside cylinder (175 has it between cylinder).
 

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Yes, it's a cb125 K5 1975 from France, where I'm located. I believe you're right that in the US it's the cb175 K5 model. I found out that it's indeed not the right part for my model, so it's good that I have another one which does fit.
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Might add your location to your profile, it helps at times when sorting out problems
 

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Will add my location, honestly didnt know there was a difference between models per country.
Take a look on spare parts list. There were also differences in turn indicators and rear lamps.
 
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