Author Topic: 1981 Honda XL125S  (Read 2496 times)

fastcataz

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1981 Honda XL125S
« on: November 29, 2011, 10:00:05 AM »
After driving across town to look at a KZ400, guy sold it 10 minutes before I got there, I was wandering home and found a yard sale. People were being foreclosed on and had a ton of stuff. Found this in the garage and gave 425.00 for it. 142 original miles, still on rotted original tires. They had drained the tank! Took 2 hours to fire up, had to wait for the new ( 22.00) batt to charge. Runs perfect. Have mounted new tires and tubes, waiting on seat cover and tail light lens. I love it when a plan comes together!

fastcataz

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 10:04:24 AM »
I know, if there are no pics, it does not exist!

clonmore1

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 10:15:02 AM »
Quality purchase at that price!

Why does that never happen to me >:(

Offline montmil

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 01:57:53 PM »
A great score, fastcataz.[smiley=thumbsup.gif] [smiley=beer.gif]

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Vegasrandall

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 02:17:41 PM »
I had a honda 125 trials bike,it was a really fun little bike.

Offline nhmaf

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 10:45:21 PM »
That is a WONDERFUL time machine!
But, is it that the ignition lock is missing (supposed to be under the turn/neutral signal)?

Great score!
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fastcataz

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011, 07:58:17 AM »
The ign lock is not missing, the key is. Or was. I had a new one made, 12.50. Also got a new rubber for the petcock, 8.00.
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bruce_launceston

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 02:40:23 AM »
I had the 250cc version of that bike. Cost me $1565 AUD brand new.
The 250 had a 23" front wheel. I doubt that you could find a front tyre for one of those these days.

Offline Dave 2

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2011, 09:49:42 AM »
You should have a blast on your great find, I would think that you must have endless off road opportunities in your neck of the woods :) Dave2

fastcataz

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2011, 05:21:19 AM »
The new tail light is on, 15.80. Still waiting on the seat cover.
Lots of trails here in Sandland, but the only friend I have with a "dirt bike" runs a 1150GS, talk about your odd couple.
The wife wants me to get it done and sold before X-mas, I would like to keep it until spring and get a few more bucks for it. That and a few more laps of my flattrack/cul-de-sac. It steers great slideways. Gotta scuff them new tires!

Offline suecanada

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2011, 10:02:18 AM »
A small bike is so much fun that just maybe you won't sell it! I really love the simplicity and lightness of my new-to-me Suzuki DR200SE! So does my friend Stew who is bigger than me but he still loves the fun factor!
1983 R65LS - LRB still my favourite!? 1988 Honda NX250, "Toodles Too" and a Suzuki DR650, "Calypso." All stored in the "Brrrmmm Closet".

fastcataz

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 07:48:34 PM »
Well, it is done. Took some pics today and will be putting it up for sale. To bad, I was just getting to like it.

Offline montmil

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2012, 09:58:13 AM »
too bad Mesa AZ is so far away from North Texas... :(
« Last Edit: February 13, 2012, 09:58:34 AM by montmil »
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fastcataz

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2012, 11:07:05 PM »
And... sold. $1850. Profit of $1104. I will miss it a lot when gas hits $5 per gallon. The buyer bought for his...12 year old grandson. Glad I got some nice pics!

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Re: 1981 Honda XL125S
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 01:22:21 AM »
I have this bikes older brother.. a '73 125s & it's lots of fun to ride.. have slowly replaced all the rubber stuff, etc. It has 3500 miles on it. Will post if I can figure out how..
Bill
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