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 'The Pup'!

the Third Honda CB125 'Super-Dream' we Bought, Donna Bagzied as her Project Bike

This is the bike Donna Bagzied as her 'Project' christening HIM, 'the Pup'.

The Advert Read:-

You are bidding on my wife's HONDA CB125TD-C, its a 24 year old classic, she was ridding it till FEB this year, reason for the sale is she wants a cruiser type bike.  Bike details:- it starts up first time and is a good runner. All lights horn, indicators and brakes in good working order. New head light fitted recently, new battery, Micron 2 into 1 exhaust,

Mot and road tax expired, will require new fork seals for mot, I've have the fork seals and they come with this auction, due to other commitments I've no time to fit them. All the usual wear and tear for a bike of its age.

Also with the auction comes a shed load of spares, if your thinking this bike will make a good project, these will get you started.

The third bike to be collected, at the time we were still mainly trying to find Donna a bike for her 'project' and as this one was just about everything we had hoped LD01 might have been, and since it was there, in front of her, and she had some tools to hand, she wasted no time in claiming it as her project, Christening it 'The Pup', and taking it to pieces!

So this is Donna's Blog of the Project. And believe me, it is HER project. Apart from a little help with stubborn screws and helping her to do the more intricate and safety critical bits, like overhauling the brake calliper, SHE has been doing all the work on this bike. Not BAD for a girl, hugh?!

Girls take note: I get comments Oh-So-Often, from women that they'd like to 'do-mechanics' but they never get shown properly, their boy-friend / husband 'just takes over', or they don't get taken seriously by the parts people and the like. But don't let it bother you. Most blokes aren't the 'experts' they claim, and we all started the same way. An old motorbike or car, a box of cheap spanners, and IF we were lucky a Haynes manual... and if we were REALLY lucky, it was ACTUALLY for the car or motorbike we had to mess with!

Six months ago, I had to show Donna how to tension her drive chain properly and change a spark-plug. She is NOT an experienced mechanic, and this is her FIRST project.

She has been equipped with:- a bike; a cheap socket set; some cheap spanners; a Haynes manual (for the bike she got!); the web-addy for We-Moto & Dave Silver Spares; and a telephone. And she can ask me if she needs help, or needs a special tool. and THAT is about it.

She's back at college part time, now, studying 'Key-Skills' in Maths, English and computing to do the GCSE's she never did at school, so she's also created her own web-site, pretty much to Blog the build of this bike, so I needn't really say much more, just hand you over to her, at:

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