This one will be short. A few years ago I traded into a 74 CB125s for my ex-girlfriend. It was a little rough, hadn’t been ridden much at all with only 2,500 original miles on it.
This bike was actually my first build, I cleaned the carburetor and did the basic tuning, had Jonathan help me with the valve adjustment and timing since I didn’t have any tools back then. Gave it my first paint job attempt, and vuala!
It needed a bit more foam in the seat…I believe I made the seat pan from part of a traffic sign and stuffed cotton balls in the upholstery for “comfort”…ha..ha.
After I finished it my girlfriend (at the time) let it rot in her garage for over 2 years. Meanwhile, we had broken up and I almost forgot about that poor little bike…UNTIL one day she gave me a call and offered the bike to me. I was SO pleased to get it back! Of course, time was not nice, and the gas rotted through the tank and made about 500 pin holes in it, staining the motor with the dark brown goo that came out of the deceased petcock… But I ordered a new tank, gave the whole thing a better paint job, cleaned it for hours and did the basic work. Next thing you know I’ve got this little PIP as my putt putt for around town.
Did some updates to it like replacing the crazy out-of-date twist throttle that just worked horribly with a CR250 throttle tube/ cable. Now it’s only a 1/4 cable so it feels even zippier! Also geared up the front sprocket one so instead of top cruising at 50 it’ll sit around 55 happily all day. Gotta love PIP, I don’t plan on selling it anytime soon.