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Trudy the Bantam mongrel
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Megga
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This is my little baby. My wife got me a frame for my birthday, and it was just a frame, not even so much as a bearing cup. So I set about making this.

I wanted a CG125 but I could not find one for decent money. so I got a jailing engine, and I must say, she's as sweet as a nut.

1953 D3 frame

2010 Jailing engine

1984 cg125 wheels

headlight was from Russia, apparently its from an early soviet union moped

Home made wiring harness

She's named after a Heinz 57 dog we had in my youth

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Ha ha - what a hoot! I bet it was fun to build and even more so to ride - gets a few heads turning. Colour is spot on too.

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Very nice work. The footrest bracket assy is bolted to the underside of the engine, I seem to remember from the CG125 I had in the `80s...is the Chinese copy the same? Is it the 150cc motor you have? Any links to vid of her running/out for a spin?

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She runs lovely, very loud, and gets plenty of smiles. Yes the footbar runs under the engine, its a CG one as the Chinese ones are micky mouse metal. Its just the 125, and I think for the suspension, I wouldn't want anything with more power. Plods around at 50mph quite nicley 

I'll try and upload some videos uploaded (but I am not the best when it comes to computers) 

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This is one of those marmite bikes 

But it looks spot on fair play and i bet i pulls along well 

I gets your mind thinking 

 

Nathan 

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The front hub looks interesting, what's it from? For videos you need to upload a link to Youtube or suchlike.

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CG125 hub? Looks same as one fitted to Honda front-end on a Bantam Cub I have. I gave it a double-take, reckon the excellent paint disguises its simple origin.....or maybe hub finning has been pared down a bit...or the colour has created that sort of illusion over the original silver?

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The wheels are both from a 1984 CG125, exhaust downpipe is a home made job, not the best looking hence the wrap

This is a little clip I've just done

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That noise brings back memories.We used to ride a wrecked old cg125 around the fields when we were kids.Tank wobbled around all over the place,seat held on with rope,bent kickstart that used to rip your legs to shreds when it was muddy and an exhaust sawn off at the end of the down pipe(you could hear it for miles 🤣🤣🤣),mountain bike handlebars and no front brake 😱 good times !

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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Thanks for the vid, looks & sounds the business.

Loved the simplicity of my CG125 motor, great little workhorse, nearly kept it.

Are you sourcing a Bantam engine for the rolling chassis in the shot? 😉

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Blue Heeler said
Thanks for the vid, looks & sounds the business.

Loved the simplicity of my CG125 motor, great little workhorse, nearly kept it.

Are you sourcing a Bantam engine for the rolling chassis in the shot? 😉  

The Yamaha YG1, Ive just sold that to fund a bantam trails. Hopefully picking the frame up at the weekend.  

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