Last month I picked up a collection of parts that claimed to be a 1974 Honda CB125s. Torn apart, top end dissasembled, rotten tires, missing parts, faded paint, torn seat, but somehow an appealing and honest little machine.

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Yes, it’s in my office at work. Shut up.

Yesterday, I took it for its first test ride, which was incidentally, my first time on a motorcycle.

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Illustration for article titled So, I have a functional motorcycle.

It’s small, it’s light, it doesn’t have much power, and I adore it. Still need rear turn signals (and a motorcycle license), but once those things are addressed, and I have a little more practice under my belt, I’m going to be getting to work on this thing when the weather is agreeable.

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I’ve already got the esentials with regards to safety gear, as well, so now it’s practice, practice, practice.

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