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#1 Jules Freeman

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:02 PM

Hello there....

I'm new to this forum.  I have nearly 25 years motorcycle experience on many different types and sizes of bike. I don't go much on modern bikes and always wanted a Ural with a sidecar, but never had the spare cash.
I have been looking for a 125 to commute to and from work on and after looking at Honda CGs and Suzuki GSs I stumbled across something that instantaneously took my heart! A Regent (Minsk) 125.
She has only had 1 owner since registered in 1996 and 3500km on the clock. Am I just being mad or would this little 2 stroke really do me to commute on?

I really want it!

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

View PostJules Freeman, on 03 September 2012 - 06:02 PM, said:

Hello there....

I'm new to this forum.  I have nearly 25 years motorcycle experience on many different types and sizes of bike. I don't go much on modern bikes and always wanted a Ural with a sidecar, but never had the spare cash.
I have been looking for a 125 to commute to and from work on and after looking at Honda CGs and Suzuki GSs I stumbled across something that instantaneously took my heart! A Regent (Minsk) 125.
She has only had 1 owner since registered in 1996 and 3500km on the clock. Am I just being mad or would this little 2 stroke really do me to commute on?

I really want it!
Alot depends on where you live [that should be in your profile] and how far it is to commute!!!
A 125 is fine for a few miles... even a 2 stroke! But for a 60 mile trip.... Not so Much!
YMMV
RP
Oh... Hey, Welcome, and Enjoy!!!

#3 Jules Freeman

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:39 AM

I live in Norfolk, England. The commute would be an 18 mile run (and obviously another 18 miles home!)
The roads are mainly smaller rural B roads, with twists and turns, tractors and mud, no fast roads or motorways.
I'll only be poodling along at 50mph max as I'm in no rush to get to work!

I'll update my profile!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

View PostJules Freeman, on 04 September 2012 - 12:39 AM, said:

I'll only be poodling along at 50mph max as I'm in no rush to get to work!

Dnepr speed, and I think I would enjoy those roadways.
Might be on the top end for a 125... but I suspect it can do it fine.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:03 PM

Sounds like the bike for me then. Nice one.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:16 PM

Nofolk,,, Ahhh the bootiful county (uk joke, explanation for the USA citizens) . what bit are you in? I get down to East Dereham sometimes

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:27 PM

I'm just North of Beccles (Suffolk) and near to Loddon (Norfolk), so a bit on the boarder.

Hopefully going to take the little Minsk out for a test ride the weekend!

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:01 AM

I used some years 1972 M-106.
long time speed I ran 50 mph, max about 60mph.the same speed I run dnepr with sidecar.
longest trip 1200 km by two days
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:39 PM

That's a cool bike! Haven't got hold or riden this one I'm looking at as the dealer is trying to sort out a minor carb problem. Still want it though!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:14 AM

View PostJules Freeman, on 17 September 2012 - 03:39 PM, said:

That's a cool bike! Haven't got hold or riden this one I'm looking at as the dealer is trying to sort out a minor carb problem. Still want it though!
i used K-62C from later minsk.with pannonia"s air filter
last bikes use mikarb 29 mm if i not mistaked(indian mikuni)

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:46 AM

Small bike, nasty noise and lots of smoke, low speed (cruising 70-90kph, top 100-110kph depending on weight, final drive ratio and technical condition) but has the iron horse charm, a low fuel consumption and it is quite dependable, low likelyhood of electrical problems, doesn't overheat easily. Parts should be easely available, and cheap, along side the Ural and Dnepr parts comming from Eastern dealers.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:39 PM

Sounds like a bike with personality! Got to have one!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

I've got it!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:52 AM

duplex frame...perfect

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

Duplex frame? Is that a good thing?

Been using her for work this week and its like being a teenager again. The grin factor on a two stroke is huge! Loads of noise and lovely blue smoke! She sits happy at 45 - 50mph nicely. Can't fault her. Looking forward to getting up in the morning to ride to work.




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