So here’s a bit of a tribute page to my previous bike. A 2005 YBR125 (carburettor version). Bought in February 2008, with only 500 miles on the clock, and covering an equivelant distance of about 1 and 2/3rds around the entire planet (just under 40’000 miles), ridden all year round. This is the machine that I passed my test with, and which kindled my love of motorcycles and tinkering in the first place.
By the time this bike was written off, I had done the following:
- LED indicators, brake/rear light, front position light and instrument cluster lights, all replacement bulbs, not new fittings.
- Halogen replacement front headlamp bulb (same wattage as original, but much brighter).
- Goodridge stainless steel brake hose for the front disc brake.
- The standard Yamaha screen.
- Black Yamaha engine bars.
- Michelin Pilot Sporty tyres (these are fantastic tyres).
- Motad stainless steel exhaust system.
- Givi E30 top box, with backrest.
- Iridium spark plug (better cold starting, lasts a very long time).
- Fork gaiters.
- Oxford Hot Hands heated grips (later failed so removed).
- Oxford Sports bar muffs.
- Touratech TomTom Rider (v1) cradle (the original TomTom Rider mount was notorious for letting the GPS fall out!).