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I'm 72 and finding my old Brit bikes seem to be putting on weight.  Just last month I bought a CM200 TB advertised in Tansha the VJMCC mag. with a view to a lightweight to extend my riding years.  It is completely original and seems to be fairly rare, only four on the road in the UK according to "Carlogbook" website.
Previous machines were a C90 then a 400/4 which I never got on with after selling a lusty 500 single. then a CG125 another ride to work bike with performance that surprised me, usually beating my boss around the South circular on his Firebade. A couple of years ago I tried a CB250RS, a true lightweight with plenty of power, but the riding crouched position so uncomfortable it had to go.  The latest bike a real "sit up and beg" which should be quite comfy.
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Hey Les,

When I bought my bike it was already fitted with higher 'Western' handlebars - they're about the same height as a CM xxx.

As I do absolutely no high speed riding (never was a fan) and the word 'motorway' has been erased from my vocabulary, I find the higher position much more comfortable - especially in town traffic and cruising along the kind of roads I like.

Blue Skies - Chris
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(02-11-2018, 06:12 PM)ChrisCB400N Wrote: Hey Les,

When I bought my bike it was already fitted with higher 'Western' handlebars - they're about the same height as a CM xxx.

As I do absolutely no high speed riding (never was a fan) and the word 'motorway' has been erased from my vocabulary, I find the higher position much more comfortable - especially in town traffic and cruising along the kind of roads I like.

Blue Skies - Chris
Hi Chris,
              My bike hasn't been run for over ten years so I' in the middle of changing the oil,  cleaning the carb, new plugs, check the points etc.  I'm looking forward to taking a ride,  the first of course for an MOT.  I will probably raise the gearing, just one tooth on the final drive sprocket as I only intend riding solo.  Most of the old Brit. bikes are under geared..
     Thanks for replying.
                                    Regards,
                                                    Les
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