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I actually went down the route of not fitting powerbands thinking they were a little unnecessary, but having met up with a few members off here and comparing similar bikes it would seem they are a definite investment. Col is a reputable seller of said powerbands, usually has a decent selection to cater for your particular requirements. I think Russ might sell them too, but probably better to wait for him to post in here.

As said, a worthy investment if you're looking for a little bit of extra power, don't fall into the trap of believing what some people might say (ie yellowblackbird) as his opinion is typically biased due to bad experiences and poor luck lol.

If you go down red or black (avoid carbon if you're fairly new to riding) don't forget to factor the cost of the other bits you'll need to purchase as said in this thread like a tyre that will be capable of handling the additional power and torque, a 180 is a p**s take, a 160 section is probably more suitable although if you want to push maybe try a 150.

Is the CBF the essentially the same bike as the CBR125? If so I'd imagine the selection of powerbands will be pretty big.
 

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Double post. My bad.
 

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I think Russ might sell them too, but probably better to wait for him to post in here.
Yeah that's right Sam, I do sell them. But I am just awaiting the final testing of the newest powerbands on the market and then I will be importing them from Italy.
They are a new revolutionary design that incorporate different tuning properties to give benefits in all areas. These are red, white and green striped powerbands. The red gives a good power increase, the white gives some low end torque and the green makes it more efficient, as you might expect. I am going to market them as 'Tricolore' powerbands as I think the name is quite catchy, kinda descriptive of their three coloured properties and also reflects their Italian heritage.
Even with the discounts I can give to the 125ccsb crew, they will still be around the £50 a set mark but they are cutting edge technology and not to be confused with lesser versions. But with the extra fuel efficiency they give, they will recoup their extra cost in fuel savings in no time at all


Although the Halfords ones are not all that good compared to what is available, I think it would be a good idea for the OP to go down there and ask for some. They can then see what they are all about and get used to the idea of adding something like this to see if it is really for them.

I believe Luke works in the Halfords branch down in the Stafford area. I think he is their highly trained on site specialist for them, so maybe he could assist and advise further if needed
 

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Russ, you're a f**king legend

Put me down for a set of tricolores for my CBR600 if they do them!
 

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Tricolore powerbands...?

Not related to Ducati at all are they?

I can't even remember if there are ever compatibility issues between models, like model specific powerbands. Either way these Tricolore ones sounds pretty mental, might have to take you up on a set (red ones ofcourse hahaha).

Do you know the specific differences between these newer style ones against the older gen ones? You know, "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" regime...
 

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Would it be possible to put both the red (for power) and the green (for fuel efficiency) at the same time, so i can have the best of both worlds?

I remember buying a pair of gold ones (twin turbo) but my engine couldnt handle them so i had to take them off.
 

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Twin golds on a 125 was pretty ambitious mate! Even Chadz could wheelie with twin golds fitted!

Yes you can mix and match bands, but bear in mind it's the outer band that has more effect so choose which is the most important out of power and economy and fit the other band first, followed by the important one on the outside. Line them both up in the groove on the balancer shaft and check alignment after 100 miles.
 

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Anyone ever tried the elastic bands that Royal Mail use keep your post together?

I have been tempted to try them but I'm worried about their elastic capablities and general thickness.
 

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Well I'm not sure they would work like a proper powerband!

Here's the black and red combo I fitted to my bike, worked really well...



Cost me more than £30 though so I'd go with Cols or Russ's if you're feeling rich!
 

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can anyone conform these will fit my honda cg 125 clone engine its just im desperate to break the 85mph barrier so i can keep up with my mate on his tuned to fucck rs 125 ? ,

oh russ pmed you about the powerbands mate just in case they do fit can you get back to me asap, other wise ill have no option but to go down the ebay nitrous oxide root.
 

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I don't think you can fit them to pushrod engines mate, when you fit them they have to be lined up with the marks on the camshaft pulley.
 

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I know, some damn good advice in here. Can we get it stickied?
 

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I bought my second hand CBR 125 with what I thought was a red powerband fitted. Turned out the guy who sold it to me had lied in his ad because when it didn't perform as expected and the garage looked at it, turned out it was actually a green one. I was gutted as I was too skint to upgrade to red, and that extra power is really useful on a 4 stroke. :(
 

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Another good tip for a little bit of extra power that works on both 4 strokes and 2 strokes is to spit in the fuel tank whenever you fill it up. The enzymes in the spit react with the petrol to increase the octane level of the fuel. Not a lot of people know this one but all the race teams use it.
 

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Another good tip for a little bit of extra power that works on both 4 strokes and 2 strokes is to spit in the fuel tank whenever you fill it up. The enzymes in the spit react with the petrol to increase the octane level of the fuel. Not a lot of people know this one but all the race teams use it.
Surely that's a p**stake! It would be common knowledge if it really worked?
 
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