February 2022 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Bill McClennen of Placentia with his 1967 Honda CL125A

Make: Honda
Model: CL125A
Year: 1967
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 125cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Bill McClennen
City: Placentia

1967 Honda CL125A

Congratulations to Bill McClennen of Placentia for winning Bike of the Month with his 1967 Honda CL125A. Bill won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

All Japanese Motorcycle Club
Bill is no stranger to the Japanese Vintage bike scene in Orange County. For many years he was the Regional Representative for the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC). Bill now is heading up the All Japanese Motorcycle Club (AJMC)

He has been restoring Japanese motorcycles for 12 years.

Bill just bought this bike in November 2021 from Ray Smith of Fontana. Ray had the bike on display at the 2021 International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Costa Mesa. Ray had done a restoration within the past two years.

The Honda CL125A had a stamped metal frame and the engine looks to be a stress member. This one happens to be powder coated in a Honda correct yellow.

The 125 engine is a four-stroke parallel twin with a single Makuni carburetor. According to Wikipedia, the CL125 engine was the smallest twin four-stroke engine Honda ever produced. The CL125A was available from 1967-1969.

It was replaced in 1973 by the CL125S, a 122cc Single four-stroke with a tubular frame. The CL125S also improved the transmission, changing it from a 4 speed to a 5 speed.

Thank you Bill for bringing your 1967 Honda CL125A out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our February Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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