I'm posting this just on the off chance anyone buys a CBR150 or knows someone who has. I told RK I'd send this info to him, but I thought I might as well post it for public consumption. These are links I've accumulated during the past 3 years that I've had my CBR.
The CBR150 is a great bike. It's far and away better than the locally made product in its class. It does have one annoying problem, though: parts availability. As long as you don't wreck it, you'll be fine. Normal maintenance items are available in Taiwan. It's just if you need something like fairings when it gets to be tricky. The bike was imported as a grey market model. There is no Honda network here. J Motors, which is where I bought mine, used to have a shop in (I think) Hsinjuang, but now they only have one or two stores in Taipei. I've gotten little things from them, but I haven't needed anything major for the bike.
J Motors: 02 2782 6638 or 02 2902 6008
I have a pdf copy of the English owners' manual. If you would like one, PM me and I'll send it to you.
For most things, you'll probably need to look overseas. The bike was assembled by Honda Thailand, and that's where most of the stuff comes from. If you have a friend there, that would be good
If not, here are some places that may help you. Note that some of these shops have you email for a price quote and then transfer money; no shopping carts or Paypal. I haven't ordered anything from any of the stores listed in this post, except wemoto.com in the UK. They are very good, as is the Royal Mail.
Asian parts dealers:http://www.faddybike.com/static/cbr150.htmhttp://www.aseanmoto.com/main.html
(turn down your speakers)http://711speedshop.com/component/optio ... /Itemid,1/http://www.tokospareparts.com/catalog/index.php
(click All Categories)
Another option is to get stuff that's sold as CBR125 parts. This gives you more of the world to choose from. It's the same bike, excepting some rather critical differences:
*The 150 head is a 4-valve with shim/bucket adjusters. The 125 has screw-type adjusters and 2 valves.
*The headlights are completely different, which makes all the plastic around them different, too. This part is also different in that it has holes for the Western turn signal stalks. The 125 also doesn't have fairing-mounted mirrors. However, it really looks like the 2004-06 headlight surround has the same shape as the 150.
Below the headlight surround is a middle fairing (one each side) and a lower (splits into one on each side). These (2006 and older) look like they are the same as the 150, but I'm not sure I'd want to send to the UK to find out.
*The bodywork definitely changed in 2007 and is nowhere close to the earlier models or the 150.
*The fuel tank seems to be the same, at least when comparing the 150 and the non-FI 125 (pre-2007). It looks right, and when I pulled mine off it looked and hooked up the same as the one in the Haynes 125 manual.
A Haynes CBR125 service manual is of some use. It doesn't cover, for instance, the valves, but you get most of the other stuff you need. It's not a perfect arrangement, but there is no service manual in English for the CBR150, as far as I could find. The CBR125 changed to fuel injection starting in 2007, so make sure the manual you get and any parts you order are for models before that. The Haynes manual specifies that it covers models CBR125R-4 to CBR125R-6, 2004 to 2007, and it states that "This manual does not include the fuel-injected R-7 model introduced mid 2007."
List of parts suppliers for the CBR125 is in this forum post:http://www.125ccsportsbikes.com/forums/ ... opic=45436
You'll need this for some of the sites:http://translate.google.com/
Other CBR125 dealers:http://www.ebay.co.uk/http://www.brooksbarn.co.uk/default.aspxhttp://zsf-motorrad.de/enhttp://motorcycleproducts.co.uk/http://www.intobikes.co.uk/products?bf= ... st&sd=DESChttp://www.my-bikeshop.de/index.php?cPath=40_5404
If you know anyone in Canada, you can order 125 parts through Honda dealers there. Probably holds true for other English-speaking countries.
CBR125 parts diagrams:http://www.bike-parts.fr/pieces-head-45 ... ROPE-.htmlhttp://www.mmra.org.uk/marci/cbr125/cbrtech/
UK:http://www.125ccsportsbikes.com/forums/ ... owforum=15
Forums in other languages:
Probably the most useful one I've found, but brush up on your Tagalog:http://www.motorcyclephilippines.com/fo ... p?t=228687http://www.clubhondacbr125r.com/