Sorry for not updating the blog. I was let go from my job on Thursday and I've been without a computer the last few days. Oh well, c'est la vie. That just means I have more time to work on motorcycles.
Let's get you caught up to speed on the CB125:
I replaced the piston and rings, and had the cylinder bored .25 over. There was still a leak.
I replaced the exhaust valve (the one that was leaking). There was another (worse) leak.
I replace the intake valve. The leaking stopped and the motor held compression. 130ish psi.
Now that I've taken care of all that I've been trying to start the bike for a few days now. I have all the necessities: fuel, compression, spark. The valve adjustment has been performed about a half dozen times just to be ONE-HUNDRED-PERCENT sure it's right. The cam timing has been done the same number of times, and the ignition timing I lost count of somewhere around twenty.
I even pulled the motor went over everything one last time, then pulled and checked the carb, then the fuel tank (the petcock screen was a little dirty with aluminum oxide), I even replaced the carb to engine gaskets, gave the exhaust a new crush gasket and still got nothing.
Hopefully the next post will detail the awesomeness of my success and not some other catastrophic discovery.