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Old 02-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #76
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Take the passport! Parts will be easier to find than 125 parts, and a lifan will easily bolt in place for cheap money if you really needed to. Don't talk yourself out of it!
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if you have all the time to make the trip...do it for those of us who can only dream of it
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #77
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I had been preparing mine or a 4-corners trip from Raleigh NC to Bar Harbor Maine, to Seattle, to San Diego, to Key West, and back. Is like 11000 miles. I did a lot of research and planning before opting to for a ct110 for the trip, but here are my thoughts.

Have an extra engine built and ready to go, in a box, taped shut at your parents house. If the old girl has a hear attack, just suck it up and have them send it to you. Easier to pop in a new motor roadside (you said yourself 15 minutes), then to rebuild or put significant time into it in an autozone parking lot.

For the left hand sidecover, build your own larger one that can still be bolted in that location, but larger for more storage of tools, bulbs, carb float, fuel filters, etc.

Ortlieb panniers (and a lot of other waterproof bicycle panniers) mount right onto the rear rack, as long as the pannier mounts are adjustable. A friend had good luck with the Nashbar ones.

The gas tank from a Kriedler Flory moped fits perfectly in the stepthru of a passport. Mounts are easily fabbed up and can give you an extra full gallon of gas. I you can, find one with a petcock. I got mine on mopedarmy.com for $25 shipped. Looks good and fits perfectly.

Get an CT auxiliary fuel tank. The bracket mount right on the rear fender and it tucks in nicely underneath a pannier.

Go up a tooth size on the front cog. It will help keep the motor revs down when you are maxed out. Keep the smaller one though, you'll want it in the mountains so you can get up hill without pushing it.

If you bolt a slug of 1" PVC to each side of your fork where the reflectors once were, you can mount two bicycle lights on there. Very helpful.

A properly bent piece of piping mounted from mirror mount to mirror mount in an arc over the front of the speedo makes a great place to mount a GPS, cell phone, more lights, cup holder.

Consider some clamp-on passenger pegs on the down struts of your skid plate. On long stretches, getting yours feet in and knees up can be quite comfortable.

My $.02
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:49 AM   #78
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You can see the aux tanks

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:47 AM   #79
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how big is the CT auxiliary fuel tank?
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #80
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The aux "sub tank" is 4 pints
The aux middle tank is another gallon
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #81
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #82
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:40 AM   #83
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Go check out www.hondavstheworld.com
Mission completed, but read through his post and he has videos on youtube.
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #84
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Go check out www.hondavstheworld.com
Mission completed, but read through his post and he has videos on youtube.

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Old 01-22-2014, 10:36 PM   #85
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Is hondavstheworld the same person that started this? I have been reading that thread for some time now and even have his updates on Facebook.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:09 AM   #86
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I don't know, but he has inspired me...and those two kiwis that rode vespa/stella/chetak type scooters the same way...but one hurt his back in honduras and they had to give up.
They're called step thu pan am and moved their blog to FB.

The cub guy Sean, posted his vids to youtube and I've been watching them.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:56 PM   #87
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I spoke to the president of our club, the CJMC and he told me the CT90/110 are really Passports that a dealer in Boise modified for the farmers in the area as farm bikes. Honda found out the dealer was selling so many of the little bikes that they went there and found out how the dealer was modifying them. They copied the design and out came the CT90.
Actually it was Honda C-100's their 50 cc pushrod, OHV bikes that became the conversion 'trail' bikes and they were 'converted' by adding a bigger 'trail' rear sproket, knobbies and rear rack. Sometimes they'd remove the front fender. The first production CT's were the venerable CT200, the pushrod Honda 90 trail using the CA200 street 90 SuperCub frame and engine. The Honda C100 50's became the C100-T and 105-T's. "T" meaning trail conversions done at the dealership. But they weren't CT's
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