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Old 05-26-2008, 12:28 AM   #1591
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A mate & I just clocked 1300km touring Tasmania over Easter weekend on CT110's. It was a great time, but we quickly round that we hadn't planned as well as we needed. For a quick long-distance trip we would have been better with bigger bikes, like my VTR250. Also we took cooking gear and food etc., then ended up eating out most of the time. And it turned out to be cold, so we didn't use half of the clothes we packed. It was a fantastic trip though, and I'm already working out how to pack better for a trip sometime soon.
Hey I love those bikes man. I wish they still made them today.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:13 AM   #1592
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Getting ready for another one

This year the wife and I were going to trailer the XT's out to Colorado and ride for 2 weeks but with gas prices being what they are we decided that we would stay local, after all I don't live too far from some of the best riding in the country

So taking some lessons from last years ride we are going to take 2 weeks in July and ride around the Blue Ridge from the NC-VA line down to the Tellico TN area as well as N Geogia. We are going to see just how cheap we can do this as an experiment. I figure we will stay in some of the MC only camps every now and then, most are $20 for a night for the 2 of us and have hot showers.

If anyone has a list of primitive national park campsites or just plain old places that I could just camp along a river somewhere I would appreciate you letting me know where to find them. Also any cool dirt roads or trails that we could incorporate into the trip would be a welcome addition.

I know of a couple of places near T.W.O. in Georgia that we can camp for free in the woods as an example.

Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:23 AM   #1593
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Hey I love those bikes man. I wish they still made them today.
Oh they still make 'em, they just don't import them here in the states.

It's the natilnal postal carrier bike in Australia. The call 'em Posties...

Man I want one...
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:27 AM   #1594
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This year the wife and I were going to trailer the XT's out to Colorado and ride for 2 weeks but with gas prices being what they are we decided that we would stay local, after all I don't live too far from some of the best riding in the country

So taking some lessons from last years ride we are going to take 2 weeks in July and ride around the Blue Ridge from the NC-VA line down to the Tellico TN area as well as N Geogia. We are going to see just how cheap we can do this as an experiment. I figure we will stay in some of the MC only camps every now and then, most are $20 for a night for the 2 of us and have hot showers.

If anyone has a list of primitive national park campsites or just plain old places that I could just camp along a river somewhere I would appreciate you letting me know where to find them. Also any cool dirt roads or trails that we could incorporate into the trip would be a welcome addition.

I know of a couple of places near T.W.O. in Georgia that we can camp for free in the woods as an example.

Thanks!
That sounds like a great plan!
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:16 AM   #1595
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OH man!

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Oh they still make 'em, they just don't import them here in the states.

It's the natilnal postal carrier bike in Australia. The call 'em Posties...

Man I want one...
Damn thanks for that piece of info. I didn't know that, that's awesome! Those Ausies don't know how lucky they are hehe. I'll have to move there or something :) I wonder if it would be possible to get a new 110 imported to the US then? I'm gonna go check it out.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:39 PM   #1596
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Damn thanks for that piece of info. I didn't know that, that's awesome! Those Ausies don't know how lucky they are hehe.
Same here:

http://www.honda-motorcycles.co.nz/b...=8&ModelID=126

Although, IIRC, the "postie" bikes are slightly different from the stock CT110. I'm keeping my eye out for a second-hand one on the NZ equivalent of eBay.
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:44 PM   #1597
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"Yamaha Nouvo is A small Scooter..."

Small scooter with a [relatively] gigantic front rotor!
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:13 PM   #1598
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Same here:

Although, IIRC, the "postie" bikes are slightly different from the stock CT110. I'm keeping my eye out for a second-hand one on the NZ equivalent of eBay.

Didn't mean to leave New Zealand out! How are the posties different than stock?

How about sending a few of these stateside for me?
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:28 PM   #1599
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Didn't mean to leave New Zealand out!
I'm, like, wounded to the heart, dude.

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How are the posties different than stock?
According to this thread the difference is in the rack and transmission. I'm no expert, but there seem to be a few over in the Battle Scooters forum.

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How about sending a few of these stateside for me?
You want to send me a couple of these back by return post?

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Old 05-27-2008, 04:00 AM   #1600
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CT110s are still availiable in NZ I think?
Yea, the farm model has a low range lever, so they can really crawl along slowly.


Got a cool ride coming up in a few weeks, The Cape Caper Challenge.
Auckland to Cape Reianga and back over 3 days. 1200kms. +400 for me getting to Auckland and back.
Bikes are not allowed to be over 200cc, more than a $1000 or be able to cruise easily at 100kph.
Raising money for Outward Bound.
Gonna be an absolute hoot!
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:04 PM   #1601
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CT110s are still availiable in NZ I think?
Yea, the farm model has a low range lever, so they can really crawl along slowly.


Got a cool ride coming up in a few weeks, The Cape Caper Challenge.
Auckland to Cape Reianga and back over 3 days. 1200kms. +400 for me getting to Auckland and back.
Bikes are not allowed to be over 200cc, more than a $1000 or be able to cruise easily at 100kph.
Raising money for Outward Bound.
Gonna be an absolute hoot!
That sounds like a freaking blast...

Sh!te, I'm gonna get one of those bikes if I have to come over there to do it...
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:56 PM   #1602
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they do show up on ebay on a fairly regular basis.

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Old 05-27-2008, 06:10 PM   #1603
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That sounds like a freaking blast...

Sh!te, I'm gonna get one of those bikes if I have to come over there to do it...
I'll post a link in here to the Ride Report when it's all done with the pics and videos.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:33 PM   #1604
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here is a good web site on the topic:
http://www.postiebikechallenge.org/

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I'll post a link in here to the Ride Report when it's all done with the pics and videos.
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