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Old 05-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #211
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Interesting enough, it is my understanding straight from Sam that the whole TAT can be run on a side by side ATV like a razor. I don't think the ATV's can be registered on the street, but apparently in all the TAT states the law allows them on public roads ? (maybe they still have to be registered). They are not allowed on the roads in Virginia, but in West Virginia they allow them unregistered, unplated and uninsured on secondary roads with no deviding line down the middle. Does anyone know if this is possible. I think it would be a blast to take my wife on the TAT on a side by side. No way I am doing two up on a KLR.
In Arizona, at least my little bit of it Side by sides can be licensed as well as quads, dune buggies, mostly dirt bikes, just about anything. Of course we don't require conceal permits for guns either so off road toys just aren't that important to monitor.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #212
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Not in TN.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #213
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This is going to be a great adventure
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:04 PM   #214
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Not in TN.
Yeah, Tennessee's one of the most cop-happy states I've ever been in. No state sales tax, so they try to make up for that every way they can.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:58 PM   #215
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Late night shot of another test ride.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:00 PM   #216
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Any guesses what are in all of these boxes???? more to come.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:16 AM   #217
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Stuff to carry your stuff in ???
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:21 AM   #218
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will be attempting the Trans America Trail on Honda trail 90's (ct90's).
The bikes are being modified right now with Honda XL125 front ends and Honda XR500 rear shocks. We decided to run Lifan 125cc 4 speed engines. We will see how good these engines really are. Building a snorkle system, larger luggage racks, running 17's front and, LED lights front and back,
so, they used to be ct90's? Have fun!
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #219
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I know for a fact that you will be on some paved roads in Colorado and Oklahoma. Granted it won't be for very long but it will happen, mostly when entering/leaving a town/city (Salida & Trinidad CO come immediately to mind). Also, you guys will be in some pretty remote parts of each State. The chances of encountering a LEO are slim but it's not like you're going to be by yourself. There's going to be 4 or 5 (or 6?) of you on very similar bikes. None of which are street legal? That could pose problems.

A side-by-side Ute would be fun. I considered trying to find an old flat fender Jeep (CJ-2, CJ-2A) and do the Trail with my Dad. I'm willing to bet you could get away with it but you'd stick out like a sore thumb in certain places (as previously mentioned).
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:39 AM   #220
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I didn't realize the CT90 wasn't a street legal bike.

How are you guys getting back home from the east end of the trip?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:03 AM   #221
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Hello I started reading your thread. then jumped ahead to talk I am rebuilding (slowly)my father's 76 ct90 .I put the Big Bore kit in it out to 110 cc. It has been registered before and will be again . I have an idea of a trip on it but not quite as big as yours. maybe the continental divide trail from here to Colorado. I will be following along. by computer.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:19 AM   #222
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STREET LEGAL: Yes, they are, I was just messing with you guys.

USED TO BE CT90'S: Theres always a critic. Quit hating.

TRIP RETURN: We are packing our 6 nasty asses back in the van and trailering the bikes back to California.

BIKE UPDATES: First bike took forever to do (2 days). Nothing bolts up and everything has to be modified. Fork stem had to be stretched, front wheel spaced, frame modified, skid plate modified, swingarm and chain slider modified, adapter plates for the pegs, new motormounts, etc, etc. We still have to build the 4 other bikes. We made patterns for everything so it will go super quick now. This weekend we are tearing all four down to the bare frames. Come Monday we will start on the other four. We will build them all at the same time.

Cant lie, the initial run was disappointing. The Lifan 125 was pretty gutless. Pretty much the same power as a trail 90 maybe a trail 110. Messed with the jetting. Came stock with a 87 or 85 main jet. Tossed a 100 in it and it came alive. Does a wheelie with ease and now does 50-55 down the road. Climbed a hill steep enough that you have to be in 4x4 low range (in a truck) to make it up. Went up the hill with no problem.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #223
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Love this thread. I check in daily to see how this craziness is progressing. Best of luck!
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:38 PM   #224
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Any guesses what are in all of these boxes???? more to come.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #225
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Yeah, Tennessee's one of the most cop-happy states I've ever been in. No state sales tax, so they try to make up for that every way they can.
Are you kidding!? Our sales tax is 9.5%! We've always had sales tax. However, we have no state income tax!
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