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Old 03-18-2014, 08:48 PM   #301
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They look like beautiful machines. Especially the chain covers, I have a phobia about exposed chains. The leg shield looks like an improvement over the old ones, but photos are dark on my old computer and I can't see them well.
From what I can tell the chains cases are a little different, but the old ones aren't that bad, they have interlocking edges that improve their rigidity once mated together and bolted to the swingarm.

Nearly 3000 miles on my C102 since it came home, and I just checked the chain. No stretch, still within it's freeplay zone, and all I ever do is inspect it every oil change and apply a little 30 weight Delo 400 with an oil soaked cotton puff to the chain through the pop-out.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:53 PM   #302
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The leg shield looks like an improvement over the old ones, but photos are dark on my old computer and I can't see them well.
The leg shield is a molded black plastic part. The rest of the Super Cub is painted plastic but not the leg shield. I can already tell the difference in color. I am sure the plastic on the leg cover will fade pretty fast - especially considering I live in South Texas and we have LOTS of sun down here. I don't particularly care though. It's an easy, inexpensive part to replace. I am guessing Honda went that route in case of a crash.

Talking about fairing parts, I sure wish I could get my hands on the red body parts that Korea has.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:38 PM   #303
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Wouldn't the 200 cc engine make more power than the 110 cc? The only advantage of the 110 cc would be the FI but your engine has got to have more torque.
The 200 name didn't coincide with cc. It was a 90cc I believe.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:22 AM   #304
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The 200 name didn't coincide with cc. It was a 90cc I believe.
Correct, ct200 was the very early Trail 90.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:01 AM   #305
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The 200 name didn't coincide with cc. It was a 90cc I believe.
Oh, I see. So BMW isn't the only one playing with model names (F650GS = 800cc).
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:19 AM   #306
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I went to work on the Super Cub this morning. What a blast! I actually got on a highway (not a major one but busy enough). I saw an indicated 105 km/h! That comes out to about 65 mph. I don't think it's accurate at all but I'm pretty sure I was going faster than I've ever been on my Grom.

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Old 03-19-2014, 06:44 AM   #307
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Man, this site has it all! Luggage, parts, windshield, etc. Looks like I am going to be spending some time... and money.

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:40 AM   #308
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hey amigo I am sooo happy for you!!! and your wife as well!

I see you have a rear seat! the local dealer had no idea they were available. THe other day the sales guy call me saying he had my cub, and despite a test drive, I am sure I will get more info from you than I did that day.

I no longer need a small cc since I have the tw200 but a scooter I miss... We will see what gives and all the great things you write. 50 mph is great news, the big brakes are what got me saying WOW! and can I ask about the headlight?

Thank you and congrats!

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Old 03-19-2014, 09:50 AM   #309
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I think the seat is from the previous Super Cub model. They were sold until the late 2000's, right? Honda Mexico didn't bring any of the good stuff (top boxes).

Everything is good on the Super Cub. The headlight works just fine. I think it's bright enough (I got to try it a bit before we left Laredo).

Glad to hear you are enjoying your TW. I'd be confident taking the Super Cub on some light trail roads.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:22 AM   #310
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Those are some beautiful looking bikes! I love my SYM Symba, but it would be great if Honda would bring those to the US. Enjoy!
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:56 AM   #311
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I believe in 1966 the Trail 90 went to a dual range transmission. You put the bike on it's center stand, rotated the rear wheel as you turned a lever one way or the other. That internally took it between trail gear (good for about 30 mph) and street gear(good for about 57 mph with a 14 year old kid riding). Trail 90's were tough.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:03 AM   #312
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yes they went very cheap on this bike in terms of accessories. YOu see this bike is in the wrong market, it is an upscale delivery bike, so you the list price is over $1 K USD over some other bikes, so almost 100% more expensive than some bikes (Honda wave for example).

I will like the ride more my TW and then see what gives, it is an expensive bike to put tires on!

Let us know what else you buy and how you like it!

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Old 03-19-2014, 11:04 AM   #313
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Those are some beautiful looking bikes! I love my SYM Symba, but it would be great if Honda would bring those to the US. Enjoy!
The local Vespa dealer is also a Sym dealer. They organize rides once in a while. I can't wait to go on one of them (with the wife on her white Super Cub).
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:09 AM   #314
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yes they went very cheap on this bike in terms of accessories. YOu see this bike is in the wrong market, it is an upscale delivery bike, so you the list price is over $1 K USD over some other bikes, so almost 100% more expensive than some bikes (Honda wave for example).

I will like the ride more my TW and then see what gives, it is an expensive bike to put tires on!

Let us know what else you buy and how you like it!

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The dealership in Monterrey had 6 of them on the showroom floor. They told me 5 of them were sold (because I asked if we could get 2 white ones instead of one black and one white). They still had some in the warehouse. I guess I'm trying to say that while it was priced high in Mexico, Honda came down from 26,000 pesos to 22,000 and that it is making a difference now.
The dealer was comparing it to the Wave that is priced at 15,000 pesos. So yeah, 22,000 would still be expensive.
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I believe in 1966 the Trail 90 went to a dual range transmission. You put the bike on it's center stand, rotated the rear wheel as you turned a lever one way or the other. That internally took it between trail gear (good for about 30 mph) and street gear(good for about 57 mph with a 14 year old kid riding). Trail 90's were tough.
Correct. My 65 has the large rear overlay sprocket. You have too add the supplied links and move the chain onto the low gear manually.
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