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Old 07-18-2014, 12:08 PM   #136
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It's a good thing I didn't take any bets, Theirs no way I thought you would make it to the end with those scoots. Really enjoyed your post thank you.

And the time spent with your son .................Priceless
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:19 AM   #137
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Man O Man you guys are SCOOTER LEGENDS, your trip has to have broken some kind of record.

I tought the Great Basin was going to be the death of the scooters, than once you had beat the Rockies I knew you had it in the bag.

Great job guys.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:36 PM   #138
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Great read.
Any chance you could post a route map?
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:49 AM   #139
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Ride Data and Routes

As I know many of you are interested in more info on how we did the ride, so below is our ride data:

First question was how long did we spend riding each day? On average it was 7 hours and 25 minutes per day for 16 days



Next is our Daily route info:



You can view all 16 daily Route Maps at: Scooter Ride Data

If you want to join us on the return ride next year you can visit my Dads webpage at: Scooters Across America

The route turned out to be awesome and it will be even better next year.

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Old 07-21-2014, 10:56 AM   #140
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Now you got me thinking.....

Would my lil KE be allowed?
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:26 PM   #141
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I love the stats! It's recorded for all of time. Have a great return trip...!
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:22 AM   #142
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Any Small bike counts

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Now you got me thinking.....

Would my lil KE be allowed?
Yes, the KE would be great, anything under 150cc counts
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:16 PM   #143
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70cc?

Ride well done! Loved the trip, even the cold!

Wondering after reading if the ct70 clone is 70cc like the original ct70 or was this a larger engine? There was a thread here where a guy rode a ct70 clone from Louisiana to Sturgis but I think he had upped the cc's to 120 or 140.

Hope the return trip is just as enjoyable.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:33 PM   #144
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I saw in one of the photos that the engine on the CT-70 clone says Skyteam on it. That means it's a 125cc. There still being sold:


http://powersportsbest.com/125cc-mot...-new-body.html

The above one is branded a Roketa, but I understand they are still made by Skyteam. Skyteam makes the ones sold in the US as Pitster Pro also.

Skyteam USA recently decided not to import this model. Roketa and Pitster Pro probably are still importing them though. Here is another interesting 125cc bike you can buy:

http://powersportsbest.com/moped-sco...ssic-body.html

These are available from other online sellers, but I showed the place with the best prices here. The balloon tired bikes sell, at other places, for up to about $1800.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:18 AM   #145
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Here is another interesting 125cc bike you can buy:

http://powersportsbest.com/moped-sco...ssic-body.html
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:41 AM   #146
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Ride well done! Loved the trip, even the cold!

Wondering after reading if the ct70 clone is 70cc like the original ct70 or was this a larger engine? There was a thread here where a guy rode a ct70 clone from Louisiana to Sturgis but I think he had upped the cc's to 120 or 140.

Hope the return trip is just as enjoyable.
Yes, it is the 125cc version. And it just runs good.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:03 AM   #147
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On the blue TRex balloon tired dual sport above.... Yes, if you buy a Chinese made motorcycle and have it shipped to you, then you do the PDI. Most buyers change the oil before even starting the engine, as the Chinese oil may just be the absolute oil known to man...or not. Noone really knows. Some even check the valve adjustment before starting the engine also. Certainly check all nuts and bolts for tightness, air tires, check clutch adjustment, brake adjustment, check all lights, check headlight aim, etc.

I would like to consider the TRex for myself, but, I can't seem to find that tire size available anywhere (except through Skyteam, or Roketa, etc). From what I know they wear out pretty fast too. I can just picture it. I buy one, and, when the tires wear out, I can't find them anywhere, so the bike sits. Tires are 5.5-10.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:48 PM   #148
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Birdmove--nice to see you here! I think you should consider the Skyteam CT70 clone after reading this! If it can handle those distances, and elevations, then even the Big Island should be no problem!
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:53 PM   #149
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Yes, the KE would be great, anything under 150cc counts
Which 'brand' did you get? I know that SSR sells them, as well as Pitster Pro, and Roketa. Skyteam USA has kind of stopped carrying them in order to concentrate on the PBR clone they push (the Grom-looking one), but Skyteam USA is not affiliated with Skyteam China other than carrying a few of their bikes (hopefully that means that SSR, Roketa, Pitster, etc will keep selling them under their own name.

Come to think of it, whoever you used, should refund your money and market the heck out of this thread!! I'll manage you for 15%...
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:10 PM   #150
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Thanks everyone for cheering us on during this ride. This ride was a great way to discover "America Up Close" For me it was a great time with my son just strolling across the USA.



Of course we set off thinking that part of our experience would involve fixing broken scooter somewhere in the middle of america. In 1969 I myself got a new honda CT70 and I knew that there was no way that these bike could run that long without repair or a complete rebuild. I figured this all would be a good experience for my 20y old son Jeffery. OK but what we really learned is don't judge that Chinese stuff to quickly. Not only did they run great the entire trip but they did not even use any oil. WOW no way would my old hondas of the 60 and 70 ever do that.

As for the bikes they are now in storage in a friends barn in New Jersey and we will plan to ride the back home next summer. Anyone want to join us on the return trip?
If my bike can handle it, I want to try the 'Cannonball' motorcycle trip http://www.cannonballproject.com/content/ on my Chinese 200cc enduro. I might cheat and leave from Yuma rather than San Diego because I live in Yuma. Then, I could ride back with you guys, at least part of the way.
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