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Old 3 Nov 2011
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Hi Fabini. Here is some inspiration for your scooter trip. I have been following this ride
and they ran into this mexican bloke riding his 125cc scooter 80,000 km up and down north and south america. If your spanish is good he has a website at INICIO - Mexicano viajando desde Alaska hasta la Patagonia en motocicleta scooter
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Speed limit

There are speed limits, on some freeways minim limits and some vehicles are not allowed to used them due to the inherent danger BUT you are not allowed to hinder the flow of traffic and the police will pull you over and you can be fined for it.

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Aust speed

The road trains are speed limited to 80kph and the trailers sway side to side and trucks accelerate when they pass each other to straighten the trailers out, up to 50 metres long with 3 trailers closer to town just 2 trailers,personally 90kph would be safe and aussie distances are huge,all the best Ron.
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Friends have done the trip Fabini plans to do on a 200 cc bike two-up. They didn't get bored. Instead, after the trip they decided to settle in OZ
Only when we pause to wonder
do we go beyond the limits of our little lives.
(Rod McKuen)
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Horses for courses....

I've clocked up a fair few miles on highways on Honda CT110s. Cruising was generally 65-70km/h and I enjoyed it. I've also done so on a 200cc bike - again, enjoyed it.

Yes, you have watch behind you; but, the majority of road users out of cities are good.

I say go for it.
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Originally Posted by Fabini View Post
I've read horror stories by bicyclists of being out on an isolated road and having a large tractor multi-trailer rig blow them into the next territory. That's my fear of traveling slowly on a scooter at say, 60kph. - Fabini
P.S. That looks like lovely seal on the highway.
To my experience these are myths. I travelled the Stuart highway, on a bicycle, and everybody would change to the opposite lane when passing me and give me a hoot as a warning.

I did however watch my rearview mirror in case two cars/trucks should meet just where I was. It happened very rarely but then I just got off the road and onto the shoulder.
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I toured around Aus on an F650 back in 1996. Maybe things have changed, but when I did the trip there was virtually no traffic on the interior highways. I could (and often did) ride for hours without seeing another vehicle on the road - and this is on the paved highways, not back roads or trails.

Unless things have changed drastically since then, I can't see you having any major problems doing it on a small bike; it will just take you a little while longer to cover the same distance.
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In some states Learner drivers are limited to 80kph anyway. If you can maintain 80+ then you should not have an issue.

As above, the freeways are boring. Use the coast roads if you have time. Just please pull to the left and let faster traffic past when you can. Especially on the Great Ocean Road where it seems everybody assumes the "slow vehicle turnouts" don't apply to them.

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