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Hi, i've done a fair bit of travelling in Europe on larger bikes, however i want to plan a trip on a Honda CG125. So i was wondering if anyone out there has done this before (almost definitely) and if they have any advice?

in Particular, suspensions ability to handle a loaded wait over a 3 month period, and is there anywhere out there that does an oversized fuel tank?
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Simon Gandolfi travelled from New York to Ushuaia (and back a year later) on a CG125.
Also around India few months. And again around India recently on a 125 chinese bike.
Check out his website and Google as he wrote about it in the Guardian.
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Hi, i've done a fair bit of travelling in Europe on larger bikes, however i want to plan a trip on a Honda CG125. So i was wondering if anyone out there has done this before (almost definitely) and if they have any advice?

in Particular, suspensions ability to handle a loaded wait over a 3 month period, and is there anywhere out there that does an oversized fuel tank?
Where are you planning on going? As long as you're not heading into the wilds of the Ukraine or something I'd be surprised if you need much more fuel range than the std tank gives you. Two or three hours on a small bike with the engine buzzing away frantically is long enough at a stretch and I usually welcome a chance to refuel.

For touring in western Europe on my 125 Suzuki I take an extra full 2L plastic fuel container as a get out of jail card. It cost me a few pounds at a Land Rover show but you can get them on ebay. So far I've never had to use it (although I had to push the bike to the pumps once when it ran out on the forecourt!) but without the need to carry two stroke oil (the Suzuki's a two stroke) you could take two containers. 4L extra on a CG would probably get you across any average sized European country.

I wouldn't worry about the suspension. It's so bad as std something would have to snap before you'd notice a deterioration. It's designed to take (or at least cope with) a pillion's weight so 20kg of luggage isn't going to stress it.

One tip - take ear plugs. It's a lot more relaxing when you can't hear the "million fly power" (70's Honda joke) buzzing away beneath you

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I discovered, by chance, that the fuel tank of a Suzuki GS850 (and presumably also the GS1000) will fit the Honda CG125 with a couple of sample mods to the mounting points on the bike. It probably holds close to twice the capacity of the CG125 tank...

Imagine filling up and being able to travel 670 miles on a tank!...
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