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How far would you travel on one of these?

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Probably not more than 150-200 km per day
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Just as far as the sweet shop
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oooh, what is the rear suspension like, would it carry a pair of metal mule panniers? this being the deal clincher of course!
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Around the world if I had time. Would not last long in the UK as its an ideal size for the little bs to steal.
Have been following a few of the trips they have been on recently, another drawback is the amount of weight it can carry,...Mine,not luggage!
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I grew up in france and we had some 49CC modep ( 103 peugeot or motobecane also called une bleu ) and many time we did ride of 400KM per day, as long as you know how to fix it ( spark plug mostly) many of these are very strong, the only problem is that they are weak when riding hills and in mountain the speed drop drastically.
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Ahh, the venerable postie bike. I've had a Ferrari red 110cc single ratio version parked in my garage for the last 5 years. It doesn't get used much but I am planning on taking it North later this year to either Birdsville or Cape York.

As to how far I'd ride it? Well there is an Aussie couple (Nat and ?) on this board who are currently riding one two up from Australia to Europe. There were also the 3 intrepid Aussie posties who took theirs from Cairns to Cape York and back last year.

As to daily distances - judging by what I was able to cover in China on my 125, I'd say 500km a day is quite achievable.

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On my recent C90 trip, I found 300 miles to be about the acheivable limit in a full day of riding. With a realistic laden speed of 40mph or less, by the time you take out stopping for food/checkpoints/bladder relief/smoking/getting lost, the average speed goes down well below 30 - so ten hours in the saddle gets you 300 miles (an sha allah).
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oooh, what is the rear suspension like, would it carry a pair of metal mule panniers? this being the deal clincher of course!
the CT90 will hold a 350lbs rider plus 50lbs of luggage or more... you can get stronger rear shocks fro $89.99 from dratv.com and they apparently are the business.....

Metal Mule Panniers?????????? why double the price of your bike??? cheap and cheerfull is my motto.!
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the CT90 will hold a 350lbs rider plus 50lbs of luggage or more...
I hope your not stating that from experience CT? If it is then I have to say that it's well past time we put you on a diet.

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I hope your not stating that from experience CT? If it is then I have to say that it's well past time we put you on a diet.

Garry from Oz.

Im afraid yes I am...... but I am also on a diet...... lost 4lbs so far.

I heard of a guy who using the LOW ratio on the gearbox shot n killed a big elk or moose or something that weighed 550lb and he tied that to the rack, then rode the bike plus dead animal back to his waiting pick up truck up in Alaska.he said it carried the 750lbs ok but was a bit wobbly if he had to turn........lol
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I don't doubt that at all! I've seen enormous loads on Cubs.
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Gearbox

Ok, I've decided I want one! Well, I'll build a replica. Is that a 'big' 90 engine? Does the transfer box just bolt on to the side, or is it internal too?
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C90s cost more than you'd think in the UK Me and my mate were up for buying a couple and giving them the purple helmets treatment, then riding around making fools out of ourselves falling off a lot, but in the end it seemed it'd work out a bit expensive especially when 70s and 80s jap bikes in general are worth bugger all.
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My personal record is 200 miles in 1 day ( 320 ish KM ), but thats just around Scotland....

I'll be heading round France in August this year, and i am aiming for between 150 - 200 miles a day

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