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Old 04-06-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Can i ride my 125cc Honda Bros on the highway?

I know I know youīre going to say NO because in most countries it is illegal to ride small bikes in highways and interstates, BUT in the beatiful although lawless Mexican Caribbean this isnīt a problem.

So, the question should actually be: "Can i ride my 125cc Honda Bros on the highway @ 45-55 MPH under 70-90° and 70% humidity without pushing the engine too far?"

Iīm planning to do one hour trips into the jungle or to the southern beaches, let the bike rest for a while, wander around in the bike, then let it cool again and head back to the city.

This is a pic of the bike. Itīs a 2006 Honda Bros, the smaller Honda DS offered throughout LatinAmerica, sadly not in the U.S. Itīs similar to the YTZ 125 Yamaha although less torquey.

and these are some pics of the roads Iīll be dealing with.

I guess what Iīm trying to figure out here is how can I tell when the bike is overheating (since my board is really simple). And how can I cool it effectively.

Besides, are there any other issues besides overheating my bike that I should be aware of (tyres, engine or brakes efficiency reduction, etc.)

I havenīt pushed my bike to these roads since I donīt want to end up in the middle of nowhere stucked with a blown engine.

But I really want to, since I would probably find sth like this:

Nahh, actually itīs more probable that i find these instead:

Any help would be appreciated with a CouchSurf to a fellow rider. Thanks!!

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Old 04-07-2010, 07:35 AM   #2
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I don't see why that bike would have any problems doing what you want...Sounds like fun...Take pics...
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:56 AM   #3
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I did exactly that while I was in Costa Rica on a borrowed Chinese Honda knock off. Rode two up with the GF for hours on end, and the only thing I had to worry about was the crappy rear disc brake sticking and heating up.

Do It.
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