Sad time for CT lovers

Discussion in 'Australia' started by WILL_S, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    :huh..........not fast enough,tREV?:eek1
    I got 98km/h down Conrod Straight(into slight head wind) from my standard 2007 model....with 9L petrol in an xr tank fitted + topbox:lol3:clap
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  2. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    98kph out of a stock postie

    that's impressive.
    Im not $100 sure but I think it might be impossible with stock gearing and stock rev limiter.
    Willis shall fill in the technical details.
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  3. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    I assure you DRjoe, that I am $100 certain of the speed bein' 98km/h,and I really don't give a shit 'bout technical details.
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  4. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    Gee joe you know as much as me
    nothin technical
    your $100 is safe
    once the speedo is calibrated all is revealed
    on the odd occasion weird shit can happen
    maybe a freak bike

    i do know that if you run ya 110 postie at those speeds or higher for prolonged periods this will happen


    [​IMG]
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  5. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    how the hell did you manage to get that out of it?
    Would have been really nice to have had a postie that could do that speed when we did coast to coast.
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  6. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    I'm $100 sure I should have pressed the % not the $ button
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  7. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    hey joe we did but the rider was to scared to hold at those speeds cause of what happened to that piston above on the pre run
    with stock gearing 15/45 it does 98
    and way to many revs
    and you know whats inside that sucker
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  8. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Well to be honest my only experience with them was my old bog stock postie.

    And it still had a restricter thingy in the end of the muffler that I couldn't get out because of a burred over screw.

    But I didn't want to go any faster anyway because the suspension was slightly inadequate for stuff I was riding.

    I can't recall ever going fast enough to warrant touching the brakes though...
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  9. Clacka

    Clacka motomofo

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    Define "worker" :lol3
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  10. Safariaddict

    Safariaddict Safari 2010 FINISHED

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    You wouldn't believe what turned up at work this morning. A new pre production postiie bike setup for delivery. They had just finished testing up at hart and wanted to put the bike on the scales to get the various weights with different equipment attached.The new one is 8 kilos heavier than the ct110.
    Will be introduced next march/ April. Didn't like the look of the forks very short hope they are better the the old ones.
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  11. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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    What is the reason for the change? Is it the Euro standards? I wonder why they didn't just put a new bigger cc motor in the same frame or a slightly modernised frame? I'm not a Postie so I've never ridden one for work purposes.
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  12. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Well the CT110 hasn't really changed much since the 60's so I think it could be about due for an update.


    And a few people have suggested a bigger engine or bikes with bigger engines, but I am pretty sure a bike has to be 110cc or less to ride on a footpath (along with other restrictions), so a bigger engine would be useless.
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  13. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Who's the trusted expert/s in or near Melbourne for postie-bikes?
    Looking for some parts, knowledge, where to get 'stuff' done and possibly tuning skills - or at least advice.
    TIA
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  14. Clacka

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    125cc max on the footpath mate, be nice to have the full beans for pulling up hills with a full load of Christmas mail!:lol3
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  15. Jelkie

    Jelkie Beginner

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    I guess the Mannheim auction at Altona in about three years time will even put the Aldi Specials Insanity to shame....
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  16. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Last time I looked I'm sure it was only 110, but that was about 20 years ago.:deal
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  17. Hardhead

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    Times have changed.
    My old man was a postie back in the day when they rode a pushie. (PMG)
    They would get officially assessed from time to time. So no riding on the footpath for them on those days. They had to stop at the gutter and walk the mail to the letterbox. :deal

    He reckoned it would have been quicker to walk his entire route and just use the bike as a pack horse arrangement.
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  18. wayne the one

    wayne the one Explorer

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    So what are the exact restrictions for riding on the footpath. The roads get pretty busy around here but the footpaths are not. So what are the rules?? Can I just scoot down the footpath on a postie legally? Maybe drop a pamphlet in a mail box every so often? :evil
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  19. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    In Vic, you need to be under 12 or have less than 200 watts of power at your disposal; from what my postie mates tell me, the footpath is the most dangerous place on the planet, as Mrs Flobbietits reverses her Flacadore/SUV/Asian shitbox out of her driveway, severely under the influence of snot-gargling small children....
    I think I'd rather take my chances with the drug-crazed txting teenage P-platers thanks....
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  20. wayne the one

    wayne the one Explorer

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    Do government employees (posties on CT110's) have some type of exemption to ride on the footpath. I gather they do, but what is the actual rule for them?
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