Trans america trail on honda ct90's

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Cycles East, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. terrapinstallion

    terrapinstallion tat backwards is tat

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    has anyone come through with the old xl125 front ends you are looking for yet? love the mockup, looks like an insane build time, this is awesome, subscribed
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  2. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    :lurk Oh shite this is gonna be GREAT! What's up with your buddy from the island? Is the plan for him to ride as far east as possible and then find a way back to Cali. so he can head back to Hawaii? If so what is up with the bike? Put it into the van as an extra in case of a failure or do you have someone else to ride it east? :evil
    I have to share this with a few buddies!
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  3. Cycles East

    Cycles East Been here awhile

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    **** UPDATE ****
    here is a link to a new facebook page. It is easier to find, read, and follow. Give us a like and follow the madness. Yes, we will be posting on both ADVRIDER and FB but sometimes FB be updated first do to cell phone use on the road.

    Heres the link..
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cycles-East/520001294724276?ref=hl
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  4. prsdrat

    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    I'll follow you here on ADV. I don't do FB, Link nor do I tweet. But I
    do love crazy RR.
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  5. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    agree with prsdrat! Bring it on!
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  6. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    This is insane. This makes me feel like a completely normal person for wanting to do this on my WR250R.
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  7. RDT953

    RDT953 Been here awhile

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    I've got the CT110 back in Australia. For extra range I fitted a Honda XR250R tank, it's an easy fit and just sits in place with a couple of cable ties to secure it.
    I'll be following.
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  8. RivetMaster

    RivetMaster that guy

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    RTD935 - what kind of mpg's did you squeeze out of that 110?
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  9. RDT953

    RDT953 Been here awhile

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    Never bothered to take an accurate reading and as I'm usually riding with wide open throttle it's probably not that great, I'd guess around 80MPG
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  10. WECSOG

    WECSOG Been here awhile

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    Subbed! Fair winds to you; sounds like a great trip. I'm building a CT90 myself from the frame up, but I'm using an original Honda engine ('71 engine in a '76 frame).
    BTW, there is a set of XL125 forks on ebay right now for $60 shipped, buy it now price.
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  11. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Rode a 1965 ct200, Trail 90, from 50 miles south of Los Angeles to
    Yellowstone Park in 1972. 1080 miles and $3.08 in gas. Still have log book and sore ass.
    Do you need someone to take over from your friend thats going back to the islands?
    All in on this one:clap:clap:clap

    heirhead
    worlds worst mechanic
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  12. Ride38

    Ride38 Adventurer

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    Hell's Bells, I'm subscribed!! Safety in numbers lads.. nuthin better than a feral group of 90's on the loose on TAT... Release the hounds!
    :lurk
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  13. adventurebound9517

    adventurebound9517 Been here awhile

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    +1 :eek1
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  14. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    You'll poke your eye out.
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  15. terrapinstallion

    terrapinstallion tat backwards is tat

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    I tried to buy xl125 trees and forks off fleebay and twice was sent sl125 front ends the problem is the sl125s are 3 inches shorter it seems the sellers aren't very knowlegable and just guess. so your out time shipping etc. anyone else had the same experience?
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  16. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    This is crazy fun. In.
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  17. Cycles East

    Cycles East Been here awhile

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    Some more eye candy for ya'll.....

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    Looks cozy huh??
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  18. Cycles East

    Cycles East Been here awhile

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    The box on the passenger seat is actually a penis pump that was found in the van after we purchased it. I have no idea why it was in there nor do I have any idea why we havent thrown it out yet. Cant make that up.
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  19. nick5446

    nick5446 Been here awhile

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    Mhmmmm......
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  20. Cycles East

    Cycles East Been here awhile

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    Tall enough for a six foot tall guyt to stand up in. A quick sweep of the back and we will be ready to go!!! No seats in this ride. Going to just sit/lay on the floor. Yes, 6 guys, 1 dog, and gear will be in this van. Should smell awesome.
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