Trans america trail on honda ct90's

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

  1. Cycles East

    Cycles East Been here awhile

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    Nothing says "succsess" like an old Dodge van. Think I gave $300- for her and drove her home.
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  2. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Most EXCELLENT!
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  3. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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  4. Keithert

    Keithert Been here awhile

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    After the trip are you going to start living in a van down by the river?
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  5. MUS

    MUS ActaNonVerba

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    This should be fun to follow. A couple thoughts are that with 3 gallon fuel capacity, your range will be more than necessary between all gas stops. The CT90 will get close to 90 mpg, so you could jet them pretty rich in order to handle the higher elevations (12,000 ft passes). My KLX250 struggles on some of the Colorado passes. Another thought is that you have some steep inclines to traverse. Have you thought about alternate sprockets for the high country. You don't have to worry about top end, so gear down lower. :deal
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  6. Cycles East

    Cycles East Been here awhile

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    Yes, we have thought about bringing a smaller front sprocket with us. Also, we will be taking different jets with us. Fuel will be ok with the stock tank and the auxilary tank.
    We are building the bikes exactly the same so only minimal spare parts will be needed and can be distributed between everyone.
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  7. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    The van is kind of throwing me that Uncle Rico vibe from Napolean Dynamite
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  8. Tooth

    Tooth State of Jefferson

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    You starting in Port Awful (Orford) on may22? ....would like to send you guys off with a beer and hand shake.
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  9. MUS

    MUS ActaNonVerba

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    Likewise, I would like to buy you guys a beer in Jellico, TN if our schedules happen to coincide. :freaky I'll follow your progress here.
    I never heard of anyone doing the TAT in reverse. My experience is that doing any trail in reverse is like riding an entirely different trail. Have you touched base with Sam to see if he has any thoughts? You can shit can the roll charts.
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  10. roaming_art

    roaming_art In transit...

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    Epic! Going to be watching this! Me and LateNate are starting in Tellico Plains around June 23-24th, might catch the creeper van crew as you guys finish up. :freaky
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  11. klaviator

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    I've read several "little tiny bike" ride reports and they have all been real interesting. I'm sure this one will be too. I'll be following along.
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  12. arkansawyer

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    Air is thinner at high elevations so SMALLER jets are needed to keep the same air/fuel ratio. Carry spare spark plugs just in case you foul a few up high.
    I've got a trail 90. I hope your seats are better than stock. Sounds like a fun trip even if you don't make it all the way.
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  13. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Someone once said: adventure starts when things go wrong. Well, you are starting on the wrong end of the trail, with the wrong bikes, with the wrong engine and parts, and quite a cast of characters. F$%king awesome, your ride is adventure from day zero. I will be following and wishing for your success, in whatever form it takes.
    Lion
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  14. Balootraveler

    Balootraveler Been here awhile

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    I am soo jealous, I am rebuilding a 1972 CT 90. I just came in from priming the fender and some small parts and see this....daamn what fun. You guys have the bikes I am building and a trip to boot yea!!! I have some parts in SE Idaho if ya need something pm me I'll see if I have it and if it works. :freaky:freaky
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  15. Cycles East

    Cycles East Been here awhile

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    This is the prototype bike. Rolled it in after working till 830 tonight. Pulled the front end and prepped for the new suspension.
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  16. Cycles East

    Cycles East Been here awhile

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    Cutting the CT90 top bearing cap smaller to use on the XL125 stem. Called it a night after this.
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  17. goodquest

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  18. elkgrichard

    elkgrichard Been here awhile

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    Are you guys out of Sacramento?
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    rv-rick Been here awhile

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    I'm in.
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  20. BillUA

    BillUA Las Vegas, NV

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    IN! I have CT-70's or I would join you guys :rofl