Chillis rolls out of Vegas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Chillis, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    I love that Trail Cub and have no idea if it's coming up here. I see the Global Terror Grom as being around a while though.

    It killed me to sell the Roadster to health, balance, mobility and it's weight. But, the summer has gone well. I'm zipping around and riding almost on par with younger years. I still use a walker on foot but riding is back. Naturally this leads to thoughts of another Roadster. Once a motorcycle fool, always a motorcycle fool. :D
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  2. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I think the Trail Cub will outsell the Super Cub 5 to 1.

    Everybody is into the adventure motif. Plus it is cheap, cheerful, and when word gets out about how much fun it is I'm betting it will be a slam dunk for Honda.

    Plus campers, RV'ers, older folks looking to recapture youth, hipsters.

    This is going to be sought after.
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  3. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Bingo. I see the Trail Cub on the back of motor homes and fifth wheel trailers all over America. A senior can hop on at the RV park and zip off for bacon, beer or firewood.
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  4. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    I don’t know, a 260 lb 125cc trail bike might see some nostalgic buys but older RV people aren’t going to be pushing those onto all there hitch carriers
    Not with all the electric bikes with phat tires
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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Stop switching emotions for math!

    :lol3
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  6. villageidiot

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    somethin to be said about electric, especially if its just a camground/general store runner.

    id entertain a trail 125 for the back of the truck with the camper, but what about the wife? she doesnt ride, and it aint gonna hold us both. and a super73 mini electric looks like just as much fun for local bopping
  7. MNimum

    MNimum Been here awhile

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    The CT125 has my attention as a next winter commuter. Ease of using the feet as out riggers with enough clearance/suspension for curb hopping and pothole hitting (2 areas scooters have a problem with). Hmmm.

    I need to look closer to see how it would fare in a fall (winter hand guards and lateral extension on the rear rack to keep the other parts from hitting) and how the bits may hold up to road salt.
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  8. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    There are pics in the thread in BS of nice engine guards. Just drop it on those puppies and pick her back up and go!

    I think a bicycle tubeless tire kit would be in order too. No messing with the tubes!
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  9. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    @Chillis
    Check and see if Supertrapp makes a muffler for your 701 - if they do, that would be my first choice and hopefully they have all models available to choose from.
    Nothing sounds better than a properly tuned Supertrapp.
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  10. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I used to love their internal disc models. I'll have a look. No exhaust ordered yet. Still undecided.
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  11. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    They don't have a model for the 701.

    Trying to find out if Mivv muffler is a chambered design.

    Had one for my Majesty 400 and it was chambered, no repacking, quiet and had removable baffle if you wanted more sound.
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  13. Chillis

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    Ha ha. Shhhh...

    Finally met @KICKNBACK last night and his soccer star daughter.

    Good people. Talked for too long and the poor kid was bored of gear head chatter.

    When I hear at Kicknback's bike post upgrades it may lead to a header modification on my FXDR!

    Almost forgot, I fired up the FXDR for the first time in almost 2 months. Started right up like nothing. You could smell the dust burning!

    Hopped on and did a quick loop of the cul-de-sac. I'm definitely able to hit the road! Felt good to be in the bike, even if for a few moments.

    If the deeper scabs would just pop off already so I don't have to keep slathering these goops on so they don't dry out!

    Getting close though.
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  14. lookatdirt

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    Hey Brian (or anybody)-

    I have to scratch the itch for a small bike pretty soon. My plans for it are to mildly explore the desert and maybe a backroad multi-state excursion.

    TW 200 or wait for the Honda Trail to get here?
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  15. Chillis

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    Tough call. They both have favorable traits.

    I'm not sure of your size but the CT125 could be very limiting there. Also, tank size is fixed and you only get 4 speeds.

    I'm betting their performance on the road will be similar with the CT getting better fuel economy and being much easier to maintain.

    The TW will have room, you can add a big tank for really good range. Add one of those giant barbecue racks from eBay and have a ton of carry capacity.

    If I were chosing between the two based on my experience with the Super Cub and the VanVan plus the TW200 I rode years ago, I'd be going CT125 as long as the rider triangle isn't too small.

    Super Cub wasn't easy to ride all day being so close together. I thought it would make things easier but proved more difficult.

    Edit to add the Super Cub was more fun exploring when I took it off road because of how tiny it was. Didn't weigh much so man handling it was no problem from an on or off the bike perspective.
  16. davidm

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    Ready for a road ride yet? My KTM 1290R is ready. Took the 21" and the 18" wheels off, replaced them with 19" and 17". Better for road riding.
    Let me know.
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  17. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I'm not quite ready yet. Getting close. Still swollen in the knee, lower leg, ankle and foot.

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    I don't know if I'm getting a boot on this thing soon.
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    Buy a scooter and ride in sandals:D
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  20. villageidiot

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    Either one will have you wanting more in short order.

    more speed, more gears, more suspension, more fuel.

    I’d look in the 250 range of bikes, crf250l, klx250, Wr250r. Especially if you’re talking a multi state ride etc.

    even something like the klx230 or xt250 will outshine either of those bikes pretty much across the board.
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