Go Big and Ride Small

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Slowboy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:03 pm

Well on the way to getting the grand tourer run in now, at just over 250 miles.

It's already loosening up nicely.

Today, somewhere on Dartmoor
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Tink » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:29 pm

Slowboy wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Well on the way to getting the grand tourer run in now, at just over 250 miles.

It's already loosening up nicely.

Today, somewhere on Dartmoor
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That's a really good looking bike 👌👍

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by macvisual » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:09 pm

Slowboy wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Well on the way to getting the grand tourer run in now, at just over 250 miles.

It's already loosening up nicely.

Today, somewhere on Dartmoor
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Very nice Slowboy, health to enjoy, which model and engine size is this? I'm guessing a Honda 125cc?

Great your out and about enjoying it..! Looking forward to more photo's and ride reports...

Peter
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Slowboy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:04 am

macvisual wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Very nice Slowboy, health to enjoy, which model and engine size is this? I'm guessing a Honda 125cc?

Great your out and about enjoying it..! Looking forward to more photo's and ride reports...

Peter
Thanks Peter, it a new Super Cub 125. I have a few trips planned for it this year, once the running in is out of the way. I might do the National Rally on it. I got a gold seven years ago on my C90, so I might try the same on this.
And a few camping trips as well as the odd tour (it great being retired and having the time) :D
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Tink » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:27 am

This guy is good on you tube 👌👌

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:39 pm

Gradually getting fed up of the amount of road rubbish thrown up onto the engine but liking the higher mudguard look I decided to do something about it.
A couple of spacers brought the mudguard down a bit, then an internal piece of metal with an A4 silicone sheet (so if it does rest on the exhaust it won’t melt) and hey presto! No more water and muck on the engine.
Bet the weather will clear up now 😂😂😂
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The Meandering Moustache

Going Big and Riding Small

CBF125 (Sports tourer)
XR125L (workhorse)
ANF125 (Distance, loads up well)
Monkey Bike (Fun, for light off-road)
C90 (off Road mean machine)

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by bill_qaz » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:32 pm

Fender extender extraordinaire ;)

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by macvisual » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:28 pm

Godspeed, get that fender-extender into production and a 'Patent' application etc...! Love it.

What engine cc is your Monkey Bike? Have you owned it long?

Peter
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:08 pm

macvisual wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Godspeed, get that fender-extender into production and a 'Patent' application etc...! Love it.

What engine cc is your Monkey Bike? Have you owned it long?

Peter
😂😂
It’s the same as the C125 that Slowboy has. It’s remarkably economical giving 154mpg.
I was thinking about the C125 as well but it only has a 3.7 litre tank whereas the Monkey has 5.6 litres giving a range of 180 miles. That’s much more reasonable for long distance travel. Though on the negative side it really is quite tiny. I’m 5’7” and it looks small even with me on it 😂
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Going Big and Riding Small

CBF125 (Sports tourer)
XR125L (workhorse)
ANF125 (Distance, loads up well)
Monkey Bike (Fun, for light off-road)
C90 (off Road mean machine)

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by macvisual » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:15 pm

I'm 6' 1" and a bit chunky, I'd probably look rediculous on it.... :o

What you think of the Honda Grom's..? So are all your motorcycles small cc machines Godspeed....?.... nothing over 500cc size wise..?

I'd love a Suzuki VanVan to hoon about on.....love their shape and design and styling..!

Pete
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