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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Oop North John » Sun May 12, 2019 9:21 am

This and other threads got me thinking, so now an owner of the type of bike I first owned, and which I passed my test on, a few years ago. Remember going out on the roads around York on it, proper adventure riding! The mighty YB100, a 1990's vintage not the late 70's I had, but a simple lightweight bike that I'm looking forward to riding around it's new homeland :D
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Sun May 12, 2019 1:11 pm

Oop North John wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:21 am
This and other threads got me thinking, so now an owner of the type of bike I first owned, and which I passed my test on, a few years ago. Remember going out on the roads around York on it, proper adventure riding! The mighty YB100, a 1990's vintage not the late 70's I had, but a simple lightweight bike that I'm looking forward to riding around it's new homeland :D
That looks really smart John 👍
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 Oop North John » Sun May 12, 2019 8:48 pm

Godspeed wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Oop North John wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:21 am
This and other threads got me thinking, so now an owner of the type of bike I first owned, and which I passed my test on, a few years ago. Remember going out on the roads around York on it, proper adventure riding! The mighty YB100, a 1990's vintage not the late 70's I had, but a simple lightweight bike that I'm looking forward to riding around it's new homeland :D
That looks really smart John 👍
Thanks :D not my hard work, and there's so many very unloved "barn finds" around. Many of the engines from my bike have been put into FS1E's. Still only get to 60mph (on the speedo) if it's downhill with a tail wind. Not surprised as I can remember tailgating lorries on the A1 to help above 50mph if there was a hill / headwind.

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by garyboy » Sun May 12, 2019 10:49 pm

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:48 am

I’ve been riding for the past three days now and completed 580 miles, with only about 20 miles of that on motorways.
These small bikes will do the distance if you have the time.
The best bit is I’m getting up to 146mpg, so it’s cheap to travel when you want and that’s fully loaded too.
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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 byewayrider » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:35 am

I thought the river crossing was a scene of ancjent artifacts aka Roman... Its mostly cinder surface but a easy trails... Can be linked up as far as marlborough and beyond..
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by fatowl » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:53 am

I've just been up to Yorkshire from Devon on my CG125. 360 miles each way, which was done in 12 hours. I enjoyed every minute of it ! I was (only) managing 105 mpg (imp), not quite as good as the cbf125, but good enough. Small bikes have a lot to commend them.

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Tink » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:00 am

Godspeed wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:48 am
I’ve been riding for the past three days now and completed 580 miles, with only about 20 miles of that on motorways.
These small bikes will do the distance if you have the time.
The best bit is I’m getting up to 146mpg, so it’s cheap to travel when you want and that’s fully loaded too.
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Definitely a lot of fun little bikes👍.... I'm currently looking for an Lexmoto adrenaline 😁👌👍🍻😎

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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Tink » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:11 pm

So finally found a little bike for a bit of fun
Going to have a few adventures on it 😁👍
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Re: Go Big and Ride Small

Post by Godspeed » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:25 pm

Tink wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:11 pm
So finally found a little bike for a bit of fun
Going to have a few adventures on it 😁👍
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That looks really smart! Which one is it?
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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