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CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« on: January 03, 2021, 04:40:16 pm »
I donít get it, why all the hype ? Yes it can take you around the world but so can a bicycle. Why on earth would you choose this over lets say a 250 like a CRF-L or TTR etc. Most people resembles a bear riding the poor thing
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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 04:57:29 pm »
That thing will be unstoppable.
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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 05:02:42 pm »
That thing will be unstoppable.
Maybe if you strap it to your back to ride over any obstacle higher than a brick  :pot:
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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 05:03:01 pm »
Riding a very small bike long distance you have to tackle with a very different mindset. Some people can do this mind shift
most cannot. You will either love it or hate it. I loved my postie bike. Still think often about my little Honda 110cc. Believe it I have done some days over 600km on good dirt road with a very small bike. I sometimes dream of having a postie and travelling over the horizon with it again.
You have no "receiver" to tune into such small bike adventure travelling mindset. You cannot understand nor can somebody explain it to you ever  :sip:
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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 05:04:46 pm »
I donít get it, why all the hype ? Yes it can take you around the world but so can a bicycle. Why on earth would you choose this over lets say a 250 like a CRF-L or TTR etc. Most people resembles a bear riding the poor thing

Now picture fat me and my kit about 150kg on it :eek7: :imaposer:
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2021, 05:09:27 pm »
I think that on a 250cc you will still be riding at between 70-80km/h and won't see half of the scenery but at 50km/h with no worry in the world you will be governed to how far you travel every day so it will be pointless to even ride at 50km/h so you will see the world and stop every 10km to stretch .
 

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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2021, 05:13:53 pm »
Iím a big fan of small bikes but the Trail with itís small tyres and bicycle suspension I never got but know many swear by them. I just donít see how a Sherpa or DR250 wont do everything better except maybe for fuel consumption
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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2021, 05:17:19 pm »
Riding a very small bike long distance you have to tackle with a very different mindset. Some people can do this mind shift
most cannot. You will either love it or hate it. I loved my postie bike. Still think often about my little Honda 110cc. Believe it I have done some days over 600km on good dirt road with a very small bike. I sometimes dream of having a postie and travelling over the horizon with it again.
You have no "receiver" to tune into such small bike adventure travelling mindset. You cannot understand nor can somebody explain it to you ever  :sip:

Check this out: https://www.postiebikechallenge.org/
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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2021, 05:21:34 pm »
I have been toying with the idea of getting a little bike for quite some time as I used to enjoy being totally isolated when riding all by myself at a slow pace and wondering what's behind the next corner . I have never used a GPS and never will . Getting lost is not so bad if you are prepared.  A little bike can picked up and put on the back of a donkey and carried to town if need be . I think its my time to get a little ride .
 

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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2021, 07:06:24 pm »
No bike give me more pure joy as my little Honda Baja 250.  I will feel similar towards a Postie.  Subie is right, its a mindset thing
 

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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2021, 07:21:24 pm »
It is also a modern day thing, of not having the time, etc.

Many years ago, when fast bikes would do 100kph, a lot of riders covered a lot of distance on 40-60kph machines, no problem.

Most of us has lost that ability to live in the moment for long enough to do a small bike trip.

Also, advertising, etc. has convinced a lot of riders that he will die instantaneously if he straddles a machine without electronic aids.
 

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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2021, 07:24:14 pm »
Someone like the Youtube lady "Onherbike" should be onsomething like this, instead of taking 48hours up Sani on a GS800 behemoth with the handbrake on. :xxbah:
 

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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2021, 08:46:13 pm »
That thing will be unstoppable.
Well it certainly stopped me from attending school for 2 weeks.

I rode one for a brief moment on the farm, as a kid.
Swapped my DT50 for a ride on a 80cc postie.
After I bottomed its 3 inches of suspension travel, the circus was over.

They are cool if you want to experience Vietnam like a local, on a budget.
For everything else, the crf/ttr/wrr will be safer and just as manageable IMO

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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2021, 09:05:40 pm »
That thing will be unstoppable.
Well it certainly stopped me from attending school for 2 weeks.

I rode one for a brief moment on the farm, as a kid.
Swapped my DT50 for a ride on a 80cc postie.
After I bottomed its 3 inches of suspension travel, the circus was over.

They are cool if you want to experience Vietnam like a local, on a budget.
For everything else, the crf/ttr/wrr will be safer and just as manageable IMO

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Re: CT125 Hunter Cub / Postie / Trail ....
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2021, 09:59:13 pm »
I still have a Yellow 1966 CT90 Trail awaiting some TLC. The one with the additional big rear sprocket and extra piece of chain aka low range.
Very cool bike.
Will swop it for a TTR or CRF  :3some: thats for sure.
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