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Driving Interstate on a 125cc

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  • 02-11-2014 08:22 PM

    • sean.m
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    Driving Interstate on a 125cc

    Hi Guys,

     

    Been a irregular visitor to the forum now and then. Now that I have a question to ask I thought no better place to post it than here.

     

    Its regarding long term commutes interstate riding a 125cc scooter (Aprilia Mojito) and weighing up the idea of safety and whether you consider it a sensible idea or one to be avoided.

     

    I am looking to move interstate from Melbourne to Adelaide in a number of weeks. All that really remains is the issue of how to get my ride down there. First thought was to have it taken down on a transport but most quotes appear to be in the $400 range which for me is not ideal.

     

    I have looked at a few routes and naturally I will be commuting on highways and doing speeds averaging 100km/h. I would be happy to split the ride over 2 days to avoid fatigue etc.

     

    This is something I would like a second opinion on?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers

     

     

    Sean.

  • 02-11-2014 08:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Driving Interstate on a 125cc

    Hi Sean,

    google maps tells me it's about an 8 hour ride.  If you are confident in yourself and the scoot, and can cruise at 100 I'd say why not.  It would be an adventure!

    Good luck!

     

    2014 Honda NSS300 Forza
  • 02-11-2014 09:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Driving Interstate on a 125cc

    Welcome sean.m I say go for it great ocean road & up the coorong would be the way to go Yes . The 125 in Adelaide will be good with the flat roads and speed limits Big Smile

  • 02-11-2014 09:19 PM In reply to

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    But you are my kind of crazy!

    Derbi GP1 250i a properly fun scooter. Now totally renewed, rebuilt, run in, run Hard and now sold.
    Its name...The Flamenco Dancer by SOLD

    Now on a brilliant Yellow Suzuki SV650 NUDIST crumbs it don't half shift!

    Oh

    And remember boys and girls,

    Stock is BEST!
  • 02-11-2014 09:22 PM In reply to

    • t2bitha
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    Re: Driving Interstate on a 125cc

    do it - i did 2000km bris to sydney and back on the PCX 125 over 6 days.  You will enjoy it.

    35 000 scooting kms and beyond

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  • 02-11-2014 09:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Driving Interstate on a 125cc

    Hi mate I think over 2 days if you map the trip out rest stops coffe breaks some place safe to sleep etc. At 80 to 100kph you should be fine its not something youd wont to do each week but just to get her down there sure you can do it and have fun at the same time.

  • 02-12-2014 03:30 AM In reply to

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  • 02-12-2014 07:32 PM In reply to

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    Mate! 

    Go for it. You will find the 125 speed most suited to the Great Ocean Road. Don't do it on a weekend? Traffic can be a little trying.

    Melb to Port Fairy will take you about 10 hours depending on rest stops via the GOR.

    Then coastal through Mt Gambier, Coorong, Murray Bridge, Adeliade.

    This ride takes in one of the most spectacular M/C rides in the Southern Hemisphere and is well suited to your size machine.

    I would allow 2.5 days for this trip on a 125 and there is a variety of accommodation available along the route.

    everything from free camps, pub stays, B&Bs

    Enjoy

    Cheers Rev

    Current ride Maxsym 400i. Suzuki Boulevard C50. BMW F650 GS. BMW R1200GS. Gone but not forgotten BMW K1200R. sold. plus a heap of boxes that have added up to some neat and not so neat old motorcycles.
  • 02-13-2014 06:18 PM In reply to

    • TRA
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    Re: Driving Interstate on a 125cc

    I reckon do it too. Do yourself a favour, stay of highways cause they are boring as batshit. Give yourself a little extra time and get off the beaten track, so much more to see. Be warned, once you do this, you will be hooked. Its such a great way to travel.

     

    I would probably go the Rev's route too, but I am a little biased toward the coastline!

  • 02-18-2014 06:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Driving Interstate on a 125cc

    It's an achievable feat. I've done 400 K's a day on my VS150 - Keep hydrated and pull over if you get a bank up of traffic behind you.

    4 years and 20,000 K's later, I'm still scootering, and you guys are stuck with me!
  • 02-20-2014 08:56 AM In reply to

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    Sean.

    how's the trip planning going?

    Have a look at Port Fairy, Portland, Nelson, Port Mac then up to Mount Gambier. Nice trip.

    cheers Rev

    Current ride Maxsym 400i. Suzuki Boulevard C50. BMW F650 GS. BMW R1200GS. Gone but not forgotten BMW K1200R. sold. plus a heap of boxes that have added up to some neat and not so neat old motorcycles.
  • 02-20-2014 06:55 PM In reply to

    • sean.m
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    Re: Driving Interstate on a 125cc

    Hi everyone. 

    Sorry for the late reply. Have been busy trip planning amongst trying to finalise a relocation.

    Rev, your route sounds great. Did some research and a lot less scary than trying map out what Google gives you up first for a suggestion.

    I am still finalising my confidence levels and if I will break the trip apart by how many days but everyones input has made it more realistic for me to consider.

    Thanks for contributing and making me feel like I can get some well informed opinions from the fellow scooter alumni.


    Sean.

  • 02-20-2014 08:09 PM In reply to

    • fluffy
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    Re: Driving Interstate on a 125cc

    I am slightly jealous that you have the opportunity to take such an awesome trip.

    Brad

    Tmax, Naughty Kimmy.
    Mavis the Beverly, a feisty shunter, sold!
  • 02-20-2014 09:54 PM In reply to

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    Yeah, me too.  Enjoy the adventure.

     

    2014 Honda NSS300 Forza
  • 02-20-2014 10:26 PM In reply to

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    Sean.

    Not a problem! Yes There's a few tricks to this sort of touring, none of them difficult?

    Fatigue management is going to be your biggest problem and Wombat has already

    alluded to one of the best defences to this. Hydration, keep those fluids up. Take time off the bike, stop at some of the look outs etc.

    and above all, obey the rules of touringSurprise rule number one is!  "ITS GOT TO BE FUN"Big Smile

    I don't know what your fuel tank range is but you will have no difficulty getting fuel every 200 Ks during day light hours.

    one of the most difficult things you will do is turning the key to start! The most difficult thing you will do is turning the key off at the end?

    This trip is one for the album/bucket list etc. Take plenty of photos and enjoyYesIck!Big Smile

    Cheers RevQ

    Current ride Maxsym 400i. Suzuki Boulevard C50. BMW F650 GS. BMW R1200GS. Gone but not forgotten BMW K1200R. sold. plus a heap of boxes that have added up to some neat and not so neat old motorcycles.
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