Far Riders on a PX200

Last post 10-17-2013 01:22 PM by Mike Holland. 3 replies.
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  • 10-16-2013 09:58 PM

    Far Riders on a PX200

     In Australia, there is a version of the Iron Butt Assoc called Farriders.
    I would love to do one of these on a PX200.

    Put Simply, you can't start before 12pm the day before, and have to get to the end point between 11:30am and 12pm the next day, having covered at least 1000km.
    Can this be done on a PX200?
    SIP road exhaust, Polini Venturi intake/Air Filter, Jetted up a lot and goes well.
    Thinking about cruising at around 80km/h, or would that be a little too much for the beast?

    Ghost Who Walks

  • 10-16-2013 10:12 PM In reply to

    Re: Far Riders on a PX200

    Yep Vespa PX why not 20 hrs at 50kph will give you your 1000ks 

  • 10-17-2013 07:48 AM In reply to

    Re: Far Riders on a PX200

    One of the far riders has done it on a CT110. I can't see why a PX200 Vespa wouldn't make it. It's the rider that's usually wearing out first.

    It's about 12 and a half hours of 80 Km/h running for 1000 K's. If you stop for fuel and a stretch every so often, that's around 15-16 hours of riding.

    4 years and 20,000 K's later, I'm still scootering, and you guys are stuck with me!
  • 10-17-2013 01:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Far Riders on a PX200

     I have done 620 miles (about 1000 km) leaving Johannesburg at 4 am and arriving at Beaufort West at 6 pm. That's 14 hours - on a Vespa GS150, a lot slower than a PX200. Does that help?

    My GS had a top speed onf about 100 kph, and mostly travelled at about 90 kph. You can hammer a PX200 at 100 kph all day. I have done the 100 k trip to Newcastle on my modified PX200 maintaining 130 kph most of the way along the F3.

    Just check your fuel mixture and timing to ensure the scooter is not running too hot.

    Mike .

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