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How do you plan to use your CT?

FleaMike

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Looking at similar setup. Did you make a mount or buy one that fit? I'd like to know how you fit in to the undercarriage of the Airstream. I'm actively shopping for a travel trailer that will carry one of these LRDs or two even better. Airstream is making a rear hatch 25ft. now and I think that might be the way to do if I can engineer something to hold two LRDs securely inside while pulling. The old Air Stream Pan American had some nifty rails in its rear garage that would tie down two Harleys. To bad they still don't make that anymore.View attachment 1060
See my other reply. I will say that if you’re going to carry more than one bike the setup above is much better. if you decide to do a receiver mount be sure to work with a knowledgeable person as Airstreams are prone to rear end separation.
 
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Mine is for both work and play so sadly, it has a tough life. We have a 40 acre property here in Alaska that we log on, about 15-20 full cords a year. It carries two saws, gas and bar oil, and various other logging equipment. We use a tractor but it has no room to carry anything and has no suspension so the hunter cub is much better for zipping back and forth between the house and the logging site.
 

TrailBoss

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Mine is for both work and play so sadly, it has a tough life. We have a 40 acre property here in Alaska that we log on, about 15-20 full cords a year. It carries two saws, gas and bar oil, and various other logging equipment. We use a tractor but it has no room to carry anything and has no suspension so the hunter cub is much better for zipping back and forth between the house and the logging site.
That's awesome. Snap a pic or two of her loaded up with saws and post it up.
 

Jake930

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Mine will be used to explore secondary roads and dirt roads and single tracks off of them. I love to cruise back roads at 35/40 miles per hour.
 

moshe_levy

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Mine just arrived today!

I started looking on the 22nd of July and quickly discovered these were hard to find, so I started calling dealerships out of state - like, 500 miles away! Then, before signing with one of them, I thought... "Where would nobody want a Trail? The city!" So I called around NY City, and sure enough, there was a Trail coming into the Bronx dealer. Put the deposit down on the 27th of July, and she arrived today! (The price was within $200 of the cheapest dealer within a 500 mile radius, and in exchange for that $200 I got the bike without waiting, and 15 miles from home.)
She's only got about 20 miles on her as of now. Her maiden voyage was slogging through NY City traffic. But she's a hoot so far!

I'm going to use it primarily for commuting, but I will no longer be instructing my GPS to stay on paved roads only. Off roading is brand new for me, but I'm excited to try it!

-MKL
 

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Dakar Dan

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Awesome to see some urban CT’s. It will eat the city traffic for breakfast. Sidewalk parking & lane splitting are completely normal here and the CT hops kerbs in its stride.
 

Ride4all

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Great thread, and interesting comments. I’ll use mine for errands, and day or overnight trips out in the canyon and desert, close to Los Angeles.
 

Squatch

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Forest fire road crusin and fishing. It will be carried on the hitch mount of the camper van. Good for day trips from the camp sites and backup vehicle in case of breakdown.
 

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Sage44

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Beware! Danger! This looks innocent enough, the Honda Trail on the back of a trailer and it weighs less than 200 pounds fully loaded, but as soon as you get on the freeway hang on! Yep the dreaded effect of light tongue weight. I had no idea nor was I properly educated in how important tongue weight is. Trust me, when my 19ft camp trailer being pulled by my Tundra stared to fishtail I became a believer and quickly realized that unless you become educated in the physics of the forces involved, you will experience a loss of control incident that could be disastrous. I have ordered a tongue weight scale and will be front loading the trailer to compensate for the weight of the Honda Trail. My trailer and Tundra have always been tremendously stable prior to this but with the additionalhonda on trailer.jpg weight of reinforced hitch, Harbor Freight motorcycle carrier, and the Hunter Cub, it's a whole new challenge. Please educate yourself by weighing your trailer and measuring your tongue weight to know if bringing your Honda is even safely possible.
 

Bar None

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I am riding my CT125 on the gravel forest service roads and the paved roads here in the mountains of Western North Carolina where we spend five or six months of the year. We are headed to Southwest Florida for the winter soon. There I will use it at our ranch east of Fort Myers,FL and also ride it for errands and trips to the gym. Should be a fun ride on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Maybe ride her down to the Keys?
Cows waiting for a treat.
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TrailBoss

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Does that mesh seat help with the butt torture?
Absolutely. My only complaint is my riding pants slide around a bit on it. Mainly when I was on a rough gravel road going downhill I would slide forward and have to put pressure on the bars, which is NOT what you want during those moments. No tank to grip with your knees on this bike.

Other than that, it was great and I'd highly recommend it. I got it from Webike in Japan.
 

MMike

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Mine will be primary used for adventure rides and downtown suburb near where I live.
 

chiefmanywrenches

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I have a 1970 CT90 that is in nice shape, my wife can ride it around, cool! So i asked her what if i get another CT and we can take them out and ride on some back roads, she was up for it so I contacted my favorite Honda dealer and I am first on the list for the next round . Hopefully sometime next year it will show up. My wife is sort of anti-moto She works in healthcare so she sees the aftermath of moto crashes. She wont ride with me on the Africa Twin. Cheers everybody! I like this forum, lots of good info!

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SneakyDingo

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I have no car at the moment. I do have an electric unicycle right now (Gotway MSX EUC, in case you are wondering what that is). The MSX is pretty good for zipping around at speeds up to 47 mph and extremely maintenance free, but as you can imagine it's hardly safe at those speeds and the range isn't great. I also have an electric cargo bike (Tern GSD S10 LX) that I can load down with up to around 300 lb of additional weight. It has a rear tray very close to the same size as the rack of a CT125, a range of at least 110 mi with the way I use it, but a max speed of 20 mph and a very, very slow recharge rate.

My plan is to use the CT125 to replace the "hybrid" trips that fall somewhere between those two, leaning in more the MSX direction, and to sell the MSX. The MSX is a head turner so usually people are attentive when I'm on it, but it also inspires irrational anger in people for some weird reason, like I kicked their dog in a past life and now they want to John Wick me. The GSD can haul a lot of heavy stuff, but it's slow and somewhat expensive to service too. On the MSX, I find my gf asks me to pick stuff up a lot of the time when I'm out, and I can "just barely" carry everything she wants me to grab, so the cargo aspect of the CT125 is more appealing. In addition to this, the CT125 rear rack is the same dimension as the GSD rear rack (600x400 eurocrate sized) so the mental gymnastics for what will and won't fit is substantially smaller with solutions fitting multiple vehicles.

I also enjoy bikepacking, and pre-scouting the routes and trips on a motorcycle is extremely helpful in finding the things that I can't normally achieve through other means. If I have a hard time riding it on the CT125, I will probably have a hard time on the bicycle too. Some mental relief to get away and do some camping is in my plans for this bike but is not as significant. Same for just getting away and going for a ride, those will definitely happen (and I have a specific place in mind for this) but I generally just use my normal bicycle for that.

To be honest, I actually see a lot of the recreational use for this as just making my bicycling life more pleasant by avoiding the situations that would normally put me in hardship or danger. Outside of that, I will be able to visit some of my friends who live far enough away that it's too costly (time, money, logistics) to go there right now, but having a car or a motorcycle would put it within reach. I feel like I'm going to find the CT125 to be a "big, fast electric bicycle" that can't use bike lanes for how I want to use it. I don't see freeway riding in its future. I see a few ferry rides though.
 
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