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Old 07-23-2013, 11:37 AM
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Hi Bros' , I too have wondered why Honda never marketed the 125 in the
United States .
My thoughts are that the 125 would suite the USA better than Canada , being
as we are spread out , mostly East-West and only have about 1/10th of your
population. I sort of think we may have been a test market before the bigger
US market was tried?
Anyways , it is great to have you all along and hear of your adventures north
and south of the border .
Darren.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:59 PM
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Darren, I am sorry about the trouble you are having with your transmission. I suspect that a competent mechanic,
even a highly skilled amateur such as GoFaster, could put your bike right in half a day.

Look -- if I were John Beresford Tipton, I would hire Brian to attend to your troubles, and the sun would shine on us all ... oh, you are too young to know who that fictional philanthropist was ... well, look up "The Millionaire".

I have ridden to your province, but not on my 125, and enjoyed the experience a lot. I arrived very wet, after a night in a tent during one of Moncton's rare monsoons, so when the sun shone on Charlottetown, I spread all my stuff out to dry -- it looked as if my motorcycle had exploded, disgorging tent, sleeping bag, rainsuit, jacket, pants, and all sorts of gear and clothing. I wanted to put up two signs:
NO, THIS IS NOT
A YARD SALE.

YES, I KNOW ALL THE
GOOD STUFF IS GONE!

I really believe that your almost-new 3-year-old 125 is a treasure,
and if you have the patience to find the proper remedy for the
problem with the transmission, you will be very well rewarded.

I rode my 250 across Toronto today, doing errands that I could
easily have done on my 125, but it is relaxing in a hot dark garage
and awaiting my return in two weeks.

Make sure you go to Moncton to watch the Ti-Cats demolish Les Alouettes!
(Understand that it takes very special circumstances for this Argonaut fan
to root for Hamilton, but my second favourite team is anyone playing Montréal!)

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Old 07-23-2013, 09:03 PM
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As far as I know, The min CC on an American highway is 250CC, anything lower you will get a ticket.

I guess they want to make sure everyone keeps up.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:11 AM
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As far as I know, The min CC on an American highway is 250CC, anything lower you will get a ticket.

I guess they want to make sure everyone keeps up.
I ride the states, mostly on my 650. In the 38 states to which that bike has taken me, I have not seen any such regulation on a sign. I DO SEE signs saying vehicles on Interstate Highways must produce 5 Horsepower or more, but that is no problem for our 125s.

I ride my 125 all over Florida, on Interstate 75, 95, and 4. I know a gentleman, Bob Munden by name, who has ridden his 125 from Key West to the northern edge of Alaska, then back to Key West in June 2011. I rode with him on some expressways and secondary highways in Florida, and of course there was no problem associated with displacement.

So, from my considerable experience, and from Munden's tales, I can assure you your CBR-125R is welcome on ALL highways in the United States, at least from the point of view of power and displacement.

Just bring money!
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:30 AM
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I ride the states, mostly on my 650. In the 38 states to which that bike has taken me, I have not seen any such regulation on a sign. I DO SEE signs saying vehicles on Interstate Highways must produce 5 Horsepower or more, but that is no problem for our 125s.

I ride my 125 all over Florida, on Interstate 75, 95, and 4. I know a gentleman, Bob Munden by name, who has ridden his 125 from Key West to the northern edge of Alaska, then back to Key West in June 2011. I rode with him on some expressways and secondary highways in Florida, and of course there was no problem associated with displacement.

So, from my considerable experience, and from Munden's tales, I can assure you your CBR-125R is welcome on ALL highways in the United States, at least from the point of view of power and displacement.

Just bring money!
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Ya , I read about this gentleman and his epic adventure shortly after I bought
my CBR. What a great inspiration!
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:20 AM
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How are our American friends doing ? Getting some riding in I hope . We
Canucks will soon be back on the bikes ( of course a few fortunate west coast
folks ride year round ! )

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Old 02-14-2014, 11:00 PM
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Darren, the sunny south is a very small region of the USA nowadays.
A couple of days ago, there was snow on the ground in 49 states,
including Hawaii. Florida was the only American state to be snow-free.

Right now in Sarasota the temperature is about 13ºC, at 10:00 PM.
Today was sunny, and I found gloves optional in the afternoon.
I will be going for a short ride on the 125 in a few minutes, and I
will wear gear appropriate for a May evening in Prince Edward Island.

Our night sky is cloud-free, and I know a near-by place where
there are no street lights, so I can look at the magnificent winter stars.
I will see Canopus, a star that is below your horizon all the time.
I will see the Big Dipper, but the tip of its handle will be near my
northern horizon.

I remember looking at the summer sky near Wawa Ontario,
and the tremendous number of visible stars was utterly amazing.

By the way, I have earned my position here in Florida,
and part of the process was riding over a thousand miles in
each of twenty-six Ontario winters. Some of those rides were
quite chilling, and I remember a lot of winter experiences.

I will be riding north (on a 650) in less than three months,
so I am waving the sunny weather northward as best I can.
I hope it reaches you soon. If you cannot wait for it, you
may visit me and ride my bikes. Think about it.

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A couple of days ago, there was snow on the ground in 49 states,
including Hawaii.
Indeed! I was lucky enough to be on the Big Island a couple of weeks back and rented an FZ6R for a day to circumnavigate the place. Mauna Kea and Loa were both quite snowy, though in their defense they'e both over 2 miles up.
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:06 AM
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Billyedtimmie, I may be able to meet you for lunch again,
some day in August. My grandson in Richmond BC is growing rapidly,
and he needs some grandfatherly contact. So I will be flying to BC,
probably in August, but no plans are yet firm.

I remain in your debt for guidance around Sidney and Victoria.
When I left you and headed for Sooke, I was mighty impressed to be
riding around a corner of the second biggest country. That was a truly
memorable ride.

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Old 02-22-2014, 06:35 AM
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I will be riding north (on a 650) in less than three months,
so I am waving the sunny weather northward as best I can.
I hope it reaches you soon. If you cannot wait for it, you
may visit me and ride my bikes. Think about it.

Keith[/quote]

Thanks for the offer Keith ! I will definitely think about it . I couldn't hazard
a guess how much snow we have , but definitely more than in the last 8 or
9 years . We are running out of places to put it , with many parking lots 1/3
smaller than usual due to the piles of snow . Many roofs are being shovelled ,
and at least one building has collapsed here on the Island ( no one inside at the time thankfully ) .
All the best !
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