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Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:41:39 PM »
Hey guys, so I was wondering what is the longest distance ride someone's done on a small scooter like 125-250cc


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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 08:31:40 PM »
Longest trip I ever did was about 40km avarage speed between 80 to 90km
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 09:15:57 PM »
What are you thinking?
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 04:40:27 PM »
What do you mean?

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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 11:22:55 AM »
Planning a trip?
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 01:32:24 PM »
Well Im considering it

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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 11:06:34 AM »
Longest distance in one day on the Burgman was Jhb to Greytown KZN via the N3 and back four days later via Standerton.
Round trip of about 1100km without any hiccups, not even a puncture.
Read about it here http://www.forum.sascooters.co.za/index.php/topic,1634.msg14651.html#msg14651 Just a pity the Photobucket links to the pics have moved on...

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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 12:42:58 PM »
Great write up about your trip.

Why do you think you got better consumption when it heated up? Cold = more dense air = more resistance?
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 01:46:18 PM »
Probably because when the engine oil heats up it gets thinner so lubrication is better.

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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 12:20:31 PM »
Great write up about your trip.

Why do you think you got better consumption when it heated up? Cold = more dense air = more resistance?

Thanks  :yes:

I've always experienced higher fuel consumption when its colder/winter and even when down at the coast with any of my vehicles.
It probably has something to do with the fuel injection richening the mixture to compensate for the colder/denser air.  :dontknow:

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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 02:02:47 AM »
Did a trip about 350km only stopping for petrol... On ajonwY adventure 125.... Ave speed was about 80.... Was fun....scooter could do much more...but i was tired.....
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2018, 07:56:40 PM »
Did a trip about 350km only stopping for petrol... On ajonwY adventure 125.... Ave speed was about 80.... Was fun....scooter could do much more...but i was tired.....
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2018, 09:16:02 PM »
A friend of mine came from kuruman to pretoria on a kazuma 125 and all his belonging... He moved to pta.... 1 day trip...only stopping for petrol and a smoke break....
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2018, 06:07:01 AM »
Where there's a will, there's a way!
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2018, 03:52:55 PM »
I'm keen to do a round trip from Kimberley to Bloemfontein and back. If I take the Boshof, Dealesville, Bloem road I should have enough juice in the tank between towns but I'll probaly take a spare 2/3 litres with for incase.  I did the trip once on my on/off bike 200cc, slow but it was lekker!
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2018, 07:33:28 PM »
If I take the Boshof, Dealesville, Bloem road

Don't you think that on a scooter you are in serious danger on that route due to the condition of the road and the way the trucks and minibuses drive?

IIRC, there's no yellow line, where the tar ends at the roadside, there's just 3-foot grass & f*k-knows what's in there  :pray:
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Re: Longest distance driven non stop on a scooter in south Africa?
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2018, 03:06:50 PM »
My neighbor who is in his late 70s did a trip on his two stroke vespa from centurion In Gauteng to cape town and back last year.
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