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Long distance?

I got yer long distance right here!

There is a gent named Bob Munden. He rides a CBR125R long distances.

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Here is how Bob introduces his latest achievement on his 125.

"I just thought that some of you might like to know that the CBR 125 is not as slow as most think.
On July 28 it went 1558 miles in under 24 hours (23 hours 57 minutes). This ride has now been
certified by the Iron Butt Association after a full review of the witnesses and documentation."

And how many kilometers is that, in one day? 2508
 

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:) just read in my IBA Magazine about a CBR250R that was used for a SS 1600 KLM's that = 1000 miles or more in 24 hrs or less. grear report of a FUN day :D
 

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WOW and it's cool to read about long distance rides that noone CAN say it can't handle it! I agree about an earlier post about you don't need a bigger bike to do it. A 250cc has proven in the past and present, it CAN and WILL handle anything thrown at it!
 

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Go for it.

Longest in one day, 780km from Bangkok to Burma and back.

And a 3 day trip of 1,800km.

The mind felt more tired than the body.
i reckon that would be to sankhlaburi and maybe up to the 3 pagodas, drop in and see us next time if you are down in Kanchanaburi!!!!
 

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WOW and it's cool to read about long distance rides that noone CAN say it can't handle it! I agree about an earlier post about you don't need a bigger bike to do it. A 250cc has proven in the past and present, it CAN and WILL handle anything thrown at it!
Definitely can handle big distances - week before last I knocked off a 3 day 2900k blast from Sydney to the Great Ocean Road (a little past Melbourne), including a lap of the Snowy Mountains. All just names to you I'm sure, but probably some of the best riding in Oz.

Final day was around 1650ks (and a slightly ridiculous 18hrs or so), and the next day I felt fine - so fine that all I wanted to do was go for a ride...

I'll write up a ride report in the next few weeks.
 

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hi guys..i want to ride from borders of malaysia n thai to krabi soon...anyone can guide..thanks

Get yourself a GPS and go for it! I rode from Koh Samui to Singapore with my wife in a pretty spontaneous way, and ~1500km in 3 days was A LOT of fun, so I don't think it will be a problem for you.

If you go from KL to Krabi, I recommend you stay overnight at Tasoh lake. There's a hotel right at the lake, the place is just great and not so expensive (~$40 per night). Here are some pictures (sorry, I just can't figure out how to attach them to this post directly).


PS - we also made a trip from Koh Samui to Golden Triangle and back during NY holidays, it was also a great time. You can see some pictures here.
 

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Over here in New Zealand I just completed a 920km round trip from Auckland to Havelock North and back to Auckland in two days. The purpose of the trip was to attend a family wedding so my wife, being a really encouraging type suggested I rode while she and the kids followed behind in the car.

This is the longest trip I've ridden on the CBR250 and I have the say the bike was faultless when combining key attributes of ride comfort, handling and fuel economy. Sure there are more expensive bikes built with sophisticated suspension set ups for longer distance touring but this bike performed way beyond my expectations.

If motorcycle touring is anything like this then I'm hooked and want to do more of it in the years ahead (I'm 46 so I think there's a lot left in the tank...)

I've included a few pics which include 1) right-turn in Cambridge, 2) approach to Tokoroa, 3) stop-off at Lake Taupo, 4) desolate Taupo to Napier road, 5) pool complex on the beach front in Napier and 6) me and the boys :)

Edit: pics now uploaded.

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DamianW THANK YOU for your report & photo's :) last year I posted a report on my 1500 mile or so trip to the SIERRA'S . I did all the passe for DOWNIEVILLE TO MARKLYVILLE AND HOME .:D getting rear for a weekender about 1200 mile and will take MIGHT CBR250R/AB:eek:
 

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check out my blog for my 2 cents on the topic. And go for it, go touring you will have a blast! I did :D
I checked out your blog and loved it!! You are a very good writer :D and made me want to "head out on the highway."
 

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I returned two days ago from a 4,700 mile trip through nine northwestern states. Took about 16 days to smell the flowers. Fully loaded - soft saddlebags, Ventura seat bag, tank bag, and tent and Thermarest air mattress on back of Ventura luggage rack - I got a low of 62 MPG, a high of 85 MPG, with most tanks giving over 74 MPG. I was impressed with how comfortable it was - surprised, actually. I was expecting an endurance test. I just ran it at 65 MPH on the highways. High altitude riding yields excellent gas mileage. Going up high-altitude mountain passes required one or two downshifts and a more sedate pace, but I never wanted for faster. The slower you go, the more you see, and the easier to stop and turn around for those inevitable photos. Temps ranged from 100+ F to high 30's, and the bike took it all in stride.

Glitches: horn button did not like rain riding, and required a few dozen activations to clear the "cobwebs" after rain. The engine experienced the well-documented low RPM starting/rough idle about half-dozen times. For the relatively few times I actually started the bike, the occurrence on the trip was higher than average. It seems to have happened most often at high altitudes (6,000 - 10,000 feet) after a brief shut-down for a photo. Ummm, that's all that comes to mind, other than the new chain lube I picked up for the trip sucked and my chain stretched big-time no matter how much I applied the stuff, but that's another thread I will start after this one. I got home, and today I read in MCN a scathing review of the same stuff (DuPont Teflon Chain Saver.) If only it had arrived in my mailbox before I left.

Other than the rain, I'd do it all over again. In fact, I've got my sights set on three weeks off in September, and was going to take my CX650 Turbo around the southwest, but now I am thinking of taking the CBR instead!
 

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I was inspired by Bob Munden's rides on his CBR125R, at 6'5" (195cm) and 95kg (say 210lbs) though I only managed to ride an IBA SS1600K (1000miles). I will have a crack at an SS2000K ride on it one day. However, I had bigger things in mind and bought my awesome CBR250R, did an SS1600K on it as a test run a few weeks back. Two days ago arrived home with a fully documented IBA 100CCC Insanity in the bag riding the CBR250R. That's Newcastle NSW to Perth Western Australia and back to Newcastle NSW (Coast to Coast to Coast) in less than 100 hours. The round trip was a tiny bit under 8000km (5000 miles) and it took 98 hours. I didn't smell any roses, they make me sneeze. I do however love to ride motorcycles and do stop when I need to.

Will write a ride report very soon.
 

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I did 375 miles in one day. I could have done much more. I am an organizer for group riding. We rarely go more than 300 miles in one day.
I disagree with those that think it's about the rider NOT the bike! The bike is everything! The nicer the saddle the farther you can ride comfortably!!!
 

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The bike is everything! The nicer the saddle the farther you can ride comfortably!!!
You can customize the saddle on any bike. The point is that you don't need a 700 pound, 100hp, 40 mpg monster to effectively travel cross country. These extreme mileage accomplishments are good promotion for the fact that with some slight attitude adjustment, small displacement bikes can be effective, efficient, real world transportation.
 

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I love to ride the CBR250R, also on longer trips, the only thing that you have to get used to is: if heave loaded, it doesn’t seem to stand very stable on the side stand, but that only seems to be this way because the side stand moves a little bit on its buttom sind, after the short move the bike is stable. I had a lot of times more than 30 kilos on it (most on the backseat, the rest in the topcase and the tank rucksack) and it didn’t fall. Nevertheless I always look for a very flat place to let the motorcycle stand especially if heavy loaded.
 
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