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Zuma 125 On A 55Mph Road?

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:40 PM

Moving to our new place, my commute is going to now be 6 miles, probably 4 of which are 2 lane 55mph country roads. There is 1 long hill.

Would you guys feel comfortable on a stock 125? This road is fairly well traveled so I have visions of leading a long line of pissed off drivers. Utilize the shoulder to let people pass?

Take the motorcycle instead?
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:50 PM

I occasionally take my wife's stock GROM in from Woodbury to Minneapolis for work. If I can keep a draft or if traffic is slow or stop-and-go, I'll stay on 94 but if I loose the draft, I'll bail instead of being a 55 to 60 mph obstacle to the 70+ mph traffic.

Once I thought I'd be able to keep up doing Hw61 South on the way home so I didn't bail as normal at Lower Afton Road but then I lost the draft and took to the shoulder and waved people past for the last few miles to Bailey Road. I would _not_ recommend being unable to keep up with traffic. In fact, I _always_ try to travel 5 or 10 mph faster than the surrounding vehicles or at least be drafting on the fastest rabbit out there as I think that's safer when you are controlling the passing decisions instead of the other way around.

So, no, I wouldn't ride where I couldn't at least match pace.
And I am _positive_ you'll get a talking to or ticket if seen riding the shoulder.

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:55 PM

It has motorcycle plates. Fuck em. You have just as much right to be on the road as long as you are doing the minimum 0f 45mph on the highway.
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:57 PM

perhaps if you lost a couple pounds?Posted Image
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 02:20 PM

Pretty sure I know what highway you're talking about. I'd be a little apprehensive about doing it on my 125cc scoot, but it wouldn't stop me from doing it once in a while. I still drive up HW-65 through the 60mph zone once in a while, but rarely in rush hour traffic. The couple times I've done it in traffic were not a problem. Once because both lanes were too slow to matter, and the other because I was in the slow lane with slow people going about my max speed and the people behind me didn't seem to care.

I say try it out a few times and see how it goes. I'll still end up doing it once in a while.
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 02:27 PM

Took my 125cc pitbike on 694. Not recommended
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 02:35 PM

Rode my wife old Vino 125 and the Grom on all sorts of highways without issue. My Kymco 150 works fine taking in to work on 94 and I ride with traffic.

I say ride, works for me :)
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 02:35 PM

View Postrochambo, on 26 February 2016 - 01:55 PM, said:

It has motorcycle plates. Fuck em. You have just as much right to be on the road as long as you are doing the minimum 0f 45mph on the highway.


It is not about rights for me, it's about safety. I do not enjoy being slower than surrounding traffic. It is my opinion that the best way to be safe is to always be the fastest mo'fo out there.

Like I say to my kids, "You absolutely have the right to cross in the crosswalk at any time. Traffic is required by law to stop. When they don't stop, and you're dead, did it matter to you that you were right and they were wrong?"

F'k, I am an _old_ man now. FFFFFFFFF'KKKKK!

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 02:45 PM

View PostKent Larson, on 26 February 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

_old_


You have to learn how to use the ITALIC button, Old Man! :nana:
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 02:54 PM

View PostKent Larson, on 26 February 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

Like I say to my kids, "You absolutely have the right to cross in the crosswalk at any time. Traffic is required by law to stop. When they don't stop, and you're dead, did it matter to you that you were right and they were wrong?"



I say this shit to people all the time and they still want to argue about right of way. How stupid are you.
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 03:06 PM

View PostPOE, on 26 February 2016 - 02:45 PM, said:

You have to learn how to use the ITALIC button, Old Man! :nana:


I know how to use italics, I don't _want_ to use italics. I'm old. I'm stuck in my ways. I do what I want! ;-P

( ";-P" is me winking and sticking my tongue out at you. I looked over the B) offerings and they were all to rude for me.
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 03:15 PM

View PostKent Larson, on 26 February 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

It is not about rights for me, it's about safety. I do not enjoy being slower than surrounding traffic. It is my opinion that the best way to be safe is to always be the fastest mo'fo out there.

Like I say to my kids, "You absolutely have the right to cross in the crosswalk at any time. Traffic is required by law to stop. When they don't stop, and you're dead, did it matter to you that you were right and they were wrong?"

F'k, I am an _old_ man now. FFFFFFFFF'KKKKK!

Later,
Kent Larson in Woodbuyr



Safety?! You're riding a motorcycle.
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 03:25 PM

View Postrochambo, on 26 February 2016 - 03:15 PM, said:

Safety?! You're riding a motorcycle.

This
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 04:05 PM

View PostPOE, on 26 February 2016 - 02:20 PM, said:

Pretty sure I know what highway you're talking about. I'd be a little apprehensive about doing it on my 125cc scoot, but it wouldn't stop me from doing it once in a while. I still drive up HW-65 through the 60mph zone once in a while, but rarely in rush hour traffic. The couple times I've done it in traffic were not a problem. Once because both lanes were too slow to matter, and the other because I was in the slow lane with slow people going about my max speed and the people behind me didn't seem to care.

10th St, west of 694 out to Lake Elmo.

View PostPOE, on 26 February 2016 - 02:20 PM, said:

I say try it out a few times and see how it goes. I'll still end up doing it once in a while.

I think that's how I'll end up doing it. Still have a motorcycle sitting right behind it worst case.
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 04:17 PM

Don't you got enough parts to just swap an Sv engine into the Zuma?
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