Little Honda buddy..
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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Little Honda buddy.. on 12/10/2013 19:57:58 MST Print View

I borrowed an ATV and it was nice and all but big, clumsy and not good for small trails and slopes.
I found this small gem, just right for little me. Back in Europe as a teenager I used to ride a 125 Aprilia, enduro, two stroke.
This is a 1998 Honda XR 80 and it was a steal. Not fast, but I don't care; small enough that I can straddle it, flat foot it and then some. Climbs like a little champ, kinda like me :)



Honda

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
Re: Little Honda buddy.. on 12/12/2013 12:08:09 MST Print View

How much does it weigh in grams?

have you tried replacing the wheel spokes with Ti stakes?

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Re: Little Honda buddy on 12/12/2013 12:31:09 MST Print View

Better watch out, you lions, now she's a biker chick!

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Little Honda buddy on 12/12/2013 17:06:09 MST Print View

:)

It's not very heavy....but not UL.


Not a biker chick....just using it to check out the over 100 miles of trails that I have access to. And to check my cameras....

I still use my mountain bike, but for a quick check up the hills this is perfect. I just came back from an 8 mile round trip, all after I came home from work. Had the most beautiful ocean views :)

Edited by Kat_P on 12/12/2013 17:06:39 MST.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Little Honda buddy & Cougars on 12/12/2013 19:17:22 MST Print View

Kat,

Over the years there have been some cougar attacks on mountain bikers on So Calif. The fast movement seems to kick in the hunter instinct (IMO) of the lion. So be careful. The Honda is probably better.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Little Honda buddy & Cougars on 12/12/2013 19:55:05 MST Print View

And put those big eyes on the back of your helmet!

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: Little Honda buddy & Cougars on 12/12/2013 20:13:39 MST Print View

"The fast movement seems to kick in the hunter instinct (IMO) of the lion."

+1

Same thing with trail running. We must look like food when we move fast.

Edit: Cool toy Kathrina.

Edited by IDBLOOM on 12/12/2013 21:19:39 MST.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Safer on 12/12/2013 20:54:18 MST Print View

"The Honda is probably better."

I did feel quite safe this afternoon on my Honda and I had a great time exploring.
No new mountain lion pictures, but some fox and bobcat ones.

Oh, this weird kat too.

..Kat

Edited by Kat_P on 12/12/2013 20:56:00 MST.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Safer on 12/12/2013 21:30:24 MST Print View

Kat's Cats


:)