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Old December 7th, 2022, 06:14 AM   #1
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Z-125 for commuting?

You bet!

I've been exclusively taking the Z everywhere!

My commute is 40 miles one-way to work each day. Granted, I lose a bit of time because I cannot take the highway, as the speed limit is 65. I mean I could hold 55 on the little Z, but in Texas, they think the speed limit is the "lower limit". I'll get buzzed on there by people doing 90+.

Still, I just stay on the low roads and cruise in! I have the KLR, but find myself gravitating to the Z all the time. It is just a tiny little bike of fun. Goes nowhere fast, but I still enjoy it.

I like how it makes you slow down. A Corolla can outrun you, so you just have to chill and take your time.

I don't mind it. Full coverage on my 2018 is 250 and I get 100mpg, and it only uses a quart of oil. Oil changes run me <$10 with a filter (using HP4 oil).

I highly recommend you all snag one if you desire!
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Old December 7th, 2022, 10:17 AM   #2
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Do you really see 100 mpg? If so, sounds like an unbeatable deal - and fun along the way. In my own experience, whether my bike is 250cc or 1600cc, I tend to get surprisingly similar fuel mileage (40 mpg, give or take) - as I'm roughly hitting (or at least attempting) similar highway speeds.
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Old December 8th, 2022, 05:30 PM   #3
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Do you really see 100 mpg? If so, sounds like an unbeatable deal - and fun along the way. In my own experience, whether my bike is 250cc or 1600cc, I tend to get surprisingly similar fuel mileage (40 mpg, give or take) - as I'm roughly hitting (or at least attempting) similar highway speeds.
I see between 90 and 110 usually. If I keep it at 50mph and I chill on the throttle, I get closer to 110. Ripping upper 50s to low 60s, the gas mileage starts dropping.

My KLR hovers around 58 for me typically.
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Old December 14th, 2022, 02:37 PM   #4
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HAHA ! that's cool !
Yah! I know the main highway problem on the TT250. in the car I travel at 75~80 going to Yreka a 20min drive from here but on the TT250 it takes all of 35 to 40 min to do the same on the back roads I won't take it on the freeway because of the 65mph max for it
I'm afraid of being rear ended there.... people in cars do not look for a slow motorcycle!
and if your following a 18 wheeler they really won't see you !
that is why I changed the sprockets on the Ninja so I can cruise at 75 to 80 on the freeway without reving it so high....that makes me nervice...it can handle it but I can't LOL....
the RX4 and Triumph 750 can both handle the 80 mph but the little bikes can't
but that's ok I'ed rather ride the back roads anyway.... more critters to see ...I like cow watching ! lol
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