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Re: Best hunting motorbike
Reply #15 - Oct 17th, 2013 at 8:43pm
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Good thing about the muddys or the AGs is you can pick one up for under $500. A decent four stroke is a lot more expensive. There is a much of a muchness between the TF and the AG I could get the best in your price range. Both a bullet proof easy and cheap to fix.
  

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Reply #16 - Oct 18th, 2013 at 9:53am
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+1 If you are going to lift it over/ push it under gates and fences.  Wink Smiley


+1 - has another couple of great features - step through/off and incredibly quiet
What have you been doing XP - under gates and fences  Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #17 - Oct 18th, 2013 at 11:23am
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Yep! Honda CT's are easy to slide off, with that step-thru frame and are very quiet. The renowned, almost legendary, Wairarapa poacher Bruce S. used one very effectively for years, before he moved on to paua-poaching diving .  Wink Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #18 - Oct 28th, 2013 at 7:58pm
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I have an AG100 and its never let me down hunting, in my purchase manual it also states 55km per litre. I use mine everywhere and its just great with plenty of parts available.
  
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Reply #19 - Nov 17th, 2013 at 11:59am
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http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1358717197/0

Some additional comments from a similar request earlier in the year
  
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Reply #20 - Nov 18th, 2013 at 4:10am
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Yep! Honda CT's are easy to slide off, with that step-thru frame and are very quiet.


Having grown up as a kid riding CT 90s and a 110, and owning an AG cos I thought it was better along with a DR and others. They each have their good points. The DRs and AG were better if you were on it for longer periods where the CT was perfect if you were on and off repeatedly. The step through type gearbox with the centrifugal clutch meant you didn't need a clutch hand to get on and off. You simply let go the throttle and you have hands free.  For hunting and gates I would get a CT every time. The only mechanisim better would be an automatic quad and they are too hard to throw over or under gates. The CT also had a spare fuel can mounted under the rear tray as well as the main tank under the seat.

Sorry but my vote would have to be Go the CT for what you are wanting to do. The 90s had the hi low range and they were extremely reliable. The 110 we had did not have the hi / lo so I dont know if the new ones still do. They started making them in the 70s and they were still making them not long ago so the design is well tried and well proven.
  
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Reply #21 - Dec 19th, 2013 at 10:38pm
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A quad...

Carrying animals and gear on a motor bike really sucks.

But if you insist... the good ole ag bikes are the go. Four stoke is a bit quieter and less smokey. Carriers are important.

But i'd go for a quad any day.
  
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Reply #22 - Dec 20th, 2013 at 1:41pm
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Craigc wrote on Dec 19th, 2013 at 10:38pm:
A quad...

Carrying animals and gear on a motor bike really sucks.

But if you insist... the good ole ag bikes are the go. Four stoke is a bit quieter and less smokey. Carriers are important.

But i'd go for a quad any day.


correct, The most injuries I received on motor bikes including racing them was from carrying deer, AG100 traded for A honda XL185 was a poor decision, A great little bike but the AG was easier to handle the heavy loads.
  
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Reply #23 - Dec 21st, 2013 at 11:54am
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CT110 by a mile. Also called silent death Grin
http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1364635985/0#0
Honda stopped bringing in the ag models last year as they wern't selling (mainly as they were nearly 5 grand) but I think they are still bringing in the postie bikes. I have also seen that Honda have made a CC110 but who knows if it will get down yonder.
http://motorcycle.cbt9.com/blogs/honda-to-local-market-cc110-cross-cub/
You would have to be a keen man to chuck a CT110 over a fence as they are over a 100kg!
Theres even a CT forum!
http://hondatrailcts.yuku.com/directory
Not cheap though, even for a ex thrashed farm bike you are looking at 15 hundy! An old CT90 went for over 7 hundy on trade me this week.
  

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Reply #24 - Dec 21st, 2013 at 8:57pm
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Here's an add for a 1962 Honda Trail 50. I know of a couple of guys who can fit themselfs and a deer on a CT110!
  

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Re: Best hunting motorbike
Reply #25 - Dec 21st, 2013 at 11:42pm
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ICEMAN wrote on Dec 20th, 2013 at 1:41pm:
correct, The most injuries I received on motor bikes including racing them was from carrying deer, AG100 traded for A honda XL185 was a poor decision, A great little bike but the AG was easier to handle the heavy loads.

Try walking an XR500 up a hill with a pig strapped to it  Grin

  

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Reply #26 - Dec 26th, 2013 at 8:24am
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Here you go..

www.trademe.co.nz/motors/specialist-cars/gokarts/auction-657792555.htm

Also a couple of more conventional CT's on Trademe.
  
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Reply #27 - Dec 26th, 2013 at 8:51pm
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Craigc wrote on Dec 26th, 2013 at 8:24am:
Here you go..

www.trademe.co.nz/motors/specialist-cars/gokarts/auction-657792555.htm

Also a couple of more conventional CT's on Trademe.


Got to be the winner.  Beer in chiller to celebrate and then tie the pig or deer on top Grin
  
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Reply #28 - Aug 29th, 2020 at 1:12pm
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I went for a TF125.  Seems to be good value for money.  If your new to bikes you will need to find a good place to practice riding in mixed terrain.  I needed about 5-6 hours to get my confidence up to a good level.  A light could be an important factor which farmbikes tend to have.  Otherwise get a dirtbike and mount a MTB Led light to handlebars.
  

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Re: Best hunting motorbike
Reply #29 - Aug 30th, 2020 at 7:32am
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My TF 185 hunting/farm bike just turned 41 years old. Only owned by 2 hunters its entire life. Last 20 years its worked most days.  Its NEVER had any engine work done on it. Nada. Yes, a hundred wheel bearings, brake shoes etc, but the engine itself has never been opened. Try that on a 4 stroke!!!
  
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