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Best hunting motorbike
Oct 15th, 2013 at 11:20am
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What is the best motorbike for hunting? or a good bike for hunting that is light enough to lift, quiet and still powerful enough to climb? does anyone have any suggestions or use them for hunting at the moment? I am looking at buying one. any info would be good cheers.
  
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Reply #1 - Oct 15th, 2013 at 12:07pm
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Ct110 with hi low ratio all day!
  
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I used to own a Suzuki mudbug.  I think it was 185cc.  Long time ago.

Mine had a large sprocket on the back wheel so seemed to be geared quite low.  (Not sure if that is standard).  Big nobly tires and could climb steep hills with ease, so long as it could maintain traction.

One key feature was the tray that came standard, on the back.  You could strap a deer on that tray, and also have a 2nd one on the petrol tank and draped over the handlebars.

An ideal motor bike for the hunter!
  
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I'd recommend a Honda CTX 200.
  
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nouseforaname wrote on Oct 15th, 2013 at 12:07pm:
Ct110 with hi low ratio all day!


+1 If you are going to lift it over/ push it under gates and fences.  Wink Smiley
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 15th, 2013 at 9:07pm
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+1 If you are going to lift it over/ push it under gates and fences.  Wink Smiley


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CT110's were specifically designed to be light enough for one good keen man to lift over a 7 wire fence, be easily slid under a forestry gate, climb hills, carry pigs and deer with ease and deliver letters on time in all weather.  Smiley

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Iv been using a Suzuki mudbug 125 for the last 30 years. Being two stroke it has plenty of power with low gearing, light and low to the ground. Mine has been everywhere from the beach to top of the Ruahines and lots of the Kawekas and everywhere between. They are quiet and cockies don't seem to mind them. You can get them for $500 bucks. Cool
  
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Reply #7 - Oct 16th, 2013 at 8:06pm
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Yammy AG100 is better than a Suzi TF125

I would also look out for a tidy Honda Auto-Ag200...centrifugal clutch makes riding one handed easier if holding kit. That was designed for farmers holding stuff while riding
  
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Plus 1 for the AG100, cheap to buy, cheap to run, light, reliable, good rack on the back, chain guard if you carry dogs on it they wont put their paws through the chain, easy to get parts.
  

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I prefer a dr200, great headlight, low to the ground  low geared, a bit weighty but its a fourstroke so it makes up for it
  

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I use an AG100 every day at work and they are a good reliable machine, easy to lift and move. Pretty much the same as the mudbug tf125 but the tf has more torque and would be my choice. But there is stuff all difference. I'm selling a TF125 for $300 at the moment. Just needs a puncture fixed and its a goer.
  

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Very helpful comments here  kaweka_killer & others.  Which is the lighter weight bike between the TF125 and the AG100?
  
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My sister has a CRF150 with a farm rack on the back. Electric start, disc front brakes, super quiet and light as. I've used it a couple of times for accessing a hunting spot and have found it to be an excellent bike. Would recommend one.
  
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Reply #13 - Oct 17th, 2013 at 4:42pm
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JoshC wrote on Oct 17th, 2013 at 4:00pm:
My sister has a CRF150 with a farm rack on the back. Electric start, disc front brakes, super quiet and light as. I've used it a couple of times for accessing a hunting spot and have found it to be an excellent bike. Would recommend one.


Yeah any of those 125-250cc 4 strokes like the Honda CRF or XR or Yamaha TTR range could also work well. They would also be much better for anyone to jump on and hoon around paddocks on if you have family who would want a go too.

  
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Re: Best hunting motorbike
Reply #14 - Oct 17th, 2013 at 8:04pm
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luckey wrote on Oct 17th, 2013 at 9:05am:
Very helpful comments here  kaweka_killer & others.  Which is the lighter weight bike between the TF125 and the AG100?


Yamaha curb weight (wet and fully fuelled) is 99kg
Suzuki is curb weight (wet and fully fuelled) 113kg
  
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