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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:44 am 
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Hey fella, aren't you worried about the fumes building up under the seat and coping a spark from the battery? I know there's a cute little plastic door there, but still... And does your underseat area smell like a Corroboree now?
I've thought about using one of my 5L jerry's for just in case situations, but I'd be worried about transferring the smell to my helmet or jacket later on.

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G'day Gav,

I was careful not to spill any fuel when filling the jerry, so with the lid on properly, there weren't any fumes coming from there. The funnel would have some residual fuel in it after filling, but I would give it a good shake and kept it in a separate plastic bag. I haven't noticed any smell from under the seat.

My advice would be to carry a jerry if you can spare the room. A benefit you may not have thought of is that you will then be even less tied to the petrol stations, only having to visit one every 450km or more.

Regarding tying one to the backseat etc, I try to keep things as out of site as possible, especially for this ride as I was trying to give the impression that others were carrying too much gear and it wasn't necessary. If you do tie one down, it might be wise to tie down an additional container (rectangular bucket etc) and sit the fuel can inside the bucket. I have heard of a few occasions where a rider has pulled over on empty to refuel from their jerry to find that it has fallen off somewhere back down the road.

Another thing you may all be interested in is tyre wear. I had a brand new set of Pirelli Diablo Scooters fitted (the only kind the shop had) not knowing how soft they were and how long they would last. As it turned out, they have lasted quite well. With 9000km on them now, the rear tyre has squared off considerably due to the lack of corners in this land of ours, but is still well and truly legal. The front looks fine and I would estimate has 40% tread remaining. They weren't any good on the dirt (as expected) but provided plenty of traction for the 14hp.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 9:13 am 
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How many of those roads you travelled on were paved? I have to wonder if the trip was much like the ones riders take across Africa or in our case from Notrh America down to the tip of South America. Most of those roads are not paved, which makes travelliing on a PCX a little difficult.

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How many of those roads you travelled on were paved? I have to wonder if the trip was much like the ones riders take across Africa or in our case from Notrh America down to the tip of South America. Most of those roads are not paved, which makes travelliing on a PCX a little difficult.


Mel46, they were 99% paved. The photo above happened when I took a 'short cut' on the way back to get off the main highway and give the professional drivers in their trucks a break from overtaking the little PCX. It was a very nice little road until it turned to loose, large gravel which wasn't really suited to the PCX, particularly with its by-then heavily squared road tyres. Perhaps the Thai PCX owners would disagree, but I think there is a bit too much Tupperware on the PCX to spend much time in the dirt.

If you want to go looking for dirt roads in Australia, you can certainly find them (especially away from the East Coast), but I'd wager that you could reach 99% of the population without getting your bike dusty.


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At 50 MPH that's 8 hours in the saddle, which generally equates to 10-12 hours with small towns and stops (4 15-minute stops add an hour, and that's so easy to do when fueling). On Furyforums.com they named me Sir Iron Ass for 600 miles in the stock seat, but my God man that's crazy.


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Too much time in the saddle could cause prostate inflammation and possibly lead to cancer.. Ironically a long ride like that to give awareness to the disease.


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Too much time in the saddle could cause prostate inflammation and possibly lead to cancer.. Ironically a long ride like that to give awareness to the disease.


Too much of anything is just too much. . .agreed.

Keeping a diet of plant based food is a better way to go. A lot of the cancer, diabetes, and other afflictions are influenced by our diet.

There may be some truth to "everything in moderation". :geek:


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G'day PCX fans,

I've just completed a two-week, ~9000km trip across Australia on my missus' 2014 PCX150 as part of a bigger charity ride to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. As this forum appears to be the best source of information on the PCX on the web, I thought I should post here to see if anyone has any questions on the ride.

The website for the ride is http://bit.ly/longride16 and contains a lot of photos of the trip. It is a fundraising website, but please don't feel compelled to donate.

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Fantastic Mark! Thanks for sharing and one hell of a ride!
Congratulations, highly recommend people check out the link and read through, is also some stunning pics of the Pcx with amazing scenery behind it. I sat on my fair share of greyhound buses back in the day traveling around OZ cannot imagine doing it on a 150cc scooter. Good on you


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I think you did a great thing in riding that little bike that long distance, and in a tie too!

My wife and I took a 500 mile round trip in one day in our area (up through the North Georgia Mountains, crossing multiple state lines) just for the heck of it on our 2013 models, which have been extensively modified and upgraded, and it was hard on our butts, minds, and the rest of us...and I did NOT wear a Tie! We were really glad to see the lights of civilization! I have a nice gel pad and a back support on mine, PLUS adjustable shocks. Still, I wouldn't try to do that type of continuous ride again.
So, congrats on actually being able to walk again after that long ride!! :-)

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Fantastic Mark! Thanks for sharing and one hell of a ride!
Congratulations, highly recommend people check out the link and read through, is also some stunning pics of the Pcx with amazing scenery behind it. I sat on my fair share of greyhound buses back in the day traveling around OZ cannot imagine doing it on a 150cc scooter. Good on you


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