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Molto Verboso
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:35 pm quote
A friend with his Vespa ... we went to a rally.

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Location: Irving, TX
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:06 pm quote
(Continuation of this post: http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2345436#2345436)

So this morning I called the insurance company and they told me to have someone come out and tarp the hole, and to keep our receipts for everything, and to take pictures of everything, and that an adjuster would come out at some point in the next 3-5 days to check it out.

I called a roofer I know through work, and he sent a guy out. The guy who came out suggested leaving the limb where it was until the adjuster could see it, so that there wouldn't be a way for them to deny that the tree had caused specific damage. His rough estimate was that it would cost slightly more than our deductible. He left to get supplies, I left for work, and my wife waited.

An hour later, the adjuster called to say he was on his way. He met with the roofer, and they agreed on how much it would cost to repair the roof, fence, fascia, and to remove the tree limb. Subtract our deductible, and we'll have just enough to repair the roof, as long as I remove the branch myself (I have a chainsaw, and the city will pick it up from the curb for free, as long as the branches are less than 8' long). And any additional repair work from this claim that the roofers run across will be covered at 100%, because we'll have met our deductible for it.

So it all boils down to I get to cut up a tree this weekend, and our roof gets repaired for essentially free.
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:10 pm quote
[quote="monogodo"](Continuation of this post: http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2345436#2345436)

Well that worked out pretty well.

Should be short work with a chainsaw. Still on the play side of the play vs. work spectrum....
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LX190, Primavera
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Posts: 5832
Location: New Zealand
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:12 am quote
Picked up new Scoot.
Got some work in this morning.
Caught up with friends and colleagues.
400km ride home, hardly any traffic.
Only rainless day this week.
Brilliant sunset.



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Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:24 am quote
znomit wrote:
Picked up new Scoot.
Got some work in this morning.
Caught up with friends and colleagues.
400km ride home, hardly any traffic.
Only rainless day this week.
Brilliant sunset.

Nice ride znomit
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:32 am quote
You donít see these every day. Parked at one of my morning coffee stops.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:47 am quote
monogodo wrote:
(Continuation of this post: http://modernvespa.com/forum/post2345436#2345436)

So this morning I called the insurance company and they told me to have someone come out and tarp the hole, and to keep our receipts for everything, and to take pictures of everything, and that an adjuster would come out at some point in the next 3-5 days to check it out.

I called a roofer I know through work, and he sent a guy out. The guy who came out suggested leaving the limb where it was until the adjuster could see it, so that there wouldn't be a way for them to deny that the tree had caused specific damage. His rough estimate was that it would cost slightly more than our deductible. He left to get supplies, I left for work, and my wife waited.

An hour later, the adjuster called to say he was on his way. He met with the roofer, and they agreed on how much it would cost to repair the roof, fence, fascia, and to remove the tree limb. Subtract our deductible, and we'll have just enough to repair the roof, as long as I remove the branch myself (I have a chainsaw, and the city will pick it up from the curb for free, as long as the branches are less than 8' long). And any additional repair work from this claim that the roofers run across will be covered at 100%, because we'll have met our deductible for it.

So it all boils down to I get to cut up a tree this weekend, and our roof gets repaired for essentially free.
We had a 21 year old roof that needed replacement. Had a bad wind storm and lost some Shingles. Called USAA, they sent an adjuster out and I talked him into paying for a New Roof. I had to pay $600 to upgrade to the CertainTeed Pro shingle which is heavier/thicker and has a better warranty, 50 years instead of 25 years.. So got a new roof for $600
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:42 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
You donít see these every day. Parked at one of my morning coffee stops.
I do see these every day...

...or at least every Wednesday and Thursday when I work in Beverly Hills. Mostly newer ones, though.

I love it when a vintage model drives by.
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:25 am quote
mpfrank wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
You donít see these every day. Parked at one of my morning coffee stops.
I do see these every day...

...or at least every Wednesday and Thursday when I work in Beverly Hills. Mostly newer ones, though.

I love it when a vintage model drives by.
I have clients that have newer ones. The vintage ones though are something really special.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:31 am quote
Road into work for the first time since June!!!

Rode with the Scout parent that got the Kymco 150. As we were leaving our neighborhood a woman was walking a Great Dane. That thing took a LOT of interest in us as we rolled by!
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:24 am quote
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
Road into work for the first time since June!!!

Rode with the Scout parent that got the Kymco 150. As we were leaving our neighborhood a woman was walking a Great Dane. That thing took a LOT of interest in us as we rolled by!
As the saying goes, you don't have to outrun the Great Dane. You only have to be faster than the guy with the Kymco 150.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:32 am quote
While his Kymco did accelerate faster off the line than mine (Lighter Bike, lighter rider). My 300 could smoke him if need be. I thought about that though. If that dog broke free of the owner...VAROOOM!
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:48 am quote
I have a friend who had a Great Dane. Poor guy got put down this year at 12 years old. One thing he liked to do was eat wasps. I'm not kidding he'd just go chomping at them if they were flying around his head.

What's cheering me up today is one more day and I'm off to Tobermory and the cottage! First time up there taking an off-road bike.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:29 am quote
I'm feeling a bit chuffed with myself. I finally bit the bullet and repaired an old cuckoo clock. The whole thing had stopped working years ago and then it fell off the wall and went for a tumble down the stairs. I couldn't just replace the clock with another because this one was given to my grandfather as a present by the son of a German POW. I was very young at the time but do have a memory of it being given to him. My grandfather used to have a number of German officers over for Christmas dinner when there was a POW camp not far from his home. It's now ticking and chiming away quite happily though the wife isn't keen on the ticking sound and won't have it on at night

I might actually remove the mechanism again and take it all apart to give it a thorough clean. If all that works then I might have a shot at doing the same thing with a grandfather clock that hasn't worked in about 50 years.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:45 am quote
Bought my first pair of actual motorcycle boots today. Iíve always just worn Frye or Red Wing aa Iíve always had scooters and shifting was all done with the left hand. Now that I do have to clunk through gears with my foot I figured Iíd try a pair. Pretty comfy actually.

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2017 Piaggio BV350
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Location: Irving, TX
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:57 pm quote
This happened last night, but has kept me happy all day.

Back in August I got stopped for "failure to stop at a stop sign" by a campus cop. Last night was my court date at the municipal court where the university is.

When I arrived, the first bailiff asked for my last name. She checked her list, and I wasn't on it. So she asked for my citation, and confirmed that I was there on the correct date & time. We went up to the clerk's office, where I was told that they have me in the system as Oates, not Bates. I was instructed to tell the other bailiff that I'm Bates, but my file is Oates. He made a note of it, and I took a seat.

Because I was one of the last to arrive, I was one of the last to be called before the bench, almost two hours later. I declined to see the State's File, as I just wanted to get things over with and didn't want to have to come back, so I signed the waiver. The judge then asked the bailiff for my Court Jacket, and had me take a seat so he could deal with other defendants while we waited for my Jacket.

When it arrived, he called me back up, and looked it over. It was just two pages: a photocopy of the citation, and another typed page that I couldn't make out what it was. He looked back & forth at both several times, then asked his clerk who the officer was, she replied "SMU," and he said, "oh."

He then looked at me and asked if I wanted to move to quash. I replied that, yes, I would like to move to quash. He said, "Motion to quash submitted," and wrote "motion to quash" on the Court Jacket, and again on another sheet, followed by "granted". He handed them to his clerk, then said, "we're done. The citation is quashed. The prosecution may decide to refile at a later date, but the chances of that are about the same as the chance we'll get rain tonight."

He then said that I was that night's winner, and that I should buy a lottery ticket on my way home.

So what could have been a $200+ fine and 6-months probation ended up being nothing.
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GTS 300
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:41 pm quote
For me it was having my Vespa delivered @ 7:45 am by the service manager at my sort of local dealer.
Spongy, funky front brakes repaired , all at no cost I might add.

Then the mail arrives and I get a box from member
"flordian" containing the coolest ever hi viz back pack, with a sweet Vespa logo on it.

It's like having my recent 75th birthday all over again.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:34 am quote
Up in Tobermory enjoying 10 days of cottage life. Sunday I think I will take the Ferry over to Manitoulin with the bike.

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Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:02 pm quote
That Ural with side car looks right at home in the picture.

I like it !!
Molto Verboso
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 pm quote
DandyDoug wrote:
That Ural with side car looks right at home in the picture.

I like it !!
I couldnít agree more, idealic looking.
Nice to see that Ural out in the wild after your long wait getting it.
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:50 am quote
Looks like a nice vacation spot! Might not be as fun in three or four months unless you packed your snow shoes! But at least you have the two wheel drive Ural so you might be good to go!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:25 am quote
Thanks guys! Yes it is a beautiful spot and the Ural the perfect bike to bring up to it. Already using the heated grips during the day so yup it gets cold up here early. Monday morning I leave for the big island. Iíll post something over in the rides report section.

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Molto Verboso
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:08 am quote
And I would be keeping a close eye out for wild life! Hitting a Moose with that Ural would be like hitting a brick wall and all you would do is p!ss him off!

And if you want some more reading about sidecars there is this forum with more than a few Urals: https://advrider.com/f/forums/hacks.56/
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:57 am quote
kshansen wrote:
And I would be keeping a close eye out for wild life! Hitting a Moose with that Ural would be like hitting a brick wall and all you would do is p!ss him off!

And if you want some more reading about sidecars there is this forum with more than a few Urals: https://advrider.com/f/forums/hacks.56/
Not too many moose here but lots of deer. I drove up right about at dusk and know I had to pay attention more than usual even though it was cold and I had already driven 5 hours that day. Driving a hack is more tiring than a motorcycle or scooter.

Took her out on the back roads for the first time today. Finally getting her dirty. The foot box is a blessing off-road.

I'll check out the link. I also belong to Soviet Steeds which is basically the Ural version of MV though not as busy as here.

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Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:27 am quote
The weather
Simple things.

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:12 am quote
Making final preps to go pick up a P200E on Friday. Will be my first P series and ridiculously excited
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:57 am quote
Finally found the charger for my heated jacket after spending almost 3 months idly looking for it Obviously it's not even close to cold at the moment but I didn't want to spend 3 months from January looking for it.
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:01 am quote
Ape wrote:
Making final preps to go pick up a P200E on Friday. Will be my first P series and ridiculously excited
Awesome! What year and colour? Of course we demand pics
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:35 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Ape wrote:
Making final preps to go pick up a P200E on Friday. Will be my first P series and ridiculously excited
Awesome! What year and colour? Of course we demand pics
1980 and looks originally Silver but has been painted a dark green. I will pist pictures Saturday once she is back home
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:37 am quote
Ape wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Ape wrote:
Making final preps to go pick up a P200E on Friday. Will be my first P series and ridiculously excited
Awesome! What year and colour? Of course we demand pics
1980 and looks originally Silver but has been painted a dark green. I will pist pictures Saturday once she is back home
Cool! I had a silver 79.
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:55 am quote
Tomorrow I will be touring around Manitoulin island .

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:40 am quote
On my way for a day of touring Manitoulin:-D

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:46 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
On my way for a day of touring Manitoulin:-D
Had to google that. Looks interesting. Any unique attractions?
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:50 am quote
They don't strap them down??
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:51 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
They don't strap them down??
Sign says hold on.
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:52 am quote
Madison Sully wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
They don't strap them down??
Sign says hold on.
Ok, I see that now.
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:10 am quote
Yes they get strapped down. We had just parked. There are plenty of grommets available for tie down and ropes provided. Lots of guys brought there own straps.

Great riding here! Taking a small break now.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:12 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
They don't strap them down??
It's all good until you hit a narwhal or sumpin'

Gravel?! Do I see gravel?
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:26 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
They don't strap them down??
It's all good until you hit a narwhal or sumpin'

Gravel?! Do I see gravel?
Some beautiful non gravel roads but Iím sticking to the side roads. The Ural is a blast in them. Iíve even had to use the 2 wheel drive and it works as advertised. Got stuck in a rut and just reached over and enhanced the sidecar wheel. Got out no problem.
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Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:03 am quote
Anyway that was a great trip but next time Iíll spend the night so I get more time. Iíll post something in the ride report section when I get back next week or sooner. Cottage has decent internet. Here are a few more pics and one that surprised me. I almost never see other C650ís but thatís what was sitting next to me when I parked for the boarding back.

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