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Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red
Joined: 04 Feb 2009
Posts: 2503
Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:51 pm quote
TN_Sooner wrote:
wmak wrote:
Very happy to see this thread far outpacing the pissed off one. Not that there's anything wrong with being pissed, just happy to see being cheered up has more devotees.
Alas, thatís only because the pissed off thread reached the not-so-mythical 100 page threshold and was restarted. Unfortunately, the second pissed off thread will soon again lap this one.

But Iím cheered to see more posting here lately - would love to see the ratio change!
Damnit! I should have played closer attention.
Molto Verboso
'08 Gunuine Buddy 150 St Tropez 'Simon' '04 Honda Metropolitian 'Archie' [Sadly had to trade it away ;-( ]
Joined: 23 Dec 2010
Posts: 1112
Location: Depends on where I happen to be.
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:39 am quote
Was a Ďgood weather dayí yesterday, got up to the low-mid 70s F. I rode through an entire tank of gas, woke this morning feeling great.
Ahhh, the power of a clear mind.....
Addicted
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 722
Location: Toronto
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:49 am quote
wmak wrote:
Damnit! I should have played closer attention.
Hey! Take it to that other thread!
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1165
Location: Central New York
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:23 am quote
Well not exactly a major thing to get all excited about, but today our friends picked up their hide-a-bed we were storing in our living room.

See they were in processes of selling their house last summer and had a new place all lined up they planned to buy. Well as it turned out their house sold nice and fast and then after they signed on that sale the purchase of the "new house" fell through.

Well after few months they did find an buy a new house. By then the weather turned bad and as the guy was a trucker who was only home on weekends and the new place needed lots of work.

So between work work and work on new house we ended up with the hide-a-bed for several months instead of the couple weeks we expected!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5482
Location: Downtown Toronto
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:01 am quote
Sort of getting spring like so that makes me happy . Was at the downtown BMW dealer yesterday and they are shaking up their Motorrad division. About time!I'm attaching a pic of my C650GT's little brother. Have to say it looks nice.

AND my new 2019 Ural is only a few short weeks away. That I'm excited about as well.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5438
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:44 am quote
Went to go start my GTS after winter's rest, and ZOOM! Like the last ride was yesterday. Tires held their pressure within 1 psi, too.

I'm outta here!
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1165
Location: Central New York
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:07 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
Went to go start my GTS after winter's rest, and ZOOM! Like the last ride was yesterday. Tires held their pressure within 1 psi, too.

I'm outta here!
Sounds great! I have to get going on winter work on wife's GTV due for oil change and new belt and rollers in trans.

Still too cold and too much winter crap on roads to ride. Thinking I might go for a new battery. It is a 2013 with original battery still in it. Has not been run since November and not on Battery Tender so I won't be surprised if it fails to start next week.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8708
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:57 am quote
This:
Maybe funnier if you have chickens as pets....

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5482
Location: Downtown Toronto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:28 am quote
I think I just scored our first pot reseller as a client for the managed IT services division. Makes for a diverse portfolio....
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 7438
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:31 am quote
It's my 3 day work week and it's my Friday too.
Work 3 days one week, 4 days the next, 12 hour days. It's a great schedule to work.
Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 37572
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:32 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
It's my 3 day work week and it's my Friday too.
Work 3 days one week, 4 days the next, 12 hour days. It's a great schedule to work.
I did a "7-day fortnight" for 25 years. Bloody brilliant shift system. Work Mon, Tue - Sat, Sun - Wed, Thu, Fri. The best bit was that by taking just five days leave you got 12 days off in a row, or 7 days leave to get 16. I never managed to use up my annual 22 days vacation allowance.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5482
Location: Downtown Toronto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:50 am quote
I own the company so make my own hours but usually start really early like around 5:30 and call it a day about noon. I'm never really off and have to answer emails and the occasional call but generally can be wherever I want. I say the same things to the guys that do managed IT support. If they aren't scheduled anywhere I don't care where they are as long as they have their laptop with them and can go online. We are very much the same with staff that work in the accounting division. As long as the work is done they can work whatever hours they want.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8708
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:07 am quote
It's been three weeks since fracturing my ankle, feels like a couple of months.
It's been a bit rocky-frustrating, sometimes depressing. Got to at least feeling pretty good, sleep, etc, but with last week's flooding, had to deal with a lot more and admittedly overdid....along with a few extra "push the envelope" moments. I'd been doing some weight-bearing out of necessity all along too.

Anyway, after a quiet Sunday, went from minimal pain to intermittent annoying pain, and Monday night took off my boot to inspect and swelling came back quite a bit.

So, thinking I'd messed up, worst case scenario would be to need surgery and more time off, so feeling rather despondent about that. So, as I have my own X-ray, decided to shoot some extra films, ready for the worst. Well, yeah...saw some healing, but the other fracture line didn't look any different, like it never started healing (it's typical to see signs of healing beginning in 10 days). Crap.

As it's two weeks to the follow-up, where I was led to believe I could ditch the crutches, thought I'd check in with the news. First the ortho nurse reassured me about swelling possible 6 months or more, so not to worry, and that "we know what you're doing" as continuing to work and unable to be fully non-weight-bearing anyway, so not the expected chastisement over misbehaving. Then today, the ortho saw my films and said it doesn't look any worse, and that "being older" healing wouldn't necessarily show yet (bless his heart for not calling me old!). So, he's not thinking surgery, and not threatening me (yet) with more crutch time. WOOT!

I'd already been in a better place in my head for some reason, and can handle a bit more immobility, but with the weather improving, I want to get on the damned scooter ASAP. April's looking promising!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5482
Location: Downtown Toronto
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:31 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
It's been three weeks since fracturing my ankle, feels like a couple of months.

I'd already been in a better place in my head for some reason, and can handle a bit more immobility, but with the weather improving, I want to get on the damned scooter ASAP. April's looking promising!
On the really bright side just imagine if you did the damage now! You'd be healed up for winter! So this way you should still get a good chunk of the riding season in. Good news for sure
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5482
Location: Downtown Toronto
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:44 am quote
Must be spring. Time for a new helmet

https://www.klim.com/TK1200-Karbon-Modular-Helmet-ECE-DOT-3768-000

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Benelli TNT 125 "Bean Alley" Kymco AK550 The War to end all Wars
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 16987
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:10 am quote
Ticket
I've just got off a parking fine.

Yay.

Bill x
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T, S 150, GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 7201
Location: KS USA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:18 am quote
MV is cheering me up. I get so much good information here.
Molto Verboso
BV200, P200E (2),V90 and now a Big Ruckus
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 1621
Location: Mims, Florida USA
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:07 pm quote
Took a ride on Sweet P up to the dollar store and ran into an old friend I used to work with and he mentioned he was still working at the same place(a state agency) and needed people. Called the next morning and hired, now just the formalities of going in and handing in my application. Start next Monday. Same people in charge. Though this playground business has been great, Iíve travelled the world, met wonderful people from all over,had great times and Iím thankful for that. But the last few years have been tough. Countless delays, never knowing when I was getting paid, falling behind on bills, sitting for up to 3 months at a time, credit destroyed. So now things are looking way up. And that playground install thatís been delayed for a month also starts Monday and feels great to just say no.
Addicted
2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 531
Location: central Illinois USA
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:19 am quote
Paid vacation day, in St. Louis to play, service appt for the car, buy bakery goodies for my favorite Ďguysí at MotoEuropa, check out the remodel, the rides, enjoy the motorcycle museum, lunch at Triumph Grill, get some Vespa parts, a bit of shopping at fabric stores, enjoy the city and then home to my tiny town.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5482
Location: Downtown Toronto
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:52 am quote
Went in to my favourite little motorcycle shop downtown today after dropping by the Piaggio dealer. Saw an awesome jacket and then also noticed it was on sale and then noticed it was my size. SO... yeah how many bike jackets do I need? I fell in love with this and the vintage styling will work great with the Vespa and Ural. This is my fifth REV'IT! jacket. I guess I like the brand.

https://www.revitsport.com/ca_en/jacket-zircon-41482.html#076

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Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4158
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:47 pm quote
A friend called me on Wednesday to ask me if I wanted a 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125...for free.

It had been in a storage unit that was being abandoned.

The owner, my friend's son, is currently living in Australia so he doesn't need it anymore.

Rather than throw it onto the curb, he offered it to me.

I picked it up yesterday, put a new battery in it, drained the old fuel and put new Shell premium in the tank.

It started right up and is a lot of fun to ride.

I couldn't just take it for free, had $200 in my wallet, so I gave it to him.

I also said that if I sell it, he will get the proceeds.

Bill

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Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 976
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:14 am quote
We are going on a ride today with our scooter gang!
Addicted
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 976
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:21 am quote
How could I forget this!?! Yesterday my kid's new helmets arrived! We're waiting for one more jacket and the brood will be ready for our upcoming Grand Canyon/Sedona ride and campout with our scooter club in May. I can't wait!
Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red
Joined: 04 Feb 2009
Posts: 2503
Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:19 am quote
Stayed up late to watch my Cats win in the NCAA sweet sixteen! They play again Sunday against a very capable Auburn team, for a chance to go to the final four for the first time since 2015.
Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 2808
Location: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:18 am quote
Yesterday I removed the rear wheel from my BV350 and the front from my Zuma intending to get a new tire and a leak fixed. I took them over to my usual motorcycle shop that does my tires but they wouldn't accept them -- they were too busy. (They were so harried I think they would have offered me a job on the spot as long as I knew the business end of a wrench!)

So this morning I took the wheels to another nearby shop. I left home at 10:30, was back by noon with tires mounted and fixed! And it cost a little less than the other place.

Thanks to Simply Street Bikes, Eden Prairie, MN!
Ossessionato
1979 P200e
Joined: 18 Mar 2013
Posts: 2465
Location: Lock Haven, PA
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:05 am quote
After a LONG WINTER I pulled the scoot out. Didn't start n the second kick like it usually does.... but I opened the tank, closed the tank, and it started on the first kick after looking at the tank.

I went up the street (with my protective Red Sox hat!), parked it in front of my house. A guy walking his dog looked at me and asked "Is it as much fun as it looks?"

Darned right it is!

Now if the guy coming to buy my commercial fridge shows up and can get it loaded I'll be really happy.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8708
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:11 pm quote
Visiting my mother at the farm. Got on the crutches and went to the barn to visit the scooters and throw the battery tender on for a bit. LX needs a new battery as expected, but the BV started right up and for the first time in months rode it around for a bit. Felt awesome. Not quite ready to go, but in less than a week, if all goes well, I'll be riding. Woot!
Hooked
2013 GTS300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 435
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:03 am quote
In 61 calendar days I will be a retired person...

I have been working since January 1971.
48 years in the saddle is enough for me.

PS - In August 2001 I put in for a whole month's leave.
It was the first time in over 40 years that I had been away from work for more than two weeks.
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2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 531
Location: central Illinois USA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:11 am quote
Sunshine! After a lot of rain, and hard rains while driving down to St. Louis, and rain the next day coming back and rain again yesterday, I am really grinning at sunshine.
It has been a long, cold frustrating winter in my small world and a Sunday, the end of the month, blue skies and sunshine today is just a huge lift. Does not mean I will have warm temps this coming week to ride to work but does mean some outside work will get done today and I will enjoy that outside time, even if I am not riding and even if itís not very warm.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 5852
Location: New Zealand
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:59 pm quote


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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 877
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:40 am quote
I changed the oil on my Vespa on monday!!! For many of you I'm sure this is no big deal BUT as a 41 year old. This is the first time I'd done basic maintenance on any vehicle. I've never done this on a car, lawnmower or anything else.

It was EASY (Well minus opening that oil drain nut! That thing SUCKED to get open but eventually it happened!)

Thanks to Robot and Scooterwest for the supplies and the video on how to do it.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8708
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:32 pm quote
Mobility
Crutch free for a few hours already. Life is good!



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2006 GT200
Joined: 23 Feb 2016
Posts: 2713
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:42 pm quote
Re: Mobility
fledermaus wrote:
Crutch free for a few hours already. Life is good!

Nice! "Free at last! Thanks God I'm free at last!"
Ossessionato
GT200 & GTS250 & NC750X & Royal Enfield Pegasus
Joined: 23 Aug 2013
Posts: 2130
Location: London
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:58 am quote
Fudmucker wrote:
It was the first time in over 40 years that I had been away from work for more than two weeks.
You make me feel guilty! I have always taken long breaks from work. Sometimes years . I used to go travelling a lot but, now being married, I stay at home and just enjoy my hobbies. I'll admit it pisses off the wife who has a much stronger work ethic than I do. Currently been off for a couple off for a couple of months writing a new arcade game. Keeps me happy anyway.
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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 877
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:25 am quote
The officer who pulled me over for my "Hollywood roll" waved at me yesterday when I came to a full stop. It made me laugh
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2018 Gts 300
Joined: 20 May 2012
Posts: 45
Location: Arkansas
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:38 pm quote
New bikes
Just received our bikes from AF1! Arrived in great shape, fueled and ready to ride. Two 2018 GTS one beige that the wife claimed and I got the grey one. Also her Corbin seat arrived, height reduced by one inch, the knob removed and the front 1/3 was reduced in width. Sheís happy she can touch the ground.
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Posts: 702

Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:01 am quote
Got the second scarabeo back from the shop after coolant, brake fluid and belt changes. 2009 with less than a thousand miles.. Dry rotted tires were changed earlier.
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Looking
Joined: 18 Feb 2019
Posts: 174
Location: Tampa
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:52 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
I think I just scored our first pot reseller as a client for the managed IT services division. Makes for a diverse portfolio....
Fantastic!
He won't remember if he's already paid you.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8708
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:09 am quote
Had tried to start my GTS earlier this year while checking out a new key I'd had made. Really rough starting, mentally troubleshooting it....had some suggestions of battery, but valve check is coming up too. In the mean time, down with the broken ankle.

Finally got rid of crutches, and stumping around the garage decided to at least to a multimeter test of the battery. lt checked out fine. Turned the key, and it started right up!

Not sure why it wasn't starting earlier....temps were lot colder at the time for one. Anyway, checking valves later, but in the meantime I can start riding! Woot!
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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 877
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:30 am quote
My son's Cub Scout group had a family camp out this past weekend. Didn't realize how much I needed the Tree therapy but it helped. Got a good nap in yesterday. Starting this week out rested and with a great ride in today to work!
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