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Ossessionato
2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:20 pm quote
This week's weather forecast is mid to high 60s in my area. I'm going riding!
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:52 pm quote
TroutBum wrote:
This week's weather forecast is mid to high 60s in my area. I'm going riding!
A bit cold and windy this morning up our way here in the Valley but I'm stoked to be riding most if not all week!
Ossessionato
2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
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Posts: 2627
Location: San Jose, CA
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:29 pm quote
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
This week's weather forecast is mid to high 60s in my area. I'm going riding!
A bit cold and windy this morning up our way here in the Valley but I'm stoked to be riding most if not all week!
Let’s enjoy it while we can.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T, GTS 250, Something Chinese
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 7709
Location: KS USA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:35 am quote
TroutBum wrote:
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
This week's weather forecast is mid to high 60s in my area. I'm going riding!
A bit cold and windy this morning up our way here in the Valley but I'm stoked to be riding most if not all week!
Let’s enjoy it while we can.
You are lucky!

I'm still cheerful though when I get to ride for a couple hours in the middle of the afternoon. We have to have a mild winter in Kansas so far.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:41 am quote
Max6200 wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
This week's weather forecast is mid to high 60s in my area. I'm going riding!
A bit cold and windy this morning up our way here in the Valley but I'm stoked to be riding most if not all week!
Let’s enjoy it while we can.
You are lucky!

I'm still cheerful though when I get to ride for a couple hours in the middle of the afternoon. We have to have a mild winter in Kansas so far.
I don't think too many of us over on this side of the big ball we live on are complaining about their winters. We've had a few cold days but all in all the best I can remember in a long time.
Hooked
'81 P200E, '80 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
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Posts: 187
Location: Tucson, AZ
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:37 pm quote
Progress
Got my parts for my prebug Zuma to the machine shop today. They will be ready on Friday. One step closer to putting the engine back in.

Received the rear brake parts for my Majesty. I can refit the rear wheel this week and take it on Saturday's club ride to shake it down. Everything's falling in place for next moth's Vegas ride.

Found a missing box of new bits for my '87 Elite's engine. Was worried I'd need to reorder a bunch of stuff to proceed with that little HF03 will be buzzing again in time for spring. Back to the bench on Sunday.

Rain's finally stopped; sunny riding for the rest of the week.

Life's good in the scooter'hood.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T, GTS 250, Something Chinese
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 7709
Location: KS USA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:53 pm quote
Re: Progress
az_slynch wrote:
Got my parts for my prebug Zuma to the machine shop today. They will be ready on Friday. One step closer to putting the engine back in.

Received the rear brake parts for my Majesty. I can refit the rear wheel this week and take it on Saturday's club ride to shake it down. Everything's falling in place for next moth's Vegas ride.

Found a missing box of new bits for my '87 Elite's engine. Was worried I'd need to reorder a bunch of stuff to proceed with that little HF03 will be buzzing again in time for spring. Back to the bench on Sunday.

Rain's finally stopped; sunny riding for the rest of the week.

Life's good in the scooter'hood.
That's awesome! I heard Zuma is a great bike
Ossessionato
2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 2627
Location: San Jose, CA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:10 pm quote
az_slynch wrote:
Got my parts for my prebug Zuma to the machine shop today. They will be ready on Friday. One step closer to putting the engine back in.

Received the rear brake parts for my Majesty. I can refit the rear wheel this week and take it on Saturday's club ride to shake it down. Everything's falling in place for next moth's Vegas ride.

Found a missing box of new bits for my '87 Elite's engine. Was worried I'd need to reorder a bunch of stuff to proceed with that little HF03 will be buzzing again in time for spring. Back to the bench on Sunday.

Rain's finally stopped; sunny riding for the rest of the week.

Life's good in the scooter'hood.
You gotta love it when it all comes together like that.
eeee-bip
Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:55 am quote
Gone
My 6 Month old Acer Chrome Book died yesterday in spectacular fashion.

Hewlett Packard is my new brand of choice.

What a great machine.

Why didn't I buy one before ?

Bill x
eeee-bip
Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:43 am quote
Drag
The amount of "girls" on Instagram who post pictures of themselves not wearing very much then message you with a sob story as to why they need my money.

I'll string them along for hours just for my own entertainment.

Bill x
Hooked
2007 Vespa 250 GTS
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Location: Nashville, Tn
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:13 pm quote
HP Pavillion x360
touch screen, and folds over backward. Did I say that right?
Senior Citizen in Tn (what would you expect?)
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Lx 50 4T, GTS 250, Something Chinese
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 7709
Location: KS USA
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:25 pm quote
Re: Drag
Bill Dog wrote:
The amount of "girls" on Instagram who post pictures of themselves not wearing very much then message you with a sob story as to why they need my money.

I'll string them along for hours just for my own entertainment.

Bill x
They might be undercover cops.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 6241
Location: Downtown Toronto
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:28 pm quote
The Ural....

Yeah I know, I know... I talk about it maybe too much here but let's face it in Toronto in Feb I am not riding the other bikes. Just today though I had 4 amazing conversations with strangers 100% because of the bike and I was just going to work and running one errand. All of then were very different personalities and from very different demographic backgrounds. I heard about the UDF (Ural Delay Factor) before I bought the bike but it is amazing. I really can't put in to words the stories I've had told to me and the smiles I have put on peoples faces, it really is special. Weird how something as banal as a sidecar rig can bring people together but it has and I am thankful for getting the opportunity to hear some amazing stories and put a smile on a few faces.
Ossessionato
1979 P200e
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Location: Lock Haven, PA
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:36 pm quote
Re: Drag
Bill Dog wrote:
The amount of "girls" on Instagram who post pictures of themselves not wearing very much then message you with a sob story as to why they need my money.

I'll string them along for hours just for my own entertainment.

Bill x
Gee, I must have a more wholesome group of insta-friends?? All I post are pics of my home renovation, and my dogs. Guess it doesn't do it for scantily clad ladies looking for a sugar daddy... fine with me (and Mrs. TSG).



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Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:04 pm quote
Time
I used to work for Porsche.

Oct 2017 to June 2018.

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:14 pm quote
Max6200 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
The Ural....

Yeah Weird how something as banal as a sidecar rig can bring people together but it has and I am thankful for getting the opportunity to hear some amazing stories and put a smile on a few faces.
It sure is a conversation starter. 🤠
Thanks!



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Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:00 pm quote
Seems I missed the fun.
That cheers me up.
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Hooked
'81 P200E, '80 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
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Posts: 187
Location: Tucson, AZ
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:21 pm quote
TroutBum wrote:
az_slynch wrote:
Got my parts for my prebug Zuma to the machine shop today. They will be ready on Friday. One step closer to putting the engine back in.

Received the rear brake parts for my Majesty. I can refit the rear wheel this week and take it on Saturday's club ride to shake it down. Everything's falling in place for next moth's Vegas ride.

Found a missing box of new bits for my '87 Elite's engine. Was worried I'd need to reorder a bunch of stuff to proceed with that little HF03 will be buzzing again in time for spring. Back to the bench on Sunday.

Rain's finally stopped; sunny riding for the rest of the week.

Life's good in the scooter'hood.
You gotta love it when it all comes together like that.
Majesty is back together and the rear brake feels very nice. Cleaned the wheel and bearing carrier up and waxed both to keep grime a bay a bit longer. Taking it on a shakedown run to Rio Rico on Saturday and maybe stop by the San Jose de Tumacacori mission for a tourism thread photo.

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Hooked
2020 GTS HPE 300, 2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 23 Nov 2019
Posts: 124
Location: San Diego
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:27 pm quote
We bought my husband a scooter! 2013 GTS 300 IE in a gorgeous midnight blue that seems to have a hint of green. Came with top case and flyscreen, adding crash bars. Comes home Saturday and we are going for our first ride together
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, (Both NZ new Airco assembled), Francesca, 2006 Vespa LX150, Sofia, 2007 Vespa GT200
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1290
Location: Hamilton, NZ
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:33 am quote
Temperatures in the late 20s C here so riding is great. Went to the local Vespa shop to pick up a headlight bulb for Bella (high beam not working). Chatted to the owner and was talking about the less than perfect running when dead cold, and a recent significant drop in fuel consumption figure. We had talked a bit previously but he came out and had a listen then did his magic on the mixture screw. Suddenly Sofia was idling evenly again and picked up cleanly on the throttle.
Just need to confirm fuel consumption is back to normal when I next fill up. Thanks Mark.
Molto Verboso
LXS 150
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Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:39 pm quote
Re: Drag
Max6200 wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
The amount of "girls" on Instagram who post pictures of themselves not wearing very much then message you with a sob story as to why they need my money.

I'll string them along for hours just for my own entertainment.

Bill x
They might be undercover cops.
The Internet: Where men are men, and so are the women. Except for the 14-year old girls, who are FBI agents.
Hooked
'81 P200E, '80 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
Joined: 27 Mar 2014
Posts: 187
Location: Tucson, AZ
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:55 pm quote
Had a great ride down to Rio Rico with members of the Green Valley Scooter Club yesterday. Pendleton Rd. is always a great element of a ride in that area and it's being repaved, much to our delight.

Lunch at Nickel's Diner with good company is always appreciated.

Took a very scenic detour on the ride home up along Mission Rd and over to Tucson Mountain Park. All the years of riding Mission Rd south to Green Valley, it never occurred to me to try it northbound...the views are even better!

236 miles (380kms) for the day and not a whiff of trouble from the Majesty. I'll commute with it this week and keep it at home so I can do some other peripheral maintenance.

Also got my Zuma's final drive input shaft back from the machine shop and dry-assembled the unit. Everything turns freely now and the rebuild can proceed. Amazing what a .001" (.025mm) can do for mechanical tolerances!
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Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:35 am quote
All the safety put into NASCAR's appeared to work. Get well Ryan! That cheers me up.
Ossessionato
2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 2627
Location: San Jose, CA
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:46 am quote
az_slynch wrote:
Had a great ride down to Rio Rico with members of the Green Valley Scooter Club yesterday. Pendleton Rd. is always a great element of a ride in that area and it's being repaved, much to our delight.

Lunch at Nickel's Diner with good company is always appreciated.

Took a very scenic detour on the ride home up along Mission Rd and over to Tucson Mountain Park. All the years of riding Mission Rd south to Green Valley, it never occurred to me to try it northbound...the views are even better!

236 miles (380kms) for the day and not a whiff of trouble from the Majesty. I'll commute with it this week and keep it at home so I can do some other peripheral maintenance.

Also got my Zuma's final drive input shaft back from the machine shop and dry-assembled the unit. Everything turns freely now and the rebuild can proceed. Amazing what a .001" (.025mm) can do for mechanical tolerances!
Any pictures you can share?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 7915
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:48 am quote
zigzagguzzi wrote:
All the safety put into NASCAR's appeared to work. Get well Ryan! That cheers me up.
Yea, that was a terrible wreck.
Hooked
'81 P200E, '80 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
Joined: 27 Mar 2014
Posts: 187
Location: Tucson, AZ
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:05 pm quote
TroutBum wrote:
az_slynch wrote:
Took a very scenic detour on the ride home up along Mission Rd and over to Tucson Mountain Park. All the years of riding Mission Rd south to Green Valley, it never occurred to me to try it northbound...the views are even better!

236 miles (380kms) for the day and not a whiff of trouble from the Majesty. I'll commute with it this week and keep it at home so I can do some other peripheral maintenance.
Any pictures you can share?
While I didn't take pics in Rio Rico or riding back up Mission Road, I did take a few in the parks.

In searching for Miguel's request for a scooter with a crested saguaro pic, I now appreciate the scope of the task. The particular mutation only occurs to 1-in-10,000 saguaro and the odds of finding one by the road are slim. There are ~2750 documented examples in the area but many are deep in the parks, miles from a road. Still researching possible locations to spy one roadside, but here's a few pics of what I'm looking at. The hunt continues!

McCain Loop Small.jpg
McCain Loop Rd in Tucson Mountain Park. Scenic, twisty and surrounded by a whole mess of cacti.

Gates Pass Small.jpg
Gates Pass, looking east towards the nortwest side of Tucson and the Santa Catalinas. Again, no crested saguaro spied.

Silly Cactus Small.jpg
Not a crested saguaro, but definitely and odd one. Looks like it's wearing Chiquita Banana's hat! West Speedway Blvd, near Coral Gables Rd.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 7915
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:17 pm quote
Was asked to coming into work at midnight tonight to replace a failed hard drive on a server for a 3 letter agency, was told I would have a ticket in my queue to authorize the replacement.
Well at my desk and no ticket. Minimum 4 hours OT for on call, so 4 hours to drive 10 minutes to work, check my ticket queue and drive home.
Hopefully rinse and repeat tomorrow with an actual drive replacement. 4 more hours.
Any OT goes to pay the Sei Giorni off.
Hooked
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Posts: 316
Location: LA CA
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:34 am quote
split past a CHP cruiser, 2 harleys and 2 sports bike yesterday during commutes. FELT LIKE A KING.
Ossessionato
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Location: London UK
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:34 am quote
Set the tent up and managed an over nighter with my 7 year old daughter despite the temperature dropping to -3 Celsius (26F). She loved it by the way and we had bannock for breakfast!
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Location: LA CA
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:11 pm quote
^ just came back from London w/ the kids and it was EFFIN FREEZING in the mornings. Kudos to you for being top dad. Kudos to the entire crew of scootering folks in the UK. Y'all crazy riding in the freezing wet.
Ossessionato
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Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:32 pm quote
ashbrook wrote:
Set the tent up and managed an over nighter with my 7 year old daughter despite the temperature dropping to -3 Celsius (26F). She loved it by the way and we had bannock for breakfast!
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