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You guys are making me want to change my cannonball scoot, sigh.
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Vintage is gonna be rocking the CBR!
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Vintage is gonna be rocking the CBR!
I hope so.
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... By the way, if Rocket can successfully complete a 700 mile ride this weekend, it may be my Cannonball scooter.
What's interesting about the handicap is that Rocket and Vanessa have the same handicap, despite the one year difference in age, and Razzo is a point lower, but my bike and a 2005 have the same handicap and a 2007 is one point higher.
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Im in. Just need someone to loan me a 946.
Bump.
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znomit wrote:
Im in. Just need someone to loan me a 946.
Bump.
Here ya go



what's with this 'abandoned' 946?
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WLeuthold wrote:
... By the way, if Rocket can successfully complete a 700 mile ride this weekend, it may be my Cannonball scooter.
What's interesting about the handicap is that Rocket and Vanessa have the same handicap, despite the one year difference in age, and Razzo is a point lower, but my bike and a 2005 have the same handicap and a 2007 is one point higher.
I chose to ride Razzo on the Kayak Tour. Sunday I left Jacksonville at 7:30, taking Cannonball like roads (no interstate highways). 332 miles total. Stopped twice for fuel only and arrived in Clewiston (on the southwest side of Lake Okeechobee) at 1:20. 60 mph average moving. 57 mph total. It would have been a high finish if a Cannonball leg. And I wasn't trying that hard.
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znomit wrote:
znomit wrote:
Im in. Just need someone to loan me a 946.
Bump.
Here ya go



what's with this 'abandoned' 946?
Dammit someone snapped it up already.
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Well, they let me in so their standards must have slipped that year.

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Hopefully they'll slip their standards for me too.
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Bill Dog wrote:
Well, they let me in so their standards must have slipped that year.

Bill xxx
Hopefully they'll slip their standards for me too.
So are we going to see you in Florida?
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gopam wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
Well, they let me in so their standards must have slipped that year.

Bill xxx
Hopefully they'll slip their standards for me too.
So are we going to see you in Florida?
I tried to make a profile on the cannonball forum, waiting for an email for that. I've got a strong itch to ride the cannonball. Making adjustments to my work schedule now and seeing if I can register before registration ends this month. So we'll see.
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cdwise, do you know a board administrator that can get my profile up and running? cheers!
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cdwise, do you know a board administrator that can get my profile up and running? cheers!
profile is gopam
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profile is gopam
Lots of folks have had trouble with the scooter cannonball forum and getting access. I sent you a PM with what little I know.
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gopam- you should be good to go.
Profile active, thanks!
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If any West coast riders are holding back making this year's CB because riding to Florida then back across the country is too much; this might be something to think about. I have had to abandon my plans to ride the CB. So...
My Yamaha Morphous that has been fully prepped for the run is now for sale. It needs nothing but a rider. Fly to Jacksonville. Get the bike. Load your gear and go! Sell it for what you paid when you get home or enjoy that smooth and comfy ride. PM me for more info if interested.
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Bill got to hear some complaining about the top speed of the Kymco since I switched to a Malossi Variator and 13 gram weights, instead of the 17 that were stock. On the way back from Jacksonville, I decided to stick the GPS under the seat of the Kymco to see just how bad it is before the rev limiter kicks in.
Here's what I found when I checked the GPS:
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On the way back from Jacksonville, I decided to stick the GPS under the seat of the Kymco to see just how bad it is before the rev limiter kicks in.
Here's what I found when I checked the GPS:
78.5 mph is quite fast. But in 237 miles, the total stopped time can't be more than five minutes to be competitive. I know that this was a fun run, but the Cannonball will be different.
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Motovista wrote:
On the way back from Jacksonville, I decided to stick the GPS under the seat of the Kymco to see just how bad it is before the rev limiter kicks in.
Here's what I found when I checked the GPS:
78.5 mph is quite fast. But in 237 miles, the total stopped time can't be more than five minutes to be competitive. I know that this was a fun run, but the Cannonball will be different.
I got a nail in my tire and had to stop and plug it four times to get home.
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WLeuthold wrote:
Motovista wrote:
On the way back from Jacksonville, I decided to stick the GPS under the seat of the Kymco to see just how bad it is before the rev limiter kicks in.
Here's what I found when I checked the GPS:
78.5 mph is quite fast. But in 237 miles, the total stopped time can't be more than five minutes to be competitive. I know that this was a fun run, but the Cannonball will be different.
I got a nail in my tire and had to stop and plug it four times to get home.
Bummer!
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I have a Stop & Go mushroom plug gun that works great, but I left it at the shop and had to use the sticky ones that look like rope. The fourth time was the charm.
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I have a Stop & Go mushroom plug gun that works great, but I left it at the shop and had to use the sticky ones that look like rope. The fourth time was the charm.
link please
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http://www.stopngo.com/

The standard model is the one I use. I'm now a firm believer in using co2 cartridges to pump the tire up instead of a pump. It's fast. You can literally be back on the road in less than 5 minutes.

http://www.stopngo.com/standard-model-tire-plugger/

One of the things I do that seems to help is to coat the installer with rubber cement, and put some in the hole in the tire, then insert the plug. You don't need to, but I find that it pretty much guarantees you are going to be successful.
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Motovista wrote:
http://www.stopngo.com/

The standard model is the one I use. I'm now a firm believer in using co2 cartridges to pump the tire up instead of a pump. It's fast. You can literally be back on the road in less than 5 minutes.

http://www.stopngo.com/standard-model-tire-plugger/

One of the things I do that seems to help is to coat the installer with rubber cement, and put some in the hole in the tire, then insert the plug. You don't need to, but I find that it pretty much guarantees you are going to be successful.
Thanks, I'm more comfortable with a pump than CO2 cartridges. I've got a fairly speedy one that plugs into the powerpoint I have on all of our scoots (except the Derbi 150) but I'm not confident of my plugging abilities. Looks like an addition to my cannonball kit may happen soon.
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Motovista wrote:
http://www.stopngo.com/

The standard model is the one I use. I'm now a firm believer in using co2 cartridges to pump the tire up instead of a pump. It's fast. You can literally be back on the road in less than 5 minutes.

http://www.stopngo.com/standard-model-tire-plugger/

One of the things I do that seems to help is to coat the installer with rubber cement, and put some in the hole in the tire, then insert the plug. You don't need to, but I find that it pretty much guarantees you are going to be successful.
Thanks, I'm more comfortable with a pump than CO2 cartridges. I've got a fairly speedy one that plugs into the powerpoint I have on all of our scoots (except the Derbi 150) but I'm not confident of my plugging abilities. Looks like an addition to my cannonball kit may happen soon.
What's your speedy pump?
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Motovista wrote:
http://www.stopngo.com/

The standard model is the one I use. I'm now a firm believer in using co2 cartridges to pump the tire up instead of a pump. It's fast. You can literally be back on the road in less than 5 minutes.

http://www.stopngo.com/standard-model-tire-plugger/

One of the things I do that seems to help is to coat the installer with rubber cement, and put some in the hole in the tire, then insert the plug. You don't need to, but I find that it pretty much guarantees you are going to be successful.
This looks great and thanks for the rubber cement tip advice.

This might be a dumb question but is there any concern riding hours in 100+ degree heat with co2 cartridges? Could they explode under these conditions?
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gopam wrote:
Motovista wrote:
http://www.stopngo.com/

The standard model is the one I use. I'm now a firm believer in using co2 cartridges to pump the tire up instead of a pump. It's fast. You can literally be back on the road in less than 5 minutes.

http://www.stopngo.com/standard-model-tire-plugger/

One of the things I do that seems to help is to coat the installer with rubber cement, and put some in the hole in the tire, then insert the plug. You don't need to, but I find that it pretty much guarantees you are going to be successful.
This looks great and thanks for the rubber cement tip advice.

This might be a dumb question but is there any concern riding hours in 100+ degree heat with co2 cartridges? Could they explode under these conditions?
I've never had one blow up. These are commonly used on bicycles too. Some anecdotal stories about tossing some of the cartridges in a fire, and the ends opened up and the canister flew around, but no explosion. I'd assume these a fair reflection on truth, as there needs to be some safety relief built in.
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gopam wrote:
Motovista wrote:
http://www.stopngo.com/

The standard model is the one I use. I'm now a firm believer in using co2 cartridges to pump the tire up instead of a pump. It's fast. You can literally be back on the road in less than 5 minutes.

http://www.stopngo.com/standard-model-tire-plugger/

One of the things I do that seems to help is to coat the installer with rubber cement, and put some in the hole in the tire, then insert the plug. You don't need to, but I find that it pretty much guarantees you are going to be successful.
This looks great and thanks for the rubber cement tip advice.

This might be a dumb question but is there any concern riding hours in 100+ degree heat with co2 cartridges? Could they explode under these conditions?
I've never had one blow up. These are commonly used on bicycles too. Some anecdotal stories about tossing some of the cartridges in a fire, and the ends opened up and the canister flew around, but no explosion. I'd assume these a fair reflection on truth, as there needs to be some safety relief built in.
Good to know thanks. I've been debating installing a double usb power source vs a 12volt. The double usb would be way more handy for my daily usage and the co2 cartridges would be the alternative to a 12v air compressor.
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Madison Sully wrote:
gopam wrote:
Motovista wrote:
http://www.stopngo.com/

The standard model is the one I use. I'm now a firm believer in using co2 cartridges to pump the tire up instead of a pump. It's fast. You can literally be back on the road in less than 5 minutes.

http://www.stopngo.com/standard-model-tire-plugger/

One of the things I do that seems to help is to coat the installer with rubber cement, and put some in the hole in the tire, then insert the plug. You don't need to, but I find that it pretty much guarantees you are going to be successful.
This looks great and thanks for the rubber cement tip advice.

This might be a dumb question but is there any concern riding hours in 100+ degree heat with co2 cartridges? Could they explode under these conditions?
I've never had one blow up. These are commonly used on bicycles too. Some anecdotal stories about tossing some of the cartridges in a fire, and the ends opened up and the canister flew around, but no explosion. I'd assume these a fair reflection on truth, as there needs to be some safety relief built in.
Good to know thanks. I've been debating installing a double usb power source vs a 12volt. The double usb would be way more handy for my daily usage and the co2 cartridges would be the alternative to a 12v air compressor.
For a scooter-size dose of CO2 I'd go with larger cylinders, and tape 7 of them together in a group. Largest I am aware of is 20 gram, which means probably at least two to fill a scooter tire to 30 psi. (Note, I have used these for bicycles but not scooter/motorcycle tires. I use Ride-On, never had a flat. )
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Good to know thanks. I've been debating installing a double usb power source vs a 12volt. The double usb would be way more handy for my daily usage and the co2 cartridges would be the alternative to a 12v air compressor.
Rather than installing the double USB, go with a standard 12v outlet and a double USB plug in as pictured below. It will give you more flexibility in the future to use accessories with std 12v plug.
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gopam wrote:
Good to know thanks. I've been debating installing a double usb power source vs a 12volt. The double usb would be way more handy for my daily usage and the co2 cartridges would be the alternative to a 12v air compressor.
Rather than installing the double USB, go with a standard 12v outlet and a double USB plug in as pictured below. It will give you more flexibility in the future to use accessories with std 12v plug.
Sounds like a great idea. Do those little suckers hold and stay in place well?
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Sounds like a great idea. Do those little suckers hold and stay in place well?
Sometimes too well. It depends on how deep the 12V socket it. If the adapter seats down to the tiny flange on the USB adapter it can be a bit difficult to remove. On the other hand some 12V sockets are ridiculously short so keeping the adapter in place is also problematic.
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I bought mine off Amazon in 2012 and it has worked very well. It seats very nicely into the sockets of numerous cars (I don't have one on my scooter yet).

The Kensington one I have has 2 USB ports, one charges at 2.1 amps, the other at 1 amp.

http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-K33497US-PowerBolt-Charger-Compatible/dp/B003PU01M4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
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Molto Verboso
2016 BMW R1200RT & 2007 GT200 & 2020 Vespa GTS SuperSport 300 HPE,2024 Honda ADV 160
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2016 BMW R1200RT & 2007 GT200 & 2020 Vespa GTS SuperSport 300 HPE,2024 Honda ADV 160
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Maroy wrote:
gopam wrote:
Sounds like a great idea. Do those little suckers hold and stay in place well?
Sometimes too well. It depends on how deep the 12V socket it. If the adapter seats down to the tiny flange on the USB adapter it can be a bit difficult to remove. On the other hand some 12V sockets are ridiculously short so keeping the adapter in place is also problematic.
aarrg, this is making me lean towards the solid double usb install. I had issues with a usb adapter before.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GT 2.4
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Location: Watts, Cherokee Nation
 
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I installed the FACO windshield on the Yager today, and put in some 15gm sliders in the Malossi Variator and a new Malossi clutch (first one in the US) and contra spring. I forgot how much better a windshield is when it's not mounted to the handlebars. The sliders appear to have done what I was hoping they would do, which is keep the quickness we got when we switched to the Malossi variator, but give back a little more top end before hitting the rev limiter by pushing the belt higher. The windshield might be a little tall, but other than that and a last minute front tire, I think we are done with the Yager. ,
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
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Less than three months until the start. Interest will start building soon.
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Hooked
Scarabeo 150, SC 250, 2t Stella
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Scarabeo 150, SC 250, 2t Stella
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Just don't go and bust a gut getting ready.
Do feel better.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
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2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
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Driller wrote:
Just don't go and bust a gut getting ready.
Do feel better.
Thank you Mike.

I am taking it very easy this week after gut repairs on Tuesday.

Masters week keeps me entertained, watching on the iPad.

I can't wait to get back on your scooter.
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