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I'd like to pick the collective brain. I'm considering the cannonball. But, while I've ridden long distance it was always at a leisurely pace. And, my scoot is my vehicle I commute on it daily year round. So, a couple of questions:

a. could I do it without Cannonball specific mods to my scooter?
b. is it possible to do the Cannonball without destroying your scooter?
c. is it possible to go in with people on support? I don't know how to do serious repairs and seems like people are always having to change their belt, clutch... And it seems even a new set of tires wouldn't last the whole trip.

I'd love to do it, and I'm not really intimidated, just want to make sure I'm considering all the accurate facts before I make such a decision.

Thanks!
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As long time rider---66 years over 1.5 million miles

Scooter in good shape, fresh tires-belt, fresh oil=just ride it. Vespa with small gas tank you might want to carry gas for convenience (Only place I know/ridden in N America is the James Bay Road where you really need to carry some gas extra.)

I do not have new Vespa, but suspect they are not as reliable in the electrics dept as the Asians. And hope they can take wide open running---Hondas/Suzuki/Yamaha and now my Kymco can, too.

Have ridden US coast to coast many times---Vespa with few dealers, bike stops, rent Enterprise Van and go home.


For your comfort,---professional quality riding clothes/waterproof boots---I have never really found solution to gloves problem---just take several pair---Aerostich Over mitts can help keeping dry and add some warmth.

Take small bottle of engine oil, tire pump for convenience.

Comfortable Helmet-----another secret I use/used on covering high miles----regardless---get off every hour or 50 miles and walk around bike.

And of course plenty of foam ear plugs

Right windshield for comfort/buffet free ride Remember these things were made to ride! I clean windshield with wet towel and water. I keep own schedule, eat regular meals, only thing that bothers me is after 400 miles or so, my ear canals hurt a little from the ear plugs.

Ain't cheap.
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Before you go, remove and replace the belt. Carry the old one as a backup.
If you are registered for the Cannonball, you can get discounts on just about everything you need to keep your Vespa running.
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Having done numerous Cannonballs I recommend that you at least know how to change a belt and a tire. If you stand there with no clue there is a good chance you will be there the next day in the same spot with no clue. IF you at least know where and what a belt is and how to get to it and where the tire is and how to take it off, you will get a lot of help completing the job. The Cannonball has changed greatly but what I think will remain is the comradery amongst riders.
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Having done numerous Cannonballs I recommend that you at least know how to change a belt and a tire. If you stand there with no clue there is a good chance you will be there the next day in the same spot with no clue. IF you at least know where and what a belt is and how to get to it and where the tire is and how to take it off, you will get a lot of help completing the job. The Cannonball has changed greatly but what I think will remain is the comradery amongst riders.
I've changed my tires before, but have never changed the belt. If I broke down where I could watch the videos of folks changing them I'm sure I could do it. If I broke down with no signal... Guess I need to start watching a lot of the repair videos now.

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Riding in the Cannonball is a lot of fun.

But it exposes your weaknesses.

Make sure that you enjoy ten+ hour days.

And are comfortable on dirt and gravel.

Start with a well prepared scooter. New oil, tires, belt and spark plug.

No need for after market stuff. A fresh, stock Vespa will make it to the finish.

I have easily made it home on all of my big rides, except two of the three SCRs I started.

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Kim -- you should do it. I've long fantasized about doing a Cannonball but circumstance has intervened to make it impossible now.

I've followed the adventures of those who do take part and it seems like being able to do the standard stuff like tire changes, belt change, and miscellaneous little things would keep you going. And if the scooter is serviced with fresh fluids, belt, plug,tires, etc, you would have a great time.

Hope all is well with you.
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You might also want to check out the previous Cannonball threads on Modern Vespa to get an idea of what happens. I'm going to give it a try this year. Though this seems to be one of the longer Cannonballs and the 400 to 500 mile days do seem a bit daunting.

Here are the Modern Vespa threads:
2010 - The Official 2010 Scooter Cannonball Thread
2012 - The Official 2012 Cannonball Thread
2014 - Official Cannonball 2014 thread.
2016 - Official 2016 Scooter Cannonball thread
2018 - 2018 Scooter Cannonball
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One more: Cannonball 2008 Retrospective

It was one year late being documented, but it's still a useful retelling of a familiar story.
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linkity links
Steve Good to hear from you!

Thanks for getting all the links in one place! I've also watched "It's Not A Race" I couldn't believe that one guy ran it without really knowing how to take a curve. Wha? emoticon

Spouse is okay with it for the most part. Except, that's about the time the cicadas will be out. She is deathly afraid of bugs. If those get in the house while I'm gone. ... And, I was out of the country the last time they emerged. Seriously, this is a consideration.

@Kimberd I noticed to that this seemed to be the longest one so far. Even on a 300 those are going to be some long days.

I think it is time to start running the numbers for total expenses.

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One more: Cannonball 2008 Retrospective

It was one year late being documented, but it's still a useful retelling of a familiar story.
That was a fun read!
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One more: Cannonball 2008 Retrospective

It was one year late being documented, but it's still a useful retelling of a familiar story.
Hmm.. for some reason, the pictures aren't loading in the thread referenced above, though they do individually in new tabs - Win 7 Pro, Chrome. No 'privacy' extensions interfering.

Aha - the reason may be that the site code references http://mv-etc, not https://mv-etc. A new tab will show the https:// version quite happily.
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Aha - the reason may be that the site code references http://mv-etc, not https://mv-etc. A new tab will show the https:// version quite happily.
Ah. Yes. You're right, and this one is going to be hard to fix. All of the postbot-style uploads (mail-to-thread) have hard-coded links them. I'm going to have to write a script that hunts them all down and fixes them. And if I'm going to go that far, I might as well try to figure out how to get those uploads integrated into the regular upload system.
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jimc wrote:
Aha - the reason may be that the site code references http://mv-etc, not https://mv-etc. A new tab will show the https:// version quite happily.
Ah. Yes. You're right, and this one is going to be hard to fix. All of the postbot-style uploads (mail-to-thread) have hard-coded links them. I'm going to have to write a script that hunts them all down and fixes them. And if I'm going to go that far, I might as well try to figure out how to get those uploads integrated into the regular upload system.
Ouch! It's Sunday, grab a beer...
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Ouch! It's Sunday, grab a beer...
Whisky, sir. And it better not have an 'e' in it.
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All those images really need to go to modernvespa.net anyway, so they can be served up quickly and without the main server being loaded with requests.
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Ouch! It's Sunday, grab a beer...
Whisky, sir. And it better not have an 'e' in it.
Just let me know what, and where to send it.
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Ouch! It's Sunday, grab a beer...
Whisky, sir. And it better not have an 'e' in it.
Indeed not! But I confess I imbibe very little of the aqua vitae these days - reserved just for very special occasions.

Whatever, good hunting with the script...
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jess wrote:
One more: Cannonball 2008 Retrospective

It was one year late being documented, but it's still a useful retelling of a familiar story.
Hmm.. for some reason, the pictures aren't loading in the thread referenced above, though they do individually in new tabs - Win 7 Pro, Chrome. No 'privacy' extensions interfering.

Aha - the reason may be that the site code references http://mv-etc, not https://mv-etc. A new tab will show the https:// version quite happily.
Pics loaded for me on my iPad. Both chrome and safari.
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I do not have new Vespa, but suspect they are not as reliable in the electrics dept as the Asians. And hope they can take wide open running---Hondas/Suzuki/Yamaha and now my Kymco can, too
Don't perpetuate this nonsense.

1- as such, you do not have a new vespa, therein you have no basis for what the reliability is in the electrical department

2- in case you didn't know, most all of vespa electronics are now actually made in Asia

3- as an addendum: vespa/piaggio has several factories in Asia where they, surprisingly, build bikes!

4- a vespa can run WFO all day just the same as any other brand.

Your "argument" is fundamentally flawed and it has no basis in factual information. Try better next time.

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I'd also take a OBD2 code reader in case you get an engine light. Nice to know if it's gonna be fatal or something you can ignore for a while ... eg a lambda sensor fail is not fatal to your engine

see GUIDE: How to read Engine Fault Codes (OBD/OBD2)
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Re: Considering the Cannonball
KimPossible wrote:
I'd like to pick the collective brain. I'm considering the cannonball. But, while I've ridden long distance it was always at a leisurely pace. And, my scoot is my vehicle I commute on it daily year round. So, a couple of questions:

a. could I do it without Cannonball specific mods to my scooter?
b. is it possible to do the Cannonball without destroying your scooter?
c. is it possible to go in with people on support? I don't know how to do serious repairs and seems like people are always having to change their belt, clutch... And it seems even a new set of tires wouldn't last the whole trip.

I'd love to do it, and I'm not really intimidated, just want to make sure I'm considering all the accurate facts before I make such a decision.

Thanks!
Kim
A is yes, B is yes, C is yes. but you have to ask your self: are you up to 10 days of 10 hour RIDING 7 hours sleep, an hour or so in the am getting ready, and and a short dinner then maybe some maintenance items that need tending to EACH AND EVER DAY for 10 days.
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but you have to ask your self: are you up to 10 days of 10 hour RIDING 7 hours sleep, an hour or so in the am getting ready, and and a short dinner then maybe some maintenance items that need tending to EACH AND EVER DAY for 10 days.
It's a grind, for sure. But there is also a palpable camaraderie among the riders that you will not experience in many other situations. It's like you have to go through the collective suffering to experience the nirvana.

The evenings in the parking lot with wrench in one hand and beer in the other are everything.
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but you have to ask your self: are you up to 10 days of 10 hour RIDING 7 hours sleep, an hour or so in the am getting ready, and and a short dinner then maybe some maintenance items that need tending to EACH AND EVER DAY for 10 days.
It's a grind, for sure. But there is also a palpable camaraderie among the riders that you will not experience in many other situations. It's like you have to go through the collective suffering to experience the nirvana.

The evenings in the parking lot with wrench in one hand and beer in the other are everything.
so true. the first few days are everyone is chippy and things are great, the next few days folks are having to do a bit of repair and can't find coffee in the AM. Then the middle days are like what the hell am I doing and having to grind out the hours. Then the last few days are in a daze and just trying to follow the maps are a struggle, and saying F it I am stopping to pee.
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and can't find coffee in the AM.
Okay, this may actually be the biggest hardship. lol.

I think I am up to the grind. And I think now I can handle the mechanics. I already have an extra set of rims that I can new spares put on, and have all the items new. I will change my own belt and rollers so I know how to do that.

Besides coffee, my biggest concern now is getting all the prep done in the short amount of time left. I really like this year's route and don't want to miss it.I should have had this epiphany months ago.

Thanks everybody for your help and insight!
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I'm a bit late to the thread but... Go for it. I always wanted to do at least one Cannonball but never did. Now I find myself more inclined to go on 2-3 hour rides a few times a week and the desire to do a cannonball, or even a multi day trip, are distant memories. Old people will tell you the only things they regret in life are the things they don't do. Enjoy the entire process and keep us in the loop. We all love hearing about Cannonball runs and seeing pictures.

Cheers.
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the first few days are everyone is chippy and things are great, the next few days folks are having to do a bit of repair and can't find coffee in the AM. Then the middle days are like what the hell am I doing and having to grind out the hours. Then the last few days are in a daze and just trying to follow the maps are a struggle, and saying F it I am stopping to pee.
All I can say is that I loved every minute of every day running the Cannonballs.

Except for the emergency room part.

And even that one let me spend a day with my brother in Durango...and my hospital nurse was lovely.

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I'm riding in this year's Cannonball and it's my 1st! I'm already very excited and we're 76 days away at this point in time. I've got my hotels and support all lined up.

If you're going to do this, a well-serviced stock Vespa has a very high probability of finishing and it should have plenty of life remaining afterwards.

Before the event - new belt and rollers, clean the clutch. New oil and oil filter, service the air filter. New tires if either has significant wear.

During the cannonball, a lot of things can happen. Be prepared to do one oil change, one belt change, one new rear tire. Might also bring a fresh spark plug as well. and tools for all of these tasks.

As for the rider, make sure your gear is up to the task of wide temps and rain. Seats can be tough on the backside. Can you ride for 10+ hours/day 10 days in a row?

Navigation is also critical. Making your way to the checkpoints and planning refueling stops will be crucial to eliminate frustration.
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I think it is time to start running the numbers for total expenses.
Realistically budget $2k-$3k. It adds up.
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Except, that's about the time the cicadas will be out. She is deathly afraid of bugs.
Convince spouse to drive a support vehicle. There are no bugs inside a truck!
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KimPossible's registration brings the total to 160 and really no idea how many will actually be in Bar Harbor this July.

This thread is awesome though.
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@KimPossible's registration brings the total to 160 and really no idea how many will actually be in Bar Harbor this July.
That is insanity, sir.
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@KimPossible's registration brings the total to 160 and really no idea how many will actually be in Bar Harbor this July.
That is insanity, sir.
come on and jump in , it will be interesting they say, might be the last one ever they say,
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That is insanity, sir.
come on and jump in , it will be interesting they say, might be the last one ever they say,[/quote]

Seriously? This might be the last one????
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It's a grind, for sure. But there is also a palpable camaraderie among the riders that you will not experience in many other situations.
This is the main reason why you participate in a moto/scooter rally, the commonality.
(oops er ... sorry, camaraderie in Italy is an ambiguous word )
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jess wrote:
feb31st wrote:
@KimPossible's registration brings the total to 160 and really no idea how many will actually be in Bar Harbor this July.
That is insanity, sir.
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Ah, for the good old days. When the classic's dropped out, so did I. No entertainment with all the modern stuff.
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I dunno, while I can do it, it would probably be pretty entertaining to watch me changing my tires. Clown emoticon
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KimPossible wrote:
I dunno, while I can do it, it would probably be pretty entertaining to watch me changing my tires. Clown emoticon
Ride it till it pops!!!! Don't believe me, ask Jesse.
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lostboater wrote:
jess wrote:
feb31st wrote:
@KimPossible's registration brings the total to 160 and really no idea how many will actually be in Bar Harbor this July.
That is insanity, sir.
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Ah, for the good old days. When the classic's dropped out, so did I. No entertainment with all the modern stuff.
I know there will be a few vintage scoots participating. I'm prepping my GTS now.
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KimPossible wrote:
I dunno, while I can do it, it would probably be pretty entertaining to watch me changing my tires. Clown emoticon
I'm guessing the listening will be the most entertaining part. Laughing emoticon
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