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Is this a good time to bring up the subject of catheters?
Yes. Do not put it on the same side as the exhaust.
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Yes. Do not put it on the same side as the exhaust.
I think that's actually the best side to put it on. I'd rather have it hit the exhaust than the inlet scoop of the transmission.

(Yes, I actually considered this at length).
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in the interest of not going slow, there are lots of things you can do, it's not all about bodily fluids.

Fuel:
GlassEye had enough fuel to do every day with no fuel stops at all.

I was setup to only need one fuel stop per day, could make that stop in 2min flat. had the tank inside the legshield and the credit card was setup in a holder that I could reach it with gloves on.

Needing to mix oil for my smallframe made fuel stops longer, have thought a lot about how to shorten it. One thing that does help is here is a calibrated fuel level gauge. A clear hose from the bottom to top of the tank to the top marked off in 0.1 Gal divisions can let you know exactly how much fuel you can hold, and therefore how much oil to add before filling. Single tanks are faster to refill than multiple.

An oil injector helps not only cut the mixing time down, it lets you top up the tank as you don't have to match the volume of fuel and oil.

Finally, know your range and plan out your fuel stops. If not down to the exact gas station, at least to a range. EG. If I have a 200 mile range and it's a 350 mile day I need to fill up between 150 and 200 miles. Know what likely options there are in that range and take the first convenient one.
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in the interest of not going slow, there are lots of things you can do, it's not all about bodily fluids.

Fuel:
GlassEye had enough fuel to do every day with no fuel stops at all.

I was setup to only need one fuel stop per day, could make that stop in 2min flat. had the tank inside the legshield and the credit card was setup in a holder that I could reach it with gloves on.
BigKart won in 2016 in part by setting up a boat tank on his Helix. Each night he calculated how much gas he'd need with a safety margin. Then that was how much gas he put in before he'd start in the morning.

Though he did not follow the Jess approach to his own fluid management.
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Though he did not follow the Jess approach to his own fluid management.
It requires quite a bit of dedication to wear a catheter on Cannonball. But it is undoubtedly an advantage.
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It requires quite a bit of dedication to wear a catheter on Cannonball. But it is undoubtedly an advantage.
advantage for all the rest of us or you?
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advantage for all the rest of us or you?
For the wearer, obvs.
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I think that's actually the best side to put it on. I'd rather have it hit the exhaust than the inlet scoop of the transmission.

(Yes, I actually considered this at length).
Ah yes. Next to the smell of napalm in the morning there's nothing better than the smell of piss on an exhaust to start your morning on a Cannonball.
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Asparagus better be off the menu then.
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Asparagus better be off the menu then.
Laughing emoticon

And I thought the smell of coolant on the exhaust pipe was bad....
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Can't let the topic finish on that note! Boys are gross.

I'm attaching my rotopax to my front rack. Since the tubes of the rack are so fat, I need to get different screws. Thanks to MV, I will take with me my current screw, my thread gauge, and my calipers.

Super overkill, but I WILL come back from the hardware store with the right screw! And on the first trip!!
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Un-effing-believable!

I literally just dropped my scooter in my driveway. *$)*!*&*%#_@

I always back my scooter out of the garage and make a tight turn between the garage and the parked van. This time I didn't cut it tight enough, tapped the van, overcompensated, and dropped the scoot. What a moron.

Scooter is mostly fine, snapped off a bar end mirror (new of course) and somehow ripped the topcase top off of the hinges. Can live without replacing the bar end mirror for a while, but I really need that topcase locking space for the Cannonball!

I picked up some door hinges at the hardware store and will see if I can rig something up for now.

Un-effing-believable!
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Un-effing-believable!

I literally just dropped my scooter in my driveway. *$)*!*&*%#_@


Un-effing-believable!
Well, that sucks. Timing especially. If it's any consolation, I've dropped Every. Single. One of my scooters in the driveway for various reasons (slope is the primary, FWIW). Thankfully minimal damage.

IIRC there have been a number of topcase hinge repairs...I don't have the threads, but guession someone else can point you in that direction, so you don't have to reinvent the wheel....
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Un-effing-believable!

I literally just dropped my scooter in my driveway. *$)*!*&*%#_@

I always back my scooter out of the garage and make a tight turn between the garage and the parked van. This time I didn't cut it tight enough, tapped the van, overcompensated, and dropped the scoot. What a moron.

Scooter is mostly fine, snapped off a bar end mirror (new of course) and somehow ripped the topcase top off of the hinges. Can live without replacing the bar end mirror for a while, but I really need that topcase locking space for the Cannonball!

I picked up some door hinges at the hardware store and will see if I can rig something up for now.

Un-effing-believable!
Crying or Very sad emoticon That sucks!

Here's a MV posting on the subject:
Vespa LX top box repair.
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So sorry Kim. I know that makes you feel stupid. One day you will laugh at it. It will just add more interest to your cannonball story.
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I picked up some door hinges at the hardware store and will see if I can rig something up for now.


Oh No! This is not too difficult of a repair to make functional again. It's only time consuming if you want it to look like it never happened!
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Taggert zipped tied his whole front end together in 2018 after hitting an antelope. so a couple cheap cabinet hinges with some nuts and bolts should do just fine at this point. mirror meh you have others I see. See ya at the start.
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Oh lord. Every owner’s nightmare. But $h#t happens. I’m told it builds character

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It requires quite a bit of dedication to wear a catheter on Cannonball. But it is undoubtedly an advantage.
A Texas catheter works better. I wouldn't be sticking anything up my d#@ck
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I picked up some door hinges at the hardware store and will see if I can rig something up for now.
That's the Cannonball spirit! Now you should make the repairs in your driveway using only tools that you carry with your scooter. Good practice!
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I thought you were joking about the catheter but it looks like you mean it ...
Try sticking it up your nose ...
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piss on that contraption, I will stop on the side of the road. super adhesive stuck to my junk nope, imagine peeling that thing off, OUCH.
Just trying to explore all the non invasive possibilities.
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Sorry my post was misguided.

Here is the States we use this instead of the old NG catheter

Case Discussion
Dobhoff tube is a special type of nasogastric tube (NGT), which is a small-bore and flexible tube so it is more comfortable for the patient than the usual NGT. The tube is inserted by the use of a guide wire called the stylet which is removed after the tube correct placement is confirmed.

The Dobhoff tube was introduced in the mid-1970s by surgeons Robert Dobbie and Jim Hoffmeister. It was the first small-bore feeding tube to be used successfully in hospitals.
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I was considering a future cannonball until catheters were mentioned.
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I was considering a future cannonball until catheters were mentioned.
Those DH catheters are great until they get dislodged or clogged.
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Those DH catheters are great until they get dislodged or clogged.
sorry Max but there is NOTHING I mean NOTHING great about any catheters
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Okay, folks. That's enough about catheters. Let's stop hijacking Kim's thread.
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Okay, folks. That's enough about catheters. Let's stop hijacking Kim's thread.
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My apologies. Kim, please proceed.
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I know you're likely short on time, but I did pick up some nice nylon hinges for a rain barrel lid a while back.....I think eBay had them....
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We should be in Bar Harbor late Saturday afternoon. We'll have 1 day to relax, meet and greet.

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I should be moving along tomorrow.
It has amazed me how much needs to come together to make this happen. Right now I'm dealing with the fact that my laptop which will hold all my navigation backups has just died. What force is it in the universe that makes this timing issue on so many things!
So now I am uploading all my basecamp files from my desktop up to Garmin's Explorer web app. My tablet can do the web app, so I think that may suffice.

Nevertheless, she persisted.
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That's the spirit! You got this!!
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Delaying my start by one day to avoid Elsa has also given me time to fix my topcase and adapt my front luggage rack to carry my gas can.

I've seen and admired people's precision machined, tightly fitted adapters and would love to say I did that. But I didn't. I used a cookie sheet. ROFL emoticon
Looks good as new from this angle. Not watertight anymore, but it locks.
Looks good as new from this angle. Not watertight anymore, but it locks.
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