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Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
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KimPossible wrote:
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
The vintage scooter folk seem to admire patina and that cookie sheet has that in spades! ROFL emoticon
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2010 GTV250ie - Sienna Ivory, BMW F650CS, HD 883 Sportster
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KimPossible wrote:
... I used a cookie sheet.
Ingenious!!! By considering to participate in this endeavor from April 24, to making it a reality, in leaving, to the start, July 10 - you go girl!!! I will be one to follow the "not a race." As mentioned,
ks7877 wrote:
That's the spirit! You got this!!
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2016 BMW R1200RT & 2007 GT200 & 2020 Vespa GTS SuperSport 300 HPE,2024 Honda ADV 160
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KimPossible wrote:
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.
I hear ya Kim on “what force is it in the universe….”

And that cookie sheet front gas can rack is genius!! You’re a total bad ass! Looking forward to meeting you.

Sincerely Rider 89 hovering on the map at Burbank airport
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LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
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I’d be worried about the headlight melting that rotopax. Please test without gas.
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Tethys - 2012 GTS 300
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znomit wrote:
I’d be worried about the headlight melting that rotopax. Please test without gas.
I'm going to pick up one of these for the gasless trip to bar harbor. Hopefully while I'm there i can lower it..
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Oatey-Soldering-Flame-Protector/1043403

Even gasless, I don't want to melt my rotopax.
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I was able to lower the gas can to as low as it could go. Checked it at every gas stop and it stayed cool as a cucumber! Yay

Stopping for the night in CT. Hopefully I'll get into Bar Harbor before the rider meeting.
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Just squeaked in on the rider meeting. Which means - I made it to the starting line!!
The hotel nearly gave me a heart attack when they said they didn't have my tires. 3 storage room searches later they did find them. Shew! Riding today was perfect weather and beautiful scenery. 10 more of the same please.
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