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GT200L Alabaster 2004 "Lady"
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Due to the uncertainty of the nuclear risk after the Japan earthquake last 11 March, I left Tokyo 5 days later to take refuge with family in Belgium.

It has not been easy but all have been very helpful

I have decided to return to my home in Tokyo and will arrive on May 2nd.
Life has returned to 'normal' apart from the areas directly hit by the Tsunami and the damages of the earthquake

Boy am I looking forward to this return after a forced 6 weeks away.

I wonder if my 'Lady' (GT200) will start as I have not done anything special before I left.
Also I have a couple of new Piaggio grips, a Piaggio back rest for my Givi top case (hoping it will fit as the colour matches perfectly) and last but not least a chrome leg-shield crash bar by Fehling which all need to be installed.

Can't wait to be riding again especially as the 'good' season is here for half a year
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Good luck going back home.
Please keep us posted at to how things are going for you and the situation in general.

I have been interested in that culture since college. It is extraordinarily fascinating.
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BEST to ya. I bet your scoot is fine, and starts.
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Bon Voyage!

Hope everything works out for you.

Keep yourself safe and keep us all updated.
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Good Luck! Wish you and all others the best! Folks here in Hawaii have been supportive in helping out with those affected.
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JACK that is awesome news. Your in my thoughts always over here. Good luck with going back and try not to internalize all that you see. Sadly it probably won't be the same place you left for a while. Still see someone if needed. I think just being able to ride the vespa will be good therapy also. Safe travels my friend.
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Safe trip back Jack. Hope life resumes with a degree of normalcy.
And thanks for the live reports during the earthquake/tsunami.
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Thanks for your support
Another week to go

Am really looking forward to ride my Vespa again after all this time

Any tips on what to do or not to do to make it start after such a lenghty (6 weeks) break ? The weather should be mild and dry also I had it covered but did not wire the battery to a charger
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Kalo Taxidi!

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
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2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS sold, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
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Be safe Jack. I'm the Vespa will start right up. It must be wonderful riding there. Post some ride reports with pictures
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Lady shouldn't have any problems starting up again for that short amount of time. Glad to hear you're still safe and going back home!!
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Might want some SeaFoam to put in the gas tank to help get the gunk out but take it for a long ride and get to some higher speeds and that should blow out the gunk. Stay safe.
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Good luck Jack! I work for a Japanese company and our parent company is in Japan. We have new CEO rotating every 4 to 8 year. Our last CEO just went back to Japan last month and he made every touching farewell speech that he loves the style of living in the USA but it's his duty to go back and do whatever he can to rebuild Japan.
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