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Browsing Archive: June, 2010

The Trip

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Sunday, June 13, 2010,
Occasionally I take the scooter on some trips that may defy the imagination but I feel if I'm going to keep it around it will have to play host to my odd fancies. The short explanation for that is that I took it on a second near eighty mile round trip recently and it was a blast. Now as you can see by the picture over on the right I have a perfectly good long distance machine in the Kawasaki, but it does long trips with the same ease that it does short trips to the grocery store. The scooter,...
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Odd Phenomenon

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Monday, June 7, 2010,
Lately a very strange thing has been happening around here. My wife has been riding more than I have. I happened to be pushing her Honda into the garage and noticed that she had put about five hundred miles on the bike in the last month and a half. She's been using it to go work and taking it into Binghamton for visits to a therapist which add up to close to a hundred miles at a time. It's saving large miles on her car and she's enjoying the trips immensely.
I would never have pegged her to b...
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Hot Time In The Garage

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Wednesday, June 2, 2010,
One task I have to perform at the beginning of each riding season is checking the clearances of the valves on the scooter. If you've never had the honor of doing this task, you're lucky. Because Chinese scooters are coated in plastic panels it takes a good half hour to forty minutes to remove the battery and all the requisite panels to uncover the engine. Then there are vacuum and breather hoses, nuts and bolts and finally the valve cover to reveal the rocker arms and valves. You feel like In...
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Jim Zeiser If you wish to comment my e-mail address is h1500e@hotmail.com. I'd like to hear anything-good or bad-that anyone would like to say. As they said in college, we're all lifelong learners.

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