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Browsing Archive: August, 2015

Things You Shouldn't Do

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Saturday, August 29, 2015,

As much as I love my scooters I still have a motorcycle side. The little 50cc satisfies part of that but I occasionally have to throw a leg over the 250cc Honda Rebel to satisfy it fully. The only bad part in that is that it stirs up the desire for something bigger. I rode larger motorcycles for forty years before turning to a scooter life style but the embers still smolder for a bigger bike. When I ride the Honda the wind in my face and the sound of the engine rumbling beneath me only fans ...


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The Other Scooter

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Saturday, August 22, 2015,

These days most of my writing and riding centers on my big scooter. It's my main ride and has taken me to work, the doctor and Bike Nights at Gilligan's. Resting peacefully in the garage is the scooter that started it all, my 150cc scooter from GSMotorworks. It's time for maintenance came due the other day and I hauled it out of the garage to change the rubber belt that makes it move.

About six years ago I replaced the original drive belt with one made by Gates, an American company. It was m...


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What A Summer!

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Friday, August 14, 2015,

If there's one thing I rejoice in lately it's been the weather around here this Summer. Last year the Summer was more like Spring. I would bundle up in winter gloves and a scarf when I went to work at five in the morning. Seeing temperatures in the forties was pretty normal and made the commute uncomfortable. This Summer has been completely different. Morning temperatures have hovered in the upper fifties to lower sixties in the early morning hours and I have used my light leather gloves and...


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Bike Night 2015

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Friday, August 7, 2015,

As you can see by the video I attended another Bike Night at Gilligan's, a not so local Ice Cream place. I have to ride about fifty miles over local roads to reach it so it's about an hour long trip to get there. Fortunately the roads are quite scenic and possess many curves which is a motorcycle riders delight. The occasion was more than just a weekly gathering as the people at Yamaha were going to have a truck with their line of Sportbikes on display at the site. I'm a little old for the ...


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The Annual Report

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Saturday, August 1, 2015,

In an amazing coincidence I acquired the members of my Chinese scooter fleet at about this time of year. Both of the scooters were brought into the fold at the end of July while the 50cc mini-motorcycle was purchased in August. This is my chance to make my State of the Fleet Address.

I see on the odometer that my Big Scooter is now at 11,872 miles. It has become my main ride for commutes and trips to the doctor in Johnson City. It is still giving me in the neighborhood of 70 mpg and just kee...


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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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