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Browsing Archive: July, 2016

The Epic Voyage of Jimmy

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Friday, July 22, 2016,

I declared the other day that if the scooter gave me any reason to doubt its ability to do a long ride I would drag one of the Japanese motorcycles out of the bull pen to replace it. It happened. The hole in the big scooters muffler would not stay fixed and I needed a reliable ride to make a quick run to Hyde Park last night. That sounds like an easy trip but it was 150 miles each way. A three hundred mile ride is starting to test my physical endurance but the Kawasaki 750 made the trip a li...


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The Dilemma

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Monday, July 18, 2016,

As I have mentioned repeatedly in the last couple of installments I have been riding the big scooter to Linda's in Danbury. It gets excellent fuel mileage, is fairly comfortable and I enjoy the challenge of making a Tour on a small engined scooter. Lately though its Chinese-ness has begun to show through. As noted last time I heard a shrieking noise on the trip home and a squirt of oil in the neighborhood of the speedometer drive seems to be holding that at bay. It rode quite nicely last wee...


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Even More Riding

Posted by Jim Zeiser on Tuesday, July 12, 2016,
I just finished trip number four to Linda's in Danbury and back and have a couple of conclusions. Conclusion one. Chinese scooters are scary. Conclusion two. Japanese motorcycles are a much better bet for a long ride.
I came to the first conclusion this morning when the big scooter did something unexpected. I was on Route 17 in the very middle of nowhere when a shrieking noise came from the front end. I couldn't feel anything vibrating the handlebars but the noise was there. Not wanting to sto...
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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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