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Old 11-17-2011, 12:53 PM   #196
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Well shit god damn if I didn't just feel ok enough to ride the wee bone shaker this morning. Started right up too
Might have to look into some funky wind deflectors for the legs, was a tad chilly this morning on the ride in. For Ca anyway.
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I rode mine to work today too. It was in the 4o's on the way in but about 70 on the way home.


You guys depress me.
18 degrees this morning. Gonna snow tonite.
And Rick Mayer has my seat on his shelf waiting.

Winter withdrawal symptoms beginning now.....

Anybody seen my beer?
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:06 PM   #197
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Everybody thanks for this great blog, it is fill with info on the bike I am looking at!!!

I have a qestion, has somebody done a trip with saddle bags? or how do yo get gear mounted on the Zuma?

Thanks! I hope to be a zumista soon!

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:00 PM   #198
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Everybody thanks for this great blog, it is fill with info on the bike I am looking at!!!

I have a qestion, has somebody done a trip with saddle bags? or how do yo get gear mounted on the Zuma?

Thanks! I hope to be a zumista soon!

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on the scoot I like a slim profile so I opted for a bag on the back and if needed one between my legs resting on the floorboard. It works well.
check this one out for pics
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=610896

There is a thread in here somewhere with a guy putting panniers on his zuma.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:56 AM   #199
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... I like a slim profile...

*snort* *chortle* mmm...BWA-HA-HA-HA!!


Sorry. (wipes tears out of eyes. sniff.) But the thought of Angry Scot presenting a slim profile
on anything is just too much to imagine.

Hiya Garry!

Edit: I was going to ask why you were sporting Macushla's avatar... then I realized why. As they say, words cannot express the feelings...
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #200
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Last 2 days commuting on the Beast. Camping gear ready for tomorrow, day off and a 140mile trip up to the russian river planned. With all the back roads it is going to take me probably 4 hours!

Been fun to be back on the beast after such a long time off 2 wheels. Just about to pass 3k and the suspension is finally easing up and the spine just touches the back of the skull on the big potholes now

Will try and take some pics too
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #201
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Might have to look into some funky wind deflectors for the legs, was a tad chilly this morning on the ride in
Does anyone make a wind deflector for the front? Took my Z125 into work the other morning with the temp in the high 30's and the only part of me that was getting a slight chill was the top of my knees. Not bad, but it was the only part of me that seemed to be catching any of the slight chill. Was thinking of maybe making a little wind deflector out of some old Truck mudflaps to send the wind up and over.. The windscreen kept the rest of me nice and comfy. Been raining pretty good the last couple of mornings so drove the pickup in to work like a weenie.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #202
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I have seen whole leg covering skirt pieces but nothing else really. Some flap design may work but it is few and far between with the chilly mornings now
Off to pack the might beast for the trip
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:36 PM   #203
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I have seen whole leg covering skirt pieces but nothing else really. Some flap design may work but it is few and far between with the chilly mornings now
Off to pack the might beast for the trip
No kilt?
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:32 PM   #204
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No kilt?
Eh no.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #205
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Dust off the cob webs, get the tent out and go for a good honest burn up the coast, ok a slow burn perhaps

A 2 day trip, nothing major, approx 270miles round trip. redwood city to russian river the sideways.

Equipment:
Me
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Tarp Tent
Sleeping bag and pad
change of clothes and a tooth brush.
extra can of gas
water
gps & spot
ipod

The Mayday Melee in West has been going on for a few years, I had time for just the friday party and to head back the next day. On the GS it takes 2 hours on some of the funnest twisty roads, but why do it so quick. I need to smell the ocean, take in the air and scenery as it was such a short trip. The mighty beastie would be the ride of choice.

Small upgrade to the scoot, some reflective pin striping to the tail lights, what can I say I like my bling!


Packed up and ready to go:
tent and pad along with a few tools etc under the seat, the sleeping bag and tent etc. in the top bag. The bag on the floor board holds the 1 gallon gas can and water bottle.


I thought I may pick up a few things on the way so I loaded up the trailer just in case.

Bit slow pulling up the hills and the twisties can be interesting


Darn wind kept the speed in check


Stopped to pray at the water temple.


Climbed the first big hill, but this jerk wouldn't move over! It only takes me 30-45 seconds to pass geeze!


Quick snack stop and then back on the road


Views were BORING!!!! :snooze



got the camera setting wrong and what was a view turned into a painting


back onto hwy1 into the city



My summer home, why are those people walking on my front path


My fountain was working fine


the GG off in the distance, sideways route means little traffic but a few more miles. No freeway for the Wee Beastie.


Here we go!
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OK, where are we?
Oh yeah, drop off the GG and back into town. Not a bad view


ugh traffic, they had a one way light but I had bad timing and they had started by the time I was close to the front.


Slowly picked them off one by one and I was alone again


extra detour via mnt tam


awful views again


The road sucks too


then into the woods for some pot hole and bumpy down hill goat trail action, I even managed to make the beastie jump as I hit a rather large tree truck that had pushed up the road. Slight pucker on the seat on that one!


slowly dropping back to sea level


some of the corners are like a roller coaster, who knew you could grind out a scoot!


some nature and shit like that.


This is why I filled up the gas can, I knew the mnt tam detour and hills to get to the top would drain the fuel a bit. I can normally get to the first gas spot without issue, I just made it though. About 80mpg this fill up.


After gassing up, pulled out of point reyes and headed further up the coast, pulled over to get this guy off the road. Shame really cool looking snake.


zoom, zoom, the scoot really makes you work for it, the speed for the corner has to carry through so you don't have to crawl up the hill on the other side of the twisties.


If the damn headwind wasn't so strong I could have tried for a top speed on flattish road sections


damn closed for lunch?


the twisty part before tomales is one of my favorite road sections this trip, so smooth and great corners


Stopped for another snack.



warp speed I got it!


then finally the destination
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Some camping and chat with some friends and a good night in the tent


I won the tiny bike award


more twisty forest roads to get me back to the coast


A side trip for next time perhaps


flying through the meeker


so much traffic!!!


I better be careful I don't want to end up vulture food!


This is not a tape worm but a fresh baked cinnamon twist, I ate it and I liked it so there!


It came from here


Pinned and maybe even hit 52mph


I needed the speed the fun section was next



mini off road to get the view


No this "(^*&^(&*% in front, would not pull over and did 35 through the 55 sections until a bike in front of her made her slow down and the road gave me the opportunity to pass her. some people make the list, she is one of them. She was harshing my buzz.

The motor spun up and this is where I eventually hit mt top speed of 61.7!


Again it was gas time, had to wait for these folks to get out of the way! I only need a gallon motherfuckers!!!!


cool car in town


Passed many of these too, some bike race. most were cool and stayed on the edge, only a few asshats thought they owned the entire lane.


again those views of suckage!


The wee beastie did rather well uphill this time, no wind and no traffic so I could keep the throttle pinned and weave my way through the fun.


an again across the GG, no wind which was very nice, those expansion joints on my tiny wheels are bad enough but add wind and it is pucker time


Lots of sand this time on HWY1, almost lost it just a bit further up, it had blown a huge amount of sand on the road and I hit it before I noticed how deep it was. wiggle, wiggle I think I may have tingled myself! was the oh hell mount of the trip.


Problem with sat return day was traffic on 1, especially near half moon bay, so some lane splitting was in order.


back home via the twisty roads and some shade was welcome


not bad for a 270ish mile trip and all side roads


The scoot did great as always, if this keeps up I may just have to tweak her with some better shocks etc, she is fun to ride.

FIN
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #208
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Dust off the cob webs, get the tent out and go for a good honest burn up the coast, ok a slow burn perhaps

I thought I may pick up a few things on the way so I loaded up the trailer just in case.


The 'Wee Beastie'!



Loving the trailor!



Missing CA...



Thanks for posting!

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #209
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Looks like a great trip! One thing though... your ocean appears to be on the wrong side of the street ( a little East Coast humor for ya)
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I like the taillight idea!
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