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Old 01-01-2013, 12:32 AM   #166
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Nice Vid

Very nice vid. Thank you. What bike were you on?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:25 AM   #167
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Very nice vid. Thank you. What bike were you on?
Thanks!

Bike is a CBR 600.....
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #168
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Very nice ride report. Pictures and videos were great. But there is something I'm wondering about. It looked like you did a lot of riding in the mountains. The Zoomer is known here in the U.S. as the Ruckus, and has the same engine as the first generation Metropolitan. I used to own an '07 Metropolitan, and it would hit about 38-39 mph GPS on a flat road with no wind. But when I tried to climb mountains with it, it would bog down real bad, and come to an almost complete stop, maybe 5 mph. I am on the heavy side at 220 pounds, but all I was carrying with me was maybe less than 10 pounds in a backpack. Did your Zoomer do that, and if not, did you modify or replace the variator on it?
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:57 PM   #169
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Very nice ride report. Pictures and videos were great. But there is something I'm wondering about. It looked like you did a lot of riding in the mountains. The Zoomer is known here in the U.S. as the Ruckus, and has the same engine as the first generation Metropolitan. I used to own an '07 Metropolitan, and it would hit about 38-39 mph GPS on a flat road with no wind. But when I tried to climb mountains with it, it would bog down real bad, and come to an almost complete stop, maybe 5 mph. I am on the heavy side at 220 pounds, but all I was carrying with me was maybe less than 10 pounds in a backpack. Did your Zoomer do that, and if not, did you modify or replace the variator on it?

Thanks JerryH!

If I remember it right, the Ruckus is with carburator?

A Swedish moped is allowed to do 52kph, but you are allowed to ride only 45kph(All in real speeds)
A Swedish Zoomer is with fuelinjection and reduced to 45 kph on speedo, the GPS shows 42 kph. I like it that way because, if replacing variator etc etc.....I have the Innova 125 for that.

The Zoomer drops a little bit when its cold weather, otherwhise its not struggling much.
Instead the Vision 50cc, even when its with fuelinjection and get below 1000 metres it starts to drop. When I was at Grossglockner, Stelvio etc(+ 2000 metres) I had to get off the moped and push it few times.

...all this(fuelinjection or carburator) it can solved out with adjusting the fuel-/airflow
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #170
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What a thread!

Enjoyed your RRs a lot!

Would love to go to Nordkapp sometime... Quite a travel from here...

It seems your rides are usually as cold as hot are mine

Keep those RR coming!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #171
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What a thread!

Enjoyed your RRs a lot!

Would love to go to Nordkapp sometime... Quite a travel from here...

It seems your rides are usually as cold as hot are mine

Keep those RR coming!
Thanks Juanjo!

Yes, its a little journey for you to Nordcap. I have from my home shortcut only about 900 kms and to south of Sweden about 1500kms.

Good thing to live in north of Sweden is, as you, I can ride bike every day....
Season ends up 31/12.....and starts again 1/1

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:20 PM   #172
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Good thing to live in north of Sweden is, as you, I can ride bike every day....
Season ends up 31/12.....and starts again 1/1
You've guts mate

My everyday ride is more like this


About 47C and dry.... Well that was summer...

Must admit I hate cold. This morning, my commute to work was on the 5C: a freezing ride to me. Sometimes we reach 2C or even 1 C, less is very rare. ... (Can see your face reading this:)

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:55 PM   #173
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You've guts mate

My everyday ride is more like this


About 47C and dry.... Well that was summer...

Must admit I hate cold. This morning, my commute to work was on the 5C: a freezing ride to me. Sometimes we reach 2C or even 1 C, less is very rare. ... (Can see your face reading this:)

Take care out there!
huh
Do you have a webcam at my home?

Thanks for sharing.
Your ride looks greate. Ive been many times near the Spain, but only once there, southest at Valencia. In the future I would ride to Gibraltar.....some day....some day
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:00 AM   #174
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huh
In the future I would ride to Gibraltar.....some day....some day
Let me know if you finally decide to come down the south.... We can have a beer or two (oh well... or three...)
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:33 AM   #175
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Thanks, beer sounds good.

Honda is coming with a new moped, who knows....from Helsingborg(south of Swden) to Gibraltar on the Honda moped feels right.

About spain and scoot. Remember about ten years ago I met a spanish ocn Burgman 400(or, was it a 650) at North cape. He gave me a broschyr and stickers regarding a bikemeet in middle of January. I tried to explain to him that where I live, about 1000 kms south of North Cape....its lot of snow at that time. I think he didnt understand and get that. Maybe he thought its summer when you ride 1000 kms south?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:55 AM   #176
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Oh well.. .When you talk about cold is no just cold is COLD

He probably was talking about Pinginos... Next weekend... http://pinguinos.elnortedecastilla.es/

Too much cold for me anyway...
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:58 AM   #177
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BTW Why Gibraltar? If I can ask...
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Yes, pinguinos was the name of the meeting

Gibraltar? Well, for the same reason as North Cape is northest is the Gibraltar(Tarifa) the southernmost point in Europe.

BTW, the North Cape is on isle, therefore is Svolvare the northest. Also the northest on North Cape isle needs a (about 10 kms if I remember it right) walk.
Sisteredge Nordkyn is the northest point on mainland.....
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:42 AM   #179
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Well to be exact, Gibraltar and Tarifa are not the same. Said that, Gibraltar is another one in my to-do list...

In fact, the southern most point is the Isla de Tarifa or Isla de las Palomas. Which to be true is a peninsule ... But, is military zone iron fenced, etc... So its not easy to go there... Not impossible as I know at least a guy who did it for his Tarifa-Nordkap journey in a Vespino (http://cabonortevespino.blogspot.com.es/). There are a few pics on my small RRs blog if you're interested in how it looks...

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:29 AM   #180
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When we people here talking about going to the southest point, we talk about Gibraltar(Yes, I know I have to visit Tarifa for that)

I found your RR, nice pics and nice area done with a nice bike....thanks!
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