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Old 08-23-2010, 09:23 PM   #61
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still chewing my way through the report, good stuff!
Is your GPS wired to the battery, no issues with charging etc

Was going to power my 60cx through the zuma system but I am not sure the wee thing has enough to do that and the battery without having it on a charger at night
Have never come up in my mind even. Don´t know how much the GPS take electric, but it can´t take much. Have the GPS always connected directly to the battery. Forgott few times on my motorcycles to turn of the GPS at nighttime and there was no problem to start the bike at morning.

Zoomer has a good generatorpower(210w) for a moped. Used also gripheaters fairly frequency on my trip(2x15w).....no problems.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:19 AM   #62
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Have never come up in my mind even. Don´t know how much the GPS take electric, but it can´t take much. Have the GPS always connected directly to the battery. Forgott few times on my motorcycles to turn of the GPS at nighttime and there was no problem to start the bike at morning.

Zoomer has a good generatorpower(210w) for a moped. Used also gripheaters fairly frequency on my trip(2x15w).....no problems.
wow that is cool.
I will have to find out for my mighty zuma 125

I spent some time in stavanger a long time ago, nice town.

I have some family still in Norway and would love to ride there, the roads are amazing if they stay dry
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:32 AM   #63
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wow that is cool.
I will have to find out for my mighty zuma 125

I spent some time in stavanger a long time ago, nice town.

I have some family still in Norway and would love to ride there, the roads are amazing if they stay dry
...and what is stopping you? :o)

Saw your dreamride Norway->Scottland. Scottland(wiews looks awesome) is also my next touringpoint.(strange, haven´t been there?!?) I understand that nowadays there are not any ferrys between Norway and Scottland
But, saw a Norwegian motorcycleforum and a link where they had started a protestlist for that. So....who knows :o)
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:31 PM   #64
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...and what is stopping you? :o)

Saw your dreamride Norway->Scottland. Scottland(wiews looks awesome) is also my next touringpoint.(strange, haven´t been there?!?) I understand that nowadays there are not any ferrys between Norway and Scottland
But, saw a Norwegian motorcycleforum and a link where they had started a protestlist for that. So....who knows :o)
good excuse for a trip through europe to get there I guess. family life and $ are the hindering factors, but once the kid is old enough the boys might just have to do this!

I have such fond memories of that bridge in konsberg, we stay just outside town and my family had a small store in the old part of town right in the square.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:38 PM   #65
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Winter is comming....and it´s comming fast. What to do?!?

It felt great to write this ridereport. Why? Learning by doing, I´m at same time learning english :o)
I have few ridereports on 125 Innovas, 125 Piaggio and one with another Zoomer.

Is it okey if I change the headline "Zoomer/Ruckus ride report" to "My scoot ride reports"....and try to ridereport theme too on this threath?
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:10 PM   #66
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Great trip. Thanks for sharing.

PS. I've ridden (motorcycles not mopeds) in Scotland. It rains there two or three time a day and two or three days at time no matter where you're at.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:28 AM   #67
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Winter is comming....and it´s comming fast. What to do?!?

It felt great to write this ridereport. Why? Learning by doing, I´m at same time learning english :o)
I have few ridereports on 125 Innovas, 125 Piaggio and one with another Zoomer.

Is it okey if I change the headline "Zoomer/Ruckus ride report" to "My scoot ride reports"....and try to ridereport theme too on this threath?
I can do that for you.

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Old 09-01-2010, 09:34 PM   #68
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Great trip. Thanks for sharing.

PS. I've ridden (motorcycles not mopeds) in Scotland. It rains there two or three time a day and two or three days at time no matter where you're at.
Now I remember why ain´t travell there....rain :o) Tkanks mc66!
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:47 PM   #69
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Innova: Few days in Norway




Innova 125: North Cape




Innova. few days in Norway again




Piaggio 125, touring on isle Mallorca




Zoomer, on isles between Sweden and Finland



wtf....will bee whole winter to do for me :o)

Yesterday, morning temp +1 celcius :o(
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:06 PM   #70
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With Honda ANF 125 to North Cape

My first trip with a scoot. Whats better than to North Cape.
http://maps.google.se/maps/ms?hl=sv&...1244f2698b1fa1


Honda ANF 125





Basic conditions was not the best. Some detours with destination
North Cape, overloaded Innova 125 and on that…only 3,7 litre
fueltank. Fueltank under the seat so every filling up needs to take
of the luggage.
Another thing, the topspeed is varying between 60 and 110 kph,
depending which direction the wind is blowing from.



Boden to Rovaniemi, the land of Santa Claus in Finland
At home establish the fact that the Innova seems catastropely
overloaded. Haven´t even test the bike with all this luggage and
don´t know if bike is rideble. Well, saying bye to Kajsa and at
same time tell her that maybe will turne back after few minutes.


Looks heavy with sleeping, kitchen and etc etc etc with me





On road and the Innova feels snaky at low speeds. Higher speed
and chassi is much much better. Not reaching many kilometers and
meet up heavy rain. Still keep speeding about 80 kph and calculate
to get to Haparanda and finnish border for gas and do some
exchange of money. Just before Haparanda Innova stops, out of
gas! At the same time the Innova dies, the rain stops. Perfect!


Passing finnish border at Haparanda and ride without stop to
Rovaniemi, cofebrake just before the city. 10 kms north of
Rovaniemi a traditionell stop at land of Santa Claus, where the
santa seems to have holiday. Noticing at least that as usual
the japaneese tourists are there.


North of Rovaniemi, land of Santa Claus





Newest building there, never seen it before.







Rovaniemi to Saariselkä
Leaving Santa and ride north. Innova keeps 80kph without strain.
Enjoying now the beautiful weather and that Innova keeps 80 kph
easily in the tailwind. Next muststop is at Saariselkä, but place is
closing down for the day and the tourists are just leaving.


Top of the Saariselkä, tourists have leaved...






....to be continued
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:41 AM   #71
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:54 PM   #72
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Good to see monkey wakes up :o)




....continue


Saariselkä to Karasjokk
Passing small citys and villages. Tankstop at Inari, the last one in
Finland. North of Inari I turne on the road to Karasjokk and North
Cape. Weather is fine and perfect for tenting, but just before
heading Karasjokk, it turnes to rain. Rent a cottage for 250 NOK.
700 kms first day, tailwind and Innova has not consume much
gas.
At evening a Norwegian motocyclist enter the camping. He´s old,
very old. His hearing is not so good so I have to repeat often my
words. Well, few beers with him and later a walk in the area
before bed.


Cottage at Karasjokk camping







Karasjokk to North Cape
Morning and wake-up. Nice weather and the wind is on my side,
tailwind against north. Encouraged by the weather I make
enthuasiasticly morningcoffe, take a short walk and then pack
all luggage in no time.
Stop at the touristtrapp Oldsfjord. Busses with tourists there,
some of theme study curiously my overloded Innova. Probably
they think it´s a moped got lost.


Olderfjord





Now, on the road North Cape. Brake at lay-by two. Place is perfect
for looking and hearing bikes coming from both directions.
Tunnel under the sea, 200 metres down. Downhill is okej, but uphill
Innova have to struggle. Last metres bike has widh full throttle only
40 kph on speedo.


Lay-by number two




Tunnel under the sea




Charge for the tunnel is 68 NOK, one way and I have to go back
same way. When asking the cost, the guy tells me just 68 NOK,
even for the moped. I pay him and do not argue with him that the
Innova is not a moped.


Charge for tunnel




Following the road to North Cape and enjoying the beautifull views.
Stop at old fishfacktory. Seem it before, but at the moment
reindeers have invaded the facktory. Looks little bit strange, they
stay on the garden and on the verandah and stare on me. Stare
as I´m a not invited guest on the reindeerparty.


Party





Heading northcape

195 NOK to the cape



Parkingplace at the cape, not many motorcyclists there. Guess
most of the visitirs visit the cape at afternoon and then overnight
somewhere near.



Beautiful weather wich in minutes can turne to bad weather



The point of the cape





Now, heading back home
......to bee continued
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:34 PM   #73
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North Cape to Langfjordbottn

Been here before, so half an hour is enough. Leave the cape and
ride slow while enjoying the scenery around me. Upphill and out
of fuel. Push the bike to first parkingslot. Need to do that because,
when filling up needs to take of all luggage and the luggage are
then spread all over the place. Roads are not so wide there.
On my way back, I do a detour to the northest fishingvillage,
Skarsvåg. Turn also to Honningsvåg where studying all big boats
at the harbour.



Turned back, cape just behind me




Enjoying the scenery at cape



Weather change quick here. Sometimes from beautiful sunny
weather with blue sky, in seconds to awful weather. Now it goes
to little rain and it windy. The wind is also from wrong direction.
I´m going southwest and when heading E6, it should be some
trouble to keep the speed on Innova.

Turning out to E6 and Innova struggle aginst the wind. Speed goes
sometimes down to 50 kph on small upphills. Not eaven at downhills
I get with full throttle 80kph on speedo.
At Alta is my opportunity to turn south, shortest way home. Instead
I carry on to west and to Skibottn.

I forgott that is midsummer day. At Alta Innova filled up only from the
can. Don´t know how norwegians celebrate midsummer, maybe
everything just opens late next day.
Riding 100 kms and I´m now worried. If I stop now at a camping
there will be no fuel in Innova for riding next morning.

At Langfjordbottn, just before Altafjordscamping, there are a shop
and they sell gas. It´s open and both Innova and the can filles up
before turn in to the camping. Rain, cold and it makes easy to
decide for a cottage.
Couple of hours and weather has turned to much better. Chat with
some cottageneighbours, motorcyclists from holland. Spend the
rest of the evening at the cottagebalcony with a beer in my hand
and study when the norwegians celebrate midsummer. As finnish
people they seems to spent the evening around a bonfire.



My cottage



Midsummer and norwegians celebrate with a bonfire





....to bee continued
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #75
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Langfjordbottn to Boden

Morning and nice sunny weather. In the cottage its hot, very hot.
Have turned the heater on at evening and probably my fluidbalance
is not wht it should be, I´m feeling feverish. Even the chocolade
on the table is now buoyant. Make morningcoffe and sit on the
cottagebalcony a long time and enjoy the silence and the view
over the fjord.


Few kilometers ride and the weather turns again, rainy, cloudy and
cold. Sometimes between the clouds and rain sun shows up. I stop
then and then and warm up in the sun.
Full tank at Skibottn and turn on the road to Kilpisjärvi. Stop at
Kilpisjärvi to check out where the boats goes to famous treriksröset.
Treriksröset is a point where three countries meets up, Sweden,
Norway and Finland. Nothing to see, where boats goes to treriksröset
is just some old worn landing-stage.
South and Karesuando for little fast food. Have planed to do one more
overnight. It´s only 400kms home and the clock is now middleday.
The wind is also in my back, so deciding to ride home whole way this
day is easy.


Uphill sometimes long and hard.



Fill up, have stoped to count how many times....


Warming when sun comes. Kilpisjärviroad



The dock to Treriksröset. Thought it´s more than that?!?




Just before road E10 on Kirunaroad, out of fuel. On swedish bad
roads now, all bumps on the road have made the can fall of from
the bike. Luckely it have draged after with a byngystrap. It must
have happen just before, because the can has a hole and it´s still
almost full. Car stops and ask if I have some kind of problem. All
luggage scrattered on the road had made him to believe there was
a big breakdown.

At Gällivare, fill up the tank, also for the secure few litres in the now
taped plastic can. Decide to give Innova a ride, full thorottle and
head down whole way home. Wind is in right direction, but the
luggage takes wind and I get topspeed about 100kph. Head down,
my neck and wrists are in a strange position, so I have to stretch
out now and then when riding. Without stop to Jokkmokk and filling
up gas again.
After Jokkmokk, in a uphill, a norwegian caravan passes me. I get a
good slipstreaming on him and I get out now 110 kph from the Innova.
Head down and slipstreaming after the norwegian caravan almost
whole way to Boden, where I get my last out of fuel. Fill up the last
litres from the broken can.

At home. What a bike Innova is! Never thought that making 2200kms
in three days so easy. Admittedly ride was from 6 am to 8 pm, but
this is the way I usually like it. Last day ride was over 800kms and
had easily keep on if I hadn´t get home this day.
Prepare fo keeping 70-80 kph, the ride was enjoying. The headwind
sometimes made Innova not be able to keep speed is just fun.
Gasnotes on this trip is not much to talk about. 3,7 litres gives over
160 kms when riding speeds around 80kph and no headwind. Bikes
function was good and I came up in my mind that it could broke
down.


North Cape sticker of course
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