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Old 05-30-2011, 07:37 PM   #91
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Wishing you heaps of fun. You've bitten off quite a lot--300 mile days? With a max speed of 50 mph? Looooong days. I hope it still leaves you some time to find the Magic of the Road!

Questor and I are in Idaho Falls, too, if you need a place to crash.

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:05 PM   #92
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A word on the scoots, for those who are asking...

Lots of folks asking about the scoots as a means of doing this trip. Lets be honest....it was mainly to see if we could. :)

Right up front...these little rides are running really well. We have had no major glitches yet. The only problem we are having is my lack of power up here at altitude. Dean purchase his scoot from a fella in Sedona, and it had been rejetted for that altitude. Mine, however, is a Phoenix scoot, and is bogging down terribly. Gonna try and do something about that tomorrow.

Top speed we can get is about 55 or 60 on the speedo. Realistically about 50-55. But thats with no wind, no hills, etc. However, they will cruise just fine all day. The tank is 1.3 gallons, with the gauge reading E at about 1 gallon. We are carrying 2.3 extra gallons with us. And we are both getting in the 70 MPG range. So we have a working range of 250 miles if we run to the limits.

They are carrying the weight just fine. Not seeing any undue stresses yet. The beefed up rear shock, and the nicer single seat, and the highway pegs really make the long days comfortable. The riding position is real nice, and the backrest makes it happen.

Um....can't think of anything else as far as the rides.

Any other questions about them?

Its an absolute blast trying to make this happen. And the people we meet, well, lots of them get it...some of them don't. We've met some real nice people for sure.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:16 PM   #93
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Milk, great report. I agree Bob is full of it quite often. I always have a map on my tank bag that is my priority reference. But Bob does help me alot. Between the map and Bob I don't get lost much. Looking forward to your posts. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:03 AM   #94
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Thanks for the heads up rgoers....totally helped us out. You shoulda seen what we had to ride through anyways....
Glad to be able to help! I can imagine you had to ride (at minimum) some slushy roads.

Nice touch on the Hole N" the Rock pic... probably thinking the same thing while freezing them (a-hem) things off.



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Old 05-31-2011, 09:02 AM   #95
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:07 PM   #96
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A much nicer day of driving for the guys, heading on to Idaho Falls along the 26.

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Old 05-31-2011, 12:19 PM   #97
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The only problem we are having is my lack of power up here at altitude... Gonna try and do something about that tomorrow.
When I was riding through Wyoming, I didn't have enough power to make it up the hills on some of the higher mountain passes. I had to weave back and forth all over the road to reduce the angle, climbing hills in a zigzag.

I finally got fed up and tore out the air filter and opened up the airbox and there was a very noticeable increase in driveability - it's worth giving it a shot. Sounds cooler too. :x

Also, if you're not checking your plugs often, you may wish to start doing so. Granted I was riding a two-stroke and you guys have four-strokes, but mine chewed up plugs like crazy at altitude; I was swapping out plugs every few hundred miles in some stretches because they'd just foul out horribly with my low altitude jets.

Last but not least, remember hill climbing can tear up the rollers and belts in your CVT much faster than normal, and if the rollers are glazed you won't be able to get high RPM out of it under heavy load which will reduce your top speed and make climbing hills a dismal prospect. I was glazing mine often within a thousand miles of balls-out highway riding, so if you started with worn ones it wouldn't surprise me if you're already a victim!
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:51 AM   #98
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Great ride reports. What's top speed on those suckers? Looks like a blast!
With 150lbs on it our Buddy has hit 70 on the flat with a little tail wind but it's a little squirly at that speed.

Fully loaded reduce that and further reduce it for inclines. With a cross wind it is hard to maintain anything above 55 on the flat, speaking from my experince. Milk & co may have a different experience.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:23 AM   #99
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Idaho Falls to Missoula today

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Thanks to MotoAdventureGal & Questor for putting the guys up last night.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:43 AM   #100
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Well, Milk and Dean made it to Idaho Falls yesterday.

Milk was able to find a smaller jet for his carburetor, and got his machine running better.

Then, once everything was sorted out, and the scooters got a maintenance check, looking for loose nuts and bolts, it was time to feed.

We pulled the couch out of the garage, tucked the scooters in with the rest of the two wheeled vehicles, fired up the grill, and got serious.


We cooked up some meat, drank a few beers...


and our intrepid travelers got a chance to feed!


Nawm, nawm, nawm.... (Better than Glorp!)


It was a pleasure to have Dean and Milk as guests.

Q~

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Old 06-01-2011, 07:53 AM   #101
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GEESH... staying at questors is better than a 4 star hotel!! makes ME wanna go to Idaho!
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:48 AM   #102
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Big up to MotoADVGal and Questor

On a previous post you posted about a video working (?) I don't see any videos but I'd like to comment that it's sometimes tough to keep up with the writing and riding while on a journey such as this one. I salute you and am enjoying the RR tremendously but don't sweat the technicalities of writing the RR and have a blast on your trip. You guys can always write home about it once you're back. That being said.... Keep bringin' it if you must.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:26 AM   #103
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Looks like quite the feast there...

...and it looks like there's more than a FEW empties discarded in that there box.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:51 AM   #104
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The guys are still here (Idaho Falls, ID)

Well, they got all packed up...started to go..and ...

nuthin'. Well, nuthin' for Milk. Dean's scoot fired right up, but Milk's machine refused to run.



They've spent the morning unpacking, doing diagnostics, eliminating fouled plugs, starters and such, and been down to Bott Yamaha at least three times (luckily it's only 4 blocks from here).

It's noon and the poor guys are still struggling with that scoot.




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Old 06-01-2011, 12:01 PM   #105
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Darn it!

Great hosts though!

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