OMG!!! Ponies!!!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by GotMojo, May 21, 2019.

  1. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Long timer Supporter

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    I'm not sure I understand the part about going to a farm supply and get a "Pretty EPA Spout" ?
    Do you mean to say a "Pre EPA spout ??
    Does the Rotopack come with a better spout ??
    The reason I ask , is I am trying to plan some longer rides and think a gas can of some type will come in handy .
    Thanks, Doug.
  2. GotMojo

    GotMojo Been here awhile

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    No, she means literally get a pretty one.

    You're less likely to chuck it out in a rage onto the middle of the street if it's cute like baby Yoda.
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  4. GotMojo

    GotMojo Been here awhile

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    Brilliant!

    Henceforcewith I shall refer to potty break intervals as:

    'Baby Yodas'
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  5. GotMojo

    GotMojo Been here awhile

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    Fear not you Excel-challenged ones!

    Here are all the options at play in graph form:

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    Looks like the sweet spot is the 3 gal external tank. It gives me a range of around 300 miles and I should only need to stop once to fill it for 400 or so mile days. According to my BY math, that will work out splendidly:

    • Drain primary (120 mi)
    • Fill from Aux
    • BY
    • Drain primary (240 mi)
    • Fuel Up based on leg mileage (0 - 5.5 gal)
    • BY
    • Drain primary (360 mi)
    • BY
    • Finish
    • BY
    This is good. Now I know I don't need the $300 5 gal bag. WHEW!
  6. GotMojo

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    Found this today. Looks kinda interesting. Still would prefer the simplicity of gravity fed but it might be the ticket for a red can solution.

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    My personal opinion (and I rate my opinions very highly) is that you should get a support bike with a massively oversized off-road style fuel tank (think Safari). Have your scooter fitted with a nozzle like fighter jets have, and the support bike fitted with a refuelling boom like the tanker planes have, and then just refuel as you ride.
    Simple.
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  8. GotMojo

    GotMojo Been here awhile

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    You know, I've always wanted a Ural. This might be the perfect excuse to get one. Genius!

    Panda puppy for you.

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  9. DandyDoug

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    I'm not too sure the URAL can qualify for the SCBR :imaposer
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  10. GotMojo

    GotMojo Been here awhile

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    Who said anything about racing a Ural?

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    Damned iOS farm supply places sell a straight through non EPA spout for gas cans you can use to replace the safety no vapor EPA approved ones that are mandated on current model gas cans.

    A 3 gallon gravity fed tank is the most common six plumbed in. The ones that look sort like aluminum bear kegs.
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  12. Rusty J

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    OK Boomer.*

    *Yeah, the picture is of refueling with a probe and drogue, not a boom, but whatever.
  13. GotMojo

    GotMojo Been here awhile

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    Couple of administrative items today.

    1. The SMAX is up for sale. PM me if you're in SoCal and want to check it out.

    https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=smax&sort=rel

    2. I've neglected the documentation of financial ruin that absolutely nobody is interested in. This should bring me up to date with the last round of wrenching. You know, all the work to fix the engine because I didn't tighten the oil cap? From here on out, if anything major happens to Stinky, it's 'catching on fire'.

    At this point I have spent all but $300 of my initial budget on this thing. That was supposed to include transportation, shipping AND lodging for the race.

    Ooops! :dunno

    Now, a big chunk of that total is in completely unnecessary upgrades. I didn't NEED the malossi BBK, pipe and controller.

    YOLO, right?

    Parts:
    1 x 847116 - OEM Piaggio/Vespa Timing System Cover/Seal -847116 @ $50.00
    2 x 598794 - FENDER PROTECTION /FR CAPS BV-500 - 598794 @ $7.32
    1 x 82878R - SEAL RING - 82878R (ex 82539R) (ex AP8550577) @ $8.51
    1 x 82948R - Oil Pump - $25.50
    1 x 842383500s - Type 2 Crank GTS - $250.42 USD
    1 x M1114098 - Malossi gasket kit - 39.95
    1x 827761 - Oil dipstick - $12

    Tools:
    1 x 020622Y - Timing Chain Cover Tool - 020622Y (ex AP8140729) @ $180.40
    1 x TOOLFLY-GTS - Flywheel puller tool @ 28.95

    Qualifying purchases: $400
    Tools: $209
    Consumables: $0
  14. GotMojo

    GotMojo Been here awhile

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    In other news, tiling operations are over and the TV is operational once again. :beer

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    Why is this important?

    Well, apart from the shoe collection that Santa left behind, consider this a PSA.

    Do you think that this ok?

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    How about this?

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    Or this?

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    If you answered yes to any of these, you're obviously a giraffe.

    I get the appeal. It makes the room more symmetric. It's out of the way. There's a giant TV-sized space RIGHT THERE ON TOP OF THE FIREPLACE!

    I get it.

    I also get that humans don't have giant necks. Why doesn't everybody else?

    What if I were to tell you that there's a way for you to above-the-fireplace your TV on a human scale? A way for you to put the TV away when you're not watching it (yeah, right!) and put it at eye level for when you're on the couch.

    These guys get it:

    https://www.mantelmount.com/

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    You should get it too... before you snap your neck.

    Thank you.


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  15. DandyDoug

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    Thank you for answering my ?? :-)
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    Mantel Mount would be great for a fake and /or unused fireplace. A used fireplace would roast the wiring at minimum.
    As an aside, my son mounted his above the fireplace. While I helped, I kept telling him, “you’re no going to like it “.
    Three months later, I helped him put it where I first suggested
    Old ,experienced people are usually right.
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  17. GotMojo

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    Except when they're wrong. :-)

    Wiring will be just fine if you take the time to protect it. It's not like it's thousands of degrees above the mantel.

    You can place the TV at any height so if you've got a fire going you can run it a bit higher. The handle also glows red when hot (chemical reaction, not fire) so you have some indication that things are too warm.
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    So you watch the handle instead of the tv.
  19. GotMojo

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    Only if you can't afford Netflix.
  20. GotMojo

    GotMojo Been here awhile

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    Hey, can anybody tell me why Stinky's saucer is detached?

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    Did #1 throw another tantrum?

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    Or..

    Wait...

    No.

    Nooooo!

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    NOOOOOO!! It's the horsemen of the Apocalypse!

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    KHAAAAAANNNNN!

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    Oh boy, here we go again.

    This time with 98% less Berry.

    I wonder what will go wrong this time?
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