Resurrecting an Italian Supermodel on her 50th Anniversary for the family's 100th birthday party

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. Manifold

    Manifold Long timer

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    RVF for the win. Little jewel
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  2. GregDavidL

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    Supposedly the 7 day quarantine requirement will be dropped November 1st.

    I haven't heard about the other requirements.
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  3. jays100

    jays100 Been here awhile

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    My vote is the NSR 250R. 2 cylinders of insanity. It suits.
  4. poppawheelie

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    The wheels look like the hub caps off an older model Smart Car. Jusy say'n.
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  5. flyingdutchman177

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    Putting both bikes in to Storage.
    Rad's bike is Fuel Injected. I put some fuel stabilizer in both our tanks to preserve the gas. On my bike, I was able to drain the float bowls and ran the engine until it stopped. That should help when it comes time to start the bike again.
    I am exclusively using Lithium batteries on all my bikes now. I can disconnect the battery and it will stay charged and ready to go even after a year. Moto Guzzi uses a car like Bosch starter which means it uses a car like 30 pound battery. This battery has more cranking amps and only weighs 3 pounds or less. Plus I can swap the battery between bikes as a small one has more power than a comparable lead acid battery and can be mounted in any position.
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    Rad's bike is funky 1980s cool. So many firsts for this bike
    Fuel Injection
    Turbo
    Tubeless tires
    And look at these funky 3 piece wheels
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    And the CX500 turbos high tech dash board. The turbo boost gauge is an LED bar graph.....the more bars, the more boost.
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    These bikes will be ready to spring back in to life when the time calls.
    For now, they are sitting in dry storage waiting for the next Edventure
  6. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    @flyingdutchman177 You store them in climate controlled units or have I been in the frozen tundra too long and forgot how nice it is in CA??
  7. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Not climate controlled
    It gets way too hot in the summer time, but what can I do
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  8. bjor1978

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    Not sure if it would really work out (you'd need "staff") but how about renting them, and other bikes, out? Potential year round income stream to fund overseas trips.
  9. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I just couldn't imagine letting complete strangers ride my babies.
  10. ki_ote

    ki_ote Cindi Jo Admirer

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    Not yours, just Rad's.
  11. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    I have a tough time letting people I know ride them..
    Probably different if they were a 'fleet' rather than a personal collection.
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  12. flyingdutchman177

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    Great idea
    Anyone want to rent a motorcycle with a Turbo to ride on PCH.
    Warning.....no back brake
  13. Grynch

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    The blue 4 cylinder Honda looks like the best bet.
  14. flyingdutchman177

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    I have my flight booked, visa in hand, Certificate of Entry approved, quarantine hotel reserved, Covid insurance paid for, electronic vaccine records, future Covid testing appointments made and all the other Post Covid BS that needs to be done just to travel overseas. With a little luck, I will land in Thailand the morning of October 30th. I don't have all my Ts crossed and Is dotted.
    It's a total gamble but looking forward to spending 5 months in Siam
    And then I am hoping for 2 months in Japan next Spring with Rad. Anyone know where I can but a cheap Honda Hornet 250 (yeah the one for 4 cylinders and a 16,000 redline) in the land of the Rising Sun?
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  15. Grynch

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    forgorin Stuck in Japan

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  17. Bgunn

    Bgunn Posible maƱana

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    Enjoyed following along on your previous "land of a thousand smiles" T-land edventures.
    Is Joop still in the picture? She seemed nice...