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Old 05-16-2012, 11:01 PM   #151
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I wake up at two o'clock at night. The clothes are on, the lights are on and also the snuff. Thinking first that, this is perfect, get away home in a half an hour. Stepping out and quickly and realize that it's still dark, and also cold. Spit out the snuff, steps back into the cottage, undress me, turn off the light and go back to sleep.

I wake up after a couple of hours again. Now it looks better weatherwise, seeing that the sun will soon make an attempt to peek out. pack everything and get away, only 560 kilometers left home. The cold is still attached to the bone, and now on the roll I notice pretty quickly that it's cold as hell out there. A few kilometers and I take my morning coffee on the late-night gas station in Sundsvall.



Morning and the sun is nt there yet.



Iīm the only one renting a cottage.





The coffee is done, and I do not want to leave the heat on the gas station. Wearing a t-shirt, a polo shirt, a sweatshirt over my warm Arlen Ness jacket, still freezeing. The winds are chilly and I stop frequently to warm and bask in the sun.
Just befor Skelleftea, I meet Kent and Sirkka, witch are heading for Sundsvall. They also think it's cold outside, but enjoy anyway behind the cover of Wingen. That the bike has handheaters and heat in the seat makes the weather actually perfect for theme.
A few words there and in Skellefteå little hamburger. I've been taking it slow and try to wait for Christer who is on his way home from Falun. After a while I give up with the waiting process and take off the last bit. The last bit home, I stop just once, just to fill up from the can.

At home, I'm at 4 pm, unharmed but cold.



Bridge Höga kusten....motorway parking?







Stop often and warming up little in the sun.



Akrapovic heater.



Kent and Sirka. looks like -- "from there I came from!"



One of my favouritstops at Ljusvattnet parking south of Skellefteå.



Home and Bejja is saying hello when arriving.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #152
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It looks like there are a red NSC 50 Vision on way to me. I hope I get it tomorrow or thursday. Need a day or two for mount GPS etc etc for next little project



Still(as earlier) I wonder how what the topspeed is in other countries? Iīve heard that the Swedish have the topspeed same as the swedish Zoomer, about 42 kph on GPS.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #153
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It seems that a Honda is an unusual scoot, none has bought one and can tell the topspeed in other countries

Well, I got mine home thursday 7 pm. Next day on a mopedrallye at Pajala(north of arctic circle)


At moment Iīm in Livigno in Italy. Iīve rode a overloaded, very overloaded Vision thrue Denmark, east Germany, Czech, Grossglockner in Austria, lot of passes in Dolomits in Italy and of course, the famous Stelvio.
Only three times I have to get of the moped and push.

Tomorrow Lichenstein/Schitcherland. Few passes still to do and there I see if there are time for cruising to France, or go stright ahead home.

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #154
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I was stucked in Livigno this morning. Woke up and.....1800 metres up and where ever I go, I must up more before comming somewhere.
Well, middle od day the snowing stoped and I ride careful.....




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Old 06-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #155
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Beautiful scenery! Don't know that I could bare riding in that kind of cold though
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:15 AM   #156
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Beautiful scenery! Don't know that I could bare riding in that kind of cold though
Strange, I was freezing less up there.....

Home now, here is a short veersion of the trip. Full report will come.....

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Old 07-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #157
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On my way home from alps with the Vision I noticed the Timmendorf Strand near Travemunde. I promised to visit the place again once and stay there.
I really didnīt ment to be back there few weeks later and I really didnīt ment to be back there with the Vision.

But.....first have the Rugen and Poland get a visit

This is the short version of it (.....and also my last post)


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Old 11-14-2012, 12:01 PM   #158
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nice trip :) I also was this year at this place, but not with the bike. We was hiking around Port de Soller
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWuEomAKYDc

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Village Valdemossa, most famous for nest for the composer Chopin.




Ice cream break while studying the Piaggio




Leave Valdemossa and ride north heading Soller






Towards Soller, terraces here to.



Soller, town is maybe most famous for the old train which still goes between Soller and the capital Palma.



We found some tight streets also in Soller.



Fill up in Soller, 1,40 euro/litre. Well, maybe the petrol is not so expensive in Sweden after all.



On way from Soller, we also see the old train. Beautiful!



....to be continue
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:38 PM   #159
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Strange, I was freezing less up there.....

Home now, here is a short veersion of the trip. Full report will come.....

Hallo V-Saarela

Thatīs a great little video . I like the part when you overtake the big bikes! To bad i canīt see the second because of -german music rights shit-.
Did i miss the full report or is it in progress ?

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:07 AM   #160
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nice trip :) I also was this year at this place, but not with the bike. We was hiking around Port de Soller
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWuEomAKYDc
Yes, itīs a great area on two wheels. Seems to be also nice hikingarea too...
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:14 AM   #161
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Hallo V-Saarela

Thatīs a great little video . I like the part when you overtake the big bikes! To bad i canīt see the second because of -german music rights shit-.
Did i miss the full report or is it in progress ?

MJ
Thanks for the comment.

Topspeed is reduced to 42 kph, but downhilling it gets passed the speed barrier after a while.....flat downhill.

The full report is already there, in Swedish. About ten thousand words(words, not letters) few hours film and from about 2000 pics Iīm now down to couple of hundreds. English is my third language, so it will take some time to translate.....if I manage to do that in future.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #162
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my dear friend,

I continue to read your stories, and like before they are so wonderful! I blame you for my love for scooters!!!!

Be safe and keep riding!!!

from Mexico with love

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #163
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I might be a little late with this question but where did you get that "insert" that encloses the area under the seat.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:40 PM   #164
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my dear friend,

I continue to read your stories, and like before they are so wonderful! I blame you for my love for scooters!!!!

Be safe and keep riding!!!

from Mexico with love

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I might be a little late with this question but where did you get that "insert" that encloses the area under the seat.

Never to late

I bought the scoot with 750 kms on speedo. The box was there and was homemade.

Sorry, canīt help more than:
- made in plastic,
- bottom is the scoots bottom
- figuresawed and heated to fit.
- dressed with vinyl
- locked




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Old 12-31-2012, 10:32 PM   #165
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Happy New Year Scoots

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