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Old 04-18-2011, 06:25 AM   #901
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Indeed, cazart. A suddenly dead motor can be very nasty in some situations.
I'm glad it did not turn on you like a rabid pig. I suspect the bike still has feelings for you, they may not be nice feelings though.
Bring it an offering when you return to it.

We are surrounded by adventure, only when something goes horribly
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Just how fast will
a Fiat
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:33 AM   #902
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I have a suspicion .... You want to change the bike and you've organized all this for the okay from Capafamiglia!
I thought the exact same thing. I think I smell a GSA 1200 in the plan
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:10 AM   #903
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>"it did not turn on you like a rabid pig."

-- 'Rabid pig'... awesome.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:39 AM   #904
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Just how fast will a Fiat go?
FIAT also make nice cars.

And, in some weird sense, the FIAT Panda is a perfect car just like the R1150GS is a perfect motorcycle.
That is, made with great care for a specific purpose.
Nothing that doesn't aim in achieving the goal has been included.

I am sorry to say that transporting a 202 cm tall man for hundreds of kilometers on the Autostrada
wasn't a design criterium.

For better or worse

My friend Marco at BMW bet me a lunch that the problem with Bamsefar is that the wires
below the ignition keys are torn.
The problem is that it is hard to get to them.
We'll see; I'll return the car tomorrow, and then I'll check out the bike as well.

Fortunately there was no 2008/9 model BMW R1200GS Adventure with ABS on the floor
in BMW Pisa today.
Or else.......

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:51 AM   #905
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Bummer that your bike died, the story stopped and that you had to drive the Panda. Sometimes life sucks.

Succes met je brommert
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:14 PM   #906
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Sorry to hear your problems.

I really dig Pandas... a lot. I really likle the old 4x4 models.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:09 PM   #907
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Thumb Riding in Portugal: The end

It took me an hour to repair the bike. But it is now parked outside our house.

I can thus say: The vacation in Portugal is (finally) over.
Work on the Ride Report will start without further delay!

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Old 04-19-2011, 04:25 PM   #908
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Sir. Did it bolt for the barn?
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:33 AM   #909
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Sir. Did it bolt for the barn?
Indeed it did. And I think it is ashamed for having let us down three times during one week.
Admittedly, it now has 169.000 km on the odo, but still.

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:37 AM   #910
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A 2001-model with a mere 40.000 km on the odo.

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:39 AM   #911
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A 2001-model with a mere 40.000 km on the odo.

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let the parts-swapping begin

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Old 04-26-2011, 01:42 PM   #912
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Congratulations ...... hope you get twice as many happy kilometers out of your new bike.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:13 PM   #913
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In your picture the new bike looks like a terrified virgin glancing at Bamsefar

She looks quite lovely, if you don't mind me saying so.

Perhaps you could name her Further?

Envy is nothing
to this.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:22 AM   #914
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An obvious choice...
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:26 AM   #915
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Sir,
I check often for your trip report. Will soon run out of beer.
How is the new bike working out?

all seriousness aside.
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