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Old 03-30-2009, 03:48 PM   #241
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enjoyed it Joe, thanks for the RR. Did you ever use your supplementary fuel bottles? And what was the oil leack?

John

PS Vespas are cool and fun--can I say that on this forum?
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:00 PM   #242
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Did you ever use your supplementary fuel bottles? And what was the oil leack?

John

PS Vespas are cool and fun--can I say that on this forum?
I did use them a couple times, and something you just reminded me of...
That last night in AR. I used some gas to get the wet wood I had scavenged going, and then since I was practically in my backyard I burned up the rest of the 33oz fuel bottles - no sense in carrying the extra weight right? Plus the FIRE Ball was fun!

Well... on I-44 I decided to go one more exit before I got gas and ran out!
My bike died on the off ramp and I walked the few blocks to the gas station with one of the bottles.... I got what I deserved for playing with fire.

No verdict on the oil leak. gasket looked fine, and the valve cover was torqued correctly. They added some gasket in a tube to the OEM one and sent me on my way, as I wanted. It hasn't leaked a drop since.

Yeah, actually the Vespa was fun to ride, like I said I could understand why the Germans wanted to ride them across the US to really SEE things along the way...
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:19 PM   #243
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Joe, This has been an awesome report and you take AMAZING photographs. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. When you set off for your next one please take those of us who are on temporarily more tame paths along for the ride!
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:21 PM   #244
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Thanks for allowing us to tag along on your journey.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:36 PM   #245
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Hello ChiTown,

absolutely brilliant pics and fantastic landscape!

I've enjoy it!

Thank you very much for the RR!!!

Best greatings from Germany
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:04 PM   #246
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Wonderful photography and RR! I loved the bit about the Honda not being able to follow across the water crossing when you "cleaned" the GS.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:28 PM   #247
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Hey ChiTown, thanks for sharing your trip. I much enjoyed it, especially the lonely nights in the deserts. Regards /Mats
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:34 PM   #248
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thanks for the journey

thank you for such a visually and textually spellbinding journey. your photos are amazing, and your storytelling is captivating. i can see that the GS is the bike for you, i was surprised how much off-road / dirt you rode in the R.

many of us ADV members find inspiration and/or live vicariously through ride reports like yours; thank you for taking the time away from riding to document your adventure.

i hope some of the great shots in this thread make it to the front page, they're the photos that some of us aspire to.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:46 PM   #249
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great RR chitown. your photographs are top notch
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:14 PM   #250
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"Everyone, meet Finn!
At what age can I buy him a bike? 4? "

Beeeeutiful pics of Moab! I think the 2nd Annual Poser Roadio should be there next year.

as for Finn, 4 is the perfect age, that's when I set up Max! See ya soon!
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:34 PM   #251
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Beeeeutiful pics of Moab! I think the 2nd Annual Poser Rodeo should be there next year.
Good, looks like my plan worked!

I second that motion!







Once again, thank you all for the kind words. Just doing what I can to contribute to a great place!
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:45 PM   #252
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Fantastic

Thoroughly enjoyed your RR. Its a long, cold, wet and salty-roaded winter in England (and I are not hardcore enough to ride in it!). Following your adventure is a tonic, and very inspiring. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:42 AM   #253
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Great Report and some of the most incredible photos ever!
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:34 AM   #254
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Laugh Great as always

Joe

The best, the ride, the pics, the stories

ManyPause back to Arkansas May 9 but for sure it won't be the
adventure you have taken us on !!!

Carl

ps Roy Hyland rode the GS with the pounded copper fairing is no longer with us. He was doing what he loved with a group of friends and missed a corner on his snowmobile about a month ago, it was instant.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:40 AM   #255
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Joe, I'm really sorry this has come to an end. I've really enjoyed your writing and especially your photographs. Great job!
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