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PostSubject: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2019 11:20 am

Hi yall, name is Sepp, been on 2 wheelers my whole life, the last 15 on scooters.
First things first, I am a dyslexic. So I read my written mumbo jumbo several times but often enough things slip through or a sentence goes haywire.

Back to the scooters you might like to have a look at my blog where I did some crazy things like remove 4 from the 8 rollers and see what happens.
I like to test my mods and document how they work out long term.
See the 55000 km test of riding with just 4 rollers instead of 8.

The reason I am here is that Piaggio used shoddy material on the piston and oil scraper ring when they switched from the 460cc to the 500cc motor and my bike had a total motor failure with just 18.000 km.
So I got myself a well cared SW-T400 with 72000km from 2009 (new design).
I have her now 6 weeks and the CVT has be opened 8 times and I tried to duplicate my 460cc Piaggio setup but the Honda behaves quite different.
Today with the 8th modification 4x 32 gram Tech Pulleys I think I am pretty close to my goal. More in my postings.


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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2019 1:48 pm

Hello Sepp. Welcome to the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2019 2:58 pm

Welcome Sepp, that is a neat looking color on your SW-T400
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2019 9:03 pm

Hi Sepp and welcome to the BEST SWing site on the net.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 10, 2019 6:00 am

Thanks for all the warm welcome.
But I might have made a mistake in judging where this English speaking forum is at home.
I think I wrongly assumed the UK but I think most of youse guys are from the US of A and that is where home of the forum is.
If this is true my introductory headline is wrong it was meant for the UK.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 10, 2019 6:09 am

AldusFran wrote:
Welcome Sepp, that is a neat looking color on your SW-T400
Thank you, I just could not stand the dark front shield on my gunmetal grey SW.
Today all modern cars here run around with daylight running lights what are most brighter than the low beam we bikers are suppose to ride here with (Europe).
I always make my front very visible just for the snoozing cellphone texter who is coming right at me.
Since I am a fan of the red spectrum and it should stay within the metal paint theme I was shopping around for a chrome effect copper.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 10, 2019 9:56 am

Welcome aboard the board Sepp!
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 10, 2019 2:46 pm

Sepp wrote:
Thanks for all the warm welcome.
But I might have made a mistake in judging where this English speaking forum is at home.
I think I wrongly assumed the UK but I think most of youse guys are from the US of A and that is where home of the forum is.
If this is true my introductory headline is wrong it was meant for the UK.

Hiya Sepp
Plenty from the UK here, but most of the others seem to live on that little rock on the other side of the pond.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 11, 2019 8:41 am

you mean the OTHERS who live in luxury controlled by "B L" who is just a puppet for the real power "K T" while you poor fellas still live partly in caves near the beach?
If you did not get my hints so far I am talking about LOST (what I had to look up all the names because - it´s been awhile.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 14, 2019 8:36 am

Sepp,
welcome from Nova Scotia ... the sticky-out part on Canada's east coast.
Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 14, 2019 11:16 am

Sepp wrote:
you mean the OTHERS who live in luxury controlled by "B L" who is just a puppet for the real power "K T" while you poor fellas still live partly in caves near the beach?
If you did not get my hints so far I am talking about LOST (what I had to look up all the names because - it´s been awhile.

LOST? Darn right I’m lost. “BL”, “KT”, “LOST”, what are you talking about here? I googled the TV series “Lost” but couldn’t make heads or tails about your references. 

I know I’m showing my age, but what’s going on?
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 14, 2019 11:51 am

It's nice to know that it's not only me that was lost then!  scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 14, 2019 2:17 pm

+1
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 14, 2019 3:37 pm

sorry did not wanted to be tooooo cryptic.

In Season 3, the crash survivors learn more about the Others and their long history on the mysterious island, along with the fate of the Dharma Initiative. The leader of the Others, Benjamin Linus, is introduced as well and defections from both sides pave the way for conflict between the two.

B L = Michael Emerson as Benjamin Linus
K T = Anthony Cooper as Kevin Tighe
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Welcome from o-HI-o.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 14, 2019 6:25 pm

OK had a dinner an tv break
it was just a response to Steve from the UK sice he wrote "Hiya Sepp
Plenty from the UK here, but most of the others seem to live on that little rock on the other side of the pond."
And the Others and the little rock (island even if it is a shared continent called America) flashed me a "this sounds like a fun reference to the USA and the UK with LOST"
I do not want to go into detail because it will become very political and that is not my intention ever do do in these days on the internet.

So please see it as a flippy response (to Steve) some words triggered from Steve.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 14, 2019 7:11 pm

All okay, Sepp. Evidently I didn’t delve far enough into Google for a thorough take of Lost. Thanks for the explanation.

Now if you want to get into obscurities & nuance you’d need to binge Letterkenny and Trailer Park Boys...
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 16, 2019 3:52 pm

I shall keep that under advisement

Since I am a big softy, I always carry the spirit of the American highway on my vehicles.
There is always a mudflap girl present.

Also dear Texans notice the shiny thing above my workshop.

Howdy from the Canary Islands Sw-t4010

Texas and it´s people left a big impression in our heart.
From the you in the pickup at the seawall boulevard in Galveston who dumped his household trash in a public trashcan what had posted "NO household trash" and the whipped up a beer to watch the sunset and I joined him with my coffee mug and we started talking and ended up at his house for dinner and when we slept in our RV outside his house and he came later on and brought us a shotgun for the night -just in case...
To the elderly gentleman in Jumpers age who talked to us (we were in our late 30th) and told us he wanted to show us a bit of southern hospitality and invited us to a free go at Luby´s.
And I still remember the young female manager when we were at Harlingen in the Arbys and shared a 99 cent ArbyQ what we payed wit all the little change to get rid of it (lots of pennies) Who came to our table with 2 big Burgers and a smile and told us to enjoy on the house. (weeks later we looked her up again and gave her some special German cookies.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 17, 2019 12:43 pm

Sepp, tell us what scooters are available for rental on the Canary Islands. Any Silverwings?

Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 17, 2019 1:46 pm

Nope - too old.
You get everything from 50cc to over 1000cc
From quad to enduro to scooter (max 300cc)
WE ARE A VERY HILLY ISLAND WITH MOUNTAINS UP TO 3500 METER, BUT THE HIGHEST YOU CAN GET ON WHEELS IS AROUND 2500 METER.
sorry caps lock was hit.
But you can rent an Integra.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 18, 2019 7:08 am

Thanks for the info Sepp. Canary Islands is a bucket list destination for me. It is a deep bucket !

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 18, 2019 8:34 am

when you ready to go , talk to me, I know all 5 bigger islands and I will tell you what might serve your needs best.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 19, 2019 7:17 am

Sepp wrote:
when you ready to go , talk to me, I know all 5 bigger islands and I will tell you what might serve your needs best.

Thanks Sepp. Watching this web cam has increased my desire to visit the islands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-5t_0cIRbk

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 19, 2019 8:45 pm

try these on for size then you know why I modded my bike that way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEdUqIMFrbI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIVL4q3DUgs

and check out Daniel Lopez who made a lot of awesome videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CUIeJGppe8
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeYesterday at 8:59 pm

I don't know how it is in where you are but in the US and Canada you can put a headlight modulator on your bike. It varies the headlight from 100% to 20%, it's not quite flashing but looks like it. I've had them on most of my past bikes. Several times I'm sure it kept someone from pulling out in front of me. The illusion of a moving like catches one's eye. That's why police, fire companies and ambulances use flashing lights. Modulators are legal in all 50 States of the US and all Canadian Provinces.

Look up Kisan Trail Blazser. Not cheap but a worthwhile safety item. I'll have on on my current bike soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy from the Canary Islands   Howdy from the Canary Islands I_icon_minitimeToday at 1:29 am

The Canary Islands are part of Spain and therefore part the European Union. So they're subject to the same rules and regulations as the rest of the countries in it, and headlight modulators won't be road legal. I can’t say I've seen them on sale anywhere either.

They'd be of limited use anyway even if they were, one thing you notice if you take an interest in looking at maxi scooters in hot and sunny countries when they're just another form of transport and not old men’s leisure toys. It's common to see headlight lenses that have changedfrom being clear to an opaque milky colour,
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