I apologize to the forum in advance for making a single subject out of James G. .. but I think he deserves it. Such a sad comment from you James .. I don't care who knows what I did concerning my trip, I just care that they know what a moped can do .. any moped which is well maintained, and by the way I was inpsired to do my trip partly by a guy who rode from Toronto to the Yukon on a moped back in the 70s, so I know I'm far from the first to do a long trip. As far as design flaws, yes .. if there was a design flaw, it definitely would be in every Tomos fuel pump of that design .. but certainly not "everybody's" moped as you seem to suggest. As far as grasping mechanical concepts go, I have a little toolbox, about 5" by 2" by 12" and I can change any part on my moped except within the crankcase which takes custom tools to take apart. Do you know, James, what a Tool and Die Maker is? Well, my dear Dad is one and he taught me a few little things .. and if Tomos, for instance, made six identical Dies and one of them had a mismeasurement, that means the parts that Die made would be inaccurate, but the other five Die-made parts would be fine. Perhaps Tomos has a problem like that, I don't know. Perhaps it's just a 'culture' of disconnecting the pump which one or two members of the culture want to include all riders in. Culture is fine, in yogurt, the arts, etc. .. but it can go astray. I'm going to post this under a new topic just to get your attention because I think you might be a hit and run man who won't go back to read my reply .. just make your snide remark and leave. Most or all of the other Pump Disconnect supporters seem to have accepted everyone's right to their opinion .. I hope you're the last.