Long Distance on a Tomos Sprint

I recently acquired a 2006 Tomos Sprint from a friend who could not get it running. After a carb clean, new spark plug and repeated draining and scrubbing of the gas tank she is now hail and hardy. I love the little bugger and have been entertaining the idea of taking it on a long journey. I live on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska and want to ride it to Seattle, Wa., which is about 2480 miles. If all went well, I was thinking that I may take it to other points south. Perhaps all the way to El Salvador.

Does anyone have any experience with long trip such as this with a Tomos Sprint or similar models? Is it legal to take through Canada? Any advice on how get this done or tips from people who have? Is this just a silly pipe dream?

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Jut

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haha, I've only been on this forum a couple of months and I know where this is headed.

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can be done and has been done most will tell u to remove the oil injector

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I have no rode my sprint that long on one trip but my sprit (which is now a parts loner till I get new forks) and the motor has helt up to alot of miles even with the oil injector and if yo udont want to remover it just run a little 2 stroke oil in with the gas so just in case the injector fails you still have some what of a back up.

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A stock Sprint can be ridden around the world in long enough time. Canada is no problem, but you will run into problems once you cross the Mexican border. All the governments down there are corrupt, and you will need money for bribes, and a lot of the people who live down there are criminals, so you will need to be careful that your bribe money is not stolen. A Sprint does not have oil injection. I didn't even know there was an '06 Sprint. It seems like Tomos went directly from '05 to '07. Is it an A35, or A55? You will need better tires, the stock Savas, if that is what it still has, don't wear very well, especially on rough roads and puncture real easy. Peace. Jerry.

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This post makes me cry.

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Howdy,

It may be a 2005 model. It is a A35 and still has the stock tires. What kind of tires do you recommend? Any other mods to consider?

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Is there a record for the longest ride?

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women are inferior /

try it on a mini ride to make sure all is well. nothin is a pipe dream my friend. make some simply modifications like changing rear sprocket and new pipe and then rejet after you get the new pipe installed. tomos sprint is as reliable as it gets if you treat it well. thats sparsely populated country up there, maybe bring a small trailer to haul gear and a cell so you can bail out if you need to. check the link mac.

"http://mopedtosouthamerica.com/htdocs/trailer.htm":http://mopedtosouthamerica.com/htdocs/trailer.htm

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Haha i would never have the balls to ride that long on a moped, maybe motorcycle or superbike yeah.. going 120-200 down empty roadways. Maybe splurge for a busa engine and go like 250.

Good luck if you go though its a pretty long way but congrats if you try it atleast.

Dont turn into a targaped

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I remeber my friend got out of the Navy and rode from calif. to N.J. he did 4 streight days in the rain I forget how long the ride was in total. It would be best to have a support crew and several others to ride with.do a few overnight trips. It's like sailing a sailboat head streight for 100 miles and you will know if its for you. Good luck.

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I have ridden 500+ miles in 2 days on a Tomos ST, completely stock except for one small modification which the Sprint doesn't need. I would not try that on my '08 Sprint with a Biturbo, foam air filter, rejetted carb, and 22 tooth rear sprocket. It goes 43 mph, but I don't think it could keep that up all day. On a long trip, a stock engine is the only way to go. Both Kenda and Cheng Shin make tires for the Sprint/ST/LX that are much better than the Savas, and cheaper too. They won't fit a Tomos, but the best moped tire in the world is the Michelin Gazelle, and I've seen those priced cheaper than the Savas. Can't figure out what people like about those Savas. They're not much better than a bicycle tire. Peace. Jerry.

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women are inferior /

"going 120-200 down the back roads". I wont do that even if i could. great thing about mopeding is you go slower and see more. you thinking of just staying on the alaska highway. thats well enough traveled that if you had problems you could get help before the bears get you. Now the real question is are you just leading us on or actually considering do this, i hope its the latter and not the former mac.

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