Often we find ourselves in that nail-biting situation riding down an unknown road somewhere where we do not know where the next gas station is while we stare down at the gas needle approaching empty.
This has happened one time too many this season so I have decided to carry a gallon of gas when we head out on these adventures. I considered many options and have found that the Roto Pax containers meet my needs best.
One gallon would give us about 35 miles combined between the two of us if we split the gallon. Hopefully that would be sufficient to get us out of trouble.
David Reese said:
Peter, I appreciate your suggestion about the gas. I tentatively plan a trip out West on the Vespa, and gas stations there may be few and far between.
But one caution, of which you are probably aware. In its manual for GTVs, Vespa warns about driving until the fuel tank is actually dry. To do so runs the risk of damage to the catalytic converter. Not sure if this would actually interfere with operating the Vespa, but I don’t intend to find out.
Also, for my 250 GTV, the official gas tank capacity is rated at 2.4 gallons. However, with the gas gauge practically on zero, I can never get more than about 1.6 gallons in the tank, tops. That means that when the Vespa tells me it is about bone dry, it still has another half gallon of gas, and that will easily get me 30 miles, if I am ever in that extreme situation. (I suspect this may have been an intentional error on Vespa’s part.)