Thursday, July 31, 2008

Broke Scooter

Well I was getting ready to post I now have 1600 miles on the scooter now and have save 1/3 of the cost of the scooter in gas so by the time the snow blows I'll have two thirds of the thing paid off.

That was before I was coasting to a stop the other day and some unhealthy clattering/clunking was going on down by the engine. The engine died and wouldn't start. Luckily I was right at the corner near my office so I had to run it accross the street and then walk it to my office.

Also lucky there's a back room where I can work on it.

I've contacted the place I purchased it from and they said it's still under warranty but labor isn't included in the warranty. I was on my own to get work done to it. Now if it was a Honda or other namebrand scooter, no problem. But since it's a Chinese import, local mechanics are hard to come by. I've posted to some discussion boards ( and figured out how to tear the rear drive and motor assembly off the scooter so now I just have to find a local mechanic that knows how to tear apart an engine. General guesses are broken piston and/or rings so that's beyond my comfort level of tear apart and putting back together.


Rebecca said...

That's a bummer about the scooter. I'm sure it hurt even more when you had to fill up the tank on the SUV. Love reading the blog. Thanks for keeping me updated. Miss working with you. Don't miss working yet, but miss working with you!

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

yeah, sorry I'm not much help either, my 4 wheeler went down last month. I know something about cars, but nut enough to tear into one of those. I took it to the dealer.