It happened today -- pressed the starter on the Vespa but it would not start. First thought was an empty fuel tank but that couldn't be true; I monitor fuel closely.
With Kissell Motorsports a mile away and pressure mounting to get back to work I made the call. Fifteen minutes later the scooter was on the back of a truck headed to the shop.
Good fortune had my friend Paul and his girlfriend Mary just down the road.
In a few minutes Paul was inspecting the Vespa and quickly found the spark plug lead had come off the plug. Worse, the end of the plug had come off and was lodge in the plug boot.
So the Vespa will get a new plug along with the 30K kilometer maintenance . I'll be ready for winter.
I'm posting from my iPhone using an app I've never used before so I'm unsure where the picture of Paul and Mary will appear.
Paul is serious with his inspections.
Should have the Vespa back soon.