Sunday, May 13, 2012
Becoming a Minor Vespa Mechanic
The day started simply enough -- time to remove the muffler from the Vespa, remove the rust that gathered during the winter, and apply several coats of new high temperature enamel. A simple task after a morning ride to a local cafe.
A cup of tea before heading home for mechanical chores. No hurry, no worries.
Sunday mornings are quiet, relaxed. With Penn State in summer session the crowd is less intense on the weekends.
The plan was a leisurely ride home, a stop for fuel, and then to the exhaust system. A perfect plan. Perfect until I twisted the bolt off on the exhaust clamp. The muffler is off but I need to drill out the remains of the bolt. That means getting all the crap off the drill press.
While I have the scooter in mechanical limbo I'll change and balance the tires and install the new Vespa windscreen I have.
It's always something when I take on these mechanical chores...