Friday, May 18, 2012

Little Miracles

I installed a windscreen on my Vespa GTS and didn't swear, curse, bleed or break anything.

--- posted from the garage with my iPhone.

15 comments:

karlu said...

Doesn't it feel good?

Steve Williams said...

Karlu: it does. Will feel even better when I finish all the spring maintenance and I'm riding again.

looby said...

Makes the Vespa look better, more economical, faster and more cosy.

Marilyn Elmore said...

I can't even install a spark plug without all the drama. How'd you do it? You can't just tell us you did it...without telling how you managed not to bust a knuckle. Or swear. Were you wearing a gag?

Charlie6 said...

baby steps, steve, baby steps....

:)

although I believe you're just kidding us and have more wrenching skills than you're willing to admit online!

dom


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Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

Unknown said...

The Vespa windscreen was the easiest and best upgrade I've done to my GTS. You will wonder why you didn't put one on years ago.

Anonymous said...

I've done the same on my 300GTS, it adds considerably to a comfortable rides. Down-under we call them flyscreens for some strange reasons.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Steve:

I read the extensive details of this most recent blog posting with great interest. First of all, I think the windscreen should significantly increase your gas mileage, making it necessary to refuel the bike only one or twice a year.

Secondly, this should increase your maximum speed to 38 miles per hour, consigning the days when you had to pull over to avoid being trampled by stampeding sheep to history.

I was unaware you knew any swear words. Please contact me directly for advice on this matter. Or feel free to take one out of any line of my blog.

Fondest regards,
Jack/reep
Twisted Roads

Kathy H said...

I took one off my Vespa. Now THAT's a trick!

Steve Williams said...

looby: We'll see. I'm reserving judgement until I am back on the road.

Steve Williams said...

Marilyn elmore: I'll be writing up my secrets in future posts!

Steve Williams said...

Charlie6 (dom): I am trying to go slow. Actually I am at stop at the moment.

I used to have more comprehensive wrenching skills but those were related to more primitive machinery -- '62 Ford Falcon, '70 VW Beetle, '63 Corvair Spyder. Things have changed since then. Need to update my skills and confidence.

Steve Williams said...

Unknown: I hope you're right!

Steve Williams said...

Dear Mr. Riepe: Trust that I'll report any significant changes resulting from the windscreen. Your predictions reflect your glass half full frame of reference.

Surprisingly, I have already stampeded a small flock of Dorset sheep. The rumble and roar of the Vespa is more than the wooly beasts can bear. I now kill the engine and coast by unsuspecting sheep, BMW riders and PENNDOT workers out of concern for their collective psyches.

I have an extensive library of swear words and apply them as an old master does oil to canvas. Several commanding tapestries of verbal cursing still circles the earth as slowly decaying sound waves.

Generally I try to avoid the stimuli that calls them into play. Your offer of counsel is deeply appreciated though.

Steve Williams said...

Kathy H: Did you use a hammer or a brick?