It has been over 100 degrees every day since July 6, which is a run even for us.

[UPDATE]

Ahh.....

The wife and I are still planning to take the Sunchaser out this afternoon.

Right now, I am taking a break in the pool after a morning of Vespa wrenching.

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I replaced broken plastic panels that cover the handlebars. I installed new panels that go above the rear wheel, but I discovered that the rear panel that covers the mudguard is cracked. And the new panel won’t hold without that one to hold in this quasi-tongue-in-groove setup it has. I also put in amber turn signals, and repaired the crash bars from where I...well...crashed. This last part went surprisingly well.

I did not get to the oil and filter change. It is too hot for that for now. Maybe later.

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I just need to replace that plastic panel and buy a new headlight rim (mine is cracked), and then I move on to performance upgrades and perhaps steel body restore and paint. I only paid $1300 for this Vespa, and it looked bad and ran poorly when I got it. It is worth almost nothing, so I figure I can experiment with no risk.