My scooter by like ...

I’ve been riding the scooter to school everyday that the weather cooperates. I’ve been noticing that it starts weaker and weaker each time. It was noticeable enough that I started carrying jumper cables. Well, yesterday, on a gorgeous morning never more perfect for scooter riding, the inevitable happened. Slow crank, no start. I drove the truck to school (which, in hindsight, I should have asked my wife if I could take her Vespa, since she has literally ridden it once in the year since I’ve purchased it for her).

Yesterday afternoon I went through the procedure in the service manual to test the charging system. The stator assembly has more than double the resistance it should, so I think we found the problem. This won’t be a fun job.

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ARGH! I bought a fuel injected Japanese scooter, because I wanted something I could just ride without working on!

Anybody ever use Partzilla? They have the part for about $20 less than my local dealer ... who is really 20 miles away ... but I don’t want to be waiting an eternity for the part. I just wanna to ride!

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