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One scooter may be down, but I got the other one back on the road.

Illustration for article titled One scooter may be down, but I got the other one back on the road.

Of course today was the first day in two weeks I could have scooted to school, and I had nothing road worthy, except my wife’s Vespa ... Which she will not let me ride.

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This afternoon I was determined to get this little Kymco back on the toad, while my Zuma is waiting for parts. I had the new front tire 3/4 of the way on the rim for a few months, before giving up mounting it with tire spoons.

Today I called the local Indian dealer. They said it’s too small for their machine, so they quoted me an hour’s shop labor at $115/hour to put it on with tire spoons. That motivated me to figure it out myself.

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It took this crazy contraption of tire spoons, c-clamps, and a big ass prybar, but dagumit I got it!

Illustration for article titled One scooter may be down, but I got the other one back on the road.

Took a nice little test ride (of unknown length, because the speedo and odometer are broken), and everything is good!

I’m back on two wheels! They may be tiny and slow, but I don’t care!

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