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