So, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted about my “learning” process. There are a few reasons at hand, but until today, it’s literally and figuratively, stalled.
My V has been in the same exact spot it’s been in for 3 weeks now because a) I’ve been pretty busy and there were a few unexpected days of rain in AZ …. b) FRUSTRATION with my ability to learn to ride such a finicky beast and c) I’m just really tired of stalling 100 times and then having a bitch of a time getting it started again (more on that later).
Today, I had time and sunshine so it was on the agenda to take her out. Thanks to my scooter gang partner, taking her apart to find out what the freaking problem is with the kick start… It turned out that the ignition is not the original one and has an automatic kill switch inside that I wasn’t aware of, therefore preventing the bike from getting spark if the key isn’t in the correct position, and also taking her down the block to find out the clutch “issue”. So hats off to neotrotsky for hooking up the secret trick to getting the V going.
I’m not only no longer afraid of the scooter, but I’m also pretty damn confident that with this nugget of information, I’ve also got her number. Take that, clutch! HA HA!
Anyway, here’s the shameless plug: Check out out new YouTube channel. This page is not only documenting my journey as a brand new rider, but it’ll also have rallies, like our cross country trip to Amerivespa next summer. So, we hope you enjoy our silliness and our future adventures.
Until next time!