Right this minute my scoot's drive train is in pieces - but I found the problem I could feel and I'll be able to say I fixed it - once I figure out the process of putting everything back together.
It's been a long time since I've had tools in my hands like that - done anything of similar intent. I used to take automobiles apart, a long time ago, fix 'em and put 'em back together. I was a good mechanic. Of course, this was before the advent of computerized systems in cars - before the support systems got to be so many and so complex that there's barely any room under the hood. I could tune a Mustang's 289 V8 by hand and ear. I quit working on cars when I found it was necessary to jack up the engine to get the rear plugs out of a 'Vette. I'd had enough. But this is fun. The systems are simple - little can go wrong and figuring out what HAS gone wrong is usually the result of a process of elimination.
This is fun - it feels good to have a wrench in my hand, again. I'm going to enjoy having this scoot - and I won't have to pay a mechanic to keep it running.