Pondering and Driving – Scooter within the Sticks


Vespa GTS scooter parked at a quarry.
Overhaul the scooter or simply experience it?

Pondering Upkeep

The GTS is operating nice. However I’m doing a whole lot of pondering and using. Pondering I ought to do some critical service on the scooter but using it offers no clue that it wants a lot of something. And with 45 thousand miles on the clock and on the street since January of 2007 I’m wondering if it’s value doing a lot of something to it.

What have I been pondering? Properly, a valve verify for one. It’s by no means had one. Ever. It begins superb. Runs superb. Why trouble regardless that it’s steered to verify them each 6000 miles or so.

New entrance shock perhaps. New steering bearings. New rear brake caliper. The record goes on and on as my logical thoughts runs down an engineering guidelines.

My free spirit mind says experience it till it explodes after which purchase one other.

Pondering and using is what I do. I want to do much less fascinated with service and upkeep.

2001 Kawasaki W650 parked on a gravel road.
A welcome distraction from pondering and using.

The Present Love Affair

I hesitate to say how a lot I like this bike. A part of me feels I’m betraying a legacy of scooter worship by being enthralled with this 2001 Kawasaki W650. And one other half doesn’t care in any respect, understanding I can love multiple machine within the storage. There are days when all I wish to do is exit on the Vespa ET4. Or I’ll be sitting in the home daydreaming about using the Himalayan throughout a selected path on the Allegheny Entrance.

However there’s some novelty at work with the Kawasaki. Issues will normalize. And as winter approaches the Vespa GTS will transfer into the primary spot since it’s the most succesful winter using machine.

Pondering and using. It’s what I do. On a regular basis.

Kawasaki W650 Video

Throughout a latest late day experience I started recording my ideas and concepts about whether or not my need to purchase the bike was truly glad by using it. And type of pondering and using. If my speech is halting and gradual it’s as a result of I’m pondering on the fly. Not my sturdy go well with.

If nothing else, this video depicts a few of the beautiful landscapes by which I can experience.

Lest one thing assume I’m struggling over all this pondering and using I’m not. It’s only a reality of using being an enormous a part of my retired life. And fortunately if issues get to be too heavy, I can all the time go for a experience to unwind and loosen my grip on the issues that floor when pondering and using!