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 lots of considering and driving. Pondering I ought to do some severe service on the scooter but driving it provides 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 price doing a lot of something to it.

What have I been pondering? Properly, a valve test for one. It’s by no means had one. Ever. It begins fantastic. Runs fantastic. Why trouble although it’s instructed to test them each 6000 miles or so.

New entrance shock possibly. 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 driving 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 considering and driving.

The Present Love Affair

I hesitate to say how a lot I really like this motorbike. 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, figuring out 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 driving the Himalayan throughout a specific 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 driving machine.

Pondering and driving. 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 want to purchase the motorbike was really happy by driving it. And type of considering and driving. If my speech is halting and gradual it’s as a result of I’m considering on the fly. Not my sturdy swimsuit.

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

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