October 10th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
isent it you that says you need to find a good mechanic that knows how to fix things without just replaceing parts?
or learn how to do it yourself
you could always follow part of the alpha strategy. when you get a new scooter go ahead an stock up on the most likely to break or need to be replaced parts.
the other good news on scooter engines is most stuff is interchangeable. the 49cc is mostly unchanged since the beginning of time. a carb that works on a 66 vespa will also work on a new china scooter. a tire is a tire a strut is a strut a piston ring is a piston ring a clutch pack is a clutch pack an ignition coil is an ignition coil.
the secret is understanding how things work.