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Irony on Two Wheels - Peak Oil Preparedness
at the end of the world, will you feel fine?
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Irony on Two Wheels
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merccom From: merccom Date: October 10th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
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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.
theheretic From: theheretic Date: October 10th, 2011 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
If only I lived somewhere flat enough that 49cc was enough engine. If only I owned a house so I'd have a garage to work on a vehicle, and a place to lock it up at night so it isn't "borrowed" by a couple strong junkies with a pickup truck. Flatlanders can enjoy the above advice well.
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