The weather has not been cooperating with scooter projects. Between the rain and cold it’s been pretty nasty working conditions. I’m not as willing to work in the cold as I used to be. We’ve had some days where temperatures rose up into the 50s, but it doesn’t hit those temperatures until well into the afternoon. It takes time to warm up from those below freezing mornings.
Currently I’m changing the rear tire on my Honda PCX 150. Every tool used is noted so that a scooter specific tool kit can be put together. The shop manual helps, but not quite every tool is covered, especially when things don’t go quite to plan. Right now I’m spending more time hunting down tools than actually doing the work. I wish I had a dedicated shop space but you make do with what you have.
I’ve some long trips on the scooter planned and need to know how to do my own work. That can be the difference between a good trip and a failed one.
Even though I didn’t have much time to work on the bike, I was able to remove the rear wheel. Next I’ll be replacing the tire. Mounting tires is something I haven’t done since I was a teenager. At least I should have all the tools for that job.
It’s been fun to turn wrenches again, especially for a project that’s not time critical. Better to learn how now than on the side of road far from home.