Monday, January 16, 2006
Celebrating too soon
The last post I made was from work on Thursday. I had gotten the Vespa running and drove it to work with no problems. What you don't know is that I went out to start it up for the drive home and kaput - nothing. I could not get it to start. I tried roll starting it and everything I could think of - nothing. I ended up pushing the bike back home. Thankfully, it is only a mile and some of it is downhill.
I am at a loss. I shortened the fuel line - I was afraid it might be too long. I played around with the wiring trying to see if there is a short. I took a look at the timing again to see if that might be the culprit. Nothing I did seemed to make a difference. I did get it running again - enough to take a short spin, but it just ends up dying or I get it back turn it off and then when I go out to crank it after sitting - nothing.
What to do...