It seems the moped issue I had a few weeks ago (this post) may have been a sign of something worse. On Friday, I was taking a quick trip into town when the bike made a loud explosive💥 sound and died center of the road. Forcing me to think fast, jump off and push it out of the way of traffic. Moments later a friend pushed me back home with his bike.
There were a couple people around when it happened, and two Rasta’s by the fruit stands next to Corner Bar told me not to worry:
“It sound like deh belt buss yute” said one, meaning it sounded like the drive belt may have broken.
I was assured it’s not like a car, if the belt bursts it should be fine if you replace it. Always the one to try and fix things in pursuit of knowledge, I immediately put it off for Sunday— I’ll pull it down, remove the belt and replace myself (if) I can...
Yeah right 🙄
Turns out the belt is sound. So it must be something else, maybe internal and I’ll need a piston or something—
That would be GREAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!! lol, nothing more like having a real reason to make things FASTER 😅👍🏽
I’ll likely need a professional to take a look, but for now I’m spending this fine Sunday afternoon taking everything off in hopes I can spot the problem. If you notice anything (doubt it) in these pics, or know a thing or two about these scooters/mopeds, pleases give me some tips in the comments.