I got Buzz out for the first time this season today.
The experience went something like this: Choke on, brakes on, apply foot smartly to kick starter.....nothing. Repeat for the next 5 minutes...still nothing.
Stand for 5 minutes and stare at scooter hoping my scowl will intimidate it into starting.
Repeat procedure again. Silence reigns.
Sigh heavily and tear into carb. Discover primary jet is clogged. Spend the next hour taking off fairing, getting it unclogged and the carb put back together. (Have I mentioned that hate fairings? If you own a Ruckus, go out into your garage and hug it for being a naked scooter)
Repeat start up procedure. Buzz lives! So I hop on him, give him some throttle, he moves forward and SCREEEEEEEECH. My rear brake is locked up.
Sigh heavily again, get off scooter, glare at it again, move it back and forth...SCREECH!
I ran oil down the cable housing thinking I had picked up dust riding the roads around home. The screech is gone but the rear brake drum is still rubbing. So it looks like I am going to be undertaking my first drum brake job before Buzz is ready to face the summer. I suspected that I was going to have to clean the carb this spring but the brakes were an added bonus.
Oh well, at least the two stroke Lawn Boy mower started on it's second pull (of course IT would) and DH got his vintage two stroke RZ-350 going for the first time since 1984 so the day wasn't a total loss.
My husband says that it's no big deal, so I'm wondering if any divas have ever undertaken your own brake job and how did it go?