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R.I.P. Vino 125 (a.k.a I f'n hate potholes)

Was going to meetup with a few local scooterists a few nights ago. On my way to the meetup, I found the far side of a monter pothole with both rims. Very jarring, but I remained upright.

A short while later I notice a new rattle coming from my scoot. A light metalic buzz of vibration. Unable to locate it in motion, I continue on to a local shop to look for helmets. I gave the Vino a good once-over when I came back out and noticed that the muffler bolt was sticking out a good two inches.

My first thought was that I had had the misfortune of shearing the bolt, but a light tug and some turning with my fingers hinted that it seemed to still be intact. I threaded it back in with my fingers and went on my way.

Then the buzz returned. I looked down and noticed that the bolt was again working itself loose. Next stoplight, I slide off the back, thread the bolt back in and continue towards the gathering. This process is repeated several times over the next 5 miles.

At the appointed location I borrow a wrench from one of the other riders and begin to tighten the bolt. As I'm tightening it, it gets tight then loose and tight again several times. Reaching around I try to find where the nut is, to make sure it isn't spinning.

I fail to find a nut. Turning the bolt, I feel the end of the bolt turn. Looking in, in the fading sunset, I see two spots on both sides of the bolt that look shiny. Running my finger over them, they are very rough compared to the rest of the surface around them.

Then it hits me. There is a ear mount on the engine for the bolt, and I managed to shear it off.



I hate potholes.

(Sorry, I can't URLify the links yet)
The bolt and what remains of the mount...
flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3365714992

The pothole...
flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157615491253923


I'm just glad it was the Vino and not the big bug...

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Fack man, glad you are ok. We are selling my wifes '08 vino 125. Perfect shape, 27 miles, special price for clsb members. PM me if you are interested.
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Dude, fuck that ain't a pot hole, I've seen bigger right on my own street. Amateur, it ain't a pothole unless it can safely hold a new born baby.

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Dude, fuck that ain't a pot hole, I've seen bigger right on my own street. Amateur, it ain't a pothole unless it can safely hold a new born baby.
I agree, that's barely a pothole.
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that can be fixed

the vino just needs some surgery

but you should buy daves vino

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ouch.. i have seen some potholes here in the city while on the zuma that i think if i went into, i would never come out.

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ouch.. i have seen some potholes here in the city while on the zuma that i think if i went into, i would never come out.
the zuma does better off road than one might think

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Complain to the city it happened to and get your money. Palatine gave me money for a pothole I hit and I complained like a mofo!
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the zuma does better off road than one might think
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