Strada Scooter is Back !
It has been a long long time since I last rode my scooter. I have lost track of time over the long wait but it has been 5-6 months since the scooter went in for repair.
It actually took two shops to fix it. I had originally informed PSF of the problems and tried to get MotoGalleria to do the work however they were in the process of closing the retail store and didn't have the time. I then contacted BlackTopMotorsports as they formally worked with PSF. After delays in getting the parts they were finally able to do most of the repairs however upon attempting to ride it in to me they discovered a severe wobble in the rear. They were unable to diagnose the problem thinking something was bent or flawed. I had them drop the scooter off at the PSF headquarters were they diagnosed the problem to be the roller weights had developed flat spots causing the variator and clutch drum to wobble the inner race area of the clutch drum causing it to become elongated making the rear wheel jump up and down.
I found this a little alarming especially since I had experienced similar symptoms in the past which I had mentioned to them. Also the belt and roller weights were both changed at MotoGalleria about 2,500 miles previously. Regardless I am glad that they found the problem and were able to repair it. In all a lot of parts had to replaced but after arguing the actual mileage and warranty they agreed to do the repairs at no cost.
Driving the scooter back on the highways was a little nerve racking. It may be that I have been riding the FZ6 for so long that it just feels naturally so much more stable and responsive. I also noticed that the scooter will only get up to about 50mph whereas it used to easily pull to 55mph and even get up to 60mph on the highway. Hopefully the new parts just need to be broken in. I am just glad that the scooter is finally back home despite it being winter now having missed the entire summer riding season with it. The scooter is however my primary mode of transportation for the time being so as the winter progresses so too will this blog.
Glad to be back!