And so … Sam the scooter decided to go on strike over the weekend.
He started to have ignition issues a couple of days before, but as he tends to do that during colder days, I just ignored it. Normally after a few revs, he’d be back to normal.
In any case, I normally bring him to a monthly tune-up at my regular mechanic which is roughly a 20 mins journey away from home. Unfortunately he but didn’t make it on the day that I wanted to take him there. Which is quite an irony. And now I’m scratching my head trying to figure out what to do with Sam.
Poor stickrinaz can’t go scootering anymore
I guess I could get him fixed at a mechanic which is closer to me, but ones in my neighborhood seem to only fix cars, so I guess I’d have to find a towing number and pray that they don’t charge too much (personally, if they charge more than 40 euro, I think that’s a cut-throat)
Days like these makes me wish that I knew some basic mechanics like changing the spark plug and changing the engine oil so I don’t have to deal with all the fuss. I’d like someone to show me (with simple, non-threatening words)
At the same time, I’m quite thankful that I have my own car to travel with. True, my car isn’t the newest model with all the latest gadgetry. But it gets me around. And now that the weather is getting colder, it’s a lot more comfortable going around in a covered vehicle.
Last year, before having the car, many times I’d reach home with my hands completely numb from the coldness, even after wearing leather gloves when travelling on the road. Despite all this, I still had to travel to work, which is why I think this was probably the reason why I kept getting strong sickness. At the point, I thought to myself, “Never again!”
Nevertheless, I still much prefer two-wheelers for getting around. After all, it’s a lot easier to find parking this way (which for me, is a huge stress) and consume less fuel and is cheaper to upkeep. Which is great for quick trips. Personally for me, it doesn’t really make sense to take the car just for the sake for grocery shopping.
I hope that Sam can be fixed by the time spring comes. If not, or if the costs doesn’t justify, I guess I’d have to think of other alternatives. A Kymco Like200i perhaps, or maybe I’ll just get a bicycle with a pannier and save myself from all this heartache.
4 Replies to “Scooter on strike”
Awww, Sorry to hear about Sam! Hope he can be fixed.
What you wrote about your car made me think of my sister’s 12 year old Kenari. It’s very old, very beaten up, and she doesn’t even clean the insides of the car. Super messy! Haha. She says it’s her little red box with an engine. It just gets her from Point A to Point B!
Aww! I remember you saying that! I wonder how it costs to maintain a car in Malaysia. I suppose it is more affordable than in Singapore
Well, it’s still quite pricey for people who earn Ringgit! Cheap only for Singaporeans who drive their cars over to fix it.. HAHA.
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