Not another puddle! I’ve been watching this puddle grow over the past few days. I initially saw it when I went to take the Super9 downtown. I think it must have been talking to the GS next to it about the abuse and decided to revolt.
The first thing I thought was engine oil because of the dark color and the position near the front of the scooter. It wasn’t green, so not anti-freeze. Too far back to be fork oil or brake fluid. The scooter is a 2-stroke, so there isn’t separate engine oil. I premix the gas and oil and put it in the gas tank. Could the carb be leaking? No, that would make a puddle in the back. No transmission fluid since it uses rollers and a belt. What could be making the puddle? Is there a crack in the engine??
I was starting to grumble to myself about having to take all the tupperware off to see the engine and frame and determine the source. That’s when a spot of shiny caught my eye.
In the little tool compartment, I keep some spare premixed gas and some spare oil. I keep the premix in an old seafoam can. Have I ever mentioned how much I like seafoam? It works wonders to keep carbs and injectors clean. The can is just the right size and will get me an extra few miles. They are good insurance. The gas gauge hardly moves and when it does it goes straight to empty from half.
Both containers were leaking! Arg! Here I have been worrying for the past few days as I’ve watched the puddle grow, but I didn’t have time to investigate until today.
This is very good news! My scooter is now a tad dirty, but still reliable! Yay!