A couple of days ago I was about a few blocks from home when the rear wheel gave a tug of resistance and I suddenly began hearing a loud noise.
I pulled over and put the scoot up on the stand and tried to rotate the rear wheel by hand. It moves (it's not completely seized) but it feels rough.
I decided to ride it slowly home with the noise remaining fairly constant.
I'm assuming that one or more of the rear axle bearings self-destructed and have started to take their neighbors with them.
My shop is about 20 minutes away. It'll cost about $100 bucks to have the scoot flat-bedded to the shop.
My question is this: If the scoot can be ridden slowly, is it possible to do so in order to get it to the shop under its own power without;
a) endangering me?
b) doing further damage to the axle and / or surrounding area?
Don't mean to sound cheap, but I doubt anyone here would willingly light a $100 bill on fire if there was a reasonable alternative that would save it from the flame.