While scooting home, I was reminded of how thankful I have been for this forum. I appreciate all the input and feedback I've gotten from everyone. Because of your help here:
I know what I can and can't do to my scooter along with what I want to and don't want to do.
I was able to go into a mechanic early on and at least have some ideas of what wasn't wrong.
I found sources for good stuff.
I got equipment recommendations for helmets, gloves and body armor, and more stuff that I learned not to buy.
I feel more comfortable should something go wrong while I'm on the road.
I have a better understanding of riding, safety and how to really enjoy my scoot.
I have a better understanding of the product line and accessories.
...and I've had a lot of fun with all you people!
There are a lot of other things I've learned too, and before I get too mushy, thanks to those of you who have done this for a while helping those of us who are just trying to find the throttle.
I wish you all "74 and sunny" on your scoots!