Greetings! Scooters are fresh territory for me, but I have been a restoration mechanic for decades, specializing in 60s/70s German cars....so I'm fairly competent with wrenches... but I will undoubtedly be peppering you all with questions as I dig into my new toy.
It's a 1962 VBBT1 150. Original patina, runs and drives great (as far as I can tell)...
So here's the first question: When trying to remove the rear wheel, even with the back of the fender gently raised by a floor jack (super sketchy IMHO) I still cannot get the rear wheel to easily clear the muffler / tail pipe. I really REALLY don't like having to raise it so much, to get the rear wheel out (and this begs the question: "what if I'm out on the road and need to swap a rear wheel / tube?")
Any suggestions for stable lifting points - or tricks from you veterans on getting the rear half of the scooter up off the ground safely and with stability? I've made many steel fixtures for moving disabled cars around my shop, so "building" something isn't out of the question. I just wonder if I'm missing something super simple here!
Will try to upload photos of the critter...if I can figure out how. I fabricated a rear grab bar thingy using my welder the other day, then installed a brand new low seat....and I'm LOVING the overall look so far.
Thanks in advance!
(Vintage BMW car nerd)