I decided to go for a ride..it is a beautiful crisp fall day...and first the chain fell off - as well as knocking off a metal chain guide that it part of the engine. Fortunatly I was riding with others and after we got the chain back on when I started up again...after a few feet, someone noticed that motor oil spilling out the bottom. It was coming from under the transmission cover and of course I had no tools with me(let that be a lesson!).
The ped is a 1983 Safari with a Minarelli V1 motor. It has a so called variomatic(sp) transmission. Does anybody have a clue what the heck could have happened?
Anyway to continue my saga...I was half way between home and a motorcycle shop (and of course no cell phone signal) so I decided to take it to the motorcycle shop because I don't have any specialized tools to deal with such a problem. The shop owner suggested that I upgrade to something more reliable! I really love this ped because it is an old Italian top tank - weighs a ton - and is very large sized.
Does anybody have a clue what could be wrong and if it is repairable? I was thinking it might be a transmission gasket or something hopefully cheap.
I am really upset that this happened but I should not be surprised as it is 18 years old.