In reality the pilot of the plane was trained by the U.S. Air Force and was a decorated veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where she flew aerial refueling missions for transport and reconnaissance aircraft. She has been flying for American Airlines for four years, and is one of that airline’s most experienced 737 pilots.

#ScooterTalk, advice needed… What should I do?

It appears that my used 2006 Vespa GTS 250 was used (15k miles) & abused (left outside, never washed, & spent 7 months next to the seaside). Also, it spent the last year in storage. I purchased the bike for $2k. 

The mechanic swears that this bike was submerged but the previous owners swears that it wasn’t. After an exhaustive review, they say i need to put in close to 50% of purchased price ($1200) for repairs and routine maintenance that might or might not have been done at 15k miles.

The biggest line items are:

  • new regulator + time to replace regulator.
  • 15k service work.
  • drive belt and rollers
  • flushing out all of the fluids and replacing all the filters.
  • new battery

Should I…

A. just do enough work to flip it in the spring?
B. do all of the service work and if something else breaks, flip it?

If A, what is the minimum that should be done?

  • Just replace the regulator, batter, title it, and flip it in the spring?
  • Replace the regulator and 15k service work and ignore flushing the fluids?
  • etc?

Updating “Producing Open Source Software” for 2nd Edition by Karl Fogel — Kickstarter

Updating “Producing Open Source Software” for 2nd Edition by Karl Fogel — Kickstarter