Allstate Compact Scooter
first motorcycle was a used Sears Allstate Compact Scooter. I
bought it from a friend of my brothers, in 1965, for $15.00. He had
been working on restoring it for about a month. For some reason, he was
never able to get the motor to run. In frustration, he broke down and
bought a new Yamaha Motorcycle. I dismantled the carburetor partway,
messed with it awhile, put it back together, and fired up the engine.
I'm not sure what I did, but the thing ran like a champ after that. A
weird thing is, I had a spring left over after reassembly.
That bike opened my
horizons. A friend and I would travel all over the Vallejo, CA area. I
had to get rid of it when my family soon moved. We all have to start