The problem is, youth these days have no interest in things mechanical. The world to them is digital and virtual, results have to be immediate. I see it at car shows and swap meets, all the attendees have grey hair.
I totally agree with this. I'm only 16 (just got my drivers permit today to prove it), but I like to think my dad raised me the right way. I love working with karts and mini bikes.
Now my two neighbors, ages 14 and 15, say they know how to turn a wrench on their vehicles, but I had to teach them both how to do a simple oil change. The 15 year old has a Polaris 300cc 2-stroke ATV that wouldn't start last spring. You know what he did since then, NOTHING! It's still sitting in his garage. And you know what the problem is? The darn fuel pump isn't primed from when he ran it out of gas in preparation for the winter. I would tell him, but then I'd have to teach him, then he'd screw around while I just did it for him. I've been through this too many times and now he needs to learn on his own.
Sorry about the ranting, but I wonder why I like to watch videos on how to build 6.5 clones and other kids watch dabbing and bottle flipping.
[MENTION=52861]Twid[/MENTION], very sorry to hear about your loss. You put so much effort into these machines just so somebody else can take them from you for fun. It hurts.