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by jrsjr
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

Nice choice! The People series come and go in the USA line up but its nice to see them back. I loved my first gen People 250. Ugly but very reliable and comfy. I found a welding/fabrication shop that sold KYMCO parts in Arizona so I had a reliable parts source. Was seriously considering the People ...
by jrsjr
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

I don't know about the Where's Waldo big-wheel scoots, but what *is* the deal with all the Genuine 200cc models? Those would seem to be entirely new. I forgot to answer your question. That 200 is just a bit of marketing hyperbole. Those scooters are powered by a Chinese 169cc motor producing a clai...
by jrsjr
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

I don't follow Kymco scooters that carefully, but it looks like the People is the one with a four-valve engine. https://kymcousa.com/2021-scooters/2021-people-s150/ Yes!!! If I understand the database correctly, there is a new People S 150 with the hot-rod 4 valve motor that makes 13.5 horsepower. ...
by jrsjr
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

I did notice KYMCO has the AK listed. Read mixed reviews on it form overseas publications but nothing terrible. T-Max will always come up in those comparisons. I've always lusted after the T-Max but it got discontinued before I could pull the trigger. Oooooh you are extremely close. Take one more h...
by jrsjr
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: EPA Database - January Update

P.S. There is an entry in there for a new big-wheel scooter that I am very interested in. Let's see which of you eagle-eye fleagles can spot it!!! Is it one of the 4 Genuine 200i scooters? "Genuine Scooters, LLC Blur 200i, Formula T 200i, Rattler 200i, Urbano 200i" I wouldn't mind test ri...
by jrsjr
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: EPA Database - January Update

P.S. There is an entry in there for a new big-wheel scooter that I am very interested in. Let's see which of you eagle-eye fleagles can spot it!!!
by jrsjr
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 217

EPA Database - January 2021 Update

Here is the latest-greatest EPA database hot off the presses. I joke, but usually I post this immediately, even before the magazine guys, but for some reason I had trouble viewing the update. I eventually figured out a workaround using a chromebook to convert the database to a native Google sheet an...
by jrsjr
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR - Riding a Scooter Outfit Around the World
Replies: 0
Views: 133

SR - Riding a Scooter Outfit Around the World

Here is a link to an article with video of two new inductees to the Guinness book for riding a scooter outfit around the world. The "outfit" is based on a Honda SH300i which we don't get here in the states. Long story short, that bike is made by Honda Italy and has never been economical t...
by jrsjr
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Merry Christmas!

https://go.landsend.com/assets/responsysimages/landsend001/contentlibrary/2020-12_PromotionalContent/All/122520_all.jpg Yes, I stole this from Land's End, but, in all fairness, they opened the door by mailing it to me first. (Yes, I'm watching Grinch on TV) Merry Christmas. Happy Happy Happy New Ye...
by jrsjr
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda ADV150 v Honda Trail 125 - Smackdown (literally)
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Honda ADV150 v Honda Trail 125 - Smackdown (literally)

Click Here to link to a Motorcycle.com comparo article between 2021 Honda ADV150 Vs. 2021 Honda Trail 125. It's actually not a bad article and even includes a photo showing what happens when you try to run parallel to railroad tracks on a small-wheel motorbike. I know it's not a Buddy, but I think ...
by jrsjr
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which battery should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: which battery should I buy?

You should watch Ryn F9’s treatment of this topic. My takeaway: I’m not going to be a lithium customer. Don’t need the weight reduction, and don’t want to deal with the cold weather constraints. No benefit for the cost. AGM FTW for me. https://youtu.be/3ywopGAXP-I I concur on both points. My next b...
by jrsjr
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Replies: 15
Views: 2020

Re: Got my new G400...LOVE IT

PS I can't figure out how to upload photos of my bike on this site. There are a number of them on the ADVrider page here: https://advrider.com/f/threads/genuine-motorcycle-g400c.1104562/page-67 I checked the pix on the ADV site. You did a very nice job on those! Would you mind if I did a posted a c...
by jrsjr
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrades and Bug Reports
Replies: 19
Views: 1153

Re: Upgrades and Bug Reports

Woo Hoo!!! Welcome Back!!!
by jrsjr
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda CB350 v Royal Enfield Meteor 350 v Jawa 300
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Honda CB350 v Royal Enfield Meteor 350 v Jawa 300

Because I'm keenly interested in small motorbikes and because there are a lot of articles in English online, I follow the Indian motorcycle market pretty closely. Click Here for an interesting article I found yesterday comparing the Honda CB350 v RE Meteor 350 V Jawa 300.

Enjoy!
by jrsjr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

As to helmet storage, that's what those big pins at the front top of the pet carrier are for - you can lock your helmet to the bike and leave it on the outside . Yes, so anyone with a knife can get a free new helmet. Excellent idea. I wonder about this, too, but is this really a thing? A helmet wit...
by jrsjr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

As to helmet storage, that's what those big pins at the front top of the pet carrier are for - you can lock your helmet to the bike and leave it on the outside . Yes, so anyone with a knife can get a free new helmet. Excellent idea. I wonder about this, too, but is this really a thing? A helmet wit...
by jrsjr
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

I would email/call the folks who sold you the stator, tell them what you see and have them walk you through testing the assembly before giving up on it. The thing is, electrical parts are never returnable, so you won't get any money out of them, but you may get some information that will keep you fr...
by jrsjr
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Well I crossed the orange R/W wires and have power tot the system but still no spark...I’m literally at a loss here Everything in the way of troubleshooting from here on requires a multimeter. And the next step is to go to The University of Youtube with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by jrsjr
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

If it is the key switch can I cross a wire or two and make it start? Absolutely! That will rule in or rule out the component. One word of warning, you need to disconnect the switch so you don't accidentally create a new circuit you didn't mean to. Here is the diagram of how the ignition switch work...
by jrsjr
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA

Cycle New is tweeting that the classic Honda Postie bike is coming to the USA. It's not in the EPA database yet, but I'm pretty sure its the same motor that has been certified. Here's a pic:
by jrsjr
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Spy Photo of Harley 338R
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Spy Photo of Harley 338R

You read that right. That's 338R, not 883R. Made in China. Here is the spy pic.
by jrsjr
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

I finally found a GY6 (same design as Buddy) Ignition troubleshooting page I'd seen before. Here is the link . I just double-checked the color codes of the wires as he describes them vs the Genuine schematic and I'm pleased to see that they appear to be exactly the same. Whew! So the sheet I've link...
by jrsjr
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!

Hello all, I’m new here. I’ve got a 2008 buddy 50 and I can not get this thing started for the life of me. I have no spark. It started with a new ignition switch as The original owner lost the keys. I’ve also replaced the regulator, CDI, coil, plug and stator and STILL no spark!!! Anyone...so...
by jrsjr
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Since you've swapped everything in the entire ignition circuit already, the next thing I would do is make sure all the connectors are snug. Think about starting with the stator and use the table below to verify that the resistance of each of those circuits in the table below are within spec. Make su...
by jrsjr
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

I understand sorry for the confusion, cranking as in when trying to start the engine with the electric starter there is no change yet with anything I’ve done thus far. Yes sir that’s correct I’ve checked the spark plug against the ground of the case and no visible spark was noted. I haven’t...
by jrsjr
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

I'm trying to be very careful here, not be a pest, but when you say it "cranks and cranks," that is a very different thing from "has no spark." To be extremely clear, have you 100% verified that the spark plug is not sparking? Pulled the spark plug out so you can see the spark ga...
by jrsjr
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Troubleshooting electrical problems is difficult. At this point, since you've already replaced everything, you're going to have to go through the system logically from one end to the other until you find the problem. As I understand it, you replaced the ignition switch because the original owner los...
by jrsjr
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: KTM 200 is Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Not a road test, but a side by side spec comparison at the link. The extra 7 hp and 2000 rpm sound worth the extra $1300. for the Duke. The Duke has almost 1/3 more hp than the Lifan. https://www.motorcyclevalley.com/compare/lifan-kpr-200-vs-ktm-duke-200/ To bring this back viz a viz the Genuine G4...
by jrsjr
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: KTM 200 is Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 513

My dealer has the white model that I prefer. Something like this:
by jrsjr
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: KTM 200 is Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 513

KTM 200 is Here!

My local dealer is now showing inventory on the KTM Duke 200 at $3995.

The EPA database lists power at 18 Kilowatts. That's 24 horsepower in old money.

Here's a stock pic. Vroom! Vroom!
by jrsjr
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Replies: 10
Views: 733

I enjoyed that a lot. That's the good stuff there.
by jrsjr
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revenge of the Bison
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Revenge of the Bison

The news reports I originally read clearly indicated that the woman in the bison attack had not been seriously injured. I thought she had gotten a few bumps and bruises and an amazing story to tell her grandkids. However, subsequent reports indicate that she suffered pelvic injury and was airlifted ...
by jrsjr
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Welcome Back, cadillaczac! P.S. I also bounced back and forth between motorcycles and scooters. I got an old used Nazgûl (black Honda Silver Wing) and stuck with that ever since. It's the best of both and thanks to the fact that it's a scooter, the motorcyclists hate them and thanks to the fact tha...
by jrsjr
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: registering a 125cc as a 50cc
Replies: 42
Views: 6427

This topic ran so long that it attracted its very own spammer. Wow!

Locked!!!
by jrsjr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
Replies: 5
Views: 743

I remember I was too late to get to the sendoff, so I found a parking lot on Hull Street Road and waited and waited for Alix to ride by on the way out of town. I finally gave up and just as I left I happened to see her ride by going the other way. I think I was the first person to wave to her on the...
by jrsjr
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2561

Genuine Cruiser FTW! What's that? OMG! That is a long story. One version of the origin story is that Back in the Day, when scooter-mania roamed the earth, a certain entity, who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty-as-hell, may or may not have (definitely did) started a rumor that a "cru...
by jrsjr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?

As the title implies.... What materials did you use? where did you mount? Drill into the plastic farings? Pictures would be super helpful. I need something stable for either a short or longboard that can handle 60+mph. This is my first post, forgive me if this question has already been asked and an...
by jrsjr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Mitch now hauls two on a 125. Is there a third wheel under those surfboards? Don't see how it can be done otherwise. Watch this video that shows Mitch and his friend Westley designing and fabricating the carrier and you'll see how the weight of the boards is supported. In ten minutes of fast-motion...
by jrsjr
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serious question here. MAXIMUM weight 100 kg? HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 496

I have a giant soft spot in my heart for push scooters. I think it's a shame that longboards took over the push market because a longboard will throw you down on the pavement if you hit a tiny stone, stick, cigarette butt... anything; whereas a larger-wheel push scoot will roll right over them. Also...
by jrsjr
Fri May 22, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 3933

Picking mine up Thursday. :D That's exciting! I can't wait to hear what you think of it. If there's enough interest, I will think about adding a Royal Alloy forum. Right now I think everybody would like to read riding impressions and see photographs. I'm certainly amenable to revisiting this issue ...
by jrsjr
Thu May 07, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

... Witness the "Venture 150" which appeared in the EPA database a few years ago and which never appeared in the USA. Earlier I mentioned that scooter that never happened. It was a 2018 model year. Here is the EPA Database record for it: Model Year - 2018 Category - Highway Motorcycle - I...
by jrsjr
Wed May 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

So, these proposed models have little or nothing to do with the existing Rattler or Blur built by PGO. These appear to be 4 trims or finishes of a proposed 200 (169) scooter to be built by a Chinese manufacturer for Genuine. More like the Venture 50 that Genuine has been importing. Bear in mind, we...
by jrsjr
Tue May 05, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

If I may ask, which dB are you looking into, jrsjr? I look at th2 CARB list regularl, but there has been little activity since March, unsurprisingly. Hey Syd, you're right, the CARB databases have been static. I think they closed up shop for the duration. The database I'm quoting is from the Federa...
by jrsjr
Tue May 05, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

I really don't understand the strategy behind misleading consumers about engine sizes. Buddy 50-125-150-170i, I get. But 200i for a 169cc? Why stop at 200 and not name it the 250 or 300? Or if you want 200 in the name, put in a 200cc engine. Either customers will know they're getting a smaller engi...
by jrsjr
Mon May 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

I am familiar with the Blur 220i, but not the 200i. -Which one was in the 2021 database? I know , right? Makes no sense. But here is the exact database entry for this vehicle straight out of the EPA database: Model Year - 2021 Category - Highway Motorcycle - Ib (50-169cc) Certificate No. - MGSCC.16...
by jrsjr
Mon May 04, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

New BMW Scooter Design?

Last time I poo-pooed a BMW scooter design as being total vaporware, that exact scoot appeared at dealers, like a week later. :shock: I am still picking the crow feathers out of my teeth from that one, so I won't be saying "Never" again. Meet a new BMW e-scooter design exercise which may o...
by jrsjr
Mon May 04, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: supporting your buddy while working on it
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Honestly, I think I would just give this old thread a quick read before launching into a lot of involved work.
by jrsjr
Mon May 04, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

I’m still kinda new here but.. would definitely consider getting one of these (if true) to have alongside my Rattler 110! It is an interesting idea, isn't it? That category (ADV scooters) is something Honda is exploring right now, too. P.S. Belated Welcome to Modern Buddy, NorCalRattler! I'm sorr...
by jrsjr
Mon May 04, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1748

2021 Rattler 200i Coming?

Because Covid-19 I have time to do things like peruse government databases and I happened to come across something that may interest you Rattler folks. Here is the list of Models covered by one entry in the EPA database for 2021 Genuine scooters: Blur 200i, Formula T 200i, Rattler 200i , Urbano 200i...
by jrsjr
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Honda has got 125/150s on the brain, it seems...

Click here for a link to a little article from MCN. I dunno if we get this in the states, but it looks pretty utilitarian.