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by Jaylinb
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket Exhausts - Buddy 150
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Aftermarket Exhausts - Buddy 150

In the 10 years I've had my Blackjack, I've gone through about 4 Prima exhausts and I've just about had it with them. Their weakest point (for me) is the mounting brackets on the muffler, and finding someone around here to weld SS is useless. I don't like the look of the OEM stock muffler, I'd like ...
by Jaylinb
Wed May 15, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville Blackjack
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

+1 Also, What 'stock' pipe did you have to put on? was it the prima pipe or the buddy 125 pipe? -duo Sorry for the very late reply! I had not checked the forums in a long time. Yes, I had to put the Prima pipe back on. Made it harder since I didn't have it there and had to ship one overnight. Plus ...
by Jaylinb
Tue May 14, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Replies: 2390
Views: 186500

That's Maverick!

Well, this isn't exactly my area, but I worked at our Sierra Pines office in The Woodlands, TX this week. On Wednesday, I noticed this Blackjack in the parking lot. I never did see the scooterist. http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo2/GenuineLong/Blackjack_zpsa53a8444.jpg Rob Hey there! Yes, he's ...
by Jaylinb
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elec Start and turn signal problems on Buddy
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Thanks, I'll take the bike over today to have the battery tested. Granted, it's an old one, the original 2009 battery that came with the bike.
by Jaylinb
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elec Start and turn signal problems on Buddy
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Elec Start and turn signal problems on Buddy

Okay, I've searched the forums here but couldn't find much related to a problem I'm having with Maverick. On a recent ride I suddenly lost my turn signals (loud buzzing sound and no blinking) and then the electrical start wouldn't work. I push the button but nothing happens, no clicking or other ind...
by Jaylinb
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Hip to Be Square Rally! Houston, TX April 5-7 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2278

Hip to Be Square Rally! Houston, TX April 5-7 2013

The country's hippest town is hosting its first first 80's-themed scooter rally! Short and long rides to NASA and the hill country, scavenger hunts, tons of hot spots and cool cats. Costumes...
Check it out! www.hiptobesquarerally.com More details coming soon.
by Jaylinb
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Top End Rebuild - bogging under throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Yeah man, still learning as I go. Just because I can do one thing doesn't mean I can do everything! Unreasonable to expect that of anyone. If I could, obviously I wouldn't be asking. I don't have the special tools to swap out heads and install new cam chains, so I took it to a shop to do that. When ...
by Jaylinb
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Top End Rebuild - bogging under throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Not sure where you got that I'm pulling my hair out my friend, just asking some advice if anyone's encountered this problem before. I haven't. When I pulled the spark plug it looked good, though I didn't do a cut on it for obvious reasons. I have a new Prima exhaust and intake coming later this week...
by Jaylinb
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Top End Rebuild - bogging under throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Would that explain the roughness under throttle, though? I think it's something more than just leanout causing that alternate bogging and surging....
by Jaylinb
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Top End Rebuild - bogging under throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

I removed and cleaned the carb over lunch today, checked and cleaned both jets and reinstalled. Snugged up that throttle retaining nut and ran it on the center stand. Seems to be doing a little better. The main jet is a 92, is that the stock one? Idle says 32. I didn't readjust the valves, I'm hopin...
by Jaylinb
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Top End Rebuild - bogging under throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Gotcha. Hope you can link to this:

http://youtu.be/XwJ_ir6v5xw

I don't have all the vaccuum tubes hooked up, i.e. the crankcase vent and all. And I have a K&N on it with stock jets and stock exhaust (waiting on the right parts). But it still shouldn't be that bad, right?
by Jaylinb
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Top End Rebuild - bogging under throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Blackjack Top End Rebuild - bogging under throttle

I just had my top end rebuilt on my Racerjack Maverick (Swtiched from the racing 4-valve head back to stock two, new cam chain, new seals) and now it's bogging under full throttle. Idles fine.

I have a video of what it's doing, how do I post it?
by Jaylinb
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville Blackjack
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Oh, out there engine problems are the order of the day - I was easily doing high 60's out there with the ram air and straight pipe, but when I switched to the AMA class from the Run-Whatcha-Brung on Tuesday, they made me put the stock intake and exhaust back on the bike, plus a host of safety additi...
by Jaylinb
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville Blackjack
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Bonneville Blackjack

Well, just returned from Bonneville with my Blackjack and I took an AMA land speed record! It was an open class and I set the inaugural record at 42.1565. It wasn't the best speed - the engine was having issues with several stock parts they required I put back on, namely the stock intake and exhaust...
by Jaylinb
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Blackjack questions from new Buddy owner:
Replies: 16
Views: 1930

Destickered

You can see from my avatar I removed my Blackjack stickers. I used Goo Gone and very carefully peeled them with my fingernails. Gotta be careful not to scratch the paint... Each side took me about 10 minutes. Mine is two years old (three if you count the time it was sitting in the factory before I o...
by Jaylinb
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Blackjack questions from new Buddy owner:
Replies: 16
Views: 1930

Destickered

You can see from my avatar I removed my Blackjack stickers. I used Goo Gone and very carefully peeled them with my fingernails. Gotta be careful not to scratch the paint... Each side took me about 10 minutes. Mine is two years old (three if you count the time it was sitting in the factory before I o...
by Jaylinb
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville: Cylinder head torque specs?
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Thanks - we'll use those torque specs.
by Jaylinb
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville: Cylinder head torque specs?
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Bonneville: Cylinder head torque specs?

We're swapping out a new 4-valve head on my Bonneville-bound Blackjack "Maverick" and can't find any specs on proper torque for head bolts. Help! My phone number is 210-827-6473.
by Jaylinb
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville 2012 - I'm Going!
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

Close-up of the new, less comfy perch...
by Jaylinb
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville 2012 - I'm Going!
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

Re: Current status...

I'll post some pics when I get home tonight. I'm looking forward to seeing those pics. The Blackjack is my favorite Buddy model. ... the team is confident we can get 20% more out of the engine. That's the ticket! I wasn't able to figure out exactly what the rules are, but under the "Run What Y...
by Jaylinb
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville 2012 - I'm Going!
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

Current status...

I'll post some pics when I get home tonight. They're working on several mods this week, and we have a pro tuner coming from Dallas on Sunday to push it to optimum. Cutting it really close! But the team is confident we can get 20% more out of the engine. I'm so anxious I've been having trouble sleepi...
by Jaylinb
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Olympic ride (from the scoot perspective)
Replies: 21
Views: 1873

I saw that too when it came on live. I was jumping with excitement and texted all my buds to "Get thee to a TV!"

What an epic experience!
by Jaylinb
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville 2012 - I'm Going!
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

Already going 70...

I apologize if I'm dampening your enthusiasm. I just don't want you to spend all your time and energy on gearing. The thing is, you can tweak your gearing as much as you want, but that won't somehow overcome the laws of physics. Otherwise, you could re-gear a 50cc scooter to go 200 MPH, which is si...
by Jaylinb
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville 2012 - I'm Going!
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

Re: Maverick's sister, Electric Sally.

She's doing great. At 6000 miles it's time for a full service, and most likely replace the cvt belt. I can feel it thumping thru the floor board as I ride 50-60mph. Jason at the shop explained that it is normal for cvt's especially if you do a lot of wot riding (which the last 1300 miles have been,...
by Jaylinb
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville 2012 - I'm Going!
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

Thanks for the support!

I really appreciate the support and advice from everyone! This has been a long time dream if mine. As far as mods go, seems the only thing you can't change is the cc's and aspiration. I'd get bigger tires but not much clearance in the rear. That's a route I haven't considered yet. We are using the s...
by Jaylinb
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville 2012 - I'm Going!
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

The Psycho actually has different gearing than the other Buddys. I've ridden a 150 with this setup and it hauls. Don't know the top speed. Might be worth looking into. Great advice everyone! Maverick is going back in the shop today and we'll be experimenting with lighter clutch springs, heavier rol...
by Jaylinb
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonneville 2012 - I'm Going!
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

Bonneville 2012 - I'm Going!

Okay, guys - I have been a Blackjack fanatic for years now, but this is the first time I've joined the Modern Buddy group. A little about me: I'm in love... With my Blackjack "Maverick." Best bike ever! We've gone to lots of rallies around Texas and the Gulf Coast and everywhere we go it s...