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by BoneGirl
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 4394

Thanks

It's good to hear from you, BoneGirl. Nice to know you're still riding too! Thanks, Syd! And Thanks to Greg. Miss you guys and should probably check in more often. It's hard to see my original bike for sale. It's been sitting in Genuine for many years. I hope they replaced a lot of parts that were ...
by BoneGirl
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 4394

Honda PCX

How about a short review on the Honda pcx? Top speed, mpg, and just general ride appeal for you? Feels wrong writing about it on here but I will do it since you asked. And I am no good at writing "short reviews". I was asked by Philip McCaleb to write short reviews for different things. I...
by BoneGirl
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 4394

Seafoam

KrispyKreme wrote:Here's the question we ALL want to know, Bonegirl:Seafoam....yay or nay? :)
In the Winter when we weren't riding much we would add a capful to a full tank of gas.
by BoneGirl
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 4394

Seafoam

KrispyKreme wrote:Here's the question we ALL want to know, Bonegirl:Seafoam....yay or nay? :)
In the Winter when we weren't riding much we would add a capful to a full tank of gas.
by BoneGirl
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 4394

Can you comment on your maintenance schedule, now that you've let us know a bit about its running life? Regular oil changes with synthetic oil? Valve adjustments? Belt replacements? Tyre life? Grade of fuel used? Did you let it run low on oil? Any regular failures (Coils, brake shoes/pads, etc.)? T...
by BoneGirl
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 4394

Lastly...

With everything that has gone down with Genuine the last couple years, it's hard to say what's going on but if someone can sell my original Bonegirl Buddy, then more power to them. It did catch me off guard when my husband sent me the link to Scoot Jockeys. Even with the mileage so high, I have been...
by BoneGirl
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 4394

BuddyRaton

And now to BuddyRaton: It was an honor to meet you this weekend at Amerivespa! Thank you so much for going out of your way to find me in the masses.
by BoneGirl
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 4394

To continue..

And now to Sunshinen: It was really an honor that Genuine acknowledged me for my story with that first Buddy 125. I had the hardest time imaginable giving it up because it was my first scooter ever and I was so attached to it. But it did make a lot of sense to give it to Genuine as a showpiece in re...
by BoneGirl
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Replies: 29
Views: 4394

Update

Hi, to all my Friends on here. My husband just sent me the link listing my first Buddy for sale and then the link to Modern Buddy's thread. It's all so strange! Maybe I can answer a few questions. To GregsBuddy: Yes! You should be encouraged! My 2nd Buddy is a 2009 Black Jack that I re-invented as T...
by BoneGirl
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Re: Handlebar vibrating

I recently bought a new 2012 Buddy 125. I've driven 500 miles on it and the vibration in my throttle hand is unbearable after 30 minutes of riding. My hand literally goes numb. I've decided to pay off this scooter and look at getting a 300-500cc Kymco instead with the hopes that the vibration on th...
by BoneGirl
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: 4TH Annual Twist and Gone Scooter Drags! Indiana Oct 11-12
Replies: 1
Views: 2913

Best TnG evar!!!

Well, Another Twist n' Gone event has come and gone and as always, it was bigger and better than ever! Racing, camping, Halloween Trails, Scott Smallwood, three bands and camaraderie that has yet to be surpassed. 20 Scooter Classes with everything from Cushmans to the legendary John Eads. With a Pin...
by BoneGirl
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats up with Scooterworks & Genuine? -not playing toget
Replies: 50
Views: 7737

Genuine

I have seen some changes as well and it saddens me to no end. From Philip stepping down to the runaround I have gotten from Scooterworks. My last dealings with Scooterworks got ugly quickly when I was waiting for months on essential parts. I was told I would have to order them from a Genuine Retail ...
by BoneGirl
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Long Will the Buddy Last?
Replies: 24
Views: 2726

Decisions, decisions

so BG you goin' Genuine for a new scoot or some other scoot brand caught your eye? you ride like crazy i can see a bit more motor under you. maybe new more powerful scoot and a little used Buddy on the side? :) I don't know what I want to do so I guess I need to think on it awhile. I can get a bran...
by BoneGirl
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Long Will the Buddy Last?
Replies: 24
Views: 2726

Ideas

We have been swapping parts here and there from Ben's first Buddy and used the newer parts I took off my first Buddy long ago. Finally ran out of parts from Ben's bike, poor guy. I just got done talking about needing some new panel pieces just because wear and tear has caused several of the joining ...
by BoneGirl
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Long Will the Buddy Last?
Replies: 24
Views: 2726

Thanks

Thanks, Peabody! I do ride the snot out of these bikes and have to say, I love them to death :P. And I won 2nd Place in the Drag race last weekend so the Pinkster goes out with a bang!
by BoneGirl
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Long Will the Buddy Last?
Replies: 24
Views: 2726

How Long Will the Buddy Last?

Well, it looks like The Pinkster is on its last leg. Just made it to 42,424.2 miles, took a picture and within 20 miles it was just running poorly. Lagerhead has worked on it the last 2 days so we can ride to Indianapolis for the MotoGP race tomorrow but no go. My first Buddy 125 was pretty good til...
by BoneGirl
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
Replies: 193
Views: 33859

Holy cow, BoneGirl! I don't know which is more incredible. Heard anything from Phil? Hahahaha! Congratulations on both achievements BoneGirl, you are an inspiration, and not just to Buddy owners. Awww, shucks Syd! :oops: Made me blush. I talked to Phil while I was recuperating with this last hip. I...
by BoneGirl
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
Replies: 193
Views: 33859

PeteH wrote:
Well, the Pinkster rolled over 40K today after 3 years and two total hip replacements! AWESOME!
Yours, or Pinkster's swing arm? :D
I WISH it were the Pinkster's! I could've had a lot more miles if I wasn't determined to be totally bionic by the time I die! :P
by BoneGirl
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
Replies: 193
Views: 33859

40K

Well, the Pinkster rolled over 40K today after 3 years and two total hip replacements! AWESOME!


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by BoneGirl
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Philip McCaleb wishes you a joyous holiday season
Replies: 34
Views: 5136

Howdy Doody, my friend.

Dear Philip, Whenever I read your letters I know you are a sentimental sap just like me! That's not a bad thing, either. Thanks for the wonderful Christmas Wish to all your friends. Your year has certainly been a struggle and I know you had some serious blues. Seems it just kept piling up but here y...
by BoneGirl
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Replies: 74
Views: 9831

agreed

I hope when he gets well he'll be able to do the scooter rides that were planned. We didn't get to see him here in Austin. I agree. So bummed out he couldn't make the Genuine Appreciation Ride in September. I figure sooner or later I'll hook up with him. I have my Scooter Dork shirt ready and waiti...
by BoneGirl
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Replies: 74
Views: 9831

On the mend

Philip is on the mend. Been a slow go but he's doing much better.
by BoneGirl
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Replies: 74
Views: 9831

Happy healing....

Cincinnati had their Genuine Appreciation Ride last Sunday without Philip but we all signed a giant card for him so he knows how much we're all thinking of him, praying for him and missing him on the scooter circuit. He'll be back better than ever, I feel it in my BONES! 8)
by BoneGirl
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Replies: 74
Views: 9831

beeporama wrote:My Blackjack has been my workhorse commuter for YEARS now, the joyous ride that focuses me in the morning then clears my mind and refreshes me in the early evening. You've done so much for me without ever meeting me, and I'm grateful.
Ditto in so many ways!
by BoneGirl
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Replies: 74
Views: 9831

On the road to recovery

I have been worried sick about Philip and have heard back about his condition. His surgery was a complicated one which involves quite the healing time, just like Eric had originally stated. He has battled pneumonia the last week which pretty much takes the wind out of you when you're already down. S...
by BoneGirl
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Maybe not that exactly...

Well, I was just talking to Ben and he said I was wrong. The rack is the same one I had from Day 1. I have broken so many racks I thought this was a new one he built but he said he learned long ago I needed better racks. So what changed? He says a bike with 35K is a changed bike. For whatever reason...
by BoneGirl
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Replies: 74
Views: 9831

Hush hush

Why is everyone so hush hush now on this? Eric, you heard from Philip?
by BoneGirl
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Long-Awaited Anouncement, And A Thank You To MB *PICS*
Replies: 49
Views: 6457

No words...

Dear Luna, I don't even know where to begin. Lagerhead told me about the thread today and I just finished reading your comments and those of other MB members. As a medical professional for ages and an x-ray tech for the last 25+ years, I have seen what you have gone through many, many times. It alwa...
by BoneGirl
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Diagnosis confirmed

Well, Kids, it's the dang topcase! I rode today with it on and off and sure enough, when it's off the wheel wobble goes completely away and the front to back vibration is barely noticeable. http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc108/angiebuettner/072.jpg This is just unbelievable to me. Even when empt...
by BoneGirl
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Racing

buddyguy wrote:cool!

so where do you race?
Brown County Dragway in Nashville, Indiana. Once a month we do bracket racing. Our last race is October14th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/132072390254839/

http://usascooterracing.com/
by BoneGirl
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Maybe the topcase

Got home from work last night and Ben had the Pinkster ready for me to ride. I rode it on the highway and all around. Guess what? No vibration! :D I noticed some "buzz" in the handlebars and he said that was possibly just a valve adjustment because he had been working on those. Then I aske...
by BoneGirl
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
Replies: 193
Views: 33859

cool

Siobhan, that is great!
by BoneGirl
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Just gets worse...

Well, in hindsight I guess we should have taken it into the scooter shop while it was still under Warranty because this started at a year and a half old. But Ben is a really good mechanic and he just started working on all the obvious things. The vibration would improve slightly so I'd forget about ...
by BoneGirl
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Replies: 74
Views: 9831

Tap, tap, tap...

Haven't heard anything in regards to Philip so I assume all is well. :D
by BoneGirl
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $10,000 Question?
Replies: 32
Views: 2654

Scooter

The storage capacity and the comfortable ride of the Silverwing would be my choice hands down. If you are spending that money, not sure why it is easier to justify a motorcycle over a scooter :?

I love the comfy couch of the Silverwing, hands down.
by BoneGirl
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

So far

Enviromoto looked at it this weekend and thinks it's in the steering tube so gonna' get into that once again.

Thanks again for keeping up with all this and continue to focus on the possible causes and solutions. :D
by BoneGirl
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

You are all so awesome!

Things seemed to go from bad to worse last night and today after we swapped forks. Still have the 40mph vibration and when I get to 43-45, I have wobble when I let go of the handlebars. Cruised a highway today at 75 and everything was wonderful...until I started decreasing the speed and there comes ...
by BoneGirl
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Tires

Axle has been changed, tires balanced and balance beads are always used. Ben even added more beads to see if that would help and it didn't.
by BoneGirl
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Daggone it

also their is a vibration deadening material used for noise suppression / audio enhancement in autos. its called dynomat. just apply a small piece to whatever you want to stop vibrating....and it stops. if the vibrating piece is made of metal. it won't "fix" something mechanical, but you ...
by BoneGirl
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

hope you get it all worked out, bonegirl. sounds like you've gone through it pretty well so far. 34,000m is a lot, though. not as much as the original "pinkster," though. must be a solution? my own suggestion after many would be to try some substantial bar end weights. you may already hav...
by BoneGirl
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Replies: 74
Views: 9831

You're in good hands

Dear Philip,

Hate the fact you have to undergo this surgery tomorrow but just know there are so many people praying for you and keeping you in their thoughts throughout this procedure.

Put the whole thing in God's hands and it will be fine.

Angie
by BoneGirl
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Heavy sigh...

well, Gang, we have done all the suggestions you made and the last thing to try was the front forks so we changed them out to Ben's Buddy forks because they didn't seem to have quite as many miles on them. Just came back from a 20 mile ride and the vibration at 40mph still exists. I think everything...
by BoneGirl
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Robbie wrote:
That or a imbalanced clutch or variator.....something that spins at high speed, not a wheel.


Rob
We recently replaced the clutch and variator and that made no difference.
by BoneGirl
Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Done

1.)Make sure the forks are "even" in the clamps and not slightly off. 2.) Same brand of tire? it COULD be the tire. I have changed tires on bikes (changing NOTHING else) and had weird handling issues show up. 3.) check the rim, check the rim again, tire seated all the way on the bead? spi...
by BoneGirl
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Thank you

Bad (worn out from all the riding you do) front shock(s)? I can't believe you said that! Ben mentioned shocks over the weekend and he plans on switching his Buddy shocks to mine to see if it fixes the problem. Didn't mention it on purpose to see if anyone else thought it could be that. Thanks, Syd....
by BoneGirl
Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36216

Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening

The last year I have experienced increasing problems with handlebar vibration around the 40mph mark. If I let go of the handlebars for a second you can see the handlebars/mirrors shaking violently at times; seems to be a forward and backward motion and not a side to side vibration. If I have a map m...
by BoneGirl
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
Replies: 193
Views: 33859

Almost got it....

Well, I was shooting for 33,333.3 at 33mph and it looks to be about 32mph. But pretty daggone close!

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by BoneGirl
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Finally (almost) finished one of my scooter projects!
Replies: 20
Views: 4611

Well done

Gorgeous.
by BoneGirl
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expected mileage on a Buddy 150?
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

33K for now

33K in 2 and a half years and going strong. I'll keep you posted.....

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by BoneGirl
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those with high mileage: Keys to longevity?
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Maintenance

I just turned 33K in 2 years, 6 months, 26 days. Second Buddy and it's going strong. Break it in as directed and do regular maintenance. Keep a journal of everything you do on your scooter from when you changed your tires (and what brand of tires you used), what oil you used and mileage at that poin...