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by SonnyD
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extra Keys flor 08 buddy and the genuine topcase
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

I bought 3 extras when I got my 06 cause it only came with two, and I have this habit, LOL..... I think they were like 3.00 each and about 2 bucks to cut them.....Ordered from my dealer and had them in 3 or 4 days....
by SonnyD
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I went down...ow
Replies: 26
Views: 3015

Glad your ok.... it gets gusty out there. In 1977 my girl and I were on vacation out there, and I was riding my fully dressed BMW.. I don't remember the highway we were on, but we were traveiling south. Out of no where came a gust of wind that moved me over one full lane, over to the off ramp, narro...
by SonnyD
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting a Buddy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

You can have about any color you want made up at an Automotive Paint store... from mild to wild..... they just have to add a Flex agent to it....It's more pricey, but your colors are unlimited......Just make sure they can put it in a spray can, if you want to do it that way.....
by SonnyD
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

I have bought a couple of parts for it and they are cheap. A new air filter element is under $10, and gaskets are $2 or so each. Of course it has a very simple valve system that costs nothing to check and adjust and is fast to check which means a lot to me as opposed to say a race bike where they t...
by SonnyD
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T exhaust, lets discuss
Replies: 76
Views: 13087

Yeah, it definitely looked like Italy to me....maybe they have them built in China, I don't know, but the quality looks pretty good from what I could see.... and I definitely haven't heard any others that sound that good!!!!!
by SonnyD
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

Here, since I live on the line between kansas and Missouri, it's 5 minutes and I can be in Missouri, if you buy out of state, you don't pay sales tax until you buy it... so they are just shy of 3100 out the door. If I buy in Kansas then I pay tax at the dealer, so that's almost 300 dollars at 9%. I ...
by SonnyD
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T exhaust, lets discuss
Replies: 76
Views: 13087

If I end up with a Stella, I'm definitely going for the GPR... that thing sounds awesome.......
by SonnyD
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR- I've finnally done it.
Replies: 4
Views: 970

I started playing drums in 1963 and have played them my entire life... the only thing else I really stayed with is Guitar, which I started playing in 1966. Of course when you spend your life around other musicians you always pick up a "little this a little that".... I really wish I could p...
by SonnyD
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post A Pic Of Your Motorcycle
Replies: 53
Views: 8876

Christophers those bikes are AWESOME!! as for the rest posted so far, nearly as AWESOME! :P ha just kidding, guys. really nice rides that look like pride is taken in. i can just imagine the many miles piled up on all those bad ass cruisers. the SonnyD Harley looks as if it might float down the high...
by SonnyD
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying my First Buddy!
Replies: 38
Views: 3145

I bought my 06 Buddy 125 this past may with 2100 miles on it for 1400, it never gave me a seconds problem....I replaced things like Tires, tubes, but only cause I wanted too. I've found a lot of really nice low mileage scooters that have been sitting with not many miles on them. Of course when I got...
by SonnyD
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helix?
Replies: 22
Views: 3124

I LIKE that..... Pretty darn cool......
by SonnyD
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post A Pic Of Your Motorcycle
Replies: 53
Views: 8876

Thanks!!!
by SonnyD
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post A Pic Of Your Motorcycle
Replies: 53
Views: 8876

Last year......
by SonnyD
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here who rode a Buddy and DIDN'T like it?
Replies: 39
Views: 2188

I went across a bridge with grating on the road deck at 55MPH in traffic on a friend's Buddy 125 and nearly had to change my underwear afterwards. On my Zuma 155 with wider 12" tires, it is not nearly as sketchy. I have ridden across a metal bridge grating on a bike with 18" tires. It was...
by SonnyD
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here who rode a Buddy and DIDN'T like it?
Replies: 39
Views: 2188

I had the Michelin S1's on mine and the Cuppini shield. It's just the small tires and the light weight for me. Nothing with that weight and size is going to feel very stable at 60mph. It wasn't bad if there wasn't much wind. I just didn't ride on windy days Do you miss your Buddy? Yeah... it was go...
by SonnyD
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here who rode a Buddy and DIDN'T like it?
Replies: 39
Views: 2188

I had the Michelin S1's on mine and the Cuppini shield. It's just the small tires and the light weight for me. Nothing with that weight and size is going to feel very stable at 60mph. It wasn't bad if there wasn't much wind. I just didn't ride on windy days
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here who rode a Buddy and DIDN'T like it?
Replies: 39
Views: 2188

I rarely ride anything with 2 wheels that I don't like. When your used to one thing, then ride another, it always seems to be a bit strange. I liked my Buddy a lot, yes it did feel a bit squirrelly with the 10" tires, but my other main ride is a 900 pound Harley. I rode my buddies Yamaha Star S...
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piaggio Fly 150 3v
Replies: 44
Views: 6499

...I would just like a scooter with an honest 70mph top speed. Not that it would live there for me, but it would be nice for some of the rides I do..... How about a Vespa GT200. An honest 70 mph any time you want and good prices on the used market. (plus it looks good :wink: ) I've checked those ou...
by SonnyD
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Replies: 105
Views: 8083

Harley has been getting a lot of praise in the last 10 years at least for their build quality....These will be fine. I've been to the assembly plant in KC. many times and there is a lot of pride there for the people putting bikes together.. The American auto industry has done the same thing, lot bet...
by SonnyD
Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piaggio Fly 150 3v
Replies: 44
Views: 6499

...I would just like a scooter with an honest 70mph top speed. Not that it would live there for me, but it would be nice for some of the rides I do..... How about a Vespa GT200. An honest 70 mph any time you want and good prices on the used market. (plus it looks good :wink: ) I've checked those ou...
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Custom Exhaust Options??
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

The Gianelli exhaust is a popular upgrade on the 4t's over here as well as fitting a ram air filter. Both of these mods make the scooter sound a lot meatier especially the air filter. Also GPR make a quality looking pipe which sounds great too. http://www.gpr.it/prodotti.htm?idTipologia=2&idMar...
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piaggio Fly 150 3v
Replies: 44
Views: 6499

A good rule of thumb on scoot/motorcycle speeds is to knock off 5 mph from the speedo reading. The only way to get a true speed reading is with a GPS. I have found on all of my scoots that the average error is 5 mph. If it says 65 on your speedo you can be safe in figuring that you are doing 60. Wh...
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

Well, we could probably say that No Bike or Scooter is for Everyone.... I'm sure it would be fine for me I'm 5'7" on a good day with boots... I ride my 800 pound Harley all over the country, and felt fine on my Buddy 125...I'm pretty sure the GROM would fit me pretty well, from what I've read o...
by SonnyD
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piaggio Fly 150 3v
Replies: 44
Views: 6499

I would really like to see a GPS speed number. Maybe I'm just "gun shy" from the Buddy speedo. I'm just not trusting of these speedo readings on anything. If its an honest 70, and not in actuality 61 or 62...then I'm in.
by SonnyD
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

Yeah, I think just the fact that it's a motorcycle and not a Scooter, it's going to be more stable, and may be even closer to the ground.... Body positioning is Everything!!!! I'm leaning more and more to a GROM everyday....
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

Well, it's no bargain on the drafting part.....and you always get the violent side drafts, entering, and loosing the draft....way more noticable on a sub 200 pound bike then something heavier...Semi's aren't nearly as bad today as they were then, the air foils and all have made the air coming off a ...
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

I wouldn't do it now, but I rode a 1970 Suzuki 125 twin to Florida and back from Kansas City in 1971. Lol. With with a friend on his identical bike. We lock in behind semis and let them pull us as long as we could till we would lose the draft.... Not smart but at 21 it was a fun trip
by SonnyD
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

I'll get one eventually. Money's tied up in truck payments (finally bought a scooter hauler) and the impending purchase of my '13 black 4T Stella (manual). For the interim, I'll just have to settle for fixing up my '64 Benly 90. :P Well, there is definitely nothing wrong with fixing up the Benly......
by SonnyD
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

I own a Grom. Very good little bike. Easy to work on too. Just two valves and they are easy to access. I take it on the interstate all the time, but 64 mph is top speed in a full tuck so you have to stay in the right lane. It is the most maneuverable bike I've ever owned. Wet weight is only 225 lbs...
by SonnyD
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

skully93 wrote:let me clarify my statement:

If I was going to buy something in that configuration for 3k, I'd get a used full sized MC. However that's because I already have plenty of the smaller scoots :P.
OK, I understand, that's what I was wondering.... I need more Small bikes, LOLOLOL
by SonnyD
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

yeah, I wouldn't pay that for a new one. for 3k and the willingness to shift, I could get a lot more bike. Still a cool niche product though. Really...I mean price wise...That's Buddy 125 territory...I can't think of anything I've seen that cooler at 3000, but that's just me... I guess there is som...
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Custom Exhaust Options??
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

If you want a loud pipe that does absolutely nothing for performance i would suggest a Harley. Hmm, my loud pipes Dyno'd an additional 6hp.....so that is a rather silly statement. ;-)) My point is that, in my opinion, loud pipes that are just to be loud are a waste of time and money. As stated by t...
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Custom Exhaust Options??
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

Robbie wrote:I think SonnyD meant his Harley gained 6hp.

If it was the Stella, sign me up......

Rob
LOLOL Yes, that is what I meant....Thanks Robbie...at least you got it...LOL
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Grom???
Replies: 40
Views: 4276

Yeah same ad runs by my local dealer on Craigslist here in KC...
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Custom Exhaust Options??
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

BuddyRaton wrote:If you want a loud pipe that does absolutely nothing for performance i would suggest a Harley.
Hmm, my loud pipes Dyno'd an additional 6hp.....so that is a rather silly statement. ;-))
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Scooter From Kawasaki
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Almost every time I see someone looking at those Downtown models at the local dealer, they complain about that seat. The scooter shop even has a "hook up" for having the hump removed. Last guy I saw looking at one moved his butt back to the rear section, and it fit him pretty good then
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Failure to Fulfill Warranty
Replies: 9
Views: 2150

lovemysan wrote:Overland Park ks has a terrific dealer of you want a second opinion.
A BIG SECOND ON THAT!
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stella Auto has landed in Chicago
Replies: 29
Views: 3676

Nice scoot but I hate that it has no actual spare. Sorry I think the 2014 Vespa Primavera or the new Sprint may get my cash this time round..... Neither of those will have a spare either. Yeah I know but I just think it's kinda stupid to have it look like it has one but doesn't. It's like buying a ...
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Replies: 105
Views: 8083

My neighbor waits for parts all the time, well for the last 25 years or so since he started riding Ducati's and Moto Guzzi....
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Year of the Tablet -update Finally bought the IPad Air
Replies: 20
Views: 2346

I have the latest model I pad. It is my first tablet. I use it all the, even now. I don't have to sit at the computer that way, it's light and doesn't heat up my leg like a laptop!!!!!!!
by SonnyD
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Replies: 105
Views: 8083

Oh, didn't think of that, Sorry..... I thought it was positive.... but I guess if it got mis catagorized by google, it could be a problem.... Sorry again...
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR.. 11 indictments for Bike gang attack on land rover
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

NBR.. 11 indictments for Bike gang attack on land rover

I believe I read 11, including an Under cover detective, that broke out the back window..... this craziness has such potential for making the rest of us Targets of Cagers..... more then we already are.........http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2494292/NYPD-undercover-cop-10-bikers-indicted-brut...
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Replies: 105
Views: 8083

Re: Regarding the faithful

I know a fair number of people who have Harleys and off the bike they cover a variety of ages, occupations, appearances, and personalities. Sure there are some similarities that bear up the stereotype, but they are mostly superfluous. When it comes to their opinions of bike choice, my experiences c...
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Scooter From Kawasaki
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Got a feeling it's really going to be pricey..... it's 6000 with Kymco's name on it..... wonder how much more the Kawasaki moniker will raise it....?????
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Replies: 105
Views: 8083

I think you must indeed be somewhat out of the ordinary, tats or not. Which is not a bad thing. I have never owned anything but Japanese in my life but have wanted a Harley since just a little tyke on a Suzuki 50. Of course, I also want a scooter. And a Moto Guzzi, my favorite among the Italians. A...
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piaggio Fly 150 3v
Replies: 44
Views: 6499

Fly 150 3v has been excellent for us. At 270 lbs it not quite as fast as our Buddy 125 off of the line but it'll hit nearly 70 MPH on the flat. (It took about 600 miles to break it in.). Seat height is low like the Buddy. Under seat storage is excellent. The fuel-injected 3v Vietnamese-made engine ...
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Replies: 105
Views: 8083

Actially the "faithful" are my crowd..... I just don't see attitude. You would not picture me as a "scooter rider" if you saw me... I have a huge Harley Tattoo on my arm....and look like about every other "biker" you see, or have seen picture of. Yeah, we still give peo...
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Replies: 105
Views: 8083

Glad to see Harley trying once again to broaden their product line. They see the need to get younger riders onboard and seem to have done their homework. I find the 750 interesting because it should outperform the Sportster easily and be more affordable as well. If anyone's checked the price of a H...
by SonnyD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Replies: 105
Views: 8083

I hope Harley is successful with these new bikes, and that it helps change opinions about what a Harley is. I really dislike the "attitude" that they currently try to portray. I also remember the Aermacchi bikes. And I thought some of them were interesting. In fact at that time they were ...
by SonnyD
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2013 Vespa 946. What's Up With That? (Vid)
Replies: 25
Views: 3429

I can't bring myself to spend 6000 on a 300cc scooter.... And I could. Different strokes, I guess. I understand.....I guess after riding 2 wheelers for 50 years, I'm a bit jaded on how much I'll spend on certain things when IMO, they are purposely over priced, just because they can get by with it.....