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by Syd
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: won't run after oil change
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Right up to the top of the Full mark, or right up to the top of the dipstick?
by Syd
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

The seating position of the Blur is very different from the Vespa; more bent over, sport bike like. Depending on how long each GTS has sat, I'd take the one with the most miles, if it's running.
by Syd
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to vent after dog attacked scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

JettaKnight wrote:
wheelbender6 wrote:Girl dogs are going into heat now so they can deliver in the spring. Makes the males crazy.
I'm just posting to see if "bitch" is blocked by a filter here.
It may be blocked now!
by Syd
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

If you do go the used Vespa route, make sure the seller can provide you a complete service history. You're rarely going to get this. Alternatively: buy a Vespa at a price that bakes in the expectation that you'll have to do a lot of maintenance on it immediately. Fluids, belt, tires, brake pads - p...
by Syd
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wont start....any ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

Syd's comment about checking the Kill-Switch is so funny and true. It has to be the first thing to check. More than once I've been baffled why the scooter won't start, and sure enough, the kill-switch had been turned on, either by another rider who thought that was the way to stop the engine, or by...
by Syd
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

Heritage Smeritage ( :D ) The GTS is just a better scoot. Get the GTS.
by Syd
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 29084

You have to do something special when you turn 100,000! Any plans? I might try to get a video of it rolling over, plus lots of pictures. Then I might go for a ride. After that I have a lot of maintenance and repairs to do. The bad part is the owner's manual doesn't have the 100,000 service recommen...
by Syd
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Replies: 20
Views: 1566

Looks like the OP is gone. Maybe she didn't like our answers?
by Syd
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wont start....any ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

I gotta ask: Kill switch?
by Syd
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Replies: 20
Views: 1566

For $2700 you can buy a 2021 Buddy 125 at Hidden Power Cycle Clinic. Don't buy that scoot.
by Syd
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2941

I am still in the Genuine Cruiser camp. Phil is gone, long live Phil!

I wonder if the cruiser was Phil's undoing?
by Syd
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this tube near the kick sTarter?
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Oh no, you're not supposed to find that!
by Syd
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!
Replies: 6
Views: 762

I wish Honda would bring the SH300 to US.
by Syd
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 29084

BayStateScooterist wrote:Wow! Awesome pictures! Don't think my back can hold out for 300+ miles. The longest day trip I've made was 105 miles around the Quabbin Reservoir.
Haven't read this thread for a while. Nice roads around the Quabbin. Grew up in Worcester County.
by Syd
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Several (quite a few?) members here have had their Buddy stolen at home. Lock it up to something there.
by Syd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Long heavy chainthrough both wheels, crossed over the step through, with a just-big-enough lock. If theft at college is a problem, make the chain really heavy.
by Syd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing USB outlet on 2021 Buddy Kick
Replies: 3
Views: 532

I'd get a cigarette lighter to USB charger and do what you need.
by Syd
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

Nice scoot, vintagegarage!
by Syd
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

Been eyeballing this one for a few weeks now. Apparently the trunk is heated! I usually just put my pizza on the floorboard, but damn, this is the way to go. :wink: This would appear to be a 50cc bike but they come in a 150cc displacement as well. https://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/mcy/d/lafayette-t...
by Syd
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

No Trikes Today

Anybody want a small displacement classic? This one's dreamy.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/ ... 32019.html
by Syd
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

Not sure why trikes catch my eye, but look at this baby!

https://prescott.craigslist.org/mcy/d/c ... 03258.html
by Syd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

Maybe it came this way, I don't know.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/mcy/d/tuc ... 65431.html
by Syd
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

What are your plans for it? Restoration or leave it as is? It would look great restored and sitting in the living room. With plants all around it.:) I would like to get it running :D . Get the crank repaired, lube, etc. Only then would I think of resto. Oh, it won't end up in the house. I have been...
by Syd
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

babblefish wrote:What are your plans for it? Restoration or leave it as is? It would look great restored and sitting in the living room. With plants all around it.:)
I would like to get it running :D . Get the crank repaired, lube, etc. Only then would I think of resto.
by Syd
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

sc00ter wrote:Nice investment on the pedal scoot!
Honestly, it's pretty rough, but I smile when I see it, so that's good.
by Syd
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 1228

Since you turn by countersteering, youe Buddy headlight doesn't point where you are going, anyway. We need a headlamp that turns when we lean.
by Syd
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

sc00ter wrote:That pedal scooter is cool!
I thought so too, so I bought it!
by Syd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

by Syd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

Good for your hubby the construction worker:
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/ ... 54390.html
by Syd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

Perfect for the golfer in the family:

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/ ... 60162.html
by Syd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

I hesitate to post a picture here, but here's the link:

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/ ... 58166.html


Oh well,
by Syd
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

You could go anywhere on this two-wheel drive motorcycle. The Rokon.

https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/mcy/d/ ... 60914.html
by Syd
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

Italjet Velocifero 50

Love the headlights on these bikes!

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/mcy/ ... 21951.html
by Syd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to Buy Fuse
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Try your local auto parts store.
by Syd
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2941

Genuine Cruiser FTW!
by Syd
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
Replies: 5
Views: 826

I remember the Peace Ride. Can't wait to read the 'Zine's next issue!
by Syd
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serious question here. MAXIMUM weight 100 kg? HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Good on you, jrsjr. I was a little surprised to see a post about kick scooters, but they are called scooters.

If someone posts about mobility scooters, ban 'em. :D
by Syd
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Several people have run Buddys in the Scooter Cannonball http://scootercannonballrun.com/.
Many of those have finished. Some of the roads you won't be fast. but your Buddy should make it.
by Syd
Sat May 30, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Welcome to Modern Buddy, Ron. Buddy Raton's right, we like pictures.
by Syd
Tue May 26, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to buy a buddy 50- Convince me (or not!)
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Looks like the OP didn't like the answers he got.
by Syd
Tue May 26, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

Maybe, just maybe that paint will keep the average criminal from stealing it.
by Syd
Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 4829

Gobo, The RA. Here's my first impressions. I am loosely basing this off a comparison to my other scoots. My daily commuter is a Vespa GT200 and I have a 4T Stella and a BlackJack. The RA is an awesome 150 scoot. It's feels tall and wide. I'm a bigger rider so this is comfy for me. May be a little s...
by Syd
Fri May 22, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corazzo still making jackets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

JettaKnight wrote:
JettaKnight wrote: Anyone try Merlin jackets or can recommend a brand that "scooter cool"?
Just to wrap this up, I bought an Oxford waxed cotton jacket. Understated and retro cool - well, actually, it's really warm.
Vintage, second hand? Or new London Fog? :D
by Syd
Fri May 22, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

"I believe that it only needs fuel lines cleaned out and possibly new battery."

Famous last words.
by Syd
Tue May 19, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 4829

As they say, pictures or it didn't happened. :D
by Syd
Tue May 19, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jay Leno rides a Buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1498

There's also a Vespa in the background, next to the Buddy.
by Syd
Tue May 19, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Have you looked at this Zombie Blood 125?

https://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/d/pfl ... 34568.html
by Syd
Wed May 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Pack rats, or small squirrels, I imagine. Cap your exhaust next winter.
by Syd
Sat May 09, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A $10 trunk?
Replies: 17
Views: 1329

Who's shaming?
by Syd
Fri May 08, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sizing Corazzo Mens jacket
Replies: 4
Views: 670

I have long arms, so no Corazzo jackets fit my arms. All have fit my chest fine. Unless you too have long arms, get the size that fits.