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by tiii
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wanted to say hello
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

one of my fave scooters is a 70 kitted 50cc. welcome.
by tiii
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Colors for 2017 Buddies?
Replies: 4
Views: 1687

the local dealership seems to stock mostly silver and black... it'd be pretty neat if genuine puts out another dark satin grey (like the riot) in 170.
by tiii
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing Left Brake Lever
Replies: 21
Views: 7358

there should be enough grease from the first lever.

but, since you've got it appart anyway, use a dab of grease where the cable end slides into the lever.
by tiii
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73549

Maybe in other parts of the country. Over here in SF, techy / hipster income levels are easily in the 6 figure ranges.
by tiii
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73549

I didnt know they made a small displacement scrambler.

Pity the G400C is still not released.
by tiii
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen / Recovered Buddy Blackjack
Replies: 0
Views: 1207

Stolen / Recovered Buddy Blackjack

Before theft... they pretty much joy rode it, then started taking it apart (maybe to get under the seat) http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i202/tonelar/bikes/e59dc7a7-7b8d-43bb-8510-3b4728deb154.jpg Back in running order... new ignition and seat latch assembly. San Francisco Scooter Center was reall...
by tiii
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 fuse holders in the battery compartment?
Replies: 2
Views: 893

thanks Dee, that makes sense.

Yes one is lower amperage than the other. assuming the one that isn't for the horn is the 10A.

cheers
by tiii
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 fuse holders in the battery compartment?
Replies: 2
Views: 893

2 fuse holders in the battery compartment?

My manual shows just one fuse, but I have two fuse holders next to my Buddy's battery.

Anyone know what amperage these should be? Both are gone completely... so whoever stole my scooter probably blew them trying to monkey with the ignition.
by tiii
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170 first fill up
Replies: 41
Views: 5575

I get mid 80's MPG but it's a Buddy 150 (and CA fuel isn't as quality as that in the other states).

Had to comment cause I ran out of fuel before the weekend. Felt it start to sputter and was "oh no."
by tiii
Thu May 12, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: The ride formerly known as Mods vs Rockers SF May 14th
Replies: 0
Views: 2589

The ride formerly known as Mods vs Rockers SF May 14th

Harolds vs Maudes is this coming Saturday. Modern scoots will be meeting at Pier23 at noon (KSU 1PM).
Scooters and bikes made prior to 1985 meet at Red's Java House.

Fun adventurous ride around San Francisco, guys and gals.

SFSC while attending is NOT an organizer (just to clarify).
by tiii
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Distinguished Spring Ride / May 8th in San Francisco
Replies: 0
Views: 2541

Distinguished Spring Ride / May 8th in San Francisco

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All brands and styles of 2 wheeled scooters are welcome.
by tiii
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: g400c coming in March
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

looks a lot like this honda (and the price is $1500 less than the Yamaha SR400)
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by tiii
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jetting?
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

change the main jet FIRST

your spark plug is a good indicator of how you're running, no need to change it as it's probably nice and white at your altitude.
by tiii
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Me and my Stella start in Rally promo: A-Town Rumble!
Replies: 5
Views: 3488

mods n rockers-like

nice job guys
by tiii
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you think fewer and fewer people are riding scooters?
Replies: 40
Views: 6014

No drought in scooters here in SF. Especially with the weather turning nicer.
by tiii
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSF: Day 1 (fun fun fun fun ouch)
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

glad you're ok

From what i gathered, the 250 Suzuki isn't sold here in CA.
by tiii
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best helmet?
Replies: 35
Views: 5338

I love my black helmets, so to keep them visible, I put 3M black reflective tape in a pattern on them.
So, at night, car headlights make them super visible.
by tiii
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: buddy 125 parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Plus; didn't the buddy headlight change after it's first years?

Might be handy to know which years are compatible.
by tiii
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: buddy 125 parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Depending on how far north you are...
There are Genuine dealers all over this state
by tiii
Sat May 30, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do USA Buddys odometers count KM or miles?
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Ive only seen one other 180 locally.
by tiii
Sat May 30, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MV vs MB - not a criticism
Replies: 17
Views: 2532

They're both enthusiasts' forums. I like MB better 'cause my Italian scooters aren't Vespas.
by tiii
Fri May 29, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OEM Drive Belt for Buddy 150?
Replies: 15
Views: 3083

I'm using a Gates right now with no problems. ... I put the Gates PL30707 kevlar belt on my wives triked Buddy because of the extra weight it has to haul form the outriggers... The stock Bando belt is a tough belt. I change mine when I start to see a degradation in performance. I'm running the gate...
by tiii
Thu May 28, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

greetings Cangurito,

my first moto was a Montesa. my family would vacation in Llavaneras from the 60's to the early 70's.

I remember the Fiat (Seat) was mfgd in España, but had no idea Vespa was as well.
by tiii
Wed May 27, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OEM Drive Belt for Buddy 150?
Replies: 15
Views: 3083

arent we all, KK? okay now i'm feeling dumber; all this time, i thought the belts for 125-150 buddys were 743-20-30 yet this PGO belt has 743-20-28 on the side of it. Is the difference between 28 and 30 minor enough (also what dimension is that third number)? http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i202/t...
by tiii
Wed May 27, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50cc Air Filter
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

If it's a sponge type, yes you want it lightly oiled. Most other types of elements run dry (as in a lot of 4T scooters). I have a related yet opposite question regarding the 4T air filter. I always thought paper type filters didn't need to be wet to function correctly, yet the manual says to oil the...
by tiii
Wed May 27, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best helmet?
Replies: 35
Views: 5338

the best helmet is gonna be the one you wanna wear...

around here white and black helmets "resemble" police ones. it's weird seeing car drivers signaling and behaving themselves (until their little brains register; "not a cop").
by tiii
Wed May 27, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 Newbie: 50 Buddy questions, 50 of your answers
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

3) more importantly than which brand/ type you choose is that you don't run out AND avoid castor oil at all cost. 6) if by de-restricted you mean "un-muffled" then, you probably voided your warranty already. the quietest you're going to get would be the stock exhaust header/muffler. also, ...
by tiii
Wed May 27, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Blackjack in SF
Replies: 2
Views: 2955

makes me wish I had a rat rod truck to go along with it Pretty, in a black sort of way! Like it! Thanks... the previous owner went all out with painting various pieces red, I went with a combo of gloss, satin and matt black. http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i202/tonelar/bikes/buddyride.jpg http://i...
by tiii
Wed May 27, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what do you say to well-intentioned strangers about safety
Replies: 38
Views: 3713

charlie55 wrote:I always tell people that if I thought riding was that dangerous, I'd buy a bike for my mother-in-law.
HAHAHA

Seriously, though... I'm sure they mean well. I just tell 'em, "somethings gonna kill me."

Then again, I'm the dumby that runs into the burning buildings.
by tiii
Wed May 27, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OEM Drive Belt for Buddy 150?
Replies: 15
Views: 3083

You just said a Kevlar belt almost killed you. That's a good sign. Keep doing what you are doing. You know what? Kevlar is the way to go for you. I was answering a question... couple posts before, I said I'd be getting an originl equipment belt next. Or are ya saying this PGO / Bando belt is Kevlar...
by tiii
Wed May 27, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OEM Drive Belt for Buddy 150?
Replies: 15
Views: 3083

The kevlar (or aramid) belts react to heat differently than the surrounding rubber. So where a rubber v belt breaks, the kevlar version comes appart along it's length. In my instance, the remainder of the belt wrapped around the clutch pulley and caused my rear wheel to LOCK UP at 75bmph (so like 60...
by tiii
Tue May 26, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OEM Drive Belt for Buddy 150?
Replies: 15
Views: 3083

from the pictures, the "premium" appears to have a white layer (maybe aramid?).
I'm going to avoid a Kevlar belt, so I'll order up their standard belt (if the shop doesn't have one in stock).
by tiii
Mon May 25, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OEM Drive Belt for Buddy 150?
Replies: 15
Views: 3083

The OEM belt is a PGO belt that comes in PGO packaging. It's a good one too. So, scooterworks' listing just means "OEM-size". http://www.scooterworks.com/gates-belt--743x20x30--oem---genuine-buddy-125-150-170i-products-1361.php#.VWPP9qbFlHQ or maybe this is the PGO? http://www.scooterwork...
by tiii
Mon May 25, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belt question
Replies: 35
Views: 6089

resurrecting this; the replace measurement I've heard in forum is less than 19mm however, there's also the recommendation that at 6,000-8,000 miles, the belt should be replaced as a safe operation concern (so regardless of overall dimensions, replace it or risk it breaking while you're out on a ride).
by tiii
Mon May 25, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miles per Post
Replies: 54
Views: 4268

Riva 200 - 22,000
Dragster 180 - 5,000
Vino 125 - 6,000
Velocifero - 7,000
Blackjack - 1,500

41,500 miles

80 mpp
by tiii
Mon May 25, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do USA Buddys odometers count KM or miles?
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

That's off a Formula 50cc
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Mine's a 180 Dragster.
by tiii
Mon May 25, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OEM Drive Belt for Buddy 150?
Replies: 15
Views: 3083

OEM Drive Belt for Buddy 150?

Scooter works lists a Gates PowerLink as it's OEM cvt belt. So, is that different from this belt on Ebay?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gates-Premium-S ... 24&vxp=mtr
by tiii
Mon May 25, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do USA Buddys odometers count KM or miles?
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Here's a good rule, if the speedo has Kph on the Outside of Mph, it'll count Kms on the odometer. Mph outside of Kph speedos count in Miles. http://www.scooters-r-us.co.uk/contents/media/2437%20%281%29.jpg Most Genuine's I've seen have MPH and their odometers tick off miles. Are there Genuines up in...
by tiii
Sat May 23, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much is a used Buddy 125cc worth?
Replies: 12
Views: 2162

depending on the model, you could be looking at more than that price.
there's a guy selling a 2014 Riot for $2700 locally (super low miles- he just didn't take to scootering)
i wish genuine would produce more of these as that's actually close to the "new price"
by tiii
Fri May 22, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What have I done?!
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

Great choice. Enjoy the new fun, stay safe and have a blast. I have been riding 41 years and LOVE it. Hey... 2014 was my 41st year (33rd year in the US) of riding motorcycles. Good for you, Viney. SFSG are riding north Sunday morning (in case any of you all wanna join OR just wanna x the GG with a ...
by tiii
Fri May 22, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas gauge not working OOB? New 2015 50cc
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Overfilling can lead to vapor lock, but filling up to that silver metal ring a couple of inches below the mouth of the tank should be fine. Just don't "top it off" over that! Great clarification, I filled up yesterday and realize I've been stopping FAR below that ring (by likely a whole q...
by tiii
Fri May 22, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing Nut
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

So, are the right mirrors on Genuines reverse threaded? I took a cuppini windscreen off my Blackjack and thought the mounting bolts were rh thread...
by tiii
Tue May 19, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas gauge not working OOB? New 2015 50cc
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

I know they warned my year (09) against overfilling, is this still the case with the current models?
by tiii
Mon May 18, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brit 200 miles impressions
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

I really get a kick out of my 50cc scooter... however in SF, it barely makes 20 mph up the steeper hills.

I completely got that part about your other scoot being jealous, haha.
by tiii
Mon May 18, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What have I done?!
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

the Gate is easier than the Bay Bridge, for sure.
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as you gain experience those poitholes will bother you less and less.
by tiii
Mon May 18, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a Genuine
Replies: 18
Views: 2548

Between the two, the Hooligan takes less effort to get to the serviceable parts of the engine. Neither are that difficult, actually.
by tiii
Mon May 18, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas gauge not working OOB? New 2015 50cc
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Fill it up, your guage might read empty with some fuel left in the tank.
by tiii
Mon May 18, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What have I done?!
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

right after clipper... nope not mines


ever since I got a buddy, I've been seeing them more on the road...
haven't spotted this one.
by tiii
Mon May 18, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What have I done?!
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

eliu01 wrote:I'm in the Sunset too! Work in China Basin, but ride through the Mission to get there. Saw a BlackJack on Portola/Market one morning. Anyone know who it belongs to?
Parked or rolling?

If the latter, mightve been mine. I routinely use Portola/Market going to or from work in the mornings.
by tiii
Sat May 16, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Blackjack in SF
Replies: 2
Views: 2955

Blackjack in SF

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