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by rajron
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Salton Sea T.T. 320-Mile Extreme Endurance Race
Replies: 3
Views: 5059

Salton Sea T.T. 320-Mile Extreme Endurance Race

Anyone doing this?: Salton Sea T.T. 320-Mile Extreme Endurance Race: http://motorscooterlandspeedfederation.org/
by rajron
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess who got a new scooter!
Replies: 45
Views: 5285

Very nice scooter - great color.
by rajron
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLD!
Replies: 24
Views: 2750

It was cold here in PHX this morning, 74 degree F, had to put on gloves – thankfully it heated back up to 94 in the afternoon.
by rajron
Thu May 17, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, I'm done. Rattler seized AGAIN
Replies: 22
Views: 2582

I was reading about your plight – sorry. I have a Buddy 125, bumped 36cc’s that needs a new home – once tried to sell it, at the time no one was interested. http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic14612.html I will let it go inexpensive because I rarely use it anymore and you are in need. PM me if you...
by rajron
Mon May 07, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 250 cc Buddy
Replies: 42
Views: 3446

It is not necessary to remove the exhaust when changing the oil filter on a 250/300 either.
by rajron
Mon May 07, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Replies: 2390
Views: 186967

Light Blue Buddy 125 with metal basket on the front – in the back of a small Motor Home Colorado License, not sure what was on the Buddy – Hwy 14 going north right outside of Madrid New Mexico. I write this conscious of the fact we are not supposed to be negative and demeaning, but, dude you need to...
by rajron
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's play "What's the diagnosis?" FIXED!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 9962

Totally happy for you!

It’s fun to work on the scoots, but, much more fun ridding them.
by rajron
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's play "What's the diagnosis?" FIXED!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 9962

Skoots Kabootz; I agree with the others who think it is air box related – check the snorkel attachment at the rear of the box, the intake snakes around the outside of the pet carrier the opening is at the rear of the scoot opposite side of the box, any break in that channel may also cause a problem....
by rajron
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's play "What's the diagnosis?" FIXED!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 9962

Does the motor sound different when under load?
Is there excessive exhaust, or intake sounds – or does it just purr as normal?
by rajron
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's play "What's the diagnosis?" FIXED!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 9962

What does your plug say?
Are you running OK, rich, or lean?
by rajron
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's play "What's the diagnosis?" FIXED!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 9962

It’s an air baffle of some sort; don’t fully understand its purpose but I think it’s to separate the main air box into two parts, intake, and stabilized air which then feeds the carburetor. Whatever the case if that part is removed in a stock 125 air box the scooter will perform as you described, go...
by rajron
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's play "What's the diagnosis?" FIXED!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 9962

Three O’clock in the morning; I’m up worried about work, (if it passes the test from last night, it goes into my final test, when it passes the last test I can pack up and leave for the next job) so I started reading things to clear my mind and came to your situation – If you had a stock Buddy 125 I...
by rajron
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR - ATARI Coin-Op 40th anniversary!
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

NSR - ATARI Coin-Op 40th anniversary!

Calling all former Atari Coin-Op employees! Save The Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Atari in 1972. We are currently in the planning stages for a 40th birthday party celebration and reunion for all former Atari Coin-op employees.** Current plans are...
by rajron
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Bacon Survey
Replies: 115
Views: 12079

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by rajron
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you drive your scooter to work?
Replies: 155
Views: 14425

I ride to work as often as possible – always a fair weather rider though I have gotten braver and venture into cooler weather more so than in the past.
Riding scooters since 2006 still haven’t saved any money, but, my car is now a low mileage used car.
by rajron
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Replies: 2390
Views: 186967

Today around 18:00 pulling out of Marriott’s 229th and Cornel in Hillsboro Or; Black and Silver Buddy 125, larger headlight (didn’t know they had that color on later models) – Black helmeted mustached gentleman, and I mean that literally because he let me into my turning lane as the traffic was back...
by rajron
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Replies: 2390
Views: 186967

In Albuquerque west side on Griegos heading west by Twelfth on my black Vespa; Saw a pink Buddy, pink helmet I think, a woman ridding, I waved, she nodded.
by rajron
Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who is this? Taken in Albuquerque today
Replies: 29
Views: 1804

Albuquerque!


Hey I know that town – Albuquerque certainly doesn’t come up in too many scooter conversations it’s almost like making it on the headlines or at least the first page.
I know it’s not me, I have a black vintage Buddy, and I’m haven’t been home for a month.
by rajron
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Went on a road trip this summer:
Replies: 3
Views: 1749

Went on a road trip this summer:

Went on a road trip this summer: I just posted this in Modern Vespa, but, wanted to share on this site as well; not my Buddy, but a scooter/ride. ABQ to Chico and Back – Work has been extremely busy so I was lucky to get time off for a vacation – we trailered our scooters from ABQ to Morro Bay Ca an...
by rajron
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this bolt?
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

I shouldn’t say this, but, I have never changed the crush washer on the oil drain plug. The scooter has 14,000 miles on it with many oil changes, it doesn’t leak.
Have fun riding your new scooter.
by rajron
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this bolt?
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

it has a screen filter in it
by rajron
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a 170i yet?!
Replies: 100
Views: 10589

Love those green Buddies with the racing stripe the larger motor is another plus.
by rajron
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this bolt?
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Oil drain plug/bolt
by rajron
Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB Calendar Voting is closed
Replies: 88
Views: 6332

voted
by rajron
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miles per Post
Replies: 54
Views: 4265

10.8mpp for the Buddy – 64mpp Vespa – The Buddy was a new and exciting experience so I couldn’t stop talking about it
by rajron
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In addition to your Buddy/Stella do you own a large scooter?
Replies: 17
Views: 2450

We loved it with the smaller scooters but because of the limitations on where we could go/distances we decided to get larger scooters – we still reminisce on the great times we had with the smaller scooters. The wife stated with a People 150 but now has a Vespa 250. I have a Vespa 300 and the Buddy....
by rajron
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your First Modernbuddy.com post
Replies: 27
Views: 2193

New here and a fist time scooter owner A couple of three months ago my wife comes home and says she wants a scooter, this guy that she works with has a Stella and she thought it would be perfect for her because we live only about 3 miles from her work, she said we would save gas etc. Anyway we ende...
by rajron
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: During riding season how often do you clean and wax your
Replies: 34
Views: 3291

My scooters are Black and they show dirt and dust very easily, I live in a very dusty part of the country, so, I use “Mequiars Quick Detail” as mentioned above good stuff for a lazy person as I am with cleaning. Another thing I use is Novus Plastic Cleaners to keep the windscreens in tip top conditi...
by rajron
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my first 1000 is behind me
Replies: 8
Views: 998

The first 1000 is exciting I remember – did you see the red?
by rajron
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windshield: Yay or Nay
Replies: 27
Views: 3087

Yay
by rajron
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR: Heart Attack Grill
Replies: 34
Views: 3147

This is the best thing I got at Heart Attack Grill – it didn’t have lard on it
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by rajron
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where You Scootin' To This Fine Weekend?
Replies: 104
Views: 5879

Spring Break Road Trip Last year ( http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic62102 ) we took a similar road trip during spring break, but, this year the weather was much better, no snow or ice on the road ways. One way from our house to Las Cruses is over 250 miles, altogether with side trips an all we trav...
by rajron
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where You Scootin' To This Fine Weekend?
Replies: 104
Views: 5879

In less than an hour we are heading out to Las Cruses, NM from Albuquerque; about a 500 mile round trip, we are spending the night there, we did this trip last year almost to the day; two wheels on the ground – will post pics sometime next week.
by rajron
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commuter, recreational scooter
Replies: 29
Views: 2992

If your heart is with Genuine scooters(Thats our Man) really your only choice given your needs is the Blur.If you are simply after a quality machine that can do the job then your choices are many.Off the top of my head there is: Genuine Blur 220i Kymco- Downtown 300i,People S250,Xciting 250 or 500 ...
by rajron
Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on a People 250s
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

I have never ridden one but my wife has – she won a Kymco contest it was a free trip to Amerivespa in Colorado and for a ride they loaned her a People 250’s for 4 days – she loved the People250. As a matter of fact after that trip she insisted that she got a larger scooter than her People 150. She e...
by rajron
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commuter, recreational scooter
Replies: 29
Views: 2992

I am also on the side small scooters have a purpose and its not long fast commutes - except for economical reasons (unable to afford a larger bike) I would never consider a small bike for such a long fast commute. To me it is no fun having to wind out a small bike for such a long time and it couldn’...
by rajron
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy170: FIRST PICS!
Replies: 81
Views: 6950

Yea I know monitors, cameras and such put off different colors, and there are several versions of British Racing Green, but, when I think of “British Racing Green” I think Lotus!, and never forgetting the great Vanwall in its glorious Green. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5487784440_4297655dfd_...
by rajron
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy170: FIRST PICS!
Replies: 81
Views: 6950

Maybe in person the green will be nice, but, I’m not so sure about the color in the pictures – I thought it was going to be British Racing green.
by rajron
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding gloves
Replies: 23
Views: 2843

Now days I usually ride my 300, but, today I took the Buddy for a ride and my right hand went numb, something I never experience with the other scooter; I now remember how my right hand would always get numb in the on the Buddy. I think the problem is I grip harder on the Buddy, because the throttle...
by rajron
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore Kit
Replies: 44
Views: 2347

see this:

Like it was said; the only thing it could be is:
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by rajron
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore Kit
Replies: 44
Views: 2347

I wish I had more pictures; this is the only one I could find of the Buddy 125 head.
Not sure why, but, your rocker assembly is not centered on the posts, see pics for comparison.

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by rajron
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long do your tires last?
Replies: 48
Views: 7744

I got over 8K on my original tires on the Buddy and the same mileage with my other scooter – not much tread left but they still rolled true. you got 8000 miles on a gts rear tire?? WTH. It must have been dragging in shreds. :lol: I was/am running the Pirelli GTS tires on the 300 (OEM,) they were pr...
by rajron
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long do your tires last?
Replies: 48
Views: 7744

I got over 8K on my original tires on the Buddy and the same mileage with my other scooter – not much tread left but they still rolled true.
by rajron
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where You Scootin' To This Fine Weekend?
Replies: 104
Views: 5879

Never too cold!
Anything below 40°F degrees makes me question leaving on the scooter though in the mornings it gets into the 20’s, then the sun comes out and all is good, cloudy I wimp out, tomorrow will be a high of 14°F – no scooter for me.
Next ride on the scooter will not be for at least a week.
by rajron
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tire valve stem questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4070

standard size - 0.453

edit: at least I think thats the size, just go to a motorcycle shop most bikes use the same size stem
by rajron
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tire valve stem questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4070

Back in Sept 09 I wasn’t very happy with the OEM stems and got the Honda Gold Wing stems; the Honda stems still look new today. I tried the o-ringed stems and none I tried would fit the Buddy rim because of the reinforcement around the stem hole, there wasn’t enough thread on the stem to cinch down ...
by rajron
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time no see guys!
Replies: 17
Views: 1407

Long time no hear
by rajron
Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

For regular we are still under $3.00 in ABQ but the prices are climbing.
by rajron
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Took the wife’s scooter for ride today – pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Great; I’m glad you like the pic. It is said New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment.”
by rajron
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Buddy 230cc
Replies: 54
Views: 21035

Scooterworldguam;

Regarding a suggested paint scheme check this awesome paint job on this Buddy 150:
(see this for his story: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic17356.htm)

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