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by DeeDee
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acumste Top Cases?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

You're welcome. I've tried a number of cheap cases in the past. The base always caused the problem. I like the look of this base. I like the fact you can remove the case if you want to ride with out it. If you buy one, post a photo of it on your scooter once it arrives.
by DeeDee
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acumste Top Cases?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

That looks like a lot of top case for the money. I like the mounting options of the monolock type base. If you were to buy that size of case in a Givi or Kappa, you would be looking at 2 to 3 times the money. Here is same thing for $20 with free shipping if you buy 2: https://www.zcpsdotpk.top/index...
by DeeDee
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scored a winter project.
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Scored a winter project.

I just picked up this 2012 50cc with 900 miles on it for $500. It's been parked protected in a parking garage for 4 years. Gas tank looks good. It has a thick layer of dust and a dead battery. Should be a good winter project.
by DeeDee
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 30
Views: 796

IS the blur a 220i? Not a bad bike. Vespa prices have gone crazy in the last year or so. Could find $2000 GTS250s all over the place a year ago. It's not even winter yet. Get your searches set up, and be prepared to act fast. One will come along. I bought a scooter from Texas last year. It cost me $...
by DeeDee
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 30
Views: 796

I did a full service on a Kymco Grand Vista with 32,000 miles this summer. Scooter never had a valve adjustment. It's a 250 water cooled with carburetor. If I didn't know the odometer reading, I would have guessed 6,000 miles on the bike. Valves (two of them) were spot on.No signs of the slightest w...
by DeeDee
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 30
Views: 796

The Vespa is a water cooled, fuel injected 4 valve motor. Blur 220i is 16 hp, Vespa is 21 hp. Not in the same ballpark. Genuine puts out a great scooter for the money, but can't come close to the Vespa.
by DeeDee
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 30
Views: 796

Get the 250. Skip the step where you buy the Hooligan, spend time convincing yourself you made the right move, end up selling it and buying a Vespa anyway. I'm a huge PGO fan, but come on. Steel bodied, Italian design. Lineage of where it all started. Be patient and hold out for the large frame mode...
by DeeDee
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't remove air filter guard - howdya do it?
Replies: 10
Views: 349

The single screw holds it into the housing. You have probably removed that by now. Get a pair of pliers and squeeze the prongs of the spring clamp together. I think it is a little too stiff do do with your fingers. When you squeeze the prongs together, this removes the tension on the clamp. The filt...
by DeeDee
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2012 buddy 50 - when to replace tires ?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Can you visibly see cracks? Look real close. Are they holding air. Inflate them to 30 lbs now. Check them regularly for a while. If you do not see cracks, and they are holding air, Ride it until the rear is bald.
by DeeDee
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't remove air filter guard - howdya do it?
Replies: 10
Views: 349

You have to remove the single phillips screw holding the filter into the housing.
Gently pull it forward. You will see a 1.25" hose connected to it. It's held in place by a spring clamp. If you remove the seat bucket, it's easier to get to. Replace the fuel filter while you are back there.
by DeeDee
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't remove air filter guard - howdya do it?
Replies: 10
Views: 349

See that dime size hole in the plastic body panel? Straight up from the far left point of the airbox.... You have to put a phillips screwdriver through that hole, insert into the screw head and rotate to the left.
by DeeDee
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't remove air filter guard - howdya do it?
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Did you get to the screw through the hole in the lower body panel?
by DeeDee
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
Replies: 18
Views: 994

Stock rollers are 6 X 6 gram. I usually go with 6-4 gram Dr. Pulley Sliders. I swapped them with 6 - 4gram tech pulley sliders for my test. I have a set I'm installing in my Burgman next week when I replace the belt.
by DeeDee
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
Replies: 18
Views: 994

Have you left the 3 small clutch springs alone? On my Yamaha, that is where I get the most bang off the line. Stock springs are 750. I put 1k in the 3 small springs, and add a stage6 soft for the contra spring. The stage6 is about 125rpm increase over stock. My 50cc didn't have enough grunt to make ...
by DeeDee
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 bogs down
Replies: 8
Views: 365

With that low of miles, don't waste your time opening the CVT. Unless it's been sitting in river water, no way is that your problem. Re-check the diaphragm with a bit of grease. Where in Denver are you?
by DeeDee
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 bogs down
Replies: 8
Views: 365

You should post more info when you are asking for this type of help. How many miles on the scooter? Was it running fine, and then started acting up? What is the maintenance history? A lot of good mechanics on this site, very few mind readers. Triple check the diaphragm. Take some plumbers grease and...
by DeeDee
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Replies: 20
Views: 618

Dollar for dollar, Genuine Buddy 125/150 is the best scooter out there. At this price, you can get a pretty nice Vespa. This makes no sense at all.
by DeeDee
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange idle, now will not start
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Completely bypass the tank and petcock to see if it rules out your problem. Hook up a temporary fuel source to the carb, and see if it runs better. You need to remove the vacuum line at the petcock and block it.
by DeeDee
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which belt do I buy for my Buddy 170i?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

743 20 30 https://www.ebay.com/itm/fits-Polaris-R ... 2851516467

Gates Powerlink makes one. I believe Bando comes on the bike when new. Maybe install some sliders why you are at it!
by DeeDee
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Try swapping them for the short stem standard mirrors. I have a set on my C3.
by DeeDee
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Do you have the Buddy long stem mirrors?
by DeeDee
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bubby 170i power loss on extended rides
Replies: 4
Views: 425

If you're doing this in 100 degree heat, and the engine is not broken in it is entering into limp mode. You are over taxing the engine and it is restricting itself to avoid internal damage. Things return to normal after you give the engine a break and let it cool down. That is, until you over tax it...
by DeeDee
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 stator and rectifier
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Here is a better buy on the stator: https://www.scooterdynasty.com/stator6c ... ddyrh.aspx

Last time I needed on I paid less than $75.00 off ebay.
by DeeDee
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 stator and rectifier
Replies: 4
Views: 298

by DeeDee
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 426

This lock gets good reviews, and the price is right: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086K2FZHB/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza Are you talking about locking it up during the day while you are in class? Or are you talking about locking it up night after night in the same place while you are asleep? Will the ...
by DeeDee
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 426

You have to secure it to something solid, or you will lose your scooter and your disc brake lock. Two fellows can toss that scooter into the back of a pickup faster than you can say campus security. Treat it like a $2,500 bicycle. Make them move on to the next.
by DeeDee
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White sidewall tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 605

by DeeDee
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front rack ?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

I'll tell you this much, the front rack is way more robust than Prima's rear rack. It has three solid mounting points to the front of the scooter. The footprint is fairly small, and best of all no vulnerable bends or welds to snap. I didn't like adding a bunch of weight up front, because it made the...
by DeeDee
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Replies: 20
Views: 892

Good for you, and thanks for updating this thread to close the loop. I just followed something similar with a Yamaha C3. Owner replaced: ECU, Injector, and throttle body. Sold the bike out of frustration. New owner started to trouble shoot why it wouldn't run, long story short, ended up being a $10 ...
by DeeDee
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i TRIKE (not mine) on ebay right now
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Are you sure that's a trike with 3 wheels? Looks like a big ass set of training wheels made from trailer tires. Good luck getting $2,800 for that.
by DeeDee
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Why do you want to use a tube? Buddy rims are tubeless.
by DeeDee
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Replies: 18
Views: 768

I like Kenda: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/KNT- ... gzEALw_wcB Great tire for this price.
by DeeDee
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 Starter Fix
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

See, the world wide internet isn't just for sharing cute cat videos. I knew this was a good thing. Great information people!
by DeeDee
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Replies: 20
Views: 892

Use this as a guide for putting it back together. You want even firm (not too tight) pressure on the gasket mating to the tank. You should be able to open up the nylon holder and remove the pump from the holder. Are you sure the black stuff is dirt?
by DeeDee
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Replies: 20
Views: 892

You don't need to depressurize this system. A thimble full of gas will come out. I've searched this forum for info about replacing the pump. Came up with nothing. It looks as though the stock original fuel pumps in these are fairly robust.
by DeeDee
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Replies: 20
Views: 892

The pump from scooter dynasty is the whole assembly. You don't need the whole assembly. You need the 30mm pump that fits inside the assembly. It's mostly nylon made to hold the pump and mate it to the tank. Most fuel injected vehicles have this type of set up. You buy the pump only, and remove the o...
by DeeDee
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Replies: 20
Views: 892

How hot has it been when this first started? I did a quick search for 170i, and this is what I found: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Quantum-Fuel-Pump-Replacement-for-2013-Genuine-Buddy-170i-Scooter-P6521800000F-/182958452176 I didn't look any further, I have never been into the 170i fuel pump. If this is...
by DeeDee
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Stolen and Wires Cut from Buddy 50-replacing wiring?
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Anyone here with a Buddy 50 willing to help this new guy out? How about posting a picture of your 50 battery compartment? I don't have one, or I'd give you the 2 minutes it would take to post the picture. You don't need to order a harness. You can go to the auto parts store and get the correct gauge...
by DeeDee
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear rack mounts ripped out - drill through bottom tube?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Use a piece of fuel injection tube, a long bolt and an inverted acorn nut. Run the bolt through the acorn nut, so it pops through the domed end. Run it down on the bolt and back it off a couple of times to cut the threads. Now flip the nut around, so the dome will drive itself into the fuel line as ...
by DeeDee
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Initial Help on Auction Bought Buddy
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Wash and dry that interior black plastic. When it is dry, rub it down with a rag damp with ATF mercon. Let it sit for a couple of days, and buff off any oil that's left. After a week, repeat. It will look new again.
by DeeDee
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire removal
Replies: 14
Views: 578

What year is your Buddy? Front tires usually last longer than 7k. Biggest issue when mounting your own tires is getting the bead to set. If you use dish soap, and let the wheel sit in direct sun for an hour before you work on it, you do very to no damage to the rim. The hotter the better for dismoun...
by DeeDee
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire removal
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Is this place near you: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/aos/d ... 62515.html

Check trailer shops for tire mounting. The expensive part is getting the wheels off and on the bike.
by DeeDee
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire removal
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Can you pull both wheels yourself? Some ACE hardware stores near me that have service sections will put them on for $10 each off the scooter. I do all my own tires. Even car tires. You can break the scooter bead in a bench vise. All you need is 3 motorcycle tire irons to get the tires off and on. Se...
by DeeDee
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost keys? Replace just the cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Pull yours out (it's probably coming out anyway), and compare it to this: https://www.ebay.com/i/114177435471?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=114177435471&targetid=885732117796&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9052071&poi=&cam...
by DeeDee
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Mitch now hauls two on a 125.
by DeeDee
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Use this to set your bead: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/xtra-seal-euro-paste-14-700/16910012-p?product_channel=local&store=5031&adtype=pla&product_channel=local&store_code=5031&gclid=CjwKCAjw2uf2BRBpEiwA31VZj7DqSpCGqUN0eVrg02LdEf58uqacYWcohKcq64La4oObcZDSqMPDTRoCd50QAvD_Bw...
by DeeDee
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
Replies: 6
Views: 371

I'm a big fan of Kenda tires. Great value. They last a long time.
by DeeDee
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Use bead setting soap to get the tire to seal. Works great every time. I had a 130 on the rear of my 170i. I didn't like it. It wore out real quick, and the handling was a bit strange.