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by DeeDee
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front Brake Master Cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Front Brake Master Cylinder

P54030020005 is the part number. Scooter Lounge has it: http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/sear ... r+cylinder
Here it is on Ebay, not showing the lever or pig tail for the brake light: https://www.ebay.com/itm/303735713025?h ... Sw6ipfkDds
by DeeDee
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 Project
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Buddy 50 Project

It's oil injected. You don't want the tank filled all the way up to the top of the tube. Try and keep the oil level inside the tank proper. Who knows how old the current oil is in there. I would pump it out and replace it with Motul or Lucas before you try to start it. To me the hardest part about c...
by DeeDee
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 vs lance 125
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Buddy 125 vs lance 125

Buddy 125 is like a Stratocaster. They nailed it out of the gate, so why change? Parts off a 2007 (2006 with exception of headlight) will bolt right on a 2021. Let's see where the Lance 125 is in 14 years. Stick with the classic!
by DeeDee
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 Project
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Buddy 50 Project

Once you remove the petcock, you can grab the end of the filter with some needle nose pliers. Tug it out, and clean it off with carb cleaner. You might want to check the jetting of the carb where you are. Boulder is a bit over a mile high.
by DeeDee
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 Project
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Buddy 50 Project

I've gone through a couple of those in similar shape. Do yourself a favor and pull the plastics and remove the fuel tank to clean it. There is a fine filter up in the tank where it meets the petcock. These can get full of sludge from a long sitting scooter. Also replace the in-line filter. You can g...
by DeeDee
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Genuine Buddy 50cc Lost Key How to bypass ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: 2014 Genuine Buddy 50cc Lost Key How to bypass ignition

Did you steal this? Show proof of ownership, and I'll tell you what to do.
by DeeDee
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i with a kick starter!?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Buddy 170i with a kick starter!?

Try the cover off a 125, and see what happens. There is a kickstart gear in there on the crankshaft. C3 and Zuma 50f are fuel injected. C3 will start with the kick when the battery is going south. The fuel pump went out on one of my C3s. The kickstarter was the only way it would start. Up until the ...
by DeeDee
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 Front Brake Help
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Buddy 50 Front Brake Help

You're welcome. How many miles did you get out of the last set of pads? I've seen them go as low as 2,200 on a 50. I've seen 125 pads last 9,000+. I don't know why.
by DeeDee
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urbano 200i engine
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Urbano 200i engine

This scooter reeks of the first generation Kymco Like 200i which left a lot to be desired. I predict you will end up with a scooter that has 5mph more on the top end than a Buddy 125 without anywhere near the reliability and longevity.
by DeeDee
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 Front Brake Help
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Buddy 50 Front Brake Help

Did you watch the video? Go to 2:55. Pads first, then the clip.
by DeeDee
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 Front Brake Help
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Buddy 50 Front Brake Help

That goes in from the top to help align the pads. See if 1:20 tells you anything: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s8Vx73mfKM
by DeeDee
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urbano 200i engine
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Urbano 200i engine

Who makes the Urbano? 168.9cc tagged as a 200.... Why not just call it what it is?
by DeeDee
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjust, leave alone, or buy a new carburetor
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Adjust, leave alone, or buy a new carburetor

Good info ScootERIK. Doesn't get any more helpful than this.
by DeeDee
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjust, leave alone, or buy a new carburetor
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Adjust, leave alone, or buy a new carburetor

If you go to fuelly.com, you'll see buddy mpg around 82. How does the plug look when you pull it? A new Genuine carb is $250 when you can find one. I'd spend $15 and replace the float needle, float and gasket before buying a new carb. You may have the wrong main jet in there for your elevation. http...
by DeeDee
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is WOT fine for long rides?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Is WOT fine for long rides?

I use Rotella T6 in just about everything. Full synthetic, 5w40.
by DeeDee
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody make a softer rear shock for the Buddy?
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Does anybody make a softer rear shock for the Buddy?

Slashy, I have a genuine sheepskin seat cover for a Buddy. It's warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Makes the buddy like riding on a cloud. I'm looking to sell if you're intrested, please pm me.
by DeeDee
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is WOT fine for long rides?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Is WOT fine for long rides?

No. Both times it happened on mine, I pulled off shortly after the light came on and let it cool for 15 minutes. Scooter was fine. I don't know how much ground you plan on covering, but 50 with a little throttle to spare is the safe bet. It's 98 degrees where I'm at. My 170i doesn't care much for th...
by DeeDee
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is WOT fine for long rides?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Is WOT fine for long rides?

If you push the engine too hard it will go into limp mode. Your engine light will come on, and your top speed will be reduced to 40 or so until the bike cools down. My Buddy did this a couple of times on a 95 degree day after 20 minutes on the freeway.
by DeeDee
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody make a softer rear shock for the Buddy?
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Does anybody make a softer rear shock for the Buddy?

$37 with US shipping. https://www.brixiamoto.com/en/t4tune-52279.html Little dinky 3.5x10 tires with a single rear shock. A better shock will dampen the jarring a bit, but I wouldn't expect a whole lot. Be sure your rear tire is up to 33 lbs. It can be down to 12 and still look full.
by DeeDee
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody make a softer rear shock for the Buddy?
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Does anybody make a softer rear shock for the Buddy?

This topic has been beat to death over the years. Your best bet is to use the search function and find detailed threads with links.
by DeeDee
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i with a kick starter!?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Buddy 170i with a kick starter!?

If I remember correctly, the gear is there. You might try a cover off the 125, and see if it fits. My C3 has a kickstarter. It's fuel injected. The kickstart is very reliable. I've never seen a 170i with one, and I've worked on a few.
by DeeDee
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Puncture preventative
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Tire Puncture preventative

I've used Slime and Ride-on in the past. Ended up with flats in both the tires despite. Some say Ride-on balances the wheel as well. I don't know about that, but it didn't do squat against the screw my rear tire picked up.
by DeeDee
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No ignition on Genuine Buddy 125
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: No ignition on Genuine Buddy 125

Check the run switch on the right side of the handlebar.
by DeeDee
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY tire install comments
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: DIY tire install comments

If there are no visible cracks, and they hold pressure ride them just pass the wear indicator. I see tire replacements around 6,000 miles on the rear and over double that on the front. I'm cheap. My ideal indicator is 10 miles before it blows.
by DeeDee
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY tire install comments
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: DIY tire install comments

Heat is your friend. Set the wheel in direct sun for a half hour or so. Once you have broken the bead on both sides, it also helps to keep the tire sides pinched together in the center of the wheel. Use Irwin clamps if you have to. This will give you more tire to stretch over the wheel. I mount all ...
by DeeDee
Wed May 26, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rear brakes on 125
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: rear brakes on 125

What's going on with your rear brakes? They usually last a long, long time. 15/16" for the nut. This is the just of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06FYujv_5yA
by DeeDee
Mon May 17, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Variator on Buddy50
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Variator on Buddy50

The 125 and above has detents in the fixed plate for a variator holder. The 50 does not. I have a $25.00 harbor freight 12 volt 3/8" inch impact wrench that clips on to the battery for just such things. I draw a sharpie mark through the crankshaft and nut to register it's location for when I pu...
by DeeDee
Sun May 16, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Variator on Buddy50
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Variator on Buddy50

Watch backwards hat guy do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLhD3VkH9bo Same set up as a RH.
by DeeDee
Sun May 16, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wont start with rear brake lever
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Wont start with rear brake lever

Does it light up your brake light? There is a little switch in there. Sometimes (not very often) it can go bad.
by DeeDee
Fri May 07, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windshield for a KICK 125
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Windshield for a KICK 125

Check out the slipstreamer scooter windshields. I've used them on a number of bikes over the years. They have 4 or 5 different sizes. Be sure to use loc-tite on the threads.
by DeeDee
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 leak oil
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Buddy 50 leak oil

That's a fairly common problem with 2 stroke scooters. I had it happen on a Zuma and an Elite SR50. Both times, I cleaned off the rubber plug with alcohol and plenty of paper towles. Wrapped black electrical tape round the plug a couple of times, lightly coated the plug with RTV silicone and shoved ...
by DeeDee
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets for Scooters and the Phoenix heat.
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Helmets for Scooters and the Phoenix heat.

I have a Burgman 400 and a 50cc Yamaha C3. In the dead heat of summer I will often wear a bicycle helmet on my C3. I wear a full face on my Burgman all the time. Watch the revzilla videos on head shape and selecting a helmet. Getting the correct helmet for your head shape is more important than gett...
by DeeDee
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Case Max size?
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Top Case Max size?

There is another concern about larger top cases: what they do to the rack they’re mounted on in the event of a tipover. Those racks aren’t particularly strong and I’ve seen two Buddies with big top cases and broken rack mounts. A large case puts a lot of leverage on those bolts, and the little caps...
by DeeDee
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Case Max size?
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Top Case Max size?

Too bad Kymco corporate and dealer suppost is what it is. This looks like a great alternative to the TMax.
by DeeDee
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Case Max size?
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Top Case Max size?

I have a Kappa 35 Litre that I originally bought for my 170i. It will hold a full faced and a half helmet. I thought the proportion worked fine on the Buddy. I had it on my Vespa GT200 for 2 years, and it has been on the back of my Burgman 400 for the last 3. I think the size works good on all 3 of ...
by DeeDee
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Buddy Kick 125
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: 2021 Buddy Kick 125

An endorsement is more than a piece of paper making you legal. It is evidence that you possess the bare minum knowledge in order to operate a powered two wheel vehicle in your state. It doesn't guarantee that you will come home in one piece. Invest in a two day MSF safety course, what you learn just...
by DeeDee
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 Buddy 125 Will Not Start - HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: 2007 Buddy 125 Will Not Start - HELP

Check the fuse in the battery compartment. Turn on the key and try to kick start it. Will it start with the kickstarter?
by DeeDee
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick Purchase Question
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: Buddy Kick Purchase Question

Congratulations! That's a great looking scooter. Check your tire pressure right off the bat. They can be 12 lbs low, and still look good.
by DeeDee
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick Purchase Question
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: Buddy Kick Purchase Question

Those don't come up for sale very often. Only used one I can find in all of Colorado is $2,800 with 300 miles on it. Have you considered a Buddy 125 with the low seat? That $3,199 retail price is before the dealer adds all their crap on to the price. $2,100 looks like a good deal. Better jump on it ...
by DeeDee
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear Shock Adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Rear Shock Adjustment

What are you trying to accomplish? Stock shock is not adjustable. There is a slew of aftermarket options. Stock is 280mm.
by DeeDee
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Valve Adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Valve Adjustment

Check both yours. If they are fine, and don't need adjusted. Check again at 4k. If they are out of spec, put into spec and check at your next oil change, 2k. My buddy 170i had a tight exhaust valve every 2000 miles. The Buddy 170i I just serviced had a tight exhaust valve (no idea when or if they we...
by DeeDee
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Valve Adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Valve Adjustment

I've worked on a couple of 170is in the past. The exhaust valve was always tight. On mine, I adjust them at every oil change.
by DeeDee
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How And Where To Mount A GPS?
Replies: 13
Views: 3619

Re: How And Where To Mount A GPS?

Here is a good quality 6 point holder that has everything you need to mount to your mirror base. It's a good deal for $20. I've had these on a couple of scooters in the past, and the quality is every bit as good as RAM: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Phone-Holder-Mount-Stand-For-Mobile-Bike-And-Bicycle-Ha...
by DeeDee
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for missing windscreen hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Looking for missing windscreen hardware

If you can't find the stock mounts, I think you can still make that work. You would have to swtich to 10mm mirrors. Start with an adapter Yamaha 8mm to 10mm (they come in black as well). Then use the slipstreamer post mounts. You may have to drill out the center hole for the windshield L arm. Your m...
by DeeDee
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Horn for Buddy 50
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: New Horn for Buddy 50

The horn tenders shows is similar to the stock horn on a roughhouse or 170i. Pretty damn loud w/ no need for a relay. I have that horn on both my scooters now. Makes a big difference.
by DeeDee
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50: What fuel filter? what plugs?
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Buddy 50: What fuel filter? what plugs?

Any 1/4" inline fuel filter will work. You can get one from the auto parts store, or the home center for a lawnmower. NGK BP7HS is the plug you want. You only need one.
by DeeDee
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promotional sale from Dr.Pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

Re: Promotional sale from Dr.Pulley

I have a set. They were new in the package under the seat of a C3 I bought at the end of summer. I've moved on to using the Motoritech tech pulley flying rollers. I was having trouble finding the weight I wanted in Dr. Pulley sliders.
by DeeDee
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.

I think the best tire for the money is Kenda. I mix and match everything, knobby, street tread... whatever is handy. You're on a 10" rim going 50 and below for the most part. I've found the front usually lasts 2 to 3X the rear. Check the pressure often. That little tire can be down to 12lbs and...
by DeeDee
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

Ask for maintenance records. Scooter should have had 3 engine oil changes, at least 1 gear oil change and a valve check at 4,000. If your brake fluid is original, it is way past due for a flush and bleed. You are coming up on a belt and roller service. Scooter prices have really gone up since the st...