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by DrScoot
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Now that'd be something!
by DrScoot
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Nice! I might try the ol pint of glass trick but I definitely need to look at that wiring diagram. I absolutely overlooked that. That's a good catch right there. So from what you have seen it does look like a variable brightness indicator? Seems odd they wouldn't mention it; although, trying to deci...
by DrScoot
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Yeah that's kind of what I am suspecting as its very dim in normal lighting as compared to other indicators. However, given there is no mention in the manual for that type of operation I found it questionable. The light tends to come on to a somewhat dim level maybe at 0.5gal remaining or more (hard...
by DrScoot
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
Replies: 8
Views: 742

G400C Questions/Comments

I want to start a thread regarding specifics to owning a 400 since there are very few owners on this forum. This would be comments/questions in regards to the actual operations/maintenance of the bike. I will start off here for any owners. Have you figured out how the fuel light works? On my bike, t...
by DrScoot
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Replies: 15
Views: 1992

Hey, picked up one of these a while back. I ended up just letting the shop do the first service, but intend to do the next round. I was looking for the service manual and have yet to find one for Genuine; however, there are some manuals for the Mash 400 that I could find in french on the webs. Anoth...
by DrScoot
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Replies: 15
Views: 1992

Nice! I just completed my first service a month ago and started using it for the daily commute. Love it so far. Definitely feels much better after that initial break in. Good to see another owner on here. I haven't seen many folks on the internet discussing their bike which is a bummer. Perhaps not ...
by DrScoot
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Got a G400C? Post Your First Ride Impression Here!
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

I picked up one of these a few days ago. I have been riding a Buddy 150 for around 6 years now (commuting). Love that little guy, never had a single issue, just routine maintenance etc. However, I moved to a location that pretty much keeps me from riding to work (all routes eventually hit 60-70mph),...
by DrScoot
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for an aging Buddy 150
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Thanks again everyone. I had read somewhere if I lose too much oil or some thing the scoot will lock up sending me flying. I don't know if that's true or not but I was worried there would be some other type of scenario that would produce the same results.
by DrScoot
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for an aging Buddy 150
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Awesome, thanks everyone. I have not check the belt so I'll definitely do that. Is there anything in the scooter that could cause the scoot to lock up if broken or not maintained?
by DrScoot
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for an aging Buddy 150
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Advice for an aging Buddy 150

I have a 2008 Buddy 150, and I have just hit the 10,000 mile mark on the ol' odometer. My question is for those with "high mileage" scooters are there any big concerns I should focus on in the maintenance area of my scoot? I am mainly concerned about something on the scooter giving up whil...
by DrScoot
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recently installed windshield
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

So I moved the windshield up to the top limit and drove it around for a bit. The sound is still there albeit not as harsh. Oh well. Did check my gas mileage andit appears that I have received another 10 mpg! Does anyone know if this is a fluke or a realistic result?
by DrScoot
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4374

Haha yeah thanks Dave. Btw that photo would be great for a meme. :D
by DrScoot
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recently installed windshield
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Yeah I wear a full face helmet and the sound is quite impressively loud at higher speeds. I did consider raising the windshield as suggested above but I wasnt sure about the bottom half. I will move it up later this weekend and let you all know if it makes a difference. If not then I might consider ...
by DrScoot
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recently installed windshield
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Recently installed windshield

I recently installed the cuppini short windshield for my buddy 150 and damn I didnt think it would have such effects. First off I probably gained 5-10 mph, which is what I was hoping for after reading some reviews on here. As a 73" guy the screen comes up to the bottom of my neck/chin which is ...
by DrScoot
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4374

Its one of those things I never considered when switching from the cage to the scooter. Oh well, gotta protect that moneymaker!(your head) :)
by DrScoot
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4374

Yeah its tough, especially if you work someplace where they expect you to be well groomed. Ive switched to just doing it when i get to work, although it looks hilarious walking up to work with my hair everywhere.
by DrScoot
Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long have your tires lasted?
Replies: 24
Views: 2881

The stock tires on the buddy 150 lasted me up to 5,000 miles. The rear went out at 5k and the front still had good tread and life on it but decided to change it to match tires. I changed the front at 6500, but it could easily do more. I wish there was an easy way to "rotate the tires" as i...
by DrScoot
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you think fewer and fewer people are riding scooters?
Replies: 40
Views: 6131

I think it may have more to do with the scooter "appeal" or lack of appeal. USA had years of brilliant Harley marketing and until a major scooter manufacturer can break into that market, most people will flock to the "cooler" looking rides. However this mainly applies to the not ...
by DrScoot
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4374

KrispyKreme wrote:
Hum?

As in get out of the college limbo and be able to live like an adult again!
No one else has had this feeling?
by DrScoot
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4374

Heh. My son will be a senior at TU this fall, and has made noises about me letting him take the Buddy to school. He's neither a flaming liberal nor fluffy, so it might be tough for him.... :) Haha I might see him around. I am at TU for my last year as well. Can't wait to join the rest of the humani...
by DrScoot
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to break the bead loose from the rim?
Replies: 22
Views: 3104

I third the c-clamp approach. When I did it I only had one clamp and just pinched the tire wall to opposite tire wall and removed and did it on the other side. Once you get one side broken you can usually walk around it then and it should break nicely. But good god getting the tire off and new one o...
by DrScoot
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4374

I've actually found short hair to be a detriment; it gets crushed in all different directions by my helmet and looks ridiculous when I pull it off. Longer hair lays down better and keeps its shape better when you take off the helmet. Mind you, if you ride for 3+ hours straight your hair is going to...
by DrScoot
Thu May 14, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4374

I let the people I see worry about my hair. :D Thats how I feel about the situation, but unfortunately being the low man on the pole I have to suck it up haha. So its just a signifier of lesser gas mileage? Ive always felt the 55mph mark was a limit and if I crossed it I would explode into a ball o...
by DrScoot
Wed May 13, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4374

Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?

Sorry 2 questions here. I was curious about the red line on the speedometer. I have a buddy 150 and love riding it but have always been hesitant about pushing it past the red line, which for me is around 55mph mark. Is this just an aesthetics thing(huh?) or does this actually represent a mechanical ...
by DrScoot
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 23148

Currently wrapping my head around the ol Catch-22, love it thus far
by DrScoot
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you not do on your scooter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

No snow or ice for me. I will occasionally ride in rain, but prefer not to because other drivers here seem to lose their freaking minds with the slightest dampness on the road. I feel you on that one. Although you would think they would be used to it? I will probably try to push it as far as I can ...
by DrScoot
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you not do on your scooter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

What would you not do on your scooter?

Hello MB, I have been riding for about 3 months now and I can say my life is better from it haha. I did change my rear tire today from the advice in this board; however, I should note that I will hopefully not make that mistake again. Those rims are way to small to not have some specialized equipmen...
by DrScoot
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have any suggestions for a good cover for the Buddy?
Replies: 13
Views: 2817

I bought this one and wound up ordering another one. It worked on my little Yamaha C3 and now on my bigger Honda. http://www.ebay.com/itm/400593788175?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I like that one, looks good for the job! Do you know if it would fit a buddy 150? Im ...
by DrScoot
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have any suggestions for a good cover for the Buddy?
Replies: 13
Views: 2817

Haha I probably will save up for a better one, I'm just in the paranoid phase of just bought a scooter and am afraid of someone jacking it, yet at the same time don't have enough cash on hand to buy a nice one to possibly prevent/deter said theft.
by DrScoot
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have any suggestions for a good cover for the Buddy?
Replies: 13
Views: 2817

Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely be checking them out. I like the prima but that price seems a little too much for my tiny wallet, ill probably settle for on of the others.
by DrScoot
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have any suggestions for a good cover for the Buddy?
Replies: 13
Views: 2817

Anyone have any suggestions for a good cover for the Buddy?

I unfortunately have to park my scoot outdoors as I am an apartment dweller now and was wondering if any of you have a good recommendation for a cover? I was thinking about getting just some generic cover but I would like to get maybe a scooter specific cover. I mainly want to get it so it is not ju...
by DrScoot
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the scoot!
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Cool thanks for the suggestion and the welcome! I will definitely be trying the figure 8 and brake method this weekend.
by DrScoot
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the scoot!
Replies: 2
Views: 855

New to the scoot!

I just bought a 2008 Buddy 150 and have been practicing up to take the endorsement test. I am curious what the test is like for any of you that live in Tulsa, Okla.? Any advice is much appreciated!