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by New2Scoots
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And… We're back (again)
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: And… We're back (again)

Glad you're back.
by New2Scoots
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Won't Start
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Buddy 170i Won't Start

Good info, thanks very much. I got backed up with projects until tomorrow, after that I will do those steps.
by New2Scoots
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Won't Start
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Buddy 170i Won't Start

Thanks I'll check those things.
by New2Scoots
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Won't Start
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Buddy 170i Won't Start

Not to pick on you, but what do you mean by “won’t start”? Does the starter motor turn the engine over, but it will not fire and run? Or does the starter not turn the engine over? If you aren’t clear about what is happening, how do you expect anyone to help you? As I mentioned "I hear a click ...
by New2Scoots
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Won't Start
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Buddy 170i Won't Start

Battery was dead, got a new one. Still won't start. Put it on the charger & was fully charged in about 30 minutes. Still won't start. I hear a click when I push the start button. A Youtube video said take out the per carrier & short the 2 terminals on the right. That should start it. Ok, I g...
by New2Scoots
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2296

My 170i is very well suited to 10" tires. That & the short wheelbase is why it's nimble. It's fun to ride because it's nimble. Also the reason most motorcycles now have 17" wheels instead of 18 & 19".
by New2Scoots
Sun May 24, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet another post about speedometer accuracy
Replies: 19
Views: 848

Motorcycle Consumer News (now gone) always posted speedometer errors with every bike they tested. Most read 3-5 mph faster than actual. My Honda Metro shows 35, goes 31. Some vendor made a different speedometer display with the numbers moved to display speed accurately for the Suzuki Vstrom. Sold th...
by New2Scoots
Sat May 23, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just learned something new about my Buddy 170i!
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Interesting, I just checked mine first time.
by New2Scoots
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 50
Views: 6229

wheelbender6 wrote:Cool. Does it have DCT or do you shift it manually?
It has the manual shift.
by New2Scoots
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 50
Views: 6229

Got a new motorcycle. Honda NC700X. Always like these for the low center of gravity & bottom-end torque. These aren't sport bikes or cruisers so there's always a few leftovers going cheap. Last summer I got a new 2014 for cheap. Loving it! Much more nimble than my Suzuki & I won't have a pro...
by New2Scoots
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
Replies: 31
Views: 2817

I'll be using this oil from here on. Interesting that it's a 15W-40 weight with friction modifiers. To my knowledge no one else makes that. Heaviest weight I've seen with friction modifiers is 10W-30. Not that this will give me a noticeable power gain but maybe a bit less wear over the years. Also f...
by New2Scoots
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Image. My wife got this for the tree.
by New2Scoots
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

I'd love to commute on the Buddy but where I park is known for thieves, vandals & panhandlers. My cars were broken into twice. Lots of friend's cars were broken into & one was smashed by something bigger like a garbage truck. No surveillance cameras anywhere. I did ride the motorcycle severa...
by New2Scoots
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil Change interval question
Replies: 1
Views: 1682

Just my opinion but I think once a year is enough. Based on that I've read that a few times for motorcycles. I change mine once a year. Since the engine oil isn't getting thinned out by a gearbox like a motorcycle maybe longer is fine. Used oil slowly breaks down or oxidizes over time. Lots of opini...
by New2Scoots
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Welcome. Scoots are a hoot. I just started riding them a few years ago. The 170i goes about anywhere I need to go except touring at 75+.
by New2Scoots
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
Replies: 37
Views: 3714

I would throw in the 150 Buddy. Shorter stroke and less crank problems. I was surprised that the Buddy riders in CBR 2012 left all the panels on. You can get a lot more air flow and cooling by just removing the panel down by your feet. I do that. Removed the panel behind my feet on both my air-cool...
by New2Scoots
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wow found this cheep alarm
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Hopefully it works better than a Xena disc alarm. Mine would go off sitting in the garage at night. So did the replacement.
by New2Scoots
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NGK Iridium spark plug
Replies: 9
Views: 925

They last longer than anything I've used. I put them in my scooters, motorcycles & cars. I've changed them every 50K miles in the cars & they look almost new. Will change them every 100K miles from here on.
by New2Scoots
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dash Cam on a Buddy Kick
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

There is a huge void in the industry regarding video cameras & 2 wheeled vehicles. They don't even know yet how to catch up to 2012. What's missing is the interface. The connection between the battery & the camera is missing. No one makes a camera that we can just plug in & ride all day ...
by New2Scoots
Thu May 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethanol-free fuel with a Buddy 125
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

I personally despise ethanol because it ruined my lawn mower, weed eater & hedge trimmer. It makes less power than pure gas, raises fuel consumption, corrosion & costs. And here'w why we will NEVER get rid of it. The Iowa Caucus. Both political parties want to win votes of corn farmers. Corn...
by New2Scoots
Fri May 03, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170i distance capability?
Replies: 4
Views: 925

A guy on the Facebook page "Buddy Scooter Owners" just did a 450 mile ride in 12 hours. That's a 37.5 mph average but includes stops for gas & probably food. From the pic it looks like a 125 or 170i, not sure. Wondering if he's a member here.
by New2Scoots
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Touch Up Paint
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Touch Up Paint

I finally found where to get touch up paint for our scooters. Saw this on Facebook & ordered a color pen for scratches my 170i has. Not cheap, $29.XX including shipping but it does match, I don't have to guess & experiment with blending store bought paints. If this has been posted before I g...
by New2Scoots
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Harley makes the Street 500 and Street 750 bikes now. They don't sell well. I like the looks of that but apparently Harley hasn't quite figured out that a lot (most?) riders don't like riding with their feet so far forward. I personally can't because 1) it's uncomfortable, 2) I can't get up off the...
by New2Scoots
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whitewall tires exploding
Replies: 10
Views: 1994

Whitewall tires have been around for decades & I've never heard of one exploding. Some 800 pound motorcycles tour the country on whitewalls in 100+ degree heat at highway speeds or more. Sounds like that guy was trying to get you to buy what he had in stock. Me, I've gotten compliments on my Bud...
by New2Scoots
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best battery for Buddy 170i?
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Lots of choices but I got a CYLAZ10SXTA at Batteries Plus. $89.99. 185 cold cranking amps & it's a sealed AGM which I've had good luck with over the years. Same size as the Yuasa YTX7A-BS that my scoot came with which was rated at 105 cold cranking amps. Got this battery Nov 2017 & should ma...
by New2Scoots
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 50
Views: 6229

I'm going to the annual International Motorcycle Show this weekend. I've been going every year since probably 2005. I'd bet the G400C would be a huge hit there but renting space is expensive. I've seen Vespa scooters on display there & Royal Enfield is always there. I sit on 50+ bikes there ever...
by New2Scoots
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: g400c...any guess who makes it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

I believe Shineray made the Honda CL400 (1998-2000) & Honda 400SS (2002-2008) I watched dozens of Youtube videos on these, there are hundreds of them. But none are in English, all Youtube videos of these are in Japanese or (I think) Russian.
by New2Scoots
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73565

Yesterday the G400C started looking even better to me. It's about 130 pounds lighter than my motorcycle which fell off the stand yesterday. I was installing lowering links because the center of gravity is so high. I can't flat foot with the wider gel seat which is WAY more comfortable. I fought it m...
by New2Scoots
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Replies: 42
Views: 5649

I've been looking at pics of this bike for 3 years & hope to see one in my local showroom soon. This is what most motorcycles looked like in the 60s & 70s when I grew up & first caught the urge to ride. Skinny 18/19" wheels, not chunky 17". Straight line from the rear fender to...
by New2Scoots
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

I was driving through a McDonalds 3 weeks ago & a guy quickly backs out without looking. I slam on the brakes & miss him by inches. Then I back up to give him room to get out. He THEN sees me in his mirror, turns & yells at me. I drive around him & get in line. Then I hear yelling, t...
by New2Scoots
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Jawa 300
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Nice looking bikes, I've watched lots of videos of them. I have a feeling that if they ever decide to bring these to the USA it would take 3 years & 1 month. : )
by New2Scoots
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Replies: 42
Views: 5649

One thing I really like about this new bike; It has a MOTORCYCLE seat! Not a bicycle seat. It won't have to be replaced for rides over 30 minutes. My only peave about modern motorcycles is the thin little triangular bicycles seats they come with now. The idea is to remove all thigh support so shorte...
by New2Scoots
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73565

$9,799. Surprised they brought that back. Didn't sell first time around but retro is popular now. The first W800 didn't have the fairing & low bars.
by New2Scoots
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Replies: 42
Views: 3132

If your tires are 5 years old they may not have the grip they once had. I know that motorcycle tires are supposed to be replaced every 5 years because they lose grip over time. Probably depends on brand. My MC tires are 5 years old & still very grippy.
by New2Scoots
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resetting the ECU Question
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Thanks.
by New2Scoots
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resetting the ECU Question
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Resetting the ECU Question

I have the instructions but 2 questions: While doing this does it matter if the engine is hot or cold? Does outside temperature matter? If so I probably should do this in winter & in summer.
by New2Scoots
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73565

That's a great price. I looked at 2 prototypes or models at a motorcycle show last winter & they're very classy looking. Motorcycle Consumer News magazine bashed them for not being cutting edge sport bikes. They weren't meant to be & they're not $13K bikes. Torquey, nimble, low-maintenance b...
by New2Scoots
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat cushion
Replies: 16
Views: 1889

I ordered this for an upcoming group ride, will be on the saddle 3-4 hours. Should arrive in 2 days. Comments are that it looks like Granny's toilet lid cover but it's really comfortable. Half the cost of many other options I considered. https://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Plate-memory-Motorcycle-Cushion...
by New2Scoots
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR, sort of. Hotrod minibike!
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

When we were kids my brother & I each pooled our $65 & got a minibike. Thrashed the snot out of it 3 years until I got a summer job & enough $ to buy my first motorcycle. We had already broken the frame on the minibike so we sold it to my cousin who used the engine in a go kart. I knew n...
by New2Scoots
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73565

I've been watching the CB300 awhile & really like that new one. Upgrades to suspension, huge weight loss & restyled. Intake path is now a little straighter but I believe peak power is the same. Youtube shows it tops out around 100 mph so freeways rides are no problem. Getting tired of fighti...
by New2Scoots
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, would anyone buy this helmet?
Replies: 4
Views: 893

For a decent price I'd take it.
by New2Scoots
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding in the Rain
Replies: 22
Views: 1845

Be gentle with the front brake if you're going 60+. I'm not sure if 10" wheels are easy to hydroplane but 19" wheels are. Going 65 in a thunderstorm, used the front brake & the front wheel went full lock to the left. I stomped my boot to stay upright. Slid sideways past the car in fron...
by New2Scoots
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: riding wear
Replies: 57
Views: 5235

On the Buddy I wear jeans. On my Honda Metro shorts or jeans. It tops out at (GPS) 31 mph & I've fallen off bicycles that speed, no major road rash. Half helmet on the Metro, full face on the Buddy because it's so loud with the half helmet. Light summer gloves on both scooters. On the motorcycle...
by New2Scoots
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73565

2 1/2 years later, it's now on Genuine's website. http://genuinescooters.com/g400c.html Look carefully down at the bottom of the specs for that bike. Does that say Model Year 2106? I didn't want to burst your bubble, but that's the same page that's been up since 2016. Note that it's not linked from...
by New2Scoots
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73565

2 1/2 years later, it's now on Genuine's website.
http://genuinescooters.com/g400c.html
by New2Scoots
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 655 miles 4 days on a Roughhouse 50 - ride report complete!
Replies: 3
Views: 941

That looked fun. I've always wanted to do a scooter tour on my Honda Metropolitan. I've looked for routes in my area & I'm limited to country roads with 45 MPH & up speed limits. Outside the neighborhood I'm on the Buddy & once it's cooler I'll start venturing out further. I finally have...
by New2Scoots
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $1995, 229.5cc, CARB Certified, 273 lbs, 4 GAL, 17"
Replies: 21
Views: 2225

Great price. If I didn't already have 2 scooters & a motorcycle I'd be seriously considering one, even though my last motorcycle taught me to hate carburetors. Interesting: The seat height is 2.3" lower than a 50cc Honda Metropolitan & the price is $504 lower.
by New2Scoots
Wed May 09, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monkey Bike Returning
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

Wondering if that exhaust pipe is more restrictive than the Grom's. Groms on Youtube hit around 59-65 mph.
by New2Scoots
Thu May 03, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monkey Bike Returning
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

Monkey Bike Returning

I remember the Honda Monkey decades ago. It was 50cc but it's returning as a 125. Mechanically it's very much a Grom but with the look of the original Monkey. Not sure if it's coming to the USA but the way the Grom sold Honda would be stupid to not sell it in the USA. https://newatlas.com/2018-honda...