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by cummingsjc
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fast idle
Replies: 4
Views: 415

You might check to see if the black rubber sleeve that covers the end of the throttle cable where it connects to the carburetor has shifted. I had my 125 stop revving back down on a ride a year or two back (I had to hold the brakes tightly at stop lights and stop signs because it was revved up so hi...
by cummingsjc
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: buddy 125 seat
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: buddy 125 seat

freddieman wrote:does the lowered seat you buy for buddy 125 give a better riding position or is it only for shorter riders?
Thanks Fred :roll:
You might want to post this in the general section of the forum rather than in the rallies, events, and meetups section. It will probably get more visibility there.
by cummingsjc
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jay Leno rides a Buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Looks like a Buddy Blackjack 150 from the blurry badge on the front. I would really like one of these if I could find a good used one for the price. Seattle Craigslist has a 2009 model for sale... https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/mcy/d/vaughn-09-genuine-blackjack-scooter/7131507551.html If you co...
by cummingsjc
Mon May 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 3291

I think that if Genuine brought either the Royal Allow 200 (181cc) or the 300 (don't know how many cc's) they might have a real competitor to Piaggio's Vespas. The Royal Alloy scooters are beautiful scoots.
by cummingsjc
Sat May 23, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 3291

I would love to better understand why Genuine decided to put an additional model into the thick of the Buddy/Hooligan/Kick/Chicago lineup. This is a decent-looking scoot, but is it going to extend Genuine’s customer base beyond the Buddy’s reach...or does this just cannibalize them? Is it a neg...
by cummingsjc
Sat May 23, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to buy a buddy 50- Convince me (or not!)
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Riding a 50cc scooter can be lots of fun in the right situation. The old adage applies that riding a slow scooter fast is better than riding a fast scooter slow (normally it is said about motorcycles, but this is a scooter forum :wink: ). I have a 50cc Genuine Black Cat scooter (precursor to the Rou...
by cummingsjc
Thu May 21, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to buy a buddy 50- Convince me (or not!)
Replies: 10
Views: 715

The Buddy 50 is a great little bike and if you have realistic expectations about what you want from it, you will be very happy with it. It tops out at about 40 MPG once you get it derestricted. They are easy to work on mechanically. If you are stuck on a 50cc scooter, I would also recommend you try ...
by cummingsjc
Thu May 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Have you looked at this Zombie Blood 125? https://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/d/pflugerville-scooter-buddy-genuine-125cc/7121634568.html You know, I did see that! It looked like a good deal but almost too good you know? Also, I’m not sure I’m sold on the sea foam green color although it does stan...
by cummingsjc
Sat May 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jay Leno rides a Buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Looks like a Buddy Blackjack 150 from the blurry badge on the front. I would really like one of these if I could find a good used one for the price.
by cummingsjc
Sat May 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
Replies: 19
Views: 1571

I love the ergos on my Roughhouse 50, and if it came out with the 200i version, itd be hard to say no to. The Cabo 200i, is a very close comparison. If I ever needed a larger scooter, that one is on the top of my list. I agree. I had an online chat with someone from Genuine in the past a couple of ...
by cummingsjc
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving beyond 50cc
Replies: 21
Views: 1475

As stated, the Buddy 50 and 125 are almost indistinguishable from each other minus a few minor details, specifically the muffler shield and exhaust pipe. If you can find a used Buddy 125, you won't be unhappy. If you are patient, you can normally get one with low miles for around $1000+. You will be...
by cummingsjc
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

I've read the same complaints about Hooligans having issues with heat but I've never experienced it. I ran the one that I had at some pretty high heat levels during the Texas summer and never had an issue with the engine running in any way but strong. Doesn't mean that it doesn't happen, but it just...
by cummingsjc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VOODOO SCOOTER PARTS Holiday Giveaway **FREE ADAPTER**
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Count me in, please.
by cummingsjc
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my engine missing something?
Replies: 25
Views: 4590

And the reason that this necro-thread from 2015 came back up was....?
by cummingsjc
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

I owned one from August 2016 to the summer of 2017. It was a very comfortable and reliable ride, with ample low-end power with decent top end speed, good ergonomics, and a style that I thought was appropriately "tough" looking versus the Buddy series. The bigger tires and longer wheelbase ...
by cummingsjc
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
Replies: 5
Views: 671

As a Honda product, probably too much. But it would be cool to have one.
by cummingsjc
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Honda X-ADV 300 in North America

This is intriguing. This article says that a 300cc version of the Honda X-ADV 750cc adventure scooter may be coming to North America. It would be a really cool off-road capable scooter that might be worth some consideration.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/3654 ... v-300-usa/
by cummingsjc
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Babblefish and Charlie55,
Thanks for the information and suggestions. I'll definitely look into that route.

I like the Buddy 125 series bikes since they are extremely easy to work on from a mechanical perspective. I just need a bit more experience playing with the electrical side of the bike.
by cummingsjc
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Just wire it directly to the battery with a fuse in the positive side. It is not switched and is always on even without the key in place. I had thought about going that route but is this going to cause a drain on the battery if there is always a potential power draw going on, if someone left someth...
by cummingsjc
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy

I have a 2006 Buddy 125 that I've almost finished rebuilding. Apparently the 2006 Buddys did not have a DC port included like the 2007 and later Buddys did. I have two DC port receptacles from a previous Buddy refurb (one is the standard type, the other is a USB port) and I wanted to see if I could ...
by cummingsjc
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: brand new RH owner
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Welcome to the forum. It is a great place for scooter information, whether you stay with the Roughhouse or add something else. Many of the folks on Modern Buddy have multiple scooters from a wide variety of brands so fire away with those questions. The Roughhouse is a great scooter. The Black Cat 50...
by cummingsjc
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
Replies: 14
Views: 1612

In reality, the Buddy 125 is an infinitely more useable scooter than the 50cc version. I have owned a 50cc Buddy and currently own 3 125cc Buddys (and I still own a Genuine Black Cat 50cc and Piaggio MP3 500cc). The Buddy 125 is definitely worth the premium over the 50 in the long run. My experience...
by cummingsjc
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories
Replies: 10
Views: 899

You might look through this website if you want to see what's out there for parts upgrades and accessories for your Buddy. A Prima windscreen, as seen on www.scooterworks.com, makes the ride more enjoyable. As already mentioned, I highly recommend adding the Prima Rear Rack and a top case. I've seen...
by cummingsjc
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Replies: 26
Views: 1913

On flat terrain my Buddy can get a speedometer reading of 70 MPH. With a slight downhill slope prior to the flat stretch I've had an indicated 72 or 73 BMH. That places my scoot somewhere around the low to mid 60 MPH range actual speed. It is a stock 2013. My wife's stock 2009 seems a little bit slo...
by cummingsjc
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashing Brake Light For 2019 Hooligan
Replies: 9
Views: 925

I have them installed on my Buddy scooters. I always thought that they seemed like a good idea, making my bikes more visible during stops. I was driving my car behind my wife's Buddy the other day and was extremely impressed with how visible the flashing brake lights make the scooter. I am working o...
by cummingsjc
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashing Brake Light For 2019 Hooligan
Replies: 9
Views: 925

I believe that the Voodoo Scooter Parts brake light modulator works on the Hooligan as a plug-and-play solution. Search for the Voodoo Scooter Parts thread on this forum and you should be able to find it.
by cummingsjc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

I vote for the Roughhouse in the one Craigslist ad. $1000 for a Roughhouse with less than 500 miles seems like a great deal to me. Solid scoot that can be de-restricted to go faster than 40 MPH, is a 2T so it should have good acceleration, and is listed as a moped on the vehicle list you provided. A...
by cummingsjc
Fri May 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reconnecting Buddy Kick Running Lights?
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

I connected the lower LED signal lights on my Kick. - just plugged them in, like colored wires and connectors to like colored . The led lights are yellow and only function as signal lights. There is one unconnected plug that may be a power source for running lights, but would require a pigtail type...
by cummingsjc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Replies: 37
Views: 1496

Personally, I would buy it in a heartbeat for that price with the discrepancies that you mention. The smoke will normally go away after you burn out the gunk in the engine with a longish ride. Everything else should be easily repairable. Ensure that the bike's frame seems straight and everything tra...
by cummingsjc
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Did the scoot sit idle for a long period of time before you bought it? My experience is that if the bike isn't ridden for a longish period of time that they have a tendency to create the billowing clouds of smoke that the OP describes until all the old oil burns off. I would agree that you need to r...
by cummingsjc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

All the Buddy scooters are great. However, between the Buddy 50 and Roughhouse 50 (or now Rattler 50), I would go with the Roughhouse 50 due to the more aggressive style, better ergonomics (the feet cut-outs mentioned earlier), bigger 12" wheels, and the slightly better power. I would personall...
by cummingsjc
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
Replies: 27
Views: 1599

Anyone remember the Kids In The Hall "F#@" skit? When that poor guy comes out of his house and the kid on the bike calls him that name, again and again. Anyways, I gotta pick a color for a Buddy 125. Dont want boring black again, wife hates white and that green looks kinda dark on my comp...
by cummingsjc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy purchase
Replies: 42
Views: 2037

I test rode the well used Buddy 125 in the parking lot of the local Charleston, SC dealer. It felt peppier than I expected. The idle speed seemed quite high, maybe 1800-2000 rpm. Does that sound normal? I guess the 4 stroke Buddy 125 is a little bit quicker up to about 45 mph than the 2 stroke Budd...
by cummingsjc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy purchase
Replies: 42
Views: 2037

I would be more interested in a Buddy 170 with a carb, more power than the 125 and cheaper than the 170i. Actually what I really want is a 200-225cc Buddy with NCY suspension front and rear, a bigger front brake rotor, and front wheel ABS... This would be the dream scooter for me at the moment. Or,...
by cummingsjc
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30181

A $6000 mini bike? With “hand polished engine cases� which are actually black? I’ve got a 93 Riva 125 that you can have for $5500 if you ask nicely Apparently, the NADA guide for Excellent condition X-90's is about $6K. However, I would never buy such a thing for that cost and can't imagine w...
by cummingsjc
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy purchase
Replies: 42
Views: 2037

The Buddy 125 has basically a bulletproof engine if properly cared for. Folks have posted threads about Buddy 125's with 10's of thousands of miles on the scooters with no real issues. The 170's are nice since they have EFI and its associated benefits. However, the 170's are not "50cc's" f...
by cummingsjc
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Replies: 42
Views: 3129

oh, and cummings, the mirrors...i must've had a momentary laps of reasoning, still be slightly deranged from the crash. the tightening collar! of course! i simply wasn't thinking clearly. thanks for straightening me out. i just realigned them, good as new. thanks!!! No problem and glad to nudge you...
by cummingsjc
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Replies: 42
Views: 3129

Realignment of your mirrors is simple. You need a 14 mm wrench to do it. Unscrew the tightening collar arou d the base of the mirrors all the way. Screw in the mirrors as far down as you can get them before they won't go any farther then back them out to where you want them set. Then tighten the tig...
by cummingsjc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Ruckus to Genuine Buddy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Are there pictures of the new wheels online?
by cummingsjc
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
Replies: 31
Views: 2068

The possibility exists that your starter needs to be taken apart and cleaned. There are some videos of this on YouTube. I am rebuilding a 2006 Buddy 125 that would not start with the key and so I cleaned the starter. The bike is running like a champ now.
by cummingsjc
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 2491

I can only say great things about the 2 active Buddy 125 scooters that I own (I have a third one that I bought as a project bike to resell). I like Genuine Scooters as a brand and am blessed to have a Genuine dealer about 6 miles from my house. After purchasing my first Buddy 125 to replace a used B...
by cummingsjc
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
Replies: 31
Views: 2068

Theoretically, the Buddy should be able to be kickstarted even if the battery is bad. I am currently rebuilding a 2006 Buddy 125 and the battery was shot and the starter was bad until I took it apart and cleaned the inside yesterday. Prior to cleaning and reassembling the starter, the only way that ...
by cummingsjc
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
Replies: 31
Views: 2068

Sorry to be that guy... but... Is the kill switch off? +1! I did that the other day. I was going over my Black Cat 50 at night with my 19 year old son who might get into scootering. I had cranked the bike with the key several times and it ran smooth. While reviewing the controls, I demonstrated how...
by cummingsjc
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding a stereo (or other electrical accessories)
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

Done with this thread after this last comment so the folks that want to discuss adding an external speaker to a Buddy can do so in piece and I realize that this is not the bass thumping stereo system that is so annoying at lights and at gas stations where folks feel obligated to "share" th...
by cummingsjc
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding a stereo (or other electrical accessories)
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

Re: Adding a stereo (or other electrical accessories)

150 miles on my new ride, and I've been itching to catch some tunes the whole way. The chrome bullet-style motorcycle speakers/amp kits kind of make me drool, but I'm afraid of tinkering with the electrical system and voiding the warranty on my brand new scooter... or worse. Anyway, this is just me...
by cummingsjc
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 19
Views: 1708

This topic would probably be better served in the General Discussions forum part of Modern Buddy versus the For Sale/Wanted section.
by cummingsjc
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding a stereo (or other electrical accessories)
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

I would bet that the kid running into a bus was less about his use of a Bluetooth headset and more about his inattention/inattentiveness as a driver/motorcycle rider. I have been using a Bluetooth helmet mounted headset (Sena SMH10R) for the last 6 years of riding and have never ridden into a bus (o...
by cummingsjc
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

i havent sat on either. i plan to sit on the honda this weekend. my assumption is the Hooligan is going to feel the same as my Roughhouse. I've owned both. They each have a different feel, a good feel, but I think you're going to like the largeness of the Hooligan better. Bill in Seattle Member Emi...
by cummingsjc
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to find socket that goes with Buddy spark plug
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

I bet I know what happened. I'm guessing somebody was talking about two-stroke scooters (the Genuine Stella 2-Stroke) where it's a good idea to have a plug wrench (and spare plug) and that caused a misunderstanding. Your explanation would make lots of sense if that was a common necessary item on 2T...
by cummingsjc
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to find socket that goes with Buddy spark plug
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

well that’s a refreshing perspective and understanding - leave the socket & extension at home. Sounds great! I’ll bring just the spark plug, no biggie, and can always try to finagle the tools from a mechanic shop if the dire need should occur. Am I missing something? Why not just install th...