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by iwannascoot
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire removal
Replies: 14
Views: 752

I have replaced the rear tire on my Buddy. I removed the wheel and got the old tire off but I could not get the new tire on the rim so I took it to a local tire shop (automobile tire) and they mounted the tire for $10. I was very happy.
by iwannascoot
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 26300

Where do you get the replacement engines and about how much do you pay for them?

Billy
by iwannascoot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: New Scoot
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

I have never seen him around town but I watched him on the track a few times. I used to go to some of the races but no more.
by iwannascoot
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: New Scoot
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

I will say it is much better climbing hills than my Buddy 170 but is no V8. It has more horsepower.
by iwannascoot
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
Replies: 4
Views: 636

babblefish wrote:When shopping for a BMS, make sure you get one rated for at least 50A because the Chinese manufacturers can be very optimistic with their specs.
I run a 3S (three cells in series) pack in the Blur.

Could you post a link to a BMS so I know what to look for, please.
by iwannascoot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: easy tire questions
Replies: 6
Views: 768

I had no problem getting the tire off the rim but putting the new one on was a different story. I ended up taking to a neighborhood tire store and they mounted it for me. I think it was $5.00 very well spent.
by iwannascoot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: New Scoot
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

New Scoot

This is my new 2019 Yamaha Smax. I have owned it for 13 days and have over 700 miles on it.
Image
by iwannascoot
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery location for tender install
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Yes the battery is under the floor mat. The mat just pulls off the floor exposing the two screws covering the battery. I routed my charge cable out below the plastics.
by iwannascoot
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NGK Iridium spark plug
Replies: 9
Views: 907

babblefish wrote:In that case I`ll get one for my Buddy because that way I won`t have to change it until I hit 100K miles.
Now that's funny. Let us know how it works out for you.
by iwannascoot
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
Replies: 12
Views: 1578

Rental scoots

Here in Atlanta they have a bunch of electric little scooters like the Razor type. They are everywhere. You just pick one up wherever you happen to be and leave it when you're done. I don't know how the rent works since I rarely go into Atlanta. The point is, there have been so many fatalities on th...
by iwannascoot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why hard to start?
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

You can also get tons of info on 49ccscoot.com for your scoot
by iwannascoot
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2013 buddy 170i engine surges
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Stanza,

I replaced the battery in my Buddy 170 and did not follow this procedure. It seems to be running perfectly. Would you recommend I do this?
by iwannascoot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse 50 - Have to Kick Start/ Lights only when running
Replies: 8
Views: 887

My Buddy 170 would refuse to start like yours. The starter would turn the motor over but I believe the battery did not have enough power to fire the spark plug. If I hooked jumper cables it would start almost instantly. I replaced the battery and solved the problem. You know, the 170 has no kick sta...
by iwannascoot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoky Mountain Crawl and Great Gas Mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Smoky Mountain Crawl and Great Gas Mileage

I enjoyed the Crawl again this year but I missed the group rides. I had a couple friends with me this year. One has a Genuine Hooligan 170, his wife has a Zuma 125, and I was riding my Genuine Buddy. We went From Townsend to Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge and back. The speed limit in the Smoky Mountain ...
by iwannascoot
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrades to Hooligan 170i - Looking for suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Here are some YouTube videos. You can learn a lot by watching some CVT tuning tips on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxcQGmT8EJc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAm1MW2f8H0

Billy
by iwannascoot
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Buddy 170i Running Lights Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

The 170i is the same body as the 50cc. The wiring for the lights are the same.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170 fuel tank
Replies: 10
Views: 1995

I totally ran out after my first fill up and pushed my Buddy into a gas station. It held 1.545 gallons. I didn't think it held that much but unless the pump was measuring wrong that is what it held. I really thought it was about 1.2 gallons. I ran out again and between my reserve gas I keep under th...
by iwannascoot
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170 fuel tank
Replies: 10
Views: 1995

I carry extra fuel in a Seafoam fuel treatment bottle also. I just wish it had a 2 gallon tank.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170 fuel tank
Replies: 10
Views: 1995

Buddy 170 fuel tank

I really wish my Buddy had a larger gas tank. I rarely leave town on it but it seems that stopping every 100 miles is a bit inconvenient. I wish they had installed a larger tank. I think it is actually a good thing that my biggest problem with my scoot is the size of the tank. I have thoroughly enjo...
by iwannascoot
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Kymco K-Pipe
Replies: 24
Views: 7003

https://s26.postimg.org/mp8p1jbbd/IMG_0225.jpg

I saw this at the Smoky Mountain Crawl

Billy
by iwannascoot
Fri May 12, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick Kill Switch issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 3067

If you have an amp meter you could determine what is going on when the kill switch is activated (kill position). See what the current is with the scoot running then turn off the key. Amps should go to zero. Start the scoot again and turn off with the kill switch, followed by turning off the key. Aga...
by iwannascoot
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Rattler 110 carb needed badly in Boston
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Dang, $230 for a carb seems a bit pricey to my.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air fuel mixture screw blocked
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

I don't know about the mixture screw but the picture of your dog with his headband is out of focus :-)

Billy
by iwannascoot
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too much SPAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Thanks, I will do that
by iwannascoot
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too much SPAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Too much SPAM

Isn't there some way to block all this SPAM on the forum?

Billy
by iwannascoot
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: NSR: A lovely day in January, and got included in YouTube!
Replies: 2
Views: 3101

Sorry, I posted this in the wrong thread
by iwannascoot
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help 2014 taotao
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

You might have better luck at http://49ccscoot.proboards.com They are more into Chinese scoots.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 125 or 170i?
Replies: 19
Views: 4014

A kick start would work on a fuel injected Buddy IF the battery was strong enough to build up the required fuel pressure to operate.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 125 or 170i?
Replies: 19
Views: 4014

I love my 170. Fuel injection is the best, at least for me. I only have about 1200 miles of perfect service from my Buddy, never been in "limp mode". I never rode a 125 so I can't really compare them but I would buy another 170 if I needed to replace my scoot.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hooligan taillight
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

If you search."blue dot tail lights" you will find lots of examples. When you are directly behind a vehicle with them the lights look purple instead of red. I like them too.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Replies: 27
Views: 5266

Please add me as well.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about Buying a 2016 Genuine Buddy 170i. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 4054

I purchased a new 170i so I would have fuel injection. I have been very happy with my Buddy and I would select it again if I were to start over. It is great.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy eclipse
Replies: 23
Views: 3690

teamhurst wrote:kind of a disappointment really just another black jack cant the 170 get any love :cry:
I love mine.
by iwannascoot
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2T Yamaha Zuma 50 or Genuine Roughhouse 50 also 2T
Replies: 21
Views: 4719

I just reviewed the links posted in this thread and the Genuine website shows 10" for Roughhouse and 12" for Roughhouse Sport.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2013 buddy 50 topspeed
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Do not trust the speedometer. They are very optimistic.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The spammers are taking over
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

The spammers are taking over

What is up with all the spam lately? GPS jammer, cell phone jammer, weight loss BS? What is next?

Billy
by iwannascoot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New seven tank average MPG, 170i
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

I now have 10 fill ups and 85.2mpg. I have never gotten 100mpg yet.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PGO/Genuine EFI modules and heat
Replies: 47
Views: 6604

I really don't like the oil cooler on my Buddy but the more I learn about this issue, the less I dislike it. I hope you get this fixed soon although it seems like something the dealer cannot figure out easily.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Not the best service experience
Replies: 22
Views: 5635

I see you are in Atlanta. Was the shop Twist-n-Scoot? I got my Buddy from them. I am not likely to take it to anyone for service since I do most of my own maintenance.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Transmission problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1934

I am glad it helped you out.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Transmission problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1934

by iwannascoot
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about the Buddy Venture 1.5. scooter
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

I had 50cc 4t that was upgraded to a 70cc. It was a cheap Chinese Taotao and it was a lot of fun but it was unsafe to go to town from my home. The speed limit is 45 but the traffic usually goes over 50 and I could not maintain 30 up the hill. I decided if I wanted to ride around my house I needed a ...
by iwannascoot
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying a Damaged Buddy 170i and Price Check--advice wanted!
Replies: 21
Views: 2756

Quoted from the Michelin article, "As a precaution, any tire which has not been replaced after 10 years must be changed, even if its general condition seems good and it has not reached the limit of wear."

Billy
by iwannascoot
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: central PA to the beach, anyone? *updated*
Replies: 39
Views: 6522

I'm surprised no one wants to join you on this ride. Enjoy

Billy
by iwannascoot
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170 first fill up
Replies: 41
Views: 5569

I just filled up again and got 88 mpg. I also checked to odometer against a speedometer app on my iPhone and found that there is a 6.2% error in that. It of course reads further than you have actually driven. I only did this for 50 miles but it gives an idea of the percentage of error. My corrected ...
by iwannascoot
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High Temps
Replies: 29
Views: 4990

What about my VW (not so) clean diesel?

Billy
by iwannascoot
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170 first fill up
Replies: 41
Views: 5569

I have been much more attentive to my fuel gauge since this happened. I certainly did not do it intentionally. Thanks for the warning.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170 first fill up
Replies: 41
Views: 5569

I was very lucky and only had about 3 blocks, mostly down hill, to the nearest gas station. I pushed it about a block and coasted while riding the other two blocks.

Billy
by iwannascoot
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170 first fill up
Replies: 41
Views: 5569

My Buddy holds 1.545 gallons. I ran it totally out of gas and filled up at a gas station. There is no question about the capacity of my tank now.

Billy