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by mike932
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which battery should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: which battery should I buy?

Dee Dee, the power sport battery works great. Thanks man
by mike932
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which battery should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: which battery should I buy?

Thanks guys. I have a battery tender. I will try that battery, Dee Dee
by mike932
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which battery should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: which battery should I buy?

Did you notice better starting in the winter with the lithium battery?
by mike932
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which battery should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 660

which battery should I buy?

i need a powerful battery for my 170i because it struggles starting in the winter
by mike932
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which belt do I buy for my Buddy 170i?
Replies: 3
Views: 434

just replaced the belt for the first time. the OEM bando belt is 743 20 28. I replaced it with a $10 belt with slightly different size 743 20 30........ https://www.amazon.com/Glixal-ATKS-034-Reinforced-743-20-30-Chinese/dp/B01DQYFZRO/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=743+20+30&qid=1599580980&...
by mike932
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which belt do I buy for my Buddy 170i?
Replies: 3
Views: 434

long time no see. thanks for the info
by mike932
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which belt do I buy for my Buddy 170i?
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Which belt do I buy for my Buddy 170i?

Which belt do I buy for my Buddy 170i? What size and brand?
by mike932
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best battery for Buddy 170i?
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

Best battery for Buddy 170i?

I keep having to jump start my scooter despite using a battery tender. What battery do you guys recommend?
by mike932
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First 620 miles of scoot "Breaking in the engine"
Replies: 19
Views: 2894

Avoid full throttle even after the break in. Too much full throttle can kill the engine. Try to ride 5mph slower than full throttle.
by mike932
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 2530

Or just make a custom box out of plywood and paint it the same color as your scooter
by mike932
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for an aging Buddy 150
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Change the CVT belt if you have not done so already. And replace tires that have worn tread
by mike932
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 2530

milk crate for the win. it stores a lot. you can even fit a large army duffel bag if you want even more space.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-La ... tual_color
by mike932
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting used to traffic
Replies: 33
Views: 5898

Watch this video over and over again..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtG6MRIVtZg
by mike932
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 3116

Try a full face helmet. A large percentage of crashes have damage to the face
by mike932
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 3116

I recommend these. I wear them every time I ride..... https://www.amazon.com/Tera-Accessories-Flexible-Motorcycle-Motocross/dp/B00X9GSNRE/ref=pd_sbs_200_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00X9GSNRE&pd_rd_r=EREDKT63TBZ4REM5T97D&pd_rd_w=gQ48s&pd_rd_wg=uylm9&psc=1&refRID=EREDKT63TBZ4REM5...
by mike932
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a traffic lawyer in Brooklyn, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 1762

Cost of lawyer would exceed the cost of ticket. You are better off studying how to fight it yourself. I beat 2 tickets this way.
by mike932
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Replies: 16
Views: 3057

It's not the sludge you need to worry about. It is tiny metal shavings from the engine that you cannot see. If there is no filter, you are better off using cheap oil and changing often than using expensive oil and not changing often.
by mike932
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Replies: 16
Views: 3057

Nah I am talking about my first scooter. An old 125cc Yamaha Riva with no oil filter. My Buddy 170i does have a filter. Learn to do oil changes. It is a piece of cake. I put 12,000 miles on my Riva. So far I have 4,600 miles on my Buddy which I bought used last year with 360 miles on it.
by mike932
Wed May 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Replies: 16
Views: 3057

Just change your oil twice as often as they recommend. That's what I did
by mike932
Wed May 31, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cross Country Route
Replies: 32
Views: 4218

goslash, you should add a diet soda to your list. soda for survival. diet so it won't be sticky if it bursts. also, matches and knife
by mike932
Tue May 30, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cross Country Route
Replies: 32
Views: 4218

and set up waypoints at gas stations. Travel from gas station to gas station so you never run out of gas. also, bring a spare tire with you in case you get tire damage. fasten it to your scooter using heavy duty zip ties. any motorcycle shop should be willing to change it for you, and they are very ...
by mike932
Tue May 30, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gift for a scooter lover?
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Even better. A miniature Buddy.....
https://www.scooterworks.com/Genuine-Bu ... e-P41.aspx
by mike932
Tue May 30, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Buddy 50cc
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

You will never find a better price than that ebay link. Here is one for $18 that ships from New Jersey so you will get it faster.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-FirstPower-YTX4L-BS-for-DRR-All-Models-Motorcycle-Battery-/302152357644?hash=item4659af170c:g:FSkAAOSwLEtYlKvM A similar battery will cost ab...
by mike932
Tue May 30, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Buddy 50cc
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

I agree with DeeDee. Get this battery: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-Battery-YTX4L-BS-YT4L-YTX4L-YT4L-BS-GTX4L-BS-GT4L-BS-GTX4L-GT4L-/142340986362?hash=item21242f15fa:g:8~IAAOSw4CFY6C1B And charge it at least once a month using low amps with a battery tender like this..... https://www.amazon.c...
by mike932
Mon May 29, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Buddy 50cc
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

kimmie, what is the item number of your current battery?
by mike932
Mon May 29, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping a buddy 125
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

I might be willing to ride your scooter from CA to WA for free if you pay my airfare home. I love long rides. I live near Fresno.
by mike932
Mon May 29, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motored bike vs moped/scooter
Replies: 14
Views: 2076

If you want to go over 30mph, get a scooter with at least 125cc because 50cc is too slow. Look on craigslist for good deals. In my opinion, 50cc scooters are unsafe because you can't keep up with traffic.
by mike932
Thu May 18, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I add a kick starter to a Buddy 170i?
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

Kick starters are not normally fitted on fuel injected bikes because the FI system requires a functional battery in order to work. If your battery is weak or dead, a kick starter alone will not start the bike. Good to know. Thanks. Also, with all those cool cheap/light battery packs, there's little...
by mike932
Wed May 17, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to buy? New vs old buddy 125
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

Tires expire after 5 years. Batteries last a few years.
by mike932
Tue May 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first wreck
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Another tip. After a red light turns green or after a stop sign, cross the intersection and then pull over and let cars pass you. This is the safest time for them to pass you because they are moving slowly right after the red light or stop sign.
by mike932
Tue May 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I add a kick starter to a Buddy 170i?
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

Can I add a kick starter to a Buddy 170i?

It would come in handy if I could
by mike932
Tue May 16, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you help me a full acid battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Found a great deal for a 8.6 amp battery. $21 including shipping..... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GQ ... UTF8&psc=1
by mike932
Mon May 15, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Battery issues

Buddy 170i. Scooter would not start. A nice stranger jump started it and I rode 10 miles home with no problem. Charged battery for couple hours. Scooter started fine. Battery is 12.8 volts with engine off, and 13.2 volts with engine running. Is the charging system working ok?
by mike932
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do adjust the shock?
Replies: 2
Views: 681

thanks deedee
by mike932
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do adjust the shock?
Replies: 2
Views: 681

How do adjust the shock?

Buddy 170i. How do I adjust the shock to make a softer ride?
by mike932
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know how to balance wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Oops I meant the dot is opposite the valve. Thanks
by mike932
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know how to balance wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Anyone know how to balance wheels?

I have a Buddy 170i. I mounted the tire wrong. The yellow dot on the tire is next to the air valve. I was thinking of duct taping a coin (a nickel) to the opposite side of the wheel to help balance the wheel. Anyone have any other ideas besides remounting the tire?
by mike932
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you help me a full acid battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

thanks dooglas. are you sure it is 10 AH? specs say 8.6 AH.....
http://ytx10s-bs.com/
by mike932
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you help me a full acid battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Ok maybe my problem is only 6 amp hours. thank you
by mike932
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you help me a full acid battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

how many amp hours is your battery?
by mike932
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you help me a full acid battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

I have a new 6-amp AGM battery that lacks starting power.
by mike932
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you help me a full acid battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Can you help me a full acid battery?

I have a Buddy 170i and I want a battery that is full liquid (wet acid) instead of AGM. I can't find one.
by mike932
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where can I buy a C7RHSA spark plug for my Buddy 170i?
Replies: 20
Views: 4707

My scooter has only 2,637 miles on it. They original spark plug was working fine. There was no rush to change it. My tires are still fine, but I mail ordered a new tire months ago which is sitting in my living room.
by mike932
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where can I buy a C7RHSA spark plug for my Buddy 170i?
Replies: 20
Views: 4707

Nothing is wrong with mail order. I got the plug 2 days later in brand new condition.
by mike932
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where can I buy a C7RHSA spark plug for my Buddy 170i?
Replies: 20
Views: 4707

by mike932
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where can I buy a C7RHSA spark plug for my Buddy 170i?
Replies: 20
Views: 4707

I bought a CR7HSA from ebay. Thanks for your help.
by mike932
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2401

Whimscootie wrote:I rent a 5 x 10 storage unit for winter storage. I cover it and run a battery tender through the overhead light fixture. Nice and cozy. 40 bucks a month.
or just take the battery home and charge it there :)