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by jmazza
Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where can I find the chrome piece around the headlamp?
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

If you don't find one locally, Scooter Lounge Online has it but it's $30

Part 11 on this page:

http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/genu ... y170iparts
by jmazza
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [nsr] Durn You, Kawasaki. How Could You?
Replies: 23
Views: 3103

Wow. I like that. A lot. A friend of mine has a Versys and he loves it. Unfortunately that bike is a bit too tall for me. This one has a lower seat than a Buddy!

Generally not a fan of cruisers but this is nice.
by jmazza
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike Color - Safety
Replies: 23
Views: 2673

In my anecdotal experience of seeing which motorcyclists / scooterists stand out visibly, the helmet color is always what sticks out. I wear very visible white or yellow helmets for everything now. Enjoy your new scooter!!
by jmazza
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scandalous
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Yup, this post is already discussing this.
by jmazza
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has rented a UHaul utility trailer to haul a scoot?
Replies: 44
Views: 3197

As long as there are adequate tie down points, it should be fine. You can get pretty much any tie downs at Harbor Freight or Home Depot and just make sure there is enough angle to them from the bars to the tie down points (in other words you don't really want to come straight down from the bars) so ...
by jmazza
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: swapping out Mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 1641

thank you jmazza that is SUPER helpful! cheapcycleparts ain't so cheap- after shipping is $53. I tried amazon but doesn't look right. I like that the ebay has them lumped together and may go that route unless I find a local yamaha dealer for decent price. much obliged:) WOW that's crazy. Shipping i...
by jmazza
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: swapping out Mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 1641

Check out this post for the part numbers. You'll need to enter each part number into a search at Cheap Cycle Parts. Unfortunately, there's no picture of the part on their site but seems to be the right part. This eBay listing seems right too but who knows what the quality is. Last but not least, Boa...
by jmazza
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: swapping out Mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 1641

Another vote for C3 mirrors. Much more solid than the stock mirrors

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by jmazza
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good full face helmet?
Replies: 24
Views: 2064

Another vote for Scorpion. They have very moderately priced helmets (can be found for around $100) and I always loved mine and one in particular did its job very well for me.
by jmazza
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I adjust headlight aim on a Buddy 170i ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Here's a good method for getting the aim right: There is a little set screw on the bottom of the headset that needs to be loosened in order to move the headlight up or down. Even after loosening the screw, it can be hard to move, so just keep gently rocking it until is moves freely. Some of the part...
by jmazza
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's put a Go-Pro camera on their Buddy?
Replies: 15
Views: 2188

Very nice! So, the bouncing around doesn't affect the picture quality? Good to know. Not sure about the mount though. Is it permanent? Howardr said he used a suction mount but I don't think that would hold for this kind of ride, would it? The mount used in that video was, yes, a permanent sticky pa...
by jmazza
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's put a Go-Pro camera on their Buddy?
Replies: 15
Views: 2188

I use one while riding trails on my Kawasaki KLX 300. They are great little cameras for all kinds of fun purposes, really. Helmet mount is cool for the rider perspective (obviously). I prefer side mount with some helmet showing for perspective. I didn't really get the angle right on this video - it'...
by jmazza
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [SR] Lost in Translation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Not the worst thing that happened to Samsung at CES!

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by jmazza
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I went down...ow
Replies: 26
Views: 3131

Wow - really glad you're ok. The wind that day was intense and came on really fast.
by jmazza
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post A Pic Of Your Motorcycle
Replies: 53
Views: 9099

Too funny. I started with the PW80... and then figured I needed a bike to supervise. My oldest son outgrew the PW80 and I got him the CRF150. My second son is too big for the PW80 now and I'm looking for a CRF125 for him. My daughter rides the PW now. My oldest is starting to out ride me now. I hat...
by jmazza
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post A Pic Of Your Motorcycle
Replies: 53
Views: 9099

Similar bikes, Lotrat. 1997 Kawasaki KLX 300 1997 Yamaha PW 80 The Kawasaki is what I traded my Buddy for :( I was very sad to see it go but the amount of time I've gotten to spend riding with my son with this new hobby has been truly priceless! <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cortadito/1...
by jmazza
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brake flasher!
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

PeteH wrote:Or, if you're putting it on your LED-taillight Buddy, you can buy this one for 1/4 the price:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo ... e/195/845/

I've had one on for a couple years now.
I had this one on my Italia. Very easy to install and worked great.
by jmazza
Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting a go pro to Stella 4t
Replies: 14
Views: 2030

I would agree that, aesthetics aside, if you are trying to accurately capture what you are experiencing on your ride, be it for posterity or safety, the helmet is the best place to mount it. Second to that would be the GoPro chest mount. However, if you want to attach it to the Stella without potent...
by jmazza
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEADLIGHT SUCKS!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1715

The upgrade to a larger, more powerful headlight in '07 was one of the best design changes the Buddy ever had. I'm not sure you'll be able to do a lot more than you've already done to the '06 headlight.
by jmazza
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: Unbelievable
Replies: 43
Views: 2686

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cop ... -1.1472419

It appears the story is becoming clearer pretty quickly.
by jmazza
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another scooter/car accident whith unfortunate results
Replies: 13
Views: 2016

Here's an updated story . Pertinent lines: Bunch [the driver] told authorities that he did not see the scooter. There was no evidence at the scene that Bunch was impaired. The preliminary contributing factor to this crash, the news release said, was failure to yield on the part of Bunch. The invest...
by jmazza
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colorado MB'ers, are you okay?
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Doing well here. It's crazy how localized all of the rain and flooding have been. This rescue , that was all over the news, is only a few miles from my house but also a few hundred feet lower in elevation so it's been a totally different situation in my neighborhood where we've only had some collect...
by jmazza
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will a buddy fit in my garage?
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Duplicate thread here.
by jmazza
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Buddy Scooter Caddyshack
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Wow I remember this! That's my scooter at 1:52!
by jmazza
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Rookie
Replies: 14
Views: 1766

Re: Scooter Rookie

Sorry for the rookie nature of these questions and any guidance would be much appreciated! So many queries are just "too lazy to search" slackers exploiting others! service manual video guidelines Excuse tortoise . He acts that way with everyone and yet for some reason we let him stay aro...
by jmazza
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Me an' my Pink Lady
Replies: 27
Views: 1921

Congrats! Glad to hear you're back on a Buddy!
by jmazza
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally part of the club!
Replies: 19
Views: 2134

Great purchase! Congratulations!! I have always loved the Black Jacks, especially the seats.

It's also always so cool to read stories about people who made a better-informed decision thanks to Modern Buddy!

Enjoy!!
by jmazza
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Vespa City Backpacks and Messenger Bags on WOOT! today
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

[NBR] Vespa City Backpacks and Messenger Bags on WOOT! today

http://www.woot.com/plus/vespa-city-bac ... ssengers-1

I didn't find a lot of info about these but for $13.99 it seems hard to go wrong for a simple riding bag.
by jmazza
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wreck on Day 1
Replies: 37
Views: 2897

Sorry for your wreck and hope you heal up quick. Safety gear is a personal choice. I see this thread degrading into the self appointed safety police on patrol. Yes..there are a few people that need to learn, most get their education from the "who's crashed" thread. What people wear and wh...
by jmazza
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does any one know how increase fork damping
Replies: 1
Views: 663

by jmazza
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what mirrors are these
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Looks like agrogod found the mirrors but that Buddy is for sale by a MB member. Here's a thread about it. You can PM him and confirm.
by jmazza
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hitch-mounted recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 966

I had a very bad experience with the Harbor Freight hitch-mounted carrier and my Buddy. Very bad. The Buddy didn’t fit naturally (wheel too small for what was made for a dirt bike tire) so I had to use a criss-cross pattern of 4 tie downs to keep the handlebars from turning. The thing seemed immovab...
by jmazza
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wearing laptop / messenger bags
Replies: 25
Views: 3454

Re: Wearing laptop / messenger bags

Luggage rack isn't in yet, so I'm wearing my laptop on the ride into work. Just curious as to if people have found wearing messenger bags/laptops on the side the best route, or if it makes more sense to place the bag behind me with the strap set so it just barely rests on the seat. It's certainly n...
by jmazza
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 Buddy International 150 Pamplona bent rim.
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Scooterworks does have parts available that are not listed on their website. I believe the rear wheel of a 150 or 125 are the same.

I also thought that one of the guys from ESS is working on Genuine Scooters out of another location. Saw something about that here, I think.
by jmazza
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stripped mirror threads on my Buddy scooter
Replies: 17
Views: 3777

Looks like you're on the right track but I'll add this for anyone else. I had a similar issue - broke off my right mirror stem and couldn't get it out of the switch assembly. I bought part 13 from this link: http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/buddycableswitchandmirror These guys (generally) ship qui...
by jmazza
Wed May 22, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: HiViz or White or Graphic Full Face Helmet?
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

I think you're good with either white or hi-viz yellow. I have owned black, silver, and white. The white was by far more visible. Incredible difference in traffic. Heat isn't so much of an issue - rode with all three of those in South Florida and, at least for short to medium length trips, inside te...
by jmazza
Wed May 15, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery died :/ [edit: Blur wire/cable failure]
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

JHScoot wrote:good to know. i have an Interstate Battery shop a few miles away. i think i will take it there :)
Good idea - it can show and hold a charge but then fail as soon as the starter needs it. They will be able to figure that out for you right away!
by jmazza
Tue May 14, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery died :/ [edit: Blur wire/cable failure]
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

battery died on my BJ, too. almost 3 years old. i been kick starting it. its fun :) my question is apart from OP's. i would just like to know, since we are talking batteries, if i charge the battery with a Tender Jr and it reads "full" is this a good charge? should the battery be reliable...
by jmazza
Tue May 14, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery died :/ [edit: Blur wire/cable failure]
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Take it to a Batteries Plus if you have one and have them do a load test. I have had batteries that showed fine on a multimeter and even would get a charge from a tender but failed immediately under load. I don't know about the Blur but, the Buddy battery isn't warrantied for 2 years - its warranty ...
by jmazza
Tue May 14, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: finding the battery on the 170i
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Here's a link to a pdf of the manual you should have. Page 39 shows the battery compartment, but it's a pretty close-up picture so it is a little difficult to tell what part of the scooter you're looking at. The manual is, as you've found out, not that helpful as it's poorly translated at best. But...
by jmazza
Thu May 02, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stowing gear in the summer
Replies: 15
Views: 1917

This doesn't help on a Stella but on the Buddy I would often stuff the jacket under the seat and attach the helmet to the helmet hook.
by jmazza
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuse again: cigarette lighter
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Interestingly, I got 2A at the dealers. As we were talking the mechanic suggested not charging the battery via cigarette. lighter. I certainly will not but will have to figure out if the permanent leads the original dealer installed could be connected to the battery at the same time as the regular ...
by jmazza
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: buddy parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

I bought this very part you are asking about (for the same reason) from

http://www.scooterloungeonline.com

I had to study the parts diagrams to make sure I was getting the right thing but it was not very expensive and I had it replaced quickly.
by jmazza
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: saying hi!
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Wow! Great to see you!!
by jmazza
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ScooterWest down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Here's a great tool to check this kind of thing:

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com
by jmazza
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbies to scooters
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Welcome to ModernBuddy and to riding! There's lots of great info here for beginners and I suggest checking out some of our MB FAQs & Guides section to get started. There's an excellent post there about gear that goes into some more detail beyond some of the solid answers you've gotten so far! Ha...
by jmazza
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can front and rear tires be different?
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

I'm in the "they don't need to be the same but fairly similar" camp. I wouldn't run a sport tread up front and a classic style in the back. I agree. I've run a sport on the rear with an original touring tread on the front and I found it to be very noticeable. However, when I ran a Micheli...
by jmazza
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i gotta say it: i hate the badge.
Replies: 43
Views: 3831

:fp: :fp: :fp: madtolive, I'm not a big fan of the badge either. I haven't found anything spectacular to replace it with (to answer the actual question in your post that just about everyone giving you crap is ignoring). I do kind of lke the puffy sticker material though, in a weird way. I'm with Eri...
by jmazza
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member/Proud Owner 2007 Red Buddy
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: New Member/Proud Owner 2007 Red Buddy

Just got me a 2007 Buddy 125. It is red and looks awesome! It was kept under a cover through the winter (Utah) and the battery is dead. It kick starts fine and I have been able to ride around without any problems- oil level looked good, good color- when will I need to change the oil out and can I j...