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by HanShan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
Replies: 11
Views: 2533

Thanks for that review. It would ease my anxiety to buy a new one but yes, the price differential is a bit much.
by HanShan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
Replies: 11
Views: 2533

Hooligan 170i User Reviews?

Anyone have a Hooligan 170i they have been riding for a while and could give me a review?

Looking to buy one. Sat on it in a dealer last year and it felt more comfortable than the buddy seating and positioning.
by HanShan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking for an Air Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 2795

Sounds similar to what I have been experiencing. Mine will at times decide to idle around 2k/2100rpm. This often happens after I have been riding for a while. Lately it happens at startup and I also have a lot of popping/backfire type sounds with a closed throttle and as I slow from speed. When it ...
by HanShan
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in Business
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Back in Business

Picking up a 2017 Roughhouse Sport tomorrow with 150 miles for $1900. And it also has a Prima Windscreen.

Sometimes life makes the decisions for you.
by HanShan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

I got a response from Genuine about the "Carb Warranty" and other things on the invoice. They are great. Here it is... I would agree that’s odd that they are providing fuel treatment on a brand new bike, unless they provided you with the actual bottle to use at a later date. For referenc...
by HanShan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

OK, so I am fluctuation between the Roughhouse and the Zuma, but those are my last two choices. Being that I will be riding long distances and constant speeds more often than not, I am wondering if I should favor the Zuma's 4 stroke and liquid cooling and larger dealer network. I also like that the ...
by HanShan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

Anyone know anything about the Lance PCH 125? Only $1900, made by Sym, maybe I have another contender?

https://www.lancepowersports.com/models/pch125.

But only three dealers in the U.S. Ugh.
by HanShan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

Ethanol also deteriorates the oil seals. Remember that in a 2T motor the fuel and oil flow through the crank case so seals are exposed to ethanol which can lead to air leaks and other unpleasant things. I add about an ounce of seafoam to every tank on my 2T motors Oil changes on a 4T motor is a lit...
by HanShan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

I know ethanol causes warpage of floats and rotting of gaskets, but if the product (scooter, mower, string trimmer, etc) get used regularly and doesn't just sit for endless months not used its ok to use. If you contact Genuine please let us know what they say. Im curious to! I sent them an email a ...
by HanShan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

Wait! Why would you need fuel treatment if you use ethanol free fuel? Also, never heard of a "carb warranty" that is voided from using ethanol based fuel, UNLESS you have those crazy blender pumps that can add more then 10% ethanol to the blend. Some dealer is trying everything to get out...
by HanShan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

Stitch wrote:You still have gear oil changes.
Yes. But easy, not as messy, and not as often. I did them before myself.
by HanShan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

Wondering what you though of this invoice for a 2018 Roughhouse. $2460 out the door (not including registration). Yes, I am aware that says it is for a Buddy 50, but he said the Roughhouse would be the same.
by HanShan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

I’ve done long days on a buddy 125 and Rh50. For comfort I will take the roughhouse any day. You have 3 good riding positions (10 if you do stupid things), wide tires with big sidewalls to eat bumps and potholes, and easy places to tie all the junk you drag along. Reliability wise, both 50’s ar...
by HanShan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

I gotta ask, why did you sell a Blur to begin with? Then, why looking at other scooter around the same size? Just curious. I have downsized, from sport bikes to 50cc scooters, then went back up in cc displacement. Blur's are the standard for twist and turn fun! I am not that interested in getting a...
by HanShan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

I test rode the Forza this morning. It was fine. My Blur was faster off the line, but that's not important. Very comfortable and a smooth, quiet ride. It definitely needed a new from tire and probably brake pads. So even if I get him down to $2000 it will end up costing at least $2400 to get it in s...
by HanShan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

DeeDee wrote:in my opinion that RH is drastically overpriced for having 6,000 miles. I picked up a 15 month old one with 68 miles for $1,000. I had to remove and clean the tank and replace the battery. It was mint.
I agree. But I also think you were lucky. :)
by HanShan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

"Why are you changing oil every 621 miles on a Buddy 125?" We bought it (a 2009) with 326 miles. The OM states to "replace every 1000 kM" which is about 621 miles. I changed it when we got it home (at 370 miles) and it was as black as tar. :( It takes only 900 cc so I don't mind...
by HanShan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

That Zuma is nice, and so is that Forza. So, I guess it comes down to size (cc) and operating cost (50cc vs. M class). Tough choice you have there. Yeah, the long term cost/risk. That is what is hanging me up. I love riding 50's, more than the bigger bikes. No idea why. I love going slow. I sold my...
by HanShan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

That 2015 zuma with 1,200 miles is a great deal. The engine in that will outlast a 2 stroke engine 3 to 1. Honestly on a Buddy, Roughhouse or Zuma warranty should weigh very little. All 3 are high quality scooters. The only time I'm left stranded is when I pick up a deck screw in my rear tire. Warr...
by HanShan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

So, just more information. I am 5'10" and 150 lbs. I have ridden 50's long distance before, all over the Olympic Peninsula. Those of you who know route 101, I rode that on a 50 that was way worse than a buddy so... I am not afraid of cars being on my ass since I have the same right to be on the...
by HanShan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4124

Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?

Any and all opinions welcome on the pros and cons of riding a Buddy 50 vs a Roughhouse 50 on long trips, like 1000 miles. Comfort, ease of repair, etc. (I am also considering the Buddy 125 as well but the extra $600 is a big deal to me and I am in no rush to get anywhere.) They would be new so I und...
by HanShan
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAW AWAY ! (another I hate California rant)
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Well, I would say it is complicated in California, as it is in most states. Lower federal corporate taxes and higher income taxes mean less revenue and money back to the state. Here is 46 pages of new deal projects that helped make California great in the first place. https://livingnewdeal.org/us/ca...
by HanShan
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: What do you think of this Honda Forza?
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Yes, hoping to test ride it next week. I am only 5' 10" so I hope it feels right.

Thanks for all the input.
by HanShan
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: What do you think of this Honda Forza?
Replies: 4
Views: 739

NBR: What do you think of this Honda Forza?

Seen for sale on local craigslist:

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/d/20 ... 76741.html

Thinking about it....
by HanShan
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help scooter won't start
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Wilmac wrote:For some reason I can't post pictures BECUASE the images are more than 800 pixels wide and 800 pixels high how can I reformat them?
https://imgur.com/ works great for posting images here.
by HanShan
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR: New 2018 Huskies reviewed by Jay Leno
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Crazy that those bikes weigh only 20 more pounds than my Blur.
by HanShan
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
Replies: 12
Views: 1580

I am on Disability and I do not do taxes so donating it will not work. But thanks.

Just being patient for the warmer weather...
by HanShan
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
Replies: 12
Views: 1580

This is a bad time of year to try selling a bike. Wait until Mid Spring when the weather starts to warm up in most parts of the country and you might get more bites. Also, Blur type scooters (sports scooters) are relatively unknown and unappreciated in the US so try to include as much information a...
by HanShan
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
Replies: 12
Views: 1580

You can try Cycle Trader. The best way to sell something unusual like a Blur is to get the word out through your local scooterists. You might find someone who has an interest in owning a hotrod scooter that goes, stops and handles well. You could try consigning it through a dealer if you have one. ...
by HanShan
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
Replies: 12
Views: 1580

Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?

Getting minimal inquires in my area. Wondering if buying picks up more in the spring?

Anywhere else I can list it besides craigslist?
by HanShan
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Hot CV Drive Cover - How hot should it be?
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: Hot CV Drive Cover - How hot should it be?

Is it normal? After a short ride my Blur the CV Drive cover is too hot to touch. I'm asking because I have burned through 3 belts in 2k miles. The bike seems to be running perfectly now. The last time I changed my belt I had to replace the clutch drive face. A faulty weld on the drive face plate ma...
by HanShan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or used?
Replies: 22
Views: 1751

Re: New or used?

I'm moving to Oahu in a week. The dealer has new Hooligans for $3600 OTD, or a used one (rental) with 8,000 miles for $2600. Is that a lot of miles for these machines? Does that seem expensive? This will be main source of transportation. I really wanted a Buddy 170 (mostly for front basket, and to ...
by HanShan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
Replies: 19
Views: 2347

k1dude wrote:
babblefish wrote:So I guess it would be wrong for me to say I enjoyed my ride today in sunny sixty something degree weather...?
Me too. :twisted:
Well I just had to wait a few days. It was 72 degrees here yesterday. Burned up the road most of the day.
by HanShan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
Replies: 19
Views: 2347

GregsBuddy wrote:No wonder it's being treated with such indifference (LOL)!
Image
by HanShan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
Replies: 19
Views: 2347

GregsBuddy wrote:That scoot' needs a warm and dry new home!
It's is for sale!
by HanShan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
Replies: 19
Views: 2347

Re: Saddest. Picture. Ever.

No need for words. I know you all feel my pain... I'd post a picture of my '15 Hooligan sitting in the bright sunshine on this 70+ degree day in Tucson, AZ but knowing how bad it would make most of you feel, I won't! Bill in Seattle but wintering in Tucson, AZ The only thing I miss about Tucson was...
by HanShan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
Replies: 19
Views: 2347

Saddest. Picture. Ever.

No need for words. I know you all feel my pain...
by HanShan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
Replies: 24
Views: 2741

Re: LIghts! ANSI 2 reflective gear! And more...

MikeR wrote:At the moment, on my Buddy 50, I've three usb rechargeable strobe lights, two battery-powered strobe lights and four running lights (two of which are LEDs). So with the headlight and tail light, when I drive, my bike is lit up with a total of ELEVEN lights.
I take medication for that. :D
by HanShan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What NOT to Do
Replies: 9
Views: 1331

Just cause a someone is young does not mean he will not be cautious. I was a prime example. The first time I rode a mini bike I was 13 years old. I insisted, neglecting the taunts of my peer group, of going no faster than 15 mph and actually properly strapping my helmet. I think we see young kids do...
by HanShan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
Replies: 24
Views: 2741

On you noticing that people avoided you when you were not wearing protective gear, this effect is well known: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-helmets-attract-cars-to-cyclists/ I didn't say I wasn't wearing protective gear. The only difference was orange reflective safety...
by HanShan
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
Replies: 24
Views: 2741

Yes, our safety is up to us, but the study is about inattentional blindness. Understanding why drivers suffer from this might make us even safer. Page 12 in the study is interesting since it reveals that the perceived threat the motorcycle has on the driver makes it more visible (in experiment #2)....
by HanShan
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
Replies: 24
Views: 2741

Yes, our safety is up to us, but the study is about inattentional blindness. Understanding why drivers suffer from this might make us even safer. Page 12 in the study is interesting since it reveals that the perceived threat the motorcycle has on the driver makes it more visible (in experiment #2). ...
by HanShan
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard braking suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 2723

Re: Hard braking suggestions?

I'm wondering, though, what I can do to avoid this hard brake & skid pattern I seem to fall into when the adrenaline hits. Any suggestion for hard braking generally, or specifically on wet pavement? I'm also wondering if the problem might be, in part, that I'm both trying to swerve out of the p...
by HanShan
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
Replies: 24
Views: 2741

Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight

I say it's just cause cagers are idiots, but science... https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105082243.htm "Motorcycles appear to be very low on the priority list for the brain when it is filtering information," Pammer adds. "By putting motorcyclists higher on the brain 'r...
by HanShan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

I charged it with my smart charger and it is working fine. It just seems to discharge faster in the cold, I do not have issues with it when it is above 40. I really have not been riding it much either so...

On a side note, my idle RPMs evened out since I charged it as well. Whoo hoo!
by HanShan
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Just more info. I connected it to my NOCO Genius G750 smart charger and the red light was flashing so the battery was low.
by HanShan
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)

I have a 2013 Blur 220i and it seems the battery does not like the cold weather. Was last replaced last year with this battery: https://www.batteriesplus.com/replacement/battery/xtreme/xtax20hlbs/cyla20hlbsxta I guess the Cold Cranking Amps: 310 is too low maybe? It keeps dying on me after short rid...
by HanShan
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Genuine Dealer Bites the Dust
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

That sucks.

I bought a bike from them last year. I will say, it is hard riding a scoot in Tucson in the summer though.

But I wish them the best.
by HanShan
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Burning through Belts with my Blur
Replies: 11
Views: 3292

If the belt is burning on the inside something might be out of alignment.

Measure your belt width as well. You might have gotten the wrong belt. It should be between 19 and 21 mm I think.
by HanShan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Burning through Belts with my Blur
Replies: 11
Views: 3292

Do you have a picture of the shredded belt?