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by Daves Kick
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Welcome!

Glad you are enjoying your new Buddy Kick. Sad I have to Winterize mine in another month. Hope,your riding season in Philly is a bit longer. FYI, I use a Xena disc lock. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but I rarely use it as the crime rate where I live is pretty tame. So far... I’m sure Philly Kick h...
by Daves Kick
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick: one year on
Replies: 6
Views: 924

68 miles?! That's amazing! I got up to 65 on the speedo, but my GPS read 60. I assume that 68 is taking into account that 5 mph that seems to be always off on scooter speedometers? I think 45/50 mph is what I find to be the perfect cruising speed as well. I ride my Buddy Kick so much that I've becom...
by Daves Kick
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick: one year on
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Great update! I don't remember if you've ever posted this, but what was the highest speed you've ever achieved on the Kick? Also, what would you consider the highest comfortable cruising speed? I'm glad that neither rider nor scoot was seriously damaged in the drop. I wish you many more happy and s...
by Daves Kick
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick: one year on
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Great update! I don't remember if you've ever posted this, but what was the highest speed you've ever achieved on the Kick? Also, what would you consider the highest comfortable cruising speed? I'm glad that neither rider nor scoot was seriously damaged in the drop. I wish you many more happy and sa...
by Daves Kick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
Replies: 26
Views: 3320

I hear you, Bill! I should clarify that I am generally on private property or isolated country if I play tunes as I don't want to be obnoxious. Of course, wearing my Nolan helmet with my Bluetooth intercom playing music prevents hearing engine noise too. So many ways to approach a ride. Personal cho...
by Daves Kick
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
Replies: 26
Views: 3320

I have a Nolan 44 with an integrated bluetooth stereo system that I typically wear when riding on my Harley, but I guess I like to "dress down" when riding on my Buddy Kick around the neighborhood but I'd still like the option for music. I agree that the helmet is the least publicly obnoxi...
by Daves Kick
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
Replies: 26
Views: 3320

I took two 8 inch strip of double sided Velcro (prickly on one side, fuzzy on the other, and wrapped each strip around one side of the cylindrical JBL Flip 4 speaker, soft fuzzy side up. I then took about a foot and a half of that same double sided Velcro and made a strap that went through both loop...
by Daves Kick
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
Replies: 26
Views: 3320

What do you guys use for a sound system?

Other than the sweet sound of a scooter engine, is anyone supplementing their ride with tunes?
I use a JBL speaker for slow rides around Little Muskego Lake.
by Daves Kick
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

It's good to know we all have some good reports thus far. I am VERY happy, and seeing that my Harley just went into the shop with electrical issues, VERY glad I have my Buddy Kick to maintain the two wheeled lifestyle.
They ARE wonderful little machines!
by Daves Kick
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Buddy Kick, Post Break-in

It's been fun breaking her in! 621 fun-filled miles and she is purring like...well.. a kitten! No issues. I find 60 mph+ is attainable, though not particularly pleasant to maintain. 45-50 mph is the "sweet zone," which suits me just fine. I attached a video of my thoughts and I decided to ...
by Daves Kick
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coming back to the scooter world
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Welcome back, Mike! Silverwings are a lot of bike to handle. Smaller scooters are so much more fun and easy to navigate with. A Stella sounds like a lot of fun and I don't think it's possible to look at one and not smile!
I hope you find that right one soon! :)
by Daves Kick
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

I pick it up tomorrow; I'll ask some more questions then. So how is the Kick doing, DC Kick? Did you get your issue resolved to your satisfaction? Daves Kick - I've been scooting about 10 miles a day using D.C. roads and the issue hasn't returned (fingers crossed). I've been over speed bumps, and o...
by Daves Kick
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

So I finally took my scooter in. Apparently there was a recall on one of the fuel injector sensors. You more seasoned scooter riders may be able to understand this better than I would. Any more info on this? I assume they would've contacted me if it were affecting mine as well, like they do for car...
by Daves Kick
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 3127

So glad that your wife will recover. That is some scary stuff, and getting cut off is a very real danger all scooterosts face. I am impressed that the other driver was such a stand-up person. So many stories of hit and run type situations. I hope your wife is on the mend very soon. I hope insurance ...
by Daves Kick
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reconnecting Buddy Kick Running Lights?
Replies: 6
Views: 1728

Reconnecting Buddy Kick Running Lights?

So I finally decided I was tired of NOT having the running lights the good people at PGO intended us Genuine Scooter owners to have on the Buddy Kick and I go the front panel on the Kick separated enough to see some disconnected wiring but I am not sure what goes where. Since the Buddy Kick is relat...
by Daves Kick
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

This is the website for getting anything custom you want in vinyl:

https://doityourselflettering.com
by Daves Kick
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

I guess I should clarify I designed the sticker in Adobe Illustrator and then had a vinyl lettering company output it (wish I had that printer!).
I also designed these for vinyl stickers as well, although I doubt I will put them on my scooter.
Probably on my laptop case.
by Daves Kick
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering

Saw a cool "Enjoy Air-cooled Scootering" vinyl sticker on UK ebay and unfortunately it would not ship here (said, "May not post to United States"). Bummer! Found an equivalent font on Dafont.com and bada-bing-bada-boom! Made my own to grace the side panel of my lovely new Buddy K...
by Daves Kick
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Replies: 16
Views: 3072

Well this has certainly been great news!
I guess I was locked into the whole oil filter canister paradigm. Good to know that I won't have to worry about a screen sufficing.
by Daves Kick
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Replies: 16
Views: 3072

The technician didn't say I needed to do more than the scheduled oil changes, just that there was no oil filter other than the screen. I've done oil changes before, so this is one less thing.
Now I know why I couldn't find it anywhere.
by Daves Kick
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Replies: 16
Views: 3072

mike932 wrote:Just change your oil twice as often as they recommend. That's what I did

That's a good plan, mike932! I assume you've done this to your Buddy 170i, so I'm wondering how many miles do you have on it thus far?
by Daves Kick
Wed May 31, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Replies: 16
Views: 3072

The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free

Apparently the Buddy Kick uses no oil filter (well, not the filter I was used to with my Vespa and Bugddy 125). I was giving my Buddy a general inspection in anticipation of future routine maintenance and could not find an oil filter. I found the drain bolt, the plug at that houses the oil screen. I...
by Daves Kick
Mon May 29, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motored bike vs moped/scooter
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

I had a Whizzer motorized bike. It weighed so much that the pedals(aside from being used for compression to start the engine) were useless in terms of actual bicycling.
Perhaps if the frame was really light you would have more options that would justify the decision.
by Daves Kick
Sun May 28, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

Does the Kick have a safety interlock that prevents the scooter from running/starting if the kickstand is down? If so, maybe on rough roads the bouncing is causing the kickstand to bounce up and down enough to kill the engine (?) Although it embarrasses me somewhat to say, I doubt this is it, becau...
by Daves Kick
Sat May 27, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

Taking it in next week, I'll keep y'all posted. I saw this on a scooter thread some place else. It sort of resonated with me so I copied and pasted the comment here: "A while back I had a scoot exhibiting the same exact symptoms... I pulled the faring off and got to my harness... After CLOSE i...
by Daves Kick
Sat May 27, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

dckick wrote: Has anyone experienced this?
Not yet. (Hopefully not at all)
I did have that happen to me once on a Yamaha C3 when I went over some very bumpy railroad tracks.
I never got it checked and it never happened again.
I'd definitely take to the dealer if you can.
by Daves Kick
Sat May 27, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

I'd love to get a deadlight kit from Voodoo, but I don't know if they work on the kick, and, like you said, getting inside the shield is not an easy task. My dealer said that it would be an hours worth of service to put them on, but he didn't push the idea so I thought I'd find something on YouTube...
by Daves Kick
Sat May 27, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

If you're going that route, you might as well get the chrome side bars, too. They add to the looks, and protect the bodywork in case of a down. That is no lie. When I had a Vespa, those chrome guards were practically mandatory seeing those steel panels were huge chunk of change to restore if damage...
by Daves Kick
Sat May 27, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

. Weirdly, the manual says helmets should be placed facing rearwards??? Which clearly will not work. SO FUNNY. I turned the helmet backwards too and it was worse! I did manage to make a hardware stop and take quite a few things. Even bungeed a roll of felt to the back on that rather useless chrome ...
by Daves Kick
Fri May 26, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

I'll bet you're right about that port having something to do with the efi.
I checked the undersea storage capacity. It would not close shut with my full face Nolan N44 helmet, but it would close (albeit with some effort) with my max open face helmet.
by Daves Kick
Fri May 26, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

Thanks, Wheelbender6! I thought that was a good idea to put the gas cap near the front too. Easier to access. The seat is VERY comfortable. My stepson rode it and said the seat was more comfortable than the seat on his Harley. I have to say I will run into some potential difficulty putting on the de...
by Daves Kick
Thu May 25, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

Getting to Know My Kick

I decided to give my own "first impressions" about the new Buddy Kick (I have not named her yet) since I didn't find too many videos out there on the Kick save a few "pan-arounds" with awesome music and well-done captioning. Hopefully my comments and the quick walk-around might h...
by Daves Kick
Wed May 24, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

That looks cool! If only I could trust the weather in the evening (which I don;t given the past week). I'm so sick of this rain, as I am sure everyone in the area is.
I see there is also one in Milwaukee on Sunday. That one is during the day so that probably holds more promise.
by Daves Kick
Mon May 22, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Thanks! Will do, jrsjr! Carpe Scootum!
by Daves Kick
Mon May 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Hi PhillyKick! I Don't recall the size of the box that I rode through on both my scooter and motorcycle safety test. I don't recall anything dragging, but I do remember it being a heck of a lot easier on the Buddy 125 thanit was on the Harley sportster. As of yet I have no tight turns to report, or ...
by Daves Kick
Sun May 21, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Yup, I took a motorcycle safety class and a scooter safety class, and I was always amazed at how easy the "Box drill" was with those 10 inch wheels on the Buddy as opposed to the larger (19 inch wheels on the Harley). I can't wait to get it out and about on the country roads around our hou...
by Daves Kick
Sun May 21, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Thank you for the Welcome, Syd! Yes, Scootergrind! For me it is easier to have fun on the fly when on a scooter, AND scooterists seem to just "gel" with each other much easier. I sometimes don't think Harley riders care much for other Harley riders, or at least that's my experience at rall...
by Daves Kick
Sat May 20, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Scooting Resurrection!

My name is David and I'm happy to say I am a prodigal scooterist and the proud new owner of a 2017 Buddy Kick! In the past I have owned a Vespa, a Stella, and a Buddy, and a few years back I decided to move to a Harley Davidson Iron 883 Sportster and sold my scooters to pay for the move. After a few...