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by Aloha Joe
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 33
Views: 2436

Re: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250

How much time do you plan on spending at 50+ mph? I have a Hooligan. I ask this question because if you plan on riding highways often, it's really worthwhile to have a ride with bigger wheels. Hitting potholes at highway speeds on what is essentially a moped with a scooter engine, is a bit nerve wra...
by Aloha Joe
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member Scooter Shopping
Replies: 125
Views: 16294

I have a hunch that Yamaha will have better plastic, paint, suspension, and overall build quality. Genuine doesn’t seem bad but it’s nothing compared to Japanes motorcycles - even old ones.
by Aloha Joe
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member Scooter Shopping
Replies: 125
Views: 16294

I had similar experience (motorcycles) and goals. I went with Hooligan. It has a little more room than the Buddy, bigger wheels and longer wheelbase. The 170 fi accelerates as fast or faster than average drivers and goes fast enough to handle higher speed limits (fast enough for highway but frame/bo...
by Aloha Joe
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cover for Hooligan
Replies: 0
Views: 1056

Cover for Hooligan

Any recommendations on a good cover for the Hooligan with a rear rack/basket? My scoot will be stored outside in Hawaii. I don't want something that might cause more harm than good and am not sure if a cover is even worth it purely for weather protection. At the least I'd want a cover to keep the se...
by Aloha Joe
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floor board lock
Replies: 0
Views: 1044

Floor board lock

I bought a Hooligan and I'm curious what the options are for floor board locks - what length people have used, or what locks in particular people like. I've read threads about locking techniques but haven't seen specifically what locks/lengths work well for the floor board.

Thanks,
Joe
by Aloha Joe
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I like a nice rack
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

I found an (older?) Genuine brochure that had scooters and accessories. It didn't have the Hooligan but it had Prima accessories (racks) which leads me to believe the Prima racks are 'OEM approved'. I posted some thoughts in another thread about this but it looks like the attachment system - particu...
by Aloha Joe
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan frame broke from rear rack
Replies: 16
Views: 2469

A few minutes of time with a crappy old computer and an even crappier trackball....
by Aloha Joe
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan frame broke from rear rack
Replies: 16
Views: 2469

I wonder if it would be possible to thread a bolt through the bottom of the forward mounts, with fender washers and a nut, to effectively create a stud to mount the rack to? So instead of screwing down through the rack into the frame, you'd slide the rack over the stud and secure with a nut. Then al...
by Aloha Joe
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan frame broke from rear rack
Replies: 16
Views: 2469

Here are some pics. It looks like a pretty crappy design, and pretty disheartening. Some things to note, due to the cantilevered design of the rack: The 'rear' mounting points are taking all of the gravitational load (vertically downward), all of which is being supported only by the vertical 'ears' ...
by Aloha Joe
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or used?
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Actually that thing looks pretty badass! Don't get me second guessing my Genuine! Honestly I don't need a project bike for my sole transportation - otherwise I'd have gone with a TaoTao :)
by Aloha Joe
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I like a nice rack
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

I like a nice rack

I just ordered a Hooligan and need to get a luggage rack. I recall reading about weld failures - has that been resolved, and is Prima the only option for a Hooligan rack? Is there an OEM option?

And where do we get OEM accessories - anywhere online, or only from dealer?
by Aloha Joe
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or used?
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

You guys are making me feel better about the white :)

The 170 is a blast for that island. The 50 was fun for local commuting but took a beating trying to get around the island.
by Aloha Joe
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or used?
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

I was getting around 85mpg with the rented Hooligan shown above. Considering I had more than enough speed and acceleration for any situation off the highway I am more than happy with 85mpg. 50cc wouldn't cut it on the road around the tip of the island (50s have to pull to the shoulder to let cars by...
by Aloha Joe
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or used?
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Thanks, I'm psyched! I didn't realize the Buddy had shorter wheelbase, smaller wheels, and drum brake. I really liked the handling of the Hooligan and wouldn't want to change anything... well... I've been looking at Titanium Gray body panels!! They only had white. But I'll try to wait :) Here's a pi...
by Aloha Joe
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Hawaii/Oahu
Replies: 13
Views: 2776

Is this new? I’ve been there 3 times over past 2 years, as recently as this past September. Chaining to sign posts on sidewalk has always been OK. I just sold my motorcycle and put deposit in moped so I hope it hasn’t changed much!
by Aloha Joe
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or used?
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

I said I'd ask, then proceeded to call and make a deposit on a 2018 Hooligan :) I guess I knew what I wanted...
by Aloha Joe
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or used?
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

I thought 8,000 rental miles sounded like a lot, too. I started looking at prices for replacement parts and it's not too hard to spend $1000. One thing I liked about the Hooligan I rented (not many miles) was the suspension. I don't want to spend $2600 and feel like I need to overhaul the shocks and...
by Aloha Joe
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or used?
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

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 h...
by Aloha Joe
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Luggage ideas for scuba gear?
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Luggage ideas for scuba gear?

I've been searching for luggage systems for the Genuine family (Buddy) but haven't found much besides the small front and rear racks. I'm trying to come up with a system to load my scuba gear (basically a 60-70L duffel bag). It seems like the best option is to get the rear rack and lay the bag half ...
by Aloha Joe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading stator?
Replies: 27
Views: 2662

If stators commonly burn up quickly, it's definitely possible it's from a shunt regulator. It doesn't take long at all to start burning up the epoxy on the coils on the old Suzuki bikes. A new stator looks shot after only a couple of months. this thread on the triumph forum kind of covers this http:...
by Aloha Joe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Carburetors?
Replies: 25
Views: 3200

Fuel injected engines require an ECU, which in turns requires software/programming, more sensors, etc. So it's more complicated and expensive to make.
by Aloha Joe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading stator?
Replies: 27
Views: 2662

I know OP is already on his way down a certain path, but I thought I'd share some experience I had with motorcycles: The standard for a long time has been to use a 'shunt' regulator. What that means is the stator is constantly making power, and the regulator switches between the battery (when voltag...
by Aloha Joe
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i vs. Holligan
Replies: 22
Views: 3586

Hi! First post here - I rented Genuine scooters in Hawaii, now planning on moving there and buying one. I got about 80+ mpg on the Hooligan over 2 weeks of touring. I personally thought top speed was more than enough for the machine - the speedo said over 70mph. I out-accelerated every other vehicle...