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by Point37
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How And Where To Mount A GPS?
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: How And Where To Mount A GPS?

thanks...that does look like good option...vibration?...what is the base ball mount where it connects to the scooter made of?...i think the ram mount piece is aluminum...i guess if the ball size is the same i could just use the ram mount part and just use the rest of this mount...the thing i like ab...
by Point37
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ‘New’ Buddy 125 Owner here
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: ‘New’ Buddy 125 Owner here

looks good with those wheels...i need to mount a milk crate...i have a rear trunk that came with the bike but i removed it when i bought the bike cause i didn't like how it looked...how did you mount yours?...i don't see the bar from the rack in front of the crate
by Point37
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How And Where To Mount A GPS?
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: How And Where To Mount A GPS?

bump... planning to mount a gps/phone holder on my 2013 buddy 125...i have bar end mirrors and no windscreen so i'm planning on picking up the following parts to mount on the non-throttle size mirror mount hole since the right side is reverse thread...would be mounting either a garmin nuvi 1350 or a...
by Point37
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

As I said, I honestly think the step up is to liquid cooling. That leaves out Genuine, but there are other choices out there. The Yamaha S-Max and X-Max being other examples of well built liquid cooled and fuel injected scooters. Not so pretty as a Vespa GTS, but....... i'd toss the honda pcx 150 i...
by Point37
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

post up the ads of what you're looking at...someone may comment on something you didn't see in the photos

i say go vespa if you can...personally i would pass on the blur but that's just me...it just wasn't offered for very long

maybe check here too...
http://modernvespa.com/forum/forum3
by Point37
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to vent after dog attacked scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

I should point out that I called around and no one has a 3.5 x 10 tire in stock. I was planning to swap both tires out in the spring with black Michelins to match but I'll just have to buy another whitewall Continental if I only want to mess with the rear wheel and get this thing back on the road. ...
by Point37
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

there is no replacement for displacement...from what i've read the buddy 125, 150 and 170i and the vespa 150 are similar in performance numbers...the vespa 250 is going to be much faster and more expensive...this is an apples to oranges comparison...personally i would love a vespa 300 but at the pri...
by Point37
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: registering a 125cc as a 50cc
Replies: 42
Views: 6679

necrothread :wtf: i belong to a few fb scooter groups where this thread subject is rampant...buy a junk chinese 50cc, register it as a moped, only need a drivers permit/license and no insurance...swap/build out the engine so it goes faster here the designations in MA... moped = <30mph and <50cc (reg...
by Point37
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 1228

Syd wrote:Since you turn by countersteering, youe Buddy headlight doesn't point where you are going, anyway. We need a headlamp that turns when we lean.
what would be nice is a set of lights aimed at an angle on the edges of the front cover that turn on when a tip sensor is triggered
by Point37
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 4829

looks awesome...nice color!...def need more review info after you ride it a while
by Point37
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2941

There were a couple of states, Florida and South Carolina among them, that didn't require driver's licenses at all to drive 50cc scooters. They were treated the same as bicycles, basically. This created a particular source of demand for 50cc scooters: people who had lost their licenses. Apparently ...
by Point37
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2941

It's interesting that Genuine is adding 50cc models when Yamaha has recently discontinued all their 50s in the US market. 2018 was the last year for the Vino 50 and 2019 appears to have been the last year for the Zuma 50F/50FX. Yamaha's website currently only lists 3 scooters: Zuma 125cc, Smax 155c...
by Point37
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
Replies: 22
Views: 2470

sound like a solid build...good job...i'd be interested in your comparison to the 125
by Point37
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stuck Float Jet
Replies: 2
Views: 481

spray some penetrating oil in there and let it sit...try again later
by Point37
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 686

BayStateScooterist wrote:
Point37 wrote:i need to go get it inspected soon...i'm already late
Deadline has been extended by one month! In Mass you have up to June 30th to get the inspection sticker. I also need to get my two scooters inspected. One needs a new rear tire.
perfect!...thanks for the heads up
by Point37
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 686

autozone only had mulitpacks of fuses and i wanted them all to be 1A fuses if i had to buy multiple so i ordered from amazon...got them the other day and put one in and plugged my battery tender jr back in and it worked perfect...my scooter was hard to start the other day but i'm assuming that was p...
by Point37
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 686

If you plugged the charger into your accessory port (cig lighter), that only has a 1A fuse on it and will blow with any larger load. Thanks...I assume that’s under the front panel? Yes- just follow the thin wire from the back of the accessory port to the fuse holder. Blade-type fuse. Thanks again...
by Point37
Wed May 27, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 686

buzzvert wrote:If you plugged the charger into your accessory port (cig lighter), that only has a 1A fuse on it and will blow with any larger load.
Thanks...I assume that’s under the front panel?
by Point37
Wed May 27, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Just pulled the fuse...15A 250V...this fuse tested good
by Point37
Wed May 27, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Fuse issue or battery issue?

Ok so I really haven’t had time to investigate just yet but...I put my battery back in for the spring this past weekend and I went to start my buddy 125 and there was not enough juice to start it...I said that’s weird cause I just charged it...plugged in the charger to the 12v port and the tende...
by Point37
Tue May 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 4829

^^^this...if the pricing was under vespas offerings i think they would make a killing I think that will be the biggest problem with bringing over the the Royal Alloy 300. If the pricing is anything like it is over in Europe it will only be ~$400 cheaper than the cheapest Vespa 300. Unless you love ...
by Point37
Tue May 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 4829

cummingsjc wrote:I think that if Genuine brought either the Royal Allow 200 (181cc) or the 300 (don't know how many cc's) they might have a real competitor to Piaggio's Vespas. The Royal Alloy scooters are beautiful scoots.
^^^this...if the pricing was under vespas offerings i think they would make a killing
by Point37
Tue May 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to buy a buddy 50- Convince me (or not!)
Replies: 10
Views: 889

i agree with these guys...i previously owned motorcycles...i was thinking of getting a 50cc but i was easily talked out of it after some questions and research here and elsewhere...i was mainly thinking of cost savings with insurance and not having to get an inspection sticker each year...but insura...
by Point37
Fri May 15, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Riding 50-55 MPH for extended time?
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

if you are consistently doing long time periods at top speed on a highway i would be looking at a bigger bike that had a little extra top end...i wouldn't even think of taking a 125 out on the highway around here...even my tw200 i wouldn't take on the highway...i need to be able to top out at 90mph+...
by Point37
Fri May 08, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
Replies: 32
Views: 3152

If you are worried about the beam pattern you need to buy a “daymaker� replacement unit instead of a bulb. This is what Harley uses in their LED headlights. They run about $40 on Amazon and replace the entire assembly, reflector and all to give a focused beam. I tried several replacement LED bu...
by Point37
Thu May 07, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
Replies: 32
Views: 3152

great work!...i would like to see oem bulb vs led bulb photos of the light pattern at night in the same location if you have them
by Point37
Thu May 07, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jay Leno rides a Buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1498

has a buddy...that guy has so many vehicles...how many do you think he actually drives vs just collects...you can see what i assume to be battery tender wires on the floor
by Point37
Thu May 07, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Syd wrote:I don't know, the Italjet Dragster isn't that much better.
i dig them both but would rather have the italjet
by Point37
Thu May 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: carb cleaning
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

To properly clean a carb it needs to be taken all the way apart. An ultrasonic saves time, that's it. I still soak mine overnight in carb dip then into the sonic. An ultrasonic is great. I have a good commercial heated unit that I use for cleaning antique clocks, after taking them all the way apart...
by Point37
Thu May 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: supporting your buddy while working on it
Replies: 7
Views: 843

had 1 of these for my yamaha tw200 but it only has a 300lb capacity...the nice thing was i could jack the bike up high...had to ride up a thick board to get the clearance to slide it under

https://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Motocross-Lift-Red
by Point37
Thu May 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
Replies: 24
Views: 1671

i've been wanting to do some non-performance mods to mine as well but i really haven't seen anything that i really want to do...i bought mine used with a rear rack, rear crash bar and top case...so far all i've done it remove the top case, remove the stock mickey mouse ear mirrors and put on bar en...
by Point37
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
Replies: 24
Views: 1671

i've been wanting to do some non-performance mods to mine as well but i really haven't seen anything that i really want to do...i bought mine used with a rear rack, rear crash bar and top case...so far all i've done it remove the top case, remove the stock mickey mouse ear mirrors and put on bar end...
by Point37
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving beyond 50cc
Replies: 21
Views: 1820

this may help... http://cycle-ergo.com/ i guess it depends on what your riding purposes are...if you're just riding around town the 125 will do the job...if any highway riding is being done go larger...a few other possible options...seat heights in inches are in parentheses...if it were me with a he...
by Point37
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: carb cleaning
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

manuals...if you can't find it there look it up on a parts microfiche website...
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic17349.html
by Point37
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DOT helmet rating ain't worth diddly-squat.
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Arai all day...but if you can't open your mouth and almost bite your cheeks it doesn't fit right
by Point37
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

DeeDee wrote:Did you take the time to click on the link and look at it?
was looking at the photo you posted...i can't open ebay links at work, they are blocked
by Point37
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Mount this or a similar version to one of your mirror bases. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Handlebar-Clamp-Base-Mount-For-BMW-Kawasaki-1-Rubber-Ball-Only-RS1/232865932412?hash=item3637e4247c:g:CDkAAOSwwY9bXCoo Then you have loads of RAM or knock off RAM options. I have this one, and it is ver...
by Point37
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

i don't have mirrors in the mounts but i guess i could just get an 8mm bolt and this instead of the tough ball...but this option would be more expensive and adjustment wouldn't be as easy https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-272U as far as i'm concerned ram and quadlock are the best mounting systems ...
by Point37
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check out this new high tech helmet.
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

nope too much stuff and too expensive...there is not one thing on the hud that i need...i like the concept of the reevu helmet with the rear mirror so you can see whats behind you with no electronics but i would like to see it done better
by Point37
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors

so i'm running bar end mirrors on my buddy 125 and no windshield...i am looking to put a gps mount for an older model garmin 1350 on the scooter...from what i understand the buddy has 8mm mirror mounts and the throttle side mount is reverse thread...i am thinking of buying... this for the left side ...
by Point37
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
Replies: 21
Views: 2405

did you overfill the tank?...autochoke on the carb working?...float have a hole in it?...needle valve spring installed incorrectly?
by Point37
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 scooter cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

just pick up a motorcycle cover from amazon...cheaper than the one above

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L3QWQDI/re ... 8Db0X3XYER
by Point37
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

anyone else notice how few bikes are on CL now that they are charging $5 an add like they did for cars a while ago?...bet thats driving a lot of people to advertise on facebook, letgo, offerup, etc Hopefully it will deter scammers. i think it's working...it's also definitely slimmed down the number...
by Point37
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32641

anyone else notice how few bikes are on CL now that they are charging $5 an add like they did for cars a while ago?...bet thats driving a lot of people to advertise on facebook, letgo, offerup, etc
by Point37
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery location for tender install
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

once you look under there you'll figure out the best place...the only thing i will say is make sure your lead wire has the plug cap so it doesn't get all dirty
by Point37
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery location for tender install
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

KABarash wrote:My ‘08 Buddy 150 has a 12v accessory plug in the left side of the leg shield, I use that to plug my battery tender into.
same on my '13 + battery tender jr...i'd much rather have that than the usb charging port...i can always bring an external battery to charge my phone with if i need it