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by Rayc11949
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: won't run after oil change
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Does it actually have a full mark? I just fill until I get it to where the x’s Stop
By the way I also pulled my air filter and when I replaced it I just noticed I caught that down tube right behind it in the air filter. I fixed that removed about 10 cc of oil and now it’s running.
by Rayc11949
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: won't run after oil change
Replies: 2
Views: 203

won't run after oil change

I just changed my oil at 8800 miles on my 2018 buddy 125 no different then previous oil changes except I decided not to change the oil filter. It started fine and went about a couple of blocks but then died and won't start. I know that to much oil is bad but the dip stick shows right up on the top a...
by Rayc11949
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2193

I recently went down with my scoot and one of the riders with me blamed it on my 10 inch wheels. I ride a 125 and have ridden over 7k miles in the last 2 years and never even thought that was an issue. But after some investigation I found that there does seem to be some co relationship to that idea....
by Rayc11949
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire removal
Replies: 14
Views: 752

Thanks for advise I have looked at several YouTube videos and the biggest concern seems the scratch marks etc done to the wheel. Never thought about going to a trailer repair place. That is good idea! I’ve watched the videos posted here on wheel removal and it doesn’t look to bad. I’m going to...
by Rayc11949
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire removal
Replies: 14
Views: 752

Tire removal

I’ve had my buddy 125 for almost 2 years and over 7000 miles. My mechanic tells me it’s time for tires at a total cost of about $300. Since I’ve been doing most of my own work I’m thinking wrestling 10 inch tires shouldn’t be to bad? Thoughts ideas, suggestions. Anybody use the tire remova...
by Rayc11949
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Park it almost anywhere - show yours
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Yup I park mine at work right next to the dumpster enclosure. No one hardly even notices it there and in fact I have (by accident) left my keys in the scoot and it was still there. :lol:
by Rayc11949
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Replies: 42
Views: 3089

Since I'm a fairly new rider I've been very wary of street conditions. And I have to echo what ucandoit says, that even when the pavement looks fine I'm found slippery conditions. Another thing that my mechanic explained to me is that the rear brake is drum while the front is disc and its a little t...
by Rayc11949
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 26300

I was pretty amazed to see how this discussion went from high mileage, to inaccurate speedometers, to engine repair.... But, my scooter just turned over 1k and thought I'd verify speed and mileage. And as posted earlier yup speed is off by about 5 mph. and millage right at 9.8% inaccurate. So, shoul...
by Rayc11949
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did they get helmets that small?!
Replies: 2
Views: 985

My cats would freak out if I tried to put a helmet on their head.... :evil:
by Rayc11949
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

The wind noise is quit deafening. What are your thoughts on ear plugs?
by Rayc11949
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Well, I have to say I've already noticed some things that I'm losing out on. Like not being able to listen to music while on my way to work (I tried ear buds to my iPhone, couldn't hear it). I have to drive into the sun in the a.m. and the sun is blinding and no visor to pull down to shade my eyes. ...
by Rayc11949
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

Sorry, is it possible to move it?
by Rayc11949
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what scooter clubs are there?
Replies: 40
Views: 33849

I've looked around in my area (kansas city) and all the clubs here seem either pretty inactive or just dead... :cry:
by Rayc11949
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: riding wear
Replies: 57
Views: 5196

Lots of interesting comments I myself am a pretty new rider and have found that the more I ride (which hasn't been long) the less safety gear I put on. Although, I would never ride without my helmet.
by Rayc11949
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding a stereo (or other electrical accessories)
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Here's a little something I ran across on you tube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U5ArX7J7ps
by Rayc11949
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

I read the thread that you posted and it was quit interesting. The thing that jumps out is the overall maintenance for a scooter. A rear tire replacement every 6k - 8k miles? that seems unbelievable, when you consider that tires on my car last between 40k - 50k miles. The shop where I bought my budd...
by Rayc11949
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 19
Views: 1696

life expectancy

Hey All, I'm a fairly new scooter owner and have been perusing the internet for as many articles as I can about scooters, commuting, care of my scooter, best scooter to own... (you get the picture). I ran across and article that says, that there is a life expectancy of most transportation vehicles, ...
by Rayc11949
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat cushion
Replies: 16
Views: 1877

Hey I've only been riding about a month now. I have a buddy 125 and my butt gets numb after about 30 minutes of ride time. I think I'm about average weight and height (5'10" and about 170 lbs) so is it the seat on the buddy causing it or just me? any ideas besides sheepskin or is that about it?...