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by fried okra
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oil viscosity for Buddy 125
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: oil viscosity for Buddy 125

Yep, everything I've got gets synthetic....except my lawnmower.
by fried okra
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oil viscosity for Buddy 125
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: oil viscosity for Buddy 125

Thanks, sc00ter, yeah, they seem to be not too particular on what oil is in the crankcase, as long is some is there.

They are tough lil rascals for sure.

fried okra
by fried okra
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oil viscosity for Buddy 125
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: oil viscosity for Buddy 125

Thanks, Dooglas.....I didn't find it at Advance Auto, etc here......but see Walmart carries it I think. I'll probably use the other oil I've got here in the 1931 Model A Ford I guess. It's not particular in what oil it gets :) I'm planning on haulin' the lil Buddy 125 back down to Sanibel early 2021...
by fried okra
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And… We're back (again)
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: And… We're back (again)

Good work there, good news, thanks!!
by fried okra
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oil viscosity for Buddy 125
Replies: 10
Views: 322

oil viscosity for Buddy 125

Am about to do the 600 mile oil change on my 2019 Buddy 125. Owners manual suggests a 15w-40 generic oil. I always run synthetics and don't find anything readily available at local auto stores in a 15w-40 synthetic, and not inclined to have a quart shipped FedEx shipped to me. I've got 10w-40 and 20...
by fried okra
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awwww...Philip
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Nice interview, thanks.
by fried okra
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Replies: 20
Views: 1045

Yeah, I would have expected more around $2000 also.
by fried okra
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 1007

You almost had a crash because of a grabby rear brake.

I would let the dealer/mfr know you plan to report it to the NHTSA Defects group unless they fix it before you have a possible crash.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.g ... v2-tag.pdf
by fried okra
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 1007

My dealer called the US distributor for Buddy, and a new wheel arrived in a few days.

Your dealer is not stepping up.

fried okra
by fried okra
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 1007

My new 2019 Buddy with the new cast alloy wheels did the same thing.

My dealer got authorization from the corporate folks, who sent a new rear drum, and the dealer installed free of charge.

Smooth as silk braking now.

Your dealer is giving you the "run around".

fried okra
by fried okra
Thu May 21, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30177

That does look like a real deal for sure....no need to bargain with the owner on price for that one :)

fried okra
by fried okra
Mon May 18, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sticky Brake Lever on Buddy 125
Replies: 8
Views: 459

How old, like what model year scooter is this?

fried okra
by fried okra
Sun May 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethanol free fuel ??
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Ethanol free is all I run in my motos, for a couple more cents a gallon much less apt to get rust in the tanks, etc.

I do run 10% ethanol in my truck but it seems to be designed for it.......but would rather not see ethanol fuel regardless.

Iowa caucuses are to blame :(
by fried okra
Sun May 17, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jay Leno rides a Buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Looks like Jay is wearing a crash helmet in that photo :)
by fried okra
Fri May 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A $10 trunk?
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

What is Syntax shaming???
by fried okra
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires and tubes and pressures, oh my!
Replies: 23
Views: 1284

The Buddy owners manual says 26 psi front and rear for the 125 Buddy.

Then says 28 psi front and rear for the Buddy 50.

Wonder why they would suggest a higher pressure for the lighter Buddy 50?
by fried okra
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

My 2019 Buddy 125 is stock jetting. Doesn't seem to run lean at all though.

How does the #95 main jet work for you?

fried okra
by fried okra
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phillip McCaleb
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

I've wondered about that too.
by fried okra
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Classics is closed??
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Jerry and Wellesley there at Modern Classics were great.
by fried okra
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Sitting for a Long Time!
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

With fuel injection they usually start right up after sitting for years even.

With a carburetor, not so much :(
by fried okra
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
Replies: 31
Views: 2814

Makes me wonder whose oil they are re-badging.
by fried okra
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buzziness in steering cluster
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Nope, not looked into it yet, dealing with other higher priority things at the moment.

I had been riding it without a helmet, but when riding with a helmet now find it is not nearly as noticeable.

I also notice when wearing a helmet its hard to hear the turn signal indicator beeper :)
by fried okra
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buzziness in steering cluster
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Thanks, Stanza, great input.
by fried okra
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buzziness in steering cluster
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Thanks group.....I guess the head cluster panel just clips on?

Or is it held on with screw fasteners maybe?
by fried okra
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buzziness in steering cluster
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Buzziness in steering cluster

My 2019 Buddy 125 with 350 miles has a buzzing vibration in the upper instrument speedo cluster area at light throttle opening.

Seems to be two panels or components not well separated and vibrating against each other.

Are most Buddy's like this?

Or anyone else been down this road before?

Thanks.
by fried okra
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 scooter cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Buddy 125 scooter cover

Anybody got a scooter cover to recommend?

I don't need any thing for full winter storage, just in south Florida for the 3-4 months of outside storage with maybe an occasional rain.

The Buddy has a small rear rack.

thx,
fried okra
by fried okra
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery location for tender install
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Looks like the pigtail outta go off to the starboard side now that I've got the battery cover off :)
by fried okra
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery location for tender install
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Is there a uniform group decision on where the best place for the pigtail from the leads to the battery should exit the scooter?

Under the scooter, right or left side, or?
by fried okra
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery location for tender install
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Looks my USB port is for cell phone charging and is rated for 5V and 2.1 amps.

Looks like going straight to the battery for the battery tender is the way to go!

fried okra
by fried okra
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30177

Almost looks like that Chetak has parked in a back yard too.....not in a home :)

fried okra
by fried okra
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Buddy (A Short Story)
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

64 mph GPS is pretty good :)

fried okra
by fried okra
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30177

I've had three of the Kawasaki W650 bikes......great bikes for sure.

But have sold them all and just dabbling with old right shift Triumph bikes now.

If anyone has a W650 I've got lots of literature and a couple of specialty seats for them.

fried okra
by fried okra
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30177

I remember them.....kinda similar to the Cushman Trailster.

fried okra


https://www.themiamiautomuseum.com/1963 ... -c-522.htm
by fried okra
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 26566

Not to start another oil discussion here, but:

What viscosity oil are you guys using?

And are you using dino oil or synthetic?

fried okra
by fried okra
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an old collectible or parts for an old model?
Replies: 2
Views: 861

And I thought I was out of control on collecting old Triumph cycles!!!

fried okra
by fried okra
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for an old collectible or parts for an old model?
Replies: 2
Views: 861

And I thought I was out of control on collecting old Triumph cycles!!!

fried okra
by fried okra
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

I have a hard time giving up motorcycles......but ride scooters mostly :)

fried okra
by fried okra
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery location for tender install
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Yep, I've got several of the Battery Tender Jr models.

Will need to see if have a "cigarette lighter" connector for them now :)

Good suggestion guys.

fried okra
by fried okra
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
Replies: 37
Views: 3708

Yeah, those look like very functional saddle bags.

I'm trying to find some to fit my Buddy 125.

Do you know what brand and model those are?

Does the strap that goes over the top of the seat work well with them?

fried okra
by fried okra
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery location for tender install
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Battery location for tender install

I've got a new Buddy 125 and am a believer in battery tenders.

The manual is pretty vague on access to the battery.

Before I just tear into it, it's under the floor mats maybe? They just lift up I guess?

Any more advice on this?

Best place to locate and run the tender lead?

fried okra
by fried okra
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NGK Iridium spark plug
Replies: 9
Views: 913

I've long wondered why Ford designed the 4.6L and the 5.4L engine with those tiny plugs.

I've heard horror stories on those engines. Many blowing the plug out of the head.

fried okra
by fried okra
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone identify this rubber seal?
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Was there some reason the perpetrator would wanna do this?

Or was it just to be ornery maybe?

Just curious.

fried okra
by fried okra
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Replies: 26
Views: 1913

That's a pretty good summary.....thanks!

fried okra
by fried okra
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddlebags for Buddy's
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Thanks group for good input. I've already got a set of saddlebags from my motorcycle days that look like the Vikingbags mentioned. The ones I've got have the cross strap but they block the access to the under seat compartment and the straps aren't quite long enough. The Vikings bags are a better dir...
by fried okra
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddlebags for Buddy's
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Saddlebags for Buddy's

I've got a new Buddy 125 and would like to add some sort of soft saddle bags for grocery runs and so forth. I've got three saddle bag sets from previous motorcycles but none seem to work very well with the seat latch and accessory rack on the Buddy. Has anyone found something that works well for sad...
by fried okra
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom Buddy stickers
Replies: 3
Views: 690

I see know that after posting and re-checking, the decal shows up.

I guess the site is slow to load pics :)

fried okra
by fried okra
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom Buddy stickers
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Do you have a pic and size of the decal?

And colors available?

fried okra
by fried okra
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
Replies: 4
Views: 911

And if he really wants to fix it even better, there is an aftermarket device that fits into the O2 sensor that gets rid of the jerky lean idle mixture the Harley fuel injection bikes have. The knees high riding position on Harleys can't easily be fixed though. That's why my riding is on mostly scoot...
by fried okra
Mon May 20, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Depending on where you are located and will be leaving it, theft might be more of an issue than the rain.

Do you have a cable and lock to secure it?

fried okra
by fried okra
Fri May 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie on deck!
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Yep, had three Harleys already too.....but the knees high posturing riding position just doesn't work for me.

Gonna keep my old right shift Triumphs but am riding scooters for the most part now too.

fried okra