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by buddys_n_blasters
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2126

Front brakes for sure. It's a 2008 with almost 1700 miles on it.
by buddys_n_blasters
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2126

Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?

As the title says, my brakes are extremely squeaky and it's really ruining the experience. Any suggestions on what to do about this?

I notice the problem is worse with two people on the scooter, could it be weight-related?
by buddys_n_blasters
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I get some diagnostic help, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Sounds fun let's do it
by buddys_n_blasters
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starter motor troubles
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

It definitely could be the battery. I only ride it on weekends and don’t have it on a tender.

Kind of annoying that i need one though. Are there any workaround for that? Maybe just get a bigger battery?
by buddys_n_blasters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starter motor troubles
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Starter motor troubles

Hey everyone, I’m having some trouble with the electric start on my buddy 50 (1500 miles), and I think it’s going. It doesn’t work if the bike has been sitting for a while, so I have to kick it instead, and that works no problem. It’ll work if the bike is still hot though, but my fear is tha...
by buddys_n_blasters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fishing Rod Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Just made one of these for myself and it's amazing. Thanks for the idea!
by buddys_n_blasters
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did I really kill my scooter?
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re-jetting means putting new jets of a different size in your carburetor. It would be done after converting to a bigger engine because now there is a bigger cylinder to fill. If you're still using the jets that were meant for a smaller space, you're not pulling as much fuel into that space as you sh...
by buddys_n_blasters
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaker solutions
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Speaker solutions

So the thread on all the music is great, but how do you play it? Headphones don't seem the right vibe, and I'd worry about bluetooth speakers falling out and taking up space in the front pocket.

If you have a cool workaround for this let me know!
by buddys_n_blasters
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titled, Registered, Insured...Finally!! (New Jersey)
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Just a Craigslist buy with no papers, I did get a Bill of Sale though. NJ process requires title searches from the surrounding states, newspaper publication, attempts to contact existing owner, etc. Like I said, overall not a terrible process if you stay on top of it. I'd definitely still consider b...
by buddys_n_blasters
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titled, Registered, Insured...Finally!! (New Jersey)
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Titled, Registered, Insured...Finally!! (New Jersey)

Bought a Buddy 50 without title this January and finally finished the process of getting all the paperwork in order today...what a relief! A lot of it was my fault for not staying on top of things, and if I had to do it again I'd say I could finish the process in about 6-8 weeks, but still, what a p...
by buddys_n_blasters
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Painful read. Poor thing.
by buddys_n_blasters
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

> he went to a DMV and got a notarized document that I used to title it without any issues.

Wish I had known about this. How does it work exactly? You just asked him to get something notarized that said he owned the scoot? Is this something the DMV does?
by buddys_n_blasters
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Recently went through the titling process for my Buddy in NJ. It was long but if you stay organized it's very doable, especially if you have a different scooter to ride in the meantime!

Don't give up on her!
by buddys_n_blasters
Wed May 22, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

If you cover it, I would recommend going with something water-resistant but breathable, like the Nelson Rigg Deluxe All Season . "Waterproof" covers can trap a lot of moisture inside. The Nelson Rigg is essentially an umbrella—it keeps rain from falling on the scooter, but the wind will...
by buddys_n_blasters
Mon May 20, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?

I'm out of storage space where I can keep it dry but I'm going to need it most of the summer. Can I just leave it in the rain?
by buddys_n_blasters
Thu May 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter smokes with ~ 1/4 tank of gas left
Replies: 3
Views: 835

It's a 2008 buddy 50. The oil is the no-smoke stuff, so all good there.

It's quite the mystery.
by buddys_n_blasters
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmet Recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Ah these are great. Many thanks!
by buddys_n_blasters
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmet Recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

These look pretty good, especially the white ones. A bit expensive, but I guess it's not the kind of thing to skimp on.

Is it mostly just black or white? I could swear I've seen other colors around. I think the gf wants red.
by buddys_n_blasters
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmet Recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Helmet Recommendations?

I'm looking for a light, easy, but still DOT-approved helmet for myself and my girlfriend. I can't seem to find anything that quite fits the bill. It's all a little too cumbersome or hardcore looking. Any suggestions on where to find something? To give an idea of what I'm looking for, here is a bicy...
by buddys_n_blasters
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter smokes with ~ 1/4 tank of gas left
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Scooter smokes with ~ 1/4 tank of gas left

As the title says. My scooter had a really bad smoking issue a while back, and there was a thread about it. After refilling with a full tank of premium gas, everything was better for a while, until the tank got to about 1/4 full. Then the smoking started up again just like before. Filling it back up...
by buddys_n_blasters
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoke from CVT
Replies: 7
Views: 829

A...April Fool's everyone I totally g...got you :/

Seriously though, I take it the left lever does not disengage the transmission? It's just a brake? I just assumed it was a clutch.
by buddys_n_blasters
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoke from CVT
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Smoke from CVT

I had the buddy on the center stand and held in the clutch while revving it WOT for about 5 minutes. After a while some smoke started coming out of the CVT box. Is this normal? Should I not rev it out while holding down the clutch? If so, why? It kind of freaked me out so now I'm thinking about chan...
by buddys_n_blasters
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50cc starts in off position
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Did you play with the new ignition before installing, like turn it back and forth? Is it a stock ignition? Some ignitions have more than two possible positions, but the buddy only needs two (three if you count the seat release). You may have twisted it into a third position which completes the speed...
by buddys_n_blasters
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

That's funny, my other project right now is an '86 Spree. I took the muffler off yesterday and repainted before I considered decarbonizing. By the looks of the exhaust port I probably should have but I didn't want to mess with the paint job :/ Anyways, it sounds like I just have to wait this one out...
by buddys_n_blasters
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Yeah I only ran it for two minutes without the injector, just long enough to see if it was the oil and to verify that my oil pump works (it does). Still a smoke machine. I've since replaced the oil with Motul 710, and filled it with a fresh tank of premium gas. Smoking got slightly better, but not b...
by buddys_n_blasters
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Just drained the existing oil as best I could (any tips on this? it seems to not drain fully or quickly). Oddly enough the oil in there was blue, which doesn't match the Castrol 927 that was supposedly being used. Any thoughts on what this could be? I left the oil line disconnected after draining th...
by buddys_n_blasters
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Thanks everyone, that should clear things up (literally). HA! JASO FD, not JD FASO. Lots of brands have it, but Motul 710 is my favorite. Your pipe is getting saturated with that castrol, which isn't burning off cleanly in the catalytic converter. Switch over to FD rated oil, and you should see it c...
by buddys_n_blasters
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Currently using Castrol 927 High Performance 2-Cycle Oil Pro Series Racing Formula Premix Only. It's what the previous owner had in there and I didn't change it. Scooter is pre-owned, has 1300 miles on it. I called Genuine today and they told me to get an oil that said "JD FASO" on it. He ...
by buddys_n_blasters
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?

So I have my Buddy all dialed in air/fuel wise, but I still get tons of blueish white smoke. It isn't there when I just start the buddy and let it idle, but when I go WOT it gushes out like a fog machine, and then continues to smoke more than it should once it comes back down to idle. I'm pretty sur...
by buddys_n_blasters
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to derestrict Buddy 50
Replies: 14
Views: 15228

Thaal, the gasket in the exhaust is already there, even after you take out the restrictor. If you want a new one you can get one at the dealer. What do you mean it's already in there? In the video it wasn't. Would it be bad to run it without any gasket? Edit: found the standard gasket here: https:/...
by buddys_n_blasters
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Sorry to hear about the fuse. If i had to guess I'd say the black wire on the left should take the place of the orange wire on the right. Doing a continuity check with a multimeter and matching outcomes is the only way to be 100% sure.
by buddys_n_blasters
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Re: Aftermarket ignition switch

Thanks for the post! I bought the same aftermarket ignition switch but the plug is different and the wires are different colors. Did you have to rewire the original plug on the one you bought? Thanks! Yes that's true, I totally forgot about that part! So to get around that I did the following: 1) R...
by buddys_n_blasters
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

I�m not in the market for a new ignition, but that is cool. Does it have a compatible seat release mechanism too? Yep, it works. The latch uses a regular cable, and this one has a place for the cable head to fit and the internals to pull it when you turn the key counterclockwise. It pulls a littl...
by buddys_n_blasters
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition

Bought a scoot but it needed a new ignition. I didn't want to pay the 100 or so bucks for a new OEM part, so I looked around and found this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074X4VCNL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Fits the buddy perfectly (at least my buddy 50), only is...
by buddys_n_blasters
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Took the carb out and poked around. Mixture screw is now one turn out. Any further out and the idle seems to be too high, spinning the wheel. This seems wrong. Maybe compensating for a rich condition? (Still assuming IN is lean and OUT is rich) l. Couple things: 1) There should be a thumb screw idl...
by buddys_n_blasters
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
Replies: 8
Views: 871

The other adjustment on the carb is the idle speed screw, which on my ‘09 has a plastic thumbwheel on it for easy manipulation without tools. Not sure if this would have solved your issue, or if that was what you actually adjusted, but you can’t do much damage messing with it. You CAN potential...
by buddys_n_blasters
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
Replies: 8
Views: 871

The Buddy 50's came with a air/fuel screw? My 2009 didnt have one. Anyways, I would still consider cleaning out the carb and jets. Good job getting it running. Mine is a 2008...I'm pretty sure what I moved was the air screw. It wasn't D-Shaped though. I've never heard of a carburetor without one to...
by buddys_n_blasters
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar

Wanted to post this to get some input. Not sure if the right fix but it definitely worked. Recently bought a Buddy 50 on the cheap because the owner thought it had carburetor issues. The bike would start easily, rev all the way up and down, and could even be ridden for about 5 minutes, after which i...
by buddys_n_blasters
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Seat will not latch.
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: Buddy Seat will not latch.

I just got a solo seat for my 06 buddy 125, I put it on and I can't get it to latch. I do not want to force it because I do not want the latch to get stuck, any way any Ideas? I had a similar problem. In my case it turned out that a previous owner had greased the latch cable. The grease was too hea...