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by eggsalad
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrades and Bug Reports
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Upgrades and Bug Reports

Thank you, Eric.
by eggsalad
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2011 buddy 50
Replies: 18
Views: 459

Before modifying your 50, you should be aware that under New York State law, any "limited use motorcycle" that can exceed 30mph is considered a Class A Limited Use Motorcycle, and requires a motorcycle license. If you modify your Buddy 50 to exceed 30mph and do not have a motorcycle licens...
by eggsalad
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

As to helmet storage, that's what those big pins at the front top of the pet carrier are for - you can lock your helmet to the bike and leave it on the outside . Yes, so anyone with a knife can get a free new helmet. Excellent idea. I wonder about this, too, but is this really a thing? A helmet wit...
by eggsalad
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

As to helmet storage, that's what those big pins at the front top of the pet carrier are for - you can lock your helmet to the bike and leave it on the outside . Yes, so anyone with a knife can get a free new helmet. Excellent idea. Are you serious? Is Las Vegas that bad? Oh, heck yes! Folks around...
by eggsalad
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

JettaKnight wrote:

As to helmet storage, that's what those big pins at the front top of the pet carrier are for - you can lock your helmet to the bike and leave it on the outside.
Yes, so anyone with a knife can get a free new helmet. Excellent idea.
by eggsalad
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Insulating the under-seat storage?

One of the main advantages scooters have over motorcycles is onboard storage. Many (most?) modern scooter designs have under-seat storage, and that's great, except for the fact that it's right on top of the very hot engine! Better not put that pint of ice cream in there for the trip home from the gr...
by eggsalad
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to vent after dog attacked scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 404

Better a scooter tire than a child's arm. Can you imagine?
by eggsalad
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Replies: 20
Views: 623

JettaKnight wrote: the listing is still up,
At that price, the listing will still be up 100 years from now :)
by eggsalad
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedometer not reading correctly
Replies: 8
Views: 332

All Buddys (and probably all Genuine scooters) have this problem. There are already countless threads on this forum about this issue. To sum up all of those threads, there really isn't a viable way to fix this. You can either just subtract 5mph (give or take) in your head from what you read on your ...
by eggsalad
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Replies: 20
Views: 623

No polite way to say it, these people have been sniffing glue.

And if you're willing to pay two grand for a bike like that, borrow a pickup and come to Vegas and I will happily sell you my scooter for $2000!!
by eggsalad
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedometer wire?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Disconnect it at the bottom on the wheel. Now you have all the slack you need! BE CAREFUL - do not let the internal cable fall out of the sleeve onto the dirty ground. Tape it, wrap it in a paper towel, or hold it. Use some blue Loctite on the top end - having that come loose after twenty miles of ...
by eggsalad
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
Replies: 8
Views: 366

$4100 plus tax, title, plate and whatever fees your local Honda dealer piles on. At my local dealer, I'd expect to pay $5500-$6000 out the door.

Nice bike? Sure. $5500 worth of nice? Not for this fellow!
by eggsalad
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Saw your RA in the shop today :)
by eggsalad
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Bless you for riding in 105+ heat. My Buddy is parked until the temperature drops :)
by eggsalad
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 332

DeeDee wrote:Do you have the Buddy long stem mirrors?
Yes, I believe that's what I have.
by eggsalad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 332

babblefish wrote:Another idea is to wrap the threads of the mirror with thread tape, also known as plumbers tape.
Since I own it already, teflon tape is effectively free, so it's certainly worth a try. Thanks for the idea!
by eggsalad
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.

In my current situation, getting my scoot out the door requires loosening the (stock) mirrors and swinging them in - there's no way around that. In general, threaded fasteners are designed to be used so many times. After that, you start to develop slop in the threads. And that's where I'm at. No amo...
by eggsalad
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White sidewall tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Well I can honestly say the whitewall paint was a flop. It turned yellow within 2 days and now it is starting to peel. It looks pretty bad. Yes, I read the directions, prepped accordingly and it was gorgeous. For 2 days. Just a guess, scooter tires flex more than car tires and the paint probably ca...
by eggsalad
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!
Replies: 6
Views: 447

I can't understand how anyone buys a new Honda scooter. Some years back I looked at a Metro when the MSRP was $2299. At my local dealer, it was over $4k out the door with taxes and all their ridiculous fees. At $4299 MSRP, I imagine the ADV150 will be SEVEN GRAND out the door. I just don't see it as...
by eggsalad
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedometer wire?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Disconnect it at the bottom on the wheel. Now you have all the slack you need! BE CAREFUL - do not let the internal cable fall out of the sleeve onto the dirty ground. Tape it, wrap it in a paper towel, or hold it. Use some blue Loctite on the top end - having that come loose after twenty miles of ...
by eggsalad
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedometer wire?
Replies: 9
Views: 445

I have 2 tips. Tip #1 - there is a bit of slack you can pull up through the tube, maybe 20-25mm, but every little bit helps. Tip #2 - plug in the speedometer connector. Rotate the *entire* top cover 90* clockwise. What you're aiming for is to have the part of the top cover that normally covers the m...
by eggsalad
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing USB outlet on 2021 Buddy Kick
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Or if you're so inclined, you can replace that cigarette port with a USB port yourself. They're only a few bucks on Amazon, etc.
by eggsalad
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
Replies: 8
Views: 462

DrScoot wrote: If there is a signal, it might be interesting to wire up a circuit to a display or something just for kicks.
You could wire it up to... I dunno... a gas gauge?
by eggsalad
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 2340

olhogrider wrote: Since I live in Nevada
We are in the same town. I'd like to know more about your lithium experience. Did you buy your battery locally?
by eggsalad
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
Replies: 8
Views: 462

I was just bored enough to dig into this. Couldn't find a G400C wiring diagram nor service manual, but I found one for the Shineray XY400. Shineray is the company that manufactures the G400C for Genuine. Turns out I was pretty much spot on. The fuel level sender is indeed a variable resistance float...
by eggsalad
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
Replies: 9
Views: 526

I don't mind paying money for good parts. I do mind paying obscene markups on good parts.
by eggsalad
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
Replies: 8
Views: 462

yes, you will need to find time to take a casual (ie, not commuting) ride with a pint of gas in a bottle in your backpack. That's the way to find out for sure.
by eggsalad
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Just thinking out loud here... The fuel level sender is probably a resistance unit with a float, just like the scooters. The more the float drops, the lower the resistance gets. Then I'm betting they put another resistor inline with the indicator light. So when the tank is full, the overall resistan...
by eggsalad
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much for my Stella?
Replies: 11
Views: 563

I think we scared him off, folks! :)
by eggsalad
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much for my Stella?
Replies: 11
Views: 563

I don't want to ruin your day, friend, but I'm not convinced this is a $2000 scooter in 100% functional condition. And yours isn't.

Here's an ad for a '14 in good shape for $1295

https://www.smartcycleguide.com/L52449041
by eggsalad
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
Replies: 9
Views: 526

TBH, Genuine's parts pricing is insane, bordering on criminal. I wanted to buy a new OEM front brake caliper for my '08 150. List price is $129! By contrast, I can waltz into a Ford dealer and buy a front brake caliper for a 2008 F-150. List price on that is $105! Sure, there are economies of scale ...
by eggsalad
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 2340

I'd like to know more about the "tiny lithium battery". Is it DIY or off-the-shelf? Please advise.
by eggsalad
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member Intro...
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Welcome. I too believe you got a good deal.
by eggsalad
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
Replies: 4
Views: 345

I can't remember what it looks like but I may have a fix for you. I have some cable ties that are reusable and have a mount you put a screw through. I'll be out running some errands tomorrow. I could drop some off for you. You're quite kind to offer. I very much appreciate you for it. But I already...
by eggsalad
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Can you look at your clip for me? :)

Was doing some work on my caliper, and realized there is supposed to be a clip holding the brake hose to the front fender. Mine is long gone. Genuine part number is: 92362328000 and it is identified as "CABLE CLIP". Well, I can buy a new one online. For about 2 bucks... and $7 shipping. St...
by eggsalad
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Why you should always get the Service Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 508

3 gallons would be funnier.
by eggsalad
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughouses in Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Thing is... if you're buying a Roughhouse 50 from a dealer, the dealer will probably know if Hawaii considers it to be a moped. And if you're buying a second-hand Roughhouse 50, I would think the person selling it to you would be able to show you the title upon which it is classified as a moped.
by eggsalad
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughouses in Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Hawaii statute §286-2 Definitions: "Moped" means a device upon which a person may ride which has two or three wheels in contact with the ground, (Yes. A Roughhouse 50 has 2 wheels in contact with the ground) a motor having a maximum power output capability measured at the motor output sha...
by eggsalad
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Design philosophy question about scooter headlights

(applies to motorcycles as well) It seems obvious and intuitive to me that the headlight of a 2-wheel motor vehicle should point in the direction in which that vehicle is moving. And a great number of scooters and motorcycles (including the Buddy) have headlights that do just that. But there are als...
by eggsalad
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 15
Views: 602

It's unconscionable. IANAL, but I would say it borders on criminal negligence. Thanks for outing the offender. I'll never buy a thing from them.
by eggsalad
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper rebuild kit?
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Caliper rebuild kit?

First of all, let me state that it's entirely obscene that Genuine asks $130 for a new caliper. Fer gosh sakes, I can get a new caliper for an F-150 for half that! But I can't seem to find a rebuild kit. That caliper isn't rocket science and I could probably rebuild it in 20 minutes. Anybody got a s...
by eggsalad
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 721

Sounds like a bent or out-of-round wheel. Did you buy it from a dealer? If so, the warranty begins on the date of sale.
by eggsalad
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 873

buzzvert wrote:There! Fixed forever.
I don't personally know you, but I love you for this.
by eggsalad
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 873

You should write a letter of complaint about the speedometer to Genuine Scooter Co. They haven't acted on these complaints for the last 14 years; maybe yours will do the trick. 14 years and they can’t get it right? Wow. I was wandering if anyone contacted them to let them know of the issue. Donâ€...
by eggsalad
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 873

You should write a letter of complaint about the speedometer to Genuine Scooter Co. They haven't acted on these complaints for the last 14 years; maybe yours will do the trick.
by eggsalad
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 28880

Re: Italjet Velocifero 50

Syd wrote:Love the headlights on these bikes!

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/mcy/ ... 21951.html
Somebody wants a grand for a non-running 50cc *anything*?? I'll call that ambitious, regardless of how lovable the headlights are.
by eggsalad
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Thanks! As I have an '08, I don't have the "neck ring" but I can certainly shoot for below the neck.
by eggsalad
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
Replies: 6
Views: 423

EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can

After a long ride today, I discovered gasoline dripping on to my exhaust. That's NEVER a good thing! Took off some panels and did some poking around. The only possible place the drip could have been coming from is the "Active Carbon Can", which is part of the Evaporative Emissions Control ...
by eggsalad
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Gauge and Horn Won't Work on Buddy 125 - 2nd Fuse?
Replies: 2
Views: 338

I can't help you, but I'm glad you found your fuse! Did you find it at NAPA as I suggested?
by eggsalad
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to Buy Fuse
Replies: 4
Views: 377

"Northeastern Oklahoma" is a pretty broad area, but there's a NAPA in Grove, and one in Miami, and one in Katner, and one in Nowata, and one in Langley.

If NAPA doesn't have that fuse on the shelf (and they probably do) they will get you one within 24 hours.