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by ronnie421
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas rider looking for riding buddies 2021 for...
Replies: 0
Views: 437

Texas rider looking for riding buddies 2021 for...

Hello all. I posted here some time back about a Buddy 170 that I picked up a couple months ago. When I bought it, it had a little over 300 miles on it. It now has a little over 2200. I have been riding quiet a bit and really enjoying it. When I picked it up, a friend of mine got me really interested...
by ronnie421
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Certainly there are those who have ridden a Buddy long distances. The Buddy is a capable scooter. That is not the same thing as saying that a Buddy is a good choice for long distance touring. If a long distance touring scooter is what you want, consider a bit larger displacement and liquid cooling....
by ronnie421
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
Replies: 10
Views: 682

The main problems people running the Cannonball on a Buddy have had are a stator and a crank failure running WFO through the desert however Buddys have finished. Last Cannonball I ran was 2016 on a 67 Vespa GT, 3,700 miles in 11 days. Oldest scooter to finish every leg. I kinda don't want to sound ...
by ronnie421
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
Replies: 10
Views: 682

With the right planning and funds, anything is possible. I watched an Amazon video last month about a bunch of middle age guys riding Zuma 125s from Florida to Washington State. A couple, Mike and Kari, rode two-up on a 50cc Yamaha C3 3,000 miles in 11 days coast to coast across Canada. Anything is...
by ronnie421
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Syd wrote:Several people have run Buddys in the Scooter Cannonball http://scootercannonballrun.com/.
Many of those have finished. Some of the roads you won't be fast. but your Buddy should make it.
Thank you, Friend. I will definitely check it out! And thanks for the confidence.
by ronnie421
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Is my Buddy 170 able to...

Hello, All. I am in the process of purchasing a Buddy 170i, 2016 model with only a little over 300 miles on it. I will be picking it up in a couple of weeks. When a friend of mine learned of my purchase, he quickly told me that he has always wanted to do long ride and been wanting a riding partner. ...
by ronnie421
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 816

after about an hour and a half in a buddy seat I'm ready to tap out. So good luck with those long distance cruises. I've never been on a long ride on a scooter. I have been on long days on a bicycle seat, though, sometimes riding 80 miles. Those were some really long rides. Can't do that anymore. L...
by ronnie421
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 816

Syd wrote:Welcome to Modern Buddy, Ron. Buddy Raton's right, we like pictures.
I will definitely take a few pics and let you know when I pick up my bike. I will be registering for my riding permit next week! Can't wait!
by ronnie421
Sat May 30, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 816

Re: New guy, here.

Hello everyone. Ron here, S. Texas. My new bike will be ready in a few days. I purchased a 2016 Buddy 170i, used WITH 320 MILES ON IT, FOR 920 DOLLARS. Looks like it still belongs on the showroom floor. I am excited and ready to go out and have some fun! Just wanted to stop by and say hello and int...
by ronnie421
Fri May 29, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 816

I was going to say you might try a ride across your state first, but crossing Texas along I-10 is half the distance of a coast to coast ride. You are just about correct. I am planning a couple of small rides, first. Maybe 300 miles or so. I will get a little more brave as time goes, especially goin...
by ronnie421
Fri May 29, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 816

wheelbender6 wrote:Welcome to the addiction.
GLAD TO BE HERE! I haven't even picked up my scooter yet and I'm already planning a long ride in the near future. Cross country, maybe? Gonna need a couple of partners. Anyone?
by ronnie421
Fri May 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 816

eggsalad wrote:Welcome, and I think you got a fantastic buy!
Thank you. I couldn't pass it up. The motorcycle dealer had it on the floor. He just put it out a couple of days ago. I saw the price. SOLD. Can't wait to get out there!
by ronnie421
Thu May 28, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 816

New guy, here.

Hello everyone. Ron here, S. Texas. My new bike will be ready in a few days. I purchased a 2016 Buddy 170i, used WITH 320 MILES ON IT, FOR 920 DOLLARS. Looks like it still belongs on the showroom floor. I am excited and ready to go out and have some fun! Just wanted to stop by and say hello and intr...