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by Rdrett
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much for my Stella?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: How much for my Stella?

I have a beautiful green 2012 Genuine Stella 4T manual with only 1,800 miles. Everything works great except the starter motor is broken It starts fine with one or two strokes of the lick starter. I can't shift it any more with my arthritis. I'm thinking of asking $2,000 (Los Angeles area). Does tha...
by Rdrett
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
Replies: 11
Views: 774

giddyup98 wrote:Never mind. I got my answer from the vendor I bought them from.

If anyone wants to know, the new gasket is a much better replacement for the OEM round one.
Did you remove the original crush gasket?
by Rdrett
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

Re: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125

What do you like for tires? Ours aren't worn but certainly aged being 14 years old. Do you want the tires that I am taking off my new buddy 125? They have less than 300 miles on them. What are they and what size? Scooter tires are not all that expensive so it might be hard to justify take offs once...
by Rdrett
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! Buddy Service/Repair in Boston
Replies: 9
Views: 554

It's enough to make you want to learn to work on scooters. Luckily I work on my own stuff and refuse to let someone work on my stuff unless it is under warranty then I will let them then go back and fix what they screwed up. I had the Honda dealership fix my Honda Element under warranty and when th...
by Rdrett
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! Buddy Service/Repair in Boston
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Help! Buddy Service/Repair in Boston

Since Scooters Go Green went out of business, it's been a tremendous hassle to get work done on my Buddy 170i in the Boston area. I took it to Biker's Outfitter in the spring for warranty work, an inspection and an oil change. From beginning to end--and that was about 6 weeks--it was a nightmare. I...
by Rdrett
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 956

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. You presume that it was done with intent to sell shady goods. I assume you've never worked in a business with new hires, or folks pressed for time. I can ...
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 956

Update:
AZ Scooters issued a full refund and told me not to worry about returning them.
I am pretty sure they were drop shipped by parts for scooters.com.

Apparently they both have excellent customer service.
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dashcam. Thinkware m1 Install And Review On Buddy 125.
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

I got the dashcam installed. The image stabilization wasn’t on during this recording. I had a hard time deciding where to place the cameras, I decided to go to the front fender because the camera view will move along with the handle bars. Don’t know if that was a good idea but we will see. I wil...
by Rdrett
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

I wanted to update everyone about the issues. Stability issues are better after adding some weight, breaking in the tires and increasing the psi to 30. Speed is insane after break-in. I added the windshield and can obtain speeds well over 60mph gps verified. I had it up to 62mph today on a limited a...
by Rdrett
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 956

The first distributor that sent me old tires was supposed to get back with me today but never did. I placed an order through revzilla and I am going to tell the first distributor that I want to return them for a refund.
Hopefully revzilla sends fresh tires.
by Rdrett
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 956

If you are going to buy off the internet check out www.revzilla.com they have good prices, free shipping on orders over $40, and they sell enough tires that they shouldn't have old tires sitting around. I looked at there website and was going to get them there but they don’t have the front tire i...
by Rdrett
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 956

Has anyone bought tires from parts for scooters.com?
I was thinking about trying a set from the, but I am worried that I will get old tires again. I sent a support request to parts for scooters.com so hopefully they respond.
by Rdrett
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 956

Pictures
by Rdrett
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 956

Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.

I just got my new Heidenau 110/80-10 and 130/70-10 in from az scooter parts and both are over 6 years old. What is everyone’s opinion on tire age? The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) says tires expire in six years. The British Rubber Manufacturers Association “strongly rec...
by Rdrett
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dashcam. Thinkware m1 Install And Review On Buddy 125.
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Dashcam. Thinkware m1 Install And Review On Buddy 125.

I just picked up a thinkware m1 dual channel dash cam for my scooter.
Anyone have any experience with this dashcam?
Has anyone installed a dashcam on a scooter?
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

I am trying to choose between Michelin s1 and Heidenau k61 130/70-10 for the rear and 110/80-10 for the rear. Hopefully they fit. Trying to figure out which ones. I like Michelin, I have them on all my cars and bicycles, the j speed rating on the Michelin is rated for 62 mph. The Heidenau have a sp...
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

Well, it's not that tough, you just adjust change the face of the display. I mostly posted the link though to back up my claim that it is a common problem with motorcycles as well. Exactly what I was thinking, someone should make a new face. Well, I'm guessing it's also tough to crack open the spee...
by Rdrett
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

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 Mine is a 2019 m...
by Rdrett
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

personality wrote:
buzzvert wrote: Tough to fix a mechanical gear-based speedo.
Well, it's not that tough, you just adjust change the face of the display. I mostly posted the link though to back up my claim that it is a common problem with motorcycles as well.
Exactly what I was thinking, someone should make a new face.
by Rdrett
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

I am trying to choose between Michelin s1 and Heidenau k61 130/70-10 for the rear and 110/80-10 for the rear. Hopefully they fit. Trying to figure out which ones. I like Michelin, I have them on all my cars and bicycles, the j speed rating on the Michelin is rated for 62 mph. The Heidenau have a sp...
by Rdrett
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

Re: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125

Beamster wrote:What do you like for tires?
Ours aren't worn but certainly aged being 14 years old.
Do you want the tires that I am taking off my new buddy 125? They have less than 300 miles on them.

I am putting oversized Heidenau k61 tires on my buddy 125.
by Rdrett
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

I am trying to choose between Michelin s1 and Heidenau k61 130/70-10 for the rear and 110/80-10 for the rear. Hopefully they fit. Trying to figure out which ones. I like Michelin, I have them on all my cars and bicycles, the j speed rating on the Michelin is rated for 62 mph. The Heidenau have a spe...
by Rdrett
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

I put my 30 pound tool bag on the floorboard and it felt a lot more stable while I was riding with the extra weight on the floorboard. Unbelievable difference with the extra weight. I think that I am starting to get a little used to it. I have a windshield, front rack, rear rack with backrest and th...
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

Photo test
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

This is nonsense. New OR old scooters don't demonstrate wobbles, binding, grinding, pulsations, or uneven brake grabs in any way whatsoever. You aren't being treated properly by this dealer. Call Genuine in Chicago for advice. I told my old lady that the scooter rear brakes were pulsating and asked...
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

I just got back from the dealership and they were no help. They said that it was normal for a brand spanking new genuine buddy to Feel the rear brake pulsating like a bad rotor. One guy who rode it said that he couldn’t feel it at all even though he did exactly the opposite of what I told him to d...
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

It could also be my issue with the low top speed. Your scooter goes over 50 mph so it doesn't have a low top speed for a Buddy 125. Most of my Buddy 125s have topped out at 52-53 mph. If someone told you that it would go 60+ mph either they lied to you or they don't know what they are talking about...
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

Yeah that is definitely not normal. I've worked on Buddies with similar (but less severe) issues, where the rear rim took a hit. In this case? Yes. Trailer it back to the dealer that sold it to you- it could be a bad rim, a bad brake drum or a bad hub. After checking it out more I am pretty sure it...
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

Also- in reading your post again, given the fact the scooter is new, I'm wondering if the tire is seated correctly on the rim, or if the wheel itself is loose and only being held on by the cotter pin. This kind of thing happens at dealers that push a lot of scoots- they have to assemble them when t...
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

Egg salad, there is no quote button to quote you. It is a 2018 with the newer cast rims and I don’t see any signs of damage. Does the rim itself have the drum? The brake shoes press against the rim? If so is the rim machined after casting? What happens if you wear the brake pods down to metal? It ...
by Rdrett
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 998

PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i

If I apply the rear brake it feels like a bicycle with a bent rim. Almost like a car with a warped rotor where the brake grabs tighter in one spot of the rotor. The brake grabs tighter in one spot throughout the full rotation. If you gradually squeeze the rear brake and turn the tire by hand you can...
by Rdrett
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

That all seems perfectly normal for a Buddy 125. You can eke out a little more speed with a windscreen and some variator mods but difference is negligible. The working theory is that the Buddy speedo has always been set up for 12" wheels and on 10"s it's exactly what you report- about 10%...
by Rdrett
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

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 Rdrett
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.

I just picked up a brand new 2018 buddy 125 and took it easy during the break-in. I finally opened it up a little bit and not to thrilled with the top speed or the incorrect speedometer. When I am doing 55mph it says I am doing around 62. It seemed that my top speed is around 55mph i didn’t hold i...