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by Lostmycage
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How fast will this Leo Vince exhaust make my Buddy go?
Replies: 20
Views: 4256

And, no, a Leo Vince pipe won't make your scooter more reliable. Sounds like a classic case of your needs/desires being met better by a larger engine (as someone famously said - "there has never been anybody who wished their scooter could go slower"). :wink: So true. I was perfectly happy...
by Lostmycage
Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
Replies: 20
Views: 3085

Back before I retired I ran a Honda Mcy. dealers service dept. Obviously this discusson occured two or three times a week. But, I took the time to better explain 'Insurance Liability and Tire prices' Here's the deal. A motorcycle (or scooter) tire has a huge amount of flex. Its profile is round bec...
by Lostmycage
Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of helmet do you wear and why
Replies: 38
Views: 5630

For Winter riding, get a model that has a Pinlock insert. It's essential for cold weather riding. I can sit at a stoplight for minutes on end (you can run them after 2 minutes in VA if it's safe) in 30 degree temps huffing away without cracking my visor. Summer time this isn't nearly as important. F...
by Lostmycage
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joined Club Helix
Replies: 35
Views: 4807

That's an awesome score! I think that seat will win you the Cannonball no matter how or when you finish. That thing is ugly as hell, but in a beautiful way.
by Lostmycage
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Replies: 2390
Views: 181225

I saw both a white Buddy and a white Blur on my way home Friday. I think they were both on John Rolfe Parkway. I couldn't help but grin and wave. The geeky part of me wanted to give them a big thumbs up.
by Lostmycage
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roughouse 170i
Replies: 51
Views: 4693

That would be kinda badass.

You should however be concerned that birds are "talking" to you. :goofy:
by Lostmycage
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
Replies: 112
Views: 10058

If they can produce the advertised product at the advertised price, my household would purchase at the absolute minimum 1 and most likely 2. I think this is an awesome product with HUGE potential.

I have no idea how that lines up with real world numbers.
by Lostmycage
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Gear Ratio Modifications to increase top end speed
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

I'm not sure many have found it worth it to change the top end speed. Buddies can hit 70mph pretty easily in stock configuration if the rider isn't too... average(?) sized. The real fun of the Buddy is it's acceleration. You'll completely kill that if you re-gear it for top speed and you'll probably...
by Lostmycage
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bluntly asking, am I to fat for a buddy 170i?
Replies: 15
Views: 2752

It'll handle you fine on level ground. I wouldn't suggest you have passengers often and I wouldn't advise you to go riding in the mountains or in any hilly areas. If you're just using it around town, I think the Buddy will work out just fine for you. It's a tough little nut to crack.
by Lostmycage
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (NBR) Scooter Haiku
Replies: 21
Views: 2249

Open faced helmet Riding fast hit a large bug It smelled like a peach? True story, still have no idea what the heck kind of bug that was. Pulled up to gas pump I spent more time ungearing Than pumping my gas. That's pretty much an every day (that I gas up) thing. Pumping my gas fast SUV owner is too...
by Lostmycage
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCY clutch dragging ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

I found I liked a lighter contra spring and the middle tension shoe springs. I also highly preferred the retaining nut fully tightened. :wink: Thx. I'll start with the retaining nut. Always start with the simple stuff... Learned that the hard way. lol So stock contra spring and yellow shoe springs,...
by Lostmycage
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCY clutch dragging ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

I found I liked a lighter contra spring and the middle tension shoe springs. I also highly preferred the retaining nut fully tightened. :wink:
by Lostmycage
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCY clutch dragging ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

If you're having too much engine braking then the Contra spring is too stiff. If your clutch is disengaging too late, your shoe springs are too light. If it feels like it never fully disengages, then your retaining nut isn't on correctly and you're grinding away the inside of your clutch bell (you'd...
by Lostmycage
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you visually diagnose my issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 890

That's a new level of being a d#$%. The person could have at least left you a note saying something like: "Hey, I want to apologize right off. I was in a bad spot and National Security was at stake. I can't officially acknowledge that I took your relay, but I did want to leave this note so that...
by Lostmycage
Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Other Scooters Do You Have A Crush On?
Replies: 59
Views: 9971

Kind of an update of the Achilles 175, which is also on my "not quite a scooter" list: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LiDCr-5Gf-s/TSe8sr6iAOI/AAAAAAAACOc/mliG-7W5_eU/s1600/Achilles_7103650_n.jpg I've never seen one of those before but it's absolutely gorgeous!!! http://i46.photobucket.com/albu...
by Lostmycage
Wed May 01, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirement Scooter Recommendations for My Wife??
Replies: 51
Views: 4506

This is awesome. I wish you and your beloved many happy (s)miles.
by Lostmycage
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sticky Clutch (or something) - Buddy 125 - any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

This sounds like the retainer nut on the clutch assembly having come loose. When this happens, the pulleys can move further apart and the shoes are pushed into the cupped portion of the clutch bell. This effectively never disengages the clutch while also grinding away at your clutch bell which build...
by Lostmycage
Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: home built lift
Replies: 22
Views: 8383

24" or less? 24". Assuming that you're constraints are 4'x8' plywood sheets, then plan your framing/upright measurements for 23 7/8" to 23 15/16" (ideally) since you have to take into account the thickness of a saw blade. If having a store do your rip cut, plan on 23 3/4" si...
by Lostmycage
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: Wife passed her riding course
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Congrats to your missus!

Boo on getting rid of your truck! Everyone should have a truck! Mainly so people don't single out the guy who has a truck when they need to move something. Some things are always heavy and at least two stories up...
by Lostmycage
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring is in the air
Replies: 30
Views: 2056

I'm trying out a new spider deterrent. I read somewhere that spiders do not like the scent of peppermint. It was suggested that you leave peppermint oil out to keep spiders away. I'd taken a number of 2 liter bottle caps and stuffed cotton balls soaked with pure peppermint oil in them and placed the...
by Lostmycage
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting new factory bobber MC from Yamaha
Replies: 17
Views: 2476

I like that Yamaha. I don't love it, but if I had the garage space and money, I could see myself making room for it.
by Lostmycage
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: Want a long range bike, doesn't have to be a scoot
Replies: 30
Views: 2478

I couldn't recommend the NC700X high enough. The "gutless" comment baffles me as I associate torque with guts. The NC has lots of torque with a very flat and always available torque band. It lacks horsepower, but not in any discernible way. If you're looking for a sports bike, yeah, you'll...
by Lostmycage
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Unveils Some New Stuff
Replies: 77
Views: 9662

I do think it's better looking than the NC700X Picture clipped I'm gonna have to completely disagree with you (and that's cool cause it's just my opinion). The NC700X looks fantastic in person and with real world reports of 72+ mpg (per an actual owner) I've decided that this is my next bike. I mig...
by Lostmycage
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Successor to the Discontinued Stebel Nautilus
Replies: 23
Views: 3463

That's good news indeed. I was looking for a horn to replace the meep-meep version on my new Honda.
by Lostmycage
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's this from Bell
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

BuddyRaton wrote:I like that even though it isn't available and they are only taking pre-orders it has a 5-star review!
Hell yeah!

Wait...

Wut?

Actually... after watching the Revzilla Review... I kinda like it. For every reason that I shouldn't.

Very weird.
by Lostmycage
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter shed
Replies: 23
Views: 4372

In my county, they go by the foundation construction and square footage. If memory serves me correctly (which it might not), you can go up to 150 sqft without any permits or the like. If you go over that, the foundation has to be mobile. We had some issues when we built my garage a few years back co...
by Lostmycage
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a new ride replete with CVT!
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Nice. Congrats!
by Lostmycage
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur 220i custom seat? Want a lower seat height?
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

I think Davelhunter is offering this one (already cut down) in trade for a stock seat. It sounds like you could save some money if you two talk. Might be something to think about...
by Lostmycage
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Ride of the Year
Replies: 24
Views: 1820

If you can find the model number equivalent for the battery that the Buddy uses, you can order it online from Advance Auto Parts (not sure if you have one of those out there). They have a coupon code right now that gets you $10 Off $30 or $25 Off $70 or $40 Off $110 orders. Ends 01/31/2013 A124 I us...
by Lostmycage
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever Get A Speeding Ticket On Scoot Or MC?
Replies: 35
Views: 3569

JHScoot wrote:^ enemy in our midst....ENEMY IN OUR MIDST!!! :helmet:

:wha:
Yeah, not so much. I'm more of the mindset that the Multi-DUI unregistered and uninsured "liquor-cycle" rider is the enemy. Those are the ones that give scooters the worst possible representation.
by Lostmycage
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Replies: 80
Views: 8703

BuddyRaton wrote:It's a sweet ride! Saying it's scooter related would be a bit pushing it! :mrgreen:
That's what I thought as well, but try mentioning it on ANY motorcycle forum.

You won't hurt my feelings if you don't count it. :wink:
by Lostmycage
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Replies: 80
Views: 8703

New Battery for my motorcycle (that's been severely neglected because of scooters) so it'll sell easier in the Spring:
$88.17 (with some coupon and filler trickery)
by Lostmycage
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Touring Scooter
Replies: 33
Views: 3907

The Beo 500 (second gen pictured above) carries it weight VERY low.The center of gravity of a bike is one thing they always negate to mention when discussing the pros and cons of different models. The Beo 500 is a fantastic scooter and it's very easy to handle unless you're pretty short.
by Lostmycage
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Replies: 80
Views: 8703

az_slynch wrote:
Very interested in a ride report. I dig that bike!
Me too on both counts! :lol:
by Lostmycage
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Replies: 80
Views: 8703

Tack on $9k from me. http://cdn-8.psndealer.com/e2/dealersite/images/NewVehicles/2012/NV283346_0.jpg Got it on the way through a town 120 miles away on my way to visit family for delayed holiday gathering. I pick it up next weekend. All others bikes to be sold in Spring and next scooter will be a 4T...
by Lostmycage
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
Replies: 18
Views: 1986

Blah, blah, blah and to all a good night. Whatever you celebrate or observe, I sincerely hope you are at peace and I wish you many fortunes for the new Apocalypse-free new year. That last part ("Apocalypse-free") might be a bit of an assumption, but all that good will stuff still applies. ...
by Lostmycage
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obligatory Holiday loot- what did you get? (early for some)
Replies: 33
Views: 2685

I got the OK to get a new bike. :twisted:
by Lostmycage
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter-Challenge to 2SB's "Cold Weather Challenge"
Replies: 28
Views: 3254

I supposed if a gave a shit, I could ride the wifey's Buddy on a cold morning... ...if we ever have another cold morning in Richmond. :shock: (I keed, of course, but it is a little strange to be able to ride here in shirtsleeves in mid-December) Hey don't jinx it there buddy! I'm looking forward to...
by Lostmycage
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slider Damage
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

You know, there's a compartment under the seat that's heated by the engine. It's pretty much perfect for take out.
by Lostmycage
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am creating a Two-Wheel Awareness Event. You're Invited.
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Check with Channel 12. They eat that kind of story up! They're also pretty decent people to work with.
by Lostmycage
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
Replies: 47
Views: 5169

Ticking (depending on who is actually describing the sound) is often valve related. Check the valves, you may need to replace the top end as well if they weren't set right. The tick could be the valve lash not set correctly, timing chain off, or... and this is a long shot, the piston could be on ups...
by Lostmycage
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enter to win a Deadlight Adapter or Brake Light Modulator!
Replies: 59
Views: 6257

Very generous of you!

I'm in. :D
by Lostmycage
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
Replies: 28
Views: 2761

If all you have in the bank is $200 and you're offering that up to buy a scrapheap of a scooter while you have a perfectly functional scooter... Hell, I can't offer you any advice you'd actually follow. Go for it. Ramen's still almost free, right? However, if you're actually taking suggestions and a...
by Lostmycage
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Variator Damage from Sliders?
Replies: 27
Views: 4255

This can only happen if you use an over-range driven pulley. The only part that gets worn is the part of the ramp that touches during idle, but even that won't "wear through"; it stops once it wears a small groove at the idle end of the ramps. So you'll notice it when you take it apart, bu...
by Lostmycage
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR: Motor Trend Car of the Year
Replies: 26
Views: 2494

If I had the budget for it, I'd totally buy a Telsa! I need something with a bit more utility to it, so I'm just thankful for the folks that have helped push Telsa out of the startup red and set them up to make my first electric car... whatever that's going to be. I'm still hoping for an electric he...
by Lostmycage
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Unveils Some New Stuff
Replies: 77
Views: 9662

I'm gonna have to completely disagree with you (and that's cool cause it's just my opinion). The NC700X looks fantastic in person and with real world reports of 72+ mpg (per an actual owner) I've decided that this is my next bike. I might dump the MP3 in favor of the NC700X and a 4T Stella. Sou you...
by Lostmycage
Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Successor to the Discontinued Stebel Nautilus
Replies: 23
Views: 3463

I like the Banshee, but wasn't able to jump in on their kickstarter buy in. The concept seems pretty awesome. Let us know your impressions.
by Lostmycage
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Unveils Some New Stuff
Replies: 77
Views: 9662

I do think it's better looking than the NC700X http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o73/BigT12045/12_NC700X_Beauty_14.jpg I'm gonna have to completely disagree with you (and that's cool cause it's just my opinion). The NC700X looks fantastic in person and with real world reports of 72+ mpg (per an ac...
by Lostmycage
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
Replies: 87
Views: 8534

I meant literally lock up the router.
by Lostmycage
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100 Accidents, 100 Lessons.
Replies: 14
Views: 1888

I'm gonna second the "don't ride like a jackass" methodology. Pretty sound. Ericalm has a super accurate statistical breakdown.