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by ebcspace
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter on a date
Replies: 75
Views: 4619

smile and think about your scooter as she talks to you, so you will seem more interested in what she says. :) if you lose track of what she is talking about, laugh to yourself and think about your scooter. if she is a good person, she will understand eventually. give her a pet name, such as "sc...
by ebcspace
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So How old are you?
Replies: 153
Views: 10907

old enough to get the ads from the scooterstore... for mobility.

the transition should be smooth with the experience gained on the buddy.

married, with a mortgage, and the primary supplier of cat, bird, and duck
food in the house. :)
by ebcspace
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for your favorite Avatars
Replies: 131
Views: 6794

lucy, pass out the ballots :)
by ebcspace
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is not ok!
Replies: 47
Views: 4871

oil filter socket style

For the strong concern mentioned here, and in my opinion, it's just not worth it to even buy or try to secure the type of oil filter that has just the "slot" in it, as if that's a good place to use to secure it. I picked up a new filter a while back from scooterworks, specifying that I wan...
by ebcspace
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stock Buddy lights vs halogens?
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

halogen bulb upgrade

Probably a silly question...but, can more powerful headlights be installed in a Buddy? Halogens? Thanks - Ghoster :roll: yes, you can. got mine from http://www.scooterwest.com/item_detail/Halogen-Head-Light-Bulb-12V-1818W/1339/ there's a post here on how to do it.. for the '06 model. http://www.mod...
by ebcspace
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Everyone I have a Question
Replies: 29
Views: 3539

Wow. So your saying that the buddy isnt good for a 2 person ride?? Thats a HUGE FACTOR that i forgot to mention. The scooter is for me and my wife. We will be traveling TOGETHER on it DAILY. Is this not the best scooter for this kind of task? :cry: I'd have to agree that the Buddy is not well suite...
by ebcspace
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does clean mean? Quest for perfect scooter
Replies: 58
Views: 4938

clean scooter

oh yeah, the topic was, what was a clean scooter :) this is nice, I feel that I've flipped on PBS, etc... late into the morning, and discovered a treasure chest of informative educational knowledge. when you said "insane" price, please define "insane" :) you were getting at, that...
by ebcspace
Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repairs Estimate?
Replies: 4
Views: 974

buddy repair

take it to your dealer to have it checked out, have the parts needed ordered. would be a shame to take a nice scooter go to duct tape and epoxy land so soon. bite the bullet... it shouldn't cost too much to have repaired properly, and you'll feel much better about it when you have to look at it ever...
by ebcspace
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Buddy owner w/a few ???s
Replies: 23
Views: 2536

scooter cover

you can get higher end covers at your favorite scooter/motorcycle dealer,and you can get more economic covers at your local auto parts store or local department store, in the automotive/motorcycle sections. our Buddy sports a size large motorcycle cover, purchased from (W)-mart, which covers nicely,...
by ebcspace
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever have problems with...
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

light signal problems...

yeah, all the time... there's a special technique that may be used for this, which may be personalized depending on your taste and need for danger, and/or right to proceed. look around, and make sure it is safe to pass through the intersection... (no cops in sight) :wink: heee heee heeeeeee ! ! ! wa...
by ebcspace
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: other pictures of non-buddy or scooter stuff
Replies: 103
Views: 10591

scooterist enthusiast builder plan

As for the Elite, I'm still hoping to get my wife to jump on it and see how much fun scoots are. here's an idea for you... have a "movie night" in the garage... make believe you're going to the drive through, and have the scooters set up to sit on and watch a movie. you'll have to actuall...
by ebcspace
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: POST PICS OF YOUR BUDDY HERE
Replies: 148
Views: 20561

buddy with pup

here's a pic of the buddy parked inside at work.

a customer of mine came in and eventually I noticed the little bundle in her purse was alive.
I insisted on a picture (just happened to have my camera with me that day.)
by ebcspace
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you pay for your Buddy 125
Replies: 34
Views: 2681

buddy sale price

maybe you should justify a trip to southern california. don't get me wrong.. I miss the culture in the bay area... berkeley, san francisco. it seems the retail price is about $2499.99 for a B125. ours ended up being around $2800 out the door with tax and all. stock. world famous motorsport scooters ...
by ebcspace
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy on the freeway and bridge, and top speed
Replies: 35
Views: 2368

hitting the highway, top speed

the freeway can be a totally different environment than normal streets, because of the drafting effect (much of the wind factor has already been deflected by the cars on the road). this morning, I easily hit 70 mph on the way to work. I usually take ground streets to work, but when I need to pick up...
by ebcspace
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security Alarms / Immobilizers / Locks
Replies: 104
Views: 20768

locking up with a chain

the same kind of lower frame feature also exists on the other side of the scooter (away from the exhaust side). of course it depends on what you're locking to, and what side you have to park on because of available space. for me, locking the buddy up on the exhaust side meant getting into a tight sp...
by ebcspace
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security Alarms / Immobilizers / Locks
Replies: 104
Views: 20768

chains locks parking

here's an example.. how i lock up the buddy. i live in a condo, and have a car port. we have a car and two scooters. the security of the scooters is obviously important to us. there are two large column/posts that exist on my side of the car port structure, which i use to lock up the scooters. i pic...
by ebcspace
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just what the heck are we called any way?
Replies: 18
Views: 1855

budniks

gt1000 wrote:Budniks...
I like it. reminds me of a song by Justin Warfield, "Live from the Opium Den"

by the way, gt1000, I just noticed your avatar looks well polished. :wink:
by ebcspace
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is 80/90w oil bad for Buddy gears?
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

drain plug/synthetic

I'm using synthetic oil also, and I think it's possible that the engine is a bit louder... could be paranoid. if you're hitting an indicated 70, it sounds like smooth sailing to me. I change the gear oil at the same time as the engine oil. By the way, the same type of filter that fits a Vespa ET4 al...
by ebcspace
Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a people
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: I'm a Zen Buddist!

moniraq wrote:I'm kind of diggin' the "Buddist" title. It makes me feel peaceful and very zen. 8)
yes, ohhhhhm to that ! consciousness in the buddy dimension !
by ebcspace
Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keep the Metropolitan or buy a Buddy 125?
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

to buddy or not to buddy

similar deal here. I could not allow our (second) scooter to be one to get run over on. save up for the b125. good things come to those who wait ! it will be well worth yours. the feeling of taking off and seing all the cars in your dust : priceless. visualize the buddy. who's your buddy ? http://ww...
by ebcspace
Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security Alarms / Immobilizers / Locks
Replies: 104
Views: 20768

lock options

I use a combination of the kryptonite new york noose and the faghettaboudit chain and lock, which uses the new york lock. the noose goes around the frame of the buddy on the lower left rear under the floorboard, then ends up just behind the front wheel, where it meets the faghettaboudit chain, which...
by ebcspace
Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie needs jacket advice!
Replies: 24
Views: 3181

iron pony jacket choices

Ebee, since you also live in Cincy, have you looked into Iron Pony in Columbus? I bought a $300 leather cycle jacket for $79. new. It's worth the ride up there occasionally to check out the clearance stuff alone. Just a thought. the iron pony also has an ebay store, if you're looking for a deal ! :...
by ebcspace
Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who are you in real life?
Replies: 792
Views: 84720

4 wheel motion

by the way, the VW R32 is an all-wheel drive special version of the "golf" if you could call it that... that uses the same 4motion system. 3.2 VR6, 240hp stock... try with a stage-4 supercharger... about 500hp. very sporty little car. my brother got one, and the wife never wants to ride in...
by ebcspace
Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Italia Dressed Up
Replies: 18
Views: 2677

custom series italia

that looks awesome ! ! !

great to see a shop with such personality ! :wink:
by ebcspace
Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello and another transport question
Replies: 13
Views: 2048

transport question

that's funny, I was looking at a Honda Element a couple of years ago, and was interested in the same possibility ! the salesman really seemed to think I was nuts as I was asking for a demonstration of how the seats in the back go up out of the way in the back, and calculating whether the Vespa ET-4 ...
by ebcspace
Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmet recommendations?
Replies: 41
Views: 3746

helmet choices

a website I found, nice to browse and buy, competitively priced is http://www.ridegear.com/ picked up a helmet, then had to exchange, without hassle. at the time, purchased an icon mainframe rubitone helmet. now that I know the icon mainframe helmet fit, after a couple years, I just picked up this o...
by ebcspace
Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to change my oil......
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

oil drain plug

nice addition keys... taking out the old torchorama ! we use that at work with old brass impellers stuck on pool pumps that do not want to slide off after taking out the set screws. once heated up, we use an impeller removal tool (read, "slam-slide-weight") to pull it off. once it comes of...
by ebcspace
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to change my oil......
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

oil drain plug

sounds like you should replace it, since it will be somewhat toast. you may want to call your local scooter shop now to check on/order a replacement, and put off the oil change until you have it in hand. i agree with ericalm on the tool for the job... ratcheting box-end wrench, which is also what i ...
by ebcspace
Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to change my oil......
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

oil drain plug

is there a remote possibility of turning the nut the other way ? to determine correct direction, you have to look up at it, from beneath, then turn counter-clockwise. it's easy to confuse without thinking about it. a good set of vice-grip pliers would usually be the life-saver of stubborn/damaged bo...
by ebcspace
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy's faults?
Replies: 40
Views: 3969

buddy faults ?

i'd have to agree that you do need to be aware of the potential to scrape the center stand... can't have too much fun on those left turns, or you might catch a scoop of road with the center stand. as for the suspension, yes, if you get caught on an uncivilized road with lots of bumps and texture, yo...
by ebcspace
Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Buddy's are Here - Italia and Red
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

italia buddy

this deserves a reminder of a pic posted earlier... hello my precious :wink:
by ebcspace
Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lx150 vs buddy 125 vs piaggio fly
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

buddy vs piaggio vespas

as suggested here, they are different in their own ways. i own a 2002 Vespa ET4 (150) and recently picked up an '06 Buddy 125 for my wife. i've volunteered myself to break the Buddy in, as it is my duty, and i keep going and going and going... 2000 miles so far (gulp, the guilt in my throat for &quo...
by ebcspace
Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jamz
Replies: 32
Views: 3762

jamz

at first, when riding a scooter as opposed to driving a car, i kept wanting to turn the music on. in california, one earphone is allowed. i've enjoyed having one earphone in my ear at the airport on business trips, with one ear still open to hear outside happenings. such as "your flight is now ...
by ebcspace
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing more Buddies
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

more buds around town !

haven't seen any other buddys out near the LA county / pomona valley borders yet... yet have seen other scooters around... perhaps the dealers can implant tracking devices to track the breeding and various stages of development of the local buddy wildlife. reminds me of a "be the creature"...
by ebcspace
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What else do I need?
Replies: 35
Views: 3381

what else do you need ?

my own selections of some gear specifics... for the first week or two, I would stop at every gas station in town, looking for the perfect pair of shades... with the right fit and style, right amount of tint, not too dark to hinder night riding. if you are on the $$ spending on designer glasses, skip...
by ebcspace
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What else do I need?
Replies: 35
Views: 3381

what else do you need ?

some bungees for that rear rack you're getting (you promise to get everything we tell you, right ? :wink: tools, if you are inclined to do your own maintenance. gloves, eye protection, helmet, world standard lock and chain(s) depending on where you get to park your precious, motorcycle/scooter cover...
by ebcspace
Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greatest dealership!!
Replies: 5
Views: 988

great dealership !

amen ! 8)

heal the world !

e.b. :)
by ebcspace
Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greatest dealership!!
Replies: 5
Views: 988

buddy rack service

The rear rack is a major plus to the buddy for me. I carry 24 packs of bottled water very frequently on it, and even a twelve-pack of the dew on top of a case of water, and it has held up without problem (knock on wood). I think the posts here that mention the obvious shortcoming of the rack is a hu...
by ebcspace
Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chrome Rear Rack -- Doh!
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

chrome rear rack

I had to deselect the washer to install mine, too :wink:
by ebcspace
Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How was your commute today?
Replies: 267
Views: 16288

commute today

scoot commute today... about 40F, not bad at all... gear : t-shirt, two sweatshirts, windbreaker jacket on top, thermal pants under jeans, long socks over short socks. upon arrival, changed to shorts and a sweatshirt. (socal culture !) was driving the car for the last two weeks, and now scooted the ...
by ebcspace
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Accessories Installed
Replies: 73
Views: 13140

buddy accessories installed

nice customization ! it's amazing how the scoot looks with just a few accessories... front rack, top case, saddle bags... really makes it look like a classic, and a nice spokesperson for orange ! btw.. my wife likes the scarf, and the extra orange glasses touch. you should have your agent contact Ge...
by ebcspace
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How was your commute today?
Replies: 267
Views: 16288

commute coolness

I did decide this morning that I need to get a balaclava - the turtle fur neck thingy keeps my neck warm but isn't enough on really cold days to keep my face warm inside the helmet. you are wearing a full-face helmet at 22 degrees, yes ? realized one day that the most freezing part of me that was r...
by ebcspace
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedestrians
Replies: 23
Views: 1389

pedestrians

it's scary to think of how bad of drivers the bad pedestrians will be ! reminds me of a bumper sticker at a distributor warehouse, about common sense... "ignorance is common" and one of my favorite made-up songs, "how stupid can you get?(la la la la la)" second verse, same as the...
by ebcspace
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oh poop
Replies: 32
Views: 2732

easy rider

making a tight turn is definitely more advanced and not as easy as it seems it would be... you're not alone ! I think even the most experienced riders slow and steady to pull it off ! my wife was headed for the same "curb in a turn" stumble, yet I was riding with her, also with my hands on...
by ebcspace
Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Many Buddys, One Place...
Replies: 18
Views: 2361

group of buddies

how 'bout a budd of buddies ?

or a boola of buddies
by ebcspace
Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Outfit for Hobbes
Replies: 18
Views: 2213

hobbes new outfit

that hobbes looks awesome !
by ebcspace
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mirrors
Replies: 36
Views: 3709

mirrors

moving the mirror stems outward is good, and also if you "spin" the actual mirror, in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, it is a very easy way to find the adjustment range, how it works. found this to be a bit different than on our other scoot, a Vespa ET-4, which adjusts more by ...
by ebcspace
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires
Replies: 21
Views: 2735

tires

I'd call your local motorcycle shops... tell them you're looking to have a tire changed on a smaller wheel from a scooter. look for a shop that sells smaller dirt bikes or scooters or atc's, atv's... they are probably changing those for their regular customers. as for a tire, i've had the tires chan...
by ebcspace
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Limited edition Buddy got info from the other site
Replies: 35
Views: 3462

italia buddy

that's awesome ! lucky owners who get 'em !

digging the two-tones of green, too !
by ebcspace
Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil and spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

oil change

oil change... see this modernbuddy post... http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic76.html I used a small rectangular plastic container as an oil pan, with no problem of fitting it below the scooter, with plenty of room to work and catch oil. container size... approx. 6" x 14" x 3" deep...