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by jijifer
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 33
Views: 2461

Re: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250

How much time do you plan on spending at 50+ mph? I have a Hooligan. I ask this question because if you plan on riding highways often, it's really worthwhile to have a ride with bigger wheels. Hitting potholes at highway speeds on what is essentially a moped with a scooter engine, is a bit nerve wr...
by jijifer
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must haves under the seat
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Must haves under the seat

Hey, it’s been awhile. I am having memories like dreams about what I kept under my seat. It comes with that screwdriver thingy. I have a tire gauge. I have an adjustable crescent wrench because, already, the mirror comes lose every other time. I may just keep fixed crescent - the mirror needs a 15mm...
by jijifer
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back again! With a Hooligan 170i
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Back again! With a Hooligan 170i

I haven’t seen a Turquoise buddy! How rad! Suzy started a mock up today of my seat! I can’t wait to see it!

I added pink reflective tape to my rims today :)
by jijifer
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.

I had 4 kinds of tires on my buddy in 12 years- the OG tires that I got rid of right away. Those K61 were next but kinda a hassle since my shop didn’t carry them. The Zippy (my favorite) and once the shop was out of zippy and talked me into Michelin S1 - which I super hated. I had the upgraded front...
by jijifer
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.

Shorter? I never experienced a tire looking or feeling shorter. I liked Contential Zippy on my buddy. Hated Michelin S1. The back tire gets more wear in my experience, so it’s weird your back OG is fine and the front isn’t... I always changed both tires at the same time as I didn’t need one end with...
by jijifer
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back again! With a Hooligan 170i
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Back again! With a Hooligan 170i

Thanks! I am still going back and forth on the design with Cheeky seats but holy crap she made some cool Bowie covers before!

I will post pics once it’s done :)
by jijifer
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back again! With a Hooligan 170i
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Back again! With a Hooligan 170i

Hello old friends and new. My beloved 2009 baby blue bionic buddy was stolen as a final “fu” from 2020. Today I picked up a white 2021 Hooligan 170i as that gets me most of the bionic-ness I had on my old buddy (that was a 161cc, ncy variator, big brake, shocks) Questions for Hooligan riders- 1) min...
by jijifer
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston broke on my 220i, need a new motor
Replies: 39
Views: 5598

So sorry this has been a hassle. but I'd look back at that first failed oil change that required repairs, perhaps there's more to that. If they didn't fix it properly, it could have caused this. Oil is greenish or yellowish. if it's black it means it's burning up in the engine. and while my carbed e...
by jijifer
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone used a tunnel bag as a dog carrier?
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Check the weight limits on the backrack: 11lbs. Now we load them more BUT it's a risk. So your Chiweenie isn't small enough for that and too precious to risk overloading the rack. Your best best strapped to your floor board but then that's awkward for riding. there's no "safe" way to trans...
by jijifer
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Mods Vs Rockers - San Diego
Replies: 3
Views: 5757

bump
by jijifer
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: learning something new even 5 years in - rear rack weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

my rack is all kinds of rusty and didn't crack or break. It was the brace to the frame that broke. broke in 5 places!
by jijifer
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: learning something new even 5 years in - rear rack weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

learning something new even 5 years in - rear rack weight

so you know there is limit on the weight the rear rack can handle, right? Something like 15lbs? Well, I've had a Givi topcase on my rack for 5 years thinking there was no problems. I guess I assumed the weight limit was about the rack. Well, I was shocked to get a call from my shop saying my "f...
by jijifer
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Mods Vs Rockers - San Diego
Replies: 3
Views: 5757

more info: riday 24th @ The Tower Bar Bands: Dj Mikey Ratt & Personal Conflict www.thetowerbar.com 4757 University Avenue San Diego,CA 92105. Saturday 25th @ the Riviera Club $5 cover Bands: The Sleepwalkers, Arab Spring Reverb & Amalgamated Limited T-shirt sales available Parking lot blocke...
by jijifer
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Mods Vs Rockers - San Diego
Replies: 3
Views: 5757

Mods Vs Rockers - San Diego

MvR time! Friday: The Tower Bar (early show, 6-9 w/ Social Conflict + dj) Saturday: 4:30 ride out from Gelatos to The Riviera Room ($5 to enter enclosed lot). 6-10 3 bands (Arab Reverb, The Sleepwalkers, The Amalgamated. Sunday: 2 rides ( Vintage and Modern). Vintage leaves at 11 am from All Bright ...
by jijifer
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Year of Crashes
Replies: 20
Views: 2802

#11 - getting chased by big dogs on a dirt road in rural mexico yep. I had over 30K when I went down for the first time of my own fault. losing so much weight had my gear not fitting properly and I was injured more than I should have been. I wasn't the only one to go down on the trip, on those roads...
by jijifer
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else just have a belt snap?
Replies: 9
Views: 2022

my clutch and variator have less than 2k on them too. the belt that shredded was 1.8k miles ago and since then i replaces the clutch and variator with the dr. pulley stuff.

I haven't really trusted my scooter since :( it sucks.
by jijifer
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else just have a belt snap?
Replies: 9
Views: 2022

Anyone else just have a belt snap?

are you using a Dr. Pulley performance variator? With only 2.6kmiles on the belt, once again, 40miles from home, before 8am going fast down a hill - my belt broke. This time it locked up the back wheel and I could smell the rubber burning instantly. NOT COOL. VERY SCARY. Having scooted 28k miles bef...
by jijifer
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 Common Crashes and How to Avoid Them
Replies: 19
Views: 2599

yep. having my first user error accident and getting hurt, I'm way more aware how quickly it goes down.

I'd add: look where you want to go. I turned my head while on soft dirt and BOOM. it was over in a flash.
by jijifer
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prima Pipe vs. Stock Pipe
Replies: 27
Views: 3004

Hoped the pictures helped. the bracket robot made has held up super well. You'll have loads of vibration with that 181 kit so you're gonna need the reinforcement.
by jijifer
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: *clunk* sounds - 2012 Buddy 170i
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

yeah if you haven't changed your rollers yet that clunk could be something now square that used to be round :)
by jijifer
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 161 Kit
Replies: 61
Views: 8786

my kitted 125 smokes a 150 providing the riders are the same size. SMOKES. It smokes the 170i, too. the key is having the big valve head and the slightly heavier weights. I have the NCY tranny too and that only lasted about 8k miles. I'm putting in the Dr. Pulley HiT clutch and variator soon. I didn...
by jijifer
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 161 Kit
Replies: 61
Views: 8786

I've had a 161 kit for 23k miles now. (22k on the first and had to replace now 1K on the second - the bigger head didn't need to be replaced) The top end should be higher than 50mph. While I didn't get a ton more speed out of it in the flats, I power up hills like no ones business. It should be abou...
by jijifer
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
Replies: 69
Views: 7174

I only did the Saturday Ride. It was Pretty fun since i grew up here in San Diego! oh I'm glad you did the one ride led by a Buddy!! that turn at Governor we held a light to make sure everyone caught up. We did that a couple of times. I hope it wasn't too frustrating in the back. We wanted to arriv...
by jijifer
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
Replies: 69
Views: 7174

ericalm wrote:
jijifer wrote:1) there isn't a single good picture of me take all weekend - holy crap!
You're in gear in all of mine!

EDIT! From LASG member Aaron!
ok that's a good one. It's that in all the others I'm mouth breathing, half blinking, drooling and mid sentence in like all of them :)
by jijifer
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
Replies: 69
Views: 7174

couple of thoughts: 1) there isn't a single good picture of me take all weekend - holy crap! 2) Without sharing the birth of the baby, The Eflin ride was a success because not only did the Pharaohs help, Eric, Justin, John (non MB) and Kevin (non MB) answered my request for help in herding the cats!...
by jijifer
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
Replies: 69
Views: 7174

This is Dixie, who Co-organizes Phoenix Scooter Club with her Seafoam buddy. She had a crazy story about how her AC went out in the truck and then something about her brakes going out. She was all smiles when I met her. I don't think she's on MB, but she did get a MB sticker, so we'll see. This Taw...
by jijifer
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
Replies: 69
Views: 7174

dalvarado wrote:Tito (909 Scooter Club, etc) with jijifer. Jijifer was super nice and did an awesome job leading the Elfin Forest ride. Holy crap, that girl can ride!
You really captured how tired I was :) and prison orange isn't my color :)
by jijifer
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
Replies: 69
Views: 7174

Howard on the Gymkhana

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by jijifer
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
Replies: 69
Views: 7174

good to meet some of you! Hope some of you were on the ride I led on my buddy: Elves in the Forest.

it was fun!
by jijifer
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Amerivespa 2013: Ride from LA to San Diego
Replies: 24
Views: 4571

help us put on the best rides possible by RSVPing for the rides you think you'll attend. This will help us alert the lunch stops to how many people to expect, how many helpers we will need along the ride and just generally plan better (like a gas stop for 30 will be different than one for 150) you w...
by jijifer
Mon May 06, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Replies: 1752
Views: 164761

1. Which model and displacement (CCs) scooter was crashed? Color? Buddy 125 Kitted to 161 - baby blue 2. Was the crash due to rider error? What time of day did it occur? Yep, we can all make mistakes even with a shit ton of miles under our belts. About 1pm. 3. Could the crash have been avoided? Wha...
by jijifer
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

Throwback7R wrote:I just installed the BBK on my 150 also the NCY trans kit.. the kit is way nicer than the old rollers and belt.. might as well do the belt as well.
i solely rock dr pulley sliders. 11g, I believe. 12g was too sluggish off the line. sliders last FOREVER - well a super long time compared to rollers.
by jijifer
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

BuddyRaton wrote:Think that might be why you were running hot. I'm thinking of sticking with the stock 125 head, polishing the valves, adding oil cooler and tour tank for CBR. Probably also install temp sensor.
There wasn't an oil cooler option originally. I will likely put one on now.
by jijifer
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

I run the stock variator with a 125 to 161 and that thing will wheelie right out from under you if your not careful! I agree with the stock head...I'm not sold on the big head due to heat...but I may be persuaded by a good argument! note it's a stock 150 head - so bigger valves. When I got this the...
by jijifer
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

California has some awesome roads for WOT pretty much as long as I want to be in the saddle. I've never done more than 300 miles in a day, I don't think. But since my oil always needed checking and topped off since getting the kit we knew I was running her hot from the word go. the other beautiful b...
by jijifer
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

this is what was pulled out:

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now to break-in the new one!
by jijifer
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Genuine "Family Reunion" Ride, March 24, San Diego
Replies: 23
Views: 5226

let's see how accurate I am... Jijifer at :02 ericalm at :09 (I recognize the bag!) skootz kabootz at :10 some random dude on a harley at :13 Wayne at :19 is that Phil in the yellow helmet / black buddy at the :01?? looks like a ton of fun, and perfect weather... as usual. Phil was way up front bef...
by jijifer
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

Aww thanks Eric. I know a lot more has been learned in the 4 years I've had the kit.

The hardest part will be slowing down to break it in again :)
by jijifer
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

I just installed the 171bbk on my 150 with the NCY head. Also, scooterworks offers a Oil cooler add on for the scoot. Could try and find a stock 150 oil cooler as well ? just a thought the buddy 150 comes with an oil cooler stock, if I recall. it doesn't really fit on the 125. Don't remember the sp...
by jijifer
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

I put this kit on in April of 2009 when I had just over 4k miles on the bike. These kits were just new to the market and at the time the NCY bigger valve head wasn't available but it was know the bigger valve head was a necessary piece. So I bought a stock buddy 150 head and had it installed with th...
by jijifer
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2588

22k on my 161cc not bad

a little over 22k miles ago, I put one of the first big bore kits on my buddy. I absolutely love the power it's given me to climb hills. In Vegas at the High Rollers rally, I had trouble with my little scoot for first time. It ran out of oil unexpectedly and when we looked at the spark plug was foul...
by jijifer
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Genuine "Family Reunion" Ride, March 24, San Diego
Replies: 23
Views: 5226

was a super good time and you know Eric, you're always welcome! I need a new top end. My big bore kit lasted 22k, so I can't complain and I'll have enough time to break her in before Amerivespa! So called San Diego was picked. It sure was a fun weekend of scooting! YES! we are super lucky to have Mo...
by jijifer
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Genuine "Family Reunion" Ride, March 24, San Diego
Replies: 23
Views: 5226

BUMP!

This sunday! Come out and meet your fellow Genuine scooterists! Even if you're not sure you want to ride in a group. Come down and mingle!
by jijifer
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Genuine "Family Reunion" Ride, March 24, San Diego
Replies: 23
Views: 5226

this was all kinds of fun in LA last year. WoOT WOoT!
by jijifer
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery died while riding my new-ish Buddy 125 :(
Replies: 28
Views: 5397

I know this isn't always the culprit but it super sounds like what happened to me the two times the cap on my spark plug came loose. Could it be so simple they're over looking it? It's done so to me twice in 26K+ miles. When it does, it lurches, revs horribly, slows way down, eventually shuts off an...
by jijifer
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Philip McCaleb wishes you a joyous holiday season
Replies: 34
Views: 5245

here's to wishing you a happy and healthy 2013!
by jijifer
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
Replies: 47
Views: 5347

I've got about 22k miles on my 161 kit. It burns oil but I've never run out. I change it every 2k and top off when I notice it's getting low.

Sounds like it wasn't installed quite right.
by jijifer
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humble reminder after a pre-ride check
Replies: 21
Views: 2042

Someone was carrying ENGINE OIL? are you sure someone didn't pour 2-stroke oil into your crankcase? I've been on rides with four P-series Vespas where none of the four has a good spare tire when someone had a flat. I've been on a ride with 30 bikes where no one has a spare gear cable or spare plug....
by jijifer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humble reminder after a pre-ride check
Replies: 21
Views: 2042

it was a great day. great ride. all saved by your keen eye for my mistake. THANKS.
by jijifer
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humble reminder after a pre-ride check
Replies: 21
Views: 2042

it's the first truly scooter-damaging bone-headed thing I've done in 4 years with this scooter. but I would have seized had I been by myself. I didn't even notice! thank goodness I was leading!