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by jasondavis48108
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats up Y'All
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

SYD, I test rode one of the BVs a few years back. It was awesome and if Scoot Around Town was still in bussiness I'd probably seriously consider it. Having my local scooter shop close its doors has made me a bit leery of straying from the major manufacturers honda/suzuki/yamaha. My wife has a Kymco ...
by jasondavis48108
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is constant full throttle riding a problem on the 50?
Replies: 13
Views: 2222

When I had mine it was rejetted with a performance exhaust, springs, rollers ect. I could do 45/50mph all day WOT and I never had any issues but I always rode in the city so there where plenty of stop lights to give it a rest. I suppose if you where riding in hot weather on rural roads for long stre...
by jasondavis48108
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats up Y'All
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

I was happy to see that you are still around TVB and that you still have Flash :) There are times when I really miss my Buddy 50, it had way more style and attitude than my SH150 does. Unfortunately I still do not have a garage so I have to limit myself to one scooter :)
by jasondavis48108
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats up Y'All
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Whats up Y'All

Hey all, Figured I'd drop by to see what was going on in Modern Buddy world. I just heard the Ann Arbor/Ypsi area finally got another Genuine dealer (Cafe Racer) they seem like a pretty good shop. I'm still riding the SH150i but I've started looking at either a Silverwing or a Burgman, I'm ready for...
by jasondavis48108
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] True Confessions: Goodbye, Cruel Kymco!
Replies: 24
Views: 3207

congrats on the PCX, looks like a fun bike. I have the SH150i and it's been an awesome scooter except for the 2.5 month hiccup but that's my local shops fault not Honda's (bad mechanical seal that took 4 tries by my local shop to fix). I understand the whole losing your local shop thing. I'd love an...
by jasondavis48108
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LemonHead Buddies!
Replies: 98
Views: 11197

just my opinion, I know, but that is truly AWFUL looking. Agreed! :shock: Also, should any vehicle use the word "lemon" in its name? I don"t think so. Yeah. I was wondering that. I thought the poor Taiwanese/Korean translations of some scooters to English were bad... And, it's hideou...
by jasondavis48108
Fri May 11, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High-Compression Spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

As far as I know it increases the idle speed at which the clutch engages. Gives you a bit more off the line speed.
by jasondavis48108
Fri May 11, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Has anyone seen the Jetson Bike (electric scooter)?
Replies: 37
Views: 9028

The problem is that it looks like a scooter. Around here you can not ride a moped or scooter in a bike lane. At 20mph you wouldn't be very safe in traffic.
by jasondavis48108
Mon May 07, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 26
Views: 2227

First let me say that I always were my full face helmet, and my Kevlar jacket, and my armored pants, and my leather armored gloves, and my leather boots while riding my scooter and I always were my bicycle helmet when I ride my bicycle. I'm a mathematician and it just seems like the stats say the be...
by jasondavis48108
Mon May 07, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 250 cc Buddy
Replies: 42
Views: 3446

wait, wait, isn't genuine supposed to be making a larger CC cruiser? I am also trying to teach my pet pig how to fly. Both projects may take a while. I am personally betting that the pig will be airborne first. :wink: hey didn't illnoise get a look at some pictures of the prototype of your flying p...
by jasondavis48108
Sun May 06, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone know if they make these for scooters?
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Pretty sweet, although I agree about the color and they should add some sort of alarm feature.
by jasondavis48108
Fri May 04, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: disk lock recommendations (alarm or not?)
Replies: 26
Views: 8083

I just put alarm locks on all my scooters. A few weeks ago I had a scooter stolen from right out front of my house while I slept. The window was even cracked open a bit and I didn't hear a thing. If I had had an alarm I would have woken up and they probably would have gotten scared and ran. Luckily ...
by jasondavis48108
Fri May 04, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: Two lonely Beasties they be... MCA Passes away
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Really sad, I remember them as the first group to really bridge the gap between hardcore/metal/punk and hip-hop. I got so freakin excited when I saw the guitarist from slayer in the no sleep till brooklyn video, made me feel a bit less of an odd ball for loving both metal and hip hop so much :lol:
by jasondavis48108
Fri May 04, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trading my Buddy 125
Replies: 19
Views: 2234

scootavaran wrote:well I'm still here and i'm a Honda guy.

This is just a great forum for scooter people.
Sweet! I didn't know there was a fellow sh150i rider on here. I love my sh150 although as I've said before, the Buddy is more fun to ride.
by jasondavis48108
Thu May 03, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rain Riding
Replies: 12
Views: 1927

I always just give my head a slight turn to one side then the other and the wind does all of the work. This didn't work as well when I wore goggles and a half helmet but it worked well enough.
by jasondavis48108
Thu May 03, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulletproof scooter!
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

michelle_7728 wrote::lol:



I'd seriously hate to be on that thing if a tiny breeze came along....
:lol: yeah, the wind screen can be bad enough on a scooter, can't imagine trying to control this scooter in the wind.
by jasondavis48108
Wed May 02, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very unhappy with local shop :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Since we have a world class motorcycle service department at the college I work at I sent an email to the two guys I know in that department asking them for a recommendation for a good shop. They told me to just bring my scooters to them and all I'd have to pay for is the parts! These guys are serio...
by jasondavis48108
Tue May 01, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHAT"S THE BEST COVER for a BUDDY LIL INTERNATIONAL?
Replies: 8
Views: 1859

I bought the SX appeal for the vespa lx150 and it fits great and has held up well over the last few years which I can't say that much for the other covers I have purchased for my other scooters.
by jasondavis48108
Tue May 01, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: Cargobike
Replies: 20
Views: 2112

un_designer wrote:When I saw the title of this thread... this was what I thought of:

http://bit.ly/IEbj8M
me too :)
by jasondavis48108
Tue May 01, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very unhappy with local shop :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Re: Very unhappy with local shop

Sorry to hear you have are having problems getting your Honda going. Did you get your little Buddy fixed after it was stolen/recovered? No I haven't I was actually going to wait to get the sh150 back first lol :) I'm seriously thinking about selling the Buddy 50 and using the funds to build an elec...
by jasondavis48108
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obiwan Kenobi arrested in Roseville, CA!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

iMoses wrote:I must of missed the episode where Obiwan turns into a redneck :)
:rofl: May the adhering force of duct tape be with you :)
by jasondavis48108
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very unhappy with local shop :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

The scooter has been wonderful I don't blame Honda as this type of thing can happen to the best models. I blame the shop completly. They are the ones who didn't order the part for the first two weeks after they took posession of my scooter and they are the ones who have lied to me twice about when t...
by jasondavis48108
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very unhappy with local shop :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Skully, I did find a phone number on the Honda Powersports website that I am going to call. I don't think calling anyone at Nichlsons would do any good. On the up side I may have found a decent shop in Bloomfield Hills which is only about 45min to 1hr drive away from me. I'll have to trailer the sco...
by jasondavis48108
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very unhappy with local shop :(
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Very unhappy with local shop :(

I had posted back in march that my sh150 was leaking oil out of a weep hole. I took the scooter to the dealer I purchased it from Nicholson's in ann arbor on Jackson rd. for service. Man have they jerked me around big time! First they said they would order the part on March 31st (it needed a water p...
by jasondavis48108
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diesel anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

I'd think there'd be some truth-in-advertising or other consumer-protection rules that didn't allow a company to put the brand name "Diesel" on a gasoline-powered vehicle. :? +1 I got excited there for a moment. I had visions of a motrobike I could run off of french fry oil. I should have...
by jasondavis48108
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found my next scoot...
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

That's so cool!!! makes you wonder why folks bother with those inferior slow poke scoots :lol:
by jasondavis48108
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK, so I feel like a Bloody Rooky!
Replies: 35
Views: 3297

Do you have any idea why it may be happening? I do know that 30 degrees is pretty darn cold for a scooter. If I didn't have really warm gear on I'd get the shakes too. Does it happen right away or does it take a bit for the shaking to start?
by jasondavis48108
Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too big for a 170i?
Replies: 16
Views: 1345

I'm 6'1" and 200lb. I've had my Buddy 50 for three years now and I don't feel cramped on it. For one of those years I even rode two up with my son around town. That was cramped but doable. I've say it's very personal and you'd need to get on the scooter and preferably take it for a test ride. I...
by jasondavis48108
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where do you keep your registration?
Replies: 18
Views: 3455

I keep mine in my wallet with my proof of insurance.
by jasondavis48108
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2013 Honda 'Met Revealed
Replies: 61
Views: 9012

The Met is cute and I'm a big Honda fan but there's no way I'd trade my Buddy 50 for one. The 50cc scoots are just too small to go 4T, at least with a 2T Buddy you start off with more power and it's relatively easy to get even more out of it. I weigh 200lb and my Buddy 50 is doing 50mph actual with ...
by jasondavis48108
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [nbr] Chicken / Egg - Scooters / The Who?
Replies: 35
Views: 2055

Definitely not a big who fan. I also thought Quadrophenia was kind of an irritating movie, I hated the lead character and really wanted the rockers to kick his arse. I got a scooter as an adult because when I was a kid back in the 80's I would see older kids on their Honda Sprees or Yamaha Razz and ...
by jasondavis48108
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: identify that part
Replies: 4
Views: 651

yeah it definitely could have fallen off. It's just a piece of sheet metal that wraps around the fork and is held on with two small bolts with hex nuts.
by jasondavis48108
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any newer exhausts besides Prima for the Buddy 50?
Replies: 2
Views: 653

I have the Prima. Anything you get that enhances the performance is gonna be similar in design. I did get a performance boost (fairly small) and it sounds like an old dirt bike now for sure. The only problem I have had with it is that the pipe is very prone to rust. If I do keep the scooter (my step...
by jasondavis48108
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: identify that part
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Just ran out and checked on mine since I have a 50 too. The black wire is mounted up under the front fender on the fork to keep the brake line from hitting the tire. If you look up under the fender you should see a bracket attached to the fork that held the wire up. The other threaded hole on the fo...
by jasondavis48108
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sh150 mystery oil leak [NBR]
Replies: 25
Views: 2905

I really wish they would bring over the sh300. That is one sweet scooter.
by jasondavis48108
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psycho Buddy 125 completely died after Day ONE!!! Help!
Replies: 24
Views: 2789

I wouldn't worry too much. Even if you did get a bad battery it's a super quick fix and Genuine,s two year warranty is awesome. btw I'm totally jealous, the Psycho is a great look'n scoot :D
by jasondavis48108
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting/Running Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

did you use any fuel stabilizer before you stored it? If not it may need to have the carb cleaned. Before that I'd try emptying the fuel tank and replacing with new gas and add some seafoam. If your lucky that will do the trick. If not either take it to the shop or get out your tooth brush and some ...
by jasondavis48108
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psycho Buddy 125 completely died after Day ONE!!! Help!
Replies: 24
Views: 2789

you said he had to have someone give him a jump, could he not kick start it? It may just need to have the battery charged although the dealer really should have made sure the battery was charged before selling it to you. It may not be holding a charge and in that case you'll need a new battery which...
by jasondavis48108
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear, Full Helmet and Hot Temps
Replies: 34
Views: 2493

I'm from Michigan so take this for what it's worth but when it gets up into the high 80's and 90's here I'm glad for the mesh jacket for sure. In the book Proficient Motorcycling Hough talks about how when he temps exceed 98 degrees your actually trying to keep the heat out so you should where leath...
by jasondavis48108
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sh150 mystery oil leak [NBR]
Replies: 25
Views: 2905

Oh I'll be watching it very carefully. I have another two plus years on my four year extended warranty so if it does happen again it should do so well within the warranty period. Actually, it's kinda sad that I've owned the scooter for almost two years and I only have about 1900 miles on it. It real...
by jasondavis48108
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sh150 mystery oil leak [NBR]
Replies: 25
Views: 2905

well I just heard back from the shop. That weep hole is there to let you know when the mechanical seal on the water pump is going bad. They've ordered a new seal and all the work will be covered under the warranty. I think it's a bit crazy that at just shy of 1900 miles this would happen. Honda is g...
by jasondavis48108
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-My troubles are over.
Replies: 49
Views: 2907

PeteH wrote:Sheesh. I'd simply buy out Genuine. Then introduce the Cruiser that Jijifer so richly deserves.

:) :) :)
Well then I want you to win :D
by jasondavis48108
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack wheels vs 2006 Buddy 50 wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

the wheels for the 125/150 will not fit the buddy 50 without swapping out some other parts first. I think all you really need is the front fender but I'd check with a dealer. my guess is that you'd also have to buy some new rear brake parts too. It would be way easier to just have the buddy 50 wheel...
by jasondavis48108
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how long will a xena alarm sound for when tripped?
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

I was rather surprised that it doesn't seem all that loud to me. Maybe it's because I went to too many metal shows as a youth or maybe it's because I go to the shooting range every week but I had the feeling that if I were sounds asleep I may just be able to sleep through it. I really thought 120Db...
by jasondavis48108
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how long will a xena alarm sound for when tripped?
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Hi Luna this is the lock I have http://www.bullylocks.com/blwebv2.nsf/Products/2F85F5B9558F67E6862576E8005D2B20?opendocument the lock itself is only 100-110 DB but the pager feature is awesome. I tried their disc lock alarms as well (no pager with those) but they were very poor quality. btw I got mi...
by jasondavis48108
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's A....Dirt Scooter !!
Replies: 37
Views: 3020

Love the design, hate the digital camo, but it'd look awesome in flat black or olive drab. I also don't understand why it's so under powered. They need to make it at least 250cc if your really gonna turn this in to a zompocalypse scooter.
by jasondavis48108
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how long will a xena alarm sound for when tripped?
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

I actually found out by accident today. I put the lock on my wifes grandvista and then put the cover on. Of course I didn't have the kyes with me so I had to run into the house and just as I got back with the keys it shut itself off. :lol: I was rather surprised that it doesn't seem all that loud to...
by jasondavis48108
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Butt Buddy ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

no way in hell one of these would be found on my scooter. They just seem so horrifically ugly. I suppose if they made the seat super comfortable I may,... no, no I wouldn't :lol:
by jasondavis48108
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOT Restricted Vs. Unrestricted
Replies: 25
Views: 4901

as far as I know derestricting it changes its motor vehicle classification in most states from moped to motorcycle. In most areas the cops don't care though so the vast majority of people do not bother to re-register thier 50cc derestricted mopeds as motorcycles. I actually did have my Buddy 50 regi...
by jasondavis48108
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommendation for really tough riding pants?
Replies: 34
Views: 5839

motoport

http://www.motoport.com/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=15

I have the air mesh II kevlar jacket.
Very well made
great customer service
8 year crash warranty
not very attractive if that's important to you

they are kinda pricey but worth it