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by paige
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about Buying a 2016 Genuine Buddy 170i. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 4132

They are both good choices. Are you going to ride every day? The 125 has a carb which can get gunked up if it sits for a while. Those who do their own maintenance are fine with this but it became a problem for me. The 170 is fuel injected. Marginally higher cost to buy and maintain but very reliable...
by paige
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weigh in on helmets!
Replies: 34
Views: 6587

Nolan N103 for several years, just switched to Schuberth C3.

I really liked the modular Nolan for fit and integrated sunshield.

The Schuberth is really light and almost spookily quiet.

You really need to try them on, because you will be wearing the helmet more than any other piece of gear.
by paige
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in the saddle- Hooligan 170i
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Re: Long term review

Does anyone have a long-term review of the Hooligan? I am thinking about getting one when my Suzuki is paid off. I only have a couple hundred miles on it so far but it has started and run like a champ every time I want to ride. Not impressed with the refueling setup- the sleeve on the pump combined...
by paige
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in the saddle- Hooligan 170i
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Thanks Eric.

I got tired of wanting to ride but having to prep/fix the scooter.

Now off to the farmer's market to see how much the pet carrier and topcase can really hold!
by paige
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in the saddle- Hooligan 170i
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Back in the saddle- Hooligan 170i

Hi scooter people! I have had my Buddy 125 since 2006 but I am a poor caretaker and it is getting harder to keep running since I ride seasonally. I never plan to stop riding, it just tapers off, so I don't properly prepare the bike for storage. The carb is the bane of my existence. Bought the Hoolig...
by paige
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
Replies: 87
Views: 8828

IIRC,
Minecraft is available as a standalone game that can be played without Internet access.
by paige
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help!! my wife needs a nice 'cute' summer jacket and can't
Replies: 31
Views: 3701

I just bought the Rev It Air in grey. Comfortable, low key, fits well. ( Not a cut down men's jacket, but actually woman shaped.)
by paige
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going to sell my Buddy 150 Italia w/extras what price?
Replies: 17
Views: 3268

Don't bother selling the helmets with the scooter. Riders have their own helmets that fit their own heads. I can't tell you how many helmets I have refused, given away, donated or tossed. The helmet has no relationship to the scooter. No added value. If someone wants to buy the helmet separately, yo...
by paige
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Cannonball 2012!!
Replies: 38
Views: 2593

Sounds like a great time. I was just looking at the last two years of results. Only 1 Genuine scooter entered in 2008... and didn't finish the last day. There were none in 2010. I think you need to call in some factory support to make this a win-win for you and the Genuine brand. :wink: Pretty sure...
by paige
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How secure are topcases?
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

I would imagine that being seen tossing your wallet and phone into the top case or under the seat would make it more attractive of a target.
by paige
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] but may still relate: Confessions of a Car Salesman
Replies: 15
Views: 993

Ask them if they will deliver. My first scooter purchase, they offered to deliver and gave me a 15 minute overview of how everything worked while sitting in my driveway. I had been wondering how I would get it home and it never occurred to me to ask them to bring it. They have trucks for servicing, ...
by paige
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2011/12 International Motorcycle show
Replies: 27
Views: 1852

Whoa, sorry, mind fart. The motorcycle show here is over so my mind just went in to car show mode (we are going this weekend in SF.)
by paige
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2011/12 International Motorcycle show
Replies: 27
Views: 1852

Babblefish, Was the Abarth 500 Fiat there? I know the regular 500 is, but my husband really wants to see the Abarth.
by paige
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Kindness Tour on a Genuine Scooter! :D
Replies: 131
Views: 6708

If you are going to address breakdown insurance (such as AAA, Allstate) you should investigate coverage. As far as I know (AAA), they are region based and each agency has their own definitions of coverage. For example, in California, motorcycle coverage is not included in regular or premium AAA cove...
by paige
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter locks for Honda Metropolitan (or Genuine Buddy)
Replies: 31
Views: 6425

Grip Lock.
I used it in combination with the locking thing under the seat on the Metropolitan.
by paige
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This would be a smart move on genuine.... If they do it.
Replies: 45
Views: 2763

The Ninja Rabbit has been parked next to my Buddy. It is way bigger, in a body sense and way heavier. Looks like a 50's Cadillac parked next to a Honda Civic. A 250cc in a body as small as the Buddy would be suicide... :shock: Not heavy enough, wheel base not long enough, wheels too small (and not a...
by paige
Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 tranny upgrade.
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Whoa, double entendre candidate right here!
by paige
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Steve Jobs
Replies: 36
Views: 2411

Isn't this a eulogy thread for a person? ... but I do have an iPhone, 2 iPods and 4 Macs at home... all are still working... the older ones I use as a server and a streaming device. Ditto. Quite amazing really. A decade later the old Mac's just keep on working so flawlessly. I just repurpose them fo...
by paige
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody in NorCal Missing a Red Buddy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

WTH?
by paige
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Case Recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 2175

GIVI E30 with additional tail light.
by paige
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: California
Replies: 36
Views: 3614

The Dumbarton Bridge is not the choice to take between Alameda and San Francisco. (it is about 30 miles south, San Mateo Bridge is 20 miles south) The Bay Bridge connects the two. I have ridden over it on a Buddy, but mine is *technically* not legal since it is a 125. I prefer not to commute on the ...
by paige
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [SR/NSR/ETC] Resolutions
Replies: 31
Views: 2688

"3. Find solution for helmet hair "

helmethoods@yahoo.com

Jolene makes cool under helmet liners. Her website link looks broken, but I think the email is still good.

helmethoods.net

http://jolenedesigns.blogspot.com/2007/ ... hoods.html
by paige
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CA to require MSF for under 21 riders
Replies: 24
Views: 1981

"call me old fashioned, but i like the whole "parking lot with a friend" approach, and THEN take the course once you know what the hell you're doing " I love my friends and family, but I also know them. If they are professional motorcycle trainers, sure, have them teach you to ri...
by paige
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modular type Helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

I have the Nolan N100 and the 102 with the internal sun visor. I really like them, they are comfortable and feel secure. I don't use the sun visor because it sits directly in the middle of my field of vision. It does not go down far enough to replace sunglasses (like a smoked visor) and it does not ...
by paige
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tucano Urbano or Armadillo???
Replies: 18
Views: 3748

The people I know who wear Tucano Urbano are very slim. The Euro styling seems to favor that body type.
by paige
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tucano Urbano or Armadillo???
Replies: 18
Views: 3748

If I can suggest something completely different, I'd recommend you look at quality ski jackets. These are generally cut very attractively and designed to be used athletically and thus are not bulky (though you do usually have the option of stuffing in an extra down layer to add bulk and warmth if n...
by paige
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car make/model for VersaHaul/TiltaRack?
Replies: 66
Views: 10560

We have a Nissan Frontier that we love. Has chocks for 2 scoots in the bed and a hitch for a trailer or VersaHaul. Gas mileage is decent (for a truck), but it is light in the tail when daily driving (no load). Our Nissan Xterra has a hitch for the VersaHaul or trailer, is super sporty and gets okay/...
by paige
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Permit renewal in California??
Replies: 20
Views: 7381

"no night riding with a permit? no freeway riding? any terrible driver can go get licensed to drive a 4000lb deadly weapon like a cage, but if you want to ride a motorcycle which couldn't kill anything if it struck something or damage any property, you have to jump through hoops! " You can...
by paige
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: if I were to rent a scooter in San Francisco
Replies: 26
Views: 2144

Riding around SF on a scooter for a day in SF would definitely be worth it. There's plenty to see, parking is easy and most of the drivers around here (not all) are aware of people on bikes/scooters/motorcycles because we have so many. If I didn't have to work on Friday and Saturday, I'd volunteer ...
by paige
Tue May 04, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I need to obey the pet carrier weight limit? Damage??
Replies: 5
Views: 936

I know someone will be along soon to give more advice, but in the mean time... Remember that putting weight on the back of the scooter like on a back rack alters the handling of the scooter in ways that it was not specifically designed to have, it also may wear the back tire out faster. The rack it...
by paige
Tue May 04, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Ladies!! Safe Scooter Shoes??
Replies: 56
Views: 19940

Those Doc Marten Milly boots are cute. How is the fit on the upper calf? I have very *strong* calves, so fit is very difficult in mainstream boots.
by paige
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Who bought an iPad?
Replies: 45
Views: 2316

I'm at a total loss on the iPad. Why would I need an iPad when I've got an iPod / iPhone, and a laptop / desktop? For mobility the iPod touch I use can't be beat (work's got me hooked on the Blackberry - not as fun, but rock solid), so why would I mess that up by making it bigger, but not big enoug...
by paige
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Who bought an iPad?
Replies: 45
Views: 2316

I'll preface this with the fact that I'm not much into the cult of Mac, what with being one of those crazy bearded Linux zealots and all, but there are a TON of devices that are nearly identical or can do MORE than the iPad that cost a whole lot less. I wouldn't spend the money. Especially when the...
by paige
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Who bought an iPad?
Replies: 45
Views: 2316

Have it. Love it.
by paige
Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT LEGAL!!! *hooooonk* HEY! THATS NOT LEGAL!! NOT LE......
Replies: 69
Views: 4824

I didn't realize "right on red" isn't allowed everywhere. How about left on red from one way to one way? I've been doing that my whole life and was in Michigan when I was 16 and got my license. interesting. I wouldn't lane split where it's not allowed because I can see cagers getting piss...
by paige
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: <3 motorcycle cops
Replies: 25
Views: 2234

I am glad they tagged the asshat in the Town Car. I watched my best friend get hit by a car on her scooter in that same intersection. Very scary. She is okay, but we are still pissed about the incident.
by paige
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V for Ventata: Corazzo Ventata Mesh Jacket Review
Replies: 24
Views: 6003

I am confused. Why would you wear a mesh jacket under a warm winter jacket? Mesh is for summer. Warm (armored)(water resistant) jackets are for winter.
by paige
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy International Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 1832

I bought my 09 Pomplona 150 last month in south jersey for $2907 out the door but didn't get the dressed for the holiday promotion. It was the last one they had left with 4 miles on it. When i got it home the bike would only hit 30mph. I found out the valves had to be adjusted, that's probably why ...
by paige
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Rack Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

I had the chrome one, it broke , replaced with the black, has been fine since.
by paige
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone know of a quick release topcase for the buddy rack?
Replies: 10
Views: 2297

So, do any of the Shad or Givi cases fit the Buddy mounting plate? I know my Givi case has a Givi plate that is mounted on the Buddy. If you have a Genuine case, is the mounting plate similar to the Givi or Shad plates or do you need an entirely new set up? I have a similar dilemma on my Vespa LX. I...
by paige
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's this for an out the door cost...
Replies: 34
Views: 2690

Congratulations! You are making a good decision. The 50cc will let you get a feel for riding at an easy price point. You will outgrow it, but will have a much better idea of what you want when it is time for a new bike.

http://www.sfscootergirls.com/
by paige
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freeway legal or not. Buddy 125
Replies: 40
Views: 5097

In California, freeways and highways are different types of roads. I don't know the specifics, but I believe freeways are limited access entry/exit roads with barriers or median between the directions of traffic. Highways are roads that have cross traffic and vary speed limits as they go through a t...
by paige
Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prima pipe, worth getting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Yes.
Love mine, the (possibly imaginary?) power boost and the low growliness. Mine hasn't broke (yet), but I only have about 2000 miles on it.
by paige
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does it save gas to turn off Buddy 125 at red lights?
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Wow, what a scary question. Never turn off your vehicle while you are engaged in driving activities. This includes waiting at lights.
by paige
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Washing Corazzo Jackets; trouble pulling out back armor.
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Why are you washing your jacket? Does it smell funny? Like most outerwear, the Corazzo is washable, but it is not necessary to wash it like laundry. Just curious.
by paige
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding on a sheepskin seat cover is almost erotic (picture!)
Replies: 35
Views: 2332

Whoa, TMI. Going on the assumption that TMI does refer to 'Too Much Information' then why did you choose to click open to read a post with the word 'erotic' in the topic line? Anyways, if my post was too much information for you be sure not to visit San Francisco during the Love Fest, Folsom Street...
by paige
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding on a sheepskin seat cover is almost erotic (picture!)
Replies: 35
Views: 2332

Whoa, TMI.
by paige
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keys Left in Vespa
Replies: 16
Views: 1602

I keep separate key rings. I only take whatever keys I am using that day. Scooter and house keys, car and house keys or car, house and mom's house key. This system works for me because I don't worry about losing anything and the key for any given vehicle is available to whomever needs it at home. (M...
by paige
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need advice on ordering a top-case/trunk for my Buddy.
Replies: 35
Views: 4985

I have the GIVI E30. Love it. Big enough for a FF helmet, waterproof, positive locking mechanism. I have it wired for the topcase tail light, so cars can see me.