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by SYMbionic Duo
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T Fourth Powerless
Replies: 10
Views: 2409

I'd also look into going with a shorter 4th gear. It'll be a bunch more work to install since it requires splitting the cases (not hard though), but it will give you a closer 3rd to 4th ratio and keep rpms up so that pulling 4th is doable. There is the T5 36 tooth gear or the DRT 37 tooth. Personall...
by SYMbionic Duo
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan Owner/Service Manual?
Replies: 12
Views: 3453

Here you go Hooligan-170i-Service-Manual.pdf

I got mine off the Genuine website, but it appears that they have (re)moved it.
by SYMbionic Duo
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to break the bead loose from the rim?
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

C-clamps are great, but i use a bench vice. Works great. Also, not everyone has reasonable local shops viney. My main shop charges $50, and i've gone to a motorcycle shop that charged me $70 +shop fees. but recently i've found a local shop that will to it for $20. One of the reasons that i love the ...
by SYMbionic Duo
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those with 30mm Carbs - What Jets?
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Those with 30mm Carbs - What Jets?

Those of you running a 30mm carb, what jets are you using? Right now i've gone down to a 110 / 35 and it still seems too rich. Not sure if i need to go lower or if something else if causing issues. Like maybe i'm misfiring or timing is slightly off or something. I've seen ruckus folks with gy6 swaps...
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To ship or not to ship? Transporting scooter -- PDX to SF
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

You can go through your dealer. They probably still have buddy crates that can be reused and they can find a shipper for you. I shipped my bike from Mpls to New Orleans and it was about $300. didn't get charged for crating since i was using a used crate. The cost for shipping depends on if the sende...
by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dB killer on NCY muffler?
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

The stock exhausts are available, you just have to go through a dealer to get stock replacement parts. Or you could try scooterloungeonline for online ordering. Looks like the NCY is less expensive than the stock muffler.


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by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best whitewall tire for the Buddy
Replies: 25
Views: 2755

Essentially the same size. Some buddys came with 3.5-10 and some with 100/90-10
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best whitewall tire for the Buddy
Replies: 25
Views: 2755

I spend most of my time at speeds around 60-65 with occasional spurts of 70. mostly it depends on wind. But if you are pushing the limits of the speed rating, your tires will wear faster, so having higher rated tires will increase the life of your tires if you spend a good amount of time on the Hwy....
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best whitewall tire for the Buddy
Replies: 25
Views: 2755

Schwalbe Weatherman WW
Can Get them from SIP

Good grip wet/dry and only WW available with a speed rating better than J (62mph)



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by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stella Auto First Ride(s) + Hooligan
Replies: 46
Views: 3894

No Idea, But it all depends on why your 170i was overheating. Things that could contribute to overheating. high air temp with high humidity will impact an air cooled bikes ability to cool itself. a lower temp oil like 5w30 isn't suited for high heat, hotter climates are recomended to run 10w40 or 5w...
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 150cc head - port, polish, and deck
Replies: 12
Views: 2469

Usually backfiring on deceleration is do to a lean condition. The charge is too lean and doesn't burn then ignites in the exhaust which is usually hotter than the head. Check that your in and out gaskets are properly sealing. If you are running too rich, you will get a gurgling sound when you lay on...
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the reaper
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Looks cool. I'd save some money though. don't add the ceramic 62mm cylinder you gain a whole 6cc (169=>175) and have to bore out the case, which involves spliting the case and removing the crank, lots of hassle especially since they didn't also switch to the 60mm long stroke crank. don't get the 61m...
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCY exhaust on a 170i (now with video)
Replies: 30
Views: 3348

Most scooter EFI systems are open loop, meaning that there is no o2 sensor in the exhaust. Adding the o2 sensor to the exhaust increases the cost and complexity on what is supposed to be cheap transportation. EFI has 2 benefits 1. is more efficient metering of fuel so that you can get both more mpg ...
by SYMbionic Duo
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Caught in a snowstorm - or - "that will buff right out&
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Been There done that, designed the T-shirt. :lol: When this has happened to me, i don't stop at stop signs, i downshift and roll through them, unless i know i have to stop. Engine braking is your friend in these situations. Don't make a habit of it if you have a 2T though. If you live and work in Mp...
by SYMbionic Duo
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chicagoland area - passing through
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

I've taken pretty much all the roads going west out of Chicago on my way back to the Twin Cities. I'm usually starting out by the Des Plaines river, so i can't comment on getting through Chicago as much. Avoid US20, it stretches on forever with never ending strip malls and annoying lights. US12 isn'...
by SYMbionic Duo
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of helmet do you wear and why
Replies: 38
Views: 5790

i have a HJC modular FF. mostly because i ride in all weather, and i have yet to find a way to ride comfortably in hail/sleet/heavy rain/dust storms/<0 deg weather other than a full face. Also, my head only seems to fit HJC and Nolan properly, and Nolan helmets are X2 as much as my HJC.
by SYMbionic Duo
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I don't have a problem, I can quit anytime I want....
Replies: 32
Views: 2672

'87 is the 1st year for the Helix in the US.

The 80's Hondas are ugly, but vintage 80s ugly. It was the 80s, everything was ugly.
by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Handy Tool for 4T Stella Owners
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

These make valve adjustments so much easier. I highly recommend them.
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Teach me about the 24/24 carb upgrade please
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Spaco makes the SI carbs for Dellorto now, so it's kinda moot.
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Double-checking before I buy.
Replies: 1
Views: 752

You can use any crank designed for the 125/150 P series. Whether or not the crank is designed for a reed doesn't really matter. You can use stock 125, a full circle, a race-cut, doesn't really matter on our Stellas, just make sure that the stroke is 57mm and the rod is 105mm in length. Technically, ...
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Teach me about the 24/24 carb upgrade please
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

The difference between injected carb and non-injected is the slide pull

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Parts 41 and 42 in the picture. If you do get the non-injected carb, it's easy enough to take the one off of your 20/20.


-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR - TGB Delivery Scooter
Replies: 20
Views: 4064

It's great, there are some minor things that i would tweak (seat, battery location, 12v fuse location.

The only real problem, is that it has just enough power and speed to get me into trouble. :twisted:


-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR - TGB Delivery Scooter
Replies: 20
Views: 4064

Mine was an early 2005 (Dec 04) 150cc and i mostly rode it at WOT. i think that my problems were just the individual bike. i had carb issues at 1st that were probably due to not being setup properly by the original dealer (mine got it for me through a dealer swap). My symptoms were that it would die...
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR - TGB Delivery Scooter
Replies: 20
Views: 4064

150cc amazing storage capability especially when you add the front basket and the step-thru basket. My only problem was that i did a lot of highway riding with it, and that was hard on the engine. Needed the valves to be readjusted every 2k. (which was about every 2months for me) If i was up for doi...
by SYMbionic Duo
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Head gasket woes+head porting. Engine builders enter.
Replies: 1
Views: 537

As long as it doesn't obstruct into the combustion chamber, .5mm isn't a big deal. That's .25mm all around, it will still seal the combustion chamber, if you are still worried, use a little gasket sealer or computer thermal grease.


-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 161 Kit
Replies: 61
Views: 8475

Apparently i didn't have to take my bike apart to find this info.

Looking at the service manuals for the 125 and 170, the secondary drive ratios are listed under the model specs page.

You can find the 170i service manual on Scooter Lounge Online.
http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/manuals


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by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 161 Kit
Replies: 61
Views: 8475

LOL Bit anxious are we? Finding, There is a difference. Final drive: 125 15->42->13->42 or 9.05 (taken from 2006 buddy 125) 150 16->40->13->43 or 8.27 (taken from 2009 Black Jack) I can post photos of my gears if you'd like. I'd also like to know what the Psycho is rocking. -duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 161 Kit
Replies: 61
Views: 8475

13T/42T is what the 125 is running.

I'll try to pull my BlackJack apart this weekend and see what the 150 is running.


-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 161 Kit
Replies: 61
Views: 8475

Hello BuddyLand: Getting heavier roller weights does not result in higher top speed. I know because I did test...... Depending on the weight, it does impact the rate or acceleration. Heavier weights get your CVT into higher gear quicker. I watch this happen testing with various weights of roller we...
by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 161 Kit
Replies: 61
Views: 8475

Kaos posted years ago, that for the 161, you need a bigger head. You can use either a stock 150 head or the NCY BV head. High speed power is mostly governed by aerodynamics. Go for the windshield or tuck. Also Intake is more important than exhaust or displacement for top speed. Our engines are opera...
by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kymco Downtown 300i
Replies: 7
Views: 3609

i sometimes use the upper feet position. It's a little odd because you are sitting essentially on your tailbone with your knees in the air. It's comfortable enough, and allows you to shift weight to a different part of your posterior, but i wouldn't stay like that for too long, specially not in traf...
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy = Less Respect!!
Replies: 101
Views: 9156

I think that there are just people who have poor spacial awareness and can't tell how fast something is moving relative to themselves. These are the people who are bad mergers, and who will pull over instead of driving down a residential street that has parking on both sides. Other people are just d...
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kymco Downtown 300i
Replies: 7
Views: 3609

I've got 12k+ mi on my Downtown. TL:DR Great bike if you fit it. As for reliable? I've done 1000mi in 24hrs and 1500mi in 36, all at high speed. Will cruise all day at 80, and i've tested this with 16hr days, mpg is as follows: 55-60mph 75-80mpg 65-70mph 67-74mpg 75-80mph 55-60mpg 85-92mph ~50mpg St...
by SYMbionic Duo
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Mapping out a long trip
Replies: 20
Views: 2598

Thanks for the advice. I'm always planning long trips, and i hate that i can't modify routes on a mobile device with google maps.

But for pre-planning with a computer, Google Maps is pretty good.




-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2003 Stella 2t Won't Start
Replies: 35
Views: 4704

Only special tools to replace a jug and piston would be a pair of needle nose pliers or a circle clip tool, depends on what type of clip is used on the wrist/gudgeon pin. You will also need a file or a dremel to champfer the ports on the new jug and piston. (bevel the edges so that you don't snag a ...
by SYMbionic Duo
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speed cameras chicago
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

I'll still come as long as they have the swear detectors near the public toilets. I just hate using the 3 shells.
by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stuck Part
Replies: 4
Views: 910

I could be wrong, but that looks like that's the actual output shaft.
by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Jack burning oil.
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Black Jack burning oil.

Idle seems fine, but as soon as i give it throttle, i get smoke. If i continue to let the smoke out, i start misfiring pretty badly. Rings looked ok, but i didn't measure the their gap. Very light scoring in the corners along the studs. (will have to remember to let the engine warm up first, before ...
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ordered ncy BVH!
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

I've been running 13g sliders in mine. 10.5 -11g was too light, launch was great, but was running too high revs for the powercurve. Went to 13g and while i lost some of my launch, i can cruise on the Hwy and still get 70+ mpg.


-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Cannonball 2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5637

So who wants to get to AK early and ride up to Deadhorse? Do a 2014 three-for Cannonball, Amerivespa, Ironbutt Ultimate Coast to Coast. Ride back from Deadhorse to Hyder in time for Cannonball, then do Amerivespa in NOLA then ride to Key West have 30 days to complete the Ironbutt challenge. Who's wi...
by SYMbionic Duo
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Slaughterhouse 19 Chicago, Labor Day Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 2646

Slaughterhouse 19 will happen, i asked the principal organizers, and they confirmed that yes, there will be a Chicago Rally on Labor Day weekend.

supposedly there is a FB page for it. And yes, they know that they need to update the rally website.


-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Slaughterhouse 19 Chicago, Labor Day Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 2646

No Clue.

Last year there were rumblings that if someone else didn't take over organizing it, it wasn't going to happen.

I'm still going to be in Chi-town that weekend anyways, but i hope that it does continue for a 19th year.

-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: buddy engine builds
Replies: 15
Views: 2430

Cheap Fast Reliable Pick two. The best bang for the buck is a small windshield For me the best bang was weight loss. 65 lbs and counting! Best bang for the buck is actually to take a dremel to the head, clean up the ports and PROPERLY work the valve seats. But if you don't know what you are doing, ...
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing complete engine in Buddy Scooter
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Throwback7R wrote:I do not think your going to gain much unless the 125 motor is shot.
a standard 15mm wrist pin is about the only real difference, which makes upgrading the motor easier as you can use any kit without having to change the crank.
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I know it's hot where you are, but I'm SO COLD!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4083

About the Tocano, how does that behave in the wind? It gets quite gusty here in the afternoons so how would you keep the fabric from blowing all over the place and blocking your view? They are strapped down low, and they have air bladders that inflate and keep the sides from blowing around. They re...
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: buddy engine builds
Replies: 15
Views: 2430

I've also thought that the 30mm carb was a bit much, so i'm still running the stock carb.

Did you loose any driveability in the low end of the throttle, or are you a 2 speed rider ( WOT and off)? :twisted:


-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I know it's hot where you are, but I'm SO COLD!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4083

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s? That is perfect riding weather!


If you are having problems retaining heat and a hoodie under a riding jacket isn't enough, then i would second the tucano urbano.


-duo
by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] The End of Car Culture
Replies: 26
Views: 2591

Next time i'm in AZ you're on!
by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170i or a used Blackjack?
Replies: 20
Views: 2581

Use synthetic oil and change every 2k, gearbox every 4k.

600 is only for 1st service.
by SYMbionic Duo
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] The End of Car Culture
Replies: 26
Views: 2591

Cars are mostly generic and boring now, which is why we are seeing a resurgence of styling cues and or models from the 60's and 70s. Problem is, all the iconic cars were either muscle cars (GTO, Mustang, Charger), or economy cars (Bug, Mini), or quirky for utility (Camino, Brat, Ranchero). And the B...