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by JettaKnight
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kick starting bad for cvt?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Kick starting bad for cvt?

I wouldn't do it a lot, but when you need to, you need to.

I kept my usable in case I did need to, but it's harder on 161cc vs 125cc.
by JettaKnight
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oil viscosity for Buddy 125
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: oil viscosity for Buddy 125

Steer clear of "cycle oil".

That stuff is meant for motorcycles with wet clutches and gearboxes.


Stick to Rotella - it served me well.
by JettaKnight
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Huh.


Life's easier in the Midwest (for manifold reasons).
by JettaKnight
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

As to helmet storage, that's what those big pins at the front top of the pet carrier are for - you can lock your helmet to the bike and leave it on the outside . Yes, so anyone with a knife can get a free new helmet. Excellent idea. Are you serious? Is Las Vegas that bad? (Olhogrider, want to chime...
by JettaKnight
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A couple of safety tips.....
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: A couple of safety tips.....

Sorry, you lost me at:

charlie55 wrote: So, you're cruising along at the speed limit when you ....

:twisted:
by JettaKnight
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

Without the proper air gap, Reflectix is a very poor insulator. For anything to be effective, you'd have to insulate all around including sides, top and bottom and have it fairly sealed. It might work OK on the outside of the pet carrier to reflect so radiated heat coming off the top of the engine....
by JettaKnight
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's considered normal idle noise?
Replies: 1
Views: 149

You're complaining that it's too quiet when idling?
Do you wear earplugs?


Either get an aftermarket exhaust, or get over it.
by JettaKnight
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to vent after dog attacked scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 845

wheelbender6 wrote:Girl dogs are going into heat now so they can deliver in the spring. Makes the males crazy.
I'm just posting to see if "bitch" is blocked by a filter here.
by JettaKnight
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to vent after dog attacked scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 845

Tires are one thing I don't mess with, too important, IMHO.


If my engine blows it sucks (wait...), but if the tire blows, very bad.



I'd take this to to get the Michelin tires... so much better.
by JettaKnight
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transmission oil leak Buddy 150
Replies: 6
Views: 452

I did mean both seal and gasket. I removed the rear tire and found the bolts to remove the housing from that side, i.e. gear transmission. Doesn't look like I need to remove the clutch or variator to do it. The leak was coming from the seam between the gear transmission and the left hand/CVT cover....
by JettaKnight
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transmission oil leak Buddy 150
Replies: 6
Views: 452

First, that belt drive area is really dirty. I suggest you look at the service manual to see how the transmission is assembled. Was it overfilled? I haven't heard of a seal blowing out. And this is the seal on the input shaft, or what? Wait, you said seal, and then you said gasket - which is it? If ...
by JettaKnight
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Syd wrote:Looks like the OP is gone. Maybe she didn't like our answers?
More likely she didn't yet join our ranks - the listing is still up, so she's likely without a Buddy.
by JettaKnight
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedometer not reading correctly
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: SCOOTER HELP: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Practically all scooter and motorcycle manufactures calibrate their speedometers to read optimistically. This is because several safety studies conducted by the motorcycle industry proved that if the speedometer read slightly fast, accidents are dramatically reduced. People also have found that the...
by JettaKnight
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wont start....any ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: Curious if you ever got this resolved

dh12791 wrote:Hi I have a Genuine Hooligan same year with the same code. Im curious if you ever got this code (CD 14-02) figured out?

Don't you just hate finding an old thread about the exact same problem, but no answer?
by JettaKnight
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedometer wire?
Replies: 9
Views: 650

I think I should have put Locktite indeed. Yesterday when I connected the deadlights I saw that the speedometer was undone. After like 2 errands. I saw also some clear oil on the floor of my shed, so it must have been undone and lost it oil. I'll see to reconnect the cable this weekend, I'll put so...
by JettaKnight
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this tube near the kick sTarter?
Replies: 8
Views: 574

babblefish wrote:That tube usually falls off a short time after birth. Surprised your scoot still has it.
Shut it down - we just found our winner of the internet. :D
by JettaKnight
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this tube near the kick sTarter?
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Stanza wrote:That's the drain hose on the bottom of your carburetor, there to let gas out if you're putting the bike up for storage.
Probably. Looks like someone at some point replaced it with a clear tube.



OP, you could always remove the pet carrier and see where it goes.
by JettaKnight
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this tube near the kick sTarter?
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Guff wrote:Could be the vent from the battery
Isn't the battery on the 50 in the same place as the others, i.e. under your feet?
by JettaKnight
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedometer wire?
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Disconnect it at the bottom on the wheel. Now you have all the slack you need! BE CAREFUL - do not let the internal cable fall out of the sleeve onto the dirty ground. Tape it, wrap it in a paper towel, or hold it. Use some blue Loctite on the top end - having that come loose after twenty miles of r...
by JettaKnight
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Throttle Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Buddy Throttle Cable

2008 Buddy 150 Pamplona Was starting up and I felt, heard a pop under my right hand. Scooter tries to start and fires but immediately dies. No tension when I turn the throttle and it won't rev. I assume throttle cable popped/broke. I have a new one but seems like I'm gonna have to take the whole bo...
by JettaKnight
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White sidewall tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 928

I hated those tires.
by JettaKnight
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30151

Repaint that to match the Well Stacked Pizza Co. from GTA Vice City...
by JettaKnight
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30151

Do you know just how many nice people I could meet on that Dream?

I'd love it.
by JettaKnight
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 wont idle
Replies: 10
Views: 598

New idle jet?


Well I got nothing.
by JettaKnight
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much for my Stella?
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: How much for my Stella?

Theodlucas wrote:I have a beautiful green 2012 Genuine Stella 4T manual with only 1,800 miles. Everything works great except the starter motor is broken It starts fine with one or two strokes of the lick starter.
The thought of stroking a lick starter is gross.


8)
by JettaKnight
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Derbi Hunter scooter ...need help and parts ...rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Derbi Hunter scooter ...need help and parts ...rebuild

bradkopp wrote:need help on rebuild to find parts
Let me Google that for you:

https://www.racingplanetusa.com/derbi-h ... 006-1.html


TIL that a Derbi Hunter is not a breed of dog, but a Spanish scooter.
by JettaKnight
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front rack ?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: front rack ?

Hi anyone use the front folding rack? Is it useful? I need more luggage space to go to work. Sometimes the space under the seat is full, my backpack is heavy too. Like said earlier in another post I just can't wait to get my top case. I was thinking about the front rack, a backpack and bungee cords...
by JettaKnight
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Scooter Magazines?
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Lookin' To Scoot wrote: Are you concerned about the long-term effects the air quality might have on the iPhone?
Mental note: never buy a used phone.
by JettaKnight
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New buddy haver
Replies: 9
Views: 783

My rear chrome lasted for maybe eight years before getting rusty. A lot of those years were with a soft top case.

I don't have a top case any more - wears out my rear tire too fast.
by JettaKnight
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the Fuse Block? - 2007 Buddy 125
Replies: 5
Views: 446

So you replaced a fuse "just because"?

I seem to recall there's a glass cartridge fuse under the front carapace for the accessory port (i.e. that 12V cigarette lighter connector).
by JettaKnight
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the Fuse Block? - 2007 Buddy 125
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Fuse block? :lol:


There's one or two fuses inline, but that's it.


On a 125, very little is powered from the battery.
by JettaKnight
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 3170

olhogrider wrote:
JettaKnight wrote:Maybe I need a Royal Alloy to go with my Royal Enfield...
Some of us think that way :D
DUDE! I just noticed your username! :D
by JettaKnight
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
Replies: 9
Views: 691

My understanding is that neither rider was wearing a helmet. Stir in limited experience and little or no training - this was an accident waiting to happen on busy urban streets IMO. I'm not putting my head in some nasty helmet; and I'm bald. How are the helmets stored? Don't they get wet in the rai...
by JettaKnight
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wiring diagram
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

Re: wiring diagram

does anybody have a wiring diagram for 2007 buddy 125 im putting in a alarm and need to see where goes what Well, it should be in the back of your user's manual. 8) Is the 2006 basically the same or does anyone have a readable diagram for the 2006? Thanks! Same. Whatever image / diagram that was po...
by JettaKnight
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: registering a 125cc as a 50cc
Replies: 42
Views: 6223

Re: registering a 125cc as a 50cc

registering a 125cc as a 50cc would a cop know do you think? You asking our opinion of lying and breaking the law? Put on you big people pants and do the right thing. Wow it has the keys. Must be legit then. /thread. We found a winner. ...and we found a loser: yo i just had to make this quick thro ...
by JettaKnight
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Maybe just mount this on your helmet:

https://www.amazon.com/QUNSUN-Spotlight ... B07PDK818R
by JettaKnight
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 3170

Maybe I need a Royal Alloy to go with my Royal Enfield...
by JettaKnight
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Replies: 24
Views: 999

Speed is insane after break-in. I added the windshield and can obtain speeds well over 60mph gps verified. I had it up to 62mph today on a limited access highway and still had a couple mph left in it but I let off because it is dangerously unstable at that speed and wanted to wobble very very badly...
by JettaKnight
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Why you should always get the Service Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Sure that's not for a Honda Civic?
by JettaKnight
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires: Looking for better traction on 170i
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Sometimes you gotta give up looks for safety and performance.
by JettaKnight
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving beyond 50cc
Replies: 21
Views: 1473

They let my wife take the motorcycle riding test on one of the original Honda Metro 49cc scooters. It was funny, because when a bunch of the people there that day found out they could take the test on a 49cc Honda Metro, they asked my wife if she'd let them take the test on her Metro. She said sure...
by JettaKnight
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Don't forget you have to factor in countersteer and lean. Just speculating but I would think that in at least certain situations fixed headlights are better, for instance faster turns with a good amount of lean angle. So I would think that each has it's own strengths and weaknesses. I would like to...
by JettaKnight
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 883

tenders wrote:The Buddy 50 doesn’t work that way. I just checked. Good idea, though. If flash my high beam for this purpose.
My Royal Enfield has a "flash high beam" button.


But no hazard light switch. :x
by JettaKnight
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires: Looking for better traction on 170i
Replies: 13
Views: 806

scootERIK wrote:Why not buy a good set of tires and paint the whitewalls on?
https://www.rangerpaint.com/products/white-sidewall

Because if you paint like me, it's going to be clear that you painted them. :D
by JettaKnight
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 1156

Unbelievably easy to roll back the odometer on a buddy. All you would have to do is make a shaft with a grinder and hook it to a drill. Not sure how hard it would be to open the speedometer and replace the face, most likely it will just be held together with plastic clips. After watching Ferris Beu...
by JettaKnight
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 BBK revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Except that the Buddy 125 is widely reported to go up to 60+mph with stock gearing. I did buy a gear set that was advertised to fit the Buddy but it didn't fit. I don't want to go over 60 (real)mph. The motor is now with the 161 BBK, big valve head, NCY manifold and I have a 26mm carb for when I ge...
by JettaKnight
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 1156

Tough to fix a mechanical gear-based speedo. Well, it's not that tough, you just adjust change the face of the display. I mostly posted the link though to back up my claim that it is a common problem with motorcycles as well. Exactly what I was thinking, someone should make a new face. Well, I'm gu...
by JettaKnight
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Replies: 18
Views: 1009

I am trying to choose between Michelin s1 and Heidenau k61 130/70-10 for the rear and 110/80-10 for the rear. Hopefully they fit. Trying to figure out which ones. I like Michelin, I have them on all my cars and bicycles, the j speed rating on the Michelin is rated for 62 mph. The Heidenau have a sp...
by JettaKnight
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble removing Buddy handlebar cover's speed meter
Replies: 2
Views: 532

I wouldn't be surprised if it's glued on.


$23 for a piece of chromed plastic, huh?
by JettaKnight
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pulling cylinder without pulling the motor on a Buddy 125?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Well, you can get the valve cover off, so you might be able to get the head off...

I like the NCY manifold with the stock carb.