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by Lagerhead
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starter relay location
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

This is on a 125 but I'll bet it's in the same place on a 50.
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Start Relay / red arrow by benandangie, on Flickr
by Lagerhead
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stuck Part
Replies: 4
Views: 899

I've had to do this twice already (2 different bikes) the most recent about 3 hours ago. Use a three jaw bearing puller. http://www.raahinternational.net/images/BEARING%20PUULER.jpg A cheap one will work fine or I'll bet you can rent one at an auto parts store. You will probably end up bending the b...
by Lagerhead
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack Handlebar Vibration Worsening
Replies: 51
Views: 36208

Re: So far

Enviromoto looked at it this weekend and thinks it's in the steering tube so gonna' get into that once again. Thanks again for keeping up with all this and continue to focus on the possible causes and solutions. :D What exactly is the steering tube? Do you mean the steering stem that goes thru the ...
by Lagerhead
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 150 parts on a 125
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

ericalm wrote:The body parts from 2007-onwards will all be interchangeable. If you have an '06 125, the headlight and tail light are smaller.
The tail lights are interchangeable, the newer one is just brighter (better) :)
by Lagerhead
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Finally (almost) finished one of my scooter projects!
Replies: 20
Views: 4607

Very cool!
by Lagerhead
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine/Transmission Life
Replies: 22
Views: 2808

zuki wrote:BoneGirl what oil do u run and how often do u change it.
Mobil 1 5W/30

Changed at about 2500 miles or so. + every fall and spring, and right before we go on vacation (if we're taking the scooters) regardless of miles.
by Lagerhead
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
Replies: 193
Views: 33619

She's almost caught me, again...

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Pinkster hits 30K 2 years. 5.5 months by bonegirl, on Flickr
by Lagerhead
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Naked" Blackjack
Replies: 38
Views: 4504

SYMbionic Duo wrote:
I'd like to see how he cleaned up the handle bar area.

I've been thinking of doing naked handlebars on my BJ kinda like the rattler.
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Buddy by benandangie, on Flickr
by Lagerhead
Wed May 16, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing rear tire on a Buddy 125?
Replies: 26
Views: 6808

How do you balance/check the balance of the tire then? Dynabeads. :) Motorcycles and Scooters ride s-m-o-o-t-h with Dyna Beads®! You simply won't believe the ride... Glass smooth ride, every time, all the time. Dramatically longer tire life No rebalancing No spoke or rim weights Eliminates tire cup...
by Lagerhead
Wed May 16, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing rear tire on a Buddy 125?
Replies: 26
Views: 6808

Then for the wheel, the nut is fairly tight, so you need to be able to break that. I managed to do it by myself and I'm a tiny woman. I just put my socket wrench on it firmly and then jumped on it until it turned. I've found it's easier to remove the 5 small nuts to remove the wheel rather than the...
by Lagerhead
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Replies: 68
Views: 19877

My P200E at the park.

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P3242841 by benandangie, on Flickr
by Lagerhead
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires: S1 or Zippy 1 or ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4508

I forgot to mention, that's the rear tire and it the scoot has a Shad 29 topcase always and is 90%+ of the time loaded. The rider's (my Wife) weight is confidential.* :wink: I think one of the biggest things that contributes to tire longevity is how abrasive the roads are. Tires wear visibly faster ...
by Lagerhead
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires: S1 or Zippy 1 or ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4508

I don't the wear issue with the S1s. I have them on all my scoots and never had a problem with getting decent life out of them. Is it me or are you hauling sacks of potatoes on the rear rack? The S1s perform really well in rain and they're cheap. I agree with siobhan. Here's a picture of an S-1 I t...
by Lagerhead
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear rack mount broken
Replies: 29
Views: 3190

I found a good picture of one. (on ebay)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/G2-2007-Genuine ... es&vxp=mtr
by Lagerhead
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom Wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

The three spoke wheels only come on the 50cc Buddys despite what the Photoshopped pictures show. Also, the 50's come with smaller tires than the 125 / 150 / 170i's. I'm not sure if the wheels are the same size though. I'm thinking they might be a little narrower.
by Lagerhead
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear rack mount broken
Replies: 29
Views: 3190

It's called the "Tank Bracket". Item #18 on this page... http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/buddy125frame Although it doesn't quite look like the drawing. I've seen 3 break, two were within 2 years and covered by warranty. The third I just welded back together with some reinforcement. All ...
by Lagerhead
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any word on S.P.A.Z.?
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Look! Overseas SPAZ rip-offs...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPAZ-Decal-Stic ... 684wt_1163

Maybe they're licensed. :shock:
by Lagerhead
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broken helmet vs no helmet? this helmet probably broken?
Replies: 14
Views: 1665

I just got this in an email from Motorcycle superstore.

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Looks like a pretty generic coupon code to me, I hope it works for someone.
by Lagerhead
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackjack top Speed?
Replies: 18
Views: 3482

I love Zombie threads! :) Don't worry, it's a Black Jack, just a Pink one :wink: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6197/6044128022_ec97decddd_z.jpg 20,821 miles and if there wasn't a 30mph zone just in sight I am sure this would have been even faster. I think the engine is finally broken in by bonegirl ...
by Lagerhead
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free deadlight adapter! We have a round two winner.....
Replies: 56
Views: 4751

And a very Happy Holidays to you and your's.

Enter me please!

Thanks!
by Lagerhead
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repairs on the road (McGyver)
Replies: 26
Views: 2644

I've done the same rack / exhaust nut repair. I once fixed a bad spark plug wire with a spring from an ink pen I found on the side of the road. But the best one I've ever seen was, a friend of mine was with us on a group ride and he was riding his wife's bike, it had been having trouble starting eve...
by Lagerhead
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today shirt.woot has a shirt with penguins on a scooter
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Ordered. Thanks!
by Lagerhead
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expected mileage on a Buddy 150?
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

With proper maintenance, the engine will last much longer than most people expect. The things that wear out (generally) are... Tires. CVT parts. (Rollers, belts, clutches.) Seats. Suspension parts. We've had 3 Buddys so far, A 125 with 40k + A 125/161 with 22k+ (with nothing but abuse since the 161 ...
by Lagerhead
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB Calendar Voting is closed
Replies: 88
Views: 6332

Syd wrote:Makes great presents!
:wink:
by Lagerhead
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windshield issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1993

Lagerhead wrote:There's a pin that's cast into the switch module (or whatever it's called, It's the black part that all of the controls anchor to.)
It's assembly #2 and #11 in this drawing...

http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/budd ... handmirror
by Lagerhead
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windshield issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1993

There's a pin that's cast into the switch module (or whatever it's called, It's the black part that all of the controls anchor to.) That pin indexes into a hole in the handlebar to keep things from spinning on the bar, sometimes those pins shear off accidently. I was able to fix one by removing the ...
by Lagerhead
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Kid in Town - Hello Everyone!
Replies: 12
Views: 1286

Welcome IP! And congratulations, green Buddy's are the...um...greenest.(?)

/JK :wink:
by Lagerhead
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: The Circle 4 Scooter Club Presents….. Bridge On The River KY
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Count me in for sure. Last year was a blast!
Is there preregistration or is it all going to be "day of"?

-Ben
by Lagerhead
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

SteMer wrote:Will the PIAA HS1 bulb work just as well in the smaller '06 Buddy headlight? Just concerned about heat, etc. About time for a change after 5 years.
Nope, the '06 uses a different bulb. (18 watt) You'd have to change the entire headset.
by Lagerhead
Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't...get it...in! Exhaust problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Loosen the 2 bolts that attach the pipe bracket to the engine. Make sure all 6 bolts are loose and correctly threaded before you tighten any of them, at this point I tighten the header bolts first. I have this alignment problem on all three Buddys we've had.
by Lagerhead
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just to be sure when checking valves...
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

I assume a 4mm socket will do for the adjustment screw, since finding a proper sized box wrench seems to be an exercise in futility. A 4mm square socket is a pretty rare bird also. Here's what I use... http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-Tappet-Adjustment-08-0073/dp/B001E8YWP6/ref=pd_sbs_auto_2 Kind o...
by Lagerhead
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: NEW Scooter Photo Scavenger Hunt - Fire Truck
Replies: 30
Views: 4420

scootin_nate wrote: so has any place ever turned anyone away doing this?
well, sort of... :shock:


http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic14731.html
by Lagerhead
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB decals
Replies: 22
Views: 2715

thumbuddy wrote:I want one too and I think they should go to the longer time MB members first.
Sweet! I'm in! :)
illnoise wrote:clearly they should be distributed by post count!

Bb
Crap, I'm out. :(



:P
by Lagerhead
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prima exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 762

I've bought stuff from Enviromoto on several occasions (for 2 different bikes)
A+ experience every time.

Highly recommended.
by Lagerhead
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB Calendar Voting is closed
Replies: 88
Views: 6332

Sorry if it's posted somewhere else and I missed it - But, how long is the poll open?
by Lagerhead
Thu May 26, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Gymkhana pics
Replies: 13
Views: 2347

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/2794495302_6f84c35070_z.jpg up, lean right by benandangie , on Flickr http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2793650991_1e3115e3b7_z.jpg Huck a met by benandangie , on Flickr http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/2794499654_ace20a40b8_z.jpg See saw by benandangie , on...
by Lagerhead
Tue May 03, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project "Frenchy" (we love gold!) 56k Beware!
Replies: 111
Views: 26267

NASRA wrote:I did forget to mention that we upgraded the motor with the new NCY Ceramic Bridged port kit. The difference between the two will straight rock your face completely off.
I test rode this bike last weekend, see my face? You can't - and now you know why. 8)
by Lagerhead
Mon May 02, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Buddy Calendar - submit your photos!
Replies: 113
Views: 10047

I didn't take this picture, I just found it on http://www.Flickr.com But it looks pretty cool to me. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5102/5676523223_ccaf8e1190.jpg Thunderdrome-2011-04-40 by cleopants , on Flickr That's "Project Frenchy" at Thunderdrome II in Detroit on April 30th 2011. :he...
by Lagerhead
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thunderdrome Detroit
Replies: 2
Views: 698

I'll be there.

It's going to be a blast!
by Lagerhead
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miles per Post
Replies: 54
Views: 4266

Lagerhead wrote:
46,100 miles / 363 posts = 127 MPP
:cough:prime:cough:

:lol:

"Q"
by Lagerhead
Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miles per Post
Replies: 54
Views: 4266

Using round numbers...

46,100 miles / 363 posts = 127 MPP

Just the Buddy- 18,200 miles / 363 posts = 50 MPP
by Lagerhead
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Buddy Calendar - submit your photos!
Replies: 113
Views: 10047

:fp:
by Lagerhead
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 3D Buddy
Replies: 1
Views: 2035

3D Buddy

A friend of mine just happened to pick up her new Buddy the day I learned how to do the 3D trick. Perfect guinea pig. :wink: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5142/5625228888_75c923a584.jpg deblbuddy3d by benandangie , on Flickr You'll need a pair of red / cyan 3D glasses for it to work. Not the best p...
by Lagerhead
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Buddy Calendar - submit your photos!
Replies: 113
Views: 10047

Thanks! And thanks also for contributing to the Flickr pool. I love Flickr! Whoops, I found 2 more. :lol: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4316990851_91a4d917fb.jpg 5 Buddys by benandangie , on Flickr http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4317016803_c2faeb2e6a.jpg HappyJack by benandangie , on Fli...
by Lagerhead
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just picked up a another buddy.... Oh the addiction!
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

I like it . Very nice!
by Lagerhead
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: San Diego Scooter Races!
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Don't forget your camera!
by Lagerhead
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: transporting Golf Clubs
Replies: 22
Views: 4548

I haven't tried hauling my golf clubs on the Buddy yet but I have good reason...

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Yes it works by benandangie, on Flickr

This solution works too well. (for me.)
by Lagerhead
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Buddy Calendar - submit your photos!
Replies: 113
Views: 10047

Anyone object to me asking a few people to submit their pics? I posted to the Discussion, but no one reads that. I don't! Thanks for the heads up Eric, you asked for it. :wink: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4698339176_2c7e86d563.jpg Sweeper left by benandangie , on Flickr http://farm5.static....
by Lagerhead
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear Set Install
Replies: 33
Views: 5748

I can't imagine that all of the NCY kits came with the wrong spring but mine was 105mm in legnth. A worn out stock spring I have measures 150mm. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5596519939_0194ab4bb0.jpg TorqueSpring by benandangie , on Flickr I did try running the red spring and it made it seem ...