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by Christophers
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

It's very French. And it rings simulacrum to me, much like the offerings from BAAK https://www.baakmotocyclettes.com/en/: an overdone imitation of "American style" that results only in uncomfortable inauthenticity.
by Christophers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Replies: 64
Views: 9609

I agree, the Scomadi 400 with a 4-speed would be a kick in the pants to ride. Hopefully an importer with vision will bring them into the US in the near future. I've been in communication with Scomadi about the 400 since Jan 2018. They had intended to start production in the 4th quarter of 2018 ~ an...
by Christophers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Hot evening in San Francisco
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

Love it!
by Christophers
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heidenau K61s vs. K80s.
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Thanks. Looks like the K80s do have better cornering grip as I suspected. Thanks! Now I'm looking at some Pirelli Diablos.....choices choices...…... I would NOT recommend the Pirelli Diablos. Very squirrelly tires - but disclaimer - My experience with the Diablos is not on the Buddy. I was howeve...
by Christophers
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heidenau K61s vs. K80s.
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Thanks. Looks like the K80s do have better cornering grip as I suspected. Thanks! Now I'm looking at some Pirelli Diablos.....choices choices...…... I love the K80s on my Psycho! (Now on my second set) Just did 120 miles of carving on them last weekend and am planning another 120 miles (mostly di...
by Christophers
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Replies: 42
Views: 5601

I love what they did to the 400C. It's exactly what I envision when I think scrambler. Too bad Genuine isn't offering the bike set up like this because then I would seriously think about buying one. As it is now, not a chance. That is a nice conversion! I can see why you like it. So what does Cleve...
by Christophers
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New scooter! Many problems.
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

k1dude wrote:It sounds like you bought a stolen scooter.
Uh... yeah!
by Christophers
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

KABarash wrote:Annnnnd I can’t believe how cranky people have gotten, does everyone suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder?????
It seems so, lately!
But you know what they say. "Tis the season..."
by Christophers
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 50
Views: 6149

Looks and sounds expensive!
by Christophers
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Replies: 42
Views: 3110

phenomenalworld wrote:It's like parallel universes, the mechanic's notions vs yours
Who is this mechanic?
(I have a couple of guesses)

Send me a PM if you don't want to post the name publicly, but I'm sure he doesn't read these forums.
by Christophers
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Replies: 42
Views: 3110

You didn't happen to ArmorAll (or equivalent) your tires did you?
by Christophers
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: riding wear
Replies: 57
Views: 5219

Received my new set of leathers today. So excited. I used them on a ride to lunch and will wear them to the Napa Valley Scooter Club meeting this afternoon. Black leather with external hard parts on shoulders, elbows and knees. Removed liner as it's still quite warm here. The back protection is nea...
by Christophers
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: riding wear
Replies: 57
Views: 5219

Pants-wise, well... normally a skirt and nylons because I'm going to work. That's probably bad, I guess. I'll figure something out though. :shock: I know we're not supposed to be riding-gear-police here, but I'm glad to hear that you are thinking about figuring out an alternative that offers you mo...
by Christophers
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turn signal beeper
Replies: 3
Views: 873

k1dude wrote:My turn signal beepers must've also broken. All I hear is a ticking sound. :roll:
LOL :D
by Christophers
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

sat on the pcx and the hooligan this weekend. hooligan is much bigger than the roughhouse, but i think i liked the feel of the pcx better. looks like i can get a better deal on the pcx. decision time. Sounds like PCX all the way, then! It's a very good scooter ~ many would say an upgrade from a Bud...
by Christophers
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solenoids & Cylons
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Dooglas wrote:If I got down on my knees and begged - would the OP or a moderator change the name of this thread to "Solenoid". Please?
:)

like
by Christophers
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73168

The new Honda CB300R also looks nice: To me, the CB300R looks much better than the CB500F, with that transformer headlight. Do you think either of these has the capacity to stitch heavy leather? ... saw a nice Gustin jacket the other day that I would probably have to have tailored to fit properly. ...
by Christophers
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

Have you looked at/considered a Buddy 125? Still one of the best bang-for-the-buck options out there, IHMO. A big upgrade in terms of 'go juice' versus a Roughhouse sport. It's a little hard to make a recommendation. You didn't tell us much about yourself or the vibe that you're going for (size: hei...
by Christophers
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
Replies: 33
Views: 2094

Dooglas wrote:
scootERIK wrote:I think Genuine needs to put a 200-225 cc motor in the Buddy and gear it so it can run 60 mph or a little faster all day. Or at least stick a 200-250 cc motor in the Hooligan. Hooligan 220 maybe?
This sounds familiar. :wink:
LOL :)
by Christophers
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
Replies: 33
Views: 2094

So, a Buddy 161cc will outrun a 170i? Not with a stock 125cc cylinder head. Riding on the highway will wear the crank out over time. They end up having a lot of thrust play and eat belts. I've seen it twice. SYM hd200 could be considered as well. I've trashed lots of parts riding my buddy 125. They...
by Christophers
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter photoshoot
Replies: 5
Views: 832

I wanna see the pics from the photoshoot
by Christophers
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73168

As I said, I can't argue the point, but I also couldn't bring myself to lay out nearly 7 Large for the SR400... Sounds like the old joke about the two butcher shops. A lady tells one of the butchers that she can get pork chops for a $1 less a pound across the street. The butcher asks why she doesn'...
by Christophers
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Replies: 1752
Views: 157685

JettaKnight wrote:No one's crashed this year?
Yeah... I mean, it's just that we're all that good!
The Modern Buddy crowd is pretty experienced collection of veteran riders!!
by Christophers
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Scooters and What to Do
Replies: 30
Views: 4526

Essentially it's a video from the UK with an experienced bike thief showing how they cut through various locks. All the way from dollar store cable locks up to the Fugetaboutit chain lock and loop. It's depressingly informative...none survive. Nice summary (encouraged me to come back and watch the ...
by Christophers
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy beginner break-in blues
Replies: 16
Views: 1463

And really, you’re really very ok on the break in issue. There is a lot of info regarding 2 stroke break in (hard vs soft) and I came to the conclusion that if guys are out there going WOT from the get go, I was fine for the few times I opened it up in the beginning. Just try to vary your speeds ...
by Christophers
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Scooters and What to Do
Replies: 30
Views: 4526

Stanza wrote:Food for thought...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pywN558dJaU
What's the summary of that vid?
(Can't watch it while at work)
by Christophers
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
Replies: 31
Views: 3600

Re: Fuel pump?

So I think that the fuel pump may actually be the culprit. Did not realize that these little bikes use fule pumps. I've got a new one ordered regardless. I think that after 11 years it is most likely a good idea to replace this item for $35 anyway. Fuel pump? 2007 Buddy 125? Post a link to the item...
by Christophers
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 vapor lock
Replies: 5
Views: 961

dasscooter wrote:For a second I thought it was 2007 again :lol: :lol:
?

reference?
by Christophers
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73168

check out this little item I found - the Wolf 300. ... According to the EPA database it has a 278cc, two-valve, mechanically injected motor, single-cylinder making 26.8 horsepower. ... There are pictures out there of a Wolf 300 motorcycle that aren't half bad looking, but I'd like to see a pic of w...
by Christophers
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stylish Armored Jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Syd wrote:This is stylish for me. :D
You are officially banned from this thread.












;)
by Christophers
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30136

Re: '47 Salsbury

LOL :lol:
by Christophers
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30136

I want that Dragster bad! It's only 1500 miles away. Oh don't think I'm not considering it! I would drive that far to pick it up! :) It is tempting. Luckily for me I've seen these beasts in person and they truly are as fugly as they look like they are. That's been my saving grace for not doing some...
by Christophers
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30136

sc00ter wrote:That Dragster is super cool!
A pretty rare find...
by Christophers
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a lemon head seat
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Dage'sVew wrote:What about having Suzi at Cheeky Seats make a special lemon head seat cover for it? She & Rafi do terrific work!
Yeah. That would have been my suggestion.
A second for Cheeky Seats.
by Christophers
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 Front brake problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1768

Bummer. Sometimes you start with the most accessible/cheapest part and work your way from there. Maybe you can get this for $39.00. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-GENUINE-BUDDY-150-COMPLETE-FRONT-BRAKE-HANDLE-W-BRAKE-CALIPER-15/350852569428?hash=item51b0715954:g:-6QAAOxyPH9RukTr:sc:UPSGround!80121!U...
by Christophers
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 30136

Syd wrote:Good job.

:shock:
Syd wrote:Looks like the BMW C1.
No
by Christophers
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
Replies: 8
Views: 3282

lovemysan wrote: In my defense he did say cylinder kits. I don't do headlamps.
LOL

One also has to consider the date of the posts.

The one to which you responded was posted: "Tue May 07, 2013".

The one to which we were responding was posted: "Thu May 17, 2018"

;)
by Christophers
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noob Buddy 170i owner here just saying hi!
Replies: 13
Views: 1767

ScooterDave wrote:Very nice!
+1
by Christophers
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 3940

I guess I found the answer I was looking for by taking a peek at the Honda webpage: The Super Cub features a four-speed semi-automatic transmission that you shift with your left foot, like a traditional motorcycle. But here’s the unique feature: there’s no clutch to worry about—you just toe an...
by Christophers
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 3940

I am tempted by that one as well, but it is not really a shifty - it has a left side foot shift and an auto centrifugal clutch. How does that work exactly? (How does that work in practice?) Does one have real gears but no clutch lever? Normal up/down toe shifting, like on a motorcycle, but without ...
by Christophers
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 3940

Ah, you may be thinking of those instances where a two-stroke engine will "soft-seize", those parts temporarily expanding under heat, but returning to their correct dimensions when cooled. Not the case here - this was a catastrophic failure of a four-stroke engine: the cylinder, piston, a...
by Christophers
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 3940

I am more familiar with 2T seizes and holed pistons. Yes the cylinder will expand...except at the points where the four cylinder studs are located. The rest will expand and you can get a classic four point heat seize. Also very good information! "Holed pistons?" where the crank punches th...
by Christophers
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 3940

OK. So I will ask you "how you know", redhandmoto. How do you know? :) ? Sure - [...] the cylinder wall warped at the top, the piston struck the deformation and bent the connecting rod. The engine locked up. Oddly, the crankshaft, bearings, and other engine structures were not harmed. The...
by Christophers
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 3940

Good description above. No no. I disagree. That was not a good answer. LOL It didn't answer the question I was asking, but instead discussed why running lean runs hotter. Maybe it's a good answer to a different question but not to the question that I was asking. ;) With enough heat the piston will ...
by Christophers
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 3940

BuddyRaton wrote:Modding always comes with risks. Too lean is probably the biggest problem with seizing. I've blown up more than one motor.
How does running lean risk seizing an engine?
(I'm not questioning that it can. :)
I am wondering about how running lean can lead to this. i.e. mechanism)
Thx!
by Christophers
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Buddy 150 Oil - Weird Oil Filter!
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

OK, if anyone needs one of those "snowflake" tools to remove an oil filter, I can print one up on my 3D printer. Since I don't have one of these filters in front of me, I would need some dimensions in millimeters: the diameter of the bump that has the slot, and the width of the slot (see ...
by Christophers
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Another Blur died suddenly...
Replies: 9
Views: 2726

Curious as well.
Let us know.
by Christophers
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Side by side scooter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: Side by side scooter?

Syd wrote:Yes, side by side scooter. Wandering the internet this evening, I came across this.
http://www.topmobility.com/ew-66-two-pa ... gKAJPD_BwE

I (don't) want it!
:(

You might be cursed with one for posting that.
by Christophers
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Super Cub and Monkeybike Coming to USA!
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

"While the Monkey is busy soaking up all the attention, the Cub stays in the background, far more practical. And beautiful."

+1
by Christophers
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Super Cub and Monkeybike Coming to USA!
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

sc00ter wrote:That Super Cub is kinda cool!
Yeah! That is a neat bike.
Tempted to put one of those in the garage, as well. :)