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by Sailn
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: whats YOUR buddy 50 top speed?
Replies: 17
Views: 1954

63 mph on flat road. Of course, I have done a bit of work. De-restrict ( exhaust, variator and the intake tube in the air box. ) Prima Pipe 70 CC kit rejet the carb..I forget what is in it now, something around 100 6.5 gram rollers. Done in the following order. 1 derestrict exhaust and variator 2 70...
by Sailn
Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: filler up!
Replies: 98
Views: 17504

Gas is gas...at least to the distribution terminal where all the super cool high tech sounding adatives are put in. In fact, the fuel sold an Exxon station may not be made from Exxon crude or even refined by them. All the fuel is comingled in pipeline. This is supported by the fact that they don't e...
by Sailn
Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wow...sounds like a harley
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

I was concerned about that. When the 70 cc kit went on, the carb was jetted up and it runs rich with the expectation of a new pipe. To date I haven't found a pipe. As to the bolt droping the back pressure to much, while it does, I am unsure as to the extent. Although I don't have numbers, and it wou...
by Sailn
Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wow...sounds like a harley
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Wow...sounds like a harley

Its a rather humid cold day in Philly, and my Buddy 50 with a 70cc kit and the stock pipe is really running like a dog. Lots of bogging down between 30 and 40, hesitation, etc. So I got to thinking about the bolt in the stock exhaust ( located right before the expansion ). As I understand it, this i...
by Sailn
Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full face helmets that fit under the seat.
Replies: 16
Views: 3378

My Icon Alliance fits fine.
by Sailn
Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It Died AGAIN!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2260

Had a '76 128 spyder, what a blast. It had an experimental electrical harness which caught on fire. When FIAT repaired it, the dealer just spliced on new wire where needed. They didn't keep any of the color codes. By the time I owned it, the electrical system was so bad I just bought a new harness a...
by Sailn
Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tool Pouch
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

How about just a leatherman crunch, something for light (lightstick or mini mag light), maybe a can of fix-a-flat, a cell phone, a snack to eat while waiting for the road side people.... BTW, there is a bit of space under the front cowlin (cover). I guess it would be possible to tape/foam some tools...
by Sailn
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips for Riding in the Rain
Replies: 16
Views: 1953

Just had a joy of my first ride in the rain. It wasn't that much fun. The buddy handled very well. Braking was good, turns where smooth. The only real handling problem was turning across trolley tracks, which had cobblestones between them. From a stop, I tried to ride over them at a pretty steep ang...
by Sailn
Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone figured out the dummy headlight switch?
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

You know, it might just be easier to use a foot mounted switch for extra lights. If you want to ensure that5 you don't drain the battery, you might want to pull power from the headlight.
by Sailn
Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How I Re-mirrored
Replies: 11
Views: 3272

Just something to consider. Aluminum can be a real bitch to tap. It has a tendency to grab the tap, which can result in the tap breaking. ALWAYS use a cutting fluid, I use tapmagic of aluminum. With hand tapping, heat isn't the issue, extremly high pressure is; you need a lubricant that will hold up...
by Sailn
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 70cc kits for the Buddy 50
Replies: 30
Views: 4133

That is true. When I used to play around with sports cars, the first thing was always suspension, quickly followed by brakes. There was no point in goinf fast if you could only go straight and hit a tree because you couldn't stop. I think it is a bit different with a scooter. The brakes on the 50 se...
by Sailn
Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you use to lock your buddy in parking lot/sidewalk?
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

I have one of the Mastiff locks. Real heavy, real tough to cut. Thing must weight over 15 pounds. I usually keep it tucked into the storage area located in the front. Sometrime uinder the seat. When I lock up the bike, I try to loop the chain around the floor board and then to something. The ulock i...
by Sailn
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 70cc kits for the Buddy 50
Replies: 30
Views: 4133

Actully the 50 and the 125 have differnt forks, wheels and disc brakes as well...
by Sailn
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddle bags?
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

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by Sailn
Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmet Visor Question - How to remove a scratch
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Helmet Visor Question - How to remove a scratch

I wear a helmet, it has a visor, the visor has a scratch, it bothers me, how do I remove the scratch? I understand the process of using various coumpounds to "sand" down the surface of the scratch. I have done this with the rear plastic issenglass window on an old sports car. What I really...
by Sailn
Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddle bags?
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

Sorry I haven't taken any pictures yet. We just had a son, and as you can guess, I seems to be busy as all hell, and getting nothing done. Anyway, The saddle bags look good, and are very useful. I do'nt use them most of the time, but if I am going to pick up a bunch of stuff at the store, I will put...
by Sailn
Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 CVT problem
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

KD - No, the 70 CC kit can not be put on a 125. The 70 or 77 cc kit is really just of larger piston and associated cylinder. 2 stokes are really easy to work on because there is so little to the engine. No cam, no valves. Setbuilder, when you where quoted $500, what did that include? It would seem t...
by Sailn
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holy sweet paying-too-much-for-insurance, Batman!
Replies: 48
Views: 4732

I pay over $300 / year for my coverage. But I have a very high unstacked liability limit. The reason you want the high limit is so you can get an equally high uninsurred/underinsurred policy. I didn't get comp ior collision as the premium seemed very high for the amount of coverage ( at least it is ...
by Sailn
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: your first time: advice, please
Replies: 22
Views: 2604

pesqueeb I totally agree. I tried to teach my wife how to dock our boat, both under power and sail. I ofcourse did what I knew I would. Take the helm from her and avoid crashing into the Island Packet in the next slip. I was in the doghouse for a while. Then I got smart. I had a friend who is an asa...
by Sailn
Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding Gear
Replies: 35
Views: 4339

Thanks for the tip about newenough.com. The closeout prices are pretty good.
by Sailn
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: side-car
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

Ever ride in a side car? It is fricking terrifying!!! A friend at college had a BSA with a side care. He rode reasonably fast. Imagine you are tucked into a pod, no bumpers, no control and no easy way out. You are realy just along for the ride. That being said. I saw a Vespa with a side car, and it ...
by Sailn
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now I can't decide...
Replies: 35
Views: 7113

WTH,
agreed but... to a deaf person $10,000 speakers really are the same as $100 (ignoreing any subsonics or low freq. signal which they would feel)

I have found that if explained properly, most people will understand "better" and usually want it...of course few are willing to pay for it.
by Sailn
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddle bags?
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

Max, Thanks for getting the Givi saddlebags out so fast :D These things rock, They are very well made, look like they should be on my cream buddy, and they have a lot of usable space. I don't think I will need either of the racks now. They hold enough for a casual trip to the market and I don't need...
by Sailn
Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fog Lights?
Replies: 17
Views: 1313

A quick search on ebay turned up a few.
by Sailn
Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: high performance exhausts
Replies: 12
Views: 2583

While a good exhaust system will certainly help a 4 stroke, the effect won't be nearly as noticeable as on a 2 stroke. A 2 stroke pipe is a whole different world. The huge high and low pressure waves that can exist in a properly tuned 2 stroke pipe can turn a modest 50 cc 2 stroke into a beast. The ...
by Sailn
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feels like christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Its been a slow day at work ( well not really, but I don't feel like doing much ) Anyway, I think I am going to throw a front rack. Does anyone have any idea what size threads on on the front mounting plate ( this is the mounting plate behind the 2 knockouts on the front of the buddy body) I saw som...
by Sailn
Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Flooded?
Replies: 26
Views: 4716

I guess that really is the crux of the issue. When going with one of the really big names, Y or H you really do get a national network and a pretty solid infrastructure. Since they sell a boat load of scooters, there is a good supply of accessories and in general the engineering is good. That being ...
by Sailn
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feels like christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

I give up!! Called scooterworks today, was told they would call me back with an eta for racks and small windscreen. NO...they did not call me back. This is jut bad. That being the case, just called Max at scooterwest.com. My Givi saddle bags should be shipping today. Done, finished. PGO made a great...
by Sailn
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service Manual???
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

The buddy 50 manual is there as well. Just change125 to 50. It is a 97 page manual.
by Sailn
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about some gas mileage reports?
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

On my 50, my first tank was 86 mpg. But I have been realy beating on it. Lots of stop and go in city traffic.

Anyway , I don't really care. Whatever it is, it's better than the 11mpg I get with the work truck.
by Sailn
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddle bags?
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

Saddle bags?

I would love to put a set opn saddle bags on my buddy. They would be great for trips to the grocery store. I have been looking for some that might either attach under the seat, and hang over the sides, or attach to my still on order rear rach. To date, my search has yielded no fruit. Has anyone foun...
by Sailn
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brighter Headlight
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

I don't know, but was thinking of putting brighter bulbs in the body mounter turn signals, and using them as addition head lights. Either that or replace the DOT turn signals, with some driving lights and then using the body mounted turn signals. Either way, more lights seems better at night.
by Sailn
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first riding experience since I got my license
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

It's not the size of the dog in the the fight, but the fight in the dog...
by Sailn
Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Performance modifications...?
Replies: 18
Views: 2474

If you want to go fast on a 50 cc scooter, go buy a sr-50 Factory. It is VERY tweakable. Fuel injected, computer controlled, fast out of the box 2 stroke. But thats not the point. The Buddy is what it is. BTW, if you don't mind shifting, look at the RS-50. red line over 15000 rpms, With work aover 1...
by Sailn
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Flooded?
Replies: 26
Views: 4716

You still might want to take it to S.O., even without the warranty. If you sell a non-running Buddy, you will most likely take a bath on it. It might be something very simple. Additionally, I was of the understanding that roadside assistance should flat bed the scooter to the dealer. If that fails, ...
by Sailn
Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 or 125?
Replies: 31
Views: 2754

Bought the 50 an love it. I use it in town, almost never go over 30, once in a while over 40. If I really wanted to go fast, I would REALLY want to be able to stop fast. I really would want disc brakes front and back, I would really want a stiffer suspension, and a larger tires. I REALLY would want ...
by Sailn
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to list
Replies: 2
Views: 1901

Ah...the dreaded, sure "two weeks". AFAIK, Genuine is still waiting for their container to come in. There where a few accessories here and there, but the bulk of the stuff still isn't in country.

Have fun with your Buddy, I know I am....
by Sailn
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first scooter
Replies: 5
Views: 2432

I have a 50 and love it. For my use, the 50 is all I needed. I ride in downtown Philadelphia, and after derestricting the exhause pipe, I am able to go over 40 mph, which is fine for me. The acceleration of the 2 stoke more than makes up for the lack of top end, IMHO. Would I go on the intersate, HE...
by Sailn
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to make a Bundy.
Replies: 2
Views: 2299

Just a question.

When you paint the plastic parts on your Buddy, what paint will you use?
1 part, 2 part emron, awlgrip...

Do you brush, roll or spray?

What sort of surface prep is involved? Do you knock off the gloss, prime and then put on a few coats of color?

TIA
by Sailn
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Silly Moment, Found Online a jet powered Metro :-)
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

Yeah, I want one...

BTW, how or why whee you looking for this?
by Sailn
Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The first Buddy in Los Angeles!
Replies: 16
Views: 2596

That always amazed me. They also have one at Avondale hospital, with stables for the horses as well.
by Sailn
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50cc derestriction
Replies: 25
Views: 4223

Just removed the restriction washer, WOW!! what a huge difference. My fat ass (210 pounds) was doing over 40 on flat streets today. If I ever find my torque wrench, we moved and it's in a box SOMEWHERE, I'll finish the derestriction. The stock pipe is much better than I expected. It is very ridable ...
by Sailn
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windscreen?
Replies: 53
Views: 6267

I really dig the front and back chrome racks. ( anything is better than the wire basket up front) I also like the mid size wind screen. Has anyone gotten pricing information yet?
by Sailn
Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pulling a cart
Replies: 13
Views: 3442

How about a baja 3 wheeler ( now argos)

http://www.bajajusa.com/scooters.htm

look at the 3 wheelers.
by Sailn
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black on Black in Houston
Replies: 74
Views: 9853

Thanks for the pics. I have noticed that on my buddy 50, the headlight will pulse while at idle. As I rev the engine, the light will get brighter. Have you noticed any problems with the rather low output alternator/generator wrt your power amp. Also, when cruising, can you really hear the speakers w...
by Sailn
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black on Black in Houston
Replies: 74
Views: 9853

I like, very cool. Not for me, but cool none the less 8)

If you get a chance, could you take a pic under the seat? I would love to see how the speakers and amp mounted, and more importantly, can you still get a helmet under the seat?
by Sailn
Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Lack of) passenger footpegs...
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

Funny thing is, one of the things I loked about the buddy was the lack of foot pegs. If you ball up a buddy, at least you wont have a foot peg sticking in your chest.
by Sailn
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Lack of) passenger footpegs...
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

Just took a look at mine, and it seems like they might be a bit slippery. I haven't had anyone on the back yet, but if I do, I will have to do something about the foot rests. An idea that comes to mind is to remove the foot rest (2 bolts on each), rought up the surface, coat with epxoy and dip into ...
by Sailn
Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50?
Replies: 50
Views: 18577

Dave,

Aside from removing the restriction in the pipe, which I assume (might be a bad idea) just a washer, is there anything else to do?

Maitin
by Sailn
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are you a new Buddy owner?
Replies: 20
Views: 3742

Just placed an order for a 49cc 2 stroke today... :D