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by scullyfu
Wed May 25, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to complain, tell me if out of line
Replies: 35
Views: 3639

do you have towing on your insurance or are you still under the original warranty for your scooter? if so, how about having it picked up and delivered to the new shop?
by scullyfu
Mon May 11, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Scooter 150cc Deal or no deal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

viney266 wrote:Looks clean enough, buy it, ride it have fun. Expect to buy new tires soon. Those didn't last too long.

Welcome to MB...Didja buy it yet? Huh? Huh? :D
i actually had 10k+ on my original whitewalls...'07 buddy 125. :)
by scullyfu
Wed May 06, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which would you choose buddy 125 for $900 or BJ for 1850?
Replies: 31
Views: 3375

you don't mention the years of the two, but the buddy with a crack on the front fender can be easily remedied: buy a new panel (relatively cheap) or check out the For Sale forum for a used one. :)
by scullyfu
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New and Scared
Replies: 40
Views: 18064

while all the gear talk is useful and informative, please don't buy a helmet off the internet without having received a proper fitting at a good shop. not all helmets fit the same way and the shape of your head is an important factor in getting a good fit. then, and only then, should you buy a helme...
by scullyfu
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New and Scared
Replies: 40
Views: 18064

Ravenrose, i've got to hand it to you. i honestly doubt if i would even attempt your work route. quick question: since there are others who work in your same area, is it possible for you to at least get to the main highway turnoff to your destination and then hook up with a co-worker who has a car a...
by scullyfu
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-Hot sauce!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

i like Lucky Dog's selections. :)
by scullyfu
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Buyer Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 8952

hi Wing.this looks like a sweet scooter and i would guess that most scooter sales are on the up and up, but i always caution folks to make sure the VIN # on the title matches the VIN on the scooter. and make sure the seller is the actual owner. good luck! and many happy miles. p.s. i second the rec ...
by scullyfu
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Summer trip- PDX to the San Juan Islands with the Buddies
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

if you go the Peninsula direction, a stay over in Ocean Shores is a great way to break up a long ride. you can walk on the beach, go to the Casino for some food, drinks, gaming, etc.; ask at the hotel desk if they have a free shuttle. oh, if you're feeling brave, you can try riding your scooters on ...
by scullyfu
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-Superbowl.
Replies: 22
Views: 2730

#BEASTMODE
by scullyfu
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oldest Member?
Replies: 16
Views: 2142

will turn 65 in a week or so. won't be riding for a while since i tripped on the dog gate @3am sunday morning and broke the hummerous bone in my left arm. sheesh. welcome to Medicare! seriously, i just started Medicare coverage on 11/1; thought i'd make my first claim a doozey. LOL
by scullyfu
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Parts Packaging Overkill
Replies: 11
Views: 2108

so standardized shipping costs mean they can be wasteful with their packing materials? i worked for a looooooooong time in warehouses and i always just smh when i'd get a package like the one shared previously. such a waste. these people need to get someone in the supply chain management to address ...
by scullyfu
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

i pay $72/yr with full coverage (minus roadside) with State Farm. that's for one scooter. this rate was not dependent on having any other insurance coverages with them.
by scullyfu
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips for buying used?
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

on a non-mechanical note, make sure the title is in hand and double check that the VIN # on the title matches the VIN # on the scoot.

NO TITLE.....NO MONEY!!!
by scullyfu
Sat May 24, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter shopping - Buddy 50 - 8000 Miles
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

if you decide to buy, check to make sure the VIN # on the scooter matches the one on the title. and if the person has no title, do not hand over any cash.

good luck! :)
by scullyfu
Thu May 22, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: olympia washington
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

did you buy your scooter from a genuine dealer? if so, ask them for any leads to a riding group. i know my dealer in buffalo holds monthly rides during the summer. good luck!
by scullyfu
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR - SUPER BOWL!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

GO, SEAHAWKS!!!!!
by scullyfu
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Sweet Jeasus What a Winter...
Replies: 34
Views: 4111

i was able to go for a battery-charging spin on monday here in buffalo. it wasn't *that* bad, but did have to be careful for ice chunks. :)
by scullyfu
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Buddy today!
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

CONGRATS! yeah, weather is not our friend today here in the northeast. :)
by scullyfu
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intro and Question re: Buddy 125
Replies: 29
Views: 2486

i'm late to the party, but i would just caution when buying used that you make sure the vin #'s on the scoot and the registration match. and always, no registration in hand, no cash. either wait for them to get the actual paperwork or go elsewhere.

congrats on the met!
by scullyfu
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Hooligan pix leaked
Replies: 10
Views: 1870

2014 Hooligan pix leaked

persoally, i love the utilitarian, post-apocalyptic feel. :)

http://cleantechnica.com/2013/11/14/gen ... -facebook/
by scullyfu
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: float bowl question
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

thanks for all for the input. i'm not what you'd call mechanically inclined, hence my question re: whether this is absolutely necessary. :) that said, i am willing to do this, but would appreciate someone (eric?) telling me how to accomplish it (or directing me to a link that i can check out). thank...
by scullyfu
Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: float bowl question
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

is doing this really necessary? my scooter will be in a covered, yet open, garage. i have it covered and plan on putting in seafoam and stabil, and stuffing a sock in the pipe. hopefully, the weather holds up for a few hours so i can go get the additives and get her fueled up. re: the battery. i bou...
by scullyfu
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: float bowl question
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

float bowl question

i read eric's winterizing post: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=138514#138514 but i'm not sure where the float bowl is and how to drain it. can someone please give me some guidance or links on how to do it. this is my first year of needing to 'winterize' my buddy 125cc; never had to...
by scullyfu
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piaggio Fly 150 3v
Replies: 44
Views: 6657

Piaggio Fly 150 3v

so, its been out a while now and i'm wondering if anyone here has one and what you think of it. thanks.
by scullyfu
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen 170i - a lesson in locking up your scooter
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

that sucks! so sorry to hear about your experience. good thing you had insurance. thanks for the tip re: the kickstand loop thing.
by scullyfu
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Scooter Diaries kickstarter!
Replies: 46
Views: 5293

this is so exciting. i can't wait to get my tove-signed book! thanks for doing all the work to give us all what looks to be such a delicious-sounding adventure. happy dance. :)
by scullyfu
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Scooter Diaries kickstarter!
Replies: 46
Views: 5293

what an AWESOME project. thanks for sharing and thanks to Gordon for visiting and sharing his parents' amazing story. i hope this gets off the ground and that i can have my own copy of this book, signed by that intrepid adventuress, tove!
by scullyfu
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: Harbor Freight Black Friday Ad
Replies: 1
Views: 969

NBR: Harbor Freight Black Friday Ad

yes, i know. :) but for those of you who shop and get tools for your scooter there may want to take a peek. http://bfads.net/Black-Friday/Harbor-Freight/Ad its only a few pages. btw, if you sign-up for their email, i believe you'll get into the store an hour before the general public. happy browsing.
by scullyfu
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Michelin Tires
Replies: 8
Views: 951

i live in buffalo and the stock tires were just too hinky for the conditions here, so i put on a pair of michelin s1's and couldn't be happier. immediately noticed the difference, tires grip the road better, i feel safer going over bumps and the terribly rutted roads here. so, good investment, to be...
by scullyfu
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scooter covers for winter
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

scooter covers for winter

looking for recs on a good scooter cover. i have a stock buddy 125cc with a genuine trunk; my slipstream windscreen doesn't stick up as much as the buddy one. i live in buffalo in case the weather conditions come into play. the scooter will be in an open garage for the winter.

thanks.
by scullyfu
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATTN: INDY RIDERS
Replies: 0
Views: 698

ATTN: INDY RIDERS

http://www.jconline.com/article/20130902/NEWS/309020024/-Scooter-summit-will-look-ideas-redefine-state-laws-mopeds this summit is to decide on the motor vehicle laws for mopeds; sounds like they're meaning anything under 50cc. The ABATE scooter summit will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday a...
by scullyfu
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charger Outlet On Buddy 125?
Replies: 58
Views: 4398

Mine doesn't have one. I even took off the front plastic to see if there is wiring and there isn't. My Buddy is an 09 125, don't get it. Do you still want to see a picture of my headlight for some reason? Seeing the headlight would help determine whether your bike is really a 2009, or a 2006 (possi...
by scullyfu
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: kymco's new My Road 700i First Ride
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

kymco's new My Road 700i First Ride

didn't see this posted, sorry if i missed it.

just a tick under $10k sticker price.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/189/16558 ... -Ride.aspx
by scullyfu
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: silver ring around the headlight
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

additionally, you can always check with your local genuine dealer and they can get the part for you.
by scullyfu
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: different mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 1109

different mirrors

i've been wanting to get some new mirrors for my 09 buddy125, but have checked scooterworks, etc. but can't seem to find anything other than stock. where should i be looking to find different styles that would work with my scoot?

i absolutely hate the stock ones. :) thanks in advance.
by scullyfu
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scooter thefts in missouri
Replies: 4
Views: 892

scooter thefts in missouri

http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-scooter-thi ... 4821.story


apparently, scooter thefts are the lowest priority for those cops.
by scullyfu
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full face helmets that fit under the Buddy seat
Replies: 18
Views: 2328

my old hjc full-face (small) fit in the pet carrier. my hjc flip-up/modular (also a small), will not fit.
by scullyfu
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deciding on my first scooter Buddy125/Like/SYM
Replies: 41
Views: 4182

congrats on the new 170i and that green is awesome!
by scullyfu
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Vespa!
Replies: 10
Views: 1845

if those are your daughters, you done good. :)
by scullyfu
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50cc Buddy - diff btwn years
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

CONGRATS on that find!
by scullyfu
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deciding on my first scooter Buddy125/Like/SYM
Replies: 41
Views: 4182

financing (especially a new genuine scoot at 1.99% for 3 years) with no balloon payment penalty is a pretty sweet deal Submitting yourself to a financial "ball & chain" is NEVER a "sweet deal" ! So many scooter riders seem to be in denial about the actual calculated risks. M...
by scullyfu
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deciding on my first scooter Buddy125/Like/SYM
Replies: 41
Views: 4182

finance something Worst idea ever! Selecting a mainland China scoot would probably be preferable to putting yourself into financial servitude. everyone's situation is different, of course. if you have crappy credit, you are going to pay a higher interest rate, so financing may not be a good way to ...
by scullyfu
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deciding on my first scooter Buddy125/Like/SYM
Replies: 41
Views: 4182

the base price is $2799, so that means your dealer is only charging you $300 for prep and all taxes and licensing. are you sure the quoted price of $3100 includes your state taxes and registration? that's usually what 'out the door' price means. make sure you and the dealer are on the same page. and...
by scullyfu
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deciding on my first scooter Buddy125/Like/SYM
Replies: 41
Views: 4182

$3100 out the door for a new buddy125cc? first, where the heck do you live and, second, why didn't you buy it on the spot? :)
by scullyfu
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swap Buddy handlebars?
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

just thinking out loud here...is your bad elbow your left or right, or both? if it's only problematic on your right, how about maybe getting a throttle thingie that may place your elbow in a different position while accelerating and eliminate the pain. ???

good luck.
by scullyfu
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blur vs Buddy Performance?
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

don't know where you're located, but you may want to take a look at the 'for sale' forum; there's at least one blur up for sale there and you'll save yourself a lot of pennies. just won't have the warranty or road side service via genuine.
by scullyfu
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which windshield?
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

thanks, agrogod.
by scullyfu
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which windshield?
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

thanks to all for their comments. and special thanks to peabody for hunting up that tutorial. :)