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by brianwheelies
Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about adding a Hooligan Forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 2736

wheelbender6 wrote:A forum for the Hooligan and Buddy 170i may be warranted, since they share the same drive train.
I had read the Hooligan uses the Blur 220 engine with smaller cylinder/head.

Buddy is different.
by brianwheelies
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: New (used) Roughhouse owner--what to look over?
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Don't use fuel treatment for 2 strokes as it goes into the lower end of the engine, not just combustion chamber. Make sure you have your 2 stroke oil full(get a good quality low smoke oil), check spark plug and air filter and that is pretty much it. Getting some fresh gas in through it is always a g...
by brianwheelies
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

That is high. I am not a fan of progressive. Ended up with GEICO because of their rates and service.
by brianwheelies
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR - do you (can you) drive a stick FOUR wheel ride?
Replies: 54
Views: 4235

2014 Chevy Sonic 5-speed. I learned on a stick, and my last one was a 1980 Mercury Bobcat (Pinto with lock washers). I was surprised at how easy it was to go back to a stick after 30+ years of automatics. One big diff is that the Chevy uses an hydraulic clutch which is effortless compared to the ol...
by brianwheelies
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda announces CBR300R for the USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3831

Sweet Photoshop but no R3. That is one of the better looking designs I have seen in a while. Maybe it is a future model based on the FZ-07 as it looks like a twin. nice price, should sell some that said it makes me want to wait for the Yamaha R3 :ninja: The Yama is going to be a twin and will be abl...
by brianwheelies
Fri May 23, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 1984 Honda Aero 125…how can I say goodby?
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

You could hang it in the garage. I have seen a local guy use tie downs to keep his scooter up in the air for him to work on and keep multiple scoots out of the way.
by brianwheelies
Sat May 03, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installed the NCY exhaust on my 170I
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

If there is a calibration unit for the fuel injection to allow a richer fuel mix it can smooth out the running. Sounds like the Buddy does not have an O2 sensor.
by brianwheelies
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when did they introduce the brit?!?!?!?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Wow. Can't get anymore "copycat" than that!
by brianwheelies
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sidebleed Pipe for Buddy 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

kungfooren wrote:I like the idea of a silencer but wonder if it negates the performance improvement...


Thanks for sharing
Only when the packing gets worn out.
by brianwheelies
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a scooter routine?
Replies: 10
Views: 1191

Once it's out in the parking lot, I load up my stuff into the top case, then pop the seat, stash my lock, and slam the poor seat shut because the latch is iffy now that I've switched to the low profile seat - Grease the latch, you may need to trim back some plastic that might be spilling over into ...
by brianwheelies
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Replies: 2390
Views: 187723

Saw a Black 170i with silver stripe in Las Vegas on Desert Inn near Decatur. Third time ever seeing a Buddy in the wild.
by brianwheelies
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: would you vote for a scooter riding pooch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

I posted this for the fellow member on ADVRider.

Maddie has pulled a strong lead!
by brianwheelies
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: would you vote for a scooter riding pooch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

NBR: would you vote for a scooter riding pooch?

If you don't mind, Maddie needs a poster of her travels. She is the only pup riding the white Honda PCX. Please vote for her!

http://us129photos.com/
by brianwheelies
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [SSR?] Morgan 3 Wheeler
Replies: 17
Views: 1925

The real secret to driving the old Mogs well was to master the art of the power slide. Watch this wonderful comparative road test of the Morgan 3 and the Caterham 7. Beautiful video but you will also see some nice power cornering with the Morgan 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htI3weS49cc The Cat...
by brianwheelies
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FIXED: Buddy 170i Totally Dead - Won't Start
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

The Buddy does not have a side stand safety switch?
by brianwheelies
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FIXED: Buddy 170i Totally Dead - Won't Start
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Make sure side stand is up too and switch is functioning properly. Maybe side stand switch was injured in the fall.
by brianwheelies
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Read Valve part #54 (optional device) - derestriction?
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Not sure. Sometimes a reed stuffer is required.

You should post in the general section and see if someone has experience with this. Have you found this part in your bike?
by brianwheelies
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Scooter stolen last night SYM RV250
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Not sure but a lot of crime is happening in Las Vegas. They are doing undercover work all over the city. Cars you would never expect like Toyota Carollas, Chrysler 4 door sedans(older front drive like Concord), etc to try and get crime under control. There were detectives in Ford Explorers a month a...
by brianwheelies
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Scooter stolen last night SYM RV250
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Have to give props to SYM! The jack@$$e$ broke the steering lock but it only would go to full left to almost straight(left turn only) and they could not break into a single lock. Other than that just small damage like scrapes, tear on seat, scratches but they did not drop it. It was left in a vacant...
by brianwheelies
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Scooter stolen last night SYM RV250
Replies: 6
Views: 926

[NBR] Scooter stolen last night SYM RV250

It happened to me. They came and took my bike in the middle of the night or early morning.

Of all bikes they take a huge scooter such as the RV. The thing is close to 400lbs! And they are so rare. Craziness.

If you see one in the southwest for sale or parts for sale, kindly shoot me a PM.

Thanks
by brianwheelies
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sport city or agility?
Replies: 33
Views: 1738

I would go Aprilia all the way. Just a much better bike all around and parts are easy. As mentioned, AF1 got me whatever I requested fast. If you can ride the two, iI guarantee you will go Sportcity. Not even a comparison. Look around and you can find the Sportcity pretty cheap. I love it when peopl...
by brianwheelies
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCY exhaust on a 170i (now with video)
Replies: 30
Views: 3340

Sounds good. I think the air scoop over the forced air intake is loose. May want to tighten the screws.
by brianwheelies
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malossi or DR Big Bore Kit for my Buddy
Replies: 6
Views: 3093

Go with a dual ringed piston for longevity. If you can find a ceramic coated cylinder, even better. Be careful with kits for the Genuine 50cc bikes. You need to make sure they will fit with your exhaust. I think there are variations on these engines where you can't just slap a Zuma or Minarelli bbk ...
by brianwheelies
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price too high?
Replies: 34
Views: 2494

Syd... I looked into the scoot (I've done a lot of research) but it is not fuel injected. Knocks it out of the running. thanks for the suggestion nevertheless! I'm leaning strongly towards the Honda PCX 150. I'm not crazy about some service maintenance schedule items but there are lots of other plu...
by brianwheelies
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Considering buying brand new Rattler 110 from dealer..
Replies: 14
Views: 2245

Even if the engine went south, just swap something else in there. Very simple bike.

Always wanted it over the Rattler 50 I used to have. Very unique bikes in the scooter world.
by brianwheelies
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Thanks, Canada.
Replies: 13
Views: 1949

Too cold to ride here as well: This Afternoon Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. New Year's Day Sunny, with a high near 63. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in ...
by brianwheelies
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sym parts
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Www.scooterseals.com

Mail order from Taiwan with a great reputation. Could get me parts when the dealer could not.
by brianwheelies
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MotorcycleUSA Reviews the B170i
Replies: 2
Views: 765

It has already been posted and it is a nice review. Wish they did some video footage(which seems to be the norm nowadays).
by brianwheelies
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post A Pic Of Your Motorcycle
Replies: 53
Views: 9128

For ScootLemont, here is another taste of GT250. Also added my wife's CT110 and the CT70. The CT70 is 20 years old but has less than 300 miles on it. Personally I am liking Rob's Kawasaki S3 Mach 2. Nothing else is like the sound of a screaming 2 stroke triple. I love CT70's. Have wanted since I wa...
by brianwheelies
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Island scooter rental & this 3 wheel thing....
Replies: 14
Views: 3129

I have seen one of those three wheel things running around my area. I believe it was a Sunny or Sun brand. It was a 150cc version. Owner said it was stalling at idle and not wanting to re-start. Have not seen it lately, must have caught the China bike flue and broke down. Will admit it was kinda co...
by brianwheelies
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Island scooter rental & this 3 wheel thing....
Replies: 14
Views: 3129

I have smoked by the lines of them here in Las Vegas. They do tours around Red Rock scenic loop.

They are no match for the SR50!
by brianwheelies
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helix?
Replies: 22
Views: 3222

This bike is super cool. I want to do something similar to my RV250.
by brianwheelies
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cargo Scooter?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 2269

Looks super cool!

Don't doubt eelectric. The radio control hobbies have overtaken nitro for high performance. Our sectors are only a matter of time.
by brianwheelies
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Scooter - Somerville, MA
Replies: 5
Views: 978

What happens to all of these scooters that are stolen in Boston?

Have seen so many go missing there.
by brianwheelies
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having Second Thoughts...
Replies: 22
Views: 1876

Tire pressure check?
by brianwheelies
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Failure to Fulfill Warranty
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Your dealer could be trying to get you to pay for it if they are being greedy.

Warranty work doesn't pay as well.
by brianwheelies
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are there differences....
Replies: 10
Views: 1716

You should consult the owners manual.

My Aprilia SR50 that is direct fuel injected has recommended warm up of 15 to 20 seconds and take it easy for a little bit while the temps come up.

After doing a few mods I let it get the first bar on the coolant temp before departing.
by brianwheelies
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How fast will this Leo Vince exhaust make my Buddy go?
Replies: 20
Views: 4390

I am glad you followed through with exhaust. Not sure why so many discourage it. Definitely do a new thread on the big bore kit. When I was looking for my Rattler, I think Pinasco made a 2 ring kit with Aluminum head, cylinder, and piston. I prefer all one material as it expands the same. The longev...
by brianwheelies
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peugeot Django... Oh So Pretty!
Replies: 27
Views: 3809

TVB wrote:Just be careful not to leave this Django ... unchained.
The 'D' is silent! :lol:

Very cool bike. I think it is one of the best looking retro bikes out there!
by brianwheelies
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else just have a belt snap?
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

You should do the variator test of making a line on your variator face and do a ride with the bike and see where it gets rubbed off. I bet it goes to the top. Also look for belt wear on the outside of the belt, if it travels too far and rubs on engine case. If this happens you will need limiting spa...
by brianwheelies
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Me and My Big Head
Replies: 17
Views: 2369

You said budget but, the only company making different helmet shapes is Arai. They have a long oval. Look at their webpage as I can't remember which model it is. Then check eBay for the best deal. I bought a Vector 2 by Arai for $250 shipped. For fit and comfort, Arai is the only brand that works fo...
by brianwheelies
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else just have a belt snap?
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

If you are going down hill reaching higher than normal speeds, the belt can ride too high on the variator and rub on the case causing belt failure. Only way to avoid that is a limiting washer for the variator. If you have a modified engine, taller rear end gearing will also avoid excessive transitio...
by brianwheelies
Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: new exaust!
Replies: 13
Views: 2755

Just for reference, the ZXR Leo Vince pipe series feature a longer and larger diameter muffler so they run quiet.
by brianwheelies
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How fast will this Leo Vince exhaust make my Buddy go?
Replies: 20
Views: 4390

On my Rattler 50 with Prima exhaust it gave me a few more mph on top and it got there quicker.

You will need to adjust the carb and transmission to the pipe though.
by brianwheelies
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Valve Head
Replies: 28
Views: 3683

If you want the full performance potential of mods you can't limit the parts you are adding. Example: getting a big valve head that can flow more fuel and air without getting a larger carb and cam to let everything breathe to their potential(s). Carb, cam, and requisite rear end gears to work with y...
by brianwheelies
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: California lane-splitting
Replies: 47
Views: 3890

olhogrider wrote: Nevada tried to legalize it, but so far they are still too primitive. We can only hope for their enlightenment.
I have never seen more true words about the people here.

Neanderthals.
by brianwheelies
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saga quest scooter
Replies: 36
Views: 9966

RoadRambler wrote:And necroposting to boot, both of 'em.

But wait, suddenly I have an urge to check out a SagaScoot -- so their subtle tactics must work! Not.
What is necroposting?

If I were on a computer I would copy their posts into a Google search.

Why would Alexpark come to the Genuine forum to post?
by brianwheelies
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travels Without Pants - a travel blog
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Very cool blog. Hopefully more goes there then on the social networking websites.
by brianwheelies
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7614

Pretty sure the digital dashes Genuine uses are Koso. The one from my Rattler 50 was. The 110 had the same Koso dash as my 50.

I really was hoping they would have done up the Roughhouse with 170cc. I would have bought one and done a Rattler conversion. I loved the Rattler.