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by lovemysan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 1234

Mine was worse. 9 mph off
by lovemysan
Tue May 19, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Ive ridden both. The vino is more relaxed and has a softer ride. Shorter seat height. The engine is really unresponsive to mods. I've done a variator,exhaust and carb/airbox mods. It made no difference. I think the 2 valve head is restrictive. In stock form they are bomb proof. Great bikes. I do not...
by lovemysan
Wed May 06, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
Replies: 24
Views: 1265

I'd do a 161 kit, ported big valve head, camshaft but I'm a scosh biased
by lovemysan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lurch on acceleration? Beat to death Buddy 125
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

you could try scuffing the clutch bell and pads. I used a dremel with drum sander attachment. Don't breath that dust.
by lovemysan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 26671

iwannascoot wrote:Where do you get the replacement engines and about how much do you pay for them?

Billy
I’ve bought several for next to nothing. Usually I buy a non running bike due to a carb clog or something. Keep the engine and part the rest out making all my money back. Just got a 170 a couple weeks ago.
by lovemysan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading a 2015 RH50 with a new Sport Pipe and Jets
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

90 is too much jet for that pipe imo. 82 or 85 should be fine. My understanding is those pipes are basically a stock style pre emissions pipe. I have a friend that works as a tech at the genuine dealer.
by lovemysan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading a 2015 RH50 with a new Sport Pipe and Jets
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

Re: Black canister?

scootiebob wrote:Hey guys, just installed the sport exhaust on the roughhouse but the sport pipe has no exhaust port for the black hose that goes into a canister and then looks like the cvt or crankcase? What have you guys done about this.
just plug it. which pipe did you get?
by lovemysan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Replies: 64
Views: 9697

The stellauto had horrendous reliability issues. Not to mention the ECM needed replacement out of the box. Our local dealer had several and had buyers ready but the bikes were just junk. To my knowledge they are all out in the wild being ridden though.
by lovemysan
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whitewall tires exploding
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

White walls are not my favorite but continental is a huge brand. I don't think there tires are going to randomly delaminate unless you are using it outside its design parameters. Such as weight, speed, or age. What tires is he recommending? People always have differing opinions of tires. But he soun...
by lovemysan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughouse 49cc vs Buddy 49cc
Replies: 1
Views: 1357

Roughhouse has higher top speed, taller seat height, softer ride, factory foot pegs are really ergonomic, better off-road, bigger tires. Cons would be front fork too soft(was on mine), seat not super comfortable after 1 hour, You have to unload the rack to add gas. Need the key out to open seat or f...
by lovemysan
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Blowing into the fuel inlet will tell you if you have a major problem with the needle and seat. It will not tell you if you have a slow sleeping leak. If the bike has been sitting I would pull the vacuum line off going to the petcock and exercise the diaphragm by blowing and sucking a few times. Eve...
by lovemysan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rejet issue
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

I removed the float bowl today and ran a wire through all the jets and other passages but no clogs found. -I removed the top cap of the carb to inspect the spring and diaphram. Everything looked good to this layman. -I carefully reinstalled the parts and took a test ride. Results were the same. Run...
by lovemysan
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Yasuni R.07 Exhaust
Replies: 1
Views: 1634

Thats a great question for the scooter swap shop guys
by lovemysan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of power on hills
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

The stock clutch sheave is designed to "lock" in over range at about 25mph. The increased spring pressure will delay this as you found out at a cost of top speed. There is another option. You can replace the stock clutch sheave with a straight ramped unit. Then I would going down to a 1000...
by lovemysan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter not pulling up hills like it use to
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Sounds like its getting stuck in the overange. Remove the clutch and torque sheeve. Disassemble, clean and regrease. Could be down on power a little bit as well. Unlikely but Could be a plugged exhaust port.
by lovemysan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Replies: 42
Views: 3185

Ive been down 4 times. 3 times farting around doing silly stuff. The last time I hit 4 deep man holes in a row causing me to be forcefully ejected. I have on several occasions washed the front tire out from under me pulling up to a stop with loose sand or gravel present.
by lovemysan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vespa engine swap?
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Syd wrote:Pictures or it didn't happen. And hit your Caps Lock key, please.
Ive seen it. You have to cut most of the support for the pet carrier off. Cut it off or in half or lower the bike. Because the valve cover hits. The guy told me he had a friend do some machine work to make the wheel work.
by lovemysan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fuel air mixture screw
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

If the petcock sticks pull the vacuum line off the intake and gently blow then apply vacuum(aka suck) a few times. It will loosen up. Ive installed brand new ones that leak. The local shop mechainic taught me this trick, doesn't work so well on the chinese bikes. Also would recommend replacing the n...
by lovemysan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacement factory-style electric choke carburetter?
Replies: 3
Views: 896

I would buy either a good used carb. Or a new OEM one.
by lovemysan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Looking into transmission tuning
Replies: 14
Views: 2506

Was just dropping in to say my personal findings were on a stock bike 5.5 -5.75 gr rollers or 6-6.5 gram sliders. I prefer the yellow clutch springs. I wouldn't do much other than that. The next thing I would do is eliminate the "shift" at 25-28 mph. You need to replace the stock clutch dr...
by lovemysan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

I read the thread that you posted and it was quit interesting. The thing that jumps out is the overall maintenance for a scooter. A rear tire replacement every 6k - 8k miles? that seems unbelievable, when you consider that tires on my car last between 40k - 50k miles. The shop where I bought my bud...
by lovemysan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR, sort of. Hotrod minibike!
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

I really enjoy the carsandcameras guys. Redbeard is good too. Heres a link to part of their mb200 build
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GBd43vjgpI
by lovemysan
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

I run the 130/70 10 for the slight added ground clearance while turning. I can't tell much of difference in traction given the different sizes. However I've tried several different tires and the michelin S1 is good and the heidanau k61 is the best I've tried, very sticky. Thanks for the feedback! D...
by lovemysan
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
Replies: 18
Views: 1477

I just don't like the PCX. I don't like the riding position or the foot position. I sat on the hooligan and didnt like it either. It seemed bulky to me. YMMV
by lovemysan
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
Replies: 31
Views: 3673

I would check the condition of the spark when cold. Then check it once it will no longer start and run. It sounds like a bad stator, ignition pickup, coil or cdi.
by lovemysan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

I run the 130/70 10 for the slight added ground clearance while turning. I can't tell much of difference in traction given the different sizes. However I've tried several different tires and the michelin S1 is good and the heidanau k61 is the best I've tried, very sticky.
by lovemysan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constant carburetor issues
Replies: 6
Views: 964

How often are you driving 100 miles or enough to empty the tank? every 2 months it would be good to run all the fuel out and put fresh in.
by lovemysan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Yamaha BWS 100 and PGO 110 Motor compatability.
Replies: 10
Views: 6830

I would recommend you get on the taida website and look at the yamaha bws100 cylinders. I had a local scooter dealer order my parts for me from taida direct. You need to assemble your engine and check the deck height yourself to get the correct spacer thickness. As for looking for parts you could co...
by lovemysan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Change a jet
Replies: 8
Views: 952

I think you need an 8mm wrench or socket to get the carb off. I don't know why you are rejetting but there is a idle mixture adjustment screw hidden under a welch plug. You might need access to it for future adjustment. And FIY the black plastic knob is not the idle mix its the idle speed adjustment.
by lovemysan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
Replies: 31
Views: 3673

I would verify its getting fuel first. The vacuum petcock or vacuum source for the petcock could be the issue. If it has fuel I would make sure its not overflowing through the needle and seat(This is what I think it is) As above check the condition of the carb diaphragm to make sure it hasnt torn. Y...
by lovemysan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
Replies: 33
Views: 2118

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 lovemysan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
Replies: 8
Views: 3305

A generic 170cc gy6 kit should bolt in. I'd recommend having the head ported. You can machine the cases to get to 180cc. Here is a recipe Big valve head 28/23mm valves and have it ported and shaved .025" Taida valve springs Taida titanium retainers Pick a cylinder kit of your choice 61-63MM ga...
by lovemysan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 front end upgrade to eliminate the harsh clunking?
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

The NCY buddy 50 forks are still available but the prices are eye watering. I put the NCY forks on my 125. I have a hard time noticing any difference. By far the biggest handling deficiency is the lack of rigidity in the frame and the swing arm twisting mid corner causing the rear to steer. I rode t...
by lovemysan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 SMAX (used) or New Kymco Like 150i?
Replies: 38
Views: 3245

I like the 200s but they seemed a bit cramped. The 150 also feels a bit cramped. I agree. Some of the Like 200s are very good looking. But I could barely sit on one without my knees hitting the bars. That really is the case with every Kymco I've sat on. Half or more scooters made are like that now....
by lovemysan
Wed May 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yamaha C3?
Replies: 15
Views: 1697

I don't understand the difference between a Zuma and your 170i. What is your thinking? C3 is 40lb lighter and has a lower seat height. A metro will have a lower seat height as well. It doesn't sound like height is the issue but having some extra leg extension travel to work with improves balance wh...
by lovemysan
Thu May 17, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
Replies: 8
Views: 3305

A generic 170cc gy6 kit should bolt in. I'd recommend having the head ported. You can machine the cases to get to 180cc. Here is a recipe Big valve head 28/23mm valves and have it ported and shaved .025" Taida valve springs Taida titanium retainers Pick a cylinder kit of your choice 61-63MM gas...
by lovemysan
Thu May 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Yamaha BWS 100 and PGO 110 Motor compatability.
Replies: 10
Views: 6830

You can use the yamaha top end but you will need to either have a spacer cut or make a spacer because the PGO has a longer stroke crank. I've been told that taida will be releasing compatible cylinder kits up 154cc, case machining will be required.
by lovemysan
Sun May 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloys
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

you know that feeling when you know a secret but you can't say......the crystal ball says no unicorns though....
by lovemysan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have any experience with Zuma 50's?
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

If you tune the 2014 Zuma correctly, The Buddy will have a hard time keeping up with it. 3 valve, fuel injected and water cooled. Same engine that was in the Yamaha C3. How many miles does it have? Is it the Yellow one w/ single headlight? I find them to be adequate and thats about it. Idk how you ...
by lovemysan
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ???'s about belt & roller replacements
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

I use a gates pl30707. Has over 3 seasons on it. Which is a lot for me. 250lbs HA! Usually I get a smell of hot rubber to let me know the belt is slipping after a ride. The stock bando and the gates seem to last and work about the same. A new gates will reduce take off rpm until the belt beds in. Us...
by lovemysan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keihin carb
Replies: 1
Views: 736

It’s an excellent carb
by lovemysan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooling fanq
Replies: 4
Views: 751

There is an inspection plug on my 125 but I still cant see TDC with it out. I remove the cover as well
by lovemysan
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member Scooter Shopping
Replies: 125
Views: 15684

Genuines are not hard to get parts for imo. Usually my dealer has what I need. If he doesn't then all the parts are in stock in chicago at genuine 2-3 days shipping. The local vespa dealer stocks belts and filters. Not much more. I've had my buddy 7 years and ran it really hard and have had lots of ...
by lovemysan
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really. My husband lost my buddy key.
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Christophers wrote:
lovemysan wrote:I installed a toggle switch.
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Does that mean you had to kick start it?
i dont remember, but i usually do anyway. The batteries never seem to last more than 18 months and I make tons of 2 minute trips around my property.
by lovemysan
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really. My husband lost my buddy key.
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

I lost my key and rode a half a summer without it. It takes me about 5 minutes to get up and running, I installed a toggle switch. I found my key eventually. If you take the lock out some locksmiths can make a key.
by lovemysan
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella for sale - opinions please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2118

Scam
by lovemysan
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: performance cdi / coil any suggestions?
Replies: 27
Views: 4009

I tried an aftermarket ignition on another scoot and noticed no difference. I've never upgraded my stock buddy ignition because its always worked perfect. However I did advance the timing by moving the ignition pickup. My bike will do 74 mph on flat ground. There are tons of fake NCY products on eba...
by lovemysan
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or used?
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Christophers wrote:
skipper20 wrote:
Aloha Joe wrote: A Hooligan is what every Buddy aspires to be.

Bill in Seattle but wintering in Tucson
'15 170i Hooligan Titanium
What?! No...
Buddies love being Buddies!

Nice exhaust. Is it custom? Cone engineering?
by lovemysan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long case GY6 - has it been done?
Replies: 58
Views: 5840

That is a buddy 170 frame. The 170 does not have the cross bar for the seat bucket to bolt to. The 170 has the 2 perches as pictured. This gives room for the fuel injection equipment
by lovemysan
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Drive Gears in 170i?
Replies: 2
Views: 737

unfortunately GY6 gears won't interchange with any buddy 125,150,170. The 170 has the tallest gearing available. You could swap to buddy 125 or psycho but thats all thats available and only from genuine. Those gears would have a lower top speed.