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by VSP
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

My initial idea would be to wrap the underside of the bucket with something like Reflectix, but I'd love to learn what others have tried before me. Without the proper air gap, Reflectix is a very poor insulator. For anything to be effective, you'd have to insulate all around incliding sides, top an...
by VSP
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 Buddy 50 Fuse Help
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Black directly to battery. Red directly to battery. Red with white stripe needs a new fuse holder installed. Check the wiring diagram for proper fuse size.
by VSP
Thu May 14, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 LED Front and Back Turn Signals
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Ah, my bad. I was mistaking when you have 3 sets of blinkers (dots, deads and rear). Yes, replacing one of two sets with LED's can cause hyperflash. This occurs when there's not enough resistance in the system. On an unmodified scooter, the hyperflash is to let you know that one of your blinker bulb...
by VSP
Tue May 12, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 LED Front and Back Turn Signals
Replies: 12
Views: 933

There's usually enough resistance in one set of OEM incandescent blinkers to not hyper flash when the other set of bulbs is replaced with LED's. Once you replace both sets with LED's, that's when it'll happen.
by VSP
Sat May 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead lights conversion question
Replies: 7
Views: 583

yel-mel wrote:who specifically sell the wire set or how can I make my own ?
I sell them ;)
by VSP
Thu May 07, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 LED Front and Back Turn Signals
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Ask around here for what LED bulbs people are running then swap out the stock flasher relay. No resistors needed.

This is is good relay
https://www.amazon.com/Technologies-Typ ... B0013LDMLO
by VSP
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick deadlight experiment. Free adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Sounds like slightly different wiring than the Buddy but it would be very easy to wire them as running lights. There were 2 plug in connectors just loose in there. I connected them, one for each deadlight, and the deadlights are now working as blinkers. So, now the pods and deadlights are all blinki...
by VSP
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick deadlight experiment. Free adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Nothing on my end. I haven't been contacted by any local Kick owners.
by VSP
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VOODOO SCOOTER PARTS Holiday Giveaway **FREE ADAPTER**
Replies: 14
Views: 2342

BayStateScooterist, you're the lucky winner. Please pm me with your adapter preference and shipping address :)

VSP
by VSP
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VOODOO SCOOTER PARTS Holiday Giveaway **FREE ADAPTER**
Replies: 14
Views: 2342

VOODOO SCOOTER PARTS Holiday Giveaway **FREE ADAPTER**

Tis the season of giving! I'm giving away one Running Light Adapter OR one Blinker Adapter. For your chance to win, simply respond here to add your name to the drawing. The members that respond before New Years Day will have their name put into a hat for the random drawing. The drawing will take pla...
by VSP
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick deadlight experiment. Free adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Nope.
by VSP
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winterizing Buddy 50
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Winterize once you stop riding consistently.

Full tank of gas.
Fuel stabilizer ran a few minutes in full tank.
Check tire pressure.
Battery tender or charge battery then remove and bring inside.

I've used "seafoam" in the past but feel that "heat" works WAY better.
by VSP
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight / Blinker replacement for Buddy Eclipse 125
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

The dummy blinkers are commonly referred to as deadlights. A search here in the forums will show you a ton of info and options to convert them. If interested in purchasing an adapter for them, click my signature and see what I have to offer.
by VSP
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Here's a great tool to track that info:

http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/genuine/buddy_50
by VSP
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Tail Light Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Buddy 170i Tail Light Problem

So, can anyone tell me what LED bulbs they used that fit the Buddy rear turn signal sockets? I use these in the rear sockets. Purchased from a local auto parts store many years ago. Fit just fine. https://chromeglow.com/products/hyper-bright-1156-led-replacement-bulbs-from-jam-strait/1156-bulbs?id=...
by VSP
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding fog lights, how much wattage?
Replies: 3
Views: 935

24 watts will put you in the red. You'd have to battery tender your scoot after each ride. I did an experiment years ago to try and figure out max additional wattage without draining the battery. I can't remember the exact number now but it was pretty low. Personally, I wouldn't go over 10 additiona...
by VSP
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick deadlight experiment. Free adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Buddy Kick deadlight experiment. Free adapter

If there are any Kick owners willing to bring their scooter to me in Tacoma, Wa, I'd be happy to take a look and see if there's a plug n play adapter I can make for it. You'd be compensated with free install and a free adapter for your time. I know there are a bunch of you looking for a solution. I ...
by VSP
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
Replies: 28
Views: 1889

The deadlights (and all other lights except for the headlight) run off 12v DC. The two main concerns about selecting bulbs for deadlights is proper fit (I've seen some that are to long) and voltage range. At higher RPM's, the Buddy can hit 14-15v. The bulbs you have look like a great choice. Hmm. I ...
by VSP
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 factory disconnected lights on fwd fairing.
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Click my signature for some options. If you search this forum, there's another member that sells similar adapters. Search "deadlights" or "running lights".
by VSP
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: FIXED: Turn signal problem (left rear indicator not working)
Replies: 20
Views: 1629

Have you charged the battery? The blinkers and flasher relay will do odd things (like you described) when the battery is low.
by VSP
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Buddy 170i Running Lights Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

If you run any lights, no matter the location, as full time running lights, you'll want to switch them to LED's. Incandescents draw to much power and will drain your battery. If you swap any blinkers to LED's, you'll need to swap your stock flasher relay with an electronic universal flasher relay. B...
by VSP
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front running lights
Replies: 3
Views: 808

You are correct. The lower blinkers, often referred to as deadlights, are not wide enough apart to meet DOT standards. When they are imported, the deadlights are disconnected and the upper DOT blinkers are installed and wired up. You can click the link in my signature or search "deadlight adapt...
by VSP
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VSP brake light modulator installation problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

I was out of town from the 27th till last night. I just missed the message you sent on the 28th.
Please check your PM's :)
by VSP
Mon May 01, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of battery to get for 50cc buddy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2807

I recommend getting the highest amp hour rating you can find that will fit in the compartment. The stock 3 amp hour battery is pathetic. I have this 8 amp hour battery in the Black Jack. Not saying it's the best, but it's much better than stock. http://www.autozone.com/miscellaneous-non-automotive/m...
by VSP
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric starting issues. Buddy 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Yes, sure sounds like the kill switch is either faulty or the wires attached to it are loose.

I haven't dealt with it personally but it looks like you have to remove the headset to gain access to the switch
by VSP
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you Art? Logo design for buddy.
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

babblefish wrote:Those avatars you mentioned were done by a member here called KRUSTYburger, but she hasn't been on for quite a while. She is definitely a great artist.
She did the Voodoo Scooter Parts logo (my avatar) as well. Great talent.
by VSP
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric starting issues. Buddy 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

You are holding the brake, right?
by VSP
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Replies: 27
Views: 5287

PM'd
by VSP
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Replies: 27
Views: 5287

We've got a winner!
PM me with your preferred adapter :)
Thanks for playing everyone. Happy 2017!!
Dage'sVew wrote:I would like to be included as well! Thank you for being so generous, and Happy Holidays!!
by VSP
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Replies: 27
Views: 5287

If only double responses doubled your chance of winning......
by VSP
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Replies: 27
Views: 5287

100% chance someone here is going to win the drawing. Reply here if you want in on those odds ;)
by VSP
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Replies: 27
Views: 5287

Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*

Tis the season of giving :D I'm giving away one Running Light Adapter OR one Blinker Adapter OR one Brake Light Modulator OR $25 off the purchase of any other adapter or Combo Package. For your chance to win, simply respond here to add your name to the drawing. The members that respond before New Ye...
by VSP
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 15 mile commute
Replies: 38
Views: 5851

Also - I finally discovered the "deadlights" that I've seen mentioned. What's the scoop with those? I did a search but didn't get any solid results. TIA! Congratulations on the new scoot! The deadlights are the scooters original blinkers. They do not meet the DOT standards here (just a ta...
by VSP
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with buddy 50
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Problem with buddy 50

the hazard lights were blinking with clicking noises. When the battery gets low, the flasher relay will make that clicking noise when the hazards or blinkers are activated. Check your battery voltage. If it's below about 12.4 volts and you have a battery tender or charger, hook it up ASAP. A health...
by VSP
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead light lens removal...Umph!! (Buddy Scooter)
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Glad to hear you got my harness installed. It's such an easy way to add visibility to your scoot.

You'll be OK for an occasional ride with the factory bulbs but the LED's are definitely the way to go long term.
by VSP
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead light lens removal...Umph!! (Buddy Scooter)
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

by VSP
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Theft Deterrent and/or Tracking Devices?
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

The Tile is only useful when in Bluetooth range (+/- 100ft). Good idea but not so good for theft recovery..... unless you know where the thief lives.
by VSP
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Theft Deterrent and/or Tracking Devices?
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

The Tile looks interesting. I've got the Gorilla alarm on the Voodoo Blackjack. It's loud, convenient and pretty easy it install. I have the LED hidden. There are times that I don't set the alarm and a non-flashing LED would advertise that it's not set. I own a Xena disc look with alarm but haven't ...
by VSP
Tue May 10, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for anyone who replaced their stock mirrors
Replies: 52
Views: 7135

Good call. I'm not a lane splitter. I could see them being a problem for that!
by VSP
Tue May 10, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for anyone who replaced their stock mirrors
Replies: 52
Views: 7135

Bar end mirrors. I like em.

Great write up here....
topic4495.html
by VSP
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine, Vespa, Kymco..... Dealer closing in Tacoma WA
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: Genuine, Vespa, Kymco..... Dealer closing in Tacoma WA

skipper20 wrote: Where did you get the information that they're closing?
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by VSP
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine, Vespa, Kymco..... Dealer closing in Tacoma WA
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Genuine, Vespa, Kymco..... Dealer closing in Tacoma WA

Sad to see them close their doors. Great staff. I wish them all well.

Stop by and say hello/goodbye and take advantage of their below dealer prices.

I have no affiliation with them, just passing on the unfortunate news.

http://nwmotorscooters.com/index.php
by VSP
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts is back
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Re: Lights

The front deadlights and rear blinkers use a BA15s (1156) style bulb. The upper DOT blinkers use a BAU15s (7507) style bulb. There are 1000's of different LED bulbs to choose from. The VSP Black Jack has LED's all around but they were swapped out years ago and those bulbs have since been discontinue...
by VSP
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts is back
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Thanks ericalm. :wink:
by VSP
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts is back
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Voodoo Scooter Parts is back

Greetings everyone I've been away for a while but I'm back! It's great to see a bunch of the same faces and many new ones. If you messaged me while I was away, feel free to PM me again. My inbox was full but was just cleaned up. The Voodoo Scooter Parts products are once again available for sale. Cl...
by VSP
Sat May 31, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes to Voodoo Scooter Parts
Replies: 24
Views: 10847

Re: light kits from VSP

Yes, everything is still available. The prices have not changed.

lpcdan wrote:Just wanted to know if light kits are still available and if the prices still the same.
thank you
Dan H
by VSP
Sun May 25, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: olympia washington
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

T'Pring wrote:Not aware of any in Olympia but, there is a Vespa dealer in Tacoma [NW Motorscooters] that does several rides every year.
They are a Genuine dealer as well :)
by VSP
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blinker adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

I'm guessing they were damaged by high voltage. LED's are very sensitive and most cannot handle much more than 12V. Even though the scooter operates on a 12V system, it is capable of producing higher voltages. If you have a volt meter, check the voltage at high RPM's. It should be around 12V at idle...
by VSP
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turn signals work intermitent?
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Could be a battery issue. Check the voltage or have it tested. Check the connections.
by VSP
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Basic Things you ought to do with your Buddy??
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

skully93 wrote:
Honorable mention are the Voodoo adapters.
Thanks skully93