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by Stitch
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 12v power issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Huh. My only makes 13.5v. I bet that’s why my headlight won’t burn steel at 40 yards.
by Stitch
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 12v power issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Check your battery terminals, coil bracket, jiggle wires...
by Stitch
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Genuine Roughouse 50 Electric Starter Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 4259

That sounds like the main fuse. Even with a dead battery all the lights should work once you kickstart it.
by Stitch
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Headlight mod
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

A quick cheap little mod to the headlights is changing the little 194 bulb in the front with an LED. looks kinda neat, doesn’t really affect night riding. Costs almost nothing beyond 5 mins with a philips screwdriver and a t10 LED of your choice. I got a couple pics here: https://adamdanger.wordpr...
by Stitch
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4224

A little splash of k100 or startron in the tank when you get fuel, and ethanol is a non-issue. Seriously, I run whatever fuel is convenient. I don’t winterize. I haven’t cleaned a carb in seven years, which probably has nothing to do with the two additives I use interchangeably.
by Stitch
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4224

Ethanol attracts water. That’s the biggest problem. Algea and bacteria like it then. They grow, and clog stuff up. Fuel injection solves a lot of that issue. It’s also hard on some plastics, rubber, some fuel tank linings and fuel pumps.
by Stitch
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4224

The lance stuff is decent. Its a SYM with cheaper body parts/suspension. Sym makes good stuff.
by Stitch
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4224

Msrp is $2k for the regular Rh50. Add in destination fees and the rest and that’s in that range.
by Stitch
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4224

You still have gear oil changes.
by Stitch
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which weight sliders?
Replies: 3
Views: 802

^ perfect answer
by Stitch
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Replies: 53
Views: 4224

I’ve done long days on a buddy 125 and Rh50. For comfort I will take the roughhouse any day. You have 3 good riding positions (10 if you do stupid things), wide tires with big sidewalls to eat bumps and potholes, and easy places to tie all the junk you drag along. Reliability wise, both 50’s are...
by Stitch
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: oil tank fuel tank distance
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Too many variables
by Stitch
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: 2014 Rear Shocks/Front Forks
Replies: 3
Views: 1864

It’s adjustable. Turn the bottom, it either compresses or decompresses the spring.
by Stitch
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Are Stella’s junk?
Replies: 12
Views: 3323

if by “junk� you mean “awesome� or “fun�, then yes.
by Stitch
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Headlight mod
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

run them off the battery.
by Stitch
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to scootin-- What accessories do I need?
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Helmet. Armored gear. Gloves. Boots. Training.
Everything else can be figured out as you go.
by Stitch
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In the SNOW.
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

The roughhouse does ok in the snow. Not as well as the symba did, but it’s manageable. I will say the 70cc kit did not make it more winter friendly though, the power builds up quite abruptly, and then it’s sideways. Not bad sideways, not really good sideways, just kinda keep your feet ready side...
by Stitch
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella for sale - opinions please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

The guy with the eBay ad comes up as Georgia. Oddly enough, he kinda resembles the guy in the reflection of the hubcap.
by Stitch
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Scooterworks exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 1831

The black exhaust that looks like the stock pipe ?
by Stitch
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Unpredictable power loss
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Spark plug wire?
by Stitch
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fastest and Lightest 49cc Scooter?
Replies: 32
Views: 8315

For playing around campgrounds- the fat tire 50's would be ideal. Rh50/early zuma/kymco Cobra cross (all pretty much the same scooter). They will hit honest speeds in the 40's. I'm not saying who, but I've seen them take a beating and keep running just fine.
by Stitch
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long case GY6 - has it been done?
Replies: 58
Views: 5828

I wonder if any of the Asian 250's would bolt up? The sym rv motor will happy run high 70's/low 80's all day long.
by Stitch
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wont start....any ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

by Stitch
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The small displacement ride to the mountains
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

That was a fun ride. Can't wait for next time
by Stitch
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Sometimes when I am scooting far from home..
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Octane and ethanol have nothing to do with each other. Avoid ethanol if you can (its rough on small motors and collects water). As far as octane- if it's still stock it will run on anything 87 and up. There is a slight difference in performance but not enough you'll be able to notice on a 50cc, and ...
by Stitch
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2008 Stella - gears aren't engaging right away sometimes...
Replies: 11
Views: 3431

Pull the clutch in to get that rod to release. You might have the turn the rear wheel forward and backward. You might need a second set of hands. The shift cables- one pulls it counter clockwise, one pulls it clockwise. Get the shift bar moved so the scoot is in neutral. Use second set of hands to k...
by Stitch
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella factory may be shutting down.
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Ya, it won't be an issue for the 2t's. There will be no shortage of parts for many years. As for the others, if there is a demand, someone will make parts.
by Stitch
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse upgrade..
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Someone in Australia did a gy6 swap. I don't see any reason you can't swap anything within reason. You'll have to make mounting brackets and maybe an adapter for the swingarm mount and probably redo the fuel lines and wiring harness...

The motor off a SYM Rv250 would be fun.
by Stitch
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The strangest thing EVER on a buddy 50
Replies: 2
Views: 878

The only thing that comes to mind is a short somewhere between the brake light and the something in the starter circuit.
by Stitch
Tue May 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Hard to shift
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

That sounds like cables fraying or collecting dirt, or the shifter handle needing greased where it pivots on the handlebars. Could even be something binding up in the box where the up and down shift cables turn the gear selector. Cruciform usually causes sloppy shifts, or it pops out of gear. I woul...
by Stitch
Wed May 17, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Prima pipe for rh r50
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Pe32 is a part number. It's the same pipe. It doesn't say anything about a 70cc version.

It is the same pipe that scooterworks sells for the 70cc kit, but there is only one version. Same version as they sell for the buddy 50.
by Stitch
Wed May 17, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to buy? New vs old buddy 125
Replies: 15
Views: 2402

They are the same. No real changes.
by Stitch
Fri May 12, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does the forum have a Dark Mode?
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

I still want to see a Pink Floyd buddy with Mini Cooper tires.
by Stitch
Fri May 12, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does the forum have a Dark Mode?
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Someone really needs to do that. You wouldn't even need a kickstand.
by Stitch
Thu May 11, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2008 Stella - gears aren't engaging right away sometimes...
Replies: 11
Views: 3431

Kinda sounds like the cruciform is worn out/broken.
by Stitch
Thu May 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does the forum have a Dark Mode?
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Syd wrote:
JettaKnight wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but what's a Dark Mode?
Not sure. Maybe a forum about using 10" car tires on a Buddy?
I don't think they make 10" car tires. You might have to go to the Turf side on a buddy.
by Stitch
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: SIP Tubeless Rims
Replies: 16
Views: 3328

My local shop has been trying to talk me into going tubeless for the last 3 tires. Having watched them change both, the tubeless was a 5 minute job, and the tube, well, it depends if I count the swearing time or the rubber mallet time.
by Stitch
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Possible bogging issue
Replies: 11
Views: 3513

Mine did that. old gas was the culprit.
by Stitch
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Long Distances on a Roughhouse
Replies: 12
Views: 4812

Like Viney and Todd said, I've done 300+ mile days on mine, and even my normal meetup spot to go ride with friends is an hour and two mountains away. It's a tough little machine, keep good oil in the rear and good oil in the premix tank- and just ride it. With a milk crate and some cheap universal s...
by Stitch
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: 2015 Roughhouse vs. big guy
Replies: 15
Views: 3824

I'm 270lbs and I've held my roughhouse wide open for entire tanks of fuel at a time. Indestructible little beast.
by Stitch
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Pressure for Riding on Gravel
Replies: 22
Views: 3880

It's riding. It's inherently unsafe.
by Stitch
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Pressure for Riding on Gravel
Replies: 22
Views: 3880

Cool. Explain to her how to compensate for a front wheel slide. And then explain how to balance front and rear brakes, and how to control the natural reaction to brake harder when she starts to slide. I just figured it was easier to let her learn how to handle loss of traction and the subsequent man...
by Stitch
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Pressure for Riding on Gravel
Replies: 22
Views: 3880

The reason I said not to use the front brake is because it's really hard to explain how it feels when the tire breaks traction. She has no way to gauge it until she slides a tire a few times. Ideally she will go practice riding somewhere before she attempts her first 10 seconds of riding on a steep ...
by Stitch
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Pressure for Riding on Gravel
Replies: 22
Views: 3880

Don't use the front brake. Buy gear with armor. Wear a helmet and gloves with armored knuckles. Wear boots. Go slow, don't let the speed get away from you. Practice sliding the rear wheel with the back brake (to get used to what happens). My grandmother learned to ride in her late 40's, so don't let...
by Stitch
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Roughhouse died on me
Replies: 19
Views: 3301

Anything with moving parts can break at any time.
by Stitch
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baltimore Genuine dealership going out of business
Replies: 13
Views: 2180

I'll third on Carlisle cycle and scooter. I've bought 4 scoots/motorcycles from them, and they've done two fantastic motor rebuild/build ups for me. Prices are more than fair, and they treat you like family.
by Stitch
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: New RH Owner w/ some quick questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3434

Does anyone else's headlight make a "cat face" outline on the road right in front of the scooter ?
by Stitch
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Well, crap.
Replies: 10
Views: 3064

Wasn't that px a 2t? Apples and oranges.
by Stitch
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: New RH Owner w/ some quick questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3434

You have an upgraded suspension over the regular roughhouse
by Stitch
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 0w40 engine oil
Replies: 34
Views: 3521

I would be more concerned with the shear index than startup viscosity. At running temps it's a 40 weight.