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  Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
BuddyRaton

Replies: 23
Views: 361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:46 pm   Subject: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
there is no replacement for displacement..

Except for two stroke and compression! Mr. Green
  Topic: Fender Replacement Guide
BuddyRaton

Replies: 5
Views: 206

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:52 pm   Subject: Fender Replacement Guide
On a Stella you will also need to disconnect the brake fluid line. This means new crush washers and bleeding the system.
  Topic: Stella 2t bottom end replacement
BuddyRaton

Replies: 12
Views: 259

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:52 pm   Subject: Stella 2t bottom end replacement
I don't think it's time to blame the LML piston yet, especially since you said you didn't know what top end it was. Saying that someone said the timing was good really doesn't provide any info we can ...
  Topic: Fender Replacement Guide
BuddyRaton

Replies: 5
Views: 206

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:32 pm   Subject: Fender Replacement Guide
To change out the mudguard you are going to need to drop the front fork out.

I would suggest buying the tool for the steering tube nut instead of beating it on and off with a hammer and screwdrive ...
  Topic: Stella 2t bottom end replacement
BuddyRaton

Replies: 12
Views: 259

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:44 pm   Subject: Stella 2t bottom end replacement
What top end did you use and where was your timing set at?
  Topic: Stella 4T crank replacement
BuddyRaton

Replies: 5
Views: 190

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:49 pm   Subject: Stella 4T crank replacement
That old crank is just painful to look at. Nice job.
  Topic: Stella 2t bottom end replacement
BuddyRaton

Replies: 12
Views: 259

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:42 pm   Subject: Re: Stella 2t bottom end replacement
Okay guys any sites I can get a complete bottom end rebuild kit. Just had my scoot freeze up on me . I have a new top end on it just looking a whole bottom end rebuild . Thanks guys

Please tell us ...
  Topic: Stella 2t bottom end replacement
BuddyRaton

Replies: 12
Views: 259

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:36 pm   Subject: Stella 2t bottom end replacement
For the bottom end you definitely have to disassemble it to see what youre dealing with.

What specific problems are you dealing with to make you focus on the lower end?

Agree fully.

Also agr ...
  Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
BuddyRaton

Replies: 20
Views: 428

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:27 pm   Subject: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Hard pass
  Topic: Speedometer not reading correctly
BuddyRaton

Replies: 8
Views: 206

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:20 pm   Subject: Speedometer not reading correctly
Welcome to the world of PTW vehicles. I think it annoys everyone at first, probably me too but I don't remember, but that's the way it is.

Almost all speedos are off by about 10% or so. For me I j ...
  Topic: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
BuddyRaton

Replies: 16
Views: 771

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:09 pm   Subject: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
Nice job! Two strokes are so much fun to build!
  Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
BuddyRaton

Replies: 20
Views: 428

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:32 am   Subject: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
I always go in figuring I'll need at a minimum one tire up to 3. I figure it into the price.
  Topic: Oil?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 4
Views: 266

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:08 pm   Subject: Oil?
I generally break in a 2T motor with crappy dyno. After break in I switch to full synthetic.
  Topic: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
BuddyRaton

Replies: 15
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:04 am   Subject: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
If it's your daily rider keep it stock.
  Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
BuddyRaton

Replies: 9
Views: 461

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:33 pm   Subject: Why? But to good to pass.
TBH, Genuine's parts pricing is insane, bordering on criminal.

I wanted to buy a new OEM front brake caliper for my '08 150. List price is $129!

By contrast, I can waltz into a Ford dealer and b ...
  Topic: How much for my Stella?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 11
Views: 434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:03 pm   Subject: How much for my Stella?
That sounds like a lot of money for a broken 8 year old Taiwanese scooter.

Especially since they were manufactured in India.
  Topic: New buddy haver
BuddyRaton

Replies: 9
Views: 501

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:10 pm   Subject: New buddy haver
You can (cough) derestrict it as long as it's legal

I agree a rear rack is a must.

If sored inside cleaned and waxed the metal chrome will last awhile.

Along with a rear rack comes the first ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
BuddyRaton

Replies: 11
Views: 533

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:03 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
What one are you using?
  Topic: Pulling cylinder without pulling the motor on a Buddy 125?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 5
Views: 346

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:46 pm   Subject: Pulling cylinder without pulling the motor on a Buddy 125?
Sorry I'm late.

All you really need to do is remove the rear shock bolt and let it sit down. Once the motor rotates you can access everything you need for a BBK by removing the panel under the se ...
  Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
BuddyRaton

Replies: 26
Views: 791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 am   Subject: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
WHY RED IS RED!
  Topic: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 5
Views: 542

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:44 pm   Subject: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
Remember it well!
  Topic: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
BuddyRaton

Replies: 10
Views: 437

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:03 pm   Subject: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
The main problems people running the Cannonball on a Buddy have had are a stator and a crank failure running WFO through the desert however Buddys have finished.

Last Cannonball I ran was 2016 on a ...
  Topic: what’s leaking from the carb?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 3
Views: 342

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:24 pm   Subject: what’s leaking from the carb?
The rubber grommet is the winter plug. Pull it out in the winter for less dense air. Nobody does that!

Don't forget to once in a while retorque bolts but yeah they are messy.

To degrease I get a ...
  Topic: DR 177 kit issue.
BuddyRaton

Replies: 10
Views: 442

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:10 pm   Subject: DR 177 kit issue.
It could be anything. Had to open a friends back up and found a woodruff key in there. Don't force anything.

Agree with chamfering ports when you are at that point.

I would pull the clutch out ...
  Topic: New guy, here.
BuddyRaton

Replies: 14
Views: 491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 3:53 pm   Subject: New guy, here.
Make sure to give us that first ride report! Photos are required or we kick you out!

OK...you don't get kicked out...we just really like them!
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 36
Views: 743

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 3:49 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
Nice job!

One of the best things is that now you KNOW that you can work on your scooter! None of us was born knowing this stuff. We all had to learn. Next belt will take less than half the time ...
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 36
Views: 743

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:40 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
Nothing at all wrong with homemade holders and tools, I love them!

However If you don't have the proper tools, including hand made ones you really can't work on it properly.
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 36
Views: 743

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:18 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
When I first got into scooters and their care a few tools were indispensable.
Impact wrench to remove the nuts, and a torque wrench to install the nuts.


A breaker bar will do just as well as an ...
  Topic: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
BuddyRaton

Replies: 16
Views: 552

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:55 pm   Subject: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
Vino's are a good scooter but I still think a Buddy 125 is the best bang for your buck you can get. Still running my 06 kitted to 161 strong and smooth.
  Topic: Yet another post about speedometer accuracy
BuddyRaton

Replies: 19
Views: 536

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:41 pm   Subject: Yet another post about speedometer accuracy
If you're gonna ride this is part of the deal. People either accept it and enjoy the ride or obsess and make themselves crazy.

This horse had been beaten to death, resurrected, beaten to death, ri ...
  Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 11
Views: 660

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:33 pm   Subject: New BMW Scooter Design?
Actually, for all we know that could be a rendering and not an physical object. Either way, I kinda like it. But wheres the rear rack? I like my scooters to be useful.Smile

Not practical at all, neith ...
  Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 11
Views: 660

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 11:56 pm   Subject: New BMW Scooter Design?
I don't know, the Italjet Dragster isn't that much better.

The 4T Dragster 125s are 15 hp with the 200 hitting 20 hp at 12.5 ft/lbs. My 200 Dragster 180 kitted to 172 dyno run was 23.5 hp with 19.9 ...
  Topic: carb cleaning
BuddyRaton

Replies: 15
Views: 1128

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 6:19 pm   Subject: carb cleaning
If you want one that's fine.

First I only use stainless baskets. It's sonic so it's sound waves we just can't hear. Air being less dense transmits sound slower than a denser fluid such as water an ...
  Topic: carb cleaning
BuddyRaton

Replies: 15
Views: 1128

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 6:19 pm   Subject: carb cleaning
If you want one that's fine.

First I only use stainless baskets. It's sonic so it's sound waves we just can't hear. Air being less dense transmits sound slower that a denser fluid such as water an ...
  Topic: My Tip for removing Buddy 125 (Maybe 150/ 170) Oil Filter
BuddyRaton

Replies: 5
Views: 851

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 6:05 pm   Subject: Re: My Tip for removing Buddy 125 (Maybe 150/ 170) Oil Filte
The new filter I bought had a socket end on it like any other normal filter designed by a sane human.

Then the other end of the socket on the tire iron fit the new socket!

Yes, this is the tip e ...
  Topic: clutch
BuddyRaton

Replies: 10
Views: 1316

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:11 pm   Subject: clutch
Nice! And you probably won't make that mistake again!
  Topic: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
BuddyRaton

Replies: 15
Views: 2266

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:05 pm   Subject: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
Personally I would not spend another dime on that scooter. It wasn't well built to start with and may just be a money pit.
  Topic: carb cleaning
BuddyRaton

Replies: 15
Views: 1128

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:01 pm   Subject: carb cleaning
To properly clean a carb it needs to be taken all the way apart.

An ultrasonic saves time, that's it. I still soak mine overnight in carb dip then into the sonic.

An ultrasonic is great. I ha ...
  Topic: clutch
BuddyRaton

Replies: 10
Views: 1316

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:46 pm   Subject: clutch
Play in the clutch lever rattling around and/or a little slack in the cable?

Could be a bunch of stuff and could be nothing. Not the smoothest idling motors in neutral.

As suggested above go ov ...
  Topic: Tires and tubes and pressures, oh my!
BuddyRaton

Replies: 23
Views: 982

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:51 pm   Subject: Tires and tubes and pressures, oh my!
There is no reason at all to put a tube inside a tubeless rim. Something isn't right
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
BuddyRaton

Replies: 37
Views: 2188

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:53 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
I may have missed it but did you chamfer the ports, check the ring gaps and retorque the head bolts several times after heat cycles?

While not a screamer the DR is a nice solid kit when done right. ...
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
BuddyRaton

Replies: 31
Views: 2455

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
I try to avoid oil threads, but here goes.

There are a few motorcycles with dry clutches, but the vast majority are wet.

If there are friction modifiers in the oil, the clutch plates will slip ...
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
BuddyRaton

Replies: 31
Views: 2455

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:05 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
WHY RED IS RED!
  Topic: Some guy hotrodding his Stella
BuddyRaton

Replies: 2
Views: 1313

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:19 pm   Subject: Some guy hotrodding his Stella
Lee really knows what he's doing with Vespa motors.
  Topic: Hello and thanks for having me!
BuddyRaton

Replies: 5
Views: 1441

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:18 pm   Subject: Hello and thanks for having me!
Nice score! Welcome to MB.
  Topic: Dragster on the dyno
BuddyRaton

Replies: 10
Views: 1351

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:05 pm   Subject: Dragster on the dyno
I also swapped for a lithium ion battery and shed about 8 or 9 pounds. I figure by the time I'm set up with spare fuel, water to drink with rider total weight should be about 415 to 450 lbs.

The G ...
  Topic: Dragster on the dyno
BuddyRaton

Replies: 10
Views: 1351

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:48 am   Subject: Dragster on the dyno
Interesting choice for the Cannonball!

How much fuel do you plan on carrying?

Good Luck!


A lot. 1 to 2 fuel stops a day Mr. Green

Altitude will the biggest challenge.
  Topic: Dragster on the dyno
BuddyRaton

Replies: 10
Views: 1351

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:35 pm   Subject: Dragster on the dyno
2020 is too long for vintage. 4,250 miles in 10 days. There are a bunch of Super Cubs, interested to see how they hold up. There are also many large TNGs, up to 273cc and the SMax is a popular choice ...
  Topic: Dragster on the dyno
BuddyRaton

Replies: 10
Views: 1351

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:32 pm   Subject: Dragster on the dyno
Saturday Riva Yamaha in Pompano Beach had a Block Party with a free show so we entered.

They also had a dyno and would give you a run for free. This is my 2000 Italjet Dragster 180 2T water cooled ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125, high flow air filter. Added performance?
BuddyRaton

Replies: 5
Views: 739

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:46 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125, high flow air filter. Added performance?
Very good point about the shorter 150 cc Buddy stroke. I kitted my 06 125 years ago and it rocks!

I have never understood how a "high flow air filter" makes any difference without any ot ...
 
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