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  Topic: Motorcycles!
Christophers

Replies: 16
Views: 356

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:21 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
http://www.mac-motorcycles.com/the-ruby/

Looks and sounds expensive!
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Christophers

Replies: 42
Views: 849

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:10 pm   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
It's like parallel universes, the mechanic's notions vs yours

Who is this mechanic?
(I have a couple of guesses)

Send me a PM if you don't want to post the name publicly, but I'm sure he doesn ...
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Christophers

Replies: 42
Views: 849

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:49 am   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
You didn't happen to ArmorAll (or equivalent) your tires did you?
  Topic: riding wear
Christophers

Replies: 56
Views: 1972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:40 pm   Subject: riding wear
Received my new set of leathers today. So excited. I used them on a ride to lunch and will wear them to the Napa Valley Scooter Club meeting this afternoon.
Black leather with external hard parts on ...
  Topic: riding wear
Christophers

Replies: 56
Views: 1972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:44 pm   Subject: riding wear
Pants-wise, well... normally a skirt and nylons because I'm going to work. That's probably bad, I guess. I'll figure something out though.


Shocked

I know we're not supposed to be riding-g ...
  Topic: Turn signal beeper
Christophers

Replies: 3
Views: 422

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:53 am   Subject: Turn signal beeper
My turn signal beepers must've also broken. All I hear is a ticking sound. Rolling Eyes

LOL Very Happy
  Topic: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
Christophers

Replies: 18
Views: 551

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:28 am   Subject: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
sat on the pcx and the hooligan this weekend. hooligan is much bigger than the roughhouse, but i think i liked the feel of the pcx better. looks like i can get a better deal on the pcx. decision time. ...
  Topic: Solenoids & Cylons
Christophers

Replies: 7
Views: 431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:29 am   Subject: Solenoids & Cylons
If I got down on my knees and begged - would the OP or a moderator change the name of this thread to "Solenoid". Please?

:)

like
  Topic: Genuine G400C
Christophers

Replies: 477
Views: 49568

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:28 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
The new Honda CB300R also looks nice:

To me, the CB300R looks much better than the CB500F, with that transformer headlight.

Do you think either of these has the capacity to stitch heavy leather? ...
  Topic: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
Christophers

Replies: 18
Views: 551

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:20 am   Subject: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
Have you looked at/considered a Buddy 125?
Still one of the best bang-for-the-buck options out there, IHMO. A big upgrade in terms of 'go juice' versus a Roughhouse sport.

It's a little hard to ma ...
  Topic: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
Christophers

Replies: 33
Views: 770

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:14 am   Subject: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
I think Genuine needs to put a 200-225 cc motor in the Buddy and gear it so it can run 60 mph or a little faster all day. Or at least stick a 200-250 cc motor in the Hooligan. Hooligan 220 maybe? ...
  Topic: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
Christophers

Replies: 33
Views: 770

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:55 am   Subject: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
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'v ...
  Topic: Scooter photoshoot
Christophers

Replies: 5
Views: 382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:04 pm   Subject: Scooter photoshoot
I wanna see the pics from the photoshoot
  Topic: Genuine G400C
Christophers

Replies: 477
Views: 49568

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:02 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
As I said, I can't argue the point, but I also couldn't bring myself to lay out nearly 7 Large for the SR400...
Sounds like the old joke about the two butcher shops. A lady tells one of the butchers ...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Christophers

Replies: 1750
Views: 130147

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:06 am   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
No one's crashed this year?

Yeah... I mean, it's just that we're all that good!
The Modern Buddy crowd is pretty experienced collection of veteran riders!!
  Topic: Stolen Scooters and What to Do
Christophers

Replies: 30
Views: 3145

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:31 am   Subject: Stolen Scooters and What to Do

Essentially it's a video from the UK with an experienced bike thief showing how they cut through various locks. All the way from dollar store cable locks up to the Fugetaboutit chain lock and loop. ...
  Topic: Buddy beginner break-in blues
Christophers

Replies: 16
Views: 538

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:26 am   Subject: Buddy beginner break-in blues
And really, you’re really very ok on the break in issue. There is a lot of info regarding 2 stroke break in (hard vs soft) and I came to the conclusion that if guys are out there going WOT from the ...
  Topic: Stolen Scooters and What to Do
Christophers

Replies: 30
Views: 3145

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:28 pm   Subject: Stolen Scooters and What to Do
Food for thought...



What's the summary of that vid?
(Can't watch it while at work)
  Topic: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
Christophers

Replies: 31
Views: 1088

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:23 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel pump?
So I think that the fuel pump may actually be the culprit. Did not realize that these little bikes use fule pumps.

I've got a new one ordered regardless. I think that after 11 years it is most l ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 vapor lock
Christophers

Replies: 5
Views: 362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:31 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 vapor lock
For a second I thought it was 2007 again Laughing Laughing
?

reference?
  Topic: Genuine G400C
Christophers

Replies: 477
Views: 49568

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:14 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
check out this little item I found - the Wolf 300. ...

According to the EPA database it has a 278cc, two-valve, mechanically injected motor, single-cylinder making 26.8 horsepower. ...

There are ...
  Topic: Stylish Armored Jackets
Christophers

Replies: 15
Views: 662

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:29 am   Subject: Stylish Armored Jackets
This is stylish for me. Very Happy

You are officially banned from this thread.












Wink
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Christophers

Replies: 166
Views: 9895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:19 am   Subject: Re: '47 Salsbury
:drool:

LOL Laughing
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Christophers

Replies: 166
Views: 9895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:49 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
I want that Dragster bad!It's only 1500 miles away.

Oh don't think I'm not considering it! I would drive that far to pick it up!

Smile

It is tempting.

Luckily for me I've seen these beasts i ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Christophers

Replies: 166
Views: 9895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:53 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
That Dragster is super cool!
A pretty rare find...
  Topic: Looking for a lemon head seat
Christophers

Replies: 3
Views: 291

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:51 am   Subject: Looking for a lemon head seat
What about having Suzi at

Yeah. That would have been my suggestion.
A second for Cheeky Seats.
  Topic: Buddy 125 Front brake problem
Christophers

Replies: 18
Views: 651

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:03 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Front brake problem
Bummer. Sometimes you start with the most accessible/cheapest part and work your way from there. Maybe you can get this for $39.00. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-GENUINE-BUDDY-150-COMPLETE-FRONT- ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Christophers

Replies: 166
Views: 9895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:56 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Good job.
Shocked

Looks like the BMW C1.
No
  Topic: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
Christophers

Replies: 8
Views: 1501

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:05 pm   Subject: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please

In my defense he did say cylinder kits. I don't do headlamps.

LOL

One also has to consider the date of the posts.

The one to which you responded was posted: "Tue May 07, 2013" ...
  Topic: Noob Buddy 170i owner here just saying hi!
Christophers

Replies: 13
Views: 791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:48 am   Subject: Noob Buddy 170i owner here just saying hi!
Very nice!
+1
  Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Christophers

Replies: 48
Views: 1392

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 pm   Subject: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
I guess I found the answer I was looking for by taking a peek at the Honda webpage:

The Super Cub features a four-speed semi-automatic transmission that you shift with your left foot, like a tradit ...
  Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Christophers

Replies: 48
Views: 1392

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:43 pm   Subject: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
I am tempted by that one as well, but it is not really a shifty - it has a left side foot shift and an auto centrifugal clutch.

How does that work exactly?
(How does that work in practice?)
Does ...
  Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Christophers

Replies: 48
Views: 1392

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:28 am   Subject: Engine Blown Again, What to do?


Ah, you may be thinking of those instances where a two-stroke engine will "soft-seize", those parts temporarily expanding under heat, but returning to their correct dimensions when coole ...
  Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Christophers

Replies: 48
Views: 1392

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 pm   Subject: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
I am more familiar with 2T seizes and holed pistons. Yes the cylinder will expand...except at the points where the four cylinder studs are located. The rest will expand and you can get a classic fou ...
  Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Christophers

Replies: 48
Views: 1392

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:00 pm   Subject: Engine Blown Again, What to do?

OK. So I will ask you "how you know", redhandmoto.
How do you know? Smile
?

Sure -

Great answer! Thanks.
This is exactly the type of information I was interested in learning!

...
  Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Christophers

Replies: 48
Views: 1392

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:53 am   Subject: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Good description above.

No no. I disagree. That was not a good answer. LOL
It didn't answer the question I was asking, but instead discussed why running lean runs hotter. Maybe it's a good answe ...
  Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Christophers

Replies: 48
Views: 1392

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 pm   Subject: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Modding always comes with risks. Too lean is probably the biggest problem with seizing. I've blown up more than one motor.

How does running lean risk seizing an engine?
(I'm not questioning that ...
  Topic: Changing Buddy 150 Oil - Weird Oil Filter!
Christophers

Replies: 16
Views: 661

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:49 am   Subject: Changing Buddy 150 Oil - Weird Oil Filter!
OK, if anyone needs one of those "snowflake" tools to remove an oil filter, I can print one up on my 3D printer. Since I don't have one of these filters in front of me, I would need some dim ...
  Topic: Another Blur died suddenly...
Christophers

Replies: 9
Views: 837

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:12 am   Subject: Another Blur died suddenly...
Curious as well.
Let us know.
  Topic: Side by side scooter?
Christophers

Replies: 4
Views: 485

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:00 am   Subject: Re: Side by side scooter?
Yes, side by side scooter. Wandering the internet this evening, I came across this.
http://www.topmobility.com/ew-66-two-passenger-scooter.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsICtueHA2wIVwwd9Ch0VigAHEAEYASAGEgKAJP ...
  Topic: Honda Super Cub and Monkeybike Coming to USA!
Christophers

Replies: 18
Views: 931

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:49 am   Subject: Honda Super Cub and Monkeybike Coming to USA!
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/first-look-2018-honda-monkey

"While the Monkey is busy soaking up all the attention, the Cub stays in the background, far more practical. And beautiful.&q ...
  Topic: Honda Super Cub and Monkeybike Coming to USA!
Christophers

Replies: 18
Views: 931

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:31 pm   Subject: Honda Super Cub and Monkeybike Coming to USA!
That Super Cub is kinda cool!

Yeah! That is a neat bike.
Tempted to put one of those in the garage, as well. :)
  Topic: NSR: Just for fun: Yamaha Niken
Christophers

Replies: 10
Views: 607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:47 am   Subject: NSR: Just for fun: Yamaha Niken
What scares me about limited lean angles and dragging a foot peg, is it's a real easy way to lose control by lifting the rear tire off the pavement.

Oh yes. I know this all too well.
c.f. my CVT c ...
  Topic: NSR: Just for fun: Yamaha Niken
Christophers

Replies: 10
Views: 607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:29 pm   Subject: NSR: Just for fun: Yamaha Niken

They said the front end design is mechanically limited to a max of 45 degrees according to the specs, but in reality it's much less than that before you drag the foot pegs. The lean angle was so lim ...
  Topic: Royal Alloys
Christophers

Replies: 12
Views: 699

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: Royal Alloys
Just for fun:



What's the executive summary of that video? Conclusions? Opinions? General feeling?

To my eye, looks too big and bulky to be powered by a 125 cc mill.

And I didn't have th ...
  Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
Christophers

Replies: 114
Views: 5882

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:16 am   Subject: CARB Spotting - 2018
Yes, that Earles-like leading link fork is one of the best parts of the bike. I guess the only thing in my mind that isn't quite right is the way the seat is covered. Looks like it has a toupee on it. ...
  Topic: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
Christophers

Replies: 8
Views: 1501

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:26 pm   Subject: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
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 ...
  Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
Christophers

Replies: 114
Views: 5882

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:34 am   Subject: CARB Spotting - 2018
And now, ... it has become a Scomati or maybe a Royal Alloy, whichever comes first.

Then I guess I'm inadvertently on the same page/thinking along the same lines as many on the MB forums.

The ...
  Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
Christophers

Replies: 114
Views: 5882

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:30 am   Subject: CARB Spotting - 2018

Right! And now, following a process I call "The Transmigration of the Scooters*," it has become a Scomati or maybe a Royal Alloy, whichever comes first.

*Sincere apologies to any Eschat ...
  Topic: Surging at High Speeds
Christophers

Replies: 19
Views: 747

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:53 am   Subject: Surging at High Speeds
How high do 170i's spin? I've never had an accurate tach on my scoot'.

I actually can't even tell you that information for a 125.
I installed a tach that only reads up to 9000. The engine will pe ...
 
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