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  Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
Daves Kick

Replies: 12
Views: 2897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:37 am   Subject: Welcome!
Glad you are enjoying your new Buddy Kick. Sad I have to Winterize mine in another month. Hope,your riding season in Philly is a bit longer.
FYI, I use a Xena disc lock. Not everyone’s cup of tea, ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick: one year on
Daves Kick

Replies: 6
Views: 861

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:59 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick: one year on
68 miles?! That's amazing! I got up to 65 on the speedo, but my GPS read 60. I assume that 68 is taking into account that 5 mph that seems to be always off on scooter speedometers?
I think 45/50 mph ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick: one year on
Daves Kick

Replies: 6
Views: 861

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:42 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick: one year on
Great update!
I don't remember if you've ever posted this, but what was the highest speed you've ever achieved on the Kick?
Also, what would you consider the highest comfortable cruising speed?
I' ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick: one year on
Daves Kick

Replies: 6
Views: 861

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:14 am   Subject: Buddy Kick: one year on
Great update!
I don't remember if you've ever posted this, but what was the highest speed you've ever achieved on the Kick?
Also, what would you consider the highest comfortable cruising speed?
I' ...
  Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
Daves Kick

Replies: 26
Views: 3118

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:51 pm   Subject: What do you guys use for a sound system?
I hear you, Bill!
I should clarify that I am generally on private property or isolated country if I play tunes as I don't want to be obnoxious.
Of course, wearing my Nolan helmet with my Bluetooth ...
  Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
Daves Kick

Replies: 26
Views: 3118

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:25 pm   Subject: What do you guys use for a sound system?
I have a Nolan 44 with an integrated bluetooth stereo system that I typically wear when riding on my Harley, but I guess I like to "dress down" when riding on my Buddy Kick around the neighb ...
  Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
Daves Kick

Replies: 26
Views: 3118

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:21 pm   Subject: What do you guys use for a sound system?
I took two 8 inch strip of double sided Velcro (prickly on one side, fuzzy on the other, and wrapped each strip around one side of the cylindrical JBL Flip 4 speaker, soft fuzzy side up. I then took a ...
  Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
Daves Kick

Replies: 26
Views: 3118

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:46 pm   Subject: What do you guys use for a sound system?
Other than the sweet sound of a scooter engine, is anyone supplementing their ride with tunes?
I use a JBL speaker for slow rides around Little Muskego Lake.
  Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
Daves Kick

Replies: 12
Views: 2897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:19 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
It's good to know we all have some good reports thus far. I am VERY happy, and seeing that my Harley just went into the shop with electrical issues, VERY glad I have my Buddy Kick to maintain the two ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
Daves Kick

Replies: 12
Views: 2897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:58 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
It's been fun breaking her in! 621 fun-filled miles and she is purring like...well.. a kitten!
No issues. I find 60 mph+ is attainable, though not particularly pleasant to maintain. 45-50 mph is the ...
  Topic: Coming back to the scooter world
Daves Kick

Replies: 14
Views: 1875

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:44 pm   Subject: Coming back to the scooter world
Welcome back, Mike! Silverwings are a lot of bike to handle. Smaller scooters are so much more fun and easy to navigate with. A Stella sounds like a lot of fun and I don't think it's possible to look ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:34 am   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
So I finally took my scooter in. Apparently there was a recall on one of the fuel injector sensors. You more seasoned scooter riders may be able to understand this better than I would.

Any more inf ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:45 am   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
So I finally took my scooter in. Apparently there was a recall on one of the fuel injector sensors. You more seasoned scooter riders may be able to understand this better than I would.

Any more inf ...
  Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Daves Kick

Replies: 21
Views: 2862

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:25 am   Subject: Totaled the Buddy 125
So glad that your wife will recover. That is some scary stuff, and getting cut off is a very real danger all scooterosts face. I am impressed that the other driver was such a stand-up person. So many ...
  Topic: Reconnecting Buddy Kick Running Lights?
Daves Kick

Replies: 6
Views: 1600

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:12 am   Subject: Reconnecting Buddy Kick Running Lights?
So I finally decided I was tired of NOT having the running lights the good people at PGO intended us Genuine Scooter owners to have on the Buddy Kick and I go the front panel on the Kick separated eno ...
  Topic: Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering
Daves Kick

Replies: 5
Views: 2671

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:29 pm   Subject: Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering
This is the website for getting anything custom you want in vinyl:

https://doityourselflettering.com
  Topic: Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering
Daves Kick

Replies: 5
Views: 2671

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:23 am   Subject: Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering
I guess I should clarify I designed the sticker in Adobe Illustrator and then had a vinyl lettering company output it (wish I had that printer!).
I also designed these for vinyl stickers as well, alt ...
  Topic: Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering
Daves Kick

Replies: 5
Views: 2671

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:12 pm   Subject: Enjoy Air Cooled Scootering
Saw a cool "Enjoy Air-cooled Scootering" vinyl sticker on UK ebay and unfortunately it would not ship here (said, "May not post to United States"). Bummer!
Found an equivalent fon ...
  Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Daves Kick

Replies: 16
Views: 2902

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:06 am   Subject: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Well this has certainly been great news!
I guess I was locked into the whole oil filter canister paradigm. Good to know that I won't have to worry about a screen sufficing.
  Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Daves Kick

Replies: 16
Views: 2902

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:41 am   Subject: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
The technician didn't say I needed to do more than the scheduled oil changes, just that there was no oil filter other than the screen. I've done oil changes before, so this is one less thing.
Now I ...
  Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Daves Kick

Replies: 16
Views: 2902

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:32 am   Subject: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Just change your oil twice as often as they recommend. That's what I did


That's a good plan, mike932! I assume you've done this to your Buddy 170i, so I'm wondering how many miles do you have o ...
  Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Daves Kick

Replies: 16
Views: 2902

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:27 pm   Subject: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
Apparently the Buddy Kick uses no oil filter (well, not the filter I was used to with my Vespa and Bugddy 125).
I was giving my Buddy a general inspection in anticipation of future routine maintenanc ...
  Topic: Motored bike vs moped/scooter
Daves Kick

Replies: 14
Views: 1962

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:33 pm   Subject: Motored bike vs moped/scooter
I had a Whizzer motorized bike. It weighed so much that the pedals(aside from being used for compression to start the engine) were useless in terms of actual bicycling.
Perhaps if the frame was reall ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 4:17 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
Does the Kick have a safety interlock that prevents the scooter from running/starting if the kickstand is down? If so, maybe on rough roads the bouncing is causing the kickstand to bounce up and down ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:19 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick

Taking it in next week, I'll keep y'all posted.

I saw this on a scooter thread some place else. It sort of resonated with me so I copied and pasted the comment here:

"A while back I had a ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:40 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
Has anyone experienced this?
Not yet. (Hopefully not at all)
I did have that happen to me once on a Yamaha C3 when I went over some very bumpy railroad tracks.
I never got it checked and it never ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 5:44 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
I'd love to get a deadlight kit from Voodoo, but I don't know if they work on the kick, and, like you said, getting inside the shield is not an easy task.
My dealer said that it would be an hours wor ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:52 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
If you're going that route, you might as well get the chrome side bars, too. They add to the looks, and protect the bodywork in case of a down.

That is no lie. When I had a Vespa, those chrome guar ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:31 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
. Weirdly, the manual says helmets should be placed facing rearwards??? Which clearly will not work.

SO FUNNY. I turned the helmet backwards too and it was worse!
I did manage to make a hardware ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 1:11 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
I'll bet you're right about that port having something to do with the efi.
I checked the undersea storage capacity. It would not close shut with my full face Nolan N44 helmet, but it would close (alb ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:23 am   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
Thanks, Wheelbender6! I thought that was a good idea to put the gas cap near the front too. Easier to access. The seat is VERY comfortable. My stepson rode it and said the seat was more comfortable th ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
Daves Kick

Replies: 29
Views: 4588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:37 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
I decided to give my own "first impressions" about the new Buddy Kick (I have not named her yet) since I didn't find too many videos out there on the Kick save a few "pan-arounds" ...
  Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Daves Kick

Replies: 13
Views: 1742

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 3:18 am   Subject: Scooting Resurrection!
That looks cool! If only I could trust the weather in the evening (which I don;t given the past week). I'm so sick of this rain, as I am sure everyone in the area is.
I see there is also one in Milw ...
  Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Daves Kick

Replies: 13
Views: 1742

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:05 pm   Subject: Scooting Resurrection!
Thanks! Will do, jrsjr! Carpe Scootum!
  Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Daves Kick

Replies: 13
Views: 1742

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:58 pm   Subject: Scooting Resurrection!
Hi PhillyKick!
I Don't recall the size of the box that I rode through on both my scooter and motorcycle safety test. I don't recall anything dragging, but I do remember it being a heck of a lot easi ...
  Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Daves Kick

Replies: 13
Views: 1742

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 5:56 am   Subject: Scooting Resurrection!
Yup, I took a motorcycle safety class and a scooter safety class, and I was always amazed at how easy the "Box drill" was with those 10 inch wheels on the Buddy as opposed to the larger (19 ...
  Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Daves Kick

Replies: 13
Views: 1742

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 2:19 am   Subject: Scooting Resurrection!
Thank you for the Welcome, Syd!

Yes, Scootergrind! For me it is easier to have fun on the fly when on a scooter, AND scooterists seem to just "gel" with each other much easier.
I someti ...
  Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Daves Kick

Replies: 13
Views: 1742

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:10 am   Subject: Scooting Resurrection!
My name is David and I'm happy to say I am a prodigal scooterist and the proud new owner of a 2017 Buddy Kick!
In the past I have owned a Vespa, a Stella, and a Buddy, and a few years back I decided ...
 
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