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  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
DeeDee

Replies: 34
Views: 298

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 11:05 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
Pull the clutch and put it on a work bench. Use irwin clamps to help you open the pullies. Work the belt in as far down as you can go. Now put the variator, clutch and belt back on the bike.
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
DeeDee

Replies: 34
Views: 298

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 12:35 am   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
Well done! Sounds like you are good to go. Good feeling isn't it?
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
DeeDee

Replies: 34
Views: 298

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:58 am   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
Full contact on 3 fins. No risk of breaking anything. Problems come up when you try wedging a screwdriver into one fin and it's only making contact at one point.
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
DeeDee

Replies: 34
Views: 298

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 8:13 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
I'm doing a belt change on a Burgman today. I hate buyng a tool that only gets used every 14,000 miles. Same principle, a little different take. I'm holding the Burgman variator with3 L brackets a ...
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
DeeDee

Replies: 34
Views: 298

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 11:55 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
Generally what I do is I tighten these things by hand to the point where I can't pull any more, give it a few tugs for good measure and then just check it once in a while. This might be a good ...
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
DeeDee

Replies: 34
Views: 298

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:57 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
You have to squeeze the clutch pulleys together and force the belt down in, or you will tighten your variator on to the belt and not the boss. 2 miles from home, your variator will implode.
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
DeeDee

Replies: 34
Views: 298

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:45 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
Have a look through this: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic32310.html
  Topic: Buddy 50 totally dead - been sitting for years in garage
DeeDee

Replies: 3
Views: 63

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 3:02 am   Subject: Buddy 50 totally dead - been sitting for years in garage
If this has sat for more than 6 months, you should pull the gas tank and clean it, and you will need to pull the carb and do the same. The jets are surely clogged. Gas will turn to varnish if left v ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
DeeDee

Replies: 22
Views: 1607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 2:45 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
I just found this. $46.00 for an adjustable forsa: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Zuma-2002-2011-adjustable-rear-shock/153530328346?hash=item23bf1ee51a%3Ag%3AHIkAAOSwRxFaI3JM
  Topic: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
DeeDee

Replies: 16
Views: 265

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:04 am   Subject: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
You might want to put your location under your name. Others can help you better if they know where you are.
  Topic: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
DeeDee

Replies: 22
Views: 1607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:28 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
It will fit, but it's crap. Look for the Forsa or the YSS.
  Topic: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
DeeDee

Replies: 16
Views: 265

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 2:40 pm   Subject: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
That Buddy is a good buy. 2013 with under 2,000 miles.
  Topic: Sticky Brake Lever on Buddy 125
DeeDee

Replies: 8
Views: 111

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:09 pm   Subject: Sticky Brake Lever on Buddy 125
You have an 11 year old scooter. If the original fluid is still in there, it is rusting from the inside out. Doubtful you are on the original pads. You need to check your pads, pull your headset an ...
  Topic: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
DeeDee

Replies: 16
Views: 265

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:16 pm   Subject: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
I bought a 9 month old 170i with 95 miles for $2,000. I'm in Denver, which is a year round scooter town. I prefer to buy from a private party. Get a 125. Not a whole lot of difference in performan ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick resale value
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 132

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 1:45 am   Subject: Buddy Kick resale value
Your best bet will be to look on Craigslist and see what is out there and what it is going for. I have bought and sold quite a few scooters over the last 10 years. Blue book has never entered into ...
  Topic: Blur engine oil
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 150

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:47 am   Subject: Blur engine oil
Yes, You should have it on the center stand on a fairly level surface. The gas station pad is a perfect place for this. Pull in, fill up and check your oil before you leave.
  Topic: Buddy 170i Riding 50-55 MPH for extended time?
DeeDee

Replies: 14
Views: 285

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 12:58 am   Subject: Buddy 170i Riding 50-55 MPH for extended time?
I had a 170i for a while. One of the times I was on the freeway, it became overworked and went into limp mode. I had to wait 20 minutes for it to cool down, and continue on my way without the freewa ...
  Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 244

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 10:22 pm   Subject: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
Mitch carries a 12' paddleboard on a Vino 125. Not sure he does 60 though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL5EdlmvCXY&list=PLt2M_Fbbcf00sLf7dEAUZ4t6KC19WXvWp&index=16&t=0s&app=deskt ...
  Topic: A $10 trunk?
DeeDee

Replies: 15
Views: 358

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 12:27 pm   Subject: A $10 trunk?
Snytax shaming not allowed. Can't we all just get along?
  Topic: Air wrench
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 314

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 1:38 pm   Subject: Air wrench
Have a read through this archived post: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29963&highlight=variator+tool+measure+drill
  Topic: Air wrench
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 314

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 9:36 pm   Subject: Air wrench
If all you are after is something to get the variator and clutch nut off, you don't need to spend the money. Make one yourself out of a scrap piece of plywood and $3.00 of hardware. The advantage t ...
  Topic: supporting your buddy while working on it
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 358

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 2:43 am   Subject: supporting your buddy while working on it
If you plan on pulling your front wheel, you probably want to support the scooter. I use an 1100 lb mini lift, but I work on a lot of scooters. Before I bought the lift, I would use a square milk cr ...
  Topic: carb cleaning
DeeDee

Replies: 15
Views: 834

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 2:23 am   Subject: carb cleaning
If you're working on a carb that has only sat since October, you do not need to spend $40 on some contraption you will never use again. You need a $3.00 can of carb cleaner, and an 80 cent high e gui ...
  Topic: Replace front fork reflectors?
DeeDee

Replies: 9
Views: 433

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:21 pm   Subject: Replace front fork reflectors?
Aren't those held on with zip ties? Put a reflective stripe around the front wheel, or add reflective viny on the outside of the front forks.
  Topic: Buddy 125cc Oil Change for Dummies (me).
DeeDee

Replies: 17
Views: 521

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:10 am   Subject: Buddy 125cc Oil Change for Dummies (me).
Very, Very important. Be sure you torque the oil filter to at least 13 ftlbs. Ask skully93 about this if you are in doubt. I like the HF197 because it has a 17mm hex nut on the end.
  Topic: Moving beyond 50cc
DeeDee

Replies: 16
Views: 616

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:11 pm   Subject: Moving beyond 50cc
I've owned a 50, a 125 and a 170i. Size wise you won't be able to tell the difference. Loved my 125. Thought it was a better bike than the 170i. Dollar for dollar, the 125 is the best scooter out ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 windscreen
DeeDee

Replies: 8
Views: 562

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:09 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 windscreen
Use the search function, and see what has been talked about over the years. I've used two of the smaller slipstreamers on Buddys with good success. You have to use loctite when installing. https:/ ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
DeeDee

Replies: 22
Views: 1607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:10 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
Here are two rear shock options I just came across. I'd snap up the YSS before the seller realizes $3.74 won't ship from Italy to the US.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/YSS-Rear-Shock-Adj-OD220-290P- ...
  Topic: Questions about the Buddy 170i
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 1340

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:43 am   Subject: Questions about the Buddy 170i
I'd flush and bleed the front brakes on both of those, and also check the valve clearance. The exhaust valve on my 170i was tight every check at 4,000. Be sure and check the tire pressure regular ...
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
DeeDee

Replies: 20
Views: 1889

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:48 am   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
$5.89 each. Free shipping if you buy $75 worth: https://bereeloutdoors.com/hiflofiltro-oil-filter-hf197/?gclid=CjwKCAiA4Y7yBRB8EiwADV1haXACw1QSH-Rx7zU5xxXZW9fjaq8wcfQqEASqf_F6X15FSV7KTM4evBoC9GQQAvD ...
  Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 1266

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:43 pm   Subject: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Did you take the time to click on the link and look at it?
  Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 1266

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:36 pm   Subject: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Mount this or a similar version to one of your mirror bases. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Handlebar-Clamp-Base-Mount-For-BMW-Kawasaki-1-Rubber-Ball-Only-RS1/232865932412?hash=item3637e4247c:g ...
  Topic: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
DeeDee

Replies: 11
Views: 1397

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:52 pm   Subject: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
Sell it, buy a buddy 125, pat yourself on the back for having one of the most reliable, affordable scooters with awesome power to weight.
  Topic: Variator splines gone
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 665

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:03 am   Subject: Variator splines gone
I ran into this recently on a Yamaha C3. I had to drill holes in the outer variator face and use a gear puller to remove it. I spent an hour on the crankshaft with a set of needle files cleaning up ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
DeeDee

Replies: 8
Views: 1775

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:57 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
A flush and bleed of the brake system is certainly in order as your scooter is 11 years old. Check the thickness of your pads. They should still be good. Pull your pads and sand them up and down w ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
DeeDee

Replies: 8
Views: 1775

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:45 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
Front brakes or rear brakes? How many miles on the scooter? Plenty of helpful people on here, but very few mind readers.
  Topic: Yamaha Zuma 50 vs Genuine Roughhouse 50
DeeDee

Replies: 2
Views: 807

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:54 pm   Subject: Yamaha Zuma 50 vs Genuine Roughhouse 50
They are completely different bikes. I'm a big fan of the 2012 and newer Zuma 50f. Fuel injected, 3 valve, water cooled. With routine maintenance this engine will go 40,000 miles +. Yamaha parts a ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 shock absorber upgrade
DeeDee

Replies: 3
Views: 758

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:06 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 shock absorber upgrade
Forsa makes great shocks. I find them better than YSS. You can't beat their prices.
  Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
DeeDee

Replies: 28
Views: 1524

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:30 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
For those of you who have installed the 28w from the amazon link. How hot do those ribbons get? It shows almost 6" from the mounting plate back. Will they melt the plastic housing if contact i ...
  Topic: Buddy mirror replacement recommendation
DeeDee

Replies: 35
Views: 5573

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:50 pm   Subject: Buddy mirror replacement recommendation
The Buddy chrome mirrors come in two lengths. The standard short length gives you a great view of your shoulders. The longer mirrors extend your view, are well made but a bit pricey. I like the tea ...
  Topic: Buddy mirror replacement recommendation
DeeDee

Replies: 35
Views: 5573

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:14 pm   Subject: Buddy mirror replacement recommendation
Here if you prefer black: https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Fit-Adjustable-Mirror-Set/dp/B005DLNQP2/ref=sr_1_22?keywords=8mm+reverse+thread+mirrors&qid=1566853766&s=automotive&sr=1-22#cus ...
  Topic: Buddy mirror replacement recommendation
DeeDee

Replies: 35
Views: 5573

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:49 pm   Subject: Buddy mirror replacement recommendation
I've had a pair of these on my C3 for the last 8 years:

https://www.amazon.com/Reverse-Thread-Scooter-Mirrors-Chrome/dp/B00GURQIXK/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=8mm+reverse+thread+mirrors&qid=1566852432& ...
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
DeeDee

Replies: 14
Views: 1269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:17 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
If you are on flat terrain, and you don't need to go over 40mph, get the 50. It may suit your needs just fine. You may grow out of it down the road. Take good care of it while you are using it and ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 needs to do better on hills
DeeDee

Replies: 2
Views: 706

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:08 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 needs to do better on hills
I tune 50cc water cooled Yamahas. Hills I used to take at 18mph I can now maintain 35mph. I use a better quality variator with Dr. Pulley sliders. I replace the clutch springs as well. Too stiff o ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:43 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
That's a nice write up on an inexpensive alternative to the oem carb. I've come up against this a number of times over the years. It would be helpful to have a $33 option.
  Topic: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
DeeDee

Replies: 14
Views: 879

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:46 pm   Subject: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
Check for deterioration of your carb diaphragm. At 14,000 miles things start to wear out. When is the last time you adjusted the valves. They should be checked every 4,000 miles. Some rarely need ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:21 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
Where are you in Colorado?
  Topic: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
DeeDee

Replies: 21
Views: 1154

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:39 pm   Subject: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
Take a look at this thread: http://www.kymcoforum.com/index.php?topic=14576.0
Very capable scooter, but known to have fuel injection gremlins and spotty dealer support.
  Topic: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
DeeDee

Replies: 8
Views: 908

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:17 pm   Subject: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
Yep. Toast it is. Asky skully93 what happens when the oil filter is loose and all the oil runs out.
  Topic: 125cc Motor in a badged Buddy 50 ?
DeeDee

Replies: 10
Views: 854

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:26 pm   Subject: 125cc Motor in a badged Buddy 50 ?
Look at the label on the outside of the cubby on the inside of the front legshield. That will tell your VIN and displacement.
 
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