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  Topic: Questions about the Buddy 170i
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 195

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: 13
Views: 300

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: 199

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: 199

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: 289

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: 329

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: 897

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: 897

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: 609

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: 568

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: 1264

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: 5239

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: 5239

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: 5239

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: 1053

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: 540

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: 400

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: 633

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: 531

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: 945

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: 706

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: 721

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.
  Topic: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
DeeDee

Replies: 12
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:55 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
That sucks about the wrench. You can use a big pair of chanel locks. They usually come preset to the softest setting. If you're having trouble changing the adjustment on the bike, pull it off to d ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
DeeDee

Replies: 12
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:42 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
Genuine uses a Forsa on the 170i, but it is not this one. The stock 170i shock has no adjustment. This is a much better shock. It comes with a wrench to change the load settings. It is fairly easy ...
  Topic: Looking At A 2009 Black Jack
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 743

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:33 pm   Subject: Looking At A 2009 Black Jack
I'd be interested in maintenance history. When is the last time the valves were checked, or the brake fluid flushed and bled. 13,000 isn't a lot of miles if it was properly maintained. Should have ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
DeeDee

Replies: 12
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:30 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
Here is an adjustable 280mm Forsa. Great shock, made in Taiwan. https://www.ebay.com/itm/GY6-FORSA-Performance-Racing-Shock-Ajustable-50cc-49cc-Nitrogen-charged/322690565759?epid=2084903231&hash ...
  Topic: '06 Buddy 125 factory air screw setting
DeeDee

Replies: 3
Views: 563

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:44 pm   Subject: '06 Buddy 125 factory air screw setting
Our local Genuine dealer often has minimum wage hipster wannabes working as mechanics. Just because you pay $125 a shop hour, doesn't mean the guy working on your scooter knows more than you.
  Topic: Looking for input from the MB think tank - Idle Issue
DeeDee

Replies: 2
Views: 467

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:32 am   Subject: Looking for input from the MB think tank - Idle Issue
Thank you charlie55, exactly the type of input I was hoping for. I'll give it a shot tomorrow.
  Topic: Looking for input from the MB think tank - Idle Issue
DeeDee

Replies: 2
Views: 467

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:43 pm   Subject: Looking for input from the MB think tank - Idle Issue
I have a 2008 125 with 6,500 miles. Scooter is in decent shape. Runs great once it is running, but won't idle after it has been turned off and sits. Idles fine once it has been warmed up. Carb has ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
DeeDee

Replies: 9
Views: 856

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:56 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
What buddys_n_blasters said.

The IDLE MIXTURE SCREW is to adjust the fuel mixture from idle to about 1/4 throttle. It is NOT used for adjusting idle speed. Idle speed is adjusted via a screw that i ...
  Topic: Need help with concept and execution of valve adjustment
DeeDee

Replies: 12
Views: 1103

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:57 pm   Subject: Need help with concept and execution of valve adjustment
Use the search function on this forum, and you will find all the info you need. I printed off the instructions from two posts a couple of years ago with pictures, and I have adjusted valves on close ...
  Topic: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:25 am   Subject: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
Very helpful. Thank you folks!
  Topic: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:47 am   Subject: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
autotech355 doesn't have those anymore.

Looking for links if anyone can help me out please.
  Topic: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:37 pm   Subject: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
Hello fellow Buddy owners. Looking for some help with an active current link for the above parts. I've dug through old threads, and have come up empty. If you have currently replaced the coil and or ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 carb problem - probably lean
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 585

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:34 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 carb problem - probably lean
Check for a vacuum leak, or a cracked intake boot. Sounds like it is somehow getting way more air than needed.
  Topic: Body panels for 2019 buddy 50
DeeDee

Replies: 2
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:05 pm   Subject: Body panels for 2019 buddy 50
Go talk to Colin at Sportique. They often have wrecked Buddies they are parting out.
  Topic: New scooter! Many problems.
DeeDee

Replies: 11
Views: 1287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:02 pm   Subject: New scooter! Many problems.
If you simply unplug the ignition, the scooter will kickstart with no keys. Nothing to hotwire.
  Topic: Buddy 170i - won't start - and FIXED
DeeDee

Replies: 5
Views: 834

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:36 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i - won't start - and FIXED
Install one of these, let's you know a problem is on it's way:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12v-LED-Battery-charge-alternator-level-indicator-monitor-warning-light-lamp-E/190401283689
  Topic: 70 - 90cc EFI Scooter Under 200 lbs?
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 680

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:11 pm   Subject: 70 - 90cc EFI Scooter Under 200 lbs?
PM sent.
  Topic: 70 - 90cc EFI Scooter Under 200 lbs?
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 680

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:13 am   Subject: 70 - 90cc EFI Scooter Under 200 lbs?
Hi Bill. What are you looking for specifically? I can tune a C3 or Zuma 50f, so it will smoke an Elite 80. I know the elite isn't fuel injected. The 3 valve, fuel injected engine will run wide op ...
  Topic: Scooter not pulling up hills like it use to
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 758

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:05 am   Subject: Scooter not pulling up hills like it use to
Did it start doing this right after you had it in the shop? What did the "service" consist of?
  Topic: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
DeeDee

Replies: 12
Views: 1031

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:00 pm   Subject: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
Here it is in action on the clutch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgVLGXMPD1A
  Topic: First service
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 805

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:42 pm   Subject: First service
It doesn't get any clearer than that. Let us know what they charge.
  Topic: First service
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 805

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:23 pm   Subject: First service
Doing your own first service won't void your warranty. Call the dealer and ask what they do on the first service. Engine and gear oil for sure. I doubt they check the valves, buy maybe they do. ...
  Topic: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
DeeDee

Replies: 12
Views: 1031

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:09 pm   Subject: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
Good job! Make one of those holders pictured in my post above. A scrap piece of plywood, and $3.00 worth of hardware from ACE. Put the bolts to hold the variator 3 1/8" apart, and the bolts ...
  Topic: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
DeeDee

Replies: 12
Views: 1031

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:19 pm   Subject: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
Once you take the clutch off it's 300% easier to seperate the pulley halves. You can get your fingers in there to get good purchase.
  Topic: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
DeeDee

Replies: 12
Views: 1031

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:34 pm   Subject: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
Try this: Remove the clutch and belt completely. You should deglaze the pads and clean the bell with brake cleaner when doing this service anyway.

Grab the clutch pulleys, sqeeze together while tu ...
  Topic: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
DeeDee

Replies: 12
Views: 1031

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:20 pm   Subject: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
I'm going to bet that you have tightened the variator down to the belt and not the boss. When you start the scooter, and the belt moves up the variator, you are hearing the variator pulleys slapping ...
  Topic: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
DeeDee

Replies: 31
Views: 2424

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:33 am   Subject: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
Give this a read: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22910&highlight=stator+mess+carb

You won't be the first person to get sucked into the stator void.
  Topic: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
DeeDee

Replies: 34
Views: 1876

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:28 am   Subject: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
Zuma 125 is a good bike, but don't buy the bill of goods about it being more reliable than the Buddy. Dollar for dollar, there isn't a better scooter out there than the Buddy 125. Get the lowdown s ...
 
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