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  Topic: Strange idle, now will not start
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 75

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:15 pm   Subject: Strange idle, now will not start
Completely bypass the tank and petcock to see if it rules out your problem. Hook up a temporary fuel source to the carb, and see if it runs better. You need to remove the vacuum line at the petcock ...
  Topic: Which belt do I buy for my Buddy 170i?
DeeDee

Replies: 3
Views: 141

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:55 am   Subject: Which belt do I buy for my Buddy 170i?
743 20 30 https://www.ebay.com/itm/fits-Polaris-RZR-170-AEON-Overland-JAPAN-Performance-BANDO-CVT-Belt-US/332851516467

Gates Powerlink makes one. I believe Bando comes on the bike when new. May ...
  Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 141

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:29 am   Subject: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
Try swapping them for the short stem standard mirrors. I have a set on my C3.
  Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 141

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:22 am   Subject: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
Do you have the Buddy long stem mirrors?
  Topic: Bubby 170i power loss on extended rides
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 221

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:36 pm   Subject: Bubby 170i power loss on extended rides
If you're doing this in 100 degree heat, and the engine is not broken in it is entering into limp mode. You are over taxing the engine and it is restricting itself to avoid internal damage. Things ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 stator and rectifier
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 132

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:23 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 stator and rectifier
Here is a better buy on the stator: https://www.scooterdynasty.com/stator6coilfor50cc2-strokegenuinebuddyrh.aspx

Last time I needed on I paid less than $75.00 off ebay.
  Topic: Buddy 50 stator and rectifier
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 132

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:06 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 stator and rectifier
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VOLTAGE-REGULATOR-RECTIFIER-4-PIN-50-150cc-GY6-4-STROKE-SCOOTER-MOPED-TAOTAO/121135010032?epid=1959887377&hash=item1c343590f0:g:FrEAAOSw0rdTxU4F
  Topic: Buddy 50 stator and rectifier
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 132

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:11 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 stator and rectifier
http://www.epfguzzi.com/scooterpunks/parts/buddy.html
A generic gy6 regulator will work
  Topic: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
DeeDee

Replies: 9
Views: 225

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:17 pm   Subject: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
This lock gets good reviews, and the price is right: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086K2FZHB/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

Are you talking about locking it up during the day while you are in class? ...
  Topic: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
DeeDee

Replies: 9
Views: 225

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:49 am   Subject: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
You have to secure it to something solid, or you will lose your scooter and your disc brake lock. Two fellows can toss that scooter into the back of a pickup faster than you can say campus security. ...
  Topic: White sidewall tires?
DeeDee

Replies: 18
Views: 390

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:43 pm   Subject: White sidewall tires?
$35 each: https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/motorcycle-tires/shinko-sr550-scooter-tire/p/13868?b=1633978&gclid=Cj0KCQjwg8n5BRCdARIsALxKb95Ba7LWhf0_4JNuQi-WmHUJWNCX8d961fvRDDDmh0AJEXuPz2DmxUU ...
  Topic: front rack ?
DeeDee

Replies: 5
Views: 172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:02 pm   Subject: front rack ?
I'll tell you this much, the front rack is way more robust than Prima's rear rack. It has three solid mounting points to the front of the scooter. The footprint is fairly small, and best of all no v ...
  Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
DeeDee

Replies: 20
Views: 645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Good for you, and thanks for updating this thread to close the loop. I just followed something similar with a Yamaha C3. Owner replaced: ECU, Injector, and throttle body. Sold the bike out of frus ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i TRIKE (not mine) on ebay right now
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 397

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:55 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i TRIKE (not mine) on ebay right now
Are you sure that's a trike with 3 wheels? Looks like a big ass set of training wheels made from trailer tires. Good luck getting $2,800 for that.
  Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
DeeDee

Replies: 18
Views: 628

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:18 pm   Subject: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Why do you want to use a tube? Buddy rims are tubeless.
  Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
DeeDee

Replies: 18
Views: 628

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:20 am   Subject: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
I like Kenda: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/KNT-044131010B1?seid=srese1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0YD4BRD2ARIsAHwmKVkKS4mtToaZcYm1Ii1VXOQdPkrathP6C3YMuPZ1hxvTzroLEhP5r1caAogzEALw_wcB Great tire for ...
  Topic: Caliper rebuild kit?
DeeDee

Replies: 1
Views: 278

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:09 pm   Subject: Caliper rebuild kit?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-scooter-Front-Brake-caliper-for-Roughhouse-sport-Venture-50-HOOLIGAN170/192691355507?fits=Model%3ABuddy+125&epid=14024842719&hash=item2cdd4cbf73:g:XQAAAOSwJd1b ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Starter Fix
DeeDee

Replies: 5
Views: 1599

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:49 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Starter Fix
See, the world wide internet isn't just for sharing cute cat videos. I knew this was a good thing. Great information people!
  Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
DeeDee

Replies: 20
Views: 645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:11 pm   Subject: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Use this as a guide for putting it back together. You want even firm (not too tight) pressure on the gasket mating to the tank. You should be able to open up the nylon holder and remove the pump ...
  Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
DeeDee

Replies: 20
Views: 645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:23 pm   Subject: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
You don't need to depressurize this system. A thimble full of gas will come out. I've searched this forum for info about replacing the pump. Came up with nothing. It looks as though the stock orig ...
  Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
DeeDee

Replies: 20
Views: 645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:20 am   Subject: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
The pump from scooter dynasty is the whole assembly. You don't need the whole assembly. You need the 30mm pump that fits inside the assembly. It's mostly nylon made to hold the pump and mate it to ...
  Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
DeeDee

Replies: 20
Views: 645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:22 pm   Subject: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
How hot has it been when this first started? I did a quick search for 170i, and this is what I found: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Quantum-Fuel-Pump-Replacement-for-2013-Genuine-Buddy-170i-Scooter-P652 ...
  Topic: Battery Stolen and Wires Cut from Buddy 50-replacing wiring?
DeeDee

Replies: 4
Views: 277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:58 pm   Subject: Battery Stolen and Wires Cut from Buddy 50-replacing wiring?
Anyone here with a Buddy 50 willing to help this new guy out? How about posting a picture of your 50 battery compartment? I don't have one, or I'd give you the 2 minutes it would take to post the p ...
  Topic: Rear rack mounts ripped out - drill through bottom tube?
DeeDee

Replies: 7
Views: 330

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:35 am   Subject: Rear rack mounts ripped out - drill through bottom tube?
Use a piece of fuel injection tube, a long bolt and an inverted acorn nut.
Run the bolt through the acorn nut, so it pops through the domed end. Run it down on the bolt and back it off a couple of ti ...
  Topic: Initial Help on Auction Bought Buddy
DeeDee

Replies: 15
Views: 459

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:55 pm   Subject: Initial Help on Auction Bought Buddy
Wash and dry that interior black plastic. When it is dry, rub it down with a rag damp with ATF mercon. Let it sit for a couple of days, and buff off any oil that's left. After a week, repeat. It ...
  Topic: Tire removal
DeeDee

Replies: 14
Views: 473

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:05 pm   Subject: Tire removal
What year is your Buddy? Front tires usually last longer than 7k. Biggest issue when mounting your own tires is getting the bead to set. If you use dish soap, and let the wheel sit in direct sun ...
  Topic: Tire removal
DeeDee

Replies: 14
Views: 473

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:13 pm   Subject: Tire removal
Is this place near you: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/aos/d/blue-springs-nationwide-trailer-service/7138062515.html

Check trailer shops for tire mounting. The expensive part is getting the wh ...
  Topic: Tire removal
DeeDee

Replies: 14
Views: 473

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:11 pm   Subject: Tire removal
Can you pull both wheels yourself? Some ACE hardware stores near me that have service sections will put them on for $10 each off the scooter. I do all my own tires. Even car tires. You can br ...
  Topic: Lost keys? Replace just the cylinder
DeeDee

Replies: 1
Views: 344

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:09 pm   Subject: Lost keys? Replace just the cylinder
Pull yours out (it's probably coming out anyway), and compare it to this: https://www.ebay.com/i/114177435471?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=1141 ...
  Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
DeeDee

Replies: 8
Views: 581

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:17 pm   Subject: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
Mitch now hauls two on a 125.
  Topic: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 282

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:23 pm   Subject: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
Use this to set your bead: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/xtra-seal-euro-paste-14-700/16910012-p?product_channel=local&store=5031&adtype=pla&product_channel=local&store_code=503 ...
  Topic: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 282

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:16 pm   Subject: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
I'm a big fan of Kenda tires. Great value. They last a long time.
  Topic: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
DeeDee

Replies: 6
Views: 282

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:53 am   Subject: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
Use bead setting soap to get the tire to seal. Works great every time. I had a 130 on the rear of my 170i. I didn't like it. It wore out real quick, and the handling was a bit strange.
  Topic: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
DeeDee

Replies: 10
Views: 404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:51 am   Subject: Is my Buddy 170 able to...
With the right planning and funds, anything is possible. I watched an Amazon video last month about a bunch of middle age guys riding Zuma 125s from Florida to Washington State. A couple, Mike and ...
  Topic: Replacing my tires, do I need to remove the front rim disk
DeeDee

Replies: 3
Views: 255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:23 am   Subject: Replacing my tires, do I need to remove the front rim disk
Two 12mm bolts hold the caliper in place. Remove them, put a shim between the pads and support the caliper with a bungee cord, so it's not stressing the brake line.
  Topic: Replacing my tires, do I need to remove the front rim disk
DeeDee

Replies: 3
Views: 255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:22 am   Subject: Replacing my tires, do I need to remove the front rim disk
No, Disc stays on the rim. Use a cedar or composite shim to shove between the pads, so they don't close.
  Topic: 2013 Buddy 50cc
DeeDee

Replies: 5
Views: 240

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:54 am   Subject: 2013 Buddy 50cc
Buddy 50 is a solid machine. It's faster than most of the 50ccs out there. If the price is right, go for it. If it's not a good fit, sell it. Some people buy a 50 and find it's great for them. I ...
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
DeeDee

Replies: 36
Views: 701

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: 36
Views: 701

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: 36
Views: 701

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: 36
Views: 701

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: 36
Views: 701

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: 36
Views: 701

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: 36
Views: 701

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: 277

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: 1841

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: 469

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: 1841

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: 469

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: 265

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 ...
 
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