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  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Dooglas

Replies: 9
Views: 357

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:40 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
My local Genuine dealer in Portland now has all 3 models of the Niu on the floor - the small one and both versions of the larger one. I need to get down there and test ride the GT - up to 45 mph and a ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Dooglas

Replies: 60
Views: 4491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:09 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I've got one of these, and happy to answer any questions I can.
First impressions? Photos?
  Topic: Got a G400C? Post Your First Ride Impression Here!
Dooglas

Replies: 5
Views: 857

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:18 pm   Subject: Got a G400C? Post Your First Ride Impression Here!
Thanks for your report. Looking forward to an update and some pictures after you have owned it for a while. I did a sit test on one at my dealer. At 5'9" I seemed to fit it well. I was impressed ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Dooglas

Replies: 9
Views: 357

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:02 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Genuine had two models at Amerivespa, the M+ and I think the other one the N-Series. If I remember right they were both set to go ~30mph so they would be considered 50cc or smaller. But it has be ...
  Topic: wont start wont crank wolf rx-50
Dooglas

Replies: 9
Views: 525

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:24 pm   Subject: wont start wont crank wolf rx-50
I know nothing about your scooter, but that sounds like it could be the starter solenoid.
  Topic: Where to service Buddys in Tucson
Dooglas

Replies: 3
Views: 372

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:27 am   Subject: Where to service Buddys in Tucson
Looks like On Any Moto on Jackrabbit Avenue is also a Genuine dealer.
  Topic: image sizing
Dooglas

Replies: 5
Views: 394

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:56 pm   Subject: image sizing
Or there is image resizer for Windows, a handy little utility that is available as a free download at various on-line sources including the Window store.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/image-res ...
  Topic: Why do we avoid the stella autos?
Dooglas

Replies: 5
Views: 197

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: Why do we avoid the stella autos?
Other that being an orphan, why do we avoid the automatics?
I think there is another answer to your question. For years, the 2T and 4T Stella have been the only way you could buy a new shifty scooter ...
  Topic: Are there better years for the Stella?
Dooglas

Replies: 12
Views: 239

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:57 pm   Subject: Are there better years for the Stella?
With Indianas scooter climate geared more to campers/snowbirds vs folks using this level of scooter for a daily rider. Higher milage scooters are not common, low milage are.
Actually, low mileage us ...
  Topic: Are there better years for the Stella?
Dooglas

Replies: 12
Views: 239

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:06 pm   Subject: Are there better years for the Stella?
Given the fact that LML (the builder of the Stellas) is out of business, that makes the 4T and the Auto truly orphans. The 2T has the big advantage that most mechanical parts and many body parts are i ...
  Topic: Battery location for tender install
Dooglas

Replies: 11
Views: 387

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:17 pm   Subject: Battery location for tender install
My ‘08 Buddy 150 has a 12v accessory plug in the left side of the leg shield, I use that to plug my battery tender into.
I do that as well. Just note that the 12V outlet is on a 1A fuse, so be sure ...
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
Dooglas

Replies: 12
Views: 797

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:46 pm   Subject: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
If blasting red lights means you're running red lights in addition to not wearing a helmet, and using sidewalks to ride hard on (aren't they for pedestrians?), I'm on the side of the road bike rider. ...
  Topic: Is a Starlite a Stella?
Dooglas

Replies: 7
Views: 371

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:42 pm   Subject: Is a Starlite a Stella?
As KABarash said, Star is the brand name that LML used for the Stella line in Europe. The Star lite is the 125 auto as it was sold in Europe.

https://scooterlab.uk/lml-star-lite-125-first-ride-road ...
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
Dooglas

Replies: 12
Views: 797

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:10 pm   Subject: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
According to this article, Genuine Scooters will become the US importer for retail sales of NIU Revel electric scooters.

https://electrek.co/2019/06/08/niu-electric-scooter-sales-usa/
  Topic: Blew something,now won’t go over 7mph see video, need diag
Dooglas

Replies: 5
Views: 532

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:04 pm   Subject: Re: Blew something,now won’t go over 7mph see video, need
I had my auto Cock go out earlier this year...……...
Well, that was certainly unfortunate!
  Topic: Saddlebags for Buddy's
Dooglas

Replies: 4
Views: 320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Saddlebags for Buddy's
Small saddle bags really don't hold very much. Does your Buddy have front and rear racks? I've found that a roll bag on the front rack, a grocery bag on a bag hook behind/below the handle bars, and a ...
  Topic: Can someone identify this rubber seal?
Dooglas

Replies: 6
Views: 282

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:56 pm   Subject: Can someone identify this rubber seal?
Yikes, that is a hell of a 1st post. Where did this happen? Was the fellow caught? Do you have insurance?
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
Dooglas

Replies: 14
Views: 814

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:35 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
The 125 Buddy is an excellent all-round scooter and an excellent compromise of power and weight. It is also an excellent value. Riding in traffic, I personally would not consider anything with less pe ...
  Topic: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
Dooglas

Replies: 9
Views: 417

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:52 pm   Subject: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
There you go. You can solve the problem of a warped rear wheel by replacing the engine, half the body panels, and a few other miscellaneous parts. Hmmm, sounds like a whole lot more trouble than it is ...
  Topic: "You must specify a subject when posting a new topic.&q
Dooglas

Replies: 2
Views: 298

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:30 pm   Subject: "You must specify a subject when posting a new topic.&q
carbs?
  Topic: What Oil??
Dooglas

Replies: 3
Views: 309

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:02 pm   Subject: What Oil??
I'm sure your choices will perform just fine, but synthetics are being specced by more and more manufacturers these days. Once your scoot has been broken in, I see no reason not to use a synthetic. Yo ...
  Topic: Front Rack Tube Diameter
Dooglas

Replies: 6
Views: 599

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:04 pm   Subject: Front Rack Tube Diameter
(from a couple months ago, I finally figured out how to submit photos)
But not how to rotate them. Wink

Rack looks great BTW!
  Topic: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
Dooglas

Replies: 7
Views: 446

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:30 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
Yes, a mis-seated diaphragm will do that, but so will an obstructed main jet. How good a job did this fellow do of "cleaning" the carb?
  Topic: Near accident! Holy cage idiots!
Dooglas

Replies: 5
Views: 514

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:38 am   Subject: Near accident! Holy cage idiots!
You have it right. Assume they are trying to get you - and make sure they don't!
  Topic: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
Dooglas

Replies: 21
Views: 829

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:56 pm   Subject: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
After that long winded response, I guess my expanded list of possible candidates would be: Aprilia Sportcity 250, Kymco GT300i, Paggio BV350, and Yamaha XMAX 300. I need to do more research on the lat ...
  Topic: Venture 50 CDI & Stuff
Dooglas

Replies: 6
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:35 pm   Subject: Venture 50 CDI & Stuff
Would a better muffler help? What are your thoughts as to why it was so slow?
A "performance" muffler does not really do much to speed up a 4T.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Dooglas

Replies: 60
Views: 4491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:31 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Starting to get more attractive with a SYM 200 motor in it.
Several knowledgeable scooter folks in England have said that it is not true that it is a Sym engine. It is termed a "Sym design" ...
  Topic: New to me, Used Roughhouse
Dooglas

Replies: 9
Views: 548

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:11 pm   Subject: New to me, Used Roughhouse
Why not consider a Hooligan? Lots more power and fuel injection.
  Topic: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
Dooglas

Replies: 8
Views: 615

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:26 pm   Subject: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
Well, it depends on whether "no oil" means low oil or actually none. And how badly it overheated. Sometimes bikes do a "soft seize" which doesn't do too much damage, and will turn ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Dooglas

Replies: 60
Views: 4491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:07 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I was thinking, for all their previous imports, Genuine Scooter has applied their own name to them - Buddy, Blur, Hooligan, Roughhouse, Stella. Why is it that the Royal Alloy is called just that, even ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Dooglas

Replies: 60
Views: 4491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:41 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
The Kymco People S 300 looks amazing.


Kymco makes a great scooter with excellent mechanicals. Though that one has the looks of an Aprilia Scarabeo (which is a good thing IMO).
  Topic: 320lb rider...
Dooglas

Replies: 12
Views: 888

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:45 am   Subject: 320lb rider...
This is neither here nor there but I was just thinking...the Blur 220i has a dry weight of 320lb and if I'm reading this right, the OP has a weight of 320lb. That would be like a 2019 Ford Mustang bei ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Dooglas

Replies: 60
Views: 4491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:27 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Agreed. Genuine could have used one of their existing engines from the 170i or 220 Blur to help the Royal Alloy compete. The 125-150cc segment is very crowded.
That would be easy if those were their ...
  Topic: 170i stuck in gear
Dooglas

Replies: 9
Views: 583

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:24 pm   Subject: 170i stuck in gear
As Stanza says - the clutch, not the belt and rollers.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Dooglas

Replies: 60
Views: 4491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:19 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I do mean the cost. Where I live premium gas is 60-90 cents more a gallon. By being able to run cheap gas in my Buddy I have saved over $500 compared to what it would have cost to use premium.

Ad ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Dooglas

Replies: 60
Views: 4491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:14 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Found out that it runs on cheap gas(87 octane) which is nice. I'm not a fan of scooters that require high octane gas.
I give. Why not? Surely you don't mean the cost of the fuel? (I ask as my Vespa ...
  Topic: Did I really kill my scooter?
Dooglas

Replies: 15
Views: 961

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:43 pm   Subject: Did I really kill my scooter?
Well first, what happened to ALL the oil in the crankcase? Why would a Buddy use all that oil in a few days? Our Buddy is over 10 years old and does not require adding oil between changes. You might c ...
  Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Dooglas

Replies: 14
Views: 860

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:23 pm   Subject: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
I would avoid almost every manufacturer on that list but the obvious ones: Genuine, Honda, Piaggio, SYM, Suzuki, and Yamaha. Good hunting!
There are only 2 scooters on the list that aren't from one o ...
  Topic: New addition to the fleet - Buddy 170i
Dooglas

Replies: 2
Views: 439

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:57 pm   Subject: New addition to the fleet - Buddy 170i
Good looking scooter. Have fun with it.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Dooglas

Replies: 60
Views: 4491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:47 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Yes, it looks like a classic Lambretta, more or less. But it is not a shifty. I'm surprised this would attract many fans of classic P/PX Vespas or manual Stellas.
  Topic: Hooligan + Top Case = Wobble
Dooglas

Replies: 8
Views: 643

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:01 pm   Subject: Hooligan + Top Case = Wobble
Some Vespa GTS scooters are prone to some steering wobble when decelerating through 30-25 mph. In that case, it seems to be made worse by a loaded topcase, an out of balance tire, or a misadjusted fro ...
  Topic: Should I use a dealer for maintenance?
Dooglas

Replies: 14
Views: 865

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:02 pm   Subject: Should I use a dealer for maintenance?
I have used my local Piaggio/Vespa dealer to service our Buddy several times. They were not a random motorcycle shop, however. They were a scooter shop I knew well and trusted. But things have now cha ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Dooglas

Replies: 234
Views: 19274

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:05 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Looks cute but a 50cc Buddy barely has enough power to move itself and one rider around let alone a sidecar and a possibly large significant other...Lol
I think you'd have to be a fairly small signif ...
  Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
Dooglas

Replies: 19
Views: 941

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:00 pm   Subject: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
Regarding pictures, I can't seem to post them on this site by using the choose file option. Just get a spinning circle and image won't upload for some reason.
Your problem could be as simple as the ...
  Topic: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
Dooglas

Replies: 11
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:05 pm   Subject: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
If you simply leave it in the weather - expect the panels to fade (especially the flexible mats), expect the seat cover to fail, expect some issues with electrical switches, expect some rust on steel ...
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Dooglas

Replies: 30
Views: 1206

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:38 pm   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics


If you are going to cheap out on something, I strongly suggest something other than scooter or motorcycle tires!
  Topic: Newbie on deck!
Dooglas

Replies: 4
Views: 504

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:11 pm   Subject: Newbie on deck!
Welcome to MB. The Kick is a great scooter and I'm sure you will enjoy it. Ride safe, have fun.
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Dooglas

Replies: 30
Views: 1206

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:09 pm   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics
...good tires help a lot too...the tires on my buddy are the oem 2013 cheap tires from the previous owner and while i want new tires these only have 2500 miles on them and even though they are 6 years ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Dooglas

Replies: 11
Views: 867

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:02 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Great resolution. Glad to hear your recent experiences with the Buddy have a happy ending. Ride safe, have fun.
  Topic: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
Dooglas

Replies: 10
Views: 628

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:59 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
3. This is minor, and I could be swayed, but it just seems a bit... tall!
There actually is an optimal height for a scooter windscreen. You want to be able to look over the top of the windscreen and ...
 
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