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  Topic: DOT helmet rating ain't worth diddly-squat.
Dooglas

Replies: 6
Views: 164

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:01 pm   Subject: DOT helmet rating ain't worth diddly-squat.
Yes, manufacturers "self certify" for the DOT rating. The honor system is probably not the best approach for safety gear. I'm with babblefish - let manufacturers earn their reputation. Or tr ...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
Dooglas

Replies: 21
Views: 278

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:56 pm   Subject: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
did you overfill the tank?...autochoke on the carb working?...float have a hole in it?...needle valve spring installed incorrectly?
Did you read atxg3's posts? (if you did, I presume you'd already kn ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Dooglas

Replies: 64
Views: 5564

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:46 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I like that color but that seat color reminds me of 70's couch
Hey, supposed to look retro - and it does. Wink
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Dooglas

Replies: 31
Views: 1019

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:32 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
I have owned and driven an electric car for 6 years now. It has served me well. I have taken the plunge and ordered a Niu GT. I am under no illusion that I will save the planet with one electric scoot ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Dooglas

Replies: 31
Views: 1019

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:13 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
You mean “a range* of 80 miles.”
I don’t speak apostrophe and wonder what “*” will translate to.
Well, I'm sure it means (like all EVs) that rapid acceleration or higher speeds will use up ...
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Dooglas

Replies: 8
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:59 pm   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Doesn't the Royal Alloy 300 use a Vespa engine? Did I see that somewhere?
It was Scomadi that looked into using a Piaggio/Vespa engine in their proposed large engine scooter. That never got worked o ...
  Topic: LML Owners Club
Dooglas

Replies: 3
Views: 95

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:27 pm   Subject: LML Owners Club
Their Facebook Page appears to still be active.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lmlocgb
  Topic: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
Dooglas

Replies: 11
Views: 241

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:43 pm   Subject: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
There are no kits to add a GY6 to a Buddy. If you are lucky it will bolt right up, otherwise you will have to custom fabricate a mount.
There are no "ifs" about it. Baja Buddy is not lucky. ...
  Topic: An invitation to trouble?
Dooglas

Replies: 7
Views: 224

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: An invitation to trouble?
Considering that the typical listing price for that year and model in Kelley Bluebook is $3,500, I'd guess that is bogus.
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
Dooglas

Replies: 17
Views: 305

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:25 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
If you are simply looking for a good price on quality oil with the right specs, I'd suggest full synthetic Shell Rotella T6 by the gallon.

https://www.amazon.com/Shell-Rotella-Synthetic-1-Gallon-Si ...
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
Dooglas

Replies: 17
Views: 305

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:34 am   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
Anything is possible. The Chinese could be selling counterfeit Starbucks coffee. It wouldn't be very profitable, since they dont produce oil or coffee.
Actually, China does produce coffee. It is grow ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Dooglas

Replies: 31
Views: 1019

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:31 am   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Well, it sounds like the Niu GT (the model with the most robust specs) is initially selling well. At this point, I am told that Genuine has a sales backlog nationally and is waiting for a new shipment ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Dooglas

Replies: 31
Views: 1019

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:40 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
I am thinking hard about the Niu GT. There is a federal tax rebate of 10% of the purchase price on an electric scooter or motorcycle and a $750 State of Oregon rebate.That would be about $1300 off the ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Mechanical Question
Dooglas

Replies: 3
Views: 332

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:12 pm   Subject: Re: Buddy 125 Mechanical Question
Also, I have a particular issue where, after idling normally, if I apply throttle and start moving, a second later there is an uneven jerk/shake and then the scoot accelerates normally. The engine do ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Dooglas

Replies: 31
Views: 1019

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:05 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Will it be considered less than 50cc equivalent so you wouldn't need a M-class endorsement on your driver's license? My wife could operate this if this was so.
I don't think so.
My understanding is ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Dooglas

Replies: 31
Views: 1019

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:55 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Maybe the tariff is a California/Oregon deal or your dealer is trying to sneak in a markup on you. The Genuine dealers here in Florida say there is no such tariff on anything coming in.
So what is ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Dooglas

Replies: 31
Views: 1019

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: 64
Views: 5564

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: 1058

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: 31
Views: 1019

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: 777

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: 607

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: 574

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: 301

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: 323

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: 323

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: 582

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: 997

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: 476

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: 997

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: 606

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: 410

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: 371

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: 1030

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: 497

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: 363

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: 367

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: 665

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: 516

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: 601

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: 927

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: 802

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: 64
Views: 5564

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: 621

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: 688

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: 64
Views: 5564

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: 64
Views: 5564

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: 1013

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: 64
Views: 5564

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: 656

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.
 
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