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  Topic: Fall colors
Driller

Replies: 2
Views: 2768

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:12 am   Subject: Fall colors
"Little Pumpkin" blends right in....

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/tlvexm.jpg

Sure am enjoying this "new to me" 2007. Cool
  Topic: Got One!
Driller

Replies: 1
Views: 1510

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:59 pm   Subject: Got One!
I have been looking for a 2t Stella for a while with some tuning and tinkering in mind. Finally, one popped up and the trigger was pulled. Maybe the desire for a scooter that shakes like a nervous dog ...
  Topic: "Dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" ?
Driller

Replies: 7
Views: 2065

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:42 pm   Subject: "Dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" ?
This expression popped up in a couple of threads about exhausts and jetting for enhancing performance. Sounded like Stella owners so I would guess they know how to ride a "shifty".
It may h ...
  Topic: "Dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" ?
Driller

Replies: 7
Views: 2065

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:22 am   Subject: "Dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" ?
Thanks for the replies. Looking forward to checking the scoot out. I will have to revive my clutching skills. Cool Certainly will have to wake up my right foot. When I started riding scooters after ma ...
  Topic: "Dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" ?
Driller

Replies: 7
Views: 2065

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:41 pm   Subject: "Dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" ?
Just what is the "dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" with the Stella? I will be test riding a bone stock '09 and would like to know what to expect if anything. My last experience with a 2t shifty was ...
  Topic: honda pcx help
Driller

Replies: 12
Views: 1997

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:44 pm   Subject: honda pcx help
My PCX 125 was very smooth and responsive. It is FI. The suggestions about tire pressure may be on target. Do check the CVT and condition of the belt and rollers.
Good luck. You have one of the best ...
  Topic: Got High On Red
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1243

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:30 pm   Subject: Got High On Red
KK, that was a BMW GSA. I think the tank holds 6 gallons of petrol!. We saw several people on GS's on the parkway. Was thinking there might be a BMW rally in the area. A friend is coming from Georgia ...
  Topic: Got High On Red
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1243

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:48 pm   Subject: Got High On Red
No, not that kind of high. We're talking about altitude.
Weatherman said clear skies today and little Red said "let's play"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/540/n4PqTU.jpghttp ...
  Topic: Kymco Like 200i?
Driller

Replies: 15
Views: 3390

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 4:41 pm   Subject: Kymco Like 200i?
Driller, would love to have you review The Kymco Movie. May have a sleeper there.
Will do! Picking it up tomorrow.
Stay tuned. Cool
Well, Phooey!
The seller did not have his paperwork in order. I ...
  Topic: Kymco Like 200i?
Driller

Replies: 15
Views: 3390

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:19 pm   Subject: Kymco Like 200i?
Driller, would love to have you review The Kymco Movie. May have a sleeper there.
Will do! Picking it up tomorrow.
Stay tuned. Cool
  Topic: Stolen Pamplona 150 in Columbia, SC
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1150

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:57 pm   Subject: Stolen Pamplona 150 in Columbia, SC
Any thing show on Cl for the area?
  Topic: Kymco Like 200i?
Driller

Replies: 15
Views: 3390

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:54 pm   Subject: Kymco Like 200i?
I was sorely tempted to check out a lovely Like 200lx in the Blue and white scheme of Old Schoot's that popped up locally at an amazing price of $1,200! Pristine, with only 785 miles it was soooo temp ...
  Topic: GPS and Power Outlet
Driller

Replies: 8
Views: 1225

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:33 am   Subject: GPS and Power Outlet
Some help, please.
Search has not revealed if the power outlet will support most GPS units with only the 1amp fuse. My unit does not say how much amperage it draws.
Any links or info would be appr ...
  Topic: The Long and the Short of it...
Driller

Replies: 2
Views: 895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:01 pm   Subject: The Long and the Short of it...
Now, here is a bit of contrast...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/673/lswb8h.jpg

The Morph has about 16in more wheelbase than the Buddy.
Totally different ride.
Morph "Glides& ...
  Topic: Picking up a Pair of 170i Scooters on Saturday
Driller

Replies: 12
Views: 2159

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:22 am   Subject: Picking up a Pair of 170i Scooters on Saturday
Welcome aboard! You will soon be having a fun time.
Your opinion of the PCX echos my experience. Great scoot, but the "grin factor" is higher with the Buddy. Razz
  Topic: Riding and Wrenching
Driller

Replies: 4
Views: 1020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:47 am   Subject: Riding and Wrenching
Where I live and ride most roads are tight and curvy. Some straighter places allow the Buddy to wind out to 55-60, but most places don't. 40-45 is the happy place conditions permitting. With time and ...
  Topic: Riding and Wrenching
Driller

Replies: 4
Views: 1020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:49 pm   Subject: Riding and Wrenching
Finally! A beautiful day here in the Carolina mountains. Now on the back side of a nasty spring cold, I really needed to get out and ride.
The Buddy needed some fresh oil for the coming riding season ...
  Topic: You are on "THE LIST"
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1193

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:49 pm   Subject: You are on "THE LIST"
My school counselor always liked to remind me that "your past will eventually catch up with your present".
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/911/Vgywn2.jpg
I guess "they&quo ...
  Topic: You are on "THE LIST"
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1193

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:26 am   Subject: You are on "THE LIST"
"But I read it on the internet...it must be true!" ROFL
Leave it to Snopes to take away all the fun. Just when I thought we ere getting some street cred. Wink
  Topic: You are on "THE LIST"
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1193

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:34 pm   Subject: You are on "THE LIST"
OK, all you bad ass characters. You are on "THE LIST"
http://washingtonpost.com.co/fbi-admits-all-registered-motorcycle-owners-are-on-classified-gang-list/

Buddy riders are the worst. Razz
  Topic: Yamaha S-Max 155 anyone?
Driller

Replies: 20
Views: 6284

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:38 pm   Subject: If it fits...
A friend I took a spin on one a couple of months ago, just before I pulled the trigger on a Buddy. It is a well built scoot. Though new and not broken in, we could not see 70+mph coming from it. It ha ...
  Topic: "I never heard of Genuine" -- A 100% true story
Driller

Replies: 19
Views: 2058

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:21 pm   Subject: "I never heard of Genuine" -- A 100% true story
I ride with a group where HD's are the majority. They tolerate me on my scooters and "other" Motorcycles. On one ride, the pack pulled into a HD dealership near Asheville that actually had s ...
  Topic: Buddys to Indy?
Driller

Replies: 9
Views: 1640

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:41 pm   Subject: Buddys to Indy?
Thanks! I may take you up on the kind offer. I will be staying out on the west side of Indy. I do want to see some of the countryside down your way.
Let me know your riding plans as we get closer.
C ...
  Topic: Differences between 2007 and 2015 Buddy 125?
Driller

Replies: 26
Views: 2465

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:39 pm   Subject: Differences between 2007 and 2015 Buddy 125?
If it starts and runs, try SEAFOAM in fresh fuel and ride it. It may take a couple of treatments, but often it works wonders. Removing the carb and cleaning it is not that much of an ordeal if that fa ...
  Topic: Buddys to Indy?
Driller

Replies: 9
Views: 1640

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:03 pm   Subject: Buddys to Indy?
This might need to be in the Rally section, but I was wondering if any here are planning to attend AmeriVespa this June.
If there is a chance of a squadron of Buddys attending, I may haul mine and en ...
  Topic: A biger cruser in the future (a passing thought)
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1475

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:56 pm   Subject: A biger cruser in the future (a passing thought)
Now that would be a steal. helmet
  Topic: A biger cruser in the future (a passing thought)
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1475

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:34 pm   Subject: Why wait?
You would not have to wait....these are amazing scoots right at or below your price point. Cool
http://staugustine.craigslist.org/mcd/4859957890.html
  Topic: Summer trip- PDX to the San Juan Islands with the Buddies
Driller

Replies: 7
Views: 2705

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:04 am   Subject: Summer trip- PDX to the San Juan Islands with the Buddies
I now haul my Buddy on a small utility trailer with a Chevy HHR. It is like nothing is there. I think the Camry would do the job.
This approach of towing the scoot to places I want to ride will be a ...
  Topic: 170i Fork Upgrade
Driller

Replies: 14
Views: 2250

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:45 pm   Subject: 170i Fork Upgrade
Dee Dee. What did you have to do with the Air box bolt? Shorten it?
Were spacers/washers needed between the clevis and the engine case?
It looks like if the bolt were reversed with the head facing t ...
  Topic: Multiple scooter ownership dilemma
Driller

Replies: 29
Views: 3305

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:56 am   Subject: Multiple scooter ownership dilemma
There is a nearly new Rattler at a dealer in Asheville. Hee,hee.
Twisted Evil
  Topic: Multiple scooter ownership dilemma
Driller

Replies: 29
Views: 3305

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:33 am   Subject: Getting crowded...
If I did not have one scoot in Florida, SWMBO would have put her foot down since three crowd the garage at home. My biggest concern having multiple bikes is finding time to keep the oil stirred and ba ...
  Topic: Buddy and Fly Side By Side
Driller

Replies: 1
Views: 912

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:25 pm   Subject: Buddy and Fly Side By Side
For those who might be interested in how the Buddy looks beside a Fly I did a side by side visual comparison of my two.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/661/0FzJ5t.jpg

Enjoy!
http:// ...
  Topic: Ride in the country
Driller

Replies: 4
Views: 2602

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:49 pm   Subject: Will be passing through...
My daughter recently moved to the Woodlands area and a cousin lives in Katy. Hope to stop to visit for a couple of days with the Buddy in tow on my way out to Utah to ride the canyons this spring.
A ...
  Topic: How does your town rate for scooting?
Driller

Replies: 23
Views: 2972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:47 pm   Subject: Lots of places to go...
Wow,great response. Thanks!
I have some new places to put on my list. Cool
I may give Charleston a try in a couple of weeks if weather permits. Always wanted to ride up the river and see a couple of ...
  Topic: How does your town rate for scooting?
Driller

Replies: 23
Views: 2972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:38 am   Subject: How does your town rate for scooting?
Yes! The Twin Cities are on my list. You confirm the impression David Harrington leaves in his reviews and commentary that you live in a great place to ride.
Thanks!
  Topic: How does your town rate for scooting?
Driller

Replies: 23
Views: 2972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:29 am   Subject: Jacksonville Florida
I spend a good bit of time in Jax due to work. I actually keep a scooter down there so riding withdrawals don't overcome me Razz
There is a lot of great riding there. The beaches are one area that off ...
  Topic: How does your town rate for scooting?
Driller

Replies: 23
Views: 2972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:09 am   Subject: How does your town rate for scooting?
How would you rate your town or city for scooter riding?
Are there interesting places to ride and explore?
Is there a "scooter culture" or places riders may congregate?
Are there scooter ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Leaking Gear oil on the rear wheel
Driller

Replies: 16
Views: 2000

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:49 am   Subject: Dodged a bullet...
Well. I drained the gearbox and measured nearly 90ml of oil. I estimate nearly 20ml was lost while riding. The bike did not leak any more after parking it last night.
After refilling the box with the ...
  Topic: Question for NC Buddy owners
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1128

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:36 am   Subject: Question for NC Buddy owners
Tryon, Polk County just below Saluda. Plenty of curves to be had. Twisted Evil
  Topic: Buddy 125 Leaking Gear oil on the rear wheel
Driller

Replies: 16
Views: 2000

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:34 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Leaking Gear oil on the rear wheel
Will measure what comes out tomorrow. What was and is in there is what came with the bike so no way to know if overfill žs the root cause of the leak.
  Topic: Buddy 125 Leaking Gear oil on the rear wheel
Driller

Replies: 16
Views: 2000

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:52 pm   Subject: Me too...
Guess I am in the club. Same thing going on. Will drain the oil to see how much may have been lost.
Bummed my ride with worrying about oil on the tire and dodging a trail of ditself a truck spewed o ...
  Topic: Question for NC Buddy owners
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1128

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:31 pm   Subject: Bingo!
Registered and legal. Motive Power Industries was the ticket. Thanks again!
  Topic: Whipping it...
Driller

Replies: 9
Views: 1690

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:07 am   Subject: Whipping it...
Oh, it does give you a nice warm vibratey feeling all through your guttiwuts. Razz
  Topic: Lost my get up and go!
Driller

Replies: 11
Views: 2392

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:17 pm   Subject: Been there...
We had the same problem when putting the carb back together on the "BlowFly". Took several tries to get it back in place and sealed. Once done...Zoom, Zoom again!
  Topic: Whipping it...
Driller

Replies: 9
Views: 1690

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:41 am   Subject: Nolan only...
Did you wear a flowerpot as a helmet? Wink
Well, actually I did have that song going through my head, but no flower pot on top. Laughing
Lost my taste for the milk bar after the "reconditionin ...
  Topic: Whipping it...
Driller

Replies: 9
Views: 1690

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:31 pm   Subject: Whipping it...
Here sits "little Red" after a proper spanking around a course in my neighborhood.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/633/rSa4Tu.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/90 ...
  Topic: Question for NC Buddy owners
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1128

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:22 pm   Subject: Merci!
Thanks for the info. That should get thing on track. Will post how it turns out.
  Topic: Question for NC Buddy owners
Driller

Replies: 5
Views: 1128

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:06 pm   Subject: Question for NC Buddy owners
Can any Buddy owners in North Carolina check their title and let me know what I'D is used in the "make" box between year and model?
While trying to register my Buddy the clerk could not fi ...
  Topic: Long time lurker-New Owner
Driller

Replies: 6
Views: 1390

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:26 am   Subject: Long time lurker-New Owner
Hello to all on the forum. I have been registered for a long time but have not been active since flirting with a Rattler 110. This is a great place to learn about "all things Buddy".
The it ...
  Topic: Put a foot down... now always.
Driller

Replies: 24
Views: 1865

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:25 pm   Subject: Really stop.....
If you are ever riding through Island Pond, Vt., be sure to fully stop,both feet on the ground, scratch something and look around awhile or.....
Constable Teddy will get you! Laughing

Don't even a ...
 
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