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  Topic: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
HowHH

Replies: 6
Views: 289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:30 pm   Subject: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
Pop the cover off of the air filter and see if you have any gas in there. I've never had a problem with the carbon canister, but I've had more than one failed petcock with the same symptom. May also b ...
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
HowHH

Replies: 31
Views: 2327

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:36 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
I try to avoid oil threads, but here goes.

No friction modifiers in engine oils specific to motorcycles. The engine oil is shared with the clutch for those bikes with wet clutches. There are a few ...
  Topic: Buzziness in steering cluster
HowHH

Replies: 7
Views: 1394

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:18 pm   Subject: Buzziness in steering cluster
I've had some vibration in a panel or two depending upon RPMS. I used the same sound deadening material you use in automobiles to dampen road noise or control vibration and resonations from sound syst ...
  Topic: Windscreen for Buddy 125?
HowHH

Replies: 7
Views: 869

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:36 pm   Subject: Windscreen for Buddy 125?
I am going to install one of these https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Short-Windscreen-Assembly-Clear-Genuine-Buddy-P13417.aspx

Based on the dimensions, it should be the same as this smoked screen ...
  Topic: torquing rear wheel nut
HowHH

Replies: 3
Views: 556

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:28 pm   Subject: torquing rear wheel nut
Also helpful to clamp the rear brake down. Clamp the lever down with a heavy cable tie, rope, etc. (assuming you don't have an assistant).
  Topic: Bent Rear Rim
HowHH

Replies: 8
Views: 867

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: Bent Rear Rim
The rim from Scooterwest appears to be the correct part. Rear wheels/rims also show up from time to time on ebay. Rear wheel for Buddy 125, 150, or 170i will fit your Pamp. Find the closest rattle c ...
  Topic: New Member Scooter Shopping
HowHH

Replies: 125
Views: 13694

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:30 pm   Subject: New Member Scooter Shopping
The Seafoam Green was a standard Buddy color, so likely original. The matching topcase also looks OEM.
  Topic: Open CVT/ Clutch case?
HowHH

Replies: 67
Views: 6878

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:13 pm   Subject: Open CVT/ Clutch case?
A quick update on the GTM open CVT cover:

One of the unexpected benefits of the switching to the GTM open CVT cover has been that the performance of the NCY rear suspension has been remarkably impr ...
  Topic: Heated Hand Grips - Buddy 17i
HowHH

Replies: 6
Views: 1011

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:10 pm   Subject: Heated Hand Grips - Buddy 17i
I don't know if the stator on the 170i is the same as what was on the 150, but I can't run my heated gloves (Gerbings) for an extended length of time. A short ride was OK when followed up with a Batt ...
  Topic: Buddy Psycho
HowHH

Replies: 24
Views: 5439

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:19 pm   Subject: Buddy Psycho
Love the pipe. Brushed stainless steel or titanium? I can see one on my Blackjack!

The open CVT case looks cools as well, although for some reason they make me nervous. Like I would be concerned ab ...
  Topic: Short windscreen
HowHH

Replies: 21
Views: 2801

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:16 pm   Subject: Short windscreen
Scooterworks quickly responded to a query about the screen's mounting. Turns out that it is the wrong hardware pic. It is a mirror mount screen like the others. The pic has since been corrected.
  Topic: Short windscreen
HowHH

Replies: 21
Views: 2801

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:18 pm   Subject: Short windscreen
Nice. I'd like to see the installation instructions for this. Different from the other Prima windscreens, it looks like it does not use the mirror mounts.
  Topic: Buddy Black Jack Weight?
HowHH

Replies: 2
Views: 884

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 6:47 pm   Subject: Buddy Black Jack Weight?
Dry weight for the 150 was reported by Genuine as 223 lbs. Add 10-15 lbs. for fluids and you should be in the ballpark.
  Topic: Brake not working after flush Buddy 50
HowHH

Replies: 6
Views: 1184

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:09 pm   Subject: Brake not working after flush Buddy 50
From where on the caliper did brake fluid come spraying out?
  Topic: Avon tires, anyone? Or Michelin Power Pure?
HowHH

Replies: 4
Views: 1054

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:22 pm   Subject: Avon tires, anyone? Or Michelin Power Pure?
On my Burgman 400 I have about 2k on a Michelin Power Pure SC (rear tire). Turns in more easily that the stock Bridgestone Hoop. Nice grip in dry and wet. Also grips better than the Hoops on those nas ...
  Topic: slotted oil filter removal??
HowHH

Replies: 27
Views: 4491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:50 pm   Subject: slotted oil filter removal??
Pipe wrench? I believe I have used this before when the hex key or big screwdriver did not work.
  Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
HowHH

Replies: 32
Views: 4513

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:33 pm   Subject: New 170 in Iowa for winter
I have an oversize S1 for the rear wheel waiting to be mounted. I am interested to see how it will perform compared to the stock sized S1.

When you say you have gloves, but no heat controller, do y ...
  Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
HowHH

Replies: 27
Views: 4973

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:17 pm   Subject: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Count me in. Already have the combo adaptor, so if I win, the brake light flasher will be a good addition.
  Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
HowHH

Replies: 32
Views: 4513

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:24 pm   Subject: New 170 in Iowa for winter
My Blackjack fared better in the cold than I did. I added a Burgman 400 to the fleet so I could run heated gear (gloves and jacket liner) and heated grips. Much more comfortable in the cold.

Good ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i, what model battery?
HowHH

Replies: 5
Views: 2120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:42 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i, what model battery?
I've been very satisfied with the Mighty Max YTZ10S battery. (https://www.mightymaxbattery.com/p3462198/ytz10s-12v-86ah-replacement-battery-for-yuasa-ytz10s-battery.html). It's a higher capacity batte ...
  Topic: Looking for bargain exhaust
HowHH

Replies: 8
Views: 1291

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:07 pm   Subject: Looking for bargain exhaust
Have you looked at the NCY exhaust?
https://www.amazon.com/NCY-Performance-Exhaust-Black-Buddy/dp/B00XVCIMIQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1469386647&sr=1-1&keywords=ncy+buddy
...
  Topic: Project BudHouse
HowHH

Replies: 14
Views: 2440

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:24 pm   Subject: Project BudHouse
I like the frame brace. Welded or clamp-on?
  Topic: Headlight assistance
HowHH

Replies: 8
Views: 1727

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:17 pm   Subject: Headlight assistance
I believe HS1 is for small displacement scooters and motorcycles, and what is standard on the Buddy. You could pop an H4 in there but should stay within the wattage recommendations (35/35) otherwise y ...
  Topic: Headlight assistance
HowHH

Replies: 8
Views: 1727

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 10:47 pm   Subject: Headlight assistance
Mitch Bergsma has some great YouTube tutorials.

First, top handlebar cover removal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgjdqM8pylM

Then, headlamp replacement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51a ...
  Topic: Theft Deterrent and/or Tracking Devices?
HowHH

Replies: 11
Views: 2269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 2:15 am   Subject: Theft Deterrent and/or Tracking Devices?
Xena has disc locks with alarm. I have one I use on my Blackjack and Burgman. It's pretty loud.

Here's their Genuine Scooters fitment page:

https://www.xenasecurity.com/customer-care/xena-disc ...
  Topic: Torque Spec for Valve Adjust?
HowHH

Replies: 5
Views: 1468

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 3:06 pm   Subject: Re: Torque Spec for Valve Adjust?
I'll be checking my valve clearance next free weekend & if I need to make adjustments is there a torque spec for those nuts? Found 2 good "how to" videos but I'm wondering how tight for ...
  Topic: Best battery
HowHH

Replies: 12
Views: 2491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:54 pm   Subject: Best battery
Looks bueno, thanks for posting. Unfortunately that appears to be the same size as others I've seen... 5.9" long. 2t Stella needs 5.5... won't fit in the scooter's battery tray. That site doesn ...
  Topic: Best battery
HowHH

Replies: 12
Views: 2491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:50 pm   Subject: Best battery
Since last September I've been running a Mighty Max YTZ10S battery. (https://www.mightymaxbattery.com/p3462198/ytz10s-12v-86ah-replacement-battery-for-yuasa-ytz10s-battery.html). It's a higher capacit ...
  Topic: Need a new exhaust for my Buddy 150.
HowHH

Replies: 10
Views: 2114

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:22 pm   Subject: Need a new exhaust for my Buddy 150.
This is what Im looking at. I don't think Ill have to re-jet with this. Price is not really a problem. This will be my first foray into maint. other than oils and valve adj.

http://www.scooterworks ...
  Topic: Exhaust mount bolts keep shearing off
HowHH

Replies: 16
Views: 2007

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:06 pm   Subject: Exhaust mount bolts keep shearing off
Which bolts? the exhaust pipe studs that mount into the engine case (like these: http://www.scooterworks.com/ncy-exhaust-pipe-stud---8mm--single-screw--products-308.php#.VnlmVofUgmI)? Or do you mean t ...
  Topic: CSC 250cc Motorcycle $1895 Pre-Order Price
HowHH

Replies: 21
Views: 4260

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:26 pm   Subject: CSC 250cc Motorcycle $1895 Pre-Order Price
What happened to CSC's Mustang Scooter? It was everywhere a couple of years ago, then it vanished.

They discontinued the production of the Mustang. See here: http://californiascooterco.com/. CSC ...
  Topic: Helmet to Helmet communicating
HowHH

Replies: 16
Views: 3856

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:02 pm   Subject: Helmet to Helmet communicating
Thanks. I was hoping more would chime in on this, but I do realize it is a specialty item. So far from what I've looked at and read online I am leaning toward the Sena SMH5-FM the dual kit.

That' ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
HowHH

Replies: 487
Views: 68854

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:10 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
Looks nice, but I think I'm liking the KTM Duke 390 more. Doesn't have the classic styling, sure, but for not too much more $$ (400) it gets a good bump in power, disc brakes both front and rear, and ...
  Topic: Confused about exhaust gaskets
HowHH

Replies: 8
Views: 1255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:02 pm   Subject: Confused about exhaust gaskets
Thanks for the replies! So it seems either will work?

That would be my experience, at least. The best advice I can give you is as you are tightening down the nuts, to do each nut a little at a tim ...
  Topic: Confused about exhaust gaskets
HowHH

Replies: 8
Views: 1255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:44 pm   Subject: Confused about exhaust gaskets
I've used both types with my Prima exhaust and currently have a spare of each sitting in my tool cabinet. The pipe has to come off when doing a tire change and I prefer to go with a new gasket (they' ...
  Topic: Stolen Scooters and What to Do
HowHH

Replies: 30
Views: 4320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:06 pm   Subject: Stolen Scooters and What to Do
I wonder if requiring 49cc scooters and mopeds to be registered and insured would make a difference. That what the DMV requires here in NYS. Having said that, I have no idea if there is any differen ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 fuel filter rubber mounting grommet.
HowHH

Replies: 4
Views: 870

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:57 am   Subject: Buddy 125 fuel filter rubber mounting grommet.
I wrapped a strip of old inner tube around the NCY filter, enough to bring it up to sufficient diameter to hold securely in the mount. Anything similar would probably work as well.
  Topic: Best battery for a Genuine Buddy 125
HowHH

Replies: 14
Views: 6222

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:18 pm   Subject: Best battery for a Genuine Buddy 125
I've had mine for a couple of months now and so far it has been working great. I recently had an engine problem where it didn't want to start so I did a lot of cranking with the electric starter, but ...
  Topic: Best battery for a Genuine Buddy 125
HowHH

Replies: 14
Views: 6222

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:34 pm   Subject: Best battery for a Genuine Buddy 125
I recently purchased a Mighty Max YTZ10S battery. (https://www.mightymaxbattery.com/p3462198/ytz10s-12v-86ah-replacement-battery-for-yuasa-ytz10s-battery.html) As Dooglas pointed out above it's a hig ...
  Topic: Buddy Light Mod Thought. Or not.
HowHH

Replies: 32
Views: 6700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:41 pm   Subject: Buddy Light Mod Thought. Or not.
I added a set of LEDs from MondoMotos. The pair of lights together will draw down the battery so I plan to disable one of the pair or remove one and remount. The two together throw a heck of a lot of ...
  Topic: Belt Replacement Question
HowHH

Replies: 6
Views: 1379

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:41 pm   Subject: Belt Replacement Question
I'm not sure that eyeballing it is the way to go.

Does your friend still have the original belt? The specs would be printed on it. Otherwise you could contact a Lance dealer for info.

Also, Sc ...
  Topic: Potential buddy owner...or grom...or buddy...or grom....argh
HowHH

Replies: 33
Views: 4829

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:38 pm   Subject: Potential buddy owner...or grom...or buddy...or grom....argh
Why not both! They each fill a niche and it's great to have a backup if one bike is in for service, or if you just want variety.

I have been eying the Grom. Looks like a hoot to ride. They have now ...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
HowHH

Replies: 1751
Views: 150114

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:27 pm   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
That just totally sucks. Glad that you were not seriously hurt, but it could have been otherwise.

I would encourage you to file a police report. Someone who would do something like that to you, ...
  Topic: Buddy painting recommendations?
HowHH

Replies: 15
Views: 2223

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:12 pm   Subject: Buddy painting recommendations?
Looks pretty nice I must say! Does the plastidip paint always have sort of a matte finish, or is there a glossy one as well?

I'm pretty sure all plasti dip is a matte finish. I haven't seen a gloss ...
  Topic: Zheng Chinese scooters
HowHH

Replies: 43
Views: 7616

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:23 pm   Subject: Zheng Chinese scooters
Znen is a little iffy. As noted in a previous post, China is capable of making very high quality products when this is what is being spec'd. Apple manufactures their iPhones there as one example. Chi ...
  Topic: Headlight looks misshapen and other questions (Buddy 150)
HowHH

Replies: 7
Views: 1699

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:31 pm   Subject: Headlight looks misshapen and other questions (Buddy 150)
I believe that the "nub" is a marker lamp. The marker lamp is not connected up in the USA, but activated in countries where it's not required for the headlight to be always on when scooter i ...
  Topic: buddy 150, "out of gas", but still gas in tank?
HowHH

Replies: 19
Views: 2074

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:19 pm   Subject: buddy 150, "out of gas", but still gas in tank?
No problems with being a noob. Just means that there is opportunity to learn. There are plenty of resources on this site, and you'll be doing your own wrenching and maintenance in no time!

60mpg do ...
  Topic: buddy 150, "out of gas", but still gas in tank?
HowHH

Replies: 19
Views: 2074

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:12 pm   Subject: buddy 150, "out of gas", but still gas in tank?
The tank will not fully empty. If you look closely, you will see a small lip at the bottom of the petcock filter, so the gas cannot be emptied from the tank any lower than that lip.

To remover the ...
  Topic: Hooligan Windshield Installation
HowHH

Replies: 8
Views: 2015

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:56 pm   Subject: Hooligan Windshield Installation
For anyone with a windshield on their Hooligan, could you provide measurements of the mounting strut legs?

The Buddy has the same mounting points on the handlebars. At least my Blackjack does. I ha ...
  Topic: honda pcx help
HowHH

Replies: 12
Views: 1944

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: pcx150
front around 20 to 22 psi rear is at around 25psi

what should i run the tire psi to what is best

According to the manual, your pressures are way too low. Tire pressures for Driver only are Front ...
 
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