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  Topic: Too Much Motor Oil
JNV

Replies: 2
Views: 1413

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:38 am   Subject: Too Much Motor Oil
What happens if you overfill with too much oil?
I accidentally overfilled, and ran it like that for about 100 miles, till I started smelling burnt oil. Will it ruin gaskets?

Thanks for any advice.
  Topic: Front Brake Sticking
JNV

Replies: 2
Views: 804

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:54 am   Subject: Front Brake Sticking
My front brake seems to be sticking. The front wheels does not spin easily, it will roll when the throttle is on but if I try to spin it by hand or push the scooter, it feels like it is braking.
Any ...
  Topic: Motorcycles versus scooters: My Verdict
JNV

Replies: 44
Views: 3257

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:36 am   Subject: Scooters vs. Mototrcycles
I have had both, when I was forced to sell one of my toys I sold the Suzuki and kept my Vesa and Buddy 125. I still love motorcycles but I get much more use out of a scooter. I have told myself I wo ...
  Topic: Stella Survival
JNV

Replies: 24
Views: 4856

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:06 am   Subject: Common repairs
I have the habit of changing my gear shift cables and clutch cable once a year whether I need to or not. That way I never worry about a cable snapping in the middle of a good ride or a commute to wor ...
  Topic: If money was not an issue what scooter or mc would you buy?
JNV

Replies: 70
Views: 10342

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:24 am   Subject: Which Motorcycle/Scooter would you buy
If I had the money I would trade my Buddy for a Stella 4T for around town commuting and trips up to about 100 miles.
For long range comfortable touring riding two up (wife and I ) it would be a BMW ...
  Topic: Just got a Stella 4T at NoHo
JNV

Replies: 7
Views: 3124

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:45 pm   Subject: Stella Test Ride?
Has anylne ridden a 4t Stella? Does it feel off balance? How does that feel campared to a 2t Stella or Vespa?
Just curious. I can't wait for my local dealer to get one, and I hope they let me test ...
  Topic: I passed! I passed!
JNV

Replies: 15
Views: 1105

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:59 pm   Subject: Passed
Awsome. I feels great when you pass the MSF corse and get your motorcycle endorsment. For me that was a better day than when I first got my drivers license.
  Topic: Stella 4T 200cc
JNV

Replies: 13
Views: 3583

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:38 am   Subject: Stella 4T 200cc
Is Europe getting a 200cc fuel injected Stella? If so, is that supposed to be the rumored big touring scooter in the works from Genuine?
  Topic: Do cops know the difference between scooter and moped?
JNV

Replies: 12
Views: 3815

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:50 am   Subject: Mopeds and scooters
Nope. Most cops can't tell the difference. What aggravates me is when a motorcycle cop does not know the difference, and knows little about riding at all. They seriously need to go back and go thro ...
  Topic: New Genuine Dealer in my area.
JNV

Replies: 5
Views: 602

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:16 am   Subject: New Genuine Dealer in my area.
Well I was excited about getting a new Genuine dealer in my area. So I went and introduced myself as an avid scooterist and I talked to the manager about doing something like a shop sponsored club th ...
  Topic: Camping Question
JNV

Replies: 1
Views: 644

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:57 am   Subject: Camping Question
I know you all would rather ride than trailer your scoots to rallys; but if you do have to trailer do any of you use some kind of toy hauler?
I know there are some teardrop trailer people here; do y ...
  Topic: Travel plans for '10
JNV

Replies: 16
Views: 1073

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:08 pm   Subject: 2010 Plans
So far my only plans are for amerivespa San Antonio. Hopefully I can plan for more rides or camping later on. I am looking into buiding my own teardrop/toyhauler trailer for more adventures during t ...
  Topic: tinted face shield versus sunglasses
JNV

Replies: 27
Views: 2824

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:15 pm   Subject: Visor vs Sunglasses
I am too lazy to swap out visors; so I use sunglasses. I use a wide, wrap around lens for better peripheral vision. They work great.
  Topic: Amerivespa Rally San Antonio 2010
JNV

Replies: 7
Views: 860

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:31 pm   Subject: Amerivespa Rally San Antonio 2010
Any Buddy riders going to be there?
I also have a Vespa so I am going, actually taking both scooters.
  Topic: how fast is your buddy?
JNV

Replies: 20
Views: 1802

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:29 pm   Subject: Top Speed
Buddy 125cc. Mine hits 60mph pretty easy, it can hit 65 but it has to be pushed pretty hard, tested with a gps the speedo reads close to 70mph.
  Topic: Turbocharger?
JNV

Replies: 18
Views: 2119

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:40 am   Subject: Turbo Charging
I have tried an electric turbo charger on a 50cc engine. It was my buddy's idea. We fried all the electronics on it and gave up. The one time it did work it was pretty cool.
  Topic: NSR* Happy Thanksgiving! -How are you spending it?
JNV

Replies: 39
Views: 2845

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:34 am   Subject: Thanksgiving Dinner
I am working. My day starts at 2:00am. and ends at 2:00pm. After that I am cooking a Beef Tenderloin. I just got tired of Turkey.
  Topic: My New Scooter - - GTS Super!
JNV

Replies: 22
Views: 2216

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:30 am   Subject: New Scooter
Looks Wicked. Very COOL!!!
  Topic: 2010 Cannonball News!
JNV

Replies: 34
Views: 2196

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:54 pm   Subject: 2T in Cannonball
So, I am having to choose between my Buddy and my Stella. I don't believe a Stella has ever run in the cannonball. My local mechanic says there's a good reason for that and I should take the Buddy.
...
  Topic: Iron Butt
JNV

Replies: 18
Views: 1559

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:28 pm   Subject: Iron Butt on a scooter
Someone has done the 11 day iron butt ride on a Honda Helix 250. His riding journal used to be on the ironbutt webpage. Two guys have done it on 125cc machines but they were Cagiva motorcycle with s ...
  Topic: Am I the first person to get a speediong ticket on a 50cc??
JNV

Replies: 39
Views: 1662

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:39 pm   Subject: Re: Am I the first person to get a speediong ticket on a 50c
So crusing down a two-lane, one-way street where even though its marked 30mph everyone goes atleast 40mph. Now I guess I had just entered a school-zone and had a cop clock me at 34 in a 20mph zone. Th ...
  Topic: Ridiculed for wearing a jacket
JNV

Replies: 79
Views: 6088

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:30 am   Subject: Jackets
my experience has been that the ones who laugh are the ones that don't ride. I have shown up at motorcycle rally and the real riders don't say a thing, and aprreciate safety. I have even had one guy ...
  Topic: Do you carry something for personal defense? (long)
JNV

Replies: 155
Views: 5745

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:32 am   Subject: Protection?
Apart from my full coverage insurance; I carry a 4"inch folding blade and a 4.5" fixed blade. Both from Cold Steel. But I own meat market and this is the only job I have had since I was 12 ...
  Topic: Cross Country Buddy - Leaving day
JNV

Replies: 44
Views: 2697

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:21 am   Subject: Buddy, Cross-Country
Have a safe trip.
I envy you.
I can't wait to do another scooter trip myself.
  Topic: How many scoots sold do you think this forum is responsible
JNV

Replies: 37
Views: 3209

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:59 pm   Subject: Buddy sold through Forum.
I bought mine after checking out this forum and seeing some Buddy's with some pretty high miles and no serious problems (or no problems at all) reported on them.
JNV
  Topic: Buddy Stalling update
JNV

Replies: 7
Views: 697

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:41 pm   Subject: Buddy Stalling update
Thanks to you guys for some advise. The fuel additives did not work. I did have to take apart the carb and clean it completely. Junk had just accumulated and would not let it idle. Cleaned the air ...
  Topic: Another Stalling Problem 125cc
JNV

Replies: 19
Views: 1035

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:31 pm   Subject: Stalling Buddy
I could not solve my problem; and I tried several ideas from this forum. I finally got frusterated and took it to am motorcycle mecanic. Hopefully he will give me some good news soon. When he tells ...
  Topic: Buddy Won't Stay On
JNV

Replies: 13
Views: 1826

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:54 am   Subject: Buddy Won't Stay On
I have not ridden my Buddy in about two months. I drained the fuel and the oil; put in fresh fuel and oil (new filter just in case). and it starts right away but it won't stay on. Am I missing somet ...
  Topic: Farthest You Would Live From A Dealer?
JNV

Replies: 30
Views: 1584

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:02 pm   Subject: Buddy Dealer Far Away
I live 250 miles away from my closest Geuine Dealer. In two years I have never had a problem with my Buddy. I take it to my local Yamaha dealer for the inspection sticker; and the head mechanic has ...
  Topic: How to deal with neighbors moving my scoot
JNV

Replies: 90
Views: 5105

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:47 pm   Subject: dealing with jerks
Shoot them in the ass with a 12 gauge shot gun loaded with rock salt. they won't be able to sit down for a month.
But then I live in Texas, we all carry guns here.
  Topic: NBR / Still on Two Wheels.
JNV

Replies: 2
Views: 670

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:27 pm   Subject: NBR / Still on Two Wheels.
I went shopping for a new truck last month. I ended up buying two bicycles, one for me and one for my wife. Not exactly a new scooter but at least we are still on two wheels. Now to figure out how ...
  Topic: Longest Scooter Rides?
JNV

Replies: 29
Views: 1760

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:22 pm   Subject: longest rides
JRSJR and I rode for fourteen (14) hours straight once. Stopping only for fuel and to pee. No lunch and no rest stops. JRSJR rode a Blur, i was on a Vespa P-200.
that was one of my most memorabl ...
  Topic: Gas prices making cage travel an option again
JNV

Replies: 36
Views: 2847

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:37 pm   Subject: Gas Prices
I'm still scootin'. And I am enjoying every minute of it.
  Topic: RideBellChain.com - Do you have a Ridebell on your scoot?
JNV

Replies: 19
Views: 1651

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:52 pm   Subject: Guardian Bell
One was given to me by my brother in Law (of all people).
  Topic: Buddy impresses Harley rider
JNV

Replies: 25
Views: 2229

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:24 pm   Subject: Buddy impresses Harley rider
While I was parking in a parking lot; a Harley rider comes over to check out the Buddy. He was riding a Harley with alot of work done to it so it looked like he knows what he is talking about when it ...
  Topic: % Scooter vs. Cage
JNV

Replies: 20
Views: 1790

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:34 am   Subject: Scooter vs. Cage
I sold my truck back in May. I don't regret it. Even though I actually have access to one of three company cars, I don't take them not even in the rain. Plus I have some good riding gear for winter ...
  Topic: How do you wash a scooter?
JNV

Replies: 45
Views: 6014

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:01 pm   Subject: Scooter Washing
I ride in the rain.
It might not get clean, but it is just an excuse to ride some more.
  Topic: Ride Report: CANNONBALL RUN
JNV

Replies: 37
Views: 3060

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:54 am   Subject: Stranded
...meanwhile, I have taken a northerly loop to avoid the gravel roads and my rear tire has self-destructed. So I'm stranded on a mountaintop 200 miles to the north of our destination by myself with no ...
  Topic: Lowering a Buddy
JNV

Replies: 3
Views: 561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:12 pm   Subject: Lowering a Buddy
Has anyone successfully lowered the suspension on a Buddy. If so; how does it handle now? And; is it worth the trouble? I want to try it on my wifes Buddy to make it easier for her to ride. I alrea ...
  Topic: I think it's time for the scooter only life :) -UPDATE-
JNV

Replies: 73
Views: 7655

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:06 pm   Subject: Scooter Only
For whatever it is worth. I sold my truck four months ago and I now only use my scooters to commute. I can cheat however, because I have access to three company cars but I still have not used them. ...
  Topic: The world will end today.
JNV

Replies: 42
Views: 1948

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:22 pm   Subject: Black Hole
I am posting this from inside a black hole. Is anyone getting this? Is there anyone out there?
  Topic: Helmet age issue?
JNV

Replies: 8
Views: 734

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:08 am   Subject: Helmet Age
I actually replace my helmet every three years whether it has hit the ground or not. Since I am a daily rider I will replace my helmets just because by that time the inside liners start to get ugly d ...
  Topic: short riders
JNV

Replies: 29
Views: 2746

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:40 pm   Subject: Lower Seat
I had the seat on my buddy shaved down about 3/4 of an inch for my wife. It is still not low enough so a motorcycle mechanic that does custom work is making me a pretty cool looking, very low seat. ...
  Topic: Anyone also own a Bergman?
JNV

Replies: 21
Views: 1193

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:28 pm   Subject: Burgman?
I have not done research on it, nor the Yamaha T-Max, but the guys at my local Yamaha shop let me ride their first T-Max. That thing is awsome. Handles great and it is very comfortable. It feels li ...
  Topic: STELLA: How do you like yours?
JNV

Replies: 38
Views: 5751

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:27 pm   Subject: Stella vs Buddy
I actually own a Vespa P-200 but it is close to the Stella, and a Buddy. I love them both but for commuting I prefer the Buddy. it has more storage space plus the automatic twist and go is awsome in ...
  Topic: Painting a Buddy
JNV

Replies: 3
Views: 541

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:17 pm   Subject: Painting a Buddy
Sorry; I meant to say paint, not pain.
  Topic: Painting a Buddy
JNV

Replies: 3
Views: 541

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:16 pm   Subject: Painting a Buddy
Any one out there ever pain their Buddy a different color? If so how did you do it? Have it professionally done or by your self? With professional tools or rattle can?
I am thinking about painting ...
  Topic: Scooter vs Motorcycle
JNV

Replies: 42
Views: 3143

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:01 pm   Subject: Motorcycle / Scooter
I have been wanting something bogger for two up touring but I just might go for the Yamaha T-Max or Silverwing over a motorcycle. These scoots seem just as comfortable as any cruiser motorcycle plus ...
  Topic: Who's Trashing us at MV?
JNV

Replies: 52
Views: 2414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:58 pm   Subject: MV
I don't know for sure but it seems to me that we have more serious riders here on this board; which is why I like it here regardless of the fact that I also own a Vespa. Plus they seem to be more con ...
  Topic: FF water bottle thingy
JNV

Replies: 7
Views: 1541

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:22 pm   Subject: Drinking Water
Stupid me; I use a mule pack, which I also use for cycling
 
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