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  Topic: Stella won't start with the start button.
Mike1nw

Replies: 1
Views: 24

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:30 pm   Subject: Stella won't start with the start button.
2005 2T. Friend's bike.

It kicks great.

I tried to find the prob but gave up.

No power gets to the starter.

Do you depress clutch or brake levers when starting?

There are two gizmos in ...
  Topic: gas probs with Stella
Mike1nw

Replies: 3
Views: 94

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:27 pm   Subject: gas probs with Stella
Thank you!
Gas leak was a defective mini hose clamp on the carb bowl.

BUT the float was also sticking a tad.
The needle was in great shape.

The gas flow rate (a dribble) bothered me, but the t ...
  Topic: gas probs with Stella
Mike1nw

Replies: 3
Views: 94

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:19 pm   Subject: gas probs with Stella
2005 Stella 2T
my friend's scooter.

First, it wasn't getting gas. I took apart the fuel cock and removed the sand from the valve. Rolling Eyes

Second, now it leaks gas like a Yugo. From the carbur ...
  Topic: Starter woes
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 719

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:42 pm   Subject: Starter woes
AHA. It's the battery. Although it charges to 12.56 volts.

A good 12v battery spins it just fine Very Happy Thank goodne$$.


NOW I want a genuine Yuasa to replace this year-old failed Chinese batte ...
  Topic: Starter woes
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 719

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:20 pm   Subject: Starter woes
2009 Buddy 125 with only 650 miles

Starter won't activate and crank. Thank goodness for kickstarter Very Happy

Yes, power goes to the starter.

Removed starter. It will spin feebly with 12V ap ...
  Topic: This Buddy is FUN!
Mike1nw

Replies: 0
Views: 579

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:19 am   Subject: This Buddy is FUN!
Just took out wife's 2008 for some errands. She bought a little basket, which I mounted on the rear luggage carrier.

Now I have a Burgman 400, which is faster etc. But this foam-green Buddy is a ...
  Topic: A Mechanical Puzzle for the Buddy Diagnostic Masters
Mike1nw

Replies: 11
Views: 618

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:15 am   Subject: A Mechanical Puzzle for the Buddy Diagnostic Masters
I'd go with that /\

Or a soon-to-fail switch or contact. These beasts must have a relay in there somewhere. I'd check EVERYTHING for corrosion, loose connex, etc.
  Topic: No gas in carb!
Mike1nw

Replies: 2
Views: 677

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:12 am   Subject: No gas in carb!
Yup and I don't know why we didn't see gas pouring out of the hose. Only when we vacuum bled the line, it worked Cool
  Topic: No gas in carb!
Mike1nw

Replies: 2
Views: 677

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:03 am   Subject: No gas in carb!
I had posted a problem with a friend's 2T. After it fell over, it wouldn't keep running.

I pretty much took everything fuel-related apart and cleaned it.

Still no luck. Then we got it running. ...
  Topic: Stella won't keep running + starting circuit
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 1188

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:55 am   Subject: Stella won't keep running + starting circuit
Hi, thanks for the replies.

It must be the starter button or circuit. The starter motor works fine when you attach power directly to the + terminal of the motor. The bike has spent some time near ...
  Topic: Windscreen for Buddy 125
Mike1nw

Replies: 11
Views: 847

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:33 pm   Subject: Windscreen for Buddy 125
Wife's bike, we thought a windscreen would be a good mod.

The ones I found attach to the handlebar housings, which seem to be plastic? It does not seem to be a great idea to feed windscreen loads ...
  Topic: Riding in the Rain
Mike1nw

Replies: 22
Views: 1390

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:19 pm   Subject: Riding in the Rain
3/4 or full face helmet helps too. Especially since I have to wear glasses.

I haven't ridden Buddy in the rain, but my Burgman has been in downpours. It kept chugging along, no problems.

You W ...
  Topic: Stella won't keep running + starting circuit
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 1188

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:15 pm   Subject: Stella won't keep running + starting circuit
Yup, clutch lever pulled, in neutral, key on, even held brake lever, pushed the button, no start Sad

Will look at it when it's cooler down heah.
  Topic: Stella won't keep running + starting circuit
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 1188

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:47 am   Subject: Stella won't keep running + starting circuit
Well. After the following, it RUNS Smile

Took gas tank out and fiddled with gas valve several times.
Installed new fuel and oil hoses.
Took carb apart, it was clean.
I don't know what the proble ...
  Topic: Stella won't keep running + starting circuit
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 1188

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:42 pm   Subject: Stella won't keep running + starting circuit
Friend's Stella 2T

1. I got it started. Runs great for about a minute, then dies.

I'm thinking a fuel problem. We have spark, compression, and air.

Where is the fuel filter?

2. Start ...
  Topic: Stella won't run
Mike1nw

Replies: 2
Views: 766

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:45 pm   Subject: Stella won't run
I don't know where the leak is yet, will look at it this week Cool
  Topic: Stella won't run
Mike1nw

Replies: 2
Views: 766

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:19 pm   Subject: Stella won't run
A friend's bike....

He said it had fallen over. Somehow cracked (!) the oil tank, so it leaks above a certain level.

He said it will start but not run. I tried to kick it but couldn't get it s ...
  Topic: need variator ramp plate
Mike1nw

Replies: 2
Views: 482

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:15 pm   Subject: need variator ramp plate
Yes I found it later, thank you! I think I'll steer the owner to Dr Pulley sliders, I have them on my Burgman and love them.
  Topic: Tire replacement
Mike1nw

Replies: 15
Views: 1421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:14 pm   Subject: Tire replacement
/\ Yes the sun helps a lot!
  Topic: Stella Q
Mike1nw

Replies: 4
Views: 814

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:10 pm   Subject: Stella Q
Thanks! Interesting and simple Cool
  Topic: need variator ramp plate
Mike1nw

Replies: 2
Views: 482

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:19 pm   Subject: need variator ramp plate
For a Black Jack:
So I need rollers (relatively cheap) and that stamped steel ramp plate. I don't know what it's called though.

Is it available separately? Can you tell me what it's called so I ...
  Topic: Stella Q
Mike1nw

Replies: 4
Views: 814

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:17 pm   Subject: Stella Q
Guy at work has a 2-cycle Stella.

With 4 speeds.

Does it have a gearbox as part of the engine case?
How does power get to the rear wheel? is there a chain? I haven't really looked at it. C ...
  Topic: Black Jack problems
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:14 pm   Subject: Black Jack problems
"Wasn't Keihin the original carb that was used on these?"

Might have been. The one I put on, has "Keihin" on it. I didn't notice that before. It looks much different than the ...
  Topic: riding wear
Mike1nw

Replies: 57
Views: 3669

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:09 pm   Subject: riding wear
I always wear: Gloves, jeans, helmet, at least a jeans jacket (for the sun mostly)

On long trips: XElement crash jacket with armor, boots, full face helmet.

But ALWAYS gloves.

Granted that ...
  Topic: Black Jack problems
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:32 pm   Subject: Black Jack problems
FOUND IT!

After replacing vac hoses, new spark plug, recheck carburetor, adjust valves....

Took belt case apart- one roller was half gone and jammed in the variator, another was flat spotted.... ...
  Topic: rear wheel nut Black Jack
Mike1nw

Replies: 2
Views: 449

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:18 pm   Subject: rear wheel nut Black Jack
found it. 11-13 metric thingies Rolling Eyes
  Topic: Black Jack problems
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:04 pm   Subject: Black Jack problems
yeah I will replace vac hoses, there aren't that many of them anyway, thanks
  Topic: rear wheel nut Black Jack
Mike1nw

Replies: 2
Views: 449

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:17 pm   Subject: rear wheel nut Black Jack
can someone tell me what is the torque for the rear wheel nut? It looks like M16 thread.

Or a link to a torque table.

THANK YOU Very Happy
  Topic: Tire replacement
Mike1nw

Replies: 15
Views: 1421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:08 pm   Subject: Tire replacement
I just did a rear tire replace (Black Jack). Michelin tire.

This was much more difficult than the larger tires on my Burgman.

I think because there is less room between the wheel and the tire, ...
  Topic: Tire replacement
Mike1nw

Replies: 15
Views: 1421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:16 pm   Subject: Tire replacement
Yeah, the HF ones in your link, they work all right for me. I'm used to changing my Burgman tires, haven't had to attack the Buddy yet though Cool
  Topic: Buddy/Vespa Oil Filters.....where's the best deals?
Mike1nw

Replies: 3
Views: 557

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:14 pm   Subject: Buddy/Vespa Oil Filters.....where's the best deals?
I have to drive about 40 miles to D & D Cycles in Pensacola. I just bought 4 oil filters for our Buddy. Total was $32.xx which is not bad. They are a Vespa-Genuine-Ducati-Triumph dealer. It is ...
  Topic: Black Jack problems
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: Black Jack problems
Replaced carb about a week ago because he wanted the other one installed.

Like I said, It ran good for about a day or two. Now it "misses" at low speeds.

He already had the replacemen ...
  Topic: Black Jack problems
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:33 pm   Subject: Black Jack problems
My wife's boss has a Black Jack.

I replaced the Keihin Carb with the stock one a week ago.

It ran great! For about a day.

Now it won't idle- Feels like it's trying to shake apart. Like it's ...
  Topic: Tire replacement
Mike1nw

Replies: 15
Views: 1421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:24 pm   Subject: Tire replacement
couple of tire irons from Harbor Freight. Priceless. In fact, I am going to get a 3rd one.

Can of WD40 helps it slip off the wheel, and the new tire slip on easier.

Build a quick frame from 2x ...
  Topic: tachometer
Mike1nw

Replies: 4
Views: 624

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:34 am   Subject: tachometer
Is there such a thing as a tachometer for these scooters?

I have a digital tach (infra red, I think) that I can use if the case cover is off the bike. But it needs to be aimed at a rotating part t ...
  Topic: Keihin carb
Mike1nw

Replies: 1
Views: 519

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:45 am   Subject: Keihin carb
Just finished some work on a friend's Black Jack.

Changed the carb back to a stock carb
change oils
fix gas tank leak
etc etc etc
including JB Welding numerous broken plastic body tabs Rolling Eyes ...
  Topic: ???'s about belt & roller replacements
Mike1nw

Replies: 9
Views: 882

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:40 am   Subject: ???'s about belt & roller replacements
I just wanted to say- the belt for my Burgman 400 cost $165. on line. OK, it's bigger than Buddy's belt, but not THAT much bigger. Sheesh.
  Topic: clutch and variator nuts
Mike1nw

Replies: 4
Views: 552

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:57 pm   Subject: clutch and variator nuts
Thank you! Fixing my wife's boss's Black Jack. What a holy mess Rolling Eyes

Onward, onward.....
  Topic: clutch and variator nuts
Mike1nw

Replies: 4
Views: 552

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:09 pm   Subject: clutch and variator nuts
2009 Buddy 125

Can someone confirm that these are right-hand nuts? Before I hit them with an impact gun Rolling Eyes
  Topic: Contra spring
Mike1nw

Replies: 8
Views: 1491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:25 am   Subject: Contra spring
I'd try cleaning out the belt case and the variator.
On my Burgman, I clean the variator about every 3,000 miles. And once all is clean, shoot a little dry lube on the roller grooves, then reassembl ...
  Topic: Gear Oil Change Concerns
Mike1nw

Replies: 3
Views: 588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:21 am   Subject: Gear Oil Change Concerns
Probably wouldn't hurt to leave it in, although changing it is simple.

You can buy gear oil from Walmart, it's in a quart jug with a nozzle at the top.

Mark a line where 90cc would be, drain out ...
  Topic: Electric "choke"
Mike1nw

Replies: 6
Views: 645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:04 pm   Subject: Electric "choke"
OK

Yes I will try to get her to start the bike while it is off the CS. With her sitting on it.
This bike doesn't have a side stand switch to kill the engine, so I will try to educate her (a new r ...
  Topic: oil change interval Buddy 125
Mike1nw

Replies: 12
Views: 1012

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:00 pm   Subject: oil change interval Buddy 125
AHA!

The manual that we have is much different than the one you linked.

1800 miles sounds more reasonable, although I am an over-maintainer for my vehicles.

Thanks Cool
  Topic: Electric "choke"
Mike1nw

Replies: 6
Views: 645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:52 am   Subject: Electric "choke"
2009 Buddy 125

Is it possible to disable the "choke", or whatever it is that keeps the idle speed up for a while?

Down here in Lower Alabama, it is getting warm, it seems that idling f ...
  Topic: oil change interval Buddy 125
Mike1nw

Replies: 12
Views: 1012

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:48 am   Subject: oil change interval Buddy 125
I would like some clarification on the oil change interval.

On p. 25 of the owner's manual, there is a P.M. Table.
For the line "Engine Oil"it shows to REPLACE at 1 month or 300k. Fart ...
  Topic: which weight sliders?
Mike1nw

Replies: 3
Views: 597

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:46 am   Subject: which weight sliders?
2009 Buddy 125

I might try some DP sliders for this thing. But what weight should I go with?

(Slider weights are not the same as roller weights, at least for my Burgman.)
  Topic: What gunk is on the gasket that attaches to the airbox? 50cc
Mike1nw

Replies: 1
Views: 479

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:44 am   Subject: What gunk is on the gasket that attaches to the airbox? 50cc
I would guess it's blown-out oil. Would have to see it.

(possibly related: my mom had a Buick Skylark 4-cyl. with wicked bad blowby. Worn rings I would guess. You had to change the air filter ...
  Topic: did 1st valve adjust
Mike1nw

Replies: 3
Views: 705

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:41 am   Subject: did 1st valve adjust
I'll check that feeler gauge.

I ended up with a fat 0.003 inch to 0.004 inch, will see how she runs.

The rule for my 16 valve Concours was, "Slappy valves are happy valves" so I always ...
  Topic: Front running lights
Mike1nw

Replies: 3
Views: 569

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:36 am   Subject: Front running lights
Thank you!
  Topic: What is inside of the Buddy 50 Ignition switch
Mike1nw

Replies: 5
Views: 655

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:34 am   Subject: What is inside of the Buddy 50 Ignition switch
On my Buddy 125, there are two screws that attach the electrical switch part of the ignition switch from the mechanical (tumbler) part.

Remove the screws. The electrical part just pulls off. I wo ...
 
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