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  Topic: Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...
MikeR

Replies: 10
Views: 1117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:36 am   Subject: It's a 2018, less than 1200 miles
See above.
  Topic: Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...
MikeR

Replies: 10
Views: 1117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:07 am   Subject: Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...
I'm finding that my Buddy 50 sometimes is having a problem getting back up to speed after negotiating a turn (not a curve) - any thoughts as to why this is happening and the solution?

Many thanks!
  Topic: Idles then dies! AARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!
MikeR

Replies: 7
Views: 1125

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:47 am   Subject: Re: Starting
Maybe the automatic choke?

Where is it, what does it look like, and how would I check it?

Thanks from a first time scooter owner who barely knows these types of technical things.

This should ...
  Topic: Idles then dies! AARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!
MikeR

Replies: 7
Views: 1125

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:16 am   Subject: Re: Starting
Maybe the automatic choke?

Where is it, what does it look like, and how would I check it?

Thanks from a first time scooter owner who barely knows these types of technical things.
  Topic: Idles then dies! AARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!
MikeR

Replies: 7
Views: 1125

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:12 am   Subject: scOOter -
I checked spark plug and boot - all seems ok.

Thanks for the suggestions - I'm open to any more, especially ones that have terminology which I can understand, being a first time scooter owner and n ...
  Topic: Idles then dies! AARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!
MikeR

Replies: 7
Views: 1125

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:07 am   Subject: To: scOOter
Not to worry - dealer is located in Ft.Lauderdale, FL
  Topic: Idles then dies! AARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!
MikeR

Replies: 7
Views: 1125

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:10 am   Subject: Idles then dies! AARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!
HELP!!

Brought my Buddy 50 in for it's first maintenance, a few days later It had starting problems - would have to go through the procedure of trying to start several times, it would eventually st ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
MikeR

Replies: 39
Views: 6866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:04 am   Subject: Check YT for Mobius Action Cam
Dingo listed the Muvi camera in the GoPro thread I started.

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic26563.html

EDIT: Woops! Just saw that you replied to that one! My bad!

I've been using a Mob ...
  Topic: Buddy having a hard time starting
MikeR

Replies: 5
Views: 1137

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:43 am   Subject: I'm ALSO having starting problems...
Buddy 50 got it's first servicing a few days ago.

Had a difficult time starting it today - tried over and over - engine wouldn't turn over. I read a voltage of 11.6v, and I figured that's close eno ...
  Topic: STARTER NOISE "aRUgah!!"
MikeR

Replies: 11
Views: 1498

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:53 pm   Subject: AhRUgah
Thank you!
  Topic: Double dose of running lights!
MikeR

Replies: 3
Views: 1333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:42 am   Subject: Eleven lights now!
Talking about lights on my Buddy 50, I've now three USB recchargeable
strobe lights, two button-cell strobe lights, four running lights, plus the headlight and tailight, when I'm on the move.

That ...
  Topic: STARTER NOISE "aRUgah!!"
MikeR

Replies: 11
Views: 1498

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:30 am   Subject: aRUgah
Any info? I’m having the same problem.

Nothing yet...hopefully soon...inquiring minds need to know

Keep watching this topic - eventually we'll get a (hopefully reliable and easy to understand ...
  Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
MikeR

Replies: 24
Views: 2538

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:10 am   Subject: LIghts! ANSI 2 reflective gear! And more...
At the moment, on my Buddy 50, I've three usb rechargeable strobe lights, two battery-powered strobe lights and four running lights (two of which are LEDs). So with the headlight and tail light, when ...
  Topic: Running lights not working
MikeR

Replies: 4
Views: 878

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:31 pm   Subject: Here's what you can do...
Hello,
I just got my buddy in September and only noticed this weekend that the running lights don't work. Is there a simple diagnostic I can do? All the other lights and signals work fine.
Any infor ...
  Topic: Preventing your battery from being stolen?
MikeR

Replies: 17
Views: 2630

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:36 am   Subject: Here's your solution
try attaching a few double edge razor blades in around the battery in the compartment. It may not stop the thief, but it may make him easier to track down.

Replace the battery lid hold-down Philips ...
  Topic: Double dose of running lights!
MikeR

Replies: 3
Views: 1333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: My "Double dose running lights" post ADDENDUM
Just in case anyone is wondering WHICH orange wire I used as my "hot/+" source, it's the easily accessible one which goes to the USB port.

I tapped off that, and to the tap wire (I chose ...
  Topic: Double dose of running lights!
MikeR

Replies: 3
Views: 1333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:37 am   Subject: Double dose of running lights!
Today I worked on my new Genuine Buddy 50, hooking up the amber running lights AND added a white LED light to each side of the Kangaroo pouch, which some of your refer to as the glove compartment. I ...
  Topic: STARTER NOISE "aRUgah!!"
MikeR

Replies: 11
Views: 1498

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:01 pm   Subject: Starter noise "aRUgah!"
I'd really appreciate that, Clydeo, as "inquiring minds want to know" ; )

Hopefully you'll post a video of your trip highlights.

Well, I've about 160 miles to go on my Buddy 50 (hear ...
  Topic: STARTER NOISE "aRUgah!!"
MikeR

Replies: 11
Views: 1498

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:31 pm   Subject: STARTER NOISE "aRUgah!!"
Thanks, Clydeo, what you said was reassuring.

I "searched" for it but it didn't pop up, so whatever folks said in the past about it's cause, wasn't searchable.

I'd still like to know ...
  Topic: STARTER NOISE "aRUgah!!"
MikeR

Replies: 11
Views: 1498

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:36 pm   Subject: STARTER NOISE "aRUgah!!"
Whether with a cold or warm engine, sitting on a level surface, sometimes when I attempt to start my 3-week-old Buddy 50, pressing the starter button, I get an "aRUgah!" sound - just like an ...
  Topic: scooter damage from falling over
MikeR

Replies: 14
Views: 2397

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:54 pm   Subject: scooter damage from falling over
I wouldn't worry about it. I scraped up a Buddy 170i that was t-boned (the guy survived) and it started and drove onto the truck.

You and your cat uprighted the bike ???????????????
  Topic: Never Leave Scooters Idle on the Side Stand!
MikeR

Replies: 3
Views: 2598

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:37 pm   Subject: Me too!
I left my scooter running as I went to the mailbox and when I heard a very sickening thud sound behind me. I immediately learned a lesson. It was one of those "Oh, s...t !!!!!!!!" moments. ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
MikeR

Replies: 2390
Views: 180620

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:10 pm   Subject: Found one!
I leashed up my dog, opened my front door, stepped out with her, and BAM! - right there in my very own patio was a super-cool looking multi-strobe wearing
Buddy 50! I was so excited I forget that it ...
  Topic: Scooters and ukuleles road tour
MikeR

Replies: 4
Views: 3678

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:04 pm   Subject: Scooters & ukes! Ukes and scooters! Combo made in heaven
Scooters & ukes !!!!

Now you're up my alley! I've 6 ukes, from a Chinese-made Lohanu to a Kanilea K2-T, and now a 3 week old Buddy 50.

Love my ukes, love my new Buddy. I think that they make ...
  Topic: Best synthetic 2 stroke oil for Buddy 50?
MikeR

Replies: 5
Views: 970

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:09 am   Subject: Best synthetic 2 stroke oil for Buddy 50?
Brought my brand new Buddy 50 home with me today (a Thanksgiving weekend present to myself).

Dealer said to use only the best synthetic 2 stroke oil that I can find.

Your (very experienced) reco ...
 
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