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  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
New2Scoots

Replies: 42
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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:09 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
My 170i is very well suited to 10" tires. That & the short wheelbase is why it's nimble. It's fun to ride because it's nimble. Also the reason most motorcycles now have 17" wheels instea ...
  Topic: Yet another post about speedometer accuracy
New2Scoots

Replies: 19
Views: 532

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:34 pm   Subject: Yet another post about speedometer accuracy
Motorcycle Consumer News (now gone) always posted speedometer errors with every bike they tested. Most read 3-5 mph faster than actual. My Honda Metro shows 35, goes 31. Some vendor made a different s ...
  Topic: I just learned something new about my Buddy 170i!
New2Scoots

Replies: 4
Views: 410

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 6:10 am   Subject: I just learned something new about my Buddy 170i!
Interesting, I just checked mine first time.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
New2Scoots

Replies: 48
Views: 5342

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:25 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
Cool. Does it have DCT or do you shift it manually?
It has the manual shift.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
New2Scoots

Replies: 48
Views: 5342

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:17 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
Got a new motorcycle. Honda NC700X. Always like these for the low center of gravity & bottom-end torque. These aren't sport bikes or cruisers so there's always a few leftovers going cheap. Last su ...
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
New2Scoots

Replies: 31
Views: 2446

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:35 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friction_modifier
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
New2Scoots

Replies: 31
Views: 2446

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:17 am   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
I'll be using this oil from here on. Interesting that it's a 15W-40 weight with friction modifiers. To my knowledge no one else makes that. Heaviest weight I've seen with friction modifiers is 10W-30. ...
  Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
New2Scoots

Replies: 7
Views: 1539

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:00 am   Subject: What did you get for Christmas?
https://i.postimg.cc/9R5H4f8F/IMG-0387.jpg. My wife got this for the tree.
  Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
New2Scoots

Replies: 13
Views: 1761

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:04 pm   Subject: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
I'd love to commute on the Buddy but where I park is known for thieves, vandals & panhandlers. My cars were broken into twice. Lots of friend's cars were broken into & one was smashed by somet ...
  Topic: Oil Change interval question
New2Scoots

Replies: 1
Views: 1620

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:52 am   Subject: Oil Change interval question
Just my opinion but I think once a year is enough. Based on that I've read that a few times for motorcycles. I change mine once a year. Since the engine oil isn't getting thinned out by a gearbox like ...
  Topic: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
New2Scoots

Replies: 8
Views: 1045

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:18 pm   Subject: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
Welcome. Scoots are a hoot. I just started riding them a few years ago. The 170i goes about anywhere I need to go except touring at 75+.
  Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
New2Scoots

Replies: 37
Views: 3411

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:55 pm   Subject: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
I would throw in the 150 Buddy. Shorter stroke and less crank problems.

I was surprised that the Buddy riders in CBR 2012 left all the panels on. You can get a lot more air flow and cooling by ju ...
  Topic: wow found this cheep alarm
New2Scoots

Replies: 6
Views: 582

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:43 pm   Subject: wow found this cheep alarm
Hopefully it works better than a Xena disc alarm. Mine would go off sitting in the garage at night. So did the replacement.
  Topic: NGK Iridium spark plug
New2Scoots

Replies: 9
Views: 752

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:31 pm   Subject: NGK Iridium spark plug
They last longer than anything I've used. I put them in my scooters, motorcycles & cars. I've changed them every 50K miles in the cars & they look almost new. Will change them every 100K miles ...
  Topic: Dash Cam on a Buddy Kick
New2Scoots

Replies: 5
Views: 901

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:26 pm   Subject: Dash Cam on a Buddy Kick
There is a huge void in the industry regarding video cameras & 2 wheeled vehicles. They don't even know yet how to catch up to 2012. What's missing is the interface. The connection between the bat ...
  Topic: Ethanol-free fuel with a Buddy 125
New2Scoots

Replies: 12
Views: 1108

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:26 pm   Subject: Ethanol-free fuel with a Buddy 125
I personally despise ethanol because it ruined my lawn mower, weed eater & hedge trimmer. It makes less power than pure gas, raises fuel consumption, corrosion & costs. And here'w why we will ...
  Topic: 170i distance capability?
New2Scoots

Replies: 4
Views: 838

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 10:43 pm   Subject: 170i distance capability?
A guy on the Facebook page "Buddy Scooter Owners" just did a 450 mile ride in 12 hours. That's a 37.5 mph average but includes stops for gas & probably food. From the pic it looks like a ...
  Topic: Touch Up Paint
New2Scoots

Replies: 1
Views: 505

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:33 pm   Subject: Touch Up Paint
I finally found where to get touch up paint for our scooters. Saw this on Facebook & ordered a color pen for scratches my 170i has. Not cheap, $29.XX including shipping but it does match, I don't ...
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
New2Scoots

Replies: 23
Views: 1436

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:31 am   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
Harley makes the Street 500 and Street 750 bikes now. They don't sell well.

I like the looks of that but apparently Harley hasn't quite figured out that a lot (most?) riders don't like riding with ...
  Topic: Whitewall tires exploding
New2Scoots

Replies: 10
Views: 1809

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:18 am   Subject: Whitewall tires exploding
Whitewall tires have been around for decades & I've never heard of one exploding. Some 800 pound motorcycles tour the country on whitewalls in 100+ degree heat at highway speeds or more. Sounds li ...
  Topic: Best battery for Buddy 170i?
New2Scoots

Replies: 5
Views: 1538

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:55 pm   Subject: Best battery for Buddy 170i?
Lots of choices but I got a CYLAZ10SXTA at Batteries Plus. $89.99. 185 cold cranking amps & it's a sealed AGM which I've had good luck with over the years. Same size as the Yuasa YTX7A-BS that my ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
New2Scoots

Replies: 48
Views: 5342

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:06 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
I'm going to the annual International Motorcycle Show this weekend. I've been going every year since probably 2005. I'd bet the G400C would be a huge hit there but renting space is expensive. I've see ...
  Topic: g400c...any guess who makes it?
New2Scoots

Replies: 4
Views: 1955

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:08 pm   Subject: g400c...any guess who makes it?
I believe Shineray made the Honda CL400 (1998-2000) & Honda 400SS (2002-2008) I watched dozens of Youtube videos on these, there are hundreds of them. But none are in English, all Youtube videos o ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
New2Scoots

Replies: 487
Views: 70381

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:41 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
Yesterday the G400C started looking even better to me. It's about 130 pounds lighter than my motorcycle which fell off the stand yesterday. I was installing lowering links because the center of gravit ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
New2Scoots

Replies: 42
Views: 5121

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:28 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
I've been looking at pics of this bike for 3 years & hope to see one in my local showroom soon. This is what most motorcycles looked like in the 60s & 70s when I grew up & first caught the ...
  Topic: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
New2Scoots

Replies: 11
Views: 1136

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:03 pm   Subject: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
I was driving through a McDonalds 3 weeks ago & a guy quickly backs out without looking. I slam on the brakes & miss him by inches. Then I back up to give him room to get out. He THEN sees me ...
  Topic: Jawa 300
New2Scoots

Replies: 2
Views: 1670

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:22 pm   Subject: Jawa 300
Nice looking bikes, I've watched lots of videos of them. I have a feeling that if they ever decide to bring these to the USA it would take 3 years & 1 month. : )
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
New2Scoots

Replies: 42
Views: 5121

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:55 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
One thing I really like about this new bike; It has a MOTORCYCLE seat! Not a bicycle seat. It won't have to be replaced for rides over 30 minutes. My only peave about modern motorcycles is the thin li ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
New2Scoots

Replies: 487
Views: 70381

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:34 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
$9,799. Surprised they brought that back. Didn't sell first time around but retro is popular now. The first W800 didn't have the fairing & low bars.
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
New2Scoots

Replies: 42
Views: 2647

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:23 am   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
If your tires are 5 years old they may not have the grip they once had. I know that motorcycle tires are supposed to be replaced every 5 years because they lose grip over time. Probably depends on bra ...
  Topic: Resetting the ECU Question
New2Scoots

Replies: 3
Views: 823

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:06 pm   Subject: Resetting the ECU Question
Thanks.
  Topic: Resetting the ECU Question
New2Scoots

Replies: 3
Views: 823

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:44 am   Subject: Resetting the ECU Question
I have the instructions but 2 questions: While doing this does it matter if the engine is hot or cold? Does outside temperature matter? If so I probably should do this in winter & in summer.
  Topic: Genuine G400C
New2Scoots

Replies: 487
Views: 70381

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:04 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
That's a great price. I looked at 2 prototypes or models at a motorcycle show last winter & they're very classy looking. Motorcycle Consumer News magazine bashed them for not being cutting edge sp ...
  Topic: Seat cushion
New2Scoots

Replies: 16
Views: 1671

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:16 pm   Subject: Seat cushion
I ordered this for an upcoming group ride, will be on the saddle 3-4 hours. Should arrive in 2 days. Comments are that it looks like Granny's toilet lid cover but it's really comfortable. Half the cos ...
  Topic: NSR, sort of. Hotrod minibike!
New2Scoots

Replies: 7
Views: 1119

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:43 pm   Subject: NSR, sort of. Hotrod minibike!
When we were kids my brother & I each pooled our $65 & got a minibike. Thrashed the snot out of it 3 years until I got a summer job & enough $ to buy my first motorcycle. We had already br ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
New2Scoots

Replies: 487
Views: 70381

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:29 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
I've been watching the CB300 awhile & really like that new one. Upgrades to suspension, huge weight loss & restyled. Intake path is now a little straighter but I believe peak power is the same ...
  Topic: So, would anyone buy this helmet?
New2Scoots

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 pm   Subject: So, would anyone buy this helmet?
For a decent price I'd take it.
  Topic: Riding in the Rain
New2Scoots

Replies: 22
Views: 1672

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:31 am   Subject: Riding in the Rain
Be gentle with the front brake if you're going 60+. I'm not sure if 10" wheels are easy to hydroplane but 19" wheels are. Going 65 in a thunderstorm, used the front brake & the front whe ...
  Topic: riding wear
New2Scoots

Replies: 57
Views: 4908

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:31 pm   Subject: riding wear
On the Buddy I wear jeans. On my Honda Metro shorts or jeans. It tops out at (GPS) 31 mph & I've fallen off bicycles that speed, no major road rash. Half helmet on the Metro, full face on the Budd ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
New2Scoots

Replies: 487
Views: 70381

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:12 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
2 1/2 years later, it's now on Genuine's website.
http://genuinescooters.com/g400c.html
Look carefully down at the bottom of the specs for that bike. Does that say Model Year 2106?

I didn't w ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
New2Scoots

Replies: 487
Views: 70381

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:56 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
2 1/2 years later, it's now on Genuine's website.
http://genuinescooters.com/g400c.html
  Topic: 655 miles 4 days on a Roughhouse 50 - ride report complete!
New2Scoots

Replies: 3
Views: 871

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:18 pm   Subject: 655 miles 4 days on a Roughhouse 50 - ride report complete!
That looked fun. I've always wanted to do a scooter tour on my Honda Metropolitan. I've looked for routes in my area & I'm limited to country roads with 45 MPH & up speed limits. Outside the n ...
  Topic: $1995, 229.5cc, CARB Certified, 273 lbs, 4 GAL, 17"
New2Scoots

Replies: 21
Views: 1971

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:53 pm   Subject: $1995, 229.5cc, CARB Certified, 273 lbs, 4 GAL, 17"
Great price. If I didn't already have 2 scooters & a motorcycle I'd be seriously considering one, even though my last motorcycle taught me to hate carburetors. Interesting: The seat height is 2.3& ...
  Topic: Monkey Bike Returning
New2Scoots

Replies: 15
Views: 1530

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:56 pm   Subject: Monkey Bike Returning
Wondering if that exhaust pipe is more restrictive than the Grom's. Groms on Youtube hit around 59-65 mph.
  Topic: Monkey Bike Returning
New2Scoots

Replies: 15
Views: 1530

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:11 pm   Subject: Monkey Bike Returning
I remember the Honda Monkey decades ago. It was 50cc but it's returning as a 125. Mechanically it's very much a Grom but with the look of the original Monkey. Not sure if it's coming to the USA but th ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
New2Scoots

Replies: 39
Views: 6866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:24 am   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
I have a Tachyon BikerCam & it's useless. Sim cards don't load video onto my computer. $230 paper weight. I should have tried it before the return policy expired. Apple support couldn't help. I re ...
  Topic: Open CVT/ Clutch case?
New2Scoots

Replies: 67
Views: 7035

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:03 pm   Subject: Open CVT/ Clutch case?
I had a bad experience with removing the variator cover. It nearly cost my friend his leg. I took the variator cover off my minibike when I was a kid. (called torque converters then) Thought it looked ...
  Topic: Track Day on 170i
New2Scoots

Replies: 17
Views: 1676

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:46 pm   Subject: Track Day on 170i
If I'm riding at the limit my Buddy 170i gets down my favorite twisty road a little faster than my motorcycle. Wheelbase is about 15" shorter. 10" wheels vs 17" & 19". Like a S ...
  Topic: What NOT to Do
New2Scoots

Replies: 9
Views: 1237

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:44 pm   Subject: What NOT to Do
My first motorcycle was a dirt bike & I crashed so many times trying to wheelie I decided never to try it on the road. No problem on a bicycle, I could wheelie the length of my neighborhood street ...
  Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
New2Scoots

Replies: 24
Views: 2538

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:34 pm   Subject: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
Close to where I live a motorcycle cop was nearly killed by someone who didn't see him. His flashing lights were on & his sirens were on because he was chasing someone. Older lady turns left in fr ...
 
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