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  Topic: Whitewall tires exploding
Old Crow

Replies: 10
Views: 1686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:25 pm   Subject: Whitewall tires exploding
I would say the guy telling you the whitewalls will explode is trying to gouge you for two tires and/or a complete moron. I've got 26k miles on my Buddy 150 running whitewalls and no exploding tires. ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
Old Crow

Replies: 53
Views: 11612

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:19 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
Oh -- 50cc so 2T -- oil mix may reduce octane so you need mid-grade. Still, mix a batch of regular gas and see how it does.
  Topic: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
Old Crow

Replies: 53
Views: 11612

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:16 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
Fill up with regular gas. If it knocks due to premature combustion, use next grade up and curse me. I doubt any stock Buddy engine has a compression ratio that requires anything other than regular, ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
Old Crow

Replies: 53
Views: 11612

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:08 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
I use regular per owner manual, which in VA is 87 octane and 10% ethanol. Have over 24,000 miles in 7years with zero issues and good performance. I do make sure in the winter that I keep some sort o ...
  Topic: More trouble with bearings
Old Crow

Replies: 34
Views: 4784

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:17 pm   Subject: More trouble with bearings
So early this spring I started hearing a rolling-rattling noise which did not correlate to speed or throttle but did correlate to engine/drive train load. Noise would occur when accelerating uphill ...
  Topic: Possums
Old Crow

Replies: 42
Views: 4746

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:05 pm   Subject: Possums
I have hit a opossum on my Buddy 150. It may have helped that it was already dead - thus stationary and presumably a little pre-flattened. Definitely induced a pucker factor as I was driving ~45mph ...
  Topic: How many miles on your scoot? and life expectancy?
Old Crow

Replies: 44
Views: 14899

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:40 am   Subject: How many miles on your scoot? and life expectancy?
Just over 20k miles on the 2009 Buddy 150 I bought new almost 6-yrs ago. Running faster easier with better mpg than ever before. Ride mostly on 45 mph roads but occasional 55 mph roads. Regular oil ...
  Topic: who believes in stock performance
Old Crow

Replies: 17
Views: 2295

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:04 am   Subject: who believes in stock performance
Staying stock. It is trustworthy for my long commute (40mile each way) -- unlike my friends hyper-tuned high maintenance scoot that may or probably will not make it back home.
  Topic: Help with a gear oil leak please
Old Crow

Replies: 25
Views: 8658

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:53 am   Subject: Help with a gear oil leak please
Aw, the importance of a nearby shop with mechanics that know your type of ride! One reason why I'm a DIYer for things as simple as lubes, belts, tune-ups, etc. is the nearest trust-worthy shop is a c ...
  Topic: The Owner's Manual sucks
Old Crow

Replies: 30
Views: 3746

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:00 pm   Subject: The Owner's Manual sucks
Well, that Moto Guzzi manual may give me a bit of insight into the tad of the fuel I found in the tube between my air filter and carb after a night of rowdy city riding.

"...if the twist grip ...
  Topic: Help with a gear oil leak please
Old Crow

Replies: 25
Views: 8658

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:59 pm   Subject: Help with a gear oil leak please
Ah, no flames with which to roast marshmellows!
The US should have switched to metric 100-years ago.
One thing Jimmy Carter got right was trying to convert us in the late '70s. Now we are about the ...
  Topic: Way Better Than a Turkey Baster
Old Crow

Replies: 5
Views: 1235

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:28 am   Subject: Way Better Than a Turkey Baster
I just open the plug, let it drain, give the old oil a quick inspection and then measure and add 90cc.

Are you trying to get the last 20cc out or measure how much you extract?

I have used a turk ...
  Topic: Measured syringe for oil changed found
Old Crow

Replies: 8
Views: 3024

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:16 am   Subject: Measured syringe for oil changed found
The Flotool Measu-Funnel is great - made for petro-chemicals and cheap at AdvanceAuto Parts (<$5). The funnel end fits perfectly in the oil fill hole, tube is very flexible, and as the name implies ...
  Topic: Way Better Than a Turkey Baster
Old Crow

Replies: 5
Views: 1235

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:11 am   Subject: Way Better Than a Turkey Baster
The Flotool Measu-Funnel is great - made for petro-chemicals and cheap at AdvanceAuto Parts (<$5). The funnel end fits perfectly in the oil fill hole, tube is very flexible, and as the name implie ...
  Topic: DIY Tool: Variator Wrench
Old Crow

Replies: 22
Views: 6661

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:57 am   Subject: DIY Tool: Variator Wrench
Yes, I don't like that solution either. I'm particular and use a torque wrench when putting my car tires back on.
  Topic: Ramp Plate Falling Off
Old Crow

Replies: 11
Views: 2582

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:48 am   Subject: Ramp Plate Falling Off
ericalm and others, what method do you use to hold the variator while you set its nut with a torque wrench?

Sounds like lots of people just use an impact wrench, a few combine that with witness m ...
  Topic: DIY Tool: Variator Wrench
Old Crow

Replies: 22
Views: 6661

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:37 am   Subject: DIY Tool: Variator Wrench
Lots of folks talking about how to get the variator nut off but few about how to get it back on and properly torqued. I guess most are using 12V impact wrenches and few also using witness marks. I l ...
  Topic: Help! How do I remove outer variator pulley plate??
Old Crow

Replies: 44
Views: 3172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:26 am   Subject: Help! How do I remove outer variator pulley plate??
Not sure if this trick would work on a scooter, but a score and three years ago when replacing a car's timing belt I was taught the trick of putting a sturdy wrench on the crankshaft nut, bracing it a ...
  Topic: Richmond, VA - June 10, 2012 - Genuine Appreciation Ride
Old Crow

Replies: 14
Views: 1921

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:08 am   Subject: Richmond, VA - June 10, 2012 - Genuine Appreciation Ride
Thanks to all that were involved in organizing this.

I had a great time hanging out; enjoyed the ride (especially through Fulton which hold many family memories); and the "Bourgeois Bowl" ...
 
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