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  Topic: New taillight
PhillyKick

Replies: 10
Views: 260

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:08 pm   Subject: New taillight
Love it! Is it any brighter? Just because it's a bit smaller and might be harder to see.
  Topic: Genuine G400C
PhillyKick

Replies: 356
Views: 39448

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:08 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
Bringing this one back from the grave, but...
https://www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaScooters/posts/10155251708905264

(which, if it does not load, Philadelphia Scooters took a deposit on, and rode s ...
  Topic: riding wear
PhillyKick

Replies: 19
Views: 522

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:07 pm   Subject: riding wear
I recently invested in a pair of kevlar lined riding jeans with (removable) knee protectors and a leather moto jacket with mesh pouches to add in back, elbow, and shoulder protection plates. And a zip ...
  Topic: NSR: BS4 Royal Enfield Himalayan
PhillyKick

Replies: 19
Views: 743

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:36 pm   Subject: NSR: BS4 Royal Enfield Himalayan
Interesting. 75 mph max on the flat is sort a a bummer.
Aaaaand unfortunately, knocks it out of contention for me. Not that I'm looking for a speed demon, but one of the reasons I'm looking for some ...
  Topic: In the SNOW.
PhillyKick

Replies: 10
Views: 535

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:23 am   Subject: In the SNOW.
I wonder what the closest thing to a true offroad/ street-snow tire there is for a scoot. Not just tread pattern,but compound, too.
  Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
PhillyKick

Replies: 89
Views: 3041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:10 am   Subject: CARB Spotting - 2018
Luckily Philly Scooters was (and assumedly still is) a Royal dealer. That Himalayan is BEAUTIFUL, and right in the rang of what I want.
  Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
PhillyKick

Replies: 89
Views: 3041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:51 am   Subject: CARB Spotting - 2018

That bike looks the goods, doesn't it? It's based on the KTM Duke's motor and many other parts, so you know it won't be cheaper than a Duke which runs $5299 MSRP.

Oh yeah, and that dealer network ...
  Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
PhillyKick

Replies: 89
Views: 3041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 pm   Subject: CARB Spotting - 2018
OH WOW, I also never believed those Husqy's would get here. I really like that Svartpilen, but it's probably out of my price range.
  Topic: check out this exhaust
PhillyKick

Replies: 4
Views: 375

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:09 pm   Subject: check out this exhaust
I spit out my coffee, that was great Laughing
  Topic: Scooter Tour of Taipei
PhillyKick

Replies: 14
Views: 686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:49 pm   Subject: Scooter Tour of Taipei
Here are a few photos I took of various scooters in on the streets of Taipei last year. See how many you can identify:

http://www.vintagegarage.com/TaipeiOldScooters/TaipeiScooter1.JPG


Izzat ...
  Topic: Scooter Tour of Taipei
PhillyKick

Replies: 14
Views: 686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:02 am   Subject: Scooter Tour of Taipei
That bright yellow BuBu Kick!!!! Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Why couldn't Genuine bring that color here?!?!
  Topic: Hard braking suggestions?
PhillyKick

Replies: 30
Views: 1014

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:40 am   Subject: Hard braking suggestions?

Brake systems by definition are closed systems. Your voiced concerns are nearly all not applicable to the device in question.
Oh, I'm very aware of how normal brake systems work, I just couldn't f ...
  Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
PhillyKick

Replies: 24
Views: 1095

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:20 pm   Subject: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
we do not present a threat to their safety, as their subconscious mind knows that our much smaller vehicle can't hurt them inside their larger vehicle.


That's why they make front racks.
To hold ...
  Topic: Hard braking suggestions?
PhillyKick

Replies: 30
Views: 1014

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:28 pm   Subject: Hard braking suggestions?
Shocked Shocked
Can we delve a little deeper into how that "ABS valve" is supposed to work (in theory)? Where is the excess pressure/fluid supposed to go? It doesn't look like it has much ...
  Topic: Insurance
PhillyKick

Replies: 15
Views: 619

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:20 pm   Subject: Insurance
I was paying 148 for me and my roommate, slightly more than minimum coverage, two early-20's, unmarried, not the safest neighborhood, on fresh motorcycle permits. I think full, maxed out everything in ...
  Topic: Anyone out riding in this?
PhillyKick

Replies: 26
Views: 1218

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:08 pm   Subject: Anyone out riding in this?
So new member with 2013 roughouse in ct. 8500 miles . Temps have been cold 5,15, -7 and so on. Bike starts ant runs fine but sucking up gas like crazy. Had normal consumption same route ? Noticed extr ...
  Topic: Anyone out riding in this?
PhillyKick

Replies: 26
Views: 1218

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:09 am   Subject: Anyone out riding in this?
I feel awful, my poor Lola hasn't even been started in like a month or more! Luckily the tank was super full when I parked her last, but more than likely the battery will be deader than a doornail (ma ...
  Topic: Shrinky Dink #5
PhillyKick

Replies: 3
Views: 488

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:00 am   Subject: Shrinky Dink #5
So if I wind up in the nude on tv riding in snow, I get like.... 1600 points?
Brb, calling some friends who work in media Razz
  Topic: Open CVT/ Clutch case?
PhillyKick

Replies: 67
Views: 3884

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:05 am   Subject: Re: Thanks for the input
See... this is why I ask these questions. Overwhelmingly, the answer is not to do it.
I appreciate the feedback.
Perhaps I'll commission a mini mural for the case instead. Will look just as pretty ...
  Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
PhillyKick

Replies: 188
Views: 23703

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:54 pm   Subject: Neat Odometer Readings
https://s1.postimg.org/2gm6cjazsf/56789.0_black_buddy.jpg


WOW. That's a lot of scooting!!!!!
  Topic: New Member
PhillyKick

Replies: 9
Views: 419

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:36 pm   Subject: New Member
Welcome aboard! Our scoots are twins!
  Topic: Move over MP3, make room for Daddy.
PhillyKick

Replies: 9
Views: 763

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:44 pm   Subject: Move over MP3, make room for Daddy.
It's like a transformer, or a silverback gorilla that's about to charge.
  Topic: Ignition turning off when my knee hits my keys
PhillyKick

Replies: 4
Views: 346

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:00 pm   Subject: Ignition turning off when my knee hits my keys
I've definitely thought about this, never had it happen though. Either sit back further, as suggested, or splay your legs out wide so your knees are nearly handlebar width. Proooobably not super safe, ...
  Topic: Warming up Buddy 125 before riding
PhillyKick

Replies: 10
Views: 720

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:29 am   Subject: Warming up Buddy 125 before riding
Popular Mechanics did a test many years ago on how long it took oil to get from the crankcase to the valve train & I believe they got around 2 minutes or so, depends on the engine.

Oil is pump ...
  Topic: Is this Buddy 50 spark plug indicating anything to you?
PhillyKick

Replies: 2
Views: 318

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:13 am   Subject: Is this Buddy 50 spark plug indicating anything to you?
Looks a bit rich? And also just old in general.
  Topic: bags
PhillyKick

Replies: 6
Views: 795

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:29 pm   Subject: bags
Welcome to the forum, and soon we can (hopefully) say welcome to the scooter family! I've got nothing on sidebags, hopefully someone else can chime in on that subject.
  Topic: Changing the Time on a Buddy Kick
PhillyKick

Replies: 15
Views: 2023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:13 am   Subject: Changing the Time on a Buddy Kick
Just ride over to Philly Scooters... I'm sure they will show you easy peasy, and they're usually open tilll 7pm anyways.
And when you figure it out, please feel free to make an instructional thread w ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
PhillyKick

Replies: 12
Views: 1386

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:00 am   Subject: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
Mine is robins egg Blue - love - but I need a lock - too many bikes getting snatched in Philly right now - just not sure which one to get

If you have a wicker basket on the back, I'm pretty sure yo ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
PhillyKick

Replies: 12
Views: 1386

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:39 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
I see that you're also in Philly. There are two white kicks that I see every day when I walk to work on East Passyunk, and there's another orange one at like 10th and pine.
  Topic: Genuine G400C
PhillyKick

Replies: 356
Views: 39448

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:57 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
Murphy's law... buy a new bike, a new one comes out.

daaaammmmm That is one beautiful bike.

100% agreed.
  Topic: York PA. bike night
PhillyKick

Replies: 7
Views: 571

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:42 am   Subject: York PA. bike night
Everyone "knows" about it, but I've never been there.
  Topic: York PA. bike night
PhillyKick

Replies: 7
Views: 571

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:22 pm   Subject: York PA. bike night
That's awesome! I really need to find a cool cruise around here (on a night that I'm actually free, I mean).
  Topic: Why Carburetors?
PhillyKick

Replies: 25
Views: 1580

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:57 am   Subject: Why Carburetors?
Hot rodders like the adjustability of the carb.if you make engine mods, you can adjust the fuel/air ratio with a main jet change. Jets are cheap.
-a lot of EFI scoots cannot be kick started with a d ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i vs Buddy Kick
PhillyKick

Replies: 19
Views: 1240

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:14 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i vs Buddy Kick
Ahh, true. Didn't realize you were looking at used. The Kick is pretty new, most people who bought one probably still have theirs.
  Topic: Buddy 170i vs Buddy Kick
PhillyKick

Replies: 19
Views: 1240

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:45 am   Subject: Buddy 170i vs Buddy Kick
I've certainly never, you know, raced a 170, but the fuel injection on the kick is a second generation, so more power than you'd think despite the lower cc's. I honestly think the 170i and the kick ar ...
  Topic: Dropped bike then fell, question about part replacement
PhillyKick

Replies: 9
Views: 897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:09 pm   Subject: Dropped bike then fell, question about part replacement
Also watch out for railroad crossings (the metal tracks), oil in the center of a lane, and painted road markings. They're slick as snot when wet. Also any newly sprayed oil on chip and seal road work. ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick Kill Switch issue?
PhillyKick

Replies: 25
Views: 1556

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:43 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick Kill Switch issue?
For what it's worth, I've stopped using the kill switch and just use the key now, and haven't had an issue since.

The switch under the seat kills the fuel pump and is an anti-theft mechanism, or so ...
  Topic: New member, new rider, new Buddy 170i
PhillyKick

Replies: 22
Views: 941

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:08 am   Subject: New member, new rider, new Buddy 170i
Where did you buy it from? Just curious. Also, as someone who has mistreated their ears for years (I'm a drummer) and is therefore very conscious about hearing protection, I still don't wear ear plugs ...
  Topic: New member, new rider, new Buddy 170i
PhillyKick

Replies: 22
Views: 941

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:27 am   Subject: New member, new rider, new Buddy 170i
Check out Hostile City Scooter Club on FB, as well as the "Fair Parking for Scooters and Motorcycles" page (in case you ever ride into the city). There's also Royal Bastards SC, but I don't ...
  Topic: Scoot Parking in Washington DC
PhillyKick

Replies: 7
Views: 617

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:04 pm   Subject: Scoot Parking in Washington DC
Check out the curb ninja app, it's super useful in philly to identify parking areas. And check with whoever runs DC's parking authority, here in philly we have the PPA (who are literally the devil), b ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick: one year on
PhillyKick

Replies: 6
Views: 423

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:24 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick: one year on
Highest speed: indicated 68
Recommended cruising speed: 45, 50 if you're in a hurry
  Topic: Buddy Kick: one year on
PhillyKick

Replies: 6
Views: 423

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:58 am   Subject: Buddy Kick: one year on
I figured I'd write this up to recap the first year of me owning my Kick. I bought her on... I don't exactly remember the day I signed the paperwork (probably August sixth, immediately after passing m ...
  Topic: Personal milege milestone
PhillyKick

Replies: 6
Views: 570

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:50 pm   Subject: Personal milege milestone
I love hearing that these things can go many many miles. I'm so used to craigslist ads that say "LOW MILES" and "just needs rebuild" in the same ad, like that isn't a warning sign ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
PhillyKick

Replies: 356
Views: 39448

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:13 am   Subject: Genuine G400C

Sorry to hear. Just FYI,

Ohhhh no, get this jawn away from me and the remnants of my savings account.. I'd love a G400C, but Philly Scooters is only getting (according to them) 3, and I truly do ...
  Topic: Backfire?
PhillyKick

Replies: 9
Views: 880

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:25 am   Subject: Backfire?
My kick makes a sound that would appear to be backfiring when I decelerate. I think it's pretty common with small engines, especially one with no O2 sensor. Octane has nothing to do with it. I kinda w ...
  Topic: Backfire?
PhillyKick

Replies: 9
Views: 880

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:06 pm   Subject: Backfire?
My kick makes a sound that would appear to be backfiring when I decelerate. I think it's pretty common with small engines, especially one with no o2 sensor. Octane has nothing to do with it. I kinda w ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
PhillyKick

Replies: 29
Views: 2770

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:43 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
So I finally took my scooter in. Apparently there was a recall on one of the fuel injector sensors. You more seasoned scooter riders may be able to understand this better than I would.

Any more inf ...
  Topic: Scooter Storage
PhillyKick

Replies: 11
Views: 1482

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:53 pm   Subject: Scooter Storage
milk crate for the win. it stores a lot. you can even fit a large army duffel bag if you want even more space.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-Large-File-Crate-Available-in-Multiple-Colors/173 ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
PhillyKick

Replies: 53
Views: 8391

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:45 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
I haven't seen it mentioned, figured I'd leave it here for informational purposes, but the Kick owners manual and pet carrier sticker specifies 91 octane or higher.
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
PhillyKick

Replies: 29
Views: 2770

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:39 pm   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
I'll tell you that I hit 64 indicated before backing off, I'm 6'2" and 190 lbs, with a not-very-aerodynamic milk crate bungeed onto the back, no windshield.
 
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