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  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Point37

Replies: 36
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:03 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
There were a couple of states, Florida and South Carolina among them, that didn't require driver's licenses at all to drive 50cc scooters. They were treated the same as bicycles, basically. This creat ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Point37

Replies: 36
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:22 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
It's interesting that Genuine is adding 50cc models when Yamaha has recently discontinued all their 50s in the US market. 2018 was the last year for the Vino 50 and 2019 appears to have been the last ...
  Topic: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
Point37

Replies: 5
Views: 271

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:02 pm   Subject: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
sound like a solid build...good job...i'd be interested in your comparison to the 125
  Topic: Initial Help on Auction Bought Buddy
Point37

Replies: 15
Views: 260

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:46 pm   Subject: Initial Help on Auction Bought Buddy
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic17349.html
  Topic: Stuck Float Jet
Point37

Replies: 2
Views: 119

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:44 pm   Subject: Stuck Float Jet
spray some penetrating oil in there and let it sit...try again later
  Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Point37

Replies: 8
Views: 165

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:38 pm   Subject: Fuse issue or battery issue?
i need to go get it inspected soon...i'm already late
Deadline has been extended by one month! In Mass you have up to June 30th to get the inspection sticker. I also need to get my two scooters ins ...
  Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Point37

Replies: 8
Views: 165

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:48 pm   Subject: Fuse issue or battery issue?
autozone only had mulitpacks of fuses and i wanted them all to be 1A fuses if i had to buy multiple so i ordered from amazon...got them the other day and put one in and plugged my battery tender jr ba ...
  Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Point37

Replies: 8
Views: 165

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 am   Subject: Fuse issue or battery issue?
If you plugged the charger into your accessory port (cig lighter), that only has a 1A fuse on it and will blow with any larger load.

Thanks...I assume that’s under the front panel?

Yes- just f ...
  Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Point37

Replies: 8
Views: 165

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:16 am   Subject: Fuse issue or battery issue?
If you plugged the charger into your accessory port (cig lighter), that only has a 1A fuse on it and will blow with any larger load.

Thanks...I assume that’s under the front panel?
  Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Point37

Replies: 8
Views: 165

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:15 am   Subject: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Just pulled the fuse...15A 250V...this fuse tested good
  Topic: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Point37

Replies: 8
Views: 165

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:06 am   Subject: Fuse issue or battery issue?
Ok so I really haven’t had time to investigate just yet but...I put my battery back in for the spring this past weekend and I went to start my buddy 125 and there was not enough juice to start it... ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
Point37

Replies: 21
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:35 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
^^^this...if the pricing was under vespas offerings i think they would make a killing

I think that will be the biggest problem with bringing over the the Royal Alloy 300. If the pricing is anythin ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
Point37

Replies: 21
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 12:42 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
I think that if Genuine brought either the Royal Allow 200 (181cc) or the 300 (don't know how many cc's) they might have a real competitor to Piaggio's Vespas. The Royal Alloy scooters are beautiful ...
  Topic: About to buy a buddy 50- Convince me (or not!)
Point37

Replies: 10
Views: 317

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 12:36 pm   Subject: About to buy a buddy 50- Convince me (or not!)
i agree with these guys...i previously owned motorcycles...i was thinking of getting a 50cc but i was easily talked out of it after some questions and research here and elsewhere...i was mainly thinki ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i Riding 50-55 MPH for extended time?
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 359

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 3:10 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i Riding 50-55 MPH for extended time?
if you are consistently doing long time periods at top speed on a highway i would be looking at a bigger bike that had a little extra top end...i wouldn't even think of taking a 125 out on the highway ...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
Point37

Replies: 31
Views: 1696

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 5:17 pm   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
If you are worried about the beam pattern you need to buy a “daymaker” replacement unit instead of a bulb. This is what Harley uses in their LED headlights. They run about $40 on Amazon and replac ...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
Point37

Replies: 31
Views: 1696

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 5:14 pm   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
great work!...i would like to see oem bulb vs led bulb photos of the light pattern at night in the same location if you have them
  Topic: Jay Leno rides a Buddy
Point37

Replies: 11
Views: 758

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 5:01 pm   Subject: Jay Leno rides a Buddy
has a buddy...that guy has so many vehicles...how many do you think he actually drives vs just collects...you can see what i assume to be battery tender wires on the floor
  Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
Point37

Replies: 11
Views: 480

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 4:59 pm   Subject: New BMW Scooter Design?
I don't know, the Italjet Dragster isn't that much better.

i dig them both but would rather have the italjet
  Topic: carb cleaning
Point37

Replies: 15
Views: 945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 4:29 pm   Subject: carb cleaning
To properly clean a carb it needs to be taken all the way apart.

An ultrasonic saves time, that's it. I still soak mine overnight in carb dip then into the sonic.

An ultrasonic is great. I ha ...
  Topic: supporting your buddy while working on it
Point37

Replies: 7
Views: 434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 4:15 pm   Subject: supporting your buddy while working on it
had 1 of these for my yamaha tw200 but it only has a 300lb capacity...the nice thing was i could jack the bike up high...had to ride up a thick board to get the clearance to slide it under

https:// ...
  Topic: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
Point37

Replies: 24
Views: 691

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 4:05 pm   Subject: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
i've been wanting to do some non-performance mods to mine as well but i really haven't seen anything that i really want to do...i bought mine used with a rear rack, rear crash bar and top case...so fa ...
  Topic: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
Point37

Replies: 24
Views: 691

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:50 pm   Subject: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
i've been wanting to do some non-performance mods to mine as well but i really haven't seen anything that i really want to do...i bought mine used with a rear rack, rear crash bar and top case...so fa ...
  Topic: Moving beyond 50cc
Point37

Replies: 17
Views: 758

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:33 pm   Subject: Moving beyond 50cc
this may help...
http://cycle-ergo.com/

i guess it depends on what your riding purposes are...if you're just riding around town the 125 will do the job...if any highway riding is being done go lar ...
  Topic: carb cleaning
Point37

Replies: 15
Views: 945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:51 pm   Subject: carb cleaning
manuals...if you can't find it there look it up on a parts microfiche website...
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic17349.html
  Topic: DOT helmet rating ain't worth diddly-squat.
Point37

Replies: 6
Views: 1416

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:56 pm   Subject: DOT helmet rating ain't worth diddly-squat.
Arai all day...but if you can't open your mouth and almost bite your cheeks it doesn't fit right
  Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Point37

Replies: 7
Views: 1326

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:19 pm   Subject: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Did you take the time to click on the link and look at it?

was looking at the photo you posted...i can't open ebay links at work, they are blocked
  Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Point37

Replies: 7
Views: 1326

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:38 pm   Subject: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Mount this or a similar version to one of your mirror bases. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Handlebar-Clamp-Base-Mount-For-BMW-Kawasaki-1-Rubber-Ball-Only-RS1/232865932412?hash=item3637e4247c:g ...
  Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Point37

Replies: 7
Views: 1326

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:41 pm   Subject: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
i don't have mirrors in the mounts but i guess i could just get an 8mm bolt and this instead of the tough ball...but this option would be more expensive and adjustment wouldn't be as easy

https://w ...
  Topic: Check out this new high tech helmet.
Point37

Replies: 11
Views: 1432

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:54 pm   Subject: Check out this new high tech helmet.
nope too much stuff and too expensive...there is not one thing on the hud that i need...i like the concept of the reevu helmet with the rear mirror so you can see whats behind you with no electronics ...
  Topic: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
Point37

Replies: 7
Views: 1326

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:41 pm   Subject: GPS Mount With Barend Mirrors
so i'm running bar end mirrors on my buddy 125 and no windshield...i am looking to put a gps mount for an older model garmin 1350 on the scooter...from what i understand the buddy has 8mm mirror mount ...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
Point37

Replies: 21
Views: 1636

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:12 pm   Subject: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
did you overfill the tank?...autochoke on the carb working?...float have a hole in it?...needle valve spring installed incorrectly?
  Topic: Buddy 125 scooter cover
Point37

Replies: 3
Views: 1263

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:59 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 scooter cover
just pick up a motorcycle cover from amazon...cheaper than the one above

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L3QWQDI/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_k5O8Db0X3XYER
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Point37

Replies: 246
Views: 25892

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:29 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
anyone else notice how few bikes are on CL now that they are charging $5 an add like they did for cars a while ago?...bet thats driving a lot of people to advertise on facebook, letgo, offerup, etc
...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Point37

Replies: 246
Views: 25892

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:58 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
anyone else notice how few bikes are on CL now that they are charging $5 an add like they did for cars a while ago?...bet thats driving a lot of people to advertise on facebook, letgo, offerup, etc
  Topic: Battery location for tender install
Point37

Replies: 11
Views: 1689

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:41 pm   Subject: Battery location for tender install
once you look under there you'll figure out the best place...the only thing i will say is make sure your lead wire has the plug cap so it doesn't get all dirty
  Topic: Battery location for tender install
Point37

Replies: 11
Views: 1689

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:05 pm   Subject: Battery location for tender install
My ‘08 Buddy 150 has a 12v accessory plug in the left side of the leg shield, I use that to plug my battery tender into.

same on my '13 + battery tender jr...i'd much rather have that than the us ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Point37

Replies: 64
Views: 8523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:21 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I've got one of these, and happy to answer any questions I can.
First impressions? Photos?

^^^what he said
  Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
Point37

Replies: 13
Views: 1631

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:42 pm   Subject: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
wish i could....45 miles 1 way on 99% highways passing through a state capital while everyone drives 80mph...didn't even enjoy it when i had a motorcycle
  Topic: Winterizing Buddy 50
Point37

Replies: 4
Views: 1326

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:17 pm   Subject: Winterizing Buddy 50
Winterize once you stop riding consistently.

Full tank of gas.
Fuel stabilizer ran a few minutes in full tank.
Check tire pressure.
Battery tender or charge battery then remove and bring inside ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Point37

Replies: 31
Views: 2599

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:09 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
seems nice for just cruising around town for errands or short commutes and i like the idea of electric torque, less maintenance and quiet
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 1300

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:45 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
what state do you live in?...i went through a similar exercise when i was looking for a scooter as the RMV here has 3 separate categories of motorized bikes...moped, limited use vehicle and motorcycle ...
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Point37

Replies: 26
Views: 1516

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:11 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
On my test route yesterday I was on a bit of a downhill. So here's the flatland result of the $100 Buddy currently, all stock. 9000+ miles on the OD.

i have to do this next time i hop on for a ride ...
  Topic: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 1100

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:22 am   Subject: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
If it is an auto Garmin that will work but they are not designed for water, vibration or glove use. If it is a Garmin MC unit it will need to be hard wired for all features to work.

Thanks...I hav ...
  Topic: Flashing Brake Light For 2019 Hooligan
Point37

Replies: 9
Views: 749

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:28 pm   Subject: Flashing Brake Light For 2019 Hooligan
Just wondering, why not just pump the brake lever a few times when slowing down? Cheaper, easier and 100% legal?

^^^this is what i do when someone is behind me
  Topic: Flashing Brake Light For 2019 Hooligan
Point37

Replies: 9
Views: 749

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:39 am   Subject: Flashing Brake Light For 2019 Hooligan
Thanks, but they don't seem to be an active company. Found their info in here, it linked only to a facebook Page. No webpage listed in their "about" section, and no activity on the page for ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 factory disconnected lights on fwd fairing.
Point37

Replies: 5
Views: 633

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:35 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 factory disconnected lights on fwd fairing.
^^^this...i went with the turn signal adapters cause they were plug and play and i figured i already had a headlight facing forward...but VSP has other options
  Topic: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 1100

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:10 pm   Subject: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
i'll be using this approach as far as mounting my garmin...suction cup right to the gauge glass and plug into the 12v port...the solar battery mounted on a front rack isn't a bad idea if you want the ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Point37

Replies: 64
Views: 8523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:30 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA

(Go take a test drive, Point37!)

but what if i like it?...buddy only cost me $1300...not spending $4k...plus i'm a used bike kind of person...let someone else take the initial hit...and can't see ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Point37

Replies: 64
Views: 8523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:45 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
closest genuine dealer has 1 in stock...not sure if i would like the glove box over the buddy pocket...

https://southcoast.craigslist.org/mcy/d/tiverton-150cc-royal-alloy-scooter/6932225436.html
 
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