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  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 506

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: 978

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: 668

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: 451

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: 451

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: 351

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: 668

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: 52
Views: 3319

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: 52
Views: 3319

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
  Topic: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 668

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:00 pm   Subject: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?


Was using a phone mount for a bit, but it kept hitting the power button mid ride!

Ultimately I've resorted to mounting my Garmin zumo to a ram mount on my windscreen standoff... Tied the powe ...
  Topic: Grips
Point37

Replies: 1
Views: 442

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:21 am   Subject: Grips
not sure if these would fit but these are the best grips i've ever used on a bike...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WO8MKY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  Topic: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
Point37

Replies: 21
Views: 768

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:14 am   Subject: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
seat height is higher on the bv350...i'm assuming he was too cramped although i don't know the width of the seats...

http://cycle-ergo.com/
  Topic: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 668

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:51 pm   Subject: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
i have been toying with the idea as well...i see a few options for myself...

1 use my portable garmin plug into the 12v port and suction cup right on top of the speedo glass

2 use my cell phone ...
  Topic: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
Point37

Replies: 8
Views: 567

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:55 pm   Subject: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
try watching some youtube videos for ideas on how to fix a seized small engine
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Point37

Replies: 52
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:19 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA


The Kymco People S 300 looks amazing.

https://www.kymco.com/uploads/new8/People%20S/people_info.jpg

looks like a knock off piaggio bv350 which isn't a bad thing
  Topic: Idle issues on 2T
Point37

Replies: 13
Views: 669

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:38 pm   Subject: Idle issues on 2T
turn up the idle speed...make sure the gas cap is venting
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Point37

Replies: 52
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:20 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
i'd wait till they start showing up used...i want to see how they fare over time...

10.7hp @ 265 lbs while my buddy 125 has 9.5hp @ 220 lbs...my buddy has a very slightly better power to weight rat ...
  Topic: thinking of upgrading from Blur 220i to XMax 300
Point37

Replies: 2
Views: 419

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:44 pm   Subject: thinking of upgrading from Blur 220i to XMax 300
check craigslist and facebook marketplace in your area...also check kelly blue book and nada...i've sold a few 4 motorcycles on CL so far...haven't sold any through FB though...

https://newlondon.c ...
  Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 789

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:36 pm   Subject: Scooter Shopping for a Friend

Getting parts for the Genuine Bikes is very easy. There are many websites with OEM parts for everything you will need. If your not sure what the part is called they have diagrams so you can match wh ...
  Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 789

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:02 pm   Subject: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
I would avoid almost every manufacturer on that list but the obvious ones: Genuine, Honda, Piaggio, SYM, Suzuki, and Yamaha. Good hunting!

yea those chinsese scooters are junk...i'm pushing the fol ...
  Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 789

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:23 pm   Subject: Scooter Shopping for a Friend

The roughhouse is easy to derestrict. Its a washer on the variator and a restricted exhaust gasket. Buy the regular sized gasket and pull off the washer and it will cruise at 40-43mph all day long. ...
  Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 789

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:23 pm   Subject: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
I have a 98 Zuma I'd consider selling, but youre to far away. I might be going to NJ at the end of the month for a Kings X concert, but I still think your to far? Black 98. Bone stock. VERY NICE condi ...
  Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 789

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:26 am   Subject: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Thanks...added...so far this is what I have...Zumas are big money here...

I kind of want this c3 for a project bike.l but I think the top speed is 40 so I think the rmv would register it as a limit ...
  Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 789

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:00 pm   Subject: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
i have a friend that wants to pick up his first 50cc scooter...he wants to go used and would like to stay under $1500 (preferably under $1000) and is looking in the southcoast MA area...we used to rid ...
  Topic: Hooligan + Top Case = Wobble
Point37

Replies: 8
Views: 591

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:44 pm   Subject: Hooligan + Top Case = Wobble
if you know anyone else with a top case i would see if you can mount their case and see if it's better with a different model case on it...maybe you could sell your case and buy a different one...or y ...
  Topic: Hooligan + Top Case = Wobble
Point37

Replies: 8
Views: 591

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:00 pm   Subject: Hooligan + Top Case = Wobble
you're not the only one...it sounds like the wind buffeting makes the case shake and it transfers throughout the scooter...

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic23367.html#299861
  Topic: Helpful Genuine How-Tos and Manuals - Mods move as necessary
Point37

Replies: 0
Views: 438

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:56 pm   Subject: Helpful Genuine How-Tos and Manuals - Mods move as necessary
some are already posted but some i believe are not...saw this over on modern vespa...

https://www.scooterwest.com/discover-learn/genuine-books/
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Point37

Replies: 49
Views: 1144

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:54 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
dirty heads - sloths revenge acoustic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB7ER3gzNCs
  Topic: Should I use a dealer for maintenance?
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 779

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:43 pm   Subject: Should I use a dealer for maintenance?
Thanks everyone. I'm actually excited to learn to do basic stuff like oil changes myself (I've done that on a car), but just thought it might be good to have a pro do it this time since I'm about to t ...
  Topic: Should I use a dealer for maintenance?
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 779

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Should I use a dealer for maintenance?
Thanks everyone. I'm actually excited to learn to do basic stuff like oil changes myself (I've done that on a car), but just thought it might be good to have a pro do it this time since I'm about to t ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Point37

Replies: 224
Views: 17388

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:52 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
I bet dogs LOVE it. I certainly would, if I were a dog.

that's exactly what i would buy it for...my dog would love it...if i could find one of these sidecars used for a reasonable price i would buy ...
  Topic: Should I use a dealer for maintenance?
Point37

Replies: 14
Views: 779

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:49 pm   Subject: Should I use a dealer for maintenance?
what kind of yearly maintenance?...with some time, tools, this forum, youtube and the internet you should be able to handle most yearly maintenance yourself...otherwise go to a local shop walk into th ...
  Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
Point37

Replies: 19
Views: 859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:44 pm   Subject: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
This makes me sad. So many good parts in the garbage...

^^^this...there is a scooter group on facebook for my area where people are always looking for random parts...i'm sure there are a ton of si ...
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Point37

Replies: 30
Views: 1121

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:25 pm   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics


If you are going to cheap out on something, I strongly suggest something other than scooter or motorcycle tires!

+1000. Tires are the only part of your scooter than makes contact with the groun ...
  Topic: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
Point37

Replies: 10
Views: 583

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:58 pm   Subject: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleum-Lens-Tint-Spray-Paint-Black/17203471
  Topic: Need help with concept and execution of valve adjustment
Point37

Replies: 12
Views: 934

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:32 pm   Subject: Need help with concept and execution of valve adjustment
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic8312.html

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic5671.html
  Topic: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
Point37

Replies: 10
Views: 583

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:25 pm   Subject: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
Could you have it tinted?

Is there any reason a windscreen can't be opaque? I really don't look through mine, just over it.

Spray paint?

Only if you're contemplating suicide including killing ...
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Point37

Replies: 30
Views: 1121

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:04 pm   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics


If you are going to cheap out on something, I strongly suggest something other than scooter or motorcycle tires!

point taken...all i'm saying is i won't be getting around to it this season...ma ...
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Point37

Replies: 30
Views: 1121

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:15 pm   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics
...good tires help a lot too...the tires on my buddy are the oem 2013 cheap tires from the previous owner and while i want new tires these only have 2500 miles on them and even though they are 6 years ...
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Point37

Replies: 30
Views: 1121

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:50 pm   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics


Highway righting isn't terribly fun - to straight, too boring. And when a big semi passes, then you'll know what turbulence is. Our local interstate is 70 mph - that's a no-go for 10" wheels. ...
  Topic: Steering Column - Handlbars Need Aligned
Point37

Replies: 23
Views: 4626

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:07 pm   Subject: Steering Column - Handlbars Need Aligned
i just noticed this on my scooter...slight misalignment from the headlight to the front wheel...pulled the front cover and loosened the bolt all the way and there is definitely a groove cause there is ...
  Topic: Barend Mirrors
Point37

Replies: 6
Views: 475

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:26 pm   Subject: Barend Mirrors
right now i'm leaning towards the crg mirrors...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0041CC3YE/?coliid=I3640FPX4FYWXN&colid=1DR8JDCNC34IS&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
  Topic: Reconnecting Buddy Kick Running Lights?
Point37

Replies: 6
Views: 1285

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:44 pm   Subject: Reconnecting Buddy Kick Running Lights?
I connected the lower LED signal lights on my Kick. - just plugged them in, like colored wires and connectors to like colored . The led lights are yellow and only function as signal lights. There is o ...
  Topic: Barend Mirrors
Point37

Replies: 6
Views: 475

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:34 pm   Subject: Barend Mirrors
i have seen a couple threads on this topic (below)...

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic4495.html

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic24148.html

i currently have a $15 ebay set on my bu ...
  Topic: Ethanol-free fuel with a Buddy 125
Point37

Replies: 12
Views: 726

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:52 am   Subject: Ethanol-free fuel with a Buddy 125
i put a little seafoam in every tank
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Point37

Replies: 30
Views: 1121

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:20 am   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics
A good helmet fit should have no slip and when you open and close your mouth you should almost be biting the inside of your cheeks
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Point37

Replies: 30
Views: 1121

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:09 pm   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics
as was said...

-pull the top case...take a ride and see...

-buy a full face helmet...riding at those speeds you will want it...bugs/rain/sand/rocks don't feel good...if you want something that i ...
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Point37

Replies: 18
Views: 900

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:29 pm   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
...i'd also say i would wait to see if you want to ride a scooter everywhere once you move to seattle vs a car...lots of bad weather and bad/distracted drivers everywhere now..

Sez you who lives 3, ...
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Point37

Replies: 18
Views: 900

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:15 pm   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
i think a buddy is a good choice...or any scooter made by honda or yamaha as well...a vespa is a great ride also but more expensive...below are the brands i was considering when i was shopping for a s ...
  Topic: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
Point37

Replies: 7
Views: 559

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:39 pm   Subject: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
^^^what these guys said...has to do with piston rings sealing properly with dino oil
 
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