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  Topic: Break in.. How fast is half throttle?
SirLexelot

Replies: 17
Views: 2133

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:10 am   Subject: Break in.. How fast is half throttle?
Don't worry about this soft break-in stuff. Maybe that mattered 30 years ago, but not today.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
  Topic: the goal: A MOD Buddy
SirLexelot

Replies: 6
Views: 1289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:52 pm   Subject: the goal: A MOD Buddy
Maybe you could try to be like this person.
I don't know who's this is. I just saw it in a parking lot a couple of years ago.

http://www.pbase.com/davev/image/34583494.jpg

HYE-sterical!

The ...
  Topic: Got my Buddy 125! (finally)
SirLexelot

Replies: 19
Views: 1688

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 6:30 pm   Subject: Got my Buddy 125! (finally)
Hey,

nice new scoot! Good call on getting a Buddy 125, I really think they're the best band-for-the-buck in the scooter world right now.

Having also started my scooting career on a Honda Metro, ...
  Topic: Big man, little scooter.
SirLexelot

Replies: 7
Views: 963

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 6:19 pm   Subject: Big man, little scooter.
I'm 6'3" and 200Lbs and the Buddy 125 scooter is a great fit for me. Yeah, the floor space is a slight bit cramped, but you promptly forget about that once you start riding. I've comfortably ri ...
  Topic: Can't decide - Vespa LX150 or Buddy??!
SirLexelot

Replies: 37
Views: 3777

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:53 pm   Subject: Can't decide - Vespa LX150 or Buddy??!
To the original poster: just because I don't think I saw it mentioned anywhere here, don't forget about looking for a used Vespa ET4. It's slightly faster than the LX150, and you can probably get a v ...
  Topic: Keep the Metropolitan or buy a Buddy 125?
SirLexelot

Replies: 10
Views: 1368

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:38 pm   Subject: Keep the Metropolitan or buy a Buddy 125?
Having started my scooting career on a Honda Metro, they're definitely nice beginner scooters. They're great-quality just like any Honda product. But they're pretty much useless anywhere but a beach ...
  Topic: special oil filter tool?
SirLexelot

Replies: 2
Views: 716

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:34 am   Subject: special oil filter tool?
Hey all,

so I have this oil filter for my Buddy, and I have no idea what sort of tool I should be using to tighten it on. The one I removed required a regular socket wrench, but this thing is bizz ...
  Topic: exact correct oil for second oil change?
SirLexelot

Replies: 4
Views: 932

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:45 pm   Subject: exact correct oil for second oil change?
Hey all,

I'm looking to do the second oil change this weekend, and I'm curious as to exactly what oil I should be using. I'm at around 850 miles (had first oil change at 300 miles, and that was se ...
  Topic: dead signals & switch to switched running lights, w/ pro
SirLexelot

Replies: 10
Views: 2358

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:43 am   Subject: dead signals & switch to switched running lights, w/ pro
Initially I was planning on simply having the running lights be on all the time by tapping them into the headlight as per previous users' instructions. However, when I touched the wires to those conn ...
  Topic: dead signals & switch to switched running lights, w/ pro
SirLexelot

Replies: 10
Views: 2358

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:56 am   Subject: dead signals & switch to switched running lights, w/ pro
Hey all,

so I was looking thru the instructions here for turning the dead turn signals into constant running lights because this is the main mod that I wanted to do to my bike. As a quick note, I' ...
  Topic: Seeing more Buddies
SirLexelot

Replies: 11
Views: 1369

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:08 pm   Subject: Seeing more Buddies
I'm definitely down for a Buddy gang in L.A. -- I finally took and passed the MSF course, and I'll be getting my official license tomorrow. So now I intend to do a lot more riding.

Look for an ...
  Topic: How Realiable is your Buddy?
SirLexelot

Replies: 14
Views: 1533

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:28 pm   Subject: How Realiable is your Buddy?
With respect to the size and weight issue, I'm 6'3" and 200 lbs. and I'm comfortable on the Buddy. The floorboard space is definitely limited, but you get used to it. Aside from that, it's a re ...
  Topic: Got the chrome rear racks in LA
SirLexelot

Replies: 5
Views: 954

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:07 am   Subject: Got the chrome rear racks in LA
No, not me - I do ride an orange Buddy, but I drove over with a few friends today by car.
  Topic: Got the chrome rear racks in LA
SirLexelot

Replies: 5
Views: 954

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:41 am   Subject: Got the chrome rear racks in LA
Just grabbed mine today and put it on - it looks good! Better-looking than I thought, even!

I also picked up a front rack, and I'll probably put that on tomorrow. The Buddy gets more useful all t ...
  Topic: Buddy performance pipe!
SirLexelot

Replies: 62
Views: 32000

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:02 pm   Subject: Buddy performance pipe!
Just got an email of specials from Scooterworks, and it included a BUDDY 125 PERFORMANCE PIPE! Nice Smile The price is $189, and it's a Prima pipe. Here's the pic and info:

_________________
Buddy ...
  Topic: Chrome Rear Rack & Whitewalls On Buddy
SirLexelot

Replies: 27
Views: 4063

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:16 pm   Subject: Chrome Rear Rack & Whitewalls On Buddy
Hi Mike,

the tires look fantastic! I remember talking to you about that and you saying that it was a real pain to do because of the angle of the nozzle. Did you find a specific tubed tire that ju ...
  Topic: got a letter from genuine today...
SirLexelot

Replies: 39
Views: 2948

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:31 am   Subject: got a letter from genuine today...
I got a letter last Friday, and I wrote to the email address today. I was sure to let them know that it was definitely the right call to pick NoHo Scooters as their LA dealer.

It definitely is f ...
  Topic: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
SirLexelot

Replies: 44
Views: 4688

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:34 pm   Subject: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
How did you rev the throttle without moving the bike, holding the rear brake in?

Easy: it was up on the center stand Very Happy
  Topic: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
SirLexelot

Replies: 44
Views: 4688

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:43 pm   Subject: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
Sorry to hear about your bad luck with the Buddy & injury! Here's hoping you and your Buddy heal up quick. Let me know when you're back on the mean streets!

With respect to Genuine and the sp ...
  Topic: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
SirLexelot

Replies: 44
Views: 4688

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:25 pm   Subject: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
Yeah, we live in Burbank, and it's a super-awesome town to ride scooters in. Especially the Buddy! We should go on a ride some time -- one of my favorite nearby scoots is going through Griffith Par ...
  Topic: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
SirLexelot

Replies: 44
Views: 4688

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:21 pm   Subject: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
You can click on this link to download the movie file. On Mac you can control-click the link and choose "download linked file", and on Windows you can right-click the link and "Save Ta ...
  Topic: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
SirLexelot

Replies: 44
Views: 4688

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:37 pm   Subject: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
Is there a downloadable version? I need to send that around.

Yeah, you can download the spot with no problem. On the far right of the play bar there's a down-arrow that you can click to get a menu ...
  Topic: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
SirLexelot

Replies: 44
Views: 4688

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:58 pm   Subject: made a Buddy Spec Commercial
Hey all,

my girlfriend Stacie and I decided that it might be fun to make a spec commercial for the Buddy Scooter, just for fun and practice. I absolutely love riding, so making the spot was a tota ...
  Topic: Convert dead turn-signals/switch into xtra running lights?
SirLexelot

Replies: 18
Views: 1906

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:19 pm   Subject: Convert dead turn-signals/switch into xtra running lights?
So that's totally cool for running extra turn signals, but I think I'm in the minority due to the fact that I don't mind the DOT turn signals at all.

I'm more interested in making use of the dead l ...
  Topic: Scooterific Prints has some Buddy designs
SirLexelot

Replies: 2
Views: 853

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:17 pm   Subject: Scooterific Prints has some Buddy designs
Yeah, we had done our Scooter Dots last year around this time (in time for Christmas), and so a Buddy Dot seemed like the next natural thing to do this year for Christmas.

It's always cool to see ...
  Topic: Scooterific Prints has some Buddy designs
SirLexelot

Replies: 2
Views: 853

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:02 pm   Subject: Scooterific Prints has some Buddy designs
Hi all,

I figured I'd let you know that there are a number of Buddy designs currently available on Scooterific Prints. They're available on t-shirts, mugs, hats, sweatshirts, polos, and other stuf ...
  Topic: Convert dead turn-signals/switch into xtra running lights?
SirLexelot

Replies: 18
Views: 1906

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:05 pm   Subject: Convert dead turn-signals/switch into xtra running lights?
Hey all,

so has anyone yet figured out how to turn the dead turn-signal lights on the Buddy into additional running lights that can be controlled from the dead light switch on the right handle bar? ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 & People 150 decision
SirLexelot

Replies: 22
Views: 2270

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:13 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 & People 150 decision
Wow, 220 LBS, and 70mph and 100mpg! I'm 6'3", 195 LBS, and I've never gotten the Buddy above an indicated 63mph. Also, the only tank of gas I measured mileage on I got 78.6 mpg. I wonder if my ...
  Topic: Buddy Accesories in LA!!!
SirLexelot

Replies: 3
Views: 883

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:41 pm   Subject: Buddy Accesories in LA!!!
I hear the top cases are kinda cheap. Is this true? Also, are you planning to get the rear rack in chrome any time soon?

I think I'm gonna stop by tomorrow to check out all the accessories!
  Topic: iPod your Buddy?
SirLexelot

Replies: 19
Views: 2745

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:27 am   Subject: iPod your Buddy?
That stereo system looks sweet! That's probably exactly what I need.

Is it available from your website? I couldn't seem to track it down. Also, how does it hook into the electrical system and wh ...
  Topic: iPod your Buddy?
SirLexelot

Replies: 19
Views: 2745

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:10 pm   Subject: iPod your Buddy?
Hi all,

I've been digging through this forum (which is fantastic, BTW) and I've seen several different approaches for hooking up an MP3 player like an iPod on your Buddy.

I'd like this to be a t ...
  Topic: The first Buddy in Los Angeles!
SirLexelot

Replies: 16
Views: 2427

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:58 am   Subject: The first Buddy in Los Angeles!
Should I be paying close attention to the whole "break-in period" thing? I've already pushed my bike fairly hard in the first 50 miles or so. How seriously should that be taken? What coul ...
  Topic: The first Buddy in Los Angeles!
SirLexelot

Replies: 16
Views: 2427

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:41 am   Subject: The first Buddy in Los Angeles!
I've put about 40 miles on the bike so far, including one trip that was fairly long and involved quite a number of steep hills and tricky traffic situations, and the Buddy performed admirably.

I ...
  Topic: The first Buddy in Los Angeles!
SirLexelot

Replies: 16
Views: 2427

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:26 pm   Subject: The first Buddy in Los Angeles!
Mike at NoHo Scooters got the first batch of Buddies this morning. I'd been saving for a long time to get a bike this summer, and when I heard that he was getting the Buddy I didn't have to think twi ...
  Topic: matching top case?
SirLexelot

Replies: 3
Views: 1844

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:40 am   Subject: matching top case?
So I've seen pictures of matching top cases on Buddy scooters, but I can't seem to figure out where you can get one. Does anyone know? And how much are they?
  Topic: Buddy 125 vs. Kymco People 150?
SirLexelot

Replies: 21
Views: 5990

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:41 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 vs. Kymco People 150?
Hi all,

so my local dealer sells Kymco and currently has a few People 150's. Out the door they're around $3700. I used to have a People 50 and thought it was great, just too slow.

Now he's get ...
 
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