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  Topic: what are the available upgrade kits for the Roughhouse 50.
Stanza

Replies: 2
Views: 201

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:38 pm   Subject: what are the available upgrade kits for the Roughhouse 50.
There are many upgrade options, but cracking 50mph true GPS speed will take easily 3-400 dollars of kit, exhaust, carb tuning, etc etc. And after all that, you're 100% voiding the warranty. Can you do ...
  Topic: Smoke out of front of Stella 4T
Stanza

Replies: 6
Views: 263

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:36 pm   Subject: Smoke out of front of Stella 4T
What color wires are leading directly to it? Might be able to reference it on the wiring diagram.
  Topic: Wont start....any ideas?
Stanza

Replies: 8
Views: 1618

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:19 pm   Subject: Wont start....any ideas?
14-02 is a code that sometimes shows up when the battery is super low, or if the computer suspects the power is inconsistent. I would check your battery voltage, check battery connections, and if all ...
  Topic: How to de-clog the Accelerator Pump Passage - 150cc Buddy
Stanza

Replies: 1
Views: 72

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:14 pm   Subject: How to de-clog the Accelerator Pump Passage - 150cc Buddy
The passage is a tiny tiny 90 degree bend, if it's well and truly plugged, and you've already tried taking off the pump to try to blast chemicals through, or a pick, then you might need to just replac ...
  Topic: Anyone know how to de-clog accel. pump passage - 150cc buddy
Stanza

Replies: 6
Views: 132

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:48 pm   Subject: Anyone know how to de-clog accel. pump passage - 150cc buddy
Ultrasonic Cleaner (harbor freight), get it as hot as possible, and do a 50/50 mix of water and simple green. Soak/shake for a good half hour, and blow out the passages with compressed air.
  Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Stanza

Replies: 19
Views: 416

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:26 pm   Subject: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
You replaced the ignition switch with an original Genuine part? If so, did you get the correct version? THere is a 2012 and older, and a 2012 and newer version. 2012 and older, for yours, should have ...
  Topic: Can anyone identify this tube near the kick sTarter?
Stanza

Replies: 8
Views: 245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:24 pm   Subject: Can anyone identify this tube near the kick sTarter?
That's the drain hose on the bottom of your carburetor, there to let gas out if you're putting the bike up for storage.
  Topic: Bubby 170i power loss on extended rides
Stanza

Replies: 4
Views: 279

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:04 pm   Subject: Bubby 170i power loss on extended rides
Temperature protection. You are pushing the motor too hard. Need to run 93 octane, and avoid holding it pinned at full throttle for a long time. Remember, this is not a highway cruiser, it's geared fo ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
Stanza

Replies: 13
Views: 347

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:32 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick Weirdness
Amanda, when you reconnected the battery, did you reconnect BOTH black wires? There are two, and you need both to have a happy bike.
  Topic: Scooter stalls when stopped after 30 minutes of driving
Stanza

Replies: 5
Views: 280

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:17 pm   Subject: Scooter stalls when stopped after 30 minutes of driving
This is a common tell for a stator (or rather the pickup coil) being out of spec, and due for replacement. Happens now and again with all bikes. Bet money a new stator will fix the problem.
  Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Stanza

Replies: 15
Views: 484

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:10 pm   Subject: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
It's unconscionable. IANAL, but I would say it borders on criminal negligence. Thanks for outing the offender. I'll never buy a thing from them.

You presume that it was done with intent to sell sha ...
  Topic: Lost low end power 2017 Roughhouse.
Stanza

Replies: 5
Views: 425

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:24 am   Subject: Lost low end power 2017 Roughhouse.
Sounds like you may be needing to swap out that pipe then, sounds like it's in the way to being plugged up. Fwiw, spectro golden is FC rated, which means it lubricates just fine, but burns a little on ...
  Topic: Buddy 150 chrome exhaust tip?
Stanza

Replies: 1
Views: 247

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:31 pm   Subject: Buddy 150 chrome exhaust tip?
It isn't, you'll have to pick it up secondhand. For the rust, you can try scrubbing at it will a wad of aluminum foil (harder than rust, softer than chrome). It won't take the pitting away, but it'll ...
  Topic: Lost low end power 2017 Roughhouse.
Stanza

Replies: 5
Views: 425

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:54 pm   Subject: Lost low end power 2017 Roughhouse.
Sounds like something is changing shape once it heats up. I'd ask them to do a compression test with the bike cold, and then another with the engine up to temperature. You're looking for a compression ...
  Topic: Stuck Float Jet
Stanza

Replies: 2
Views: 313

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:47 pm   Subject: Stuck Float Jet
Float jet is not a thing. You have either a float valve, main jet, or idle/pilot jet. Please clarify which one is stuck.
  Topic: Buddy 50 new ignition switch now no spark
Stanza

Replies: 7
Views: 759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:46 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 new ignition switch now no spark
Did you change it for a current generation ignition, or the old style? They changed the wiring in 2012, so if you have a newer one, it won't be compatible.
  Topic: Royal Alloy
Stanza

Replies: 47
Views: 1835

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:32 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: LED Headlight for a Buddy 50
Stanza

Replies: 2
Views: 320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:29 pm   Subject: LED Headlight for a Buddy 50
It can be done, and it can't be done. Your results will depend on whether you get a cheap "DC Only" led h4 style bulb, which the AC lighting circuit on the buddy will fry in short order. If ...
  Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Stanza

Replies: 20
Views: 737

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:25 pm   Subject: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Buddy 170 is very sensitive to weak batteries. I know you say the battery is fully charged....but is it? A green light on the charger is only half the battle. You also should check to see how far the ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Stanza

Replies: 42
Views: 1434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:21 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
By my count Genuine now has 11 options in the small-scooter lineup, 8 gas and 3 electric:
* Venture
* Rattler
* Roughhouse (2 versions, regular and sport)
* Buddy (2 versions, regular and Internat ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
Stanza

Replies: 47
Views: 1835

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:40 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
My guess would be that it is filling the Stella void. It very much feels like a Stella to me (minus the manual transmission) Steel body and sexy styling. It seems like the special edition Buddies went ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 Replace Head Lamp with LED?
Stanza

Replies: 1
Views: 237

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:17 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 Replace Head Lamp with LED?
It's an AC lighting setup, so you'd need to run a rectifier on the yellow wire to avoid blowing the LED bulbs. That being said, the reflector in your headlight is not focused for an LED drop in bulb, ...
  Topic: Carb Cleaned, Now Won't Start
Stanza

Replies: 6
Views: 407

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:14 pm   Subject: Carb Cleaned, Now Won't Start
I would check compression to be honest......it someone tried to get it to run with a plugged carburetor and ran lean and hot, it might have cooked the rings. Roughhouse should be in the 140psi range, ...
  Topic: Carb Cleaned, Now Won't Start
Stanza

Replies: 6
Views: 407

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:12 pm   Subject: Carb Cleaned, Now Won't Start
Yeah I am pretty sure I put everything together the way it came apart but obviously something got messed up. I took it apart a few other times but nothing different. I just dropped it off at a scooter ...
  Topic: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
Stanza

Replies: 16
Views: 538

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:11 pm   Subject: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
I have personally ridden both. The buddy is quicker, but the Vino is smoother. Vino doesn't have an oil filter, so oil gunks up faster, and there's no dipstick to check, just a sight glass on the sid ...
  Topic: Just a reminder!
Stanza

Replies: 8
Views: 438

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:48 pm   Subject: Just a reminder!
I once opened up a Cvt on a barn find bike, and it was full of yellow dried corn.
  Topic: Gas leak buddy 125
Stanza

Replies: 3
Views: 290

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:51 pm   Subject: Gas leak buddy 125
Vent line from the carburetor would still leak to the left. Might be that you have a leak in the fuel line from the petcock itself, somewhere up high near the tank. Pretty easy to trace though, take t ...
  Topic: Video of my built Roughhouse running
Stanza

Replies: 4
Views: 838

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:05 pm   Subject: Video of my built Roughhouse running
Nice! That digital gauge under the headset, is that a tach?
  Topic: Oil cooler
Stanza

Replies: 1
Views: 666

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:02 pm   Subject: Oil cooler
On which bike? Depending on how much ground clearance you want, you could probably make a shield out of sheet metal to sit just underneath the cooler. Protecting it from the front would stop the rocks ...
  Topic: Hooligan light
Stanza

Replies: 1
Views: 676

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:56 pm   Subject: Hooligan light
That's your high beam. YES, it's odd that it's underneath the main light.
  Topic: Project w/photos: Underseat charger pigtail
Stanza

Replies: 8
Views: 887

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:32 pm   Subject: Project w/photos: Underseat charger pigtail
If the resistance on a 10 gauge wire is high enough to impact the voltage reading on the battery, then there is something wrong with the wire.

You put it in as good a place as any, nicely done.
  Topic: Hooligan rpm gauge stuck, speedometer and fuel not showing
Stanza

Replies: 7
Views: 799

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:51 pm   Subject: Hooligan rpm gauge stuck, speedometer and fuel not showing
If memory serves, the hooligan also has more than one ground wire at the battery. Maybe check if yours are all connected? Beyond that, I would check the voltage at the battery while the bike is off, w ...
  Topic: How much front brake drag is proper?
Stanza

Replies: 9
Views: 985

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:47 pm   Subject: How much front brake drag is proper?
Based on your findings, and the history of the bike, it's likely that the caliper is partially seizing. It is supposed to retract smoothly, just enough that there is no real drag on the rotor. OEM rep ...
  Topic: 170i ECU reset issue?
Stanza

Replies: 26
Views: 1757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:14 am   Subject: 170i ECU reset issue?
Excellent! Congrats on a successful top end rebuild. Glad it went according to plan.
  Topic: Hooligan rpm gauge stuck, speedometer and fuel not showing
Stanza

Replies: 7
Views: 799

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:13 am   Subject: Hooligan rpm gauge stuck, speedometer and fuel not showing
You've probably mentioned which bike you have in a previous post, but can you remind us here?
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Stanza

Replies: 15
Views: 2792

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:54 pm   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Oh look, more stuff we in the US can't have...
Wonder who at RA decided it was a good idea to mount the rear rack at an angle to make it as useless as possible.



I suppose it depends on what yo ...
  Topic: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
Stanza

Replies: 7
Views: 1345

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:25 pm   Subject: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
Body panels look somewhat legit, is it possible it was another importer before Genuine picked up PGO?
  Topic: Help looking for LML Stella 4t engine
Stanza

Replies: 13
Views: 1346

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:13 pm   Subject: Help looking for LML Stella 4t engine
Hmm, well that's good news that it isn't seized at least. How many miles on it? Will it at least roll back and forth in neutral?
  Topic: Help looking for LML Stella 4t engine
Stanza

Replies: 13
Views: 1346

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:45 pm   Subject: Help looking for LML Stella 4t engine
Sometimes you can get lucky calling around to scooter dealerships if someone has done a trade in, or dropped off a wrecked bike, but the 4t stella is old enough that they'll be harder to find.

Wha ...
  Topic: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
Stanza

Replies: 15
Views: 2256

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:27 pm   Subject: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
Were you giving it gas that whole time? Was it full throttle?

It's old enough that you may have a diaphragm seal problem. Buddy 125s get this at about the 8-10 year mark as well.

Take the top ...
  Topic: 170i ECU reset issue?
Stanza

Replies: 26
Views: 1757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:21 pm   Subject: 170i ECU reset issue?
Parts arrived from Scooterwest yesterday.
I only have one question on reassembly; The cam drive chain "tensioner" doesn't appear to have any travel and is locked in position. Is this the wa ...
  Topic: Prima performance pipe for RH50. What jets to use?
Stanza

Replies: 2
Views: 675

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:53 pm   Subject: Prima performance pipe for RH50. What jets to use?
Start with 95 main and 40 idle, though you may need to bump the main up or down a little depending on how the plug color goes.
  Topic: 170i ECU reset issue?
Stanza

Replies: 26
Views: 1757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:51 pm   Subject: 170i ECU reset issue?
Did you measure it with airflow? Static cooling might not be much, but it's probably better with airflow. That being said, I wonder if you could mount an aftermarket oil cooler that's more of a radiat ...
  Topic: 170i ECU reset issue?
Stanza

Replies: 26
Views: 1757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:03 pm   Subject: 170i ECU reset issue?
Holy smokes. Any pictures? Also how'd it crack in the first place, I wonder. Check the intake manifold tube where it joins the head, look for a crack in the plastic spacer or a broken o-ring that migh ...
  Topic: Small amount of Oil
Stanza

Replies: 3
Views: 1152

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:49 pm   Subject: Small amount of Oil
Seconded. Unless you filled it with oil yourself, and spilled oil over the side of the fill port, it shouldn't be leaking. Now, it's possible that someone at the shop filled it and spilled some themse ...
  Topic: 170i ECU reset issue?
Stanza

Replies: 26
Views: 1757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:47 pm   Subject: 170i ECU reset issue?
Eep, that's not good. That means either you have a valve seal problem, or the rings are letting go. Neither is a good scenario. Sounds like you're going to have to take the top end off and see what's ...
  Topic: 170i ECU reset issue?
Stanza

Replies: 26
Views: 1757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:46 pm   Subject: 170i ECU reset issue?
Compression should be anywhere from 150-180 with this engine, depending on how the rings are feeling. You have spark, and fuel, so that should be the only thing missing from the equation. I say should ...
  Topic: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
Stanza

Replies: 15
Views: 2256

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:42 pm   Subject: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
Yep. If it's a carburetor, it sounds like the bowl is running empty. Your fuel delivery might not be fast enough to keep up with demand. Check the easy stuff first. Pull the fuel line from the carbure ...
  Topic: 170i ECU reset issue?
Stanza

Replies: 26
Views: 1757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 pm   Subject: 170i ECU reset issue?
Exactly. Wet plug, or if you are feeling particularly brave, you could unbolt the fuel injector from the intake tube to see if it's spraying when you try to crank the bike. Be careful if you go that r ...
  Topic: squeak and rattle
Stanza

Replies: 14
Views: 1124

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:44 pm   Subject: squeak and rattle
It almost sounds like a pivot squeak, like the suspension linkage itself it squeaking. Honestly have never heard that before though.
 
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