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  Topic: Purchasing Used - how far to investigate
Stanza

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:04 pm   Subject: Purchasing Used - how far to investigate
It depends entirely on the age of the bike, the backstory, my general impression of the seller, etc. Too many variables. If they seem even slightly clueless, but the bike starts and runs, I'll feel it ...
  Topic: Stella Tune-Up Video from Vespa Motorsport
Stanza

Replies: 4
Views: 83

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:10 pm   Subject: Stella Tune-Up Video from Vespa Motorsport
Consider where they were originally built though.....India learned most of its rubber formulations from the British, and the British throughout the 50s, 60s, and 70s, were notorious for having inferio ...
  Topic: Derestricting a Roughhouse Sport
Stanza

Replies: 1
Views: 58

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:18 pm   Subject: Derestricting a Roughhouse Sport
Depends, yours might be de-restricted already. What top speed are you getting currently? Most of them are de-restricted at the dealership, just by default. If yours is doing better than 35mph, it's al ...
  Topic: Headlight blowing woes on my rh50
Stanza

Replies: 7
Views: 98

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:28 pm   Subject: Headlight blowing woes on my rh50
If you’re seeing 17V on the steering column, the problem is the regulator (aka rectifier), not a missing headlight resistor...and the problem is going to zap every other electrical thing on the scoo ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Stanza

Replies: 16
Views: 287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:10 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
If the previous owner used that stuff exclusively, it's anyone's guess. Maybe the cat is halfway to plugged, and you won't find out about it till later. If your performance has been pretty good, you'r ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Stanza

Replies: 16
Views: 287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:40 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
JASO FD, not JD FASO.

Lots of brands have it, but Motul 710 is my favorite. Your pipe is getting saturated with that castrol, which isn't burning off cleanly in the catalytic converter. Switch ove ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick 125 Running Lights
Stanza

Replies: 6
Views: 383

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:40 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick 125 Running Lights
Probably, but you'd need some form of deadlight kit like the regular 125 uses. No idea if it's plug and play though, you might need to splice in.
  Topic: Buddy Kick 125 Running Lights
Stanza

Replies: 6
Views: 383

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:12 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick 125 Running Lights
If memory serves, the plugs are present, but simply not connected for the front legshield LED signals. You should only need to connect them, and you'll be good. It's an electronic flasher, not electro ...
  Topic: Body panels for 2019 buddy 50
Stanza

Replies: 2
Views: 84

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:42 pm   Subject: Body panels for 2019 buddy 50
Probably Scooter Dynasty, or maybe Scooterlounge. Body panels are pretty big though...be prepared for a hefty shipping charge. No local shop?
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Stanza

Replies: 5
Views: 204

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:29 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Duplicate post.
  Topic: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
Stanza

Replies: 13
Views: 293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:25 pm   Subject: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
Yep, that sounds like a leaky diaphragm seal. Try greasing the bead where it's supposed to be sealing, and inspect the diaphragm for cracks/tears.
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Stanza

Replies: 15
Views: 249

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:09 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
350km.....now that I look at it would appear the aluminum wheel and rear drum are a single unit integral piece. Manufacture date was July 2018.

I am guessing the earlier Buddy's with steel wheels ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Stanza

Replies: 15
Views: 249

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:26 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Seconded, get that back to the dealer and have it replaced under warranty. If it's vibrating, you either have a badly machined drum, or something going on with the driveshaft. Neither is something you ...
  Topic: Red digit in Buddy odometer
Stanza

Replies: 8
Views: 222

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:56 pm   Subject: Red digit in Buddy odometer
Correct, which you should only be seeing every 1k miles. When it rolls back around to 1k, 2k, 3k, that 0 will show up in red. When it does, change your oil.

Page 15, owner's manual.
  Topic: genuine buddy 170i stalling.
Stanza

Replies: 6
Views: 146

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:40 pm   Subject: genuine buddy 170i stalling.
So when it stalls, it won't restart, and the only way to get it to fire back up is to actually go through the throttle position sensor reset, at the light, or by the side of the road?

If so, it so ...
  Topic: New wobble on Hooligan
Stanza

Replies: 8
Views: 188

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:34 pm   Subject: New wobble on Hooligan
Statement of the obvious, but I would check tire pressures as a next step.

fried okra

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  Topic: Red digit in Buddy odometer
Stanza

Replies: 8
Views: 222

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:29 pm   Subject: Red digit in Buddy odometer
Red digit is a reminder to change your oil.
  Topic: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
Stanza

Replies: 7
Views: 241

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:04 pm   Subject: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
Supposedly they come with 10w40, but that initial oil fill is intended as the break in oil, to be changed out at the 500 mile inspection.
  Topic: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
Stanza

Replies: 8
Views: 157

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:48 pm   Subject: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
They both use a Gy6 engine, but there are a few differences worth noting. The Buddy is a short case, vs the roughhouse which is a long case. Long case accommodates the larger rear wheel on the roughho ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
Stanza

Replies: 18
Views: 238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:02 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
If you're using premium gas it may not have enough compression to light it off when that cold.

I always use Regular 87 octane gas in my Buddys. The only scoots that take premium are my Vespas.

C ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
Stanza

Replies: 18
Views: 238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:40 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
That's bizarre. Starting fluid? It's probably a fuel/air issue, but have you checked for spark when it's super cold?
  Topic: What made me faster?
Stanza

Replies: 6
Views: 265

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:03 pm   Subject: What made me faster?
How'd you go 5,500 miles with only one exhaust bolt? I'd have through it would make a serious racket. And the exhaust has never been off before, to get at the rear wheel/brakes?
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
Stanza

Replies: 18
Views: 238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:56 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
What happens if you fast-turn the throttle a few times to squirt extra fuel via the accelerator pump?
  Topic: How to repair charging system?
Stanza

Replies: 5
Views: 140

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:34 pm   Subject: How to repair charging system?
You might be dealing with a voltage regulator problem, or possibly even the charging/lighting circuit from the stator. What voltage (AC) are you getting off the yellow lead from the stator? You can ei ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
Stanza

Replies: 27
Views: 496

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:25 pm   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
It's interesting how the different brands will have similar displacements, but entirely different feels. I remember demoing a buddy 125 alongside a vino 125, and by comparison, the vino felt like driv ...
  Topic: Stella scooter PAINT CODES
Stanza

Replies: 2
Views: 87

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:26 pm   Subject: Stella scooter PAINT CODES
This one has been discussed and covered here. Here's a link to the thread, should have everything you need.

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic24170.html
  Topic: Need some help/info on replacement OEM carb
Stanza

Replies: 10
Views: 307

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:10 pm   Subject: Need some help/info on replacement OEM carb
It could also very easily be something to do with emissions. When you run the bike, does it pull a vacuum through that port? If so, you can probably just plug/cap it.
  Topic: Gonna check out a used 2013 Blur 220i
Stanza

Replies: 8
Views: 290

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:57 pm   Subject: Gonna check out a used 2013 Blur 220i
I would be extremely wary of buying a bike that has been out of production for several years, especially with that high a mileage. Even if it's running well currently, how much of the drivetrain is ne ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Stanza

Replies: 42
Views: 1434

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:50 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Looks like they've added a feature to the dealer locator on the Genuine site, there's a checkbox now that shows g400 locations exclusively. Looks like they are spreading out fast!
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
Stanza

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:43 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
The trick with it is to get that bowl full, but also not flood the engine. Generally, you can do either way. Electric start for ten seconds at most, or kick it over about 6 times, then walk away for a ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
Stanza

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:15 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
Huh. Y'know, come to think of it I had a similar situation a few weeks ago when I removed my carb to see if the stock #35 or #38 slow jet should be upgraded to the #40 jet for better idling. Turns out ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
Stanza

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:52 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
That's your center stand. Get to know it, make it your friend. Fold the kick start lever in, put the bike up on that center stand, unfold the kick start lever. Set key to on, kill switch to run, and ...
  Topic: 2014/2013 Genuine Buddys ?
Stanza

Replies: 56
Views: 4570

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:50 pm   Subject: 2014/2013 Genuine Buddys ?
Aaaaaah, someone trying to sell shoes again?
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
Stanza

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:39 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
What about kick starting it? Not saying that your electric starter isn't working, but give that a try just to see what happens.
  Topic: 2014/2013 Genuine Buddys ?
Stanza

Replies: 56
Views: 4570

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:28 pm   Subject: 2014/2013 Genuine Buddys ?
Who let Dooglas near a shovel?

Why you digging out old posts Dooglas?
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
Stanza

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:25 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
A quick and dirty way to get a stubborn buddy 50, or roughhouse 50 to start, is to manually choke the carburetor.

Try this:
Take the airbox cover off, and remove the filter inside. Look for the h ...
  Topic: Rejet issue
Stanza

Replies: 20
Views: 471

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:26 pm   Subject: Rejet issue
I'm also guessing that the diaphragm isn't seated properly. My buddy 150 accelerated smoothly but slower than a 50 and had a top speed of 40 BMPH until I got the diaphragm properly seated. Once I go ...
  Topic: Rattler 110 Autocock/Petcock help
Stanza

Replies: 2
Views: 128

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:07 pm   Subject: Rattler 110 Autocock/Petcock help
The rattler 110 uses the same fuel petcock as the rattler 50, roughhouse 50, buddy 50, etc etc. Look for part number P6523000000, and you should be golden. Seeing as that's what you ordered last time, ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Stanza

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:37 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
My bad, you are right! It should be 75/40 on the buddy, and 82/35 for the Roughhouse. Sorry for the confusion!



I haven’t had my own apart yet, but documentation for stock jetting on the 50 i ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Stanza

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:27 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Hmm, 35 is the stock size for the Roughhouse, but the buddy should have a #40.
Roughhouse - 35 idle/pilot, 82 Mainjet
Buddy 50 - 40 Idle/Pilot, 78 Mainjet
  Topic: g400c...any guess who makes it?
Stanza

Replies: 4
Views: 440

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:11 pm   Subject: g400c...any guess who makes it?
I propose that this topic be shifted to the fancy new G400 section of the forum.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
Stanza

Replies: 21
Views: 781

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
I think you're right, dassscooter, but just to clarify: my Stella is NOT a pile! I love it, it is beautiful, and it has taught me a lot about value. I know that Genuine didn't manufacture the Stella a ...
  Topic: Cdi restricted
Stanza

Replies: 2
Views: 207

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:40 pm   Subject: Cdi restricted
No limit if memory serves. It's the factory jetting that holds them back in stock form. Upjet, put a pipe on them, and they wake right up.
  Topic: A Plea for Winterizing
Stanza

Replies: 4
Views: 310

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:39 pm   Subject: A Plea for Winterizing
I would also add, on the 4t stella, to plug the air box inlet hole with a sock or something. I'd recommend that for any winter storage vehicle, come to think of it. I bought a corvair a number of year ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Stanza

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:35 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
I have been running the same rear rack on my Buddy for ~8 years and well over 50k and it hasn't broken yet. I don't run a box on it but usually carry a bag with a few pounds of gear in it. Also, I r ...
  Topic: Loss of power on hills
Stanza

Replies: 6
Views: 357

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:32 pm   Subject: Loss of power on hills
I find it a little strange that it would have suddenly gone soft though....Wouldn't a spring softening up have been a gradual process? I ask because you mentioned that it seemed to happen one day, vs ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
Stanza

Replies: 21
Views: 781

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:57 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
I absolutely love my Stella, ……………. but it has made me extremely wary of being sold an attractive, fantasy-inducing product rather than a quality product.
Careful, you are starting to soun ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Stanza

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:49 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Not that I want to sound accusatory, but how much weight are you carrying on that rack? I mean....they are only intended for about 10lbs worth of kit, if memory serves. I'm not running a rear rack mys ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Stanza

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:17 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
What was the rear rack drama on the buddy?
  Topic: Jawa 300
Stanza

Replies: 2
Views: 346

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:37 am   Subject: Jawa 300
Dang, they really got the vintage look....I thought that was a much older bike!
 
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