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  Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
Syd

Replies: 32
Views: 2021

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:36 am   Subject: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
Planning a ride, buzzvert?
  Topic: Buddy 125 stolen in Ballard area of Seattle FOUND!
Syd

Replies: 9
Views: 353

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:53 am   Subject: Buddy 125 stolen in Ballard area of Seattle FOUND!
That sucks, Tanuki. I hope it gets located soon, without damage.
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:44 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Last one tonite, no comments needed.

https://youtu.be/4lKnb5IEATg
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:40 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Jonathan Richman is one weird guy, he started playing Velvet Underground type music, then he changed.

https://youtu.be/63stLm1Rw_U
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:33 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Johnny's last albums with Rick Rubin were outstanding, especially this song.

https://youtu.be/vt1Pwfnh5pc
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:23 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Back in the 80's I liked Split Enz. Later I liked Crowded House better.

https://youtu.be/J9gKyRmic20
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:09 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
I love this version of this old cowboy song.

https://youtu.be/zz3Hg3kAK3w
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:06 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
A song for America, by a very English bluesman.

https://youtu.be/diU333A766Q
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:00 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
I've been listening to this song since I was a young man. It's not her song (John Prine, best songwriter ever #3?), but Bonnie has a sweet voice.

https://youtu.be/6eO2Ed7cMQM
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:06 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
According to Wikipedia, Adrian Belew was playing in a Beatles cover band somewhere in Kentucky when Frank Zappa's driver told him he needed to see this kid. Zappa went to see the band and hired Adrian ...
  Topic: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
Syd

Replies: 21
Views: 607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:28 pm   Subject: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
At 6' 2", with ~33" legs, I couldn't ride it. I could barely sit on it, and that pissed me off. Ended up with a BV350.

Are you saying that the seat was too tall for you? If so then my pun ...
  Topic: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
Syd

Replies: 21
Views: 607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:34 am   Subject: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
At 6' 2", with ~33" legs, I couldn't ride it. I could barely sit on it, and that pissed me off. Ended up with a BV350.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Syd

Replies: 52
Views: 2556

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:46 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
What's the red button in the glove box, I wonder?
  Topic: Climbing a ski hill on a Buddy 125
Syd

Replies: 4
Views: 394

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:07 am   Subject: Climbing a ski hill on a Buddy 125
That was fun, I'll bet.
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:55 pm   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
One more for today. The Punch Brothers put on the best show I have ever seen. But that's me. Better live, but really good here too.

https://youtu.be/HTZdoye0rqg
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:46 pm   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Mink DeVille had quite an impression on me when I was younger. They were a melodic band in the age of punk.

https://youtu.be/VHtHHiFyYx4
  Topic: Scooter Shopping for a Friend
Syd

Replies: 14
Views: 630

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 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!
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:35 pm   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Nobody knows Root Boy

https://youtu.be/EEt6U0DD4CU

Wow. Interesting dude and band. Side note, I was offered LSD the other day. I turned it down being in my 40s and the fact that I haven't done i ...
  Topic: The Scooter 'Zine #3
Syd

Replies: 1
Views: 396

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:20 am   Subject: The Scooter 'Zine #3
Got mine today, but I was in Ireland until Sunday nite. Thanks Howard!
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:17 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Best song writer IMHO, Syd, is Mr. Warren Zevon.

I'll just leave this here...…….

https://youtu.be/OaA70iCSDJs IF you'll note, I said "alive" Very Happy But if he was alive, it'd be a clo ...
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:15 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
As the story goes, Tom Waits says he could have gone on singing ballads (think Heart of Saturday Night). Then his wife introduced him to the music of Capt Beefheart. He changed his mind.

https://yo ...
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:11 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
This is an old album, but I still listen...

https://youtu.be/LI0BtL_6Y50
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:09 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Nobody knows Root Boy

https://youtu.be/EEt6U0DD4CU
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Great band

https://youtu.be/As9yharSJ1g
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:01 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Best songwriter alive, if you ask me.

https://youtu.be/cNtpAeiEY4A
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:58 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Hank III can be as good as Hank I, at least when he feels like it.

https://youtu.be/kb9uf5vtjas
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:51 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Richard Thompson song. If you don't know of her, you should

https://youtu.be/uiy3qGCZZEc
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:47 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Sorry, duplicate post.
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:46 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
And another

https://youtu.be/Z1TGnguTaQ8
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:43 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Great song

https://youtu.be/7aYxMuLb3h8
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:39 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
I had never heard on him until this song

https://youtu.be/5yw2yKNLEPc
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:38 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
This caused my tinnitus (on 8 with headphones, anyway)

https://youtu.be/XF177Aj59C8
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:36 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
And another.

https://youtu.be/RGQxI0G6mKk
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Syd

Replies: 49
Views: 866

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:35 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Here's one of my Number Ones

https://youtu.be/eKYGaEafv4g
  Topic: Scooter Saturday
Syd

Replies: 4
Views: 427

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:40 am   Subject: Scooter Saturday
Sounds like a very successful day, congrats!
  Topic: Confession time-I have a fading Buddy150.
Syd

Replies: 7
Views: 599

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:08 pm   Subject: Confession time-I have a fading Buddy150.
Pics, please.
  Topic: Got a G400C? Post Your First Ride Impression Here!
Syd

Replies: 3
Views: 593

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:38 am   Subject: Got a G400C? Post Your First Ride Impression Here!
The Genuine dealer in Prescott, AZ, a town of about 40,000 souls, is better than the one dealer in Phoenix metro. The Prescott dealer, Powersports Outlet, has a G400C in stock. I sat on it and was sur ...
  Topic: First (or second) hand details of 125 engine failure anyone?
Syd

Replies: 7
Views: 500

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:02 am   Subject: Re: First (or second) hand details of 125 engine failure any
My only other scooter experience was with a one that could run wide open heavily loaded for long distances. I have read a couple not detailed reports of Buddy 125 engine failures/crank failures. Any ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Syd

Replies: 206
Views: 16199

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 4:59 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/mcy/d/connelly-vespa-sidecar/6878299379.html Those P's are fugly. Nice cutdown though.
  Topic: Decided against a sale, and it feels so good to be back!
Syd

Replies: 5
Views: 448

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 4:54 am   Subject: Decided against a sale, and it feels so good to be back!
There was just a thread just like this over at the big brother forum : http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic164769

It happens!
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Syd

Replies: 30
Views: 991

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 4:30 am   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics
Pull the topcase, put on a small windscreen, get a full face helmet with faceshield and crouch. The lower you get the better. Or, if you want to go faster buy a faster scoot.
  Topic: Front Rack Tube Diameter
Syd

Replies: 6
Views: 422

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:36 am   Subject: Front Rack Tube Diameter
I may be off the mark here, but if you are making it can't you make it with any size/type/design you like? Or, are you trying to "duplicate" a stock rack because you can, and it's cheaper/st ...
  Topic: 170i distance capability?
Syd

Replies: 4
Views: 453

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 3:37 am   Subject: 170i distance capability?
Modern Buddy's own Howardr rode an Ironbutt on his Buddy. I think your Hooli will do ok.
  Topic: I'm back in business!
Syd

Replies: 10
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:06 am   Subject: I'm back in business!
The Gyro and the Urban Express are the scooters I'd want - if my legs were a foot shorter!
  Topic: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
Syd

Replies: 99
Views: 15703

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:22 am   Subject: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
I hope you have studs on!
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Syd

Replies: 18
Views: 791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:38 am   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Make sure the Buddy is running well before buying or you could be in for some $ or work to get it sorted.

Get your Motorcycle endorsement before you go, it's probably easier where you are than wher ...
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Syd

Replies: 18
Views: 791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:17 pm   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Your friends, gently said, are idiots. The first person we knew of that put 40,000 miles on her Buddy was given a new model by Genuine. Her Buddy was put on display in the home office.

Since then w ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Syd

Replies: 206
Views: 16199

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:44 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
You missed the best view.
  Topic: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
Syd

Replies: 15
Views: 649

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:18 am   Subject: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
Just a note about Powersports Outlet. This dealer is located in Prescott, AZ, a city of less than 40,000 people. It sells Genuine, SYM Kymco and Moto Guzzi. It's probably the best dealer, in Arizona. ...
  Topic: Smoke from CVT
Syd

Replies: 7
Views: 461

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:34 pm   Subject: Re: Smoke from CVT
I had the buddy on the center stand and held in the clutch while revving it WOT for about 5 minutes. After a while some smoke started coming out of the CVT box. Is this normal? Should I not rev it out ...
 
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