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  Topic: yet another electric bug...
avescoots1134

Replies: 11
Views: 2099

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:03 am   Subject: yet another electric bug...
Start with the grounds first. When in doubt - clean them.
  Topic: Buddy 125 oil level check
avescoots1134

Replies: 8
Views: 1928

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:13 am   Subject: Buddy 125 oil level check
The GY6 engine was designed by Honda - so yes - don't thread the dipstick in
  Topic: Safe Operating Temperature Range?
avescoots1134

Replies: 2
Views: 1482

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:32 am   Subject: Safe Operating Temperature Range?
It's all the same for essentially all air-cooled engines. 390ish is redline
  Topic: New R50, need some help
avescoots1134

Replies: 35
Views: 8078

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:43 pm   Subject: New R50, need some help
Yeah.. it wouldn't run at all with 30psi of compression. They need at least 110ish to halfway run. Unless they're saying that to get a new engine from Genuine. Who knows
  Topic: Buddy 125, tires are too small!
avescoots1134

Replies: 3
Views: 982

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:31 am   Subject: Buddy 125, tires are too small!
I use a 90/90-10 on the front of my Buddy to drop the front in order to compliment the NCY forks for highway riding. You'll be fine.
  Topic: buddy 125 stuck open petcock? RESOLVED
avescoots1134

Replies: 24
Views: 2619

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:46 am   Subject: buddy 125 stuck open petcock? RESOLVED
Oh gotcha - loosen the bottom nut, pull it up and slip the end off of the carb. When reinstalling, adjust the top nut to take the slop out of the throttle
  Topic: buddy 125 stuck open petcock? RESOLVED
avescoots1134

Replies: 24
Views: 2619

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:38 am   Subject: buddy 125 stuck open petcock? RESOLVED
Loosen the clamps on each side and it'll pull out
  Topic: buddy 125 stuck open petcock? RESOLVED
avescoots1134

Replies: 24
Views: 2619

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:59 pm   Subject: buddy 125 stuck open petcock? RESOLVED
Sounds like you need a carb clean/seat polishing. Even with a stuck open petcock, a fully functioning needle and seat will stop the fuel.

You can polish the seat with a Q-Tip hooked into a drill w ...
  Topic: full battery problems starting my 170
avescoots1134

Replies: 6
Views: 1131

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:52 am   Subject: full battery problems starting my 170
Okay, good. Valve adjustments are pretty hard to screw up so try resetting the throttle body.
  Topic: full battery problems starting my 170
avescoots1134

Replies: 6
Views: 1131

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:47 am   Subject: full battery problems starting my 170
Yeah, I believe the check engine light syncs with the fuel pump priming. Listen for the whirring sound.

How many miles? Most services don't involve a valve check unless it's specified. It's a bit ...
  Topic: New R50, need some help
avescoots1134

Replies: 35
Views: 8078

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:43 am   Subject: New R50, need some help
Be patient and let the warranty process work itself out before you cause a stink. Genuine has a great team and they'll get it fixed up. Asking for a replacement scooter just hurts the dealer (been the ...
  Topic: full battery problems starting my 170
avescoots1134

Replies: 6
Views: 1131

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:37 am   Subject: full battery problems starting my 170
Voltage testing and load testing are different - but when is the last time you've reset your throttle body?

Hold the throttle completely open, turn the key on and wait for the fuel pump to turn of ...
  Topic: Poor Roads - Bigger Wheels and Tires?
avescoots1134

Replies: 16
Views: 2317

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:31 pm   Subject: Poor Roads - Bigger Wheels and Tires?
It rides significantly better over rough roads than a Buddy, yeah.
  Topic: where to get hooligan replacement parts?
avescoots1134

Replies: 3
Views: 950

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:16 pm   Subject: where to get hooligan replacement parts?
Support your local dealer or they may not be with you much longer!
  Topic: New R50, need some help
avescoots1134

Replies: 35
Views: 8078

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:09 am   Subject: New R50, need some help
Do remember that you can take it to any Genuine dealer for warranty service. So if you have the means and availability, haul it to another dealer.
  Topic: Calling all Pod People...
avescoots1134

Replies: 8
Views: 1895

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:38 am   Subject: Calling all Pod People...
No, you would be opening up the outside cover. It's a relatively common mod on most scooters. Pods will work fine on a 4T because it's not a CV carb, but you don't really need it. It's also not going ...
  Topic: New R50, need some help
avescoots1134

Replies: 35
Views: 8078

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:34 am   Subject: New R50, need some help
Well, I haven't heard a sound like that before. Did they replace the entire clutch assembly or just the clutch itself?

Unbolt the CVT cover and see what's going on. Don't forget the bolt behind th ...
  Topic: Calling all Pod People...
avescoots1134

Replies: 8
Views: 1895

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:26 am   Subject: Calling all Pod People...
Why not mod your airbox (by drilling) for a little more air? You don't need a pod filter.
  Topic: Stellauto starting prob
avescoots1134

Replies: 6
Views: 1697

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:25 pm   Subject: Stellauto starting prob
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BWXbsdaZfA
  Topic: Stellauto starting prob
avescoots1134

Replies: 6
Views: 1697

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:42 am   Subject: Stellauto starting prob
Dead battery it sounds like. If you started it late last week, it shouldn't be too hard to kickstart.
  Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
avescoots1134

Replies: 44
Views: 7098

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:40 am   Subject: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
If yours is like that without a fender, then any moisture on the road is going to fling up and soak that air filter.

I'd put the airbox back on.
  Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
avescoots1134

Replies: 44
Views: 7098

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:25 pm   Subject: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
http://i.imgur.com/DFxtOAQh.jpg

Just don't ride in the rain! Razz
  Topic: New performance exhaust for Roughhouse
avescoots1134

Replies: 12
Views: 4395

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:22 pm   Subject: New performance exhaust for Roughhouse
Question since I have a RH and looking to upgrade exhaust as well:

Was your RH already de-restricted before you added the new exhaust?

Make sure your variator restriction is removed before you i ...
  Topic: SOLVED: 170i cranks but won't start
avescoots1134

Replies: 26
Views: 3031

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:58 pm   Subject: SOLVED: 170i cranks but won't start
In terms of the fuel additive that was mentioned earlier in this post, what should I be using. I had been using STP Gas Treatment but now I'm hearing I need to be using a product with isopropyl alcoho ...
  Topic: Kick
avescoots1134

Replies: 23
Views: 3046

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:47 pm   Subject: Kick
The Vespa GTS has been owning the mid-sized scooter market for some time now and not too many of those owners are going to ditch their Vespa and buy a Genuine. As much as we may love the mid-sized sco ...
  Topic: RH and Buddy 50 engines
avescoots1134

Replies: 1
Views: 1485

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:02 am   Subject: RH and Buddy 50 engines
The RH side case is longer to fit the bigger wheel. The top end/other parts are the same.
  Topic: SOLVED: 170i cranks but won't start
avescoots1134

Replies: 26
Views: 3031

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:24 pm   Subject: SOLVED: 170i cranks but won't start
Charge/Change the battery and it'll start. The 170i is weird like that - once the battery falls below a certain amperage while cranking, the bike won't start. It's related to the security system I bel ...
  Topic: Electrical/mechanical parts I can replace on the cheap?
avescoots1134

Replies: 3
Views: 1613

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:21 am   Subject: Electrical/mechanical parts I can replace on the cheap?
If you want it reliable then keep it stock!
  Topic: Pamplona red paint code for Buddy 150?
avescoots1134

Replies: 10
Views: 1561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:49 am   Subject: Pamplona red paint code for Buddy 150?
The replacements will actually cost less, I haven't seen one so I'm unsure of the quality or even the manufacturer. We've been having problems getting the soft italias for quite a while now so I assum ...
  Topic: Pamplona red paint code for Buddy 150?
avescoots1134

Replies: 10
Views: 1561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:38 am   Subject: Pamplona red paint code for Buddy 150?
Scooterworks is replacing the Soft Italia color matched top cases with another brand, they told me an ETA of as early as next week. Wait a little bit and you should be able to get one.
  Topic: Low profile or regular seat for comfort?
avescoots1134

Replies: 2
Views: 1650

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:38 pm   Subject: Low profile or regular seat for comfort?
I personally don't like the lowered seat. That goes for the buddy and roughouse. It works if you're short and light!
  Topic: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
avescoots1134

Replies: 32
Views: 8912

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:35 pm   Subject: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
Did anyone win? Very Happy
  Topic: Buddy 125 Lets play....Name This Part
avescoots1134

Replies: 4
Views: 1165

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:18 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Lets play....Name This Part
That should be the intake snorkel tip. What do I win? Very Happy
  Topic: Buddy 125 WON'T START..... Help PLZ
avescoots1134

Replies: 5
Views: 1392

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:10 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 WON'T START..... Help PLZ
Compression test!

If it has spark but won't pop off with starter fluid or carb cleaner you generally have bigger problems.
  Topic: Stripped scooter found in San Diego
avescoots1134

Replies: 7
Views: 1662

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:08 pm   Subject: Stripped scooter found in San Diego
Don't worry, that Chinese scooter wasn't worth anything beforehand! Wink
  Topic: Stalling
avescoots1134

Replies: 11
Views: 1821

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:47 pm   Subject: Stalling
If you leave the fuel on and flood the engine, gas can get into the crankcase and hurt the clutch discs. The clutch becomes very grabby when this happens.
  Topic: Rear Wheel Replacement Price
avescoots1134

Replies: 14
Views: 2036

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:52 pm   Subject: Rear Wheel Replacement Price
The rim itself isn't available alone, you have to buy the hub also. That's $159. So if their labor rate is in the $95/hr rate like most motorcycle shops that's about right

Scooterlounge lists the w ...
  Topic: Rear Wheel Replacement Price
avescoots1134

Replies: 14
Views: 2036

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:47 pm   Subject: Rear Wheel Replacement Price
The rim itself isn't available alone, you have to buy the hub also. That's $159. So if their labor rate is in the $95/hr rate like most motorcycle shops that's about right
  Topic: Buddy 50 won't start after a few hours of sitting
avescoots1134

Replies: 4
Views: 1221

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:45 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 won't start after a few hours of sitting
Get your battery tested, it's most likely bad if it won't start right off the tender. It happens
  Topic: New Auto Bystarter and still not choking the carb....
avescoots1134

Replies: 10
Views: 1366

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:39 pm   Subject: New Auto Bystarter and still not choking the carb....
Did you remove the jets and clean them out? There's yer problem!
  Topic: Stella engine racing after spark plug change
avescoots1134

Replies: 6
Views: 1836

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:00 pm   Subject: Stella engine racing after spark plug change
Pull the airbox lid and filter and make sure everything is closing correctly. Then you can check your jets if that isn't the case. Then go chasing air-leaks
  Topic: New Auto Bystarter and still not choking the carb....
avescoots1134

Replies: 10
Views: 1366

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:46 pm   Subject: New Auto Bystarter and still not choking the carb....
How long has the scooter sat without running?
  Topic: Exhaust mount bolts keep shearing off
avescoots1134

Replies: 16
Views: 1791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:45 pm   Subject: Exhaust mount bolts keep shearing off
It might also be helpful to enlarge the mounting holes in the exhaust so there is a bit of clearance around the bolt to allow a small amount of movement.

Noo, lol!

What's happening here from a ...
  Topic: Exhaust mount bolts keep shearing off
avescoots1134

Replies: 16
Views: 1791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:32 am   Subject: Exhaust mount bolts keep shearing off
Your problem is that the bolts are vibrating loose then shearing off. You need blue loctite and a lockwasher.
  Topic: New Auto Bystarter and still not choking the carb....
avescoots1134

Replies: 10
Views: 1366

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:31 am   Subject: New Auto Bystarter and still not choking the carb....
Sounds like you have a dirty carb. It's not getting enough fuel.
  Topic: Exhaust mount bolts keep shearing off
avescoots1134

Replies: 16
Views: 1791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:13 am   Subject: Exhaust mount bolts keep shearing off
Are you using medium strength loctite and a lockwasher?
  Topic: Kick Stand options for new model automatic
avescoots1134

Replies: 3
Views: 1585

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:31 pm   Subject: Kick Stand options for new model automatic
Turn the handlebar all the way to the left and roll it back onto the stand. It's not bad once you figure it out
  Topic: Buddy losses throttle during driving...
avescoots1134

Replies: 9
Views: 1529

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:40 am   Subject: Buddy losses throttle during driving...
That's the vacuum operated petcock acting up. If you would have brought it to me you would have saved a lot of money!
  Topic: Buddy losses throttle during driving...
avescoots1134

Replies: 9
Views: 1529

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:37 am   Subject: Buddy losses throttle during driving...
Sounds like you didn't bring it to a real mechanic!
  Topic: Thoughs on the Hooligan and Upgrades
avescoots1134

Replies: 24
Views: 2337

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:08 pm   Subject: Thoughs on the Hooligan and Upgrades
Well, not exactly. You have your small oil screen still there like a standard GY6 engine. The downside is that you don't get to enjoy the longer oil change interval a spin-on filter gives you although ...
 
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