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  Topic: Motorcycles!
babblefish

Replies: 48
Views: 5281

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:36 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
The CB350 looks great, but a 350cc single isn't much to get excited about. If Honda brings it to the US, they will need to price it very aggressively to compete with the Himalayan and other lightweigh ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
babblefish

Replies: 48
Views: 5281

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:15 pm   Subject: So will we see this new Honda in the US?
New Honda 2021 CB350. Looks great to me. I might want one of these if the price were right and available.

  Topic: 99,000 mile Buddy 125!
babblefish

Replies: 141
Views: 24284

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:42 pm   Subject: 99,000 mile Buddy 125!
You have to do something special when you turn 100,000! Any plans?

I might try to get a video of it rolling over, plus lots of pictures. Then I might go for a ride.

After that I have a lot of m ...
  Topic: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
babblefish

Replies: 16
Views: 744

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:51 am   Subject: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
Stock rollers are 6 X 6 gram. I usually go with 6-4 gram Dr. Pulley Sliders. I swapped them with 6 - 4gram tech pulley sliders for my test. I have a set I'm installing in my Burgman next week when ...
  Topic: help air fuel mixture screw side to enrich
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 75

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:33 am   Subject: help air fuel mixture screw side to enrich
Out is richer, in is leaner.

At least that’s what I carefully made a point of writing down in my notes when I last was fiddling with the carb.

I guess the idle mixture screw for a 50cc engine ...
  Topic: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
babblefish

Replies: 16
Views: 744

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:10 am   Subject: A mid-50MPH Buddy 50 build...
These are worth a look: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tech-pulley-Flying-Slide-roller-16x13-6g-for-GY6-50cc-139QMB-Scooter/333671402876?hash=item4db05d8d7c:g:8VwAAOSw2jdfI~Lh

I did a short test compari ...
  Topic: rebuilt carb - now scooter doesn't have much acceleration
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 125

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:43 am   Subject: rebuilt carb - now scooter doesn't have much acceleration
You might have to put a little bit of rubber safe lubricant on the sealing lip before assembly. It'll help it make a good seal.
  Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
babblefish

Replies: 8
Views: 230

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:45 am   Subject: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1427

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:11 am   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
I'd upload pictures of the scooter but apparently I've permanently reached my upload limit. No more How-To's and other tech postings for me I guess.

Have you looked into a photo hosting site like h ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1427

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:51 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
A recent addition to the San Francisco scooter scene is the appearance of a new electric scooter rental company. Placed all over the city, these Revel electric scooters are available to rent via an AP ...
  Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
babblefish

Replies: 8
Views: 230

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:59 pm   Subject: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
$4100 plus tax, title, plate and whatever fees your local Honda dealer piles on. At my local dealer, I'd expect to pay $5500-$6000 out the door.

Nice bike? Sure. $5500 worth of nice? Not for this f ...
  Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
babblefish

Replies: 8
Views: 230

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:10 pm   Subject: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
I love it! It would be a great utility bike for getting around town and shopping. I'd buy one if the price were right.
  Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:54 pm   Subject: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
How about putting a rubber washer under the nut then tightening just snug enough to squish the washer but not crush the snot out of it?

Another idea is to wrap the threads of the mirror with thread ...
  Topic: NCY STORE
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 292

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:58 am   Subject: NCY STORE
Excellent info. Thanks for posting.
  Topic: Can anyone identify this tube near the kick sTarter?
babblefish

Replies: 8
Views: 243

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:55 am   Subject: Can anyone identify this tube near the kick sTarter?
That tube usually falls off a short time after birth. Surprised your scoot still has it.
  Topic: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 300

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:03 pm   Subject: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!


Notice that the front wheel is bigger than the rear (14"/13").
  Topic: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 300

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:49 am   Subject: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!
This is going to be high on my wish list! I'll have to pop on over to my closest Honda dealer.

  Topic: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 264

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:33 am   Subject: Best lock ( college campus ) HELP
Since you can't secure the scooter to anything, may as well save some money and just get a good front brake disk lock. If someone really wanted your scooter they're just going to pick it up and load i ...
  Topic: lithium battery charging ( help )
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 191

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:34 am   Subject: lithium battery charging ( help )
Starting the engine would normally charge the battery, if you ride it long enough. The problem is though, lithium batteries don't like to be totally discharged. There's a high chance that your battery ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
babblefish

Replies: 13
Views: 345

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:29 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick Weirdness
Did you charge your new battery? Not all batteries come pre-charged from new. It can take quite a while to fully charge a battery with just a battery tender. They're mainly used to keep an already cha ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
babblefish

Replies: 13
Views: 345

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:10 am   Subject: Buddy Kick Weirdness
I've been able to bring a battery back by leaving it on a trickle charger for several days. No guarantee, but it couldn't hurt to try.
  Topic: Buddy 125 wont idle
babblefish

Replies: 10
Views: 307

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:51 am   Subject: Buddy 125 wont idle
If I'm not mistaken, the idle mixture screw should be turned 1-1/2 turns out from fully closed as a starting point. The final adjustment is pretty close to that.
  Topic: 99,000 mile Buddy 125!
babblefish

Replies: 141
Views: 24284

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:34 am   Subject: 99,000 mile Buddy 125!
Wheee! Your Buddy is having one heck of an adventure. Great pictures.
  Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:03 am   Subject: Why? But to good to pass.
So...don't buy them there. NCY pads, $25 via Amazon. I saw another manufacturer's set for $20.

https://www.amazon.com/NCY-1000-1314-Performance-Genuine-Conversion/dp/B00GBJZ2WK/

eggsalad was tal ...
  Topic: New Carb and running poorly. Won't idle at all but revs
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 270

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:48 pm   Subject: New Carb and running poorly. Won't idle at all but revs
Did you try adjusting the idle speed screw?
  Topic: New Member Intro...
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 305

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:30 am   Subject: New Member Intro...
Welcome to the fold and congrats on an awesome purchase. I think you'll find that the Buddy is superior to the Met in almost every way. Not sure when Genuine starting installing Nautilus horns in Budd ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 269
Views: 28044

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:43 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
What are your plans for it? Restoration or leave it as is? It would look great restored and sitting in the living room. With plants all around it.Smile
  Topic: Buddy 125 drivetrain in Honda Metropolitan
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 268

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:41 am   Subject: Buddy 125 drivetrain in Honda Metropolitan
Riding a Buddy at 60 mph is enough to cause the rider to give some thought to the stability of 10" wheels. Riding a Metropolitan at 60 mph should be enough to induce stark terror.

That's for s ...
  Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
babblefish

Replies: 18
Views: 665

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:30 am   Subject: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Michelin S1 tires are OK, but they are only rated for 60 mph and their tread area is very soft and thin. My last rear tire was an S1 which got punctured by a screw when it had about 600-800 miles on i ...
  Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
babblefish

Replies: 15
Views: 482

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:26 am   Subject: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Just check for any visible cracks and splits in the rubber. If there are none then wipe them down with some rubber treatment and then do as scootERIK said. I've never had any problem doing that. And i ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 269
Views: 28044

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:48 am   Subject: Yamaha C3 - $500!!!
Here's a bargain for anyone living in the Bay Area who wants a Yamaha C3:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/d/menlo-park-yamaha-c3-2007/7159432805.html

"I bought this in 2009 but only dr ...
  Topic: Warped Rotor- ISO new Rotor
babblefish

Replies: 1
Views: 237

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:28 am   Subject: Warped Rotor- ISO new Rotor
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-Genuine-Buddy-Scooter-Front-Brake-Rotor-Disc/163660986269?fits=Model%3ABuddy+125&hash=item261af4779d:g:Q3oAAOSwdxFcPmc8
  Topic: Buddy 125 BBK revisited
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 419

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 BBK revisited
To get more speed you'll need to either increase the engine's RPM capability or change the gear ratio in the transmission. Mechanical physics don't lie. Lol.
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 269
Views: 28044

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:51 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
That sure looks like an NCY front fork on that thing...
  Topic: Buddy 50 Carb... No Needle Clip?
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 296

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:38 am   Subject: Buddy 50 Carb... No Needle Clip?
Yeah, no clip on the stock needle. I adjust mine by using thin flat washers on the needle as shims. Most of your standard metric flat washers are around 0.5mm thick.
  Topic: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
babblefish

Replies: 16
Views: 494

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:38 am   Subject: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
My 2008 Buddy 150 was $450.
  Topic: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
babblefish

Replies: 16
Views: 494

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 10:31 pm   Subject: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
Just for comparison:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcd/d/vacaville-2017-genuine-buddy-170i/7111667583.html

It's a 2017 Buddy 170i for $1699.
  Topic: 2006 Blur Falls of at 40mph
babblefish

Replies: 17
Views: 415

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:42 pm   Subject: 2006 Blur Falls of at 40mph
You should put some lubricant on the sealing lip of the diaphragm before assembly. When dry, even if it looks like it's seated correctly, there can be a vacuum leak. All it takes is a tiny, tiny leak ...
  Topic: Blur engine oil
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 776

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 7:29 pm   Subject: Blur engine oil
1 liter is more than enough. And you don't have to use motorcycle specific oil because the GY6 type engines don't have a wet clutch.

Sounds like you don't have an owners manual:

http://www.moder ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
babblefish

Replies: 487
Views: 70315

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 7:18 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
Wow! The Ace 400 looks amazing. Looks just like a Triumph Truxton. I'd like some of that!
  Topic: 2006 Blur Falls of at 40mph
babblefish

Replies: 17
Views: 415

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 11:19 am   Subject: 2006 Blur Falls of at 40mph
I assume you've set the float level correctly?
If so, then I'd say you may not have cleaned the carb well enough and there's a passage that feeds the float bowl gummed up.

I would also make sure t ...
  Topic: What is my exhaust missing ?
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 7:03 am   Subject: What is my exhaust missing ?
I don't have a 50 but the pictures I've seen show at least two different muffler shields and neither one looks like there's anything behind it. If it makes you feel any better, the plastic shields on ...
  Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
babblefish

Replies: 8
Views: 601

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 6:43 am   Subject: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
I have no answer for you but I'm not sure I'd want something acting like a big sail on something as light as a Buddy doing 60 mph. Even without the sail the stability of a Buddy is pretty iffy at 60 m ...
  Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
babblefish

Replies: 11
Views: 643

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 3:06 am   Subject: New BMW Scooter Design?
Actually, for all we know that could be a rendering and not an physical object. Either way, I kinda like it. But wheres the rear rack? I like my scooters to be useful.Smile
  Topic: A $10 trunk?
babblefish

Replies: 17
Views: 792

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 3:03 am   Subject: A $10 trunk?
I have a Givi topcase for my Buddy. It's kinda big (not sure of the size) but it sure holds a lot and I can put my medium size modular helmet inside with ease. Same helmet won't fit under the seat. Lo ...
  Topic: Starter won't catch
babblefish

Replies: 1
Views: 295

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 2:51 am   Subject: Starter won't catch
I've never worked on a Stella engine, but if the starter motor has a centrifugal clutch to engage the starter motor pinion to the engine during startup, the clutch may not be functioning correctly.
...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
babblefish

Replies: 32
Views: 2109

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 8:04 pm   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
For $100 I'd convert my Buddy's charging system to an 11-pole alternator and HID lighting. HID bulbs have a very similar light pattern as an incandescent but produce more lumen using significantly les ...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
babblefish

Replies: 32
Views: 2109

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 10:56 pm   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
Mine has been fine. Beam pattern isn't too bad. I've had other conversions that were not as good though. The best was an HID conversion but the Buddy charging system can't support the power drain so t ...
  Topic: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
babblefish

Replies: 24
Views: 846

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 7:34 pm   Subject: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
i wish they made a larger/better rear rack that could support more weight...even if it had to tie into the rear crash bars...i realize that it throws off the balance but i'd like to put stuff back the ...
  Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
babblefish

Replies: 11
Views: 643

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 12:59 am   Subject: New BMW Scooter Design?
Looks nice but I would prefer a larger storage area below the seat.
- Very appealing, but the covid oil price crash will prevent this one from being offered very soon.

Oil price crash? Why are we ...
 
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