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  Topic: Stay safe everyone!
babblefish

Replies: 0
Views: 7

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:51 pm   Subject: Stay safe everyone!
Hope everyone is doing well in coping with the current Corona Virus situation.

For myself, my workplace sent me home for a couple weeks, paid. Seems I fall under the over 65 group. Been designing a ...
  Topic: Mileage versus oil color. How fast does oil turn black?
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 39

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:32 pm   Subject: Mileage versus oil color. How fast does oil turn black?
I noticed that my oil was darkening sooner a few oil changes before the piston failed.

Probably due to blow-by pass the rings from the combustion chamber. Good to know though. I'll have to keep an ...
  Topic: Mileage versus oil color. How fast does oil turn black?
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 39

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:49 pm   Subject: Mileage versus oil color. How fast does oil turn black?
I'm kinda curious myself, great idea, thanks for doing it.
  Topic: Police in India Enforce Quarantine
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 98

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:48 pm   Subject: Police in India Enforce Quarantine
Unfortunately, right or wrong, good or bad, these are the measures the authorities have to take because there are too many people living in India under overcrowded situations. Like many other places i ...
  Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 62

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:18 pm   Subject: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Congrats! Pics, or it didn't happen.
  Topic: Buddy equivalents at SIP-SCOOTERSHOP?
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 116

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:55 pm   Subject: Buddy equivalents at SIP-SCOOTERSHOP?
The last time I was in Taiwan (1995), the displacement limit for scooters and motorcycles as mandated by the government was 150cc. So I'm guessing that if a PGO scooter is sold outside of Taiwan label ...
  Topic: How much front brake drag is proper?
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 158

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:20 pm   Subject: How much front brake drag is proper?
Maybe a complete brake fluid flush would help. Otherwise, you may have to disassemble the caliper to remove any corrosion and crud from the piston and piston bore. For that chore I would use Scotchbri ...
  Topic: How much front brake drag is proper?
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 158

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:58 am   Subject: How much front brake drag is proper?
Are the brake pads new?

If new, who makes them or where did they come from?

Is the amount of drag the same 360 degrees around the brake disk or is it just on certain parts of the disk?
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
babblefish

Replies: 17
Views: 973

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:18 pm   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
Mash beat them to it, (ADV)and this one is a 650cc
http://www.mash-motors.fr/en/motos-650-cc/46487-mash-x-ride-classic-650-.html
http://www.mash-motors.fr/4624-access_thickbox/mash-x-ride-classic-65 ...
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
babblefish

Replies: 15
Views: 851

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:53 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.

  Topic: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 413

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:17 am   Subject: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
My Buddy has its turn signals where they should be too. Not sure how that happened. The lower handle bar cover shows no indication that anything has ever been mounted there.
  Topic: Some guy hotrodding his Stella
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 184

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:00 pm   Subject: Some guy hotrodding his Stella
Well, at least I think that's a Sella.
Don't have a Stella myself but I thought this video was interesting. I wouldn't mind getting one and doing what he did. Looks like fun.

  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 1003

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:09 pm   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
Hiflo lists the HF183 for use with Piaggio, Vespa, Malaguti, Peugeot, basically, most of the Italian scooters. Many websites show the HF197 can also be used in place of the HF183.

They show that th ...
  Topic: Dragster on the dyno
babblefish

Replies: 10
Views: 401

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:27 am   Subject: Dragster on the dyno
NICE!
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 1003

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:06 am   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
I know it seems silly to go through all this trouble in order to save $8-9 but when one's monthly income is less than most peoples weekly income, one must be frugal wherever possible. The local scoote ...
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 1003

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:37 am   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
Received my HF197 oil filters from BeReelOutdoors. They appear to be genuine HiFlo filters as far as I can tell. Came out to US$7.05 each including sales tax and shipping when I bought six. I change o ...
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
babblefish

Replies: 15
Views: 851

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:07 am   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
The Lambretta's have all remained true to form with a step through frame.

Kymco, Sym, and Yamaha come to mind for step through type frames.
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 1003

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:28 am   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
Babblefish: Would you let us know if the BeReelOutdoors filters are a reasonable price and if they are good quality? thanks

The price is good if you buy 4 or more (to make up for the shipping cos ...
  Topic: Questions about the Buddy 170i
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 579

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:26 am   Subject: Questions about the Buddy 170i
There's lot's of good info right here: peruse the "Reference" section of this forum.
  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 693

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:22 am   Subject: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
That's a great looking bike. I would be interested if the price were right. Think I'd like a little bigger front wheel though.
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
babblefish

Replies: 15
Views: 851

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:05 am   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
From 2019 but still interesting. I'm still salivating over that Dragster though.

  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
babblefish

Replies: 15
Views: 851

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:47 am   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
For you Lambretta heads:



I'll take the white and red one...and the scooter too...heh, heh.
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 1003

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:57 am   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
Used up my last oil filter on my Buddy so I took a chance and ordered 6 HF197 oil filters from BeReelOutdoors. Decided to do so because they sent me a 10% off offer via email. We'll see how this goes.
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
babblefish

Replies: 31
Views: 1608

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:38 am   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
I have an electric assisted bicycle, if that counts. It blows my mind that some cities like NY are trying to band electric bikes and the Mayor himself is making sure laws are passed to suppress their ...
  Topic: DOT helmet rating ain't worth diddly-squat.
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 657

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:21 am   Subject: DOT helmet rating ain't worth diddly-squat.
That's why I always buy well known name brand helmets and never the cheapest one. Amazes me that some people complain about paying $50-100 for a helmet. I don't think I've ever spent less than $275 fo ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
babblefish

Replies: 31
Views: 1608

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:17 am   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
I have an electric assisted bicycle, if that counts. It blows my mind that some cities like NY are trying to band electric bikes and the Mayor himself is making sure laws are passed to suppress their ...
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 1003

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:12 am   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
$6.22 on Amazon Prime if you look at the “used” option (ie, returned or packaging opened). $8.60 otherwise for one. Is that so bad?

It is if you're used to paying $6-7 for a car oil filter, whi ...
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 1003

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:19 am   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
Looking for some myself. The price for these things has gone stupid. The last time I bought some it was around $24 (shipped) for 4.

A website called "BeReelOutdoors.com" has them for $5.8 ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
babblefish

Replies: 39
Views: 3967

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:53 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
Getting closer to an Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Scrambler. A company called Malle in Great Britain customized an Interceptor and will be offering the conversion parts for purchase. Hopefully RE wil ...
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
babblefish

Replies: 15
Views: 851

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:24 am   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Wish therre were motorcycle shows like this around these parts.

Just thought some of you might be interested to see some of the new scooters coming out in 2020 for the rest of the world. Well, inte ...
  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 693

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:17 am   Subject: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
I can tolerate an uncomfortable and unauthentic clone bike if it is priced accordingly. Prices of Chinese built bikes seem to be climbing for the street models.

I think it may be due to the tariff ...
  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 693

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:51 pm   Subject: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
That's a great looking bike. Personally, I think Genuine is too conservative to ever offer anything like that here in the US. Too bad Mash doesn't have any dealers here because they also offer a great ...
  Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 772

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:49 am   Subject: What did you get for Christmas?
https://i.postimg.cc/9R5H4f8F/IMG-0387.jpg

Your wife and GregsBuddy's wife must have gotten together and collaborated...
  Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 772

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:19 am   Subject: What did you get for Christmas?
Santa (me Smile) brought me a new 3D printer, Anycubic Predator.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
babblefish

Replies: 39
Views: 3967

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:11 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
Nice looking bike and is probably made in China, not that that's a bad thing as long as QC is strictly enforced. But, like you, at this point of my life I'm hankering for something that's more traditi ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
babblefish

Replies: 39
Views: 3967

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:06 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
This is a very interesting scrambler conversion on an RE Interceptor 650.



Really liking it. His company, TEC Bike Parts also offers shorter adjustable rear shocks for us folks with normal size ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
babblefish

Replies: 31
Views: 1608

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:26 am   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Sounds like they're not ready for prime time, at least not in my book.
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 235
Views: 22690

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:39 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
If I had extra space in the garage...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/d/san-jose-indian-mini-mm5a/7001363877.html

"1971 Indian mini M5 Italia jet very nice shape Rebore , new piston, r ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 235
Views: 22690

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:00 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
I'm usually not a big fan of Ducati Monsters, but I'd ride this one.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/d/livermore-ducati-monster-1100-evo/7012169922.html

"2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO D ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 235
Views: 22690

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:16 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
First used G400C I've seen on Craigslist. Great price too for a 2019: $3700.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/d/concord-brand-new-genuine-g400c/7012685708.html

"I am selling my wifes 20 ...
  Topic: My New Buddy (A Short Story)
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 983

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:47 pm   Subject: My New Buddy (A Short Story)
Welcome to the club and great story. Looking forward to seeing your Budkus (Buddy and Ruckus, get it? Lol).
  Topic: Headlight / Blinker replacement for Buddy Eclipse 125
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 1115

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:21 am   Subject: Headlight / Blinker replacement for Buddy Eclipse 125
I have a 2008 Buddy and what's strange is the front turn signals are where they're suppose to be, in the front panel. The mounting holes in the lower handlebar cover are there but there is no evidence ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
babblefish

Replies: 39
Views: 3967

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:46 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
Went to go look at a Himalayan in the flesh today. Slightly tall for me but not too bad. US$4750 with ABS. Problem is, this particular dealer is a rip-off. They want a little over $7000 out the door. ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i starter motor replacement
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 1342

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:25 am   Subject: Buddy 170i starter motor replacement
You can try but from what I've seen there aren't a lot of aftermarket PGO specific parts out there other than genuine factory replacement parts.
  Topic: Rh 50 rebuild....lets put some decent power in a Roughy
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 1097

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:49 am   Subject: Rh 50 rebuild....lets put some decent power in a Roughy
Well I'll post some pics here soon then. Im not the best at illustrating my projects with pictures because i get single tracked and before i know it ive missed a bunch of pictures. Let me plug my new ...
  Topic: Belt question
babblefish

Replies: 35
Views: 5291

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:55 pm   Subject: Belt question
Comes back seven years later to explain what the real problem was!

Very Happy

Better late than never... Very Happy
  Topic: Buddy 170i starter motor replacement
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 1342

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:53 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i starter motor replacement
I don't have any direct experience with replacing the starter motor in a PGO GY6 but from what I understand it is slightly different from those used in generic GY6's. I'm almost certain a starter moto ...
  Topic: Rh 50 rebuild....lets put some decent power in a Roughy
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 1097

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: Rh 50 rebuild....lets put some decent power in a Roughy
Sounds like a great project to me. You got some nice parts there and yes, I for one would be very interested in how it all goes together. helmet
  Topic: Anyone remember the Kawasaki Bighorn? Well, guess what...
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 1164

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:15 pm   Subject: Anyone remember the Kawasaki Bighorn? Well, guess what...
Notice that this is a twin and that it's going to be 800cc, well, it's actually 773cc. This is the same engine as used in their regular road bikes.
  Topic: Anyone remember the Kawasaki Bighorn? Well, guess what...
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 1164

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:42 am   Subject: Anyone remember the Kawasaki Bighorn? Well, guess what...
...it may be returning. Hot diggity! As I've said before, Genuine is missing the boat by not offering the G400 as a scrambler.

https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/kawasaki-launch-new-retro-scr ...
 
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