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  Topic: Barend Mirrors
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:11 pm   Subject: Barend Mirrors
I have fairly small b-end mirrors on my Buddy. Haven`t had any issues with clearance when splitting lanes but the rear view is kinda limited. These particular ones are also not adjustable once everyth ...
  Topic: Barend Mirrors
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:01 pm   Subject: Barend Mirrors
The right mirror being reverse thread kinda limits your options unless you use those ugly adapters. They work but look cheap. Depending what thread you researched I highly recommend Yamaha C3 mirrors. ...
  Topic: Buddy125 front tire
babblefish

Replies: 1
Views: 87

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 1:59 pm   Subject: Buddy125 front tire
Yes. Don`t try to install the front wheel without it, the front brake won`t work correctly without it.
  Topic: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 343

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:24 am   Subject: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
What buddys_n_blasters said.

The IDLE MIXTURE SCREW is to adjust the fuel mixture from idle to about 1/4 throttle. It is NOT used for adjusting idle speed. Idle speed is adjusted via a screw that i ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 194
Views: 13603

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 7:21 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
You missed the best view.

Somebody has extraordinarily bad taste...
  Topic: My $25 Roughhouse
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 103

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:51 am   Subject: My $25 Roughhouse
Aptly named, Roughhouse. Very Happy
Certainly can't argue about the price. Good job on getting it to where it is. A little bit of paint and polish here and there and it'll still be a "Roughhouse", ...
  Topic: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
babblefish

Replies: 10
Views: 137

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:04 pm   Subject: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
In my case, the limit of my vision without glasses is about 6" (152mm) so Lasik would be great. Too bad it's priced for only the rich. I guess that's about par for all breakthrough medicines and/ ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
babblefish

Replies: 11
Views: 401

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:22 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
That post is spam. He inserted a link in the quote to drive up click rates and make the link look good to Google since it is being referred to from this site.

New posters’ first few posts should ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
babblefish

Replies: 11
Views: 401

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:17 am   Subject: Re: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
My new Buddy 125 has a pulsation when applying the rear brake.

I've gotta believe this is due to a warpage of the rear drum.

I'm trying to decide whether
Hello!
This is my first time here ...
  Topic: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
babblefish

Replies: 10
Views: 137

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:12 am   Subject: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
I would love to have Lasik surgery but it's way too expensive for me and my current insurance won't cover any of it. I screwed up because about 20 years ago I worked for a company who's insurance woul ...
  Topic: Smoke from CVT
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:12 pm   Subject: Smoke from CVT
That's perfectly normal whenever you do that. The flux capacitor that drives the ion clutch is just converting the excess friction into nebulous gasses to protect the engine's fusion reactor from over ...
  Topic: New battery
babblefish

Replies: 11
Views: 342

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:00 am   Subject: New battery
Babblefish: thanks for explaining about the classes of batteries. Does a battery with a longer Amp Hour therefore last longer?

If by "last longer" you mean the useful life of the batter ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 194
Views: 13603

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:08 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Good luck selling your Aprilia 70cc scooter Dooglas.

I love the Aprilia scooters, have three of the Scarabeo 500ie's and two of the Scarabeo 150's with the Rotax engine.

I used to have one of th ...
  Topic: New battery
babblefish

Replies: 11
Views: 342

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:05 am   Subject: New battery
I've quit buying any moto batteries thru mail order.

If you get one that is bad, or goes bad in the warranty period, the return shipping is a real bite.

I usually use BatteriesPlus or similar th ...
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
babblefish

Replies: 23
Views: 468

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:57 am   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
Harley makes the Street 500 and Street 750 bikes now. They don't sell well.

I like the looks of that but apparently Harley hasn't quite figured out that a lot (most?) riders don't like riding with ...
  Topic: New battery
babblefish

Replies: 11
Views: 342

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:01 am   Subject: New battery
Batteries are generally not made for any specific motorcycle or scooter. Each battery is made to a specific class size and so motorcycle and scooter manufacturers specify a certain class size for a pa ...
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
babblefish

Replies: 23
Views: 468

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:05 am   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
In case any of you have forgotten, Harley did sell small displacement bikes in the 60's and 70's. They were called the Sprint and were available in 250cc and 350cc. Made in Italy by Aermacchi. Harley ...
  Topic: 2015 Buddy 50 body panels
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 151

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:22 pm   Subject: 2015 Buddy 50 body panels
He might be looking to buy a used body panel in which case this posting should probably be moved to the For Sale/Wanted forum.
  Topic: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 337

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:13 am   Subject: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
Whatever you do, don't put full synthetic oil in the crankcase of a new scooter. Break-in the engine with a good dino oil first otherwise the piston rings and cam bearings may not wear-in correctly. A ...
  Topic: Hooligan Upgrades?
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 242

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:00 am   Subject: Hooligan Upgrades?
Don't bother with the exhaust. PGO did a good job in designing their system so an aftermarket system will only add noise and not much else.

Being fuel injected, your options as far as engine upgrad ...
  Topic: Best battery for Buddy 170i?
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 254

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:55 pm   Subject: Best battery for Buddy 170i?
I bought this YTZ10S-BS back in the summer of 2017 for $15.99 (+ $4.99 S&H) and it's been holding up fine. I'm amazed considering how cheap it was.



Nice! But this answer to a question about ...
  Topic: Best battery for Buddy 170i?
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 254

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:30 pm   Subject: Best battery for Buddy 170i?
Lots of choices on Amazon ranging in price from about US$20 to $110. I've had good luck with the Mighty Max brand of battery in my Blur (US$29). I'm not sure what the maximum size battery a Buddy will ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 194
Views: 13603

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:56 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
$700 for an 09 buddy 125...seems like a good deal...no idea of mileage...
https://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/d/hartford-09-buddy-125/6824119296.html

That is a good deal. I wonder whats up with th ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
babblefish

Replies: 21
Views: 944

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:59 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
I'm drooling....



I sure hope RE releases a couple of the 650 scrambler or adventure bike concepts.
  Topic: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
babblefish

Replies: 13
Views: 391

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:55 am   Subject: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
When you say it "opens up", are you saying that it goes to full throttle with just a small amount of throttle input?
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
babblefish

Replies: 15
Views: 341

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:54 am   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Thanks, babblefish.....mine is a new scooter, garaged, with only 40 miles on it now.

Was that way from the day I got a few days ago.

Thanks for your input, it was valuable.

fried okra

Only ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
babblefish

Replies: 15
Views: 341

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:23 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Don't know if it's common or not but my 2008 Buddy doesn't have this issue.
Maybe either your brake drum or shoes are contaminated and need a good sanding/cleaning.
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1879

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:10 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
I searched youtube for Genuine G400C to re-watch the videos and read the comments. Cleveland Moto says it's everything you like about a TU250 with twice as much oomph. That sure sounds nice.

Sara ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1879

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:58 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Sorry folks, didn't mean to hijack this thread. I'll take further discussions to the motorcycle thread.
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1879

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:25 am   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
I just watched a YouTube video of a Himalayan review where the reviewer had bought her Himalayan in India and rode it all over Asia. The interesting thing is she mentioned that while in India she foun ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1879

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:36 am   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Lol, nope, only if they offer an adventure bike version.
(babblefish: I accidentally edited your post instead of responding and I wasn't able to undo it. Sooo sorry. -jrsjr)
What I was trying to do ...
  Topic: genuine buddy 170i stalling.
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 233

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:54 am   Subject: genuine buddy 170i stalling.
Or maybe try adding some Seafoam or Techtron to the fuel for a couple of tanks. Might help clean out any crud in the FI system.
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1879

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:49 am   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Some of these Mash accessories should fit the G400C. I wonder if they'll ship to the US?

http://www.mash-motors.fr/en/213-accessories

They're offering a pretty cool sidecar setup too.
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1879

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:41 am   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Lol, nope, only if they offer an adventure bike version.
(babblefish: I accidentally edited your post instead of responding and I wasn't able to undo it. Sooo sorry. -jrsjr)
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1879

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:33 am   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C


I love what they did to the 400C. It's exactly what I envision when I think scrambler. Too bad Genuine isn't offering the bike set up like this because then I would seriously think about buying on ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
babblefish

Replies: 42
Views: 1879

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:26 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5uB5it3u_Q&t=263s

He says this pipe is way too loud, hopefully Genuine will offer better. He also tries to clear up some of the information regarding the histo ...
  Topic: The EPA is back!
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 336

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:48 pm   Subject: The EPA is back!
I edited out all the duplicate lines and the final list is 236 lines long. I'm looking at it as the glass is half full, so there's a large diversity of 236 motorcycle engines legally available in the ...
  Topic: The EPA is back!
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 336

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:28 am   Subject: The EPA is back!
Great to see the Himalayan on there. Interesting/odd to still see anything from Eric Buell on there too.
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 393

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:07 am   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
When you say it won't start when cold, do mean the engine won't run or the electric starter won't turn the engine over? Will it start if you use the kickstarter?
  Topic: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 343

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:02 am   Subject: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
What buddys_n_blasters said.

The IDLE MIXTURE SCREW is to adjust the fuel mixture from idle to about 1/4 throttle. It is NOT used for adjusting idle speed. Idle speed is adjusted via a screw that i ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 343

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:38 am   Subject: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
With the mixture screw turned all the way in, you've got the idle mixture set for maximum richness. Maybe that's where the fuel in the oil is coming from. The factory setting for the mixture screw is ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
babblefish

Replies: 27
Views: 650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:46 am   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
I love my Buddy. I can't imagine ever getting rid of it. It's great for getting through traffic in the city and it's quick enough to squirt ahead of slow moving cars. That being said, I still have pla ...
  Topic: Correct size of fuel line Buddy 125
babblefish

Replies: 8
Views: 706

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:21 am   Subject: Correct size of fuel line Buddy 125
I use these on several scooters.

http://jet200.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1854

Interesting. It's listed as a quick disconnect - is that correct or is it a shut off valve? I have qu ...
  Topic: Tail light
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 258

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:21 am   Subject: Tail light
Yes, the Buddy has a tail light. The filament for it in the bulb might be bad requiring replacement of the bulb. Also, the brake light should not be on all the time, just when the brakes are applied ( ...
  Topic: G400C Scrambler
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 206

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:32 am   Subject: G400C Scrambler
Looks great. It's a shame Genuine doesn't offer a Scrambler version of the G400C. I'd be more inclined to buy one if they did. It's not even on my radar in it's current form. So for now, I'll continue ...
  Topic: Need some help/info on replacement OEM carb
babblefish

Replies: 10
Views: 412

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:27 am   Subject: Need some help/info on replacement OEM carb
I'm guessing it's to drain excess fuel from the float bowl in case it overflows due to say a stuck needle valve. Better that than to dump excess fuel into the engine.
  Topic: Not a G400C but I really like this
babblefish

Replies: 1
Views: 159

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:42 am   Subject: Not a G400C but I really like this
Janus Gryffin 250 (https://www.janusmotorcycles.com/gryffin-250-scrambler-motorcycle/) Even though it's only a 250 (actually 229cc) I really love the look of this bike. I think it would make a great c ...
  Topic: Rejet issue
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:14 am   Subject: Rejet issue
Thanks. I'll try some grease on the diaphragm this weekend. I have retired the wrenches for the day.

Ding Ding Ding! You da man babblefish. I put some grease on the edge of the rubber part and the ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
babblefish

Replies: 21
Views: 944

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:00 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
There used to be a motorcycle show around here once a year but it went away so I haven`t been to one for quite a while.Sad
  Topic: Rejet issue
babblefish

Replies: 20
Views: 565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:03 pm   Subject: Rejet issue
I had the same thing happen to me once. Try lubricating the sealing lip around the rubber diaphragm of the slider with some rubber safe grease then reassemble. Worked for me.
 
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