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  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 165

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: 6
Views: 165

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: 250

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: 250

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: 36
Views: 3352

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: 36
Views: 3352

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: 17
Views: 743

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: 20382

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: 20382

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: 20382

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: 442

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: 598

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: 36
Views: 3352

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: 651

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: 594

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: 4727

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: 651

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: 594

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: 671

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: 671

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 ...
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
babblefish

Replies: 14
Views: 610

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:39 am   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
Just to drive my point home:
https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/kawasaki-launch-new-retro-scrambler
  Topic: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:13 pm   Subject: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
Nice! I liked the original one but I think this looks better. I didn`t know that Italjet was still around. The only problem is if it ever makes it to the States, CA regulations will completely alter i ...
  Topic: Buddy #3
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 720

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:55 am   Subject: Buddy #3

You can download the 170i manual from here:



Thanks for the link. I've been looking for a 170i service manual just so I can get an idea of what PGO did to the engine to increase the displaceme ...
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
babblefish

Replies: 14
Views: 610

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:53 am   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
Why are smaller bikes so popular? Easy, they attract new and/or younger riders. When I first started riding motorcycles back in the early 70's, there were plenty of smaller, unintimidating bikes avail ...
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
babblefish

Replies: 14
Views: 610

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:19 am   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
I don't know about others but I can tell you why I'm not interested in the G400. I'll give you a hint, RE has the Himalayan, Ducati has several versions of their scrambler, Triumph has a couple of gre ...
  Topic: Buddy #3
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 720

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:15 am   Subject: Buddy #3

With regard to the stator- I may look into an 8-pole stator vs. 6... the NCY stator is pretty inexpensive so it's always an option. Of note- the 2009+ bikes have that different stator/flywheel venti ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 storage bucket collects water when it rains
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 507

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:06 am   Subject: Buddy 125 storage bucket collects water when it rains
I've never had water enter the pet carrier in either my Blur or my Buddy, even after spraying water from a hose when washing. There is a rubber gasket attached to the underside of the seat that is sup ...
  Topic: Deleted oil tank - fuel mixture?
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 623

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:16 am   Subject: Deleted oil tank - fuel mixture?
No problem. I hope you get your Buddy sorted out. They're fun little buggers.
  Topic: Buddy 170i Break In Period Is Over!
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:35 am   Subject: Buddy 170i Break In Period Is Over!
Sounds like you had a fun day. You got 106 mpg? I'm lucky to get 80 mpg on my 150. Guess FI does help mpg.
  Topic: Deleted oil tank - fuel mixture?
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 623

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:11 am   Subject: Deleted oil tank - fuel mixture?
Then as Stanza said, you have a shaft driven oil pump like all the Buddy 50's have. See picture.
The oil pump gets it's oil from the oil tank and feeds a controlled amount of oil into the intake mani ...
  Topic: Deleted oil tank - fuel mixture?
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 623

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:40 am   Subject: Deleted oil tank - fuel mixture?
Out of curiosity, does your Buddy have one of these mounted on top of the engine next to the cylinder and just forward of the upper most engine mount?
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 235
Views: 20382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:15 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
When we move ashore from our boat I’m going to get a w800. I have a full set of original Paul Dunstall bodywork including the tank that I’ve been saving for about 25 years. I’ll sell the RGS 100 ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 235
Views: 20382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:53 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Oh dang! And the price is certainly right.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcd/d/petaluma-2019-kawasaki-w800-cafe/6992697370.html

2019 Kawasaki W800 CAFE just arrived at the dealer!

ONLY $82 ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 235
Views: 20382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:49 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
I always liked these Kawasaki W650's.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/d/2001-kawasaki-w650/6992773111.html

"2001 Kawasaki W650 in perfect condition with 8,911 original miles on the odo ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 235
Views: 20382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:24 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Now this is interesting...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcd/d/concord-2020-benelli-tnt-135/6993332644.html

2020 BENELLI TNT 135
"SPECIFICATIONS
BACK IN STOCK!!
WHITE AND BLACK AVAILA ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 235
Views: 20382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
For anyone living in the SF Bay Area, here's a pretty good deal on a 2009 Buddy 125: $900.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/d/berkeley-2009-genuine-buddy-125-cc/6987975938.html

"Selling ...
  Topic: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
babblefish

Replies: 14
Views: 749

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:00 am   Subject: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
Ack! I'm a bad scooter parent. I just checked the oil in my Buddy and with the dipstick screwed all the way in the level was...zilch. Didn't even make it to the bottom of the stick. I'm a bad boy. I t ...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
babblefish

Replies: 12
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:25 pm   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
Here ya go folks. Exact same LED conversion but cheaper than eBay (dammit), and you don`t have to buy 50 of them.


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32958893401.html
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
babblefish

Replies: 12
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:14 am   Subject: Re: Buddy LED Headlight installation
Babblefish, I saw your post on the LED headlight installation on your Buddy, so I installed one on my Buddy 170i today. I had some difficulty doing it. First of all, the link you put up for the LED b ...
  Topic: Rough house 50 performance parts help!!!!
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 545

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:44 am   Subject: Rough house 50 performance parts help!!!!
I'm going to take a guess at this, but a Buddy 125 and 150 use a #92 stock so I would think with a 70cc engine you'd want the smaller set of the two: 70-92. Those more knowledgeable with the Roughhous ...
  Topic: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
babblefish

Replies: 14
Views: 749

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:03 am   Subject: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
I'm afraid the OEM is confused too. I've seen it described both ways in various PGO documentation, i.e., Owners Manuals and Service Manuals. For myself, I always screw the dipstick/fill doohicky all t ...
  Topic: Broken exhaust stud - Buddy 150
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 658

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:57 am   Subject: Broken exhaust stud - Buddy 150
OK, just for accuracy (on my part) I decided to check the exhaust studs on my Buddy and Blur. PNWbuddy is absolutely correct, they are 8mm. I stand corrected. That's the last time I trust eBay...lol
...
  Topic: Non OEM Ball Bearing
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 496

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:27 am   Subject: Non OEM Ball Bearing
All 6201 bearings should be the same size, 12x32x10mm. I suspect the "U" on the end of the P/N you show is put there by Honda. The eBay listing you show also looks like something that's been ...
  Topic: Broken exhaust stud - Buddy 150
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 658

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:34 am   Subject: Broken exhaust stud - Buddy 150
Not saying you're wrong but the only 8mm exhaust studs I've seen are for performance heads such as NCY and Taida. You must have a very unusual engine.
  Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
babblefish

Replies: 28
Views: 1190

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:13 am   Subject: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
I just posted a how-to on installing the LED conversion, if anyone is interested.
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
babblefish

Replies: 12
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:06 am   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
Final thoughts.

I realized my mistake with the orientation of the LED body when it was first installed because I was seeing a high beam light pattern when the Hi/Lo beam switch was set to low beam. ...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
babblefish

Replies: 12
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:28 am   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
Even more steps...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
babblefish

Replies: 12
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:51 am   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
More installation steps.

There are two slots on the LED body, each 180 degrees from each other. These slots are there to retain the nut which helps secure the H4 adapter flange to the LED body.

...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
babblefish

Replies: 12
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:50 am   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
This is a how-to for installing an LED headlight conversion suggested by buzzvert and bought from Amazon. The scooter is my 2008 Buddy but should be the same for all Buddy's.

https://www.amazon.com ...
  Topic: Broken exhaust stud - Buddy 150
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 658

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:44 am   Subject: Broken exhaust stud - Buddy 150
Stanza is correct, it is a 6mm stud/nut. You can find them on eBay for next to nothing by searching for "gy6 exhaust studs".

Is it broken off leaving a piece of the stud in the head or di ...
 
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