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  Topic: NGK Iridium spark plug
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 121

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:40 pm   Subject: NGK Iridium spark plug
In that case I`ll get one for my Buddy because that way I won`t have to change it until I hit 100K miles.
  Topic: NGK Iridium spark plug
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 121

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:50 am   Subject: NGK Iridium spark plug
For our scooters just about any type/brand sparkplug will be fine. Think lawn mower engine. The engines in our scooters are pretty basic with fairly low compression and not under a lot of stress...unl ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
babblefish

Replies: 18
Views: 286

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:42 am   Subject: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
The biggest hurtle when trying to improve a Buddy's light throwing ability is the limited amount of power (amps) available from the stock alternator. I've tried a couple of different LED setups and th ...
  Topic: Interesting scooter sighting in SF today.
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 111

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:36 am   Subject: Interesting scooter sighting in SF today.
I was stopped at a light today and along comes an entire herd of Vespa and Lambretta scooters. Mostly vintage and mostly 2-stroke. Must have been 80 to 100 of them laying down a blue haze as they went ...
  Topic: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 75

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:28 am   Subject: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
I think a 300 would be a mistake. The DCT transmission adds a lot of weight. The bike will suffer accordingly. I've always wanted a X-ADV or Africa Twin in the 450 to 500 cc range. I think that's powe ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
babblefish

Replies: 18
Views: 286

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:16 am   Subject: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
Haven't installed it yet. My plan is to take pictures of the install and post it here.
  Topic: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
babblefish

Replies: 6
Views: 104

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:14 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
A 30mm carb on a stock 125cc engine is WAY overkill. I had one on my highly modified 183cc Blur for a while and while it was pretty good at stop light Gran Prix, for everyday riding it was slightly sl ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
babblefish

Replies: 52
Views: 2555

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:49 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Just saw one of these Royal Alloys on the street today. I must say it looks pretty good. Still wouldn't buy one though, engine is too small.
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
babblefish

Replies: 10
Views: 208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:45 am   Subject: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
E-bikes already get enough undeserved bad rap and have been banned from many places. The last thing we need is more inconsiderate people adding fuel to the fire.
  Topic: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 75

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:38 am   Subject: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
That's great news. I've always liked the X-ADV so if it shows up on our shores as a 300 or bigger I'd be interested. I wonder what the MSRP will be for this bad boy.
  Topic: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:25 pm   Subject: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
Just wire it directly to the battery with a fuse in the positive side. It is not switched and is always on even without the key in place.

I had thought about going that route but is this going to c ...
  Topic: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:48 am   Subject: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
Just wire it directly to the battery with a fuse in the positive side. It is not switched and is always on even without the key in place.


Yeah- I noticed that. I want switched! So I wired in a ho ...
  Topic: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:29 am   Subject: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
Just wire it directly to the battery with a fuse in the positive side. It is not switched and is always on even without the key in place.
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
babblefish

Replies: 10
Views: 208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:16 am   Subject: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
As nice as those might be, they'll probably not sell well in San Francisco. Here we have a company called "Scoot" that has their electric scooters all over the city available for rent for re ...
  Topic: CVT questions
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 254

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:09 am   Subject: CVT questions
Babblefish. In your tech library post you said to put a thin layer of grease on the top of the boss drive (spacer) that goes through the variator. I went ahead and did that but wonder if that woul ...
  Topic: CVT questions
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 254

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:35 am   Subject: CVT questions
Good job ucandoit!
Don't know what's going on with the pictures in the technical library but I'll see if I can fix it.

NCY transmission video:
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 light bulb below headlight bulb
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 125

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:38 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 light bulb below headlight bulb
It's the Buddy's equivalent of an appendix. It's always been there but no one knows what it's used for.
Seriously, I think it's used in some countries as a day time running light when the headlight i ...
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
babblefish

Replies: 12
Views: 259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:15 am   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
Hmm, I think it would be cheaper to buy a Buddy 125 rather than an ebike. My ebike cost $4200, and that's considered a mid priced bike.
  Topic: how setup new carb
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:13 am   Subject: how setup new carb
A is tight

They usually are. Many people change from the standard phillips (crosshead) screws to allen head for easier disassembly in the future.
  Topic: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:13 am   Subject: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
Honda Ruckus owners are always modding their rides in one way or another. Who says Buddy owners can't do the same?Smile
  Topic: how setup new carb
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:05 am   Subject: Re: how setup new carb
just got new goodfit PD18 carb and set screws and hoses different then stock carb.

wolf RX-50, 49cc engine

see pics.

A adj is ?

B adj is ? and its only on the new carb, not on the old, why ...
  Topic: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:10 am   Subject: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
Actually, after thinking about this it might be possible if you change the engine to a long case version. Should bolt right in because I think PGO used standard GY6 engine mounting points. Modify the ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 stolen in Ballard area of Seattle FOUND!
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 353

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:40 am   Subject: Buddy 125 stolen in Ballard area of Seattle FOUND!
Glad you got your scoot back but I'd repaint it back to black or some other color because otherwise every time you look at it that color will remind you that you and it got violated.
  Topic: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:36 am   Subject: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
As nice as that might be, it won't work. On the front, the fender would be in the way. In the rear, the tire/wheel won't fit because the engine is in the way and possibly part of the frame.
  Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
babblefish

Replies: 18
Views: 286

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:33 am   Subject: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
Very nice buzzvert. It says it's for AC and DC too. I just put one in my shopping cart.Smile
  Topic: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
babblefish

Replies: 14
Views: 248

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:29 am   Subject: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
Mine does the same at times, but very infrequently. Engine starts to sputter then just dies. It will usually restart without any problem and continue running fine thereafter. Strange. I'm thinking it ...
  Topic: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
babblefish

Replies: 14
Views: 248

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:32 pm   Subject: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
Mine does the same at times, but very infrequently. Engine starts to sputter then just dies. It will usually restart without any problem and continue running fine thereafter. Strange. I'm thinking it ...
  Topic: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories
babblefish

Replies: 10
Views: 196

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:35 pm   Subject: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories
Hmm, I kinda like that titanium color. Wish mine was that color. Congrats on getting a new Buddy though. You made a good choice.

What color is yours? I really like the blue and the orange. The tita ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
babblefish

Replies: 18
Views: 286

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:52 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
The specs says it should be powered with 12-32 volts DC, but if it's been working for you that's great. Keep us up to date on its longevity. I may get one if it survives the AC.
  Topic: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories
babblefish

Replies: 10
Views: 196

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:36 am   Subject: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories
Hmm, I kinda like that titanium color. Wish mine was that color. Congrats on getting a new Buddy though. You made a good choice.

I use my Buddy to commute to work almost everyday, do shopping erran ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
babblefish

Replies: 22
Views: 462

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:40 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
You can also try getting a so called "overdrive" variator. It's basically a variator with drive plates that are a little larger in diameter to allow the belt to ride higher which essentially ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
babblefish

Replies: 22
Views: 462

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:29 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
That's interesting that you only got to 51 on a 161 Buddy because my stock Buddy 150 will easily do GPS 60 with a little bit more throttle to go. I'm wondering if the final gear ratio of a 150 is diff ...
  Topic: What Oil??
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 164

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:11 pm   Subject: What Oil??
Ft. Worth Texas stays pretty warm most of the year so I would use the 15-40W. And if it ever drops below the 60's then you can always switch to the 10-40W. That's my opinion anyway.
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
babblefish

Replies: 22
Views: 462

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:22 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
She's looking great. Outstanding bargain you have there. I also got a great deal on my Buddy but not as good as yours. On the plus side, other than oils, I didn't have to replace anything. If you're i ...
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
babblefish

Replies: 26
Views: 539

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:33 am   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Just for reference, my 14K mile Buddy 150 with stock engine on a good day will do about 65 mph (GPS) on level ground. It's reving it's guts out doing that though so I don't sustain it for long. Beside ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 final drive oil
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 231

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:19 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 final drive oil
Don't put the full 110cc in, replacement spec is 90cc or three fluid ounces, to account for any gear oil still clinging to the case/gears.

This is true. I forgot about that. Shows how often I chang ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 final drive oil
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 231

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:20 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 final drive oil
85-140W is what I use and haven't had any problems.
I'd put the recommended 110cc in. If you fill it to the fill plug it'll be overfull and you risk the chance of blowing oil pass the seals when it g ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125, high flow air filter. Added performance?
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 288

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:44 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125, high flow air filter. Added performance?
I see the stock air filter element on eBay for $15, shipped.
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125, high flow air filter. Added performance?
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 288

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:58 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125, high flow air filter. Added performance?
No one can tell you the correct size to use in your particular engine setup and location. I find correct main jet size the old fashioned way, by using plug chops.

If you're after more performance, ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
babblefish

Replies: 22
Views: 462

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:42 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
I've not seen that carb but it should be a direct bolt-in like the one I posted. Certainly can't argue the price, though I have to question whether or not it's an inferior copy of the Taiwan made carb ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
babblefish

Replies: 22
Views: 462

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:57 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
Killer price on your Buddy. Good score!
The CV diaphragm is operated by a vacuum port internal to the carb. When making sure it's seated and sealed, put some rubber safe lubricant on the sealing surf ...
  Topic: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
babblefish

Replies: 21
Views: 607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:17 am   Subject: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
Thanks for all the input folks. I really wanted a Sportcity 250 but since they've been discontinued, they're a little hard to find on Craigslist. I used to see them quite often there but I guess the w ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 misfire at WOT
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 230

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:02 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 misfire at WOT
What scootERIK said. And if you run an aftermarket foam type air filter you'll have the same problem. You need to rejet for a richer mixture. How much will be determined by experimentation on your par ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:26 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
Lubricating the sealing lip of the diaphragm with rubber safe lube will help it seal better.
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 carburetor size, type, model
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 152

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:23 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 carburetor size, type, model
The Buddy 125 and 150 use a 24mm carb. The size refers to the diameter of the venturi.
  Topic: Difficulty adjusting right hand mirro
babblefish

Replies: 3
Views: 198

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:24 am   Subject: Difficulty adjusting right hand mirro
I seem to remember someone who was afraid of and unsure of changing the oil in her own scooter...
Anything is possible once you understand the basics. I think you can do anything you set your mind to ...
  Topic: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
babblefish

Replies: 48
Views: 1186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:01 am   Subject: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
so here's a final follow up to this story/thread. after getting the belt and rollers installed, i thought the burning smell has ceased, but then it would appear now & then. was i imagining things? ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 erratic idle
babblefish

Replies: 8
Views: 253

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:58 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 erratic idle
Sounds like the diaphragm is taking it's time returning to the bottom of it's travel. The diaphragm return spring is in place, right?
  Topic: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
babblefish

Replies: 21
Views: 607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:49 am   Subject: Kymco People GT300i, anyone?
After that long winded response, I guess my expanded list of possible candidates would be: Aprilia Sportcity 250, Kymco GT300i, Paggio BV350, and Yamaha XMAX 300. I need to do more research on the lat ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 aftermarket carburetor.
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 197

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:59 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 aftermarket carburetor.
The stock carburetor is actually quite good if it's kept clean and in tune. I haven't had any major problems with the ones in my Blur or Buddy. One thing for sure, it's much better than the cheap carb ...
 
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