Forums
 FAQHelp  LinksLinks    SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Search found 2940 matches
Forums
Author Message
  Topic: Buddy #3
babblefish

Replies: 7
Views: 190

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: 4
Views: 54

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: 4
Views: 54

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: 190

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: 47

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: 145

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: 1
Views: 40

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: 145

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: 145

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: 224
Views: 17404

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: 224
Views: 17404

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: 224
Views: 17404

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: 224
Views: 17404

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: 224
Views: 17404

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: 237

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: 263

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: 263

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: 71

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: 237

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: 194

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: 78

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: 194

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: 674

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: 263

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: 263

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: 263

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: 263

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: 194

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 ...
  Topic: Kuryakyn ISO Grip Set with Throttle Boss
babblefish

Replies: 1
Views: 139

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:34 am   Subject: Kuryakyn ISO Grip Set with Throttle Boss
If you can't find an aftermarket exhaust system searching under Hooligan, try searching for PGO T-Rex or X-Hot, both of which the Hooligan is based off of. Genuine took the most basic and blah bits fr ...
  Topic: image sizing
babblefish

Replies: 5
Views: 117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:26 pm   Subject: image sizing
There are many free online websites for editing photos including resizing. The one I use is www.pixlr.com
Works really well and can do a lot more than resize.
  Topic: Buddy 50 needs to do better on hills
babblefish

Replies: 2
Views: 153

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:01 am   Subject: Buddy 50 needs to do better on hills
You need more torque. Nothing you do to your transmission will give you more torque to climb hills at a higher speed. Playing around with the transmission will change where the little 50cc engine will ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 224
Views: 17404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:49 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Heck of a deal! That asking price is for 2 (two)!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/d/san-mateo-honda-trail-90s/6963036859.html

I have 2 each trail 90's for sale that have been in storage for ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
babblefish

Replies: 224
Views: 17404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:40 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Argh! Life just got a lot more complicated:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcd/d/berkeley-royal-enfield-himalayans-in/6963071414.html

and:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcd/d/berkeley-20 ...
  Topic: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 111

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:31 am   Subject: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
When shopping for a BMS, make sure you get one rated for at least 50A because the Chinese manufacturers can be very optimistic with their specs.
I run a 3S (three cells in series) pack in the Blur.
  Topic: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
babblefish

Replies: 4
Views: 111

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:38 am   Subject: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
I did that with my Blur, am working on a LiIon (18650 cells) replacement for the Buddy but it will be in the stock location. One thing to keep in mind if you're making your own battery pack is to make ...
  Topic: NGK Iridium spark plug
babblefish

Replies: 9
Views: 262

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: 262

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: 28
Views: 674

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: 219

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: 154

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: 28
Views: 674

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: 230

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: 3330

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: 12
Views: 472

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: 154

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: 290

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: 290

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: 290

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: 12
Views: 472

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: 401

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 ...
 
Page 1 of 59 Goto page 1, 2, 3 ... 57, 58, 59  Next
Time: GMT
Jump to:  

  Scootergear designed by riders for riders


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
All Content Copyright 2007-2011 by Modern Buddy. All Rights Reserved.