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  Topic: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
birdmove

Replies: 8
Views: 1109

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:53 pm   Subject: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
Yeah. Too bad they dropped the Rattler!
  Topic: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
birdmove

Replies: 8
Views: 1109

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:04 pm   Subject: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
Bill, I was born at Swedish Hospital in Seattle in 1953, and grew up in Burien. Graduated from Highline High School in '72. My parents moved from Burien to Normandy Park/Des Moines that year. They liv ...
  Topic: Roughouse 49cc vs Buddy 49cc
birdmove

Replies: 1
Views: 662

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:12 pm   Subject: Roughouse 49cc vs Buddy 49cc
I am considering one of these two mopeds, as that is what they are classed as here in Hawaii. No annual license tags, insurance is optional, and no mc endorsement needed. I may buy two, as my wife rid ...
  Topic: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
birdmove

Replies: 8
Views: 1109

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:05 pm   Subject: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
We live on the big island of Hawaii about 12 miles south of Hilo. I'm a 65 year old retired dude that has ridden motorcycles and scooters since I was 8. I am considering buying one, maybe two "m ...
  Topic: Hawaii/Oahu
birdmove

Replies: 13
Views: 1895

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:55 pm   Subject: Hawaii/Oahu
Just got this reply:

Jon,



Sorry your email went into my spam folder for some reason and I just found it. Yes we ship to Big Island. We ship freight collect so you just pay the fees on you ...
  Topic: Hawaii/Oahu
birdmove

Replies: 13
Views: 1895

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 4:56 pm   Subject: Hawaii/Oahu
Haven't found out yet. Guessing $200-$300.
  Topic: Hawaii/Oahu
birdmove

Replies: 13
Views: 1895

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 4:21 am   Subject: roughhouse
How is yours holding up for you? Wouldn't mind buying one, but then I'd have to have it loaded onto a barge for Hilo.
  Topic: Hawaii/Oahu
birdmove

Replies: 13
Views: 1895

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 3:08 am   Subject: Roughhouse
I Live on the big island near Hilo. Actually about 10-12 miles from the volcano breakouts. In Hawaii, does the Roughhouse meet the qualifications for a moped??

Thanks for any comments.
  Topic: [NBR] SYM Classic (Wolf) 150
birdmove

Replies: 106
Views: 73431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:25 am   Subject: [NBR] SYM Classic (Wolf) 150
The Venox, by the reports I read, was a fine motorcycle. It was also, I have heard, the Honda 250 Magna. It's likely that Kymco made the Magna for Honda.



http://www.epfguzzi.com/kymcobiz/motor ...
  Topic: [NBR] SYM Classic (Wolf) 150
birdmove

Replies: 106
Views: 73431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:26 pm   Subject: [NBR] SYM Classic (Wolf) 150
If you go to cycletrader.com and do a nationwide search for Kymco Quannon 150, you'll also find a dealer in Covina, Ca. selling them for $1995. Other dealers on the same search have them up to $3428 r ...
  Topic: [NBR] SYM Classic (Wolf) 150
birdmove

Replies: 106
Views: 73431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:59 pm   Subject: [NBR] SYM Classic (Wolf) 150
Talking of small motorcycles available in the US, there is also the Kymco Quannon 150. It's sold as a 125 elsewhere. It has apparently been dropped now for the US market. Due to that, dealers are sell ...
  Topic: Couple 4 stroke Stella questions
birdmove

Replies: 12
Views: 1992

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:48 pm   Subject: Couple 4 stroke Stella questions
Just wondering what speed the new Stellas can reliably cruise at? Will they do 50 mph (I'm 5'9" and about 180 pounds)? From what I'm reaading here, cruising range seems to be arout 75 miles betwe ...
  Topic: How many have ridden with no crash?
birdmove

Replies: 32
Views: 1947

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:56 am   Subject: How many have ridden with no crash?
Well, I'm almost 58 years old and started riding off road at 8. Got my motorcycle riding permit at 15 1/2 and never looked back. Starting off road was very beneficial to my future street riding. If yo ...
  Topic: Stella 2T at $3,199 or 4T at $3,799, is the 4T really worth
birdmove

Replies: 32
Views: 6544

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:17 pm   Subject: Stella 2T at $3,199 or 4T at $3,799, is the 4T really worth
We have a dealer with a few two stroke Stellas at $2599 as I recall.
  Topic: On the fence between Buddy 125 and MadAss 125...
birdmove

Replies: 50
Views: 7091

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:16 pm   Subject: On the fence between Buddy 125 and MadAss 125...
What did you think of the Rattler 110??

jon
  Topic: Anyone seen Scoot Magazine issue #59?
birdmove

Replies: 2
Views: 796

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:44 pm   Subject: Anyone seen Scoot Magazine issue #59?
They do a dyno comparo of a 125cc Buddy, and a 150cc Buddy. Whats surprising is that the 150 really only shows an advanteg at from 0-about b2- mph. Basically, from there on, the 125 makes more power. ...
  Topic: Winterizing whoopsie on a 2T Stella
birdmove

Replies: 12
Views: 2507

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:21 am   Subject: Winterizing whoopsie on a 2T Stella
How long has it been sitting?
Have you tried to start it?
  Topic: Is a Stella right for me?
birdmove

Replies: 30
Views: 4927

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:16 am   Subject: Is a Stella right for me?
That is a very good price by the way.

jon
  Topic: Buddy Reliability
birdmove

Replies: 53
Views: 6235

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:53 pm   Subject: Buddy Reliability
I've heard nothing but good concerning the reliability of the Buddy scooters. I've heard of the exhaust mounting bolt issue on the Vino 125, but if you keep an eye on that known weak point, I've heard ...
  Topic: Favorite Scooter Rides
birdmove

Replies: 8
Views: 1460

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:24 pm   Subject: Favorite Scooter Rides
Well, my wife now has a big enough scooter that we colud ride to Anacortes, but we used to have 2-49cc Honda scooters. We'd load them up in our little Toyota pickup in Puyallup, Wa. Then drive to the ...
  Topic: engine question
birdmove

Replies: 2
Views: 2798

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:22 pm   Subject: engine question
I've owned maybe 5-6 two stroke motorcycles years ago-all were dual sports. In those days "decarbonizing" was kind of like part of the basic maintenance of riding a two stroke. Removing the ...
  Topic: How many miles do you have
birdmove

Replies: 11
Views: 4080

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:24 pm   Subject: How many miles do you have
Well, I have close to 9k on mine, but I did have to have it rebuilt around the 7.5k mark, I'm still under warranty for a little less than a year to go, so it really wasn't a problem getting it fixed. ...
  Topic: a dum question from.......me
birdmove

Replies: 9
Views: 994

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:08 pm   Subject: a dum question from.......me
I dragged my wife to the local Genuine scooter dealer because I wanted to look at new Stellas and Rattler 125s. Of course we looked at the Buddys too. When we bought my wife's new scooter a year and a ...
  Topic: Rattler 110 questions
birdmove

Replies: 4
Views: 2951

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:02 am   Subject: Rattler 110 questions
I'm wanting to go have a look at one of the Rattler 110s at a local dealer. They have some leftover new ones in stock. I'm wondering if Genuine is dropping the two strok Rattler 110 for 2011? Has anyo ...
  Topic: two stroke or four stroke?
birdmove

Replies: 31
Views: 5495

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:18 pm   Subject: two stroke or four stroke?
Oh, and maybe I should mention that Valley Scooters in Kent, Wa. is selling their new Stellas at $2599. Maybe a guy could get them without the BS fees (freight and setup).

jon
  Topic: [NBR] SYM-USA Distribution goes to…
birdmove

Replies: 12
Views: 7682

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:52 am   Subject: [NBR] SYM-USA Distribution goes to…
The Mojito was probably a step up from the SYM/Lance cali Classic, but I bet the Cali Classic is a step up from the other similiar looking scooters. Maybe the Fly Il Bello is close to the SYM??The Cal ...
  Topic: [NBR] SYM-USA Distribution goes to…
birdmove

Replies: 12
Views: 7682

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:54 pm   Subject: [NBR] SYM-USA Distribution goes to…
I emailed Mike Hickman back and forth a couple times today. He is the national Sales Manager for Lance Powersports. He said the Lance will have both SYM scooters and parts by late winter or early spri ...
  Topic: [NBR] SYM-USA Distribution goes to…
birdmove

Replies: 12
Views: 7682

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:33 pm   Subject: [NBR] SYM-USA Distribution goes to…
I'm here to tell you that, at least the HD200 (and I'm sure the HD125) are great scooters. We have a 2008 HD200 and it's an awesome unit. I've heard good things about the Cali Classic as far as build ...
  Topic: two stroke or four stroke?
birdmove

Replies: 31
Views: 5495

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:52 am   Subject: two stroke or four stroke?
Two strokes are pretty easy to work on.No cams,valves,cam chains and tensioners. Two stroke lubes are probably a lot better now than back when I owned two stroke motorcycles. The pistons/cylinders/exh ...
  Topic: Buddy 170!
birdmove

Replies: 166
Views: 20661

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:58 am   Subject: Buddy 170!
While the SYM HD200 certainly doesn't look like a "retro" scooter, I sure don't think they are ugly. My wife's 2008 model has been a great scooter. Fast as hell for a 163cc. Four valve head, ...
  Topic: Any news on the Genuine classic cruiser?
birdmove

Replies: 83
Views: 7556

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:36 am   Subject: Any news on the Genuine classic cruiser?
Well, the wife and I have done our part. We bought five scooters in the last 3-4 years. One Honda Metro, 2 Ruckuses, a SYM HD200, and my new, leftover Kymco People 150. The Hondas were sold or tyraded ...
  Topic: Stella 4T Early Impressions
birdmove

Replies: 44
Views: 6475

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:19 am   Subject: Stella 4T Early Impressions
How about gas mileage??

Thanks, Jon
  Topic: Indian made motorcycles and scooters
birdmove

Replies: 1
Views: 1354

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:39 am   Subject: Indian made motorcycles and scooters
I've looked at some two stroke Stellas at a local dealership, and find them pretty cool. I'm not strictly speaking a scooterist, but have ridden motorcycles since I was eight (now 56). I did but a Ruc ...
  Topic: Buddy 150 questions
birdmove

Replies: 15
Views: 1471

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:49 am   Subject: Buddy 150 questions
My wife has decided to get a new Genuine Buddy 150.She will sell or trade her 2005 Honda Metro 49cc she's ridden for a few years now. I'd like to ask what a realistic cruising speed on a Buddy 150 mig ...
  Topic: First heckling - 5 days in
birdmove

Replies: 124
Views: 7013

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:34 pm   Subject: First heckling - 5 days in
I took my share of s**t from morons when I rode my 49cc Honda Ruckus. It does get tiresome.

jon
  Topic: bigger scooter for my wife?
birdmove

Replies: 27
Views: 2320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:14 pm   Subject: bigger scooter for my wife?
I took my wife to look at a Honda Helix because I had read great things about them as far as comfort,reliability etc. But my wife-and I find this rather hilarious coming fro her-just doesn't like the ...
  Topic: bigger scooter for my wife?
birdmove

Replies: 27
Views: 2320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:13 pm   Subject: bigger scooter for my wife?
She has put over 2000 miles on her Honda Metro 49cc scooter. She wants a bigger one pretty soon.Heres some more info:
1.The Metro actually works for her very short commute just fine and gets about ...
  Topic: [NSR] Why Some Won't Return
birdmove

Replies: 17
Views: 1223

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:57 am   Subject: [NSR] Why Some Won't Return
Maybe if you ran fast enough to rescue those beers the electric current wouldn't catch you?????
  Topic: This is not ok!
birdmove

Replies: 47
Views: 4600

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:16 am   Subject: This is not ok!
At least on the drain plug, one can drill and safety wire it.

jon
  Topic: Seattle Area Rides
birdmove

Replies: 4
Views: 779

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:06 pm   Subject: Seattle Area Rides
Weekender to San Juan Island, or Orcas Island. We have a 49cc Ruckus and Metro right now, so we trucked them from Puyallup to the Anancortes ferry terminal, unloaded, and rode them onto the boat. By t ...
  Topic: The Most Fun You've Ever Had On A Scooter?
birdmove

Replies: 29
Views: 2042

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:38 am   Subject: The Most Fun You've Ever Had On A Scooter?
The times my wife and I rode our scooters (her Metro, my Ruckus) onto the Anacortes ferry to Orcas Island (once to San Juan Island), and spent our weekend tooling all over the island staying in a bed ...
  Topic: Buddy questions
birdmove

Replies: 6
Views: 1277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:09 am   Subject: Buddy questions
My wife is close to deciding to get herself a new Buddy. I have a couple of questions that may help us:
1.What is a reliable cruising speed an owner could exspect a Buddy to cruise at reliably? ...
  Topic: gas mileage
birdmove

Replies: 23
Views: 1903

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 4:47 am   Subject: gas mileage
Just for info-my 50cc Ruckus averages about 102 mpg, while my wife's 50cc Metro gets about 110-116.

jon
  Topic: A new puppy. A new beginning. [OT]
birdmove

Replies: 30
Views: 2358

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 4:42 am   Subject: A new puppy. A new beginning. [OT]
My wife and I love Greyhounds. We adopted two retired racers some years ago. One was an all white female named Honey, the other was a blue brindle named Blue (also female). Honey was the perfect dog. ...
  Topic: Rain riding
birdmove

Replies: 22
Views: 1715

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:06 am   Subject: Rain riding
Come on up to the Pacifc NW/Puget Sound area.If you don't ride in rain here, you don't ride at all.

jon
  Topic: question on Buddy's and pickups
birdmove

Replies: 3
Views: 849

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:01 pm   Subject: question on Buddy's and pickups
I'm wondering if anyone here has maybe two Buddy's, and weather or not two could be loaded into a Toyota Tacoma pickup. Heres what my wife and I have been doing: We have a Honda Matreo (wife) and a Ho ...
  Topic: how about some gas mileage reports?
birdmove

Replies: 34
Views: 5185

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:19 am   Subject: how about some gas mileage reports?
That seems to work out to be about 93mpg. That would certainly be really excellant for a 125cc scooter with a cvt trans I believe. To speak in terms of motorcycles (my two wheel ride for the last 42 y ...
  Topic: how about some gas mileage reports?
birdmove

Replies: 34
Views: 5185

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:47 pm   Subject: how about some gas mileage reports?
I'm waiting to hear some miles per gallon stats on the Buddy. I have to replace my scooter, since I just yesterday gave my 2006 Honda 49cc Ruckus to my daughter for trasportation at college. That litt ...
  Topic: Okay, so who is actually selling these, and where?
birdmove

Replies: 58
Views: 5091

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:33 pm   Subject: Okay, so who is actually selling these, and where?
Ducati of Seattle has them too.
 
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