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  Topic: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 8
Views: 1902

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:32 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
Front brakes for sure. It's a 2008 with almost 1700 miles on it.
  Topic: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 8
Views: 1902

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:48 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
As the title says, my brakes are extremely squeaky and it's really ruining the experience. Any suggestions on what to do about this?

I notice the problem is worse with two people on the scooter, c ...
  Topic: Can I get some diagnostic help, please?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 4
Views: 649

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:27 pm   Subject: Can I get some diagnostic help, please?
Sounds fun let's do it
  Topic: Starter motor troubles
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 8
Views: 897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:57 pm   Subject: Starter motor troubles
It definitely could be the battery. I only ride it on weekends and don’t have it on a tender.

Kind of annoying that i need one though. Are there any workaround for that? Maybe just get a bigger ...
  Topic: Starter motor troubles
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 8
Views: 897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 pm   Subject: Starter motor troubles
Hey everyone, I’m having some trouble with the electric start on my buddy 50 (1500 miles), and I think it’s going. It doesn’t work if the bike has been sitting for a while, so I have to kick it ...
  Topic: Fishing Rod Holder
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 4
Views: 972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:28 pm   Subject: Fishing Rod Holder
Just made one of these for myself and it's amazing. Thanks for the idea!
  Topic: Did I really kill my scooter?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 15
Views: 1377

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:48 am   Subject: Did I really kill my scooter?
Re-jetting means putting new jets of a different size in your carburetor. It would be done after converting to a bigger engine because now there is a bigger cylinder to fill. If you're still using the ...
  Topic: Speaker solutions
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 1
Views: 650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:56 pm   Subject: Speaker solutions
So the thread on all the music is great, but how do you play it? Headphones don't seem the right vibe, and I'd worry about bluetooth speakers falling out and taking up space in the front pocket.

I ...
  Topic: Titled, Registered, Insured...Finally!! (New Jersey)
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 3
Views: 726

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:08 pm   Subject: Titled, Registered, Insured...Finally!! (New Jersey)
Just a Craigslist buy with no papers, I did get a Bill of Sale though. NJ process requires title searches from the surrounding states, newspaper publication, attempts to contact existing owner, etc. ...
  Topic: Titled, Registered, Insured...Finally!! (New Jersey)
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 3
Views: 726

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:23 pm   Subject: Titled, Registered, Insured...Finally!! (New Jersey)
Bought a Buddy 50 without title this January and finally finished the process of getting all the paperwork in order today...what a relief!

A lot of it was my fault for not staying on top of things ...
  Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 19
Views: 1370

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:47 pm   Subject: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
Painful read. Poor thing.
  Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 19
Views: 1370

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:27 pm   Subject: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
> he went to a DMV and got a notarized document that I used to title it without any issues.

Wish I had known about this. How does it work exactly? You just asked him to get something notarized t ...
  Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 19
Views: 1370

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:42 pm   Subject: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
Recently went through the titling process for my Buddy in NJ. It was long but if you stay organized it's very doable, especially if you have a different scooter to ride in the meantime!

Don't give ...
  Topic: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 11
Views: 1133

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:46 am   Subject: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
If you cover it, I would recommend going with something water-resistant but breathable, like the

Bought. Thanks everyone.
  Topic: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 11
Views: 1133

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:05 pm   Subject: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
I'm out of storage space where I can keep it dry but I'm going to need it most of the summer. Can I just leave it in the rain?
  Topic: Scooter smokes with ~ 1/4 tank of gas left
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 3
Views: 736

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:03 pm   Subject: Scooter smokes with ~ 1/4 tank of gas left
It's a 2008 buddy 50. The oil is the no-smoke stuff, so all good there.

It's quite the mystery.
  Topic: Helmet Recommendations?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 10
Views: 1160

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:49 pm   Subject: Helmet Recommendations?
Ah these are great. Many thanks!
  Topic: Helmet Recommendations?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 10
Views: 1160

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:52 am   Subject: Helmet Recommendations?
These look pretty good, especially the white ones. A bit expensive, but I guess it's not the kind of thing to skimp on.

Is it mostly just black or white? I could swear I've seen other colors aroun ...
  Topic: Helmet Recommendations?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 10
Views: 1160

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:13 pm   Subject: Helmet Recommendations?
I'm looking for a light, easy, but still DOT-approved helmet for myself and my girlfriend. I can't seem to find anything that quite fits the bill. It's all a little too cumbersome or hardcore looking. ...
  Topic: Scooter smokes with ~ 1/4 tank of gas left
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 3
Views: 736

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:40 pm   Subject: Scooter smokes with ~ 1/4 tank of gas left
As the title says. My scooter had a really bad smoking issue a while back, and there was a thread about it. After refilling with a full tank of premium gas, everything was better for a while, until th ...
  Topic: Smoke from CVT
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 7
Views: 690

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:16 pm   Subject: Smoke from CVT
A...April Fool's everyone I totally g...got you :/

Seriously though, I take it the left lever does not disengage the transmission? It's just a brake? I just assumed it was a clutch.
  Topic: Smoke from CVT
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 7
Views: 690

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:56 pm   Subject: Smoke from CVT
I had the buddy on the center stand and held in the clutch while revving it WOT for about 5 minutes. After a while some smoke started coming out of the CVT box. Is this normal? Should I not rev it out ...
  Topic: Buddy 50cc starts in off position
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 2
Views: 517

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:21 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc starts in off position
Did you play with the new ignition before installing, like turn it back and forth? Is it a stock ignition? Some ignitions have more than two possible positions, but the buddy only needs two (three if ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 16
Views: 1220

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
That's funny, my other project right now is an '86 Spree. I took the muffler off yesterday and repainted before I considered decarbonizing. By the looks of the exhaust port I probably should have but ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 16
Views: 1220

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:26 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Yeah I only ran it for two minutes without the injector, just long enough to see if it was the oil and to verify that my oil pump works (it does). Still a smoke machine.

I've since replaced the oi ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 16
Views: 1220

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:36 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Just drained the existing oil as best I could (any tips on this? it seems to not drain fully or quickly).

Oddly enough the oil in there was blue, which doesn't match the Castrol 927 that was suppo ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 16
Views: 1220

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:49 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Thanks everyone, that should clear things up (literally). HA!

JASO FD, not JD FASO.

Lots of brands have it, but Motul 710 is my favorite. Your pipe is getting saturated with that castrol, which ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 16
Views: 1220

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:09 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Currently using Castrol 927 High Performance 2-Cycle Oil Pro Series Racing Formula Premix Only. It's what the previous owner had in there and I didn't change it.

Scooter is pre-owned, has 1300 mil ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 16
Views: 1220

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:18 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
So I have my Buddy all dialed in air/fuel wise, but I still get tons of blueish white smoke. It isn't there when I just start the buddy and let it idle, but when I go WOT it gushes out like a fog mach ...
  Topic: How to derestrict Buddy 50
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 14
Views: 14995

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:00 pm   Subject: How to derestrict Buddy 50
Thaal, the gasket in the exhaust is already there, even after you take out the restrictor. If you want a new one you can get one at the dealer.

What do you mean it's already in there? In the vi ...
  Topic: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 18
Views: 1600

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 pm   Subject: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
Sorry to hear about the fuse. If i had to guess I'd say the black wire on the left should take the place of the orange wire on the right. Doing a continuity check with a multimeter and matching outcom ...
  Topic: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 18
Views: 1600

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:56 am   Subject: Re: Aftermarket ignition switch
Thanks for the post! I bought the same aftermarket ignition switch but the plug is different and the wires are different colors. Did you have to rewire the original plug on the one you bought?

Than ...
  Topic: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 18
Views: 1600

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:54 pm   Subject: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
I”m not in the market for a new ignition, but that is cool. Does it have a compatible seat release mechanism too?

Yep, it works. The latch uses a regular cable, and this one has a place for the c ...
  Topic: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 18
Views: 1600

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:05 pm   Subject: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
Bought a scoot but it needed a new ignition. I didn't want to pay the 100 or so bucks for a new OEM part, so I looked around and found this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074X4VCNL/ref=ppx_yo ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 9
Views: 1027

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:46 am   Subject: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
Took the carb out and poked around.

Mixture screw is now one turn out. Any further out and the idle seems to be too high, spinning the wheel. This seems wrong. Maybe compensating for a rich condit ...
  Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 8
Views: 683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:27 pm   Subject: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
The other adjustment on the carb is the idle speed screw, which on my ‘09 has a plastic thumbwheel on it for easy manipulation without tools. Not sure if this would have solved your issue, or if tha ...
  Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 8
Views: 683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:50 pm   Subject: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
The Buddy 50's came with a air/fuel screw? My 2009 didnt have one. Anyways, I would still consider cleaning out the carb and jets. Good job getting it running.

Mine is a 2008...I'm pretty sure what ...
  Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 8
Views: 683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:00 pm   Subject: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
Wanted to post this to get some input. Not sure if the right fix but it definitely worked.

Recently bought a Buddy 50 on the cheap because the owner thought it had carburetor issues. The bike woul ...
  Topic: Buddy Seat will not latch.
buddys_n_blasters

Replies: 10
Views: 2055

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:42 pm   Subject: Re: Buddy Seat will not latch.
I just got a solo seat for my 06 buddy 125, I put it on and I can't get it to latch. I do not want to force it because I do not want the latch to get stuck, any way any Ideas?

I had a similar probl ...
 
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