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  Topic: Is my engine missing something?
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 2980

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:43 pm   Subject: Is my engine missing something?
I mean, in general I don't see any reason why you wouldn't just cover it. For nothing else, keeps mud out of there.
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 electric start problems
buzzvert

Replies: 5
Views: 430

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:38 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 electric start problems
May seem simple but pull the battery and test it. It may run fine after kickstarting because it's not reliant upon the battery at that point. Batteries are cheap.

If you need a starter, I just pos ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i starter motor replacement
buzzvert

Replies: 4
Views: 418

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i starter motor replacement
https://www.ebay.com/itm/STARTER-STARTING-MOTOR-for-PGO-GMAX-150-GENUINE-BUDDY-125-C1241000000-/401509011430

That's cross-compatible to the 170i.
  Topic: Buddy #3
buzzvert

Replies: 7
Views: 545

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:04 am   Subject: Buddy #3
That was the odd thing on the teardown of the failed stator on the 07 Buddy- I could not find an obvious failure point. What I do know is that if I sprayed the sensor with water, it would run fine unt ...
  Topic: Buddy #3
buzzvert

Replies: 7
Views: 545

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:46 pm   Subject: Buddy #3
You're not going to swap over the Forsa shock to the orange one?


I would also swap the NCY stator to the orange one if I was you.

I'll likely just get another Forsa shock for the newer bike- ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 carb float measurement
buzzvert

Replies: 3
Views: 314

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:46 am   Subject: Buddy 50 carb float measurement
This is the kind of user information that builds a community. Good stuff.
  Topic: Buddy #3
buzzvert

Replies: 7
Views: 545

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:24 pm   Subject: Buddy #3
For anyone that's interested in a parts bike or a decently priced ride in the Denver area, I'm getting off my older 125 here: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic32091.html
  Topic: Buddy #3
buzzvert

Replies: 7
Views: 545

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:38 pm   Subject: Buddy #3
Pulled the trigger on a local purchase... paid Real Money(tm) for this one but for a 2009 with 1600 miles and a TITLE, it's in pretty good shape. Had been sitting for a while but fired right up after ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i Tail Light Problem
buzzvert

Replies: 7
Views: 466

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:26 am   Subject: Buddy 170i Tail Light Problem
I can confirm the rear turn signal sockets won't accept many BA15 bulbs in a locking fashion due to slight depth differences. It's not a BA15 socket. That said, I modified my LEDs to fit by grinding t ...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
buzzvert

Replies: 12
Views: 615

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:06 pm   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
They definitely changed it- so far I've tracked down the previous product as:

http://www.rtdautolight.com/motorcycle-led-bulbs/motorcycle-light-bulbs/m02j-diving-heat-with-copper-braid-led.html

...
  Topic: Genuine Buddy Brawl
buzzvert

Replies: 5
Views: 527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:19 pm   Subject: Genuine Buddy Brawl
Colorado: Scooters in the bike lanes, bicycles on the sidewalks and pedestrians in the damned street.
  Topic: Genuine Buddy Brawl
buzzvert

Replies: 5
Views: 527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: Genuine Buddy Brawl
It's especially tragic here since low-powered scooters can legally use the bike lanes. That brings up situations where you can rocket up to 40 mph legally in the same area families are out tooling aro ...
  Topic: Genuine Buddy Brawl
buzzvert

Replies: 5
Views: 527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:59 pm   Subject: Genuine Buddy Brawl
This happens a lot in Colorado as low-powered (50cc) scooters and bicycles share the same road area. This isn't any of us here is it?

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/fight-in-chees ...
  Topic: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
buzzvert

Replies: 14
Views: 591

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:36 pm   Subject: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
The Vespa and Piaggio manuals both state that the dipsticks must be screwed in. Can't believe Robot is incorrect! He's a god!

I mean- if you know where the oil level should BE on the dipstick when ...
  Topic: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
buzzvert

Replies: 14
Views: 591

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:26 pm   Subject: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
Very roughly, the thread width is about the same as half of the hash marks on the dipstick. I've found that if you don't screw it in, it should juuuuust register on the dipstick, and if you do screw i ...
  Topic: Oil in the fuel tank (Help appreciated)
buzzvert

Replies: 7
Views: 1275

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:12 pm   Subject: Oil in the fuel tank (Help appreciated)
Thinking about it, there's likely gas/oil in the carb. If you can run it through and let it idle (probably badly) for a while you'll be OK. Worst case scenario is getting the carb out, tipping it over ...
  Topic: Oil in the fuel tank (Help appreciated)
buzzvert

Replies: 7
Views: 1275

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:50 pm   Subject: Oil in the fuel tank (Help appreciated)
For a complete fuel drain, I always pull the seat assembly (four bolts- two by the latch and two in the storage area), and find the line from the fuel tank right before it hits the filter. Having a wa ...
  Topic: Non OEM Ball Bearing
buzzvert

Replies: 2
Views: 368

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:52 pm   Subject: Non OEM Ball Bearing
Big fan of Timken- that's what I have in my Land Cruiser.
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 1085

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
Love this thread.

Buzzvert, tell us about the looped fastener under the headlight with the Incredibles boy swinging from it in your signature photo. Is that an entire metric threaded fastener, or i ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 1085

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:07 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
Updated the floor mat by trimming a $6 Wal-Mart doormat to size. I REALLY like the grippiness and thickness.
  Topic: Buddy 125 shock absorber upgrade
buzzvert

Replies: 3
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:07 am   Subject: Buddy 125 shock absorber upgrade
How adjustable is this shock(pre-load, rebound, compression?)

Is there enough adjustment to soften it up from the stock settings?

...I'm not sure. I see the preload / compression ring that is ad ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 shock absorber upgrade
buzzvert

Replies: 3
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:41 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 shock absorber upgrade
I felt compelled to report on a very worthwhile and cost-effective upgrade. To preface, I have the luxury of having an essentially new Buddy 125 next to one with nearly 10K on the clock, so I get imme ...
  Topic: Front fork replacement after accident
buzzvert

Replies: 6
Views: 492

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:59 pm   Subject: Front fork replacement after accident
I faced this exact scenario on a salvage Piaggio. The forks should go in easily and not bind, when the ignition assembly is removed. I'd definitely remove that as the impact could have bent or damaged ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
buzzvert

Replies: 28
Views: 1046

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:44 am   Subject: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
After maybe 20 minutes of testing when I was adjusting the H4 collar position the heat sink loops were only warm. The in line black plastic box got quite hot though. I hope that doesn't become an is ...
  Topic: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
buzzvert

Replies: 4
Views: 215

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:44 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: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
buzzvert

Replies: 4
Views: 215

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:25 am   Subject: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
In my bin of "things I should install on something" resides a wonderful dual Nautilus horn. It's a big mother, and I could get creative and mount it behind the front windshield (as PGO calls ...
  Topic: Gen-u-Bodge
buzzvert

Replies: 2
Views: 317

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:20 pm   Subject: Gen-u-Bodge
Good job, buzzvert. Looks like that's not the first bodge (in a good way) Very Happy

Every good salvaged scooter is at least 20% bodge by weight. Very Happy
  Topic: Gen-u-Bodge
buzzvert

Replies: 2
Views: 317

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:50 pm   Subject: Gen-u-Bodge
Thought I would give the long-disused "Gen-U-Bin" a try. It's been sitting in the parts boxes for over a year since the bin wasn't big enough for my Costanza wallet or gigantor cell phone. I ...
  Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
buzzvert

Replies: 37
Views: 2668

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:43 pm   Subject: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
Planning a ride, buzzvert?

I wish.
  Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
buzzvert

Replies: 37
Views: 2668

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:00 am   Subject: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
I'm bumping this thread because it's so got-damned inspiring.
  Topic: wow found this cheep alarm
buzzvert

Replies: 6
Views: 248

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:18 am   Subject: wow found this cheep alarm
I'm toying with horn/alarm locations near the underside battery box. Thinking is that if I go Li/Ion/LiPo and relocate the battery into the engine area (since it's smaller), I have this big box I can ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
buzzvert

Replies: 6
Views: 297

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:50 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: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
buzzvert

Replies: 6
Views: 297

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:55 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
As evidenced by the above, dat ain't the carb I ordered. It's way bigger than it needs to be. But, it CAN be made to work.

Luckily my stock carb is working fine, esp. after a vac diaphragm replacem ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
buzzvert

Replies: 6
Views: 297

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:45 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
Here's some more details on the $35 special. I need to get better internal venturi measurements but you get the idea.
  Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
buzzvert

Replies: 28
Views: 1046

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:09 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

I really dig mine after a few hundred miles. Did it work out for you?
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 light bulb below headlight bulb
buzzvert

Replies: 4
Views: 331

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:48 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 light bulb below headlight bulb
It's a pilot light for the natural-gas powered headlamps in eastern Europe.
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
buzzvert

Replies: 26
Views: 1077

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:29 am   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
I didn't get pics, but I hit 57 on my eastbound run (average of 3, 56, 57, 5Cool, and 55.3 on my westbound (55, 55, 56). This tells me I may have a bit of a grade on my "flat" stretch, or ther ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
buzzvert

Replies: 6
Views: 297

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:31 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
Finally got this bad boy in from China:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CVK26-26mm-Carburetor-Carb-For-Motorcycle-Dirt-Bike-ATV-Scooter-GY6-150-250CC/142942736380?hash=item21480d0ffc:g:IrIAAOSwjexboAMR
...
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
buzzvert

Replies: 26
Views: 1077

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:30 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
I'll do that right after dinner and the heat ebbs a bit (97 here right now). Stay tuned!
  Topic: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
buzzvert

Replies: 9
Views: 345

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:27 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
buzzvert

Replies: 9
Views: 345

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:07 pm   Subject: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
I'm pondering putting a 5A fuse in my ACC 12V inline to power fast chargers and the like. looking at the wiring gauge, it should handle it...
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
buzzvert

Replies: 26
Views: 1077

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:32 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Thanks, I wondered if there is something wrong with mine but there probably isn't. I found one youtube where wide open with a 5'7 165# rider the speedometer barely touched 60 (speedometer visible in ...
  Topic: Can someone identify this rubber seal?
buzzvert

Replies: 6
Views: 289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:29 pm   Subject: Can someone identify this rubber seal?
I have a right hand stock side mirror for free if ya want/need it....
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
buzzvert

Replies: 26
Views: 1077

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:45 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Did a little informal testing today. There's a 1.86 mile "loop" I use for scooter testing that has a bit of everything- speedbumps, roundabouts, S curves, good flat straightaways... and prob ...
  Topic: Blew something,now won’t go over 7mph see video, need diag
buzzvert

Replies: 5
Views: 536

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:01 pm   Subject: Blew something,now won’t go over 7mph see video, need diag
CV diaphragm, loose bolt on intake manifold, clogged air intake, or clogged exhaust. Potential clogged fuel filter or tank. Gas cap vent clogged. Also, gremlins.
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
buzzvert

Replies: 14
Views: 824

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:36 am   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
I LOVED both of my Buddy 125's and when it was time for another, I bought a big wheel 150cc. Now I had a 98 Yamaha Zuma 50cc forever. I rode it to work, 14 miles one way, on a main 45mph street and th ...
  Topic: how setup new carb
buzzvert

Replies: 7
Views: 287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:28 pm   Subject: how setup new carb
Ingredients
4 cups fresh or frozen tart cherries
1 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 tablespoon almond extract (optional)
Your favorite pie crust or pie dough recipe for ...
  Topic: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
buzzvert

Replies: 9
Views: 422

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:27 pm   Subject: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
There you go. You can solve the problem of a warped rear wheel by replacing the engine, half the body panels, and a few other miscellaneous parts. Hmmm, sounds like a whole lot more trouble than it is ...
  Topic: Custom Buddy stickers
buzzvert

Replies: 3
Views: 305

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:07 pm   Subject: Custom Buddy stickers
I see know that after posting and re-checking, the decal shows up.

I guess the site is slow to load pics Smile

fried okra

I did mine in a 5x3 oval matte print, matching the Buddy Red as best ...
  Topic: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
buzzvert

Replies: 14
Views: 509

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:27 pm   Subject: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
sift out the superfluous babble.

Hey it was MARGINALLY related! Very Happy

(still putting $5 on the stator being the issue but the gas vent is a damn good suggestion too)
 
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