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  Topic: Buddy 125 Aftermarket Carburetor Observations
buzzvert

Replies: 6
Views: 98

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: 98

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: 98

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: 18
Views: 274

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: 120

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: 530

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: 98

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: 530

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: 115

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: 115

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: 530

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: 130

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: 530

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: 97

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: 12
Views: 255

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: 116

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: 230

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: 160

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: 245

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)
  Topic: Custom Buddy stickers
buzzvert

Replies: 3
Views: 160

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:30 pm   Subject: Custom Buddy stickers
Heeding my teenage daughter's advice that 95% of the off-the-shelf decals and stickers are corny and lame and "try-hard" (whatever that means), I took a stab at designing a sticker from scra ...
  Topic: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
buzzvert

Replies: 14
Views: 245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:21 pm   Subject: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
This all makes sense- thanks. Also tells me I can look at the voltage regulator on a generic GY6 to tell which stator it has under the flywheel. Which saves me some time, as I have to order a new claw ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 stolen in Ballard area of Seattle FOUND!
buzzvert

Replies: 9
Views: 350

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:15 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 stolen in Ballard area of Seattle FOUND!
They painted it BRIGHT purple! It is ridiculously vivid - this is probably why it was spotted so easily. I guess if they were smart, they wouldn't be stealing scooters in the first place.

I can't ...
  Topic: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
buzzvert

Replies: 9
Views: 230

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:11 pm   Subject: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
I've heard tell that the newer alloys are a direct swap for old steelies. Go for it!

As for teh hooligan wheels though....yeah no. The engine case is in the way.

Thanks everyone for the info. I ...
  Topic: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
buzzvert

Replies: 14
Views: 245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:51 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: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
buzzvert

Replies: 18
Views: 274

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:39 am   Subject: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
I ordered and installed this one, taking cues from a Vespa kit I installed previously:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KTXL7FW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The passi ...
  Topic: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
buzzvert

Replies: 9
Views: 230

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:08 am   Subject: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
The Hooligan's 12" wheels are compelling. Has anyone swapped the 10"s on a Buddy with them?
  Topic: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories
buzzvert

Replies: 10
Views: 194

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:11 am   Subject: Re: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories
The fun part of any scooter is personalizing. I can tell you that the rack/top case on a Buddy is great if you need it, but this is a pretty lightweight bike, and it does change the riding characteris ...
  Topic: Speedo slide rule
buzzvert

Replies: 3
Views: 162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:04 pm   Subject: Speedo slide rule
Look into your heart. You know it to be true.
  Topic: Why hard to start?
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:03 pm   Subject: Why hard to start?
We didn't know which Buddy (50/125/150/170i) you had until it was clarified...

He doesn't have a Buddy, he has a Wolf 49-50ccGY6 QMB139.

Oh. Missed that. Forum title and all.

If it's a GY6 s ...
  Topic: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
buzzvert

Replies: 14
Views: 245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:41 pm   Subject: 2013 Buddy 125 intermittent power loss
I'd start simply- add some seafoam to the gas and replace the fuel filter. If no change after a bit, remove and service the carburetor, cleaning the jets, making sure the float is working correctly et ...
  Topic: My new-to-me 2008 Buddy St. Tropez adventures
buzzvert

Replies: 58
Views: 6579

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:29 pm   Subject: My new-to-me 2008 Buddy St. Tropez adventures
Nice job! Finally got around to reading your build thread and bumping it needlessly. Very Happy

I think I'm with ya on suspension upgrades. My wife's new Buddy 125 is a hovercraft compared to this one wi ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:13 pm   Subject: Why hard to start?
Doing more research than I should on this. The Buddy 50 stock carb lines up "mostly" to a Keihin PZ16, but that's outfitted with a manual choke. I've yet to find a visual match to the stock ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:01 pm   Subject: Why hard to start?
that means removing and cleaning the carb. cant find a carb rebuild kit. also a swap out sure saves time.

why does everyone including you all list different size carbs?

We didn't know which Budd ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
buzzvert

Replies: 22
Views: 457

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:45 pm   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project



Did you end up getting this carb, if so does it fit and run well?



I was able to finally get the shrunken vac diaphragm seated and I'm using the stock carburetor successfully. The cheapo c ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:30 pm   Subject: Why hard to start?
Placed finger over hole in carb where plunger solenoid belongs and she started.

Sorry, gave you the measurements of the Buddy 125. If you're looking to fiddle with 3rd party carbs, go with:

Carb ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:05 am   Subject: Why hard to start?
try again...

different sites list different size carbs from 18mm to 30mm for my engine. which is it?

Stock carb is 24mm. Highly recommended that stock carb is replaced with OEM, but your mileage ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:26 am   Subject: Why hard to start?
when you have the solenoid out, does the engine fire off when you put your finger over the plunger hole, sealing off airflow?
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
buzzvert

Replies: 22
Views: 457

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:07 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
Approaching final product. Low profile mirrors and cheeky decals on order. I went with a complete rear tail delete with no grab bar or carrier, and I like the look. So far I'm into it for:

Initial ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:58 pm   Subject: Why hard to start?
Also- wet conditions can indicate a stator/sensor issue. the Stator assembly is very susceptible to the elements given its position and airflow/fan. A very crude way of testing if your stator is telli ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
buzzvert

Replies: 25
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:47 pm   Subject: Why hard to start?
The auto bystarter (auto choke) on the carb can cause an intermittent no-start condition if defective. This can sometimes be triggered by water/humidity. You can test this by removing the auto bystart ...
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
buzzvert

Replies: 26
Views: 530

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:44 am   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Do not sustain 50+ mph on anything scooter-based. You amplify every piece of road debris and even your distraction by an order of magnitude.
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
buzzvert

Replies: 26
Views: 530

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:16 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Thanks! It looks like the big bore took about 6 (actual, not "buddy") mph off of the top end compared to yours. I'm tempted to get some new gaskets and put the stock cylinder/piston back i ...
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
buzzvert

Replies: 26
Views: 530

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:20 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Here's my wife's 2017 Buddy with 436 miles on it. Upgraded polini variator/rollers and top case.
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
buzzvert

Replies: 26
Views: 530

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:07 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
On my test route yesterday I was on a bit of a downhill. So here's the flatland result of the $100 Buddy currently, all stock. 9000+ miles on the OD.
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
buzzvert

Replies: 22
Views: 457

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:59 pm   Subject: FLOOR MAT!
My wife's 125 has a nice floor mat but I'm always feeling like it's a little too insecure. I just made this from a $9 floormat from Walmart and using my wife's mat as a template. I secured it with sho ...
  Topic: Need help with front steering lock on scooter.
buzzvert

Replies: 1
Views: 184

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:05 pm   Subject: Re: Need help with front steering lock on scooter.
I found my stolen scooter, and pushed it to a safer location. When I parked I put on the steering lock - today, when I went back to push it closer to home, I was unable to get the steering lock to rel ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
buzzvert

Replies: 22
Views: 457

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:19 pm   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
You guys and your good advice.

So what I thought was a "good" seal on the diaphragm was... not. Out of an abundance of redneck caution, I ran a tiny thin bead of "tacky glue" in ...
  Topic: Near accident! Holy cage idiots!
buzzvert

Replies: 5
Views: 332

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:19 am   Subject: Near accident! Holy cage idiots!
Stoplights are just a suggestion up here in Longmont as well. It's tough with a full-face because you lose a bit of peripheral sensibility. I reserve my big Vespa for the long rides and ride my wife's ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
buzzvert

Replies: 22
Views: 457

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:54 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
That was the interesting thing on this CVK carb- "MADE IN CHINA" stamped big as life on the body of it. When it gets in I'll take a micrometer to the specs. the OD (34mm) is the same as the ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
buzzvert

Replies: 22
Views: 457

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:30 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 ...
 
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