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  Topic: Check out this new high tech helmet.
charlie55

Replies: 10
Views: 161

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:57 pm   Subject: Check out this new high tech helmet.
Amazing, but is that a safety improvement, or just more distraction?

What's worse? Looking down or away at your instrument cluster, gps, and mirrors? Or keeping your eyes on the road while accessin ...
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
charlie55

Replies: 17
Views: 250

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:56 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
It isn’t directly comparable due to shipping terms, but $10 a quart is half of what I paid a few weeks ago for Motul FD 2T oil on Amazon Prime.

EDIT: I don’t understand the Scooterworks tagline ...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
charlie55

Replies: 20
Views: 205

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:29 pm   Subject: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
From what I've read so far, I don't think that the "auto choke" is the culprit here. Even assuming that it was stuck in the "enrich" position, the amount of extra fuel added into t ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas!!!!
charlie55

Replies: 3
Views: 132

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:53 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas!!!!
Health and happiness to all of you and all the ones you hold dear.
  Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
charlie55

Replies: 0
Views: 198

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:49 pm   Subject: Happy Thanksgiving!
Too bad the Pilgrims didn't hunt for clams casino and filet mignon instead of turkey.
  Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
charlie55

Replies: 13
Views: 467

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:06 pm   Subject: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
Yes, 6 miles each way to work. I don't ride in rain or in temps where oil circulates better than my 50W100 blood. The route averages between 35 and 50mph, but is infested with multiple schools into wh ...
  Topic: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
charlie55

Replies: 5
Views: 382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:54 pm   Subject: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
I've been trying to figure this out, and I came across your photo (on Reddit) of the inside of the cylinder head cover:

https://imgur.com/a/pb0OjVS

It looks to me as if you have the seal locati ...
  Topic: Buddy #3
charlie55

Replies: 7
Views: 715

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:02 pm   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 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...
charlie55

Replies: 10
Views: 621

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:28 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...
Check your tire pressures. Just a couple of pounds too low makes turns sloppy, and can affect acceleration.
  Topic: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
charlie55

Replies: 9
Views: 390

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 pm   Subject: Adding a DC port to 2006 Buddy
I'm with babbles on wiring directly to the battery. Just add a relay that's activated by switched power and you have the on/off safeguard that you want. It allows you to use a wire and fuse size suite ...
  Topic: CVT questions
charlie55

Replies: 9
Views: 527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:05 pm   Subject: CVT questions
Chances are that the photos are on a defunct server, or one like Photobucket that started charging outrageous storage fees and then wiped all non-paid content.

Surface cracking on the vane side is ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
charlie55

Replies: 25
Views: 759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:30 pm   Subject: Why hard to start?
You do not need to clean, rebuild, or replace the carb. Your choke is stuck in the extended position and that prevents the engine from getting the richer mixture it needs until it warms up.

Look h ...
  Topic: PICTURIAL: How to change the spark plug on a Buddy 125
charlie55

Replies: 43
Views: 8450

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:14 am   Subject: Re: removing a stubborn spark plug
These instructions are great; but how do you remove the plug when it just doesn't want to come out? Any great tricks that someone who has never done this before?

I have clearly gotten mine to loo ...
  Topic: Leaking oil
charlie55

Replies: 2
Views: 380

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:40 pm   Subject: Leaking oil
It would be helpful if you include:

- The year, make, and model of the scooter.

- The engine size.

- Your location/country since not all scooter models are available
everywhere.

- Add ...
  Topic: Voltage to auto choke, 2009 buddy 125
charlie55

Replies: 6
Views: 537

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:31 am   Subject: Voltage to auto choke, 2009 buddy 125
A wet plug after running WOT indicates to me a possible problem with the float. Check the float height and the condition of the float needle and seat. Also, make sure the float hasn't sprung a leak.
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
charlie55

Replies: 235
Views: 20337

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:09 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
For you vintage Vespa fans:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcd/d/san-francisco-1966-vespa-90ss-rare/6929539342.html

"1966 Vespa 90ss

One of the rarest and most desirable collectable Ve ...
  Topic: 125cc Motor in a badged Buddy 50 ?
charlie55

Replies: 10
Views: 696

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:05 am   Subject: 125cc Motor in a badged Buddy 50 ?
What’s illegal about putting 50cc badges on a 125 if you are registered and insured as a 125 and have a motorcycle license? It’s like putting 305 badges on your 396 and going looking for a sucker ...
  Topic: 125cc Motor in a badged Buddy 50 ?
charlie55

Replies: 10
Views: 696

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:02 am   Subject: 125cc Motor in a badged Buddy 50 ?
Nope. Some previous owner put the 50 badge on a 125 to get around vehicle classification/parking/insurance regulations. In many places a sub-50cc (49.9) is considered a moped and not subject to more s ...
  Topic: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
charlie55

Replies: 48
Views: 1638

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:32 pm   Subject: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
What does that third measurement mean anyway? I'm trying to figure out the dimensions based on google searching, but does the 30 vs 28 mean that it's a different pitch, or that it's slightly thicker? ...
  Topic: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
charlie55

Replies: 4
Views: 551

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:15 pm   Subject: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
His bike already came with one of those Dynojet Power Commanders installed, so I don't know if he could use that to smooth out the idle. I'm strictly a carburetor guy and not the least bit savvy about ...
  Topic: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
charlie55

Replies: 4
Views: 551

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:36 pm   Subject: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
One of the (young) Harley guys at work approached me the other day and asked if I, the butt of much old-man-on-a-scooter-based ribbing, could help him find a rattle somewhere down in the bowels of his ...
  Topic: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
charlie55

Replies: 48
Views: 1638

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:17 pm   Subject: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
Awesome, thanks much for the illustrative education, babblefish! I will have to get my nose up close tomorrow to it to figure how that cap operates. If I understand correctly, seems I can't even take ...
  Topic: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
charlie55

Replies: 48
Views: 1638

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:27 am   Subject: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
If you don't see any smoke, especially blue smoke, then it's not likely you're burning oil. To be sure, pull the spark plug and see if there's any oil buildup on it. Also check your oil level.

Over ...
  Topic: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
charlie55

Replies: 48
Views: 1638

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:59 am   Subject: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
Let's narrow it down first.....

What kind of smoky smell: burning oil, partially burned fuel, hot rubber?
  Topic: Looking for input from the MB think tank - Idle Issue
charlie55

Replies: 2
Views: 442

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:27 am   Subject: Looking for input from the MB think tank - Idle Issue
After it has sat for a while (the situation in which the problem occurs), try partially blocking the intake/air box with a rag. If it starts and idles OK, then your starting mixture is too lean.

It ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
charlie55

Replies: 37
Views: 1035

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:45 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Please refer to my post a couple of posts back. This topic has been raised so many times that I thought it a good idea to have a definitive discussion on the topic of bystarters. We were going to move ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
charlie55

Replies: 37
Views: 1035

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:18 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Everything you ever wanted to know about auto-chokes (bystarters)......

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27646&highlight=bystarters
  Topic: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
charlie55

Replies: 13
Views: 687

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:40 pm   Subject: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
I believe the OP is trying to say that there's a delay in the throttle response, i.e., hesitation.
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
charlie55

Replies: 29
Views: 1360

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:46 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
I agree with the starting fluid approach. Generally speaking, if it starts, even if only for a second or two, then you have good spark and a fuel issue. If it doesn't, then you have a spark issue.
  Topic: [NSR] Happy New Year!
charlie55

Replies: 3
Views: 461

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:12 pm   Subject: [NSR] Happy New Year!
Wishing you all sunny skies, smooth roads, and perfectly round tires.

Remember, the best collision avoidance system is between your ears.
  Topic: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
charlie55

Replies: 11
Views: 906

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:36 pm   Subject: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
The holidays are here and once again it's rutting season for shoppers. Whether you're driving, scooting, cycling, or just walking, pleeease be careful, most especially in parking lots.

I put my ri ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
charlie55

Replies: 235
Views: 20337

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:41 am   Subject: Something for Stella fans.....
https://images.craigslist.org/00a0a_dSe9hEOqRAt_600x450.jpg
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
charlie55

Replies: 42
Views: 2176

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:33 pm   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Check the left (as if you were sitting on the scooter) sidewall of the rear tire and also the wheel hub for signs of transmission lube leakage (shiny,oily film). This can occur if the lube is overfill ...
  Topic: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
charlie55

Replies: 31
Views: 1525

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:11 am   Subject: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
The wires/cables that are connected to the battery when it's in the scooter.

And again - how old is the battery???
  Topic: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
charlie55

Replies: 31
Views: 1525

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:52 am   Subject: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
How old is the battery?

If the scoot's cables are connected to the battery, try charging the battery with them disconnected. If there's no difference in how it charges, then most likely it's shot. ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
charlie55

Replies: 235
Views: 20337

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:03 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Weekend project.....

https://southjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2011-suzuki-burgman-400/6695908982.html
  Topic: First Brake fluid change
charlie55

Replies: 4
Views: 695

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:22 pm   Subject: First Brake fluid change
That's been one of my pet peeves for years. Does anyone know if there's any company that sells things like brake fluid in small-application-friendly amounts?

I'll admit that I don't pay much heed t ...
  Topic: Adding a stereo (or other electrical accessories)
charlie55

Replies: 18
Views: 1232

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:39 pm   Subject: Adding a stereo (or other electrical accessories)
I think I'd be a lot happier with a proper (and a bit more powerful) system, but for now I may have to make do with this until I can get some direction from the dealer, or my warranty expires. Then I ...
  Topic: Spark plug question
charlie55

Replies: 8
Views: 883

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:22 pm   Subject: Spark plug question
With the plug removed you should be smelling fuel that's being expelled through the spark plug hole on every compression stroke. The fact that it started and revved high, then died when you opened up ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
charlie55

Replies: 481
Views: 62213

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:57 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
That extra circular cap on the case - counterbalance shaft end cover?
Bingo! Ring the bell. We got a winnah!

25 years with my penny-pinching company has made me an expert at recognizing a shaft wh ...
  Topic: Spark plug question
charlie55

Replies: 8
Views: 883

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:54 pm   Subject: Spark plug question
That's normal. The spark has to travel between the center and outer electrodes on the plug, and won't go anywhere unless the outer one is electrically grounded. As the outer electrode is a part of the ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
charlie55

Replies: 481
Views: 62213

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:47 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
That extra circular cap on the case - counterbalance shaft end cover?
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
charlie55

Replies: 235
Views: 20337

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:37 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
I normally don't care for Harley's, but this one may convert me. Couldn't hurt to just go have a look and sit on it...
Harley is putting a lot of effort into these 500 and 750 bikes. I presume it is ...
  Topic: Weird scraping noise while rolling rear wheel
charlie55

Replies: 5
Views: 759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:30 pm   Subject: Weird scraping noise while rolling rear wheel
As for the front wheel.....

Generally speaking, a cyclic or steady brushing sound when manually rotating a wheel with a disk brake is not unusual because the disk isn't spinning fast enough to thro ...
  Topic: A Mechanical Puzzle for the Buddy Diagnostic Masters
charlie55

Replies: 11
Views: 650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:08 pm   Subject: A Mechanical Puzzle for the Buddy Diagnostic Masters
Some good thoughts here.

If I had a dead spot on the starter, would that cause the entire electrical system to go dead? No lights, no horn? That’s what I had.

I never actually disconnected ...
  Topic: A Mechanical Puzzle for the Buddy Diagnostic Masters
charlie55

Replies: 11
Views: 650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:02 am   Subject: A Mechanical Puzzle for the Buddy Diagnostic Masters
Dead spot on the starter? Perhaps the jostling from trying to kick start it jogged it just enough to make contact. Sorta like whacking the starter on a car with a hammer.
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
charlie55

Replies: 235
Views: 20337

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:11 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Why wait for the Genuine 400C when you can do 90+ MPH, get 170 MPG, and shoot 18 inch flames out yer' tailpipe?

https://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/mcy/d/roketa-mccash-only-no-checks/6640621549.htm ...
  Topic: Riding in the Rain
charlie55

Replies: 22
Views: 1442

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:17 pm   Subject: Riding in the Rain
From my point of view, when it comes to inclement weather it's the one thing you can't control that poses more, or at least as much of a threat as those you can.....and that means drivers.

Very fe ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
charlie55

Replies: 235
Views: 20337

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:48 am   Subject: '47 Salsbury
https://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/mcy/d/1947-salsbury-imperial-rocket/6628256430.html
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
charlie55

Replies: 235
Views: 20337

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:37 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
I want that Dragster bad!It's only 1500 miles away.

Oh don't think I'm not considering it! I would drive that far to pick it up!

Take a "P", then take a drag. Sounds like my morning r ...
 
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