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  Topic: Low Profile Seat color question
craftynerd

Replies: 5
Views: 406

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:06 am   Subject: Low Profile Seat color question
I have a low-profile seat made by PGO, but I don't remember it having the logo on it - then again, it's been covered by a Cheeky Seats cover for pretty much the entire time I've had it, so I could be ...
  Topic: Anyone see this TomTom Scooter Nav yet?
craftynerd

Replies: 5
Views: 1425

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:52 am   Subject: Anyone see this TomTom Scooter Nav yet?
I'd love one of those, but it says it works best with 125cc scoots and above... and I've got a lowly 50cc. :/
  Topic: Cold weather tip
craftynerd

Replies: 7
Views: 1262

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:50 am   Subject: Cold weather tip
Another thing that really helps is a windshield. I've been riding in the winter for the past three years, and that windshield really makes a difference!
  Topic: Givi top box
craftynerd

Replies: 5
Views: 1223

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:04 pm   Subject: Givi top box
The latch on my Givi trunk gave up the ghost earlier this year - I've been going trunkless while I enjoy my nerdy experiment of having a ham radio antenna attached to my rear rack. Smile

http://i.imgu ...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
craftynerd

Replies: 1751
Views: 142474

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:32 am   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Had a bit of a spill on Friday...

1. Which model and displacement (CCs) scooter was crashed? Color? Seafoam Buddy 50
2. Was the crash due to rider error? What time of day did it occur? Partially ...
  Topic: High Temps
craftynerd

Replies: 29
Views: 4416

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:30 pm   Subject: High Temps
I rode my old Metro home in 102 degree F temps one summer - a co-worker offered to give me and my scooter a ride home in his pickup truck, but we didn't quite have a way to get it up there (we tried l ...
  Topic: Do you think it's possible to fit a Roughhouse 50 in a car?
craftynerd

Replies: 16
Views: 2477

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:14 am   Subject: Do you think it's possible to fit a Roughhouse 50 in a car?
Having seen in person both a Yaris and a Roughhouse, I don't think that scooter's going to fit in the back of that car - even if you lay it on its side. (Plus, laying a scooter on its side is never a ...
  Topic: 170 first fill up
craftynerd

Replies: 41
Views: 4989

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:36 pm   Subject: 170 first fill up
Somehow, my Buddy can still get places (usually the 1-mile trip to the gas station, as I'm panicking the entire way!) when the needle's resting on the little bar at the bottom of the E section - I lik ...
  Topic: Would you go back?
craftynerd

Replies: 20
Views: 2368

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:33 pm   Subject: Would you go back?
Are you getting another Metro? I vaguely remember you were going to get one around the time I got Scooterlou, my old Metro, back - I sadly had to sell her last year, when I got a car, but now I've go ...
  Topic: OMG I'm actually buying a scooter!
craftynerd

Replies: 17
Views: 1861

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:50 am   Subject: OMG I'm actually buying a scooter!
Haha, you've got the big brother of my other scooter! I recently picked up a 1989 Honda Elite 50, and I love it to pieces, even though it's slower than slow. Razz

http://i.imgur.com/seDSY6bl.jpg
  Topic: K-Max topcase: mini review
craftynerd

Replies: 18
Views: 5440

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:45 am   Subject: K-Max topcase: mini review
Does it close easy and secure? My Soft case is a pain in the ass. It always takes multiple tries to get it to latch.

I have the same problem with my Soft case, too. I'm about ready to ditch it, ho ...
  Topic: MMG Top case...My experience.
craftynerd

Replies: 14
Views: 2162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:46 pm   Subject: MMG Top case...My experience.
I've been looking for a new case to replace the current one on my Buddy - I've got one of the Soft Italia color-matched cases, and the lock's acting funny on it (given that I spent $150 on it, I was h ...
  Topic: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
craftynerd

Replies: 32
Views: 8905

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:45 pm   Subject: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
Well, I never did manage to get the fancy outdoor picture I was hoping for with my garland-covered Buddy (when I decorated it, of course it rained that afternoon and for a few days afterwards, and the ...
  Topic: 50cc Buddy losing power at high speeds?
craftynerd

Replies: 3
Views: 1008

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:17 am   Subject: 50cc Buddy losing power at high speeds?
Thanks for the replies I've gotten so far! My poor Buddy stalled AGAIN on my way home from work just now - I was headed up an even steeper hill than the one it died on this morning, going slower this ...
  Topic: 50cc Buddy losing power at high speeds?
craftynerd

Replies: 3
Views: 1008

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:22 pm   Subject: 50cc Buddy losing power at high speeds?
Hi all! I figured I'd consult the Modern Buddy crew before hauling my beloved scoot back to the shop, because maybe you guys might have an idea as to what's going on.

I've had a strange issue wh ...
  Topic: Genuine Warranty
craftynerd

Replies: 33
Views: 4672

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:10 pm   Subject: Genuine Warranty


When I got the call less than two hours later saying that it was good to go, I had some serious questions about this authorized service center's level of competency.

The first rule of valve adj ...
  Topic: Lifespan of a Prima rear rack.
craftynerd

Replies: 18
Views: 2037

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:15 am   Subject: Lifespan of a Prima rear rack.
I'm almost at two years with my rear rack - pretty sure I've overloaded it on a number of occasions (stupid heavy work laptops!), but so far, no problems... *knocks on wood*
  Topic: First Time Buyer Advice
craftynerd

Replies: 56
Views: 8286

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:44 pm   Subject: First Time Buyer Advice


SEAFOAM is the fastest color, and I can swap out body panels to make the scooter morer faster - check!

As a Seafoam buddy rider, yes, Seafoam is the fastest color. And the best. XD (seriously ...
  Topic: My little Metropolitan!
craftynerd

Replies: 15
Views: 5220

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:03 am   Subject: My little Metropolitan!
Oh, believe me, Deb, I know how you feel! Very Happy It's been awesome having my little Metro back - not gonna lie, I think I cried a little bit when I rode her back home after not having her for a year...
  Topic: The Rides of March
craftynerd

Replies: 22
Views: 2841

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:30 pm   Subject: The Rides of March
I rode my scoot home from work yesterday with the face shield up on my helmet for the first time in ages. It's raining today, but I might still ride around a little bit after I get done with work - m ...
  Topic: More criminals ride scooters than motorcycles
craftynerd

Replies: 10
Views: 1693

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:42 pm   Subject: More criminals ride scooters than motorcycles
I live in Indiana, and the general public's opinion of 50cc scoots is that they're liquorcycles. Heck, I even had one lady who was riding a 150cc Scarabeo say "Oh, my friends and I call those DU ...
  Topic: What's your favorite accessory?
craftynerd

Replies: 44
Views: 4928

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:13 pm   Subject: What's your favorite accessory?
I think it's a tie between my Buddy's windshield (the Metro's windshield is so short all the wind hits me in the face... ) and my scooter kilt. Very Happy
  Topic: Genuine Buddy running light conversion
craftynerd

Replies: 33
Views: 7738

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:06 pm   Subject: Genuine Buddy running light conversion
Has anybody done the same thing to the deadlights but as headlights instead?

Particularly curious about the wiring setup and if an extra relay is required, or is it LED plug-n-play.

I had my de ...
  Topic: Buddy windshields
craftynerd

Replies: 14
Views: 1806

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:20 pm   Subject: Buddy windshields
I've got a Cuppini as well on my Buddy - and it's perfect! It's a good height, it was relatively easy to install, and it looks pretty good. I've got a windshield for my Metropolitan that I picked up ...
  Topic: Check it!
craftynerd

Replies: 9
Views: 1896

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:15 pm   Subject: Check it!
Oooh, I like how the Buddy's looking so far! Very Happy
  Topic: Scooter performance in cold weather
craftynerd

Replies: 19
Views: 5361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:02 pm   Subject: Scooter performance in cold weather
Islatron,

Shouldn't be a big deal. The high revving is just the automatic choke but you need to readjust the idle for cold weather to send more fuel to the engine. It's normal to have to do this wh ...
  Topic: My little Metropolitan!
craftynerd

Replies: 15
Views: 5220

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:57 pm   Subject: My little Metropolitan!
One last picture of my little Metro - this time, with new decals and a snazzy seat cover from Suzy at Cheeky Seats! Very Happy

http://i.imgur.com/4GC7zf3l.jpg

It's good to have my Metro back. Very Happy
  Topic: GoGo Gear leggings and colorful hoodies
craftynerd

Replies: 14
Views: 2522

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:05 pm   Subject: GoGo Gear leggings and colorful hoodies
The price on those leggings is killing me, but skirts... on scooters... without worrying about destroyed legs... If I hadn't just spent $850 towards the worthy cause of getting my old Metropolitan bac ...
  Topic: Just dropping in...
craftynerd

Replies: 9
Views: 1485

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:02 pm   Subject: Just dropping in...
Haha, I'd love to work for Crunchyroll, editing subtitles... Getting paid to watch anime? Heck yes! Very Happy
  Topic: My little Metropolitan!
craftynerd

Replies: 15
Views: 5220

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:58 pm   Subject: My little Metropolitan!
Whoo wee! I am so happy for you and I hope this will be me in a few months too.

Why?

This is ironic beyond belief and I know you will think I am making this up, but I am not...

I may be getti ...
  Topic: My little Metropolitan!
craftynerd

Replies: 15
Views: 5220

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:22 am   Subject: My little Metropolitan!
Let me tell you all the story of the little Honda Metropolitan that got me into scootering, and how it came back to me...

Way back in 2011, I bought myself a little red 2009 Honda Metropolitan. I ...
  Topic: 2009 Blackjack never used - Good deal?
craftynerd

Replies: 24
Views: 3083

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:16 am   Subject: 2009 Blackjack never used - Good deal?
If I remember right, the Prima exhaust came stock on the Blackjack, but I'm not entirely sure...
  Topic: McCally Cell Phone Mount
craftynerd

Replies: 2
Views: 1084

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:33 pm   Subject: McCally Cell Phone Mount
That looks a heck of a lot more stable than the cell phone mount I bought off Amazon a couple years ago, back when I had my Metropolitan - it screwed onto the handlebars, and the part that actually he ...
  Topic: Buddy spotted on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
craftynerd

Replies: 8
Views: 1399

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:01 pm   Subject: Buddy spotted on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Aw yeah, it's a seafoam Buddy! Very Happy I do love seafoam Buddies...
  Topic: Favorite Stickers or Decals on your Scoot
craftynerd

Replies: 204
Views: 71089

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:01 pm   Subject: Favorite Stickers or Decals on your Scoot
I covered my Buddy in decals - she looks super classy, I think.

http://i.imgur.com/GQ4XWrml.jpg
Here's the front one - for the most part, I stuck with the black swirly decals, they look really goo ...
  Topic: The Doctor's 2014 Brit Buddy TARDIS > > SELLING
craftynerd

Replies: 13
Views: 5415

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:24 pm   Subject: The Doctor's 2014 Brit Buddy TARDIS > > SELLING
Where'd you get your little glasses-wearing adipose sticker? I would love one of those for my scoot! Very Happy
  Topic: Buddy 50 or Roughhouse 50- storage and top case Qs
craftynerd

Replies: 3
Views: 1299

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:56 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 or Roughhouse 50- storage and top case Qs
From my personal experience with the Buddy, before I switched to the low-profile seat, I could easily fit a 3/4 face helmet underneath my seat. Not entirely sure about a full face helmet, or if one w ...
  Topic: Coffee / Cup Holder?
craftynerd

Replies: 61
Views: 19036

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:18 am   Subject: Coffee / Cup Holder?
...But how do you drink anything if you have a helmet on? And can't you wait? Take the time to consume where you buy it, and if the surroundings aren't salubrious, patronize a place that is.
...

...
  Topic: MY Frequently Asked Question.
craftynerd

Replies: 15
Views: 1885

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:22 am   Subject: MY Frequently Asked Question.
The whole "did you lose your license" question annoys the hell out of me. Due to anxiety issues, I never learned to drive a car in the first place, and my scooter's the biggest thing I've e ...
  Topic: OK Guys, We're here for Amerives....wait, where is everyone?
craftynerd

Replies: 3
Views: 2180

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:56 pm   Subject: OK Guys, We're here for Amerives....wait, where is everyone?
And this is why you're awesome, Yalzin - finding a 50cc friendly route so Mia Scooterpants can haul me to Amerivespa. Very Happy
  Topic: so, backpacks.
craftynerd

Replies: 23
Views: 4092

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:21 pm   Subject: so, backpacks.
You might also want to check out LL Bean - their deluxe backpacks have a huge reflective strip across the back, and they're also water resistant which is nice.
  Topic: Stolen stolen stolen stolen, WTH?
craftynerd

Replies: 10
Views: 1627

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:13 am   Subject: Stolen stolen stolen stolen, WTH?
This is why I lock my scooter up - even when it's parked in my garage at home... Granted, my bedroom is right above the garage, so I can hear if someone's trying to screw with something in there at ni ...
  Topic: Where is Suzy and Cheeky Seats?
craftynerd

Replies: 14
Views: 1688

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:40 am   Subject: Where is Suzy and Cheeky Seats?
I wonder if she's at a rally or something - I know that if she's at an event, it'll take a while for her to answer emails...
  Topic: Replacement Custom Seat: Union Jack for the Buddy 50
craftynerd

Replies: 16
Views: 2436

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:51 am   Subject: Replacement Custom Seat: Union Jack for the Buddy 50
I highly recommend Suzy's work - I recently got a cover for my Buddy's seat, black with seafoam piping, and she sent me fabric samples to make sure the seafoam piping was as close to Genuine's seafoam ...
  Topic: love buddy but... (serv. plan costs)
craftynerd

Replies: 13
Views: 1473

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:21 am   Subject: love buddy but... (serv. plan costs)
I've checked the manual for the Buddy 50 just to be on the safe side, since I want to make sure I take good care of my scoot, and it says that the initial service should be done at 500 miles, and the ...
  Topic: I locked my keys in my seat... I think....
craftynerd

Replies: 80
Views: 36027

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:17 am   Subject: I locked my keys in my seat... I think....
this may be an urban legend, so if anyone can confirm or deny, i'd like to hear the haps once and for all.

is it true that all buddy keys are interchangeable? in other words, if you have a friend w ...
  Topic: Looking at a Black Jack...but I'm skeptical.
craftynerd

Replies: 32
Views: 3089

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:12 am   Subject: Looking at a Black Jack...but I'm skeptical.


As for maintenance record keeping, who does that? I know I don't. I get the oil changed every 1000 miles, but I don't bother to keep the receipts. Then again, I never plan to sell.

I kept metic ...
  Topic: Which mod or accessory are you most glad you did/have?
craftynerd

Replies: 71
Views: 5159

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:09 am   Subject: Which mod or accessory are you most glad you did/have?
My most appreciated accessories, in no particular order:


Cuppini short windshield
Deadlights activated and bulbs replaced with LED bulbs
Low profile seat (makes riding much easier for this supe ...
  Topic: I'm a dummy - locked my keys in the pet carrier
craftynerd

Replies: 41
Views: 5916

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:46 am   Subject: I'm a dummy - locked my keys in the pet carrier
A couple weeks ago, when thegodlikehobo and I went to wash our scooters at the car wash, I was absolutely SURE I'd locked my keys in the pet carrier - they weren't in my purse, not on the floor, and d ...
  Topic: Just got scooter back from being stolen.
craftynerd

Replies: 12
Views: 1843

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:37 pm   Subject: Just got scooter back from being stolen.
Oh god, seeing that makes me want to cry! ;_; I hope you can get your Buddy back in working order and looking shiny soon...
 
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