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  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
dasscooter

Replies: 17
Views: 1567

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:44 pm   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
Why are smaller bikes so popular? Easy, they attract new and/or younger riders. When I first started riding motorcycles back in the early 70's, there were plenty of smaller, unintimidating bikes avail ...
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
dasscooter

Replies: 17
Views: 1567

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:57 pm   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
In person the fit and finish is cheap - the gauges look like they came from a Chinese 4 wheeler.

For the money there's other and better bikes out there, especially in the used market. It's a total ...
  Topic: What happened to the G400?
dasscooter

Replies: 1
Views: 853

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:39 pm   Subject: What happened to the G400?
Did anyone ever buy one of those things?

I know it must be a tough market for the G400 (and for new bikes in general) when you can get a low mileage Bonneville for a grand less. Hopefully it hasn' ...
  Topic: Venture 50 CDI & Stuff
dasscooter

Replies: 6
Views: 1022

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:36 pm   Subject: Venture 50 CDI & Stuff
Yeah, the restriction wire is unpluggable - it'll probably be unplugged already.

The last Venture I rode was SLOW. That engine is quick in the Zuma but dead slow in the Venture.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
dasscooter

Replies: 64
Views: 8687

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:21 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA


Agreed. Genuine could have used one of their existing engines from the 170i or 220 Blur to help the Royal Alloy compete. The 125-150cc segment is very crowded.

That would be easy if those were ...
  Topic: Got a G400C? Post Your First Ride Impression Here!
dasscooter

Replies: 5
Views: 1597

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:05 pm   Subject: Got a G400C? Post Your First Ride Impression Here!
I sure see a lot of Bonnevilles running around but no G400's.

It's a tough market for the G400 when a used Bonneville is cheaper and will hold it's value.
  Topic: Mystery part
dasscooter

Replies: 5
Views: 1464

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:59 pm   Subject: Mystery part
Resurrecting this thread, and cross-posting it to other threads, because it comes up in relevant keyword searches.

I'm replacing the original 2009 rear tire on my Buddy 50, and while removing the m ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
dasscooter

Replies: 20
Views: 1158

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:17 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
If you're using premium gas it may not have enough compression to light it off when that cold.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
dasscooter

Replies: 45
Views: 4931

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:15 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
I think you're right, dassscooter, but just to clarify: my Stella is NOT a pile! I love it, it is beautiful, and it has taught me a lot about value. I know that Genuine didn't manufacture the Stella a ...
  Topic: 250cc or 300cc Scooter
dasscooter

Replies: 39
Views: 5614

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:16 pm   Subject: 250cc or 300cc Scooter
I don't see PGO building something over 170cc so I wouldn't wait up
  Topic: Motorcycles!
dasscooter

Replies: 45
Views: 4931

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:08 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
Someone like JohnK is why I think Genuine should have named their motorcycle brand something *not* Genuine.

I've already gotten the whole "I like the G400 but my Stella was a pile" a few ...
  Topic: Confirmation of Carburetor Float Valve Position
dasscooter

Replies: 4
Views: 903

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:56 pm   Subject: Confirmation of Carburetor Float Valve Position
That is correct, yes.
  Topic: Genuine G400C
dasscooter

Replies: 487
Views: 68466

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:05 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
I'm so happy to see the bikes finally land. Something that's worrying me is whether the tariffs on Chinese products will apply to these vehicles. Does anybody actually know anything definitive about t ...
  Topic: Honda Ruckus to Genuine Buddy?
dasscooter

Replies: 6
Views: 1266

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: Honda Ruckus to Genuine Buddy?
No but the aluminum wheels that are coming on the new Buddy's should be available sooner than later (through the dealer)
  Topic: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
dasscooter

Replies: 31
Views: 1739

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:29 pm   Subject: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
That battery (4L) is for the 50cc, not the 125cc. The 125cc uses a 7A sized battery.
  Topic: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
dasscooter

Replies: 31
Views: 1739

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:26 pm   Subject: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
Replace your battery
  Topic: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
dasscooter

Replies: 12
Views: 1161

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:53 pm   Subject: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
Grab the pulley with both hands and push the belt down into the pulley with your right fingertips. The pulley rotates while opening so just trying to wedge it apart won't be easy.
  Topic: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
dasscooter

Replies: 12
Views: 1161

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:55 pm   Subject: Slider weights and belt replacement gone wrong?
Yes, your belt is currently in the way of your variator tightening up all the way. It can be a pain in the butt for sure - getting the belt into the clutch takes a significant amount of grip strength. ...
  Topic: 2T oil tank overfilled?
dasscooter

Replies: 15
Views: 1364

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:39 pm   Subject: 2T oil tank overfilled?
1. Did you leave the gas on? That'll do it on the smoke issue

2. There's a seal that can leak between the oil tank and the filler tube
  Topic: 2013 Buddy 170i starting problems
dasscooter

Replies: 4
Views: 831

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:55 pm   Subject: 2013 Buddy 170i starting problems
If your battery drops below a certain voltage when cranking, the ECU will cut spark. The 170i engine is pretty hard to crank over so it's a common problem.
  Topic: fuel air mixture screw
dasscooter

Replies: 9
Views: 936

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:50 pm   Subject: fuel air mixture screw
Throw that junk out and order an OEM carburetor from Scooterworks. It's expensive but you won't have another problem.

Your nice Taiwanese carburetor was likely replaced with a $20 carburetor made ...
  Topic: what scooter clubs are there?
dasscooter

Replies: 40
Views: 33018

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:09 pm   Subject: what scooter clubs are there?
Scooter clubs are so 2009!
  Topic: Spark plug question
dasscooter

Replies: 8
Views: 1011

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:04 pm   Subject: Spark plug question
How many months is a "few days"?

Wink
  Topic: Looking into transmission tuning
dasscooter

Replies: 14
Views: 2080

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:24 pm   Subject: Looking into transmission tuning
Before you spend all that money and time, start with installing some 7.5G rollers (not sliders). Size should be 16x13 if I remember right. Stock weight is 8.5G.

If you decide you still want more, ...
  Topic: 50 project.
dasscooter

Replies: 5
Views: 770

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:05 am   Subject: 50 project.
Now that's some depreciation! Laughing
  Topic: Constant carburetor issues
dasscooter

Replies: 6
Views: 753

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:13 pm   Subject: Constant carburetor issues
Using Ethanol-Free fuel only will solve all carburetor issues.

Problem is you don't seem to have a place to store a gas can. Personally I keep three 5 gallon cans and a 2.5 gallon can with the fan ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 Tire Options
dasscooter

Replies: 16
Views: 1064

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:05 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 Tire Options
Stock size is 90/90-10 or 3.00 - 10 (same size) front and rear.

3.50 - 10 fits on the rear but it's close to the fender.

I would do the Michelin S1 90/90-10 on the front and 3.50/10 on the rea ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
dasscooter

Replies: 487
Views: 68466

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:44 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
*record scratch*
  Topic: Commute question
dasscooter

Replies: 9
Views: 858

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:43 pm   Subject: Commute question
Stock is more reliable
  Topic: Throttle on start?
dasscooter

Replies: 2
Views: 1448

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:52 pm   Subject: Throttle on start?
Yep. Most 2t's want a smidge of throttle. They'll still start if you just hit the button, but it takes longer.
  Topic: Seat is stuck closed _Stella4T -SOLVED (me idiot)
dasscooter

Replies: 2
Views: 802

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:48 pm   Subject: Seat is stuck closed _Stella4T -SOLVED (me idiot)
It's unlocked, right? The button will still push down if it's locked - just won't open

If it's jammed, smack it harder. They can stick pretty good if the seat is way out of alignment
  Topic: Seat cushion
dasscooter

Replies: 16
Views: 1580

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:41 pm   Subject: Seat cushion
I also have that mesh cover on my Buddy. For long rides I use an Alaska Leather sheepskin seat cover. You can buy them on Ebay. They actually come from Alaska!
  Topic: Vespa smallframe - fair price
dasscooter

Replies: 8
Views: 1063

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:36 pm   Subject: Vespa smallframe - fair price
NOLA

If you're the gambling type, dropping a grand at a rally's raffle is *almost* a sure fire way to win a scooter

My friends out in Pensacola would do this to support the rally and they'd al ...
  Topic: Vespa smallframe - fair price
dasscooter

Replies: 8
Views: 1063

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:20 pm   Subject: Vespa smallframe - fair price
If not getting a good deal isn't the end of the world for you and a smallie is what you want - go for it. They don't come up for sale too often.

I wouldn't overpay for something like a P-Series, b ...
  Topic: Vespa smallframe - fair price
dasscooter

Replies: 8
Views: 1063

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:49 pm   Subject: Vespa smallframe - fair price
Looks like he accidentally added an extra zero

Smallies hold value but the market has crashed unless you live in a super hip city with a vintage shop.

It's probably worth $1500-2K running and d ...
  Topic: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
dasscooter

Replies: 33
Views: 1732

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:14 pm   Subject: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
Best easy bang for the buck is a fly screen, second is shed weight...I know...not always the proper thing to say but weight on the bike really does matter. Extra tools? Full can of seafoam? Heavy ba ...
  Topic: Buddy beginner break-in blues
dasscooter

Replies: 16
Views: 1194

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:27 pm   Subject: Buddy beginner break-in blues
Pro tip: Buy 2 stroke oil from your dealer

Normal city driving is fine for break in. Don't take it on a highway trip but you don't have to putt around at 15mph for 400 miles.
  Topic: Picked up a RH. Parts needed.
dasscooter

Replies: 1
Views: 1351

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:54 pm   Subject: Picked up a RH. Parts needed.
OT but I like the mini trailer
  Topic: Metzeler ME1 scoot tire...any experience
dasscooter

Replies: 3
Views: 831

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:50 pm   Subject: Metzeler ME1 scoot tire...any experience
S1's for me
  Topic: Buddy 125 vapor lock
dasscooter

Replies: 5
Views: 813

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:53 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 vapor lock
When the buddy first came out vacuum lock was a big ordeal. That was a decade ago!
  Topic: Highest mileage Stella 4t
dasscooter

Replies: 5
Views: 1052

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:57 pm   Subject: Highest mileage Stella 4t
As it was mentioned before, spare parts will be the issue. The Stella 4T was made by LML in India which went out of business and has been liquidated. LML went out of business before, but this time it ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 vapor lock
dasscooter

Replies: 5
Views: 813

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:39 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 vapor lock
For a second I thought it was 2007 again :lol: :lol:
  Topic: Ummm...I had to P again
dasscooter

Replies: 4
Views: 1126

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:44 pm   Subject: Ummm...I had to P again
I was ecstatic to get $1500 for my technician owned P200 with a bunch of SIP goodies and a title in my name. 10 years ago I would have killed someone for that kind of deal.

Took a few months to se ...
  Topic: 93,000 mile Buddy 125
dasscooter

Replies: 128
Views: 23159

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:51 pm   Subject: 93,000 mile Buddy 125
Now that you have the engine out, it's pretty easy to pull the top end and check for play in the rod. Check these as you pull it apart:

*Valve clearance
*Up and down play where the piston attach ...
  Topic: Adventures in trike shopping. NBR
dasscooter

Replies: 6
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:20 pm   Subject: Adventures in trike shopping. NBR
If you can find an automatic Miata, they're dirt cheap! Like can't give 'em away cheap.
  Topic: Adventures in trike shopping. NBR
dasscooter

Replies: 6
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:50 pm   Subject: Adventures in trike shopping. NBR
Why not a Mazda Miata instead?
  Topic: 2017 SMAX (used) or New Kymco Like 150i?
dasscooter

Replies: 38
Views: 2693

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:46 pm   Subject: 2017 SMAX (used) or New Kymco Like 150i?
Once you get used to having hand brakes, you'll hate having a foot brake. My Elite 250 has a foot brake and it's lame going back to the foot brake after riding normal scooters. Especially in group rid ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
dasscooter

Replies: 487
Views: 68466

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:37 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
I've been told Fall is most likely. Disappointing because they won't sell in many places after the Summer. There were customs hurdles. -From 2016

Won't be long now! Laughing Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes
  Topic: 2017 SMAX (used) or New Kymco Like 150i?
dasscooter

Replies: 38
Views: 2693

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:47 pm   Subject: 2017 SMAX (used) or New Kymco Like 150i?
Here's Dodge Rider on Youtube that did 1000mi in 24hrs on his Spade. A Spade might be a good bike for you if you liked the more classic feel of the Stella vs a plastic modern scooter.

https://www. ...
  Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
dasscooter

Replies: 49
Views: 3460

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:02 pm   Subject: Engine Blown Again, What to do?

How does that work exactly?
(How does that work in practice?)
Does one have real gears but no clutch lever?
Normal up/down toe shifting, like on a motorcycle, but without the need (or ability) ...
 
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