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  Topic: Getting ready for cold weather...
esk

Replies: 41
Views: 3259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:19 am   Subject: Getting ready for cold weather...
FYI, Powermadd makes handguards and mounts for scooters.

yep yep! i started a thread here last winter about 'em, and a few people posted some positive reviews & pics: http://www.modernbuddy.com ...
  Topic: My search begins for a folding rear crate....
esk

Replies: 21
Views: 1874

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:08 am   Subject: My search begins for a folding rear crate....
Nope, no extra hook. Good suggestion, tho...

dang! are you sure? the specs for the agility 125 say it has a helmet hook - maybe it depends on the model year. i see a pair of them in the 2nd pic h ...
  Topic: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
esk

Replies: 44
Views: 6751

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:46 am   Subject: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
thanks for the report, Perkussion! looks like i'll be sending in an order to powermadd soon!
  Topic: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
esk

Replies: 44
Views: 6751

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
bump! i'm interested to see what you end up with, perkussion...

Have you tried JR Ballistic gloves? (-Preferably the ones w/o the plastic knuckle guards...) I have two pairs of these, and they are ...
  Topic: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
esk

Replies: 44
Views: 6751

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:04 am   Subject: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
yeah, hands are the worst. i don't often go on long rides, and it's rarely *super* cold in seattle, so i can make do with lots of layers for everything else.

the powermadd stuff does look pretty s ...
  Topic: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
esk

Replies: 44
Views: 6751

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:14 am   Subject: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
ahh, thanks for the links. i've thought about muffs but i'm such a klutz i'm afraid they would interfere with my handling of the brake levers etc., and an electrical solution seems like overkill for m ...
  Topic: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
esk

Replies: 44
Views: 6751

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:35 am   Subject: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
alas. once again this winter i've been avoiding even thinking about riding my buddy because of my miserably cold hands. it doesn't help that i don't wear leather, and that i have tiny ridiculous child ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:29 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
seattle, today (saturday), around 12:40pm - pamplona heading west on nickerson, near the fremont bridge. male rider with a white 3/4 helmet and black jacket.
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:43 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
seattle - today (saturday) - around 1:15pm: red buddy going west on nickerson near SPU. rider wearing a black helmet with white stripe and a dark hoodie - looked like a female.
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:38 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
seattle, today (tuesday), around 5:20pm: sunset buddy heading south on the fremont bridge. rider was wearing a nice orange helmet with a white stripe, and a black jacket with a red/pink hoody sticking ...
  Topic: UPDATE: MY $1.50 SOLUTION TO KEEPING MY FINGERS WARM
esk

Replies: 25
Views: 3746

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:26 pm   Subject: UPDATE: MY $1.50 SOLUTION TO KEEPING MY FINGERS WARM
thanks for the info, ageekgirl. do they have any sort of lining inside?

i just found these on ebay...might email them about whether they could make a nice red pair to fit my buddy.
  Topic: calif buddy recall
esk

Replies: 8
Views: 1833

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:42 am   Subject: calif buddy recall
there was some discussion about it here...
  Topic: I got $400 jacket for $240.... This is how you do it on Ebay
esk

Replies: 12
Views: 1418

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:00 am   Subject: I got $400 jacket for $240.... This is how you do it on Ebay
oo, thanks for posting about this! <nsr>i just snagged a shiny new turntable with a 30% discount and free shipping...woohoo!</nsr>
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:02 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
yesterday (monday), seattle, around 5:40pm - sunset buddy heading south on fremont ave near 35th st. rider with a white helmet, black jacket, orange and grey messenger bag.
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:37 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
visiting san francisco this weekend - lotsa scooters here, but not many buddies! today (saturday) around 5pm: red buddy with a disc brake lock & orange reminder cable parked at the corner of marke ...
  Topic: Genuine tells public early about new bikes
esk

Replies: 168
Views: 14384

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:35 am   Subject: Genuine tells public early about new bikes
(drifting further off-topic...)

They take energy equal to that what it takes to make 28 plastic bags to create one canvas bag. And, when they eventually end up in the dump, they're going to take mu ...
  Topic: (NBR) Homework help: modern versus classic definitions
esk

Replies: 6
Views: 718

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:45 am   Subject: (NBR) Homework help: modern versus classic definitions
there was a thread around here recently where i was hoping eric would post some examples of what he considers to be "retro" vs. "classic" design...eric, you still thinking about it ...
  Topic: Buddy GVWR
esk

Replies: 39
Views: 4516

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:20 am   Subject: Buddy GVWR
Where is the GVWR label located? I have not seen this on my friends Buddy 125 nor the 150 I was looking at..

it's listed on the metal plate that's mounted outside the glovebox. it's definitely the ...
  Topic: 1st cosmetic improvement............
esk

Replies: 27
Views: 2314

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:07 am   Subject: 1st cosmetic improvement............

Genuine Buddy. The combination is deadly. I hate telling people that.

+1 !!

"genuine" is great, in a wholesome way. "buddy" is corny, but i can live with it. "genuin ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:31 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
today (sunday), seattle, 1pm: light blue buddy parked on the corner outside goldie's on 45th in wallingford. were you watching the bears game??? if so, come over & say hi next week - i'll be the d ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 vs. SYM Fiddle II vs. Vino 125
esk

Replies: 45
Views: 13182

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:08 am   Subject: Buddy 125 vs. SYM Fiddle II vs. Vino 125
Personally, I prefer a "classic" scooter design to a "retro" one. This is why I've never liked the looks of the Vino—to me, it's trying too hard, like some of the mainland Chinese ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 vs. SYM Fiddle II vs. Vino 125
esk

Replies: 45
Views: 13182

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:29 am   Subject: Buddy 125 vs. SYM Fiddle II vs. Vino 125
Does the Vino have a lower seat height? Always seems like it every time I see one.

i think it is slightly lower - the one i rode in my class felt lower than my buddy - but it might have been partia ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 vs. SYM Fiddle II vs. Vino 125
esk

Replies: 45
Views: 13182

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:35 am   Subject: Buddy 125 vs. SYM Fiddle II vs. Vino 125
i took the MSF course on a vino, but bought a buddy. i agree with dooglas's comparison. the only thing i would add is that the vino's larger seat might or might not be an advantage - i'm a small perso ...
  Topic: [NBR]: Ever seen a uni-cycle scooter? Here's one...
esk

Replies: 10
Views: 802

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:17 pm   Subject: [NBR]: Ever seen a uni-cycle scooter? Here's one...
I read a story about the MV Agusta years ago. It involved some European Count and a death while riding it. Now when I google it, all I get is a rumor that the old story is a fake. I believe the photo ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:13 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
seattle, today (tuesday), 5:15pm: italia heading west on n 34th st at fremont ave, waiting to turn left onto the fremont bridge. dude with a black half helmet and black sweatshirt. i was two cars behi ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:13 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
yesterday (tuesday) in seattle, u-district, around 4:30? pm: black and silver buddy with a bunch of stickers on it (i remember one on the front left that said "RIDE"), heading south on the a ...
  Topic: Bought my Buddy today! I'm a little scared....
esk

Replies: 21
Views: 1777

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:31 am   Subject: Bought my Buddy today! I'm a little scared....
welcome scooter bug! you definitely aren't lame for having the jitters. i had passed the MSF and gotten my motorcycle endorsement before i picked up my scooter, but i was scared stiff anyway. my frien ...
  Topic: New Owner, a couple of questions.
esk

Replies: 11
Views: 1034

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:03 pm   Subject: New Owner, a couple of questions.
welcome scootergirlnm! i just hooked up my deadlights to work as turn signals using a set of adapters that i bought from Lil Buddy, one of the users on this board. more info is here. you can also do i ...
  Topic: decorating my buddy - glue?
esk

Replies: 15
Views: 1170

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:25 pm   Subject: decorating my buddy - glue?
bumpin' to say that i finally picked up some "Permatex Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive Sealant" at an auto parts store and it worked great. thanks for the advice!
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:49 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
yesterday (tuesday) in seattle, u-district, around 4:30? pm: black and silver buddy with a bunch of stickers on it (i remember one on the front left that said "RIDE"), heading south on the a ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:01 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
seattle, sunday, around 2:30pm: red buddy w/jolly roger seat cover, parked in fremont outside the fedex store on 36th and evanston...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:35 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
today in seattle, around 4pm: italia with matching topcase heading south on fremont ave, just north of the fremont bridge. rider was a guy with a white 3/4 helmet and black jacket. he had to wait for ...
  Topic: 08 Gas Caps
esk

Replies: 84
Views: 5126

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:39 am   Subject: 08 Gas Caps
I'm sure they could, but you'd have to talk to your dealer, who would have to get the kit from Genuine or a CA dealer.

*sigh* oh, there you go, giving out answers that make sense. Wink
  Topic: 08 Gas Caps
esk

Replies: 84
Views: 5126

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:39 am   Subject: 08 Gas Caps
do you think any dealers *outside* of california would be willing/able to do the california-style fix? i'm personally not that pleased with the whole "vented gas cap" workaround, and i've ex ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:36 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
I sighted 3 buddies tonite!!! We were all on the meetup.com seattle scooter group ride tonite. a big woot woot out to ESK on ehr red buddy 125, Scalpel on his Roughouse, and the two wonderful Italia ...
  Topic: Buddy in the back of a Honda Element
esk

Replies: 16
Views: 1510

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:08 am   Subject: Buddy in the back of a Honda Element
this photo was linked to in that thread - maybe that's what people are remembering?
  Topic: Dia de los Buddys (Buddy art)
esk

Replies: 2
Views: 839

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:33 pm   Subject: Dia de los Buddys (Buddy art)
woo! very nice!
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:27 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
your regularly-scheduled seattle sighting: guy with a black 3/4 helmet on a cream buddy, today around 8:45am in the u-district, heading west on ne 45th st at the corner of 15th ave ne.
  Topic: decorating my buddy - glue?
esk

Replies: 15
Views: 1170

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:13 am   Subject: decorating my buddy - glue?
ah, that sounds perfect - something like this? thanks!
  Topic: decorating my buddy - glue?
esk

Replies: 15
Views: 1170

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:59 am   Subject: decorating my buddy - glue?
hmm. i thought about velcro, but i'd like for it to be a little bit more permanent than that. i've heard the "buddy 125" badges will come off pretty cleanly if you put some effort into it - ...
  Topic: decorating my buddy - glue?
esk

Replies: 15
Views: 1170

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:41 am   Subject: decorating my buddy - glue?
i'd like to affix some small decorations (flat, laminated card stock) to my buddy - either on the rear mud guard or somewhere on the front panel. what kind of glue or adhesive should i use? i'd like f ...
  Topic: Scooter Foot Gear
esk

Replies: 27
Views: 2131

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:33 am   Subject: Re: Scooter Foot Gear
Can I use a leather high-top sneaker? Will they give me the protection I need?

in my MSF class, i know they accepted people wearing high-top hiking boots. not sure that high-top sneakers would hav ...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
esk

Replies: 1751
Views: 149907

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:16 pm   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
neptune, glad you're okay! hope you get good news from the shop today.
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:14 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
ESK

When am I gonna run into you? Do you stay mostly on the University Side of the city? Have you been to cafe racer?

well, i've been keeping an eye out for a red buddy with a noisy pipe, but h ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:55 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
That's fun! Where do you work that you have scooter/MC parking spots and so many riders in one place?

university of washington seattle campus Smile it is fun! that particular lot has about 15-20 moto ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:49 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
early this morning: sunset buddy with a matching topcase in front of the fremont library.

at work later in the day: finally got to park in the correct lot. when i wandered by at lunchtime, yesterda ...
  Topic: Do you stand up over bumps?
esk

Replies: 45
Views: 2164

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:19 am   Subject: Do you stand up over bumps?
I am trying to figure out how I have the (not 'traction', not 'dynamics', . . .oh what is that word??? I am having anomia. . .) ______ to lift or stand from that position while my arms are stretched ...
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
esk

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:21 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
i've been taking a class on the university of washington campus this week, and for two days have been parking in a rather inconvenient parking garage while i fruitlessly searched for the precious moto ...
  Topic: STAB Seattle Ride!
esk

Replies: 7
Views: 1625

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:31 pm   Subject: STAB Seattle Ride!
dang, i'm out of town again this weekend. sounds fun!
  Topic: No questions here... just resolve... I think [kind of long]
esk

Replies: 12
Views: 1081

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:37 pm   Subject: No questions here... just resolve... I think [kind of long]
aw! for what it's worth, i didn't think of mcdonald's at all when i saw the picture. i hate to think that mcdonald's has ruined the color combo of red + yellow for all time.

but red + white will lo ...
 
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