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  Topic: '06 Buddy 125 factory air screw setting
fiddlefan

Replies: 3
Views: 737

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 8:24 pm   Subject: '06 Buddy 125 factory air screw setting
scootERIK,

You were right about the rubber diaphragm. When I removed the cap, the diaphragm edge was not sealed down into the groove. I cannot believe the dealer did not test ride this scooter af ...
  Topic: '06 Buddy 125 factory air screw setting
fiddlefan

Replies: 3
Views: 737

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:14 am   Subject: '06 Buddy 125 factory air screw setting
Anybody happen to know the factory air mixture screw setting for an '06 Genuine Buddy 125? The carb was cleaned recently by a Genuine dealer and they set the air screw at 1 turn out. Is this correct ...
  Topic: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
fiddlefan

Replies: 9
Views: 2455

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:10 pm   Subject: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
Well now...I'll have to take a look. Maybe I missed something. More to follow.

Never mind, I got it, finally. Once I separated the gaskets and base of the reed cage from the bottom of the air in ...
  Topic: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
fiddlefan

Replies: 9
Views: 2455

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:06 pm   Subject: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
Need to inspect the air intake manifold and reed valve, so is it possible to do this without removing the engine hanger bar just above the air intake manifold? I'm thinking not, but maybe I'm wrong. ...
  Topic: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
fiddlefan

Replies: 9
Views: 2455

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:23 pm   Subject: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
Need to inspect the air intake manifold and reed valve, so is it possible to do this without removing the engine hanger bar just above the air intake manifold? I'm thinking not, but maybe I'm wrong. ...
  Topic: Rattler 110 running issue...sputtering under power
fiddlefan

Replies: 2
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:05 am   Subject: Rattler 110 running issue...sputtering under power
Sorry, my bad. Live and learn, right? Embarassed
  Topic: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
fiddlefan

Replies: 9
Views: 2455

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:59 am   Subject: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
To the best of my recollection, it happened all at once. No, I didn't check the needle. But, I will do that for sure. I'll try the air box suggestion too. Is there supposed to be a paper and a foa ...
  Topic: Rattler 110 running issue...sputtering under power
fiddlefan

Replies: 2
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:58 am   Subject: Rattler 110 running issue...sputtering under power
I have a 2009 Rattler 110 that has developed a sputtering running issue while accelerating. The scoot only has about 500 or so miles on it. I have drained and put in new non-ethanol gas, cleaned the ...
  Topic: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
fiddlefan

Replies: 9
Views: 2455

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:56 am   Subject: Rattler 110 sputtering issue
I have a 2009 Rattler 110 that has developed a sputtering running issue while accelerating. The scoot only has about 500 or so miles on it. I have drained and put in new non-ethanol gas, cleaned the ...
  Topic: Just Bought A 2013 Blur!
fiddlefan

Replies: 3
Views: 2402

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:14 pm   Subject: Re: Just Bought A 2013 Blur!
Well, I am back, been here before with my Buddy 50 and 125, but moved up in the cc's and loving it so far. Picked up a used 2013 Blur for $2000 in Chapel Hill, NC. Well maintained, some cracks and chi ...
  Topic: Considering purchasing a '13 Blur...
fiddlefan

Replies: 11
Views: 4968

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:01 pm   Subject: Considering purchasing a '13 Blur...
M.B. guru's,

Considering purchasing a '13 Blur w/3k miles, gunmetel, excel. cond. In your opinion, what would be an exceptional price on such a scoot, especially since we're in the winter months w ...
  Topic: Urgently in need of this Buddy 50 part...HELP!
fiddlefan

Replies: 2
Views: 721

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:14 am   Subject: Urgently in need of this Buddy 50 part...HELP!
that's a non-essential part. It's just there to help with emissions. I took mine off and actually got a bit of a performance gain.

Thanks, Jason! You still have the part though?
  Topic: Buddy 50 second air cleaner assembly situation
fiddlefan

Replies: 3
Views: 660

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:12 am   Subject: Buddy 50 second air cleaner assembly situation
I took mine off, no rejetting needed.

Thanks, Jason! I sent you a p.m. BTW, do you still have the part or did you toss-it-out like most people do?
  Topic: Urgently in need of this Buddy 50 part...HELP!
fiddlefan

Replies: 2
Views: 721

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:00 pm   Subject: Urgently in need of this Buddy 50 part...HELP!
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6133/5971849158_25162c8572_b.jpg

Please send private message if you happen to have one laying around, perhaps if you have upgraded to a performance exhaust.

Thanks ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 second air cleaner assembly situation
fiddlefan

Replies: 3
Views: 660

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:04 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 second air cleaner assembly situation
The plastic fitting for the tube atop the second air cleaner assy. broke-off somehow and I was wondering how it would affect the scooter if I plugged-up the bottom tube that initially goes into the as ...
  Topic: Buddy vs. People S 50?
fiddlefan

Replies: 20
Views: 3205

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:13 pm   Subject: Buddy vs. People S 50?
The KYMCO People S50 is heavy, big and way too slow, especially going up hill. They also have terrible resale values for that reason and is also one of the reasons KYMCO no longer sells it....it's a ...
  Topic: Stolen Genuine Buddy, light blue, $100 reward
fiddlefan

Replies: 9
Views: 1386

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:06 pm   Subject: Stolen Genuine Buddy, light blue, $100 reward
Not sure if posting your stolen ad on CL is a good idea.

There is always a chance it could turn up for sale there.

Well, in a moment of panic and utter disgust, I figured CL was a good place to ...
  Topic: Stolen Genuine Buddy, light blue, $100 reward
fiddlefan

Replies: 9
Views: 1386

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:15 pm   Subject: Stolen Genuine Buddy, light blue, $100 reward
Just saw this on scooteralert.com.

Have you also posted to the scoot.net stolen scooter registry?

Sorry to hear about it. Hope you get it back!

It's posted in a lot of places, including scoot ...
  Topic: Stolen Genuine Buddy, light blue, $100 reward
fiddlefan

Replies: 9
Views: 1386

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:13 pm   Subject: Stolen Genuine Buddy, light blue, $100 reward
Man that sucks. Good luck to you. I doubt it will make it down to Charlotte but Ill keep my eye out. When/if you get it back, replace the Duke sticker with a Tarheel one. Wink

Yeah, a Tarheel fan ...
  Topic: Stolen Genuine Buddy, light blue, $100 reward
fiddlefan

Replies: 9
Views: 1386

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:10 pm   Subject: Stolen Genuine Buddy, light blue, $100 reward
Was stolen in Durham, NC. Here's the link to the Craigslist ad in Raleigh that gives all the details...

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/2501894439.html

Thanks for your help!
  Topic: Misc. questions about a Buddy 50
fiddlefan

Replies: 3
Views: 847

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:29 am   Subject: Misc. questions about a Buddy 50
Misc. questions about a Buddy 50:

1) When the factory restriction has been removed from the exhaust header, is re-jetting the main jet in the carb necessary, and if so, what size main jet is correc ...
  Topic: How many of you use your scooter as your primary vehicle?
fiddlefan

Replies: 39
Views: 3305

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:51 pm   Subject: How many of you use your scooter as your primary vehicle?
My formula is this...

Too cold or wet - DRIVE
On a date - DRIVE (unless she has a scoot too)
Most other times - SCOOT
  Topic: Buddy 50 main fuse amperage????
fiddlefan

Replies: 2
Views: 916

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:48 am   Subject: Buddy 50 main fuse amperage????
Just going off memory, I think its an 8amp. I blew mine one day poking around in the guts and replaced it with a 7amp because it was all I had at the time.

I did buy my 50 used so the previous ow ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 main fuse amperage????
fiddlefan

Replies: 2
Views: 916

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:14 am   Subject: Buddy 50 main fuse amperage????
Can anyone on here tell me the factory fuse amperage for the Buddy 50? If someone actually has a Buddy 50, can you just check your fuse amperage for me, please.

Thanks!
  Topic: (((( HELP!!! )))) Buddy 50 blows fuse when switched-on.
fiddlefan

Replies: 7
Views: 1645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:14 am   Subject: (((( HELP!!! )))) Buddy 50 blows fuse when switched-on.
It turned out to be a corroded ignition switch. I guess some water and/or condensation had gotten into the switch somehow. Anyway, switch was cleaned out, re-installed and the problem was eliminated ...
  Topic: (((( HELP!!! )))) Buddy 50 blows fuse when switched-on.
fiddlefan

Replies: 7
Views: 1645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:22 pm   Subject: (((( HELP!!! )))) Buddy 50 blows fuse when switched-on.
What size (amperage) fuse are you using? Did the horn, blinkers, tail/brake/headlight, hazards, dash and oil light all work when you first purchased it?

The igniton controls the horn, oil light an ...
  Topic: (((( HELP!!! )))) Buddy 50 blows fuse when switched-on.
fiddlefan

Replies: 7
Views: 1645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:27 pm   Subject: (((( HELP!!! )))) Buddy 50 blows fuse when switched-on.
Unfortunately the warrantee is not transferable. If it is an 08 and only has 150 miles on it, no doubt it has been sitting for a while. So the battery could be kaput. But that does not explain the fus ...
  Topic: (((( HELP!!! )))) Buddy 50 blows fuse when switched-on.
fiddlefan

Replies: 7
Views: 1645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:30 am   Subject: (((( HELP!!! )))) Buddy 50 blows fuse when switched-on.
Okay, so yesterday I purchased a pre-owned, like-new '08 Buddy 50 w/about 150 miles on it. Today, out of no where, I noticed the gas gauge wasn't working and discovered that the main fuse was blown : ...
  Topic: Need help choosing best-est scooter for Atlanta area! Help!!
fiddlefan

Replies: 5
Views: 922

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:22 am   Subject: Re: Need help choosing best-est scooter for Atlanta area! He
Hi, I'm new to the whole scooter world. My car got totalled last week and now I have the not-so-perfect opportunity to buy a funky little scooter like I've always wanted. Strangely enough, though, I ...
  Topic: Help me choose a new bike
fiddlefan

Replies: 23
Views: 1829

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:27 am   Subject: Re: Help me choose a new bike
This is my first post, although I've been lurking and reading for a few months now. Thanks for all the information so far, and I hope to get some input on my current dilemma. I know this is the Budd ...
  Topic: Register to win a FREE Fiddle II 50 from SYM
fiddlefan

Replies: 14
Views: 1127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:52 pm   Subject: Register to win a FREE Fiddle II 50 from SYM
Register online at sym-usa(dot)com for a chance to win a FREE Fiddle II 50 SYM Scooter to be given away August 14!

Good luck!
  Topic: 2010 Honda Elite M.S.R.P....WTH?
fiddlefan

Replies: 57
Views: 6227

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:29 am   Subject: 2010 Honda Elite M.S.R.P....WTH?
Sorry, all...I corrected the url...my bad!

C'mon now, OVER 3K out the door for 108 cc's. Are you freakin' kidding me?
If that is not a sales deterrent, I don't know what is.

My friend at the H ...
  Topic: 2010 Honda Elite M.S.R.P....WTH?
fiddlefan

Replies: 57
Views: 6227

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:38 am   Subject: 2010 Honda Elite M.S.R.P....WTH?
Sorry, all...I corrected the url...my bad!

C'mon now, OVER 3K out the door for 108 cc's. Are you freakin' kidding me?
If that is not a sales deterrent, I don't know what is.

My friend at the H ...
  Topic: 2010 Honda Elite M.S.R.P....WTH?
fiddlefan

Replies: 57
Views: 6227

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:37 am   Subject: 2010 Honda Elite M.S.R.P....WTH?
Maybe someone has already brought this up, but just in case not, I noticed while on www.powersports.honda.com today that the M.S.R.P. for the forthcoming 2010 Elite is set at $2,999.00. I was just wo ...
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
fiddlefan

Replies: 111
Views: 12020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:43 am   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
Yeah, I got the same letter via email today...from when I had originally inquired about the Vienna, asking if it was the same as the Fiddle II.

You are right, they certainly need a proofreader. Wh ...
  Topic: New Honda Elite-108ccs
fiddlefan

Replies: 21
Views: 1984

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:49 pm   Subject: New Honda Elite-108ccs
I have taken a pretty good look at the Honda SH150i, mainly just for curiosity sake. Based on my fairly thorough research and analysis, I think the scooter is about 500.00 on the high side. However, ...
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
fiddlefan

Replies: 111
Views: 12020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:25 pm   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
My Fiddle II now has 2500 or so miles on it. When I purchase it, the scoot had 1,635 miles showing. The original owner had the SYM dealer switch over to full-synthetic at 1000 miles. I don't know w ...
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
fiddlefan

Replies: 111
Views: 12020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:22 am   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
I feel the Buddy is a superior build over the Fiddle by utilizing Taiwanese engines, frames, plastics, electricals and skilled labor during assembly. The Buddy 125 is worth every penny of the 2599.00 ...
  Topic: Naming your Scooter
fiddlefan

Replies: 350
Views: 53532

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:26 am   Subject: Naming your Scooter
I call my SYM Fiddle II 125 Sexy Symantha. I think, no wait, I know my girlfriend gets jealous at times of my "other" girlfriend and the special times we share together.

What can I say? ...
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
fiddlefan

Replies: 111
Views: 12020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:59 pm   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
They should pull it off the market. While off, they should figure out how to stuff the motor from the SYM HD125 or HD200 in it. Release it back on the market and I'll go down an put a deposit on it! ...
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
fiddlefan

Replies: 111
Views: 12020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:56 pm   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
The Lance Vienna's have been removed from the Lance Powersports' website!

Step 1 out of many I feel sure.
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
fiddlefan

Replies: 111
Views: 12020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:37 pm   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
What a relief...from sym-usa.com "News" section...


Noticed you just joined today to post this stuff fiddlefan...

It all sounds like bad propaganda to me. Or should we call it Fiddl ...
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
fiddlefan

Replies: 111
Views: 12020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:42 am   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
What a relief...from sym-usa.com "News" section:

Carter/SYM USA CEO Jonathan Arn response to Lance Powersports, Inc. activities

June 15, 2009

Dear SYM Customers,

Carter/SYM USA, ...
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
fiddlefan

Replies: 111
Views: 12020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:26 pm   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports?
Just to let you all know, I have verified (unless my source lied to me) that the Lance Vienna 125 and 50 are EXACTLY the same scooters as the SYM Fiddle II 125 and 50, except for the SYM badging and t ...
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
fiddlefan

Replies: 111
Views: 12020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:41 pm   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
As a SYM Fiddle II 125 owner who just purchased one recently, I am not too thrilled to hear about this Lance Vienna 125 for an MSRP of a WHOPPING $600.00 less than a Fiddle II 125, provided it is the ...
 
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