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  Topic: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
fried okra

Replies: 7
Views: 241

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:23 pm   Subject: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
I broke this Buddy 125 in with continuous on-off full throttle with cool downs after every 5 miles. The rings were probably seated after about 25 miles.

I babied my 1969 Ram Air GTO when it was ne ...
  Topic: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
fried okra

Replies: 7
Views: 241

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:08 pm   Subject: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
Yep, will probably wait til 1,000 miles or so before going to a synthetic oil.

I usually run a motorcycle (higher in zinc) synthetic 5w-40 in other bikes I've got but the Buddy manual calls for 15 ...
  Topic: Hooligan Upgrades?
fried okra

Replies: 9
Views: 143

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:56 pm   Subject: Hooligan Upgrades?
Or upgrades could be a second faster scooter too...........cheaper than a new Buddy 170i Smile

Since you like Aprilia's, I've got a couple of the Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie's I outta sell and am just up ...
  Topic: Outdoor Covers opinion
fried okra

Replies: 3
Views: 152

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:52 pm   Subject: Outdoor Covers opinion
The scoots are outside in the sun and rain I guess?

Or are they outside under a porch or something?

fried okra
  Topic: Whitewall tires exploding
fried okra

Replies: 7
Views: 267

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:08 am   Subject: Whitewall tires exploding
I'm not sure who you are dealing with but since the 1980's I've had a positive impression of Gerry and the gang there at Modern Classics in NE DC.

fried okra
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
fried okra

Replies: 5
Views: 204

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:53 am   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Dooglas, thanks, I totally agree.

I drove a couple of the new Buddy 50's with alloy wheels my local dealer has and there is no rear brake "pulsation" at low speeds on them.

My dealer ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
fried okra

Replies: 5
Views: 204

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:54 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Mukai.....please note below, the question got posted twice.

Does your scoot have the steel wheels or the aluminum alloy wheels as being used in the last year or so?

http://www.modernbuddy. ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
fried okra

Replies: 15
Views: 249

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:23 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
350km.....now that I look at it would appear the aluminum wheel and rear drum are a single unit integral piece. Manufacture date was July 2018.

I am guessing the earlier Buddy's with steel wheels ...
  Topic: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
fried okra

Replies: 13
Views: 293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:26 pm   Subject: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
Possibly the accelerator pump diaphragm is not seated well now after the carb was taken apart.

Or the diaphragm could have gotten punctured during the carb cleaning process.

fried okra
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
fried okra

Replies: 15
Views: 249

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:53 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Thanks, babblefish.....mine is a new scooter, garaged, with only 40 miles on it now.

Was that way from the day I got a few days ago.

Thanks for your input, it was valuable.

fried okra
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
fried okra

Replies: 15
Views: 249

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:04 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Interesting thoughts group.

That's why I am kinda wondering whether better to leave things alone or not.

And whether this slightly out-of-round rear brake drum is typical of Buddy scoots in gene ...
  Topic: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
fried okra

Replies: 13
Views: 293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:26 pm   Subject: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
By "just opens up", you are saying the scooter starts to accelerate?

Or maybe the engine starts to stall out?

fried okra
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
fried okra

Replies: 15
Views: 249

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:40 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
My new Buddy 125 has a pulsation when applying the rear brake.

I've gotta believe this is due to a warpage of the rear drum.

I'm trying to decide whether this is worth going thru the warranty ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
fried okra

Replies: 5
Views: 204

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:24 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
My new Buddy 125 has a pulsation when applying the rear brake.

I've gotta believe this is due to a warpage of the rear drum.

I'm trying to decide whether this is worth going thru the warranty ...
  Topic: Storage Tube
fried okra

Replies: 2
Views: 157

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:17 pm   Subject: Storage Tube
I've used those on a Kawasaki Super Sherpa in the past and they are indeed handy.

fried okra
  Topic: Buddy tire pressure
fried okra

Replies: 5
Views: 174

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:15 pm   Subject: Buddy tire pressure
Pine Island is "old Florida" at its best.

Will need to try Capt Con's the next time down there!

We've always enjoyed the Waterfront Restaurant and Marina at the very south end of Pin ...
  Topic: Buddy tire pressure
fried okra

Replies: 5
Views: 174

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:00 pm   Subject: Buddy tire pressure
Thanks, Dooglas.

This lil Buddy 125 is gonna be a regular rider down on Sanibel Island pretty soon. Light weight and easy to haul down there Smile

fried okra
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
fried okra

Replies: 27
Views: 496

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:05 am   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
I bought one of the new Piaggio LT150's in 2004 when they were selling left over 2003 ones for $2100 or so.

Was a very nice big wheel small scooter. Kinda wish I had kept it.

However, my new ...
  Topic: Buddy tire pressure
fried okra

Replies: 5
Views: 174

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:52 am   Subject: Buddy tire pressure
The owner's manual for my new 2019 Buddy 125 lists recommended tire pressure at 26 psi front and rear for the 125/170i scoots and 28 psi front and rear for the Buddy 50's.

I don't see any reason th ...
  Topic: Red digit in Buddy odometer
fried okra

Replies: 8
Views: 222

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:04 pm   Subject: Red digit in Buddy odometer
Interesting, thx.

My 2019 Buddy 125 had the middle digit in red at time of delivery and the manual says to change engine oil at 1800 mile intervals, rather than 1,000 mile intervals.

My manua ...
  Topic: Red digit in Buddy odometer
fried okra

Replies: 8
Views: 222

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Red digit in Buddy odometer
Nah, this isn't the red light that comes on for oil change and or service reminder.

This is on the odometer miles driven cluster that is always from day one a red color compared to the others being ...
  Topic: Red digit in Buddy odometer
fried okra

Replies: 8
Views: 222

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:24 am   Subject: Red digit in Buddy odometer
I'm sure there is a reason the middle digit in the Buddy odometer is red. But I don't see the logic there.

Can someone clue me in?

Thx.

fried okra
  Topic: New wobble on Hooligan
fried okra

Replies: 8
Views: 188

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:55 am   Subject: New wobble on Hooligan
Statement of the obvious, but I would check tire pressures as a next step.

fried okra
  Topic: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
fried okra

Replies: 7
Views: 241

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:22 pm   Subject: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
Anyone have any idea on what oil is in the crankcase of the 4 stroke Buddy's when they are shipped in the crate?

Or whether it is desirable to put in a new breakin oil on delivery?

fried okra
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:06 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
Using a plastic cutting board as a base sounds like a good idea.

I guess you would need the Buddy optional rack to attach the cutting board to maybe?

fried okra
  Topic: Alloy wheels on new Buddy's
fried okra

Replies: 6
Views: 185

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:37 am   Subject: Alloy wheels on new Buddy's
eliu01....that's kinda what I think too.

But I am no expert on Buddy's Smile

fried okra
  Topic: Alloy wheels on new Buddy's
fried okra

Replies: 6
Views: 185

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:36 am   Subject: Alloy wheels on new Buddy's
I've gotta assume the new alloy wheels have the same bolt pattern, etc.

I gather the change was due to supplier availability.

They alloys really looked nice too!

fried okra
  Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
fried okra

Replies: 8
Views: 346

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:48 am   Subject: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
I remember Scooter Rider Magazine, Twist and Go, and Scoot also. I used to subscribe to all of them, and some of the Euro scoot magazines also.

I still have a lot of the old issues in a contain ...
  Topic: Alloy wheels on new Buddy's
fried okra

Replies: 6
Views: 185

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:55 pm   Subject: Alloy wheels on new Buddy's
I notice on the newest Buddy 50's (no other Buddy models in stock now at local dealer) that they appear to be coming in now with alloy wheels instead of the stamped steel wheels like they used to have ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:46 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
The local dealer didn't have any new Buddy 125's in stock, and not all colors readily available to ship soon, but white was available.

Plus I like white since it doesn't fade and is the easiest t ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:27 am   Subject: Buddy purchase
Yep, will give it short runs, and after a little warmup, start giving it some stick to seat the rings Smile

What accessory items are recommended for the Buddy's?

fried okra
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:29 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
Decision made.....thanks for input group.

Got a new white Buddy 125 on order thru Scooter Stop here in Charleston, SC.
They've been very good to work with.

fried okra
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:53 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
Thanks, skipperBill.

I have been reviewing current and previous posts from past years. Looks like both the Buddy 125 and Buddy 170i have been pretty trouble free. It may come down to the color ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
fried okra

Replies: 18
Views: 238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:50 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
giddyup98......looks like you've got both a Buddy 125 and a Buddy 170i in your fleet.

Even though the 125 is giving you some fits now, which would you buy new if you were in the market for a new on ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:48 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
Good input, Dage'sVew.....thanks!

Hey, Dooglas, we had met up for scooter lunches a couple times when you were down in SW Florida Sanibel area a few years ago.

Not taking price into conside ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:01 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
Makes me wonder why the Buddy 170i would need an oil cooler more than the Buddy 125.

They are the same basic engine architecture except for displacement? Same stroke just different bore size mayb ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:13 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
Many thanks, Dage'sVew on your offer!

Yes, I would love to take a ride down that way. You will be there thru February sounds like?

My big question is whether the Buddy 170i offers any bene ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:31 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
Good input Argee.

Yeah, I am down to 5 old Triumphs now but a Buddy would be so much easier to run down to pick a pizza or whatever. And my wife could drive it too instead of her old Honda Metr ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:42 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
Thanks group, good input.

I can't find any used ones to evaluate and the new dealer stock is not testable.

Is there much difference in smooth running, warm up time, etc between the fuel injec ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:31 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
I test rode the well used Buddy 125 in the parking lot of the local Charleston, SC dealer. It felt peppier than I expected. The idle speed seemed quite high, maybe 1800-2000 rpm. Does that sound ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:17 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
This is great input group, thanks.

I've been riding a big Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie for about 10 years but looking for something now that is lighter to more easily load in back of my pickup truck.
...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
fried okra

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:18 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
I'm thinking about getting a Buddy.

Does the 125 with a carburetor have a problem with carb pilot jets getting clogged?

I suspect the overall drivability of the 170i with fuel injection is bett ...
 
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