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  Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
giddyup98

Replies: 11
Views: 395

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:33 am   Subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
Yes, you don’t need it with the new gasket.
  Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
giddyup98

Replies: 11
Views: 395

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:51 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
Never mind. I got my answer from the vendor I bought them from.

If anyone wants to know, the new gasket is a much better replacement for the OEM round one.
  Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
giddyup98

Replies: 11
Views: 395

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:52 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
I finally went to Reinstall the exhaust on my buddy 125 this morning, when I realized the original round crush gasket was different than the “conventional” style exhaust gasket that I received in ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
giddyup98

Replies: 11
Views: 395

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:22 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
Exhaust Gaskets ordered for both my Buddies. Gonna need to change the rear tire on my wife’s 170i soon.

Thanks for the advice everyone!
  Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
giddyup98

Replies: 11
Views: 395

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:59 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
I’m going to Be removing the exhaust on my Buddy 125 to replace the rear tire. Do I need a new exhaust gasket when I reattach the exhaust to the manifold or can I reuse the existing gasket? Thanks!
  Topic: How're we all doing?
giddyup98

Replies: 33
Views: 1017

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:18 pm   Subject: How're we all doing?
I would make a homemade license plate and write “TEMPORARY” on it. I would absolutely get insurance on the bike. This way if you get pulled over, you can at least explain the reason for the tempor ...
  Topic: How're we all doing?
giddyup98

Replies: 33
Views: 1017

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:27 pm   Subject: How're we all doing?
We’re in the 6th week of home quarantine here in NJ. The only things I’ve done to my bikes is to change their oil and filters. No riding whatsoever. I would feel too guilty if I go out riding duri ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 windscreen
giddyup98

Replies: 8
Views: 679

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:33 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 windscreen
I’ve got a brand new Prima windshield that I bought for my wife’s 170, but never used. Should fit a 50 but I don’t know for sure. Hit me up
If interested.
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 2054

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:07 pm   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
I changed the oil and filters on both my Buddies and Vespas this week. I used these Hi Flo filters with no issues. The only difference between these filters and the Piaggio filters is the nut on the ...
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 2054

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:52 pm   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
Got my six filters in the mail today. Now the real fun begins!
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 2054

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:03 pm   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
Yup, same filter for both.
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 2054

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:37 pm   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
I also bought six filters this morning. In addition to my two Vespas and two Buddies, I also change the oil and filter on my sister-in-law's Vespa. These six filters won't last me long.

I noted the ...
  Topic: Draining a Hooligan Gas Tank ?
giddyup98

Replies: 3
Views: 1272

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:11 pm   Subject: Draining a Hooligan Gas Tank ?
If the bike starts, idles and runs fine with the current gas, I wouldn't even bother draining it. I would just top it off with fresh gas and ride it like you stole it.
  Topic: New battery
giddyup98

Replies: 11
Views: 888

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:38 pm   Subject: New battery
I run a bigger battery than stock. I got it to fit by just grinding off some of the plastic "waffling" under the battery cover.
  Topic: New battery
giddyup98

Replies: 11
Views: 888

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:31 pm   Subject: New battery
Whatever you do, don't buy those cheap Chrome Batteries. I haven't had one last me more than a year. Needless to say, I buy better quality batteries now.
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:05 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
I had the valves adjusted not too long ago by Bill Viney of Carlyle Scooters in Carlyle, PA. Bill is a scooter guru here in the northeast.
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:30 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
The starter engages and turns over fine. The battery is new and fully charged. The bike won't start even if I try using the kickstart. It's not a big deal for me because I don't ride in the winter, bu ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:11 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.

I always use Regular 87 octane gas in my Buddys. The only scoots that take premium are my Vespas.

C ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:04 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
Personally, I prefer my 125 over my wife's 170. Other than that real cold start issue, my Buddy 125 has been bulletproof. The 170 is a few miles an hour faster than my 125, but I like having the kicks ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:32 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.

I always use Regular 87 octane gas in my Buddys. The only scoots that take premium are my Vespas.
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:31 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
That's bizarre. Starting fluid? It's probably a fuel/air issue, but have you checked for spark when it's super cold?

I've never checked for spark when it's super cold. Maybe I should try that.

...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:14 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
Nothing. Makes no difference when it won't start.
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
giddyup98

Replies: 20
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:31 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
My 2009 Buddy 125 will not start in temps below 40 degrees. When I bought my Buddy 3 years ago, I installed a brand new OEM carb (new choke came on it), so I know the choke isn't the issue. The valves ...
  Topic: Battery Tender Wire Routing?
giddyup98

Replies: 9
Views: 819

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:08 pm   Subject: Battery Tender Wire Routing?
I would recommend using the Battery Tender Junior over the Diehard Charger. It's very easy to blow the fuse in that circuit.
  Topic: 170i fast idling
giddyup98

Replies: 15
Views: 875

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:41 pm   Subject: 170i fast idling
Plugs looks good....nice chocolate brown color.
  Topic: 170i fast idling
giddyup98

Replies: 15
Views: 875

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:37 pm   Subject: Re: Do you have any issues with the 170i?
No issues with my 170i. I'm in northwestern NJ near Hackettstown.


Nice catch...I'm way up north; you?

Do youhave any issues with the 170i?
  Topic: 170i fast idling
giddyup98

Replies: 15
Views: 875

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:35 pm   Subject: 170i fast idling
I own the exact same year, color and model Buddys and I'm also in NJ. What a coincidence!
  Topic: 2017 SMAX (used) or New Kymco Like 150i?
giddyup98

Replies: 38
Views: 2746

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:45 pm   Subject: 2017 SMAX (used) or New Kymco Like 150i?
I own two 2013 Kymco Like 200's and they are beautiful bikes and solid performers. It seems that the only people who dismiss them, don't actually own them. The new 2018 Kymco Like 150 is even nicer lo ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Belt/CVT Cover Removal Question....
giddyup98

Replies: 4
Views: 747

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:59 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Belt/CVT Cover Removal Question....
Followup: I had no issues removing the belt cover today and replacing the complete clutch/pulley assembly with a new one due to a faulty pulley bearing. I did replace the old belt cover gasket with a ...
  Topic: Excellent Video on Belt Replacement....
giddyup98

Replies: 1
Views: 619

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:18 pm   Subject: Excellent Video on Belt Replacement....
This DIY video on belt replacement saved my butt today. The only tools necessary were an 8mm socket and 1/4" drive ratchet w/extension to remove the belt cover bolts. I had reservations about rep ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Belt/CVT Cover Removal Question....
giddyup98

Replies: 4
Views: 747

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:00 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Belt/CVT Cover Removal Question....
Thanks for the tip!

You don't need the gasket under the CVT cover. I have removed mine with the first CVT cleaning on my Buddies.

You will want to have a rubber mallet handy to give the cover ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Belt/CVT Cover Removal Question....
giddyup98

Replies: 4
Views: 747

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:51 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Belt/CVT Cover Removal Question....
Does the kickstarter have to be removed from it's shaft to pull the belt/CVT cover off? Anything else I need to know before removing the left cover? I ordered a new left cover gasket in the the event ...
  Topic: Bad Clutch Bearing....How hard to replace?
giddyup98

Replies: 5
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:04 pm   Subject: Bad Clutch Bearing....How hard to replace?
Yes, that could also be referred to as the pulley bearing. Replacing the entire assy would definitely be another way to go. I'll check around for one.

Thanks!
  Topic: Bad Clutch Bearing....How hard to replace?
giddyup98

Replies: 5
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:17 am   Subject: Bad Clutch Bearing....How hard to replace?
I'm absolutely positive it's not the brakes rubbing.


Remember the Buddy has a rear drum brake which can normally drag its brake shoes. Are you sure thats not what you're feeling or hearing?
  Topic: Bad Clutch Bearing....How hard to replace?
giddyup98

Replies: 5
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 2:40 pm   Subject: Bad Clutch Bearing....How hard to replace?
After reading several posts on here about a loud whirring noise when you rotate the rear wheel, I am convinced the clutch bearing has gone bad on my 2009 Buddy 125. How hard is it to replace the beari ...
  Topic: Freight and Prep fees
giddyup98

Replies: 5
Views: 719

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:04 pm   Subject: Freight and Prep fees
Doesn't hurt to ask, but my suspicion is that they will not waive or reduce the dealer prep and freight fees. They'll tell you that they are just passing the actual costs to the buyer (you) and that t ...
  Topic: Buddy/Vespa Oil Filters.....where's the best deals?
giddyup98

Replies: 3
Views: 650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:15 pm   Subject: Buddy/Vespa Oil Filters.....where's the best deals?
Thanks! Just placed my order with Scooterworks.
  Topic: Buddy/Vespa Oil Filters.....where's the best deals?
giddyup98

Replies: 3
Views: 650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:25 pm   Subject: Buddy/Vespa Oil Filters.....where's the best deals?
I've exhausted my supply of genuine Vespa/Piaggio oil filters and I need to re-stock ASAP. Both of my Buddys and my Vespa LX 150 use the exact same oil filter, so I go through them pretty quickly. I w ...
  Topic: Truck Reese Hitch Carrier for Buddy 125
giddyup98

Replies: 11
Views: 1130

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:55 pm   Subject: Truck Reese Hitch Carrier for Buddy 125
If like me, you plan on transporting your Buddy a lot, I would highly recommend getting the hitch mounted Versahaul Motorcycle Carrier. It's more expensive than your run of the mill hitch mounted carr ...
  Topic: Buddy having a hard time starting
giddyup98

Replies: 5
Views: 1110

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:04 pm   Subject: Buddy having a hard time starting
I had a hard starting problem with my Buddy 125 and it turned out to be a semi-tight exhaust valve. Had the valves adjusted and now she starts like a champ. In any event, if you have more than 7 or 8K ...
  Topic: Tire Puncture: Best Practices?
giddyup98

Replies: 12
Views: 2263

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:57 pm   Subject: Tire Puncture: Best Practices?
That kit is good for a temporary fix, but it really needs to be patched from the inside of the tire. If the tire is pretty worn, I'd replace the tire with a new one.
  Topic: Seat covers
giddyup98

Replies: 5
Views: 747

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:49 pm   Subject: Seat covers
Suzy of Cheeky Seats has done 4 seat covers for me. Unbelievable workmanship at a very reasonable price.
  Topic: Replacement Battery For Buddy 125
giddyup98

Replies: 8
Views: 2354

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:41 pm   Subject: Replacement Battery For Buddy 125
I bought a similar cheap battery off ebay and it lasted less than 2 years and that's with it being on a Battery Tender year round.
  Topic: New Ten Tank Average MPG for 170i
giddyup98

Replies: 2
Views: 756

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:37 pm   Subject: New Ten Tank Average MPG for 170i
Both my Buddy 170i and Buddy 125 have speedometers/odometers off by at least 10% overstated. My friend's Buddy 150 is also off by 10%. Check your odometer against a GPS to confirm accuracy.
  Topic: Thoughts and Prayers to Southeastern Texas folks...
giddyup98

Replies: 4
Views: 1005

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:58 pm   Subject: Thoughts and Prayers to Southeastern Texas folks...
I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say to please stay safe and get to higher ground if you can. This hurricane looks devastatingly bad. Be safe!!!! Material possessions can be replaced. Lives can't!
  Topic: New member, new rider, used Buddy 170
giddyup98

Replies: 4
Views: 929

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:26 pm   Subject: New member, new rider, used Buddy 170
If the bike is clean and well maintained. I'd say it's an OK deal.
  Topic: Buddy 150 idles, sputters and dies on throttle
giddyup98

Replies: 4
Views: 913

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:12 pm   Subject: Buddy 150 idles, sputters and dies on throttle
Sounds like a blocked main jet. Did you pull the main jet and ensure it was clear?
  Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
giddyup98

Replies: 26
Views: 2988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:15 pm   Subject: What do you guys use for a sound system?
I have the same Polk bluetooth speaker. I use it at the beach attached to my umbrella. It's terrific! How do you attach it to your bike(s)? I have both Buddies and Kymcos.


Are those just velcro s ...
  Topic: SOLVED (I hope): Bad gas? Or something else?
giddyup98

Replies: 5
Views: 1133

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:06 pm   Subject: SOLVED (I hope): Bad gas? Or something else?
Mine was significantly overfilled. I think I had to remove close to 60cc of oil. I doubt that this is your problem. Overheating is probably out too then.
  Topic: SOLVED (I hope): Bad gas? Or something else?
giddyup98

Replies: 5
Views: 1133

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:52 pm   Subject: SOLVED (I hope): Bad gas? Or something else?
My Check Engine light came on a few weeks ago, but I didn't have any of the symptoms that you're experiencing. Mine was caused by too much oil in the crankcase. As soon as I removed the excess, it was ...
 
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