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  Topic: My Buddy Smoked a Grom
gr8dog

Replies: 8
Views: 2011

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:38 am   Subject: My Buddy Smoked a Grom
I know we love our Buddies but.... Here is my real life experience.

I owned a Buddy 125 and a Tmax500 at the same time. My wife on the Buddy (lighter than I am) and me on the Tmax. We wanted a c ...
  Topic: Miles per Post
gr8dog

Replies: 54
Views: 3911

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 2:52 am   Subject: Miles per Post
Let's see, my Buddy has about 10,300 miles and I have 530 posts here so based on that it comes to 19.8mpp.

I sold my Tmax with 28,500 miles on the odometer. I was responsible for 18,500 of those m ...
  Topic: Best helmet?
gr8dog

Replies: 35
Views: 4744

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 2:35 am   Subject: Best helmet?
This is a subject that is open for debate. However, just considering what offers the most protection that would be the full face helmet. After that a modular or flip up then the three quarter and th ...
  Topic: Eric, know what's going on over at the sister station?
gr8dog

Replies: 18
Views: 1772

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:02 am   Subject: Eric, know what's going on over at the sister station?
I haven't gotten IM's here and you (and Krispy) are the only posters, but it's been most of the day now.

I am also on MV as "Oldscoot".

I wonder what Krispy said to get a time out? ...
  Topic: In Memory of Allie the Wonder Beagle
gr8dog

Replies: 10
Views: 1779

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:55 am   Subject: In Memory of Allie the Wonder Beagle
It's always tough to lose a beloved pet. They hold special places in our hearts. Thank you for taking in an adult dog. Our dog is also a rescue. He is laying on the floor licking himself right now ...
  Topic: How to stay warm
gr8dog

Replies: 34
Views: 5885

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:27 pm   Subject: How to stay warm
Leather jacket with thinsulate liner, lined pants over my regular pants and snowmobile gloves.
  Topic: Jack rabbit starts?
gr8dog

Replies: 8
Views: 1473

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:56 am   Subject: Jack rabbit starts?
Jack rabbit starts? Are you trying to tell me there are other kinds of starts?
  Topic: MY Frequently Asked Question.
gr8dog

Replies: 15
Views: 1935

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:53 am   Subject: MY Frequently Asked Question.
No matter what you choose to do in life there will ALWAYS be detractors who take shots at you. It is my opinion that they do this to comparatively elevate their own status by reducing yours. DO NOT ...
  Topic: Overriding my lights?
gr8dog

Replies: 8
Views: 948

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:19 am   Subject: Overriding my lights?
The stock bulb the Buddy is sold with should be considered a crime. It is pitiful. I switched to an H4, or is it an H3. Anyway, the lighting distance more than doubled. You can also adjust the an ...
  Topic: What is more dangerous scooters or motorcycles?
gr8dog

Replies: 39
Views: 3208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:11 am   Subject: What is more dangerous scooters or motorcycles?
Being a rider of both scooters and motorcycles I have to agree somewhat with Benzo. Apologies to all of the scooter only riders. The bigger bikes with the bigger wheels are more stable, a lot more s ...
  Topic: 125 Died going 50mph
gr8dog

Replies: 30
Views: 3701

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:16 pm   Subject: 125 Died going 50mph
What they said!
I had the same issue. Venting the gas cap was a permanent fix.
  Topic: New Buddy got knocked over
gr8dog

Replies: 5
Views: 964

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:52 pm   Subject: New Buddy got knocked over
Oooh, it stinks to find your scoot taking a nap in the road. Just a thought here, when you parked it was it on the center stand or the side stand? The side stand is practically useless, with a cover ...
  Topic: Just bought a 2009 Buddy 125. Have some questions...
gr8dog

Replies: 12
Views: 1672

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:20 pm   Subject: Just bought a 2009 Buddy 125. Have some questions...
1) Previous owner says he installed an NCY head with oversized valves. I've tried searching but I can't find too many details about this. Any idea where I can learn more about what I have?

Not sur ...
  Topic: NSR - do you (can you) drive a stick FOUR wheel ride?
gr8dog

Replies: 54
Views: 3668

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:19 pm   Subject: NSR - do you (can you) drive a stick FOUR wheel ride?
Yes. I learned on a 5 speed VW Rabbit. I like the interaction and greater connectedness. I've also had a Camaro 4 speed, a Sunbird 5 speed, now I have a Maxima 5 speed. Looking for a Civic automat ...
  Topic: How long did it take for you to recieve msf certificate
gr8dog

Replies: 8
Views: 1164

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:39 pm   Subject: How long did it take for you to recieve msf certificate
We got ours in class
  Topic: Squirrel
gr8dog

Replies: 19
Views: 2207

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:44 pm   Subject: Squirrel
Been there! Only it was a chipmunk with me.
  Topic: UN-BELIEVABLE! some people... (rant thread..vent here)
gr8dog

Replies: 32
Views: 2722

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:20 pm   Subject: UN-BELIEVABLE! some people... (rant thread..vent here)
You don't have to be on your scooter to experience bad behavior from brain dead drivers. My wife and I were walking into a local grocery store. We were crossing the lane directly in front of the sto ...
  Topic: Ever had this happen?
gr8dog

Replies: 12
Views: 1319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:05 am   Subject: Ever had this happen?
In the minds of many people, this story is actually the most convincing argument for a full face helmet. Laughing

I use a full face helmet and twice I've had a bee inside. No stings though, lucky me ...
  Topic: Holy Heck I Bought a Burgman (NBR)
gr8dog

Replies: 24
Views: 1925

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:37 am   Subject: Holy Heck I Bought a Burgman (NBR)
keep it under 60mph till 600 mile first service oil change and every 100 miles after that start climbing your max speed 10 mph till you get to 1000...

Holy Crap! A Brugman that goes 1000mph. Whe ...
  Topic: If a sports car is the mid life crisis, what is the scooter?
gr8dog

Replies: 51
Views: 3210

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:20 am   Subject: If a sports car is the mid life crisis, what is the scooter?
....

The real issue... how do I stop myself from buying a motorcycle....

Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated!
  Topic: If a sports car is the mid life crisis, what is the scooter?
gr8dog

Replies: 51
Views: 3210

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:57 am   Subject: If a sports car is the mid life crisis, what is the scooter?
I guess I would call it a mid life coming to my senses. At 45 I bought the 2008 Buddy 125 new, it now has over 10,000 miles on the odo. At age 47 I bought a 2009 Yamaha Tmax with 8000 miles on it. ...
  Topic: Holy Heck I Bought a Burgman (NBR)
gr8dog

Replies: 24
Views: 1925

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:45 am   Subject: Holy Heck I Bought a Burgman (NBR)
Beautiful bike, great deal, congratulations. Keep us updated.
  Topic: Post A Pic Of Your Motorcycle
gr8dog

Replies: 53
Views: 8269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:58 am   Subject: Post A Pic Of Your Motorcycle
2013 Suzuki VStrom 650. 1700 miles since I bought it in September.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/555910_523515617717574_24504686_n.jpg

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hph ...
  Topic: My Buddy is Gone
gr8dog

Replies: 10
Views: 1253

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:04 am   Subject: My Buddy is Gone
....well to be exact the first 2 wheeler I ever rode was a Vest back in 1962.

I was born in 1962! Thanks for making me feel, not so old. Smile

Have fun picking your next scoot.
  Topic: Test rode a couple of scooters today.
gr8dog

Replies: 25
Views: 1932

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:35 am   Subject: Test rode a couple of scooters today.
Just a reminder about the speedo. It is significantly optimistic. 72mph on the dial is in reality anywhere from 62 to 65. Keeping with the speed of traffic is what is really important, but I am sur ...
  Topic: Close Calls
gr8dog

Replies: 52
Views: 5192

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:18 am   Subject: Close Calls
I was turning right into a parking lot behind a car. Entering this lot you can go right to a bank, left to McDonald's or straight toward the retail stores. The car moved to the right as if to go to ...
  Topic: [NSR] Incredible, Whimsical Bike Tricks
gr8dog

Replies: 1
Views: 552

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:25 pm   Subject: [NSR] Incredible, Whimsical Bike Tricks
That guy is amazing. If I'm doing anything that looks remotely like that, it means I have made a terrible mistake.
  Topic: Bad freakin day.
gr8dog

Replies: 12
Views: 1101

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 3:27 am   Subject: Bad freakin day.
Bad day indeed. I'm glad you weren't hurt.
  Topic: Thong Cape Scooter Man
gr8dog

Replies: 8
Views: 993

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 12:15 pm   Subject: Thong Cape Scooter Man
Lets not get into a gearin' up discussion regarding this guy. He is obviously a little.... um, under protected.

http://gawker.com/thong-cape-scooter-man-disturbs-children-but-hes-p-509855696
  Topic: Scamping Adventure!
gr8dog

Replies: 4
Views: 1576

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:45 pm   Subject: Scamping Adventure!
Very cool. Looks like a great time. Makes me want to get out and ride. Maybe over the Memorial Day weekend.
  Topic: Any one else had a long srting of small annoyances lately?
gr8dog

Replies: 10
Views: 1106

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:09 am   Subject: Any one else had a long srting of small annoyances lately?
Last Monday my wife lost her job. Two days later we find out her mother has cancer. Our basement had water in it after spending twenty thousand dollars in 2011 to have it fixed. The rear tire on my ...
  Topic: wind?
gr8dog

Replies: 17
Views: 5073

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:11 am   Subject: wind?
thanks wow thats a lot of physics i think i got it

so you just take maxim speed and - the wind speed? right

Welllll, not really quite so easy. Wind resistance increases exponentially. As an ex ...
  Topic: wind?
gr8dog

Replies: 17
Views: 5073

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:21 am   Subject: wind?
In my experience on my Buddy it can be a lot. 40 to 50 top speed against that much wind. With the wind I hit 70 with more to go, but I started thinking about those small tires spinning above their r ...
  Topic: Is This Why Some Diss Big Scoots?
gr8dog

Replies: 70
Views: 7282

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:10 am   Subject: Is This Why Some Diss Big Scoots?
Aye, aye,aye.... what can I say. I have two scoots and love them both. The Buddy is quick, maneuverable , gets great mileage and can turn around in a phone booth. The Tmax is wayyyyy quicker than ...
  Topic: It Ain't Always the Cagers, Folks!
gr8dog

Replies: 7
Views: 907

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:48 am   Subject: It Ain't Always the Cagers, Folks!
And with no helmet on.

Am I a sensing a Darwin Awards candidate here?

He rode off, thought you had to be dead to get nominated?

There have been people nominated who were not dead but did succ ...
  Topic: Newbie dooby doo
gr8dog

Replies: 3
Views: 754

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:11 am   Subject: Newbie dooby doo
Hi whatupdc. Got your scooter just in time for the snow, huh. You are going to have the spring time itch like never before. There is no cure.
  Topic: Whats on the menu for Thursday, that's different?
gr8dog

Replies: 25
Views: 2408

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:27 am   Subject: Whats on the menu for Thursday, that's different?
We go to the in-laws every Thanksgiving. Nothing ever varies. Almost nothing. Some of us bring a different beer each time. I am considering Rogue Dead Guy Ale this year. Any reviews among scooter ...
  Topic: Price check
gr8dog

Replies: 27
Views: 2673

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:54 am   Subject: Price check
Do not buy it. No title, NO DEAL.

You will go through a LOT of pain to get that properly titled, registered and insured.

Perfect advice. Avoid the trouble!!
  Topic: NSR: Motor Trend Car of the Year
gr8dog

Replies: 26
Views: 2293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:22 am   Subject: NSR: Motor Trend Car of the Year
Yikes! Expensive. The car of the year should be accessible to the average person. Seems like a PC motivated decision to me. But what do I know, I keep fixing my '96 Maxima.
  Topic: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
gr8dog

Replies: 50
Views: 8820

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:02 am   Subject: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
I have test ridden the Ninja 500. It is a BASIC bike. NO frills at all. It was fun but.... not for me. I like to go long distances and any Ninja is not built for long term comfort. Short rides, u ...
  Topic: Post Your Top Speeds on your Buddy 125 or 150cc (Indicated)
gr8dog

Replies: 61
Views: 6493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:21 am   Subject: Post Your Top Speeds on your Buddy 125 or 150cc (Indicated)
75 with a strong wind at my back and a little more throttle. Opposite direction I couldn't get past 50.
That makes sense. The speeds you quote average to (75+50)/2 = 62.5 BMPH. BMPH are approximatel ...
  Topic: Post Your Top Speeds on your Buddy 125 or 150cc (Indicated)
gr8dog

Replies: 61
Views: 6493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:08 am   Subject: Post Your Top Speeds on your Buddy 125 or 150cc (Indicated)
75 with a strong wind at my back and a little more throttle. Opposite direction I couldn't get past 50.
  Topic: the nut on my Buddy 125 right mirror not threading properly
gr8dog

Replies: 8
Views: 1002

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:50 am   Subject: the nut on my Buddy 125 right mirror not threading properly
The loose nut on my Buddy 125 is usually sitting on the seat. Very Happy
  Topic: Possums
gr8dog

Replies: 42
Views: 4540

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:47 am   Subject: Possums
Only once. I hit a chipmunk at 60mph. Not under the tire but with the bottom of the bike. I noticed the little guy did not die but was suffering in the middle of the road. I did a u-turn and went ...
  Topic: Was I in the wrong?
gr8dog

Replies: 8
Views: 1198

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:30 am   Subject: Was I in the wrong?
Sometimes people try to be the last vehicle to "make" the light (even though it is turning red) and they end up stopped in the middle of the intersection blocking cross traffic. He may have ...
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
gr8dog

Replies: 226
Views: 20699

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:36 am   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
After not reading anything for 10+ years, I started reading a lot again about 6 or 7 years ago.
I didnt realize it until I looked at my kindle history but I go through about 30 books a year.
My favo ...
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
gr8dog

Replies: 226
Views: 20699

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:26 am   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Just finished "The 12th Imam" by Joel Rosenberg. What's next? I don't know yet.
  Topic: [NSR] What are the best and worst books you have finished?
gr8dog

Replies: 31
Views: 2338

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:23 am   Subject: [NSR] What are the best and worst books you have finished?
Wow! What a well read group we are, well, all of you at least.

I have read so many books that I have thoroughly enjoyed it is impossible to pick a single best. A few I found extremely hard to put ...
  Topic: [NSR] Favorite Movie Quotes
gr8dog

Replies: 55
Views: 4109

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:29 pm   Subject: [NSR] Favorite Movie Quotes
A Hospital.... What is it?

It's a big building with sick people, but that's not important now.
  Topic: [NSR] Favorite Movie Quotes
gr8dog

Replies: 55
Views: 4109

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:46 am   Subject: [NSR] Favorite Movie Quotes
That is not my dog. (use a french accent)
 
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