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  Topic: Any pro tips-putting a cover on while muffler still hot?
iamryan25

Replies: 4
Views: 806

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:07 am   Subject: Any pro tips-putting a cover on while muffler still hot?
If the pipe is hot don't cover it, just cover the rest of the scooter and tuck the part of the cover near the hot exhaust up above the inner fender.

I do this all the time, then later come out and ...
  Topic: Considering a 3/4 helmet after years of full face
iamryan25

Replies: 25
Views: 2565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:41 pm   Subject: Considering a 3/4 helmet after years of full face
Thanks for all of the thoughtful responses everyone.

I have also seen several post scooter accident faces, as I work at the local dealer. The stories you shared are on point, crash damage to the fa ...
  Topic: Considering a 3/4 helmet after years of full face
iamryan25

Replies: 25
Views: 2565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:14 am   Subject: Considering a 3/4 helmet after years of full face
Anyone make the change from full face to open face?

I'm thinking I really only get into the 40-45 mph realm, and the lighter weight might be worth the sacrifice to having chin protection.

I neve ...
  Topic: Your opinion on the repair....
iamryan25

Replies: 23
Views: 2430

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:02 pm   Subject: Your opinion on the repair....
That must have been really disappointing.

It would suck to have that be the first impression of the buddy for anyone.

It's already bad enough you're dealing with trouble.

Whether or not you t ...
  Topic: Your opinion on the repair....
iamryan25

Replies: 23
Views: 2430

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:14 pm   Subject: Your opinion on the repair....
That sucks getting home and then finding an issue.

If you brought it in for irratic idling they may not have ridden it above 20 at all.

It probably seemed fine on their lift inside the shop so t ...
  Topic: 8 days 6 states 1,632 miles on 150cc or less.
iamryan25

Replies: 12
Views: 2456

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:04 pm   Subject: 8 days 6 states 1,632 miles on 150cc or less.
So... I found out why I kept losing oil on this trip. I am beyond amazed I made it home after riding down from NY - WV back to home. This is one of the swing arm bolt attachment points that just gav ...
  Topic: New Buddy 125
iamryan25

Replies: 20
Views: 3379

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:46 pm   Subject: New Buddy 125
DeeDee the chart is awesome.

Having the height, width, and sizes is very useful.
  Topic: 15,000 mile report with issues and fixes
iamryan25

Replies: 3
Views: 1447

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:44 am   Subject: 15,000 mile report with issues and fixes
Shows the build quality Genuine Buddys. Great part is you're not even near the scooter's half life.
You're absolutely correct. I expect at least 30k miles out of it. Honestly, very little goes wrong ...
  Topic: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2947

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:24 pm   Subject: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
Nice work! Woohoo! Congrats.

It is actually not that hard to get the key stuck like that -- so replacing it may not help.

I recommend being careful to not press in when turning the key from on t ...
  Topic: Oversize tire for 170i
iamryan25

Replies: 16
Views: 2952

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:18 pm   Subject: Oversize tire for 170i
Thanks! I'm not concerned about the speedo or the odo. I want the scooter to perform its best.

I'm with you! After feeling the way the tires don't seem to track properly on turns I'm excited to r ...
  Topic: 15,000 mile report with issues and fixes
iamryan25

Replies: 3
Views: 1447

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:57 pm   Subject: 15,000 mile report with issues and fixes
exmayor sent me a private message asking me about issues I've had and I figured that I might as well give everyone a 15k mile issue report.

I purchased a 2013 Genuine Buddy 125 new in 2013, and her ...
  Topic: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2947

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:02 pm   Subject: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
Uber and Lyft in the winter are good.
  Topic: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2947

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:32 am   Subject: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
I have no idea where to look. I'm good with electronics, but I don't know anything about automotive. Where is the ground wire on a scooter?

At the point if you're covered by warranty it would be ti ...
  Topic: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2947

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:56 pm   Subject: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
I work at the local Genuine dealer, and we've seen a high number of "sticky" kill switches, if you press really hard on the run position it can make the electric start button work again... T ...
  Topic: Added In-Line Fuel Shut-Off Valve
iamryan25

Replies: 11
Views: 2631

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:14 pm   Subject: Added In-Line Fuel Shut-Off Valve
This is awesome, thanks for sharing.

This may also be helpful with storage for winter -- turn the fuel off with the scooter running so that it uses up what is left inside the carb. Stabilize the fu ...
  Topic: General upgrades
iamryan25

Replies: 3
Views: 981

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:50 pm   Subject: Re: General upgrades
I know they have a 70mm bore kit, pipes, among other things, and I have read several posts on here but they seem to be kinda old.

I am concerned about engine life and MPGs. I don't want to be revi ...
  Topic: Oversize tire for 170i
iamryan25

Replies: 16
Views: 2952

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:25 pm   Subject: Oversize tire for 170i
So, what would be the proper front tire size to go with a 130/70-10 rear? The obvious answer is 13/70-10, but will it fit?

The 130/70 fits the rear only. I believe 110/80-10 is the largest you can ...
  Topic: Oversize tire for 170i
iamryan25

Replies: 16
Views: 2952

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:27 pm   Subject: Oversize tire for 170i
I've been running a 130/70-10 for at least 3,000 miles now. There was a noticed difference in ride comfort with the larger tire. Rolling over bumps improved from very noticeable (on the 3.5-10) to not ...
  Topic: [OT] Not sure what to title this
iamryan25

Replies: 8
Views: 1383

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:41 pm   Subject: [OT] Not sure what to title this
Buddy riders for life!
  Topic: 125 or 170i?
iamryan25

Replies: 19
Views: 3638

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:26 pm   Subject: Re: Get the 170
All carbureted scooters have starting problems if they sit long due to ethanol in our gas. Fuel injected bikes don't have this issue.
Fuel injection can be effected as well, it is just less sensitive ...
  Topic: 125 or 170i?
iamryan25

Replies: 19
Views: 3638

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:17 pm   Subject: 125 or 170i?
Recently, I've considered a new scooter...

My current decision is between the Buddy Kick 125 EFI because it has a rear disc brake and it is a 125 with EFI, so it would get superb gas mileage.

No ...
  Topic: 125 or 170i?
iamryan25

Replies: 19
Views: 3638

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:38 am   Subject: 125 or 170i?
I struggled deciding back in 2013 which would be better, 125 carb'd or 170 fuel injected.

The 125 has a kick starter, and can be started with a dead battery, the 170 cannot be started without the e ...
  Topic: How Far Have You Ridden?
iamryan25

Replies: 16
Views: 2226

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:58 pm   Subject: How Far Have You Ridden?
2013 Genuine Buddy 125 currently has 14,350 miles on the odometer, it was unhooked for 500-1000 miles) and I add more every day that I ride. Estimated total is approx 15,000 miles.

1985 Honda Elite ...
  Topic: Bajaj 3 Wheel Trucks Kick Butt in the Snow
iamryan25

Replies: 5
Views: 1087

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:58 pm   Subject: Bajaj 3 Wheel Trucks Kick Butt in the Snow
I rode this home in 3 inches of snow, and back to work in ice and snow.

Someone posted a picture of me on facebook that someone in my friend's list recognized as me.

So, I got a pretty rockin' p ...
  Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 4802

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:45 pm   Subject: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Oh right on great giveaway, I'd love to have one of these.

Please add me.

Thanks
  Topic: Weigh in on helmets!
iamryan25

Replies: 34
Views: 6049

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:27 am   Subject: Weigh in on helmets!
I really want the Bilwell Gringo full face - so simple.

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/productimages/300/2014-Biltwell-Gringo-Flat-Helmet-Black-MCSS.jpg

I've had many kinds of helmets b ...
  Topic: My Buddy Smoked a Grom
iamryan25

Replies: 8
Views: 2039

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:22 pm   Subject: My Buddy Smoked a Grom
Happy to report that the rev happy yellow Grom next to me downtown today was left behind as we raced from light to light and then eventually he turned off as he realized the Buddy was quicker than he ...
  Topic: Who uses cruise control?
iamryan25

Replies: 9
Views: 2121

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:31 am   Subject: Re: found a cheap throttle assist
Bwa-ha! just tried this giant zip-tie idea I found on the internet, seems to work good so far.

You just ratchet down the zip tie, and it holds your throttle in place where you leave it?

I'm doi ...
  Topic: Lost acceleration, sputtered, and died. Thoughts on a cause?
iamryan25

Replies: 6
Views: 1425

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:27 am   Subject: Lost acceleration, sputtered, and died. Thoughts on a cause?
. I hit the brakes again and then the kill switch.

Once on the sidewalk out of traffic, I could put the key in and got battery power, but no electric start, no kick start, nothing. .

Did your ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
iamryan25

Replies: 481
Views: 64290

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:08 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
have to admit I paused a little bit when I found out the motorcycle is manufactured in China.
Crap. I'm very fond of the PGO Taiwan product, I think I've refocused my sights onto the Buddy Kick EFI ( ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
iamryan25

Replies: 481
Views: 64290

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:07 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
I will be getting one of these for myself this spring, cannot wait.

This is the answer I've been looking for!

Thanks Genuine!
  Topic: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
iamryan25

Replies: 42
Views: 8503

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:33 pm   Subject: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
March 2016
  Topic: For the love of god, change out the stock tires!
iamryan25

Replies: 10
Views: 1855

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:43 pm   Subject: For the love of god, change out the stock tires!
The stock Buddy tires seemed to last forever

I replaced with 3.5-10 Pirelli SL26 tires on front and rear and felt a huge improvement in grip and in wet conditions compared to stock

Just replaced ...
  Topic: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
iamryan25

Replies: 42
Views: 8503

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:38 pm   Subject: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
The Genuine Buddy Kick spec sheet says 125cc and 4 valve makes 11hp

They've got Glossy Titanium, Turqoise, Tangerine and White coming to the USA.
  Topic: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
iamryan25

Replies: 42
Views: 8503

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:08 am   Subject: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
It's coming!
EFI
11hp
4 valves
Front and rear disc brake
  Topic: Is this a shortened Prima exhaust?
iamryan25

Replies: 34
Views: 2748

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:54 pm   Subject: Is this a shortened Prima exhaust?
that thing is awesome looking. i want it!
  Topic: wider rear wheel
iamryan25

Replies: 6
Views: 1252

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:47 am   Subject: wider rear wheel
This thread helped me choose the correct tire size for my buddy
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic24149.html

Checked tire pressure when I got to work this am, I had 28 psi up front and only 5 ...
  Topic: Which kit - NCY Ceramic 157.5 or Prima 161
iamryan25

Replies: 2
Views: 879

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:41 am   Subject: Which kit - NCY Ceramic 157.5 or Prima 161
Okay so I'm going with 161 kit, bvh, jets, decompression tube and i already have the ncy cdi and prima pipe.
  Topic: Which kit - NCY Ceramic 157.5 or Prima 161
iamryan25

Replies: 2
Views: 879

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:28 pm   Subject: Which kit - NCY Ceramic 157.5 or Prima 161
I plan to get the NCY Big Valve Head, and this ceramic kit looks interesting.

Has anyone done the Ceramic 157.5?

Thoughts on this?
  Topic: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:07 am   Subject: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
You've all been very helpful in reminding me how much I really like the Buddy and will focus on upgrades on this scooter versus switching to a Blur. After reading what I just wrote I'm now wanting a ...
  Topic: Squirrel
iamryan25

Replies: 19
Views: 2260

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:03 am   Subject: Squirrel
Thanks all I'm smiling more today after reading these replies.

I went camping this weekend and a sick bird walked slowly into the dirt road, obviously attempting suicide.

I was driving my girlf ...
  Topic: Squirrel
iamryan25

Replies: 19
Views: 2260

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:31 am   Subject: Squirrel
Today on my ride home I clipped a squirrel with the buddy that shot into my front tire.

I felt a tiny bump and saw the little bugger's tail flailing on the side of the road from my mirror.

Tha ...
  Topic: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:46 am   Subject: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
Thanks for all the input!

Really am more interested in feedback on which people would choose to do between upgrading a buddy or switching to a blur.

It's not that I don't want to shift, it's t ...
  Topic: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:59 pm   Subject: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
Thanks for all the input!

Really am more interested in feedback on which people would choose to do between upgrading a buddy or switching to a blur.

It's not that I don't want to shift, it's t ...
  Topic: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 1:14 am   Subject: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
Perhaps my initial 70mph expectation was too high. Is holding 65 more reasonable?

Not really needing freeway as much as I'd like to ride twisty mountain highway and really want the added mid ran ...
  Topic: Hello all - New Blur owner here!!
iamryan25

Replies: 12
Views: 2947

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 3:06 pm   Subject: Hello all - New Blur owner here!!
I can do an indicated 65 no windshield and if I tuck it'll creep towards 70 bmph. My speedo is roughly 5-7mph generous on the top end so I can prob top the buddy at a real 60mph.

I do want to be ...
  Topic: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:05 am   Subject: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
No vespa dealers in my state
  Topic: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
iamryan25

Replies: 27
Views: 2895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 1:16 am   Subject: Buddy Upgrades or Blur 220i
Hi all.

Been wanting faster mid range acceleration, a higher top speed, a smoother ride and the brakes to go along with it.

I've got a Buddy 125 with ncy cdi, prima pipe and upped main jet.
...
  Topic: Hello all - New Blur owner here!!
iamryan25

Replies: 12
Views: 2947

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:29 am   Subject: Hello all - New Blur owner here!!
I began drooling over a blur last week, I just want to be able to do 10 mph faster than my buddy 125 piped & cdi, with a more stable ride and better brakes. Is an actual 10mph faster an unreasona ...
  Topic: Cleaned the Carb...now it idles too low...
iamryan25

Replies: 2
Views: 767

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:37 am   Subject: Cleaned the Carb...now it idles too low...
http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/files/1669893/uploaded/e6%20buddy%20125.jpg
I'd start over and make sure you've got that plunger and spring installed correctly.
 
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