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  Topic: New Scoot
iwannascoot

Replies: 6
Views: 178

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:02 pm   Subject: New Scoot
I have never seen him around town but I watched him on the track a few times. I used to go to some of the races but no more.
  Topic: New Scoot
iwannascoot

Replies: 6
Views: 178

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:59 pm   Subject: New Scoot
I will say it is much better climbing hills than my Buddy 170 but is no V8. It has more horsepower.
  Topic: New Scoot
iwannascoot

Replies: 6
Views: 178

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:58 pm   Subject: New Scoot
I will say it is much better than my Buddy 170 but is no V8.
  Topic: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
iwannascoot

Replies: 4
Views: 89

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:34 am   Subject: LiPo battery replacement for lead-acid + relocation
When shopping for a BMS, make sure you get one rated for at least 50A because the Chinese manufacturers can be very optimistic with their specs.
I run a 3S (three cells in series) pack in the Blur.
...
  Topic: easy tire questions
iwannascoot

Replies: 6
Views: 204

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:08 pm   Subject: easy tire questions
I had no problem getting the tire off the rim but putting the new one on was a different story. I ended up taking to a neighborhood tire store and they mounted it for me. I think it was $5.00 very wel ...
  Topic: New Scoot
iwannascoot

Replies: 6
Views: 178

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:56 pm   Subject: New Scoot
This is my new 2019 Yamaha Smax. I have owned it for 13 days and have over 700 miles on it.
https://i.postimg.cc/65FZQZGd/IMG-1257.jpg
  Topic: Battery location for tender install
iwannascoot

Replies: 5
Views: 155

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:09 pm   Subject: Battery location for tender install
Yes the battery is under the floor mat. The mat just pulls off the floor exposing the two screws covering the battery. I routed my charge cable out below the plastics.
  Topic: NGK Iridium spark plug
iwannascoot

Replies: 9
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:13 pm   Subject: NGK Iridium spark plug
In that case I`ll get one for my Buddy because that way I won`t have to change it until I hit 100K miles.

Now that's funny. Let us know how it works out for you.
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
iwannascoot

Replies: 12
Views: 427

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:05 am   Subject: Rental scoots
Here in Atlanta they have a bunch of electric little scooters like the Razor type. They are everywhere. You just pick one up wherever you happen to be and leave it when you're done. I don't know how t ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
iwannascoot

Replies: 25
Views: 604

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:09 am   Subject: Why hard to start?
You can also get tons of info on 49ccscoot.com for your scoot
  Topic: 2013 buddy 170i engine surges
iwannascoot

Replies: 5
Views: 292

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:44 am   Subject: 2013 buddy 170i engine surges
Stanza,

I replaced the battery in my Buddy 170 and did not follow this procedure. It seems to be running perfectly. Would you recommend I do this?
  Topic: Roughhouse 50 - Have to Kick Start/ Lights only when running
iwannascoot

Replies: 8
Views: 399

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:16 pm   Subject: Roughhouse 50 - Have to Kick Start/ Lights only when running
My Buddy 170 would refuse to start like yours. The starter would turn the motor over but I believe the battery did not have enough power to fire the spark plug. If I hooked jumper cables it would star ...
  Topic: Smoky Mountain Crawl and Great Gas Mileage
iwannascoot

Replies: 2
Views: 500

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:47 am   Subject: Smoky Mountain Crawl and Great Gas Mileage
I enjoyed the Crawl again this year but I missed the group rides. I had a couple friends with me this year. One has a Genuine Hooligan 170, his wife has a Zuma 125, and I was riding my Genuine Buddy. ...
  Topic: Upgrades to Hooligan 170i - Looking for suggestions
iwannascoot

Replies: 12
Views: 990

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:37 pm   Subject: Upgrades to Hooligan 170i - Looking for suggestions
Here are some YouTube videos. You can learn a lot by watching some CVT tuning tips on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxcQGmT8EJc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAm1MW2f8H0

Billy
  Topic: Genuine Buddy 170i Running Lights Help
iwannascoot

Replies: 6
Views: 1211

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:40 pm   Subject: Genuine Buddy 170i Running Lights Help
The 170i is the same body as the 50cc. The wiring for the lights are the same.

Billy
  Topic: Buddy 170 fuel tank
iwannascoot

Replies: 10
Views: 1543

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:42 pm   Subject: Buddy 170 fuel tank
I totally ran out after my first fill up and pushed my Buddy into a gas station. It held 1.545 gallons. I didn't think it held that much but unless the pump was measuring wrong that is what it held. I ...
  Topic: Buddy 170 fuel tank
iwannascoot

Replies: 10
Views: 1543

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:32 pm   Subject: Buddy 170 fuel tank
I carry extra fuel in a Seafoam fuel treatment bottle also. I just wish it had a 2 gallon tank.

Billy
  Topic: Buddy 170 fuel tank
iwannascoot

Replies: 10
Views: 1543

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 am   Subject: Buddy 170 fuel tank
I really wish my Buddy had a larger gas tank. I rarely leave town on it but it seems that stopping every 100 miles is a bit inconvenient. I wish they had installed a larger tank. I think it is actuall ...
  Topic: [NSR] Kymco K-Pipe
iwannascoot

Replies: 24
Views: 6274

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:10 pm   Subject: [NSR] Kymco K-Pipe
https://s26.postimg.org/mp8p1jbbd/IMG_0225.jpg

I saw this at the Smoky Mountain Crawl

Billy
  Topic: Buddy Kick Kill Switch issue?
iwannascoot

Replies: 25
Views: 2421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 2:16 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick Kill Switch issue?
If you have an amp meter you could determine what is going on when the kill switch is activated (kill position). See what the current is with the scoot running then turn off the key. Amps should go to ...
  Topic: Rattler 110 carb needed badly in Boston
iwannascoot

Replies: 5
Views: 1696

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:05 pm   Subject: Rattler 110 carb needed badly in Boston
Dang, $230 for a carb seems a bit pricey to my.

Billy
  Topic: Air fuel mixture screw blocked
iwannascoot

Replies: 8
Views: 842

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:37 pm   Subject: Air fuel mixture screw blocked
I don't know about the mixture screw but the picture of your dog with his headband is out of focus Smile

Billy
  Topic: Too much SPAM
iwannascoot

Replies: 4
Views: 868

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:19 pm   Subject: Too much SPAM
Thanks, I will do that
  Topic: Too much SPAM
iwannascoot

Replies: 4
Views: 868

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:12 pm   Subject: Too much SPAM
Isn't there some way to block all this SPAM on the forum?

Billy
  Topic: NSR: A lovely day in January, and got included in YouTube!
iwannascoot

Replies: 2
Views: 1859

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:43 pm   Subject: NSR: A lovely day in January, and got included in YouTube!
Sorry, I posted this in the wrong thread
  Topic: Help 2014 taotao
iwannascoot

Replies: 4
Views: 1069

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:19 pm   Subject: Help 2014 taotao
You might have better luck at http://49ccscoot.proboards.com They are more into Chinese scoots.

Billy
  Topic: 125 or 170i?
iwannascoot

Replies: 19
Views: 3433

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:38 am   Subject: 125 or 170i?
A kick start would work on a fuel injected Buddy IF the battery was strong enough to build up the required fuel pressure to operate.

Billy
  Topic: 125 or 170i?
iwannascoot

Replies: 19
Views: 3433

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:58 pm   Subject: 125 or 170i?
I love my 170. Fuel injection is the best, at least for me. I only have about 1200 miles of perfect service from my Buddy, never been in "limp mode". I never rode a 125 so I can't really com ...
  Topic: hooligan taillight
iwannascoot

Replies: 5
Views: 1102

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:39 am   Subject: hooligan taillight
If you search."blue dot tail lights" you will find lots of examples. When you are directly behind a vehicle with them the lights look purple instead of red. I like them too.

Billy
  Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
iwannascoot

Replies: 27
Views: 4597

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:33 pm   Subject: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Please add me as well.

Billy
  Topic: Thinking about Buying a 2016 Genuine Buddy 170i. Thoughts?
iwannascoot

Replies: 19
Views: 3523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:32 pm   Subject: Thinking about Buying a 2016 Genuine Buddy 170i. Thoughts?
I purchased a new 170i so I would have fuel injection. I have been very happy with my Buddy and I would select it again if I were to start over. It is great.

Billy
  Topic: Buddy eclipse
iwannascoot

Replies: 23
Views: 3135

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:52 pm   Subject: Buddy eclipse
kind of a disappointment really just another black jack cant the 170 get any love Crying or Very sad

I love mine.
  Topic: 2T Yamaha Zuma 50 or Genuine Roughhouse 50 also 2T
iwannascoot

Replies: 21
Views: 3757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:38 pm   Subject: 2T Yamaha Zuma 50 or Genuine Roughhouse 50 also 2T
I just reviewed the links posted in this thread and the Genuine website shows 10" for Roughhouse and 12" for Roughhouse Sport.

Billy
  Topic: 2013 buddy 50 topspeed
iwannascoot

Replies: 5
Views: 1450

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:18 pm   Subject: 2013 buddy 50 topspeed
Do not trust the speedometer. They are very optimistic.

Billy
  Topic: The spammers are taking over
iwannascoot

Replies: 7
Views: 1552

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:31 am   Subject: The spammers are taking over
What is up with all the spam lately? GPS jammer, cell phone jammer, weight loss BS? What is next?

Billy
  Topic: New seven tank average MPG, 170i
iwannascoot

Replies: 15
Views: 2048

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:32 pm   Subject: New seven tank average MPG, 170i
I now have 10 fill ups and 85.2mpg. I have never gotten 100mpg yet.

Billy
  Topic: PGO/Genuine EFI modules and heat
iwannascoot

Replies: 47
Views: 5820

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:34 pm   Subject: PGO/Genuine EFI modules and heat
I really don't like the oil cooler on my Buddy but the more I learn about this issue, the less I dislike it. I hope you get this fixed soon although it seems like something the dealer cannot figure ou ...
  Topic: Not the best service experience
iwannascoot

Replies: 22
Views: 3973

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:29 am   Subject: Not the best service experience
I see you are in Atlanta. Was the shop Twist-n-Scoot? I got my Buddy from them. I am not likely to take it to anyone for service since I do most of my own maintenance.

Billy
  Topic: Dead light lens removal...Umph!! (Buddy Scooter)
iwannascoot

Replies: 5
Views: 1003

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:55 pm   Subject: Dead light lens removal...Umph!! (Buddy Scooter)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvh1g4TCydw

Billy
  Topic: Transmission problem
iwannascoot

Replies: 3
Views: 1575

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:14 pm   Subject: Transmission problem
I am glad it helped you out.

Billy
  Topic: Transmission problem
iwannascoot

Replies: 3
Views: 1575

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:23 pm   Subject: Transmission problem
This should get you going: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EjW-iSP-Q8
  Topic: Question about the Buddy Venture 1.5. scooter
iwannascoot

Replies: 6
Views: 1229

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:58 pm   Subject: Question about the Buddy Venture 1.5. scooter
I had 50cc 4t that was upgraded to a 70cc. It was a cheap Chinese Taotao and it was a lot of fun but it was unsafe to go to town from my home. The speed limit is 45 but the traffic usually goes over ...
  Topic: Buying a Damaged Buddy 170i and Price Check--advice wanted!
iwannascoot

Replies: 21
Views: 2307

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:52 pm   Subject: Buying a Damaged Buddy 170i and Price Check--advice wanted!
Quoted from the Michelin article, "As a precaution, any tire which has not been replaced after 10 years must be changed, even if its general condition seems good and it has not reached the limit ...
  Topic: central PA to the beach, anyone? *updated*
iwannascoot

Replies: 39
Views: 5337

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:30 pm   Subject: central PA to the beach, anyone? *updated*
I'm surprised no one wants to join you on this ride. Enjoy

Billy
  Topic: 170 first fill up
iwannascoot

Replies: 41
Views: 4972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:28 pm   Subject: 170 first fill up
I just filled up again and got 88 mpg. I also checked to odometer against a speedometer app on my iPhone and found that there is a 6.2% error in that. It of course reads further than you have actually ...
  Topic: High Temps
iwannascoot

Replies: 29
Views: 4397

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:03 pm   Subject: High Temps
What about my VW (not so) clean diesel?

Billy
  Topic: 170 first fill up
iwannascoot

Replies: 41
Views: 4972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:35 pm   Subject: 170 first fill up
I have been much more attentive to my fuel gauge since this happened. I certainly did not do it intentionally. Thanks for the warning.

Billy
  Topic: 170 first fill up
iwannascoot

Replies: 41
Views: 4972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:59 pm   Subject: 170 first fill up
I was very lucky and only had about 3 blocks, mostly down hill, to the nearest gas station. I pushed it about a block and coasted while riding the other two blocks.

Billy
  Topic: 170 first fill up
iwannascoot

Replies: 41
Views: 4972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:51 pm   Subject: 170 first fill up
My Buddy holds 1.545 gallons. I ran it totally out of gas and filled up at a gas station. There is no question about the capacity of my tank now.

Billy
  Topic: 170 first fill up
iwannascoot

Replies: 41
Views: 4972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:24 pm   Subject: 170 first fill up
As you can see in my posts, I use Fuelly with each fill up and I intend to continue doing that. So I will have a running average of my mileage.

Billy
 
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