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  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
jrsjr

Replies: 26
Views: 537

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:49 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Here's my wife's 2017 Buddy with 436 miles on it. Upgraded polini variator/rollers and top case.
That's cool! Would you do me a favor? I would greatly appreciate it if you don't mind and can find the ...
  Topic: Thanks for the help with Spammers!
jrsjr

Replies: 0
Views: 47

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:54 am   Subject: Thanks for the help with Spammers!
Thank you all for the help with the latest round of spammers!

You all did exactly the right thing - Report and please don't click on any of their links.

Sorry I was a bit slow getting here to cl ...
  Topic: brand new RH owner
jrsjr

Replies: 5
Views: 55

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:49 am   Subject: brand new RH owner
Hello! Welcome to Modern Buddy where we <3 the RH.
  Topic: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
jrsjr

Replies: 14
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:52 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
Just wondering as I keep getting lost for a few hours...
I do, but it's not on a Buddy. Can I help?
  Topic: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
jrsjr

Replies: 8
Views: 449

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
So, I was riding my Buddy 125 when it cut out on me. I started it back up and kept riding. It died again and wouldn’t start back up. When I tried to kickstart it the lever felt totally locked into p ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
jrsjr

Replies: 52
Views: 2541

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:00 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I found the [url=http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic31254.html]thread on this board where we talked about the Royal Alloy back when it was still vaporware. If you scroll down to my post, you'll see ...
  Topic: Did I really kill my scooter?
jrsjr

Replies: 15
Views: 757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:05 am   Subject: Re: Yay!
Thanks everyone for the replies. I just got it back from Scootersmith and it's running great. They replaced the stator, just like some of you guessed.
That's great! So glad our members could help. ...
  Topic: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
jrsjr

Replies: 4
Views: 388

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:42 am   Subject: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
Hahaha! good one! You should see the blank stares I get when I tell tales of the ancient scooter repair method - JB WELD. It's like, is there an app for that? Razz
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
jrsjr

Replies: 52
Views: 2541

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:41 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Whew! That is hot stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing one of those close up.
  Topic: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
jrsjr

Replies: 11
Views: 629

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 3:03 pm   Subject: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
Judy over on ModernVespa(rest in peace dear girl) used to keep her Vespa in a small Rubbermaid shed. She lived in Hawaii so she got constant rain so this helped keep her scoot in good shape. They cost ...
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
jrsjr

Replies: 30
Views: 989

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:07 am   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics
Soup, is it is higher speed that you're after, or more aerodynamic stability so you don't get sudden drag when you turn your head?

I can already go 65 mph on this thing so I don't need any higher s ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
jrsjr

Replies: 15
Views: 586

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:30 pm   Subject: Re: 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.
A drum that's out-of-round isn't just annoying, it's dangerous, so don ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 2764

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:11 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
New Rule: Unless Top Speed claims are backed with a timing slip, they are not to be posted.

New Opportunity: Be the first person to run a Genuine G400C through the timing traps at Bonneville. One ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 2764

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:26 am   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
That rendering of a 650 scrambler looks fantastic! A true competitor to the Triumph scrambler in the "retro" look market. As it stands now, Triumph is the only one available in that displace ...
  Topic: Got a G400C? Post Your First Ride Impression Here!
jrsjr

Replies: 3
Views: 591

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:42 am   Subject: Got a G400C? Post Your First Ride Impression Here!
We are sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to hear from the first owners. Be sure to post lots of photos!

Thanks!
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 2764

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:39 am   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANRNJpTeSgs&t=412s

I wish someone in the US would hurry up and post a ride report.

Sarah
Me, too. I am starting a thread to solicit First Ride Impressions.
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 2764

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:36 am   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Lol, nope, only if they offer an adventure bike version.
(babblefish: I accidentally edited your post instead of responding and I wasn't able to undo it. Sooo sorry. -jrsjr)
What I was trying to do ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 2764

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:52 am   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Oh well, doesn't matter because as soon as the weather gets a little better around here I'm going to my local Royal Enfield dealer to have a look at their Himalayan
There, I fixed that for you. lol
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 2764

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:30 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Boy, that sounds nice. I messaged Genuine a few weeks ago, they are working on a 440 big bore kit, exhaust options, and tires from Continental.

Sarah
Hi Sarah, thanks for that information! That 4 ...
  Topic: Alloy wheels on new Buddy's
jrsjr

Replies: 6
Views: 433

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:51 am   Subject: Alloy wheels on new Buddy's
After checking out Genuine's website, it looks like all Buddy models (including the Kick) have alloys for 2019.
The Venture 50, too. It says so in the descriptive text next to the photo on the Genuin ...
  Topic: The EPA is back!
jrsjr

Replies: 7
Views: 679

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:24 pm   Subject: The EPA is back!
I don't see the Suzuki AN650, the 650 Burgman, on the list. Perhaps they have enough current inventory that no imports are planned for 2019? I also don't see the venerable Suzuki S40 on the list, thou ...
  Topic: The EPA is back!
jrsjr

Replies: 7
Views: 679

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:07 pm   Subject: The EPA is back!
I edited out all the duplicate lines and the final list is 236 lines long. I'm looking at it as the glass is half full, so there's a large diversity of 236 motorcycle engines legally available in the ...
  Topic: The EPA is back!
jrsjr

Replies: 7
Views: 679

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:23 pm   Subject: The EPA is back!
Great to see the Himalayan on there. Interesting/odd to still see anything from Eric Buell on there too.
Oh, that's not the half of it. Scroll down and look for the Kawasaki 800. The USA is only slat ...
  Topic: The EPA is back!
jrsjr

Replies: 7
Views: 679

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:25 pm   Subject: The EPA is back!
The EPA just updated their motorcycle certification list which hadn't been updated since October. Here is the list of bikes that they have certified for 2019 (and a couple for 2020) NOTE: For readabil ...
  Topic: [NSR] Happy New Year!
jrsjr

Replies: 3
Views: 351

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:15 pm   Subject: [NSR] Happy New Year!
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Amen.
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:27 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
I'm just sticking with the CTX and Buddy until it's Goldwing time Razz
Hahaha! I know, right? The thing is, I've been through the whole cycle. I had a Valkyrie, which is essentially a Goldwing, in the ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:08 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
Yesterday the G400C started looking even better to me. It's about 130 pounds lighter than my motorcycle which fell off the stand yesterday. I was installing lowering links because the center of gravit ...
  Topic: Royal Enfield 650 Kerker Dyno Run
jrsjr

Replies: 1
Views: 532

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:50 pm   Subject: Royal Enfield 650 Kerker Dyno Run
  Topic: Jawa 300
jrsjr

Replies: 2
Views: 718

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:53 pm   Subject: Jawa 300
They're calling it a 350 in India to evoke memories of a much-loved 350 2-stroke of the 60s-70s. But,in this case, they have gone to great pains to make the bike look and sound like it's retro counter ...
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 1881

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:42 pm   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
This thread has veered off the rails so I'm locking it.

For the record, I wasn't thrilled about the riding advice the person in question gave, either. That's why I recommended the MSF course. Let's ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
jrsjr

Replies: 22
Views: 1810

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:29 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
I can’t wait to read others’ impressions after seeing and riding since we’ve waited sooooo long!
I know, right? I figured motorcyclists needed their own forum to discuss things like D-I-D cha ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
jrsjr

Replies: 22
Views: 1810

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:33 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
God help us...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 2764

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:39 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Welcome to Modern Buddy!
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:29 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
About 2 grand less than a Yami SR400 and you don't have to kick start it.
I know, right? I still can't imagine what the bosses at Yamaha were thinking when they made that decision...
  Topic: Buddy 170i - won't start - and FIXED
jrsjr

Replies: 5
Views: 669

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:27 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i - won't start - and FIXED
I'm glad that was such an easy fix. Thanks for letting us know!

I'm going to go out and check the battery tender on my scoot right now...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:46 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
Genuine added the G400C accessories to the bottom of the [url=http://genuinescooters.com/accessories.html#g400c]Accessories page. they also posted a pic on the [url=http://genuinescooters.com/g400c.ht ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:04 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
$9,799. Surprised they brought that back. Didn't sell first time around but retro is popular now. The first W800 didn't have the fairing & low bars.
I appreciate your effort to be helpful, but wh ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:25 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
Okay point37 has a point, so here is a bike that I propose is the answer to all those objections. Meet the Kawasaki W800 Cafe. Coming to USA dealers soon.
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 1881

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:10 pm   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
My #1 suggestion is to take an MSF course.
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
jrsjr

Replies: 1751
Views: 140706

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:31 pm   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Aw man. Sorry to hear, especially the part about your co-worker driving right past without even asking if you were okay. That sucks.

You definitely need to have a Plan B when you ride for transpor ...
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 1881

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:09 pm   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Yeah, if your tires are at least that old, it's time for some new rubber. It could just be a pure coincidence that you've fallen twice in a short span, but I'd get new tires to be sure. A rear wheel s ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:23 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
Home page!

http://www.genuinescooters.com/
Yay! Very Happy
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:51 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
I queried Genuine on their Facebook page about the MSRP and got this response:
  Topic: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
jrsjr

Replies: 34
Views: 1534

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:58 pm   Subject: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
My opinion on this is not going to be popular, but I am our resident fan of big-wheel scooters. The pothole situation you describe is a recipe for disaster with any small-wheel scooter. Take a look at ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:12 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
https://www.facebook.com/genuinescooters/videos/1713526585423540/

Thoughts?
My thought is that they should have cut the first few seconds and the last few seconds of the video and run it at double ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:09 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
I'm so happy to see the bikes finally land. Something that's worrying me is whether the tariffs on Chinese products will apply to these vehicles. Does anybody actually know anything definitive about t ...
  Topic: 2013 170i cuts out when weight put on it
jrsjr

Replies: 18
Views: 1077

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:53 am   Subject: Re: 2013 170i cuts out when weight put on it
Brief maintenance:
-Spark plug just replaced CR7HSA, it is the first thing I did
Sounds like a loose plug wire to me. I'm going to guess that you didn't quite get the spark plug cap back on the plug ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:56 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
Just to make it official on Modern Buddy, I'm pleased to say that EPA have published the October update to the On-Highway Motorcycle Certification database and the G400C is, in fact, on the list. Tha ...
  Topic: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
jrsjr

Replies: 31
Views: 1291

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:10 pm   Subject: Suddenly Buddy won’t start. Need help urgently if possible
and that about ties things up, EXCEPT the kickstart still doesn't work, so i guess that's a separate issue? unless anyway reading this has any die-hard insight or suggestions on that, i will search an ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
jrsjr

Replies: 481
Views: 58572

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:43 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
My dream bike, a 2017\18 Triumph Scrambler makes only 54 HP from 900cc and I'm perfectly fine with that.
Amen. I'm definitely getting to the age where I'm thinking, "Gee, if I only had 30 more H ...
 
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