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  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 23
Views: 1137

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:06 pm   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
the Street models don't sell well in the US because Harley's marketing & face-to-face sales interactions don't help to promote the Street lineup; you have grizzled folks who are traditional Harley ...
  Topic: new Michelin S-1 for rear tire replacement
kmrcstintn

Replies: 4
Views: 568

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:56 pm   Subject: new Michelin S-1 for rear tire replacement
thanks for feedback on S-1 longetivity & Continental Zippy performance; as for the oem front tire...this scoot sat inside the showroom from 2013 until February 2017 & not exposed to the weathe ...
  Topic: new Michelin S-1 for rear tire replacement
kmrcstintn

Replies: 4
Views: 568

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:31 pm   Subject: new Michelin S-1 for rear tire replacement
bought a Michelin S-1 last autumn to replace OEM Cheng Shin on my '13 Buddy 125...had it mounted @ 3 weeks ago; I have @ 180 miles on it which definitely wore off the slick coating & I am gaining ...
  Topic: 170i 2,000 Mile Oil Change
kmrcstintn

Replies: 9
Views: 694

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:52 pm   Subject: 170i 2,000 Mile Oil Change
yeah the 170i has the added mechanism of the oil cooler in addition to the forced air cooling thru the cowl surrounding the cylinder & head and the wind created over the oil filter while the scoot ...
  Topic: 170i 2,000 Mile Oil Change
kmrcstintn

Replies: 9
Views: 694

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:41 pm   Subject: 170i 2,000 Mile Oil Change
oil turns dark brown/black as it picks up & suspends carbon and other contaminants from normal operating conditions; the thermal damage that occurs to base oils and additives also turn oil dark br ...
  Topic: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
kmrcstintn

Replies: 7
Views: 591

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:02 am   Subject: Crankcase oil in new Buddy's
the shop I have purchased all my Genuine scoots from, BMA Cycles in Bainbridge, PA, chooses to dump factory oils from all incoming scoots (Taiwanese & Chinese) and replace with American 10w-40 con ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 20
Views: 919

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:22 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
not sure why your buddy is not wanting to light...I overcompensate for octane volatility loss before storing by using winter blend high octane gas & a quality stabilizer; my buddy only experiences ...
  Topic: g400c...any guess who makes it?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 4
Views: 1175

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:48 am   Subject: g400c...any guess who makes it?
happy for genuine to see the g400c is finally gone from status of apparition (like a ghost) to having an actual physical presence on U.S. soil; now my gears are turning...who manufactures it? there is ...
  Topic: Metzeler ME1 scoot tire...any experience
kmrcstintn

Replies: 3
Views: 693

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:46 am   Subject: Metzeler ME1 scoot tire...any experience
gonna need a rear tire in the next few months...anyone have experience with Metzeler ME1? thanks...

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/923-209/metzeler-me1-3-50-10-front-rear-tire?mrkgadid=3300286578 ...
  Topic: ???'s about belt & roller replacements
kmrcstintn

Replies: 9
Views: 902

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:56 pm   Subject: ???'s about belt & roller replacements
a few ???'s about replacement belt & rollers for the cvt...

what is a good reliable belt to consider? what weight rollers are OEM for a 2013 Buddy 125? read that dropping weight of rollers by 1 ...
  Topic: oil change interval Buddy 125
kmrcstintn

Replies: 12
Views: 1043

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:52 pm   Subject: oil change interval Buddy 125
if ya want an easier interval to remember...oil every 1500 miles & filter every 3000 miles; full synthetic oil could probably be stretched to every 2000 miles & filter every 4000 miles; I ofte ...
  Topic: Gear oil overfilling... still a common problem?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 9
Views: 1065

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:08 am   Subject: Gear oil overfilling... still a common problem?
another thing to monitor with shops is gear oil weight...buddy calls for 140 wt in owners manual & 85w-140 in service manual; one of the dealers in my area uses 80w-90 and claims to have had no is ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
kmrcstintn

Replies: 481
Views: 61322

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:36 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
gave up on waiting for this apparition...bought a low mileage 2014 Yamaha V Star 250
  Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
kmrcstintn

Replies: 19
Views: 1847

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:33 am   Subject: Re: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
No need for words. I know you all feel my pain...

both my scoot & moto go thru this each year 4-5 months during winter...
  Topic: Battery dead and replaced
kmrcstintn

Replies: 15
Views: 1967

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:39 pm   Subject: Battery dead and replaced
not cool that the battery took a crap on ya! had something similar happen last season; bought a nearly new 2014 Yamaha V Star 250 that had 23 miles on it...the store that sold it to me (https://www.we ...
  Topic: Long case GY6 - has it been done?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 58
Views: 4826

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:30 pm   Subject: Long case GY6 - has it been done?
if ya want long life from that Buddy...leave it alone! light modding will get ya a bit more and keep it alive a good long time! heavy modding will shorten the life and you spend more money doing a reb ...
  Topic: 2017 Meltdown - Three Mile Island Scooter Club
kmrcstintn

Replies: 0
Views: 1197

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:47 pm   Subject: 2017 Meltdown - Three Mile Island Scooter Club
facebook event link...

https://www.facebook.com/events/1266339830130210/?ti=cl

link to register on facebook event page; usually limited to 150 spots with t-shirt included & more spots availa ...
  Topic: Scooter Storage
kmrcstintn

Replies: 11
Views: 2194

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:19 am   Subject: Scooter Storage
What I really want is a front basket Crying or Very sad but the rear mesh basket will have to work.

the Prima metal crate is very aesthetically pleasing vs an ugly plastic crate (like I have) and I might switc ...
  Topic: Antitheft Lock and where placed?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 6
Views: 1126

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:23 pm   Subject: Antitheft Lock and where placed?
used to get really picky about this...not so much lately; most times...lock steering column & Master or Fortress aluminum body padlock thru holes in brake disc; temporary storage or seasonal stora ...
  Topic: No more Stellas? Not for a while.
kmrcstintn

Replies: 9
Views: 1726

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:55 am   Subject: No more Stellas? Not for a while.
hope there's plenty of spare parts in the supply chain since this might be permanent...
Depends on the model you are talking about.

all of them...
  Topic: First 620 miles of scoot "Breaking in the engine"
kmrcstintn

Replies: 19
Views: 2426

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:52 am   Subject: First 620 miles of scoot "Breaking in the engine"
previous Buddy 125's...followed guidelines in manual with a few W.O.T. bursts; first oil changes done between 275-350 miles (my dealer drains factory oil & refills with Castrol GTX 10w-40 before i ...
  Topic: Getting to Know My Kick
kmrcstintn

Replies: 29
Views: 4167

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:11 am   Subject: Getting to Know My Kick
i like the styling on the kick...felt cramped on it; would love the extra 3.5 + horsepower over the performance in my Buddy 125 powerplant yet the Buddy fits me alot better...
  Topic: Cooler Running Engine for Summer, Maybe
kmrcstintn

Replies: 4
Views: 1196

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:38 am   Subject: Cooler Running Engine for Summer, Maybe
just a reminder...your 170 has a remotely mounted oil filter that sits next to an oil cooler on the bottom of the scoot; you already have a secondary cooling mechanism that works when the scoot is mov ...
  Topic: Scooter Storage
kmrcstintn

Replies: 11
Views: 2194

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:18 am   Subject: Scooter Storage
milk crate...practicality over aesthetics; attached to rack with heavy duty cable ties; add cargo net 😉
  Topic: No more Stellas? Not for a while.
kmrcstintn

Replies: 9
Views: 1726

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:47 am   Subject: No more Stellas? Not for a while.
hope there's plenty of spare parts in the supply chain since this might be permanent...
  Topic: Buddy dogleg levers?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 2
Views: 760

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:45 am   Subject: Buddy dogleg levers?
if you can't find a source for prefabbed ones...have OEM ones carefully bent with the curvature & radius that she likes; whether they be the ones currently on the machine, new ones ordered, or sal ...
  Topic: Cooler Running Engine for Summer, Maybe
kmrcstintn

Replies: 4
Views: 1196

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:36 am   Subject: Cooler Running Engine for Summer, Maybe
without knowing if any of the cylinder head or cylinder body is exposed outside the cooling shroud I cannot speak on your idea...

just a reminder...your 170 has a remotely mounted oil filter that s ...
  Topic: tire ?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 4
Views: 1194

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:25 pm   Subject: tire ?
just an opinion...might behoove ya to bypass the whitewall aesthetic and think more practically; you will have a wider selection of tires by 'compromising' and going with blackwalls; honestly they don ...
  Topic: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
kmrcstintn

Replies: 16
Views: 2435

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:25 am   Subject: The Buddy Kick, oil filter-free
might wanna research & see if the Prima magnetic drain plug kit that fits the Buddy 125, 150, 170 is applicable...getting all the ferrous bits out of the flowing oil will reduce wear and the magne ...
  Topic: Kymco Compagno 110 vs Buddy Kick 125
kmrcstintn

Replies: 2
Views: 849

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:27 pm   Subject: Kymco Compagno 110 vs Buddy Kick 125
I considered a Kick until I had realized my budget limits; no Kymco dealers in my area, southcentral PA, had any Compagnos over the winter when I started my shopping/comparisons; I settled on a lefto ...
  Topic: possible new scoot...feedback on Kymco Like 50 2t
kmrcstintn

Replies: 16
Views: 1940

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:47 am   Subject: possible new scoot...feedback on Kymco Like 50 2t
cummingsjc really wants you to add your location.

stop stalking me...lol! I will only say that I am in southcentral PA...

btw...got a working deal on the leftover Buddy 125 & cancelled the ...
  Topic: possible new scoot...feedback on Kymco Like 50 2t
kmrcstintn

Replies: 16
Views: 1940

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:16 am   Subject: possible new scoot...feedback on Kymco Like 50 2t
thanks for feedback...working on another idea; I'm not sure if anything will come to fruition yet...I am in pre-deposit negotiations with my favorite shop on a leftover 2013 Genuine Buddy 125; told th ...
  Topic: possible new scoot...feedback on Kymco Like 50 2t
kmrcstintn

Replies: 16
Views: 1940

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:50 am   Subject: possible new scoot...feedback on Kymco Like 50 2t
got the itch for a new scoot for commutes, errands, and light recreational rides; looking over several candidates in my region...I am avoiding used and consignment rides that have no dealer prep done ...
  Topic: [NSR] Kymco K-Pipe
kmrcstintn

Replies: 24
Views: 6361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:12 pm   Subject: [NSR] Kymco K-Pipe
this is on my 'short list'...very dependent on how much tax refund is! currently own 1 motorcycle (2006 Honda Shadow 750 Aero) and hoping to add a smaller ride for work commutes, biker breakfast rides ...
  Topic: Hooligan - 1st Oil Change?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 20
Views: 3185

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:47 pm   Subject: Hooligan - 1st Oil Change?
buddy 125, 150, 170...screw on oil filter which catches alot of break in residue
hooligan 170...NO screw on oil filter and internal oil screen leaves alot of break in residue circulating

change i ...
  Topic: Waves from motorcyclists
kmrcstintn

Replies: 13
Views: 2283

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:40 pm   Subject: Waves from motorcyclists
I try to wave as often as possible...exceptions are if my left hand is needed for the clutch, a steering manuever, or stabilizing the bike; at that point I do a head nod...sometimes I get a response; ...
  Topic: Poor Roads - Bigger Wheels and Tires?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 16
Views: 2364

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:35 am   Subject: Poor Roads - Bigger Wheels and Tires?
I have a shitload of bad roads where I ride...

bent the front wheel on a Buddy 125 a few years ago after hitting a drainage grate that was @ 3" below the road surface in the middle of an inter ...
  Topic: BLOW-OUT at 50 mph This can happen to you!
kmrcstintn

Replies: 35
Views: 4436

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:25 pm   Subject: BLOW-OUT at 50 mph This can happen to you!
to the OP...glad you are safe and that no catastrophic damage occurred!!!

as far as replacing tires/tubes/valve stems...already replaced the OEM tires & tubes on my '06 Shadow earlier this year ...
  Topic: g400c coming in March
kmrcstintn

Replies: 6
Views: 1954

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:19 pm   Subject: g400c coming in March
I would be on this in a heartbeat as an upgrade/replacement for my GZ250...currently have my Shadow 750 financed and I am upside down...no new bike/scooter Sad

guess I can keep dreaming Wink
  Topic: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
kmrcstintn

Replies: 26
Views: 4672

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:40 pm   Subject: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
ran high octane gas on 2 fillups prior to storage, added my preferred stabilizer, topped off with mid octane gas, ran engine for a few minutes prior to parking for the season; slightly overinflate tir ...
  Topic: Good news for Pennsylvania riders
kmrcstintn

Replies: 6
Views: 1185

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:22 pm   Subject: Good news for Pennsylvania riders
happy to read this is happening...there are several turn signals/lights near where I work that will not be activated by my smaller bike (Suzuki GZ250...not enough mass) and there are one or two that d ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i Final Drive Gear Oil....
kmrcstintn

Replies: 4
Views: 1253

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:36 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i Final Drive Gear Oil....
when I had my Rattler 110 & 2 different Buddy 125's...85w-140 conventional hypoid gear oil, 85w-140 synthetic blend hypoid gear oil, and 75w-140 full synthetic hypoid gear oil were used; all will ...
  Topic: 3000 mile service
kmrcstintn

Replies: 7
Views: 1452

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:22 pm   Subject: 3000 mile service
like others have said...oil/filter, gear oil is what I usually do a few weeks before winter storage (a month sooner this year due to time constraints in the upcoming weeks); I also top off with fresh ...
  Topic: Thoughts on scooters and gender issues
kmrcstintn

Replies: 59
Views: 8227

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:32 pm   Subject: Thoughts on scooters and gender issues
unfortunately you are dealing with male children in adult bodies...remember that you cannot control how other people behave to you; do your best to ignore it and not let it bring you down; if you wish ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 acting as if it's starving for fuel and dying
kmrcstintn

Replies: 13
Views: 1994

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:19 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 acting as if it's starving for fuel and dying
in the past when the weather was cooler and damp I occasionally had running issues (cooler air is denser and the higher humidity adds moisture to the air going into the engine); I would take longer ro ...
  Topic: Storing buddy on self storage while on vacation?
kmrcstintn

Replies: 10
Views: 1482

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:24 pm   Subject: Storing buddy on self storage while on vacation?
might want to put fuel stabilizer in the tank and slosh around a bit (I have a moto that sat for 2-3 weeks last summer with untreated gas and ended up with some crappy fuel issues that required a trip ...
  Topic: Belt Replacement Question
kmrcstintn

Replies: 6
Views: 1247

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:17 pm   Subject: Belt Replacement Question
have the owner of said scoot contact a reliable Lance dealer (or an independent shop with Lance experience) and order an OEM replacement belt...and if they f**k up and order the wrong belt then they e ...
  Topic: Big Brother is Watching
kmrcstintn

Replies: 8
Views: 1364

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:12 pm   Subject: Big Brother is Watching
eerie feeling... Shocked

sad that it is not really unexpected nowadays given the amount of cameras and surveillence personnel that are around Evil or Very Mad
  Topic: 0w40 engine oil
kmrcstintn

Replies: 34
Views: 3060

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:05 pm   Subject: 0w40 engine oil
this phenomenon ("shearing') is magnified in bikes, trikes, atv's, and utv's that use a common sump design where the same reservior of oil is run thru the engine, transmission, clutch, and prima ...
  Topic: 0w40 engine oil
kmrcstintn

Replies: 34
Views: 3060

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:56 am   Subject: 0w40 engine oil
there is the 'shearing' factor to worry about...the further apart the numbers in an oil designation the farther the polymers in the oil formulation have to stretch and that increases the chances for a ...
 
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