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  Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
lovemysan

Replies: 26
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:36 pm   Subject: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Mine was worse. 9 mph off
  Topic: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
lovemysan

Replies: 16
Views: 541

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:45 pm   Subject: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
Ive ridden both. The vino is more relaxed and has a softer ride. Shorter seat height. The engine is really unresponsive to mods. I've done a variator,exhaust and carb/airbox mods. It made no dif ...
  Topic: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
lovemysan

Replies: 24
Views: 847

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 12:10 am   Subject: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
I'd do a 161 kit, ported big valve head, camshaft but I'm a scosh biased
  Topic: lurch on acceleration? Beat to death Buddy 125
lovemysan

Replies: 5
Views: 1469

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:37 pm   Subject: lurch on acceleration? Beat to death Buddy 125
you could try scuffing the clutch bell and pads. I used a dremel with drum sander attachment. Don't breath that dust.
  Topic: 99,000 mile Buddy 125!
lovemysan

Replies: 141
Views: 24327

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:45 pm   Subject: 99,000 mile Buddy 125!
Where do you get the replacement engines and about how much do you pay for them?

Billy

I’ve bought several for next to nothing. Usually I buy a non running bike due to a carb clog or somethin ...
  Topic: Upgrading a 2015 RH50 with a new Sport Pipe and Jets
lovemysan

Replies: 14
Views: 1018

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:41 pm   Subject: Upgrading a 2015 RH50 with a new Sport Pipe and Jets
90 is too much jet for that pipe imo. 82 or 85 should be fine. My understanding is those pipes are basically a stock style pre emissions pipe. I have a friend that works as a tech at the genuin ...
  Topic: Upgrading a 2015 RH50 with a new Sport Pipe and Jets
lovemysan

Replies: 14
Views: 1018

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:49 pm   Subject: Re: Black canister?
Hey guys, just installed the sport exhaust on the roughhouse but the sport pipe has no exhaust port for the black hose that goes into a canister and then looks like the cvt or crankcase? What have you ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
lovemysan

Replies: 64
Views: 9042

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:24 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
The stellauto had horrendous reliability issues. Not to mention the ECM needed replacement out of the box. Our local dealer had several and had buyers ready but the bikes were just junk. To my kno ...
  Topic: Whitewall tires exploding
lovemysan

Replies: 10
Views: 1809

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:38 pm   Subject: Whitewall tires exploding
White walls are not my favorite but continental is a huge brand. I don't think there tires are going to randomly delaminate unless you are using it outside its design parameters. Such as weight, sp ...
  Topic: Roughouse 49cc vs Buddy 49cc
lovemysan

Replies: 1
Views: 1224

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:05 am   Subject: Roughouse 49cc vs Buddy 49cc
Roughhouse has higher top speed, taller seat height, softer ride, factory foot pegs are really ergonomic, better off-road, bigger tires. Cons would be front fork too soft(was on mine), seat not super ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
lovemysan

Replies: 9
Views: 1028

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:46 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
Blowing into the fuel inlet will tell you if you have a major problem with the needle and seat. It will not tell you if you have a slow sleeping leak. If the bike has been sitting I would pull t ...
  Topic: Rejet issue
lovemysan

Replies: 20
Views: 1287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:18 pm   Subject: Rejet issue
I removed the float bowl today and ran a wire through all the jets and other passages but no clogs found.
-I removed the top cap of the carb to inspect the spring and diaphram. Everything looked goo ...
  Topic: Yasuni R.07 Exhaust
lovemysan

Replies: 1
Views: 1498

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:05 pm   Subject: Yasuni R.07 Exhaust
Thats a great question for the scooter swap shop guys
  Topic: Loss of power on hills
lovemysan

Replies: 6
Views: 901

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:39 pm   Subject: Loss of power on hills
The stock clutch sheave is designed to "lock" in over range at about 25mph. The increased spring pressure will delay this as you found out at a cost of top speed. There is another option. ...
  Topic: Scooter not pulling up hills like it use to
lovemysan

Replies: 4
Views: 877

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:23 pm   Subject: Scooter not pulling up hills like it use to
Sounds like its getting stuck in the overange. Remove the clutch and torque sheeve. Disassemble, clean and regrease. Could be down on power a little bit as well. Unlikely but Could be a plugged ...
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
lovemysan

Replies: 42
Views: 2647

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:03 pm   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Ive been down 4 times. 3 times farting around doing silly stuff. The last time I hit 4 deep man holes in a row causing me to be forcefully ejected. I have on several occasions washed the front ...
  Topic: Vespa engine swap?
lovemysan

Replies: 19
Views: 2232

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:12 pm   Subject: Vespa engine swap?
Pictures or it didn't happen. And hit your Caps Lock key, please.

Ive seen it. You have to cut most of the support for the pet carrier off. Cut it off or in half or lower the bike. Because the ...
  Topic: fuel air mixture screw
lovemysan

Replies: 9
Views: 1007

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:14 pm   Subject: fuel air mixture screw
If the petcock sticks pull the vacuum line off the intake and gently blow then apply vacuum(aka suck) a few times. It will loosen up. Ive installed brand new ones that leak. The local shop mechai ...
  Topic: Replacement factory-style electric choke carburetter?
lovemysan

Replies: 3
Views: 825

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:06 pm   Subject: Replacement factory-style electric choke carburetter?
I would buy either a good used carb. Or a new OEM one.
  Topic: Looking into transmission tuning
lovemysan

Replies: 14
Views: 2249

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:33 pm   Subject: Looking into transmission tuning
Was just dropping in to say my personal findings were on a stock bike 5.5 -5.75 gr rollers or 6-6.5 gram sliders. I prefer the yellow clutch springs. I wouldn't do much other than that. The nex ...
  Topic: life expectancy
lovemysan

Replies: 19
Views: 1442

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:25 pm   Subject: life expectancy
I read the thread that you posted and it was quit interesting. The thing that jumps out is the overall maintenance for a scooter. A rear tire replacement every 6k - 8k miles? that seems unbelievable, ...
  Topic: NSR, sort of. Hotrod minibike!
lovemysan

Replies: 7
Views: 1119

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:29 pm   Subject: NSR, sort of. Hotrod minibike!
I really enjoy the carsandcameras guys. Redbeard is good too. Heres a link to part of their mb200 build
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GBd43vjgpI
  Topic: Buddy 125 Tires
lovemysan

Replies: 10
Views: 1326

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:58 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Tires
I run the 130/70 10 for the slight added ground clearance while turning. I can't tell much of difference in traction given the different sizes. However I've tried several different tires and the mi ...
  Topic: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
lovemysan

Replies: 18
Views: 1227

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:56 am   Subject: Upgrade debate - Hooligan or PCX 150
I just don't like the PCX. I don't like the riding position or the foot position. I sat on the hooligan and didnt like it either. It seemed bulky to me. YMMV
  Topic: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
lovemysan

Replies: 31
Views: 3276

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:53 am   Subject: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
I would check the condition of the spark when cold. Then check it once it will no longer start and run. It sounds like a bad stator, ignition pickup, coil or cdi.
  Topic: Buddy 125 Tires
lovemysan

Replies: 10
Views: 1326

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:46 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Tires
I run the 130/70 10 for the slight added ground clearance while turning. I can't tell much of difference in traction given the different sizes. However I've tried several different tires and the mi ...
  Topic: Constant carburetor issues
lovemysan

Replies: 6
Views: 843

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:54 pm   Subject: Constant carburetor issues
How often are you driving 100 miles or enough to empty the tank? every 2 months it would be good to run all the fuel out and put fresh in.
  Topic: Yamaha BWS 100 and PGO 110 Motor compatability.
lovemysan

Replies: 10
Views: 6656

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:56 pm   Subject: Yamaha BWS 100 and PGO 110 Motor compatability.
I would recommend you get on the taida website and look at the yamaha bws100 cylinders. I had a local scooter dealer order my parts for me from taida direct. You need to assemble your engine and ...
  Topic: Change a jet
lovemysan

Replies: 8
Views: 830

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:03 pm   Subject: Change a jet
I think you need an 8mm wrench or socket to get the carb off. I don't know why you are rejetting but there is a idle mixture adjustment screw hidden under a welch plug. You might need access to it ...
  Topic: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
lovemysan

Replies: 31
Views: 3276

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:59 pm   Subject: New to me 2007 Buddy 125, rebuilt carb, ran great now nothin
I would verify its getting fuel first. The vacuum petcock or vacuum source for the petcock could be the issue. If it has fuel I would make sure its not overflowing through the needle and seat(This ...
  Topic: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
lovemysan

Replies: 33
Views: 1826

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:49 pm   Subject: Easy/Inexpensive Speed Upgrades for a Buddy 170i?
So, a Buddy 161cc will outrun a 170i?

Not with a stock 125cc cylinder head. Riding on the highway will wear the crank out over time. They end up having a lot of thrust play and eat belts. I'v ...
  Topic: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
lovemysan

Replies: 8
Views: 3072

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:51 pm   Subject: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
A generic 170cc gy6 kit should bolt in. I'd recommend having the head ported. You can machine the cases to get to 180cc.

Here is a recipe
Big valve head 28/23mm valves and have it ported and ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 front end upgrade to eliminate the harsh clunking?
lovemysan

Replies: 12
Views: 1156

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:29 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 front end upgrade to eliminate the harsh clunking?
The NCY buddy 50 forks are still available but the prices are eye watering. I put the NCY forks on my 125. I have a hard time noticing any difference. By far the biggest handling deficiency is t ...
  Topic: 2017 SMAX (used) or New Kymco Like 150i?
lovemysan

Replies: 38
Views: 2877

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:13 pm   Subject: 2017 SMAX (used) or New Kymco Like 150i?
I like the 200s but they seemed a bit cramped. The 150 also feels a bit cramped.I agree. Some of the Like 200s are very good looking. But I could barely sit on one without my knees hitting the bars. T ...
  Topic: Yamaha C3?
lovemysan

Replies: 15
Views: 1508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 3:36 pm   Subject: Yamaha C3?
I don't understand the difference between a Zuma and your 170i. What is your thinking?

C3 is 40lb lighter and has a lower seat height. A metro will have a lower seat height as well. It doesn't s ...
  Topic: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
lovemysan

Replies: 8
Views: 3072

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:35 pm   Subject: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
A generic 170cc gy6 kit should bolt in. I'd recommend having the head ported. You can machine the cases to get to 180cc.

Here is a recipe
Big valve head 28/23mm valves and have it ported and ...
  Topic: Yamaha BWS 100 and PGO 110 Motor compatability.
lovemysan

Replies: 10
Views: 6656

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:27 pm   Subject: Yamaha BWS 100 and PGO 110 Motor compatability.
You can use the yamaha top end but you will need to either have a spacer cut or make a spacer because the PGO has a longer stroke crank. I've been told that taida will be releasing compatible cylind ...
  Topic: Royal Alloys
lovemysan

Replies: 12
Views: 1669

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:49 pm   Subject: Royal Alloys
you know that feeling when you know a secret but you can't say......the crystal ball says no unicorns though....
  Topic: Anyone have any experience with Zuma 50's?
lovemysan

Replies: 21
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:54 am   Subject: Anyone have any experience with Zuma 50's?
If you tune the 2014 Zuma correctly, The Buddy will have a hard time keeping up with it. 3 valve, fuel injected and water cooled. Same engine that was in the Yamaha C3. How many miles does it hav ...
  Topic: ???'s about belt & roller replacements
lovemysan

Replies: 9
Views: 1079

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:22 pm   Subject: ???'s about belt & roller replacements
I use a gates pl30707. Has over 3 seasons on it. Which is a lot for me. 250lbs HA! Usually I get a smell of hot rubber to let me know the belt is slipping after a ride. The stock bando and ...
  Topic: Keihin carb
lovemysan

Replies: 1
Views: 679

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 am   Subject: Keihin carb
It’s an excellent carb
  Topic: Cooling fanq
lovemysan

Replies: 4
Views: 636

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: Cooling fanq
There is an inspection plug on my 125 but I still cant see TDC with it out. I remove the cover as well
  Topic: New Member Scooter Shopping
lovemysan

Replies: 125
Views: 14924

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:15 pm   Subject: New Member Scooter Shopping
Genuines are not hard to get parts for imo. Usually my dealer has what I need. If he doesn't then all the parts are in stock in chicago at genuine 2-3 days shipping. The local vespa dealer stocks ...
  Topic: Really. My husband lost my buddy key.
lovemysan

Replies: 10
Views: 1106

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: Really. My husband lost my buddy key.
I installed a toggle switch.

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Does that mean you had to kick start it?

i dont remember, but i usually do anyway. The batteries never seem to last more than 18 months and I make tons of ...
  Topic: Really. My husband lost my buddy key.
lovemysan

Replies: 10
Views: 1106

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:31 pm   Subject: Really. My husband lost my buddy key.
I lost my key and rode a half a summer without it. It takes me about 5 minutes to get up and running, I installed a toggle switch. I found my key eventually. If you take the lock out some locksm ...
  Topic: Stella for sale - opinions please!
lovemysan

Replies: 14
Views: 1921

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:13 pm   Subject: Stella for sale - opinions please!
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  Topic: performance cdi / coil any suggestions?
lovemysan

Replies: 27
Views: 3757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:12 pm   Subject: performance cdi / coil any suggestions?
I tried an aftermarket ignition on another scoot and noticed no difference. I've never upgraded my stock buddy ignition because its always worked perfect. However I did advance the timing by movin ...
  Topic: New or used?
lovemysan

Replies: 22
Views: 1541

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:36 pm   Subject: New or used?
A Hooligan is what every Buddy aspires to be.

Bill in Seattle but wintering in Tucson
'15 170i Hooligan Titanium

What?! No...
Buddies love being Buddies!


Nice exhaust. Is it custom? ...
  Topic: Long case GY6 - has it been done?
lovemysan

Replies: 58
Views: 5542

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:48 pm   Subject: Long case GY6 - has it been done?
That is a buddy 170 frame. The 170 does not have the cross bar for the seat bucket to bolt to. The 170 has the 2 perches as pictured. This gives room for the fuel injection equipment
  Topic: Final Drive Gears in 170i?
lovemysan

Replies: 2
Views: 680

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:47 pm   Subject: Final Drive Gears in 170i?
unfortunately GY6 gears won't interchange with any buddy 125,150,170. The 170 has the tallest gearing available. You could swap to buddy 125 or psycho but thats all thats available and only from g ...
 
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