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  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 1320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:59 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
I buy them online. Usually Amazon. I have never had one fail. Iā€™d be happy to show you this simple mod. šŸ˜
  Topic: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
olhogrider

Replies: 4
Views: 85

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:41 pm   Subject: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
From that picture it is nearly impossible to tell what that stuff is. Best to find the source of the blockage before installing a new exhaust that will just get clogged.
  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 1320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:27 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
Lithium batteries aren't a free ride. Best comparison I've found:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ywopGAXP-I
Interesting video. So the conclusion is Lithium may not be the best choice if you are Ca ...
  Topic: How much for my Stella?
olhogrider

Replies: 10
Views: 188

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:42 pm   Subject: How much for my Stella?
If shifting it is your only problem, have you considered trading it in on a new Buddy? Or Royal Alloy if you really like metal scooters? I'm thinking a dealer may give a loyal Genuine customer a bette ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 1320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:15 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
I'd like to know more about the "tiny lithium battery". Is it DIY or off-the-shelf? Please advise.
I use Antigravity brand made in USA. Scooters can easily get by with the 4 cell version. I ...
  Topic: New Carb and running poorly. Won't idle at all but revs
olhogrider

Replies: 4
Views: 88

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:46 pm   Subject: New Carb and running poorly. Won't idle at all but revs
Did you try adjusting the idle speed screw?

You beat me to it! I just converted a motorcycle from EFI to carb and had the opposite problem! Idle at 3000 rpm! I kept adjusting the screw and nothing ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 1320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:36 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
If you look at old Lambrettas you will see a hatch on the vertical panel between the seat and the floorboards. That was used for tool storage but on the RA it is where the battery sits. Trying to cons ...
  Topic: Good Scooter Magazines?
olhogrider

Replies: 11
Views: 1212

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:20 pm   Subject: Good Scooter Magazines?
Howard, you need to publish a link or something on your page. SUBSCRIBE NOW simply gives me your email. When I type that into PayPal it tries to charge me another $5.98 or some random amount on top of ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 1320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:28 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
Maybe I need a Royal Alloy to go with my Royal Enfield...
Some of us think that way Very Happy
  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 1320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:51 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
Congrats on the new scoot!!!

Thanks! My two days of ownership as follows: Some wonder if this would cut into Buddy sales. I don't think so. It is slower and much larger than a Buddy. Riding it feel ...
  Topic: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
olhogrider

Replies: 4
Views: 147

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:26 pm   Subject: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
I can't remember what it looks like but I may have a fix for you. I have some cable ties that are reusable and have a mount you put a screw through. I'll be out running some errands tomorrow. I could ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
olhogrider

Replies: 263
Views: 26785

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:22 pm   Subject: Re: Yamaha C3 - $500!!!
Here's a bargain for anyone living in the Bay Area who wants a Yamaha C3:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/d/menlo-park-yamaha-c3-2007/7159432805.html

"I bought this in 2009 but only dr ...
  Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
olhogrider

Replies: 15
Views: 376

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:25 pm   Subject: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights

There's a reason small bikes don't have auto-cancelling turn signals.
(why do big bikes? And how does that work?)

Many years ago Harley figured out a self cancelling system. It works on the odom ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 1320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:18 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
I got it!
  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 1320

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:47 am   Subject: Royal Alloy
I just bought one! It was getting late and they aren't ready to ride off the showroom floor. Picking it up tomorrow.

This marks my return to scooters after a time of exclusively motorcycles for a c ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
olhogrider

Replies: 39
Views: 6772

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:35 am   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
This is the second version. Image stabilization works really well. Almost no vibration goes to the camera. For fun I rigged a mount for installing a gopro on an RC helicopter. All it did was make the ...
  Topic: How to keep your White Walls Clean?
olhogrider

Replies: 7
Views: 885

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:11 am   Subject: How to keep your White Walls Clean?
No preservatives like armorall. Simple Green is good but that won't do, Westley's Bleech White. Spray on, scrub and rinse right away. Don't let it soak and keep it off the wheels.
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
olhogrider

Replies: 39
Views: 6772

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:24 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
Not sure if the GoPro will do that. The JVC says I have 5 hours HD recording on a 32 GB card. It can be powered by USB but you have to leave the back open.
  Topic: Who's put a Go-Pro camera on their Buddy?
olhogrider

Replies: 15
Views: 2020

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:19 pm   Subject: Who's put a Go-Pro camera on their Buddy?
The JVC has a Youtube setting and a live streaming Ustream function but I haven't tried them yet. With the gopro I posted some vid online but most of mine were me looking in the camera saying "is ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
olhogrider

Replies: 39
Views: 6772

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:08 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
I have three GoPros and I hate them. Hard to use. I got a JVC Adixxion and I think it is great! It takes a 1/4 20 standard tripod mount. It has two mount holes. One on the side, one on the bottom. It ...
  Topic: Gasoline - differences among brands
olhogrider

Replies: 21
Views: 2038

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:10 pm   Subject: Gasoline - differences among brands
Aha! I missed the 170i part. It appears you are meticulous in your record keeping. I find the online help useful as I always have my phone with me. I am very interested in your results. Keep up the go ...
  Topic: Is the Hooligan 170i out yet?
olhogrider

Replies: 20
Views: 1983

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:18 pm   Subject: Is the Hooligan 170i out yet?
Obviously, none of what I just said applies to the 170i.
  Topic: New Buddy 170i Owner - Few Questions
olhogrider

Replies: 11
Views: 1500

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:15 pm   Subject: New Buddy 170i Owner - Few Questions
Welcome to the scooter world. It is possible that as the scoot warms up the intake is less dense which would result in less power. It is also possible you are just getting used to the power output.
...
  Topic: Gasoline - differences among brands
olhogrider

Replies: 21
Views: 2038

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:08 pm   Subject: Gasoline - differences among brands
There are a lot of "seems to" type statements in your post. The only way to tell for sure is to run several tanks through and document each one accurately. Fuelly.com has a great website jus ...
  Topic: Is the Hooligan 170i out yet?
olhogrider

Replies: 20
Views: 1983

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:56 pm   Subject: Is the Hooligan 170i out yet?
Dkw, two strokes don't have poppet valves like four strokes do. Most use a reed type valve to keep the intake charge in the crankcase but doesn't require any maintenance. Some use a rotary valve but a ...
  Topic: Stolen 170i - a lesson in locking up your scooter
olhogrider

Replies: 22
Views: 3289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:48 pm   Subject: Stolen 170i - a lesson in locking up your scooter
They do the same thing with cars. Insurance "totaled" my Miata which I then repaired for $300 in used parts and an afternoon of my labor. I made sure I got the old "wreck" from the ...
  Topic: Stolen 170i - a lesson in locking up your scooter
olhogrider

Replies: 22
Views: 3289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:11 pm   Subject: Stolen 170i - a lesson in locking up your scooter
They used to shoot horse thieves. They used to keel haul pirates. I guess good insurance is more humane. Sorry for your loss.
  Topic: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
olhogrider

Replies: 20
Views: 3004

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:42 pm   Subject: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
Just one more thought on tire cost. I buy mine from Cycle Gear. They offer a road hazard warranty. I always get it. I once put a new tire on the rear of a Ducati. The next day I picked up a nail. Cycl ...
  Topic: SS180 tail light on my Stella FINALLY!
olhogrider

Replies: 10
Views: 4246

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:06 pm   Subject: SS180 tail light on my Stella FINALLY!
I love the shape of the light! Add to that the function of the LEDs and you have a great taillight.
  Topic: California lane-splitting
olhogrider

Replies: 47
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:16 am   Subject: California lane-splitting
Recently the state released "guidelines" for lane sharing. It was their way of letting car divers know that it is legal. Unfortunately, some people will look at those as THE LAW. It is not. ...
  Topic: Full throttle down PCH What just happened?
olhogrider

Replies: 9
Views: 1945

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:20 pm   Subject: Full throttle down PCH What just happened?
I would suspect an electrical problem. Loss of volts can cause loss of spark and power for the gauge. Or it could be an unrelated coincidence.
  Topic: Taking my Buddy 125 on a nearly 3000 mile trip. Help?
olhogrider

Replies: 33
Views: 3038

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:51 pm   Subject: Taking my Buddy 125 on a nearly 3000 mile trip. Help?
I have the AAA towing without their insurance in N.Cal.
  Topic: Taking my Buddy 125 on a nearly 3000 mile trip. Help?
olhogrider

Replies: 33
Views: 3038

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:20 pm   Subject: Taking my Buddy 125 on a nearly 3000 mile trip. Help?
AAA has roadside assistance but in N. Cal you have to buy RV coverage to get it. Carry some extra fuel and a can of flat fixer. Frogg Toggs are a paper-like rain suit. Check the website for closeouts. ...
  Topic: So why a Buddy?
olhogrider

Replies: 49
Views: 4435

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:07 pm   Subject: So why a Buddy?
Quality. Mine was as reliable as a hammer. 150 is the minimum size for CA freeways and all the bridges in the SF Bay are freeways. The two tone looks were a bonus! I got it for my daughter but she let ...
  Topic: Two New Honda Scoots =]
olhogrider

Replies: 55
Views: 7584

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:46 pm   Subject: Two New Honda Scoots =]
one more time.....just man up and get a scooter Razz

and who said scooters aren't as much fun to ride as this freak of nature? who said!?

someone said, i know it Crying or Very sad[/quote]

Scooters are ...
  Topic: Two New Honda Scoots =]
olhogrider

Replies: 55
Views: 7584

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:38 pm   Subject: Two New Honda Scoots =]
Maybe they should have named it Squid! I love this little thing. It is not freeway legal, weighs next to nothing and just looks like fun! I even like the ad. I can wheelie the Stella but it is clearly ...
  Topic: Eyes tearing up in the wind -
olhogrider

Replies: 18
Views: 2033

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:21 pm   Subject: Eyes tearing up in the wind -
Check out mountaineering shops. Those guys wear what look like glasses with leather side curtains. Sometimes just the shape of the frames can be enough to make a difference. I have had good luck with ...
  Topic: Stella choices
olhogrider

Replies: 28
Views: 2312

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:58 pm   Subject: Stella choices
Spud, if you are anywhere near PA make him an offer! Sounds like he got all the bugs worked out of it.

I bought mine with 9500 miles on it and its second engine. It is not my primary transportatio ...
  Topic: I'm a dummy - locked my keys in the pet carrier
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 6181

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:02 pm   Subject: I'm a dummy - locked my keys in the pet carrier
My Triumph came with a "wallet key". It is simply an ignition key without the big round part or any plastic. I have only used it once but it did keep me from leaving the bike when I got sepa ...
  Topic: Netflix Movie Reccomendation
olhogrider

Replies: 10
Views: 2021

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:56 pm   Subject: Netflix Movie Reccomendation
Thanks for the news about Netflix. As for movies, Quadrophenia really shows the scooter scene in England in the early '60s. I just bought the Criterion DVD. It includes info on the remaster and some F ...
  Topic: Stowing gear in the summer
olhogrider

Replies: 15
Views: 1820

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:48 pm   Subject: Stowing gear in the summer
Cable lock. Luggage stores sell some pretty small ones.
  Topic: Traveling to Rome
olhogrider

Replies: 17
Views: 1985

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:45 pm   Subject: Traveling to Rome
On another forum, I wish I could remember which one, there was talk of people on an organized scooter tour. The problem was insurance. Turns out the renter wound up buying the wrecked scooter out of t ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 a bit Squirrely, especially when turning left
olhogrider

Replies: 36
Views: 2734

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:01 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 a bit Squirrely, especially when turning left
Have someone else who rides scooters take it out. If they have the same problem it is the scoot. If not, the problem is you. A cheaper but sometimes more difficult fix.
  Topic: Retirement Scooter Recommendations for My Wife??
olhogrider

Replies: 51
Views: 4411

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:35 pm   Subject: Retirement Scooter Recommendations for My Wife??
Go for the 170. 150cc is the minimum for freeway in Ca and all the bridges are freeways. My daughter took the safety course offered at the old Alameda Navy base. For buzzing around town these things c ...
  Topic: Fast speedo
olhogrider

Replies: 2
Views: 609

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:59 pm   Subject: Fast speedo
Thanks. I'll check it.
  Topic: Fast speedo
olhogrider

Replies: 2
Views: 609

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:13 pm   Subject: Fast speedo
Ok, I had the headset apart a few times. When I went for a ride the speedo was reading high. Not the usual 10% or so but clearly DOUBLE! When it pegged at over 70mph it just stuck there. It came back ...
  Topic: NSR - Torchwood / Dr. Who / Sherlock/ i.e. BBC Geek chat
olhogrider

Replies: 88
Views: 6804

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:14 pm   Subject: NSR - Torchwood / Dr. Who / Sherlock/ i.e. BBC Geek chat
The Triumph guys were all asking what that mysterious box on the gas tank was. Turns out it allows him to ride up the side of a building! The new Scramblers are only available in flat matte green or ...
  Topic: Is This Why Some Diss Big Scoots?
olhogrider

Replies: 70
Views: 7630

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:29 am   Subject: Is This Why Some Diss Big Scoots?
I had a Buddy St Tropez and a GTS to choose from too! I liked them both but ultimately I found the Buddy to be much more reliable. Now I have a Stella and a Scrambler to chose from.
  Topic: Oil Leak?
olhogrider

Replies: 3
Views: 1406

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:10 am   Subject: Oil Leak?
Thank! Sorry for the slow reply. I'm out of town but when I get back I'll check it out.
  Topic: wind?
olhogrider

Replies: 17
Views: 5171

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:35 pm   Subject: wind?
Nobody told me there would be math! I found my 150 would do 65 flat ground, no wind. In stiff 25-30 mph headwinds I got as low as 55 but never less. I did duck down. Your speed may vary as I'm a bit s ...
 
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