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  Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
olhogrider

Replies: 10
Views: 277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:41 pm   Subject: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
We live right above the pub! Same building. šŸ˜
  Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
olhogrider

Replies: 6
Views: 188

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:53 am   Subject: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
I don't know if they will fit on a Buddy but Napoleon bar end mirrors rotate and are spring loaded into four detents. You can simply rotate them inboard when you need and outboard when it's time to ri ...
  Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
olhogrider

Replies: 10
Views: 277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:48 am   Subject: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Down near Lake Las Vegas?
Yep!
  Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
olhogrider

Replies: 10
Views: 277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:34 am   Subject: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
GoPro stuck to the side panel. I think it turned out pretty good. No cuts or editing, just hop on board and go!

https://vimeo.com/user4872598/review/452749886/fa0d599668

Sorry nothing happens fo ...
  Topic: White sidewall tires?
olhogrider

Replies: 18
Views: 434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:31 am   Subject: White sidewall tires?
Well I can honestly say the whitewall paint was a flop. It turned yellow within 2 days and now it is starting to peel. It looks pretty bad.

Yes, I read the directions, prepped accordingly and it wa ...
  Topic: White sidewall tires?
olhogrider

Replies: 18
Views: 434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:50 pm   Subject: White sidewall tires?
Well I can honestly say the whitewall paint was a flop. It turned yellow within 2 days and now it is starting to peel. It looks pretty bad.

Yes, I read the directions, prepped accordingly and it wa ...
  Topic: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!
olhogrider

Replies: 6
Views: 302

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:58 pm   Subject: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!
This is a stylized PCX 150. I had a PCX and it was a great scooter! At 5'9" with a 29" inseam it fit me fine. The report I read said the handlebar was in the wrong place for standing up whil ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick deadlights and headlight
olhogrider

Replies: 2
Views: 176

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: Buddy Kick deadlights and headlight
Has anyone found replacement deadlights for the Buddy Kick with white LEDs to use as running lights?

Has anyone replaced their headlight with an LED bulb? The halogen just isn't bright enough for ...
  Topic: White sidewall tires?
olhogrider

Replies: 18
Views: 434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:33 pm   Subject: White sidewall tires?
I love my white walls but keeping them clean is no easy task. Wire brush and white wall cleaner spray is an usual occurence. I assume if you painted them regardless of how good the product is it wou ...
  Topic: Buddy Throttle Cable
olhogrider

Replies: 3
Views: 176

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:33 pm   Subject: Buddy Throttle Cable
I haven't replaced the throttle cable on a Buddy but the old trick that I know is to disconnect the ends of the cable, then secure the new one to the old one. Zip ties, duct tape, whatever. When you p ...
  Topic: Hello again!
olhogrider

Replies: 2
Views: 183

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:28 pm   Subject: Hello again!
Welcome Back! I was away from scooters for a little while but I'm back. I also have motorcycles. To me they are all part of the same family. Two (or even 3 in the case of the Ural) wheels and a motor ...
  Topic: lithium battery charging ( help )
olhogrider

Replies: 3
Views: 193

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:23 pm   Subject: lithium battery charging ( help )
Battery Tender Brand has a lithium charger. I had a similar situation where the lithium battery was dead and my lithium charger wouldn't touch it. So much for "smart" chargers. What I did wa ...
  Topic: White sidewall tires?
olhogrider

Replies: 18
Views: 434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:10 pm   Subject: White sidewall tires?
I would not have considered tire paint until you brought this up. I have new tires on my new scooter so I'm not about to buy new ones, and new tires on one motorcycle. I just ordered this. With shippi ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 47
Views: 1829

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:25 am   Subject: Royal Alloy
I have now seen a used Royal Alloy for sale. A 2020 in black with ~140 miles for $2499. Those 140 miles were pretty expensive miles assuming a $3500 purchase price plus freight, set-up, documentati ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
olhogrider

Replies: 13
Views: 347

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:27 am   Subject: Buddy Kick Weirdness
A couple of points. A charger is meant to maintain a battery so that it lasts longer. It isn't designed to bring one back from the dead. It has circuitry designed to prevent damaging the charger or th ...
  Topic: Oil?
olhogrider

Replies: 4
Views: 256

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:37 am   Subject: Oil?
Synthetic can usually be run with less oil and less smoke than dino oil.
  Topic: Royal Alloy
olhogrider

Replies: 47
Views: 1829

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: 15
Views: 418

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: 47
Views: 1829

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: 11
Views: 422

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: 47
Views: 1829

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: 270

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: 47
Views: 1829

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: 1398

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: 47
Views: 1829

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: 47
Views: 1829

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: 280

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: 269
Views: 28050

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: 547

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: 47
Views: 1829

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

Replies: 47
Views: 1829

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: 6859

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: 902

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: 6859

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: 2058

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: 6859

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: 2071

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: 2005

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: 1537

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: 2071

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: 2005

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: 3345

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: 3345

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: 3058

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: 4362

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: 3761

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: 1971

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: 3085

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: 3085

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: 4503

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 ...
 
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