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  Topic: Personal milege milestone
paracer

Replies: 6
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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:58 pm   Subject: Personal milege milestone
I just crossed 8000 miles on my 2016 Buddy 10th anniversary 125. I thought it was pretty cool to see those numbers roll across the odometer this week.

I figure after a year and a half, I have save ...
  Topic: The small displacement ride to the mountains
paracer

Replies: 5
Views: 1245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:53 pm   Subject: Re: The small displacement ride to the mountains
Pennsylvania has mountains?!? Shocked

Actually, looks like fun. Wink

Pennsylvania has what we call mountains... They're foothills to you folks out west.

Geologically speaking, they used ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine replacement
paracer

Replies: 13
Views: 2508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:57 am   Subject: Buddy 125 engine replacement
One last thing to note: stock I could hear a noise as well, it made a funny rattle sound when accelerating. Almost a preignition It was much louder if I test rode with the valve cover access pla ...
  Topic: Motored bike vs moped/scooter
paracer

Replies: 14
Views: 1962

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:55 pm   Subject: Motored bike vs moped/scooter
I built a couple of these myself. One built from a kit. Another was a larger 4 stroke bike built using a Harbor Freight engine. While fun, they are not what I would call reliable transportation. Even ...
  Topic: Scooter dues when put up on center stand
paracer

Replies: 5
Views: 985

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:56 pm   Subject: Scooter dues when put up on center stand
something is bound up. It might be a wire. It might be a hose.

Check around the center stand and check things that might be interfering when the rear suspension is compressed. You had the seat b ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine replacement
paracer

Replies: 13
Views: 2508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:43 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 engine replacement
I just checked. The plug was clean. The insulator was a bit too white for my tastes. I put in a larger main jet.

I don't think I upped the compression too much with the stock head. I say that ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine replacement
paracer

Replies: 13
Views: 2508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:14 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 engine replacement
What year is your Buddy?

It's a 2016 with approx. 7k miles. I ride about 20 miles daily with a number of 100 mile days and a 400 mile marathon thrown in there.

I would want to note that I have ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine replacement
paracer

Replies: 13
Views: 2508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:53 am   Subject: Buddy 125 engine replacement
The knocking sound could also be detonation or pre-ignition. If the cyl head you replaced with the stock one was larger (read: had a large bowl) then your stock one may have risen the compression rati ...
  Topic: Recently Dropped Buddy 125
paracer

Replies: 4
Views: 1154

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:56 pm   Subject: Recently Dropped Buddy 125
About the muffler. Depending on where it's cracked, a muffler shop might be able to weld it up. Is it cracked at the flange or where the muffle meet the pipe, or is it along one of the pieces.

If ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine replacement
paracer

Replies: 13
Views: 2508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:56 am   Subject: Buddy 125 engine replacement
I'm pretty sure the issue that I am experiencing is piston slap. I noticed a bit of a polished appearance on the cylinder wall on the upper and lower surface, roughly in the middle of the piston's ra ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine replacement
paracer

Replies: 13
Views: 2508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:58 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 engine replacement
Thanks guys!

I am going to try a couple things this weekend.

The bike was running well until a few days ago. After completing a little carb work last weekend I went to swap the spark plug. How ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine replacement
paracer

Replies: 13
Views: 2508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:03 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 engine replacement
Curiosity has me thinking.

If a 125 needed a replacement engine. How similar would the stock engine be to a generic short case gy6 150cc sourced off of Ebay, amazon, or another online retailer? T ...
  Topic: Security for Buddy Kick
paracer

Replies: 3
Views: 1287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 12:09 am   Subject: Security for Buddy Kick
I use one of these: http://www.kryptonitelock.com/content/kryt-us/en/products/product-information/current-key/999515.html

I put the disc lock around the front fork. It fits such that even if you ...
  Topic: Made in Taiwan sticker
paracer

Replies: 12
Views: 1642

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 3:58 pm   Subject: Made in Taiwan sticker
Has anyone done it?

Yes. The stickers come off without causing damage. You may do well with a hair dryer to soften up the glue.
  Topic: Ride event calendar
paracer

Replies: 1
Views: 2700

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:32 pm   Subject: Ride event calendar
Hi there!

Any chance you might be able to post an update on the Philly ride here? Where are we leaving from and what time. General route. Are there any planned stops and where are we going in Ph ...
  Topic: Need part ID please
paracer

Replies: 4
Views: 1096

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:17 am   Subject: Need part ID please
I'm almost certain you're talking about one of the carb drains. It's meant to be loose like that.
  Topic: Buddy 125 cruiser mods?
paracer

Replies: 27
Views: 3324

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:18 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 cruiser mods?
Would you say that an exhaust does anything on a 161 kitted buddy?
  Topic: Buddy 125 cruiser mods?
paracer

Replies: 27
Views: 3324

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:44 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 cruiser mods?


I'd say nix the 30mm carb.

The down side to all of this is significantly reduced engine life...ah well, the price of go-fast, Lol.

I'm going to try since I have most of the parts, and proba ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i GY6 Swap?
paracer

Replies: 7
Views: 1258

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:09 am   Subject: Buddy 170i GY6 Swap?
For what it's worth, Scrappy Dog has short case 150 engines advertised at about $350.
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
paracer

Replies: 30
Views: 3602

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:02 am   Subject: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
The 161 is a good choice. Also recommended is the NCY large valve head. With the head, it is wise to do a little work with the ports to clean things up and smooth out the flow. It would also be goo ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 cruiser mods?
paracer

Replies: 27
Views: 3324

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:33 am   Subject: Buddy 125 cruiser mods?
I have gone through this exercise with my 125. I am using a 161 kit, a high flow head, and an opened up intake. I have a 26mm carb currently, but I think the stock carb might be fine. I am also run ...
  Topic: But what does the rev limiter feel like?
paracer

Replies: 9
Views: 1377

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:06 am   Subject: But what does the rev limiter feel like?
No there is no rev limiter. Rpm is mechanically limited on a stock buddy. I've gone 78 mph GPS. I've also had the bike to 11k rpm(too little weight, too much torque spring). The cranks do not l ...
  Topic: But what does the rev limiter feel like?
paracer

Replies: 9
Views: 1377

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:12 pm   Subject: But what does the rev limiter feel like?
Do the Buddies have a Rev Limiter?

If so, then it's built into the CDI.

I'd get some properly sized pulley sliders so you're not running the engine at very high RPMs.

Are you talking about di ...
  Topic: But what does the rev limiter feel like?
paracer

Replies: 9
Views: 1377

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:43 am   Subject: But what does the rev limiter feel like?
Sounds like the rev limiter. An aftermarket CDI will let you rev a little higher.

Ok. I've heard rev limiters that work in different ways. I wasn't sure if what I am experiencing was the limiter ...
  Topic: But what does the rev limiter feel like?
paracer

Replies: 9
Views: 1377

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:12 pm   Subject: But what does the rev limiter feel like?
I'm wondering if I am hitting the rev limiter on my Buddy 125.

I am using the stock did and still have a stock transmission/validator. I am using the taller rear tire. Right around 70/72 bmph at ...
  Topic: crankcase vent question
paracer

Replies: 10
Views: 1310

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:02 am   Subject: crankcase vent question
because when I did that I did not know that the pressure in the crankcase assists with pushing oil through the strainer. Smile I should probably find a dipstick at this time.

The oil pump pushes the ...
  Topic: crankcase vent question
paracer

Replies: 10
Views: 1310

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:31 am   Subject: crankcase vent question
because when I did that I did not know that the pressure in the crankcase assists with pushing oil through the strainer. Smile I should probably find a dipstick at this time.
  Topic: crankcase vent question
paracer

Replies: 10
Views: 1310

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:07 am   Subject: crankcase vent question
I too have a similar story. I drilled a small hole through the dipstick in an attempt to vent excess crankcase pressure. That little hole was like a nozzle. Embarassed

Okay, so I can understand now ...
  Topic: crankcase vent question
paracer

Replies: 10
Views: 1310

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:07 am   Subject: crankcase vent question
So, I'm wondering if I am missing something simple here.

I currently have two atmospheric vents on my engine's crankcase. One is where the dipstick goes. The other is on the valve cover.

My qu ...
  Topic: Anybody have experience with TaoTao?
paracer

Replies: 8
Views: 1495

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:06 am   Subject: Anybody have experience with TaoTao?
For a couple hundred bucks looks like a deal... if I were close I'd grab it and leave it at my job to run around the complex... they have their issues but most are easily fixed.

I agree. It woul ...
  Topic: what would be best for me? "Performance upgrades"
paracer

Replies: 65
Views: 9865

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:36 am   Subject: what would be best for me? "Performance upgrades"
I was pretty much on the same track as you. Though I don't have a thorough understanding of the gy6 engine's oiling system. I was pretty sure that I wasn't seeing excessive blowby. In fact, after 600 ...
  Topic: Unlucky gear oil change, stripped drain plug
paracer

Replies: 16
Views: 3454

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:34 am   Subject: Unlucky gear oil change, stripped drain plug
For the pipe tap, no insert is used. Pipe threads have a taper that creates a tight seal. Just drill the proper size hole. Tap it. Then install the plug with a wrench.
  Topic: Unlucky gear oil change, stripped drain plug
paracer

Replies: 16
Views: 3454

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:07 am   Subject: Unlucky gear oil change, stripped drain plug
Rather than a longer bolt or helicoil, I would run a pipe tap and plug the hole with a 1/8" brass pipe plug. Mcmaster has em for about $1.50 a piece. If I'm not thinking right, it might need to ...
  Topic: what would be best for me? "Performance upgrades"
paracer

Replies: 65
Views: 9865

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:44 am   Subject: what would be best for me? "Performance upgrades"
Just an update. The bike is still running great. I ride almost every day to work and back, with other trips on the weekends.

I recently swapped out the stock carb and modified airbox for a generi ...
  Topic: Flat spot in midrange
paracer

Replies: 10
Views: 1571

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:50 am   Subject: Flat spot in midrange
The easy answer is to go to the next main jet size. However, it may be good to rule out other causes first. You might try to clean out the carb jets first perhaps.

Is there any weakness at part ...
  Topic: What's the right size Buddy for me?
paracer

Replies: 14
Views: 2283

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:23 am   Subject: What's the right size Buddy for me?
Make sure you stop out at carlisle cycle and scooter. Bill and Carol have a great selection of scooters to see. Plenty of Genuine product in stock including the new Eclipse and 10th anniversary edit ...
  Topic: 170i Performance Improvements?
paracer

Replies: 24
Views: 3625

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:23 am   Subject: 170i Performance Improvements?
I would imagine a Hooligan would react well to a big valve head with some port work, and a ncy exhaust. That should build enough power to push the bike to a higher speed and maybe support a taller re ...
  Topic: 170i Performance Improvements?
paracer

Replies: 24
Views: 3625

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:15 pm   Subject: 170i Performance Improvements?
Some buddy riders have gained a few mph by simply adding a windshield.

I found that I didn't gain anything. I actually feel like I lost a bit and the bike is more affected by the currents of air t ...
  Topic: 170i Performance Improvements?
paracer

Replies: 24
Views: 3625

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:50 pm   Subject: 170i Performance Improvements?
Some buddy riders have gained a few mph by simply adding a windshield.

I found that I didn't gain anything. I actually feel like I lost a bit and the bike is more affected by the currents of air t ...
  Topic: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
paracer

Replies: 27
Views: 3169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:37 am   Subject: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
Congrats!! Very glad to hear that the bike starts now. With regular use, the ignition should be good to go.
  Topic: Oversize tire for 170i
paracer

Replies: 16
Views: 3184

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:33 pm   Subject: Oversize tire for 170i
So, what would be the proper front tire size to go with a 130/70-10 rear? The obvious answer is 13/70-10, but will it fit?

The 130/70 fits the rear only. I believe 110/80-10 is the largest you can ...
  Topic: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
paracer

Replies: 27
Views: 3169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:33 am   Subject: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
Thanks for the idea. I can try that tomorrow.

I'd rather not go asking internet strangers to come to my apartment complex. I'm a five foot tall woman with a bad knee. I really wouldn't feel safe. ...
  Topic: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
paracer

Replies: 27
Views: 3169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:26 am   Subject: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
This would be a good start: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hyper-Tough-86-Piece-All-Purpose-Tool-Set/39590565
  Topic: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
paracer

Replies: 27
Views: 3169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:15 am   Subject: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
I'm really thinking you might have an issue in the wiring between the battery and the ignition switch. I wonder if you'd be able to get the bike started by wiggling wires to reestablish connections. ...
  Topic: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
paracer

Replies: 27
Views: 3169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:29 pm   Subject: (Buddy 170i) Battery is fine, but scoot is completely dead
The 12 volt outlet is on the opposite side of the steering column from the ignition switch.

If you still have power there, the wiring may have failed at the kill switch.

The good news is that th ...
  Topic: Oversize tire for 170i
paracer

Replies: 16
Views: 3184

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:43 pm   Subject: Oversize tire for 170i
So, what would be the proper front tire size to go with a 130/70-10 rear? The obvious answer is 13/70-10, but will it fit?
  Topic: New Buddy 125
paracer

Replies: 20
Views: 3611

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:01 pm   Subject: New Buddy 125
If you are keeping the bike stock or perhaps adding a pipe or opened up intake, the stock tire size is fine.

If you are doing more, like a big bore kit, then you may want to upsize to a 13/70-10. ...
  Topic: 125 or 170i?
paracer

Replies: 19
Views: 3896

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:55 pm   Subject: 125 or 170i?
You'll be quite happy either way.
  Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
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Replies: 27
Views: 5048

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:10 pm   Subject: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
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  Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
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Replies: 27
Views: 5048

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:27 pm   Subject: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
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