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  Topic: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
pdxrita

Replies: 87
Views: 8428

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:06 pm   Subject: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
Gak. My son is only 1 year younger and pretty tech savvy as well, so I can see this happening to us. Your next defense would be to put on a BIOS level boot password so he can't even get to the Windows ...
  Topic: scooterloungeonline.com reviews?
pdxrita

Replies: 8
Views: 1229

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:22 pm   Subject: scooterloungeonline.com reviews?
I've made several purchases from them and have no complaints. Depending on what you order, it might take a bit longer, but they'll be very clear about that when you place the order. Some things come f ...
  Topic: Gear
pdxrita

Replies: 16
Views: 2008

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:20 pm   Subject: Gear
I love my Corazzo and think it's worth the money. This is actually my second 5.0. When I crashed my Italia, I had the first one replaced by my insurance. It didn't really suffer much damage - a tiny t ...
  Topic: Gear
pdxrita

Replies: 16
Views: 2008

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:21 pm   Subject: Gear
I ride year round here in Portland in my Corazzo 5.0, even in the rain. When it's cold, I wear a fleece jacket underneath and it works great. This is, of course, in conjunction with whatever seasonal ...
  Topic: Scooter won't start
pdxrita

Replies: 14
Views: 2758

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:00 pm   Subject: Scooter won't start
Nobody mentioned the "kill" switch on the right handlebar.....ALWAYS check that first, then other stuff....

Karl

That was ruled out when she said it "turns over but won't catch&qu ...
  Topic: Douche-hat driver. What would you do?
pdxrita

Replies: 49
Views: 5513

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:56 am   Subject: Douche-hat driver. What would you do?
You know, Tocsik, I suspect that his actions were really gay bashing. Doesn't matter if you're not gay - this guy thought "scooter=f*&". Why do I think this? The stroking off gestures an ...
  Topic: Scooter won't start
pdxrita

Replies: 14
Views: 2758

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:42 am   Subject: Scooter won't start
Try giving it a little gas while you're cranking and be persistent - don't give up too quickly. She might just need a bit of encouragement. Just make sure you are either on the scooter, or that it's o ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 vs Blackjack
pdxrita

Replies: 10
Views: 1403

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:43 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 vs Blackjack
I'm going to guess that the 125 will outperform the Blackjack if you do the kit and pipe. You'll then have a 161, vs. the Blackjack's 150. So if it's purely best eventual performance you're looking fo ...
  Topic: This is one lucky rider
pdxrita

Replies: 30
Views: 2558

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:37 am   Subject: This is one lucky rider
Ouch! That hurts to watch. I'd guess they at least had a broken left arm and maybe left leg too. It probably didn't help that the car driver went and picked the rider up off the road, either. I'm gues ...
  Topic: My MPG is fluctuating - why?
pdxrita

Replies: 20
Views: 2179

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:24 am   Subject: My MPG is fluctuating - why?
I don't know how big the tank on the Like is, but on a Buddy, with just a bit over a 1 gallon tank, that's pretty normal. With such a small amount of gas and a large amount of miles, a very small vari ...
  Topic: Lost power, please help
pdxrita

Replies: 8
Views: 1474

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:08 pm   Subject: Lost power, please help
Since your loss of power seemed to occur directly after opening the carb, that's where your problem lies. I haven't personally dug into the carb myself, but based upon other posts I've seen here, I'd ...
  Topic: 2up on the Buddy
pdxrita

Replies: 9
Views: 2030

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:41 am   Subject: 2up on the Buddy
Sounds like you would benefit from some Buddy footpegs:
http://www.scooterwest.com/item_details/Buddy-Passenger-Footpegs-Black/9366

These sometimes come up in the For Sale section here because mos ...
  Topic: Just Hit 1,600 Miles !
pdxrita

Replies: 6
Views: 1293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:18 pm   Subject: Just Hit 1,600 Miles !
Changing your own fluids is really quite simple. Look in the tech area for the oil change tutorial. It covers both engine and transmission oil changes. You'll find that some of the pics and descriptio ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 upgrade to Prima 161 Big Bore Kit
pdxrita

Replies: 79
Views: 9223

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:47 am   Subject: Buddy 125 upgrade to Prima 161 Big Bore Kit
Hello Lovemysan;Robbie:

Thanks for your response........
A mechanic at a Genuine dealership here in Oregon suggested to me that the problem could be in the cam or timing as you mentioned. They sai ...
  Topic: Where can I find a replacement front fork online?
pdxrita

Replies: 6
Views: 1345

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:04 am   Subject: Where can I find a replacement front fork online?
For stock parts:
http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/buddy125frontfender

The 125 is the same as the 150 for most parts, including these.
  Topic: Well, barring any (more) dissasters... the new bike is....
pdxrita

Replies: 32
Views: 2961

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: the new bike is...
The only trouble I have is with the mirrors. They come lose and you need Loctite to keep them steady. I would get different mirrors. Other than that- it has been a great scoot. I hope yours is as wel ...
  Topic: Defeat! (UPDATE 2: just success!)
pdxrita

Replies: 28
Views: 2680

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:14 am   Subject: Defeat! (UPDATE 2: just success!)
I went to a local motorcycle shop and got the Bikemaster three piece tire iron set. It seems to work fine. Having three that are appropriately sized (not too long) is key.

http://www.motosport.com/ ...
  Topic: Defeat! (UPDATE 2: just success!)
pdxrita

Replies: 28
Views: 2680

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:54 am   Subject: Defeat! (UPDATE 2: just success!)
I have the Harbor Freight tire changer, for me it was good for breaking the bead and not much else. the No Mar Bar was great for removing tires, I put on the same tires as you and had to use tire iro ...
  Topic: California jobs
pdxrita

Replies: 19
Views: 2291

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:56 pm   Subject: California jobs
I've lived and worked in and around the Bay Area for about over 6 years, as well as near Sacramento for 5, and down in LA for the last 4 years. Completely different experiences, betting pretty differe ...
  Topic: Here's an interesting scooter
pdxrita

Replies: 6
Views: 1167

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:21 am   Subject: Here's an interesting scooter
Heh. That was filmed in Portland! I've never seen it in the wild here before, though.
  Topic: Defeat! (UPDATE 2: just success!)
pdxrita

Replies: 28
Views: 2680

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:18 am   Subject: Re: Defeat!
First the success: Front shocks are incredibly easy to install. I did that in about fifteen minutes.

Failure: changing tires sucks more than anything I've ever done. Getting the tires off wasn't fu ...
  Topic: Starting the scooter
pdxrita

Replies: 6
Views: 1184

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:34 pm   Subject: Starting the scooter
Yep, it's true of the Buddy. If you use the kickstarter, you don't need to hold the brake. That's by design.
  Topic: Scooterworks.com redesign
pdxrita

Replies: 7
Views: 1081

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:48 am   Subject: Scooterworks.com redesign
I placed an order over the phone Yesterday for a bunch of stuff they don't have on the site. Unfortunately it's going to be 2 weeks out before they get it in stock.

Hopefully it wont be like the pa ...
  Topic: Scooterworks.com redesign
pdxrita

Replies: 7
Views: 1081

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:37 am   Subject: Scooterworks.com redesign
Well, it certainly looks much nicer. It doesn't look like they've added anything, though. I don't understand why they don't put their complete catalog online, including all of the parts. They've lost ...
  Topic: Shopping for my first scooter...
pdxrita

Replies: 11
Views: 1418

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:50 pm   Subject: Shopping for my first scooter...
You can compare the specs on Genuine's website.
http://genuinescooters.com/psycho.html#Specs
http://genuinescooters.com/blackjack.html#Specs

It looks like the upgrades are pretty similar, with th ...
  Topic: Shopping for my first scooter...
pdxrita

Replies: 11
Views: 1418

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:59 am   Subject: Shopping for my first scooter...
Both of those prices, for what you're getting, sound pretty good to me. I'd say the deciding factors are:
1) Do you care about the engine size difference? The Blackjack is a 150, while the Psycho is ...
  Topic: Air cooled Buddy on a 100 degree day?
pdxrita

Replies: 8
Views: 1648

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:53 am   Subject: Air cooled Buddy on a 100 degree day?
I don't know personally about the 170i, but I can tell you that the 150 does fine in those temps. Remember that little heat wave here 2 summers ago when it got up to 107 several days in a row? My Ital ...
  Topic: NOW SHOWING: Scooters in the San Diego Pride Parade
pdxrita

Replies: 14
Views: 1975

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:35 pm   Subject: NOW SHOWING: Scooters in the San Diego Pride Parade
A pink Vespa? we saw in last weekend's Vancouver Pride Parade. It was offered in a raffle after the parade. Here's hoping it ends up being the Mrs' new ride!

I don't think that's a Vespa. Looks m ...
  Topic: hi, new owner of a stripped down Buddy 125 (updated pics)
pdxrita

Replies: 53
Views: 6980

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:51 pm   Subject: hi, new owner of a stripped down Buddy 125 (updated pics)
I believe pdxrita is referring to this general area. Its probably just the camera angle and lack of panels that give the impression of a bent frame.

Yup, that's what I was looking at. It looks bett ...
  Topic: [NSR] Shipping methods/costs
pdxrita

Replies: 7
Views: 913

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:50 pm   Subject: [NSR] Shipping methods/costs
I'd go with tracking as the primary reason people don't use USPS. When I sell things that need to be shipped, I want tracking just in case the recipient tries to claim they never got it. As a buyer, I ...
  Topic: hi, new owner of a stripped down Buddy 125 (updated pics)
pdxrita

Replies: 53
Views: 6980

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:02 am   Subject: hi, new owner of a stripped down Buddy 125 (updated pics)
I'd say that's stripped, indeed. Missing every last bit of plastic. I don't know if I'm imagining it, but it looks like the frame is bent to me. Then again, I can't say I've ever had a really good loo ...
  Topic: can you put a front rack on a 170i?
pdxrita

Replies: 4
Views: 890

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:54 pm   Subject: can you put a front rack on a 170i?
Yes, I think on all of the newer Buddys there are cutouts on the inside of the shield. That being said, I believe that they are less a cutout than a slight indentation. So you would still need to use ...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
pdxrita

Replies: 1751
Views: 149987

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:35 pm   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
As for your tires, I doubt that it was a lack of tread that caused your slide, given the low miles you have on them.

Actually, I want to take this back. It very well could have been your tires tha ...
  Topic: Olympic ride (from the scoot perspective)
pdxrita

Replies: 21
Views: 1798

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:33 am   Subject: Olympic ride (from the scoot perspective)
That is so cool! I'll bet that was an absolute blast with that huge crowd and all of the excitement. Wow!
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
pdxrita

Replies: 1751
Views: 149987

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:56 am   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Sorry to hear that Uncle Groucho. I'm glad you're mostly okay and that the damage to your scooter was minimal. For your brake handle, I'd suggest dipping the end in some Plastidip. I did mine like tha ...
  Topic: Top Case for Helmet
pdxrita

Replies: 5
Views: 1349

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:50 am   Subject: Top Case for Helmet
Yup, I'd go 29 as a minimum to just get your helmet in there. I have a Shad SH33 because I wanted more space when I'm carrying cargo. That being said, it doesn't pay to put something huge on there the ...
  Topic: NOW SHOWING: Scooters in the San Diego Pride Parade
pdxrita

Replies: 14
Views: 1975

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:17 pm   Subject: NOW SHOWING: Scooters in the San Diego Pride Parade
Awesome! I rode with Dykes on Bikes last year in Altanta and was the only scooter lol. Hopefully we'll have some more scoots this year!

One of these days, I might try to ride with the motorcycle co ...
  Topic: Red light sensor
pdxrita

Replies: 8
Views: 1648

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:27 pm   Subject: Red light sensor
Those are generally not calibrated to detect the small amount of metal in our scooters. If you can see the lines where the sensors are, try positioning yourself in different places, like off to the si ...
  Topic: NOW SHOWING: Scooters in the San Diego Pride Parade
pdxrita

Replies: 14
Views: 1975

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: NOW SHOWING: Scooters in the San Diego Pride Parade
Following its world premier in front of more than a dozen lucky guests at Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest last night, here, at last, is the music video documentary of our historic, first-ever scooter ride ...
  Topic: Newbie duh moments
pdxrita

Replies: 10
Views: 1572

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:50 pm   Subject: Newbie duh moments
Gotta say that when I rode my partner's Kymco, the kill switch got me too. On the Buddy, it doesn't even attempt to turn over if the kill switch is on, so it's obvious something is seriously wrong. On ...
  Topic: Newbie duh moments
pdxrita

Replies: 10
Views: 1572

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:43 pm   Subject: Newbie duh moments
Gotta say that when I rode my partner's Kymco, the kill switch got me too. On the Buddy, it doesn't even attempt to turn over if the kill switch is on, so it's obvious something is seriously wrong. On ...
  Topic: Battery Problem?
pdxrita

Replies: 52
Views: 5900

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:12 pm   Subject: Battery Problem?

They're hooked up as running lights.
Hmmm, interesting. Do you have different bulbs maybe? Because just the math of amps being used vs amps produced by the Buddy, the Buddy does not produce suffic ...
  Topic: Battery Problem?
pdxrita

Replies: 52
Views: 5900

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:17 pm   Subject: Battery Problem?
I do have to contradict those who say that the lights will kill your battery no matter how much you ride...
Are your deadlights hooked up as running lights or as turn signals?

They're hooked up as ...
  Topic: Battery Problem?
pdxrita

Replies: 52
Views: 5900

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:43 am   Subject: Battery Problem?
Isn't it good to have the dead lights hooked up to be running when the scooter is on? I thought it makes me more visible and is a safety issue? The scooter came like this and I like how it looks.

...
  Topic: Battery Problem?
pdxrita

Replies: 52
Views: 5900

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:46 pm   Subject: Battery Problem?
Looking at the picture in your avatar, it looks like the deadlights are hooked up. Those are the lights on the front of the scooter. They're not normally hooked up, so the person you bought it from di ...
  Topic: Odd dumb questions
pdxrita

Replies: 6
Views: 1095

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:32 am   Subject: Re: Odd dumb questions
1) Brake then start button or start button then brake? I have been finding that I get fewer "skip starts" (where it spins but doesn't engage) when I start button then brake.

Never done ...
  Topic: Electrical Troubleshoot Help PLEASE
pdxrita

Replies: 16
Views: 2725

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:00 am   Subject: Electrical Troubleshoot Help PLEASE
I don't know the answer to that since I've never worked on that part. I suppose you might be able to locate it by running it with the front cover off and listening for where the sound is coming from. ...
  Topic: Electrical Troubleshoot Help PLEASE
pdxrita

Replies: 16
Views: 2725

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:34 am   Subject: Electrical Troubleshoot Help PLEASE
Looking at your wiring diagram, it looks to me like you shorted the ignition to ground. That orange wire does feed into the flasher relay, so maybe that got fried and is shorting everything out? Maybe ...
  Topic: seat latch problem
pdxrita

Replies: 13
Views: 3959

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:50 am   Subject: seat latch problem
Thanks all for your replies. I've tried pushing down, I've tried the lube approach, and neither works. I do have a sense that the solution lies in raising the latch somehow. I'm just not sure how t ...
  Topic: seat latch problem
pdxrita

Replies: 13
Views: 3959

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:43 pm   Subject: seat latch problem
Here's an article about how to adjust the seat latch:
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1814
This is likely where your issue lies. The release mechanism relies on a very small contact ...
 
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