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  Topic: break-in/top speed?
pyrocpu

Replies: 8
Views: 1091

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:33 pm   Subject: break-in/top speed?
Hmm... that's strange... on a gentle downhill, with my mid-level windscreen, and tuckage, I've seen an even, indicated 80mph on my Blackjack. 145# rider here...
  Topic: SIMPLE MOD QUESTION
pyrocpu

Replies: 24
Views: 2411

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:50 pm   Subject: SIMPLE MOD QUESTION
Well... I wonder... I suppose you COULD lock up the rear (somehow anyway, since the RR drum plain sucks), hit the kill switch, and remember not to let off the RR brake until you come to a complete sto ...
  Topic: Yearlings
pyrocpu

Replies: 12
Views: 1260

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:28 am   Subject: Yearlings
Me... well... not doing so well... bought 'Jack on Labor Day Weekend, and stopped riding it in November since it's been kinda cold (for me) with temps in the 30s. About 900 miles now, and ended up buy ...
  Topic: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
pyrocpu

Replies: 50
Views: 3859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:09 pm   Subject: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
Question is, what gloves does Santa use? He must spend hours in the air at speeds at least scooter-speed (though some postulate he moves closer to the speed of sound, delivering to so many children in ...
  Topic: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
pyrocpu

Replies: 50
Views: 3859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:38 pm   Subject: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
Hey now, no need to get all testy. My point was, for any asset I procure, I like to get as much use of it as possible. Whatever anyone else does is their own business!

I know where you're coming fr ...
  Topic: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
pyrocpu

Replies: 50
Views: 3859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:51 pm   Subject: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
Hey now, no need to get all testy. My point was, for any asset I procure, I like to get as much use of it as possible. Whatever anyone else does is their own business!
  Topic: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
pyrocpu

Replies: 50
Views: 3859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:36 pm   Subject: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
One big boon to the $300 Gerbing Hybrid solution is purely for other, non-scoot/MC purposes where one would be hanging out a lot outdoors. Tailgating/football games come to mind... ummm... having a lo ...
  Topic: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
pyrocpu

Replies: 50
Views: 3859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:33 pm   Subject: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
Gerbings Hybrid gloves--love it!
$300--hate it! That's like 10% of the cost of my scoot! Egads!

I do hear a lot about the Tourmaster Elites. If they're good for a 30-min ride in 20-25F weather I m ...
  Topic: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
pyrocpu

Replies: 50
Views: 3859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:56 pm   Subject: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
Thanks for all the responses.

Bluebuddygirl--plastic bags around gloves, while functional, I cannot do. I just do not have enough trust in myself to not have my gloved hands slip around in the bag ...
  Topic: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
pyrocpu

Replies: 50
Views: 3859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:26 am   Subject: I just want my fingertips to stay warm!
So Santa brought some warm gear: a nice Fieldsheer leather jacket w/ CE armor everywhere, plus a linkable Fieldsheer insulated overpant (also w/ CE armor everywhere). Santa (OK, these are the in-laws) ...
  Topic: Ahhh... back in SoCal...
pyrocpu

Replies: 7
Views: 1136

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:07 pm   Subject: Ahhh... back in SoCal...
Sorry I hadn't checked my messages; I'd been driving all over LA visiting old buddies/coworkers/ex-gf's... (just kidding on that last one Very Happy)... thanks for the invite though, Eric. I may be back in L ...
  Topic: Ahhh... back in SoCal...
pyrocpu

Replies: 7
Views: 1136

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:08 am   Subject: Ahhh... back in SoCal...
That'd be fun!
Unfortunately, I wasn't exactly expecting to scoot--I haven't got my brain bucket, balaclava, gloves, jacket/armor, pants, boots... Sad Absolutely no gear... would be NGATT?

Sad
  Topic: Ahhh... back in SoCal...
pyrocpu

Replies: 7
Views: 1136

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:48 am   Subject: Ahhh... back in SoCal...
Back in the greater LA area to see family for the holidays... I'm assuming NoHo Scooters is the place to visit... anyplace else? I'm on the 818/805 border...
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
pyrocpu

Replies: 1282
Views: 107102

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:33 pm   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Counts in my book, that's for sure...

What's the next tag photo/subject? Smile
  Topic: [NSR] COD6: Modern Warfare 2
pyrocpu

Replies: 27
Views: 4404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:38 am   Subject: [NSR] COD6: Modern Warfare 2
Xbox vs. PS3... I have the PS3, and I must admit, the Xbox interface is just plain better. The PS3 is trying to catch up and just doesn't work quite as well. Having said that, I'm not into it for any ...
  Topic: NSR* Happy Thanksgiving! -How are you spending it?
pyrocpu

Replies: 39
Views: 2942

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:25 am   Subject: NSR* Happy Thanksgiving! -How are you spending it?
Gee. Everyone seems so festive. I was just going to be antisocial and play quite a bit of Modern Warfare 2 on the PS3... Confused
  Topic: Tour de Wiener
pyrocpu

Replies: 4
Views: 1272

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:16 am   Subject: Tour de Wiener
Looks like you had a great time! I had considered doing the same, but figured if I had more than two hot dogs, I'd end up ralphing in my closed-faced helmet. Yuck.

Hey, I think your photos qualify ...
  Topic: Any news on the Genuine classic cruiser?
pyrocpu

Replies: 83
Views: 7687

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:00 am   Subject: Any news on the Genuine classic cruiser?
Are there other scooters, worldwide that might be introduced for 2010? Perhaps we can use that as a viable proxy.

Let's face it: Genuine isn't so much of a manufacturer as they are a distributor. ...
  Topic: [NSR] COD6: Modern Warfare 2
pyrocpu

Replies: 27
Views: 4404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:23 am   Subject: [NSR] COD6: Modern Warfare 2
Been playing LOTS, on PS3.

Enjoyable, though I'm starting to get annoyed at people (even on my own team) who steal the airdrops.

Haven't played much single-player yet; figured I'd save that fo ...
  Topic: 2010 Cannonball News!
pyrocpu

Replies: 34
Views: 2278

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:22 am   Subject: 2010 Cannonball News!
So would I be safe in assuming that renting a Silverwing would be considered cheating? Smile
  Topic: Fellow Genuine Owners
pyrocpu

Replies: 89
Views: 6654

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:16 pm   Subject: Fellow Genuine Owners

Education: Why does it matter? Enough that my grammer, spelling
and vocabulary is better than most.
--Keys

Ummmm... I believe "grammar" has been misspelled... Very Happy
  Topic: My New Scooter - - GTS Super!
pyrocpu

Replies: 22
Views: 2265

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:09 pm   Subject: My New Scooter - - GTS Super!
That's great!

I have but very humble desires for lottery winnings:
* Audi S5 for wife
* Ducati Streetfighter for me
* Vespa GTS300ie on the side Wink

And I think I'd keep the Buddy. Problem, of ...
  Topic: Which accessories do you have on your Buddy?
pyrocpu

Replies: 46
Views: 5441

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:20 am   Subject: Which accessories do you have on your Buddy?
H4 SilverStar 60/55W "slightly modified" to fit in the Buddy, and also a tail tidy to eliminate the entire rear fender assembly! Looks much cleaner. Cool
  Topic: 490mi and the rearview mirror fell off!
pyrocpu

Replies: 16
Views: 1219

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:13 pm   Subject: 490mi and the rearview mirror fell off!
While I would agree on most consumer products, it's kinduva out-of-the-way to get to/from my local scoot dealer. That, plus being virtually permanently anchored to my chair in this cubicle farm makes ...
  Topic: 490mi and the rearview mirror fell off!
pyrocpu

Replies: 16
Views: 1219

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:56 pm   Subject: 490mi and the rearview mirror fell off!
Ahhh!!! Thanks so much! I don't see so well! Sad
  Topic: 490mi and the rearview mirror fell off!
pyrocpu

Replies: 16
Views: 1219

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:44 pm   Subject: 490mi and the rearview mirror fell off!
I checked--not there?? Question
  Topic: 490mi and the rearview mirror fell off!
pyrocpu

Replies: 16
Views: 1219

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:36 pm   Subject: 490mi and the rearview mirror fell off!
Great! Now what?! I can't figure out how to reattach the mirror--just the mirror & mirror housing fell off. Fortunately, I was able to retrieve it, as I was going 40mph on a bumpy road. But how do ...
  Topic: MCs vs Scoots
pyrocpu

Replies: 23
Views: 2007

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:50 pm   Subject: MCs vs Scoots
Hell yeah. We ride those routes pretty frequently, both ways and all around. The sportbikers will usually pass us, which is okay as long as they wait for a straightaway. Scooters can actually handle ...
  Topic: Can someone help me understand the 09 new vehicle tax break
pyrocpu

Replies: 3
Views: 565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:43 pm   Subject: Can someone help me understand the 09 new vehicle tax break
Hey there Lil Buddy... I asked the same thing a while back...
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=158034&highlight=#158034
  Topic: Seasonal heads-up
pyrocpu

Replies: 3
Views: 606

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:46 pm   Subject: Seasonal heads-up
Aye!
And watch out for those wet leaves on the ground too. Uber slippery... Sad
  Topic: What type of helmet do you wear?
pyrocpu

Replies: 29
Views: 5037

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:45 pm   Subject: What type of helmet do you wear?
HJC IS-16 in flat black, to match the Blackjack! : http://www.hjchelmets.com/prds_is16.htm

Though the flat black isn't listed here, it exists. Went through newenough.com for <$150!

Never cons ...
  Topic: SCOOTERS: Genuine Buddy Blackjack
pyrocpu

Replies: 23
Views: 17435

PostForum: Reviews   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:02 pm   Subject: SCOOTERS: Genuine Buddy Blackjack
Thanks Rikko!

Is the headset easy to remove, with having to disconnect the speedo cable and all?
  Topic: SCOOTERS: Genuine Buddy Blackjack
pyrocpu

Replies: 23
Views: 17435

PostForum: Reviews   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:41 pm   Subject: SCOOTERS: Genuine Buddy Blackjack
UPDATES!

~425mi now, took the 'Jack in for the first service at exactly the 400 mi. mark.

* Wheel balance/wobbling issue is gone... kinda. Instead of 50+bmph, it's more like 63bmph+. I'm not too ...
  Topic: MCs vs Scoots
pyrocpu

Replies: 23
Views: 2007

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:39 pm   Subject: MCs vs Scoots
Eric--how do scoots do going UP Mulholland, past The Rock Store, towards Kanan? Will they move OK??
  Topic: NBR: Watched a Ducati go down right in front of me!
pyrocpu

Replies: 1
Views: 567

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:32 pm   Subject: NBR: Watched a Ducati go down right in front of me!
I was working corner at my local track as a flagman this past Saturday morning (flag first half, drive the second half). There were two sessions for motorcyclists: expert and the non-experts. In this ...
  Topic: HOw is your Buddy like a MAC?
pyrocpu

Replies: 77
Views: 3992

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:24 pm   Subject: HOw is your Buddy like a MAC?
In contrast to most people, I see Vespa as the Mac, and Buddy as the PC:

* Vespa is premium priced, Buddy is a lower-priced alternative. A MacBook is premium priced to a PC laptop.
* Vespa has hi ...
  Topic: The Buddy/PGO key is the same as ... what? Going to copy key
pyrocpu

Replies: 3
Views: 1958

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:52 pm   Subject: The Buddy/PGO key is the same as ... what? Going to copy key
What does the Buddy/PGO key match up with, in the car world?

I wanted to make a copy or two of my key at Home Depot this weekend, but not sure which auto manufacturer would most closely match it.
  Topic: charging battery myself?
pyrocpu

Replies: 12
Views: 1229

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:30 pm   Subject: charging battery myself?
Ah stands for amp-hours; mAh is for milli-amp hours.

So for instance if the battery is rated for 1.5Ah, and your charger charges at 750mAh (1000mA =1A), then it takes two hours to charge.

Someon ...
  Topic: Screeching Kickstart and Slipping, Jerky Clutch FIXED
pyrocpu

Replies: 6
Views: 1019

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:22 pm   Subject: Screeching Kickstart and Slipping, Jerky Clutch FIXED
Wouldn't it be better (and less dirty) to use a shop-vac for the dust? Redistributing the nastiness all over the place just means I'll have to wash the scoot, the garage, etc... Sad
  Topic: charging battery myself?
pyrocpu

Replies: 12
Views: 1229

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:20 pm   Subject: charging battery myself?
Under the floormat; two screws hold the battery panel in. Pop those off. Batt's exposed.

I use the 12V 750mAh charger; attach red to positive, black to negative.

Bam, done. Well, after several h ...
  Topic: My White Buddy 125
pyrocpu

Replies: 34
Views: 4738

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:51 am   Subject: My White Buddy 125
Ms_kady--since you're a big car nut... perhaps you oughta try taking the Buddy to the Cars & Coffee that's every weekend near the Spectrum, at the Premier Auto Group headquarters (HQ for all of Fo ...
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
pyrocpu

Replies: 1282
Views: 107102

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:47 am   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
From Music Row to Arrington... you know, if I went to go find a vineyard, it'd be the same one UnionZac photographed... is that legit for scooter tag??
  Topic: NBR - Another addition to the stable
pyrocpu

Replies: 8
Views: 655

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:45 am   Subject: NBR - Another addition to the stable
I still think the Metropolitan looks better than the Buddy. Great choice.

Since Honda had the Ruckus and then the Big Ruckus, it'd been nice if they had a Big Metropolitan. I'd have kept my Metro i ...
  Topic: 125 vs. Blackjack?
pyrocpu

Replies: 12
Views: 1241

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:11 am   Subject: 125 vs. Blackjack?
Are the Buddy 150s technically freeway-legal? Isn't it like 149cc or something??
  Topic: 125 vs. Blackjack?
pyrocpu

Replies: 12
Views: 1241

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:29 pm   Subject: 125 vs. Blackjack?
One other suggestion is to check Craigslist ads for a secondhand Vespa. I ran across a 2004 GT200 (so same frame/chassis/body as the GTS300 you mentioned) for ~ $3100 a few months ago. I was strongly ...
  Topic: Ear Damage
pyrocpu

Replies: 32
Views: 2329

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:11 pm   Subject: Ear Damage
No problem... found it... website is www.webbikeworld.com. The review for the HJC IS-16 is here: http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/hjc/is-16/

Lots of reviews of a LOT of different mo ...
  Topic: Ear Damage
pyrocpu

Replies: 32
Views: 2329

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:07 am   Subject: Ear Damage
My first ride on my Blackjack, I forgot my earplugs. Even when I had my little Honda Metropolitan, I wore plugs. After a mere 30min ride w/ my Prima-equipped Blackjack, my ears were ringing for an ho ...
  Topic: SCOOTERS: Genuine Buddy Blackjack
pyrocpu

Replies: 23
Views: 17435

PostForum: Reviews   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:04 pm   Subject: SCOOTERS: Genuine Buddy Blackjack
The resonance seems to be going away slowly as I pile on the miles. I'd have to be going exactly somewhere between 43-47bmph or so before the resonance shows up. Kinda strange.

The brake fade/spong ...
  Topic: If you could change one thing (anything) about your Buddy...
pyrocpu

Replies: 69
Views: 3845

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:56 pm   Subject: If you could change one thing (anything) about your Buddy...
Here's my wishlist...

* Larger fuel tank as others have mentioned
* Fuel injection
* A centerstand that doesn't sit so dang low when the scoot's in operation!
* A lot less vibration
* A rear br ...
  Topic: Seat Reconstruction?
pyrocpu

Replies: 9
Views: 2541

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:27 am   Subject: Seat Reconstruction?
If you're just doing solo, the Blackjack seat's pretty cush. I went on a 2.5hr ride this past weekend and my butt's just fine!
 
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