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  Topic: Wax my Buddy
sbebenelli

Replies: 15
Views: 1709

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:21 am   Subject: Wax my Buddy
What did you use on the black parts?
  Topic: 08 Gas Caps
sbebenelli

Replies: 84
Views: 4816

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:51 pm   Subject: 08 Gas Caps
the vented gas cap may have been part of the original design for this tank. Scooters shipped with the wrong cap, which is now being replaced.

Rolling Eyes You keep saying this and I keep telling you ven ...
  Topic: 08 Gas Caps
sbebenelli

Replies: 84
Views: 4816

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:31 pm   Subject: 08 Gas Caps

It's not a matter of believing you. You say "cannot have." Does that mean that it negates the benefits of the EVAP system? Okay, that's one thing. Does it mean that it's illegal or in viol ...
  Topic: 08 Gas Caps
sbebenelli

Replies: 84
Views: 4816

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:37 pm   Subject: 08 Gas Caps
As far as I know, the vented caps were supposed to ship with the scoots with the new vapor system, didn't due to an error, so new caps were sent out.

You cannot have a vented gas cap if you have a ...
  Topic: Just got my Givi E30
sbebenelli

Replies: 5
Views: 752

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:19 pm   Subject: Just got my Givi E30
I got my Givi E30 a couple days ago. It took about 3 weeks to receive it from TwistedThrottle. I did order the light kit but haven't received it yet. I've never used any other topcase so I have nothin ...
  Topic: Italia Owners Club ~ The IOC
sbebenelli

Replies: 136
Views: 29133

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:33 pm   Subject: Italia Owners Club ~ The IOC
My Italia with Givi E30 and cut down windshield. Thinking about having the Givi painted green to match. Undecided at this point. The black does match the rear fender and exhaust......
  Topic: folks, it looks like we got ourselves a problem.
sbebenelli

Replies: 42
Views: 4287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:21 am   Subject: folks, it looks like we got ourselves a problem.
Let us know if you get a response from your email
  Topic: Broken mirror
sbebenelli

Replies: 2
Views: 577

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:11 pm   Subject: Broken mirror
Your dealer?
  Topic: gas can in the pet carrier
sbebenelli

Replies: 54
Views: 2508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:58 pm   Subject: gas can in the pet carrier
Everyone is venting their gas fumes in the pet carrier after they drill holes in the gas cap to fix the vapor lock problem. So explain why it would be unsafe to carry fuel in there?
  Topic: Open mouth insert foot
sbebenelli

Replies: 23
Views: 1284

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:10 pm   Subject: Open mouth insert foot
Had a salesman stop in at work today. One that we deal with that stops in once a month. He seen an old Honda 50 we have in the corner of the shop. He made the comment that all the idiots are buying th ...
  Topic: Children Safety Apparel
sbebenelli

Replies: 30
Views: 1353

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:43 pm   Subject: Children Safety Apparel
thank you dave.....for crying out loud, the guy asks for equipment advice he did not solicite your parental opinions. We really need to quit judging on this site about peoples saftey choices.

Good ...
  Topic: Scooter trailer
sbebenelli

Replies: 68
Views: 59695

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:24 pm   Subject: Scooter trailer




This is the rather ugly MP3 trailer. What's interesting is the size (big) and the way it mounts under the chassis.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2173/2000786792_d8a9571d54.jpg


This thin ...
  Topic: Children Safety Apparel
sbebenelli

Replies: 30
Views: 1353

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:35 pm   Subject: Children Safety Apparel
YIKES!!!!!!!!! Personally, I would NEVER have a child on a scooter with me. I went down a few weeks ago, turning on gravel. I was only doing about 15 mph, but I got scraped up pretty good! I could ...
  Topic: Buddy Flipout Foot Pegs
sbebenelli

Replies: 56
Views: 8920

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:59 am   Subject: Buddy Flipout Foot Pegs
These look very nice. You did a great job!

As a business owner I'm going to recommend that you talk to an attorney before selling these to make sure you won't be liable for any injuries these could ...
  Topic: Now that it's the weekend can you do this easy experiment?
sbebenelli

Replies: 10
Views: 641

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:31 pm   Subject: Now that it's the weekend can you do this easy experiment?
2.5 times 406 miles
  Topic: Does Buddy 150cc meet US DOT & EPA standards?
sbebenelli

Replies: 15
Views: 1259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:49 pm   Subject: Does Buddy 150cc meet US DOT & EPA standards?
All new internal combustion vehicles t the country for legal sale have to pass emissions standards. CA has the most restrictive standards in the country for emissions control and recovery systems. If ...
  Topic: What to use for cleaning windshield
sbebenelli

Replies: 3
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:09 pm   Subject: What to use for cleaning windshield
What should be used for cleaning the windshield on my Buddy? I assume Windex and a paper towel could scratch the plastic?
  Topic: Loading & unloading ramp
sbebenelli

Replies: 7
Views: 876

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:11 pm   Subject: Loading & unloading ramp
Can you find a place to park so the front of the truck is higher than the back, that will lower the tailgate?

I have a little dip at the end of my driveway. If i put my back wheels in it the tailga ...
  Topic: Windshield noise
sbebenelli

Replies: 35
Views: 2362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:51 pm   Subject: Windshield noise
So, sbebenelli— how's the noise now?

I finely got a chance to give it a good ride. This is my observation of the windshield....

Before I cut it I experienced a rumbling almost vibrating noise. I ...
  Topic: Does Buddy 150cc meet US DOT & EPA standards?
sbebenelli

Replies: 15
Views: 1259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:35 pm   Subject: Does Buddy 150cc meet US DOT & EPA standards?

That doesn't exactly override the emissions… disconnecting evap hoses and such certainly does, though. Aren't the replacement OEM gas caps vented? I haven't seen one yet.

Once the scooter has a v ...
  Topic: Windshield noise
sbebenelli

Replies: 35
Views: 2362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:39 am   Subject: Windshield noise
So, sbebenelli— how's the noise now?

I'll know more tomorrow. I just haven't had a chance to ride it.
  Topic: Loading & unloading ramp
sbebenelli

Replies: 7
Views: 876

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:09 pm   Subject: Loading & unloading ramp
I am the master of truck ramps

http://upload.315er.net/files/1/ramps_out_side.jpg

http://upload.315er.net/files/1/sledontruck%20(Small).jpg

Very nice work.

I have a woodshop and enjoy seei ...
  Topic: Do not attempt
sbebenelli

Replies: 2
Views: 784

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:29 pm   Subject: Do not attempt
i think this is the 3rd time its been posted here...

but i still love it each time Laughing

I think this is the 1624th time you've posted here Wink
  Topic: Does Buddy 150cc meet US DOT & EPA standards?
sbebenelli

Replies: 15
Views: 1259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:27 pm   Subject: Does Buddy 150cc meet US DOT & EPA standards?
Does it meet EPA standards once you drill the vent hole in the gas cap? You know that hole that overrides the emissions device that was put on for a reason. Razz
  Topic: Loading & unloading ramp
sbebenelli

Replies: 7
Views: 876

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:20 pm   Subject: Loading & unloading ramp
I'd like to be able to load my scooter in the back of my truck easily with no help. I have a folding aluminum ramp that I use for my 4 wheeler. My Buddy (LOL Clown what a name) hits as the front wh ...
  Topic: My First Test Drive!!!
sbebenelli

Replies: 26
Views: 1494

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:44 am   Subject: My First Test Drive!!!
thank you, see eric, some people enjoy my witty banter Razz

"Some".....point another person out Goofy
  Topic: My modified windshield
sbebenelli

Replies: 3
Views: 1781

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:04 pm   Subject: My modified windshield
I didn't like the wind effect my new windshield had so I cut 2" off of it. I didn't know how it would look and after doing it I think it looks better.

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/files/sc ...
  Topic: Windshield noise
sbebenelli

Replies: 35
Views: 2362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:58 am   Subject: Windshield noise
Well—good job on the cutting, at least! i think it looks better than stock.

Let us know how it works out for you. you will still be getting more of a blast focused on you, it just may migrate down ...
  Topic: Windshield noise
sbebenelli

Replies: 35
Views: 2362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:04 am   Subject: Windshield noise
I couldn't stand it. I cut 2" off the windshield. I haven't rode it yet, so I can't say if it changed anything. I do think it looks better.

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/files/scoot2_214.jp ...
  Topic: Windshield noise
sbebenelli

Replies: 35
Views: 2362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:07 pm   Subject: Windshield noise
Well this review of the windshield is a bummer. I ordered the same windshield about a month ago (still on back order). You said you got yours deliverd within the last week correct? Hopefully I will ge ...
  Topic: Tips On Transporting Your Scooter
sbebenelli

Replies: 50
Views: 26312

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:23 am   Subject: Tips On Transporting Your Scooter
I'm sure this is a dumb question but how do you use the Folding Motorcycle Ramp? Does it take more than one person to get it in and out?
  Topic: Windshield noise
sbebenelli

Replies: 35
Views: 2362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:10 am   Subject: Windshield noise
I had chance to ride it more tonight. It is a roaring noise. Kind of low pitched I guess you would say. It gets on one's nerves. It gets better if I move back further on the seat. I wear a full face a ...
  Topic: Windshield noise
sbebenelli

Replies: 35
Views: 2362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:47 pm   Subject: Windshield noise
I wear a full face now. I raised it this morning before work about 1/2". It might have been better but still annoying. I'll just have to play around with it and see what happens.

With the lac ...
  Topic: Windshield noise
sbebenelli

Replies: 35
Views: 2362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:15 am   Subject: Windshield noise
I just got this http://www.scooterworks.com/Windscreen_Cuppini_Buddy_-_Sh_P5137C291.cfm windshield and installed it tonight. When done I took it for a ride. I immediately noticed it had a terrible win ...
  Topic: Anyone Riding While Pregnant? :o
sbebenelli

Replies: 26
Views: 1596

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:09 pm   Subject: Anyone Riding While Pregnant? :o
Sell it cuz your riding days are over. Can't put a car seat on a scooter! Razz
  Topic: What color Givi top case for Italia?
sbebenelli

Replies: 9
Views: 870

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:21 pm   Subject: What color Givi top case for Italia?
Thanks everyone. I just found out from HelmetHead Cycle Gear that the silver is no longer available. I'm going with the black and get it painted.
  Topic: What color Givi top case for Italia?
sbebenelli

Replies: 9
Views: 870

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:44 pm   Subject: What color Givi top case for Italia?
I'm going to get a Givi E30 top case for my Italia. I can't decide if I should go with the gloss silver top with satin black bottom or the satin black. I'm colored blind and not the best at color matc ...
  Topic: How did you get started in scooters?
sbebenelli

Replies: 37
Views: 1632

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:04 pm   Subject: How did you get started in scooters?
When I bought my Italia I had never seen a Buddy, or been on a scooter.

I've never been a motorcycle person and someone mentioned to me one day that scooters get 100 mpg and it's like it made a swi ...
  Topic: People like to tease & can't take it
sbebenelli

Replies: 18
Views: 1434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:58 pm   Subject: People like to tease & can't take it
That's a lot more about the person than the bike he rides.

Not sure I understand what you are saying
  Topic: People like to tease & can't take it
sbebenelli

Replies: 18
Views: 1434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:56 pm   Subject: People like to tease & can't take it
You know your Buddy is not Japanese, right? Wink

Yes
  Topic: People like to tease & can't take it
sbebenelli

Replies: 18
Views: 1434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:25 pm   Subject: People like to tease & can't take it
I work at a family owned auto repair & sales. We do a lot of alignments for a tire shop down the street from us. One of their employees drives a Harley. Just yesterday he was in and made fun of my ...
  Topic: USA Today on Scooter Boom
sbebenelli

Replies: 20
Views: 1191

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:15 pm   Subject: USA Today on Scooter Boom
I have to laugh at some of the replies the story has gotten.
  Topic: What are the advantages of a windshield
sbebenelli

Replies: 30
Views: 8797

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:04 pm   Subject: What are the advantages of a windshield
This might be a dumb question......

What are the advantages of a windshield on a scooter? I see they make short, medium & long ones. I had read a post that when buying a windshield it shouldn't ...
  Topic: Helmet pictures -post crash?
sbebenelli

Replies: 30
Views: 2104

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:08 pm   Subject: Helmet pictures -post crash?
Luckily I haven't had a crash either. I do wear a full face helmet. I have gloves and a mesh jacket but it's been so hot I can't stand to wear them.



NSR: Most people who consider themselves a ...
  Topic: what top case?
sbebenelli

Replies: 36
Views: 2513

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:34 pm   Subject: what top case?
As far as electrical connection, if you buy the Givi OEM brake light kit, it comes with a pair of surface contact connectors. One fastens to the mounting plate, the other fastens to the bottom of the ...
  Topic: Scooter Rear-ends Semi
sbebenelli

Replies: 16
Views: 1307

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:35 pm   Subject: Scooter Rear-ends Semi
I have to wonder why he would be airlifted, but yet he was treated and released?
  Topic: Scooterworks has Buddy rear racks in stock!
sbebenelli

Replies: 36
Views: 2040

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:11 am   Subject: Scooterworks has Buddy rear racks in stock!
Hmm, just checked both my email and my status on the scooterworks site. My order is showing as processed, but still in an open status. I haven't received any email indicating that it's on b/o as of ...
  Topic: Scooterworks has Buddy rear racks in stock!
sbebenelli

Replies: 36
Views: 2040

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:46 pm   Subject: Scooterworks has Buddy rear racks in stock!
Well I just found out they do not have any in stock even though the web sight says they do. I was just notified it is on backorder!! Evil or Very Mad
  Topic: Scooterworks has Buddy rear racks in stock!
sbebenelli

Replies: 36
Views: 2040

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:39 pm   Subject: Scooterworks has Buddy rear racks in stock!
Yeah thanks! Just placed an order.
  Topic: Full face flip up helmet with glasses
sbebenelli

Replies: 15
Views: 1351

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:01 pm   Subject: Full face flip up helmet with glasses
I have a full face helmet I use now, I also wear glasses and find it a pain to have to remove my glasses every time I take my helmet on and off, especially during short trips to businesses like I tend ...
 
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