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  Topic: lithium battery charging ( help )
sc00ter

Replies: 3
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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:54 am   Subject: lithium battery charging ( help )
Some lithium batteries have a "safety" built in to avoid a total discharge. Electric bicycles, lawn equipment, you phone. But I've seen some cheap lithium batteries for motorcycles not recov ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
sc00ter

Replies: 13
Views: 174

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:33 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick Weirdness
Double check the kill switch on the handle bar. Someone bumped mine to off (I think a kid climbed on it) and when I came out of the grocery store it wouldn't start. I about had a cow but my wife notic ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
sc00ter

Replies: 13
Views: 174

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:03 am   Subject: Buddy Kick Weirdness
Pull the battery and look for a Batteries Plus in your area. Ask them to trickle charge it and test it. Its a free service they offer, and they know their batteries. The battery should be fine and it ...
  Topic: Oil?
sc00ter

Replies: 4
Views: 119

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:19 am   Subject: Oil?
Yamalube 2S 2-stroke oil. Easy to find and it has a picture of a 2-stroke bug-eye Zuma in one of the corners. Good stuff. Its all we use.
  Topic: Rear brake question.
sc00ter

Replies: 2
Views: 82

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:36 am   Subject: Rear brake question.
Bought it with 1000 miles but now that I'm thinking about it, someone replaced the back tire at some point. But then I put another tire on it and I checked the shoes. It was just really weird thing to ...
  Topic: Rear brake question.
sc00ter

Replies: 2
Views: 82

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:27 pm   Subject: Rear brake question.
So Pinky the pink 50cc Buddy comes in for a look over and service. Owner says she hears a sound like a handful of change or broken roller sometimes. I hear the mystery noise also while riding beside h ...
  Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
sc00ter

Replies: 9
Views: 264

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:13 pm   Subject: Why? But to good to pass.
Here's how I ended up with a box of dead stock. I originally went to my local Genuine dealer. I go to the parts counter and ask the kid if they had Buddy 50cc front brake pads on stock. The kid says h ...
  Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
sc00ter

Replies: 9
Views: 264

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:43 pm   Subject: Why? But to good to pass.
A local motorcycle dealership used to sell Genuine back when the Stella was a 2 stroke. They eventually lost the franchise and that was that. So I'm looking for front brake pads for a Buddy 50 and jus ...
  Topic: New buddy haver
sc00ter

Replies: 6
Views: 192

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:09 pm   Subject: New buddy haver
Welcome! I like the Buddy 50's! Had one for awhile and enjoyed every mile. Accessories are a personal thing but others will chime in with the best ones. I always had a windscreen by Cuppin and the rea ...
  Topic: registering a 125cc as a 50cc
sc00ter

Replies: 42
Views: 5384

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:33 pm   Subject: registering a 125cc as a 50cc
Allow me to give some input. I had a Yamaha Zuma that was modded to the max. I tried to register it as a motorcycle, opposite of what your trying. DMV left it as a moped and I got stopped one night go ...
  Topic: Help! Buddy Service/Repair in Boston
sc00ter

Replies: 9
Views: 206

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:41 pm   Subject: Help! Buddy Service/Repair in Boston
Good luck on the mobile mechanic. I also hate working on my own stuff but if needed I'm more than capable of doing pretty much anything. My wife can do most service work but hates doing it as well.
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  Topic: Dashcam. Thinkware m1 Install And Review On Buddy 125.
sc00ter

Replies: 2
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:54 am   Subject: Dashcam. Thinkware m1 Install And Review On Buddy 125.
Everyone I know uses GoPro's with scooters and motorcycles (and some bicycles!) because they are made for outdoor use with weather and vibration resistance built in. There are so many dash cam company ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 drivetrain in Honda Metropolitan
sc00ter

Replies: 3
Views: 164

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:49 am   Subject: Buddy 125 drivetrain in Honda Metropolitan
My old black Buddy 125 has almost 50,000 miles. I also had a low miles 150cc Buddy motor that I was gonna recycle but the guy with my old black Buddy ended up with it. Now I also gave him a running Ho ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
sc00ter

Replies: 269
Views: 27069

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:31 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Nice investment on the pedal scoot!
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
sc00ter

Replies: 269
Views: 27069

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:27 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
That pedal scooter is cool!
  Topic: Buddy 170i TRIKE (not mine) on ebay right now
sc00ter

Replies: 4
Views: 299

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:10 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i TRIKE (not mine) on ebay right now
I'm gonna rename the trike kit a Pow-Tac so I don't upset anyone. Horrible quality. Bolts snap without warning and the mount point will destroy your upper rear panels. Wife had one. I ended up giving ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
sc00ter

Replies: 36
Views: 1032

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:30 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Around my area, the 2 main Genuine dealers only carry the 50cc range, and thats the Buddy 2-stroke and the Rough House 2-stroke. At the start of the year they may have one Buddy 125 and/or a 170cc at ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
sc00ter

Replies: 36
Views: 1032

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:45 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
I would think that as long as the motors are the same, a dealer would be ok with the different models. You have a scooter for a tall customer, short, old school style, racer, etc. But if each engine i ...
  Topic: Rear rack mounts ripped out - drill through bottom tube?
sc00ter

Replies: 7
Views: 277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:04 pm   Subject: Rear rack mounts ripped out - drill through bottom tube?
I was gonna weld in new nuts in the tube but didn't wan't to take everything apart. The fuel tank was in the way/to close. You have the whole rear end stripped like the picture? That should make it ea ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
sc00ter

Replies: 36
Views: 1032

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:58 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
You referring to ebikes-aka: electric bicycles? I had a Pedego CityCommuter and I'm in the process of replacing it. Leaning towards either a Rad Runner (base model) or a AddMotor M-66 R7. Why do I poi ...
  Topic: Rear rack mounts ripped out - drill through bottom tube?
sc00ter

Replies: 7
Views: 277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:51 pm   Subject: Rear rack mounts ripped out - drill through bottom tube?
I found those expand inserts for the inside of tubes at the hardware store. I did a thread (or responded) about this very issue, as its been covered before. Anyways, I think I was supposed to check th ...
  Topic: Fitting aftermarket exhaust for Buddy 50...
sc00ter

Replies: 8
Views: 359

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:51 pm   Subject: Fitting aftermarket exhaust for Buddy 50...
What did you upjet to? And/or bigger carb and what jetting? If you still on the stock carb and jets with a Malossi 70cc (cast or aluminum) prepare for a seize! Just putting that out there.....
  Topic: Buddy 50 totally dead - been sitting for years in garage
sc00ter

Replies: 3
Views: 236

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:08 am   Subject: Buddy 50 totally dead - been sitting for years in garage
My Pink Buddy thread covered almost everything you will encounter. The stale, nasty gas gummed up the tank and I had to ultra-sonic the carb. Nothing is terribly hard. The carb bowl screws like to rou ...
  Topic: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
sc00ter

Replies: 16
Views: 471

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:34 pm   Subject: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
As much as I like the overall ride of the Vino 125 I was given one for free, and never went to pick it up. I just told them to sell it for around $1000/no less than $750 and donate the money. I techni ...
  Topic: Moving beyond 50cc
sc00ter

Replies: 21
Views: 1018

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:37 pm   Subject: Moving beyond 50cc
Buddy 125 is the best band for your buck. I've owned 2 (I had one and my wife had one) and we loved them. I now have a Piaggio Liberty 150. If it was just me, and not my wife and I riding 2 up, I woul ...
  Topic: carb cleaning
sc00ter

Replies: 15
Views: 1036

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:27 am   Subject: carb cleaning
Ultra-sonic cleaner is the way to go. Be careful pulling the float bowl off, it tends to stick on really tight and when you force it off you'll 9 outta 10 catch the float and throw the height off. Dra ...
  Topic: Corazzo still making jackets?
sc00ter

Replies: 7
Views: 840

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:12 pm   Subject: Corazzo still making jackets?
No US distributor. I got the email awhile back about them leaving the North American market.
  Topic: Hello and thanks for having me!
sc00ter

Replies: 5
Views: 1131

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:05 pm   Subject: Hello and thanks for having me!
Welcome! Don't worry about the odometer reading, especially if its noted. Buddy's are durable, quality machines that can do incredible, trouble free miles. Ride, maintain and enjoy, its that simple wi ...
  Topic: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
sc00ter

Replies: 7
Views: 1300

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:44 pm   Subject: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
I've seen Zuma clones, Honda PCX clones, a Burgman 400 clone, a Ruckus clone and numerous others, but never a Buddy clone until now. I personally wouldn't take it for free but I would like to see one ...
  Topic: Dragster on the dyno
sc00ter

Replies: 10
Views: 1289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:21 am   Subject: Dragster on the dyno
Super cool! I still like the first gen ones so much!
  Topic: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
sc00ter

Replies: 4
Views: 1750

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:50 pm   Subject: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
Every year I think that Genuine will eventually drop the 2 strokes because of tightening EPA regulations, but they always pop back up. Still kinda want a RH50 to replace my old Zuma one day.
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
sc00ter

Replies: 31
Views: 2734

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:38 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
No NIU scooters at my local dealership. I guess the profit margin is higher on the Vespa Electra? Kinda bummed out because I was really looking forward to seeing/riding one. Even had my gear with me. ...
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
sc00ter

Replies: 20
Views: 2054

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:08 pm   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
Cycle Gear used to sell the HiFlo's for a great price but went over to K&N's at 3x the cost.
  Topic: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
sc00ter

Replies: 11
Views: 1517

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:41 pm   Subject: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
I cant get both in the same room to see, but I do service work on a Buddy 50 and in another city Im helping someone get a Buddy 150 motor running thats out of the scooter. But in the end, just buy a B ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 has died on me twice in 2 months
sc00ter

Replies: 4
Views: 1341

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:03 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 has died on me twice in 2 months
I had a 70cc kit done on my old Adly (dealer installed to keep the 2 year warranty) and it was just under $400 total/labor and parts. If your dealer just replaced a bad cylinder and piston without fin ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 (2015) Stalls under load
sc00ter

Replies: 10
Views: 1490

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:12 am   Subject: Buddy 50 (2015) Stalls under load
Your 50cc Buddy sounds like my "I may be getting a Pink Buddy 50" thread. Ultrasonic the carb and jets. Also go thru the transmission. I forgot about that little project.
  Topic: Buddy 50 (2015) Stalls under load
sc00ter

Replies: 10
Views: 1490

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:52 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 (2015) Stalls under load
Could it also be transmission related? 9000 miles is rather high. If that's accurate, when was the belt last done? Clutch springs, rollers, slides? Could be engaging the the transmission to early. Jus ...
  Topic: Buzziness in steering cluster
sc00ter

Replies: 7
Views: 1394

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:43 pm   Subject: Buzziness in steering cluster
I use the auto deadening matting from Pep Boys. Its kinda sticky but works great. Same install as noted above.
  Topic: Buddy 125 scooter cover
sc00ter

Replies: 3
Views: 1318

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:53 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 scooter cover
Ollies sells a nice Simonize brand one (the silver one) thats watertight and easy to pack up. Plus the bonus of $15, so if it blows away or gets kidnapped its not a huge loss.
  Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
sc00ter

Replies: 13
Views: 1701

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:37 am   Subject: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
14 miles each way on regular surface streets/45mph max-NO interstates or highways. And weekends with the wife on the back running around, weather permitting for her. Older now so I no longer ride in h ...
  Topic: My New Buddy (A Short Story)
sc00ter

Replies: 4
Views: 1519

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:01 pm   Subject: My New Buddy (A Short Story)
Welcome! A friend and I are in the process of getting a 150cc Buddy running also. Its a motor only though.
  Topic: Rh 50 rebuild....lets put some decent power in a Roughy
sc00ter

Replies: 5
Views: 1582

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:59 pm   Subject: Rh 50 rebuild....lets put some decent power in a Roughy
Its the extra high RPM's that will kill the crank. I dont remember what RPM's the Stage6 runs to get into its "zone", as I personally run simple cast iron Malossi street kits, but the worse ...
  Topic: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
sc00ter

Replies: 7
Views: 1612

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:08 am   Subject: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
Last I recalled, didnt Italjet get purchased by an Indian company after they folded? Or is this the original manufacturer with a fresh investment resurrection? Pray with me for a quality build behind ...
  Topic: Fuse in battery box.
sc00ter

Replies: 4
Views: 1976

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:42 pm   Subject: Fuse in battery box.
I forgot to look at what fuse was in there, but I did buy some 10 and 15 amp fuses from NAPA. Anyways, turned out the battery terminals needed a tightening. So it runs great as usual.
  Topic: Fuse in battery box.
sc00ter

Replies: 4
Views: 1976

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:02 pm   Subject: Fuse in battery box.
The pink Buddy 50cc has developed an electrical gremlin. Thru text it seems its a damaged/loose battery cable (I did the de-mod bigger battery install) OR it also may be a damaged fuse. What amp is th ...
  Topic: Yamaha Zuma 50 vs Genuine Roughhouse 50
sc00ter

Replies: 2
Views: 892

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:47 pm   Subject: Yamaha Zuma 50 vs Genuine Roughhouse 50
If I was to chose between a 4 stroke newer Zuma 50 or a Genuine RH50, it would be a tough choice. I love the Zuma 2 strokes the most. It really depends on what you wanna do with it. 2 strokes are easi ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...
sc00ter

Replies: 10
Views: 1076

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:37 am   Subject: Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...
Gonna stab in the dark here. I have a 98 Zuma, and as I dive into a corner I slightly let off the throttle. Then, when I'm exiting, I punch it. Bogs a bit. The belt is new, the rollers are new but the ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...
sc00ter

Replies: 10
Views: 1076

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:06 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...
What year? How many miles?
  Topic: Any newer options for Buddy rear basket/ top case storage?
sc00ter

Replies: 7
Views: 941

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:12 pm   Subject: Any newer options for Buddy rear basket/ top case storage?
I rarely carry anything of value in my trunk, so I prefer the SHAD option. Now, with my beloved SHAD brand being a 9 out of 10 (10 being best) GIVI is a strong 8. Whats funny is I have a KAPPA on my L ...
  Topic: Any newer options for Buddy rear basket/ top case storage?
sc00ter

Replies: 7
Views: 941

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:06 pm   Subject: Any newer options for Buddy rear basket/ top case storage?
I use SHAD trunks on my scooters. Great value and you only lock them when you want to, so its keyless entry unless locked. Also pop right off the base, so removal is easy if you want it off. GIVI make ...
 
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