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  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
sc00ter

Replies: 37
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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:05 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Was that electrical tape holding the emission hose onto the canister? If so, you have another issue causing this smoking issue. Fix the emission system correctly first if thats a "tape patch" ...
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
sc00ter

Replies: 18
Views: 403

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:01 pm   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Buddy's are great scooters and the 125 is the one to go for. Also makes a great starter scooter. I owned 2 Buddy's (both 125's) and now own a Piaggio Liberty 150S. Still love the Genuine brand and rec ...
  Topic: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
sc00ter

Replies: 10
Views: 107

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:53 pm   Subject: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
What I found weird is they asked if I work with computers, sometimes-yes. They seem to think I sit at a desk all day in close quarters with monitors, hence the "blended" vision/reading glass ...
  Topic: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
sc00ter

Replies: 10
Views: 107

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:41 pm   Subject: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
I've worn glasses all my life, and now being shy of 50 Im getting kinda tired of them. So I look into Lasik. Oh boy. After going thru 2+ hours of eye test I get the go ahead. This young lady "sim ...
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
sc00ter

Replies: 22
Views: 372

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:48 pm   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
Harley did the Blast, a 500cc. Great bike that can be picked up for peanuts and customized on the cheap. I dont think Harley will bring another small displacement bike to the states again.
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
sc00ter

Replies: 21
Views: 341

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:29 am   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
I dont recall the stator being a issue on the 50cc Buddy's and all the failing stators I've seen (125 Buddy) break-up on the top end first and work their way down to idle. Not saying that a stator iss ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
sc00ter

Replies: 21
Views: 341

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:56 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
I know its kinda a pain to put a "normal" aftermarket carb on the Buddy 50 because of the weird mounting base. They sell conversion kits but I understand you cannot reuse the OEM air box, an ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
sc00ter

Replies: 21
Views: 341

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:42 am   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
I cant tell you how many times my clumsy hand has caught the float while pulling off the float bowl. Check the float height per the service manual. I gave the service manual back that I used for Pinky ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
sc00ter

Replies: 21
Views: 341

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:47 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
My 09 Pinky Buddy had a dirty carb. I just pulled it off, removed the float bowl and tossed it in the ultra-sonic cleaner with a few drops of dish soap and the heat cracked to high. I even left the fl ...
  Topic: Low profile seat for more upright riding position?
sc00ter

Replies: 5
Views: 213

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:18 pm   Subject: Low profile seat for more upright riding position?
When I sold my Buddy it had a low profile seat on it. The buyer is 6 foot and couldnt ride it because his legs were folded up. So I had to fish the stock seat out of the rafters and swap it back for h ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
sc00ter

Replies: 16
Views: 350

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:14 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
I use YamaLube 2 stroke oil. The front of the bottle has 4 little pictures on it, and one is a Zuma. Can get it from any motorcycle shop that sells Yamaha or any boating supplies store. Unless your Bu ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
sc00ter

Replies: 27
Views: 587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:13 pm   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
So we went and "test-fitted" the Piaggio Liberty 150 at our semi-local dealer. I went planning to not like it at all. Well, we ended up buying it. Yes, it was a bit more then the Buddy 125 b ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
sc00ter

Replies: 27
Views: 587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:38 pm   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
Have yet to get the out-the-door price on the Buddy 125 from my local dealer. I backed into a row of Chinese quad-runners and got rear rack scruffs down the side of my wife's old Subaru Baja. The owne ...
  Topic: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
sc00ter

Replies: 8
Views: 213

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:05 am   Subject: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
Both are great scooters. You can pick on style, seat height, ergonomics, accessories, pretty much anything and you will end up with a winner. I've owned 2 Buddy 125's (same size/body as the 50cc) and ...
  Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
sc00ter

Replies: 8
Views: 429

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:24 am   Subject: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
I miss physical copy scooter magazines. One of my favs was Scooter Rider Magazine. Runner up was Scoot Tours. I recently sent all my copies of Scooter Rider to Europe to a collector. I still have a bu ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
sc00ter

Replies: 42
Views: 893

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:27 am   Subject: Buddy purchase
I can fit a Buddy in the bed of my 2005 Subaru Baja. Corner to corner. Easy to load and unload with the long folding Cycle Gear ramp.
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
sc00ter

Replies: 18
Views: 311

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:29 am   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
I had a bad battery that did the same thing on my old Buddy 125. As soon as it dropped to around cold start choke temp, the battery didnt have enough power to turn it over. I just kick-started it til ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
sc00ter

Replies: 27
Views: 587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:59 am   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
Im talking new, current factory color. I hate painting anything! Gonna order a new Buddy 125 in the next few weeks. Still gotta find the Burgman 200 a home first. I actually think I have side panels, ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
sc00ter

Replies: 27
Views: 587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:59 pm   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
Anyone remember the Kids In The Hall "F#@" skit? When that poor guy comes out of his house and the kid on the bike calls him that name, again and again. Anyways, I gotta pick a color for a B ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
sc00ter

Replies: 42
Views: 893

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:14 am   Subject: Buddy purchase
Only reasons Im picking a Buddy 125 over a 170i is: kick start on the 125 and I know I'll smack the oil cooler on something with the 170i. I ride 'em like a stole 'em. Both great options though. Dont ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
sc00ter

Replies: 42
Views: 893

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:13 am   Subject: Buddy purchase
I already own a 50cc, and my friend lectured me for considering another one. But yes, a Rough House 125 would be great! I like the seating and stance of the RH50 so much, and it reminds me of a bug-ey ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
sc00ter

Replies: 42
Views: 893

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:05 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
Thats the same choice I have to make. Both the Buddy 125 and the RH50/Buddy 50 are bullet proof. I can get by with a moped (50cc) but I have a M endorsement so I can get the 125 without any further ha ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
sc00ter

Replies: 27
Views: 587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:28 am   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
Wife and I sat on the Honda PCX 150. Nice scooter. Very well put together. Comfy seating for 2. Ugly rear lights. Did we buy it? Nope. It seems to lack a soul. Its hard to describe, but it didnt excit ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
sc00ter

Replies: 42
Views: 893

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:14 am   Subject: Buddy purchase
I've had 2 Buddy 125's and am seriously considering a 3rd. First was new. sold it at just under 40,000 and bought a used one for my wife. We sold it at 10,000 miles and kinda regret it. No space at th ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
sc00ter

Replies: 27
Views: 587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:04 pm   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
Yes, the Buddy 125 is still the best value and performing small scooter out there. It does make a Vino 125 ride like a tank. Same with a Like by Kymco. The Lance Cabo is kinda close but lacks accessor ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
sc00ter

Replies: 27
Views: 587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:53 am   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
Its the perfect scooter except for the quality issues. First, it eats a front variator every 10-14,000 miles. Then, eats a rear torque driver every 20-24,000 miles. I ride full time and transmission p ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
sc00ter

Replies: 27
Views: 587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:00 am   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
I gotta find a home for the Burgman 200 first. Its past its sell by date and Suzuki is no help with the issues it has. So, Im going to down size and might pick up either a Rough House or another Buddy ...
  Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
sc00ter

Replies: 8
Views: 233

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:24 pm   Subject: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
Crazy air/fuel screws. On 2 stroke Zuma's they have a welch (spell that right?) plug over the air/fuel screw, and we just remove them. My 09 Buddy didnt even have that. Nothing, nada. Was told to get ...
  Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
sc00ter

Replies: 8
Views: 233

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:52 am   Subject: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
The Buddy 50's came with a air/fuel screw? My 2009 didnt have one. Anyways, I would still consider cleaning out the carb and jets. Good job getting it running.
  Topic: Buddy Kick Cover
sc00ter

Replies: 4
Views: 420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:58 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick Cover
Ollie's used to sell a nice cover with the Simonize brand for cheap. Now, they sell some weird kind that absorbs water. Cycle Gear has a Built brand one that goes on sale thats kinda nice. If your cov ...
  Topic: Rejet issue
sc00ter

Replies: 20
Views: 531

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:44 pm   Subject: Rejet issue
Also make sure you didnt disconnect the accelerator pump spring. Thats what happened when I got my Buddy 125 back from the shop. Would not go over 30 mph. Had a chunk of blue latex glove caught on it.
  Topic: life expectancy
sc00ter

Replies: 19
Views: 636

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:14 pm   Subject: life expectancy
My boss at work has been interested in scooters since coming to the states 3 years ago. He's from Germany were scooters are the norm, and used to ride a small motorcycle back in the day. He purchased ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:14 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Pulled the carb apart and soaked it in a ultrasonic parts cleaner with a few drops of Dawn. Also discovered that the factory pilot is #40. No harm, might try drilling the new #40 up to a #45. Anyways, ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:13 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
That is on the To-Do list when I pull the pilot jet. I was gonna drain the float and spray some non-flammable brake cleaner thru it for now but the drain screw was to tight for my wimpy screwdriver. P ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:10 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Why me? I get to pick Pinky up for trouble shooting. I dies under load. It will run great on the center stand, and you can run next to it and it accelerates fine-but as soon as you put a load on it (s ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:42 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
That was what Scoot Lounge had listed, replaces the #35. I guess we will see when it shows up and I get it apart. Will post my findings.
  Topic: cost ? what did u get fixed and how much?
sc00ter

Replies: 7
Views: 497

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:24 pm   Subject: cost ? what did u get fixed and how much?
Tires wear out and or get damaged while riding, just like a car. If the muffler rusted out or got damaged find a used OEM one or get the NCY replacement that is much cheaper than the OEM. Also curious ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:45 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Delivered it this morning and went with her to the DMV. Its hers! Only thing I learned is, there is no air/fuel screw on the carb. Was told to tape off half of the intake on the carb, but it didnt rea ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:10 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Yes, she took care of (got removed!) the property tax! The big day was going to be the 5th of this month, but Bush's funeral closed down everything. So we moved the big reveal to Saturday. Last issue: ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:56 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Ok, I get it, Prima racks dont break anymore! Anyways, how do you hold the variator on a 50cc Buddy? On both of my Zuma's I use a castle not lock-down that bolts to the case. Also have good luck with ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:46 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Run a rear Prima rack with a empty trunk and find out! Did not matter if I hauled pillows, they break. First reason, none ever fit correctly. You have to force it on! Second, the metal quality is not ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:27 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Your rear rack hasn't broken yet? Im shocked! Both of my Buddy's have had the rear rack center brace break and cause the rack to flop-tearing out the front 2 mounting points! Its bad enough that every ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:28 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Last thing with Stinky Pinky. When cold, the electric starter does a quick spin that does not engage, like its stuck? Only when the scooter is warmed up does the electric start work correctly. So, I r ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:37 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Just waiting on some small parts and the future owner to settle that tax stuff. Now, my predicament:
My Burgman 200 is past its cost of ownership value. Not fixing it, just gonna run it in the ground ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:43 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Oh, and the property tax. I have NEVER received a property tax on a moped in Virginia Neither have any of my friends. The next owner of the Buddy got a property tax for $28, that is now $548, because ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:06 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
You are the best Stanza! When I went back and looked on Scooter Tuning they were no longer listed. I found a spare from a bug-eye Zuma, but your detective work is great! How come I never found back pl ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:51 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Only annoying issue found: the left control has a stripped mirror hole. Trying to find just the back of the control used that is not damaged OR new. Scooter Tuning has/had just the back half of the co ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:37 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
This thing is awesome! It does an INDICATED 45mpm. Has a bit of a bog from stopped. Transmission related, nothing dangerous, very minor. The battery took a charge but I dont think it will hold it. Im ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:20 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Turns out its a 2009. Tires are around 2 years old. Scooter has just over 1000 miles on it. Prior owner only had a 2 mile commute so thats why the miles are low. The battery is 3 years old (Xtreme bra ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
sc00ter

Replies: 46
Views: 1361

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:38 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
I have a larger headlight assembly hiding in the garage. Should be complete but its black. Im just buying it for someone the help them out. I wonder if I could still track down a running light kit (Vo ...
 
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