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  Topic: VOODOO SCOOTER PARTS Holiday Giveaway **FREE ADAPTER**
scootERIK

Replies: 3
Views: 126

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:23 am   Subject: VOODOO SCOOTER PARTS Holiday Giveaway **FREE ADAPTER**
Me too.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
scootERIK

Replies: 60
Views: 4493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:43 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Real world MPGs and miles per tank?
  Topic: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 114
Views: 17302

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:47 am   Subject: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
4,000 more miles with no real issues. More tires and oil changes. I am experimenting with a #95 main jet in the carb to see if I can get a little more color on the plug. So far there haven't been a ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
scootERIK

Replies: 10
Views: 363

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:24 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
I wonder if they will be importing all three models? The NGT holds two batteries for a max estimated 80 mile range. That's JUST what I would need to make my farthest normal trip. I'd have to plug i ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 replacement exhaust
scootERIK

Replies: 11
Views: 456

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:03 am   Subject: Buddy 50 replacement exhaust
I’m perplexed as to how some of those non-OEM items are actually “Buddy 50 compatible.”

You can't trust any listing that says (Fits: Buddy 50) in the title. It seems like a bunch of sellers ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
scootERIK

Replies: 60
Views: 4493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:04 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Has anyone on Modern Buddy bought one yet?

If anyone has it would be great to get some reviews. Most of the reviews I have read/heard were after short test rides or from less experienced riders.
  Topic: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 465

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:23 pm   Subject: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
There are two numbers that make me want one- 19.8 and 112.

19.8 is the amount of horsepower and 112 is the weight in kilograms(~247 pounds.)

That is like a Buddy 125 with twice the horsepower! ...
  Topic: Buddy #3
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 536

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:01 am   Subject: Buddy #3
You're not going to swap over the Forsa shock to the orange one?


I would also swap the NCY stator to the orange one if I was you.
  Topic: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 114
Views: 17302

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:00 am   Subject: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
Not to start another oil discussion here, but:

What viscosity oil are you guys using?

And are you using dino oil or synthetic?

fried okra

15w-40 dino oil, Shell Rotella T4. I have us ...
  Topic: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 114
Views: 17302

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:19 am   Subject: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
With no "external" or "errors" problems by you (sorry, we all make errors like letting oil get low or not adjusting valves, etc. in maintenance, I don't mean to be at all negative) ...
  Topic: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 114
Views: 17302

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:50 pm   Subject: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
So good to see that the scoot' is still treating you so well.
Could you share the kind of riding that you are doing to gather your miles in such a short time frame? Do you ride to work ~50 miles a da ...
  Topic: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 114
Views: 17302

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:10 am   Subject: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
Pretty uneventful 5k. Only had to change tires, oil, and rollers. Plus, I greased my side stand, it's nice and smooth now.

https://i.postimg.cc/ZqrPL1xL/black-buddy-80000-0-close.jpg
  Topic: Buddy 170i Tail Light Problem
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 448

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:39 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i Tail Light Problem
You have to push the bulb all the way in, then turn. There is a spring at the bottom of the socket you have to compress before the bulb will turn.


More detailed instructions-
If you look clo ...
  Topic: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
scootERIK

Replies: 14
Views: 579

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:05 pm   Subject: How to check the oil on a Buddy 170i?
On my Buddy 125 I screw it in all the way, then check.

If you just stick it in without screwing it in it should still touch oil, which is fine if you just want to do a quick check to see if you hav ...
  Topic: Adding fog lights, how much wattage?
scootERIK

Replies: 3
Views: 396

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:06 am   Subject: Adding fog lights, how much wattage?
I have been running 7 watt leds in the dead lights for over a year and haven't had any problems.
  Topic: Buddy 125 shock absorber upgrade
scootERIK

Replies: 3
Views: 380

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:29 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 shock absorber upgrade
How adjustable is this shock(pre-load, rebound, compression?)

Is there enough adjustment to soften it up from the stock settings?
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
scootERIK

Replies: 31
Views: 513

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:42 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
I don't know anything about Stellas but could it be the ignition coil or stator?
  Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
scootERIK

Replies: 37
Views: 2657

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:13 pm   Subject: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
I would go with the Buddy 125. I would replace the stator with the NCY one. I would also change the oil every ~800 miles, or as often as possible.

I did 300 miles in one day last weekend with no ...
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
scootERIK

Replies: 12
Views: 797

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:45 pm   Subject: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
They had two of them at Amerivespa this year. They look nice.

https://i.postimg.cc/V66g4LWW/IMG-4961.jpg
  Topic: Blew something,now won’t go over 7mph see video, need diag
scootERIK

Replies: 5
Views: 532

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:36 pm   Subject: Blew something,now won’t go over 7mph see video, need diag
First I would take a look at the rubber diaphragm in the carb, make sure it is fully seated and doesn't have any holes in it.

Then I would check that the spark plug cap is on tight and the plug is ...
  Topic: Buddy 150/170i final gears?
scootERIK

Replies: 3
Views: 289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:55 am   Subject: Re: Buddy 150/170i final gears?
I'm just messing around with my Buddy 125 kitted to 161 and ordered new 15/38 NCY final drive gears which was the up-gear closest to stock that the NCY store had listed but a little taller than what I ...
  Topic: Why hard to start?
scootERIK

Replies: 25
Views: 702

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:35 pm   Subject: Why hard to start?
We didn't know which Buddy (50/125/150/170i) you had until it was clarified...

He doesn't have a Buddy, he has a Wolf 49-50ccGY6 QMB139.
  Topic: Why hard to start?
scootERIK

Replies: 25
Views: 702

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:55 am   Subject: Why hard to start?
What kind of scooter do you have? Unless I missed it you never mentioned which model. Also, we need to know how many CCs.
  Topic: Roughhouse 50 - Have to Kick Start/ Lights only when running
scootERIK

Replies: 8
Views: 469

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:01 pm   Subject: Re: Roughhouse 50 - Have to Kick Start/ Lights only when run
Remaining issue is that the lights don't work unless the engine is running..

Did the lights work when the engine wasn't running before the bike sat for 2 weeks?

I'm pretty sure the headlight w ...
  Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
scootERIK

Replies: 25
Views: 1072

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:35 am   Subject: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
Might be the diaphragm in the carb. Either it isn't fully seated or it might have a hole in it.
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 misfire at WOT
scootERIK

Replies: 3
Views: 353

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:57 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 misfire at WOT
You need this type of main jet. - https://www.scooterworks.com/Jet-Keihin-PB-Style-Carburetors-Genuine-P6805.aspx

If you are running with no air filter and a #92 jet you are probably super lean. I ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 446

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:24 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
They might not have seated the diaphragm properly when they cleaned the carb.
  Topic: Voltage to auto choke, 2009 buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 6
Views: 471

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:45 am   Subject: Voltage to auto choke, 2009 buddy 125
Have you checked the diaphragm in the carb? You need to make sure it is full seated and that it doesn't have any holes in it. That would be the first thing I would check based on the problems you a ...
  Topic: Newish Stella 4T engine stalls/dies while riding
scootERIK

Replies: 41
Views: 2465

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:17 pm   Subject: Newish Stella 4T engine stalls/dies while riding
I don't know anything about the Stellas but is there a chance the stator is bad?
  Topic: Blackjack 150 Diagnostic help
scootERIK

Replies: 3
Views: 383

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:08 am   Subject: Blackjack 150 Diagnostic help
There is a chance it's the stator. Are you getting a GOOD spark, one of the ways the stator can fail will still make the spark plug spark but it won't be strong enough to make the engine run.

Have ...
  Topic: 125cc Motor in a badged Buddy 50 ?
scootERIK

Replies: 10
Views: 648

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:34 am   Subject: 125cc Motor in a badged Buddy 50 ?
It could have been crashed and the cheapest replacement body panels were from a 50.
  Topic: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 114
Views: 17302

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:46 am   Subject: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
75,000 miles! I really packed the miles on in the last few weeks testing and re-testing rides for Amerivespa. Plus today I did about 250 miles which was the first long day for the "new" e ...
  Topic: Climbing a ski hill on a Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 4
Views: 533

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:54 pm   Subject: Climbing a ski hill on a Buddy 125
That was fun, I'll bet.
It was a blast. It rained a few hours later, just enough to make everything damp. Another guy went up on knobbies and several people said it wouldn't be possible on street t ...
  Topic: Climbing a ski hill on a Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 4
Views: 533

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:51 am   Subject: Climbing a ski hill on a Buddy 125
I got the chance to ride up a local ski hill so I shot a few videos. I should have run a helmet mount, the view for the chest mount is too low and very shaky. It turns out ski hills are pretty bumpy ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
scootERIK

Replies: 60
Views: 4493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:39 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Found out that it runs on cheap gas(87 octane) which is nice. I'm not a fan of scooters that require high octane gas.
I give. Why not? Surely you don't mean the cost of the fuel? (I ask as my Vespa ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
scootERIK

Replies: 60
Views: 4493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:24 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Found out that it runs on cheap gas(87 octane) which is nice. I'm not a fan of scooters that require high octane gas.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
scootERIK

Replies: 60
Views: 4493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:09 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Are there no demo rides at Amerivespa? We need a first-hand account of this new curiosity.

Not sure. The people from Genuine might have just been there to show off the new scooter(it was getting ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
scootERIK

Replies: 60
Views: 4493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:04 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I have now seen one in the real world at Amerivespa. Nice looking scooter. would like to get my hands on one to see how it rides.

https://i.postimg.cc/VLrZB4Lt/IMG-4929.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/qB ...
  Topic: Did I really kill my scooter?
scootERIK

Replies: 15
Views: 961

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:34 am   Subject: Did I really kill my scooter?
Did your scooter get re-jetted after it got the 162cc BBK? Has anyone looked at the spark plug recently to see if you are running lean? Running out of oil could have damaged the engine and/or you co ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
scootERIK

Replies: 60
Views: 4493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:44 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
looks like Genuine didn't learn their lesson from the Stellauto.

at only 125 cc's the Stellauto was pretty much DOA.

Had the Royal Alloy been at 250 - 300 cc's I would've been interested.

T ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
scootERIK

Replies: 60
Views: 4493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:25 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
If Genuine needs someone to put a bunch of miles on one to show how reliable it is I would happily volunteer.
  Topic: Looking At A 2009 Black Jack
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:50 pm   Subject: Looking At A 2009 Black Jack
At $800 if it starts and drives and nothing looks messed up I would buy it. You could part it out for more then $800.

https://battlecreek.craigslist.org/mcy/d/marshall-genuine-buddy-scooter/689958 ...
  Topic: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 114
Views: 17302

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:18 am   Subject: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
I finally found another engine! At 73k I pulled out the engine I borrowed from my other Buddy and installed the "new" engine(it has about ~1,500 miles.) I'm starting to get pretty good at ...
  Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
scootERIK

Replies: 19
Views: 941

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:21 am   Subject: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
This makes me sad. So many good parts in the garbage...
  Topic: '06 Buddy 125 factory air screw setting
scootERIK

Replies: 3
Views: 487

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 4:00 am   Subject: '06 Buddy 125 factory air screw setting
Sounds like they didn't install the rubber diaphragm correctly, or there's a hole in it.



As for the screw it is 2 1/4 turns out, at least that's what the service manual says.-
From the service ...
  Topic: First (or second) hand details of 125 engine failure anyone?
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 612

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:24 am   Subject: First (or second) hand details of 125 engine failure anyone?
I put over 44,000 miles on my first Buddy 125 before the engine failed(the piston/rings failed) and the crank was still fine. I did 200-300 miles in a day on a regular basis, one time I even did over ...
  Topic: Ethanol-free fuel with a Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 12
Views: 795

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:08 pm   Subject: Ethanol-free fuel with a Buddy 125
I have a Buddy 125 carb with over 50,000 miles on it and I run gas with ethanol 99% of the time and it is still in great shape. For me it isn't worth the $0.60-$1.00 extra a gallon to buy ethanol fr ...
  Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
scootERIK

Replies: 30
Views: 1206

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:57 pm   Subject: Improving Aerodynamics
First thing I would look at is the tires. What brand and model are they? How old and how many miles? What PSI are you running?

After that I would look at your clothes. Baggy or loose fitting ...
  Topic: Amerivespa 2019 - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin June 19-23
scootERIK

Replies: 2
Views: 2061

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:28 am   Subject: Amerivespa 2019 - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin June 19-23
The website for Amerivespa 2019 has been updated with a rough schedule and other info - https://www.amerivespa.net/
  Topic: new Michelin S-1 for rear tire replacement
scootERIK

Replies: 4
Views: 563

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:24 am   Subject: new Michelin S-1 for rear tire replacement
There is a good chance the S-1 won't last as long as the stock tire, the stock tires are some of the longest lasting tires out there, I got 9,000 miles out of my rear. The problem with the stock tir ...
 
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