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  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
scootERIK

Replies: 10
Views: 197

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: 97

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: 122

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: 427

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: 427

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: 301

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: 22
Views: 457

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: 228

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: 254

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: 296

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: 38
Views: 1889

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: 282

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: 494

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: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 99
Views: 15685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:46 am   Subject: 75,000 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: 390

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: 390

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: 52
Views: 2509

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: 52
Views: 2509

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: 52
Views: 2509

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: 52
Views: 2509

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: 750

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: 52
Views: 2509

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: 52
Views: 2509

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: 509

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: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 99
Views: 15685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:18 am   Subject: 75,000 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: 737

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: 400

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: 498

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: 639

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: 988

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: 1693

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: 445

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 ...
  Topic: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 99
Views: 15685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:23 pm   Subject: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
I hope you have studs on!

No studs. I was planning on making a set of studded tires so I was checking on the ice. I never got around to studding a set of tires because most of the ice melted over ...
  Topic: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 99
Views: 15685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:48 am   Subject: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
After a long snowy winter in Wisconsin I have been able to start riding again.

The last 2,000 miles were trouble free. But I do need to install some new tires, the back tire is bald and the front ...
  Topic: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
scootERIK

Replies: 6
Views: 371

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:49 am   Subject: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
Are you looking for OEM parts or aftermarket?

NCY CDI - https://www.scooterworks.com/NCY-Replacement-CDI-Unit-Genuine-GY6-P795.aspx

OEM CDI - https://www.scooterdynasty.com/cdifor125cc-150ccgenu ...
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 787

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:20 pm   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
My 2009 Buddy 125 only made it 44,611.6 miles before the engine failed.
  Topic: Red digit in Buddy odometer
scootERIK

Replies: 8
Views: 567

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 pm   Subject: Red digit in Buddy odometer
The red digit is the 0 in the hundred place, but only the 0 is red the other numbers are white. The red 0 shows up every 1,000 miles. It is a reminder that it is time to do some maintenance.

If ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
scootERIK

Replies: 42
Views: 1274

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:32 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
If you use the scooter on a regular basis the 125 is as reliable as the 170i(if not more reliable.) I put ~40k on my first Buddy 125 without ever having to clean the carb. I don't warm it up before ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
scootERIK

Replies: 29
Views: 1066

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:35 am   Subject: Re: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
There is a reference in the manual to a fuel draining device, but if my bike is equipped this, I don't know where this is. I removed the panel at the bottom of the seat/luggage compartment, and it doe ...
  Topic: 2014/2013 Genuine Buddys ?
scootERIK

Replies: 56
Views: 5261

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:11 pm   Subject: 2014/2013 Genuine Buddys ?
Aaaaaah, someone trying to sell shoes again?

That's what it looked like but the person was so stupid they forgot to add a link so the post was just a copy-and-paste of text from the Genuine website ...
  Topic: Rejet issue
scootERIK

Replies: 20
Views: 847

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:32 pm   Subject: Rejet issue
-I removed the top cap of the carb to inspect the spring and diaphram. Everything looked good to this layman.

Make sure you check in the folds of the diaphragm and around the "bottom" whe ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
scootERIK

Replies: 46
Views: 1830

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:56 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
I'm not sure when they updated the design, but when I bought the rear rack for my 170 in 2012 the center mount had been redesign.

The new design was out by late 2010, that's when I got mine, it ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
scootERIK

Replies: 46
Views: 1830

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:04 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
I have been running the same rear rack on my Buddy for ~8 years and well over 50k and it hasn't broken yet. I don't run a box on it but usually carry a bag with a few pounds of gear in it. Also, I r ...
  Topic: 70 - 90cc EFI Scooter Under 200 lbs?
scootERIK

Replies: 6
Views: 569

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:45 pm   Subject: 70 - 90cc EFI Scooter Under 200 lbs?
Take a look at the Kymco Compagno 110i. 112 cc and 198 pounds(dry.)

https://www.kymcousa.com/showroom/compagno-110i/#details-tabs4
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
scootERIK

Replies: 42
Views: 1873

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:22 pm   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
stanza - tire pressure! i just came back from filling up the tires. they were both at 28. i goosed them back up to 32. is 28 sinfully low? i have been re-airing them about once a month, which, i know ...
  Topic: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 99
Views: 15685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:13 pm   Subject: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
The last thousand miles were nice and uneventful.

https://i.postimg.cc/tgPhypP6/70000-miles-black-buddy-medium-flipped.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/pTs7QfTR/rustic-leaves-pciture-2018-oct-31-4a.jpg
  Topic: 2013 170i cuts out when weight put on it
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 1075

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:42 pm   Subject: 2013 170i cuts out when weight put on it
At about 30,000 miles I had to replace the spark plug cap on my 170.

I only get about 10,000 miles on my spark plug caps, usually they like to go bad while I am out on a ride so I end up having t ...
  Topic: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 99
Views: 15685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:45 am   Subject: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
I was right that the diaphragm in the carburetor had a hole in it that was making the scooter run a little slow. BUT that wasn't the only thing wrong with the scooter. It has been slow off the line ...
  Topic: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 99
Views: 15685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:13 pm   Subject: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
I was pretty amazed to see how this discussion went from high mileage, to inaccurate speedometers, to engine repair....
But, my scooter just turned over 1k and thought I'd verify speed and mileage. A ...
  Topic: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 99
Views: 15685

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:46 am   Subject: 75,000 mile Buddy 125
So it turns out that it wasn't a worn out contra spring or bad rollers making the scooter slow. I now believe that the problem is a hole in the diaphragm in the carburetor. I misdiagnosed this same ...
 
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