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  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 am   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
What rear tire size are you using? I see you tried a 130/70 a while ago and had some rubbing on the plastic fender. My 130/70 Shinko SR425 has worn a groove thru the plastic fender where a sharp rid ...
  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:10 am   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
Getting closer-


https://i.postimg.cc/bvRfkFqT/black-buddy-98000-1a.jpg
  Topic: Buddy 125 bogs down
scootERIK

Replies: 8
Views: 94

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:45 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 bogs down
Have you tried cleaning out the CVT, especially the variator? Make sure to inspect the rollers to make sure they are still round.




There is always a chance it is still the diaphragm, those th ...
  Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
scootERIK

Replies: 11
Views: 193

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:24 am   Subject: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
For $3200 you can buy a brand new Buddy 170i in same color and it will have a two year warranty. Plus, it is 11 years newer and it will have better resale value if you decide you don't like scooters. ...
  Topic: Buddy 150 hesistation
scootERIK

Replies: 4
Views: 117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:05 am   Subject: Buddy 150 hesistation
If the scooter has only had 400 miles put on it in ~10 months there is a chance the carb needs to be cleaned again. You may even have old gas in there.

I would get some Seafoam or other additive ...
  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:16 pm   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
The last few thousand miles had a little drama. At around 96,280 miles while riding at 50+ mph the scooter died. The good thing is I was 95% sure I knew what the problem was before I coasted to a s ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
scootERIK

Replies: 42
Views: 1338

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:36 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
I'd upload pictures of the scooter but apparently I've permanently reached my upload limit. No more How-To's and other tech postings for me I guess.

Have you looked into a photo hosting site like h ...
  Topic: White sidewall tires?
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 401

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:15 pm   Subject: White sidewall tires?
Shinko makes a 3.50-10 tubeless whitewall with a classic treat pattern for about $35. I've never used SR550 tire but I have used Shinko tires for other motorcycles and a scooter. I think they are ex ...
  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:37 am   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
Another bunch of easy miles on the Buddy 125. Only needed to do an oil change and throw a new tire on the front. The suspension is really getting soft after all these miles. It is quite noticeable ...
  Topic: White sidewall tires?
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 401

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:32 am   Subject: White sidewall tires?
The OP has a 50cc so this might be about the only option* - https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Tire-Whitewall-30-x-10-Genuine-Bud-50-Buddy-Kick-P13213.aspx


I haven't tried it but some companies d ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
scootERIK

Replies: 43
Views: 1684

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:28 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
I have now seen a used Royal Alloy for sale. A 2020 in black with ~140 miles for $2499. Those 140 miles were pretty expensive miles assuming a $3500 purchase price plus freight, set-up, documentati ...
  Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
scootERIK

Replies: 13
Views: 309

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:07 am   Subject: Buddy Kick Weirdness
I never tried using the Tender to start the vehicle, so I apologize if that was conveyed. I did hope that it would somewhat restore some "juice" after many hours, but apparently I should not ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 wont idle
scootERIK

Replies: 10
Views: 280

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:34 am   Subject: Buddy 125 wont idle
Have you tried adjusting the air/fuel screw?

I fully rebuilt the carb. I screwed the air screw back in (2 1/2?) to find the right setting and put it back where I found it. I have not touched it sin ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 wont idle
scootERIK

Replies: 10
Views: 280

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:47 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 wont idle
Have you tried adjusting the air/fuel screw?
  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:08 pm   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
Wheee! Your Buddy is having one heck of an adventure. Great pictures.

I even had a little bonus adventure when I got lost. I was on a really fun road so I decide I would stay on it for a little w ...
  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:39 am   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
Two thousand more miles.

Swapped the seat out for my old seat that has a lot less mile on it and it really helped. Seems like the seats last about 30,000 miles before they get too soft for me. ...
  Topic: New buddy haver
scootERIK

Replies: 9
Views: 439

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:50 pm   Subject: New buddy haver
* Carrier bucket knob-style bolts, $6
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NQBQ4IM

That's a good idea, I might get a set for my scooter.
  Topic: Royal Alloy
scootERIK

Replies: 43
Views: 1684

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:23 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
So far only 2 of the 5 colors are pictured. At least 3 more people need to go out and buy a Royal Alloy so we can see pictures of all the colors.

Also, we need more pictures and more reviews. ...
  Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
scootERIK

Replies: 15
Views: 463

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:43 am   Subject: Re: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
What is everyone’s opinion on tire age?

I would never recommend anyone trying this but last year I did an experiment with a set of 10 year old tires just to see how they would ride. The tires ...
  Topic: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
scootERIK

Replies: 4
Views: 256

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:24 pm   Subject: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
When I need one small Genuine part I ask my dealer not to special order it, just add it to their next parts order. They are ordering parts every week or two so I usually don't have to wait long and ...
  Topic: Scooter stalls when stopped after 30 minutes of driving
scootERIK

Replies: 5
Views: 256

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:46 pm   Subject: Scooter stalls when stopped after 30 minutes of driving
Might be the stator.
  Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
scootERIK

Replies: 15
Views: 521

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:17 pm   Subject: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Don't forget you have to factor in countersteer and lean.

Just speculating but I would think that in at least certain situations fixed headlights are better, for instance faster turns with a goo ...
  Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
scootERIK

Replies: 15
Views: 463

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:18 pm   Subject: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
If you are going to buy off the internet check out www.revzilla.com they have good prices, free shipping on orders over $40, and they sell enough tires that they shouldn't have old tires sitting aro ...
  Topic: Tires: Looking for better traction on 170i
scootERIK

Replies: 13
Views: 475

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:02 pm   Subject: Tires: Looking for better traction on 170i
Why not buy a good set of tires and paint the whitewalls on?
https://www.rangerpaint.com/products/white-sidewall
  Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
scootERIK

Replies: 26
Views: 742

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:48 pm   Subject: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.

Unbelievably easy to roll back the odometer on a buddy.
All you would have to do is make a shaft with a grinder and hook it to a drill.

Not sure how hard it would be to open the speedometer and ...
  Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 639

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:16 am   Subject: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
My current favorite is the Pirelli Angel 3.50-10 good handling dry and wet, fairly long life for a 10" tire, and the price isn't too bad.



I like Kenda: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ ...
  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:30 pm   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
This 1,000 miles required a little maintenance some scheduled some not. Over the last few hundred miles the clutch went from making just a little noise to making a lot of noise. I believe that at le ...
  Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
scootERIK

Replies: 24
Views: 608

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:57 pm   Subject: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
It could also be my issue with the low top speed.


Your scooter goes over 50 mph so it doesn't have a low top speed for a Buddy 125. Most of my Buddy 125s have topped out at 52-53 mph. If some ...
  Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
scootERIK

Replies: 26
Views: 742

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:42 pm   Subject: Re: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
I just picked up a brand new 2018 buddy 125 and took it easy during the break-in. I finally opened it up a little bit and not to thrilled with the top speed .

The Buddy 125's top speed is only 50+ ...
  Topic: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
scootERIK

Replies: 6
Views: 333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:23 pm   Subject: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
Thanks! As I have an '08, I don't have the "neck ring" but I can certainly shoot for below the neck.

I just double checked my '08 gas tank and I was wrong when I said to fill to the neck, ...
  Topic: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
scootERIK

Replies: 6
Views: 333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:22 am   Subject: Re: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
And if so... what is the proper stopping point when filling my Buddy's gas tank to prevent this from happening again in the future?


Depends with gas tank you have. There are at least two differe ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
scootERIK

Replies: 43
Views: 1684

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:47 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
As it's already built in china, I'd be worried about trying to get things made any cheaper, unless we want a 250-300 cc motor built so much on the cheap that it's a time bomb.

To be even more speci ...
  Topic: Adjusting headlight aim
scootERIK

Replies: 3
Views: 267

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:01 am   Subject: Adjusting headlight aim
If I remember correctly there is a screw underneath the headlight that you have to loosen then you can change the angle of the headlight, then tighten the screw to hold it in place.

It's the screw ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
scootERIK

Replies: 42
Views: 1338

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:23 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
It's interesting that Genuine is adding 50cc models when Yamaha has recently discontinued all their 50s in the US market. 2018 was the last year for the Vino 50 and 2019 appears to have been the last ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
scootERIK

Replies: 11
Views: 491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:31 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
I am pretty sure I put over 40,000 miles on one with no problems.

I know I have done over 20,000 on a few of them with no issues.
  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:26 am   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125

I don't see 100,000 happening, unless Genuine wants to give me a parts sponsorship then maybe. My big goal is 56,500 miles, then I will have done 50k real miles on it since the odometer is off by ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
scootERIK

Replies: 43
Views: 1684

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:02 am   Subject: Royal Alloy
Agreed about a sub forum needed. I just sold my 2t Stella and now I’m trying to find out more impressions and tips on the Royal Alloys. If they ever come out with a green one... man that will be t ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
scootERIK

Replies: 42
Views: 1338

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:24 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
I would like to see Genuine start upgrading current models in addition to bringing out new models. In particular I would like to see them start offering ABS or at least front wheel ABS. Overseas th ...
  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:52 am   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
Yet another bunch of trouble free miles. I did install a new belt and tires. I will be installing new rollers in the next day or two. I have come to the conclusion that I don't like 12 gram roller ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
scootERIK

Replies: 42
Views: 1338

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:08 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Is this a strategy, or is this the absence of a strategy? Do dealers like this extensive lineup, and is it supportable with parts, etc., or does it just lead to decision paralysis when somebody walks ...
  Topic: Tire removal
scootERIK

Replies: 14
Views: 479

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:58 pm   Subject: Tire removal
The HF mini tire changer looks like a great deal and has excellent reviews. At $36 with a 20% coupon I don't see how you could go wrong. That and some tire spoons and you should be good to go.


...
  Topic: Tire removal
scootERIK

Replies: 14
Views: 479

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:49 pm   Subject: Tire removal
Thanks for advise I have looked at several YouTube videos and the biggest concern seems the scratch marks etc done to the wheel. Never thought about going to a trailer repair place. That is good idea! ...
  Topic: Restricting a 150
scootERIK

Replies: 16
Views: 532

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:08 pm   Subject: Restricting a 150
Quickest way would be to poke a hole in the diaphragm in carb. That will easily get your top speed under 40. Should take you 5 minutes to do.

Another possible way would be to seal the air intake ...
  Topic: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
scootERIK

Replies: 6
Views: 285

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:32 pm   Subject: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
I'm a big fan of Kenda tires. Great value. They last a long time.

I really want to try out the Kenda Tires Kozmik K6022 3.50-10. It has dual compound rubber, so it is hard rubber in the center a ...
  Topic: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
scootERIK

Replies: 6
Views: 285

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:45 am   Subject: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
I didn't like it. It wore out real quick, and the handling was a bit strange.

This tire wore out pretty quick but I think a lot of that has to do with it being a Kenda K413*. This one was past ...
  Topic: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
scootERIK

Replies: 6
Views: 285

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:25 pm   Subject: 130/70-10 tires don't always fit.
I recently installed a Kenda K413 130/70-10 rear tire and found out that it doesn't fit. I noticed after riding it that the tire was rubbing on the left side of the fender, the cvt side. On the cent ...
  Topic: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 134
Views: 23945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:19 am   Subject: 98,000 mile Buddy 125
I cringed when you posted the 44,444.4 at 4:44pm. That was a very bad omen.

In Chinese, that means death, death, death, death, death, death, at death, death, death.

Guess what?

It died soon a ...
  Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 1059

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:41 pm   Subject: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
I just posted the 2,400 mile and 2,500 mile pictures. I am quite pleased with how the oil was looking throughout the test. The oil in my other engines used to turn black much sooner. Though it sh ...
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
scootERIK

Replies: 36
Views: 706

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:53 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
I did some searching on this forum and I'm seeing people say they replaced at 3k mi or 8k mi....to them, belt looks good at a visual inspection and then one day just snaps. Those stories scare me. Tha ...
  Topic: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
scootERIK

Replies: 36
Views: 706

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 6:15 pm   Subject: Replace belt with no impact wrench?
If you going to fully inspect the CVT you will at least need some type of tool to remove the variator. If you don't plan to remove the variator there really isn't a reason to remove the belt. There ...
 
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