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  Topic: 85,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 119
Views: 22056

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:19 am   Subject: 85,000 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: 794

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: 34
Views: 302

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: 34
Views: 302

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 ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
scootERIK

Replies: 17
Views: 548

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:30 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
^^^this...if the pricing was under vespas offerings i think they would make a killing

I think that will be the biggest problem with bringing over the the Royal Alloy 300. If the pricing is anythin ...
  Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:03 am   Subject: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
Up to 2,500 miles on the odometer. I did add some oil a few hundred miles ago because the oil level was getting a little low.

https://i.postimg.cc/wx0D7Mjw/2500-mile-oil-odometer.jpg
  Topic: Android GPS Speedometer App?
scootERIK

Replies: 1
Views: 64

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:02 pm   Subject: Android GPS Speedometer App?
I've been using Ulysse Speedometer for a while. It has current speed, trip distance, top speed, and other features.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.binarytoys.speedometer&hl= ...
  Topic: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
scootERIK

Replies: 16
Views: 268

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 7:05 pm   Subject: Is this a good deal for Buddy 170i?
It's not a great price. I would never spend that much on 7 year old 170 when for a little more I could buy a brand new Buddy 125 with a 2 year warranty(I believe there is a special going on now that ...
  Topic: 2006 Blur Falls of at 40mph
scootERIK

Replies: 17
Views: 232

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:00 pm   Subject: 2006 Blur Falls of at 40mph
The diaphragm is seated correctly. It is a bit wrinkled.

You should also inspect the diaphragm for holes. All it takes is a tiny hole to kill your top speed. The wrinkles are normal, but they ...
  Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 4:11 pm   Subject: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
Not much difference from your 1000 mile pix. Are you changing your oil now?

I am going to go at least another 200 miles. But I am thinking I might push it to 2,500 miles just to see what happens ...
  Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
scootERIK

Replies: 191
Views: 31343

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 4:12 am   Subject: Neat Odometer Readings
https://i.postimg.cc/9FQSpRsJ/876543-miles.jpg
  Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 4:03 am   Subject: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
Just got to 2,000 miles on the odometer(around 1,800 actual miles) and the oil is still looking pretty good. If I wasn't doing this test I would have changed the a few hundred miles ago.

Also, I h ...
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
scootERIK

Replies: 19
Views: 654

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 11:38 pm   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
I was really excited when I saw this post earlier. Now seeing that these 200i scooters are only going to be 169cc has me less excited. It would be nice to see Genuine sell some scooters with ~15 ho ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
scootERIK

Replies: 486
Views: 66799

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:59 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
Genuine just posted on Facebook that the MSRP has been lowered to $3999.
  Topic: 85,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 119
Views: 22056

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:00 pm   Subject: 85,000 mile Buddy 125
I am really enjoying the low gas prices.

As for the scooter another uneventful 1,000 miles.

https://i.postimg.cc/2SZMxppY/87000-miles-close-up.jpg
  Topic: Buddy 125cc Oil Change for Dummies (me).
scootERIK

Replies: 17
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:37 pm   Subject: Buddy 125cc Oil Change for Dummies (me).
If your engine is not fully broken in you probably should go with conventional oil.
Good to know! Thank you.

Not to dump on Erik as he has plenty of experience with the Buddy. On the other hand, t ...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc Oil Change for Dummies (me).
scootERIK

Replies: 17
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:40 pm   Subject: Buddy 125cc Oil Change for Dummies (me).
You should be changing your oil at least once a year, minimum. It's not good to leave old oil in the engine.


If your engine is not fully broken in you probably should go with conventional oil. ...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc Oil Change for Dummies (me).
scootERIK

Replies: 17
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:05 am   Subject: Buddy 125cc Oil Change for Dummies (me).
You should be changing your oil at least once a year, minimum. It's not good to leave old oil in the engine.


If your engine is not fully broken in you probably should go with conventional oil.
  Topic: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
scootERIK

Replies: 9
Views: 621

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:29 pm   Subject: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
I'd ride one. After looking at the specs this could be an excellent scooter for the kind of riding I do. The ~5 inches of suspension travel would be awesome for dealing with the terrible roads I ri ...
  Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:54 am   Subject: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
Your oil at 1000 miles looks like my oil at 50 miles. Lol.

When my first engine was dying it would get pretty black within 300 miles, and most of the time I was extra gentle on it, no full throttle ...
  Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
scootERIK

Replies: 191
Views: 31343

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:23 pm   Subject: Neat Odometer Readings
https://i.postimg.cc/qRgth8Mk/867530.jpg
  Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:12 pm   Subject: 1000 miles in
When taking pictures of dirty oil lighting can make a big difference on color. Also, it is easier to see the color of the oil when the oil is cold because it sticks to the dipstick better.

At 10 ...
  Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:18 pm   Subject: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
750 miles in and it looks like the oil is starting to get a little darker.
  Topic: Tires and tubes and pressures, oh my!
scootERIK

Replies: 23
Views: 753

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:26 am   Subject: Tires and tubes and pressures, oh my!
So apparently, even Genuine Scooter doesn't even know what the correct pressure is.

Because there isn't one correct pressure. Depending on how much you weigh, if you ride with a passenger, kind o ...
  Topic: 85,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 119
Views: 22056

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:29 pm   Subject: 85,000 mile Buddy 125
Recent oil change and a new rear tire. I put a Kenda K413 130/70-10 on. This is my second time trying the 130/70-10 size tire. I had a lot of trouble setting the bead on this one. Also, the t ...
  Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:22 am   Subject: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
My 2019 Buddy 125 is stock jetting. Doesn't seem to run lean at all though.

How does the #95 main jet work for you?

fried okra

My Buddies have always been a little bit on the lean side. Mi ...
  Topic: Tires and tubes and pressures, oh my!
scootERIK

Replies: 23
Views: 753

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:53 pm   Subject: Tires and tubes and pressures, oh my!
I would get a 3.50-10 to match the back tire. You can do either and probably wouldn't notice a difference, I have run different sizes on the front and rear with no problems.

You should be able ...
  Topic: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
scootERIK

Replies: 18
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:37 pm   Subject: 2,500 mile test to see how oil color changes with use.
I decided to do a little research project for the next ~1,500 miles to see how the oil in my Buddy 125 changes color. I will be taking a picture of the oil every 100 miles plus every 250 miles. I ...
  Topic: Help looking for LML Stella 4t engine
scootERIK

Replies: 13
Views: 1049

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:42 am   Subject: Help looking for LML Stella 4t engine
Gee...that was convenient Rolling Eyes However, gotta ask: has anyone successfully accomplished the 200 cc swap into a Stella 4t?

Yes. I have a buddy who has three Stella 4t scooters with 200cc engines ...
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
scootERIK

Replies: 29
Views: 1966

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:56 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
The 15w-40 has "reduced friction modifiers," this oil is for 4 cycle scooters that call for JASO MB. The 10w-40 does not claim to have any friction modifiers, this oil is for motorcycles w ...
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
scootERIK

Replies: 29
Views: 1966

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:23 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
I think it was a smart move by Genuine to put out oil with their name on it.

I would like to see them sell it by the gallon or offer a discount if you buy it by the case. But I also ride a lot ...
  Topic: Dragster on the dyno
scootERIK

Replies: 10
Views: 1159

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:37 pm   Subject: Dragster on the dyno
oh! this is gonna rock!

I think that's the same HP as my vespa 300, but much lighter Razz

Actually this Dragster is making a lot more horsepower. That 23.5 hp is at the wheel, the Vespa 300 HPE ...
  Topic: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 1186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:17 pm   Subject: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
I was wondering if it was a rebranded PGO that was sold overseas then imported to the US(a grey market scooter.) Though there is a chance this picture wasn't taken in the US.

If I lived closer I ...
  Topic: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 1186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:59 pm   Subject: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
While looking at Facebook Marketplace I came an interesting scooter. Not sure what the story on it is but it looks like a 2006 or earlier small headlight Buddy(or PGO Bubu.) It looks like a 50cc, ...
  Topic: 85,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 119
Views: 22056

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:35 am   Subject: 85,000 mile Buddy 125
It has been a bad winter in Wisconsin for scooting but it is finally starting to warm up.

https://i.postimg.cc/kXTwzd4W/ice-boats-2020.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/6Qv7rCgy/85000-black-buddy.jpg
  Topic: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
scootERIK

Replies: 20
Views: 1894

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:14 pm   Subject: Anyone see any deals on Buddy 125 /150 Oil filters
Stockpiling six filters to save $8 seemed like extreme economy, but if they apply to multiple common models it makes sense.

At ~$7 a filter the savings are move like $18 or more since these filter ...
  Topic: 170i ECU reset issue?
scootERIK

Replies: 26
Views: 1440

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:57 pm   Subject: 170i ECU reset issue?
That sucks.

I wonder if the 170 would benefit from running lighter weight rollers to let the engine rev a little more while accelerating?
  Topic: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
scootERIK

Replies: 4
Views: 1580

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:53 pm   Subject: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
If I am reading it right Genuine is importing the Royal Alloy/Grand Tourer 150 under the Chicago Scooter Company, LLC name?
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
scootERIK

Replies: 31
Views: 2502

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: Niu Introduces Electric Motorcycle
Acording to

After reading that I wonder if Niu could make a scooter that could go 55-60 mph, 100 miles on a charge, and keep the price under $6,000. That could be a game changer.
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
scootERIK

Replies: 15
Views: 1760

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:51 am   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
The Royal Alloy 300 is possibly using a Chinese built version of the older Vespa 300 motor(about 21.5 hp.)


https://scooterlab.uk/royal-alloy-gp-300s-v-vespa-gts-300-hpe-road-test/
  Topic: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
scootERIK

Replies: 11
Views: 1400

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:29 pm   Subject: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
I don’t want to buy a new bike.
I have the new 150cc 4-stroke already prepped and painted. I’m just really trying to figure out if either a higher cc genuine motor will fit or if there are kits ...
  Topic: An invitation to trouble?
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 1338

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:49 pm   Subject: An invitation to trouble?
Scam. By me they usually list 300cc Vespas for $1000-$1500.

My guess is they will try to get you to send them money which they will keep. I flag every ad I see like this, I don't know if it help ...
  Topic: lurch on acceleration? Beat to death Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 5
Views: 1342

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:06 am   Subject: lurch on acceleration? Beat to death Buddy 125
You at least have to open the variator and give it a good cleaning. While doing that you need to inspect the rollers to see if they are still round. Also, while you are in there you might want to in ...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
scootERIK

Replies: 21
Views: 1565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:40 pm   Subject: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
If you have a friend with a Buddy 125 I would see if they would let you test their carburetor on your scooter. That might be the easiest way to figure out if it is the carb.

You could also test th ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i Break In Period Is Over!
scootERIK

Replies: 7
Views: 1825

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:35 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i Break In Period Is Over!
My Buddy 125's mileage can go from less than 70 mpg up to over 120 mpg(with the stock jetting.)

On long trips were I am going WOT almost the entire time I barely get 70 mpg. On the other hand if ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Mechanical Question
scootERIK

Replies: 3
Views: 1425

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:56 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Mechanical Question
It could also be bad rollers, flat spots can cause a stutter or jerk.

Another possibility is the clutch is going bad or needs service.


I would start by looking at the rollers and belt. Y ...
  Topic: VOODOO SCOOTER PARTS Holiday Giveaway **FREE ADAPTER**
scootERIK

Replies: 14
Views: 1879

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: 64
Views: 8287

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: 85,000 mile Buddy 125
scootERIK

Replies: 119
Views: 22056

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:47 am   Subject: 85,000 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: 31
Views: 2502

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 ...
 
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