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  Topic: Scooter Scavenger Hunt (Portland, OR)

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PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:22 pm   Subject: Scooter Scavenger Hunt (Portland, OR)
The second annual Vespa Portland scavenger hunt is BACK for the month of October! This is a month long scavenger hunt that all scooter owners in the Portland metro area can participate in. Last year, ...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:52 am   Subject: Re: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
After finally determining that the 170i was my favorite and making the decision to sell the 150 Italia, I took both in for service and new tires (7 and 12 years of use respectively). Upon returning ho ...
  Topic: Neat Odometer Readings

Replies: 193
Views: 32681

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:37 am   Subject: Re: Neat Odometer Readings
Attained earlier this summer, before the unfortunate loss of control that ultimately led to her retirement.
  Topic: Battery location for tender install

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:43 pm   Subject: RE: Battery location for tender install
I have recently acquired a newer 170i with USB port where the 12v port was located in my older model. It seems that the outlet is switched, so I'm wondering if I will need to either wire in a separat ...
  Topic: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories

Replies: 10
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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:20 am   Subject: Re: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories
Welcome, NurseDarling! I would also recommend the Gen-u-Bin, we have those on our Buddys and though not large, they are pretty handy. We also have top cases mounted onto rear racks, that make a minor ...
  Topic: Buddy 150 starting woes

Replies: 6
Views: 938

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:18 pm   Subject: Buddy 150 starting woes
Update: new battery, no more issues. Thanks for the tip on not needing brake lever for kick starting. That was a pain!
  Topic: New addition to the fleet - Buddy 170i

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:43 am   Subject: New addition to the fleet - Buddy 170i
I had finally been talked into selling the Yamahas (our daughters are both married now and living in adjacent states, so not much group riding happening anymore). I was intent on buying a new 170i, a ...
  Topic: Buddy 150 starting woes

Replies: 6
Views: 938

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:55 am   Subject: Buddy 150 starting woes
Update: battery load tested, and is not what you'd call robust, so it was recycled and replaced. Based on recommendations in previous threads, I opted for the Z10SXTA, about the same size and weight ...
  Topic: Buddy 150 starting woes

Replies: 6
Views: 938

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:47 am   Subject: Buddy 150 starting woes
Reaching out to the collected wisdom and experience of the Genuine Buddy family for some guidance:

So my 2008 Italia with ~3K miles has started not starting. A dead battery I understand, although ...
  Topic: Seat covers

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:17 pm   Subject: Seat covers
Cheeky Seats has done 3 covers for me, and every one has been excellent. Plus, the communication and customer care are epic.

  Topic: Tomorrow... '07 Buddy 125! (+ maint updates)

Replies: 7
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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: Tomorrow... '07 Buddy 125!
Welcome, I'm just down the road a little from you in Olympia. There was once a scooter group called South Sound Slow Riders, but it seems to have faded away. Let me know if ever you're headed this w ...
  Topic: Cheeky Seats is Awesome!

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:48 am   Subject: Re: Cheeky Seats is Awesome!
+2 for Cheeky Seats! They made up a Union Jack seat cover for my Yamaha Vino that matches the blue body panels exceptionally well. I cannot say enough about the great service and all around friendlin ...
  Topic: Genuine, Vespa, Kymco..... Dealer closing in Tacoma WA

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:58 pm   Subject: Genuine, Vespa, Kymco..... Dealer closing in Tacoma WA
I have not purchased a scooter from them, but they have been great for service. They run a shuttle from Olympia for scooters for service, which is very helpful. The next closest dealer is in Portlan ...
  Topic: NSR-Hot sauce!!!

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:05 am   Subject: NSR-Hot sauce!!!
Cholula is good, Crystal is good, Frank's is good, but Secret Aardvark is very good.
  Topic: Italia Owners Club ~ The IOC

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PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:55 am   Subject: I O C
I inadvertently joined this group last fall, but only just now figured out the image attachment protocol.

So, here is the newest member of our fleet, as yet unnamed.
  Topic: The Rides of March

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:59 am   Subject: Re: The Rides of March
Two (2) rides this past weekend! The air was, um, brisk, but the roads were dry and sun was in full-on mode. Thank you, sun!
  Topic: Summer trip- PDX to the San Juan Islands with the Buddies

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:34 am   Subject: Summer trip- PDX to the San Juan Islands with the Buddies
There is a rural route between Portland and Seattle that is used every year by ~10K cyclists for the STP event (I am planning to use that route for a scooter trip to the Willamette Valley when the tem ...
  Topic: Share Your GoPro Scooter Videos!

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PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:09 pm   Subject: Re: Share Your GoPro Scooter Videos!

I'm using a pretty loose definition of "fame" here, I have no delusions of grandeur.

I actually called to see if they would be interested in the images, and the response was posi ...
  Topic: Share Your GoPro Scooter Videos!

Replies: 4
Views: 2539

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:18 am   Subject: Share Your GoPro Scooter Videos!
So I was trying out my new camera earlier this summer on a local 35 mph rural road, and ended up with a bit of a surprise. Postscript: the county sheriff paid a visit to the driver, who was surprised ...
  Topic: Pics of your Buddy

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PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:35 am   Subject: Pics of your Buddy
Recently adopted, now in the process of upgrading (deadlights, LEDs, rack & top case.)
  Topic: LED flasher with audible click?

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:40 am   Subject: LED flasher with audible click?
Does anyone know of a flasher that will run LED turn signal lamps that will also make the audible click that reminds me to shut it off? I found one that satisfies the former, but not the latter. Som ...
  Topic: Olympia, WA

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PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:46 pm   Subject: Olympia, WA
South Sound Slow Riders Group Ride:

Sunday, 7/13/14
Time: 1:30pm

Meet at Marathon Park, Capital Lake downtown Oly

Looking forward to meeting up and riding with people!
  Topic: olympia washington

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:33 pm   Subject: Olympia Washington
Looks like someone else found the South Sound Slow Riders FB page, and suggested a ride on the 13th, we are up for that. Also, if anyone is around Olympia this holiday weekend, the weather is forecas ...
  Topic: Changes to Voodoo Scooter Parts

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PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:28 pm   Subject: light kits from VSP
So it appears that the light kits were still available as recently as late May. Are they still available?

I don't mean to seem impatient, but I am hoping to have the conversion done before too muc ...
  Topic: fuel

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Views: 1111

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:03 pm   Subject: fuel
We've been buying ethanol-free fuel in downtown Olympia. It's a little more $$, but I like not having to worry about the effects of the ethanol in the system. It seems to provide a small performance ...
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