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  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
skully93

Replies: 26
Views: 539

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:43 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
I hit 92mph coming down the side of a mountain once.

Don't do that.....


I'm about to hit 20k and everything on my buddy 150 needs some love, but it will hit 58 on a good day no problem, so lo ...
  Topic: Near accident! Holy cage idiots!
skully93

Replies: 5
Views: 338

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:28 am   Subject: Near accident! Holy cage idiots!
Yikes!

Well, you also live in Boulder, which is probably second only to Denver in light-blowing morons in CO.

I've put about 90k miles on various bikes, almost all in the State, and I'm just a ...
  Topic: Buddy 150 starting woes
skully93

Replies: 6
Views: 485

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:56 pm   Subject: Buddy 150 starting woes
I've had mixed results with the kickstarter. Sometimes I can get it, sometimes I can kick until I'm wheezing and it won't budge.

They're not as robust as kickstarters on say, a nice Vespa. You ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
skully93

Replies: 12
Views: 539

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:54 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
Here is an adjustable 280mm Forsa. Great shock, made in Taiwan. https://www.ebay.com/itm/GY6-FORSA-Performance-Racing-Shock-Ajustable-50cc-49cc-Nitrogen-charged/322690565759?epid=2084903231&hash ...
  Topic: I'm back in business!
skully93

Replies: 10
Views: 523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 12:11 am   Subject: I'm back in business!
awesome! have fun!
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
skully93

Replies: 18
Views: 791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:31 pm   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
I've got 20k milles on my buddy, and I have abused it.

With regular maintenance, they will live a long time.

if you've never ridden before, go get all the gear and take a motorcycle class.
...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
skully93

Replies: 37
Views: 807

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:29 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Guys I need help!
I purchased it, but it’s smoking up so badly when I ride!!!! Massive smoke, and smells like something is burning. It runs fine, idles fine.
But the smoke is ridiculous, and makin ...
  Topic: Hooligan Upgrades?
skully93

Replies: 9
Views: 475

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:57 pm   Subject: Hooligan Upgrades?
Upgrades are a 2nd, faster bike.

This happens to many of us Razz
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
skully93

Replies: 15
Views: 586

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:55 am   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Haven't had this issue in 30k of buddy miles.

2 new scoots and one of the original '06.

There's no way it's normal.

They are small wheeled, light on suspension. It's not a Ducati, but it ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
skully93

Replies: 20
Views: 801

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:22 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
the mechanics among us can correct me if I'm way off base:

When my wife got her new buddy, it wouldn't start when hot. It cut out on her a few times. The shop charged us to look at it, but couldn ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
skully93

Replies: 481
Views: 58602

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:33 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
I'm weighing the whole thing in my mind right now. G400C. RE INT 650. Kawasaki W800. Options! Who knew?

I'm just sticking with the CTX and Buddy until it's Goldwing time Razz
  Topic: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
skully93

Replies: 11
Views: 757

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:37 pm   Subject: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
Every year, it seems like the rage cranks up with the start of Football season, and it gets worse through the end of the year.

I've even considered going down to 1 car and taking the light rail. ...
  Topic: in the flesh!
skully93

Replies: 0
Views: 474

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:04 am   Subject: in the flesh!
I got to see and sit on one in the shop. I didn't test ride as of yet, but it's not a bad looking little bike!

Everything looks quality, and it's well put together.
  Topic: Loss of power on hills
skully93

Replies: 6
Views: 582

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:00 pm   Subject: Loss of power on hills
I know different states use different methods to calculate, but you shouldn't need to go higher than the 87 Octane. Not that filling 30 cents more hurts the wallet, it just doesn't matter.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
skully93

Replies: 22
Views: 1821

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:16 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
I still kinda want one, even though I am swimming in bikes.

Denver has also become absolutely s**t to ride in. I do it for sanity, but...ugh.

Still want one. And a RE Interceptor. And a Gold ...
  Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
skully93

Replies: 42
Views: 1883

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:46 am   Subject: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
“If you are concerned that there is a problem with the scooter you should find someone who owns or has experience with Buddies”.
he was adamant the oil should be changed every 1000 miles, the fi ...
  Topic: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
skully93

Replies: 34
Views: 1539

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:07 pm   Subject: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
The zuma 125 is a wide beast, and heavy. Nothing wrong with them, but if you insist on 12" wheels a vespa would be better.

I know plenty of vertically challenged folks that ride the buddy 12 ...
  Topic: life expectancy
skully93

Replies: 19
Views: 958

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:20 pm   Subject: life expectancy
Good to rely on your earballs for a while.

On long treks I might venture to do some music, but I've enjoyed just being. Letting my thoughts roll on through as I ride.

Kind of my wake up Z ...
  Topic: Just ScotOver
skully93

Replies: 4
Views: 703

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:36 pm   Subject: Just ScotOver
We still have a few unofficial/official Scarabs in Denver!
  Topic: life expectancy
skully93

Replies: 19
Views: 958

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:58 pm   Subject: life expectancy
This is varied.

My buddy lives outside year round under a cover. I've had it for nearly 6 years and 20k miles. The engine is fine.

If you maintain them, there is no reason they won't last qui ...
  Topic: riding wear
skully93

Replies: 57
Views: 3332

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:40 pm   Subject: riding wear
for longer trips I have armored jeans. Day to day I wear jeans, tough boots, jacket, helmet, gloves.

During some rally events you might catch me sans jacket and in tennies (which is admittedly s ...
  Topic: Time to Hang Up the Keys
skully93

Replies: 16
Views: 1187

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:37 pm   Subject: Time to Hang Up the Keys
I'm sorry that it is that time.

However, it's awesome that you got to have these experiences!

Please stay and contribute your wisdom and wit whenever possible.
  Topic: Anyone have any experience with Zuma 50's?
skully93

Replies: 21
Views: 920

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:34 pm   Subject: Anyone have any experience with Zuma 50's?
Had a 50cc Zuma 2T as my first. Great machine, but needed more oomph.

The 4T ones are dogs stock, but follow DeeDee's direction and you'll have a very dependable form of transport.
  Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
skully93

Replies: 114
Views: 7539

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:31 am   Subject: CARB Spotting - 2018
if there are no CARB certs for something, are they not importing anything at all, or just not anything new?
  Topic: Yamaha Vino Classic 50cc
skully93

Replies: 4
Views: 929

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:26 am   Subject: Yamaha Vino Classic 50cc
I would think there's either a leak or not. It could be overflowing at the evap hose perhaps? if you overfill, it might drip a bit. Also check the lines at major junctions. Maybe it has a tiny c ...
  Topic: Impressions after upgrading to Dr. Pulley variator/sliders.
skully93

Replies: 14
Views: 1383

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:38 pm   Subject: Impressions after upgrading to Dr. Pulley variator/sliders.
I have the NCY variator setup, and 11g if I remember right, on my 150.

IT significantly smoothed it all out, ant it takes off faster. Standard Gates belt is what's on there methinks.
  Topic: Warming up Buddy 125 before riding
skully93

Replies: 10
Views: 1304

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:22 pm   Subject: Warming up Buddy 125 before riding
I sometimes ride in temps where if I don't let it warm up a bit, it simply won't move quickly.

even my FI motorcycle gets cranky when it's below freezing.
  Topic: Sexy new Honda Goldwing is now an automatic transmission!
skully93

Replies: 18
Views: 2420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:40 pm   Subject: Sexy new Honda Goldwing is now an automatic transmission!
I have it on the ctx700. It's sort of a 'meh' when it comes to motorcycles, but I've put 20k on already. The DCT does sort of piss you off in the twisties, but it doesn't matter. For commuting it ...
  Topic: rear brake locking
skully93

Replies: 21
Views: 2287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:13 pm   Subject: rear brake locking
I have over 18k on my scoot, and @10k on my rear brakes. They could probably use some de-glazing given how evil I am to them, but they still stop the bike.

Methinks something else is afoot.
  Topic: Buddy 170i Fuel Reserve
skully93

Replies: 13
Views: 1456

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:03 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i Fuel Reserve
I find unless I'm commuting, I generally need to take a break from riding the Buddy by the time fuel is a concern.

By the time I have 80+ miles of hard riding in, I want a stretch and some water an ...
  Topic: [NSR] Kymco Spade
skully93

Replies: 14
Views: 2492

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:57 am   Subject: [NSR] Kymco Spade
I don't need any more bikes, but I've been strongly considering this one.

Groms are awesome, but this is more my style and has a few more horses/5th gear.
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Vino Classic
skully93

Replies: 34
Views: 3613

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:59 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Vino Classic
Seriously?! I thought it was a metal one that was thicker than that. I'm going to have a pretty heated conversation tomorrow with the dealer that told me it was done! I'm fuming right now.

Keep in ...
  Topic: Personal milege milestone
skully93

Replies: 6
Views: 837

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:57 pm   Subject: Personal milege milestone
I'm just about at 18k on my 150. At 20k he'll get an overhaul, but there's no indication other than tires/other consumables that there's an issue. Shoudl be ready to go another 20k
  Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
skully93

Replies: 12
Views: 2435

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:58 am   Subject: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
Nice!

My buddy 'settled in' after a few thousand miles. Cool little machines.
  Topic: Advice for an aging Buddy 150
skully93

Replies: 10
Views: 1421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:57 pm   Subject: Advice for an aging Buddy 150
Mine is an '09 and I'm at 18k miles. You probably do need a big maintenance of fluids, rollers, etc. Might as well do the brakes too.

After that, enjoy it for another 10k
  Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
skully93

Replies: 21
Views: 2550

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:15 pm   Subject: Totaled the Buddy 125
yikes!

Glad she's OK.

Not going to lecture, but any gear at all would have made that a bit easier.

Very glad the other driver cooperated.
  Topic: When is fuel gauge needle supposed to move?
skully93

Replies: 1
Views: 660

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:44 pm   Subject: When is fuel gauge needle supposed to move?
it's normal. sometimes mine takes a few moments to move. I'm like "I just filled up and went 5 miles, how do I only have half a tank?"

I look down a moment later and it's fine.
  Topic: My First Post! Hello! Question!
skully93

Replies: 32
Views: 3001

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:37 pm   Subject: My First Post! Hello! Question!


Honestly in the end I will probably do a variety of commuting. Some days driving, some days train/bus, and perhaps some days scootering.

Yes I will join ya for a beer, I understand everyone ...
  Topic: Can I add a kick starter to a Buddy 170i?
skully93

Replies: 5
Views: 1089

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:57 am   Subject: Can I add a kick starter to a Buddy 170i?
Kick starters are not normally fitted on fuel injected bikes because the FI system requires a functional battery in order to work. If your battery is weak or dead, a kick starter alone will not start ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
skully93

Replies: 481
Views: 58602

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:54 am   Subject: Genuine G400C
Quite honestly, I'd like to find one of these in good condition for a fair price. Had one for a time when it first came out. Not the most powerful bike, but I sure had a lot good times on it.
Even ba ...
  Topic: My First Post! Hello! Question!
skully93

Replies: 32
Views: 3001

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:49 am   Subject: My First Post! Hello! Question!
SOAPBOX ALERT

As a 6 year scooter veteran in Denver:

depends on what roads and time of day. Rush hour down speer? speed limit is 35, but they'll go 90 and murder you to get to that next red l ...
  Topic: What to buy? New vs old buddy 125
skully93

Replies: 15
Views: 1933

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:41 pm   Subject: What to buy? New vs old buddy 125
if they're the same price, go with the 2015. The tiny milles won't make any difference.
  Topic: Security for Buddy Kick
skully93

Replies: 3
Views: 1097

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:08 pm   Subject: Security for Buddy Kick
Got it. I have the lock and chain and am considering an actual alarm system. The dealer noted there's a type that actually hooks up to the battery and another type that you place on the brake. I can't ...
  Topic: My first wreck
skully93

Replies: 17
Views: 1648

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:06 pm   Subject: My first wreck
As much as it was the cager's fault, I will paraphrase my best friend and riding buddy.

"Don't be in the way. It doesn't matter that you are right, as that's just what will go on your tombsto ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
skully93

Replies: 30
Views: 2815

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:22 am   Subject: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
I'm glad this thread was started. I was debating on doing the stage 2 kit to my buddy but after hearing what everyone is saying I'll just hop on my 883 sportster if I want the additional speed. I am s ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
skully93

Replies: 30
Views: 2815

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:58 pm   Subject: Re: What would I need to do to get it up to a real 70mph?

That is why it is important to use proper tires. There are several high speed rated 10-inch tires.

http://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/tyre+sip+performer+_30300000

oh! there are some ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
skully93

Replies: 30
Views: 2815

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:54 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
never heard of it. probably too small of a frame and parts.

The 161 kit, big valve head, carb, cvt and such are the only parts I have seen added.
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
skully93

Replies: 30
Views: 2815

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:25 pm   Subject: Re: What would I need to do to get it up to a real 70mph?
Could I just buy a larger, 250cc, motor? Are there specific kits for the transmission and engine that will allow me to see that speed.
I cannot afford another scooter and I desire to travel at 70mph. ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
skully93

Replies: 30
Views: 2815

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:25 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
I spent a buttload at 10k miles.

I have sliders, and ncy shock/trans setup, and the Prima pipe.

Is it nice and a bit faster? yes. If you're doing the work yourself it might be fun.

But ...
  Topic: Leather Roll Bag for Buddy Internatioanl 150?
skully93

Replies: 5
Views: 806

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:21 pm   Subject: Leather Roll Bag for Buddy Internatioanl 150?
some folks here have them for years, they fit fine.

We've trashed our rear racks so bad that the threads in teh frame have stripped, so I'm not sold on keeping things back there full time.

Th ...
 
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