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  Topic: Cover VS No Cover: which is better
spinbud

Replies: 19
Views: 1839

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:02 am   Subject: cover
I always cover at work, and it's in a parking deck. I'm sure it looks over-the-top, but it keeps dust off. Mainly I cover for security purposes. It keeps people from sitting on it, ( I assume that ...
  Topic: Carb Drain
spinbud

Replies: 1
Views: 686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:36 pm   Subject: Carb Drain
Has anyone located the carburator drain screw on the Buddy? ANy help greatly appreciated! Scooter, in atlanta. Crying or Very sad
  Topic: Two questions from newer Buddy Owner
spinbud

Replies: 5
Views: 1272

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:36 pm   Subject: new owner
Gin,
I changed the gear and engine oil myself at 200 and made sure I got mine into the dealer for the first service before the specified time on the warranty certificate. My first service was free ...
  Topic: Buddy seat/sitting position comfort
spinbud

Replies: 8
Views: 902

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:40 pm   Subject: seat comfort
I agree with all. You need to cant your pelvis forward straightening your lumbar curve a bit. I looked into sitting on a wedge of some sort...but just couldn't bring myself to do it. Try slidiing y ...
  Topic: I went to 14 gas stations today in Atlanta...
spinbud

Replies: 16
Views: 1456

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:35 pm   Subject: Atlanta Gas
I heard today that tomorrow, 10/1 all QT stations will have gas.
  Topic: Magazines/Books?
spinbud

Replies: 19
Views: 1176

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:52 pm   Subject: mags/books
The mags are all about vintage and italian scooters. Go to scooterworks and order the Scoot mag that features your ride. Then just pick up the odd magazine at the bookstore before subscribing. I've ...
  Topic: Buddy seat for my Buddy?
spinbud

Replies: 4
Views: 1150

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:43 pm   Subject: seat
I looked into the seat thing...I wanted a reshape for ergonomic reasons and looks like you can only go custom...and pay the price. I am interested in how the 2-up is going. We love it but don't do t ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Wiring Diagram
spinbud

Replies: 11
Views: 3512

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:28 pm   Subject: wiring diagram
Hey, where'd you get that diagram. 2004 fuzzy is the best I can do. Thanks
  Topic: Fuel Filter 125
spinbud

Replies: 4
Views: 1127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:49 pm   Subject: fuel filter 125
JasonH,
Thanks for the reply. Looks very similar to an off-the-shelf that can be had at auto parts stores everywhere...and that's probably just fine. If you do replace, let me know how it does. I ...
  Topic: Fuel Filter 125
spinbud

Replies: 4
Views: 1127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:30 pm   Subject: Fuel Filter 125
Has anyone replaced the fuel filter, if so where did you get it, does it work well and which one did you get? The one on Bud is kinda big, 1 1/8 x 1 1/Cool and looks like a 5/16 fuel line. Thanks for ...
  Topic: buddy seat
spinbud

Replies: 0
Views: 545

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:46 am   Subject: buddy seat
After much slugging, greasing and embarassing non-closure I figured out the troublesome resistance to buddy seat closure.
The horizontal rod under the seat that contacts the seat latch is improperl ...
  Topic: Buddy Seat
spinbud

Replies: 14
Views: 1495

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:43 pm   Subject: buddy seat
I wasn't sure how much cushion would be left after the cutdown. It's all not that big-a-deal just trying to make it all best it can be. I'd prefer to have the replacement seat in-hand before startin ...
  Topic: Buddy Seat
spinbud

Replies: 14
Views: 1495

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:35 pm   Subject: Buddy Seat
Hey Robonz, Rikko and Betsy thanks for the info. If only this successful and cooperative sense of community would take place out in the world on a daily basis. Props to you all.
Sounds like a cut ...
  Topic: Buddy Seat
spinbud

Replies: 14
Views: 1495

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:44 pm   Subject: Buddy Seat
Hey Robon,
What kind/size staples did you use? What kind of staple gun? Appreciate it.
  Topic: Buddy Seat
spinbud

Replies: 14
Views: 1495

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:28 pm   Subject: Buddy Seat
Hey Guys, thanks for the replies. A motorcycle seat oufit would be over 10% the price of the buddy I'm afraid. As for the cut-down...a possibility, I think maybe an upholstery shop could do it. Not ...
  Topic: Buddy Seat
spinbud

Replies: 14
Views: 1495

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:03 pm   Subject: Buddy Seat
I'd like to improve the buddy seat experience. Has anyone put an aftermarket seat on or an overlay? Specifically I'd like to create the Saddle-effect..with the slope up the back of the seat to cant ...
  Topic: 2900 miles too many??
spinbud

Replies: 9
Views: 904

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:39 pm   Subject: Rattler
Check the speedo cable for tool marks
  Topic: Pet Carrier FOOD Contents
spinbud

Replies: 19
Views: 2250

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:36 pm   Subject: Pet Carrier
I have an Infrared Temperature Gun and after a hard run the inside front wall of the pet carrier is 117 degrees and the back wall is 107.
  Topic: Broke the 1000 mile mark.
spinbud

Replies: 38
Views: 1296

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:57 pm   Subject: 1000 mile mark
Any maintenance issues? I'm at 1100 buddy miles and no problems. Definately different than when new. Beefier sound, a little more vibration. Topped out at 60 mph today, first time I've twisted the ...
  Topic: Tranny oil leak
spinbud

Replies: 5
Views: 1392

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:02 pm   Subject: tranny leak
If it's anything like my Buddy 125, I believe it is the weep hole on the gear box just forward of the gear box assembly screw just above and forward of the gear box drain plug. Look again and careful ...
  Topic: Blur continues to impress - all weather commuter
spinbud

Replies: 2
Views: 1026

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:51 pm   Subject: All Weather
Nice to hear all that about a PGO. I've got a Buddy 125 and got caught in a hail storm Tuesday here in Atlanta. The Buddy performed flawlessly also. That frozen rain hurts like hail! How many mile ...
  Topic: Battery Tender Hook-up
spinbud

Replies: 16
Views: 7313

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:41 pm   Subject: Tender outlet
Thanks for the great replies. This site is fantastic for exchanging ideas.
The cigarette adapter sounds like the way to go. I wondered what I could use that 1 amp accessory for anyway. Nice pix ...
  Topic: Gear Oil Overfill
spinbud

Replies: 4
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:36 pm   Subject: gear oil overfill
Page 105 of the VespaLX 150 manual on the Modern Vespa site has a bleeder hose coming off the gear box. I assume we have a hole and they have a hose. I'm no mechanic, just an anal researcher obseces ...
  Topic: Battery Tender Hook-up
spinbud

Replies: 16
Views: 7313

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:56 pm   Subject: Battery Tender Hook-up
Buddy will rest some during bad weather this winter so will hook-up a Battery Tender plug. Where is the best place to route it. I've seen inside the pet carrier (but the Tender literature says not n ...
  Topic: Gear Oil Overfill
spinbud

Replies: 4
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:44 pm   Subject: gear oil overfill
Hey Jeff, I appreciate your thoughtful response. '07 buddy 125. I overfilled when I changed the gear oil at, yes, 200 miles. Maybe 30-40 ml too much. It would spit it out after a long or hard ride ...
  Topic: Gear Oil Overfill
spinbud

Replies: 4
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:26 pm   Subject: Gear Oil Overfill
It Buddy spits out the excess gear oil from an overfill. From where does it come? Can it be viewed on page 67 of the service manual downloadable from this site? Thanks for the help.
  Topic: Rear Rack
spinbud

Replies: 8
Views: 1016

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:44 pm   Subject: rear rack
Scooterworks just sent me one. Ask for Dean. It'll be a challange to install as they only almost fit. If you go black, get some M-8 x1.25x40 bolts, some washers flat and lock and a nice looking nut ...
  Topic: Cross wind
spinbud

Replies: 11
Views: 928

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:50 pm   Subject: Cross wind
Love my buddy 125. Fast and light. Watch out for the wind, it'll get ya' Remember the 125 only weighs 222#. I've decided to never get a windshield for safety purposes. read blogs often to remind y ...
  Topic: HELP! oil on back tire rim.
spinbud

Replies: 7
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:43 pm   Subject: oil leak
clean it up completely 'cause you'll have drum brake dust on your rim stick to the residual gear oil from previous leak and think its' still leaking.
  Topic: pulsing vibration @45 mph
spinbud

Replies: 14
Views: 2304

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:37 pm   Subject: vibration
It only weighs a little over 200#
  Topic: which lock?
spinbud

Replies: 8
Views: 1965

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:29 pm   Subject: lock
Black Cable Lock (bicycle) from walmart by Bell. Light enough, coils-up good so great for storage. Sufficient deterrant. Remember, light = mpg
  Topic: What gloves do you wear, or do you?
spinbud

Replies: 52
Views: 3651

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:27 pm   Subject: gloves
neoprene fishing gloves from walmart.
  Topic: Every buy new plastic body parts?
spinbud

Replies: 6
Views: 605

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:25 pm   Subject: plastic parts cost
If you factor in the inflation on your dollar while you await the backordered part it's VERY expensive.
  Topic: scooter covers
spinbud

Replies: 23
Views: 1775

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:24 pm   Subject: scooter cover
Early on I went to the local bicycle shop(Reality Bikes, Cumming) and bought an vinyl bike cover. Fits good enough and rolls up to an 3" round tube so fits very nicely and weighs nothing. When ...
  Topic: Loose mirrors get dangerous
spinbud

Replies: 17
Views: 1786

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:07 pm   Subject: loose mirror
I too had the same problem with the right mirror loosening, first time on the ride home the day I became a Genuine rider. I've since carried a wrench for it and have used it a couple of times. Guess ...
  Topic: Tailgater solution
spinbud

Replies: 11
Views: 1259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:10 am   Subject: Tailgater solution
The venerable Loogie Razz
  Topic: Buddy Parts
spinbud

Replies: 10
Views: 945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:08 pm   Subject: parts availability
Good point about makers other than genuine having difficulty keeping up with parts requests. Didn't know that. You see endless websites and most of scooterworks cataloge dedicated to Vespa parts. H ...
  Topic: SCOOTERS: Vespa LX 150 vs. Buddy 125 (updated)
spinbud

Replies: 20
Views: 92140

PostForum: Reviews   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:18 pm   Subject: Buddy
Can't det parts for the Buddy
  Topic: Buddy Parts
spinbud

Replies: 10
Views: 945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:06 pm   Subject: Buddy Parts
Love the Buddy, hate the non-available parts situation. It's almost a deal breaker. I couldn't recommend any vehicle where replacement parts aren't available. What have I done. Confused
  Topic: SCOOTERS: 2007 Genuine Stella
spinbud

Replies: 4
Views: 16753

PostForum: Reviews   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:27 pm   Subject: SCOOTERS: 2007 Genuine Stella
Check the latest addition of 'Scootering' for why your stella doesn't get the mileage/power you expect. They review a Stella knock-off. It is controlled down to meet european EPA-ish standards. Thu ...
  Topic: Saw my first buddy - first impressions
spinbud

Replies: 24
Views: 2058

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:37 pm   Subject: Bud 125
I got a Buddy 125 6/13 and have put >500 miles on it brakin' it in and commuting to work. Love it, very quick, gets average 107 mpg. Sweety pie is 5" and fits good as the Bud is low, 28&quo ...
  Topic: Service Manual
spinbud

Replies: 3
Views: 634

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:06 pm   Subject: service manual
Thanks, maybe I scanned it to fast. Thought quite a few differences, the air intake, front fork, gas tank...Will check in more detail. I'm a new onwer who wishes to get it right the first time. Eve ...
  Topic: Service Manual
spinbud

Replies: 3
Views: 634

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:30 pm   Subject: Service Manual
It there a 2007 Buddy Service Manual available. I found an '04 in the Tech section here but there are differences. Thx
 
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