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  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 4
Views: 94

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:06 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
My 09 Pinky Buddy had a dirty carb. I just pulled it off, removed the float bowl and tossed it in the ultra-sonic cleaner with a few drops of dish soap and the heat cracked to high. I even left the fl ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 4
Views: 94

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:37 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
I do think it’s fuel, and I may be getting closer to a solution. I took out the pilot jet again last night, compared it to a different type of jet I had upgraded from my Vespa, and realized that I c ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 4
Views: 94

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:12 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
My 09 Buddy 50 starts beautifully and seems to idle and run fine with the autochoke on, and at full tilt, but once warmed up is hesitating when the throttle is opened about 20%. It has a distinct rang ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
tenders

Replies: 16
Views: 287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:55 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
This is interesting. I owned a 1986 2-stroke Honda Spree in the ‘80s that had oil injection and I can’t recall such a thing as “premix” oil or “injector” oil - it was all just 2-stroke oil ...
  Topic: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
tenders

Replies: 16
Views: 287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:10 pm   Subject: Tons of smoke after WOT - adjust oil injector?
Please read up on how a two stroke motor works. First a Buddy 50 is air cooled so no water to create vapor. Second it's a 2T, it burns the injected oil, oil burns blue.

If you start making adjustm ...
  Topic: How to carry a 1/4" sheet of plywood on your Buddy...
tenders

Replies: 25
Views: 3132

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:27 pm   Subject: How to carry a 1/4" sheet of plywood on your Buddy...
[both the spam post and my post pointing it out have been deleted]
  Topic: Headlight blowing woes on my rh50
tenders

Replies: 7
Views: 98

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:51 am   Subject: Headlight blowing woes on my rh50
I hear you that the problem persisting after replacing the regulator is bizarre. But I can think of no explanation for how excessive voltage can be caused by anything other than a defective regulator. ...
  Topic: Headlight blowing woes on my rh50
tenders

Replies: 7
Views: 98

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:26 pm   Subject: Headlight blowing woes on my rh50
If you’re seeing 17V on the steering column, the problem is the regulator (aka rectifier), not a missing headlight resistor...and the problem is going to zap every other electrical thing on the scoo ...
  Topic: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
tenders

Replies: 13
Views: 293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:44 am   Subject: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
Really.

“Sorry, we couldn’t find that page. Make sure you’ve typed the URL correctly, or try searching Vimeo. You could also watch one of the videos below instead.”

Maybe it isn’t avai ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 249

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:18 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Unseated/unbedded shoes or drums affect braking effectiveness, not vibration. Every brake pulsation I’ve ever experienced on any vehicle only got worse over time, never better. I’d get that to the ...
  Topic: Storage Tube
tenders

Replies: 2
Views: 157

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:33 pm   Subject: Storage Tube
Good find! I see eBay seller “ag.gears” sells these with a little nylon tubular, handled bag that fits inside so you can store and retrieve a full set of tools. $19 shipped.

https://www.ebay.co ...
  Topic: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
tenders

Replies: 13
Views: 293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:09 pm   Subject: New to me 2014 Buddy 125....some issues with throttle...help
The simplest explanation for hesitation like you’re describing, given the situation, is ongoing schmutz in the carb - suggest taking it apart again and recleaning the jets.

It can also be a resul ...
  Topic: Red digit in Buddy odometer
tenders

Replies: 8
Views: 222

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:32 pm   Subject: Red digit in Buddy odometer
> 100/90-10 tire size but it came with 3.50-10 size

Having just gone through replacing my (original) tires, I can confirm: these tires are very similar and can fit on the same rim. The metric si ...
  Topic: genuine buddy 170i stalling.
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 146

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:46 pm   Subject: genuine buddy 170i stalling.
A complex ECU issue could be the culprit but it would be better to rule out the (unfortunately large number) of simpler issues that could be causing the problem first.

Couple of ideas...have you as ...
  Topic: genuine buddy 170i stalling.
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 146

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:30 am   Subject: genuine buddy 170i stalling.
Did you try a full tank of fresh gas yet? Not topping off with fresh gas, a full tank.
  Topic: New wobble on Hooligan
tenders

Replies: 8
Views: 188

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:27 am   Subject: New wobble on Hooligan
Overnight on the side stand did not cause this. Nor would five years on the side stand, as opposed to the center stand.

Did somebody hit it, knock it over, drive over it, and warp a wheel?

Are t ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
tenders

Replies: 27
Views: 496

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:20 pm   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
The Vespas are nice (my orange one is an ‘09 S 150), as long as you accept that you’re paying 30% for the look of it. It’s a bit of an Apple product in that respect. My scoots are different mode ...
  Topic: May be coming back to the brand.
tenders

Replies: 27
Views: 496

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:00 pm   Subject: May be coming back to the brand.
Orange is a great color. My other scooter is orange - I was initially kinda horrified by it, thought it was a big compromise on an unattractive color, but it turns out it is a cheerful and pleasant co ...
  Topic: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
tenders

Replies: 8
Views: 157

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:05 pm   Subject: New 49cc Buddy vs. 49cc Roughouse
I don’t think the 50cc engines are GY6 variants, though the 150cc versions may be. Perhaps 3KJ/Jog/QMB/Minarelli is a better way of describing them?

http://www.scooterpartsexpress.com/standard-pa ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
tenders

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
The easiest way to attach a milk crate to a rear rack is with a foot and a half of shock cord (bungee cord) and some well-placed knots (half hitches, to be specific).

If you want to be very clever, ...
  Topic: Buddy purchase
tenders

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:16 pm   Subject: Buddy purchase
What accessory items are recommended for the Buddy's?

fried okra

I happen to like the medium Prima windscreen and the back “wicker” lined basket.

http://www.genuinescooters.com/accessorie ...
  Topic: Mystery part
tenders

Replies: 5
Views: 995

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:50 am   Subject: Mystery part
Resurrecting this thread, and cross-posting it to other threads, because it comes up in relevant keyword searches.

I'm replacing the original 2009 rear tire on my Buddy 50, and while removing the m ...
  Topic: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
tenders

Replies: 7
Views: 262

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:03 pm   Subject: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition
I”m not in the market for a new ignition, but that is cool. Does it have a compatible seat release mechanism too?
  Topic: Buddy purchase
tenders

Replies: 42
Views: 778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:42 am   Subject: Re: Buddy purchase

Since your initial post, check out the number of other posts relating to tech problems involving fuel issues. How many involve Buddies with EFI and how many with carburetors? I hope the difference i ...
  Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
tenders

Replies: 18
Views: 238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:59 pm   Subject: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
My guess is that you didn’t run the heater long enough to warm up the scooter components in a meaningful way, which would take a long time. And if heating the air makes the difference...the carb has ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
tenders

Replies: 7
Views: 193

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:00 am   Subject: Buddy 125 w/ mixture screw all the way in
Assuming the cause of the gas in the oil has been remediated, there are two problems with gas remaining in the oil: (1) the oil becomes thinner than it should be, and (2) if the oil level is too high ...
  Topic: How to repair charging system?
tenders

Replies: 5
Views: 140

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:56 pm   Subject: How to repair charging system?
Seems there is a simpler explanation than a lot of failed internal parts: if you’re barely running the scooter, the battery is simply going to wither.

Charging while idling is barely doing anyth ...
  Topic: How to repair charging system?
tenders

Replies: 5
Views: 140

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:15 pm   Subject: How to repair charging system?
It’s probably more accurate to consider the scooter’s power generation capabilities the “operating power source” (rather than the “charging system”) and the battery’s capabilities the ...
  Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
tenders

Replies: 8
Views: 184

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:26 pm   Subject: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
The other adjustment on the carb is the idle speed screw, which on my ‘09 has a plastic thumbwheel on it for easy manipulation without tools. Not sure if this would have solved your issue, or if tha ...
  Topic: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
tenders

Replies: 8
Views: 184

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:05 am   Subject: Buddy runs for ~5 mins, cuts out - Autochoke/Enricher/Bystar
My 09 Buddy 50 definitely has the adjustment. It’s a screw with a D-shaped head that requires a special bit to turn. And it has a red benchmark inked on it to show it was adjusted at the factory.
  Topic: Tail light
tenders

Replies: 5
Views: 193

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:03 am   Subject: Tail light
My ‘09 50cc came stock with what I consider a very nice LED tail light and brake light assembly, but I’m not sure if the ‘08 model year had that too. If I recall correctly from my Vespa, a non-L ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
tenders

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:25 am   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
I think it was the kickstarting, not the Seafoam. Feel free to give the credit to the Seafoam, but also credit it with keeping elephants away from your home and making the sun shine sweetly on your be ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
tenders

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:37 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
Thank you, Stanza. Not that it should happen often, but would you agree that the kickstarter is better for this? I drained the entire battery over the course of ten minutes trying to use the starter t ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
tenders

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:14 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
Huh. Y'know, come to think of it I had a similar situation a few weeks ago when I removed my carb to see if the stock #35 or #38 slow jet should be upgraded to the #40 jet for better idling. Turns out ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
tenders

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:19 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
So if you take the carb off and look at it carefully, you will see a couple of adjustment screws. One has a plastic thumbwheel on it - that’s the idle speed screw, easily adjustable without tools to ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
tenders

Replies: 27
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:35 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
The starter and battery sound great. That is the sound of an engine that isn't getting fuel or spark. No reason to think the relatively fresh fuel is the problem so I wouldn't expect SeaFoam to help, ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
tenders

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:45 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Keep those pink scooters locked up, fellas. If my green Italia comes across one of those in the wild, no stopping it, in two strokes yours is going to end up pregnant.
  Topic: Rejet issue
tenders

Replies: 20
Views: 471

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:52 am   Subject: Rejet issue
Doesn’t sound like he’s blaming the exhaust for the situation - he’s blaming some disturbance in the carb after the rejetting. Not sure what else to say except to make sure the carb is carefully ...
  Topic: Redux: Plugging the front holes after removing front basket
tenders

Replies: 3
Views: 227

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:20 am   Subject: Redux: Plugging the front holes after removing front basket
Freshening the Technical Library posting on front hole plugging (which can now only be appended by a moderator):
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic24488.html

Likewise my 2009 Buddy 50 Italia c ...
  Topic: Rejet issue
tenders

Replies: 20
Views: 471

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:23 pm   Subject: Rejet issue
Those screws on the Keihin carbs are a Japanese type of Phillips head called JIS that strip very easily with US Phillips screwdrivers. They're size M4 0.7 14mm (although a bit shorter might work as we ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
tenders

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:35 pm   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Brake and carb cleaner are basically the same stuff - methylene, toluene, and acetone. Carb cleaner may be somewhat stronger.

Carb cleaner sprayed into a mounted carb is basically a placebo. If the ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
tenders

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:29 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
Several of those carb fasteners are Japanese JIS Phillips heads, which are notoriously easy to strip with standard US Phillips bits. (So, by the way, are the screws holding the master cylinder cap on, ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
tenders

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:02 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
I would be thinking more carburetor than transmission based on your description. In particular, I’d be wondering about how clean that size 75 main jet is. It sounds as though it’s calling in sick ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
tenders

Replies: 46
Views: 1208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:51 am   Subject: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
I haven’t had my own apart yet, but documentation for stock jetting on the 50 is confusing and inconsistent. I’m seeing 35/75 here:
http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/buddy50carburetor

But hav ...
 
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