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  Topic: Anyone know how to de-clog accel. pump passage - 150cc buddy
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:17 pm   Subject: Anyone know how to de-clog accel. pump passage - 150cc buddy
You don’t have to fill the ultrasonic cleaner tank with cleaning solution. You can put small parts into a Ziploc bag with a few shots of cleaner, squeeze the air out, seal the bag, and put the bag i ...
  Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
tenders

Replies: 20
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:33 pm   Subject: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
I don’t think the OP is a shill - if so, joke’s on him. I think the seller is reluctant and the OP is suffering from unrequited love.

Break up with this scoot over $1500! And maybe less.
  Topic: Transmission oil leak Buddy 150
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 107

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:54 am   Subject: Transmission oil leak Buddy 150
I too somehow restrained myself from making that crude comment as I had no experience to contribute.
  Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
tenders

Replies: 20
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:52 am   Subject: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Don’t get attached to something from a reluctant seller. For less than $2k you can get a newer, better, fuel-injected 170i and have all kinds of fun riding it around long before this dolt comes down ...
  Topic: 2012 buddy 50 - when to replace tires ?
tenders

Replies: 3
Views: 77

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:22 pm   Subject: 2012 buddy 50 - when to replace tires ?
You'll wonder a lot of things about what could be going on with that scooter for the first few thousand miles of ownership.

Under those circumstances, "are these eight-year-old-tires going to ...
  Topic: what are the available upgrade kits for the Roughhouse 50.
tenders

Replies: 2
Views: 84

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:15 pm   Subject: what are the available upgrade kits for the Roughhouse 50.
My opinion: you will spend more time and money messing around with an upgrade kit than you will getting a proper license and a 125 or 150cc scoot.

If you LIKE the fuss factor, and many people do, i ...
  Topic: Genuine Roughhouse 50 carb
tenders

Replies: 1
Views: 246

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:10 pm   Subject: Genuine Roughhouse 50 carb
I don't have a Roughhouse, and I don't know much about mods, but if you've upped the exhaust, isn't it more likely to be running lean rather than rich?

The screw you're referring to only adjusts th ...
  Topic: help air fuel mixture screw side to enrich
tenders

Replies: 3
Views: 72

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:17 pm   Subject: help air fuel mixture screw side to enrich
I don’t have a larger Buddy to compare to but idle mixture screws work in opposite ways in different carb designs. Some control idle air, and some, idle fuel. My notes on my Vespa S150 suggest that ...
  Topic: help air fuel mixture screw side to enrich
tenders

Replies: 3
Views: 72

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:51 pm   Subject: help air fuel mixture screw side to enrich
Out is richer, in is leaner.

At least that’s what I carefully made a point of writing down in my notes when I last was fiddling with the carb.
  Topic: Buddy 50 Joke
tenders

Replies: 1
Views: 110

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:45 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 Joke
An elderly man on a Genuine Buddy 50, International Italia version, looking about 100 years old, pulls up next to a doctor in a flashy red car at a traffic light.

Looking at the shiny car, the old ...
  Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
tenders

Replies: 20
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:45 pm   Subject: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Sounds like they’re trying to get their money back from the upgrades: top box, front rack, suspension. Unfortunately for them, it doesn’t work that way. I’d say $1500 for this scooter; $1300 if ...
  Topic: What accessories do you have and how do you use them?
tenders

Replies: 3
Views: 196

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:30 pm   Subject: What accessories do you have and how do you use them?
* LED headlight, $20
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KTXL7FW/

* Wire in deadlights with kit and replace with LEDs, $16
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721FNCWP/

* RAM style wireless p ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 Turning over to slowly.
tenders

Replies: 1
Views: 158

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:58 am   Subject: Buddy 50 Turning over to slowly.
So, you're asking us to guess what aftermarket parts might be installed on this? I'm not sure what aftermarket parts would bog the starter down. I don't think BBKs do, but I could be mistaken.

Does ...
  Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
tenders

Replies: 10
Views: 273

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:12 am   Subject: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Did you do anything to stabilize that video?
  Topic: Bubby 170i power loss on extended rides
tenders

Replies: 4
Views: 271

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:44 am   Subject: Bubby 170i power loss on extended rides
I don’t know what the problem is, but a mere 15 mile run at any speed and temperature should not be triggering a limp mode unless it’s programmed to be extra-sensitive during the break in period. ...
  Topic: New buddy haver
tenders

Replies: 9
Views: 482

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:39 pm   Subject: New buddy haver
The knob bolts replace the Phillips screws you have to remove to pull out the plastic bin to get full access to the carburetor and other engine/electrical components. There's a little access hatch in ...
  Topic: Missing USB outlet on 2021 Buddy Kick
tenders

Replies: 3
Views: 223

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:03 am   Subject: Missing USB outlet on 2021 Buddy Kick
I agree with the dealer. This combo voltmeter/dual USB charger is more useful than the stock USB charger, and just plugs into the 12V outlet.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TM8VWX8/
  Topic: Oil?
tenders

Replies: 4
Views: 252

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:00 pm   Subject: Oil?
I use Motul 710 synthetic, which may be the most expensive that’s commonly available. I figure for as little oil as the Buddy uses, the difference between a $9 quart and an $18 quart is negligible. ...
  Topic: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:51 pm   Subject: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
Your dealer’s mechanic is terrible for not putting the bolts on properly, for not addressing what was wrong with the exhaust, and not being able to troubleshoot your symptoms. Where in Indiana are y ...
  Topic: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:48 pm   Subject: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
Carbon buildup used to be a big issue with 2T scooters - my old '86 Honda Spree needed cleanouts every 1500 miles, and doing so made a big difference. I think that was due to soot in the 2T oils used ...
  Topic: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:39 pm   Subject: Chunks of debris coming out of my exhaust (Buddy 50)
I think you're on the right track. That looks like some kind of baffling or muffling material that's broken loose inside the muffler, causing an exhaust blockage. That would be a very logical explanat ...
  Topic: front rack ?
tenders

Replies: 5
Views: 199

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:30 pm   Subject: front rack ?
In addition to the limited weight you can put on the steering column, I don't care for the look of the front rack and don't like drilling holes in the front plastics.

You could bungee a duffel bag ...
  Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
tenders

Replies: 8
Views: 355

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:06 pm   Subject: G400C Questions/Comments
Not sure there is any precedent for a variable-brightness fuel idiot light. Or any idiot light, for that matter. The fuel lights on my machinery might flash a few times as the level sloshes around at ...
  Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
tenders

Replies: 9
Views: 431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:53 am   Subject: Why? But to good to pass.
I was referring to anyone who finds themselves in sc00ter’s initial position of being quoted absurd prices for brake pads.
  Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
tenders

Replies: 9
Views: 431

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:45 pm   Subject: Why? But to good to pass.
So...don't buy them there. NCY pads, $25 via Amazon. I saw another manufacturer's set for $20.

https://www.amazon.com/NCY-1000-1314-Performance-Genuine-Conversion/dp/B00GBJZ2WK/
  Topic: Royal Alloy
tenders

Replies: 47
Views: 1815

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:42 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
Lithium batteries aren't a free ride. Best comparison I've found:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ywopGAXP-I
  Topic: New buddy haver
tenders

Replies: 9
Views: 482

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:43 pm   Subject: New buddy haver
In addition to the top case (for cargo) and windscreen (for looks), you might also consider:

* LED headlight, $20
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KTXL7FW/

* Wire in deadlights with kit and ...
  Topic: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
tenders

Replies: 20
Views: 728

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:16 pm   Subject: SOLVED: Buddy 170 fuel delivery problems
Wow. Impressive diagnostic and detective work! The Force is strong with this one.
  Topic: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
tenders

Replies: 9
Views: 438

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:34 pm   Subject: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
How are the helmets stored? Don't they get wet in the rain? And probably dropped, scuffed, very little chance they fit...

Two helmets fit cupped together into the top case of the Revel scooters.
...
  Topic: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
tenders

Replies: 9
Views: 438

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:20 am   Subject: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
I share your skepticism on this project.

I have been working in a residential section of downtown Manhattan a few days a week and the Revels were approved for Manhattan use just a few weeks ago, as ...
  Topic: Help! Buddy Service/Repair in Boston
tenders

Replies: 9
Views: 348

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:44 pm   Subject: Help! Buddy Service/Repair in Boston
2-wheelers are a little like boats in that they really aren’t turnkey. If you aren’t willing to do some of your own maintenance, they are going to be spending a lot of time in a garage waiting for ...
  Topic: Scooter stalls when stopped after 30 minutes of driving
tenders

Replies: 5
Views: 277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:01 pm   Subject: Scooter stalls when stopped after 30 minutes of driving
Monitor the voltage to make sure it's reasonably steady over a range of RPMs with the engine cold and warm, and that it's between about 12.5-12.8V and 14.1V.
  Topic: Scooter stalls when stopped after 30 minutes of driving
tenders

Replies: 5
Views: 277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:34 pm   Subject: Scooter stalls when stopped after 30 minutes of driving
When were the valves last adjusted? Difficult warm starts are a hallmark symptom of the need for an adjustment.

Is the idle speed (the adjustment on the carb with a thumbwheel) simply set a little ...
  Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 545

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:24 pm   Subject: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
The Buddy 50 doesn’t work that way. I just checked. Good idea, though. I flash my high beam for this purpose.
  Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 545

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:57 pm   Subject: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
I prefer the concept of the turning headlight too, but the rationale for fixing a light on the frame is that the spread of the light is sufficient to illuminate the sides as a turn is taking place. Th ...
  Topic: OT: Why you should always get the Service Manual
tenders

Replies: 5
Views: 437

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:20 am   Subject: OT: Why you should always get the Service Manual
It might be OK. Almost two of those three quarts are going to pour straight back out of the engine through the dipstick hole. Some rust formation on nearby parts may be averted.
  Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 482

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:16 am   Subject: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
I would send back any tire sold to me as "new" that is more than 18 months old, and would expect the seller to pay return shipping. I've never ordered from that shop but it's good to know ho ...
  Topic: Tires: Looking for better traction on 170i
tenders

Replies: 13
Views: 525

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:06 pm   Subject: Tires: Looking for better traction on 170i
Pro tip: paint the entire tire white and let the road wear some of it off.
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
tenders

Replies: 32
Views: 2109

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:14 am   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
The Academy of Chinglish has already ruled that this fly-by-night manufacturer’s name shall be mentally pronounced as the past tense of “to poodle,” to wit, “poodled,” ie “boodled.”

A ...
  Topic: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
tenders

Replies: 32
Views: 2109

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:53 am   Subject: Installing an LED headlight conversion in a 2008 Buddy.
Well, it’s either a connection, switch, or bulb problem. Only one way to find out which for sure.
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 50 stalls after warm up
tenders

Replies: 4
Views: 340

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:52 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy 50 stalls after warm up
An engine in an over-lean condition will not foul a plug, it leaves a white powder on the plug. This can do a lot of damage to the piston.

However, I don't think that's the most likely cause of you ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 50 stalls after warm up
tenders

Replies: 4
Views: 340

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:45 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 50 stalls after warm up
Thought 1: it's running too lean and dies when the auto-enricher (choke) turns off. How does the spark plug look?
Thought 2: the float is adjusted too low so there isn't enough fuel in the bowl to ge ...
  Topic: Headlight Burning Out
tenders

Replies: 3
Views: 329

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:01 pm   Subject: Headlight Burning Out
Another possibility is that the bulb you put in is designed only for DC voltage. The Buddy 50 headlight runs on AC. Traditional bulbs are OK either way but fancy bulbs sometimes need an additional rec ...
  Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
tenders

Replies: 24
Views: 634

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:36 pm   Subject: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
This is nonsense. New OR old scooters don't demonstrate wobbles, binding, grinding, pulsations, or uneven brake grabs in any way whatsoever. You aren't being treated properly by this dealer. Call Gen ...
  Topic: Headlight Burning Out
tenders

Replies: 3
Views: 329

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:55 pm   Subject: Headlight Burning Out
Check the system voltage with a voltmeter. I used a cheap “cigarette lighter” style that plugs into the accessory outlet. If the voltage is high - check for a disconnected or poorly-connected grou ...
  Topic: Another salvage Buddy project - no spark condition
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 383

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:51 am   Subject: Another salvage Buddy project - no spark condition
Congratulations! Glad to see that part put to good use for sure, vs. sitting around my garage getting old and waiting for the POSSIBILITY of being put to good use in the future.
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
tenders

Replies: 42
Views: 1422

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:51 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Interesting. I haven't been inside a Buddy dealership in years that had any inventory to speak of, and was going by what was on their website...which is what a potential customer would see.

They po ...
  Topic: Another salvage Buddy project - no spark condition
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 383

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:32 am   Subject: Another salvage Buddy project - no spark condition
I have a stator pulled from a 2014 Buddy 50 that you can have for $40 shipped.

I thought it was the source of a high voltage issue with my friend’s 50,but the problem really was a bad ground conn ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
tenders

Replies: 42
Views: 1422

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:04 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
There were a couple of states, Florida and South Carolina among them, that didn't require driver's licenses at all to drive 50cc scooters. They were treated the same as bicycles, basically. This creat ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
tenders

Replies: 42
Views: 1422

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:51 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Interesting. I don't think it's a secret that Japanese manufacturers have had out-of-Japan operations for a while. But color me skeptical that Yamaha is actually "manufacturing" ANYTHING the ...
 
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