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  Topic: Need help with concept and execution of valve adjustment
tenders

Replies: 10
Views: 245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:37 pm   Subject: Need help with concept and execution of valve adjustment
Ryan did it on his own using the same instructions after watching me do it one time.

So: who’s Ryan? I thought it was ucandoit, aka Mary, also.
  Topic: Ethanol-free fuel with a Buddy 125
tenders

Replies: 12
Views: 264

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:56 am   Subject: Ethanol-free fuel with a Buddy 125
I’ve used StaBil for 20 years in 100% of the gas I use in small carbureted engines and have never had an ethanol problem. Highly seasonal use, all had ethanol, oldest gas was 15 months old, exhaust ...
  Topic: Promotional sale from Dr.Pulley
tenders

Replies: 4
Views: 375

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 1:54 am   Subject: Promotional sale from Dr.Pulley
This was a very curious post...did anything ever come of the announcement? I see nothing else online except similar posts on the Burgman and Kymco forums.

There was certainly no news about "Bl ...
  Topic: I'm back in business!
tenders

Replies: 10
Views: 226

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:42 am   Subject: I'm back in business!
Wow, that is a cool, niche machine! Where did you find it, how long did it take, and how is parts availability?
  Topic: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 135

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:56 am   Subject: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
http://www.epfguzzi.com/scooterpunks/parts/buddy.html

CDI, $43, coil $32

These guys have been hard to beat pricewise. I have ordered from them three times with great service, no other affiliatio ...
  Topic: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
tenders

Replies: 10
Views: 137

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:02 pm   Subject: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
I'm also a swimmer/surfer/whitewater kayaker. You can't have Lasik when you're always thrashing about in the water.
Hmmm, wouldn't you find it difficult to be a swimmer/surfer/whitewater kayaker wear ...
  Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
tenders

Replies: 11
Views: 397

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:58 pm   Subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
That post is spam. He inserted a link in the quote to drive up click rates and make the link look good to Google since it is being referred to from this site.

New posters’ first few posts should ...
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
tenders

Replies: 18
Views: 455

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:57 pm   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Your expert friends are confusing cheap Chinese scooters with well-made Taiwanese scooters. Vespas are charming, well-made machines that command a 30% premium for their look. If that’s worth it to y ...
  Topic: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
tenders

Replies: 10
Views: 137

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:34 pm   Subject: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
So, this victim is my cousin, and every word of this article is true
and desperately trying to be suppressed by all entities involved on the supply side of vanity laser eye surgery.

https://www.ny ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:48 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Ok did some research found the knob you were referring to tenders. It did not alleviate the problem. Scooter still smokes like a chimney.

Tired of messing with it now.

I am likely going to sel ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:31 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
You don’t need to remove the seat but you do need to lift the seat to remove the plastic bucket/carrier under the seat to get at the carb. That’s two bolts towards the front, two towards the back ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:01 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
That is great stuff, charlie55, thank you. I had not stumbled across it in my searches.
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:18 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
That is fascinating, Stanza, about both the cheap oil and the choke mechanics, thank you.

So the cold/de-energized state of the autochoke is “choke on,” and only when the engine starts and warm ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:37 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Stanza is wondering if the autochoke is working correctly. If it is, on initial cold startup it kicks in and richens the mixture going into the cylinder. The engine runs a little fast during this time ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:27 am   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
First, you look into it from the inside of the air box. It’s obviously in the left, forward corner. Hopefully you see a shop rag or a wasp’s nest or a calcified human finger or a torn corner of th ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:09 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
I think the point was that if what came out of the bolt hole wasn’t smoky, the problem is in the exhaust (catalytic converter) and not the engine.

You’re suggesting the pre-cat exhaust gases ar ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:57 am   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Don’t give up yet. If she’s running this well and smoke is the only issue, there is almost certainly some minor thing causing a big fat rich mixture that will be obvious...once you find it.

Is ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
tenders

Replies: 29
Views: 618

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:40 am   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
The plastic thumbwheel controls idle speed. When it is screwed all the way in, the idle will be super fast, so I’d suggest screwing it in all the way (gently) them loosening it about two full turns ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:53 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Just to the gas. It supposedly has a solvent effect on lingering crud in the carb, and preserves fuel (but does not magically restore old fuel to good condition).

I frankly have my doubts as to its ...
  Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
tenders

Replies: 37
Views: 483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:00 pm   Subject: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
You can drain it from the tank by siphoning it out of the fuel fill, or by removing the vacuum-activated petcock at the bottom of the tank (look up at it from the back of the scooter, it’s easy to s ...
  Topic: CVT emissions port
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 176

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:26 pm   Subject: CVT emissions port
Only now can it be told: I was kidnapped by a deranged Fram filter, part number PH7328 for a VW bus, as a small child and chained in a dark room for six years while that filter abused me in every imag ...
  Topic: CVT emissions port
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 176

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:52 pm   Subject: CVT emissions port
That’s really interesting, thank you, Stanza.

So let me get this straight:
Burning oil in the combustion cycle throughout the life of a 2T engine: OK
Potentially burning a fragment of rubber du ...
  Topic: CVT emissions port
tenders

Replies: 6
Views: 176

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:29 am   Subject: CVT emissions port
I just routed the tubing to the left side of the engine, pointed down towards the pavement.

By the way when I took my exhaust off to replace the rear wheel, the housing of that dumb canister air fi ...
  Topic: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:39 am   Subject: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
Don't give the oil you have a second thought, it'll be fine. The difference between 10W and 15W-40 oil is negligible, especially if it isn't cold where you live or when you scoot. The "W" st ...
  Topic: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:17 am   Subject: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
I would say that people with scooters five or more years old and who would find a brake fluid change challenging (whether or not they actually do it), either are going to have a generally run-down sco ...
  Topic: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:05 pm   Subject: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
Not to defend or criticize Powersports Outlet either way, but practically all online direct shops have minimum shipping amounts. My last order from them included a Buddy vacuum petcock priced at half ...
  Topic: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
tenders

Replies: 15
Views: 319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:49 pm   Subject: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
I’ve found great Buddy support from ScooterPartsCo, ScooterWest, and this oddball shop in Prescott, AZ, which offers a wide range of parts at very good prices in an easy-to-navigate way (they’re s ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 21
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:13 am   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
Problem: solved with new carburetor, but I compared the new to the old so I probably have a properly-functioning old carb to use as a spare.

Likely causes of my problems:

(1) initial clogged idl ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 21
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:41 am   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
Do you recall to where you adjusted the height of the float? How did you know to try twice...did the situation improve a little after the first time?
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 21
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:00 am   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
I’m all ears on this but my thinking is simply Occam’s Razor: is it logical to pursue coincidence when carb cause is a simpler explanation that fits the symptoms? The simpler, more likely possibil ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 21
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:18 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
I’m having a hard time understanding how a stator/electrical cause is more likely than a carb issue that got worse after the carb was messed with. Possible, yes, I guess. But more likely than prosec ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 21
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:43 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
So the reason there isn't more information on PB-series carbs on the internet, according to Chad Thompson at Sudco, Kehin's subsidiary:

Keihin cannot publish any information on them because they di ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 21
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:43 am   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
Dang it, now you’re giving me some hope, and i had just gotten used to hopelessness. Thank you for your encouragement.

I don’t know why but these Keihin PB carbs are practically invisible onlin ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 21
Views: 389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:06 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
Well, after a weekend messing around with this, here's what happened:

* I cleaned the carb very thoroughly yesterday in the ultrasonic cleaner, every part removed, then blew it out with compressed ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 hesitating/stalling
tenders

Replies: 21
Views: 389

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: 21
Views: 389

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: 21
Views: 389

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: 381

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: 381

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: 3259

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: 189

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: 189

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: 391

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: 341

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: 239

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: 391

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: 310

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: 232

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: 232

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: 276

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 ...
 
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