Forums
 FAQHelp  LinksLinks    SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Search found 115 matches
Forums
Author Message
  Topic: Cold Weather
tommyred

Replies: 2
Views: 562

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:16 am   Subject: Cold Weather
Ain’t she though 😁
  Topic: Cold Weather
tommyred

Replies: 2
Views: 562

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:06 pm   Subject: Cold Weather
Hi all,
I’m in Cali, but kept a 2008 Pamplona 150 at my daughters in Mass. for vacation. My son-in-law starts it all the time. Last week it wouldn’t start. It’s an original battery with 10,000 ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
tommyred

Replies: 16
Views: 1970

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:37 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
I waited for the rain to end and some halfway decent weather. I took the cover off, and everything looked cool until I found two pieces of broken plastic. I had no clue what it was, and Kevin at the s ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
tommyred

Replies: 16
Views: 1970

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:41 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
Since it's a shitty, rainy day, I'll sit under the carport and take off the cover. I'll be back to let you know the findings. That kickstart comes in handy, so I definitely want it to work correctly.
  Topic: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
tommyred

Replies: 16
Views: 1970

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:51 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
I've kickstarted it plenty of times. It can be a pain in the ass, or it kick over on the 2nd kick. Just never know.
  Topic: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
tommyred

Replies: 16
Views: 1970

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:58 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
Yup, dead battery. It's been sitting for a couple weeks, but I didn't that was enough to kill the battery. The kickstart is fine, too. Don't know why that didn't work. Haven't taken the cover off yet. ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
tommyred

Replies: 16
Views: 1970

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:02 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
It won't crank at all, so don't know about getting a spark. The battery is about a year old. I'll take the cover off the kickstart and go from there, since I can push it down with my hand no problem. ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
tommyred

Replies: 16
Views: 1970

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:56 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy Starting Issue
I went out this morning and turned over the Buddy, it just kept turning over without as much as a spurt out of the engine. So then I went to kickstart it, and it's like the kickstart isn't attached to ...
  Topic: Big Valve Head
tommyred

Replies: 28
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:33 am   Subject: Big Valve Head
Nope, no work done to the head. And so far the stock carb has been doing fine. I've heard many times to leave the stock carb, cause it's a good one. Even my mechanic, Robot down Motorsports, a man who ...
  Topic: Big Valve Head
tommyred

Replies: 28
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:06 am   Subject: Big Valve Head
It's the Buddy 125. And I just put on some poundage, so I come in at a svelte 235! Not for long though Wink

And I didn't realize while riding it this weekend, but I had about 40lbs of tools in the ...
  Topic: Big Valve Head
tommyred

Replies: 28
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:29 pm   Subject: Big Valve Head
Previous speed was 55/60, and now i hit 65, but didn't try for more. Gonna take it easy for the first few hundred miles.

And all speeds are GPS speeds.

My Buddy is 5MPH off up to 40, and up to ...
  Topic: Big Valve Head
tommyred

Replies: 28
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:35 pm   Subject: All Done
Well, I got the NCY big valve head, NCY oil cooler, Dr. Pulley variator kit with 12g sliders all installed. Carb has a 105 main jet, and I got the extra MPH I was looking for. All I wanted was to hit ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:21 pm   Subject: 161 Kit

TL:DR Listed in order of ease and expense.
Mod your airbox (don't use a pod)
Use heavier rollers
get a stock or BV 150 head (58.5mm)
Get the head ported and polished
Get a 28-30mm carb and use ...
  Topic: Pictorial of installing Hot Grips on a 2008/9 Buddy 125
tommyred

Replies: 10
Views: 1469

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:14 am   Subject: Re: Pictorial of installing Hot Grips on a 2008/9 Buddy 125
Are both sides the same, or is the throttle side bigger?
  Topic: 150cc on eBay
tommyred

Replies: 7
Views: 1103

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:30 am   Subject: 150cc on eBay
$500, looks like whole engine and rear end. 10k miles.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-buddy-150cc-gy6-motor-for-scooter-/271259535190?pt=Other_Vehicle_Parts&hash=item3f28540756&vxp=mtr
  Topic: Big Valve Head
tommyred

Replies: 28
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:16 pm   Subject: Big Valve Head
The BBK is much more about torque than it is top end. Unless you are going to get more rpms you are not going to get more top end.

I put a BBK on a 125, opened airbox, 26mm carb,NCY pipe and stock ...
  Topic: Big Valve Head
tommyred

Replies: 28
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:12 pm   Subject: Big Valve Head
Are you still using the stock airbox?

Yes, it's stock. Any reasonable alternatives?
  Topic: Big Valve Head
tommyred

Replies: 28
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:11 pm   Subject: Re: Big Valve Head
is it just trial by fire?
One strategy is

Thanks for the info. I'm already adding an NCY performance oil cooler.
  Topic: Big Valve Head
tommyred

Replies: 28
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:08 pm   Subject: Big Valve Head
How is the 125 -> 161 comparing to your 150?

From 0 to 50, the 125 screams. But the 150 easily goes 70, 75. The 125 tops out at 55. Faster downhill. Before I kitted it, I could go 60 no problem. ...
  Topic: Big Valve Head
tommyred

Replies: 28
Views: 3319

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:40 pm   Subject: Big Valve Head
After kitting my 125 to 161, I feel like I need a tad more top end. So I got a NCY big head valve kit, NCY oil cooler, performance valve springs, and an NCY oil decompression tube kit. Hopefully it'll ...
  Topic: Won a buddy scooter
tommyred

Replies: 12
Views: 1637

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:35 pm   Subject: Won a buddy scooter
Sweet score!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine Smile
  Topic: Adding Lights
tommyred

Replies: 7
Views: 1238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:31 pm   Subject: Adding Lights
Hook them up to the same circuit as the headlight, and they won't kill the battery directly ... but they might not get the current they need from the engine/stator, which doesn't put out a lot of ener ...
  Topic: Adding Lights
tommyred

Replies: 7
Views: 1238

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:07 pm   Subject: Adding Lights
I come across a good deal on a few 55w lights, and I'd like to add them to front rack of my Buddy. Anyone do this, and what do I need to do to shore up the electrical system. Don't wanna drain the bat ...
  Topic: My new Ebay bar end mirrors
tommyred

Replies: 19
Views: 1952

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:34 am   Subject: My new Ebay bar end mirrors
And it's a US shipper, so you won't have to wait a month & a half from a Chinese shipper. I checkd my mail & my spotlights came in, so I gotta go play with them now. I'll go eBay shopping late ...
  Topic: My new Ebay bar end mirrors
tommyred

Replies: 19
Views: 1952

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:20 pm   Subject: My new Ebay bar end mirrors
Where did you get them, eBay?
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:10 pm   Subject: 161 Kit

I forgot what he said the jets were. And I've already gone 450 miles on it, with no noticible increase

Your modding your motor and didn't write down what your jetting is? Shocked

I completely ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:34 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
...I noticed a huge difference from 0-50, and going uphill it's a lot stronger. So I'm very happy with that. I'll talk to the guys at the shop, and a couple other people, and see what they say.
Oh I' ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:34 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
...I noticed a huge difference from 0-50, and going uphill it's a lot stronger. So I'm very happy with that. I'll talk to the guys at the shop, and a couple other people, and see what they say.
Oh I' ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:37 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
...I noticed a huge difference from 0-50, and going uphill it's a lot stronger. So I'm very happy with that. I'll talk to the guys at the shop, and a couple other people, and see what they say.
Oh I' ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:04 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
...I am increasingly convinced that to get higher top speed, one needs to change the gear ratio to take advantage of the greater horsepower..
^ Bingo. Here's my experience with that: The Dr Pulley sl ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:58 am   Subject: 161 Kit
any word from the shop?

They called me up and said they heard nothing. They drove it around and it never make the Lise. It'll probably happen again as soon as I get home. I used to be an auto mecha ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:11 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
I think I'm really regretting the 161 upgrade. On the way to work this morning the engine started making this rapping noise at about 30mph. A really loud rapping noise.

Yes, the oil is full, and ye ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:11 am   Subject: 161 Kit
Hello TommyRed;BuddyLand:
I meant to say I got a used Buddy 150CC engine with its CVT attached from EBAY for $399 about 10 days ago. Cost $60 to ship it from Utah to Portland Oregon.
I happened to b ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:44 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
I just had the 161cc head kit installed. Great acceleration, but when I hit 50ph, that's it. That's almost as fast as it went before it was kitted.

Anyone else have this problem when they kitted t ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:14 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
I've had a 161 kit for 23k miles now. (22k on the first and had to replace now 1K on the second - the bigger head didn't need to be replaced) The top end should be higher than 50mph. While I didn't ge ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:46 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
Are you sure they jetted it correctly? The 161 should pull faster than the stock 150

What rollers you using?
Also, what else have you done to the scoot?

I forget what jets they used, and I th ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:44 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
try pulling the rubber part out of the air box! more air !When i installed the 171 kit i pulled that and it made a world of difference " easy to do as well once you pull the cover you will see it ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:39 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
try pulling the rubber part out of the air box! more air !When i installed the 171 kit i pulled that and it made a world of difference " easy to do as well once you pull the cover you will see it ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:54 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
[quote="lovemysan"]You need the NCY 58.5mm head. You can add the head then add the intake later. These scooters like to be jetted kinda lean for peak power. I rejetted mine 3 times befor ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:17 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
It needs the bigger head and intake manifold to get the best performance out of the top end.

http://www.scooterworks.com/ncy-big-valve-cylinder-head--58-5mm--2-valve---geunine-gy6-products-1024.ph ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:04 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
The stock 125 cylinder head is restrictive. Mine was the similar. It takes 200-300 miles to break it in. It will be tight at first. I broke mine in the hard way motoman style. Also what main ...
  Topic: 161 Kit
tommyred

Replies: 61
Views: 7759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:38 pm   Subject: 161 Kit
I just had the 161cc head kit installed. Great acceleration, but when I hit 50ph, that's it. That's almost as fast as it went before it was kitted.

Anyone else have this problem when they kitted th ...
  Topic: Bailout Bag! Get it while it's CHEAP!
tommyred

Replies: 19
Views: 1937

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:26 am   Subject: Bailout Bag! Get it while it's CHEAP!
Edited OP to shorten URL! Razz

I was just mentioning There are a bunch of people who apparently think my Bail Out Bag is surgically attached because they've never seen me without it. I only have it ...
  Topic: modern buddy patches
tommyred

Replies: 20
Views: 1886

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:53 pm   Subject: modern buddy patches
i'd love a spaz patch if you've got one.

i'll mail you a money order if thats alright, the last time i used paypal (on etsy) someone in new jersey went to town at a baby furniture store with my ca ...
  Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
tommyred

Replies: 69
Views: 5722

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:30 pm   Subject: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
I only did the Saturday Ride. It was Pretty fun since i grew up here in San Diego!

oh I'm glad you did the one ride led by a Buddy!! that turn at Governor we held a light to make sure everyone caug ...
  Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
tommyred

Replies: 69
Views: 5722

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:02 pm   Subject: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
I really wish I could remember this guys name. He was super cool and I think he was also involved in a few of the rides? We has a good time at the park on Sunday watching the cops as they tried to shu ...
  Topic: No Brake Light
tommyred

Replies: 8
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:17 pm   Subject: No Brake Light
Correctamundo. Everything is fine except the sticky brake lever, so I think the culprit is there somewhere.

I'll post when I find out what it is, and what the remedy will be. Hopefully it doesn't ...
  Topic: No Brake Light
tommyred

Replies: 8
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:42 am   Subject: No Brake Light
I went out to look at it, and got too nervous to take it apart, cause I couldn't see anything off. I'll have at it in the AM. Bring a good flashlight and some WD40. It has been sitting for a bit.
  Topic: No Brake Light
tommyred

Replies: 8
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:27 pm   Subject: No Brake Light
Few different things can happen.
Your brake light switch(es) failed at handlebars, check each separately as mentioned above.
One (or both) of your handlebar switches are tilted forward/backward not ...
  Topic: No Brake Light
tommyred

Replies: 8
Views: 794

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:19 pm   Subject: No Brake Light
Did you check both front and back brakes?

Yeah, and they both work fine. I think I'm gonna take off the front, and check out the post below you.
Thanx
 
Page 1 of 3 Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Time: GMT
Jump to:  

  Scootergear designed by riders for riders


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
All Content Copyright 2007-2011 by Modern Buddy. All Rights Reserved.