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  Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
vintagegarage

Replies: 18
Views: 234

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:45 pm   Subject: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Not all are as bad as the PGO/Buddy. The Honda and Yamaha speedometers on the scooters and cubs I have are only slightly optimistic.. perhaps 2-3 mph at 55 mph.. We should probably give this topic ...
  Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
vintagegarage

Replies: 18
Views: 234

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:14 am   Subject: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
What eggsalad said.. your numbers are what you should expect with a Buddy 125. Same as what everyone else sees with theirs. That is why Buddy MPH numbers are called BMPH numbers on this forum.
  Topic: Restricting a 150
vintagegarage

Replies: 16
Views: 327

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:22 pm   Subject: Restricting a 150
Take an X-acto knife and cut the 1 off the three 150 emblems so they say 50. That's what the previous owner of my 150 Italia did. I had to buy new 150 emblems when I restored it last year. Whether y ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 only kick starts with key off
vintagegarage

Replies: 2
Views: 155

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:29 am   Subject: Buddy 50 only kick starts with key off
The wiring diagram is here:

http://www.modernbuddy.com/pdf/buddy_wiring_diagram.pdf
  Topic: Yet another post about speedometer accuracy
vintagegarage

Replies: 19
Views: 302

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 11:20 am   Subject: Yet another post about speedometer accuracy
What I don't understand is why (as far as I know, please correct me if I am wrong) nobody has found it worthwhile to manufacture a front wheel speedometer gearbox with the correct ratio, or found a ge ...
  Topic: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
vintagegarage

Replies: 16
Views: 373

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:47 am   Subject: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
I'd also ad that the speedometer on the Vino is a bit more accurate than that on the Buddy. The Vino's is about 3 mph optimistic.. The Buddy's is about 7 mph optimistic. For the length of time the B ...
  Topic: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
vintagegarage

Replies: 16
Views: 373

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:20 pm   Subject: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
I have four Buddies and two Vino 125s, and ride them all in pretty much even rotation. The Vinos have a slighly heavier feel, with more luxurious chrome, and overall better general body quality. Th ...
  Topic: Project w/photos: Underseat charger pigtail
vintagegarage

Replies: 8
Views: 753

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:03 pm   Subject: Project w/photos: Underseat charger pigtail
Sorry to be so blunt, but I think Dan is wrong.. the "wiring resistance" is negligible. The reason for not directly connecting to the battery, is that the best path to the inside of the seat ...
  Topic: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
vintagegarage

Replies: 7
Views: 1237

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:03 pm   Subject: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
Also, the speedometer on my MyBuBu reads in KPH instead of MPH. I wonder if the Junwei's reads in KPH?
  Topic: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
vintagegarage

Replies: 7
Views: 1237

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:14 pm   Subject: Is this a pre-Genuine Buddy?
I have a 2003 PGO MyBubu 125. It also has the turn signals located where they should be. I got interested in PGO/Genuine scooters after renting a PGO Ligero in Bermuda. When I got home from Bermuda ...
  Topic: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
vintagegarage

Replies: 11
Views: 1443

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:42 pm   Subject: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
First thing you want for your financed is something safe and reliable. What you want to build won't be as good at both of those requirements as a stock Buddy 125 or Buddy 150. If you were building i ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 Mechanical Question
vintagegarage

Replies: 3
Views: 1468

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:54 am   Subject: Buddy 125 Mechanical Question
http://modernbuddy.com/forum/topic17349.html
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
vintagegarage

Replies: 31
Views: 2591

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:42 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Maybe the tariff is a California/Oregon deal or your dealer is trying to sneak in a markup on you. The Genuine dealers here in Florida say there is no such tariff on anything coming in.
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 electric start problems
vintagegarage

Replies: 5
Views: 1576

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:29 pm   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 electric start problems
Yes, that is the starter in your photo. Start by going to this page and downloading the 125 workshop manual:

http://modernbuddy.com/forum/topic17349.html

Then look on page 43 for a good photo t ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 electric start problems
vintagegarage

Replies: 5
Views: 1576

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:57 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 electric start problems
You asked for alternative answers that don't have anything to do with the starter motor, so here is one:

You aren't holding on one of the brake levers or the switches in your brake levers are bad. ...
  Topic: Can someone identify this rubber seal?
vintagegarage

Replies: 6
Views: 593

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:24 pm   Subject: Can someone identify this rubber seal?
That looks more like the ring that goes around the glass in one of your side mirrors. Did a mirror break when your scooter tipped over?
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
vintagegarage

Replies: 14
Views: 1293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:02 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
This is just my opinion, others may feel differently. I own both a Buddy 50, a Buddy 125, and a Buddy 150, and for my use, they are pretty much all the same. First of all, once you have had your Bud ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
vintagegarage

Replies: 7
Views: 700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:43 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 hoses misplaced?
Thirded.. your carb diaphragm is not seated properly. Easy to check without taking much apart. Lift the carb access panel unscrew the two screws that hold the diaphragm cover on, and make sure the r ...
  Topic: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
vintagegarage

Replies: 48
Views: 1966

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:17 pm   Subject: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
Babble,
What you call roller guides are the "slides" not sliders. As you say, sliders are what Dr. Pulley sells. There will be less confusion if everyone refers to them by the same name ...
  Topic: First Annual Nature Coast Scooter Club Spring Ride - Florida
vintagegarage

Replies: 1
Views: 1206

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:20 pm   Subject: First Annual Nature Coast Scooter Club Spring Ride - Florida
We had great weather for the ride and 10 riders..nobody from this forum showed up except me.. Three pages of photos are now posted at the link in the original post.

http://www.vintagegarage.com/n ...
  Topic: I'm back in business!
vintagegarage

Replies: 10
Views: 823

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:20 am   Subject: I'm back in business!
Bill,
You made a good choice.. Here is a photos of my Gyros.. the blue one needs an original front basket to be complete. The red one with no basket runs fine, but is my parts scooter.. please let ...
  Topic: First Annual Nature Coast Scooter Club Spring Ride - Florida
vintagegarage

Replies: 1
Views: 1206

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:54 am   Subject: First Annual Nature Coast Scooter Club Spring Ride - Florida
The Nature Coast Scooter Club is planning to have it's First Annual Spring Ride on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Florida. Beverly Hills is in Citrus County about two hours north of Tampa and ...
  Topic: Smoke from CVT
vintagegarage

Replies: 7
Views: 641

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:59 pm   Subject: Smoke from CVT
Try this same post tomorrow on April 2, EDT.. it's still April 1 here.

http://vintagegarage.com/FacePalm.jpg
  Topic: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
vintagegarage

Replies: 6
Views: 1398

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:15 am   Subject: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
I hadn't noticed that.. the one in the lower photo though does appear to have the "bump" in the right side of the handlebar cover, and so I think it has disk brakes. Maybe the drum brake is ...
  Topic: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
vintagegarage

Replies: 6
Views: 1398

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:18 pm   Subject: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
Yes, that is an original color. If you start up Bing images and then do a search for PGO MyBuBu, you get a bunch of PGO sales photos showing the color in a bit more detail. Here are two of them:
ht ...
  Topic: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
vintagegarage

Replies: 6
Views: 1398

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:29 pm   Subject: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
While I was at it, I decided to make a new avatar so I spent the morning riding all of my Buddies and then lined them up for an avatar shot. Here is a bigger view of the fleet as it stands today. Le ...
  Topic: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
vintagegarage

Replies: 6
Views: 1398

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:22 pm   Subject: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
Yesterday, I was visiting the scooter dealers in Gainesville, Florida, and thought I'd look again for a silver top box to replace the Soft Italia "Mocha" top box I had installed on my 2003 M ...
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
vintagegarage

Replies: 29
Views: 1533

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:58 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
Kendoori.. I sent you a private message (PM). To read it, click on the link at the top right of this page that says you have a message to read.. much appreciated..
  Topic: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
vintagegarage

Replies: 29
Views: 1533

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:55 pm   Subject: My Buddy 50 Won't Start
I'll say what everyone else is to polite to say. Please change the title of this thread to "My Buddy 50 turns over fine, but won't start", and you might get more helpful replies.
  Topic: Starter woes
vintagegarage

Replies: 8
Views: 920

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:28 pm   Subject: Starter woes
I found this post by Dooglas, much appreciated. When I got my new to me Buddy 150 International, I installed a new and fully charged FirstPower YTX7L-BS 12V 7AH Sealed AGM Battery. The battery had e ...
  Topic: what scooter clubs are there?
vintagegarage

Replies: 40
Views: 32798

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:05 pm   Subject: what scooter clubs are there?
Facebook isn't an option for me.. I dropped out of Facebook two years ago, when I realized how much they were tracking me. I think I'll just start a page or two on my web site..
  Topic: Rejet issue
vintagegarage

Replies: 20
Views: 1191

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:43 pm   Subject: Rejet issue
I'm also guessing that the diaphragm isn't seated properly. My buddy 150 accelerated smoothly but slower than a 50 and had a top speed of 40 BMPH until I got the diaphragm properly seated. Once I go ...
  Topic: what scooter clubs are there?
vintagegarage

Replies: 40
Views: 32798

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:25 pm   Subject: what scooter clubs are there?
I tried to start a meetup.com group yesterday for the Nature Coast Scooter club, based in Beverly Hills, Florida, but at the final step in the signup, meetup.com wanted $9.99 per month for life, so I ...
  Topic: My new Buddy International Italia 150
vintagegarage

Replies: 1
Views: 1355

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:03 am   Subject: My new Buddy International Italia 150
I finally found a Buddy 150 International Italia last week to match the new-in-the-box Genuine Italia top box that has been sitting in my closet for the past two years..now I need to find a 125 Buddy ...
  Topic: I may be getting a pink Buddy 50....
vintagegarage

Replies: 46
Views: 2535

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:33 am   Subject: Pink Buddy
Me too! By far the best color. About time this thread got back to the topic..

http://www.vintagegarage.com/nonhonda/Pinky.JPG[/img]
  Topic: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
vintagegarage

Replies: 34
Views: 2060

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:30 pm   Subject: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
ucandoit.. thanks for the kind words..
  Topic: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
vintagegarage

Replies: 34
Views: 2060

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:36 pm   Subject: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
The bins are made out of black Sterlite? dishpan tubs that I got at Walmart and cut with a snips to fit. They are attached to the scooter with a single long 6mm flange bolt that I got at Ace hardware ...
  Topic: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
vintagegarage

Replies: 34
Views: 2060

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:36 pm   Subject: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
I actually have two of each (Vino 125 and Buddy 125) and drive all four at least once a week, as I rotate among them for my twice a day scooter rides. To be completely accurate, one of the Buddy 125s ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
vintagegarage

Replies: 245
Views: 25811

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:03 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Here is another one, this time with the scooter body style.. seems like I see about one a month of these, and they all have very low mileage. I guess that should be a warning to buyer.. "looks f ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
vintagegarage

Replies: 245
Views: 25811

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:36 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
May have been sold.. I see that the craigslist ad has been pulled..
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
vintagegarage

Replies: 245
Views: 25811

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:33 am   Subject: Sunny 3 Wheeler
Here is another kind of three wheel tilting scooter we see a lot on craigslist in here Florida. They are generally sold here under the brand name "Sunny", and also "Dongfang" and ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
vintagegarage

Replies: 245
Views: 25811

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:11 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds

Eww. Just eww.

Hey, I resemble that remark!

That is a hacked up Xingyue XY150ZX, sold worldwide under various names.. Automoto, Vogue, CSR XY150ZX, Eurotrike 150, MP-150F-JCL, Roketa MC-83-150 ...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
vintagegarage

Replies: 245
Views: 25811

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:54 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
This one has factory A/C too!
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
vintagegarage

Replies: 245
Views: 25811

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:03 am   Subject: 2008 GO-4 Interceptor
2008 GO-4 Interceptor

https://images.craigslist.org/00w0w_kFQ2PqBcjjC_600x450.jpg
  Topic: Need Ignition Key Made
vintagegarage

Replies: 1
Views: 600

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:53 pm   Subject: Need Ignition Key Made
Here is one source.. I just did a google search for Stella Scooter Key Blank:

https://www.scooterworks.com/Key-Blank-Vespa-PPX-P3449.aspx
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
vintagegarage

Replies: 245
Views: 25811

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:51 am   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
https://images.craigslist.org/00B0B_2EYvmiBq4mg_600x450.jpg
  Topic: What do you guys use for a sound system?
vintagegarage

Replies: 26
Views: 2868

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:58 am   Subject: What do you guys use for a sound system?
I use one of these connected to a first generation iPod in my pocket.. mostly I listen to FM radio so I can listen to Rush while I scoot around.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-3-5mm-Motorcycle-Helm ...
  Topic: Dead scooter
vintagegarage

Replies: 21
Views: 1708

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:15 am   Subject: Dead scooter
yes, you are delusional.. sorry to be the one to confirm it..
  Topic: need variator ramp plate
vintagegarage

Replies: 2
Views: 573

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:21 pm   Subject: need variator ramp plate
It is called the ramp plate and it is available separately, as are the rollers. See:
http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/blackcatdrivingface
  Topic: What is inside of the Buddy 50 Ignition switch
vintagegarage

Replies: 5
Views: 761

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:34 pm   Subject: What is inside of the Buddy 50 Ignition switch
Here is the photo I was hoping that someone on the forum would take and post so I could understand how the Buddy steering lock worked. I ended up buying this switch on eBay. The part I needed was th ...
 
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