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  Topic: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
wheelbender6

Replies: 8
Views: 110

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:35 am   Subject: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
Welcome to the forum. The Buddy should keep you a little drier than the motorcycle on wet days.
  Topic: What happened to the G400?
wheelbender6

Replies: 1
Views: 56

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:29 pm   Subject: What happened to the G400?
Members have taken test drives, I dont think any made the purchase. I have read posts from G400C owners on a motorcycle forum. Their comments are very similar to what the magazines have said about the ...
  Topic: New Scoot
wheelbender6

Replies: 6
Views: 175

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:21 am   Subject: New Scoot
Back in the 80s, I made a trip to the Daytona 500. Nobody could stay close to Bill that day except A.J' Foyt (Yes, A.J. in a stock car. He has raced everything but gopeds).
-A.J. ran out of gas with ...
  Topic: New Scoot
wheelbender6

Replies: 6
Views: 175

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:35 pm   Subject: New Scoot
Do you ever see Awesome Bill from Dawsonville around town? I loved watching him race that T-bird.
  Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
wheelbender6

Replies: 37
Views: 2266

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:00 pm   Subject: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
I love my scoot but I would rent a Harley to cross the country.
  Topic: New Scoot
wheelbender6

Replies: 6
Views: 175

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm   Subject: New Scoot
How well does that high revving SMAX climb the north Georgia hills? Road test articles dont say much about maintaining speed during a climb.
  Topic: G400C Scrambler
wheelbender6

Replies: 5
Views: 790

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:50 pm   Subject: G400C Scrambler
After looking at bikes that are suitable for a scrambler conversion. I think the G400C is tops.
-Monoshock bikes like the Himalayan are ruled out.
-The SR400 is too expensive and I am getting too ...
  Topic: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
wheelbender6

Replies: 5
Views: 126

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:25 am   Subject: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
The Chinese will produce a clone version within 6 months of the X-ADV release.
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
wheelbender6

Replies: 12
Views: 426

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:29 pm   Subject: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
I don't think sc00ter rides like a juvenile delinquent hooligan all the time. He just got a little excited
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
wheelbender6

Replies: 12
Views: 426

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:57 am   Subject: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
The spec is close to that of the CSC City Slicker at a lower price. The CSC City Slicker has sold well.
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
wheelbender6

Replies: 14
Views: 461

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:25 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
You can buy a 500w ebike from Yamaha starting at 2200 dollars. That would eliminate the need for an mc license and allow you to take the sidewalk in some conditions.
-But if a motor scooter is what ...
  Topic: Saddlebags for Buddy's
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 230

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:44 pm   Subject: Saddlebags for Buddy's
I used bicycle panniers on my buddy connected with some straps. It worked OK.
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
wheelbender6

Replies: 14
Views: 461

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:04 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
I agree about licensing. If you dont want to get a motorcycle license, just get an ebike or bike with an engine kit.
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
wheelbender6

Replies: 14
Views: 461

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:43 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
A 50cc scoot may be adequate now, but things change fast in Houston. The Buddy 125 will make more roads safely available to you when your commute situation changes.
-I used to commute to work on fre ...
  Topic: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 346

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:18 am   Subject: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
Even 10 inch alloy wheels would suit me. I live near salt water and my wheels rust from the salty air.
  Topic: Speedo slide rule
wheelbender6

Replies: 3
Views: 239

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:55 pm   Subject: Speedo slide rule
Ill stick with GPS.
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
wheelbender6

Replies: 27
Views: 901

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:03 am   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
I think the stock CDI has a rev limiter, limiting top speed.
-an aftermarket CDI may allow more RPM and allow you to use the benefits of the big bore.
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
wheelbender6

Replies: 27
Views: 901

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:24 am   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
My Buddy 125 does 60mph indicated, so that is close to 55mph actual.
-Just some bolt-ons added: Exhaust, jetting, cdi and coil. I did not try the method of rolling off the throttle near top speed an ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 22
Views: 2216

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:49 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
You can really get a lot of bike for your money these days. The naked Lifan KP 200 can be ordered for $2,200 on some sites.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0013/4948/4611/products/KP_BLACK_1024x ...
  Topic: New to me, Used Roughhouse
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 478

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:19 am   Subject: New to me, Used Roughhouse
You can de-restrict it and rejet. That would allow you to hit the bottom of the hill at a higher speed. Its just not going to climb like a bigger engine can climb.
  Topic: G400C Review on Motorcycle.com
wheelbender6

Replies: 0
Views: 571

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:36 pm   Subject: G400C Review on Motorcycle.com
See review at the link. They liked the great retro appearance and cornering clearance. They were not impressed by 25 HP and said experienced riders will likely want to do some power mods, like a tuner ...
  Topic: Put an ncy exhaust on, now have a burning smell.
wheelbender6

Replies: 3
Views: 521

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:59 am   Subject: Put an ncy exhaust on, now have a burning smell.
Its just that "New Exhaust" smell. Enjoy it while it lasts.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
wheelbender6

Replies: 52
Views: 3101

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:55 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
looks like Genuine didn't learn their lesson from the Stellauto.

at only 125 cc's the Stellauto was pretty much DOA.

Had the Royal Alloy been at 250 - 300 cc's I would've been interested.

A ...
  Topic: Fixed my kill switch, I hope
wheelbender6

Replies: 2
Views: 404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:50 pm   Subject: Fixed my kill switch, I hope
Carapace seems more appropriate (after I looked it up).
  Topic: Fixed my kill switch, I hope
wheelbender6

Replies: 2
Views: 404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:46 am   Subject: Fixed my kill switch, I hope
Time for annual state inspection and the kill switch suddenly quit working on my wife's Buddy 125. Removed the handle bar fairing to access the control block screws. Opened it up and it looked clean a ...
  Topic: Hot evening in San Francisco
wheelbender6

Replies: 3
Views: 598

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:07 pm   Subject: Hot evening in San Francisco
Great pic.
  Topic: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 448

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:04 pm   Subject: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
Nicely done. Those Harley guys are so smart and macho.
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
wheelbender6

Replies: 49
Views: 1124

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:59 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Metallica sang the National Anthem at the NBA final game 3, tonight. That blew my hair back.
  Topic: Scooter Saturday
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 487

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 11:11 am   Subject: Scooter Saturday
My wife has a Buddy 125 also. She doesn't wrench, but she is always up for a ride.
  Topic: Today's 170i commute
wheelbender6

Replies: 3
Views: 493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:20 pm   Subject: Today's 170i commute
Kool. How much top speed advantage does the Aprilia 250 have over the 170i?
  Topic: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
wheelbender6

Replies: 10
Views: 576

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:09 pm   Subject: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
They sell a translucent paint at craft stores that can make clear glass look like stained glass. I used some to make a clear tail light lens red. I have only seen it as brush paint.
  Topic: My $25 Roughhouse
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 615

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:51 am   Subject: My $25 Roughhouse
I would call that the bargain of the year. I have paid a lot more than that for a nice bicycle frame alone.
  Topic: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 710

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 am   Subject: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
Its understandable that you will not always have place to keep the scoot dry. Get a breathable cover like johnk said. The covers usually have some straps or at east grommets allowing you to tie the co ...
  Topic: Newbie on deck!
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 445

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:14 am   Subject: Newbie on deck!
Welcome to the forum. Just because you got yourself a scooter does not mean that you have to give up your motorcycle or other powersports. They all have their place.
  Topic: I'm back in business!
wheelbender6

Replies: 10
Views: 597

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:42 pm   Subject: I'm back in business!
I hope I am still scooting when I'm 85, skipper20. Keep on truckin!
  Topic: Helmet Recommendations?
wheelbender6

Replies: 10
Views: 526

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:52 pm   Subject: Helmet Recommendations?
If you are accustomed to wearing a bicycle or skate helmet, a DOT legal helmet is going to feel huge and heavy for a while.
-My wife went through a half helmet and some others before she found a DOT ...
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
wheelbender6

Replies: 18
Views: 887

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:17 pm   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Looks like we ran off another one, LOL.
  Topic: Beer Run
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 648

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:18 am   Subject: Beer Run
I have not tried hauling beer in the front pocket of my Buddy, Mr Fixit. That may increase my cargo capacity to 3 six packs.
  Topic: Just picked this up.
wheelbender6

Replies: 7
Views: 862

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:15 am   Subject: Just picked this up.
Nicely done!
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 23
Views: 1041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:13 am   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
On another note, Harley has released drawings of their new middle weight engine. The 60 degree, OHC water cooled engine looks really tall.
https://www.motorcycle.com/mini-features/harley-davidsons-ne ...
  Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
wheelbender6

Replies: 18
Views: 887

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:09 am   Subject: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
My only reservation about the used Buddy 125 is that is priced unusually low. Maybe i am just being a pessimist.
-You don't have to buy a Vespa to have a reliable scoot. Japanese and Taiwanese scoot ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 carb problem - probably lean
wheelbender6

Replies: 7
Views: 470

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:00 am   Subject: Buddy 125 carb problem - probably lean
Sounds like you tried everything I would have tried. Sometimes you just take it apart and reassemble it and it will clear it up.
-Hopefully somebody will have a better, easier idea.
  Topic: Touch Up Paint
wheelbender6

Replies: 1
Views: 309

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:26 am   Subject: Touch Up Paint
I am in the habit of buying one of those model airplane paint assortments and mixing the color myself. Sometimes comes out well. Sometimes not so much.
  Topic: Gloves for short stubby fingers
wheelbender6

Replies: 6
Views: 5795

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:11 am   Subject: Gloves for short stubby fingers
I have big palms and stubby fingers. I generally buy gloves that are one size too large so they will fit over my palms.

I agree with agrogod that you should always test fit the gloves, rather tha ...
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 23
Views: 1041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:12 pm   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
A lot of scooters spoil us when it comes to riding position. The floor boards allow me to place my feet under me when negotiating sand and mud and allows me to stretch the legs out forward on smooth s ...
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 23
Views: 1041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:25 am   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
"Harvey Danielson's brand identity is a double edged sword. "

True. Us old guys love the traditional lopey, pushrod engines.

We don't really know what the next generation wants. Today ...
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 23
Views: 1041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:38 am   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
"And let's not forget everyone's favorite, the Harley Davidson M-65!"

I saw one on display at a convenience store in Scottsdale. I have never seen one running.
  Topic: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
wheelbender6

Replies: 6
Views: 589

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:32 am   Subject: Found a silver top box for my MyBuBu
Did the red one come from the factory with the silver paint on the lower body? I might paint my lower panels like that.
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 23
Views: 1041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:26 am   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
I think Harley's venture with Aeromacchi was a good move at the time. Dual sport motorcycles were selling like hotcakes during that period. Motocross tracks were opening all over the place.
I will a ...
  Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 23
Views: 1041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:05 pm   Subject: Small displacement Harley coming?
I think the biggest obstacle to selling a small Harley in the US is price. There are so many inexpensive bikes available under 500cc. The small Harley would have to pack very impressive performance to ...
 
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