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  Topic: Roughhouse 50 WiP
z20k

Replies: 5
Views: 3647

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:45 pm   Subject: Roughhouse 50 WiP
That's a sick handlebar setup. What kind of cluster are you using?
  Topic: Hello again!
z20k

Replies: 17
Views: 1334

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:17 am   Subject: Hello again!
I'm in 78704, too and work in 78744. Right this very second my Buddy is being worked on, and getting new tires so I'm riding my 50cc Piaggio LT around. My Buddy has unfortunately has some really weird ...
  Topic: Hello again!
z20k

Replies: 17
Views: 1334

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:03 am   Subject: Hello again!
Haha, yes - this past winter has been pretty cold (by Texas standards, anyways - lows in the 20s.)
  Topic: Hello again!
z20k

Replies: 17
Views: 1334

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:21 am   Subject: Hello again!
I live in Austin, and while I have a car, I rarely ever use it (only if it's raining and cold, one or the other is fine.)
  Topic: Hip to Be Square Rally! Houston, TX April 5-7 2013
z20k

Replies: 4
Views: 2152

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:42 pm   Subject: Hip to Be Square Rally! Houston, TX April 5-7 2013
I'll be there, hopefully on my Piaggio LT50, if not, I'll be on my 161 Buddy.
  Topic: Best performance tires for a Buddy?
z20k

Replies: 17
Views: 3015

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:50 pm   Subject: Best performance tires for a Buddy?
So, I got the Prima whitewalls put on my Buddy 161 a while back with red rims for the look assuming the performance would be just as good as the stock tires.. and I gotta say, they freaking suck. I fe ...
  Topic: Got a new ride replete with CVT!
z20k

Replies: 15
Views: 1689

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:06 pm   Subject: Got a new ride replete with CVT!
Oh wow I love those.. so fast at just 50cc..

If I get my HD200 sold and can afford one someday I hope I can get one.
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 5093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:01 am   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
Hello Buddyland:

Immediately after my upgrade from Buddy 125 stock engine to 161cc, I did notice increased oil consumpution. I checked my oil level amost every couple days. Oil consumption has now ...
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 5093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:03 am   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
Well.. things went in a new direction..

My 161 buddy kept drinking oil, so I decided to get a second opinion from another shop. I don't want to go into too much detail as people I know locally visi ...
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 5093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:32 pm   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
I'm getting a second opinion on whether or not all that work needs to be done, but it's definitely concerning.. my scooter is my primary mode of transportation. Shocked

If your kitted engine exhau ...
  Topic: Philip McCaleb wishes you a joyous holiday season
z20k

Replies: 34
Views: 4984

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:55 am   Subject: Philip McCaleb wishes you a joyous holiday season
This right here is exactly why I continue to support Genuine. Cool

Happy Holidays, Phil - and as an Austinite, we look forward to getting to meet you!
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 5093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:56 pm   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
Yeah, this has been a lesson is understanding my knowledge limitations and perhaps someone with limited mechanical knowledge should not have performance mods beyond their understanding. Embarassed

He ...
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 5093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:59 pm   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
My top speed is usually an indicated 65 and I got it up to 70 once, which before I could only get to 60.
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 5093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:59 pm   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
Hi Richard,

Thank you for your post. I think they already checked the valve clearances, but I think that's all they've checked. I'm going to go in soon to have it completely looked at and ride my S ...
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 5093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:38 pm   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
Yeah, I'm going to try and have a friend check it out.. I don't exactly know how to ask my dealership who I've become good friends with, "Hey uh, did you install this right?" Confused
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 5093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:06 pm   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
I'm getting a second opinion on whether or not all that work needs to be done, but it's definitely concerning.. my scooter is my primary mode of transportation. Shocked
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 5093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:44 pm   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
If you decide to kit your 125 to a 161.. basically you're going to want to change the oil after 200 miles and check it constantly. I broke mine in at 500 miles and guess what? I ran it out of oil on a ...
  Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
z20k

Replies: 74
Views: 9445

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:47 pm   Subject: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
I hope when he gets well he'll be able to do the scooter rides that were planned. We didn't get to see him here in Austin.
  Topic: ScooterWorks being flaky?
z20k

Replies: 14
Views: 2145

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:39 pm   Subject: ScooterWorks being flaky?
I think there good people well except there 100% responsable for my lemon head candy addiction. Sure wished they had there site set up like scooter on line. I might be wrong but most of the buddy pa ...
  Topic: ScooterWorks being flaky?
z20k

Replies: 14
Views: 2145

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:54 pm   Subject: ScooterWorks being flaky?
I will say this, they just called and completed the order and apologized for the delay.

I'll chalk this up the parts being atypical and the holiday rush. Confused
  Topic: ScooterWorks being flaky?
z20k

Replies: 14
Views: 2145

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:36 pm   Subject: ScooterWorks being flaky?
Of course, you may own and ride whatever scooter you wish. I have to ask though - what is this other scooter importer that you would choose to patronize because they operate an on-line and telephone r ...
  Topic: ScooterWorks being flaky?
z20k

Replies: 14
Views: 2145

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:04 am   Subject: ScooterWorks being flaky?
All they do is order from ScooterWorks Direct which is the same people with a different pricing set.

The entire reason I've resorted to ordering directly from ScooterWorks is because my local shop ...
  Topic: ScooterWorks being flaky?
z20k

Replies: 14
Views: 2145

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:46 pm   Subject: ScooterWorks being flaky?
Has anyone else had issues ordering by phone with ScooterWorks lately? I called yesterday and was told they need to "sku up my order" and would call me back.. flash forward 24 hours and I gi ...
  Topic: 161 MetroBuddy, Just about finished
z20k

Replies: 22
Views: 3446

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:52 pm   Subject: 161 MetroBuddy, Just about finished
Found this thread on google.. all I can say is I'm massively jealous and would pay a lot of money for this..

Hey gearhead, you're local to Austin - right? Wanna make some money? Laughing
  Topic: Length of Buddy 170i?
z20k

Replies: 3
Views: 942

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:46 pm   Subject: Length of Buddy 170i?
Careful because that measurement may or may not include the grab bar!
  Topic: Prima pipe bracket broke
z20k

Replies: 4
Views: 828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:25 pm   Subject: Prima pipe bracket broke
I had clearance problems with the Prima pipe before my accident and used it as an excuse to go with the NCY pipe. It's got a throatier sound and much better clearance.
  Topic: 2013 Vespa 946. What's Up With That? (Vid)
z20k

Replies: 25
Views: 3391

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:55 am   Subject: 2013 Vespa 946. What's Up With That? (Vid)
That's the only modern Vespa I'd spend money on.. and I would the day it came out. Wink
  Topic: Price check
z20k

Replies: 27
Views: 2823

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:56 pm   Subject: Price check
Do not buy it. No title, NO DEAL.

You will go through a LOT of pain to get that properly titled, registered and insured.
  Topic: her new 'do
z20k

Replies: 29
Views: 2241

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:59 am   Subject: her new 'do
I'm usually not a fan of white scoters, but that's REALLY sharp.
  Topic: Genuine Buddy, Windshield
z20k

Replies: 25
Views: 7506

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:27 am   Subject: Genuine Buddy, Windshield
My wife has been looking for a windscreen for her Buddy too. She really was hoping to get one that extends out at the bottom to cover her hands. Cuppini makes one that has the shape that she wants, bu ...
  Topic: Request: How to remove rear panels
z20k

Replies: 7
Views: 977

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:57 pm   Subject: Request: How to remove rear panels
Actually after too many F bombs, I'm just going to let my dealer handle this.. hah.
  Topic: Request: How to remove rear panels
z20k

Replies: 7
Views: 977

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:44 pm   Subject: Request: How to remove rear panels
I am VERY interested in figuring this out too... I'm trying to replace one of the back panels and this seems to be all that is stopping me..

Hopefully someone out there knows how to do this? Sad
  Topic: 161cc Fakejack
z20k

Replies: 20
Views: 3078

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:48 pm   Subject: 161cc Fakejack
That was a fun slide.. Smile

Yeah, the Fakejack went down -again- but thankfully the only damage was to a front black panel that is already ordered and to be replaced with a red panel. Twisted Evil
  Topic: Not a Great Way to Start the Day
z20k

Replies: 47
Views: 3021

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:44 pm   Subject: Not a Great Way to Start the Day
No offense to anyone still there, but stories like this make me glad I left Atlanta. Confused
  Topic: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
z20k

Replies: 87
Views: 8425

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:29 pm   Subject: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
IIRC,
Minecraft is available as a standalone game that can be played without Internet access.

You can play it offline but it requires a net connection to validate your account each time.
  Topic: Harleigh's new clothes
z20k

Replies: 26
Views: 4758

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:42 pm   Subject: Harleigh's new clothes
Is there a secret to getting these panels off? Everyone seems to be able to do it so easily but I can't figure out how to get off the back panels for anything. Confused
  Topic: Scooter Cannonball Run 2014 Rules!
z20k

Replies: 24
Views: 2400

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:52 pm   Subject: Scooter Cannonball Run 2014 Rules!
Ah I thought it had to meet -all- of them. Derp. Razz
  Topic: Scooter Cannonball Run 2014 Rules!
z20k

Replies: 24
Views: 2400

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:57 pm   Subject: Scooter Cannonball Run 2014 Rules!
Counter-protest: http://scootergumballrally.com

Wheels no larger than 12 inches.

Guess my HD200 is out. Rolling Eyes
  Topic: The one that almost got away
z20k

Replies: 15
Views: 3777

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:44 am   Subject: The one that almost got away
Also, be careful with those racks.. they dig into blackjack seats over time.
  Topic: The one that almost got away
z20k

Replies: 15
Views: 3777

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:43 am   Subject: The one that almost got away
Sadly an original 06 model windshield will not fit a blackjack or anything but the 06 buddies with the small headlight.
  Topic: 161cc Fakejack
z20k

Replies: 20
Views: 3078

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:38 pm   Subject: 161cc Fakejack
ericalm: It feels more or less exactly like my Prima pipe. As I was leaving my dealer last night one of the owners was tweaking his NCY pipe and managed to get an even beefier sound out of it and want ...
  Topic: 161cc Fakejack
z20k

Replies: 20
Views: 3078

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:51 pm   Subject: 161cc Fakejack
Update!

I now have the scoot back in my possession, but sadly still not 100%, some of the replacement panels that came in were damaged.

As part of the fix, my prima pipe had to be replaced and w ...
  Topic: 2007 Buddy 125 beater
z20k

Replies: 52
Views: 15203

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:31 am   Subject: 2007 Buddy 125 beater
So this is kind of an old thread, but it seems if anyone would know you would..

How much do you have to take off to get the back panels off? (The ones with the screw holes from the rear rack or han ...
  Topic: Dropped my new Stella 4t
z20k

Replies: 23
Views: 2561

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:53 am   Subject: Dropped my new Stella 4t
Just my opinion.. I would replace the helmet. Universally I've heard that you should replace a helmet immediately after it's been down.
  Topic: woot! new scoot!
z20k

Replies: 21
Views: 2460

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:18 pm   Subject: woot! new scoot!
That's a freaking nice scooter. Twisted Evil
  Topic: NBR: Anything obviously wrong with this ad..?
z20k

Replies: 8
Views: 1127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:36 am   Subject: NBR: Anything obviously wrong with this ad..?
I probably could if I knew how to drive a manual scooter. Razz

The guy lives in north Austin and I'm in south Austin.. I guess I could come see him at his house and get him to ride it in front of me ...
  Topic: NBR: Anything obviously wrong with this ad..?
z20k

Replies: 8
Views: 1127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:02 am   Subject: NBR: Anything obviously wrong with this ad..?
Well I worked him down to $1,800 Wink

But you're right. I'm still kind of in that mode of "I want it.. but should I?"
  Topic: Free Genuine Schwag?!
z20k

Replies: 13
Views: 1568

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:08 pm   Subject: Free Genuine Schwag?!
So today I check my mail and got a random package directly from Genuine and inside was some neat treats. Sadly, the shirt is an XL but I'll probably still wear it around the house. (I wear a large or ...
  Topic: NBR: Anything obviously wrong with this ad..?
z20k

Replies: 8
Views: 1127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:12 pm   Subject: NBR: Anything obviously wrong with this ad..?
http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/3334888664.html

Claims to have a valid texas title, and will deliver for $1800. Anything I'm missing here?

EDIT: It looks like a 1980 Vespa PX 150. He confirmed ...
  Topic: crashed! need replacement parts, where to get them?
z20k

Replies: 14
Views: 2934

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:41 pm   Subject: crashed! need replacement parts, where to get them?
Bump.

I'm in need of this part (my dealer is out) - any ideas?
 
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