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by cummingsjc
Mon May 01, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
Replies: 30
Views: 3812

Remous wrote:
cummingsjc wrote:
Would Plasti-Dip withstand the temps that the exhaust reaches in normal use? I don't know enough about the product to say it won't but it would surprise me if it can be safely used on such a hot object.
I sprayed plasti on both my buddy and kymco' exhaust and it's been ok.
Good to know!
by cummingsjc
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 engine upgrades and results.
Replies: 30
Views: 3812

I'm glad this thread was started. I was debating on doing the stage 2 kit to my buddy but after hearing what everyone is saying I'll just hop on my 883 sportster if I want the additional speed. I am still contemplating the prima exhaust though... The prima sounds nice, and it does let it breathe a ...
by cummingsjc
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick vs Lance Cabo 125
Replies: 13
Views: 2155

Sounds like the OP needs to update his original survey with more scooters! ;-)
by cummingsjc
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 cruiser mods?
Replies: 27
Views: 3560

See this thread that is currently going (and was actually only two down from your new thread in the postings list) : http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic30483.html The consensus seems to be that the BBK and other performance upgrades will help with additional top speed but they generally tend to w...
by cummingsjc
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. Pulley Sliders
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

You were so excited about the speed increase that you posted it twice! 😉
by cummingsjc
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New '17 Buddy Eclipse
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Those lights are commonly referred to as "deadlights" since, as stated, they are not DOT compliant. I bought a wiring harness that allows me to use them as running lights as well as alternating turn signals (they flash opposite the original turn signals for added turning visibility). Highl...
by cummingsjc
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6298

"Regular members" = Most actively posting to threads. I see a lot less brand bias from the most active members on this forum, as I previously stated. I never said you should have bought a Piaggio BV scooter (or any other type of scooter) or that you should not have bought a Blur. I was jus...
by cummingsjc
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Guardian Bells
Replies: 10
Views: 2419

Ok, what is a guardian bell? Some sort of horn?
by cummingsjc
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6298

I am definitely not trying to start a flame war or trolling. Most of the folks on this forum, including folks posting in the Blur section, have multiple scooters from Genuine and other brands. For instance, Dooglas is very big on the merits of Vespas/Piaggios and routinely seems to recommend them ov...
by cummingsjc
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6298

Just speaking my personal experience. My retro Italian styled scooter could have done 0-mach 3 in 4 seconds and it still would have been disrespected by every other vehicle on the road while being adored at the coffee shops. KCPaul and I are smack in the middle of the country not Portlandia, so it'...
by cummingsjc
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 74510

I want one of those RE's in Army green with a white star in the middle of the knee cutout on the tank. Yes please. I can't wait to see how yours looks after you paint it. :D P.S. Is it best to start with white or black for painting? http://cdn.rideapart.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Harley-Davidso...
by cummingsjc
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Looking at 2013 Blur
Replies: 41
Views: 6298

I've talked to him also. Unfortunately I am patiently waiting on a bonus check before I can buy. I wish Scooter World had one I could sit on since my legs are short and the Blur's seat is reportedly high. The more I read about the Blur's failure to be a true highway bike, the more I lean away from ...
by cummingsjc
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Rattler 110 Carb Needed Deperately
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: Genuine Rattler 110 Carb Needed Deperately

Hey all. Im from Boston mass and am in need of a Genuine Rattler 110 stock Keihin CArburetor , the 18.5 mm model. Not to many available on public retail stores, not for the real keihin oem. Anybody here have one for sale? a trust worthy person we can do a paypal transaction and ship that badboy to ...
by cummingsjc
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings from MV member
Replies: 24
Views: 2296

We brought home the Buddy 125 on Saturday and...surprise...after a weekend of joy riding, now her partner wants the matte black 170i that was on the showroom floor when we got there. I predict another scooter purchase in a month or so. I enjoy handing out the Kool Aid, y'all understand. ;) For folk...
by cummingsjc
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Title Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Please clarify. Where you live you don't require a title for a 50cc so when you bought the bike the seller didn't give you one, hopefully just a Bill of Sale. First step would be to talk to the seller to see if they can explain the discrepancy between the engine size and scooter labels. After that, ...
by cummingsjc
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings from MV member
Replies: 24
Views: 2296

If the Buddy 170 had been dropped and needed repair it probably wouldn't have been the upper plastic that was needing to be replaced. Normally, drop damage would be to the side of the front windshield, around the sides where the front wheel piece joins to the leg shield piece, or damage to the rear,...
by cummingsjc
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Go Scooter from Chicago Scooter Company (Review)
Replies: 8
Views: 6424

As per their website, the Go scooter has 4-stroke engine.

http://www.chicagoscootercompany.com/go.html

I understand that they top out around 35-40 MPH (with their website stating 30 MPH * (Restricted) and are relatively slow to get there.
by cummingsjc
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Considering a 3/4 helmet after years of full face
Replies: 25
Views: 2966

Nolan, I think, makes a helmet with a minimal chin bar. You might look at that. Yes, they sure do - the N43e/N44. It is lighter than most other helmets with chin protection, has a large face opening with good visibility, and has good ventilation. I have two of them and can say that it is my hands d...
by cummingsjc
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new-to-me 2008 Buddy St. Tropez adventures
Replies: 58
Views: 8257

bgwss wrote:Wow you are making that thing look spiffy! How did you clean the engine with air hose or just elbow grease?


Yeah, that's what I want to know too!
by cummingsjc
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Added prima Pipe
Replies: 42
Views: 6168

As nice as the Prima pipe looks, I was thinking about getting this one because it's well made of SST - also available in a Carbon Fiber look. Cheaper than the Prima, too ($160-$170). I don't really care if it doesn't add any power, I like the looks and the fact that it's SST so will hold-up to the ...
by cummingsjc
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Considering a 3/4 helmet after years of full face
Replies: 25
Views: 2966

I would echo the Nolan N44 series of helmets for their versatility in converting from a semi-full-face helmet to 3/4 visored or totally open-face helmet as desired. I have had the previous model, the N43 and have been quite happy with it.
by cummingsjc
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Tire Pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 1777

Re: Tire Pressure

kg21 wrote:What is the recommended PSI for the tires on a RH50 Sport? The manual is in kg's. Thanks
I would disregard what the manual states and go with the recommended PSI imprinted on the side of the tire. Most tires will be around the 30-35 PSI range.
by cummingsjc
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone try a fuel mapping device?
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: Why do you need to modify the Ecu

Mikestib1 wrote:Unless you ditch the air box, install a full exhaust system, and install a big bore kit, you don't need a FI controller.
Does anyone make a Buddy 170-compatible BBK?
by cummingsjc
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trailer Physics - Why a Single Wheel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

This is information on the supposed benefits of a single wheel motorcycle trailer (from the Texas Motorcycle Trailer website (http://www.uni-go-trailers.com/TrailerThirdWheel.html): The most beneficial aspect of a single wheel trailer versus a 2 wheel is the fact that it leans with you at all times....
by cummingsjc
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trailer Physics - Why a Single Wheel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Re: Trailer Physics - Why a Single Wheel?

I've been thinking of building a homebuilt trailer for a scooter but two images that I found on the web leave me perplexed because they both show a single-wheel trailer with the wheel situated well behind the payload. My reaction is that this can't possibly be smart because if the payload is latera...
by cummingsjc
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your opinion on the repair....
Replies: 23
Views: 2672

Yes, it would have been cheaper BUT I learned something. If this place cannot get a carb overhaul correct I would not want to trust them with a MP3! So it was a lesson learned the disappointing way. I guess money was involved to. I still might just replace the carb with a new one anyways. Just seem...
by cummingsjc
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I broke my Buddy 50?
Replies: 15
Views: 2657

Wow. Your story just gave me a reality check about thinking I would try removing my wheels to have a shop put on new tires. I was going to ask how difficult removing both wheels would be. It is not difficult to remove either wheel as long as you have the bike up on the center stand, are methodical ...
by cummingsjc
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on first Genuine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 6393

Thank you! I'm really liking this little scooter. unfortunately it is not a numbered limited edition like the psycho, nor does it have the NCY parts like the Black Jack and the psycho, but those can easily be added in the future. It pulls me around just fine and after the break in period I look for...
by cummingsjc
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your opinion on the repair....
Replies: 23
Views: 2672

So initially this is what I have discovered. For 1 and a half hour labor rate overhauling/rebuilding the carb does NOT include: 1) Ultrasonic cleaning of anything. Body or internal parts. Still dirty on outside. 2) Replacing the rubber diaphragm. Seems brittle to me and does not lay in upper part v...
by cummingsjc
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I broke my Buddy 50?
Replies: 15
Views: 2657

Did you replace the exhaust gasket? That could be causing the exhaust leak. Is it possible that you broke the threaded rods that come off the engine case and the exhaust is not properly sealing? Check those and then take it to a dealer. In the future, just take the exhaust completely off the bike wh...
by cummingsjc
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your opinion on the repair....
Replies: 23
Views: 2672

The boot/diaphragm/rudder thingy is likely the culprit, and I dont care to mess with it. Still hate messing with carbs because I do that all day at work. They said bring it back and they will make it right. Mistakes happen so I will give them the chance to make it right. This is also a test as I ha...
by cummingsjc
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: 17 roughhouse
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

From what I understand, the exhaust restrictor is in place in addition to the regular exhaust gasket, not in place of it. If you take the stock exhaust off the bike, you should be able to remove the restriction plate and put the exhaust back in place. The variator washer is also easy to remove. I wo...
by cummingsjc
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the right size Buddy for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 2444

The Hooligan might be a great option if you could find some knobby tires that would fit it. It definitely has more power and the ergonomics might work better for your height. The fuel injection would also make it easier to start in colder weather than a carbureted bike. Unfortunately, the price is a...
by cummingsjc
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the right size Buddy for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 2444

Barring the Honda Cross Club mentioned above since it is currently not a product readily available in the US, I would throw in my recommendation for the Roughhouse 50cc as a viable alternative. Quality used ones can be found for around $1000 or cheaper. See if you can find one on Craigslist near whe...
by cummingsjc
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170i Performance Improvements?
Replies: 24
Views: 3727

Scooterworks has this available:

https://www.scooterworks.com/Scooterwor ... 13063.aspx

Maybe it might help a little.
by cummingsjc
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170i Performance Improvements?
Replies: 24
Views: 3727

dasscooter wrote:13G rollers from the Buddy 170 will fix 'er right up. The hooligan comes with 11G which is great for acceleration but not good for top speed.
What size rollers are they? 13G x ? Is there a definitive source for rollers/sliders by bike type?
by cummingsjc
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on first Genuine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 6393

Don't get me wrong... that was my first impression of the scooter and I am coming from a Kymco S250....a pretty large scooter. My Beamer is really there for my wife or friends to use. I thought the buddy was going to be similar to the Beamer but it seems a bit smaller in length, and maybe a bit tal...
by cummingsjc
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: possible new scoot...feedback on Kymco Like 50 2t
Replies: 16
Views: 2257

thanks for feedback...working on another idea; I'm not sure if anything will come to fruition yet...I am in pre-deposit negotiations with my favorite shop on a leftover 2013 Genuine Buddy 125; told them I need total price no higher than $2k (price, tax, title, doc fees) and I throw them a concessio...
by cummingsjc
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: possible new scoot...feedback on Kymco Like 50 2t
Replies: 16
Views: 2257

Unfortunately the OP does not have his location information in his profile block or we might be able to help him with finding his next ride. I agree that a used Buddy 125 would probably work well for him at a very reasonable price.
by cummingsjc
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: possible new scoot...feedback on Kymco Like 50 2t
Replies: 16
Views: 2257

dasscooter wrote:Stay away from the Like 50. It's way too big for it's engine and goes about as fast as a bicycle with a flat tire.
Now that's brutal!! Ouch! :cry:
by cummingsjc
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Performance Improvements while RH50 is Still Under Warranty?
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Can I assume that your scoot has been de-restricted by the dealer since it goes 42 MPH? I thought that I remember reading that you could add some of the compatible Prima performance exhausts without voiding the warranty if you got a dealer to do it. The other option might be to buy one like this: ht...
by cummingsjc
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Companion ride for my Buddy 150 Pamplona
Replies: 36
Views: 7582

So, the OP should keep a bike around a bike in storage that he doesn't want, doesn't seem as if he is going to use, but will still have to maintain while waiting for an event that may not happen for decades (or more, or even in his lifetime) to come so that he can get a tank or two's worth of ridin...
by cummingsjc
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 deadlight wiring
Replies: 9
Views: 3045

Re: Buddy 50 Deadlights

compgeek 1979 wrote:Jay, How much would a harness for a 2015 buddy 50 cost?
Why do you want a new Buddy 50 wiring harness? If it is for using the deadlights as running lights, check out Voodoo Scooter parts and they have an appropriate wiring adapter for just that purpose.
by cummingsjc
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Companion ride for my Buddy 150 Pamplona
Replies: 36
Views: 7582

If you have the room to store it, it's always a good idea to keep an old tech vehicle around. Especially one that gets good gas mileage. If we ever get hit with an EMP or massive solar flare, you'll be the only one in your neighborhood with an operating vehicle. Think it can't happen? Our ubiquitou...
by cummingsjc
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing ignition on Buddy 50
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

You need to take the windshield (big plastic piece on the front of the bike underneath the handlebars plastic) off the front of the Buddy. There are a number of screws that hold it to the bike as well as a bolt in the front. Next twist the ring around the ignition assembly about an 1/8 or so counter...
by cummingsjc
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Questions About Getting a Blur
Replies: 20
Views: 4752

Even if the Blur can mostly keep up with traffic, it is always advisable to have at least another 10-15 MPH or more on tap to get yourself out of a developing bad situation. With no reserve power left allowing you to separate yourself from idiot cagers, you will definitely feel like you are exposed ...
by cummingsjc
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Help Me, Need Websites
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

AF1 Racing is no longer an authorized Genuine dealer based in their new consolidated store in central Austin so I believe that they are limited on the OEM parts they can easily get. Another scooter store in Austin already had the license for Genuine Scooters so they lost their ability to sell Genuin...
by cummingsjc
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front turn indicator
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Found answer voodoo scooter parts adapter The Voodoo Scooter Parts "deadlights" adapters allow you to utilize the deadlights and existing DOT front turn signals at the same time in various ways (both together, one as running lights and the other as turn signals, etc) depending on which ad...
by cummingsjc
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 150/170i vs Vespa 300 GTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2329

Have you considered one of the new Piaggio MP3 500s? If you are looking at Vespas you might try the MP3. It will do 2-up with no problem, get 90+ MPH if you wanted to go that fast, and is super stable at speed. I have been involved in the purchase of 5 MP3s over the last 5 years and I really have en...
by cummingsjc
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy vs Hooligan Brake Light Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Same brake light connection and the brake light modulator worked like a champ on my Hooligan. With the brake light now set to flash several times before going into a continuous light mode, I am hoping that my rear visibility and safety should increase.