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by cummingsjc
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Replies: 27
Views: 5409

The BOB deadlights blinker and running lights adapter is an awesome addition to my Buddy 50! The brake light modulator worked like a champ on my Hooligan. Both are highly recommended with two thumbs way up!

Please put my name into the random drawing for your great products!
by cummingsjc
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick Cowl Protectors?
Replies: 3
Views: 970

MoniqueKV wrote:I do. Not for me, thinking about getting for my friend for Christmas. But I too am looking at the Buddy Kick too when it comes to CA.
Oh, that makes sense. A gift for somebody else..
by cummingsjc
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick Cowl Protectors?
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Buddy Kick Cowl Protectors?

MoniqueKV wrote:Does anyone have a pic of the Buddy Kick w/ black (or chrome) cowl protectors without foot pegs? Also, any idea where I could get the cowl protectors in black? I'd like them for a holiday gift, but before I get them I'd like to see how they fit.
I thought you only had the Eclipse?
by cummingsjc
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about Buying a 2016 Genuine Buddy 170i. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 4130

They are both good choices. Are you going to ride every day? The 125 has a carb which can get gunked up if it sits for a while. Those who do their own maintenance are fine with this but it became a problem for me. The 170 is fuel injected. Marginally higher cost to buy and maintain but very reliabl...
by cummingsjc
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about Buying a 2016 Genuine Buddy 170i. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 4130

They are both good choices. Are you going to ride every day? The 125 has a carb which can get gunked up if it sits for a while. Those who do their own maintenance are fine with this but it became a problem for me. The 170 is fuel injected. Marginally higher cost to buy and maintain but very reliabl...
by cummingsjc
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Need a piece of trim
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Is the part you are looking for on this schematic?

http://www.scooterloungeonline.com/stel ... dhandlebar
by cummingsjc
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2005 Piaggio BV 200 vs 2006 Genuine Blur 150
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

You're probably on the wrong forum for getting much support towards buying a Harley Davidson motorcycle. I would recommend you either go back to the original "buy a scooter" idea or go with a new or gently used starter motorcycle, something like a Honda Rebel 250. Older Harleys were notori...
by cummingsjc
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Scoot!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 10862

Congratulations! Take care of it, and it will take care of you! You do not state how much riding experience you have, so pardon me if I'm underestimating you, but if you're using your Buddy to commute, then ride with your high beam on during the day and assume that you are still invisible to automo...
by cummingsjc
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing Left Brake Lever
Replies: 21
Views: 7440

paulremski777 wrote:Thank you Cummingsjc for your help. You are greatly appreciated.
No problem. That is what this forum is for.
by cummingsjc
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing Left Brake Lever
Replies: 21
Views: 7440

Re: Left brake lever installation by lay person

Anyone break a left brake lever and install a new lever themselves? Please give me a link. or step by step procedure if you have an answer to this? Please and thank you!!! Buddy 50 If you have the correct replacement lever, this is the procedure: 1. Loosen up the rear brake cable by rotating the te...
by cummingsjc
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick 125 vs. Stella Auto 125
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Everything that I have read so far about the Buddy Kick has been quite positive. It seems to be a nimble, light-weight scooter with good power output. I doubt there are any reliability issues with the engine as I would bet this design has been around in Asia for much longer than it has been here in ...
by cummingsjc
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Considering Selling My Ruckus For A RH50 Sport
Replies: 13
Views: 4435

KooK wrote:Thanks :P

But yes. Even the dealer said I just got a slow one.
Yeah, no offense meant and it isn't a slam on your self-worth! 😜
by cummingsjc
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Considering Selling My Ruckus For A RH50 Sport
Replies: 13
Views: 4435

Genuine products have a great reputation overall for being reliable, affordable scooters. As I previously mentioned, their bikes are generally very simple designs with proven engines, drive-trains, etc. The Buddy 50 and 125 in particular have great reputations with many riders reporting 20K-30K mile...
by cummingsjc
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Considering Selling My Ruckus For A RH50 Sport
Replies: 13
Views: 4435

Genuine is a quality company from everything that I have heard. This is something I have even heard from folks that work at dealerships and I have really never heard a negative word about their interactions with the company. They have a 2-year warranty on their scoots and have good service when the ...
by cummingsjc
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was MB down or was I?
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Must have been you since many of us posted replies over the weekend and yesterday.
by cummingsjc
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Black Cat 50 - RH Sport 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

That is unfortunate since it really sucks to own a scooter and then lose your local dealer support. I would have assumed that there would be a drop in scooter sales due to the relatively cheap price of gas versus the stronger sales that went on several years back when gas was over $4 a gallon for a ...
by cummingsjc
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Black Cat 50 - RH Sport 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

Ironically, my daughter and her family live in Bremerton and her husband has expressed interest in learning to ride a motorcycle for his daily commute. My daughter has some limited experience with riding scooters, specifically a few days on a Ruckus and about 2 months on an MP3-250, so she was tryin...
by cummingsjc
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble starting Buddy 125 need help.
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

I was referring to testing the battery while static, while starting the bike, while under load, and also to see if there is a parasitic drain. I apologize for not being more specific.
by cummingsjc
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble starting Buddy 125 need help.
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Duplicate Post.
by cummingsjc
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: RH 50 Windscreen/Windshield?
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

I can't definitely say about a speed increase since I have't added a windshield to my scooter yet but I would think that the smoothness of a windshield in front of you would have to be at least a little bit more aerodynamic than the human body with a small increase in speed and MPG. I have considere...
by cummingsjc
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Black Cat 50 - RH Sport 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

About 9-years, I believe. Mechanically not much. Same 2T Minarelli engine and frame. Also, most of the plastic is interchangeable, with the exception that the front windshield (the big painted plastic part on the front) on the Black Cat is different in shape (smaller dual lights that don't protrude ...
by cummingsjc
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble starting Buddy 125 need help.
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

How do you know the battery is fine? Did you test it with a multimeter? Also, how many miles on your scoot? What year? When was the last time the fuel system was checked and/or carburetor was cleaned? You might have a bad autocock under your fuel tank, bad vacuum pipe, or you may have to change your...
by cummingsjc
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New to scooters — considering buying 2012 Stella 4 stroke
Replies: 7
Views: 2030

You're crazy, get a Buddy! Seriously, if you have no previous motorcycling or scootering experience, I would highly recommend that you start with an automatic scooter like a good used Buddy 125 or other Genuine, Kymco, or Honda product (or some of the other reputable brands). This will allow you to ...
by cummingsjc
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on wheel diameter/ small vs large, differences?
Replies: 13
Views: 2605

Hooligan, Honda PCX 150, or Yamaha S Max would be my minimum recommendation. Bigger than those would be a Yamaha T Max, Majesty, Honda Silver Wing, or Suzuki Burgman 200, 400, or 650. For the diverse riding you describe you need power, pick-up, and as much visibility as you can get on a scooter. Wh...
by cummingsjc
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on wheel diameter/ small vs large, differences?
Replies: 13
Views: 2605

If you are anywhere near a Genuine dealer, see if they will let you take a test ride on a Hooligan. It runs on 12" wheels in front and rear and has a longer wheelbase than the Buddy series scooters. These differences give it a more stable / smooth ride with the trade off of a little bit of the ...
by cummingsjc
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 254 Mile Day Trip October 29, 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3232

Too much fun! That was probably an awesome trip and I would love to do something similar with my wife. Unfortunately, our lives seem to busy and the kids have a tendency to be an obstacle to doing a couple's ride.
by cummingsjc
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 29
Views: 4220

I don't buy used or open box anything. I've spent decades of purchases regretting it. I haven't bought used or open box for about 30 years and have never looked back. While I am glad this strategy has apparently worked out well for you, unfortunately, not all of us have the economic means to be abl...
by cummingsjc
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Black Cat 50 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Bob Hannah,
You have my curiosity peaked. Why the interest in how many Black Cats were made and the potential value? Are you trying to sell your existing bike or wondering if you should hang out to it as a potential collectors item? Or something totally different?
by cummingsjc
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Black Cat 50 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

From what I understand, the Black Cat series of scooters were only made in 2006 as a "premium" version of the Rattler 50. They aren't collectible in any real sense of the word and would probably be priced out roughly equivalent to a 2007 or 2008 Roughhouse. If you wanted to sell it in perf...
by cummingsjc
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 29
Views: 4220

Talk to the dealer from whence you bought the scooter and see if they might be able to cut you a bit of a break on repair costs. I would not go in demanding or angry in tone, just see if they will stand behind their original sale a bit. Hopefully, they might cut you a bit of a break on some of the r...
by cummingsjc
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy vs Hooligan Brake Light Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

I ordered the brake light modulator and will let everyone know if it works the way it should.
by cummingsjc
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy vs Hooligan Brake Light Connection
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Buddy vs Hooligan Brake Light Connection

Does anyone know if the brake light connector is the same style on both the Buddy series of scooters and the Hooligan? I am asking because I was thinking about installing a brake light modulator in my Hooligan and wanted to know if the Buddy brake light modulators from Voodoo Scooter Parts were comp...
by cummingsjc
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: New (to me) RH50 Owner--impressed
Replies: 16
Views: 4840

Chachamooby,
Do you know if the spark plug has been changed out from the original one? Maybe it's not firing cleanly enough to generate full power.
by cummingsjc
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: New (to me) RH50 Owner--impressed
Replies: 16
Views: 4840

My 10 year old Black Cat will routinely get 45 MPH indicated on level ground given a bit of time to get up to speed. I have hit 50 MPH going down hill.
by cummingsjc
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A full 32 oz.oil change
Replies: 7
Views: 1935

What is the general consensus on changing the gear oil on a Hooligan at the first oil change (600 miles or so)? I remember reading that most folks change out the gear oil around every other oil change but I don't remember if I should start the process on the initial service.
by cummingsjc
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: New (to me) RH50 Owner--impressed
Replies: 16
Views: 4840

Have you checked to see if ll the restriction parts are out? That would be an exhaust flow restrictor in between the muffler and engine and an extra washer in the variator assembly.
by cummingsjc
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 trouble starting
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Hah, I was going to try and post here before anyone wasted their virtual breath to respond, because the same dawned on me soon after I posted. I had messed with the idle screw when I cleaned the carburetor, and so I had a smack to the forehead moment. Played around with set screw and it seems fine ...
by cummingsjc
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 trouble starting
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Do you know how to adjust the idle screw so that the scooter might idle a bit faster?
by cummingsjc
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about Buying a 2016 Genuine Buddy 170i. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 4130

All of the Buddy series scooters are great starter scooters for someone just getting started as well as for folks that have been in the community for quite a while. Either the 125 or the 170 would absolutely work for your commuting needs. Many of the folks on here will probably recommend the 125 ove...
by cummingsjc
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 200 mile first service
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

This is service for the Buddy 170, correct?
by cummingsjc
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2005 Piaggio BV 200 vs 2006 Genuine Blur 150
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

My advice is to find a good, slightly used Buddy 125 for about $1000-$1200 and ride that around NYC for a while to see if you like it. As previously stated, the Buddy 125 has adequate power for in-city riding, is relatively light weight, quite nimble, and has good fuel economy. The Buddy 125 engine ...
by cummingsjc
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

Re: Buddy 170i questions

I'm just about to purchase a 170i, never had a scooter before, have a couple of questions (don't laugh): Is there a Neutral setting, as there is in a manual transmission? Do the brakes function normally when the engine is off? Do the mirror stems (that long metal piece that the mirror is on the end...
by cummingsjc
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prima Scooter Kilt
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

CountChocula wrote:You mean...you saw this guy's face on the ad and you're still wondering if you would enjoy this product? :)
To me it looks like a case of crazy!
by cummingsjc
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Color Schemes For 2008-2009 Buddys
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

I changed them out on my italia because I wanted black grips. The seat wore out about 15k so I had another purchased from a member here added. Those are the least likely to be damaged in a small spill. We used to see damaged handgrips on scooters all the time when I worked at FX Motorsports in New ...
by cummingsjc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Color Schemes For 2008-2009 Buddys
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

The only real reason that I can see for changing out both the seat and handgrips would be due to damage to both, perhaps in a drop. It is relatively common to see damage to the grips when the bike goes down and not unknown to see a bit of seat damage also. Or it might have been a choice made solely ...
by cummingsjc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2005 Piaggio BV 200 vs 2006 Genuine Blur 150
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

What is your riding experience level on scooters or motorcycles? Are you licensed on them? Have you taken a Basic Rider's Course? I recommend you start with that course before making your purchase. I've never owned any type of vehicle before. I took MSS Basic Riding Course on a 500cc Harley Davidso...
by cummingsjc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2005 Piaggio BV 200 vs 2006 Genuine Blur 150
Replies: 51
Views: 6344

What is your riding experience level on scooters or motorcycles? Are you licensed on them? Have you taken a Basic Rider's Course? I recommend you start with that course before making your purchase.
by cummingsjc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 gas cap....
Replies: 10
Views: 2397

DeeDee wrote:If that cap came on your 170i, someone switched it. That is not the OEM cap for your scooter.
If you re-read the original post, it was indicated that the fuel cap in question came from a Buddy 125, not a 170.
by cummingsjc
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How To: replace the front brake pads on a Buddy 50
Replies: 6
Views: 6863

To be honest, it really isn't that much different on most scooters that have disc brakes.
by cummingsjc
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone drive a buddy riot? would you for $600?
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

dasscooter wrote:That's 2,869.8 miles, not 28K.
If the actual mileage is 2,869.8, I would definitely consider this bike even with the non-standard paint job. ;-)