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Buddy 50 - Caps at 15-20 MPH

 
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wkw85
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Buddy 50 - Caps at 15-20 MPH Reply with quote

I was given a free 2007 Buddy 50 with only 2,000 miles. The only issue (known so far) is that it doesn't go faster than 15-20 MPH. Any pointers on where to start to fix the issue? I took off the seat and plastic last night hoping to dive into it this weekend. [/b]
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Buddy 50 - Caps at 15-20 MPH Reply with quote

wkw85 wrote:
I was given a free 2007 Buddy 50 with only 2,000 miles. The only issue (known so far) is that it doesn't go faster than 15-20 MPH. Any pointers on where to start to fix the issue? I took off the seat and plastic last night hoping to dive into it this weekend. [/b]


Most likely a fuel flow issue. With very limited use over its 11 year life, the carb is probably clogged and gummed up. Check also the fuel tank for rust and contamination.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could also be worn out roller weights, belt, might still have the restrictor in the CVT, etc. Exhaust pipe/port could be plugged if the previous owner used crappy 2 cycle oil. Could be down on compression....

How far into wrenching do you want to go?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My plan is to make it run like new. So whatever is wrong or needs to be fixed/updated, I'm in!

My first thought was the belt or something in the CVT.
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