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cost ? what did u get fixed and how much?

 
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lunchbox589
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject: cost ? what did u get fixed and how much? Reply with quote

got a blind estimate of will cost too much too fix better off buying
a new bike . flat tire , replace muffler ,oil leak about a 15000 miles
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Dooglas
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to believe that replacing a tire, a muffler, and a gasket would cost more than the value of your scooter. Tell us more about the "oil leak".
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tires wear out and or get damaged while riding, just like a car. If the muffler rusted out or got damaged find a used OEM one or get the NCY replacement that is much cheaper than the OEM. Also curious as to what the oil leak is and where it is coming from. I do remember the 150 Buddy had the exposed oil cooler. someone clip it and the muffler on something?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: cost ? what did u get fixed and how much? Reply with quote

lunchbox589 wrote:
got a blind estimate of will cost too much too fix better off buying
a new bike . flat tire , replace muffler ,oil leak about a 15000 miles
buddy 150


How much was the "blind estimate"? And, who gave you the estimate? Dealer or independent repair shop? Exactly how bad is the oil leak and where is it coming from?

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BuddyRaton
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you just want to whine let us know and go for it.

If you want help give some freaking details. Don't troll with a little BS statement.

What was this "blind estimate" intended to address and how much.

You already have an NCY exhaust you installed yourself don't you? Mine is about 8 years old and is shot...but they wear out and I'll order another one and install it in about 10 minutes.

Tires are tires. You can spend a ton on them or you can get good quality tires at a reasonable price.

So what's the deal with the oil leak? Could be anything from a loose drain bolt to a major issue.

I have no clue where you are but if you're going to get rid of it because of minor things are too expensive shoot me a PM.

Leaving out the oil leak we're talking about $200 in parts.

So are you whining or asking for help?

I'm ready to call Shenanigans!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To answer the title of your thread...which has nothing to do with your post.

On my 06 Buddy 125 I have not spent anything on mechanical repairs. Had to replace the right rear turn signal as I broke it.

I spent money on a kit, exhaust, carb.

Other than that belts, oil, gear lube, rollers...things that I do not consider repairs.

I did once buy a non running Buddy 125 for $330, repaired for about $150, found a buyer that wanted extras, had a total of about $600 into it and sold it for $1,600.

Like I said...if you're gonna get rid of it send me a PM

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Dooglas
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BuddyRaton wrote:
On my 06 Buddy 125 I have not spent anything on mechanical repairs.

Your comment made me think. On our 2007 Buddy 125 (owned since new), we have also spent nothing on mechanical repairs. We have replaced tires, belt, rollers, oil, and oil filters. Also replaced a plastic panel which I broke.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooglas wrote:
BuddyRaton wrote:
On my 06 Buddy 125 I have not spent anything on mechanical repairs.

Your comment made me think. On our 2007 Buddy 125 (owned since new), we have also spent nothing on mechanical repairs. We have replaced tires, belt, rollers, oil, and oil filters. Also replaced a plastic panel which I broke.


Yeah if you keep up with the lube and valve adjustments they are pretty bullet proof. Even those not overly mechanically inclined can learn to do these tasks if they research and take their time. It's pretty easy stuff.

The most "common" problems I can recall are stators, especially on the 09s. But a new stator is like $45. I had to change out the stator and replace the starter on the one I flipped. That was it. (Hint...only an OEM starter will fit!)

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