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Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn...

 
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MikeR
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:07 am    Post subject: Buddy 50 slow to recover speed after a turn... Reply with quote

I'm finding that my Buddy 50 sometimes is having a problem getting back up to speed after negotiating a turn (not a curve) - any thoughts as to why this is happening and the solution?

Many thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What year? How many miles?
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MikeR
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:36 am    Post subject: It's a 2018, less than 1200 miles Reply with quote

See above.
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tenders
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you differentiate between a turn and a curve - a sharp angle of the handlebars?

Sounds like either a front bearing/brake issue (friction) or a throttle/carb issue (power). I would start by ruling either in or out the friction possibility. Maybe the brakes are getting compressed with a pinch in the line between the handlebars and the caliper?
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JettaKnight
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the belt and/or rollers are worn out.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: It's a 2018, less than 1200 miles Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
See above.



Your post does not state year of bike, nor mileage.
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tenders
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does, he put it in the “post subject” field of his first response.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gonna stab in the dark here. I have a 98 Zuma, and as I dive into a corner I slightly let off the throttle. Then, when I'm exiting, I punch it. Bogs a bit. The belt is new, the rollers are new but the torque driver has a weird wear notch and the guide pins hang up sometimes. The scooter does not have enough power to pull though the "notch". Before I got the Zuma it lived in a field running at half speed. I live with the bog but I may buy a new pattern torque driver one day. But check the belt and rollers like stated above. The Zuma's original rollers looked like Rubiks Cubes and the belt was nasty. Ran tons better after the new rollers and belt, just the worn out torque driver needs replacing. My Zuma had 2000 hard life miles when I bought it, and now has just under 6000 miles.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your tire pressures. Just a couple of pounds too low makes turns sloppy, and can affect acceleration.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we can agree the OP needs to do some more troubleshooting as the symptoms as explained could be related to...anything!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This scenario is the one I first noticed my inability to get back up to speed getting worse and worse. I also have a 50. In my case, I checked my stock rollers and a couple had flat spots even though very few miles and less than a year old. I replaced with sliders and it drove like new again. I would say start with checking your rollers.
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