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GregsBuddy
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 2:58 pm    Post subject: Sold my Buddy 170i Reply with quote

I sold and delivered my Buddy 170i to a gent in San Francisco that has been to this site.
The CL price was quite low and there were many responses, however the gent that bought it is a moto guy and understands the quality of Taiwanese products. He noted the suspension updates made to the scoot' and was attracted by them and price.
I'm down to one scoot'now; a 2009 Yamaha TMAX 500. I love this maxi and have ridden it 16K miles in the last 16 months and am still enjoying it. I suggest the TMAX to anyone who wants a maxi with terrific handling and strong smooth power.

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Dooglas
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tmax is a serious ride. (you've forgotten to update your scooter stable in your profile)
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GregsBuddy
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated my profile.
I was looking at Craigslist in PDX yesterday. There's a bumper crop of attractive rides up there at the moment. I'll be up to see friends and family in a couple of weeks. Hope it's dry.

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Yamaha SMAX and Honda PCX150 were at the top of my short list when I was shopping. But then along came a Buddy 150 at a price too good to pass up, even though it wasn't on my list at all.

Even though I practically stole the Buddy, I kind of wish I had held out for something with bigger tires. I find my Buddy to be particularly bad on rough roads, which many of them are around here.
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ucandoit
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked out some videos of the Yamaha SMAX. It looks like a very good scooter for my son, who says my Buddy 125 is too small; he's thinking of getting a small motorcycle, but this Yamaha has plenty of power and speed. I keep wondering what larger 13" wheels would be like. I'm too cautious to go 60 mph for very long on a scooter.
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GregsBuddy
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking at the SMAX and Burgman 200.
The SMAX has a flat floor which is great for utility.
The Burgman is a large step up from the SMAX but doesn't have a flat floor.
I'm leaning toward the Burgman because it's really a big step up overall and I'll learn to use the very large underseat storage for utility purposes.

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GregsBuddy wrote:
Updated my profile.

I meant that thing over on the left underneath your location. Not that it really matters, but I was just commenting.

(I started to say "under your avatar", then I noticed that nobody but me on this thread even has an avatar. Wink )
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done!
If/when, Genuine brings a water cooled, four valve scoot' with 12"+ wheels, I'll be very interested in returning to the fold.
Until then, chao baby!

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eggsalad wrote:
The Yamaha SMAX and Honda PCX150 were at the top of my short list when I was shopping. But then along came a Buddy 150 at a price too good to pass up, even though it wasn't on my list at all.

Even though I practically stole the Buddy, I kind of wish I had held out for something with bigger tires. I find my Buddy to be particularly bad on rough roads, which many of them are around here.


Mind me asking what you paid?
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind at all! Happy to boast!

I paid $800. The scooter, given age, condition, and mileage, should have sold for at least a grand, maybe $1200, maybe more!
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooglas wrote:

(I started to say "under your avatar", then I noticed that nobody but me on this thread even has an avatar. Wink )


I fixed the glitch. Wink
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