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Buddy 125 drivetrain in Honda Metropolitan

 
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buzzvert
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Location: Longmont, CO
2008 Buddy 125, 2003 Vespa ET4 150 - lots of previous scoots

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:55 am    Post subject: Buddy 125 drivetrain in Honda Metropolitan Reply with quote

Besides the obvious question of WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING, the simple fact is that I have a beautiful 2003 Met here that the VERY LAST JOB I was going to do to it was a coolant flush and fill. Alas, there is more oil in the radiator than coolant. Head gasket. And on a Met, that's a terrible job.

But.

I also have a perfectly good Buddy 125 drivetrain here.

So I'm thinking of making a 60mph Honda Metropolitan. It LOOKS like I could maybe possibly get the swingarms to line up. And if I get that, I'm good.

Anyone else done something as silly as this? Buddypolitan MetroBuddy?
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sc00ter
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Location: Norfolk VA
19 Piaggio Liberty S, 98 Zuma

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My old black Buddy 125 has almost 50,000 miles. I also had a low miles 150cc Buddy motor that I was gonna recycle but the guy with my old black Buddy ended up with it. Now I also gave him a running Honda Silverwing. I told him to put the Silverwing motor into the Buddy! But if I was him I'd get the 150cc motor running (was sitting) and swap it into the Buddy 125. But your Metro with a Buddy 125 motor sounds kinda cool!
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Dooglas
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Location: Oregon City, OR
Buddy 125, Buddy Kick, Vespa GTS300

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riding a Buddy at 60 mph is enough to cause the rider to give some thought to the stability of 10" wheels. Riding a Metropolitan at 60 mph should be enough to induce stark terror.
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babblefish
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Location: San Francisco
2006 Blur 180, 2008 Buddy St. Tropez

PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooglas wrote:
Riding a Buddy at 60 mph is enough to cause the rider to give some thought to the stability of 10" wheels. Riding a Metropolitan at 60 mph should be enough to induce stark terror.


That's for sure. The suspension on a Met is...interesting...
And as for the brakes....
YMMV.

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