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Noob Getting New Buddy. Suggestions?

 
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riancurtis
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2008 Genuine Buddy 125 (Black)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Noob Getting New Buddy. Suggestions? Reply with quote

I am picking up my 2008 Buddy 125 in Black on Saturday morning.
Aside from riding it, does anyone have any tips or suggestions for things I should do before anything else. It will be my first scooter ever (I normally ride my bicycle - http://flickr.com/photos/riancurtis/1573345597/in/set-72157602370286961/) so advise on ANYTHING about the buddy that a new owner should know would be appreciated.
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jfrost2
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First Ever Sold Orange 08' Buddy 125

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont ride it until you take the MSF, alot of people have had "accidents" because they thought riding a scooter was like riding a bike.
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ScootLemont
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congratulations!
have fun!
Ride like no one else can see you (because they probably wont)
Post up some photos in the gallery
I have only had my Rattler for under 2 weeks but I spent the first week riding the side streets - under 30mph - just to get comfortable - It seemed like a good idea to me.
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riancurtis
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2008 Genuine Buddy 125 (Black)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:24 pm    Post subject: good advice for myself Reply with quote

dont accidently post this in the scooter gallery Smile
reposting now!
loser here.
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Scooterpup
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Noob Getting New Buddy. Suggestions? Reply with quote

riancurtis wrote:
I am picking up my 2008 Buddy 125 in Black on Saturday morning.
Aside from riding it, does anyone have any tips or suggestions for things I should do before anything else. It will be my first scooter ever (I normally ride my bicycle - http://flickr.com/photos/riancurtis/1573345597/in/set-72157602370286961/) so advise on ANYTHING about the buddy that a new owner should know would be appreciated.


Remember that this thing really moves when you need it too, but can also stop on a dime. That means your front brake can make you go ass-over-teakettle if you grab the front brake hard. Practice making safe stops at increasing speeds and make sure you really feel where the center of gravity lies.

Always wear a helmet. This point was really driven home to me and others when my brother on his scoot met the back end of a toyota at speed. The helmet he was wearing kept his head from being a pile of goo.

Remember to have loads of fun. The buddy is one sweet ride.

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