2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

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MillesOnWheels
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2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

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I am considering purchasing a 2009 Buddy loaded with 5,000 miles. The price is $1650 and is in near perfect condition minus a scratch on the front. I wanted to see if others in the forum thought this was a fair price. I have never owned a scooter and would be using this for commuting to work and riding with my partner to social outings around town. I have read a lot of great reviews about the buddy but am hesitant to purchase a 12 year old scooter....

Would love to hear your thoughts!
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Re: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

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Seems a little high unless it is completely up to date on maintenance, at least in my opinion.

A 2009 with 5,000 is that isn't up to date on maintenance is going to cost you a lot of money in a short period of time. The CVT belt most likely is original and will need to be changed by 8,000 miles. It will probably need the brake fluid replaced. The tires are likely over 5 years old. A lot of the other rubber parts can dry out and need replacing. It is common on the 2009 for the stator to go bad and it is an expensive repair if you can't do it yourself. I would also want to know when was the last time the valves were adjusted.

Personally would keep my eye out for a newer Buddy 125.
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Re: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

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Ask for maintenance records. Scooter should have had 3 engine oil changes, at least 1 gear oil change and a valve check at 4,000. If your brake fluid is original, it is way past due for a flush and bleed. You are coming up on a belt and roller service. Scooter prices have really gone up since the start of the Pandemic. If the scooter has been well cared for, I'd say it is a decent deal. Is it private party or dealer? Put your location in your signature, so we know where you are.
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Re: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

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Thank you both for the quick replies! I am in OKC. He is a private owner and he said they have been stored inside. I’m going to test drive today so I will ask about maintenance. Thanks!
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Re: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

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My 2008 Buddy 150 St Tropez with 19K miles has been drop dead reliable so far. I bought it used at around 8K miles so I don't know it's entire history. The only things I've changed so far is the oil filter and oil, two sets of tires, and battery. I did flush the front brake fluid, adjust the valves, and I'm about to change the front brake pads. I probably should check the belt and rollers too.
The asking price, IMO, isn't horrible if it's as clean as you describe, but I'd try to talk the seller down to $1500 if you can. It would be a better deal then.
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Re: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

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About 1.5 years ago I purchased my first scooter, a 2009 Buddy Italia 150. It had 1500 miles on it, in great shape, and ran well. Now it has 4600 miles and has been rock solid. I didn't know the maintenance history when I bought it, but with only 1500 miles on it, didn't think it needed much other than a new battery. The maintenance that I have performed so far is a few oil changes, a gear oil change, and new tires. I know that I need to bleed the brake fluid and check the valves soon. One item that does need addressing is replacing the bystarter component. It's hard to start when cold. Overall I have been happy with it. :D

For a price point of reference, I paid $950.
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Re: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

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Another point of reference, I paid $800 for a well-maintained 5k mile Buddy 150 1 year ago. Maybe I should sell mine if it's worth so much!
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