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Ha, no buddy sighting. I just wanted to be the 1000'th post.
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gr8dog wrote:Ha, no buddy sighting. I just wanted to be the 1000'th post.
Congratulations!Too funny :)

Saw a fellow St. Tropez heading east on Sunset Blvd in WeHo yeaterday...
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I see a Cream colored Buddy just about everyday parked in Post Alley near Post Alley Pizza and El Malecon.
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This thread is crazy. I see other Buddy pilots multiple times every day and see them parked all over the city. If I reported every last one of them it would take FOREVER.
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Cream colored Buddy on 12th and Union Tuesday morning. This makes at least 4 Tacoma Buddies. We're taking over!
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here's the garage at work:

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3 Buddy's (I got put in the corner cause I was late), a Sym HD200, a Kymco GrandVista 250, and a Honda Ruckus. There's also usually a Kymco People and there are two Honda Metro's that park w/the bicycles. We've taken over.

And occasionally one of these:
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Saw a black & silver Buddy on Century Blvd just in front of the High School tonight in Hillsboro.
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just got back from a Independence day celebration at the B.Y.U. stadium in Provo, UT. in a parking lot on the north east corner it was blocked off to cars but there were about 20 scoots off all brands and colors but i spotted a orange buddy (with the brown inner panels) and an italia. N.W. corner i saw a lone grey rattler among another dozen rides. i did pass a paparazzi and liked the look but hadn't heard of it before.
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bigbropgo wrote:just got back from a Independence day celebration at the B.Y.U. stadium in Provo, UT. in a parking lot on the north east corner it was blocked off to cars but there were about 20 scoots off all brands and colors but i spotted a orange buddy (with the brown inner panels) and an italia. N.W. corner i saw a lone grey rattler among another dozen rides. i did pass a paparazzi and liked the look but hadn't heard of it before.
Really!? I have only seen one other Rattler in the valley ever, and it belongs to my coworker who copied me. That is awesome!
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I saw a cream Buddy 50 at about 7 this evening (July 5) in the Garfield neighborhood of Phx. Is it anyone here?
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Spotted by NoHo Mike on our way from San Luis Obispo back to LA yesterday:

Buddy Pamplona tearing up the 101 North in Santa Barbara as we were southbound! Kudos! Odds of two Buddy Internationals passing in opposite directions on this busy freeway: pretty low.
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Say a red buddy 50 on A1A in Cape Canaveral around 8:15 PM...turned off before the USA building (went west). Was in my truck, but I did do a feeble wave through my back window....
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Spotted a powder blue buddy on the corner of Ponce and N. Highland yesterday at around 12:30. Sadly Victoria was not there to great her cousin since she's being stored at the in-laws for a week while they do construction around her parking spot. :cry:

On the upside I brought my helmet in with a sheered snap on the padding, and Twist n' Scoot replaced the whole fricking helmet! Damn these guys rock. :D
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On Monday, a blue buddy 50 parked next to me as I was feeding the meter. Unfortunately there are so many of them here the other pilot didn't seem fazed by our encounter.

This morning a 2008 or 2009 Pamplona pulled up adjacent to me at around 4th and Folsom. We exchanged compliments and took off. I think the creamsicle metropolitan that also happened to be at that light felt left out :twisted:
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i keep seeing a pamplona with a wicker basket on rear rack driven by a gentleman around O'henry's coffeeshop in homewood. saw him last on tuesday night around 7pm. i think he's even driven by a scoot club meeting on fri evening!
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On Tuesday saw an Italia parked on the campus of University of Chattanooga while we were doing a college visit with my daughter. She actually spotted it before me.
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There's an orange Buddy 125 (?) that's been seen in the Swanzey area of NH. So far it's the only other Buddy except ours in south-west NH. Hope he reads this list!
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prrfan53 wrote:There's an orange Buddy 125 (?) that's been seen in the Swanzey area of NH. So far it's the only other Buddy except ours in south-west NH. Hope he reads this list!
I saw one at home depot in Concord NH
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I saw my second buddy today west side Manchester NH, pamploma i think it was a rite aid parking lot, we have too many drugstores. any way two in two years
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Black 125 on Ventura Blvd turning left at Havenhurst. Rider was wearing a silver FF helmet.
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YAY! I finally saw a Buddy, and can post to this thread!

Orange Buddy, loaded to the gills with gear (I think I saw a sleeping bag)

Route 30 WB in Frazer, PA (near Paoli, Malvern, and heading toward Exton).

I was on my Black Buddy, but was on a perpendicular street, so they probably didn't see me. But if you did - let me know (PM me)!
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rgbwatcher wrote:YAY! I finally saw a Buddy, and can post to this thread!

Orange Buddy, loaded to the gills with gear (I think I saw a sleeping bag)

Route 30 WB in Frazer, PA (near Paoli, Malvern, and heading toward Exton).

I was on my Black Buddy, but was on a perpendicular street, so they probably didn't see me. But if you did - let me know (PM me)!
Makes me wonder if that is the member that is taking his buddy cross country.
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Went to the grocery store ( Vons on 30th Street) yesterday and parked next to an Italia identical to mine. I was hoping I would see the rider and strike up a conversation but when I came out, the scooter was gone.
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Pink Buddy parked on the Main Plaza, across from the courthouse. Saw a white Stella there a couple of weeks back, too.
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I see multiple scooters here in Portland every day, and I think at least two or three of them are Buddys. And there is now one more Buddy in Portland as of this past Thursday, mine! :)
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takora wrote:I see multiple scooters here in Portland every day, and I think at least two or three of them are Buddys. And there is now one more Buddy in Portland as of this past Thursday, mine! :)
What area are you seeing them in? I wonder if you've spotted me :P
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Now that I think about it... I see a few parked Internationals in NW pretty much every day, and usually at least one buddy of some sort, either parked or moving, along with all of the other scooters around here. I work way out in industrial NW, and live in SE, that's my daily trajectory.

Noticed my first BlackJack a few nights ago, he was gassing up on W Burnside a few blocks west of Dante's...
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takora wrote:Now that I think about it... I see a few parked Internationals in NW pretty much every day, and usually at least one buddy of some sort, either parked or moving, along with all of the other scooters around here. I work way out in industrial NW, and live in SE, that's my daily trajectory.

Noticed my first BlackJack a few nights ago, he was gassing up on W Burnside a few blocks west of Dante's...
Sounds like your ride is through some busy areas! I do O.C. to Beaverton every day on my Buddy.
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I'm really hoping I'll regularly be able to get to Beaverton and back for Uwajimaya and that liquor store!
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takora wrote:I'm really hoping I'll regularly be able to get to Beaverton and back for Uwajimaya and that liquor store!
Uwajimaya is fantastic. I sneak over there on lunch breaks sometimes when I Get the chance. Gotta love giant authentic Asian markets!
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Today I saw an orange buddy ahead of me in traffic, but then I got stuck at a red and I didn't catch up to him. While I was parking I saw a fellow Italia go by, but I don't think she/he noticed or cared.
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saw my first buddy last week !

i mean, i've seen plenty over in cleveland area. but here in toledo.. nada.

i see vino's and vespas regularly, and sadly, plenty of chinese scoots as well.


well, two days in a row, i spotted an italia. both times it appeared to be the same guy.

1st day, i saw it sitting at an ice cream shop, but i was in my cage, and running late getting to my shop, so i didnt stop.

the next day, i saw the same guy, on the italia, about 2 blocks away from the ice cream shop.

i was in my cage again, and he passed me in the opposite direction.

i wished i woulda been on my st. tropez at the times, but i was waiting for a new rear tire at the time, thansk t othe kind people that leave screws in the road.


anyway, that was a few weeks back. and i havent seen it since. and its the only buddy i've ever seen in the area. searched the forum, but i only see one other member in the area, but not with an italia. :(
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did the cream buddy come with a cream, stock back rack?

I saw either a cream or white buddy on the corner of Cannon & Carlsbad Blvd (Hwy 101) yesterday around 5pm. He was turning left and I right but he was at the front of that left line and I was 3 car lengths back on the right.

Stoked to see a buddy in Carlsbad!
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Over a year of riding and I finally saw my first Buddy on the road today - coming back from surfing in Seal Beach. It was a girl riding a cream colored Buddy with a sticker of the Hawaiian islands on the front "windshield." I see a few scooters a day in Orange County but this was my first Buddy sighting.
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rondothemidget wrote:Over a year of riding and I finally saw my first Buddy on the road today - coming back from surfing in Seal Beach. It was a girl riding a cream colored Buddy with a sticker of the Hawaiian islands on the front "windshield." I see a few scooters a day in Orange County but this was my first Buddy sighting.
I think there's a new dealer in the OC, so you may start seeing more!
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ericalm wrote:
rondothemidget wrote:Over a year of riding and I finally saw my first Buddy on the road today - coming back from surfing in Seal Beach. It was a girl riding a cream colored Buddy with a sticker of the Hawaiian islands on the front "windshield." I see a few scooters a day in Orange County but this was my first Buddy sighting.
I think there's a new dealer in the OC, so you may start seeing more!
Do you know where that dealer might be Eric??
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ScootStevie wrote:
ericalm wrote:
rondothemidget wrote:Over a year of riding and I finally saw my first Buddy on the road today - coming back from surfing in Seal Beach. It was a girl riding a cream colored Buddy with a sticker of the Hawaiian islands on the front "windshield." I see a few scooters a day in Orange County but this was my first Buddy sighting.
I think there's a new dealer in the OC, so you may start seeing more!
Do you know where that dealer might be Eric??
In Irvine: http://www.ocharleydavidson.com/

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cream buddy, affable driver pulled next to at Texas and Meade. he said hello! if it wasn't for that we were stopped, I'd have done the approved wave:)
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Red 125 on Cayuga in Ithaca, Saturday evening.

I ran up to meet the driver--my first sighting here! Asked if she was on MB, suggested she joined. You here yet???

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red buddy heading south on the 101 near La Costa Ave. half helmet, plaid short-sleeved shirt & shorts.
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Creme buddy 125 going down Hollywood yesterday. I've been seeing a lot of 125's around Hollywood.
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The only time I spot any Buddys is when I'm not in NJ!

Saw a couple this weekend down in Rehoboth Beach, DE. A sunset 50 on Rehoboth Ave & 1st st. Also a Pamplona parked down by the beach. I've never seen so many scooters in one place! :D
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takora wrote:Now that I think about it... I see a few parked Internationals in NW pretty much every day, and usually at least one buddy of some sort, either parked or moving, along with all of the other scooters around here. I work way out in industrial NW, and live in SE, that's my daily trajectory.

Noticed my first BlackJack a few nights ago, he was gassing up on W Burnside a few blocks west of Dante's...
Takora, our commuting paths might cross... I ride from NW over to NoPo. What color is your buddy?

I ride 07 Black/Silver and have a Corazzo Black 5.0 and White helmet.
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Hello there! Mine's a white one with black racks. I wear a Corazzo speedway jacket and a black helmet. I'm in the process of moving, so for the next week or so I'll have flattened cardboard boxes bungeed precariously to the ride... Feel free to say 'hi' if you see me.

I just realized that this weekend, due to the move, were the first days I hadn't ridden the buddy since I got it. I did more than 300 miles my first week with it, and now haven't ridden it for three days. Back on it in the morning!

Do they still do the black/silver combo? Or was that custom? It looks really sharp.
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I was in Denver this past weekend and was so bummed because I hadn't seen a single scoot...until I went downtown, and then they were on every corner! :D
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No buddy sightings here, in fact that is the problem! It has been over a week. Last night I was chased by two Vespas though, fortunately they were no match for the Buddy.
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Saw a perl Buddy on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy around 7 this morning. rider was wearing a black mesh and full face.
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I went to park my Roughhouse just now and saw this new red 50 International next to my spot!

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I saw a red 125 buddy between main street and state street going east on 3900 s in Salt Lake around 6:30 or so...Oh and the rider was wearing a red shirt and a brown helmet?

WAS IT YOU??????

This is the first sighting I got to post :) I'm pretty excited...
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Had my first sighting since I got my buddy!
Ran into (not literally!) an olive-colored Stella in downtown Asheville while I was getting a hot dog from the sidewalk vendor. I had tried to pass it by, but then the smell got caught in my helmet. Had to pull a u-turn! :lol:
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