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rickyd410
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:24 pm    Post subject: QUESTIONs! HELP! Reply with quote

Okay, so I'm veeeeeerrrry interested in the buddy, but have some questions that I hope you guys/gals can help me with.

1. I don't have an enclosed space to keep my buddy at night. This probably wouldn't be a problem if I lived out in the boondocks. But I live in Baltimore, where crime isn't unheard of (that's putting it nicely). Smile Any suggestions?

2. I feel silly for even asking this, but what do you guys/gals do about helmet hair? Embarassed I have long curly hair that will probably suffer from me getting a scooter. any remedies? Obviously I don't care when I'm out riding for fun, but when I'm taking the buddy to work... Hm..

Thanks all! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem, since I live in a sketchy neighborhood with no garage. I ended up buying a generic motorcycle cover at my local auto parts store and buying a chain to secure it to a post. It's worked really well so far, since no one has come near my scooter.

Of course, keep in mind that the Buddy 50cc weighs around 200lbs. As long as you lock the steering column, it's going to be really hard for someone to even try and walk off with it.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use the steering lock and good cable to something immovable and the security should be alright..

As for hat hair, I just keep a baseball cap under the seat, so when the helmet comes off, I have an instant cover up Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This hair-do always works






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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto Scarabmonkey....... Score another point for low maintenance.....
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as your hair is concerned, elastic headbands can help out a lot...

There are some now that have little rubber nubbies on them so they don't slide around -- I've only seen/used the ones made by Goody.

(I lifted this image from their website since I couldn't find one anywhere...)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There have been reports of thieves putting a scoot on 2 skateboards and making off with it. Yowza. If you search some other forums and read how people's scooters get stolen, you'll find that thieves are a pretty resourceful bunch.

Best thing to do is to get a really good chain & lock (spend some money on this, it's cheaper than a new Buddy). Wrap the chain around the floorboard when you lock it up. Chaining the wheel will only result in damage to your scoot.

You can also get an alarm, but the efficacy of alarms is pretty debatable.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howdy....We live in Bmore and have had our buddy for a month now with NO! problems in the city. And we live in Fell's Point. Its outside all the time. Just have to lock it up every place you go. We got ours at motostrada in Cockeysville. The guys are great, and they do service up there too. If you get a buddy....and i recommend it hit me up. well go for a ride ~ o and by the way...we sold sold 1 of our 2 cars and dont even use the other car. the buddy takes us eveywhere!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ ha so funny, we sold a second car for a buddy too...but them we got ANOTHER buddy so we each have one. still it is a huge savings in gas and parking (for my husband $50 a month). the car sits alone in garage-rarely driven since the we and the Buddies like tooling around our neighborhood and its haunts so much. Tonight we are going to a party in the (stupid) car, and have to run something like 2 months of put off car errands before we go (no you cannot fit a case of wine under the buddy seat). this summer has been like being on vacation even though I had no vacation. it is that fun. not looking forward to Razz one of us riding the bus this winter...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peabody99 wrote:
^ ha so funny, we sold a second car for a buddy too...but them we got ANOTHER buddy so we each have one. still it is a huge savings in gas and parking (for my husband $50 a month). the car sits alone in garage-rarely driven since the we and the Buddies like tooling around our neighborhood and its haunts so much. Tonight we are going to a party in the (stupid) car, and have to run something like 2 months of put off car errands before we go (no you cannot fit a case of wine under the buddy seat). this summer has been like being on vacation even though I had no vacation. it is that fun. not looking forward to Razz one of us riding the bus this winter...


Yup, we don't even have the Buddy yet but the wife has already mentioned becoming a one car couple.

I bet you could fit a case of wine in a pair of Givi topcases. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I park my scoot outside as well. The best thing to do is get theft, wind and fire for your scoot ins. This will give you some piece of mind that if some SCUM BAG takes it. At least it will be re-purchased for you.

I also have a scooter cover, l cable ock and that gear lock too.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got to test drive the buddy today, and tried on a helmet or two, and it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

I have a feeling I'll be the owner of a new buddy by the end of next week. Smile

As far as keeping the Buddy at home, one security measure I'm thinking of doing is, pouring a batch of concrete and anchoring some kind of loop in the concrete that I can attach my chain/lock to. What'dya think?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peabody99 wrote:
(no you cannot fit a case of wine under the buddy seat).


hey...if I can get 3 30-packs of Miller Lite to a party on a Stella, certainly a case of wine could go somewhere on a Buddy...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scarabmonkey wrote:
hey...if I can get 3 30-packs of Miller Lite to a party on a Stella, certainly a case of wine could go somewhere on a Buddy...

Now that's impressive!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickyd410 wrote:
scarabmonkey wrote:
hey...if I can get 3 30-packs of Miller Lite to a party on a Stella, certainly a case of wine could go somewhere on a Buddy...

Now that's impressive!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peabody99 wrote:
rickyd410 wrote:
scarabmonkey wrote:
hey...if I can get 3 30-packs of Miller Lite to a party on a Stella, certainly a case of wine could go somewhere on a Buddy...

Now that's impressive!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked


I require photo evidence of this! Stubborn


Check...hmmmm...now to convince loving wife that we need 90 cans of beer in the house at one time...hmmmmmm....I'll get back to you.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickyd410 wrote:
I finally got to test drive the buddy today, and tried on a helmet or two, and it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

I have a feeling I'll be the owner of a new buddy by the end of next week. Smile

As far as keeping the Buddy at home, one security measure I'm thinking of doing is, pouring a batch of concrete and anchoring some kind of loop in the concrete that I can attach my chain/lock to. What'dya think?


There are several anchors on the market. Here are a couple:

Torc Anchor

Kryptonite Anchor (now on sale!)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ericalm wrote:
There are several anchors on the market. Here are a couple:

Torc Anchor

Kryptonite Anchor (now on sale!)

Do you know of any that you anchor in wet concrete? I'd imagine that would be smaller.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickyd410 wrote:
ericalm wrote:
There are several anchors on the market. Here are a couple:

Torc Anchor

Kryptonite Anchor (now on sale!)

Do you know of any that you anchor in wet concrete? I'd imagine that would be smaller.


I have seen photos of something like this, but don't know of any first hand. This may even be something you could just find at Home Depot.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Masterlock makes a Python lock and cable. You can get an 8-footer that works great. My husband and I use it to lock both our Buddies up when out and about.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found it! TheOxford TerraForce Ground Anchor found here: http://www.bikesax.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=FA-OF442&Category_Code=SEC-FLA

It's exactly what I need, the question is, can I get the same thing at like home depot, or somewhere local where I wouldn't have to pay for shipping.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can fit a 2L growler under a Buddy seat.
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