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z20k
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Buddy 161cc w/ NCY Exhaust

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:24 pm    Post subject: 161cc Fakejack Reply with quote

So, my plan is to recreate a glossy 161cc blackjack-ish clone from my 125cc buddy. So far I've got a stock buddy with a prima exhaust.

The next two steps are the 161cc big bore kit and getting these red grips: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001RTICX0/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=automotive

Additionally, I've ordered these mirrors to give a little bit of a sportier look and due to the overall crap factor of the stock mirrors: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DLNQP2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

As this will probably cost a little bit of cash.. this is going to take a little bit. I'm also going to get my rims painted red and slap on some whitewalled tires from scooterworks. Cool

EDIT: Fixed Amazon link to mirrors.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great project!

Hope to see pictures as it takes form.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoke with my shop today as I hit the 500 mile mark (gotta keep up maintenance) and threw on a rear chrome rack.

They thankfully have 161 kits in stock so I can go in and get that installed next weekend and when that is done, we're going to order the white wall tires and red rims. Very Happy

EDIT: Oh, and I almost forgot. I threw on some yamaha C3 style mirrors. Will update pics soon. Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know a lot of folks like the whitewall tires with the red rims and black paint, but you might want to reconsider due to a much better range of quality tires in blackwall. Since the Maxxis just aren't available anymore in 100/90 10's, there aren't any decent WW options for the Buddy. I think just Conti's and Shinko.

You can still get the WW look with sidewall tire paint (all the links I found were on FleaBay) or white panels that snap on to the tires.

Or, there's this guy's technique. Not sure if it's true for scooter tires:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot has changed since that last update!

EDIT: And yes, that is a Psycho badge on it.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alrighty now that I'm home, here are some decent pictures.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I know that seat.....

Perchance has it been to canada?

Smile

Good luck man. Be safe.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sigh.. some bad news.. just after hitting around 1,100 miles and before my full conversion was even done.. the bike is down (for now.)

An hour before the scooter rally here in Austin, I was getting gas and I hit a patch of oil on the road and went down pretty hard.

No pictures yet, but the entire right side is pretty much messed up.. mirror, exhaust, peg, etc - it's all going to need to be replaced if the scooter is structurally sound.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummer on the drop - really like the splash of red with everything else you had done!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Fakejack shall rise soon. The shop actually has pretty much everything in stock right now to fix what was busted in the crash. One of the major changes will be replacing the prima exhaust with an NCY pipe. Per my other thread I'd been having issues with it scraping anyways and the NCY pipe seems to have better clearance (very similar to stock.)

Other future mods are going to be painting the rear handle and either getting black rims or getting the ones I have powder coated.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the sound of my wives ncy pipe over my bj prima pipe
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sigh.

We're now at the two week mark of my buddy being in the shop and still no idea when it'll be ready. I like my Sym HD200 but I really miss my buddy. Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that sucks man. I hope you get it back soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update!

I now have the scoot back in my possession, but sadly still not 100%, some of the replacement panels that came in were damaged.

As part of the fix, my prima pipe had to be replaced and with that I decided to give the NCY pipe a try and I have to say, it sounds a LOT nicer than the Prima.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

z20k wrote:
As part of the fix, my prima pipe had to be replaced and with that I decided to give the NCY pipe a try and I have to say, it sounds a LOT nicer than the Prima.

But how does it perform?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject: your tires Reply with quote

Who makes your tires and what size are they?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ericalm: It feels more or less exactly like my Prima pipe. As I was leaving my dealer last night one of the owners was tweaking his NCY pipe and managed to get an even beefier sound out of it and wants to do the same with mine. Twisted Evil

killa_ed: I believe they're the exact same ones that come stock with the 150 buddy. My shop managed to get a bunch from PGO a long time ago before they stopped being available.

Since I'm still waiting for parts I thought I'd play with my passenger pegs and rear rack since they're essentially throw-away parts. I also put my spare Psycho emblem on my new helmet. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey I saw this one laying on the ground in front of me on the way to San Antonio! Glad thart neither of us received much damage! I need to call the shop about replacing my front fender now.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a fun slide.. Smile

Yeah, the Fakejack went down -again- but thankfully the only damage was to a front black panel that is already ordered and to be replaced with a red panel. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be the whitewalls causing all of these spills? Or just a very unfortunate coincidence?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha - pretty sure it wasn't the whitewalls, but the rain and slippery metal grates on a slope, leading into a right turn. The Fakejack went down to avoid running me over, and I went down to avoid running over a black Buddy 125!
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