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Roughhouse/buddy
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Joined: 07 Mar 2015
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Location: Boston
Genuine rough house/buddy

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:23 pm    Post subject: "The Riding Dead" Reply with quote

I'm new on MB, so I'd like to intro myself with a current situation. I'm in the grtr Boston area & just before we got buried under all this snow, I found what I believed to be a pretty sweet deal on a 2012 RH 50: the entire bike is in killer condition aside from high miles (about 10k)&the fact that despite starting right up effortlessly... There's no compression. Won't go much over 10-15mph & it takes about 1/4 mile to get there.
I've got a 12' Buddy 50 as well & it's unstoppable.
I'm guessing it's probably time for a top end replacement.... Any opinionz/advice despite the limited info? It's time to dig them out & I'm dying to reanimate the new toy. I bought a Prima exhaust & (deal was too good to pass up) & would prefer putting it on the RH. I found a new stock 50cc top end for $50(havnt bought it yet.... Pending some feedback hopefully). Cash is tight .... can the Prima work w/out a bbk? Am I possibly correct in the piston/cylinder diagnosis? Any info is great any fellow Bostonians w/hands-on experience are welcome to reach out.
Btw, I paid $100 for the RH..... Really. So i think it's well worth ressurecting. If a recording of the bike starting, running etc. is helpful... I can make one as soon as i dig out. Thanks, J.
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agrogod
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Joined: 19 Jul 2010
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Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
'09 Genuine Roughhouse 50

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had hoped this had something to do with the Walking Dead TV show.....
Anyway welcome to the forums Very Happy

Since the RH is a 2T with 10,000 on the gage, and unknown maintenance, take the exhaust off and check the exhaust head for carbon build up. To much could act as a restricter causing it to bog down.

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Roughhouse/buddy
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Location: Boston
Genuine rough house/buddy

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the welcome i appreciate it. The post was definately in reference to the tv show. I'm learning but still relatively new to the hands on end of it. I just dug my buddy out as i write this but I'm dying to get my Roughhouse up and running right. Any advice would on the cylinder /piston issue be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Roughhouse/buddy
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Location: Boston
Genuine rough house/buddy

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:32 pm    Post subject: Grateful "... Dead" Reply with quote

Thanks agrogod for the speedy feedback, I see you really live by your signoff : "start with the simple... ".
I dug my buddy out of the deep freeze⛄, removed the cover & after 3.5 - 4 weeks it was purring in under 3min.
I can't believe how much I missed it & was just glad to get a little wind in my face😨
I will definately check for buildup before jumping the gun & getting ahead of myself. I only know the former owner bought it new didn't seem that handy, but kept it clean & always garaged.
Will keep it posted how it goes as soon as I get a little dry space to tool around.... & if it is OK, continue to pick your brain & that of anyone else patient enough to indulge me til I get my mechanical training wheels all the way off. I'm gonna go flap my arms some.... 🐧
Thanks again for the warm welcome.
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