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Replacement carburetor for buddy 125?

 
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Joejitsumd
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Replacement carburetor for buddy 125? Reply with quote

Will a gy6 carb with a 24mm intake fit the buddy 125? The stock carb is like $225 but these gy6 carbs are only $25.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the throttle cable is different.
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Joejitsumd
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummer. Is there any aftermarket (not the $225 OEM) carb that you know of that will fit?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you want a used one?
I have the original OEM carbeurator that came off of my Buddy Psycho. It might have, like 200-300 miles on it, maybe less.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EBay offers several choices for replacement CVK carbs though not all are created equal. The least expensive type is one like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carburetor-OEM-Gy6-150cc-24mm-Carb-Free-Gas-Filter-Moped-Scooter-Go-Kart-Taotao/263392917196?hash=item3d5370f6cc:g:ojAAAOSwQjNW-KZd&vxp=mtr. Typically sells for between $16/USD to $35/USD. Then there are these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PERFORMANCE-CARBURETOR-24mm-FOR-CHINESE-SCOOTERS-WITH-150cc-GY6-MOTORS/182732679171?epid=2206125116&hash=item2a8bb76803:g:IpkAAOSwqu9VOAWd&vxp=mtr. These are for all intents and purpose identical to the OEM carb. They sell for around $120/USD.

There is an old saying; you get what you pay for. The more expensive carb is better made with tighter tolerances. But the biggest difference is the better one has an accelerator pump, just like the OEM carb. The advantage being better off-the-line acceleration. And yes, the stock throttle cable will work. I use a 30mm version of this carb on my Blur.

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