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Christophers
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:30 am    Post subject: Buddy Psycho Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:35 am    Post subject: Breather and Oil Catch Reply with quote

Breather and Oil Catch
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: windscreen Reply with quote

Very nice Psycho! What windscreen is that?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: windscreen Reply with quote

cosmo wrote:
Very nice Psycho! What windscreen is that?


I trimmed down a standard Cuppini Short windshield:
https://www.scooterworks.com/Cuppini-Windscreen-Short-Genuine-Buddy-P12245.aspx

I love the resultant size. Just the right amount of wind deflection!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The screen looks great. What is the finished height and how did you cut it without damaging it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exmayor wrote:
The screen looks great. What is the finished height and how did you cut it without damaging it?


Thanks!

I didn't cut it myself. I had it cut professionally by a plexiglass shop down in San Diego since the bike was down at Vespa Motorsport.

Originally I was going to have it cut by a shop here in L.A. They cut with a band saw and then sand the edges so that they have a factory finish. Other local options were laser cutting or water jet cutting. At least a couple of folks here on the forum have cut their windshields at home.

The final height is 195 mm on centerline. For the top, I asked the shop model the shape of the original top. It's not an exact modeling, since the windshield tapers as it rises. I didn't change the taper, but had them retain the shape of the corners to match the original shape, which I thought was nicely styled.

It came out pretty good! And I'm happy with it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heidenau K80's (100/90-10's front and rear)

Spectacular tires! I recommend.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Windshield mounting Reply with quote

I am also using bar end mirrors. How does the right side of the scree attach to the original mirror mount as the right side is reverse thread. I will be getting the screen in the spring
Thanks. Rick

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Windshield mounting Reply with quote

exmayor wrote:
How does the right side of the scree attach to the original mirror mount as the right side is reverse thread.


The windshield brackets are attached to stand-offs that screw into the mirror mounts. One of the standoffs is reverse threaded.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles
Removable kick-arm center stand

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles
Exhaust

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles
CVT cover

Inner cover aluminum. Outer cover steel.
Shown pre-powder coating. To be finished with matte black powder coat. (Pics to follow.)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the pipe. Brushed stainless steel or titanium? I can see one on my Blackjack!

The open CVT case looks cools as well, although for some reason they make me nervous. Like I would be concerned about a boot lace or something getting sucked into the variator or clutch. On the other hand, I do not have the same concern about something getting sucked into the chain of my motorcycle.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HowHH wrote:
Love the pipe. Brushed stainless steel or titanium? I can see one on my Blackjack!


Thanks. I am very pleased with the way it looks!
It's also lighter and has better clearance than any of the other aftermarket pipes, NCY or Prima (the reason for getting it).

Low-res video: https://youtu.be/ST8r6OWhFeQ

HowHH wrote:
On the other hand, I do not have the same concern about something getting sucked into the chain of my motorcycle.


Ha ha! Exactly!

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08 Buddy Italia 150 Prima pipe, Bando CDI and coil, Voodoo BOB adapter *SOLD*, 2015 Yamaha SMAX

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds awesome! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated pic: GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles Exhaust with cooler weld treatment
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All those mods and aftermarket parts and you still have the fan cover on?


That's a nice looking pipe. About how much $$$ is it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scootERIK wrote:
All those mods and aftermarket parts and you still have the fan cover on?


That's a nice looking pipe. About how much $$$ is it.


I might eventually need to get another fan cover. My mechanic broke the current one, and it's now only held on by two of the three screws. The plastic ring on the cover for the third screw is cracked. :(

Because I have the Ruima 4-valve head on the engine, the header pipe on my scooter is custom install. (The 4V head is taller than ether the stock Buddy 125 or 150/170i heads, so even the NCY pipe that I had previously had to have a custom header pipe in order to fit.) You could send Todd an email (todd@guzzitech.com). I'm sure he would be happy to quote you. Todd's not the one who broke the fan cover. LOL :)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GTM / GuzziTech Motocycles CVT cover
(and removable kick arm center stand Wink
( todd@guzzitech.com )

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a pretty cool scoot' alright!
My only concern is that you really shouldn't vent the crankcase to the atmosphere. I imagine that there's an oily mess forming under your seat where the tank is presently venting as well.
Keep up the mod's!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GregsBuddy wrote:
That's a pretty cool scoot' alright!
My only concern is that you really shouldn't vent the crankcase to the atmosphere. I imagine that there's an oily mess forming under your seat where the tank is presently venting as well.
Keep up the mod's!


Thanks!

The crankcase 'vent', in this case, is an oil return line. The valve cover vent vents to the oil catch can which returns the collected oil to the crank case.

On my Blackjack, I only used a crankcase (oil fill) vent to relieve excess oil pressure (without the valve cover vent). In that case the crank case vent was acting as a high pressure oil pressure release vent. In the current setup it is a low pressure oil return line.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But there is vapor coming from the crankcase from blowby. It appears to be venting to the atmosphere if it is not introduced into the engine intake as originally designed by PGO.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Cheeky Seat Cover Reply with quote

Cheeky Seat Cover
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wet weight, fully fueled, after installation of GTM CVT cover and GTM exhaust.

212 lbs.

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