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Buddy 125 Prima 161 installation

 
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PNWbuddy
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 2:01 am    Post subject: Buddy 125 Prima 161 installation Reply with quote

For anyone who has done this with the motor in the frame can you tell me how you got the plastic shroud off? I have all of the fasteners out but don't see how it can be removed with the frame tubes in the way unless it comes out forward after removing the valve cover. I did disconnect the rear shock and jack the back of the motor up a little so clearance looks optimal otherwise.

My buddy is stripped of all plastic and the wheels are off. If I can't get the shroud off I'll pull the motor but would probably prefer to do the work with the motor in the frame.


EDIT:
I just pulled the motor out and have it on a workbench, the whole job will be easier.
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Stanza
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should you ever need to get the shroud off in the future, I was able to remove mine by disconnecting the rear shock and swinging the engine so that it cleared that crossmember.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Buddy 125 Prima 161 installation Reply with quote

PNWbuddy wrote:
EDIT:
I just pulled the motor out and have it on a workbench, the whole job will be easier.

Yeah, a WHOLE lot easier.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had someone help take the motor out of the frame and put it back in, otherwise it would have been difficult. The big bore itself was an easy project and it purrs like a kitten at idle. I have a few other small projects to do before I can take it out on the road and see if it needs re-jetting.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pull the motor on pretty much any bbk on a scooter. Makes it easier to install and gives a good chance to clean everything so you can look for leaks and whatnot afterwards. Believe it or not but a Zuma 125 was the hardest bbk kit to install. My wife helped and that scooter has both of us cussing like sailors! You'll like that bbk on the Buddy!
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PNWbuddy wrote:
I had someone help take the motor out of the frame and put it back in, otherwise it would have been difficult. The big bore itself was an easy project and it purrs like a kitten at idle. I have a few other small projects to do before I can take it out on the road and see if it needs re-jetting.


It's been many years, but I don't remember it being hard to drop or put back the engine.

Maybe you forget the tough stuff over time.
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