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Hello everyone. Ron here, S. Texas. My new bike will be ready in a few days. I purchased a 2016 Buddy 170i, used WITH 320 MILES ON IT, FOR 920 DOLLARS. Looks like it still belongs on the showroom floor. I am excited and ready to go out and have some fun! Just wanted to stop by and say hello and introduce myself. Hope everyone is having a great day!
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Welcome, and I think you got a fantastic buy!
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eggsalad wrote:Welcome, and I think you got a fantastic buy!
Thank you. I couldn't pass it up. The motorcycle dealer had it on the floor. He just put it out a couple of days ago. I saw the price. SOLD. Can't wait to get out there!
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Welcome to the addiction.
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wheelbender6 wrote:Welcome to the addiction.
GLAD TO BE HERE! I haven't even picked up my scooter yet and I'm already planning a long ride in the near future. Cross country, maybe? Gonna need a couple of partners. Anyone?
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I was going to say you might try a ride across your state first, but crossing Texas along I-10 is half the distance of a coast to coast ride.
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wheelbender6 wrote:I was going to say you might try a ride across your state first, but crossing Texas along I-10 is half the distance of a coast to coast ride.
You are just about correct. I am planning a couple of small rides, first. Maybe 300 miles or so. I will get a little more brave as time goes, especially going at it alone, if needed.
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ronnie421 wrote:Hello everyone. Ron here, S. Texas. My new bike will be ready in a few days. I purchased a 2016 Buddy 170i, used WITH 320 MILES ON IT, FOR 920 DOLLARS. Looks like it still belongs on the showroom floor. I am excited and ready to go out and have some fun! Just wanted to stop by and say hello and introduce myself. Hope everyone is having a great day!
Welcome! That's a great deal! Is this your 1st bike? It's definitely an addiction. :D
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BayStateScooterist wrote:
ronnie421 wrote:Hello everyone. Ron here, S. Texas. My new bike will be ready in a few days. I purchased a 2016 Buddy 170i, used WITH 320 MILES ON IT, FOR 920 DOLLARS. Looks like it still belongs on the showroom floor. I am excited and ready to go out and have some fun! Just wanted to stop by and say hello and introduce myself. Hope everyone is having a great day!
Welcome! That's a great deal! Is this your 1st bike? It's definitely an addiction. :D
It's actually my second. I bought a Kymco People 200 back in 2014. I only got to use it for a couple of weeks. I suffered a spinal cord injury while training for a cross country bike ride. Got run off the road and landed on my back which put me in a wheelchair for several months. So, I sold it after only a few days of owning it. I only got to ride it 4 times. But now I can walk with the aid of a cane and ready to get back on. I can't ride a bike anymore unless its a trike but my legs can't handle 70 mile days anymore. The pedaling is way too difficult. I sure miss my Cannondale touring bike, though. But I had just as much fun on my Kymco. Then I ran into this Buddy. Fell in love. It's go time, again. LOL.
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Make sure to give us that first ride report! Photos are required or we kick you out!

OK...you don't get kicked out...we just really like them!
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ronnie421 wrote:
BayStateScooterist wrote:
ronnie421 wrote:Hello everyone. Ron here, S. Texas. My new bike will be ready in a few days. I purchased a 2016 Buddy 170i, used WITH 320 MILES ON IT, FOR 920 DOLLARS. Looks like it still belongs on the showroom floor. I am excited and ready to go out and have some fun! Just wanted to stop by and say hello and introduce myself. Hope everyone is having a great day!
Welcome! That's a great deal! Is this your 1st bike? It's definitely an addiction. :D
It's actually my second. I bought a Kymco People 200 back in 2014. I only got to use it for a couple of weeks. I suffered a spinal cord injury while training for a cross country bike ride. Got run off the road and landed on my back which put me in a wheelchair for several months. So, I sold it after only a few days of owning it. I only got to ride it 4 times. But now I can walk with the aid of a cane and ready to get back on. I can't ride a bike anymore unless its a trike but my legs can't handle 70 mile days anymore. The pedaling is way too difficult. I sure miss my Cannondale touring bike, though. But I had just as much fun on my Kymco. Then I ran into this Buddy. Fell in love. It's go time, again. LOL.
Sorry to hear about your past injuries. Glad that you are well enough to start riding again. Post a pix of your new ride when you get it.
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Welcome to Modern Buddy, Ron. Buddy Raton's right, we like pictures.
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after about an hour and a half in a buddy seat I'm ready to tap out. So good luck with those long distance cruises.
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Syd wrote:Welcome to Modern Buddy, Ron. Buddy Raton's right, we like pictures.
I will definitely take a few pics and let you know when I pick up my bike. I will be registering for my riding permit next week! Can't wait!
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BigJeff wrote:after about an hour and a half in a buddy seat I'm ready to tap out. So good luck with those long distance cruises.
I've never been on a long ride on a scooter. I have been on long days on a bicycle seat, though, sometimes riding 80 miles. Those were some really long rides. Can't do that anymore. LOL. So, I'm hoping I can handle some long rides on my scooter. My buddy told me today that he wants to ride to Aspen next year. I live down in Corpus Christi, Tx. That's a LONG WAY. But I told him that I'm game if I he wants to go. You think my 170 can handle climbs? I'm afraid I may not have enough bike for that.
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