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Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....

 
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giddyup98
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:59 pm    Post subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket..... Reply with quote

I’m going to Be removing the exhaust on my Buddy 125 to replace the rear tire. Do I need a new exhaust gasket when I reattach the exhaust to the manifold or can I reuse the existing gasket? Thanks!
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wheelbender6
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not normally. Unless your Buddy is really old, you probably will not need a new gasket.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket..... Reply with quote

giddyup98 wrote:
I’m going to Be removing the exhaust on my Buddy 125 to replace the rear tire. Do I need a new exhaust gasket when I reattach the exhaust to the manifold or can I reuse the existing gasket? Thanks!


The answer will be obvious when you remove the existing one. If it's burnt up, then yes.

wheelbender6 wrote:
Not normally. Unless your Buddy is really old, you probably will not need a new gasket.

Well, it looks like it's a 2009 model...
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eggsalad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to me it's a "while you're in there" part. A new one is a couple of bucks.
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giddyup98
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exhaust Gaskets ordered for both my Buddies. Gonna need to change the rear tire on my wife’s 170i soon.

Thanks for the advice everyone!

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scootERIK
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pretty sure I put over 40,000 miles on one with no problems.

I know I have done over 20,000 on a few of them with no issues.


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BayStateScooterist
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It all depends on how well the original exhaust gasket sits on the exhaust pipe indentation. When reinstalling the exhaust pipe after changing the tires on the Buddy 150 the original exhaust gasket didn't sit well in position, it moved a bit. Starting up the scooter resulted in a louder exhaust note. Ordering a new exhaust gasket (I bought 2) took care of the problem. The new exhaust gasket sat perfectly in position during exhaust re installation, resulting in the expected quieter exhaust note.

For now on. I will use a new exhaust gasket when reinstalling the exhaust pipe which is a pain to do. Wink
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