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How to derestrict Buddy 50

 
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jekone
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: How to derestrict Buddy 50 Reply with quote

So I saw a few posts about this, but nothing definitive. I just got a buddy 50 and want to derestrict it. I'm mechanically inclined, but for the life of me I can't find a tutorial that's buddy specific. Can someone please post a tutorial? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.provoscooter.com/shop/howto.php

click on the links of exhaust and variator derestricting/deregulating. It's the same process on the buddy.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought all/most dealers do it for you for free?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC, remove washer from variator and remove choker from exhaust.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the input! I checked out that web site that was linked above.
There was no washer (governer) passed the variator- I can't imagine its been removed- cuz I can only do 35 on my buddy and the previous owner never had it removed. THERE IS a washer but it's behind the back portion of the variator in front of the large crank. I wonder if anyone has the schematics- or repair manual for the buddy 50- that would be very handy right now.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jekone, there's one here: http://modernbuddy.com/pdf/buddy50_service_manual.pdf I'm not sure what year it's for, but hopefully not too much has changed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jekone wrote:
Thanks for all the input! I checked out that web site that was linked above.
There was no washer (governer) passed the variator- I can't imagine its been removed- cuz I can only do 35 on my buddy and the previous owner never had it removed. THERE IS a washer but it's behind the back portion of the variator in front of the large crank. I wonder if anyone has the schematics- or repair manual for the buddy 50- that would be very handy right now.


Do not remove that washer behind the variator. It's supposed to be there. If that variator restriction is there you'll be limited to about 28-30 mph. The top speed should be about 42 mph. There still could be the exhaust restriction cone. Weight can be a big factor. If you are well over 250 lbs I'd imagine about 35 could be about right. But check the exhaust. I think there's a link on that page that describes that as well. The Vino was restricted in the same way.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was an easier mod than the instructions on that site made it out to be. (I just bought a new 2009 Buddy 50 Italia last week). The best way to describe this washer is that it looks more like a men's wedding band than a washer. It's not flat, but 1/8" of an inch thick. It might be better to refer to it as a spacer.

Yesterday, I removed the funnel from the exhaust (which was stuck to the bottom of the engine block and popped right off. No dremel or removing it "caveman style" was needed) This evening decided to tackle removing the washer.

It did seem that removing the exhaust funnel increased my top speed about 7 BMPH, the washer seemed like it only added 3 BMPH, but now the Buddy doesn't hold back going down large hills. I tried coasting down a very large/steep hill (about a mile down), the Buddy got up to 57 before I decided that it was time to hit the brakes.

After both of these mods, on my test run on a relatively flat street resulted in the spedo eventually reading 51 BMPH, so I would guess that I was around 45 MPH. I only weigh 170 lbs and was getting about 40 BMPH before these two mods.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11300&highlight=dealer+video

Eric posted this just a few weeks ago. It is the dealer prep video, and includes how to de-restrict the 50's and it is ridiculously easy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow unbelievable! the dealer never told me about derestrict 50cc scooters only before purchased buddy 50. I dont know that dealer can derestrict 50cc scooter at shop. I will take my scooter back to dealership store for derestrict. this is help me more understanding and increase my knowledge! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluebuddygirl wrote:
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11300&highlight=dealer+video

Eric posted this just a few weeks ago. It is the dealer prep video, and includes how to de-restrict the 50's and it is ridiculously easy.


Hello! Where could I get a "standard gasket" as the video instructs to replace the restricting one in the exhaust?

TIA!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thaal, the gasket in the exhaust is already there, even after you take out the restrictor. If you want a new one you can get one at the dealer.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget your impact wrench.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thadsgood wrote:
Thaal, the gasket in the exhaust is already there, even after you take out the restrictor. If you want a new one you can get one at the dealer.


What do you mean it's already in there? In the video it wasn't.

Would it be bad to run it without any gasket?

Edit: found the standard gasket here: https://www.scooterdynasty.com/gasketexhaustfor50cc2-strokegenuinebuddyrh.aspx
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy necro batman!
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