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Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots

 
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fried okra
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots Reply with quote

My new Buddy 125 has a pulsation when applying the rear brake.

I've gotta believe this is due to a warpage of the rear drum.

I'm trying to decide whether this is worth going thru the warranty process or whether its fairly typical of Buddy scooters, and to just live it.

Anyone else been down this road before?

fried okra
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are talking grabbing then yes. Less bad during colder weather. Hot weather and rain make it pretty scary. And it usually eases after riding for ten minutes or so.

I need to have my tire changed and will ask them to replace the entire mechanism at this point.

That whole assembly was taken apart, cleaned and regreassed which fixed the problem temporarily but it always came back. They claim they cleaned it and don’t know what the issue is.
It’s frustrating. I’ve used brake cleaner and grease myself.
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fried okra
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mukai.....please note below, the question got posted twice.

Does your scoot have the steel wheels or the aluminum alloy wheels as being used in the last year or so?

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic31673.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duplicate post.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots Reply with quote

fried okra wrote:
My new Buddy 125 has a pulsation when applying the rear brake.
I've gotta believe this is due to a warpage of the rear drum.
I'm trying to decide whether this is worth going thru the warranty process or whether its fairly typical of Buddy scooters, and to just live it.

A number of us with Buddys with the steel wheels have responded that pulsating of the rear brake is not a typical "Buddy trait" with our scooters. I think your question comes down to whether this is more common with the newer alloy wheel Buddys. As you describe the problem, I don't think I'd just live with it. I'd seek a warranty repair.
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fried okra
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooglas, thanks, I totally agree.

I drove a couple of the new Buddy 50's with alloy wheels my local dealer has and there is no rear brake "pulsation" at low speeds on them.

My dealer has been very helpful trying to resolve this issue. A new rear brake drum assembly is being sent to the dealer to repair.

I will report back after the repair.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots Reply with quote

thomasc008 wrote:
fried okra wrote:
My new Buddy 125 has a pulsation when applying the rear brake.

I've gotta believe this is due to a warpage of the rear drum.

I'm trying to decide whether comparateur assurance chat this is worth going thru the warranty process or whether its fairly typical of Buddy scooters, and to just live it.

Anyone else been down this road before?

fried okra

Hello!
This is my first time here and I just want to say that I’m very happy to be here and to share my opinion.


Welcome aboard. So what's your opinion and opinion of what?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That post is spam. He inserted a link in the quote to drive up click rates and make the link look good to Google since it is being referred to from this site.

New posters’ first few posts should be reviewed before being posted automatically.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tenders wrote:
That post is spam. He inserted a link in the quote to drive up click rates and make the link look good to Google since it is being referred to from this site.

New posters’ first few posts should be reviewed before being posted automatically.


Ah, good catch. I feel foolish now...Sad

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To bring closure to the rear brake drum warpage initial post, the Genuine Modern Buddy corporate office provided a new rear brake drum and Caleb at Scooter Stop here in Charleston, SC swapped it out and it's smooth as silk now using the rear brake.

Problem solved.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great resolution. Glad to hear your recent experiences with the Buddy have a happy ending. Ride safe, have fun.
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