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aruntoo
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: my bud Reply with quote

I just bought a Buddy 125 so I'm just posting some pics of it. I already modded it a little bit and plan to do a bit more.





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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good! Those pipes sure are way better looking than the stocker!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting background your scoot looks nice id put some reflective tape on thoose forks though for better night time visibility.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. What's the wire/connector hanging down by the throttle?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:25 am    Post subject: Re: my bud Reply with quote

aruntoo wrote:
I already modded it a little bit and plan to do a bit more.


A bit? Like you did with your blue scooter? Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That last picture is BADASS! What a shot! PROPS!
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aruntoo
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ericalm wrote:
Nice. What's the wire/connector hanging down by the throttle?


All that's there is the throttle cable
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aruntoo
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: my bud Reply with quote

Lagerhead wrote:
aruntoo wrote:
I already modded it a little bit and plan to do a bit more.


A bit? Like you did with your blue scooter? Wink


hehe...i can't go too crazy on it...it's my daily rider Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's two videos of my buddy with a Prima pipe installed...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUgc5BYZMEI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZcDI_YvyuI


pics of the pipe...


new rear shock...


new brake rotor...



more mods to come...Smile
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Shane Wilson
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell us a bit about the shock.

Where did you get it? How does it feel compared to stock?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. I see you added some heat wrap to the exhaust in the later pics. Notice a difference in noise levels at all? I'd expect less heat... Laughing
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aruntoo
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shane Wilson wrote:
Tell us a bit about the shock.

Where did you get it? How does it feel compared to stock?


I got the shock from Japan. It's stiffer than the stock shock. Also it's 260mm in length the stock one is around 270mm.
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aruntoo
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nissanman wrote:
Nice. I see you added some heat wrap to the exhaust in the later pics. Notice a difference in noise levels at all? I'd expect less heat... Laughing


Nah no difference in noise level although it does keep the hit in and you don't have to worry about burning your arm while doing a oil change.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does the ride feel with the stiffer, shorter shock as compared to the stock one?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shane Wilson wrote:
How does the ride feel with the stiffer, shorter shock as compared to the stock one?


the ride feels fine. a bit more progressive in turns
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

those are some nice pics OP.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is the break rotor bigger than stock?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE pics and definitely some nice mods!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robonz23 wrote:
is the break rotor bigger than stock?


nope it's the same size...it just looks a lot nicer
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured I'd post some updated pics...I put new grips on, painted my wheels, installed a BuBu cluster, a new kickstarter and added a fatter 130 tire in the rear.

front view


side view


rear view - notice the fatter 130mm tire


mirror & new hand grips


prima pipe


painted rear wheel


wavy rotor


painted front wheel


new kickstarter


billet rear shock


Enjoy Smile


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are definitely some subtle but totally slick mods. What do you notice about the performance with the wider tire?

-jetboy

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry - weird double post thing going on...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jetboy wrote:
Those are definitely some subtle but totally slick mods. What do you notice about the performance with the wider tire?

-jetboy


the ride is more stable at high speed...also rides better when you have a passenger
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KRUSTYburger
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very clean lookin' scoot you got goin' on there... Cool

I've been looking for some grips, and for the sake of not creating another thread
to ask a dumb question, I'll just ask you: What size are Bud's handlebars? 7/8?

Where'd you get yours? Also have you ever used handlebar weights? ANYONE?
If so, did you notice a difference? Sorry for all the questions, just curious... Very Happy

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aruntoo
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buddy handle bars are 7/8"

I'd recommend getting 120-125mm in length grip...any longer they'll stick out a bunch.

You can use any grip just make sure to measure the length.

I got mine from Japan but you don't have to go that extreme to get them.

I plan on using Bar End Weights (which I have on order) but they only used to offer protection to the end of the bars and grips as they really don't add much weight.
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