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by scootERIK
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When to change throttle cable?
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: When to change throttle cable?

My throttle cable is ~12 years old and has over 100,000 miles on it and it hasn't broken yet.
by scootERIK
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Where could I find a .PDF of the Blur/G-max service manual?
Replies: 11
Views: 5816

Re: Where could I find a .PDF of the Blur/G-max service manual?

micbergsma wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:21 am All links are broken... can you post a new refresh link? Mahalo!
Check the thread on manuals, service manual thread- viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17349
by scootERIK
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: balancing Buddy tire
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: balancing Buddy tire

Can't balance on the bike, usually you can remove the front caliper and balance it, but this Buddy has that speedometer fitting (increased drag). Any ideas? If you pull the axle out you can remove the part that connects the speedometer cable to the front wheel. Then put the axle back in and you sho...
by scootERIK
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must haves under the seat
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Must haves under the seat

A couple more things other than tools that I like to carry. A bottle of water or more. It's always good to have some extra water especially when it's really hot out. Snacks. You never know when you might breakdown or have to walk for help. I usually have some snacks under my seat but my main supply ...
by scootERIK
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.

about 100 miles in, I can't tell you that the Kenda 329 is a *great* tire, but I will totally tell you that the Shinko from 2007 was an *absolutely horrible* tire. It's like riding a whole different scoot! The thing with front tires is they need to be changed long before they are worn out(at least ...
by scootERIK
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: EPA Database - January Update

P.S. There is an entry in there for a new big-wheel scooter that I am very interested in. Let's see which of you eagle-eye fleagles can spot it!!! Is it one of the 4 Genuine 200i scooters? "Genuine Scooters, LLC Blur 200i, Formula T 200i, Rattler 200i, Urbano 200i" I wouldn't mind test ri...
by scootERIK
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Promotional sale from Dr.Pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Promotional sale from Dr.Pulley

It has been 2 years since the first post mentioned Black Pearl rollers and sliders and they still haven't really hit the market, other than some pictures and a couple of ebay ads(that don't even mention Black Pearl.) I did a quick look and they don't appear on the "official" Dr. Pulley web...
by scootERIK
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 watts is fine for "deadlights", right?
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: 3 watts is fine for "deadlights", right?

I have been running 7 watt led bulbs for deadlights in my Buddy for over a year with no issues(probably closer to 2 year and over 20k miles.)
by scootERIK
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 forks bent....
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Buddy 50 forks bent....

Were you able to inspect the fork crown and head tube area? There is a chance one or both of those is bent. You should also check to make sure the front axle is straight.
by scootERIK
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Need new front tire. Time to quit waffling.

I have no science to back up my opinion but I think you should be fine putting a good quality tire on the front(I would rather have the front tire have more grip than the rear.) I have been recommending the Pirelli Angels for a while now. Great tire- they last as long as most other tires, great grip...
by scootERIK
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: 2009 Buddy Pamplona 150cc

Seems a little high unless it is completely up to date on maintenance, at least in my opinion. A 2009 with 5,000 is that isn't up to date on maintenance is going to cost you a lot of money in a short period of time. The CVT belt most likely is original and will need to be changed by 8,000 miles. It ...
by scootERIK
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 1334

Re: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.

I know this thread is from the summer, but thought I'd share my experience rather than start a new one. I just mounted some Continental tires from 2017. I had always heard five or six years is the maximum life (mounted or unmounted). I did raise this issue about the tires being four years old at th...
by scootERIK
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you delete messages on this new site?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: How do you delete messages on this new site?

1. Click in the box on the right side of the private messages screen for the message or messages you want to delete. 2. Now scroll down to the the lower right hand corner of the page and look for a box that says "Mark/Unmark as important" and click on it. 3. Below "Mark/Unmark as impo...
by scootERIK
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

How many miles on the belt? I think around 11,000. I know that is more than the 8k that is recommended but I have never had a Bando belt fail even with over 17k. Usually they just wear out and get too skinny. I did buy the belt off of ebay* so there is a chance it was fake or possibly not as good a...
by scootERIK
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

Re: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!

Turns out there was a little drama over the last few miles. With less than 20 miles to go I was broken down on the side of the road, another worn out spark plug cap. 2 miles later I was on the side of the road again adjusting the spark plug cap, this time it held. Video of the rollover- https://www....
by scootERIK
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 4039

Mine has 860 miles on it. I have broken it in accordingly. $2500 seems like a fair price. 1k off MSRP. It's hard to price a "new to market" USED scooter. $2500 was probably a little low, at least based on how fast it sold(the ad was only up for a day or two before it sold.) I would have f...
by scootERIK
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 824

If you remove the plastic piece that is behind your feet when seated on the scooter your under seat storage area will be much cooler. I did some testing a few years ago and if I remember right there was a 20-40 degree difference. I just hang my helmet on the post under the seat. If it's hot and sunn...
by scootERIK
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to vent after dog attacked scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Great videos, scootERIK. Seating the bead part is actually what has me most worried. I'll probably have to take it to a gas station with an air compressor and fill it there. Thanks. The bad news is not all gas station air stations will work, at least not for me. I once tried to do it at a Kwik Trip...
by scootERIK
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to vent after dog attacked scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Being able to change your own tires is a great skill to have. The first few times can be a little time consuming as you figure out the technique but with practice it can be a very quick and easy procedure. Worst case if halfway in you figure out that you can't do it you can always take it in to the ...
by scootERIK
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 4039

It's been a few months since the last post so how are those Royal Alloys running? And more pictures please.
by scootERIK
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

You have to do something special when you turn 100,000! Any plans? I might try to get a video of it rolling over, plus lots of pictures. Then I might go for a ride. After that I have a lot of maintenance and repairs to do. The bad part is the owner's manual doesn't have the 100,000 service recommen...
by scootERIK
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

So close... I did manage to get a hole in my rear tire but luckily it was a slow leak. I keep a back up ready to go so I on the road in under 20 minutes, just in time to make it to the last group ride of the year. https://i.postimg.cc/tJKpBbkq/black-buddy-99000-0-miles-close.jpg A few miles later I ...
by scootERIK
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Replies: 20
Views: 1377

I am starting to think the the OP is the same person who posted the Craigslist ad. They are trying to use Modern Buddy to find a buyer for their overpriced scooter. Even at $2500 you would be better off going and buying a brand new Genuine 170i in the same color. I would be willing to bet it would b...
by scootERIK
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
Replies: 193
Views: 34541

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by scootERIK
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

What rear tire size are you using? I see you tried a 130/70 a while ago and had some rubbing on the plastic fender. My 130/70 Shinko SR425 has worn a groove thru the plastic fender where a sharp ridge molded into the sidewall has rubbed. The bead was also very hard to seat for my tire. Right now I ...
by scootERIK
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

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by scootERIK
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 bogs down
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Have you tried cleaning out the CVT, especially the variator? Make sure to inspect the rollers to make sure they are still round.




There is always a chance it is still the diaphragm, those things can be a real pain in the butt.
by scootERIK
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
Replies: 20
Views: 1377

For $3200 you can buy a brand new Buddy 170i in same color and it will have a two year warranty. Plus, it is 11 years newer and it will have better resale value if you decide you don't like scooters. I wouldn't pay over $1500 for it myself. I can pretty much guarantee you that it has 11 year old tir...
by scootERIK
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 150 hesistation
Replies: 4
Views: 541

If the scooter has only had 400 miles put on it in ~10 months there is a chance the carb needs to be cleaned again. You may even have old gas in there. I would get some Seafoam or other additive and add it to the tank, then run all or most the gas out of the tank then refill it(again adding Seafoam....
by scootERIK
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

The last few thousand miles had a little drama. At around 96,280 miles while riding at 50+ mph the scooter died. The good thing is I was 95% sure I knew what the problem was before I coasted to a stop. The spark plug cap had fallen off. I put it back on hoping it would stay, but it fell off again le...
by scootERIK
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2593

I'd upload pictures of the scooter but apparently I've permanently reached my upload limit. No more How-To's and other tech postings for me I guess. Have you looked into a photo hosting site like https://postimages.org That's how I post pictures to this site. They seem to do a decent job, though th...
by scootERIK
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White sidewall tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

Shinko makes a 3.50-10 tubeless whitewall with a classic treat pattern for about $35. I've never used SR550 tire but I have used Shinko tires for other motorcycles and a scooter. I think they are excellent tires and universally have great reviews but for some reason some Genuine Buddy riders don't ...
by scootERIK
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

Another bunch of easy miles on the Buddy 125. Only needed to do an oil change and throw a new tire on the front. The suspension is really getting soft after all these miles. It is quite noticeable when I hit bumps mid corner. New suspension is on the list for 100k maintenance. EDIT: Decided to put m...
by scootERIK
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White sidewall tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

The OP has a 50cc so this might be about the only option* - https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Tire-Whitewall-30-x-10-Genuine-Bud-50-Buddy-Kick-P13213.aspx I haven't tried it but some companies do make paint for painting on whitewalls - https://www.rangerpaint.com/products/white-sidewall * After a q...
by scootERIK
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 4039

I have now seen a used Royal Alloy for sale. A 2020 in black with ~140 miles for $2499. Those 140 miles were pretty expensive miles assuming a $3500 purchase price plus freight, set-up, documentation fee, tax, title, and license. That's over $10 a mile. $2499 seems like a really good deal though - h...
by scootERIK
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
Replies: 13
Views: 890

I never tried using the Tender to start the vehicle, so I apologize if that was conveyed. I did hope that it would somewhat restore some "juice" after many hours, but apparently I should not have expected that. If my math is correct it could take ~9.5 hours for your battery to fully charg...
by scootERIK
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 wont idle
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Have you tried adjusting the air/fuel screw? I fully rebuilt the carb. I screwed the air screw back in (2 1/2?) to find the right setting and put it back where I found it. I have not touched it since. I suppose I could mess with it. Taking it our ads air or fuel? I am not super knowledgeable on it ...
by scootERIK
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 wont idle
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Have you tried adjusting the air/fuel screw?
by scootERIK
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

Wheee! Your Buddy is having one heck of an adventure. Great pictures. I even had a little bonus adventure when I got lost. I was on a really fun road so I decide I would stay on it for a little while longer before turning off but I wasn't paying attention to which direction I was going(the road cur...
by scootERIK
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27711

Two thousand more miles. Swapped the seat out for my old seat that has a lot less mile on it and it really helped. Seems like the seats last about 30,000 miles before they get too soft for me. Pulled the NCY exhaust and went back to stock when I put on a new rear tire. The NCY exhaust is fun around ...
by scootERIK
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New buddy haver
Replies: 9
Views: 898

tenders wrote:* Carrier bucket knob-style bolts, $6
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NQBQ4IM
That's a good idea, I might get a set for my scooter.
by scootERIK
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 4039

So far only 2 of the 5 colors are pictured. At least 3 more people need to go out and buy a Royal Alloy so we can see pictures of all the colors. Also, we need more pictures and more reviews. I'm curious what kind of MPG the Royal Alloy is getting out in the real world? Smiley face eating popcorn em...
by scootERIK
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 1334

Re: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.

What is everyone’s opinion on tire age? I would never recommend anyone trying this but last year I did an experiment with a set of 10 year old tires just to see how they would ride. The tires were the OEM Cheng Shin C922 with ~1,500 miles of wear that had been sitting in my garage for a several y...
by scootERIK
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
Replies: 4
Views: 506

When I need one small Genuine part I ask my dealer not to special order it, just add it to their next parts order. They are ordering parts every week or two so I usually don't have to wait long and I don't pay shipping. It might help that my local dealer does a lot of service and part sales. I just ...
by scootERIK
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter stalls when stopped after 30 minutes of driving
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Might be the stator.
by scootERIK
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Don't forget you have to factor in countersteer and lean. Just speculating but I would think that in at least certain situations fixed headlights are better, for instance faster turns with a good amount of lean angle. So I would think that each has it's own strengths and weaknesses. I would like to ...
by scootERIK
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
Replies: 18
Views: 1334

If you are going to buy off the internet check out www.revzilla.com they have good prices, free shipping on orders over $40, and they sell enough tires that they shouldn't have old tires sitting around.
by scootERIK
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires: Looking for better traction on 170i
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Why not buy a good set of tires and paint the whitewalls on?
https://www.rangerpaint.com/products/white-sidewall
by scootERIK
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
Replies: 26
Views: 1520

Unbelievably easy to roll back the odometer on a buddy. All you would have to do is make a shaft with a grinder and hook it to a drill. Not sure how hard it would be to open the speedometer and replace the face, most likely it will just be held together with plastic clips. After watching Ferris Beu...
by scootERIK
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire Recommendations for Buddy 125
Replies: 18
Views: 1227

My current favorite is the Pirelli Angel 3.50-10 good handling dry and wet, fairly long life for a 10" tire, and the price isn't too bad. I like Kenda: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/KNT-044131010B1?seid=srese1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0YD4BRD2ARIsAHwmKVkKS4mtToaZcYm1Ii1VXOQdPkrathP6C3YMuPZ1hxvTzr...