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by Moyesdriver
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which battery should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: which battery should I buy?

I have a WPS brand, CTZ10S, was in my Blackjack when I got it so 4+ years old, AGM so never have to add water, can sit for months and crank the motor instantaneously to life, holds a charge forever (I store it over the winter and it barely discharges 1 or 2% per month), google says they’re about $65...
by Moyesdriver
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White sidewall tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Prima whitewalls are fine, ignore all of the “knee dragging� bull...
by Moyesdriver
Fri May 31, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjusting Tire Pressure for Passenger on Buddy125
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

The manual says “standard tire pressure: Front 22psi Rear 25 psi�. For some reason there’s no recommended pressure for carrying a passenger, and there should be. My Yamaha Riva 125, same tire size as the Buddy and about the same weight, specs 22 front/29 rear for solo and 22 front/40 rear with...
by Moyesdriver
Tue May 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help. Buddy 50 restoration project. Been sitting 2 years
Replies: 4
Views: 927

That’s what you get for buying stolen sh*t
by Moyesdriver
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 32664

A $6000 mini bike? With “hand polished engine cases� which are actually black? I’ve got a 93 Riva 125 that you can have for $5500 if you ask nicely
by Moyesdriver
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redux: Plugging the front holes after removing front basket
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Legshield
by Moyesdriver
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to select a tire
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

My Blackjack likes the Prima whitewalls
by Moyesdriver
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short windscreen
Replies: 21
Views: 3320

That Prima short is probably the way to go - you don’t want to look THROUGH a windscreen/fairing on a bike or a scooter, you want to look over it while it takes the wind blast off of your chest.
by Moyesdriver
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda to introduce an electric scooter in 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Phugly.
by Moyesdriver
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 Resurrection - Project: Black Jack Jr
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Blackjack paint

You can buy new body panels in the Blackjack flat/matte black color, but you can also spray your own repairs and match the color perfectly. I went to a local auto body paint shop and they matched the color with SEM 41013 Trim Black "Euro Jet Matte" spray can paint and recommended SEM 39863...
by Moyesdriver
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: replacing both tires
Replies: 24
Views: 3114

Sounds like you need to try it sometime
by Moyesdriver
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: replacing both tires
Replies: 24
Views: 3114

Wrong, wrong,wrong. Took a bad shake out of my Kymco SuperEight 150 by balancing the front, did the same with my Blackjack, foolish to not balance the wheels that are your connection to the road. Maybe the 30mph rental mopeds can get away with it, but at 55-60 it's foolish.
by Moyesdriver
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: replacing both tires
Replies: 24
Views: 3114

Have your tires mounted at a shop that can balance your wheels once the new tires are on. It will run much smoother at higher speeds, guaranteed. You can't balance your own wheels. Saving money is a great idea, but riding a scooter at 55mph that's trying to shake itself apart is not.
by Moyesdriver
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i acceleration disappointing
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

If you're not riding it with full throttle yet you're not experiencing the scooter's best acceleration. The torque converter transmission allows you to rev the engine to its peak power band and leave it there while it shifts continuously as the scooter accelerates. It's one of the things that makes ...
by Moyesdriver
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 gas cap....
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Fuel injected engines pump fuel to the injectors and the excess goes back to the tank. In FI cars (which of course is all of them nowadays) the fuel tanks are sealed. I don't think I would start drilling holes in the gas cap of a fuel injected vehicle without checking with a dealer first. The "...
by Moyesdriver
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold weather tip
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Here's a New England cold weather tip. Be extra careful riding across wet leaves- almost as slippery as wet train/trolley tracks, wet manhole covers, etc. They will slap you down quickly if you hit them with too much lateral force. Been there, etc.
by Moyesdriver
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charging a buddy through USB port?
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

USB is 5.1 volts output, not the 12 to 13 volts a charger would put out. Do the newer scooters have a USB and no lighter socket? My Blackjack has the lighter only.
by Moyesdriver
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 76758

Nice bike, now ditch the milk crate...

Try a tank bag, maybe some saddlebags...
by Moyesdriver
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floorboard Vibration & Growl After Tire Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Did they balance the tires? There should be stick-on weights on the rim. A lot of shops can't balance the smaller wheels on scooters, but it's important to do.
by Moyesdriver
Sat May 21, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to remove lock nut on the steering stem?
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

You might find a spanner at a bicycle shop that fits it, most shops carry a line by Park Tools with all kinds of wrenches and specialized implements for disassembling bikes. Older bikes all have those locking rings with four notches on the cranks, sometimes on the steering head, etc.
by Moyesdriver
Sun May 15, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for anyone who replaced their stock mirrors
Replies: 52
Views: 7317

Imply, not infer.
by Moyesdriver
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ban Marylou
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Ban Marylou

Enough with the spam. I move that this is an abuse of free speech and propose marylou be permanently banned from the forum. Second?
by Moyesdriver
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 cc won't start
Replies: 17
Views: 3762

Check the kill switch...spray a starting fluid (used to be ether) into the air cleaner/carb intake and see if it fires...pull the plug and see if there is fuel (vapor) in the cylinder (or wet plug)...see if you have spark by grounding the plug against the cylinder head (wire on) and cranking the eng...
by Moyesdriver
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Hook Up Deadlights (without voiding warranty)
Replies: 37
Views: 10408

deadlights adapter

I wanted to repost a comment I made about VWBUSGUYs deadlight wiring harness and suggestion for LEDs (W3Ws) that I put under a different topic in November: Just installed the deadlight wiring. Outstanding quality, better than the factory wiring harness. Perfect fit. Thanks for an excellent product- ...
by Moyesdriver
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLOW-OUT at 50 mph – This can happen to you!
Replies: 35
Views: 4864

Wheels should be balanced by pros at a shop, with the right machine. If your shop can't balance a scooter wheel, call around and find one that can. Here in Southern NH Souhegan Valley Motorsports, a Kawasaki dealer, balances all sizes of wheels, whereas other big dealers in the area can't. A good sp...
by Moyesdriver
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes to Voodoo Scooter Parts
Replies: 24
Views: 11023

Just installed the deadlight wiring. Outstanding quality, better than the factory wiring harness. Perfect fit. Thanks for an excellent product-