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by Iowa Racer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCY Fork Installation on 170i;
Replies: 1
Views: 852

I just installed the NCY front fork and rear shock. Before I installed the shock and forks. Going over bumps and holes in the road sent a shock through my wrists and up my spin. Some times the shock was painful. And long rides made my back tires from bracing. Also the Handeling was not as good. Goin...
by Iowa Racer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i on the highway
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Buddy 170i on the highway

Today I rode my Buddy 170 on the highway. I did now want to. But I took a wrong turn and there was no place to go. I only had to ride to the next exit and and get off. But that was five miles. Fortunately it was noon on a Monday seventy six degrees. Light wind and nice sunshine. There was minimal tr...
by Iowa Racer
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Both We did not have any deep snow. And the ice was not a frequent event. The new tires did not make that much difference in snow. Much better in rain and dry. We had a couple days of ice then snow on top. Iowa does a great job of clearing it. But when it was coming down I just took it easy and ride...
by Iowa Racer
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Well it looks like I have survived the winter using the Buddy 17i as primary transportation in Iowa. The winter was very mild so that was luck. But the Buddy performed flawlessly. 95 mpg and zero problems. I did change the tires. The rear was over inflated by the previous owner. The ice and snow did...
by Iowa Racer
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oversize tire for 170i
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

I just installed the Michelin S1 tires 130/70-10 rear 110/80 -10 front. They are a perfect fit. I will ride them for a while and report. 28 psi rear 26 psi front.
by Iowa Racer
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Thanks I have had a dozen bikes without a kick starter and never really had a problem. I added LED running lights to the dead lights. They don't draw much and now if I would leave the key on I can tell. I also added a brighter GE Silverstar headlight bulb. WOW what a difference that makes. I also in...
by Iowa Racer
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

I'm back I changed my email address and could not log in. So now I am Iowa Racer. I am still riding every day. The ice last week was not a problem. I did finally order new tires. They should be in next week. The rear tire has obviously even over inflated. The edge has plenty of tread but the center ...
by Iowa Racer
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

I'm back I changed my email address and could not log in. So now I am Iowa Racer. I am still riding every day. The ice last week was not a problem. I did finally order new tires. They should be in next week. The rear tire has obviously even over inflated. The edge has plenty of tread but the center ...