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by sc00ter
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 wont idle
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Buddy 50 wont idle

Ultra-Sonic cleaner the jets.
by sc00ter
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

Nice choice! The People series come and go in the USA line up but its nice to see them back. I loved my first gen People 250. Ugly but very reliable and comfy. I found a welding/fabrication shop that sold KYMCO parts in Arizona so I had a reliable parts source. Was seriously considering the People G...
by sc00ter
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

I did notice KYMCO has the AK listed. Read mixed reviews on it form overseas publications but nothing terrible. T-Max will always come up in those comparisons. I've always lusted after the T-Max but it got discontinued before I could pull the trigger.
by sc00ter
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

Me being a big wheel Liberty 150 owner I thought you were eyeing the BV400, that I don't see on the list. Then I figured Honda will bring the SH 300cc with the flat floor to the USA. Not on the list. Please don't get a SYM CityCom 300. Remember, parts support. Great scooter though. Yamaha isn't brin...
by sc00ter
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 forks bent....
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Buddy 50 forks bent....

I checked the head tube area for any damage and didn't "see" anything. It seems its the lower fork area around the tree. The front wheel spins free with no binding, the rotor is straight and the forks rebound without hanging up. Me personally, I would not ride it. But the owner doesn't see...
by sc00ter
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 forks bent....
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Buddy 50 forks bent....

The pink Buddy 50 I had got hit. Owner didn't get hurt really bad but the forks and front panels didn't fare as well. I wont go into details how she got hit on Pinky but it's a crazy story. Anyways, I went over there this weekend to give it a once over and assess damage and the worst is the forks po...
by sc00ter
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Washers for carb needle
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Washers for carb needle

We get them from Ace Hardware or Taylors Do It Centers. The smaller independent hardware stores carry a better selection, and the nuts, bolts and washers are sold individually-not in bulk bags like LOWES or Home Depot.
by sc00ter
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice

Nice choice! Zumas are still a slight weak spot for me. I no longer own a 50cc because I replaced it with a ebike. I know the Zuma better than the factory that built it! You can put spacers under the front hinge of the seat to raise it up if you find yourself sliding forward. The dual headlight mod ...
by sc00ter
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a bolt size please.
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Need a bolt size please.

Thanks for pointing that out. If it was listed I have no idea how I missed the size.
by sc00ter
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a bolt size please.
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Need a bolt size please.

Some of you know my back story to Stinky Pinky, the 2009 Buddy 50 I had. Well its now coming up on 10.000 miles and getting ready for a full service. But some bolts fell out and there is a small problem. One must have been missing and now the other fell out. The whole headlight assembly wobbles arou...
by sc00ter
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice

Give me a choice of a mint 110cc Rattler or a tatty Buddy 125 and I'll happily pick the Buddy! Both require a M class. Go buy that lightly modded Rattler you found and live with it for awhile. All my 2-strokes ended up becoming weekend toys for a reason. Whats weird is I rode a 50cc 2-stroke for yea...
by sc00ter
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice

I was unaware that this opinion thread has been posted before, and before. Either way, we talked about scooters and that's always fun! I hear ya DeeDee on the 110cc 2-stroke being a bit much. I got 2-stroked out, to the point a friend came all the way from Florida for a free minty 98 Zuma-in boxes! ...
by sc00ter
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice

Buddy 125 is a no-brainer for sure. I couldn't go back to a 50cc for my current riding needs. I assumed skipper20 already has a scooter and was considering downsizing. I found my sweet spot in the 125-150cc category. As tempted as I am to upgrade by adding another Honda SIlverwing scooter to the fam...
by sc00ter
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice

Zuma 4-stroke. I know several people out my way that own them and the owners report no issues. And these little things have 20+ thousand miles and have been dropped multiple times. I almost picked up a new 4-stroke Zuma 50 but Yamaha no longer imports them. The Yamaha C3 has the same motor as the Zu...
by sc00ter
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kick starting bad for cvt?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Kick starting bad for cvt?

50cc or 125cc? On some kick starters you have to press them a bit to engage them first, then give them a solid, smooth kick. I always found P series Vespas a PITA to kick start but eventually got it mastered. My Zuma bug-eye was a 70cc and kick start only. Never had a issue with it in 6000 miles and...
by sc00ter
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: 110cc and Under Scooter Choice

I hate buying a heavily modded scooter so I would pass on the pre-mix Rattler 110. Might consider the lightly modded with exhaust if it still has its stock airbox. Pods equal trouble in my book. The 4-stroke Zuma 50 is a good scooter if your'e just looking for reliable transport. I've owned several ...
by sc00ter
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oil viscosity for Buddy 125
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: oil viscosity for Buddy 125

I ran 10-40 cheap Wally World oil in my Buddy 125. Got 40,000 trouble free miles before selling the Buddy, and last I heard it's still running. So running 10-40 synthetic shouldn't be a issue.
by sc00ter
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: What weight sliders to buy
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: What weight sliders to buy

It's been forever since I did a tune on a Stage 1 set-up, but if I recall correct I ran a mix of 5.5 and 6 gram rollers with a 10% increase of the contra spring. I weigh around 220 but I have zero hills. This was on a pre-bug Zuma with a Yasuni Z exhaust. I still have 2 sets of tuning rollers for se...
by sc00ter
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda ADV150 v Honda Trail 125 - Smackdown (literally)
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Honda ADV150 v Honda Trail 125 - Smackdown (literally)

The fees are why you should shop around and get written OTD prices. If you only have one local dealer for your choice than that can make it difficult. And I personally think they should have put the Trail 125 against the Monkey bike.
by sc00ter
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scored a winter project.
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Scored a winter project.

Nice! Reminds me of the Pinky Buddy 50 I redid awhile back.
by sc00ter
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2011 buddy 50
Replies: 19
Views: 1279

Re: 2011 buddy 50

BBK's can be a lot of fun but you'll be pushing reliability to the max. I used to do Zuma bug-eyes and we rode 'em hard and put 'em up wet. We managed to pretty much bullet proof them at 55mph with the throttle at WOT for loooong runs. But here's what will happen. Something will break (usually trans...
by sc00ter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acumste Top Cases?
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Interesting find for that top box. Sometimes a good quality/fair price trunk can still be found. EMGO is one that pops in my mind. I have a Kappa 37 liter on my Liberty and a SHAD 34 liter on my ebike. Both trunks have been put thru their paces and have never missed a beat. I prefer the SHAD a bit m...
by sc00ter
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lithium battery charging ( help )
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Some lithium batteries have a "safety" built in to avoid a total discharge. Electric bicycles, lawn equipment, you phone. But I've seen some cheap lithium batteries for motorcycles not recover from a complete discharge. Get the proper charger for your lithium battery and charge it on the s...
by sc00ter
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Double check the kill switch on the handle bar. Someone bumped mine to off (I think a kid climbed on it) and when I came out of the grocery store it wouldn't start. I about had a cow but my wife noticed the switch. If you blew a fuse the locations will be in the owners manual. Let us know your findi...
by sc00ter
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick Weirdness
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Pull the battery and look for a Batteries Plus in your area. Ask them to trickle charge it and test it. Its a free service they offer, and they know their batteries. The battery should be fine and it will give the scooter computer a chance to power down and reset/reboot while the battery is out. Wor...
by sc00ter
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil?
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Yamalube 2S 2-stroke oil. Easy to find and it has a picture of a 2-stroke bug-eye Zuma in one of the corners. Good stuff. Its all we use.
by sc00ter
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear brake question.
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Bought it with 1000 miles but now that I'm thinking about it, someone replaced the back tire at some point. But then I put another tire on it and I checked the shoes. It was just really weird thing to discover when removing the rear wheel 5500 miles later. Only thing I can think of is I may have hit...
by sc00ter
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear brake question.
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Rear brake question.

So Pinky the pink 50cc Buddy comes in for a look over and service. Owner says she hears a sound like a handful of change or broken roller sometimes. I hear the mystery noise also while riding beside her. One of the things getting done is a new rear tire (Kenda brand) and as I'm pulling off the rear ...
by sc00ter
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Here's how I ended up with a box of dead stock. I originally went to my local Genuine dealer. I go to the parts counter and ask the kid if they had Buddy 50cc front brake pads on stock. The kid says he's not sure and goes to find someone else. Kids walking back with a guy and I overhear the guy go &...
by sc00ter
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Why? But to good to pass.

A local motorcycle dealership used to sell Genuine back when the Stella was a 2 stroke. They eventually lost the franchise and that was that. So I'm looking for front brake pads for a Buddy 50 and just happened to stop by thinking they may have the EBC pads in stock. Surprise! I got a whole box of d...
by sc00ter
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New buddy haver
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Welcome! I like the Buddy 50's! Had one for awhile and enjoyed every mile. Accessories are a personal thing but others will chime in with the best ones. I always had a windscreen by Cuppin and the rear rack with a 33 liter SHAD trunk.I ran YamaLube 2 stroke oil in my Buddy. I also found a U-lock tha...
by sc00ter
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: registering a 125cc as a 50cc
Replies: 42
Views: 6474

Allow me to give some input. I had a Yamaha Zuma that was modded to the max. I tried to register it as a motorcycle, opposite of what your trying. DMV left it as a moped and I got stopped one night going over 35mph (doing 45 in a 45 zone). Cops jumps out all excited and ask for my M class drivers li...
by sc00ter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! Buddy Service/Repair in Boston
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Good luck on the mobile mechanic. I also hate working on my own stuff but if needed I'm more than capable of doing pretty much anything. My wife can do most service work but hates doing it as well. Let us know how it all works out. Someone else in your general area may be interested in using (or avo...
by sc00ter
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dashcam. Thinkware m1 Install And Review On Buddy 125.
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Everyone I know uses GoPro's with scooters and motorcycles (and some bicycles!) because they are made for outdoor use with weather and vibration resistance built in. There are so many dash cam company's now. I use a Momento 6 in both of my cars. As long as yours is weather proof and gets a stable im...
by sc00ter
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 drivetrain in Honda Metropolitan
Replies: 3
Views: 467

My old black Buddy 125 has almost 50,000 miles. I also had a low miles 150cc Buddy motor that I was gonna recycle but the guy with my old black Buddy ended up with it. Now I also gave him a running Honda Silverwing. I told him to put the Silverwing motor into the Buddy! But if I was him I'd get the ...
by sc00ter
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 31442

Nice investment on the pedal scoot!
by sc00ter
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 31442

That pedal scooter is cool!
by sc00ter
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i TRIKE (not mine) on ebay right now
Replies: 4
Views: 652

I'm gonna rename the trike kit a Pow-Tac so I don't upset anyone. Horrible quality. Bolts snap without warning and the mount point will destroy your upper rear panels. Wife had one. I ended up giving the Pow-Tac away for free because no one wanted it, but I eventually found a taker. Avoid this kit!
by sc00ter
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2572

Around my area, the 2 main Genuine dealers only carry the 50cc range, and thats the Buddy 2-stroke and the Rough House 2-stroke. At the start of the year they may have one Buddy 125 and/or a 170cc at once its gone its all 50cc 2-strokes. Both dealers say they are good sellers and reliable.
by sc00ter
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2572

I would think that as long as the motors are the same, a dealer would be ok with the different models. You have a scooter for a tall customer, short, old school style, racer, etc. But if each engine is different-one has a carb, one has EFI, one is GY6 "based", one is "exclusive",...
by sc00ter
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear rack mounts ripped out - drill through bottom tube?
Replies: 7
Views: 601

I was gonna weld in new nuts in the tube but didn't wan't to take everything apart. The fuel tank was in the way/to close. You have the whole rear end stripped like the picture? That should make it easy.
by sc00ter
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 2572

You referring to ebikes-aka: electric bicycles? I had a Pedego CityCommuter and I'm in the process of replacing it. Leaning towards either a Rad Runner (base model) or a AddMotor M-66 R7. Why do I point this out? I have a Yamaha Zuma that was taken apart for a carb swap, and its been sitting ever si...
by sc00ter
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear rack mounts ripped out - drill through bottom tube?
Replies: 7
Views: 601

I found those expand inserts for the inside of tubes at the hardware store. I did a thread (or responded) about this very issue, as its been covered before. Anyways, I think I was supposed to check the size of said inserts but never got around to it. I know I had to hammer them in and they worked gr...
by sc00ter
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting aftermarket exhaust for Buddy 50...
Replies: 8
Views: 705

What did you upjet to? And/or bigger carb and what jetting? If you still on the stock carb and jets with a Malossi 70cc (cast or aluminum) prepare for a seize! Just putting that out there.....
by sc00ter
Tue May 26, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 totally dead - been sitting for years in garage
Replies: 3
Views: 493

My Pink Buddy thread covered almost everything you will encounter. The stale, nasty gas gummed up the tank and I had to ultra-sonic the carb. Nothing is terribly hard. The carb bowl screws like to round out because they call for a special screw driver (forgot name-JIS?) but you can replace the bowl ...
by sc00ter
Wed May 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vino 125 vs. Buddy 125
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

As much as I like the overall ride of the Vino 125 I was given one for free, and never went to pick it up. I just told them to sell it for around $1000/no less than $750 and donate the money. I technically inherited it and have worked on it before, so I know its in perfect running condition with onl...
by sc00ter
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving beyond 50cc
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Buddy 125 is the best band for your buck. I've owned 2 (I had one and my wife had one) and we loved them. I now have a Piaggio Liberty 150. If it was just me, and not my wife and I riding 2 up, I would have purchased another Buddy 125. Never ridden the Buddy 170 so I have no comments on its performa...
by sc00ter
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: carb cleaning
Replies: 15
Views: 1500

Ultra-sonic cleaner is the way to go. Be careful pulling the float bowl off, it tends to stick on really tight and when you force it off you'll 9 outta 10 catch the float and throw the height off. Draining the fuel is not that hard either. Its the ethanol added to the fuel thats causing all sorts of...
by sc00ter
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corazzo still making jackets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

No US distributor. I got the email awhile back about them leaving the North American market.
by sc00ter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello and thanks for having me!
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Welcome! Don't worry about the odometer reading, especially if its noted. Buddy's are durable, quality machines that can do incredible, trouble free miles. Ride, maintain and enjoy, its that simple with a Buddy.