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by k1dude
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 810

It's almost winter. That hot helmet is going to feel GREAT!
by k1dude
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27686

You have to do something special when you turn 100,000! Any plans?
by k1dude
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Replies: 10
Views: 753

I wonder if it would have been more exiting without the gimbal.
by k1dude
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCY STORE
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Oh damn. Now I have to sell mine to get that.
by k1dude
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 BBK revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 643

There's no replacement for displacement.
by k1dude
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100,000 mile Buddy 125!
Replies: 145
Views: 27686

scootERIK wrote:I might have a little more luck with this post.

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MUCH better!!! Whew!!!
by k1dude
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What weight variator sliders / rollers are you using?
Replies: 4
Views: 534

I switched from stock to 12g Dr. Pulley sliders. I was not impressed.

I lost both acceleration and top end. It climbed hills slower. Gas mileage increased though.

If I had a do-over, I'd try the 11g sliders or just go back to the stock rollers.
by k1dude
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.

Unfortunately I was hoping for a 350+cc based on the XADV with DCT.

https://powersports.honda.com/street/sc ... id=AT10520
by k1dude
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

The Lambretta's have all remained true to form with a step through frame.
by k1dude
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Some observations: It's interesting that scooter companies are broadly increasing displacements. Gone are the days of only 50cc, 125cc, and 150cc engines in the line-ups. It's about time. They're filling the long time gap between 150cc and Maxi-scooters. It appears step through scooters are disappea...
by k1dude
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Replies: 31
Views: 3528

I have an electric assisted bicycle, if that counts. It blows my mind that some cities like NY are trying to band electric bikes and the Mayor himself is making sure laws are passed to suppress their use. I guess they prefer more cars on the road. NY doesn't have enough cars on their streets, I gue...
by k1dude
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check out this new high tech helmet.
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

wheelbender6 wrote:Amazing, but is that a safety improvement, or just more distraction?
What's worse? Looking down or away at your instrument cluster, gps, and mirrors? Or keeping your eyes on the road while accessing the same information?
by k1dude
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check out this new high tech helmet.
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

Check out this new high tech helmet.

http://www.jarvish.com/

Has a heads up display that tells you speed, weather, navigation, alerts, time, etc.

Also has a rear camera you can pull up.

All voice activated.
by k1dude
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High Speed Bogging/Stalling: thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Likely a bad stator.
by k1dude
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Replies: 31
Views: 3528

I should mention people with electric cars in California have not been happy during the PG&E multi day outages. Hybrids had no problems.
by k1dude
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 squeaky brakes - any quick fixes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

If it's 11 years old with only 1700 miles on it, it might have a little rust on the disc. Inspect it.
by k1dude
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Buddy (A Short Story)
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Good story.

Keep us updated on the mods. I want to see what the final configuration is.
by k1dude
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

tenders wrote:Looks like a Hooligan was driven through a giant spiderweb seconds before slamming into a brick wall.
Nailed it! Ha!

I'd buy one in a second if they came to the US. But I'm not holding my breath. The really cool stuff rarely hits our shores.
by k1dude
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuse in battery box.
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

I forgot to look at what fuse was in there, but I did buy some 10 and 15 amp fuses from NAPA. Anyways, turned out the battery terminals needed a tightening. So it runs great as usual. Never just tighten the clamp. Pull them both off the terminals, clean both the posts and clamps with a terminal bru...
by k1dude
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belt question
Replies: 35
Views: 6222

Holy necro!
by k1dude
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 storage bucket collects water when it rains
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

It's probably the wind driving the rain into the bucket. I would suggest buying a scooter cover.
by k1dude
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Welcome aboard. I've always found scooters to be far more fun than motorcycles. You might find out the same.
by k1dude
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wow found this cheep alarm
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Do you hold it on with zip ties as shown in the pictures though? I'm imagining someone making quick work of that with a blade, then leaving the alarm to beep on the pavement as they roll off with the bike. I would just throw it into the pet carrier. Or if you need it louder, double-stick-tape it in...
by k1dude
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wow found this cheep alarm
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Interesting. Thanks!
by k1dude
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
Replies: 5
Views: 717

I think a 300 would be a mistake. The DCT transmission adds a lot of weight. The bike will suffer accordingly. I've always wanted a X-ADV or Africa Twin in the 450 to 500 cc range. I think that's powerful enough to overcome the weight penalty of the DCT, but still won't weigh too much like the 700 o...
by k1dude
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The $100 Buddy 125 Project
Replies: 25
Views: 2090

If 51 feels really fast to you, I wonder if something is wrong with your speedometer or cable. Have you GPS verified your 51?
by k1dude
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for Buddy 125 accessories
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Good luck on your test. Properly painting a Buddy is no easy task unless you just want a sloppy rattle can job. I would suggest using Plasti Dip so you can peel it off if you don't like the color you chose. Or you could always purchase new panels in the color you like the best and swap them out. But...
by k1dude
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedo slide rule
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Ha! Truth!

I like it!
by k1dude
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me, Used Roughhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

There's no replacement for displacement. You need a bigger engine. I have a Buddy 125 that struggles to do 40 mph on a few of the hills around my neighborhood. And I only live at 400 feet and weigh 155 pounds. I'm 6 feet tall. Fortunately, the Buddy 125 is the same size as the Buddy 50. So I still h...
by k1dude
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Replies: 64
Views: 10145

I wonder how easy it is to scrape that low hanging pipe in the twisties.
by k1dude
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Climbing a ski hill on a Buddy 125
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Out west we call that a mogul.
by k1dude
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did I really kill my scooter?
Replies: 15
Views: 1696

Could be your stator going bad. Everyone always first thinks it's a fuel delivery problem.
by k1dude
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smell of smoke coming from Buddy 125, especially on hills
Replies: 48
Views: 2666

I also smell smoke sometimes when I'm riding my 125.

Sometimes it smells like pizza. Sometimes it smells like BBQ. Sometimes it smells like steak. Sometimes it smells like diesel. I can't figure out what's wrong.
by k1dude
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Replies: 64
Views: 10145

Stanza wrote:Look at how thin that floorboard is! What kind of construction does the thing use? Traditional tube frame, or some kind of ridged unibody?
Leaf springs?
by k1dude
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing a faded Buddy 150 back to life.
Replies: 19
Views: 1675

:P
by k1dude
Thu May 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improving Aerodynamics
Replies: 30
Views: 2028

All motorcycles and scooters make wind noise and pressure on your chest and head when at speed. Especially when turning your head. It's just the nature of the beast. You're exposed to all that wind resistance.

You get used to it. Don't freak out.

A windscreen will help.
by k1dude
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1617

I think the OP disappeared and no longer checks-in.
by k1dude
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for links: Buddy 125 coil / cdi
Replies: 6
Views: 856

I think I bought my Bando Coil from autotech355 on fleabay. I think I bought an NCY performance coil from Scooterworks.
by k1dude
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
Replies: 23
Views: 1835

I think those engines are for US production only. They're liquid cooled between 500cc and 1250cc. I'm not sure the ones made in India would use the same engine. Especially since the bikes made in India are supposed to be between 250cc and 400cc.
by k1dude
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Kayakers/Swimmers/and surfers have been doing those activities for ages with glasses/goggles/contacts. Long before Lasik came about. Previously the military would dishonorably discharge pilots who had RK or Lasik done. That was a travesty. Fortunately, it's now allowed. But I still don't think you c...
by k1dude
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1617

Genuine Buddy's are extremely durable and reliable. Your friends don't know what they're talking about. Buddy's are also very easy and inexpensive to work on. Some of the best scooters in the world are made in Taiwan. Some of the worse scooters in the world are made in China. If you've never owned a...
by k1dude
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (NSR) Lasik, anyone do it?
Replies: 10
Views: 837

My general rule of thumb - Don't mess with your eyes. If you can get by just fine with glasses, keep doing it and don't complain. Many people have Lasik done simply for vanity. That's a very poor reason in my opinion. There are some people whose eyes are so effed up, nothing works well for them. In ...
by k1dude
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 Buddy 125, what do I need to fix?
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Many vehicle manufacturers now claim brake fluid is lifetime fluid. Many experts say don't mess with it unless there's a problem. And you can easily tell if a problem is developing - it's usually gradual and obvious. More brake problems arise from people attempting to bleed their own brakes (when it...
by k1dude
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fishing Rod Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

That's a great idea!

I use a telescopic/collapsible rod that fits in the pet compartment.
by k1dude
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
Replies: 23
Views: 1835

Stanza wrote:And let's not forget everyone's favorite, the Harley Davidson M-65!
I saw one of those in person. I think it was on display in the Taoyuan airport a few years ago.
by k1dude
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New battery
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

ucandoit wrote:K1dude: when you buy off amazon they ask the year of the scooter and brand name to check if the part will fit. Genuine is never on the list. Do you check another brand? How do you know that battery will fit the Buddy 125?
I use one in a Buddy 125. It fits.
by k1dude
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
Replies: 23
Views: 1835

Supposedly the small displacement Harley will be for Asian markets. But if it's a huge success, I could see it migrating across the Pacific.

Evidently they're also coming out with a small displacement adventure bike, street fighter, and cruiser.
by k1dude
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small displacement Harley coming?
Replies: 23
Views: 1835

Small displacement Harley coming?

Harley has been working with a partner in India to release a small displacement (250 to 400) model. This concept was recently leaked.

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