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by MYSCTR
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedometer not reading correctly
Replies: 8
Views: 744

SCOOTER HELP: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To ride close to the speed limit we would suggest you ride 5 mph over yet in this area to not get run over, we generally ride close to 10 mph over the posted speed limit and with over 80,000 miles (for three riders) we have never been in accident or had a speeding ticket. Cheers! Check out the answ...
by MYSCTR
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Hang Up the Keys
Replies: 16
Views: 1850

Skipper - Much rather see someone stop riding for this reason than to read about their last ride that ended in a bad way! Kudos to you for having to the courage to know when and setting an example to the rest of us as you cross your 85th milestone. Best wishes in all you do.
by MYSCTR
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Potent Pink with Flowers 2014 170
Replies: 19
Views: 7506

Black Fork

Alexbv200 wrote:You need black forks on it Paul! :D
Upgraded to the 2014 (Matt Black) 170 then switched to the Potent Pink Panels to get that black fork! Nothing like taking the long way...
by MYSCTR
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Potent Pink with Flowers 2014 170
Replies: 19
Views: 7506

2014 170i Ready For Spring!

And now three years after converting the Potent Pink panes to her new 2014 170i she is ready for Spring!

The newer 2014 is blacked out including the black fork and black trans cover to complete the look.
by MYSCTR
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: The Doctor's 2014 Brit Buddy TARDIS
Replies: 13
Views: 6910

Couple of pics after rolling over 10,000 miles at 45 months old.
by MYSCTR
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Potent Pink with Flowers 2014 170
Replies: 19
Views: 7506

This entire body was switched over in 2015 to my wife's 170i - so it looks pretty much the same with the Potent Pink body panels.
by MYSCTR
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: THE PAMP / JACK PROJECT
Replies: 26
Views: 7239

There is nothing like your first - and this one did not disappoint! Was an incredible blast to ride. Still have a picture taken at Tyler State Park on my office wall so I get to see it every day... and remember the good times!
by MYSCTR
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: The Doctor's 2014 Brit Buddy TARDIS
Replies: 13
Views: 6910

All the fun had on this scooter - just rolled over 10,000 miles and still running strong, but of course - it IS the TARDUS!
by MYSCTR
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 80,000 Plus Miles Of Buddy Rides
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

We may be closing the books on our Buddy days as we look to move to a couple more Vepsa scooters in the near future.
by MYSCTR
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 254 Mile Day Trip October 29, 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3245

Feeling the urge to get back out on the road maybe for a weekend trip on scoots this spring.
by MYSCTR
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Light Bulbs for Wiring Running/Dead Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

LED LIGHTS

These are the actual LED bulbs we are running from https://www.superbrightleds.com They have super fast shipping. Front Blinkers Amber 1156 LED Bulb - 18 SMD LED Tower (Part Number: 1156-A18-T) Rear Blinkers Amber 1156 LED Bulb w/ Removable Lens - 3 High Power LED (Part Number: 1156-A3X1W) Note: Our...
by MYSCTR
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rear brake locking
Replies: 21
Views: 3089

ME TOO!

Ok, so next time you ride through north Texas, give me a yell. We got our rear wheel dragging really bad on my 170 that we had in the shop. Rides like I am dragging three more behind me. Last ride I got home and the rear wheel would not free spin on the center stand at all. Just parked it - life jus...
by MYSCTR
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i vs Buddy Kick
Replies: 19
Views: 2936

We test rode the barcalounger, I mean Hooligan when it first came out. Seemed to be a little soft off the line and more of a relaxed version of the Buddy 150's we owned at the time or the 170's of today. We know this will appeal to some riders, just not us. Not saying that is bad, it just did not im...
by MYSCTR
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My wife's scoot - damage, repair, and new paint
Replies: 25
Views: 3495

Body Panels

Not to rain on your parade but you can buy new panels in pretty much any color Buddy offered and save oh so much time, or at lest buy those panels that are missing clips, then paint to match your new color.
by MYSCTR
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Horse Trading
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

Horse Trading

Did some horse trading of sorts with some great folk at Vespa Dallas and walked away with our very first Vespa scoot. We dropped two Buddy scooters and an undisclosed amount of cash to walk away with a like new 2007 Vespa GTS 250ie with only 1,482 miles on it. It came with a few upgrades to make it ...
by MYSCTR
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: My new "scooter"
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

I can say the Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires are most awesome for great hookup! We have them on about 5 bikes in our stable.

Looks like this should be a load of fun!
by MYSCTR
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good day for a ride in...
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Such A Tease

That is just mean.. heat factor here has been over 100 every day for too long and it isn't August yet!

Hope you are getting gin some great riding with temps like that!
by MYSCTR
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me Buddy 170i
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

The one that got away!

Love the Mocha color scheme - one we never had but would jump on in a heartbeat. Great find!

Now how quick can you get to 10,000 miles... you will have loads of fun on that scoot.
by MYSCTR
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Company Needs to Inspect a Genuine Buddy Scooter ASAP
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Dooglas wrote:Hayward is in California. Where else? :wink:

Now the Buddy 150 first came out in 2008 so that search can be narrowed a bit.
Could have been MN or WI... according to google maps
by MYSCTR
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Personal milege milestone
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

More Miles

Just keep riding! We are a little over 10,000 miles on our 2014 and have two other 2014's that are still working on hitting 10,000 miles. Both my wife and I have ridden 150's close to 20,000 miles before trading them for the 170's we now ride. Keep up the maintenance and you will get plenty worry fr...
by MYSCTR
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 2014 Matt Black Buddy
Replies: 20
Views: 6636

That was a coffee jacket from Corazzo - really worked well, just watch those bigger bumps in the road. We used Jamba insulated acrylic cups with lids and they worked quite well.
by MYSCTR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 80,000 Plus Miles Of Buddy Rides
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

Nice. How many miles on each one? This is 65,000 plus miles worth of Buddy rides. That is a lot of miles on one dedicated scooter! The most we have on a single scooter is just shy of 20,000 (on two different 150 scooters). We have owned a total of ten Buddy scoots with still five in our garage curr...
by MYSCTR
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 80,000 Plus Miles Of Buddy Rides
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

Brit Tardis

We will have to get something current since our daughter is back in the local area. See the link below for the Tardis when it was new...

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewto ... ght=tardis
by MYSCTR
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 80,000 Plus Miles Of Buddy Rides
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

80,000 Plus Miles Of Buddy Rides

This is pre-14 as have have not had any shots of the whole group and all the changes in a few years. Have to get some shots later this summer of the current five Buddy scoots in our stable. Enjoy this one for now...
by MYSCTR
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it easy to unhook odometer on Buddy. Is this wear normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Sun Baked

From the picture posted - this Buddy has seen plenty of sunshine. Maybe was kept outside for a few years. Weather can play a real toll on the plastics and rubber mat. We have had a few mats that did not hold their color well, yet most of the body panels and mat can be brought back to life with a goo...
by MYSCTR
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fog lights issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

More Light

Just switch the lights you have to the following LED's and the deadlights will fill in what you are wanting... These are the actual LED bulbs we are running from https://www.superbrightleds.com They have super fast shipping. Front Blinkers Amber 1156 LED Bulb - 18 SMD LED Tower (Part Number: 1156-A1...
by MYSCTR
Tue May 09, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New seat
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: New seat

JJScoot wrote:I just got a new buddy- the seat seems pretty hard- any suggestions?
Pick up a solo seat, slightly lower, set back just a bit and plush right out of the box.
by MYSCTR
Tue May 02, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 2014 Matt Black Buddy
Replies: 20
Views: 6636

Windshield?

Oh ya - I have been missing mine as I have been riding my wife's older 2009 since mine has beneath the shop the past few months.
by MYSCTR
Mon May 01, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 2014 Matt Black Buddy
Replies: 20
Views: 6636

Black Prima Pipe

The Prima pipe was painted with a flat black high heat paint - just rattle can, two coats with very fine sanding before and between coats.
by MYSCTR
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4878

Flawlessly

Great testimonial - keep us posted!
by MYSCTR
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings from MV member
Replies: 24
Views: 2302

Notice the black rear rack - all this needs is the black out kit to finish the look. No red flags here. A personalized scoot. If unsure take it to your local dealer on a test ride and have them look at it. Just set this up in advance so they know you are coming by. They may even know its history. Go...
by MYSCTR
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan frame broke from rear rack
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

Beyond fixing or not - they are going to say you were carrying too much weight, meaning they have no liability. Anyone know what the Hooligan rear rack is weight tested for? I know on the Buddy it is very little (a lot less than you could carry).
by MYSCTR
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: replacing both tires
Replies: 24
Views: 3048

REAR BUDDY WHEEL VIDEOS

Just a quick simple solution for removing the rear wheel on your Buddy (model won't matter) as an option to buying the 15/16" axle wrench. Removal Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHsmJQ8EGnc Installation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsctmVtYV5E Included removal/installation of ...
by MYSCTR
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the right size Buddy for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 2455

50cc? Rough House, or RH50. by Genuine. The one with the fat knobby tires, not the sport model. Second that - we have seen these in action in numbers off-road - Rough House all the way. You can even go with a camo look to blend right in. Maybe do a few mods and you will have the best running farm m...
by MYSCTR
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction and maintenance/modification log (Pic heavy)
Replies: 22
Views: 6111

Kevlar Belt

What your mileage on the Kevlar belt - we put one on our first scoot when we hit 10,000 and had it fully tuned up only to have it shred 1,400 mile later. Now we only use the stock/factory belts. You might ask for others who have used them to report here as a comparison to see if mine was just a bad ...
by MYSCTR
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Buddy 125
Replies: 20
Views: 3886

You're only raising the rear end 3/8" of an inch if you switch to the 130/70-10. DeeDee - Does the height include the actual tire mounted on a 5" wide rim or does this account for the tire being 'squeezed' on the 4" wide Buddy rim? 130/70/10 : 5.1"W x 17.2"T This came up a ...
by MYSCTR
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Buddy 125
Replies: 20
Views: 3886

Would the 130/70-10 tire help with the prima pipe right side clearance? I hate scraping that pipe on turns! Maybe combined with the adjustable rear shock which will help with the tire clearance too (depending how much weight you will be carrying). The shock can get you more left in the rear plus th...
by MYSCTR
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MYSCTR is Back!
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

Yup Yup Yup

Glad to be back and part of the Modern Buddy family!

Thanks to jsjr for making this happen!

Good to keep up with all things Buddy related.
by MYSCTR
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MYSCTR is Back!
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

WONDERFUL! 8)

We are back and do not have to use a FAKE NAME anymore ! ! !

:arrow: BIG THANKS ! ! !
by MYSCTR
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4878

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. We can s...
by MYSCTR
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction and maintenance/modification log (Pic heavy)
Replies: 22
Views: 6111

That is awesome - welcome and enjoy! For local riding/short trips they are a blast yet once you start to ride at higher speeds/longer distances you will benefit from a windshield. I would say you will find more reasons to ride... Each my wife, daughter and myself ride (between 2,500 - 9,200 annually...
by MYSCTR
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Replies: 27
Views: 5431

Received the brake light modulator in the mail today. Thank you so much for being so generous! Can't wait to see it in action on my scoot! Again, thank you VSP, you're the best!! You are going to love it - and have peace of mind. They work really well. Something I picked up from my wife - if you fi...
by MYSCTR
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLD WEATHER RIDING
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Even though I will take the truck if its silly cold (teens for me) if I know there is no ice threat I will still ride in. My commute is around 20 miles each way. I have heated grips but they are not the best. My co-workers are always like "OMG! You rode in today!?". We are either dedicate...
by MYSCTR
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLD WEATHER RIDING
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: COLD WEATHER RIDING

This morning was 21 degrees with a riding wind chill of -3 degrees for my commute this morning. Should expect 22 degrees with a 7-degree standing 'feels like' and 18-19 mph north breeze. Whoop! Might have to find a longer ride home. 52F at 9AM in Tucson right now so I have to decide if I'll wear my...
by MYSCTR
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLD WEATHER RIDING
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

COLD WEATHER RIDING

There was a post about where to post when riding in cold temps yet I don't see it here anymore. That said Wednesday was 31 degrees and showing a 22 degree 'feels like' (standing still) which was an effective 11-degree chill factor for my commute. This morning was 21 degrees with a riding wind chill ...
by MYSCTR
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Craigslist seller not responding. Thoughts?!
Replies: 17
Views: 3261

2006 OR 2016 ?

Thanks for all of your advice, everyone. It's a 2006 Buddy with about 1100 miles. I paid $700. Total steal. So is this a 2006 (first year Buddy with the smaller headlight) or a 2016 shown under your scooter model? Joined: 04 Aug 2016 Posts: 4 Location: Chicago, IL 2016 Buddy 125 Either way this is ...
by MYSCTR
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Far Have You Ridden?
Replies: 16
Views: 2704

...that's about 41,876 miles by Buddy power, 22,880 miles by Honda power, and 79,106 total miles by scooter so far. ...that is 54,250 Buddy miles and 18,300 Honda miles, or about 73k total. That's not too shabby for living in Wisconsin. We used to work with a guy from 'Jersey that said after spendi...
by MYSCTR
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 150/170i vs Vespa 300 GTS
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Dooglas & Skully - All good stuff - thanks for your input.

Mike - My kind of shopper

Not looking for a MP3, Kymco or Maxi scooters like Burgman although we did let two of them slip through our fingers a few years back.
by MYSCTR
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4878

Racer X wrote:And the tires are from a Zuma . I hoped the 130/90-10 would squeeze in. No way.
Not on a Buddy - We run 130/70-10 on the rear stock and it works yet adding the adjustable shock allows us to raise the back in just a tad to insure we don't touch the tire while riding.
by MYSCTR
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Far Have You Ridden?
Replies: 16
Views: 2704

70K

And then there is Nick... oh maybe this replaced his sled (haha). One could say he found his hobby.