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by HowHH
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixin my buddy 125
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Nice videos. You are correct about the carb. The one in your Buddy is not OEM.
by HowHH
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Pop the cover off of the air filter and see if you have any gas in there. I've never had a problem with the carbon canister, but I've had more than one failed petcock with the same symptom. May also be a problem with the carburetor float valve. When my first petcock failed I went though 2 or 3 repla...
by HowHH
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
Replies: 31
Views: 3019

I try to avoid oil threads, but here goes. No friction modifiers in engine oils specific to motorcycles. The engine oil is shared with the clutch for those bikes with wet clutches. There are a few motorcycles with dry clutches, but the vast majority are wet. If there are friction modifiers in the oi...
by HowHH
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buzziness in steering cluster
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

I've had some vibration in a panel or two depending upon RPMS. I used the same sound deadening material you use in automobiles to dampen road noise or control vibration and resonations from sound systems. Just applied it to the back of the affected panels. You don't even need to cover the entire bac...
by HowHH
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windscreen for Buddy 125?
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

I am going to install one of these https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Short-Windscreen-Assembly-Clear-Genuine-Buddy-P13417.aspx Based on the dimensions, it should be the same as this smoked screen (that has a pic of it mounted). https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Windscreen-Assembly-Smoked-Genuine-...
by HowHH
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: torquing rear wheel nut
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Also helpful to clamp the rear brake down. Clamp the lever down with a heavy cable tie, rope, etc. (assuming you don't have an assistant).
by HowHH
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bent Rear Rim
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

The rim from Scooterwest appears to be the correct part. Rear wheels/rims also show up from time to time on ebay. Rear wheel for Buddy 125, 150, or 170i will fit your Pamp. Find the closest rattle can color to match the other wheel and you're good to go!
by HowHH
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member Scooter Shopping
Replies: 125
Views: 16000

The Seafoam Green was a standard Buddy color, so likely original. The matching topcase also looks OEM.
by HowHH
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Open CVT/ Clutch case?
Replies: 67
Views: 7439

A quick update on the GTM open CVT cover: One of the unexpected benefits of the switching to the GTM open CVT cover has been that the performance of the NCY rear suspension has been remarkably improved.... As it turns out the stock CVT cover weights 6 lbs. Replacing this with a CVT cover that weigh...
by HowHH
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heated Hand Grips - Buddy 17i
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

I don't know if the stator on the 170i is the same as what was on the 150, but I can't run my heated gloves (Gerbings) for an extended length of time. A short ride was OK when followed up with a Battery Tender session, but a long ride, even at sustained speed would slowly drain the battery down.
by HowHH
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Buddy Psycho
Replies: 24
Views: 6028

Love the pipe. Brushed stainless steel or titanium? I can see one on my Blackjack! The open CVT case looks cools as well, although for some reason they make me nervous. Like I would be concerned about a boot lace or something getting sucked into the variator or clutch. On the other hand, I do not ha...
by HowHH
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short windscreen
Replies: 21
Views: 3233

Scooterworks quickly responded to a query about the screen's mounting. Turns out that it is the wrong hardware pic. It is a mirror mount screen like the others. The pic has since been corrected.
by HowHH
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short windscreen
Replies: 21
Views: 3233

Nice. I'd like to see the installation instructions for this. Different from the other Prima windscreens, it looks like it does not use the mirror mounts.
by HowHH
Tue May 30, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Black Jack Weight?
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Dry weight for the 150 was reported by Genuine as 223 lbs. Add 10-15 lbs. for fluids and you should be in the ballpark.
by HowHH
Fri May 19, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake not working after flush Buddy 50
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

From where on the caliper did brake fluid come spraying out?
by HowHH
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Avon tires, anyone? Or Michelin Power Pure?
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

On my Burgman 400 I have about 2k on a Michelin Power Pure SC (rear tire). Turns in more easily that the stock Bridgestone Hoop. Nice grip in dry and wet. Also grips better than the Hoops on those nasty white crosswalk markings and other road graphics. When the front tire is ready I'm planning on sw...
by HowHH
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: slotted oil filter removal??
Replies: 27
Views: 4936

Pipe wrench? I believe I have used this before when the hex key or big screwdriver did not work.
by HowHH
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4878

I have an oversize S1 for the rear wheel waiting to be mounted. I am interested to see how it will perform compared to the stock sized S1. When you say you have gloves, but no heat controller, do you mean you have heated gloves? Which ones? I have the Gerbing's (from when they were still Gerbings!)....
by HowHH
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voodoo Scooter Parts HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. *Free Adapter*
Replies: 27
Views: 5431

Count me in. Already have the combo adaptor, so if I win, the brake light flasher will be a good addition.
by HowHH
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4878

My Blackjack fared better in the cold than I did. I added a Burgman 400 to the fleet so I could run heated gear (gloves and jacket liner) and heated grips. Much more comfortable in the cold. Good idea you had to go with the 170 and FI. The FI is more reliable for those cold weather starts. Suggestio...
by HowHH
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i, what model battery?
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

I've been very satisfied with the Mighty Max YTZ10S battery. (https://www.mightymaxbattery.com/p34621 ... ttery.html). It's a higher capacity battery in the same size package as the OEM Buddy battery. Less $$ too.
by HowHH
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for bargain exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Have you looked at the NCY exhaust? https://www.amazon.com/NCY-Performance-Exhaust-Black-Buddy/dp/B00XVCIMIQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1469386647&sr=1-1&keywords=ncy+buddy That's a good price for the NCY, better than Scooterworks. Currently have a Prima on my Blackjack, bu...
by HowHH
Mon May 23, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project BudHouse
Replies: 14
Views: 2593

I like the frame brace. Welded or clamp-on?
by HowHH
Mon May 16, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight assistance
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

I believe HS1 is for small displacement scooters and motorcycles, and what is standard on the Buddy. You could pop an H4 in there but should stay within the wattage recommendations (35/35) otherwise you risk overtaxing your battery and charging system or even melting the plastics in the headlamp hou...
by HowHH
Sat May 14, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight assistance
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Mitch Bergsma has some great YouTube tutorials.

First, top handlebar cover removal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgjdqM8pylM

Then, headlamp replacement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51a_gLnHwd0
by HowHH
Tue May 03, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Theft Deterrent and/or Tracking Devices?
Replies: 11
Views: 2464

Xena has disc locks with alarm. I have one I use on my Blackjack and Burgman. It's pretty loud.

Here's their Genuine Scooters fitment page:

https://www.xenasecurity.com/customer-c ... -scooters/
by HowHH
Mon May 02, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torque Spec for Valve Adjust?
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Torque Spec for Valve Adjust?

I'll be checking my valve clearance next free weekend & if I need to make adjustments is there a torque spec for those nuts? Found 2 good "how to" videos but I'm wondering how tight for those nuts. The Buddy manual doesn't have a torque value. Even if it did it would be tough to get a...
by HowHH
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best battery
Replies: 12
Views: 2693

Looks bueno, thanks for posting. Unfortunately that appears to be the same size as others I've seen... 5.9" long. 2t Stella needs 5.5... won't fit in the scooter's battery tray. That site doesn't seem to have a replacement for the needed B9-B (or yb9-b) Yeah, sorry. I was posting an answer for...
by HowHH
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best battery
Replies: 12
Views: 2693

Since last September I've been running a Mighty Max YTZ10S battery. (https://www.mightymaxbattery.com/p3462198/ytz10s-12v-86ah-replacement-battery-for-yuasa-ytz10s-battery.html). It's a higher capacity battery in the same size package as the OEM Buddy battery. The price was right, much less than a Y...
by HowHH
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a new exhaust for my Buddy 150.
Replies: 10
Views: 2292

This is what Im looking at. I don't think Ill have to re-jet with this. Price is not really a problem. This will be my first foray into maint. other than oils and valve adj. http://www.scooterworks.com/ncy-performance-exhaust--black---buddy-125---150---170i-products-286.php#.VwpuMbvmqM8 I currently...
by HowHH
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust mount bolts keep shearing off
Replies: 16
Views: 2247

Which bolts? the exhaust pipe studs that mount into the engine case (like these: http://www.scooterworks.com/ncy-exhaust ... nlmVofUgmI)? Or do you mean the mounting hanger bolts?
by HowHH
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CSC 250cc Motorcycle $1895 Pre-Order Price
Replies: 21
Views: 4583

What happened to CSC's Mustang Scooter? It was everywhere a couple of years ago, then it vanished. They discontinued the production of the Mustang. See here: http://californiascooterco.com/. CSC seems to be mainly focused on the MC market now. If you are in the market for a light, low displacement ...
by HowHH
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmet to Helmet communicating
Replies: 16
Views: 4303

Thanks. I was hoping more would chime in on this, but I do realize it is a specialty item. So far from what I've looked at and read online I am leaning toward the Sena SMH5-FM the dual kit. That's a very nice kit. I've got an SMH-10, and various riding buddies have various other Sena BT communicato...
by HowHH
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 75018

Looks nice, but I think I'm liking the KTM Duke 390 more. Doesn't have the classic styling, sure, but for not too much more $$ (400) it gets a good bump in power, disc brakes both front and rear, and ABS.
by HowHH
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confused about exhaust gaskets
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Thanks for the replies! So it seems either will work? That would be my experience, at least. The best advice I can give you is as you are tightening down the nuts, to do each nut a little at a time. If you first cinch down one nut while leaving the other nut loose the gasket will not be evenly comp...
by HowHH
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confused about exhaust gaskets
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

I've used both types with my Prima exhaust and currently have a spare of each sitting in my tool cabinet. The pipe has to come off when doing a tire change and I prefer to go with a new gasket (they're cheap!) rather than re-using the old.

Both seem to work OK.
by HowHH
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Scooters and What to Do
Replies: 30
Views: 4627

I wonder if requiring 49cc scooters and mopeds to be registered and insured would make a difference. That what the DMV requires here in NYS. Having said that, I have no idea if there is any difference i frequency of thefts between states that require license and registration and those that don't.
by HowHH
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 fuel filter rubber mounting grommet.
Replies: 4
Views: 913

I wrapped a strip of old inner tube around the NCY filter, enough to bring it up to sufficient diameter to hold securely in the mount. Anything similar would probably work as well.
by HowHH
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best battery for a Genuine Buddy 125
Replies: 14
Views: 6644

babblefish wrote:I've had mine for a couple of months now and so far it has been working great. I recently had an engine problem where it didn't want to start so I did a lot of cranking with the electric starter, but the battery never gave up and I never had to put it on an external charger.
Good to know!
by HowHH
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best battery for a Genuine Buddy 125
Replies: 14
Views: 6644

I recently purchased a Mighty Max YTZ10S battery. (https://www.mightymaxbattery.com/p3462198/ytz10s-12v-86ah-replacement-battery-for-yuasa-ytz10s-battery.html) As Dooglas pointed out above it's a higher capacity battery in the same size package as the OEM Buddy battery. The equivalent YUASA battery ...
by HowHH
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Light Mod Thought. Or not.
Replies: 32
Views: 7088

I added a set of LEDs from MondoMotos. The pair of lights together will draw down the battery so I plan to disable one of the pair or remove one and remount. The two together throw a heck of a lot of light. Some pics:
by HowHH
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belt Replacement Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

I'm not sure that eyeballing it is the way to go.

Does your friend still have the original belt? The specs would be printed on it. Otherwise you could contact a Lance dealer for info.

Also, Scrappydogscooters.com sells parts for many Chinese scooters and may be a possible resource.
by HowHH
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Potential buddy owner...or grom...or buddy...or grom....argh
Replies: 33
Views: 5069

Why not both! They each fill a niche and it's great to have a backup if one bike is in for service, or if you just want variety. I have been eying the Grom. Looks like a hoot to ride. They have now been out long enough that they are showing up in the used market. Also, there are a ton of aftermarket...
by HowHH
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Replies: 1752
Views: 162586

That just totally sucks. Glad that you were not seriously hurt, but it could have been otherwise. I would encourage you to file a police report. Someone who would do something like that to you, likely has done something like that before, will likely reoffend, and is a risk to other riders on the road.
by HowHH
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy painting recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2539

Looks pretty nice I must say! Does the plastidip paint always have sort of a matte finish, or is there a glossy one as well? I'm pretty sure all plasti dip is a matte finish. I haven't seen a glossy finish before. There is a "glossifier" available. Essentially a platidip compatible gloss ...
by HowHH
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zheng Chinese scooters
Replies: 43
Views: 8100

Znen is a little iffy. As noted in a previous post, China is capable of making very high quality products when this is what is being spec'd. Apple manufactures their iPhones there as one example. China is also capable of making very high quality MC components and even whole vehicles, and California ...
by HowHH
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight looks misshapen and other questions (Buddy 150)
Replies: 7
Views: 1897

I believe that the "nub" is a marker lamp. The marker lamp is not connected up in the USA, but activated in countries where it's not required for the headlight to be always on when scooter is operating.
by HowHH
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: buddy 150, "out of gas", but still gas in tank?
Replies: 19
Views: 2331

No problems with being a noob. Just means that there is opportunity to learn. There are plenty of resources on this site, and you'll be doing your own wrenching and maintenance in no time! 60mpg does seem pretty low to me. Even with my having upjetted and riding with a heavy hand, I still routinely ...
by HowHH
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: buddy 150, "out of gas", but still gas in tank?
Replies: 19
Views: 2331

The tank will not fully empty. If you look closely, you will see a small lip at the bottom of the petcock filter, so the gas cannot be emptied from the tank any lower than that lip. To remover the filter, you first remove the petcock and then you can pull out the filter from the bottom. It might be ...
by HowHH
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan Windshield Installation
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

For anyone with a windshield on their Hooligan, could you provide measurements of the mounting strut legs? The Buddy has the same mounting points on the handlebars. At least my Blackjack does. I have not yet peeked under anyone else's handlebar cover, but I think it's safe to assume that others have...