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by Racer X
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Well that did not work out at all. First the rims I found are from a Buddy 50. They don't fit. And the tires are from a Zuma . I hoped the 130/90-10 would squeeze in. No way. So I'm back to ordering the Mischilen S1's. it was worth a shot
by Racer X
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Today it was 3 deg with a windchill well below zero. That's cold!! My nose was the only thing that got cold. But after adjusting my face gear and scarf I fixed that. The roads are clear of ice so that is good but parking lots are not clear. I scored an extra set of black rims. And bought a dedicated...
by Racer X
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Today it snowed! There was a layer of ice and snow on top. 23 deg and snowing hard. About as bad as it gets without wind. Or colder temp. The tires did not do great. But I let out a little air and they did OK. I kept my feet down and did about 20 mph. Steady throttle was the key. Anything. Abrupt br...
by Racer X
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

I can't remember the brand. I bought them for twenty dollars in the box. Original price was 140.00. I will get them for Christmas. I might look into battery powered gloves it depends what I can find cheap. I thought I had 90/90- 10 tires from the factory. But they are 90/100-10. I'm worried the metz...
by Racer X
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

I am getting the S1 tires in a couple weeks. After some more research the come in better sizes and are in stock. I might be able to get a free set of wheels so I'm sorta waiting on that. Today will be 14 deg for my morning ride. I have gloves but no heat controller. That will be another thing I will...
by Racer X
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Today was my first taste of cold weather. 21 degree and windy. The scooter did great. Started with no problem. I let it warm up for about five minutes while I bundled up. I think I'm OK gear wise. If my commute was ten to twenty minutes longer my fingers would be cold. But no problem at twenty deg. ...
by Racer X
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

I am definitely no MotoGP racer. I have been racing landspeed and drag racing for many years. I am always wearing gear. I have a lot of leather. I don't do the one piece thing. But zip together has proven itself. I am really loving this scooter. Yes it does slide some in rain. I'm going to drop the ...
by Racer X
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Tire pressure is spot on. The tires are 90/90-10 white walls that came with the scooter new. The tread is good. Maybe a little hard. I have only felt it slide a couple times. It's unnerving but not like it just lets go. I'm going to be riding in ice and snow. So I plan to upgrade soon I want to get ...
by Racer X
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

First day below freezing. 30 deg but sunny and no wind. Really felt nice . I need better socks . But other than cold ankles no problem. GPS shows 53 mph and the speedo reads about 55 or so. That's not bad. A larger tire will put it closer to actually speed.
by Racer X
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

New toy for Buddy. Just for fun
by Racer X
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

So far the Buddy 170 is doing great in the winter. Starts easy and runs perfectly. It is delivering 90 mpg on the second tank of fuel. I changed the rear axle gear oil at 2000 miles to Moble one synthetic. The temps are now in the low fortes and upper thirties. A couple days of rain. My gear is doin...
by Racer X
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Here it comes.

This weekend is 24 deg for a low. I am looking forward to testing out my set up. So far the Buddy is working out great. 90 mpg for my first tank. That is amazing.

I love the under seat storage. New tires and a rack will be cool. But not till next year.
by Racer X
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

Ya the phone will probably be stuck to my tongue
by Racer X
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 170 in Iowa for winter
Replies: 32
Views: 4881

New 170 in Iowa for winter

Hello I Am a long time scooter rider and motorcycle racer. I spent many years without a car . I finally broke down and bought a van to haul my motorcycle to the race track. That was 2010 after getting 570000 miles on the van it died. So I have been putting full time mileage on my Scarabeo 50. I move...