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by skully93
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to replace Buddy 125 Battery in a hurry - What, where, and how?
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Need to replace Buddy 125 Battery in a hurry - What, where, and how?

Hopefully it's decent. I've had some cheapo batteries only last a year, but my bikes lived outside.

The chrome batteries I've got have all lasted at least 3 years of neglect
by skully93
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to replace Buddy 125 Battery in a hurry - What, where, and how?
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Need to replace Buddy 125 Battery in a hurry - What, where, and how?

I've gotten Chrome Batteries from Amazon pretty darn fast, but locally a Batteries Plus or powersports shop can help. you'll just pay more.
by skully93
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrades and Bug Reports
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Upgrades and Bug Reports

Looks good! I hadn't stopped by in a bit, hope everyone is doing well!
by skully93
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awwww...Philip
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Awwww...Philip

Some of you may have caught this, but jus in case, here's an interview with Philip MacCaleb

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1165295/5646 ... ooterworks
by skully93
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How're we all doing?
Replies: 33
Views: 1518

How're we all doing?

I don't stop by to make all my rambling posts like I used to! My buddy is on mothballs for a bit until I can get the $$ together and have DeeDee overhaul it, but still riding. I've done a couple of 'essential' trips on the bike to pick up a few things, but no big rides so far this year. Minor projec...
by skully93
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stay safe everyone!
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

I'm lucky enough to work from home. My wife was laid off immediately (temp work). Allegedly unemployment bennies will show up soon, we shall see. I miss rides. Yesterday we dropped off a case of beer for a friend who works in hospitals, and got takeout. overall we're holding up OK with vid calls and...
by skully93
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dragster on the dyno
Replies: 10
Views: 1575

oh! this is gonna rock!

I think that's the same HP as my vespa 300, but much lighter :P
by skully93
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VOODOO SCOOTER PARTS Holiday Giveaway **FREE ADAPTER**
Replies: 14
Views: 2353

I need to overhaul mine this upcoming Spring, and may as well put in the adapter too!

I'm in. I miss you guys too. I don't stop by as often.
by skully93
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

My Buddy was my ONLY vehicle for a while. sometimes just a couple miles to work, but also a 70 mile round trip a couple times per week. We moved to a place with faster roads so I don't use it as much, but after 20k miles it just needs a good round of maintenance next Spring and we're ready for anoth...
by skully93
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Replies: 26
Views: 1931

I hit 92mph coming down the side of a mountain once.

Don't do that.....


I'm about to hit 20k and everything on my buddy 150 needs some love, but it will hit 58 on a good day no problem, so long as it's flat.

I'm 185lb and we're at 5500ft
by skully93
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Near accident! Holy cage idiots!
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Yikes!

Well, you also live in Boulder, which is probably second only to Denver in light-blowing morons in CO.

I've put about 90k miles on various bikes, almost all in the State, and I'm just amazed at how stupid people can be.

Glad you didn't get hit!
by skully93
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 150 starting woes
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

I've had mixed results with the kickstarter. Sometimes I can get it, sometimes I can kick until I'm wheezing and it won't budge. They're not as robust as kickstarters on say, a nice Vespa. You also have to make sure you're still squeezing the brake lever, or it won't start. For as cheap as batteries...
by skully93
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 Rear Shock Options
Replies: 22
Views: 2246

Here is an adjustable 280mm Forsa. Great shock, made in Taiwan. https://www.ebay.com/itm/GY6-FORSA-Performance-Racing-Shock-Ajustable-50cc-49cc-Nitrogen-charged/322690565759?epid=2084903231&hash=item4b21db467f:g:JvQAAOSwopRYhWkf Is that the one you had on your 170i? I might eventually spring fo...
by skully93
Thu May 02, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm back in business!
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

awesome! have fun!
by skully93
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Buyer!!! Help!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

I've got 20k milles on my buddy, and I have abused it. With regular maintenance, they will live a long time. if you've never ridden before, go get all the gear and take a motorcycle class. Glad to see you started with used. I've tried to convince many friends of it, and they all bought new, but eith...
by skully93
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purchasing used buddy 50 that smokes up badly. Run away?
Replies: 37
Views: 1508

Guys I need help! I purchased it, but it’s smoking up so badly when I ride!!!! Massive smoke, and smells like something is burning. It runs fine, idles fine. But the smoke is ridiculous, and making me sick when I ride it. What could possibly be causing this much smoke from the tail pipe? Could th...
by skully93
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan Upgrades?
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Upgrades are a 2nd, faster bike.

This happens to many of us :P
by skully93
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear brake drum warpage on Buddy scoots
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Haven't had this issue in 30k of buddy miles.

2 new scoots and one of the original '06.

There's no way it's normal.

They are small wheeled, light on suspension. It's not a Ducati, but it should ride sure and steady.
by skully93
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else have a cold blooded Buddy 125?
Replies: 20
Views: 1462

the mechanics among us can correct me if I'm way off base: When my wife got her new buddy, it wouldn't start when hot. It cut out on her a few times. The shop charged us to look at it, but couldn't find anything wrong. With it not being reliable, she didn't ride it much. Since she still had a small ...
by skully93
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73598

jrsjr wrote:I'm weighing the whole thing in my mind right now. G400C. RE INT 650. Kawasaki W800. Options! Who knew?
I'm just sticking with the CTX and Buddy until it's Goldwing time :P
by skully93
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Every year, it seems like the rage cranks up with the start of Football season, and it gets worse through the end of the year. I've even considered going down to 1 car and taking the light rail. Not just driving, but in public, people are just jackasses lately. I don't advocate solving things with f...
by skully93
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: in the flesh!
Replies: 0
Views: 1692

in the flesh!

I got to see and sit on one in the shop. I didn't test ride as of yet, but it's not a bad looking little bike!

Everything looks quality, and it's well put together.
by skully93
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of power on hills
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

I know different states use different methods to calculate, but you shouldn't need to go higher than the 87 Octane. Not that filling 30 cents more hurts the wallet, it just doesn't matter.
by skully93
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 50
Views: 6239

I still kinda want one, even though I am swimming in bikes.

Denver has also become absolutely s**t to ride in. I do it for sanity, but...ugh.

Still want one. And a RE Interceptor. And a Goldwing. And a pony!
by skully93
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just had 2nd scooter accident in a week - what's happening?
Replies: 42
Views: 3166

“If you are concerned that there is a problem with the scooter you should find someone who owns or has experience with Buddies�. he was adamant the oil should be changed every 1000 miles, the filter every 2000. Said the only octane of gas one should use is 91 (I know, I know, there’s endless ...
by skully93
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yamaha Vino upgrade to a Buddy 125, any thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 2521

The zuma 125 is a wide beast, and heavy. Nothing wrong with them, but if you insist on 12" wheels a vespa would be better. I know plenty of vertically challenged folks that ride the buddy 125, or even large motorcycles. It takes a while to develop the skill correctly, but the MSF class will hel...
by skully93
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Good to rely on your earballs for a while.

On long treks I might venture to do some music, but I've enjoyed just being. Letting my thoughts roll on through as I ride.

Kind of my wake up Zen to start/finish the day.
by skully93
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just ScotOver
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

We still have a few unofficial/official Scarabs in Denver!
by skully93
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life expectancy
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

This is varied. My buddy lives outside year round under a cover. I've had it for nearly 6 years and 20k miles. The engine is fine. If you maintain them, there is no reason they won't last quite a while. I've seen a ton of old honda Elite scooters with 80k miles on them. They may look like they are v...
by skully93
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: riding wear
Replies: 57
Views: 5259

for longer trips I have armored jeans. Day to day I wear jeans, tough boots, jacket, helmet, gloves.

During some rally events you might catch me sans jacket and in tennies (which is admittedly stupid). This is super rare. Always wear my helmet and gloves.
by skully93
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Hang Up the Keys
Replies: 16
Views: 1729

I'm sorry that it is that time.

However, it's awesome that you got to have these experiences!

Please stay and contribute your wisdom and wit whenever possible.
by skully93
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have any experience with Zuma 50's?
Replies: 21
Views: 1456

Had a 50cc Zuma 2T as my first. Great machine, but needed more oomph.

The 4T ones are dogs stock, but follow DeeDee's direction and you'll have a very dependable form of transport.
by skully93
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 10407

if there are no CARB certs for something, are they not importing anything at all, or just not anything new?
by skully93
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yamaha Vino Classic 50cc
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

I would think there's either a leak or not. It could be overflowing at the evap hose perhaps? if you overfill, it might drip a bit. Also check the lines at major junctions. Maybe it has a tiny crack where it expands. Also, check the belt for wear, make sure there is air in the tires, etc. Not enough...
by skully93
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impressions after upgrading to Dr. Pulley variator/sliders.
Replies: 14
Views: 1912

I have the NCY variator setup, and 11g if I remember right, on my 150.

IT significantly smoothed it all out, ant it takes off faster. Standard Gates belt is what's on there methinks.
by skully93
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warming up Buddy 125 before riding
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

I sometimes ride in temps where if I don't let it warm up a bit, it simply won't move quickly.

even my FI motorcycle gets cranky when it's below freezing.
by skully93
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sexy new Honda Goldwing is now an automatic transmission!
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

I have it on the ctx700. It's sort of a 'meh' when it comes to motorcycles, but I've put 20k on already. The DCT does sort of piss you off in the twisties, but it doesn't matter. For commuting it's heaven.

It would be ideal on a 'Wang, but I'm guessing it will be 30k then.
by skully93
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rear brake locking
Replies: 21
Views: 3008

I have over 18k on my scoot, and @10k on my rear brakes. They could probably use some de-glazing given how evil I am to them, but they still stop the bike.

Methinks something else is afoot.
by skully93
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Fuel Reserve
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

I find unless I'm commuting, I generally need to take a break from riding the Buddy by the time fuel is a concern.

By the time I have 80+ miles of hard riding in, I want a stretch and some water anyway.

If I'm going 200 miles, I generally (but not always!) get on the motorcycle.
by skully93
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Kymco Spade
Replies: 14
Views: 3169

I don't need any more bikes, but I've been strongly considering this one.

Groms are awesome, but this is more my style and has a few more horses/5th gear.
by skully93
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 vs Vino Classic
Replies: 34
Views: 4339

JJScoot wrote:Seriously?! I thought it was a metal one that was thicker than that. I'm going to have a pretty heated conversation tomorrow with the dealer that told me it was done! I'm fuming right now.
Keep in mind they're not supposed to de-restrict them. It's an 'under the table' discussion.
by skully93
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Personal milege milestone
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

I'm just about at 18k on my 150. At 20k he'll get an overhaul, but there's no indication other than tires/other consumables that there's an issue. Shoudl be ready to go another 20k
by skully93
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick, Post Break-in
Replies: 12
Views: 3083

Nice!

My buddy 'settled in' after a few thousand miles. Cool little machines.
by skully93
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice for an aging Buddy 150
Replies: 10
Views: 1889

Mine is an '09 and I'm at 18k miles. You probably do need a big maintenance of fluids, rollers, etc. Might as well do the brakes too.

After that, enjoy it for another 10k
by skully93
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 3127

yikes!

Glad she's OK.

Not going to lecture, but any gear at all would have made that a bit easier.

Very glad the other driver cooperated.
by skully93
Thu May 25, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is fuel gauge needle supposed to move?
Replies: 1
Views: 942

it's normal. sometimes mine takes a few moments to move. I'm like "I just filled up and went 5 miles, how do I only have half a tank?"

I look down a moment later and it's fine.
by skully93
Thu May 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Post! Hello! Question!
Replies: 32
Views: 3759

Honestly in the end I will probably do a variety of commuting. Some days driving, some days train/bus, and perhaps some days scootering. Yes I will join ya for a beer, I understand everyone comes off differently on the internet than what they are really like in real life. I have to get a scooter fi...
by skully93
Thu May 18, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I add a kick starter to a Buddy 170i?
Replies: 5
Views: 1444

Kick starters are not normally fitted on fuel injected bikes because the FI system requires a functional battery in order to work. If your battery is weak or dead, a kick starter alone will not start the bike. Also, with all those cool cheap/light battery packs, there's little reason. You can get a...
by skully93
Thu May 18, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73598

Quite honestly, I'd like to find one of these in good condition for a fair price. Had one for a time when it first came out. Not the most powerful bike, but I sure had a lot good times on it. Even barn-fresh examples of those are commanding silly prices here on the East Coast. Folks are bobbing the...
by skully93
Thu May 18, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Post! Hello! Question!
Replies: 32
Views: 3759

SOAPBOX ALERT As a 6 year scooter veteran in Denver: depends on what roads and time of day. Rush hour down speer? speed limit is 35, but they'll go 90 and murder you to get to that next red light 2 seconds ahead of you. They'll do it while texting, eating soup, and using a 3rd hand to tell you that ...