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  Topic: Who's the real biker
Dan Buddy

Replies: 19
Views: 1329

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:04 am   Subject: Who's the real biker
I am not a biker, I am not Scooterist, I am a rider!

I have owned scooters and motorcycles. For me it's more about the two wheeled journey than what it's done on. It about the places I have been, ...
  Topic: Power Sports Wrap on my scoot
Dan Buddy

Replies: 11
Views: 2607

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 2:08 pm   Subject: Power Sports Wrap on my scoot
Love the wrap! And if your still want a Stella I have one 4-sale up here in Green Bay.
  Topic: Corazzo Bomber Jacket
Dan Buddy

Replies: 8
Views: 1743

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:08 pm   Subject: Corazzo Bomber Jacket
For summer riding I use a Tourmaster Daft jacket. Mesh with armor plus you don't look like a Power Ranger.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/300/Draft-AirSlvr.jpg

I just picked u ...
  Topic: Love your jacket? Tell me about it.
Dan Buddy

Replies: 33
Views: 7680

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:25 pm   Subject: Love your jacket? Tell me about it.
Have a Tourmaster Draft jacket. Great for summer riding and you can add a liner for when it gets cooler. It's another don't make me look like a Power Ranger jacket.

http://assets3.revzilla.com/p ...
  Topic: If money was not an issue what scooter or mc would you buy?
Dan Buddy

Replies: 70
Views: 11011

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:56 am   Subject: If money was not an issue what scooter or mc would you buy?
If I won the BIG lottery this would be finding it's way to my garage. A 2010 Indian Chief Bomber.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/4561646533_0092c2373b_o.jpg

But it would have other friends ...
  Topic: Is there such a thing as a "bad" scooter?
Dan Buddy

Replies: 48
Views: 2407

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:01 pm   Subject: Is there such a thing as a "bad" scooter?

http://www.bikersfriend.com/photogallery/customer/yamaha-morphous.gif
Yuck!

Ugly -yeah, almost fugley but I talked to guy how had one and he loved it. Said it was the best scooter he had ever r ...
  Topic: Help me pick a new interior color
Dan Buddy

Replies: 16
Views: 1083

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:47 pm   Subject: Help me pick a new interior color
Tan\brown interior, seat and grips would look good. White interior, seat and grips would look nice too but would be a pain to keep clean.

If it were me I would try to choose a color that I could g ...
  Topic: any plans for your new Stella 4-stroke
Dan Buddy

Replies: 59
Views: 11152

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:03 pm   Subject: any plans for your new Stella 4-stroke
Gonna pass on the 4T for now. Gonna hold my breath and hope for a 200cc or 250cc variant in a year or two. I can see one in my furture just not right now. Now if I didn't already have a Stella I wo ...
  Topic: Decreased mileage.
Dan Buddy

Replies: 28
Views: 2273

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:00 pm   Subject: Decreased mileage.
Remember a car doesn't get the same gas milage cruising 60mph vs WOT. I don't think a scooter, motorcycle, train or plane would be any different, WOT is going to use more gas.
  Topic: Its Alive!!!
Dan Buddy

Replies: 8
Views: 1067

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:30 pm   Subject: Its Alive!!!
Brought my Stella out of winter hibernation this weekend too. She signaled to the rest of the world that she was alive and kicking by smoking like a big dog for about the first 5-10 minutes. Fogging ...
  Topic: 10,000 miles
Dan Buddy

Replies: 19
Views: 1458

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:21 pm   Subject: Re: 10,000 miles
Just hit 10k on my 2008 Buddy 50. So far so good. Anything special to watch out for in terms of maintenance issues ?

Nicely done! I'm sure I'm not the only northern rider who is jealous. My Ste ...
  Topic: olive the reserection
Dan Buddy

Replies: 16
Views: 2351

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:11 pm   Subject: olive the reserection
Where did you get the black engine cover(vendor & PN? Need to ditch my chrome one for the black one.
  Topic: La Vita 150 EFI
Dan Buddy

Replies: 33
Views: 10867

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:48 pm   Subject: La Vita 150 EFI
Trying to remake a classic is never going to be a win \ win situation. Heck in certain crowds even a Stella is an abomination. Everyone’s opinion is different but to me a modern interpretation of a ...
  Topic: 2009 Avacado Stella without whitewalls?
Dan Buddy

Replies: 15
Views: 2982

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:21 pm   Subject: 2009 Avacado Stella without whitewalls?
i would have to say the stock white walls that came on my 08 were good for shit the back was bald with less the 4000 miles

Are you rotating your tires? Have 6000 miles on my original whitewalls and ...
  Topic: Gas Gauge
Dan Buddy

Replies: 5
Views: 2250

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:44 pm   Subject: Gas Gauge
Eh, I gave up on looking at the gas gauge. I just get a feel for how far ive ridden and fill up accordingly.

Mine gauge says im empty when its really half full so meh

I rode all of last year tha ...
  Topic: Gas Gauge
Dan Buddy

Replies: 5
Views: 2250

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:03 pm   Subject: Gas Gauge
So if your gas gauge goes out how do you tell if its the sender in the tank or a wiring issue?
  Topic: My Mod Buddy
Dan Buddy

Replies: 14
Views: 3238

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:49 pm   Subject: My Mod Buddy
I think I would take that panel off and frame it!
  Topic: T.P. Town Rally Green Bay Wi
Dan Buddy

Replies: 8
Views: 1539

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:17 pm   Subject: T.P. Town Rally Green Bay Wi
I will be there!
  Topic: Motorcyclists are wimps
Dan Buddy

Replies: 60
Views: 2253

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:18 pm   Subject: Motorcyclists are wimps
This time of the year was made to prep your body for snowmobiling! If I can ride all day long in below zero weather snowmobiling its hard to say it too cold to ride the bike when the streets are clea ...
  Topic: Stella vs. PX150
Dan Buddy

Replies: 31
Views: 11598

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:46 pm   Subject: Stella vs. PX150
My two cents. 1st love my Stella. Picked her up Spring of 08 all shiny and new and since then I have put just under 6000 miles on her.

Had a minor issue with the headlight and stuck choke (wouldn ...
  Topic: special editions
Dan Buddy

Replies: 28
Views: 5781

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:46 pm   Subject: special editions
you still have way too much chrome on there

i am slowly working on my own mil spec edtion as is dan

but scoterworks has become a pia and discontinued the black acessories and after alomost 2 mon ...
  Topic: Which is faster? Blackjack or Stella?
Dan Buddy

Replies: 23
Views: 1106

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:24 pm   Subject: Which is faster? Blackjack or Stella?
We have a stock 07 Stella and 06 Buddy. Stella will get up to about 59, Buddy will do about 68 (with me on them). I know the speedos are a bit off but riding together on the back roads she will slo ...
  Topic: special editions
Dan Buddy

Replies: 28
Views: 5781

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:49 pm   Subject: special editions
Military edition - camo or olive-drab with all chrome flat blacked out.

Two tone paint schemes editions
  Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
Dan Buddy

Replies: 193
Views: 32583

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:15 pm   Subject: Neat Odometer Readings
From my Stella:
4000
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3662/3618684748_16c500730e_b.jpg

4321.0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2616/3805396018_305496f819_b.jpg

4444.4
http://farm4.static.flickr. ...
  Topic: soon to be stella owner
Dan Buddy

Replies: 17
Views: 2647

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:48 pm   Subject: soon to be stella owner
My Stella finally has a twin in town. See ya around! And if you need a chrome front bumper or rear rack let me know.

Enjoy!
  Topic: poor man's blur topcase
Dan Buddy

Replies: 12
Views: 1351

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:53 pm   Subject: poor man's blur topcase
I just went with a backpack, not carrying anything heavy. Lunch, papers and a laptop. Does a laptop double as a spine protector in a crash? Question
  Topic: Feature Requests for Genuine's New Scoots
Dan Buddy

Replies: 71
Views: 3841

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:14 pm   Subject: Feature Requests for Genuine's New Scoots
Lots of good ideas so far, anyone brought up:
* A rear disk brake
* Rear brake modulator

And my laptop goes in my backpack, I think it would be a little too rough of a ride under the seat even it ...
  Topic: My Buddy, My Buddy *singing*
Dan Buddy

Replies: 34
Views: 2891

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:55 pm   Subject: My Buddy, My Buddy *singing*
For me the song stuck in my head for the day is the last song I hear on my iPod in the morning at the gym. So for me the "song of the day" is:
Hate My Life by Theory Of A Deadman

We pla ...
  Topic: Pug Carrier
Dan Buddy

Replies: 12
Views: 2916

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:40 pm   Subject: Pug Carrier
Didn't know Pizza Hut had Pug pizza. Didn't think there would be that big of demand for it. Smile

Tastes like chicken!
  Topic: so THAT's what 35 F feels like
Dan Buddy

Replies: 41
Views: 2285

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:01 am   Subject: so THAT's what 35 F feels like
My only cold weather compliant with the Buddy was getting cold legs because I wouldn't wear a scooter skirt. I switched from a Buddy to a Stella this spring and now that the morning temps have droppe ...
  Topic: Favorite Stickers or Decals on your Scoot
Dan Buddy

Replies: 205
Views: 76898

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:30 am   Subject: Favorite Stickers or Decals on your Scoot
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/2924910617_73389a9474_b.jpg
  Topic: Safety Freak... Helmet/plate reflective tape mods UPDATED
Dan Buddy

Replies: 19
Views: 9457

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:27 pm   Subject: Safety Freak... Helmet/plate reflective tape mods UPDATED
Use reflective vinyl on my scooter and helmet too. Even the black vinyl works great. Here are a couple of pictures of my Stella with the vinyl.

Normal Daylight
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/313 ...
  Topic: Who's painted their passenger foot...things?
Dan Buddy

Replies: 21
Views: 2002

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:55 pm   Subject: Who's painted their passenger foot...things?
Painted both of ours black with Krylon Fuzion back in July. No issues so far.
  Topic: What is so attractive about the Stella?
Dan Buddy

Replies: 76
Views: 8870

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:14 pm   Subject: What is so attractive about the Stella?
Q: What is so attractive about the Stella?
A: Have you seen me on my Stella? I'm drop dead sexy!
  Topic: Benefit Ride
Dan Buddy

Replies: 4
Views: 1296

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:19 am   Subject: Benefit Ride
There was a benefit on Aug 23rd to raise money for Jacob and Emily. Both of them suffer from epilepsy and need to have brain surgery to eliminate the seizures they experience. We had 50+ scooters a ...
  Topic: Just a small warning
Dan Buddy

Replies: 8
Views: 1157

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:40 am   Subject: Just a small warning
I am on my second unit. The latch broke on the first one within 5 days. Had my 2nd one for about three months and it's no longer back on top, its gray! I cannot believe how fast and bad it has fade ...
  Topic: POST PICS OF YOUR BUDDY HERE
Dan Buddy

Replies: 148
Views: 19913

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:52 am   Subject: Wife's updated pink Buddy
My wife cut new vinyl graphics for her pick Buddy. Its now the breast cancer ribbon Buddy.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2779382727_42e196b18f_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3083/27802 ...
  Topic: Golden Birthday Odometer Reading
Dan Buddy

Replies: 1
Views: 1533

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:04 am   Subject: Golden Birthday Odometer Reading
We have all heard of your golden birthday and golden anniversary. Well today I went for a ride on the Stella and hit my golden birthday odometer reading (1966-June). These are cell phone pics so th ...
  Topic: Buddy Inventories
Dan Buddy

Replies: 20
Views: 1640

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:15 pm   Subject: Buddy Inventories
Just got back from vacation and my local dealer has inventory again. Buddys, Stellas and Roughhouses in stock again. De Pere (Green Bay) is probably a bit to far to drive from Florida but if you're ...
  Topic: Looking for mesh motorcycle jacket
Dan Buddy

Replies: 29
Views: 1516

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:30 pm   Subject: Tourmaster Draft
Picked up a Tourmaster Draft jacket this weekend. They don't have a lot of colors to choose from but I was after black. Its about as cool as your going to get for summer riding.

http://www.tourm ...
  Topic: Scooter Photo Scavenger Hunt! week 1 & 2
Dan Buddy

Replies: 178
Views: 12667

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:20 pm   Subject: Scooter Photo Scavenger Hunt! week 1 & 2
Any Buddy riders in Appleton WI? Pierce manufacturing has a plant that makes fire trucks there! The last time I drove by there were 20-30 fire trucks sitting in front of the facility. Wish I would ...
  Topic: Scooter Photo Scavenger Hunt! week 1 & 2
Dan Buddy

Replies: 178
Views: 12667

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:15 pm   Subject: Scooter Photo Scavenger Hunt! week 1 & 2
Sharp looking ride though but you need to wash those whitewalls, they still look blue.
  Topic: Perhaps this answers questions about the windscreen debate
Dan Buddy

Replies: 20
Views: 1477

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:26 pm   Subject: Perhaps this answers questions about the windscreen debate
As a bio teacher, I cannot condone the act of killing a living thing (besides cow, pig, and all the other succulent meats Wink) . Therefore I shall forever remain windscreenless.

I am a member o ...
  Topic: windscreen?
Dan Buddy

Replies: 11
Views: 1969

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 2:23 am   Subject: windscreen?
I prefer riding with one, keeps the bugs and wind off of you. I purchased the large windscreen and cut about 9" inches out of the top. The small was just too small to do any good for my large ...
  Topic: my new '07 Stella
Dan Buddy

Replies: 20
Views: 3315

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 2:17 am   Subject: my new '07 Stella
Since poop colored buddy came up with the way cool star idea I decided to go in a different direction with my Stella. I think I like the orange checkers but vinyl is cheap so it not too hard to pull ...
  Topic: Let the Rumors Begin
Dan Buddy

Replies: 9
Views: 2360

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 2:00 am   Subject: Let the Rumors Begin
Love the flat black! They should go with a flat red on the rims if they are really going to go to market with it.

This was my spin on the look:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2079/2262015694_dd4f ...
  Topic: Upgraded from 50 to 125
Dan Buddy

Replies: 3
Views: 606

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:02 pm   Subject: Upgraded from 50 to 125
I would say her Buddy is currently faster than my Stella and I wouldn’t be surprised if it stays that way. Still breaking in both so I haven't pushed either to hard. Her Buddy jumped out to about 60 ...
  Topic: Upgraded from 50 to 125
Dan Buddy

Replies: 3
Views: 606

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:39 am   Subject: Upgraded from 50 to 125
After Picking up my Stella this week my wife has a "need for speed" so we picked up a new left over 2006 Buddy 125 from the local dealer. I knew there would be a difference but wow! That p ...
  Topic: Weekend Challenge
Dan Buddy

Replies: 117
Views: 12305

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:20 pm   Subject: Weekend Challenge
Here is my new ride with the best background that I can think of. I took the picture with my cell phone so the quality isn't the best. How many other scooter/stadium picks can we get here?
http://f ...
  Topic: Buddyless :(
Dan Buddy

Replies: 3
Views: 910

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:38 pm   Subject: Buddyless :(
It's sorta a sad day today because I just sold my Buddy 50. Sold to a local college student so I think she has a good home. Picking up my Stella on Tuesday (unless it snows again) and the wife still ...
 
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