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  Topic: I got what I wanted for Christmas!
TVB

Replies: 32
Views: 3915

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:57 pm   Subject: I got what I wanted for Christmas!
We try to keep this forum a politics-free zone.
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
TVB

Replies: 226
Views: 21853

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:56 pm   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Perhaps I'll have another go at his "Foucault's Pendulum", which is another challenging read.
It's worth it.
Though I'm glad I did it when I was younger and had more free time. Smile
  Topic: Wanna go 100MPH? On a Scooter?
TVB

Replies: 43
Views: 6636

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:34 pm   Subject: Wanna go 100MPH? On a Scooter?
No.

Thanks for asking.
  Topic: I got what I wanted for Christmas!
TVB

Replies: 32
Views: 3915

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:49 pm   Subject: I got what I wanted for Christmas!
I found this calculator on the internet. The price of a barrel of oil fell through $50 to $48 today. I put that in the calculator and here is the result.
I wouldn't count on that figure become the ne ...
  Topic: Scooter movies revisited
TVB

Replies: 73
Views: 12267

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:40 pm   Subject: Scooter movies revisited
Man From UNCLE reboothttps://40.media.tumblr.com/c8fa70e02a8dcaec6c1b75452d985867/tumblr_nhr2epY4Qn1squubko2_500.jpg
  Topic: I got what I wanted for Christmas!
TVB

Replies: 32
Views: 3915

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:11 pm   Subject: I got what I wanted for Christmas!
Yesterday I saw gas at $1.789/gallon. Last night and this morning, the same station was selling it for $2.089/gallon.
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
TVB

Replies: 226
Views: 21853

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:08 pm   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Good question! I'm no purist, but I knew something was up way back when my son came home from the first movie and said, "Where the Hell is the rest of the movie?" I guess they mined the appe ...
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
TVB

Replies: 226
Views: 21853

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:50 pm   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Just for fun I re-read "The Hobbit" over Christmas....Just curious, but did it take you more or less time than the 8-hour running time of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Plus? :/
  Topic: The Hooligan
TVB

Replies: 9
Views: 1623

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:37 am   Subject: The Hooligan
According to Hollywood, the appropriate bike for escaping an asteroid strike is the Yamaha XT225.

http://ekladata.com/zpZgXyk9oHONOE7Ygj-9kBXeGfs.jpg
  Topic: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
TVB

Replies: 57
Views: 14243

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:49 pm   Subject: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
That's very nice.
  Topic: Scooter movies revisited
TVB

Replies: 73
Views: 12267

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:39 pm   Subject: Scooter movies revisited
Pauly Shore in the aforementioned "Encino Man".

I think I'd be more entertained spending 90 minutes staring at my scooter instead.
  Topic: How much do new 125 Buddy's cost
TVB

Replies: 11
Views: 1904

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:20 pm   Subject: How much do new 125 Buddy's cost
The cost of those not-included-in-the-price fees and taxes can vary substantially from place to place, so it doesn't make sense for the manufacturer to include them in the list price. Also, dealers' e ...
  Topic: Philip McCaleb wishes you all a joyous holiday!
TVB

Replies: 12
Views: 1862

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:29 pm   Subject: Philip McCaleb wishes you all a joyous holiday!
As long as they have flowers to smell! Smile
  Topic: Gear up kit for Buddy 50 Confirmed!! 70mph Runner
TVB

Replies: 72
Views: 18710

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:14 pm   Subject: Gear up kit for Buddy 50 Confirmed!! 70mph Runner
Plus I bought this bike for a seal.
I don't think most states will allow a seal to operate a motorbike of any kind on public roads.
  Topic: Does Anyone know WTF this bug is?
TVB

Replies: 13
Views: 2228

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:43 am   Subject: Does Anyone know WTF this bug is?
The good news is that I don't think it's either a louse or a bedbug (abdomen looks too small).
The bad news is that ... I don't know what it is.
  Topic: Check it!
TVB

Replies: 9
Views: 2093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:31 pm   Subject: Check it!
Great deal, and it's looking pretty slick!
  Topic: Fuel Grade
TVB

Replies: 15
Views: 2833

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:57 pm   Subject: Fuel Grade
Seafoam from time to time cleared up some performance problems on my Buddy 50.
  Topic: [NBR] Madass on a rollercoaster
TVB

Replies: 5
Views: 1538

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:56 pm   Subject: [NBR] Madass on a rollercoaster
OK, setting aside my acrophobia.... objectively speaking, this is not the most dangerous stunt in the world. The track between the rails looks to be pretty well-built, and there are emergency foot tra ...
  Topic: Fuses on a Buddy
TVB

Replies: 9
Views: 2387

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:15 pm   Subject: Re: 125-dead
Would a fuse blow by just turning on the switch.
If it turns on too much current, you bet. That's what they're there for.
  Topic: Scooter movies revisited
TVB

Replies: 73
Views: 12267

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:38 pm   Subject: Scooter movies revisited
^ Sidecars: pet carriers for scooterists without proper pet carriers. Smile
  Topic: Lost my get up and go!
TVB

Replies: 11
Views: 2382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:42 am   Subject: Lost my get up and go!
Continuously Variable Transmission. The system that most scooters use instead of shifting gears, using centrifugal force and rollers to vary the gear ratio between engine and wheel.
  Topic: [NBR] Signs of the Apocalypse In New Jersey
TVB

Replies: 7
Views: 1652

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:38 am   Subject: [NBR] Signs of the Apocalypse In New Jersey
The Helix is "cute" in much the same way that E.T. or Yoda is. It's a 1980s thang.
  Topic: starting from car battery
TVB

Replies: 8
Views: 1759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:35 am   Subject: starting from car battery
Yeah, the only way I ever successfully kicked my 50 was with the throttle held open.
  Topic: starting from car battery
TVB

Replies: 8
Views: 1759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:42 pm   Subject: starting from car battery
Curiously, why jumping using a car battery? Is the kickstart broken? (Does it not have a kickstart at all, like the 170?).
As he said: it's a Buddy 50. Kickstarting those is (in my experience) more d ...
  Topic: starting from car battery
TVB

Replies: 8
Views: 1759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:37 pm   Subject: starting from car battery
Also, any time you're jump-starting a vehicle, you need to give the battery a thorough re-charging, either by plugging it in or by going for a long ride. This goes double for a scoot with an engine th ...
  Topic: 2007 Buddy 50
TVB

Replies: 2
Views: 1524

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:38 pm   Subject: 2007 Buddy 50
If the battery drained overnight, that would suggest that something's shorted out somewhere.
  Topic: Oil pump on a Buddy 50
TVB

Replies: 2
Views: 912

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:04 pm   Subject: Oil pump on a Buddy 50
The oil reservoir on the Buddy 50 holds a quart of oil, which is enough for several hundred miles of riding. It will gradually burn through that oil, and you should see a warning light on the speedom ...
  Topic: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
TVB

Replies: 57
Views: 14243

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:28 pm   Subject: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
She was always a positive contributor to discussions here. I'll definitely miss her, and her friendly avatar.

Fahr mit Frieden, Siobhan.
  Topic: SCOOTER SPEEDOMETER HELP
TVB

Replies: 3
Views: 1595

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:18 pm   Subject: SCOOTER SPEEDOMETER HELP
The speedometers on scooters (and other motorcycles) are almost never accurate, usually indicating that you're going faster than you really are. Because they do. It seems to be combination of the va ...
  Topic: [NSR but MBR] Season of Spam! Beware!
TVB

Replies: 2
Views: 1093

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:58 pm   Subject: [NSR but MBR] Season of Spam! Beware!
The button looks like: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/templates/subSilver/images/icon_report.gif
  Topic: [NSR] Honda Uni-Cub won't let you down... OK? Go!
TVB

Replies: 1
Views: 921

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:01 pm   Subject: [NSR] Honda Uni-Cub won't let you down... OK? Go!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ZB_rGFyeU
  Topic: How do you unlock genuine buddy seat without key ?
TVB

Replies: 27
Views: 4986

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:25 pm   Subject: How do you unlock genuine buddy seat without key ?
I wasn't going to pm a pic of my title , I just said that to make me sound legit , that probably was a little dumb lol .
It had the opposite effect. A story that doesn't make sense sets off alarms i ...
  Topic: How do you unlock genuine buddy seat without key ?
TVB

Replies: 27
Views: 4986

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:20 am   Subject: How do you unlock genuine buddy seat without key ?
So i decided to post on the seemingly friendly modernbuddy.com . Guess what modernbuddy , not so friendly. As a matter of fact they're mean, very mean ,like hurt my feelings mean.
You know, there ar ...
  Topic: How do you unlock genuine buddy seat without key ?
TVB

Replies: 27
Views: 4986

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:18 am   Subject: How do you unlock genuine buddy seat without key ?
I don't understand how getting the seat open is going to help you determine if the scooter will run. For that you need a) keys or b) to hotwire it.
  Topic: How to stay warm
TVB

Replies: 34
Views: 6213

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:34 pm   Subject: How to stay warm
http://img1.findthebest.com/sites/default/files/708/media/images/Crosby_Lake_Spirits_Company_Karkov_Vodka__64831.jpg
Riding with your hands in your pockets instead will keep you warmer ... and safer. ...
  Topic: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
TVB

Replies: 27
Views: 4024

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:39 pm   Subject: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
The road I used to take from my house to the grocery store was milled down several weeks ago in preparation for repaving. And by "milled down" I mean that they tore the whole durn road out, ...
  Topic: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
TVB

Replies: 27
Views: 4024

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:46 pm   Subject: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
Yep, this is view from underneath the so-called Decatur Bridge where the cross-winds, the acrophobia and the steel grating all came together to spoil a nice scooter ride.
Decatur, Nebraska I presume? ...
  Topic: First freeway experience
TVB

Replies: 19
Views: 3029

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:07 pm   Subject: First freeway experience
If recollection serves me, the minimum engine displacement on The Interstate Highway system (labeled with an I, as in I280) is 250cc.
The Interstates are paid for with federal money, but traffic reg ...
  Topic: Scooter performance in cold weather
TVB

Replies: 19
Views: 5895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:47 pm   Subject: Scooter performance in cold weather
I wish I'd known about this last winter! I had the same issues with high revving and then dropping to nearly nothing, and stalling when I'd give my Buddy some gas - it was my first winter with a two ...
  Topic: GoGo Gear leggings and colorful hoodies
TVB

Replies: 14
Views: 2791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:39 pm   Subject: GoGo Gear leggings and colorful hoodies
I think I'll skip the leggings but the Kevlar hoodie sounds like a cool idea. Does anybody have any feedback on their products? They aren't cheap but nothing that is good is.
I grabbed one of the bla ...
  Topic: New Member, This Is A Steal, Right?
TVB

Replies: 25
Views: 3163

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:57 pm   Subject: New Member, This Is A Steal, Right?
I will get some pics up today after my ride home. Took it to school, the Buddy 50 chugged up that hill with no problems at all.
Good to hear. Whether the Buddy 50 can "handle hills" all dep ...
  Topic: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
TVB

Replies: 27
Views: 4024

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:24 pm   Subject: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
I'm thinking I'd push my scooter on that sidewalk (or whatever) to the left.
  Topic: New Member, This Is A Steal, Right?
TVB

Replies: 25
Views: 3163

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:38 pm   Subject: New Member, This Is A Steal, Right?
Can I ask you guys, how reliable are your push-starts? To be blunt, I have a prosthetic leg below knee on my right side, and kicking the hell out of a crank really isn't in the cards for me.
Kicksta ...
  Topic: New Member, This Is A Steal, Right?
TVB

Replies: 25
Views: 3163

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:09 pm   Subject: Re: New Member, This Is A Steal, Right?
The guy selling might be on this forum... strangely enough I saw a member from the area in another thread. Nonetheless, I'm looking for a scooter to get to and from school, 9 miles away there is a rat ...
  Topic: How long sitting around before you need trickle charging?
TVB

Replies: 8
Views: 1681

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:45 pm   Subject: How long sitting around before you need trickle charging?
So, it comes with a battery charger. Can someone enlighten me on what happens when the bike sits? Does it just run out of charge and need a jump? You said you won't charge it if it hasn't been sitting ...
  Topic: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
TVB

Replies: 27
Views: 4024

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:02 pm   Subject: Re: Roads can be a nuisance on two wheels!
In my experience, the compaction is usually done by traffic, with the excess stone being swept away into windshields.
And in the meantime, that excess stone collects on the shoulder, between lanes, a ...
  Topic: Winterizing: how much Seafoam?
TVB

Replies: 6
Views: 1655

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:47 am   Subject: Winterizing: how much Seafoam?
I've used Seafoam since I bought my scooter in 2010 every time I winterized. I read up the lable finaly. It said 2 oz per galon. Had to covert liters to galons. Ended ip with approxinately 45 oz of Se ...
  Topic: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
TVB

Replies: 27
Views: 4024

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:43 am   Subject: Re: Roads can be a nuisance on two wheels!
Our street is paved with tiny, little rocks that throw the front end of my Buddy back and forth. Guess that's in the event of snow or something, beats me. Wouldn't like a set of road rash from that, I ...
  Topic: 2009 Blackjack never used - Good deal?
TVB

Replies: 24
Views: 3279

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:33 am   Subject: 2009 Blackjack never used - Good deal?
The unlimited mileage warranty for two years is almost worth $1000 to me.
I wouldn't place that much value on it. The reason Genuine offers a two-year warranty is that they don't often need to honor ...
  Topic: How long sitting around before you need trickle charging?
TVB

Replies: 8
Views: 1681

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:18 am   Subject: How long sitting around before you need trickle charging?
I don't hook mine up until I know it's "down" for the winter.* If it's just facing a week of lousy whether (like here now in Michigan), the battery can handle that without problem. If that ...
 
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