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  Topic: Just a reminder!
Tocsik

Replies: 8
Views: 304

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:16 pm   Subject: Just a reminder!
Huh. I’m apparently the last person to have heard of this motorcycle/horseback tradition, but it has barely been mentioned here or Modern Vespa.
Gremlin bells are certainly well known among Harley ...
  Topic: check out this exhaust
Tocsik

Replies: 4
Views: 793

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:23 pm   Subject: check out this exhaust
Hi folks! I haven't been on the forum in a long time but this clip made you think of my old home.
Peace.
Scott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5IKthNYhVY
  Topic: See the wheel. Be the wheel.
Tocsik

Replies: 8
Views: 1163

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:51 pm   Subject: See the wheel. Be the wheel.
Wicked cool unimotorcycles. Monocycles?
A pic from 1931 and a couple links to modern videos.
Looks like a blast to ride even with no suspension and your butt inches from the ground!

https://yout ...
  Topic: Ikea's Sladda bicycle
Tocsik

Replies: 4
Views: 3134

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:38 pm   Subject: Ikea's Sladda bicycle
Came across an article that Ikea starting selling their bike in the US now. It's certainly not for everyone but I thought I would post this here because of the ingenuity of many forum members. They ...
  Topic: Honda self balancing motorcycle
Tocsik

Replies: 11
Views: 2102

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:47 pm   Subject: Honda self balancing motorcycle
Hi guys! Haven't been around in a while and thought I'd check in.
Hope everyone had a Happy and safe Holiday season.

Just wondering about this new tech. Did they fix a problem,.. or suck all the ...
  Topic: Weigh in on helmets!
Tocsik

Replies: 34
Views: 6169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:07 am   Subject: Weigh in on helmets!
I had a Fulmer full face for many years and just switched to the HJC IS17. It's a great helmet but not as quiet as I was hoping (wind noise). I also rock the Sena SMH FM5 for phone connectivity and ...
  Topic: Vespa office chairs
Tocsik

Replies: 0
Views: 957

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:59 pm   Subject: Vespa office chairs
Been away from the forum for a while so sorry if this has been posted. I searched first and didn't see it.

[url=http://www.boredpanda.com/vespa-scooter-chair-bel-and-bel-barcelona/]Old Vespas re p ...
  Topic: Battery for street-parked scooter running many short trips?
Tocsik

Replies: 14
Views: 2865

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:50 am   Subject: Battery for street-parked scooter running many short trips?
If she parks in the sun, I would love to hear the results of the solar charger. I bought one at HF but have never used it. I would be about 12 bucks with the 20% discount.

http://www.harborfreigh ...
  Topic: Here's something gross...
Tocsik

Replies: 12
Views: 1759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:43 am   Subject: Here's something gross...
try this one...
  Topic: Here's something gross...
Tocsik

Replies: 12
Views: 1759

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:11 am   Subject: Here's something gross...
Bleh

http://www.scootster.com/

It's an abomination made from a Harley.
"You supply the donor Sportster... We supply the rest!"
  Topic: Problem disassembling front variator bolt off buddy50
Tocsik

Replies: 13
Views: 2333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:19 pm   Subject: Problem disassembling front variator bolt off buddy50
did you get this sorted out, rahib?
  Topic: Problem disassembling front variator bolt off buddy50
Tocsik

Replies: 13
Views: 2333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:01 pm   Subject: Re: strap wrench
so strap wrench around the variator and to hold it in place and socket wrench to take the bolt off ?

yup. strap around the body of the variator, not the fins. Same wrench for removing clutch.
  Topic: Problem disassembling front variator bolt off buddy50
Tocsik

Replies: 13
Views: 2333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:50 pm   Subject: Problem disassembling front variator bolt off buddy50
I always used a strap wrench on my variator and had had it off many times. Works for re-torquing, too.
If that doesn't work for you, the 125's and 150's have 2 holes in the outer variator plate for ...
  Topic: The Unintentional Absentee Landlord
Tocsik

Replies: 22
Views: 2897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:02 pm   Subject: The Unintentional Absentee Landlord
Good to have you back!

Listen, is there any advantage to using premium gas in our scoots?

Wink

No, but be sure the Seafoam level doesn't get too low in the clutch filter.
Wink
  Topic: The Unintentional Absentee Landlord
Tocsik

Replies: 22
Views: 2897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:01 pm   Subject: The Unintentional Absentee Landlord
I've been there and back, Eric. Usually pretty good at keeping a positive attitude and outlook but sometimes even the "usual" human collection of crap to deal with that's part of our modern ...
  Topic: Is this a shortened Prima exhaust?
Tocsik

Replies: 34
Views: 2806

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:11 am   Subject: Is this a shortened Prima exhaust?
I think you need to load up a video so we can hear the sound.
With a shorter baffle length, I'm thinkin' that might sound really good.
  Topic: 10 Year Anniversary Special Edition
Tocsik

Replies: 13
Views: 2123

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:28 pm   Subject: 10 Year Anniversary Special Edition
I'm missing something. How is this "vintage inspired" when it has the same body, mirrors etc as the scoots they've always made?
Is it just the pearl blue color that's vintage? Rolling Eyes
  Topic: Rollers and belt
Tocsik

Replies: 17
Views: 3367

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:26 pm   Subject: Rollers and belt
Lot's of stop-and-go will give you flat spots as the rollers are moving back and forth more.
Next time you need new ones, go with Dr. Pulley sliders. They last longer and have smoother acceleration. ...
  Topic: 90,000 mile Buddy 125
Tocsik

Replies: 124
Views: 22693

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:13 pm   Subject: 90,000 mile Buddy 125
Federal regs state MC's must not read slower than actual speeds.
http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs/r039r1e.pdf
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a3127/4260708/
...
  Topic: 90,000 mile Buddy 125
Tocsik

Replies: 124
Views: 22693

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:06 pm   Subject: 90,000 mile Buddy 125
...I'm always perplexed when I see scooters where the rider seems to be trying to limit the number of miles they put on a year. Not sure what the point of having a scooter is if you aren't riding it ...
  Topic: Rear wheel area crunching noise?
Tocsik

Replies: 7
Views: 1354

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:36 pm   Subject: Rear wheel area crunching noise?
how old is the scooter?
how many miles?
live near salt air?

give us more info and we can provide better help Smile
  Topic: tire air problems
Tocsik

Replies: 12
Views: 2210

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:34 pm   Subject: tire air problems
change valve stems with each new tire since the rubber can age and crack. The cost is negligible.
I put a lot of miles on my scooter so changed the stems every-other rear tire and with each new fr ...
  Topic: gas getting in oil
Tocsik

Replies: 12
Views: 1777

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:51 pm   Subject: gas getting in oil
most likely culprit is your float/needle since it is a cause of allowing gas to drain out into the case and that was recently tinkered with on your bike.
  Topic: Should I replace crash-scraped caliper?
Tocsik

Replies: 7
Views: 1277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:35 pm   Subject: Should I replace crash-scraped caliper?
I'm a little more concerned about the partially ground-off lower caliper bolt. Can you still get a wrench on there? It looks like you may have trouble getting the bolt out. I hope I'm wrong.
Possi ...
  Topic: 90,000 mile Buddy 125
Tocsik

Replies: 124
Views: 22693

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:49 pm   Subject: 90,000 mile Buddy 125
Nice!
My 40K Buddy had one stator replacement and the clutch bearings went bad, too. I also rode very "throttle happy" with most miles commuting at 50+mph 45 miles/day.
  Topic: Buddy 125 jerking on take off
Tocsik

Replies: 12
Views: 1869

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:38 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 jerking on take off
Your original description sounds like either a build-up of belt dust in the CVT, worn rollers or both. Could be a glazed clutch and/or bell but the most likely culprit is the rollers.
You say you no ...
  Topic: What are the signs that valves need adjusting?
Tocsik

Replies: 4
Views: 1258

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:40 am   Subject: What are the signs that valves need adjusting?
Clicking sound. They should just be checked on a regular basis. Every time I get in there the exhaust valve it tight.

Actually, that's a little counterintuitive. Noisy tappets are usually an indic ...
  Topic: Oil filter torque
Tocsik

Replies: 21
Views: 3736

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:28 am   Subject: Oil filter torque
ScooterLou,
There are numerous stories of Buddy oil filters vibrating loose and dropping all the oil out of the motor, causing catastrophic failure. Now, the filter on the 150 sits on an oil cooler ...
  Topic: And then a part fell off?
Tocsik

Replies: 16
Views: 1713

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:23 pm   Subject: And then a part fell off?
Yep, thats from inside a lawn sprinkler. Probably blew out of it's can when they ran last time; had one do that at my house once.
  Topic: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Tocsik

Replies: 28
Views: 3973

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:48 pm   Subject: Red line on speedometer? Also NBR| what do you do for hair?
Question about the red line has been answered.
My hair gets messed up from the helmet. I have learned not to put any gel in it since that just makes it worse. I run wet fingers through it when I ge ...
  Topic: Possibly the first reinforced Buddy frame
Tocsik

Replies: 24
Views: 2888

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:30 pm   Subject: Possibly the first reinforced Buddy frame
Cool. I'll be watching this build.
Someone on here put on a shock absorber frame brace on a Buddy, sort of like the Italjet has. I searched a bit but couldn't find the thread.
  Topic: Can't afford a genuine Stebel? Try this!
Tocsik

Replies: 8
Views: 2269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:54 am   Subject: Can't afford a genuine Stebel? Try this!
I just ordered some [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000DLBIGG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00]FIAMM's for my motorcycle. These are basically slightly smaller version ...
  Topic: How long have your tires lasted?
Tocsik

Replies: 24
Views: 2561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:45 am   Subject: How long have your tires lasted?
Tocsik.
you sound like you might know the answer to this question;
Are aftermarket forks for the 170i worth installing? The standard forks are choppy and have quite a bit of stiction.

Assuming y ...
  Topic: How long have your tires lasted?
Tocsik

Replies: 24
Views: 2561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:39 pm   Subject: How long have your tires lasted?
I actually bought that NCY shock used from the marketplace here on MB for 50 bucks. Put it on my scooter at about 23K miles.
It's not the gas piggyback shock; that one's waaay to expensive for me.
...
  Topic: How long have your tires lasted?
Tocsik

Replies: 24
Views: 2561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:50 pm   Subject: How long have your tires lasted?
Okay, I'll bite; What's the advantage of the 130/70 over the 3.50/10 that's original size?
Thanks!

It's got a wider but rounder profile and your scooter will just roll into the corners.
The rid ...
  Topic: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Tocsik

Replies: 29
Views: 4086

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:08 pm   Subject: Bonegirl's 40,000 mile Buddy 125 is for sale!
Yep, be encouraged all Buddy owners. I sold my '08 Pamplona 150 with just under 40K for 650. It was still incredibly strong, fast and reliable.
I miss that little guy sometimes but really enjoyin ...
  Topic: How long have your tires lasted?
Tocsik

Replies: 24
Views: 2561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:04 pm   Subject: How long have your tires lasted?
This was my '08 Buddy 150.

Originals were Maxxis ww's.
swapped out:

Mileage / Tire
3802 Maxxis rear
8369 Pirreli front and rear
12565 Michelin S1 rear
17433 Michelin S ...
  Topic: What happened to Ericalm?
Tocsik

Replies: 47
Views: 5374

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:47 pm   Subject: What happened to Ericalm?
He's probably busy filming his first episodes of Top Gear since he's one of the new co-hosts.
  Topic: Best way to break the bead loose from the rim?
Tocsik

Replies: 22
Views: 2835

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:07 pm   Subject: Best way to break the bead loose from the rim?
That vid posted above is a great method.
Another good tool is a couple big "C" clamps and a couple small scraps of wood. You can get "C" clamps pretty cheap at Harbor Freight. T ...
  Topic: Bluetooth Headset Suggestions?
Tocsik

Replies: 11
Views: 1674

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:14 pm   Subject: Bluetooth Headset Suggestions?
+1 on the Sena SMH-5FM. I haven't used it for intercom yet but for phone and FM radio, it's great.
  Topic: Are there any truly waterproof seat covers?
Tocsik

Replies: 27
Views: 5029

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:12 pm   Subject: Are there any truly waterproof seat covers?
Q: Any leads on a seat cover that's really waterproof?

A: A garage.

Just keepin' it light. No offense.
  Topic: Hey Genuine Scooter Company...
Tocsik

Replies: 8
Views: 1735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:37 pm   Subject: Hey Genuine Scooter Company...
Well, it's official. Pepe has been sold Crying or Very sad .

It's OK though. I really wasn't riding it enough to justify keeping it. Buyer was a nice young guy who started looking after riding a 125 Itali ...
  Topic: [ZR]Walking Dead; Daryl's new bike
Tocsik

Replies: 4
Views: 1211

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:26 pm   Subject: [ZR]Walking Dead; Daryl's new bike
I'm a huge fan of the Walking Dead and [url=http://www.bikeexif.com/daryl-dixon-motorcycle]Daryl's new bike is pretty damn cool.
  Topic: Hey Genuine Scooter Company...
Tocsik

Replies: 8
Views: 1735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:18 pm   Subject: Hey Genuine Scooter Company...
Yeah, I really think someone will get a good scooter despite the high miles. It still runs and rides excellent. Have to sell it pretty cheap, though, with 40K miles.
  Topic: Hey Genuine Scooter Company...
Tocsik

Replies: 8
Views: 1735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:47 pm   Subject: Hey Genuine Scooter Company...
...I'm [url=http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4954517009.html]selling my Pamplona 150 with 40K miles. You interested in having it for display? Cool

The CL ad in the link is no longer available. Bu ...
  Topic: The Rides of March
Tocsik

Replies: 22
Views: 2986

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:08 pm   Subject: The Rides of March
I had to fire up the bikes and run the motors a little this weekend since it's been so long.
Last time I filled up the MC was 2/9. Confused
Scooter was 12/13. Embarassed

I really need to ride. Need th ...
  Topic: How to sell a high-mileage scooter?
Tocsik

Replies: 8
Views: 1579

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:19 am   Subject: How to sell a high-mileage scooter?
When I bought my motorcycle, I wanted to keep my scooter for several reasons.
I like it.
It has sentimental value.
It's pretty cheap to keep it in terms of registration and insurance.
I figured ...
  Topic: No more wave from motorcyclists... What up~!
Tocsik

Replies: 48
Views: 5440

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:29 pm   Subject: No more wave from motorcyclists... What up~!
enjoy...

  Topic: Battery Over
Tocsik

Replies: 10
Views: 1518

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:54 pm   Subject: Battery Over
Like Skully, I've had great service my Chrome battery and the reviews are very good. For the price, I don't think you can beat it. My scooter is a 2008 and I replaced the stock battery with this one ...
  Topic: [NBR] Madass on a rollercoaster
Tocsik

Replies: 5
Views: 1494

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:37 am   Subject: [NBR] Madass on a rollercoaster
Posting this cuz I know a few folks here have a MadAss (the bike, nothing to do with anatomy). Plus, it's pretty cool.

HHmmm.. Maybe it's not a MadAss. Still MadAss crazy.

 
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