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  Topic: registering a 125cc as a 50cc
jrsjr

Replies: 42
Views: 5285

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:41 pm   Subject: registering a 125cc as a 50cc
This topic ran so long that it attracted its very own spammer. Wow!

Locked!!!
  Topic: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
jrsjr

Replies: 5
Views: 392

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:03 am   Subject: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
I remember I was too late to get to the sendoff, so I found a parking lot on Hull Street Road and waited and waited for Alix to ride by on the way out of town. I finally gave up and just as I left I ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
jrsjr

Replies: 36
Views: 934

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:44 am   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Genuine Cruiser FTW!
What's that?
OMG! That is a long story. One version of the origin story is that Back in the Day, when scooter-mania roamed the earth, a certain entity, who shall remain nameless ...
  Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
jrsjr

Replies: 8
Views: 507

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:08 am   Subject: Re: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
As the title implies....

What materials did you use? where did you mount? Drill into the plastic farings? Pictures would be super helpful. I need something stable for either a short or longboar ...
  Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
jrsjr

Replies: 8
Views: 507

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 am   Subject: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
Mitch now hauls two on a 125.
Is there a third wheel under those surfboards? Don't see how it can be done otherwise.
Watch this video that shows Mitch and his friend Westley designing and fabricati ...
  Topic: Serious question here. MAXIMUM weight 100 kg? HELP
jrsjr

Replies: 3
Views: 252

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:02 pm   Subject: Serious question here. MAXIMUM weight 100 kg? HELP
I have a giant soft spot in my heart for push scooters. I think it's a shame that longboards took over the push market because a longboard will throw you down on the pavement if you hit a tiny stone, ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
jrsjr

Replies: 40
Views: 1272

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 5:48 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
Picking mine up Thursday. Very Happy
That's exciting! I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

If there's enough interest, I will think about adding a Royal Alloy forum. Right now I think everybody wou ...
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
jrsjr

Replies: 19
Views: 862

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 12:59 am   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
... Witness the "Venture 150" which appeared in the EPA database a few years ago and which never appeared in the USA.
Earlier I mentioned that scooter that never happened. It was a 2018 mo ...
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
jrsjr

Replies: 19
Views: 862

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 5:51 pm   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
So, these proposed models have little or nothing to do with the existing Rattler or Blur built by PGO. These appear to be 4 trims or finishes of a proposed 200 (169) scooter to be built by a Chinese m ...
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
jrsjr

Replies: 19
Views: 862

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 1:28 am   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
If I may ask, which dB are you looking into, jrsjr? I look at th2 CARB list regularl, but there has been little activity since March, unsurprisingly.
Hey Syd, you're right, the CARB databases have be ...
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
jrsjr

Replies: 19
Views: 862

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 1:22 am   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
I really don't understand the strategy behind misleading consumers about engine sizes. Buddy 50-125-150-170i, I get. But 200i for a 169cc? Why stop at 200 and not name it the 250 or 300? Or if you wan ...
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
jrsjr

Replies: 19
Views: 862

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 6:34 pm   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
I am familiar with the Blur 220i, but not the 200i.
-Which one was in the 2021 database?
I know, right? Makes no sense. But here is the exact database entry for this vehicle straight out of the EPA ...
  Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
jrsjr

Replies: 11
Views: 539

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:45 pm   Subject: New BMW Scooter Design?
Last time I poo-pooed a BMW scooter design as being total vaporware, that exact scoot appeared at dealers, like a week later. Shocked I am still picking the crow feathers out of my teeth from that o ...
  Topic: supporting your buddy while working on it
jrsjr

Replies: 7
Views: 484

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:21 pm   Subject: supporting your buddy while working on it
Honestly, I think I would just give [url=http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27921]this old thread a quick read before launching into a lot of involved work.
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
jrsjr

Replies: 19
Views: 862

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 4:15 am   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
I’m still kinda new here but.. would definitely consider getting one of these (if true) to have alongside my Rattler 110!
It is an interesting idea, isn't it? That category (ADV scooters) is someth ...
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
jrsjr

Replies: 19
Views: 862

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 3:45 am   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
Because Covid-19 I have time to do things like peruse government databases and I happened to come across something that may interest you Rattler folks. Here is the list of Models covered by one entry ...
  Topic: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
jrsjr

Replies: 9
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:31 pm   Subject: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
Honda has got 125/150s on the brain, it seems...

[url=https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/honda-ct125-hunter-cub/]Click here for a link to a little article from MCN. I dunno if we get thi ...
  Topic: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
jrsjr

Replies: 9
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:19 am   Subject: Re: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
Unfortunately I was hoping for a 350+cc based on the XADV with DCT.


Did you notice that all the photos they show in the gallery say, "Non-US Model shown?" They're sending us what they s ...
  Topic: How're we all doing?
jrsjr

Replies: 33
Views: 969

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:19 pm   Subject: How're we all doing?
Hang in there. My main scooter activity recently has been to keep this site clean of spam.
  Topic: Video of my built Roughhouse running
jrsjr

Replies: 4
Views: 721

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:34 am   Subject: Re: Video of my built Roughhouse running
Awesome! Thanks for posting that up. I hope that will inspire some folks to do their own build.
  Topic: Angry little Roughy!
jrsjr

Replies: 2
Views: 640

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:36 am   Subject: Sig Character Limit
I wondered if I could grant you a special exemption on the Sig Character limit so I poked around and discovered that the 255 character limit is hard-coded into the board software. Sorry about that, bu ...
  Topic: Stay safe everyone!
jrsjr

Replies: 11
Views: 822

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:39 am   Subject: Stay safe everyone!
...The ones I can't do are the barre cords (F?). Finger isn't strong enough, either that or the action on my guitar isn't right. I may have to play around with the neck tension to see if I can get the ...
  Topic: Police in India Enforce Quarantine
jrsjr

Replies: 3
Views: 709

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:55 pm   Subject: Police in India Enforce Quarantine
Shocked
  Topic: Dragster on the dyno
jrsjr

Replies: 10
Views: 1261

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:49 pm   Subject: Dragster on the dyno
Nothing like a properly tweaked 2-T!
  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
jrsjr

Replies: 9
Views: 1328

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:39 pm   Subject: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
Here is the latest variant of this bike to be introduced by Mash UK. Meet the [url=https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/mash-x-ride-classic-650/]Mash X-Ride Classic 650. If they could get the ...
  Topic: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
jrsjr

Replies: 4
Views: 1728

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:25 pm   Subject: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
Somebody asked me why I hadn't posted the EPA Electric Motorcycles list, so here is the entire 2020 list:

Model Year Manufacturer Name Engine Family Name Issue Date
2020 American Lifan, Inc. LAMLC ...
  Topic: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
jrsjr

Replies: 4
Views: 1728

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:05 am   Subject: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
If I am reading it right Genuine is importing the Royal Alloy/Grand Tourer 150 under the Chicago Scooter Company, LLC name?
Shocked Good Catch, scootERIK! I didn't notice that at all. There's always ...
  Topic: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
jrsjr

Replies: 4
Views: 1728

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:16 pm   Subject: 2020 EPA Certified Motorcycle List
much longer than my list because of many duplicate records which don't differ at all in my downsized version of the list. In one case, a particular Harley-Davidson model had thirteen records! In almos ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
jrsjr

Replies: 31
Views: 2698

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:47 am   Subject: Niu Introduces Electric Motorcycle
Acording to[url=https://newatlas.com/motorcycles/niu-introduces-rqi-urban-performance-e-moto-capable-of-100-mph/] this news item on NewAtlas.com, Niu have introduced an electric motorcycle. I wonder i ...
  Topic: Vroom from the Past - 2strokebuzz
jrsjr

Replies: 2
Views: 1412

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:38 am   Subject: Re: Vroom from the Past - 2strokebuzz
Into my inbox floated a
I said "inactive," but I see that illnoise posted three times in 2019. My bad, illnoise! Drop in anytime.
  Topic: Vroom from the Past - 2strokebuzz
jrsjr

Replies: 2
Views: 1412

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:51 am   Subject: Vroom from the Past - 2strokebuzz
Into my inbox floated a [url=http://2strokebuzz.com/2020/01/20/vvv-your-wildest-dreams]missive from 2strokebuzz.

Cheers to now-inactive member, illnoise.!
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
jrsjr

Replies: 64
Views: 8702

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:53 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I just watched a youtube video from "Motors for the Masses" reviewing the Royal Alloy GP300. Now that's something I could get excited about if it ever makes it here to the USA.
Have you lo ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 has died on me twice in 2 months
jrsjr

Replies: 4
Views: 1321

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:45 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 has died on me twice in 2 months
Now that the scooter has cooled down completely, can you (gently) turn the motor over via the kick-start? I ask for the following reason: If the motor won't budge, it's seized, but two-stroke motors a ...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
jrsjr

Replies: 21
Views: 1675

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:22 am   Subject: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
UPDATE

Okay all, thanks for all of the suggestions and tips here. I ended up calling a local scooter mechanic here in town and bought a used but very new-ish carb from a 2018 125cc for $20 - I coul ...
  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
jrsjr

Replies: 9
Views: 1328

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:04 am   Subject: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, right? Well get a load of this bike. It's from Mash, the French company that sells the same bike as Genuine (with extremely minor difference ...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
jrsjr

Replies: 21
Views: 1675

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:06 pm   Subject: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
Broken Ring?
Now that I think about it, broken rings would cause white/grey smoke. Durn...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
jrsjr

Replies: 21
Views: 1675

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:52 pm   Subject: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
From what I've read so far, I don't think that the "auto choke" is the culprit here. Even assuming that it was stuck in the "enrich" position, the amount of extra fuel added into t ...
  Topic: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
jrsjr

Replies: 21
Views: 1675

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:20 am   Subject: Buddy 125cc - dumps fuel into engine
When you mention the scooter running well when the autochoke is activated, I'm saying the ONLY time the scooter was not putting out clouds of dark smoke was ONLY within the first minute or so. After i ...
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
jrsjr

Replies: 17
Views: 1574

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:44 am   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
I'm still hopeful that Genuine will bring in the ADV version of this bike and surf the ADV bike wave.
  Topic: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
jrsjr

Replies: 15
Views: 2087

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:21 am   Subject: Restoration Help! 2009 Lambretta Uno 150cc / Adly
Bar end weight component?

My $0.02

P.S. Here is the pic snipped from the PDF of the manual that you linked:
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
jrsjr

Replies: 31
Views: 2698

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:03 am   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
jrsjr

Replies: 17
Views: 1574

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:15 pm   Subject: Re: Where did the enthusiasm go?
I have my opinion but I was curious about others. The G400C was the hottest topic on this forum for a year or so. It took too long to get the G400C to the show room, but otherwise, the bike seems to m ...
  Topic: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
jrsjr

Replies: 7
Views: 1592

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:24 pm   Subject: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
Two Words - Italjet Dragster

Two More Words - [url=https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/italjet-dragster/]It's Baaaack!
  Topic: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
jrsjr

Replies: 8
Views: 1001

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:30 am   Subject: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
Welcome to Modern Buddy!

Rubber Side Down!
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
jrsjr

Replies: 26
Views: 1544

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:49 pm   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
Here's my wife's 2017 Buddy with 436 miles on it. Upgraded polini variator/rollers and top case.
That's cool! Would you do me a favor? I would greatly appreciate it if you don't mind and can find the ...
  Topic: Thanks for the help with Spammers!
jrsjr

Replies: 0
Views: 725

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:54 am   Subject: Thanks for the help with Spammers!
Thank you all for the help with the latest round of spammers!

You all did exactly the right thing - Report and please don't click on any of their links.

Sorry I was a bit slow getting here to cl ...
  Topic: brand new RH owner
jrsjr

Replies: 5
Views: 876

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:49 am   Subject: brand new RH owner
Hello! Welcome to Modern Buddy where we <3 the RH.
  Topic: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
jrsjr

Replies: 14
Views: 1126

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:52 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
Just wondering as I keep getting lost for a few hours...
I do, but it's not on a Buddy. Can I help?
  Topic: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
jrsjr

Replies: 8
Views: 941

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: Ran Buddy with no oil - Can it be fixed?
So, I was riding my Buddy 125 when it cut out on me. I started it back up and kept riding. It died again and wouldn’t start back up. When I tried to kickstart it the lever felt totally locked into p ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
jrsjr

Replies: 64
Views: 8702

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:00 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I found the [url=http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic31254.html]thread on this board where we talked about the Royal Alloy back when it was still vaporware. If you scroll down to my post, you'll see ...
 
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