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  Topic: Thinking about Buying a 2016 Genuine Buddy 170i. Thoughts?
paige

Replies: 19
Views: 3877

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:05 pm   Subject: Thinking about Buying a 2016 Genuine Buddy 170i. Thoughts?
They are both good choices.
Are you going to ride every day? The 125 has a carb which can get gunked up if it sits for a while. Those who do their own maintenance are fine with this but it became a ...
  Topic: Weigh in on helmets!
paige

Replies: 34
Views: 6283

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:22 pm   Subject: Weigh in on helmets!
Nolan N103 for several years, just switched to Schuberth C3.

I really liked the modular Nolan for fit and integrated sunshield.

The Schuberth is really light and almost spookily quiet.

You ...
  Topic: Back in the saddle- Hooligan 170i
paige

Replies: 12
Views: 2852

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:15 pm   Subject: Re: Long term review
Does anyone have a long-term review of the Hooligan? I am thinking about getting one when my Suzuki is paid off.

I only have a couple hundred miles on it so far but it has started and run like a ch ...
  Topic: Back in the saddle- Hooligan 170i
paige

Replies: 12
Views: 2852

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:04 pm   Subject: Back in the saddle- Hooligan 170i
Thanks Eric.

I got tired of wanting to ride but having to prep/fix the scooter.

Now off to the farmer's market to see how much the pet carrier and topcase can really hold!
  Topic: Back in the saddle- Hooligan 170i
paige

Replies: 12
Views: 2852

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:39 am   Subject: Back in the saddle- Hooligan 170i
Hi scooter people!

I have had my Buddy 125 since 2006 but I am a poor caretaker and it is getting harder to keep running since I ride seasonally. I never plan to stop riding, it just tapers off, so ...
  Topic: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
paige

Replies: 87
Views: 8492

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:54 pm   Subject: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
IIRC,
Minecraft is available as a standalone game that can be played without Internet access.
  Topic: Help!! my wife needs a nice 'cute' summer jacket and can't
paige

Replies: 31
Views: 3617

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:25 pm   Subject: Help!! my wife needs a nice 'cute' summer jacket and can't
I just bought the Rev It Air in grey. Comfortable, low key, fits well. ( Not a cut down men's jacket, but actually woman shaped.)
  Topic: Going to sell my Buddy 150 Italia w/extras what price?
paige

Replies: 17
Views: 3188

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:11 pm   Subject: Going to sell my Buddy 150 Italia w/extras what price?
Don't bother selling the helmets with the scooter. Riders have their own helmets that fit their own heads. I can't tell you how many helmets I have refused, given away, donated or tossed. The helmet h ...
  Topic: Scooter Cannonball 2012!!
paige

Replies: 38
Views: 2520

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:50 pm   Subject: Scooter Cannonball 2012!!
Sounds like a great time. I was just looking at the last two years of results. Only 1 Genuine scooter entered in 2008... and didn't finish the last day. There were none in 2010. I think you need t ...
  Topic: Paid Parking -- where to keep stub?
paige

Replies: 12
Views: 1255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:11 pm   Subject: Paid Parking -- where to keep stub?
http://www.loginparking.com/holders.html
  Topic: How secure are topcases?
paige

Replies: 26
Views: 1533

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:55 am   Subject: How secure are topcases?
I would imagine that being seen tossing your wallet and phone into the top case or under the seat would make it more attractive of a target.
  Topic: [NSR] but may still relate: Confessions of a Car Salesman
paige

Replies: 15
Views: 939

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:18 pm   Subject: [NSR] but may still relate: Confessions of a Car Salesman
Ask them if they will deliver. My first scooter purchase, they offered to deliver and gave me a 15 minute overview of how everything worked while sitting in my driveway. I had been wondering how I wou ...
  Topic: 2011/12 International Motorcycle show
paige

Replies: 27
Views: 1788

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:20 pm   Subject: 2011/12 International Motorcycle show
Whoa, sorry, mind fart. The motorcycle show here is over so my mind just went in to car show mode (we are going this weekend in SF.)
  Topic: 2011/12 International Motorcycle show
paige

Replies: 27
Views: 1788

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:32 pm   Subject: 2011/12 International Motorcycle show
Babblefish, Was the Abarth 500 Fiat there? I know the regular 500 is, but my husband really wants to see the Abarth.
  Topic: World Kindness Tour on a Genuine Scooter! :D
paige

Replies: 131
Views: 6412

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:37 pm   Subject: World Kindness Tour on a Genuine Scooter! :D
If you are going to address breakdown insurance (such as AAA, Allstate) you should investigate coverage. As far as I know (AAA), they are region based and each agency has their own definitions of cove ...
  Topic: Scooter locks for Honda Metropolitan (or Genuine Buddy)
paige

Replies: 31
Views: 6342

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:56 pm   Subject: Scooter locks for Honda Metropolitan (or Genuine Buddy)
Grip Lock.
I used it in combination with the locking thing under the seat on the Metropolitan.
  Topic: This would be a smart move on genuine.... If they do it.
paige

Replies: 45
Views: 2642

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:21 pm   Subject: This would be a smart move on genuine.... If they do it.
The Ninja Rabbit has been parked next to my Buddy. It is way bigger, in a body sense and way heavier. Looks like a 50's Cadillac parked next to a Honda Civic.

A 250cc in a body as small as the Budd ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 tranny upgrade.
paige

Replies: 6
Views: 1074

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:55 am   Subject: Buddy 125 tranny upgrade.
Whoa, double entendre candidate right here!
  Topic: R.I.P. Steve Jobs
paige

Replies: 36
Views: 2307

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:28 pm   Subject: R.I.P. Steve Jobs
Isn't this a eulogy thread for a person?

... but I do have an iPhone, 2 iPods and 4 Macs at home... all are still working... the older ones I use as a server and a streaming device.
Ditto. Quite a ...
  Topic: Anybody in NorCal Missing a Red Buddy?
paige

Replies: 15
Views: 1162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:10 pm   Subject: Anybody in NorCal Missing a Red Buddy?
WTH?
  Topic: Top Case Recommendation
paige

Replies: 13
Views: 2036

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:46 pm   Subject: Top Case Recommendation
GIVI E30 with additional tail light.
  Topic: California
paige

Replies: 36
Views: 3510

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:00 pm   Subject: California
The Dumbarton Bridge is not the choice to take between Alameda and San Francisco. (it is about 30 miles south, San Mateo Bridge is 20 miles south) The Bay Bridge connects the two. I have ridden over i ...
  Topic: [SR/NSR/ETC] Resolutions
paige

Replies: 31
Views: 2590

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:43 pm   Subject: [SR/NSR/ETC] Resolutions
"3. Find solution for helmet hair "

helmethoods@yahoo.com

Jolene makes cool under helmet liners. Her website link looks broken, but I think the email is still good.

helmethoods.net ...
  Topic: CA to require MSF for under 21 riders
paige

Replies: 24
Views: 1875

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:21 pm   Subject: CA to require MSF for under 21 riders
"call me old fashioned, but i like the whole "parking lot with a friend" approach, and THEN take the course once you know what the hell you're doing "

I love my friends and fami ...
  Topic: Modular type Helmets
paige

Replies: 17
Views: 1195

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:00 am   Subject: Modular type Helmets
I have the Nolan N100 and the 102 with the internal sun visor. I really like them, they are comfortable and feel secure. I don't use the sun visor because it sits directly in the middle of my field of ...
  Topic: Tucano Urbano or Armadillo???
paige

Replies: 18
Views: 3649

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:02 pm   Subject: Tucano Urbano or Armadillo???
The people I know who wear Tucano Urbano are very slim. The Euro styling seems to favor that body type.
  Topic: Tucano Urbano or Armadillo???
paige

Replies: 18
Views: 3649

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:54 pm   Subject: Tucano Urbano or Armadillo???
If I can suggest something completely different, I'd recommend you look at quality ski jackets. These are generally cut very attractively and designed to be used athletically and thus are not bulky (t ...
  Topic: Car make/model for VersaHaul/TiltaRack?
paige

Replies: 66
Views: 10253

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:36 pm   Subject: Car make/model for VersaHaul/TiltaRack?
We have a Nissan Frontier that we love. Has chocks for 2 scoots in the bed and a hitch for a trailer or VersaHaul. Gas mileage is decent (for a truck), but it is light in the tail when daily driving ( ...
  Topic: Permit renewal in California??
paige

Replies: 20
Views: 7182

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:38 pm   Subject: Permit renewal in California??
"no night riding with a permit? no freeway riding? any terrible driver can go get licensed to drive a 4000lb deadly weapon like a cage, but if you want to ride a motorcycle which couldn't kill an ...
  Topic: if I were to rent a scooter in San Francisco
paige

Replies: 26
Views: 2000

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:03 pm   Subject: if I were to rent a scooter in San Francisco
Riding around SF on a scooter for a day in SF would definitely be worth it. There's plenty to see, parking is easy and most of the drivers around here (not all) are aware of people on bikes/scooters/m ...
  Topic: Do I need to obey the pet carrier weight limit? Damage??
paige

Replies: 5
Views: 897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:48 pm   Subject: Do I need to obey the pet carrier weight limit? Damage??
I know someone will be along soon to give more advice, but in the mean time...

Remember that putting weight on the back of the scooter like on a back rack alters the handling of the scooter in ways ...
  Topic: Scooter Ladies!! Safe Scooter Shoes??
paige

Replies: 56
Views: 19170

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:18 am   Subject: Scooter Ladies!! Safe Scooter Shoes??
Those Doc Marten Milly boots are cute. How is the fit on the upper calf? I have very *strong* calves, so fit is very difficult in mainstream boots.
  Topic: [NSR] Who bought an iPad?
paige

Replies: 45
Views: 2210

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:13 pm   Subject: [NSR] Who bought an iPad?
I'm at a total loss on the iPad. Why would I need an iPad when I've got an iPod / iPhone, and a laptop / desktop? For mobility the iPod touch I use can't be beat (work's got me hooked on the Blackbe ...
  Topic: [NSR] Who bought an iPad?
paige

Replies: 45
Views: 2210

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:04 pm   Subject: [NSR] Who bought an iPad?
I'll preface this with the fact that I'm not much into the cult of Mac, what with being one of those crazy bearded Linux zealots and all, but there are a TON of devices that are nearly identical or ca ...
  Topic: [NSR] Who bought an iPad?
paige

Replies: 45
Views: 2210

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:55 pm   Subject: [NSR] Who bought an iPad?
Have it. Love it.
  Topic: NOT LEGAL!!! *hooooonk* HEY! THATS NOT LEGAL!! NOT LE......
paige

Replies: 69
Views: 4565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:45 pm   Subject: NOT LEGAL!!! *hooooonk* HEY! THATS NOT LEGAL!! NOT LE......
I didn't realize "right on red" isn't allowed everywhere. How about left on red from one way to one way? I've been doing that my whole life and was in Michigan when I was 16 and got my lic ...
  Topic: <3 motorcycle cops
paige

Replies: 25
Views: 2138

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:09 pm   Subject: <3 motorcycle cops
I am glad they tagged the asshat in the Town Car. I watched my best friend get hit by a car on her scooter in that same intersection. Very scary. She is okay, but we are still pissed about the inciden ...
  Topic: V for Ventata: Corazzo Ventata Mesh Jacket Review
paige

Replies: 24
Views: 5915

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:53 pm   Subject: V for Ventata: Corazzo Ventata Mesh Jacket Review
I am confused. Why would you wear a mesh jacket under a warm winter jacket? Mesh is for summer. Warm (armored)(water resistant) jackets are for winter.
  Topic: Buddy International Pricing
paige

Replies: 15
Views: 1683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:41 pm   Subject: Buddy International Pricing
I bought my 09 Pomplona 150 last month in south jersey for $2907 out the door but didn't get the dressed for the holiday promotion. It was the last one they had left with 4 miles on it. When i got i ...
  Topic: Buddy Rack Question
paige

Replies: 11
Views: 1183

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:13 pm   Subject: Buddy Rack Question
I had the chrome one, it broke , replaced with the black, has been fine since.
  Topic: anyone know of a quick release topcase for the buddy rack?
paige

Replies: 10
Views: 2226

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:10 pm   Subject: anyone know of a quick release topcase for the buddy rack?
So, do any of the Shad or Givi cases fit the Buddy mounting plate?
I know my Givi case has a Givi plate that is mounted on the Buddy. If you have a Genuine case, is the mounting plate similar to the ...
  Topic: How's this for an out the door cost...
paige

Replies: 34
Views: 2514

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:47 pm   Subject: How's this for an out the door cost...
Congratulations! You are making a good decision. The 50cc will let you get a feel for riding at an easy price point. You will outgrow it, but will have a much better idea of what you want when it is t ...
  Topic: Freeway legal or not. Buddy 125
paige

Replies: 40
Views: 4921

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:51 am   Subject: Freeway legal or not. Buddy 125
In California, freeways and highways are different types of roads. I don't know the specifics, but I believe freeways are limited access entry/exit roads with barriers or median between the directions ...
  Topic: Prima pipe, worth getting?
paige

Replies: 6
Views: 1051

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:27 am   Subject: Prima pipe, worth getting?
Yes.
Love mine, the (possibly imaginary?) power boost and the low growliness. Mine hasn't broke (yet), but I only have about 2000 miles on it.
  Topic: Does it save gas to turn off Buddy 125 at red lights?
paige

Replies: 15
Views: 1284

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:35 am   Subject: Does it save gas to turn off Buddy 125 at red lights?
Wow, what a scary question. Never turn off your vehicle while you are engaged in driving activities. This includes waiting at lights.
  Topic: Washing Corazzo Jackets; trouble pulling out back armor.
paige

Replies: 7
Views: 1269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:50 am   Subject: Washing Corazzo Jackets; trouble pulling out back armor.
Why are you washing your jacket? Does it smell funny? Like most outerwear, the Corazzo is washable, but it is not necessary to wash it like laundry. Just curious.
  Topic: Riding on a sheepskin seat cover is almost erotic (picture!)
paige

Replies: 35
Views: 2149

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:28 pm   Subject: Riding on a sheepskin seat cover is almost erotic (picture!)
Whoa, TMI.

Going on the assumption that TMI does refer to 'Too Much Information' then why did you choose to click open to read a post with the word 'erotic' in the topic line?

Anyways, if my pos ...
  Topic: Riding on a sheepskin seat cover is almost erotic (picture!)
paige

Replies: 35
Views: 2149

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:08 pm   Subject: Riding on a sheepskin seat cover is almost erotic (picture!)
Whoa, TMI.
  Topic: Keys Left in Vespa
paige

Replies: 16
Views: 1483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:05 pm   Subject: Keys Left in Vespa
I keep separate key rings. I only take whatever keys I am using that day. Scooter and house keys, car and house keys or car, house and mom's house key. This system works for me because I don't worry a ...
  Topic: Need advice on ordering a top-case/trunk for my Buddy.
paige

Replies: 35
Views: 4782

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:52 pm   Subject: Need advice on ordering a top-case/trunk for my Buddy.
I have the GIVI E30. Love it. Big enough for a FF helmet, waterproof, positive locking mechanism. I have it wired for the topcase tail light, so cars can see me.
 
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