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by jrsjr
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy 300 in Today's EPA Database Update
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Royal Alloy 300 in Today's EPA Database Update

:fp: :fp: :fp: :fp: :fp: Now you got me waiting to see if it really happens. I would love a RA300! I know what you mean. We turned the "Genuine Cruiser" thing into a meme here, but the truth is that the RA300 really is that machine. After all these years... And it doesn't take any shine of...
by jrsjr
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy 300 in Today's EPA Database Update
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Royal Alloy 300 in Today's EPA Database Update

From Scooterlab.uk - "As far as we know, the RA uses a Chinese built version of the old Piaggio 278cc engine. The Piaggio engine was replaced by the new more powerful and fuel-efficient HPE in late 2018. Piaggio have cashed the old motor in by licencing it out. As such it is already starting t...
by jrsjr
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy 300 in Today's EPA Database Update
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Royal Alloy 300 in Today's EPA Database Update

I was under the impression that the motor in the 300 will be the same motor that is in the Vespa. Thoughts? Boy is the answer to this not as simple and straightforward as you would like. FYI, I dug all this out of the EPA database online. So, there are three legally distinct motors, the Piaggio 300...
by jrsjr
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Genuine Love at Scooter Cannonball
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: No Genuine Love at Scooter Cannonball

I don't know anything about this year's Cannonball, but I rode behind a Buddy for a while on one of the early Cannonballs. Riding at Wide Open Throttle all day, uphill grades, headwinds, and hot weather while carrying an American-size rider plus heavy gear on a scooter that was designed to carry a T...
by jrsjr
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy 300 in Today's EPA Database Update
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Royal Alloy 300 in Today's EPA Database Update

Hi all! As you know, there's nothing I like better than scouring the latest updates to the EPA database looking for scoops on unannounced products. Usually it's motorcycle stuff, but I may have found a scoop that will interest you all. Here is the (abridged) record of interest. Year Mfg Model Disp P...
by jrsjr
Thu May 06, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycle Lean Angles
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Motorcycle Lean Angles

So what is your maximum lean angle?

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by jrsjr
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 57
Views: 9342

Re: Motorcycles!

With RE 350s, it's all about the torque...

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by jrsjr
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Scooters 2022 EPA Certified Models
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Genuine Scooters 2022 EPA Certified Models

The EPA did their usual sneaky thing of posting the latest update to the motorcycle/scooter database on a Friday afternoon, but I was waiting for them! LOL! So, here is the skinny on which models Genuine has obtained EPA 2022 cert as of today. 2022 Genuine Scooters, LLC Chongqing Shineray Motorcycle...
by jrsjr
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: 2022 EPA Certification Update
Replies: 0
Views: 224

2022 EPA Certification Update

2022 EPA Certification Update (April 16, 2021) 2022 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Japan Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Japan 1 4 GAS 449 SFI CRF450RL CRF450L 2022 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Japan Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Japan 1 2 GAS 49 CARB RUCKUS NPS50 2022 Am...
by jrsjr
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in May
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in May

Well, I didn't believe it was actually coming here. I didn't believe it when I saw it in the January update of the EPA certification list. I didn't believe it when I saw it in the March 16th update to the CARB Executive Order list. And I'm not going to believe it until I see one rolling down the roa...
by jrsjr
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR - Yamaha XMAX 300 CARB
Replies: 0
Views: 558

NBR - Yamaha XMAX 300 CARB

Just letting you all know that the Yamaha XMAX 300 got CARB certified according to the document that CARB posted today (and I corresponded with their IT team to get actually posted so we can read them - thanks CARB!)

P.S. AFAIK, the Genuine docs were all already posted.
by jrsjr
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

Nice choice! The People series come and go in the USA line up but its nice to see them back. I loved my first gen People 250. Ugly but very reliable and comfy. I found a welding/fabrication shop that sold KYMCO parts in Arizona so I had a reliable parts source. Was seriously considering the People ...
by jrsjr
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

I don't know about the Where's Waldo big-wheel scoots, but what *is* the deal with all the Genuine 200cc models? Those would seem to be entirely new. I forgot to answer your question. That 200 is just a bit of marketing hyperbole. Those scooters are powered by a Chinese 169cc motor producing a clai...
by jrsjr
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

I don't follow Kymco scooters that carefully, but it looks like the People is the one with a four-valve engine. https://kymcousa.com/2021-scooters/2021-people-s150/ Yes!!! If I understand the database correctly, there is a new People S 150 with the hot-rod 4 valve motor that makes 13.5 horsepower. ...
by jrsjr
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: EPA Database - January 2021 Update

I did notice KYMCO has the AK listed. Read mixed reviews on it form overseas publications but nothing terrible. T-Max will always come up in those comparisons. I've always lusted after the T-Max but it got discontinued before I could pull the trigger. Oooooh you are extremely close. Take one more h...
by jrsjr
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: EPA Database - January Update

P.S. There is an entry in there for a new big-wheel scooter that I am very interested in. Let's see which of you eagle-eye fleagles can spot it!!! Is it one of the 4 Genuine 200i scooters? "Genuine Scooters, LLC Blur 200i, Formula T 200i, Rattler 200i, Urbano 200i" I wouldn't mind test ri...
by jrsjr
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: EPA Database - January Update

P.S. There is an entry in there for a new big-wheel scooter that I am very interested in. Let's see which of you eagle-eye fleagles can spot it!!!
by jrsjr
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EPA Database - January 2021 Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

EPA Database - January 2021 Update

Here is the latest-greatest EPA database hot off the presses. I joke, but usually I post this immediately, even before the magazine guys, but for some reason I had trouble viewing the update. I eventually figured out a workaround using a chromebook to convert the database to a native Google sheet an...
by jrsjr
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR - Riding a Scooter Outfit Around the World
Replies: 0
Views: 619

SR - Riding a Scooter Outfit Around the World

Here is a link to an article with video of two new inductees to the Guinness book for riding a scooter outfit around the world. The "outfit" is based on a Honda SH300i which we don't get here in the states. Long story short, that bike is made by Honda Italy and has never been economical t...
by jrsjr
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Merry Christmas!

https://go.landsend.com/assets/responsysimages/landsend001/contentlibrary/2020-12_PromotionalContent/All/122520_all.jpg Yes, I stole this from Land's End, but, in all fairness, they opened the door by mailing it to me first. (Yes, I'm watching Grinch on TV) Merry Christmas. Happy Happy Happy New Ye...
by jrsjr
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda ADV150 v Honda Trail 125 - Smackdown (literally)
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Honda ADV150 v Honda Trail 125 - Smackdown (literally)

Click Here to link to a Motorcycle.com comparo article between 2021 Honda ADV150 Vs. 2021 Honda Trail 125. It's actually not a bad article and even includes a photo showing what happens when you try to run parallel to railroad tracks on a small-wheel motorbike. I know it's not a Buddy, but I think ...
by jrsjr
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which battery should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: which battery should I buy?

You should watch Ryn F9’s treatment of this topic. My takeaway: I’m not going to be a lithium customer. Don’t need the weight reduction, and don’t want to deal with the cold weather constraints. No benefit for the cost. AGM FTW for me. https://youtu.be/3ywopGAXP-I I concur on both points. My next b...
by jrsjr
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Replies: 15
Views: 3098

Re: Got my new G400...LOVE IT

PS I can't figure out how to upload photos of my bike on this site. There are a number of them on the ADVrider page here: https://advrider.com/f/threads/genuine-motorcycle-g400c.1104562/page-67 I checked the pix on the ADV site. You did a very nice job on those! Would you mind if I did a posted a c...
by jrsjr
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrades and Bug Reports
Replies: 19
Views: 2743

Re: Upgrades and Bug Reports

Woo Hoo!!! Welcome Back!!!
by jrsjr
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda CB350 v Royal Enfield Meteor 350 v Jawa 300
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Honda CB350 v Royal Enfield Meteor 350 v Jawa 300

Because I'm keenly interested in small motorbikes and because there are a lot of articles in English online, I follow the Indian motorcycle market pretty closely. Click Here for an interesting article I found yesterday comparing the Honda CB350 v RE Meteor 350 V Jawa 300.

Enjoy!
by jrsjr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

As to helmet storage, that's what those big pins at the front top of the pet carrier are for - you can lock your helmet to the bike and leave it on the outside . Yes, so anyone with a knife can get a free new helmet. Excellent idea. I wonder about this, too, but is this really a thing? A helmet wit...
by jrsjr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insulating the under-seat storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: Insulating the under-seat storage?

As to helmet storage, that's what those big pins at the front top of the pet carrier are for - you can lock your helmet to the bike and leave it on the outside . Yes, so anyone with a knife can get a free new helmet. Excellent idea. I wonder about this, too, but is this really a thing? A helmet wit...
by jrsjr
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

I would email/call the folks who sold you the stator, tell them what you see and have them walk you through testing the assembly before giving up on it. The thing is, electrical parts are never returnable, so you won't get any money out of them, but you may get some information that will keep you fr...
by jrsjr
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Well I crossed the orange R/W wires and have power tot the system but still no spark...I’m literally at a loss here Everything in the way of troubleshooting from here on requires a multimeter. And the next step is to go to The University of Youtube with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by jrsjr
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

If it is the key switch can I cross a wire or two and make it start? Absolutely! That will rule in or rule out the component. One word of warning, you need to disconnect the switch so you don't accidentally create a new circuit you didn't mean to. Here is the diagram of how the ignition switch work...
by jrsjr
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA

Cycle New is tweeting that the classic Honda Postie bike is coming to the USA. It's not in the EPA database yet, but I'm pretty sure its the same motor that has been certified. Here's a pic:
by jrsjr
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Spy Photo of Harley 338R
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Spy Photo of Harley 338R

You read that right. That's 338R, not 883R. Made in China. Here is the spy pic.
by jrsjr
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

I finally found a GY6 (same design as Buddy) Ignition troubleshooting page I'd seen before. Here is the link . I just double-checked the color codes of the wires as he describes them vs the Genuine schematic and I'm pleased to see that they appear to be exactly the same. Whew! So the sheet I've link...
by jrsjr
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Re: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!

Hello all, I’m new here. I’ve got a 2008 buddy 50 and I can not get this thing started for the life of me. I have no spark. It started with a new ignition switch as The original owner lost the keys. I’ve also replaced the regulator, CDI, coil, plug and stator and STILL no spark!!! Anyone...so...
by jrsjr
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Since you've swapped everything in the entire ignition circuit already, the next thing I would do is make sure all the connectors are snug. Think about starting with the stator and use the table below to verify that the resistance of each of those circuits in the table below are within spec. Make su...
by jrsjr
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

I understand sorry for the confusion, cranking as in when trying to start the engine with the electric starter there is no change yet with anything I’ve done thus far. Yes sir that’s correct I’ve checked the spark plug against the ground of the case and no visible spark was noted. I haven’t...
by jrsjr
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

I'm trying to be very careful here, not be a pest, but when you say it "cranks and cranks," that is a very different thing from "has no spark." To be extremely clear, have you 100% verified that the spark plug is not sparking? Pulled the spark plug out so you can see the spark ga...
by jrsjr
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replaced it all, still no spark HELP!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Troubleshooting electrical problems is difficult. At this point, since you've already replaced everything, you're going to have to go through the system logically from one end to the other until you find the problem. As I understand it, you replaced the ignition switch because the original owner los...
by jrsjr
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: KTM 200 is Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Not a road test, but a side by side spec comparison at the link. The extra 7 hp and 2000 rpm sound worth the extra $1300. for the Duke. The Duke has almost 1/3 more hp than the Lifan. https://www.motorcyclevalley.com/compare/lifan-kpr-200-vs-ktm-duke-200/ To bring this back viz a viz the Genuine G4...
by jrsjr
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: KTM 200 is Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

My dealer has the white model that I prefer. Something like this:
by jrsjr
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: KTM 200 is Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

KTM 200 is Here!

My local dealer is now showing inventory on the KTM Duke 200 at $3995.

The EPA database lists power at 18 Kilowatts. That's 24 horsepower in old money.

Here's a stock pic. Vroom! Vroom!
by jrsjr
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

I enjoyed that a lot. That's the good stuff there.
by jrsjr
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revenge of the Bison
Replies: 0
Views: 824

Revenge of the Bison

The news reports I originally read clearly indicated that the woman in the bison attack had not been seriously injured. I thought she had gotten a few bumps and bruises and an amazing story to tell her grandkids. However, subsequent reports indicate that she suffered pelvic injury and was airlifted ...
by jrsjr
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Welcome Back, cadillaczac! P.S. I also bounced back and forth between motorcycles and scooters. I got an old used Nazgûl (black Honda Silver Wing) and stuck with that ever since. It's the best of both and thanks to the fact that it's a scooter, the motorcyclists hate them and thanks to the fact tha...
by jrsjr
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: registering a 125cc as a 50cc
Replies: 42
Views: 7440

This topic ran so long that it attracted its very own spammer. Wow!

Locked!!!
by jrsjr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

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 happened to see her ride by going the other way. I think I was the first person to wave to her on the...
by jrsjr
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 4296

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 to protect the guilty-as-hell, may or may not have (definitely did) started a rumor that a "cru...
by jrsjr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

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 longboard that can handle 60+mph. This is my first post, forgive me if this question has already been asked and an...
by jrsjr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

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 fabricating the carrier and you'll see how the weight of the boards is supported. In ten minutes of fast-motion...
by jrsjr
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serious question here. MAXIMUM weight 100 kg? HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 727

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, stick, cigarette butt... anything; whereas a larger-wheel push scoot will roll right over them. Also...