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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by vintagegarage » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:12 am

Mike,
Good find.. the 50cc Buddys are very popular with the college students in Gainesville, Florida, and the two dealers there still sell a lot of them. What is nice about the 125cc ones is that they have the same chassis and body as the 50cc Buddys, so the 125s are light and fast. This is unlike Kymco and TGB where the 50cc scooters are 125 scooters with 50cc engines, and the 50cc 4 stroke Kymcos are painfully slow, while the TGB 50cc 2 strokes are pretty good. The included open top glove box at your knees on the Buddy is also very handy. Common Genuine (PGO), TGB, SYM and Kymco marketing strategies stress that scooters made in Taiwan are much higher quality than those made in mainland China, and some of that is true. Seat material is somewhat better than that on a Chinese GY6 scooter, but not as good as Honda. Engine reliability is very good. The black plastic parts on your scooter are made from a different type of plastic than your red parts. Very often, what is black on yours is a different color, for example, pink on a pink scooter, green on a green scooter and those parts fade to white fairly quickly when left outdoors in the sun. I sold all my Kymco 50s, which were too tall and slow for me with 4-stroke engines. I did keep one 50cc TGB 2-stroke which is too tall for me, but is reasonably quick. I still have three Buddys and one PGO MyBuBu. I have never had a SYM, but see a lot of them in Taiwan, and the Lance brand sold in the US are marketed as made by SYM, to differentiate them from Chinese GY6s and to imply a higher quality. Here is my current Buddy/PGO fleet.. the green is a Buddy 150 Italia International, the blue is a Buddy 50 San Tropez, Pinky is a Buddy 125, and the red/silver is a PGO MyBuBu 125:

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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by vintagegarage » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:45 am

mm.. just sent you a PM.

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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by Meatball » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:39 am

I kinda like the Rattler. Anyone mod their Genuine motors? Results?
I need to find some new haters...the ones I have are starting to like me.

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Post by motormike » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:49 pm

vintagegarage wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:45 am
mm.. just sent you a PM.
Thanks for the link Vaughn... :urban:
The shop that was my home for a few years (now closed)
was Red Dog scooters here in Nashville.
He was a Genuine dealer for a while.
There were Buddys coming in for repairs and service
all the time. Good friend Norm owns a Buddy Black Jack.
He has almost stopped riding now though, and it sits under a cover at his apartment complex.
I'm trying to keep him motivated to get out, but with little success.
Went over once last year and got his bike out for a 15 minute
trip around his neighborhood. It has a pipe and some whitewalls on it.
motor.....out... :urban:
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