Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

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Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby BootScootin'FireFighter » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:49 am

my wifes seafoam green 125 Buddy (2009), Virginia tags 469184, Vin #RFVPA20891006863, with approx 6000 miles. there are minor scratches along the right side of the matching topcase, but more distinguishable are the new all weather tires, accessory LED flasher brake light flashers alongside the liscense plate, the oval LEDs on the front cover, and the stock running lights with hyper white LEDs that I had installed. The 7' chain had just enough slack to be lifted up and over the headset, allowing it to be carried away. This had occurred sometime between 11pm and 6am. If anyone recognizes this scoot on craigslist or a junk shop, please email me directly. cgough691@gmail.com
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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby AirborneVespa » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:22 am

Oh dude that sucks. I doubt it will end up around me but will keep an eye out.
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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby BootScootin'FireFighter » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:21 pm

This is surveilance of the same scoot as mine being stolen 6 days before out of Columbia Heights. Same mistake made of a loose fitting chain.

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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby sadsack » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:55 pm

poor little Buddy. it pains me to see them scraping it all over the ground like that. :(

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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby Serendipity » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:29 pm

that's good info. It took them a little over a minute between jumping the fence and riding away on the freed scooter. Somehow you'd like to believe that it wouldn't be that quick or easy.
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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby spoffy » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:06 pm

Ha, reminds me of this: someone's a genius in this video, and it's not the bike rack designer.

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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby dirtyhandslopez » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:27 am

BootScootin'FireFighter wrote:This is surveilance of the same scoot as mine being stolen 6 days before out of Columbia Heights. Same mistake made of a loose fitting chain.




They have done that before. Way to smooth to have been the first time.
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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby BootScootin'FireFighter » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:39 pm

It was recovered my MPD last night in Trinidad of all places. H/Bladensburg/15th area, just a few blocks from the Pug. And we just cashed the settlement check. I haven't seen it, but I can only imagine what kind of condition it's in, f*cken savages.
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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby sadsack » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:42 pm

wow, it's not often we actually hear of a resolution to these thefts. i'm interested to hear what happens next, because i believe tony wasn't allowed to keep his dirtbike after he recovered it because the insurance company had already settled with him. i wonder if the outcome would be different since you are from VA, and tony is from DC? how does that stuff work?

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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby normratscoots » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:48 pm

They should have the option of buying it back from the insurance company, not that this is necessarily a good idea.
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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby FourthandEye » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:27 pm

Regarding the Wardman Park video... do Buddy scooters not have wheel lock? They rolled it away quite easily after getting the chain off.

My Vespa has wheel lock and I always assumed that even if thieves managed to bust my kryptonite lock they'd need to hoist the scooter into a pickup truck to get away with it.

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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby colin » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:59 pm

Assuming you mean column lock?

Yeah, they do, but I know a person that has one that didn't know that it had a column lock. Had to show them how to do it... so maybe it's not something they are necessarily shown when they bought it.
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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby FourthandEye » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:04 am

Yes, column lock is a more appropriate term for what I was referring to.

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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby seema » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:27 am

FourthandEye wrote:Yes, column lock is a more appropriate term for what I was referring to.


Maybe it's different on modern bikes but on vintage bikes it's really easy to break the column lock.

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Re: Genuine Buddy 125 (North Arlington)

Postby imjuanpablo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:44 pm

seema wrote:
FourthandEye wrote:Yes, column lock is a more appropriate term for what I was referring to.


Maybe it's different on modern bikes but on vintage bikes it's really easy to break the column lock.


Not really true......Spiny Norman and I had to drop the fork on his Allstate in the parking lot of the hotel at WKRP b/c we couldn't break the column lock. He had left his scooter keys at home, and we thought that we could just break the lock....but as we tried, we started to bend the legshield next to the column lock. That lock would break.
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