a spark plug wrench for my Buddy 50 for about 1/2 an hour max?

smallspark's picture

Hi everybody.

My lovely genuine scooter Buddy 50 will start but then dies when I give it throttle.

I can't find my socket wrench to check the spark plug... ( I think someone swiped it)

Is there anyone local near Palmer Cemetary who might have one?

Also, if you can recommend a Scooter Mechanic near here, I would appreciate that too.

Hoping I won't need it but the shop I know is in South Philly...

:)

jmminarik's picture

You need a plug socket or

You need a plug socket or the whole shebang? Is this a new buddy or did you find the old one somehow? Been meaning to ask that last one.

MR. T's picture

If you havent found one yet,

If you havent found one yet, i have one and im close to you. i think the place at front and spring garden has a mechanic but i may be wrong. i know they sell scooters/mopeds

codergrrl's picture

Check out Gino's cycle shop,

Check out Gino's cycle shop, on Belgrade between Lehigh and Huntingdon...on the left, if they're open.
I don't know who's working there now, but I know Gino can fix anything.

smallspark's picture

Hey Joe! I have no

Hey Joe! I have no idea...can't get to the socket to see. I'm really hoping it just needs cleaning or a new socket, max.

This is a new (used) bike I got - this one is a 2007 version but it looks almost the same the other one was found after I signed it over to insurance. Probably a good thing - the guy had wires everywhere, from what the cops told me.

smallspark's picture

Mr T, I haven't. I would

Mr T, I haven't. I would really appreciate it. I'll send you a pm with my contact info. I'm about to go get on a bus to run errands but hopefully your call will beat me to the bus stop. lol!

smallspark's picture

Codergirl and Mr T - thanks

Codergirl and Mr T - thanks for the heads up on the scooter mechanics. I didn't know about Gino's and I'll definitely remember it.

The one on spring garden is a vespa shop but they would probably be able to fix mine too.

Hopefully, it's just a spark plug issue. I have my fingers crossed.
:)
Dana

smallspark's picture

Lol - Codergirl I am so glad

Lol - Codergirl I am so glad you recommned Gino's. I just called there and he's going to take a look at it. I am pushing my bike there tomorrow.

My problem is apparently not the spark plug. I may have a carberator issue. Gotta love it. Thank goodness he is sort of close. Hopefully it will be as nice out tomorrow as it was today. :)

codergrrl's picture

Ah, my old biker past has

Ah, my old biker past has some value!