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Old 02-24-2011, 07:02 PM   #31
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My wife asked me to run to Walgreen's and get a prescription filled. No problem, so I jumped on the Zuma and headed up there. The pharmacist said that it would take about 45 minutes. So what to do? Walk around Walgreen's for 45 minutes or ride the scoot and come back?

Really, you already know the answer.

Rode around town and passed the 700 mile mark.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #32
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Addictive little suckers, aren't they?.

I am not being allowed to forget my statement from years ago: "Real motorcyclists don't ride scooters." That was before I got the needle in the arm. Boy, have I had a hard time living that down. :eatcrow

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Old 02-25-2011, 05:10 PM   #33
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Yep, they are fun! The V Twin Cruiser certainly has it's place but for simple ease and convenience a scooter just can't be beat!

Not to mention that I have to wear a helmet with a tinted shield so that people can't see the stupid grin on my face the whole time that I am riding it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:57 PM   #34
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My wife asked me to run to Walgreen's and get a prescription filled. No problem, so I jumped on the Zuma and headed up there. The pharmacist said that it would take about 45 minutes. So what to do? Walk around Walgreen's for 45 minutes or ride the scoot and come back?

Really, you already know the answer.

Rode around town and passed the 700 mile mark.
This is one of the things that makes a small scooter so great. It allows you to take mundane trips and turn them into fun little adventures. It may not compare to a trip to South America or riding the BAM road, but it is something that those of us without the time and funds to go on epic adventures can do almost daily.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:14 AM   #35
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Over the last couple of rides I kept getting the feeling that the rear tire was stepping out on turns. I decided to check the air pressure on both tires. They were both less then half of the recommended pressure!

What the Hell was I thinking? Never have checked them before. Stupid oversight on my part.

Took her for a quick spin and the ride is a lot firmer. Have not has a chance to open her up and see if there is a top speed increase yet.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:39 AM   #36
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Looking for a new around town scoot. What kind of speed and mpg you get out of your Zuma?

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Old 03-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #37
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The speed has come up quite a bit as I get more miles on it. It was not officially broken in according to Yamaha until 600 miles. The motor really seems more powerful at 800 miles than it did at 500 miles.

On a flat street I can hold the mid 50's and maybe drop to the upper 40's on a steep hill. (hopefully these will go up a bit now that my tires are properly inflated.

As for mileage I have not been super accurate on checking and given the fact that the engine was still breaking in it is kind of hard to be very accurate. But with my 215 lb butt on it riding at WFO most of the time I am getting in the upper 70's. Again, that also seems to be increasing as the engine loosens up.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:20 PM   #38
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The older I get, and I am not that old(31 come Friday), the more I want something small and economical to do some big adventures with.

Have you done any dirt with it?

With the tire pressures up you should see a huge gain in mileage.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:34 PM   #39
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Just sold my very fine DR650 this evening.
Now what do I ride when not on my 12GS....neat report & you're opening a window to at least look into.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:47 PM   #41
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Took off from Greenville SC to Pickens SC to get the tag.

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Old 04-17-2011, 12:48 PM   #42
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Got to Pickens and grabbed the tag.

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I post the grab and then get a call from my wife telling me that I grabbed the WRONG TAG.

Well crap!! That sucks but at least I got a fun ride in.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:53 PM   #44
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Figured I would vent in my own stupidity over breakfast.



and then head back to Greenville.

Stopped to grab this pic on the way:

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