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Old 05-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #211
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Looks like a great trip! One thing though... your ocean appears to be on the wrong side of the street ( a little East Coast humor for ya)
You are right but not correct

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I like the taillight idea!
Too cheap for the led conversion is all
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #212
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Too cheap for the led conversion is all
Yeah, but this way youre still visible even if the tail light cuts out or the bike is off.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #213
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if you don't mind me asking; what's your size and weight? i'm thinking of one of these for summer commuting and i gotta figure if it'll pull me up a coupla hills at a reasonable speed.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #214
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if you don't mind me asking; what's your size and weight? i'm thinking of one of these for summer commuting and i gotta figure if it'll pull me up a coupla hills at a reasonable speed.
Eh "stocky"?
The scoot had a tent, pad, bag and clothes plus an extra gas can (1 gallon) and with me (190-ish) and most hills up to 18% grade and can hold 35-40 or better, it is changing speed while going uphill that is a pain, cut the throttle and it is going to be a while
For none highway communing even in a few 50 zones I don't have any complaints really. 35-45 is the sweet spot for me I rarely find I cannot obtain that unless a really steep hill or have to drop the throttle and open it up again. Most of the times I find that I am being slowed down on misty twisty uphills by cars not the other way around as they cannot corner as well and I can keep up no worries, passing that is a downhill with a wind and some drafting involved for me at least.
Where are you, maybe someone has one you can take a spin on?
The dealer let me test ride this one.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #215
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Yeah, but this way youre still visible even if the tail light cuts out or the bike is off.
Of course I thought of that as I am really clever!
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:07 PM   #216
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Where are you, maybe someone has one you can take a spin on?
The dealer let me test ride this one.
Riverside
that was going to be my next question

sounds like it'll work for me.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #217
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Of course I thought of that as I am really clever!
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:19 AM   #218
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I was always told that the 125cc Zuma was the quickest, fastest 125cc scooter.
Yamaha is the quiet scooter brand that nobody thinks about when they first want a scooter.
Yamaha doesn't much promote or advertize their scooters much, when you visit a Yamaha dealer the scooters are in the dark corner of their show room.
Brother-in-law asked for my opinion on a 125cc scooter and i recommended the Zuma but he doesn't like it told me it looks too much like a childs toy, like a mini bike and he's a big guy and he's afraid he will look bad riding it, then I told him don't buy any scooter, a scooter isnot for him, instead buy a big cruiser motorcycle
I look at myself and maybe other scooter owners-riders as we are practable people that don't care what everybody thinks or how good we look or how bad we look riding one, we love our scooters so much we don't care what anybody else thinks.
Was out yesterday watching the guys on their cruiser bikes, notice how they look and dress, they have to look cool, when we ride scooters we don't have to dress up in all black with a doo-rag and look like clowns, we are more free, we have more freedom, we don't have to follow the culture, we are rebels in our own way. Come to think about it I was once that way, owning cruiser bikes in the past, I discovered I was pretending to be something I was not, the motorcycle controled me, I didn't enjoy riding that big cruser motorcycle, I just rode it to show it off and thinking I was impressing everybody but I wasn't impressing myself. Now I have a scooter, when the tough looking guys make fun of my scooter I just sit there and point my finger at them and just laugh cause they don't know once I was the same way and they are lost, then the same crotch rocket riders can't match my scooter speed on a tight curve, or if I see a crotch rocket ahead of me I always see his brake lights on rounding a curve, my favorate comment I always tell other riders: "Nice Bike, too bad you can't ride it" ha ha ha!
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:56 AM   #219
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I was always told that the 125cc Zuma was the quickest, fastest 125cc scooter.

Ride a Zuma 125 then a Genuine Buddy 125 back to back and form your opinion then. Zuma is not the fastest, fun scoot none the less.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:12 AM   #220
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nice p0st tacoma. I still have a harley and I ride a 70cc scooter more than any other of my bikes. I am 270... only cuz I lost 20 lbs and I am 6 foot 3. I don't know how ridiculous I look on a honda passport but I have had a van of ladies filming me for 3 or 4 stop lights and laughing the whole time. I don't care, cuz every inch on a passport is better than any ride at disneyland any day!
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:28 AM   #221
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I don't know how ridiculous I look on a honda passport but I have had a van of ladies filming me for 3 or 4 stop lights and laughing the whole time. I don't care, cuz every inch on a passport is better than any ride at disneyland any day!
Man, that is just messed up.

People can be so mean.







Do you think they posted it on You Tube?
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #222
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AngryScot brings the fun! I missed this addition, nice trip mate.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #223
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AngryScot brings the fun! I missed this addition, nice trip mate.


Need to do more trips, the scoot is just a lot of fun.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #224
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So the rear was feeling squishy, on the beastie that is!
Went to pump up the pressure a bit then saw the silver dot in the tread.
Well damn!
So rather than patch it I am going with some new rubber to see how that feels, tires are not too pricey and after a battle trying to find a matching set of pilot pure sc or whatever they are called at the local place, I am going with a set of boppers .

Will report back,I might have to get my hands dirty and pull the damn wheels off


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Old 06-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #225
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well I found the culprit! That is what I get for parking the bike on dirt next to a freshly built wooden fence!



Well at least I found it at home so I could try the road side repair without any pushing of the beastie back home


With probably over 200,000 miles I have had the fortune of only have a few flats where a road side repair was needed. So this was all new to me. The lesson, buy better kit the cheap shitty plug kits are shitty, big surprise huh

So lets make the tiny hole a bit bigger


Now lets try and stuff that slimey string into the hole, wow that was tough, the tire is small enough that I thought I was going to pop the bead by trying to push the damn thing in, turns out the string pushy thing I had on th ekit for the scoot was a bit of a weird shape, I pulled the one of the GS's Kit and that worked much better. just a bit slimmer fit.





trim off most of the excess

now being with somewhat limited space in the kit, I opted for the mini co2 deal

If I had used the GS's plug fitter first I won't have lost as much air from the tire so perhaps they would have done a better job. With the tire void of most of it's air, it took 3 cartridges and I got a whooping 20psi out of it. Enough to perhaps make a some mile to a gas station or the like I suppose.
Used the gs kit with a compressor to fill up the rest. Blasted around the yard a few times to see if it held ok.
Will test the pressure in the morning and take a wee ride perhaps before I get my new rubber put on.
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