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Old 02-22-2009, 08:42 PM   #91
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Drag racer John Force is using a Zuma 125 for a pit bike this year.


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Old 02-23-2009, 06:23 PM   #92
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i was expecting to see alot more action with the new zuma 125. only a few people seem to have them. I hope they get the popularity the lil ruckus has. I think they are better scooters, and im hoping i can get a nice used one from someone one day
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #93
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The Zuma 125 "out-the-door" pricing disparity is interesting . . from a little under the $2,999 MSRP to over $5,000. Per one of the posts in this thread . . $5,350 at North County's House of Motorcycles in Vista, California.

PepBoys sells the China SC150 with both front and rear disc brakes and 13" wheels for around $1270 + tax & registration.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:22 PM   #94
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Now that the gas price has dropped, for now, scooters could be a little slow. The bonus though is those that have one, a fill up is with pocket change!
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:40 PM   #95
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Picked one up for my Son to ride to school last October. The bws 125 (that's what they call them here) is a fantastic scooter. No problems so far. Starts every time (fuel injection) great mileage and plenty of power. I'm 210 lbs and have no problem keeping up with traffic. Some negatives: Not great under seat storage. You can't get a full face helmet in there unless it's really small. No place to mount a rack on the back but I guess that accessories will become available over time. I normally ride a full sized bike but this thing puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:15 PM   #96
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Picked one up for my Son to ride to school last October. The bws 125 (that's what they call them here) is a fantastic scooter. No problems so far. Starts every time (fuel injection) great mileage and plenty of power. I'm 210 lbs and have no problem keeping up with traffic. Some negatives: Not great under seat storage. You can't get a full face helmet in there unless it's really small. No place to mount a rack on the back but I guess that accessories will become available over time. I normally ride a full sized bike but this thing puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.

What are you getting mpg?
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:03 AM   #97
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What are you getting mpg?

Neck'ed I tip the scales at 200# add in gear plus crap in the trunk and so far I'm getting right at 80mpg. I have been riding it between 5,200'- 6,200' with most of it being above 6,000', I would say I'm WOT 80% of the time. It does great in S&G traffic and will hit just over 50mph in the flats super easy, if I get an open stretch it will crawl up to about 60mph.

Paid a hair over three grand OTD.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:24 PM   #98
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What are you getting mpg?
My son has gotten over 90 US mpg. He weighs about 175. That's city driving.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:03 PM   #99
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Piaggio lists their Fly 150 for $2899 I think, If you don't have to have a Yammie. Buddy 150 also gets a good review. I'd like to ride both. Thinking of upgrading from my Zuma 50
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:35 PM   #100
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How do you open the seat to get to the storage? I can't figure it out!
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:47 PM   #101
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How do you open the seat to get to the storage? I can't figure it out!
It's in the manual stored under the seat.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #102
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It's in the manual stored under the seat.

You bastage...
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:04 PM   #103
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You bastage...
Sorry. Couldn't help myself. Trying to remember. Pawed one at the dealer and had the same issue. Key? I seem to remember it being quite sophisticated...like on the dash or something...
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:29 PM   #104
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:27 PM   #105
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Key off, twist it to the left. Key in run position, twist it to the right.
Didn't you get a manual with it?
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