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Old 08-30-2008, 06:58 PM   #16
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what does he carry his Klondike bars with him wherever he goes? -Jason
Yes.

He doesn't want to waste away to nothing, and isn't old enough to start investing in a beer belly. That's why I'd want the 150Q version.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:25 AM   #17
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I believe the Zuma 125 is Fuel Injected:

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...08/0/home.aspx



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hot damn, you're right! hmmm FI no more jetting, now it's down to getting the right software to remap the FI, can't wait. We'll need a files section on the site for that. thanks for the props on the avatar, i'm a cat 'liker' -Jason
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:32 AM   #18
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Looks like the zuma 125 is the one to get!!
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:22 AM   #19
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We need more 125 - 400cc choices.

I can't imagine riding a 50cc Ped in real traffic.

IMO - Scooters need to be able to break the speed limit with all the crazy cagers.

My 150cc Honda Elite is just barely enough.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:43 PM   #20
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Scooters really shouldnt have problems in traffic. THe problem with the U.S. is that they give more rights to morons in cars than anyone else including pedestrians. America is way behind when it comes to giving individual traffic rights instead of cars. Its as if they like cars more than people.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:23 PM   #21
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The Yamaha C3 is a fine piano, but many serious players are turned off by the uniform, "characterless" sound of Yamahas and prefer instruments with unique personalities like the Steinways.

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Old 08-31-2008, 10:29 PM   #22
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yamama have finally given up on the cellphone ringtone market, thank god. I own an AV company and they make some damn good surround amplifiers. -Jason
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:56 PM   #23
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I think if they made the C3 as a 125cc or a 150cc scoot like that, that had room for two, it'd have made a bigger dent. But the combination of it's vacuum cleaner-attached-to-a-cooler looks and it's limited functionality kind of blew it out of the water. The storage is long and holds alot, but surprisingly, it's not too deep. You can't even fit a full-faced helmet in there. I know that's probably not the priority of most of the ppl who'd have bought it, but it kind of surprised me. I would believe 110~120mpg from the 50cc scoot.
I tried to dump my full face in it and no go. That means no groceries will fit either. I'll keep my Zuma....even though she's dying. Rebuilt engine and I can't get better than 80mpg. Oh well. She's not doing daily duty anymore, just grocery runs. She'll hold up for a while longer.

If you live in an area where the speed limit is over 35mph a 50cc is not for you. Even at 135 pounds on my Zuma, she's a road hazard on roads with 45mph speed limits. And if you hit a hill? Expect to grind down to 25-30mph on the uphill.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:32 AM   #24
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I don't know why your's died.

Maybe something was wrong with it from the beginning? I ride mine to work occasionally...50 mile round trip...most of the time WOT. In fact mine is WOT 80-90% of the time I ride it...probably more...being conservative.

If it was rebuilt, it should be good. Not much to go wrong with those motors...as simple as they come. Did they check the oil injector output?

I've got almost 4k of hard miles on mine...no problems. Your Zuma is totally stock right? Mine has a Leo Vince put on within 100 miles of purchase, I'm about 170lbs and don't baby it at all.

Just seems strange as there are a lot of abused Zuma's out there still running fine...even pre bug eyes.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:42 PM   #25
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I guy I know has one (and a Versys) and runs a scooter-blog called ScootLancaster; may want to check it out.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:55 PM   #26
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useful but slow

chiming in kinda late here but i'm new to the whole advrider thing (what a great resouce!) and was pretty surprised to see this forum! we have a pair of c3's and have found them pretty handy within their limitations. the trunk is great- i can fit a six-pack and the fixin's for a barbeque dinner, or chinese food for several, or my lunch, or a bag of crickets and a small bag of dog food from petsmart, or......you get the idea. i have filled up 3 times- 115-118 miles each time, always less than 1 gallon! it gets used for in town errands and just for buzzing out on the county roads (paved and gravel) for the heck of it- what a great way to cool off after a road bike ride (bicycle). yes, 49cc scooters are slooow, especially uphill. i choose my routes much like i would if i were bicycling through town, trying not to be a nuisance, and the main 45mph thoroughfares are best avoided. as far as scooters go, i like the cushman-like style. it has a lot more knee and fore/aft seat room than a ruckus and a normal stem/bar combo- not the cheapo welded unit that looks like it came off an old tricycle. a real gas gauge is a plus as well. i don't think they've been imported as long as the ruckus or in as large numbers- we'll see how popular they become this spring!
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:46 PM   #27
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Just to update you and to really quell any doubts about the C3; this guy and his girlfriend made it riding 2 up from Vancouver to Toronto.
To quote him:
"So. We made it.

4486 Kms
Averaged 109MPG.
Took 11 days."

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They haven't left on their long journey yet, but this is going to be 2-up with way too much gear across a big chunk of Canada on a C3:
http://scootercanada.weebly.com/index.html
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:17 PM   #28
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Just to update you and to really quell any doubts about the C3; this guy and his girlfriend made it riding 2 up from Vancouver to Toronto.
To quote him:
"So. We made it.

4486 Kms
Averaged 109MPG.
Took 11 days."
I just took a look at their website. Eleven days with no footpegs and only half a seat to sit on? She is tough.

And their packing job (with those straps running all the way to the front) wasn't what I'd call ideal, but I guess it got them there. Good for them!
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:02 PM   #29
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my dealer has had them sold in advance three or four at a time, so they are certainly selling down here.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:42 AM   #30
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I almost went with the C3 but no passenger space and no top box killed it for me. I got an 08 Zuma and put a top box on the back and ride 2up more that I thought.
It just comes down to application for the bike. The C3 is really attractive for having fuel injection and water cooling.
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