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Old 02-01-2010, 06:36 AM   #16
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Amazing how you have gotten in my head!
Cortez, that is how I got "infected". Used a small one for a couple of hours and was bitten. Just didn't have enough time on it to figure how to get the most out of it as well as not wanting to trash someone else's bike. I was laughing for a long time after riding the little one. Well, all bikes make me grin.


Tell ya a secret..
I just put a deposit down on an Kymco Agility 125.. like 20 minutes ago!

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Old 02-01-2010, 07:48 AM   #17
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See that you're considering the Zuma 125. I have a black '09. It is bringing out the devil in me. Whereas a motorcycle demands prudence, maturity, sober consideration of its mass, lumpen turgidity at low speed in urban riding, the Zuma has somehow got me, ah, showing my ass.

It is so light, torquey, and responsive that the separation between it and one's body dissolves. The physics of handling become instinctual. It is a shameful and irresponsible thing for an otherwise solid citizen to ride. One gentleman above noted that he was "no kid", and I am more than twice his age. Shame on me. I am at a loss to explain it. It has become My Secret Life, and I just snuck through a monstrous order for a big bore kit, racing clutch and variator, and a pipe.

Think, Man! What will I say to my grandchildren when the constabulary claps me in darbies and drafts up a way-bill of moving violations long as a bus ticket to Omaha?
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:02 AM   #18
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See that you're considering the Zuma 125. I have a black '09. It is bringing out the devil in me. Whereas a motorcycle demands prudence, maturity, sober consideration of its mass, lumpen turgidity at low speed in urban riding, the Zuma has somehow got me, ah, showing my ass.

It is so light, torquey, and responsive that the separation between it and one's body dissolves. The physics of handling become instinctual. It is a shameful and irresponsible thing for an otherwise solid citizen to ride. One gentleman above noted that he was "no kid", and I am more than twice his age. Shame on me. I am at a loss to explain it. It has become My Secret Life, and I just snuck through a monstrous order for a big bore kit, racing clutch and variator, and a pipe.

Think, Man! What will I say to my grandchildren when the constabulary claps me in darbies and drafts up a way-bill of moving violations long as a bus ticket to Omaha?


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Old 02-01-2010, 08:04 AM   #19
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I have no idea why, but I'm more of a hooligan on the scoot than I've ever been on any other bike.

The 7 phases of me discovering my first 50cc scoot

1. this is dumb and slow
2. if I change my route it won't be so annoying
3. this route is sorta fun...maybe I'll stick with this
4. okay, if I don't brake and get back on the gas faster this time I can snipe this apex from the main street to the alley better than Rossi
5. Holy cow, you get get a metric buttload of groceries under the seat AND play motoGP on the way home
6. DO YOU WANT A PIECE OF THIS? DO YOU? YEAH, YOU IN THE MINIVAN.
7. I need another scooter
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:13 AM   #20
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The 7 phases of me discovering my first 50cc scoot

1. this is dumb and slow
2. if I change my route it won't be so annoying
3. this route is sorta fun...maybe I'll stick with this
4. okay, if I don't brake and get back on the gas faster this time I can snipe this apex from the main street to the alley better than Rossi
5. Holy cow, you get get a metric buttload of groceries under the seat AND play motoGP on the way home
6. DO YOU WANT A PIECE OF THIS? DO YOU? YEAH, YOU IN THE MINIVAN.
7. I need another scooter
+1 !
I just hit number seven!
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:47 AM   #21
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7. I need another scooter
Oh, yeah: it's also a jones worse than heroin -

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:49 AM   #22
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:05 AM   #23
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That's great!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:06 AM   #24
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I've got a 1995 Yamaha Jog 3KJ
50cc 2 stroke 6.8hp
top speed 57kmh, acceleration from 0 to 57 - faster than my car.
wheelies every time (all parts are stock) , and this is the fastest city transportation money can buy.
indeed the inputs are very light, except for the brakes - mine has 2 small drums so if I actually want to stop I have to squeeze both levers to max.
my wheels are 3.0x10 (korean "Good Boy" brand ) and cornering is exciting...
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:25 AM   #25
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Oh, yeah: it's also a jones worse than heroin -

2nd from the right is the Zuma 125 key! I think you and I just ordered the last 2 KOSO clutches from Dan. I'm close to ordering the 155 kit even though I shouldn't!
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:48 AM   #26
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! I think you and I just ordered the last 2 KOSO clutches from Dan. I'm close to ordering the 155 kit even though I shouldn't!
Yes, we did. I got the 164 kit comin' in; above that is case-grinding country
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:50 AM   #27
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I've got a 1995 Yamaha Jog 3KJ
50cc 2 stroke 6.8hp
top speed 57kmh, acceleration from 0 to 57 - faster than my car.
wheelies every time (all parts are stock) , and this is the fastest city transportation money can buy.
indeed the inputs are very light, except for the brakes - mine has 2 small drums so if I actually want to stop I have to squeeze both levers to max.
my wheels are 3.0x10 (korean "Good Boy" brand ) and cornering is exciting...

mmmm---2-stroke....yummmm
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:04 PM   #28
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Yes, we did. I got the 164 kit comin' in; above that is case-grinding country
Yeah, I'm just not confident I could successfully separate the cases, swap cranks and ride trouble-free, hence the 155. I guess you ordered the new 32mm throttlebody too?

Here's a question for you. I've recently gotten the green light to get THIS for my Fortieth this year. I'm really liking the new Zuma 125, but for almost 20 years now, every time I hear a Harley roll by, I stand and stare like a 5 year old. No way I'll be able to keep both. I thought I was done with shifting and then this new model comes along. WTF do I do?
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:30 PM   #29
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I thought I was done with shifting and then this new model comes along. WTF do I do?
Long thread on the Harley 48 over in Road Warriors.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:39 PM   #30
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Long thread on the Harley 48 over in Road Warriors.
Thanks for the heads-up. I gotta get my head straight.
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