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Old 05-03-2010, 11:13 AM   #61
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Don't order those!

When you take your light apart, you will see there is only 1 bulb...and it is right in-between the two lenses. You need a regular bulb or one of those LED lamps that have LED's facing all directions. The one you posted doesn't give off enough light...ask me how I know

The complete LED rear light replacement is nice though. Plan to get one someday. Nice and bright!

Oh yeah, I also run my 60CSx on battery. 1 set of NiMh lasts all day easily. I use a RAM mount for my dual sport, but just use the cheap Garmin handlebar mount on the scoot. Works fine and was only like $15 or 20.
Scrapped the bulb idea, didn't know about the location, I will do the LED version eventually, nice to have a bright tail light in commuter traffic for sure.

So far I have done the same for the garmin. Only issue is the one I caught will power off if I hit a large bump. Not a huge deal but kinda annoying, need to see if there is a easy fix for that other then wire it for power.


I seem to like to stretch out and not use the floor board too much, so I cut out some of my fav rubber diamond plate and stuck it on so it has some more grip and doesn't look so messy with all the scuffs etc on the smooth plastic.
(very klr I know!)



mileage update now 83mpg as of last fill up with 2/3 throttle and a small amount of WOT and a whopping 51.7 mph gps indicated

now to figure out the rear rack thingy since they are on back order from Japan.

Might go the welding route O'Hooligan mentioned
but I need to find a damn welder first that is local
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:41 AM   #62
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If you want a really bright brake light, and I mean really bright, it's a fairly simple mod to add a Whelan LIN3 LED brake light. You can see it in the pics below--it's that little rectangular thing mounted above the strip of red conpiscuity tape and below the license plate.

If you go to the page linked above, there's a warning that sa
ys "NOTE: This lighthead cannot be used as a Brake/Tail/Turn lighthead." They are not saying you can't use it as a brake light. What they're saying is that there's only one intensity level, so you can't use it as a combined brake light and running light.



For my install, I carefully cut a rectangular hole in the fender then epoxied the light into place. I used masking tape on the outside so that once the epoxy was set up, I could pull off the tape and have a nice neat looking appearance. The light comes with a bezel, but using the bezel only works if you're surface-mounting the light to a horizontal surface. This light is fairly directional vertically, while wide-dispersed horizontally. If you surface-mounted it to the Zuma fender, the light would shine above the cars behind you. You want to aim it towards their eyes.
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:13 PM   #63
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Drone, not only the light, but your whole bike looks.. bitchin!
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:19 PM   #64
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Drone, not only the light, but your whole bike looks.. bitchin!



very nice.

Fancy telling me about the fender cut? No spray I assume from wet riding. Looks much better then the stuck flipper tail thingy.
Nice rear shocks too!
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:48 PM   #65
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Well, it died.

I went to run some errands and it died at a stoplight. Would turn over, but not restart. Then it would start and run for a few seconds.

It was 95 degrees in town. I pushed it 3 miles back home. I would try to start it and would run for only a few seconds. Then, two blocks from home it fires up and makes it home.

I think it's the fuel pump. '09 with 833 miles on it. Others seem to have a fuel pump problem with low miles, particulary in warmer temps.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:08 PM   #66
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Well, it died.

I went to run some errands and it died at a stoplight. Would turn over, but not restart. Then it would start and run for a few seconds.

It was 95 degrees in town. I pushed it 3 miles back home. I would try to start it and would run for only a few seconds. Then, two blocks from home it fires up and makes it home.

I think it's the fuel pump. '09 with 833 miles on it. Others seem to have a fuel pump problem with low miles, particulary in warmer temps.
that sucks, let us know how it works out
maybe the extend warranty is worth it
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:12 PM   #67
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My fuel pump failed at 4100 miles. At high temperatures, the pump would not run. If I let it cool a few hours I could get it to prime correctly.

I just installed a new one and there seems to be some debate on whether Yamaha changed the design of the pump. It looks the same on the outside, but it had a different number painted on the housing.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:45 PM   #68
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My fuel pump failed at 4100 miles. At high temperatures, the pump would not run. If I let it cool a few hours I could get it to prime correctly.

I just installed a new one and there seems to be some debate on whether Yamaha changed the design of the pump. It looks the same on the outside, but it had a different number painted on the housing.
It has been re-designed......and old units purged from stock. It was a one way check valve inside the pump that failed in the closed position.....preventing the pump from working.......

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Old 06-14-2010, 11:17 PM   #69
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and - finally - the 164 bbk, clutch, gears, and pipe are in. It rips.

On second break-in oil change now. Still keeping it cool for a while yet... but, oh hell yeah...
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:58 AM   #70
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and - finally - the 164 bbk, clutch, gears, and pipe are in. It rips.

On second break-in oil change now. Still keeping it cool for a while yet... but, oh hell yeah...
Thanks for remembering!
I'm still here for more!
Make sure you do the math at gas stations!
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:21 AM   #71
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Thanks for remembering!
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Make sure you do the math at gas stations!

well ya know, Cortez, the thing is all like, ya know, uh, Goodbye, Earth People.

Gas mileage is irrelevant to me, for this bike. Gettin' better mirrors to watch behind for the Rollers, now, that's a concern...
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:51 AM   #72
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well ya know, Cortez, the thing is all like, ya know, uh, Goodbye, Earth People.

Gas mileage is irrelevant to me, for this bike.
Well that's a bummer.. since one of the main reasons I went from a
50cc 2 stroke to a 125c 4 stroke was mileage. I do 1 tank in 3 days.
It used to be 2 days.

When you make $500/mo., and use $100/mo for fuel, it becomes a
big luxury, even with the little scoot.

Now I'm closely watching new fuel injected stuff in sub 200cc category.
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Well that's a bummer.. since one of the main reasons I went from a
50cc 2 stroke to a 125c 4 stroke was mileage. I do 1 tank in 3 days.
It used to be 2 days.

When you make $500/mo., and use $100/mo for fuel, it becomes a
big luxury, even with the little scoot.

Now I'm closely watching new fuel injected stuff in sub 200cc category.
Well, you're right - the big bore kit is for performance, and mileage is part of the cost.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:23 AM   #74
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Well, you're right - the big bore kit is for performance, and mileage is part of the cost.
Sometimes it isn't.

I've seen a few cases where 125 and 200cc bikes from same
manufacturers have the exact same MPG figures, and that makes
sense when you consider that the 200cc bike won't need that much
throttle to move.

There's a rather small difference in fuel consumption between my ex 50cc 2 stroke
scooter and my 650cc Kawi.. and no big-bore kit could get that scooter up to the
Kawi performance.
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[SIZE=2][COLOR=White]If you want a really bright brake light, and I mean really bright, it's a fairly simple mod to add a Whelan LIN3 LED brake light. You can see it in the pics below--it's that little rectangular thing mounted above the strip of red conpiscuity tape and below the license plate.

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Thanks. I just ordered one
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