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Old 06-15-2010, 12:47 PM   #76
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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.
true, dat.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:36 PM   #77
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ok shock questions, after 1000 miles the shocks are still as stiff and unforgiving as when new.
aftermarket is going to be prices I imagine, anyone notice a mellowing out of the shocks after a certain amount of mileage?
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:11 PM   #78
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ok shock questions, after 1000 miles the shocks are still as stiff and unforgiving as when new.
aftermarket is going to be prices I imagine, anyone notice a mellowing out of the shocks after a certain amount of mileage?
No. Follows is an extract from a post made on another site re: my take on Z125 OEM "shocks". They're not shocks - they may be just painted-on. I'm saving the geetas for a set of samuraiscoot's...

"Still awaiting my 164 kit and associated goodies from Taiwan, but not letting the grass grow long under the Z125 meanwhile. Out for a long run around the borders of the PDR, Tarsnakestan today, being very careful to avoid the widespread rash of freshly-filled but unleveled potholes. Looks like the pothole remediation budget this year did not include tamping.

Too late, however, I missed seeing an extraordinarily deep manhole cover, surrounded by a steep rim of asphalt repair, sunk at least a full inch below the street surface, and hit it square, BAM!, like a near-miss flak hit from an 88 under the empennage, slamming me square in the spine, cracking the pelvic arch like a crab shell at an oyster roast, driving the viscera upwards into the lungs, snapping my nut-strings, and causing me to shit a kidney before driving three vertebrae out the top of my skull.

A belated search in these pages showed me that I shoulda searched the topic before, that the stock shocks truly, truly suck; verily, that they just totally blow goats. I mean, my gundam prostate got punched up to where my pineal gland is from that hit. My fault entirely for not looking and not asking around: I should have lined-out one of the upgrade goodies in my order and gone for the shocks instead. Well, just gonna forget about adding a throttle body next quarter and save the pennies for a set of Dan's Xs instead, depending.

Wherefore I lie here now, soaking my back is a hot tub, still oozing blood from my nether ports, reading on the laptop your wondrous superlatives about Dan's shock absorbers..."
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:36 PM   #79
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what did you buy?



I might pony up for the samurai shocks, But damn if the list of shit my bikes/cage needs doesn't all happen at once
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:36 PM   #80
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what did you buy?
164bbk, clutch, springs, variator, custom samurai pipe. still need throttle body, ten-hole injector, shocks.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:13 PM   #81
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shocks.
The samurai scooter ones?
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:16 PM   #82
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what shocks are those
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:53 AM   #83
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ok shock questions, after 1000 miles the shocks are still as stiff and unforgiving as when new.
aftermarket is going to be prices I imagine, anyone notice a mellowing out of the shocks after a certain amount of mileage?
I did, but not on the Zuma.

I got an Agility 125 that's also known for harsh, limited travel suspension,
and it got a lot better after about 3k miles. Still not as comfy as my Peugeot
scoot, but it's manageable.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:41 AM   #84
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I did, but not on the Zuma.

I got an Agility 125 that's also known for harsh, limited travel suspension,
and it got a lot better after about 3k miles. Still not as comfy as my Peugeot
scoot, but it's manageable.
going to have to see if I can wait vs having my head pop out a few vertebrae in the mean time.

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:55 AM   #85
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going to have to see if I can wait vs having my head pop out a few vertebrae in the mean time.



It was never that bad with mine to begin with, and I got it with about 1,5k
on the odo. Since it's a light and nimble, agile machine, use THAT, avoiding
pot holes and all other stuff on the road is funfunfun on a small scoot.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:21 AM   #86
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It was never that bad with mine to begin with, and I got it with about 1,5k
on the odo. Since it's a light and nimble, agile machine, use THAT, avoiding
pot holes and all other stuff on the road is funfunfun on a small scoot.
Yeah; what Cortez said.

Plus, you can put your feet on the passenger foot stops, use your thigh muscles to keep your weight up off the seat on rough streches of road, and ride semi-airborne, like you're aboard Seabiscuit in the homestretch at the Preakness.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:49 AM   #87
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Yeah; what Cortez said.

Plus, you can put your feet on the passenger foot stops, use your thigh muscles to keep your weight up off the seat on rough streches of road, and ride semi-airborne, like you're aboard Seabiscuit in the homestretch at the Preakness.
oh I have learned a few tricks about passenger foot peg stands and the like to save the back. Most times it is avoidable, others it is just the road sucks for a small to large section and no other way around it.

Has anyone done anything to the front suspension?
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:05 PM   #88
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+........Where did you get`em........

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Old 08-01-2010, 12:17 PM   #89
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I'm back on the road after replacing the fuel pump.

While waiting for the pump to arrive, I chopped the rear end.


I never liked that big plastic mullet.

There's a little spray riding through water, but it only rains 3 times a year here, so I'm not too worried.

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Oh, man.


Why did I wait soo long?

After 16,000 really fun miles on my (now gone) SV650S, my gut was telling me the SV had to go. You see, I like the curves, perhaps too much, and not usually wearing the pants portion of ATGATT, combined with less than perfect road conditions...my gut was telling me I was going to end up in a ditch.

For Sale sign it is, then.

After a sucessful sale, It was down to the local dealer to pick up something equally fun, yet not as fast. Been wanting an in town errand runner anyway.

After getting all the nicities out of the way, and signing the appropriate paperwork, I am now the proud owner of an 09 Zuma 125.

I can't get over how much fun this thing is!!

Sorry, no pics to post.

Just wanted to say hello, and all that stuff...
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