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Old 06-10-2012, 07:40 AM   #226
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AngryScott, get the boppers! They are amazing tires. I had a set on a Honda Ruckus, and it was one of the best things I ever did to the ruck.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:31 AM   #227
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AngryScott, get the boppers! They are amazing tires. I had a set on a Honda Ruckus, and it was one of the best things I ever did to the ruck.


boppers come in this week. The real test will be if my plug makes it to the scooter shop
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #228
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Hi,

I just bought a BW's 125 for my girlfriend. It is very similar to the Zuma, except for the front lights.

It is her first bike and she loves it but has trouble reaching the ground and has already dropped it twice so now she is getting scared.

I want to lower the front suspension but I am not sure if it is possible or advisable.

Can someone help me on this?

Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:10 PM   #229
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Hi,

I just bought a BW's 125 for my girlfriend. It is very similar to the Zuma, except for the front lights.

It is her first bike and she loves it but has trouble reaching the ground and has already dropped it twice so now she is getting scared.

I want to lower the front suspension but I am not sure if it is possible or advisable.

Can someone help me on this?

Thanks!
Perhaps a new seat?
Street tires will lower it a little bit.
I cannot flat foot the thing and I just move on the seat to get a foot down when needed. Plus have her practice when not riding might be a good idea
good luck, pics of the girlfriend might us us evaluate the situation?
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #230
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Perhaps a new seat?
Street tires will lower it a little bit.
I cannot flat foot the thing and I just move on the seat to get a foot down when needed. Plus have her practice when not riding might be a good idea
good luck, pics of the girlfriend might us us evaluate the situation?
Here is a photo.

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:00 PM   #231
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She can get more foot on the ground than I can
She does not look happy!

have her try leaning just before she stops completely so she can get 1 foot down or as much of a toe and rest of the foot as possible. shifting the butt so you can get a full foot on the ground is also worth practicing. I rarely even need to have both feet on the ground.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #232
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Storage bag

How are you liking that bag you had made for underneath the seat?
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #233
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How are you liking that bag you had made for underneath the seat?
I like it, version 2.0 would have the map pocket face the other way, as I wasn't thinking of the slope when on the center stand and everything falls out! will put a bit of velcro or something on it if I get too annoyed. I think I would also as for thicker material so it keeps it shape went out of the scoot, bit too soft etc.

good stuff though.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #234
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She can get more foot on the ground than I can
She does not look happy!

have her try leaning just before she stops completely so she can get 1 foot down or as much of a toe and rest of the foot as possible. shifting the butt so you can get a full foot on the ground is also worth practicing. I rarely even need to have both feet on the ground.

She has a weird face on that photo, but believe me she is very happy!

Has anyone change the rear shocks? My FZ1 has a Nitron shock that can be adjusted to reduce or increase its length.
But I cannot find anything like that for scooters.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:37 PM   #235
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Sorry if someone else pitched in on this fix already regarding your 60CSx "skipping" but I'm too lazy to read the entire thread. The problem is the batteries jump just enough to short out. The fix is to wrap a bit of electrical tape around the middle (waist if you will) of the AA batteries to make them fit quite snug in the compartment. This keeps them from jumping or sliding away from the contacts in the event of a bump. A little die-electric grease on the contacts helps too.

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Garmin GPS. 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.








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 06-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #236
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^^ worth a try, thanks.
For now if I run it on usb power it is flawless.
Good tips thanks
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:05 PM   #237
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plug held and off to the scooter shop this afternoon for the new rubber. Have to strap the long board to the back so I can get back to work in time for a meeting
this will be fun.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:40 AM   #238
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Has anyone change the rear shocks? My FZ1 has a Nitron shock that can be adjusted to reduce or increase its length.
But I cannot find anything like that for scooters.
Lower shocks and forks are available. Pretty dang expeensive!



Shocks: http://www.drowsports.com/product/67...Shocks__Billet___

Forks: http://www.drowsports.com/product/59...Low_Down_Forks

You can get lower, but you loose too much suspension travel in my opinion. I've got a 31" inseam and can flat foot most of the time depending on the crown of the road.

Here's a breif lowdown of the lowdowns on zumaforums.net: http://www.zumaforums.net/phpBB3/vie...p?f=54&t=18986

OBTW, we miss you on ZF, AngryScot!
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #239
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Here's a breif lowdown of the lowdowns on zumaforums.net: http://www.zumaforums.net/phpBB3/vie...p?f=54&t=18986

OBTW, we miss you on ZF, AngryScot!
Good info!

Jason at battlescooter here in sunnyvale, ca is going to try and get me a pair of rear shocks, they had some vendor make a limited run, just a couple of adjustment points but good quality and much nicer ride than stock, $300-$350 ish a pair. He is going to try and get more, I am ear marked for a pair.

Pick up the new shoed beastie on Sat, can't wait to try out the new rubber!

I had a nice spoiler to help with air flow on the way there

Needed to bring the board as I had a 2+ mile skate back to the office


I should post more on ZF, I have to get and ride more first though so I have something to talk about

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Old 06-16-2012, 12:52 PM   #240
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Lower shocks and forks are available. Pretty dang expeensive!



Shocks: http://www.drowsports.com/product/67...Shocks__Billet___

Forks: http://www.drowsports.com/product/59...Low_Down_Forks

You can get lower, but you loose too much suspension travel in my opinion. I've got a 31" inseam and can flat foot most of the time depending on the crown of the road.

Here's a breif lowdown of the lowdowns on zumaforums.net: http://www.zumaforums.net/phpBB3/vie...p?f=54&t=18986

OBTW, we miss you on ZF, AngryScot!

Those are very nice! I have tried to find a european dealer but found nothing so far.
Ordering from Asia or the USA will be very expensive with 23% VAT plus customs taxes.
Thanks.
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