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Old 06-16-2012, 11:56 PM   #241
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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.

As far as getting both feet down I just tell people you can only fall over one side at a time and that's the foot you need on the ground. Works for me on my KLR and I'm only 5'6'' on a good day. :)
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:43 AM   #242
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^ yup.
Height challenged here also, I cannot flat foot the zuma or my GS

Rubber is in and installed, picking the beastie up this afternoon!

took a bit longer than I was expecting but hey supporting the local vendors is a good thing!

Edit:
Scoot picked up and new rubber feels quite different, smoother and the front seems a tad more responsive even on the short 2mile trip back to work
numb removal process to follow

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:20 AM   #243
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Dear Bloppers,
After approx 30miles since last night I must say thank you. You feel nice and planted in the corners and that slightly spongy feeling from the stock rubber is gone. I will try and rid you of those little chicken strips later today.

cheers,
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #244
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gorilla cooking anyone?

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #245
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i just catch up! i read the other half i was missing.

really like this tread!

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Old 06-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #246
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mini update
Thinking of doing some minor modding, remove the whale tail and perhaps an exhaust to lighten her up a bit. Local place is looking into some shocks for me. The shocks should make riding even more fun.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #247
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Great blog--you helped me with my monumental decision of which scoot to buy--I love the Zuma, having a blast on it. It is nice to be able to ride to the store without having to get all geared up and wheel out the big ass GS. Now anytime the wife needs something from the store, I volunteer.
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Great blog--you helped me with my monumental decision of which scoot to buy--I love the Zuma, having a blast on it. It is nice to be able to ride to the store without having to get all geared up and wheel out the big ass GS. Now anytime the wife needs something from the store, I volunteer.
nice!

Doesn't hurt that the wife things you are being extra helpful
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:21 PM   #249
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Glad to hear that you like the new tires. I am not ready for new ones yet though.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #250
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boppers are working out great, I even have a little more speed due to magic or the tread pattern or something. But I travel the same road to work and in the same conditions etc, so somewhat a controlled environment
They behave nicer but not so much better that I would recommend swapping the stocks right away. The feel is different and the more planted, none of that wiggle when pushed hard into a corner. The speedo said 60 on a flat road with no hill or wind to help push me along . It did take a bit to get to that though .

Big props to battlescooter down here in sunnyvale california. Good guy and fair pricing. Certainly the time to support the local guys rather then the big interweb stores.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #251
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Just a FYI for you Zuma guys, I finally got bit by the bad fuel pump issue this past weekend. Its at the dealer now and looks like Yamaha is going to cover it with the 5 year emissions warranty. I cringed when I saw the cheapest I could find the pump was $156 so hoping to hear good news in next few days on this. My build date was 7/08 so it was one of the early ones.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:33 PM   #252
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Dear Bloppers,
After approx 30miles since last night I must say thank you. You feel nice and planted in the corners and that slightly spongy feeling from the stock rubber is gone. I will try and rid you of those little chicken strips later today.

cheers,
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Is it pretty easy to get the rear wheel off of one of these?
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:46 AM   #253
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Is it pretty easy to get the rear wheel off of one of these?

You pay someone!

You have to take the exhaust/O2 sensor and the swing arm off to get the rear wheel off. Not many bolts and fairly easy as I understand it. I opted for the local scooter shop to do it as I didn't have the time and it was too damn hot to be wrenching in the backyard when I needed to have it done.
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Thanks, I'll tackle this tomorrow, Got to put new tires on it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:09 PM   #255
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Thanks, I'll tackle this tomorrow, Got to put new tires on it.
Good luck.
The o2 sensor can be a bitch apparently so have fun. Post some pics
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