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Old 05-07-2011, 02:34 PM   #16
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Never been on a zuma but they are definitely one of my favorite scoots... looks and reputation wise. If only yamaha would put that motor in the body of a C3. Then you would have a 125 cc ice chest... lots of storage and lots of speed.... bad ass!
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:25 PM   #17
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Madass scooters

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Which would you buy if you were looking for a reliable scoot? And is there a dual sport scoot like the trail 70/90 used to be out there?


Have you looked at these?? They are new the last couple of years

The replacement for the Honda Trail 90 or Trail 110

Not saying to buy one .... I would probably stay with the Honda or Yahama

http://www.gadgetking.com/2009/07/07...adass-scooter/
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:44 PM   #18
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LOVE my Zuma 125.

Check out the link below in my sig. for lots of pics.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:51 PM   #19
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What has the best dealer support where you live?

I'm an Italian scoot person and don't care for the looks of the Hondas or Yamahas available here (okay the Vino is acceptable and the Metropolitan is cute but 50cc isn't where its at for me). As for reliablity the Genunie Scooter Company Buddy has been rock solid even with a teenage boy riding it. I've nothing but good things to say about them.

Seriously, though I wouldn't have reliablity concerns about any of the Honda or Yamahas.

I'lll agree with the others that the closest thing to a dual sport scooter would be the Ruckus or Zuma unless you want to go with a Madass but that's really more of a small motorbike than a scooter.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:26 PM   #20
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Honda for anything 1980 to 2000. After that both of them make good bikes. Some of the yamaha forom 1980 like the riva have nightmare carb set ups.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:29 PM   #21
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Howdy,

In these days of a shaky economy, having an established dealer (Yamaha or Honda) with ready access to parts and service makes sense.
Buying a Honda or Yamaha scooter would be a logical choice. I recently bought a Honda Sh150i and enjoy the peace of mind one has with a good dealer, parts availiblity and good service. To each his own and good luck!

PS: Don't forget about Yamaha's excellent Zuma 125.
Just curious about the parts situation because when I have ordered parts from the local Honda/Suzuki/Yamaha/etc dealer in the past, they always have to order the parts so why not just order them off the net and have them delivered to your home?

No way a dealer can stock the parts for all the different bikes they sell.

I know, support your local dealer.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:28 PM   #22
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Just curious about the parts situation because when I have ordered parts from the local Honda/Suzuki/Yamaha/etc dealer in the past, they always have to order the parts so why not just order them off the net and have them delivered to your home?

No way a dealer can stock the parts for all the different bikes they sell.

I know, support your local dealer.
You can find parts for almost any honda or yamaha scooter made in the last 25 years easy. What local shops don't have you can get off the net. Almost all scooter engines made by ether honda or yamaha in the last 15 years have been cloned by china. So if oem can't be found then you can get china replacement parts.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:35 AM   #23
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Howdy,

Barnone: Given that I cannot even fix a salad, parts are only one part of the equation! If parts were my only concern, I'd have bought a deeply discounted SYM HD200 or lightly used Kymco; but who would perform the service, both routine and beyond? YMMV .
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:32 AM   #24
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Topless, you made a wise decision. With Yamaha's reliable Zuma 125 you get not only a very good bike, but the dealer network. Looking forward to more posts!
I know the speedo is optimistic, but I GPS'd it and it's not that far off.
At 55 on the speedo it's actually doing 51.6, still enough to get a ticket if the cop is in the mood.

I found yesterday at the dealer where I bought mine new, a 2009 Zuma 125 with 340 miles for $2895, that's $450 more than I paid for mine with no miles on it last Sept.
As long as gas prices stay high, decent scooters are holding their values.
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