9 Horses of Fury...A Zuma 125 on the Loose

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cbolling, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. GREY.HOUND

    GREY.HOUND Been here awhile

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    I'm in Cali, but about 3 hours south if I stay on 99, behind all the 18 wheelers in the right lane and the tailgaters in the left lane.

    GH
  2. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    HI AMigo!!

    I will like to meet you there at the show, we are coming from Ensenada on Saturday (my compadre and me) so 8 am is a no go, we will leave here around 4:30 am but I do not know about the crossing into the US how long that will take, so we are hopping for 10's, were is this Ruby's you talk about? is it IN the conventions center or somewhere near?

    I hope to see you there! and I can't wait!! several NEW bikes to try!

    Damasovi
  3. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Got your PM as well. Rudy's is a restaurant not too far away from the convention center. When you get there, find the Ride for Kids booth and give me call - the number is in the PM - and we'll come join you.

    See you Saturday!

    jdg
  4. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    I sold my Zuma 125 yesterday. I had the opportunity to sell it, and while I lost money, I decided I didn't really need it, it is just a Vino 125 in disguise, and the Vino continues to run like new. I'm counting my pennies up to hopefully get a Suzuki GW250 whenever they finally arrive at dealers, assuming they are comfortable enough for long distance travel. Got to have something freeway legal.
  5. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Keeps us posted on the GW250.Interesting little ride.
  6. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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  7. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    I bought my Silverwing about two years ago. Ran great, had a good time with it, but kept jonesing for another motorcycle. I found a BMW R1100R on CL at a good price, went over and looked it and bought it. The SWing went back into a corner in the garage and promptly got ignored. I started riding the R and put the SWing on CL. Had a lousy offer for the SWing on CL, so it just continued to sit there and I rode the BMW...but the more I rode the R, the more I realized that I simply could NOT get comfortable on that bike. My legs would cramp up within 10 miles, I found the seat very uncomfortable and the bend in my knees excessive and the wind buffetting around the original windshield and the replacement I got for it was excessive. I put on footpeg lowering blocks and raised the seat all the way up...no joy. I researched the possibility of a Sargent, Corbin or Russell seat, but ultimately decided that I was not about to sink another $500 in the bike , HOPING that that would solve the problem.

    Bottom line? The BMW got sold, the SWing came out of hiding and got a complete going over and I'm really, really glad I didn't sell the SWing. No doubt that the BMW will be a good bike for someone...but not me. I learned the hard way to really value the SWing in particular and maxi-scooters in general.

    I guess I'm saying that I've read through this thread from beginning to end and it seems to me that you're having a ball on the Zuma. Not taking anything away from the Versys, but it would be sad to dump the Zuma and find out that you really miss it and wish you hadn't sold it. I'd advise you to keep it, if it's within your financial ability to do it.

    Good luck with your decision.
  8. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Well the Zuma is sitting all alone in a parking lot right now.

    I got a set of new tires put on the Suburban today. I got a ride home and was going to go back when the Suburban was done instead of sitting in their waiting room. By the time the car was ready my wife could not drive me back up there to pick up the car because we had company coming over and she was in the middle of making dinner.

    So I rode the Zuma up there and left it in the parking lot and took the Suburban home. It is almost 10:00 and the Zuma has been there since around 4:00. I image the place closed at 9:00 so hopefully the Zuma is ok.:clap
  9. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    The Zuma is back home and safely parked in the garage next to the Versys. :freaky
  10. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    That was a close one.I was concerned she maybe gone when you got there.
  11. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Took the Zuma out multiple times over the weekend. This thing is just awesome for running around town.
  12. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    I get the same or similar feeling with by beat, I ride the KLR that is faster and better at a lot of things for a couple of days then I ride the scooter around town and I have so much fun!!!

    Got more pics?

    Damasovi
  13. JerryH

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    I also ride a Goldwing and a Kawasaki Vulcan 750, but find myself riding the Zuma more than both of them together. My only issue with it is that it is not 150cc. Once in a while I need to hop on the interstate for a few miles, to get somewhere, and it is not legal there. So far I have not been caught. I have 2 other scooters, a Stella and a Vino 125. Since I got the Zuma, they mostly sit. I have to take them out and ride them around the block once a week to keep them from deteriorating. I will keep the Stella forever, it is a 2 stroke, and they are no longer available. But it is not reliable enough to ride long distances. I'd like to sell the Vino, but it is worth more than I could get out of it, and doesn't take up much room. I may eventually trade it for a freeway legal scooter. I also have a custom built XT225, but I mainly use that as a dirt bike, being street legal just makes it easier to get to the dirt. So it rarely gets ridden.

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  14. KILROY-WAS-HERE

    KILROY-WAS-HERE Doer Of Great Deeds

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    My hat's off to ya!

    My son's zuma is more fun than my big bikes. I like borrowing it every chance I get.
    After seeing this, I am tempted to get 4 scoots and park the big bikes for a while.
    Keep up the good work!
  15. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Scooters really are just about more fun than you should be allowed to have on two wheels. One of my buddies who has a beautiful Aprilia sport bike of some sort just rode from LA to San Diego on his Vespa last weekend because the weather was nice and he could. Tony also is known to do 800 miles days to get to where he wants to ride on the big bike, so he's pretty much at both ends of the spectrum and digs the scooter just as much as the big bike.

    We'll always have at least one scooter in the garage - they are just too much fun.

    Granted this is my 250 Helix, but we're up over 7500ft here.

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  16. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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  17. OBIWAN

    OBIWAN Been here awhile

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    Now that's just sad.:cry What's to justify? I have a trash can and a truck and I can't justify either one but I use both.
  18. JerryH

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    That's sad. I can't imagine being without a scooter. If I ever do get rid of mine, it will be to get a bigger scooter. I have six bikes, all registered, insured, and ridden. They are all paid for, the registrations are cheap, and so is the insurance. For all 6 bikes, it costs around $300 a year to insure them. And I have room. The Vulcan is in the garage, the Goldwing is on the back patio under a cover, the XT225 is in a shed in the back yard, and the 3 scooters are in what used to be the living room, but is now the "scooter" room.
  19. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I left my condolences on the FS page.:cry
  20. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    Your price is right too. Hope you get it sold quickly so we can have another thread about you bitching about how much you miss her!!:rofl