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

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

  1. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    I know the good (almost all of them are good) ways around that intersection.:evil Just an extension of my back yard.
  2. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I ended up going down Prison Camp Rd. And then down to Inman.
  3. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    exactly 3/4 mile from my house.you was a good ways from home on that adventure.:clap
  4. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Where is that? I spent a little time flying those.

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  5. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    At the VFW in Chesnee, SC.

    It can be seen on Google maps. Go to an aerial of Chesnee, SC and scroll down a little to what is obviously a school. Across the street at about 7 o'clock you will see it if you are looking north and the school is at 3 o'clock.
  6. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Thanks - I'll put it on my map for visitation.

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  7. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Well the Zuma is gone. I sold it to a family from Georgia that is going to take it with them in their motor home.

    They also picked up a 2009 Zuma 50 for their 15 year old son to ride.

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  8. JerryH

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    That's kinda sad. I'm keeping the Zuma, there are thousands of miles of local roads to ride it on, but I may be getting rid of my Vino 125 for something a bit larger that will be legal on the interstates. I don't plan to spend much time there, but there are a lot of places I could legally go that I can't with a 125, just by being able to take the interstate for a few miles.
  9. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I know that I am going to miss it but just can't justify 2 bikes right now.

    I think the next scooter will be at least a 250.
  10. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    :cry

    Did you at least point them in the direction of this forum and hopefully this thread?
  11. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    As a matter of fact I did. I sent them the link while we were discussing the sale. I wanted them to know everything about the scooter.
  12. Radcliff

    Radcliff n00b

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    Just got my Zuma in december, I have enjoyed your blog, it helped me decide to purchase one.

    Thanks, I now have 715 miles on it and really enjoy the ride.:norton
  13. JerryH

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    I have 5 bikes right now, a cruiser, a dual sport, and 3 scooters. Just recently sold a Goldwing.

    I also want a larger scooter, something freeway legal, but that still looks like what I think a scooter should look like, small with small wheels. Not much to choose from. Sure wish Honda still made the old Elite 250. A little boxy, but nice and short with small wheels.

    I have too much invested in my 2012 Zuma 125 to let it go. I bought it new, then added the windshield, the highway pegs/bar, a Shad rack, and a Shad trunk. I have just a little over 3000 miles on it now.
  14. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    I know what you must have been feeling, seeing the Zuma leave on the trailer. It served you well and provided many pleasant memories. Sort of like losing a good pal. This was a fun blog to follow. The urge to get a Zuma 125 came on more than once.
    So, what adventures will the Versys be taking you on? :norton
  15. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    CB my friend! you sold her!!! well YOU had a good run together and someone else will be having on her.

    You sold her, and I am thinking about getting one. There is only 1 real other option vs the zuma down here, and it is a Honda Cruising 125 cc, it is not FI, but it is about $1,000 usd cheaper. Maybe in December if all feels good I will be getting one if they let me do a test drive, and if they are smart they will since I already did a purchase there and I continue to service my Beat at the dealer, but test drives are non existing here so I will try to give them the speach (and it will be true) "I want to test drive, and if I like it I will buy it today" and lets see how that goes...

    So, where are you going with that versys? more mods on the making?

    cheers!!!

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  16. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    The Zuma really is a great scooter. It did all that I ever asked it to do.

    I would recommend one to anybody looking for a small scoot.

    Life got in the way and I just don't have the need for 2 bikes right now. The Zuma served as my only bike for almost a year and did great but I am ready to try something different so if I can only have 1 it is the Versys' turn to take on that role.

    I still love the fun and relaxing nature of scooters and will own another one in the future.

    I doubt that I would go less then 250cc's though. I feel like that would make it even more useful and I would ride it even more. Some times jumping on the interstate just makes things a lot more convienent.
  17. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    I'm not sure you'll be happy blasting along at 70 on 10" or 12" tires. My Helix is shod with 10"and 12" tires and up over about 55 it begins to feel a bit squirrely. The stability offered with larger tires at speed is really nice. But who knows, you might feel OK with it, I know a lot of people are.

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  18. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Well the Zuma has been gone for a couple of weeks now. At this point I have not really missed it. I do miss its automatic transmission though.

    One thing that I learned from riding the Zuma is that for me the ride is the most enjoyable thing. Not the act of riding. I don't get a lot of satisfaction from shifting through the gears like some people do.

    I enjoy accelerating and leaning but doing it with an automatic is enough for me.

    So what does this mean. Well nothing right now since I am really enjoying my Versys. It is an incredible machine. But in a few years when it is time for something new then an automatic of some sort will be a high priority.
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    OBIWAN Been here awhile

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    If you like that motorcycle type feel you might consider the Honda NC700X
    http://powersports.honda.com/2013/nc700x/specifications.aspx
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