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

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

  1. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Turns out it was a 16 year old kid that stole the bicycle from a Walmart about 10 miles from his house. Then rides the stolen bike about 10 more miles away from Walmart and his home until he sees my scooter on the street. At that point he decides that stealing a scooter is better than the stolen bike he already has.

    The bike still had the price tag on it from Walmart.

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    So they fingerprint the Zuma for evidence and let me have it back.

    The kid is being charged with Stealing the bike from Walmart and Grand Larceny for stealing my scooter. They may also throw in some other charges like resisting arrest since he ran.

    I asked what would happen to him and was told that he was going to Juvenile detention and would be there at least until Monday when he could see a judge.:deal
  2. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    He never did get the scooter started and it looks like he never tried. Maybe once he got it away he would try to jimmy the ingnition. When my wife saw him he must have just been coasting down the hill.
  3. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Oh yea, I also added another farkle to the scoot. Some mirror extenders that I got off ebay. This really helps with the rear visibility.

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  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Your lucky your wife spotted the kid and you got your scoot back undamaged. My wife's car was stolen and during the time the cops were at the door, the car was in a police pursuit! They ditched it still hotwired and running. Car had a rod knock after that.:cry
  5. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Yep, in the end I was pretty lucky.
  6. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    So, what did you think of Deals Gap?
  7. btcn

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    Man what an interesting story! Glad you got the scoot back unharmed!:clap

    Little piece of shit should be hung.:hung

    Looks like you had a nice ride. And beautiful Shadow by the way!

    I can't wait to ride the Dragon! I'm doing an 8,000+ mile ride next summer on my 85 Shadow 700. I plan on doing riding through lots of states and visiting family and seeing lots of beautiful places along the way. Then I'll ride to Key West and spend a few days down there. After that I'll ride up to Deals gap and spend a day or two riding the Dragon. After that I will probably ride Blue ridge Parkway and spend the night. Then I'll ride to Portmouth OH as I have family there and I like the area. Probably spend a week or so there. After that I'll ride to Sturgis [During the Rally]. Then do a little riding, and take a fun route home. I keep adding destinations to the Milage will probably be pretty damn high. But I am already excited as hell for this ride!

    Obviously not gonna happen on the Scoot though! Although I imagine some of those "TRUE" riders would probably make me look like nothing and do it on their 50 cc Scooter. I'll definitly post a RR on this one. Can't wait though!
  8. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Thanks for the compliments on the Shadow. It has about 35k on it and has never given me any trouble.
  9. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    So my son is spending the night at Grandma's house. He called and said that he wanted his giant Sock Monkey.:lol3

    So I jumped on the Zuma and took the Monkey for a ride.

    It was dark, but I bet that I got some strange looks.:eek1 :wink:


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  10. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    that looks like one happy monkey
  11. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I may have to strap it to my back so that the
    Monkey looks like he is the passenger and go for a daytime ride just to see what kind of looks I get.
  12. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    :rofl thanks for the laugh

    It would be cool if you could attach his hands to your shoulders so he was flying along behind you like he was barely holding on. :D

    PS: you're a good dad!
  13. btcn

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    Yea thats a nice one! I just finished restoring my 85 700, painted it a nice red. Man I've got to say I love it! Reliable as hell and has a cool sound and Cruiser feel and style.
  14. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I have had it for close to 6 years now. I am really getting the itch to sell it and get something else.
  15. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Just in case anyone is interested, the flat floor of the Zuma makes a great place to transport a large bag of Cat food.
  16. hexnut

    hexnut Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I have transported a large bag of cat food on the floor of my Kymco people 150.
  17. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I don't remember which thread it was but somebody had a pic of them carrying a bag of cement on their scoot. I thought that was pretty cool.
  18. OBIWAN

    OBIWAN Been here awhile

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    Does the Zuma 125 have locking handle bars?
  19. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Nope
  20. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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    My 09 does, press the key in and turn to the left while turning the bars to the left and remove key.
    Cable lock to something solid for better theft deterent.