Touring zuma 125

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by SR1355, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Domromer

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    Wait I just reread the last few posts. Why do you guys sit on the back seat? I've seen people do that before and it always seems kind of strange.
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  2. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I am 6'1" with a 34" inseam. I just don't fit on the Zuma without sitting in the back. The Zuma has a bench type seat like motorcycles of the 70's Instead if the sculpted shapes that are more common today. It allows me to scoot my rear end back so my knees don't hit the bars.

    I put highway bars on that you can see in the pic below. This allows me to scoot my rear end back and stretch out my legs.

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  3. Domromer

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    Oh, I thought it was some kind of cool scooter thing that I wasn't privy to
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  4. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Well, we are pretty cool! :lol3
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  5. scooterGdawg

    scooterGdawg Been here awhile

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    Chad, u need sum of them side bags...... thats awesome
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  6. ScootTour

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    ironically I was on a sunday drive and I thought about doing the similar to my sportscity for moving my legs out for awhile now and again. Currently I am good for about 1 hour before I need to stop and stretch.
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  7. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I think I will go top case 1st
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  8. SR1355

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    Love the BLUE Zuma, I was thinking of adding highway bars as well but funds are running low. Just ordered Pelican 1520 case for rear storage. Should be able to mod up mount this coming weekend then get all parts to powder coat...:evil My GF's father is in the upholstry business so I'll see what we can come up with for a small backrest mounted to rear storage...
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  9. SR1355

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    Here's a few pics from camp this weekend...

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  10. Domromer

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    Very cool! I what tarp and hammock are you using? We are going camping on the blue Ridge Parkway this weekend and I just picked up the kelty Noah cover to go with my Eno double nest. I can't decide whether bring my silver Wing or Vstrom.
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  11. SR1355

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    Hammock is Warbonnet Blackbird... Tarp & Quilts made by yours truly, Underground Quilts & Outdoor Gear... Way more comfy for me than the ground...:evil
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  12. Domromer

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    Yeah ill never sleep on the ground again.
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  13. SR1355

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    Pelican 1530 case has arrive as well as windshield.... Mounting everything tomorrow, pics to come...
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  14. damasovi

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    yeah!!!
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  15. SR1355

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    Heading to mount rear case, I also ordered TST Variator, 1000 Contr Spring and 11g/12g DR Pulley sliders, hope they arrive soon so I can test out different combos of sliders for max top speed with least amount of reduction on bottom end...
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  16. SR1355

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    Pulled trigger on TST Variator, 1000 Contra Spring, & 11g/12g Dr Pulley Sliders from DrowSports.... I'll play with silder combos and see which gives me the most top end with out a big drop on bottom end.... Hope they arrive sooner than later... ROAD TRIP coming in 1 1/2 weeks...
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  17. SR1355

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    Windshield and rear storage installed. Love the windshield, it makes riding at 50+ much quieter, I can even have a convo with passenger at those speeds. Rear storage acts as a great back rest, passenger loved it...:evil Pelican Rear case is a 1530, 13" long, picture distorts it a bit and makes it look longer than it is. Everything is really balanced nicely with the windshield offsetting the rear storage. Long roadtrip in 1 1/2 weeks that that will be the realy test...

    Also installed heads up voltage monitor, nice peace of mind being able to look at a indicator and know if charging system is working.

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  18. wannabe1

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    Looking good. I agree the top box does a nice job of balancing out the screen.
    I considered the TST, but read very mixed reviews on it over at zumaforums.net
    I am very seriousy considering the upgear swap by itself w/o doing the variator. It should get me 4mph on the top end, not sure how bad it will hurt the low, but I am always right on the bumper of the cars in front of me anyway.
    I am dealing with Chris at RaceConcepts (Taiwan) I think, but he is legit and a trustworthy guy.
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  19. electricman

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    Howdy,

    Nice looking setup. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. Just picked up a 2012 Zuma 125 (June 15). So far I have been having a blast with it. I do alot of trail riding, if you get up to the Ludington area, hit me up. I want to do some trail riding/camping, I have a hammock that I planned on using, it will be a first sleeping on a hammock.

    I have been trying to do some mods, something similar to:

    http://www.zumaforums.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=20596

    but I am stuck! cant seem to get the plastic off to get to the horn. In need of tech support (help).

    I took some pictures, hoping to post. Not sure if I am allowed to as a new member? or I have not figured it out.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, as it is torn down and I cant ride :(

    Thanks
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  20. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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    Exactly how did you go about mounting the pelican to the rear of the scoot. Do you have the Yamaha rear rack under it or did you fabricate something yourself?
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