YAMAHA zuma 125 real off road

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  1. ADV scoot

    ADV scoot Adventurer

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    Here is my latest trip to last chance canyon rd. It was a 460 mile trip from visalia CA to red rock st. park.

    I met up with some people out there for the four days I stayed.

    Check it out!

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  2. lemieuxmc

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    That was fantastic!

    You are, in fact... THE MAN!

    Do they have a scooter class at the Dakar?
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  3. btcn

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    Wow, GREAT video! The Zuma is a cool scoot, almost like a street oriented dual sport scooter or something! It does so surprisingly good off road!
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  4. Crossthread

    Crossthread Maker of Sharp Stuff

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    I'm surrounded by some of the most beautiful riding country in the world here and there's a pretty, yellow, Zuma out there in the garage...

    And it also hasn't been above freezing for the last two months, unless it was pouring down rain. :pissed

    I got a new Kermit chair for Christmas, and a new sleeping bag I've only been able to use twice. C'mon nature, give us a break. We're dyin' here!

    Patience Grasshopper...patience. You will be rewarded soon.... :norton :ricky :kumbaya :freaky
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  5. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Great Video.:clap I have had my Zuma for about a month now and am really enjoying it.
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  6. biketherapy

    biketherapy si se puede

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    A Zuma mobbing the whoops!! very original video, great work. :clap
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  7. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

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    Cool ride, great video and love the editing.

    Look forward to the next one.
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  8. Hammerspur

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    Sure wish there were places like that to ride around my neck of the woods... :cry

    HELL, wish there were places like that just to look at!
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  9. bdesj

    bdesj Been here awhile

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    Holy cow- I didn`t think that could be done on a scooter!
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  10. flash5twelve

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    That looks like so much fun. I'm seriously considering a scoot, and the Zuma is on my short list.
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  11. techguy

    techguy Scooter Trash

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    That really shows why a Zuma is a great fit for off-road scootering. The Zuma is one of the few scooters with foot pegs under your butt that allow you to stand upright with control. As you can see in the whoops there, standing is the only way to go. Most scooters demand that you stay seated foot-forward.
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  12. tastroman

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    I don't think I want to be the next owner of your scooter. It looks like it's going to live a hard life.

    Cool video.
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  13. D0N

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    I wanna know how u are able to operate your iphone with gloves on.

    My 3G 8gig won't do that.
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  14. btcn

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    BTW, make sure and replace your belt a little early! Going up hills like that and riding hard likely will put extra stress on it.

    One thing thats good is those are geared so low. They don't have a highway gear and therefor won't ever shift into to high of a gear. But putting a LITTLE lighter rollers in wouldn't hurt if you do mostly off road riding. That way the RPMs can go up a little more. Its kinda like putting a bigger sprocket on the back of your dirtbike for better hill climbing abilities.

    But how does the suspension setup work there? It doesn't look like you've got a whole lot of travel, so it takes a good rider to do that stuff!
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  15. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Funny, I was thinking the same thing when I watched the video!

    Try licking the fingertip of your glove like you would to your finger before flipping through a stack of paper. A lot of time it just takes a little bit of moisture to get the touchscreen to work with gloves.
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  16. ADV scoot

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    Hey guys, I'm glad you all liked the video.
    It was my faverite trip so far, in my motorcycle/scooter time I'm getting into.

    Here are some photos of the beauty I rode in.


    My scooter ready to go from home. On the way there I loaded everything on the scooter, but on the way home my dad took everything and i just had a nice ride back
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    Snow at Green Horn Summit
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    Sand at the bottom of Last Chance Canyon
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    Scorpion in the rocks of the opal mine
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    Zuma with a vw bug at borax mine
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    Rocky road
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    Night tent light
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  17. btcn

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    WOW! ADV scoot those are some awesome photos! Makes me want to get back off road! Maybe I'll take a trip this summer down to So Cal for some offroading:D!

    How does the scoot handle those rocky roads though? It doesn't look like you've got a whole lot of ground clearance/travel. But in the videos it looks like it pulls right on through!

    Great video and pics! Keep em coming!
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  18. MODNROD

    MODNROD Wheat and Sheep

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    That's very cool man!:clap

    What sort of speed do you sit on with all the gear? I'm guessing a relaxed 50mph or so?
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  19. ADV scoot

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    I'm hitting a solid 60mph because of my big bore 155 kit.
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  20. btcn

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    How does this kit work? Is it a pretty minor job or is it a MAJOR operation on the Zuma? Also are you running stock gearing?

    I think a 150 cc Zuma WOULD be ideal! You can legally ride that on the highway now since its over 149 cc! Wouldn't be enjoyable, but you COULD in the right lane!

    I have see guys run those in the 70-75 MPH range easily with those kits and different gearing. Although I would leave the gearing as it is if I were you seeing how you use it!

    I like the Zuma, but it doesn't put out enough power stock to give me an excuse to buy one! But maybe if a 155 kit works well, then it would be a possibility someday, but it would have to wait a few years! I do see there is a HUGW aftermarket for the Zuma!

    But keep them comin! You do stay true to the title, Zuma 125 TRUE off road!
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