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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by AngryScot, May 3, 2010.
Man, that is just messed up.:eek1
People can be so mean.
Do you think they posted it on You Tube?
AngryScot brings the fun! I missed this addition, nice trip mate.
Need to do more trips, the scoot is just a lot of fun.
So the rear was feeling squishy, on the beastie that is! :huh
Went to pump up the pressure a bit then saw the silver dot in the tread.
So rather than patch it I am going with some new rubber to see how that feels, tires are not too pricey and after a battle trying to find a matching set of pilot pure sc or whatever they are called at the local place, I am going with a set of boppers .
Will report back,I might have to get my hands dirty and pull the damn wheels off
well I found the culprit! That is what I get for parking the bike on dirt next to a freshly built wooden fence!
Well at least I found it at home so I could try the road side repair without any pushing of the beastie back home
With probably over 200,000 miles I have had the fortune of only have a few flats where a road side repair was needed. So this was all new to me. The lesson, buy better kit the cheap shitty plug kits are shitty, big surprise huh
So lets make the tiny hole a bit bigger
Now lets try and stuff that slimey string into the hole, wow that was tough, the tire is small enough that I thought I was going to pop the bead by trying to push the damn thing in, turns out the string pushy thing I had on th ekit for the scoot was a bit of a weird shape, I pulled the one of the GS's Kit and that worked much better. just a bit slimmer fit.
trim off most of the excess
now being with somewhat limited space in the kit, I opted for the mini co2 deal
If I had used the GS's plug fitter first I won't have lost as much air from the tire so perhaps they would have done a better job. With the tire void of most of it's air, it took 3 cartridges and I got a whooping 20psi out of it. Enough to perhaps make a some mile to a gas station or the like I suppose.
Used the gs kit with a compressor to fill up the rest. Blasted around the yard a few times to see if it held ok.
Will test the pressure in the morning and take a wee ride perhaps before I get my new rubber put on.
AngryScott, get the boppers! They are amazing tires. I had a set on a Honda Ruckus, and it was one of the best things I ever did to the ruck.
boppers come in this week. The real test will be if my plug makes it to the scooter shop
I just bought a BW's 125 for my girlfriend. It is very similar to the Zuma, except for the front lights.
It is her first bike and she loves it but has trouble reaching the ground and has already dropped it twice so now she is getting scared.
I want to lower the front suspension but I am not sure if it is possible or advisable.
Can someone help me on this?
Perhaps a new seat?
Street tires will lower it a little bit.
I cannot flat foot the thing and I just move on the seat to get a foot down when needed. Plus have her practice when not riding might be a good idea
good luck, pics of the girlfriend might us us evaluate the situation?
Here is a photo.
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She can get more foot on the ground than I can
She does not look happy! oser
have her try leaning just before she stops completely so she can get 1 foot down or as much of a toe and rest of the foot as possible. shifting the butt so you can get a full foot on the ground is also worth practicing. I rarely even need to have both feet on the ground.
How are you liking that bag you had made for underneath the seat?
I like it, version 2.0 would have the map pocket face the other way, as I wasn't thinking of the slope when on the center stand and everything falls out! oser will put a bit of velcro or something on it if I get too annoyed. I think I would also as for thicker material so it keeps it shape went out of the scoot, bit too soft etc.
good stuff though.
She has a weird face on that photo, but believe me she is very happy!
Has anyone change the rear shocks? My FZ1 has a Nitron shock that can be adjusted to reduce or increase its length.
But I cannot find anything like that for scooters.
Sorry if someone else pitched in on this fix already regarding your 60CSx "skipping" but I'm too lazy to read the entire thread. The problem is the batteries jump just enough to short out. The fix is to wrap a bit of electrical tape around the middle (waist if you will) of the AA batteries to make them fit quite snug in the compartment. This keeps them from jumping or sliding away from the contacts in the event of a bump. A little die-electric grease on the contacts helps too.
^^ worth a try, thanks.
For now if I run it on usb power it is flawless.
Good tips thanks
plug held and off to the scooter shop this afternoon for the new rubber. Have to strap the long board to the back so I can get back to work in time for a meeting
this will be fun.
Lower shocks and forks are available. Pretty dang expeensive! :huh
You can get lower, but you loose too much suspension travel in my opinion. I've got a 31" inseam and can flat foot most of the time depending on the crown of the road.
Here's a breif lowdown of the lowdowns on zumaforums.net: http://www.zumaforums.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=18986
OBTW, we miss you on ZF, AngryScot!
Jason at battlescooter here in sunnyvale, ca is going to try and get me a pair of rear shocks, they had some vendor make a limited run, just a couple of adjustment points but good quality and much nicer ride than stock, $300-$350 ish a pair. He is going to try and get more, I am ear marked for a pair.
Pick up the new shoed beastie on Sat, can't wait to try out the new rubber!
I had a nice spoiler to help with air flow on the way there
Needed to bring the board as I had a 2+ mile skate back to the office
I should post more on ZF, I have to get and ride more first though so I have something to talk about
Those are very nice! I have tried to find a european dealer but found nothing so far.
Ordering from Asia or the USA will be very expensive with 23% VAT plus customs taxes.