Zuma 125 blog......

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by AngryScot, May 3, 2010.

  1. AngryScot

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    No pics?
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  2. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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  3. AngryScot

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  4. AngryScot

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    So I have commuted this week on the beastie. And as a public service announcement:
    Do not buy Boppers!
    They are evil! They do this weird thing, they stick in the corners they even allow you to go 3-5 mph faster than with the stock rubber. They corner they give confidence in turns, serious biz!
    Dont do it, they even allow a tad faster acceleration. This whole contact area and sticky rubber thing is crazy.

    So save yourselves, gosh knows what should happen if I got the next level up! :huh :lol2

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    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    That is nice to hear.

    I am not ready for new tires yet but the Boppers are on the top of my list.
  6. kyhillbilly

    kyhillbilly Been here awhile

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    I love the idea of the boopers on road supremacy but I'm not sure I wanna give up the dirt/gravel backroads I explore from time to time.
  7. AngryScot

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    I didn't real need them ritet but I am sure glad I swapped. Would have done it earlier if I had known :D

    yup a trade off, but not many of those on my commute :lol2
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    first full tank done with the boppers.
    The riding was ATT-ATT and I still got 79MPG :huh :clap

    ATT-ATT - All The Throttle - All The Time

    Boooyaaaa :lol2
  9. AngryScot

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    dear beastie,
    sorry it has been a week and no riding! Damn tattoo healing and that back trouble from the weekend at the trampoline park have me a bit scared of your spine splitting suspension.
    But I am saving my pennies and looking for a suitable replacement to those rock hard shocks. They have some air shocks at the local place but I am not sure they are worth it? :dunno
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    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Got pics of the new ink?
  11. AngryScot

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    friends crappy instagram pic.
    top piece is new, needs finished, bottom part is from 20 years ago and is being refreshed
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    got a few minutes in the garage to mount the pelican top box. Free up some room under the seat.
    Note to self: drill 1 hole then line up drill the next and so on. 4 at once can tend to be slightly off :lol3

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    chilly still in the mornings, took the scoot to work and now thinking on a small wind shield :norton

    :D
  13. JerryH

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  14. AngryScot

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    get a camera and post some pics darn it! :D
  15. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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    "chilly still in the mornings, took the scoot to work and now thinking on a small wind shield"

    Give me a week or 2 and I'll have a review up of the Slipstreamer Spitfire s-06 windscreen. I know it will not funtion as well as the Yamaha oem screen, but will have to look sportier. I just ordered it Monday 1/28 so give me a little time and decent weather. The oem screen is the clear winner in functionality, but the loser in looks :D
  16. AngryScot

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    So I have some thermo-set plastic and some duo lock velcro and a scroll saw! KLR-rific shield project coming soon to a screen near you! :lol3
    I just want something small enough to divert some of the chest wind up and out of the way, the duo lock so I can rip it off when needed, will fit on the instrument cluster bit of plastic.

    but looking forward to the review to see how that works.
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  17. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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    Well, so much for that. After struggling to find a decent mounting location on the limited space on the zuma bars I given up on getting the spitfire to fit right. The main issue for me was that the arms of the windscreen are not quite long enough and need to be bent at a slightly different angle than they come. I may tackle it again another day. The mock-ups I did with it look so much better than the yamaha screen, but I may just give in and buy the yamaha screen. I'll probably end up with another DR650 someday so I'll just hold onto it.
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    Got camera, dark tonight, pictures tomorrow. I also have the Yamaha windshield on it, but have not tried it out yet.
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    Here are the pics of my 2012 Zuma 125 with the windshield, 33L Shad top case, and Shad mounting bracket/rack. One neat thing about the Shad rack is that the top is completely flat, and the holes drilled in it line up exactly with the holes in the top case base plate, so you don't have to use any clamps. The base plate came with a snap on cover that hides the mounting screws so it can be used as a luggage rack without the case. You do lose the rear reflectors, as the rack uses those holes for mounting, but I don't care much for reflectors anyway. The rack comes so close to the turn signals it actually touches them. Typical of aftermarket accessories. Overall I'm pretty happy with it, it doubles my storage space. And when I get the highway pegs, I will be able to use the floor for storage too.

    Sorry about the quality of the pictures. Combination of a cheap camera and the AZ sun.


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