Zuma 125 blog......

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

  1. AngryScot

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    So far so good. It does take getting use to the throttle response and the traffic and is a much more calculated ride than on the GS. Slow down so I can take off moving from the red light etc. Even passed a few cars and had a guy pull over going on a downhill twisty road tonight :ricky :huh

    I did not win against these 2 however but it was close for the first 7ft!
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    mini trip to the store for milk etc was fun and easy.

    Then tonight it went for it's first joy only ride, no reason for the ride other then some fun and it was getting dark!
    Have weebeastie will travel!
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    Kinda spooky up in the hills with no real engine noise to speak of and moving at a much slower pace really makes you take in everything.
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    was not that brave :lol2
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    But cruising the main drag is fun with all the lights
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    The non-moving headlight is going to take some getting use too at night, just got to learn to lean it more I guess :D

    oh and my top speed so far was tonight, not even full throttle, but downhill on a smooth as glass road with no wind.
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  2. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    I know what you mean...evening rides on the scoots are my favorites. I can hear crickets and so on because the bike is so quiet, soak up the smells from the countryside, and it seems like I can see every blade of grass if I want to.
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  3. AngryScot

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    Exactly.

    I had falling sun, fog, rain then dark night (little if any moon) was perfect, if only I remembered that I left the chest vents open on my jacket and was curious why it felt so cold :hide :lol2

    Downloaded gascubby for the ipod, hoping to track the gas types and mileage I am getting for a little while. Should prove interesting. the topbox has some air flow dynamics which I think reduce my overall MPG but I am nit picking :lol2

    I will even admit to one full tuck and WOT to see if it made any difference at all (it didn't really).

    :D

    just clicked over 300 miles:huh
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  4. AngryScot

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    So I ran the weebeastie to what I expected to be just short of the tanks capacity, I brought a msr bottle with some fuel just in case I got stuck. But the wee needle is amazingly accurate :huh
    I have been putting off the cycle computer as I am scared of breaking the front cover that I have to remove :hide
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  5. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    Tip for you. Take off the eyebrow...then take off the bolts that the eyebrow fastened to. 2 part hardware if that makes sense. Not difficult at all. Removed mine to do the dual headlamp thing.
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  6. AngryScot

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    Will have some time next week, will see what happens, might leave the bar off, no real function and the weight savings! :huh

    :poser

    The race today, tesla's are pretty quick off the line! :huh
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  7. Jaseun

    Jaseun Been here awhile

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    Is that THE Alices Restaurant???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7C0QGkiVo
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  8. AngryScot

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    Real restaurant and people
    Sign to restaurant

    "Alice" was restaurant owner Alice M. Brock, who with husband Ray Brock lived in a former church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where the song's Thanksgiving dinners were actually held. She was a painter and designer, while Ray was an architect and woodworker. Both worked at a nearby private academy, the music- and art-oriented Stockbridge School, from which Guthrie (then of the Queens, New York City neighborhood of Howard Beach) had graduated. Alice Brock currently lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and owns an art studio and gallery at 69 Commercial Street. She was diagnosed with emphysema in the mid 1990s.[10] She illustrated the 2004 children's book Mooses [sic] Come Walking, written by Guthrie.

    Alice's restaurant (formally known as the Back Room Rest, named for its location down an alley behind a grocery store at 40 Main Street in Stockbridge, Massachusetts) was roughly six miles from the church—though true to the song, it was "just a half-a-mile from the railroad track". Formerly Maluphy's Restaurant, it ran the length of the building from front to back along the side alley. Owned by Alice for only a year before she and Ray divorced, it was, as of 2009, Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, where a hand-painted sign indicates its former identity. The building's front as of 2009 is The Main Street Cafe.

    In 1969, Random House published The Alice's Restaurant Cookbook,[11] which featured recipes and hippie wisdom from Alice Brock, as well as photos of Alice and Guthrie, and publicity stills from the movie.[citation needed] A tear-out record was included in the book with Brock and Guthrie bantering on two tracks, "Italian-Type Meatballs" and "My Granma's Beet Jam".[citation needed]

    Other Alice's Restaurants

    An Alice's Restaurant operated at the Malibu Pier in Malibu, California from 1972 until the pier closed in 1990. (The pier, but not the restaurant, has subsequently reopened.)[12] An Alice's Restaurant, for which Guthrie was partially credited, opened and closed in 2008 at the Hard Rock Park theme park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

    Another Alice's Restaurant, whose menu credits Guthrie's song as the inspiration for its name, has been a motorcycle-group ride destination in Woodside, California since the mid-1970s.
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  9. AngryScot

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    dear zuma, sorry for not taking you out much lately :waysad

    Trying to find an easy removable way to put a set of pegs on the frame tube of the zuma so my son can reach the pegs. For legality reasons they have to be able to put there foot on the passenger pegs. No rules on where the pegs are.
    I think the tubes are 1 1/2" and I tried a few bicycle places for hose bmx pegs, but nothing that I could find would work.

    plan was a simple wrap around pipe clamp with a bolt or mount for a set of pegs but so far I have come up empty :cry
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  11. AngryScot

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    Thanks ^^^

    I looked at those then dismissed them due to the smaller diameter 1 1/4, but I could always fabricate the loop and a bigger bolt depending on how they are put together. **ordered**

    I also bought a very cool plastic razor blade, off with the warning stickers and zuma 125 stickers on the body work.

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    I am sure I will gain a few mph with the weight and drag reduction :poser
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  12. Saltydog86

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    The first time you remove the front you will be a bit careful and nervous, but after that it gets easier to remove. Its a 3 minute procedure at this point for me...its been off a few times.
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  13. AngryScot

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    Sounds good, hopefully have some time this weekend to wire up the speedo.
    Finally able to ride to work again today :clap

    bought some sheet aluminum I am going to make a rear rack with and maybe a front rack too for the camping trips :D
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  14. AngryScot

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    no time for the speedo mod this weekend :waysad

    did rack up a new top speed and mpg record :lol3 for the quick ride I got to take on sunday :gdog
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  15. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    Boy reading this thread has given me Zuma fevah!!!!!

    Love your detail an advice on mod. Thanks!:clap

    I may be a Zuma owner in the near future. I would drinka zima on my zuma while riding to the zoo..... with my ma, :norton that is all!
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  16. BurgerFriesDrink

    BurgerFriesDrink Been here awhile

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    so how fast?
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  17. BurgerFriesDrink

    BurgerFriesDrink Been here awhile

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    Speaking as a Zuma owner...You'll fit right in! :lol3
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  18. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Good stuff Garry :clap

    I finally got a sheet of the rubber diamond plate stuff...it kicks ass! Thanx again for the heads up on it.

    Waiting to see what you do with the pelican :lurk
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  19. AngryScot

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    :confused :lol2 you will be fine :loco


    63.7, slight hill, just nice long stretch
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    The stock rubber is very confusing, when hot they are a bit squirly unless you really stuff it into the corner and get some weight on it. Guess like a TKC on a bigger bike? Up at 60+ it is not as fun as I thought, the wind starts to pick up and the larger bumps are harder to avoid :lol2



    :nod it is a fun product for sure, many uses.

    I got a sheet of aluminum that I was going to make a rack out of for the front and back. Might use the pelican on the back with a camera mount, have to see what the fit is like.
    I want/need a back rest of sorts for my son, I got the cheap sears top box with works fine. and with the pelican I have a mini topbox for camping and or camera stuff.
    I need to figure out what this little charging system can handle. I would prefer to have my 2610 GPS and run it off the battery but don't want to risk a flat battery due to this or stress the tiny system. Might try and rig some solar panel stuff too.

    lots of options and I need a project so it fit perfect. :D
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  20. AngryScot

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    I am certain this contributed to the new amazing top speed I was able to achieve.
    I removed the safety decals and the zuma 125 decal with this bit of cool kit!
    http://www.scraperite.com/product.html

    a little alcohol to get rid of the excess gummy stuff.


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