Zuma 125 blog......

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

  1. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Went to the local Yammy store and splurged some cash ($22) on the C3 scooter model mirrors. A direct bolt on and make a huge difference in rearview, no more elbows:D
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  2. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    I was thinking of that route too, the blind spot stick on's do ok, but damn the stock mirrors are stupid on this thing!

    oh and ride report coming up!
    Got the weebeastie up some steep grade :huh (steep for me, I am short ya know)
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  3. BigCanoe

    BigCanoe Been here awhile

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    I want one! Too bad it doesnt have just a little more ump for those two lane 55mph stretches of my commute.
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  4. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    it ain't freeway legal here in CA, but I have had it on flat going 50-55 without too much problem. Down hill look out! :huh :rofl

    and if up hill, eh well...nevermind.

    glad to be back home and took the weebeastie to work, needs its first service now!
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  5. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    I ordered up a set , the blind spot stick on are silly and the mirrors on this thing have finally driven me nuts :jump
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  6. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

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    O'Hooligan,
    Nice looking Transalp in the background.
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  7. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    Just bungee net that bad boy shut!:clap
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  8. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Good-eye!
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  9. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    So I went to the local metal shop.
    Picked up some 5052 aluminum
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    bit of card board for template
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    I am going to make a rack for when I don't want the top box mounted.
    I got a sweet 1450 in the FM so that went on the GS and the smaller box is going on the beastie.
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    Time to cut, dremel scroll saw and some fork oil
    only had a 15 tooth blade, but it cut the softer 5052 without much trouble.
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    first cut so it has space around the back bar.
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    bit more cutting
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    Now some tie down spots, drilled then cut out with the scroll saw again.
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    Ran the sander over the plate and filed a few sharp corners. Washed with water then wiped clean with some paint thinner to get ride of any grease before painting.
    Now some primer, self-etching did a great job on the last rack I made and it had just enough left in the can.
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    2 coat on the top and 1 underneath. Styling paint booth huh :D
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    It dries pretty quick so first couple of coats of the finish.
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    Picked these stainless steel cushion clamps, they worked great on the GS so they will be more than ample for the zuma
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    This should hold it steady :D
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    oh while it was drying I mounted the other box on the GS :D
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    going to have some fun wiring this up with some electrics
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    then some reflective tape for visibility.
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    OK, back to the zuma
    Still needs to dry over night before drilling the mount holes, I wanted to take advantage of the sun so I painted first.
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    looks pretty good if I say so myself
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    will mount the smaller pelican on top

    more to come.....
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  10. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Way cool!

    I see you have cut outs on the sides - can you bungie stuff to the top or is the aluminum too thin to do that?

    BTW - I am cursing you daily since your blog makes me really want to run out and get a Zuma! :rofl

    Keep the posts coming!
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  11. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    NICE job on the rack! :clap
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  12. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Well done!!!
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  13. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    Nope it is fine, I use rok straps no bungees (I like my eyes!), I have had a similar rack on my GS for over a year with various loads from food to fire wood and it has been fine. The 5052 is softer but the piece was reasonably thick.
    Once it is finished I will load it up, the only thing is the rack is probably stronger than the amount of load the rack will carry :gdog :lol2


    thanks

    not bad for a short afternoon KLR-teching huh :wave
    :rofl
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  14. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    We all have a doohickey for heart. :D
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  15. Shropdog

    Shropdog Adventurer

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    How tall are you folks riding these Zumas (125)? I am 6'1" and weigh about 200 and am curious if anyone around my size has one and what they think. I have a feeling I would have the "monkey screwing a football" look! :D
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  16. AngryScot

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    Might be a bit tight? I am a sky scrapper 5'6" and it is almost perfect, if I could flat foot the damn thing :rofl
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  17. AngryScot

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    :nod :rofl

    So I got a few nice stainless steel fasteners and rubber backed washers to complete the deal:
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    and it is almost done. Might mount my fav rubber diamond plate to prevent scratching and moving around of items while traveling on the rack. :dunno

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  18. AngryScot

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    Beaten again :ruskie
    Just as I was getting into the power band!
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    views from the road:
    I thought I was a safety nut? :scratch
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  19. ADV scoot

    ADV scoot Minimalist adventurer

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    :poser I think it is so funny when a car or truck shows you up and all you can do is say " I'M A SCOOTER, WHAT'S THE POINT" " I'M A SCOOTER".
    I've had cars rev their engine at me and it is just making them so small.
    Once you get an exhaust the fun begins with other people.
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  20. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    I hear ya. I'm blippin' the throttle on the kitted Zuma 164 that has a Samuraiscoot pipe which makes it sound like a chopper, and watch the kids peel away at warp speed when the light changes. *tsk*
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