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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    That's the beauty of it, that it is so fugly. It's a 180 and it gets up to 65 no problem and freeway legal.
  2. AngryScot

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    Very cool :ricky
  3. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Still enjoying the Zuma?
  4. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    very much so, but surgery and the recovery period has me not beign able to ride as much for a while.

    I did take it to work a week or so ago and man it sews a mean pattern through traffic! :D
  5. Crossthread

    Crossthread Maker of Sharp Stuff

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    Reading this thread was the decision maker that made me jump on this when it showed up nearby:

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    Only 900 miles on it. Must fix that ASAP!
    Thanks for making up my mind for me Gary. :thumb

    Oh, by the way, for those on the fence: your observations on ride, speed, mods, etc were all spot on. Especially those shocks. Ouch.
  6. AngryScot

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    Nice! The shocks do loosen up a bit (tiny bit) after a couple of thousand miles. Still on my list when I can afford it. Not sure on the pipe or other mods yet the stock beastie does fine!

    This place does rock :D
  7. Crossthread

    Crossthread Maker of Sharp Stuff

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    The Yoshi pipe was on the little beast when I got it. As far as I can tell it does nothing to improve performance. It does, however, get loud enough to make your ears bleed inside the helmet. I'm going to try adding the accessory spark arrestor/noise reducer to the innards of it and see if that helps.
    I'd say to stick with the stock exhaust and spend your money on something of greater benefit, ie; new shocks or a bit of single malt warming fluid. :1drink
  8. LarryRickenbacker

    LarryRickenbacker Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    The Zuma 125 has piqued my interest. We haven't a Kymco dealer within 50 miles and the little Zuma 125 looks like an attractive choice for urban commuting/ errand running.
    A local dealer quoted me an OTD price of $3500 for a 2010. Two questions:
    1. Is that a decent price and..
    2. Any fuel pump issues with the 2010 models?
  9. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    That is a pretty good price OTD. As for fuel pump issues, I have not heard of any 2010s with this issue, only 2009s. But how fast are you going to need to go? The Zuma 125 is good for 55-64 MPH stock.
  10. LarryRickenbacker

    LarryRickenbacker Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    BTCN: My old Daelim S2-125 was good for 55mph, and since I've no interest in freeways..the Zuma 125 should be all I need. Then there's also my meager budget!
    Today I test drove an '07 Helix which ran rougher than the '85 Chicago Bears! It topped out at 35 mph, so help me! Just 3,777 miles on it and they wanted $2,900 otd. It also smelt of burning oil afterward and shuddered down the road. I'm not making this up. :huh This was at a Yammy dealer, btw.
    Back to the Zuma 125. As long as i can add some luggage for groceries, stuff for school (I'm a Sp. Ed. teacher), the Zuma 125 looks like it'd serve my needs.
  11. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Seems a little high. Where are you located?

    Cycle Trader has 2 dealers in the Atlanta area listing new 2009's for $1999 and 1 listing for $2099. This is not an out the door price though.
  12. topless

    topless Been here awhile

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    I paid $2450 back in Sept for my Zuma, Yamaha had given an extra $500 off on left over 2009's in stock. I've only done 1 mod to mine, I pulled out the silencer tube from the air box, and picked up a little power and 1-2 mpg.
    I average 80+mpg and I run WOT about 75% of the time. Now I have over 900 miles on it, and love it.
  13. AngryScot

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    how big of deal was it pulling this? is it a carb issue for why it is there in the first place?
  14. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    Managed to get a little ride in this weekend, recently a well known figure in the bay area passed away and I missed his memorial ride. So I took him in my thoughts on a wee zoom around the hills.
    The faint hill in the clouds was destination point 1
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    Local hot spot, void of much 2 wheeled fun, guess it was too cold and foggy?
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    The sun was low and tying to break through
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    Not the best conditions, but it was quite and fun pushing the wee beastie through the fog.
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    mini side road's (local traffic only the sign say's but the locals put that up I think)
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    slippy snot leaves and pot holes :ricky
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    it does get smooth in some of the good parts!
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    raced this off a light but he won :waysad
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  15. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Did you race the Lotus?:lol3
  16. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    Might have been a different story if you had this:

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    Bad ass scoot! The 250 cc Italijet dragster! Little beast must be wicked!

    But I love your Zuma. Looks like a neat ride! Oh, and for the silencer tube isn't the Zuma 125 Fuel injected, not carbureted?
  17. btcn

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    35 MPH on a Helix? It must have had some big problem! Maybe trannie if it smelled of rubber. Those should hit 72 MPH easy and see upwards of 75 MPH. At that price, I wouldn't even consider it! Yep, the Zuma sounds like a great choice as long as you have no interest in going over 55 MPH and cruising at over 45 MPH.
  18. LarryRickenbacker

    LarryRickenbacker Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    This morning the dealer with the rough-running Helix phoned me. It was the owner. He told me that he personally inspected it earlier that morning, did a little work on her and got it up to an indicated 58 MPH. I thanked him for the call.
    The Helix is objectively perfect. But between the smell of burning oil on my test-drive, the "check oil" light coming on..I dunno. I just don't trust it. Any comments?
    In my heart, I'm really more interested in the Zuma 125 or perhaps the Honda Sh150i.
  19. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    58 MPH is still far to slow for the Helix. It should get up to 72 MPH minimum. That means that theres something wrong with it!

    I would say no unless he practicaly gave it to you. The Check oil light is not like the dummy light in a car, it is actually just a little thing that turns over at the proper oil change intervals just to let you know that it is time to change oil. That is what I dislike most about little scoots. You change the oil SO damn much! In fact, mine just came on for about the 10th time so far today on my Elite 150. Damnit! :ken.

    The finger is to the Light on the scoot, not to you by the way!
  20. LarryRickenbacker

    LarryRickenbacker Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    This evening my lovely Asian wife gave permission to get a scooter-as long as it has 2-up capability! Given our budget-and my weight, that's a bit of a tricky proposition! Still..good news is good news. :clap

    Looks like the nimble, affordable Zuma 125 is out and a used Majesty, Burgman or possibly Silverwing is in my future. Again, there are no Kymco, Sym, Aprilia, Piaggio et al dealers in Shreveport, La. The problem is this: Waiting for a used Burgman or Majesty can take weeks here. Let's hope I really like the Burgy 650 I test drive tomorrow. Even though it's a bit out of my budget at $4500.