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Old 10-18-2010, 05:46 PM   #121
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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.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:44 PM   #122
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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.
Very cool
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:27 PM   #123
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Still enjoying the Zuma?
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:46 PM   #124
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Still enjoying the Zuma?
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!
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:41 PM   #125
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Reading this thread was the decision maker that made me jump on this when it showed up nearby:



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

Oh, by the way, for those on the fence: your observations on ride, speed, mods, etc were all spot on. Especially those shocks. Ouch.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:48 AM   #126
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Reading this thread was the decision maker that made me jump on this when it showed up nearby:



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

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







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
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:30 PM   #127
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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.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:02 PM   #128
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Interested in the Zuma 125

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?
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:09 PM   #129
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Not bad

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.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:23 PM   #130
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55 mph is adequate

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. 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.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:28 PM   #131
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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.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:59 PM   #132
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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.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:07 PM   #133
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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.
how big of deal was it pulling this? is it a carb issue for why it is there in the first place?
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:14 PM   #134
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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


Local hot spot, void of much 2 wheeled fun, guess it was too cold and foggy?


The sun was low and tying to break through


Not the best conditions, but it was quite and fun pushing the wee beastie through the fog.



mini side road's (local traffic only the sign say's but the locals put that up I think)


slippy snot leaves and pot holes

it does get smooth in some of the good parts!



raced this off a light but he won
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:25 PM   #135
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