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Old 04-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #16
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Thanks.

Like the old saying goes. "A picture is worth a thousand words"
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #17
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Just filled up again. This tank had more WOT running in 55 mph zones, and some real hilly stuff up in N.H. Went 108 miles on 1.2 gallons. Worked out to 90 mpg. This thing is really impressing me. I'm not the largest guy around, but I go about 190ish More with gear on I'm sure and 5' 10" tall, so I'm not a feather weight either. Lovin' this machine.

Trying to decide between a Givi E30 and the Shad SH-33 for a top case.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #18
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Ordered up the Shad SH-33 top case this past week. Now playing the waiting game for it to arrive. Will post pics when it comes in.

Just filled up again, and averaged 93 mpg of mixed riding back and forth to work, with a nice little 50 ish mile pleasure ride today. Windy as hell, but a pleasant ride none the less.

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Old 04-29-2012, 05:33 PM   #19
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Can't wait to see pics with the top case. I have been trying to decide it I want one or not.

On another note, you gas mileage is making me sick. I can't touch that kind of mileage.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #20
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Got the case today... It's a Shad SH-33. I chose this one because you can open it without key, but can still lock it if so desired. Fairly easy install, except only two of the screws provided were actually long enough, so a quick trip to the hardware store was needed. Other than that.. pretty straight forward. Seems to be a nice size on the scoot. Not too big, nor too small. Seems to fit well visually, at least to my eye.

Here's some pics.

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #21
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Well, gonna have to try something different to post the pics. Photobucket shows my pictures correctly resized on thier site, but when I post them here, they come through GIANT.... aaaaaaand photobucket has now locked up my computer 3 times. Going to have to come up with a plan B.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:13 PM   #22
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O.K. let's see if plan B works.




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looks like a sweet ride the wheels off it scoot to me, have fun with it !!
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So far it's been a blast !!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #25
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Everyone says these bikes can't break 100mpg but the last two fill ups on mine I hit 109 and 124. Just depends on how you ride it. I don't run WOT much, use Mobil 1 4T and have 2200 miles on it. It can be done.

Great bike for cruising around town. Just picked up a brand new corbin seat for it today on eBay. Hope to put on more miles soon (and save my but while at it)
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O.K. let's see if plan B works.

Nice looking scoot...

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I am, right now, looking for a new scooter, after recently selling my Ninja 500 (to uncomfortable for an old guy) I am trying to decide between the Zuma 125, and a leftover '09 Vespa S150. The Vespa is bright red, real metal, freeway legal (though not necessarily safe) and it's Italian. I'm leaning toward it, even though it is a couple hundred more. The Zuma 125 is a nice scooter. I have a Vino 125, and you are definitely getting better mileage, but I ride WOT most of the time. Also, the FI on the Zuma 125 may help. The Vino 125 has a one gallon tank, which runs completely dry at about 65 miles. If I am leaving town, I always carry an extra gallon of gas with me. The Vino has it's gas filler under the rear rack, making it impossible to mount a hard case.
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Everyone says these bikes can't break 100mpg but the last two fill ups on mine I hit 109 and 124. Just depends on how you ride it. I don't run WOT much, use Mobil 1 4T and have 2200 miles on it. It can be done.

Great bike for cruising around town. Just picked up a brand new corbin seat for it today on eBay. Hope to put on more miles soon (and save my but while at it)
I just don't see how this is possible. Are you 4'2" and 37 lbs.?
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Nice looking scoot...

Congrats savit
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I am, right now, looking for a new scooter, after recently selling my Ninja 500 (to uncomfortable for an old guy) I am trying to decide between the Zuma 125, and a leftover '09 Vespa S150. The Vespa is bright red, real metal, freeway legal (though not necessarily safe) and it's Italian. I'm leaning toward it, even though it is a couple hundred more. The Zuma 125 is a nice scooter. I have a Vino 125, and you are definitely getting better mileage, but I ride WOT most of the time. Also, the FI on the Zuma 125 may help. The Vino 125 has a one gallon tank, which runs completely dry at about 65 miles. If I am leaving town, I always carry an extra gallon of gas with me. The Vino has it's gas filler under the rear rack, making it impossible to mount a hard case.
I can't really speak on the Vespa S 150 other than it's looks to be a very nice machine.

I think not going right to WOT makes a difference in fuel mileage. I learned driving big scary diesel trucks years ago, not to give it any more fuel than it can burn. Mashing the throttle just blows partially burned fuel out the pipe. A gasoline engine really isn't that much different in concept... even a little one like in the Zuma. I'm sure going right to WOT, even with fuel injection, is still throwing more fuel at it than it can actually burn.

I think the Zuma tank is 1.6 gallons, although I've been filling it when it just touches the red at around a 1/4 tank, and usually put between 1 and 1.2 gallons in it.
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I just don't see how this is possible. Are you 4'2" and 37 lbs.?
This current tank in mine should come in at over 100mpg. Already gone 75 miles, and have a good bit to go before I hit the red. Using "super" in this tank to see how it does vs. 87 octane in the previous tanks.


Took a little mini adventure this afternoon after riding it up to Kensington N.H. for breakfast.

Took a few pics along the way at a couple of places I find interesting.

First pic is at a 18th Century Milestone in Newbury Ma. This is a 35 Miles to Boston milestone with a couple of what looks like wagon wheels at the top, and some triangles on the bottom.

More info on these stones can be found here.

http://www.stonestructures.org/html/milestones.html

Says this one was carved by John Mullicken of Bradford, MA circa 1735. Scroll down to the Newbury section for more info.
Next stop was the old Quaker Cemetery in West Newbury Ma.

This is a very small cemetery overlooking the Artichoke river/reservoir. An interesting place not far from where I grew up. Used to hike down here when I was a kid and read the old gravestones. Mostly from the 19th Century. The signs are all relatively modern. None of that existed when I was a kid. You really had to know where it was to get there. There was just a little path off the roadway into the woods. Nice to see that it's being preserved.
Here's a shot inside


Found this article about the restoration of the cemetery here..
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http://www.newburyportnews.com/local...-by-volunteers


Shot across the Rocks Village Bridge into Haverhill . Some interesting info on the bridge here. ( I like old bridges)

http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/default.a...sid=bridgeData

Followed along the Merrimack river into Amesbury to pick up some Chinese food.

... and then home to eat!
Nice little scenic local ride.

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