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Old 04-03-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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What to do with a Zuma 125?

I've been thinking about a scoot for a while. Finally went and did it.

I was drawn to the Zuma 125 from the start and that's what I ended up with. This little beast was a trade in at a local scooter dealer. They were straight forward to deal with and I got them down to $2162 OTD for a 2009 with 193 miles.


The one gripe I have is the oil screen. The manual doesn't give info on servicing it and tells you to take it to the dealer. This seems like basic routine maintenance you should be doing yourself. Anyone have any info on the oil screen? Where is it? And how to clean it?

It's my first scooter as I've always been a motorcycle guy. This thing is fun! Bikes aren't for everyone, but I think everyone should have a scooter. I'm convinced this $2000 scoot is more fun for more people than a $200,000 Ferrari.

Is there anywhere to order factory Yamaha parts online?

I found zumaforums.net. Any other good forums?

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Old 04-03-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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For the oil screen I keep a little jar of Kerosene w/ a lid and just drop the screen in. Swirl it aroung and shake a little then let it dry completely. Reinstall.

I get my factory parts from my dealer or from boats.net (yes, boats).

Zumaforums.net has a great wealth of info and knowledgeable people. Totalruckus.com has a small subforum for zumas as well.

Congrats on the new scoot!
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:07 PM   #3
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and for BB kits and other Z125 goodness, check out Dan Kelly's site:

http://www.samuraiscoot.com/
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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Doing your own service on this scoot is very easy, I changed my gear oil and used the same oil as in the engine. Lots of big bore kits out there, waste of money to gain 2-3mph in my opinion. If you want more speed get a Buddy 150, way faster and more aftermarket parts.
Enjoy.....here is a pic of my Zuma 125
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:39 AM   #5
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I have been looking at the Zuma 125 myself, great looking little scooter.
Not sure how it will pull my 200lb lard arse around however
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:17 AM   #6
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I have been looking at the Zuma 125 myself, great looking little scooter.
Not sure how it will pull my 200lb lard arse around however
FWIW, I'm 192 and it's got no problem with w/my lard ass..
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:24 AM   #7
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i think you got a great deal on the scoot. well..compared to California at least.

im jealous
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:08 PM   #8
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I have been looking at the Zuma 125 myself, great looking little scooter.
Not sure how it will pull my 200lb lard arse around however
W00t!

I'm 200lbs, got a 9,3hp Agility 125 and was SHOCKED how snappy
it was when I took it on the first ride, and that's with stock roller weights
that keep the revs down until ~45mph!

Forget about 200lbs being an issue.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:51 PM   #9
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Just ran a buncha errands here in the PDR, Tarsnakestan and laughed at traffic, uphill and downhill. The Z125 rips.

The new FI 125s generally all seem to be snappy in the low-end and mid-range, stock & out of the box.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:53 PM   #10
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Doing your own service on this scoot is very easy, I changed my gear oil and used the same oil as in the engine. Lots of big bore kits out there, waste of money to gain 2-3mph in my opinion. If you want more speed get a Buddy 150, way faster and more aftermarket parts.
Enjoy.....here is a pic of my Zuma 125
Funny - I had an '08 Buddy 150 as my first scoot, and the Z125 just clobbered it. YMMV.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:18 PM   #11
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The Zuma won't have a problem with 200lbs. Test ride one or something similar. From the feel of it, my 200lbs buddy's Kymco 150 has similar power.

Saltydog,
Are you happy with that Yosh pipe? Did you remap the FI?
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:45 PM   #12
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I have been looking at the Zuma 125 myself, great looking little scooter.
Not sure how it will pull my 200lb lard arse around however
200 lbs? I'm 290 lbs and the Zuma 125 pulls me around just fine. The only time I've ever wanted more power is on roads with a 55mph speed limit or when riding with friends who have bigger engines. When I ride alone, I never feel the need for more power. I've been thinking about selling the 155cc big bore kit on my garage shelf and just keeping it stock because I really have no complaints. I'm running the Samurai clutch bell with KOSO race clutch (black springs) and RRGS variator with the stock rollers. New top speed of 71 (speedo not GPS) indicated on a downhill in full tuck a few weeks ago. I changed the oil today and installed a magnetic drain plug. It's a great little bike.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:29 PM   #13
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Funny - I had an '08 Buddy 150 as my first scoot, and the Z125 just clobbered it. YMMV.
Maybe I just need a diet? I get blown away by her buddy 150 all the time, nothing worse than a scooter with a wicker basket on the front passing you
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:50 PM   #15
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200 lbs? I'm 290 lbs and the Zuma 125 pulls me around just fine. The only time I've ever wanted more power is on roads with a 55mph speed limit or when riding with friends who have bigger engines. When I ride alone, I never feel the need for more power. I've been thinking about selling the 155cc big bore kit on my garage shelf and just keeping it stock because I really have no complaints. I'm running the Samurai clutch bell with KOSO race clutch (black springs) and RRGS variator with the stock rollers. New top speed of 71 (speedo not GPS) indicated on a downhill in full tuck a few weeks ago. I changed the oil today and installed a magnetic drain plug. It's a great little bike.

good to know, I doubt I will be doing any performance mods other then a cvt and maybe exhaust if that makes any difference. I have a lot of reading to do.
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