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got a zuma!

Well I think this brings me up to 6 motorcycle/scooters

2002 zuma 50cc two stroke. 2200 miles, near mint. Got it for the girl friend to cruise around on and for me to screw around on when she isn't looking

Replacing the front brake pads as they are almost gone, and going to swap out the two stroke oil for something that isn't available at home depot. Also going to change the final drive oil, but other than that it's ready to go. The previous owner had just put a new battery and spark plug in it as it had sat for a few years prior, but they were the original owerns that bought it new in 2002 (verified on title) and it looks to be in very good shape, starts right up and runs right. Very happy with it.
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Nice thats what I need for a pit bike. I am sick of walking!
You mean you don't like walking all the way across the track in full leathers, direct sunlight, and 100deg weather?

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You mean you don't like walking all the way across the track in full leathers, direct sunlight, and 100deg weather?
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hey it does 20miles on a filling, thats almost as far as the hyper does...

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I know, wanna buy me one?

it's gonna be tough packing up the truck...

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Jeremy, sell me that yellow scooter you have. That thing is
New needle in the mail to get the carb sorted, then yeah, it'll be for sale. Need the room

Hoping to get $650 for it.

70cc kit, tuned pipe, variator moded, clutch spring upgrade, new points, new brakes, new tires, new tubes. Does over 50mph

Oh and it has a clean and clear illinois title, I even have it plated right now.

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This was when i first got it, it's been upgraded and the stupid stickers have been removed from the chain cover.

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SD that scoot looks awesome. You can't go wrong with that price.
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Sooo does the understeat storage double as a cooler? Cause that's what I'm thinking here... Unless somebody knows a "real" cooler that fits well inside the storage compartment, which would be probably easier.

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fender eliminator ordered lol
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Sooo does the understeat storage double as a cooler? Cause that's what I'm thinking here... Unless somebody knows a "real" cooler that fits well inside the storage compartment, which would be probably easier.
yes, ive done it, works well, remember to remove the drain plug though

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pfft i just broke the lower part of the fender off mine doing wheelies

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yes, ive done it, works well, remember to remove the drain plug though



pfft i just broke the lower part of the fender off mine doing wheelies


I like the integrated turn signals of the JDM piece, I know you can modify the stock tail light, but for $50 this just seemed a lot easier

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I like the integrated turn signals of the JDM piece, I know you can modify the stock tail light, but for $50 this just seemed a lot easier
It's only worth it if it makes it faster... ... than you can crash and break the parts of faster....


Hey Pilot, who dat from yesterday?

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i told you last night mang

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And I told you I was listening to Lady Gaga... I had the headphones turned up since all the cool guys had loud bikes.

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I was gonna hack the fender off of mine but after using in the rain I like the fact that it keeps the spray from the wheel off my back. I did take off that big ass license plate bracket thing and bolted the plate right to the fender.
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Got the part to fix the moped yesterday Looking forward to buzzing around on that again.

Yesterday I worked on the zuma:
Dumped the old mystery two stroke oil that smoked like a mother and put in yamalube 2R oil. Then I bled the lines and pump. Replaced the final drive oil, took the air filter out to find that it was a little dirty but not oiled at all. Cleaned it, and oiled it. Pulled the spark plug, it was good color and the correct plug which was a suprise but the gap was way off, so I gapped it properly and reinstalled. Put new brake pads up front, and replaced the number of missing screws and clips. Put everything back together and she fired up much easier than before, I"m guessing due to the plug gap and air filter. Also once running there is hardly any smoke at all, that racing oil is pretty nice stuff, no smell, no smoke (well very little smoke, it is a 2 stroke after all), the drive is smooth, seems the final drive oil was the original stuff. All that is left to do is pull the carb out next weekend and give it a good cleaning and once through. (Previous owner let it sit a couple years, idle and WOT are both excellent, but the transition to throttle from idle is a little rough, I suspect the enrichment circuit is partially clogged). I also checked the idle speed, autochoke, vacuum petcock, and a few other little things while I was in there, everything checks out.

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Updates, got the euro fender/tail light in, looks much better already!

Also tore into the carb and found a couple things. Looks like the previous owner "cleaned" it himself and for the most part he did an ok job with two exceptions.

1) The carb body was clean, all the passage ways were clean, the jets were spotless, but he didn't realize the emulsion tube came out. When I pulled it out it was clogged up and dirty, didn't look anything like the rest of the carb. I cleaned it out carefully and put it back.

2) I noticed when removing the idle mixture screw that it was all the way in. I thought this was very strange. I think he didn't realize it was a mixture screw and thought it was just a screw and needed to be tight. When I reinstalled it I kept it backed out 1 turn to start but I couldn't understand how it would have run with it all the way in...

After I finished I put the scoot back together and fired her up, the idle went through the roof so i turned it off and checked everything over. Then I remembered the mixture screw, i turned it back in and fired it up again, it idled as before. Hummm, so I *think* what happened was the guy screwed the mixture screw all the way in not realizing what it was, then could only get the scoot to run when he held the throttle open so he turned the idle screw way up. I backed the mixture screw back out 1 turn and backed the idle screw way out and fired it up again. Some adjusting and fiddling and I found the sweet spot with the mixture screw, then set the idle speed after that.

Jumping back on the scooter and giving it a test ride proved the problem had been found, it is now smooth as silk transitioning from idle, to part throttle, to WOT. It's like a whole new bike. Glad I was able to track it down, the GF is happier now too because the power is more predictable and doesn't surge when rolling on the throttle, its very linear now. Also picked up 3-4mph on the top speed after going through it and the speed off the line is much improved.

Finally, I inspected the belt and clutch and ordered replacements for both as they were both at the wear limits according to the manual. Once those parts come in she should be as good as the day she rolled off the show room floor.

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Oh, I got the moped running pretty good too, but it's still running lean, I ordered some bigger jets to try, but it's now idling perfectly and goes like a raped ape.

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Sounds like a lot of the same crap I had to deal with on my Zuma from previous owner tinkering. Mine had a bunch of aftermarket "go fast" parts on it that made it accelerate slower and lose 5mph on the top end. Why do people have to screw with everything?
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Sounds like a lot of the same crap I had to deal with on my Zuma from previous owner tinkering. Mine had a bunch of aftermarket "go fast" parts on it that made it accelerate slower and lose 5mph on the top end. Why do people have to screw with everything?
lol yea... back when i was in school a friend bought an 05 and put on all that shit, rollers weights pipe etc, mine was still quicker and faster

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