Hi, I just bought a stock '05 Zuma about 3 weeks ago. So far I love it and have been driving it to work and around town locally. As far as speed limits go it keeps up okay, but traffic in orlando tends to go about 10mph above speed limit, leaving me a bit if a hinderence to traffic.
I'm reaching speeds of what i'm guessing is about 45-50mph, but I really think I need to getting more around 55-60mph. At this point would I be best selling off my Zuma and going w something larger like a majesty? or would a mod kit work for me?
I'd honestly prefer to just mod it, but not sure if its really going to help. I live in FL and hills are not of any concern...its purely the speed.
Well, there is a lot of "in between" between a Zuma and a Majesty. To get an idea of what is involved in modd'ing your Zuma and the results, check out; www.provoscooter.com It's fun and informative site
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if 45-50 mph wont cut it......... you need a bigger bike. (a Majesty is a big jump from a Zuma though)
sure, a 70cc kit will get you top speed higher but youll be ringing the snot out of the engine. unless you change the gearing as well youll be simply turning more rpms to get that higher top speed- rpms that the crank may not be able to handle and failure is imminent. this isnt a problem in the racing world the kits are designed for since the top and bottom end are rebuilt often.
also youll need a racing exhaust for the new set up, this will make your bike pretty loud.
a maxiscoot will do the speeds youre looking for but if you want to keep your bike size in the medium/small range your choices dwindle.
most 150s will be maxed out at 55-60mph but a couple bikes that can do it with ease are the Genuine Buddy125 and the SYM HD125- both will outrun most 150s.
Last Edit: Apr 20, 2008 10:07:28 GMT -5 by voodoosix
Post by YellowScooter on Apr 21, 2008 17:33:08 GMT -5
If your wanting to make your zuma a screamer and don't care about what the neighbors think, get a 70cc bore kit A 19mm carb (still has an auto-choke if you don't want to mess with a pull-choke), a minerelli variater kit with 4.5g weights, a 70cc technigas pipe, a polini clutch w 2000rpm springs, a gates belt, and an upgear kit for the back wheel. I'd ask and make sure about this one, but an oil injection tank from a Daelim Delfino 100 I'm thinking will flow the extra oil your bigger engine will require if you don't wanna haul around a premix jug. Your takeoff and acceleration will be just slightly better than it is now because of the taller gear, but your top end will be much better. Keep in mind, your Zuma will now be a "hot rod" of sorts, and as such will require more frequent maintenance to keep it in tune. Take a toolkit with you if you intend on taking it out on any long haul runs.
Post by ireland2004 on Apr 21, 2008 21:43:16 GMT -5
Scootertronics has a mineralli transmission kit that might help you a bit, I'm going to get one for my E-Ton Beamer(very similar overall to the Zuma, basically cousins). Here's the link: store.scootertronics.com/vakitmira.html check it out! Be sure to give them a call as well, they are helpful in figuring out what you can use to achieve your goal.
You really need a bigger engine powered scooter. If you have to go wide open throttle all the time, it isn't good on the engine at all.
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thanks for the info guys. I don't want to run my zuma ragged...but i will do some research on those sites you guys sent me for the bore kits and upgrades. Seems like this might not be the right option for me after reading voodoostix and yellowscooter's posts.
As far as the in-between sized scooters go, i'm looking at the kymco's and the aprilias. Seems like the top tier brands don't make anything in-between which is a shame. I'd really prefer a Yamaha or Suzuki... Not sure if i'd be able to handle a 380+ lb scooter being that the zuma is still a little bit of a workout for me to get it on the stand. Guess its time for a trip to a scooter store to see what is and isn't too heavy/tall.
Any suggestions for lighter scooters that get speeds of 60-70 mph would be of big help.
Post by ireland2004 on Apr 22, 2008 13:01:20 GMT -5
Kymco is a "Big Brand"...And Aprilla deffinently is as well. Take it from me, Yamaha and Suzuki have nothing on Kymco (or Aprilla). Noone does. Don't let anyone try to convince you that Japanese products are superior. I worked on Honda's and Suzuki's, and if you directly compare Japanese, Taiwan, and European models, they are all on the same level anymore.
I tried to stay with sporty models, since you like the sporty Zuma(125 Vino being a exception), I also tried to include scooters originating from different countries, Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, and Italian.
Looks like there is a q-link dealer and also a piaggio and kymco dealer here in orlando. Def gonna check out the pegeasus since I saw a good review for it here on scootdawg. closest geniune dealer is in st. pete...a little far. thanks everyone! you've been a big help!
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2008 8:14:42 GMT -5 by wowtigre
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