I am looking at a used '05 Zuma, and wondering about the cost of ownership. How much of that two-stroke oil do these guys go through? Seems like that would offset the fuel cost savings, and I might be better off with a 150?
Post by feralsparky on Aug 22, 2012 16:19:14 GMT -5
I would fill up my oil reserve in my old Honda and get around 600 miles before it needed more. Your getting more power and speed at the cost of a couple more buck's over a 4 stroke, but now that im stuck using one I miss my honda elite. This chinese bike is just to damn slow.
It's about an extra $0.75 a gallon more to run a two stroke ($0.60-$0.90) just in additional oil. Two strokes get worse gas mileage too (by 25% +/-). But, the two stroke is simpler, lighter, easier to work on and more powerful per cc. I love my Zuma, it's quality equipment.
With that being said, I just bought a Kymco 250cc four stroke scooter, and it gets better gas mileage than my hopped up Zuma, and goes faster... Good luck with your decision.
2008 Yamaha Morphous 250cc/72mpg 2001 Yamaha Zuma, Stage 6 69.5cc race cylinder, Molossi red torque spring with torsion control, Technigas Next R exhaust, 21mm Dellorto carb, 100 main jet, clutch engagement 6k rpm, variating @ 9300 rpm, tachometer, 55mph on level ground@10,500 rpm, 13/44 primary gear, and why don't they sell stiffer than stiffest clutch springs? 45 mpg
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marklorenzi: I just bought one of the Fleetwoods. They look like a clone of the Honda XRM's they sell overseas. It is in transit now and I should get it this week. I will try to post my experience here. Call me the guinea pig hahaha.
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