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 Longevity. How many miles? 
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Post Longevity. How many miles?
Hi Zuma riders. I'm curious about the longevity of older 125s. I'm thinking about buying a 2009 with 4500 miles on it. I sold my last one at 4000 miles several years ago, so I'm curious, how many miles on your bike? What's the average life expectancy with regular maintenance?

Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:19 am
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Post Re: Longevity. How many miles?
the most i have seen is 40k miles on peoples bikes. but what you are asking is.... how long will they last. as long as there are parts to replace the bike i guess. you're going to die before the bike is even broke in.


Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:47 am

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Post Re: Longevity. How many miles?
I've got a 2009 with 7,600 miles on it. Not really alot. Just put a BBK on a t 7k though.

Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:34 am
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Post Re: Longevity. How many miles?
I have about 14,500 on my 2011. Installed a bbk at about 12,5. Still running strong!

2011 Zuma 125 w/ RC 155 BBK, 230mm Koso Roller Rocker Arm & Cam Kit, Koso 30mm Thottle Body, Bazzaz Fuel Controller w/ Self-Mapping Unit, Zumike 9" Stretch Kit, Two Bros Black Series Exhaust (Painted Black) w/ Two Bros P1X Powertip, Samurai X Shocks, GJMS Swingarm, RRGS Caliper w/ DrowSports 260mm Brake Rotor Kit, TST Variator, Koso Adjustable Clutch, Koso Clutch Bell, RC Race Torque Driver, NCY Contra Bearing Kit, RRGS 1000rpm Contra Spring, HoBao Cam and Valve Covers, RC Cold Air Intake w/ Simota Filter, CNC Adjustable Handlebars, Steering Stabilizer, Rigid LED Light, PGO Digital Gauge, Koso Taillight, Koso Mini LED Voltmeter and Oil Temp Gauge, SRP Direct Coil, Taida Hi-torque Starter, Drowsports Carbon Fiber Lower Fairing, DrowSports Carbon Fiber Rear Fender, DrowSports Carbon Fiber Engine Cover, Carbon Fiber CVT Cover, Carbon look Taillight Cover, Gas Filler Cover, RPM Carbon Fiber Fan Cover, RPM Ignition Cover, RPM Gas Cap, GJMS Rear Shock Brace, GJMS Speedo Cable Holder, Highway Bars, Dual Headlight Mod w/ LED Bulbs, LED Front and Rear Signals, Aluminum Footrest Plates, Cupholder, Bag Hook, and.......a couple more future items!

Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:50 pm
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Post Re: Longevity. How many miles?
Mine has 23,000 miles on it, bought new, broke in for 500 miles then installed 155 kit with cam. Later installed larger injector and geared up the rear end. Dr. Pulley sliders. On it's second belt and third set of tires. (don't buy Pirellis) I'm way past working on it for giggles, only change oil now and not real diligent about that. Pegs the needle on a good day and gets 95-100 mpg no matter how I ride it.

Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:41 am
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Post Re: Longevity. How many miles?
last very long if u change motor oil as scheduled and use amsoil 10w-40 motorcycle oil.

i had several shops test thousands of scooters in taiwan 10 years ago. they use alot of different brands from around the world.

so on that note the engine can last 10-15k miles or 50k miles, really depends on the motor oil and maintenance.

now the rest like belt, cvt parts and stuff like that is normal wear/tear items that needs to be checked often and replace if needed.

for example if u was to only ride 50mph all day every day and just hold it at that speed. it would make a wear groove in the variator. so that wears out faster. vary the speed makes the belt ride up and down the vraitors face and this actually makes it last longer.
now if u was to ride 65-70mph all the time you could notice the roller weights wear out faster as the metal plate in the back of the vriator will wear a flat spot on the roller weights. might consider switching to sliders if u flatten rollers to fast.

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Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:21 am
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Post Re: Longevity. How many miles?
So I’ve had 2 Zuma 125’s over the years.

My First black and yellow Zuma was purchased with 1,800 miles on it used and was stolen right around 13,000 miles. It had a 155cc BBK installed since 8,000 miles or so. It ran great, no issues other than a tiny bit of oil consumption. I still have the original cylinder and head and they are both like new.

My current 09 blue and black Zuma was bought with 13,200 miles on it and currently sitting at 14,200 miles with 0 mechanical issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to ride it cross country.

With how cheap used parts are on ebay, I plan to keep this scooter going well over 20K with no mechanical issues although I really do miss the BBK power.

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