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 Resurrecting an old hobby, but where to find parts? 
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Post Resurrecting an old hobby, but where to find parts?
Once upon a time I was a humble owner of a fun little Zuma. I had big plans for it. But the hoodlums of a crummy small town changed everything when they cut the chain and stole it away. Eventually, it faded to a memory with an unhappy ending. Having little interest in the four stroke monstrosities that hijacked the good Zuma name, my scooting days seemed like they'd come to an end.

Now, many years later, I am hoping to once again become a humble owner of a fun little two stroke Zuma. If all goes well, and no odometer shenanigans are revealed, I may soon come into possession of a low mileage 2009 with a handful of upgrades already in place, all for a decent price. But finding the parts I would want is not as easy anymore, seeing as it's technically an obsolete bike. I think I should be okay to find a good BBK and carb that would suit my needs. But I'd like to spice up the aesthetics with JDM tail lights and the old Canadian OEM low windshield. Can't seem to find them anywhere though. If anyone has suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

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Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:19 pm
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Post Re: Resurrecting an old hobby, but where to find parts?
THe jdm taillights i would like to get a hold of also.
I searched ebay and the a few scooter sights drow ,scootertuning, scooter turd shop
scooter turd shop only has prebug jdm lights .

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2004 Vinos Derestricted exhaust and variator stock carb with mikuni 75 main jet needle down 1 clip 40 mph
2004 Zuma Malossi sport 70 cc breaking in with stock pipe then Technigas next r polini 107 mm clutch polini green springs high speed variator 84 main jet 46 pilot jet needle 1 clip rich
2005 eton beamer airsal sport 70cc 9200 peak rpm top speed 40 77.5 mikuni jet needle 1 clip rich

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Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:08 pm
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Post Re: Resurrecting an old hobby, but where to find parts?
The JDMs are definitely looking like they may be out of circulation. I guess I could always look into removing the antenna signals and rigging my own wiring to imitate the same look. I never was good with wiring, but I guess it's nothing I can't educate myself on.

Thanks for the info on where to shop. Looks like between scooter tuning and dynoscooter I should be able to get just about everything I need. The deficit of available options really underscores just how much of a shame it is that Yamaha had to take the Zuma in the four stroke direction. These older versions are great bikes with so much potential, but it's much harder to capitalize on it.

Just one question. What is scooter turd shop?

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Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:51 am
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Post Re: Resurrecting an old hobby, but where to find parts?
sorry scooter turd shop i didnt mean to say turd error correct on phone

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2004 Vinos Derestricted exhaust and variator stock carb with mikuni 75 main jet needle down 1 clip 40 mph
2004 Zuma Malossi sport 70 cc breaking in with stock pipe then Technigas next r polini 107 mm clutch polini green springs high speed variator 84 main jet 46 pilot jet needle 1 clip rich
2005 eton beamer airsal sport 70cc 9200 peak rpm top speed 40 77.5 mikuni jet needle 1 clip rich

BBKs all around on the way


Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:52 pm
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Post Re: Resurrecting an old hobby, but where to find parts?
When I was in the first years of college, I was working at a car repair shop. I can say for sure that none of us liked to mess with scooters, especially if it was a matter of replacing the chain.


Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:22 pm
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