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 I present: Darkness 
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I am proud to present the finished product of countless hours of blood, sweat, and tears. After getting the 2002 Zuma back in May, I spent weeks researching and gathering parts in order to turn a beat up, broken down, junker with 23,000kms on it, into something worth riding around town.

The complete build itself can be seen here:

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But I wanted to make a page for the culmination of all the hard work put in to this thing.

Darkness Begins

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Arrival:

Bought from some local kid off usedottawa website. Had been looking for a while but didn't want to spend 1200+ dollars. So I happened to check one saturday morning and this guy had just posted it 20 minutes prior. Not running, 2002, 23,500kms for 250$. Naturally I jumped on it and later that day I was handing over the money and signing the registration paper.

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Restoration:

What I had bought was a silver/faux chrome junker that had been used as a cottage buggy for the past year and a half and was run into the ground. Plastics were in rough shape, running with open air filter, not upjetted, no engine shroud, I'm surprised the engine hadn't blown up to be honest!

After weeks of work and research it became.... Darkness

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Now being in Ottawa, where the riding season is way too short and we need to extend it any way we can, we are forced to drive in fairly cold weather. Knowing I can't avoid it, I decided to get some handguards from the 125s to help ease the cold wind on my hands.

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Also, after riding in a bit of a wet day, the scoot was getting a lot of mud on the front of it off the front wheel. I had removed the front fender since it was broken but decided to fix it up and re-attach it. I also decided to add a bit of colour with a checked seat cover from http://www.drafseatcovers.com/. It fits like a glove, I highly recommend them. Although the selection is fairly small, the product is really nice!

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Next I plan on getting the Canadian OEM Windshield and possibly fixing up the luggage rack and re-installing it. Also thinking of getting a new front fender and painting it to match the seat in order to break up the colours a bit.


I'd like to thank everyone who has helped in any way with my experience as a budding scoot modder, from advice, to comments, to items I have purchased from you, ect. This forum has been the best source of info that anyone could possibly ask for.

But most of all I'd like to thank the 3 people who made the biggest impact on this build specifically.

Gram0019
Nobody really knows him because he's never really on here. But my buddy IRL got his Zuma a bit before I did and I was a big fan of it. So when I decided to get one, he was the one who told me about the forums and I was hooked! Also, a huge huge thank you goes out to him for being an awesome friend and letting me do my build in his kickass garage at his new house. Without him I'd have been stuck out in the cold trying to build a scoot in my parents backyard, or gotten in dookie with my landlord if I tried doing it in my parking spot at my building LOL


Nifty50
I credit Nifty with putting me in the right direction when it comes to what I wanted to do with this build. With parts, suppliers, info about all different aspects of what to expect with each setup, he was such a huge help at the gathering stage.

Bakaracer
What can I say about Baka? He has been the technical guru for the entire build process. I can't count the number of nights at work I'll be on the computer messaging back and forth with Baka about everything going on with the build. Parts, tuning, everything that was working or not, Baka was there to help. Without him, I'd probably have this thing blown apart right now, or not even have it running to begin with lol so thanks again!!

Anyways, thank you all at Zumaforums.net, I look forward to a great future here and on the road!

Cheers :cheers:
-Chris

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2002 Bugeye
70cc Top Trophy Kit
Dellorto 21mm PHBG Carb
Doppler Air Box
YMW V8 Exhaust (high temp paint added)
Stage 6 16x13 sport pro variator
Stage 6 sport pro 107mm clutch
Stage 6 Wing cooler clutch bell
Yellow Malossi Contra
Dual Headlight Mod
Stebel Magnum Horn


Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:40 am
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Killer job. Scoot is sharp. :cheers:


Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:55 am
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Post Re: I present: Darkness
Looking great! Keep us updated!

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4. Malossi Over-Range Race Transmission 29.7grams (malossi rollers)
5. Malossi Yellow Torque Spring
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7. Malossi Wing-Bell Clutch Bell
8. Malossi Sport Clutch Springs for Delta/Fly (Currently running white)
9. Malossi Up-Gears
10. Polini Airbox (This is the most pimpin part I have on my scoot!)
11. Pirelli SL26/Michelin Bopper combo
12. Hyazuma Special Throttle Cable (This one is B2TB!)
13. Arreche 19mm Carburetor
14. Arreche Manual Choke
15. Laser XPRO Expansion Chamber Exhaust (Low tone = Happy Nieghbors)
16. Nuova Ray High Performance Scooter Ignition (Prog. rev limiter and detune switch)

Touch my parts again and I'll cut you up into tiny pieces and make a salad!


Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:02 am
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Very Nice - Congrats on a fantastic scooter build!

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Thanks all!

I can't thank this place enough. I've only owned one other scoot in my life (Honda Aero) and that was purely to get on a go. But this was the first time for a lot of things when it comes to actually building anything mechanical. So like a bunch of others here, I'm proof that with the help and knowledge found on this site, you too can build yourself something to be proud of. If it's a complete overhaul like mine, a sick racing machine like some of the other more advanced characters around here, or even something as simple as a throttle mod, you can find everything you need right here!! :toot:

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Darkness
2002 Bugeye
70cc Top Trophy Kit
Dellorto 21mm PHBG Carb
Doppler Air Box
YMW V8 Exhaust (high temp paint added)
Stage 6 16x13 sport pro variator
Stage 6 sport pro 107mm clutch
Stage 6 Wing cooler clutch bell
Yellow Malossi Contra
Dual Headlight Mod
Stebel Magnum Horn


Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:18 pm
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Nice report and pics Chris.

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Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:23 pm
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Post Re: I present: Darkness
Love those hand guards!!! Will stock 125 units fit on a 50cc scooter w/out any mods? If so, which model yr will fit on a 2005 Zuma? Keep up the great work!!!


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Well done sir....now sit back and look at what you have accomplished. Its a good feeling huh??!! You can always look out at it and say....I did that. No one can take that away from you!


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