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 YAMAHA ZUMA125 build 
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Post YAMAHA ZUMA125 build
He everyone. New to the zuma world, this is my third bike. I've also got a softail custom and a metuckus. Anyhow, yet to name it, but I found it at a great price.

here goes!

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Metuckus 50cc


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Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:31 pm
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First night in the stable.
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The bike came with a Yoshimura already installed!
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Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:35 pm
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First "mod".
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"Fenderectomy"
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A friend gave me some highly visable koso LED tail lights!
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Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:39 pm
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Post Re: This bike is not yet named.
very nice! hope the red lights don't get you pulled over too much lol :toot:

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Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:29 pm
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:confused: why would red tail lights get him pulled over? Nice bike btw! :cheers:


Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:39 pm
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They'll definately get me noticed on the road more! Much safer and better looking! Now, the journey begins. This will probably be a slow build, my Metropolitan takes priority, but For the Zuma, I hope to do the following:

-Lower Drag-bars
-TST Variator
-Upgears*
-Over & Under Headlights
-Stretch
-Rear Tail cover
-Highway Bars


*(This may have already been done by the Previous owner. Not sure yet really. my phone's GPS said I was doing 62mph when my needle was at 70, but yesterday my needle touched the center of the Yamaha Symbol. No GPS Confirmation to speed, but I FINALLY heard my rev limiter going that fast. My buddy with a stock zuma + Leo Vince Pipe gets me off the line, but I reel him in above 50. He said he had slightly lighter weights too.)

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Very nice - congratulations.

And a GOOD top speed !

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Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:55 am
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Thank you! Got to top it out today and had the GPS going at the same time.

The needle was somewhere around here:
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And to my surprise, my GPS Read 78.3mph. There's always a possibility it's lying to me, but I was on the interstate (65mph) and WOT. Hung out in the middle lane, passing slower cars on the right, and occasionally cars on the left would zip past me.

As I said, I bought this bike used with 4,000 miles on it. I'm [fairly] certain it's not a big bore (buddy with a stock zuma 125 & Leo Vince pipe takes me until I start reeling him back in around 50 and pull past), but with a hard tuck and a good freeway draft, 78.3mph at the rev limiter tells me it's not stock gearing. In my expirence (I re-geared & put a variator on my Metuckus), a variator alone isn't good enough for THAT much extra top end. I need a solid day that I can be left alone to my tools and garage to tear into the transmission and see what all is stock and what might not be. Anything else I should check for while I'm in there?

The bike originally had New Mexico plates on it, and was traded in at a Texas Yamaha dealership for "something a bit bigger". If anyone knows any Former New Mexican Zuma owners who recently moved to Texas, I may be able to track them down to get the scoop on this bike.

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Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:20 pm
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New Handlebars came in today. Depending on how much time I've got, I may try and slip them on. Pictures to follow soon!

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Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:36 am
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Post Re: This bike is not yet named.
If GPS held steady at that number for more than a few seconds, then I think it's accurate.

If you use your phone for GPS, I highly recommend Ulysses Speedometer Pro. I forget what features the Pro has over the free version, but it was only $3. I mainly like it since I can customize the color-scheme to red, and it's very 'race'-minded, in its features.

Anywho, either way, even a sudden jump in speed displayed, even if it's for a moment, still says a lot. I think the highest recorded speed on my stock CVT/Engine setup is 59, on a flat highway.

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wGps on phone is worthless they all default to.using cell towers and that throws the accuracy out the window

Ive used several aps.both on the tablet and the phone
The phone apps always read higher and no where near the accuracy when trying to geocache because they default to towers

Even the tablet with no cell set up is no where near as accurate as a dedicated high dollar GPS

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maybe someone changed the gears on it
why you could be accelerating slower at the start

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Post Re: This bike is not yet named.
Well, whatever the case I was on a 65mph road keeping up the whole time with traffic and down here 65 is a surefire 70+ on the freeway.

Today saw the addition of new bars.
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jmkjr72 wrote:
wGps on phone is worthless they all default to.using cell towers and that throws the accuracy out the window

Ive used several aps.both on the tablet and the phone
The phone apps always read higher and no where near the accuracy when trying to geocache because they default to towers

Even the tablet with no cell set up is no where near as accurate as a dedicated high dollar GPS


I don't doubt your knowledge in this area. I just have to wonder, does it depend on where you're at, and your settings? Also, the Ulysses app itself came highly regarded, and I seem to recall something about it being more accurate, but it was kind of greek to me. In any case, I compared the miles in google maps and the miles recorded and they were spot on (Odometer under-estimated total miles, but I had a 130 on front pumped to 60psi, instead of the stock 120; so I'm sure it would've been accurate, otherwise.) ALSO, I just recalled, my GPS goes out when I'm under a bridge/overpass. There's a particular light that always has me stuck under one on the way to work; but of course I still have cell service; the GPS display gives me the "---" though. If it was falling back on tower-triangulation, wouldn't my GPS continue to display (0 mph and long/lat etc)?

Maybe speed-displayed is off, but it still manages to provide accurate trip mileage?

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Today saw the addition of new bars.


Sweet. It's really coming together nicely. Now just throw on some pegs for that forced-lean. Check out my build and lemme know if you want help with that part; if you choose to go that route. I went with MX pegs but any pegs with the right mount would work.

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The gps works on multiple cell towers not just one
Hell up here i lose cell srevice going under bridges too
So when your in that spot not moving maybe you loose on tower just long enough
Google maps isnt always right
I can show you sevral places in my area where they have 20+ year old roads ploted wrong because they went off of old lnd survays that were wrong

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