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Upgrade Time

Posted in Life, Love and Scooting with tags , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Jason

So I’ve had the new scooter for a little while now and I think it’s time to do some upgrades. I’m not planning anything super drastic this go round and unlike my previous scooter I am not planning any performance upgrades at this point. So what is in the plan:

Cell Phone Mount

This theoretically should be the easiest of the “upgrades” even though none of them should be super difficult. I often find myself using navigation on my phone and even though I can hear the spoken navigation with the Bluetooth in my helmet it will be nice to look down and see a map as well. I was thinking about putting a cigarette lighter in as well but for the time being I will start with just the cell phone mount.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C78W0ME/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Reflective Tape for Rims

This would be considered both a safety upgrade and a style upgrade. Currently the scooter rims are solid black and have basically no style at all. They don’t look bad by any means but they just have no flare. The reflective is essentially a red pin stripe that will circle the outside edge of the rims which I hope will add a bit of style. Since it is also reflective is should “light up” at night to make me more visible from the side.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VY4IWE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

LED Tail Lights

I chose to upgrade the tail lights for a couple of reasons. First I want to be more visible which the brightness of the aftermarket tail lights should achieve that. Second I think they look really cool, I mean who wouldn’t want something that looks like afterburners coming out of the back of your scooter? I know I do. The Koso “Afterburner” also adds another set of turn signals as well in the middle of the brake lights.

http://www.drowsports.com/koso-yamaha-zuma125-led-tail-light/

Tail Light Cover with Integrated Turn Signals

I remember when I first looked at the design of the tail light I thought that the recessed areas on either side of the brake like would be a great place to have placed the turn signals. To my delight I found a kit that does just that. Once this is done I will have 3 sets of turn signals in the back so I’ll have to wait and see if it looks a bit overkill.

http://www.drowsports.com/dcr-yamaha-zuma-125-tail-light-cover-led-turn-signals/

It will never cease to amaze me how many bolt on parts they make for the different scooters out there as well as the creativity of the customs that out there. I will do my best to do a write up on each one of the items as I get them installed over the next few weeks. As always be safe out there.

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