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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Back in the Saddle

Posted in Life, Love and Scooting with tags , , , on November 8, 2014 by Jason

A bit over 2 years ago I sold my beloved Pepe and ever since then I have been unfortunately scooterless.

2 days ago I ended up purchasing a brand new 2015 Yamaha Zuma 125, and I have to say the difference between my original scooter and my new scooter is amazing. Although the new bike has not received a name yet, but I’m sure I will figure something out. Without further ado I would like to introduce the yet to be named scooter:

2015ZumaThe major differences between the new guy and good old Pepe is the performance. The difference of speed is obviously quite a bit since Pepe was a 50cc that was upgraded to an 80cc and the new guy is weighing in at 125cc. That additional amount displacement does require a motorcycle endorsement but it is worth it. Other differences are things like the acceleration is much quicker, the headlights are bright enough to see in completely dark streets, and it just looks amazing to name a few.

I’ll keep you posted on the new adventures. Have a great night.

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