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by jmkjr72
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooterworks Shipping $
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

and its not just the cost but i have order a simple gasket set from them and it came in a huge box when it would have fit in a large envelope if i can wait i have the local dealer get the part from scooterworks for me but if i cant wait for there order or its the off season i have to suck it up if i...
by jmkjr72
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

well i should have my crank here soon as well as the adjustable oil pump so all i need now is a nice agressive 54mm liquid cooled bore i ended up with a 43mm crank instead of a 44 or 45 like i wanted but the price was right and it is an athena crank that should be good for more revs then i will ever...
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Rattler 110 faster than Yamaha Vino 125 and Honda Elite 110
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

2 strokes can rev a lot higher then 4 strokes so they are faster

4 strokes do tend to make a bit more torque then the 2 stroke so if you cant hold the revs on a hill a 4 stroke may catch up a bit there
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Who has high mileage on their 2 stroke?
Replies: 8
Views: 2700

i have 15000 on my yamaha zuma well thats on the crank as i have moded it and changed things a couple of times but there are several zumas over on zf that have had over 20000 miles and one had over 30000 before he reubuilt the top end and those rebuilds were still running when they did them so proab...
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oops...new buddy
Replies: 24
Views: 2213

but that 150 will still be slower then a good zuma
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many miles on your scoot? and life expectancy?
Replies: 44
Views: 15382

my 2008 zuma has over 15000 miles on it it has 5000 on the current top end and is modded extensivley and its still on the oem crank over on zf we have had several with over 20,000 on stock zuma 50s on the original top end no rering heck we even had one hit 30,000 miles over there now my stella 2 str...
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

with a zx and the right rollers and tmod you chould be hitting 40 to 45 with an 09 what rollers are you running allt he 4.3 that came with the zx or are you running a mix of 1/2 leo and 1/2 oem (this should be about 5.5 grams) also have you had the recall done or not if so dont do it as they lean th...
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orders from Scrappy___ scooter.
Replies: 7
Views: 1457

his primary market is the clone scoots and he doesnt even have a great rep there dont even think about buying a whole engine from him every post i see about the hm 90 and hm 100cc engiens he was selling as new have come all beat up not packed properly and some even apear from the pics to be used eng...
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spark plugs...to project or not.
Replies: 5
Views: 990

if you are still running an oem non squish band head (the hump head you need the bp7hs to get the spark down where it needs to be other wise you dont get proper combustion but if you have an aftermarket bore kit or just an after market squish band head (this will bump compresion up and increase your...
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital thermometer for scooter
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

why not look localy there are tons of them at places like fleet farm menards home depot walmart and even your local parts store
that have an exterior sensor
and they can be had for right around 5 bucks
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

I like the project but you won't get much benefit in economy versus a properly set up carburetor. Fun to do though. As for turbo again fun but I doubt it will work. The turbo blows mixture into the crankcase but the scavenging is still controlled by the ports. Not to mention the increased pressure ...
by jmkjr72
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

So, you generally have it sorted out... other than the fuel pump current draw problem? It would be interesting to hear about how the install went, how you debugged it, and any performance gains. I've been wondering how well of these FI kits would work on a kitted Stella 4T. Good thread. well i had ...
by jmkjr72
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

well just an update as i ahvent been over here in a while i put close to 5000 miles on the scoot with the efi set up on it the down side is the fuel pump draws so much that if you are a low rpm short hopper it will draw your battery down but there are big changes in for the zuma over the winter i wi...
by jmkjr72
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it time for a new belt?
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

a belt should last lots longer then that i have 15000 miles on my zuma and its modded out and im only on my second belt

something just doesnt seem right

check to make sure your belt is running true and that there is no damage to the rear sheaves that has caused the excessive wear
by jmkjr72
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: transporting Golf Clubs
Replies: 22
Views: 4548

i have gon dozens of times takeing the clubs up to 50 miles one way with them laying in the rack sidways as long as tou strap it down good they dont go any where i normaly wrap a bunji just below the head and pull it back towards the bag i have done it on both the stella and the zuma i will say it w...
by jmkjr72
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your scooter's name....and why?
Replies: 84
Views: 7218

well i call the stella olive
as she is an olive green but may not stay green forever thanks to the 2 wrecks she has a lot of primer gray on her now

and the zuma 50
i call her lc(elsi)
as she is liquid cooled and fuel injected
by jmkjr72
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Dog carriers for a Stella
Replies: 10
Views: 4394

there used to be several companies makeing dog crates for the back of scooter and motorcycles but they have all gone under they just couldnt get them aforadable enough as they were pretty much heavy crates that could take a wreck and still be intact as for if this one bolts on to a rack or not i hav...
by jmkjr72
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to drain fuel tank - Buddy 125
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

yeah pull the lines and pull a vacuum on the vacuum line
personaly i use a vacuum brake bleeder set up to drain tanks bone dry
by jmkjr72
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance Beware - Progressive Versus Geico
Replies: 36
Views: 10798

i have progressive for the cars scoots and motorcycle

one think that helps big time with progressive is they give you credit for years of riding not just years of having a motorcycle endoresment

where gico and others asked how long i had my endorsemnt progressive asked how long have i been riding
by jmkjr72
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cruise at 60MPH on a 50?
Replies: 25
Views: 3672

warranty whats a warranty as my zuma sits with out a gear ratio chagne it runs 55 all day long and hits 60 but i am also limiting the revs to 10,000 rpm becase i have 15,000 miles on the oem crank and bearings as she sits i am running a lc polini corsa lit leo zx pipe stage 6 varatior and drive face...
by jmkjr72
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running Traffic Lights in Virginia
Replies: 45
Views: 2198

the magnets will only work on some inductive loops and many intersection that are trafic controled are going away from the inductive loops for an ir type sensor that is above ground why are they doing this well the systems are easier to maintain and if they go haywire you dont have to bust up the ro...
by jmkjr72
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2010 Buddy 150, $500...
Replies: 17
Views: 1489

My neighbor's Yamaha was stolen a couple of days ago in Cambridge from in front of our building. He was just running in for a half-hour and didn't think to lock it up or even lock the steering column. Someone just walked into our courtyard in broad daylight and roll it away through a park with tons...
by jmkjr72
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running Traffic Lights in Virginia
Replies: 45
Views: 2198

we have the law in wi its only 30 seconds for us the one word of advice i have is if you see a car pull up behind you and your not sure its a cop start your count over or if you see a cop cross wait a bit before you run as he has no idea how long you have been there aand it was a cop that sugested t...
by jmkjr72
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 help: Chokes, backfires. Scooter shop is stumped..
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

a back fire on a 2 stroke means only one thing unburnt fuel is getting into the pipe some unburnt fuel is nromal and shouldnd cause a back fire reed valves that are not sealing is one way unburnt fuel would get in poor spark is another with that few km i doubt it would be low compresion did they run...
by jmkjr72
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zuma 125cc vs Buddy 125cc
Replies: 10
Views: 4894

and if you have short legs you might not like the zuma the seat is high compared to the buddy
by jmkjr72
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Side Car on Buddy 125
Replies: 20
Views: 5344

a small cvt scoot will not handel a side car

if you have a small dog there are some rear carrieres for dogs out there but the good ones are expensive
by jmkjr72
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zuma 125cc vs Buddy 125cc
Replies: 10
Views: 4894

the zuma 125 is not liquid cooled it doesnt even have an oil cooler

if you realy want to know about the zuma 125 head over to zumaforums.net

i dont know if shawn is over here but he got sold his moded zuma 125 and got a blur 220

and i belive his wife has a buddy i dont know if its a 50 or 125
by jmkjr72
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

tomorrow my serial to usb adapter should be in so i will then be able to get to sending files back and forth and get the thing on the road today i got my air filter mounted up the issue i ran into was getting the air filter to clear parts of the frame i needed either a 90 deg mount or a 45 deg mount...
by jmkjr72
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compact car trailering
Replies: 26
Views: 6349

towing involves all aspect of the tow vehcile cooling (the eng and trans are working harder and you need more cooling the larger the load) brakeing (you need more brake power when towing) suspension(you will work the suspension harder and if your rear suspension is not heavy enough you will take wie...
by jmkjr72
Sun May 29, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compact car trailering
Replies: 26
Views: 6349

the one thing i didnt see you mention is what the towing capicity of the car its self is you mention the hitch thats what the hitch is able to deal with but you didnt say anything about what the car is able to deal with i can slap a bigger hitch on my truck but that doesnt mean i can tow more if my ...
by jmkjr72
Sun May 29, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compact car trailering
Replies: 26
Views: 6349

the limiting factor on being able to hook up to a trailer with a class 1 or 2 hitch is the balls you can only tow things with 1 7/8 or 2 in balls then the other thing that you need to worry about is getting the proper lift for your draw bar(being you have a small car you will need lift and not a dro...
by jmkjr72
Sun May 29, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDUrt38coLM no i had to get a diffrent intake as the throttle body was too large for the oem intake i am still waiting on my airfilter to get here and i have to pretty up the the hoses and also get my second injector bung and get that mounted up too and i have to plug ...
by jmkjr72
Fri May 27, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: june 18th green bay ride
Replies: 0
Views: 848

june 18th green bay ride

we will have a group ride june 18th
meet up at riverside rides in depere
we will leave at 3pm as always
by jmkjr72
Fri May 27, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Put too much gas, bad running
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

i have filled it to the point when it sits in the sun i get fuel to come out of the vent and never had an issue
by jmkjr72
Mon May 23, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The scooter 'name' thread: what's yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 2406

i call my stella olive
and my zuma lc or lcz
by jmkjr72
Mon May 23, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

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my box of super sexy fi parts got here today
it seems to be missing the bung for the second injector but its no big deal right now im still waiting for my new intake and air filter
by jmkjr72
Mon May 23, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Oil adds on 2T
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

if you dont know what the po used
i would run it as low as you dare and then refill with the oil of your choice

personaly i run nothing but 2 stroke sytnh oil on both of my 2 strokes
the only thing on my stella that doesnt use full synth is the trans as that is sae 30 non detergant oil
by jmkjr72
Mon May 23, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High Output Alternator?
Replies: 49
Views: 4037

No vehicle with electronic ignition will run properly with a marginal battery, even if it does fire. One of our motorcycles evens cuts out with turning on the signal lights when the battery stressed. Anyways, having a high output alternator could greatly extend the riding season around here......he...
by jmkjr72
Fri May 20, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

yeah its simular as that compnay doesnt do it for the 2 strokes this kit comes with 2 injectors a switch so you can go between eco and rich mode (this would be handy if you have e85 in your area fill up with regular run in eco fill up on e85 run on rich) there 4 stroke kit comes with a new cdi that ...
by jmkjr72
Wed May 18, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

yes its a closed loop kit
its put togehter by ecotran
by jmkjr72
Wed May 18, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (NBR) National Ride Your Bike To Work Day This Friday
Replies: 34
Views: 1590

ummm yeah 25 miles to work at the shortest route
and i have to be home early to prep for a boy scout camping trip i dont think so it wont even be a scoot to work day
by jmkjr72
Wed May 18, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

i wouldnt say die hard just dont know when to leave well enough alone

and besides whats better then a little "50" cc womping on the big bikes or takeing off thru traffic

if all goes well with this fi set up it could lead to a boosted 2 stroke race scoot down the road
by jmkjr72
Wed May 18, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nbr project lcz going efi
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

nbr project lcz going efi

well some of you know i have converted my zuma from air cooled to liquid cooled now comes the next phase gettting rid of the carb and going efi so in the end i will have a liquid cooled fuel injected 2 stroke scooter hopefully i will gain a few of the mpgs i lost thru the mods back as for performnac...
by jmkjr72
Tue May 17, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 cc oil tank
Replies: 9
Views: 2727

if we are talking about a low oil light on a 2 stroke i will say like i say over on the zuma site

if you wait long engouh for the light to come on you waited too long
as one of these days that light is not going to work and you will run out of oil
by jmkjr72
Sun May 15, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kelly Blue Book
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

the sad thing is there are lots of idiots out there that will pay too much for those pos scoots and then get upset when they bring them to me to fix and find out how much its going to cost to get it to run right for a short period of time
by jmkjr72
Sun May 15, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kelly Blue Book
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

retail value is what you should expect to pay for a fully recondsioned unit at a dealership trade in is what you should expect a dealership to give you private party is noramly about in the middle of the 2 but the big factor os the local market right now here with 4 buck a gallon gas people are aski...
by jmkjr72
Sun May 15, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage almost caught fire twice & water heater wont reli
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

more then likely it needs a new thermocouple on there
every couple of years when i go to relight the furnace and it wont light i replace that and away i go
by jmkjr72
Sun May 15, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are the Buddy 50 and 125's discontinued...?
Replies: 21
Views: 1967

more then likely dealers starting rumors so they can charge a premium if they do get any or makeing an excuse to cover up there mistake and i havent heard anything about them being killed off on the zuma board and yamaha lists a 2011 on there website and you know more often then not on the boards we...
by jmkjr72
Sun May 15, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Buddy horn on a Stella?
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

yeah it isnto going to fit in the stock spot
put it under the cowel or see if there is room up in the fender
by jmkjr72
Sun May 15, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: $2595
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

yep and geunine is running low on 2 strokes too
my dealer called to see if they could get another avadaco and that color is gone unless you want to wait for a 4 stroke
and last i heard even scooterville in mn hasnt gotten any 4 strokes yet