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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:44 am 
as promised, some pics:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:25 pm 
Nice looking, down to earth, usable scooter!
In Sweden mopeds are limited to 45 km/h which is insane, since daily city commuting is about 50 km/h... Every stock moped is therefore a potential traffic hindrance :headbashing: :headbashing: :headbashing:
So a new variator that makes 55 - 60 km/h available is a necessity, however illegal. But sources tell me that the police have other things do to than chase slightly tuned mopeds with adults riding. Usually they'll be busy with real crime or at least a 15-year old tearing up the neighborhood with a roaring 2-stroker.

I've ridden big motorcycles too, but scoots is da shit these days. 55 - 60 is good enough to get around, and you don't need to hassle with a huge bulky mc suit... A basically stock engine and hard tuning on everything else is my way to go.
See you off the autobahn.

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 Post subject: Re: My Red Zoomer
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:23 am 
hehe yep, you are absolutely right :)

and I just looked at your build thread, also nice :) it remembers me that I too have to trim down that stock rear fender ;)

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 Post subject: Re: My Red Zoomer
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:42 am 
Eriko wrote:
hehe yeah, but I think you would blow me out of the water with your heavily modified Zoomer, I just replied in your topic asking a question about your engine btw ;)

and indeed, I like that retro look as well, those modern naked bikes are nice as well, but I would like to be able to cary some luggage boxes once in a while, without them looking too stupid on the bike

I was actually in doubt wether to choose the Honda or the Yamaha XJR1300, another cool looking retro bike, but the technology in the Honda is still superior (Yama is air cooled) and the handling is supposed to be better, so overall the Honda is a better bike.
And the look of the Honda grew onto me.

So can't wait :) But first things first, Motocycle license!


you chose well! Even if I got a sweet spot for aircooled engines, I can understand the passion for this beauty! Btw keep your fingers crossed for me on wednesday- i got my final exam form my big bike licence:)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:59 pm 
will do dude!
is it your theoretical or your practical exam btw?

I'll study for a week (in between commuting from an to work) to go for my theoretical exam somewhere next week or something.
Than I'll suscribe asap to a driving school to take lessons for the practical exam.

I just hate the fact that since 2007 or something they made the theoretical exams obligatory for the big bike license, EVEN if you already have a car drivers license...that sucks especially when I know that statistics of the schools state that for the big bike 90% succeeds for their practical exam!
And I would even assume for us scooter users, the step to a big bike is not soo big, thus the practical exam should be more or less a piece of cake.

Only those who had their car license before 2003 can take the practical examen directly without taking another theoretical exam. :(

Whatever exam you will be taking, good luck man!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:11 pm 
Thanks man, this is my repeated practical one- got full house for the theoretical, but the bastard kicked me out for the practical as I went 33kmh on 30....idiot. We got about 40 exam commisioners for the whole Prague until last year when it came out that these guys were virtually giving the exams for free- you just went on a parking lot from one side to another and that was it. After that, just 5 of these guys stayed as the rest was kicked out so these guys are now trying to get back their reputation. You know, I got on my zoomie 16.000km mainly in the town in last 4 years so I also thought it shall be a pice of cake. But what a mistake! That bastard kicked out 13 of 15 people who were there with me! The funniest thing is that for a repeated exam you have to wait almost month as they dont have time to check all the people waiting to get the papers. Man how this sucks.....friend of mine holds for me a harley sporster 1200 from 1996 already for 2 months.....each two days he sends me a pictures of the beauty, so you can imagine that I am already half insane:) And we are in the middle of the season!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:32 am 
wow damn, so you mean you have to wait for a whole month after the last try? :o


ps: the Sportsters are the only Harley Davidsons I would wanna own badly if I had a shitload of money :) Absolutely adore that bike!
Unfortunately Harleys have no safety gizmo's that you really require for an every-day bike, not to mention they are too expensive for what you get.
But on the other hand, they look cool and sound like no other :)

My fav custom HD Sportster:
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But like I said, this is a bike I would only buy if I had a shitload of money, and only for use during the summer :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:59 am 
Well, you know I like the old iron so I am not going for the new one, and in that case, its not so money-unwise. Further, I really wanted a bike without any electricks after all experience with my little zoomie so this suits me well- the pre 2003 sportys are all mechanic. And it will be definitely a weekend and vacancy ride as I want to travel further than just 300km either way. It has quite a hard clutch which makes it quite uncomfy to the town. But I am just tired of having my poor skeleton shaken out of my body after 100kms on zoomie with the cruising lightspeed of 70kmh so I really needed something bigger, meaner and more comfortable for travelling in two as my spouse hate me for riding alone on zoomie with excuse: "sorry sugar, no more space":). Lastly, I am 30 today so I have to give myself something spectacular-nobody will do it for me:)

But these new sportys are reaaaally sweet- the 48 is the one which i can imagine without doing any modding and just ride:)

PS yes you are right. I had to wait a month for my next exam. Crazy, Isnt it?:)

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 Post subject: Re: My Red Zoomer
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:40 pm 
yeah, that is crazy, but when I think about it, I am not sure whether its the same here in belgium lol :)

for the theoretical exam you can go for a 2nd turn the very next day, but not sure about the practical exam.
anyhow that said, i just passed my theoretical exam, so next stop: making apointments with a driving school to start learning for the practical exam 8)
Here in Belgium we hot 2 options: choose between 6 hours or 8hours lesson. Lessons are mandatory btw.
If we choose 6 hours, you receive so called temporary license wich has all kinds of restrictions, and after minimum one month you can give it a shot for the practical exam and if you pass you get the permanent bike license. But after 12 months max you have to take the exam.
This give you a whole lot of freedom to practice on your own after the lessons.

If you choose 8 hours, you got to take the exam after the lessons and if you pass you got a license directly.

Talking about bikes, if the Honda CB1300 was to be my daily trusworthy bike and I had to have chopper bike without being a Harley but still being bad ass, I'd take the Suzuki M1800R Intruder :twisted: I think its called the M109 in the States.
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Not only does it look like a bomb, it is a bomb. If I am not mistaken this is one of the most powerfull choppers on the market. (160 Nm of torque)
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 Post subject: Re: My Red Zoomer
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:48 pm 
My zoomer just got a maintenance, an everything is running nicely.
However I clearly specified to fix the broken light (on the meter) but they didnt fix it, how hard can it be to fix or find the cause why it wont lid up?

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for the rest of the 'photoshoot' look here: viewtopic.php?f=181&t=81623

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:56 am 
Hi, already got big machine?:)

If the light does not work (only one) its most probably a broken bulb- you could fix it at a petrol station under 5 mins...just be sure you will duly reposition the rubber cover-its keeping the moist out of the light-this could be crucial in Belgium:)

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:11 am 
hahaha I am not talking about the head or breaking lights, those can be fixed by everybody! :-)

if you read my post carefully I was talking about the red light on the speedometer!! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: My Red Zoomer
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:11 pm 
aaaight, my Zoomer is still going and going strong as ever :)

Meanwhile I found some time and money to upgrade my rearshock, fix my speedometer (FI light that didnt work, got a replacement speedo) and some new boxes.
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Funny thing, the new speedo tips of 10437km (= 6485 miles) off my Zoomer :)

I plan to do the following in the near future:
- Steady Garage luggage rack
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- Steady Garage fender eliminator
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- smaller smoked rear blinkers from Rin Parts
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- stylish rear fender from ZOOMANIA
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- a cool looking exhaust (wich has to be drilled to fit the lamda sensor since I have an FI Zoomer)
I think I'll get the one on this picture.
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Basically, I want to tidy up the whole rear.
Make it compact, sleek and look fast :)


Here some pics of my Zoomer with his big brother.
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 Post subject: Re: My Red Zoomer
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:35 am 
Fase 1 done, a cleaner shorter less busy rear end.
Lower seat frame and Ruck Rack installed, also had to lower the taillight.

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Next coming:
Zoomania fender

End this month:
Kitaco air filter

Hopefully end this month/year as well:
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Hotlabs Type 666 exhaust.


Next year going for this look
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 Post subject: Re: My Red Zoomer
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:54 am 
Updates

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New parts that will arrive next week:
- Kitaco air filter:
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- fork boots:
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Hopefully also my Type 666 Hot Labs exhaust:
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And by the last week of this month and year some nice Tokyo Parts/Zoomania parts:
- tank cover and front under cover
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- seat under cover
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And also at about the same time, the piece the resistance :)
Kitaco subframe with high forward footpegs!
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Will need to cut the Tokyo Parts under cover to make the frame and under cover work together...I'll see how it works out.

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