2005 YUMBO F3000 125cc Scooter Review

by Perry
(Springfield, MO, USA)

The Yumbo F3000 scooter is a very comfortable ride. It gets 92 mpg, and looks good enough to get compliments from 4 wheelers on the road. Top speed is 68 mph (I weigh 172 lbs)on level ground. I love my Yumbo.


Now, as to maintenance, I bought it from a local Springfield MO scooter dealer in 2009 at a very good discount. The 4 years sitting on the showroom floor did not do the F3000 any good.

First 3 months the thing was in the shop 4 times. Dealer replaced the battery, the fuel diaphragm, and some of the gas lines. As much as I praise the scooter, I can not say the same about this scooter dealer.

FYI, check the BBB about the dealerships and do your research on where you buy, as much or more than what you buy. Sadly, I did not do this, and later found 3 reports the the BBB on this scooter dealer, as well as several reviews on rude owners and poor service after the sale. I found this to be all too true & am looking for another shop to take it to for repairs (currently doing it myself).

What makes the Yumbo F3000 scooter so solid and stable ride is the 1" to 1 1/2" steel frame throughout. Once you remove the "Looks So Good" plastic skin (which is a pain), you can get to all the engine and wiring easily.

It is well built and well designed. The scooter is a very smooth ride and solid feel, fully decked out it is close to 350 pounds, mostly due to the frame and engine weight.

I have taken it on the interstate, but prefer the country roads, due to passing speeds; as well as the gorgeous views in Southern Missouri. I highly recommend this scooter, and wish the company still built them, but they do not.

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Nov 19, 2015
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Where to find parts? NEW
by: Dan

I need a simple rubber boot that attaches to the outlet of the fuel tank and houses a fuel filter.
Can you help. This is for the f3000 125cc Yumbo.
Thanks for your help.

May 17, 2014
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by: Anonymous

I have a 2005 that has sat for 9years I bought it at an auction and was told that it run are was in running condition, have a new battery and all it will do is cleck

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by: putt nc

Hi, i have 2003 yumbo f3000 and im in desperate need of a wiring diagram because it wont start PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Thanks!
by: Kathi

Great review, Perry... thank you for the info. I've not heard of the Yumbo before... who makes it? Is it a Chinese scoot?

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