How do you check front brakes on Yamaha Big Wheel Scooter 2003 model?

by Tanja
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)

I have a Yamaha 2003 Big Wheel scooter and would like to know how to check my brakes, particularly the front brakes. Is there a website with pictures and explanations?

I have driven my scooter for too long in the past and the repairs cost more than I cared to spend.

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Feb 22, 2011
Zuma Forums should be able to help you
by: Rick Rudge

Hi Tanja,

You have a 2003 BW? I have the same 2003 as you, only it's called a Zuma here in the U.S. I'm afraid that I'm a newbie too, but there's plenty of smarter people who can help you below.

On the handlebar is a little box with a glass front. The brake fluid must be above the line in the middle. There's also a little view-finder down at the disc breaks where you can see the brake pad wear against the disc.

I recommend you going to this web site that has given me excellent support.

There you can download a copy of the service manual, as well as an owners manual. You can read illustrated maintenance instructions and video tutorial postings. You can definitely ask the experts questions about your scooter and get all kinds of opinions about what to do with your BW.

You can also find some fellow BW riders in your local area (there's quite a few Vancouver, BC riders there) who might even be willing to help you in person, and go on group rides with you. There's no need for you to re-invent the wheel when there is so much support there.

Best of luck with your scooter.

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