What should I check out when buying a used Yamaha Zuma 50cc scooter?

by Anonymous

I am looking at a 2007 Yamaha Zuma 50cc scooter. What should I pay particular attention to when checking out the scooter?

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Oct 05, 2010
Find the oil tank!
by: Anonymous

To add to Jim's good advice...make sure you know where the oil tank is. You probably already know this, but 2Ts use oil up so you have to keep filling the oil tank (on modern 2Ts, they actually use very little). Still, if you don't know where to put the oil, you can burn up your motor when it runs out.

The Zuma uses the minarelli motor which is rock solid...a very good motor indeed.


Oct 04, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

The 50cc Zuma is a two stroke. Mostly make sure it doesn't have any rattles coming from the engine. Piston slap is a sure sign of previous abuse. Look at the tires and see if they look used up. Anything else that says, "I've been flogged".

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