Yamaha Recalls Zuma 125 Scooters

Yamaha recalls 8,700 scooters for fuel pump problems

Yamaha recalls 8,700 scooters for fuel pump problems

Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009 YW125 (Zuma 125) scooters manufactured between July 2008 and April 2009 due to possible improper clearances in the internal fuel pump components. These improper clearances may cause an inadequate supply of fuel. The limited fuel supply could cause engine stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.  Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump with a newly designed fuel pump. The recall is expected to begin February 19, 2013. Owners contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

The investigation was launched when owners began reporting to  NHTSA stalling while underway in hot weather. The fuel pump is consistently identified as the root cause. The pump is frequently on back order and the part number has been changed.

Report Receipt Date: FEB 04, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V035000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,700

California Scooter Company Donating CSC Motorcycle To In-N-Out Burger Foundation

 

California Scooter Company is donating a custom motorcycle to the In-N-Out Burger Foundation for auction at the In-N-Out Burger 24th Annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament.

May 19, 2011 – California Scooter Company announced it is donating a custom motorcycle to the In-N-Out Burger Foundation for auction at the In-N-Out Burger 24th Annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament.  This is the second year in a row CSC Motorcycles has prepared and donated a custom motorcycle for the iconic In-N-Out restaurant chain’s annual charitable event.

“We’re proud we can support the In-N-Out Foundation,”said Steve Seidner, the CSC Motorcycles chief executive officer.  “This is a worthy charity and we are pleased we can help.   Last year, our California Scooter raised $8,000 for the In-N-Out Foundation, and we hope our 2011 bike brings as much or more.    In-N-Out is a great organization, and we’re glad we can help their magnificent charitable work.”

This year’s custom In-N-Out California Scooter has a paint theme based on In-N-Out’s funny car drag racer, including the In-N-Out logo, crossed palm trees, and deep ruby red metalflake paint.   Last year, the California Scooter was one of the most exciting items auctioned at the annual In-N-Out Annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament, and it brought one of the highest prices at the In-N-Out fund raiser.

California Scooter Company has prepared several corporate-themed bikes for various companies, including one most recently built for Go Go Gear (a Los Angeles-based apparel manufacturer; www.gogogearla.com).  “We enjoy building corporate customs along with our standard motorcycles,” Seidner said.  “We like helping companies promote their image, and the California Scooter platform provides a great palette for doing do.”

Organizations interested in developing corporate-themed custom California Scooters can contact CSC Motorcycles at 909 445 0900.

California Scooter Company manufactures 150cc street-legal motorcycles. The company sells in all 50 US states and Australia, and is in the process of certifying its bikes in Europe and Canada.

Every Day is Earth Day on Your Motorcycle

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — As conservation takes center stage on Earth Day 2011, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) notes the environmental benefits of commuting and traveling on a motorcycle.

“Regardless of how you use your motorcycle or scooter — commuting to work, riding down the block, across town, traveling across the country — your choice to ride instead of drive has a positive impact on the environment and results in a more enjoyable, less-congested experience for you as well as your fellow road users,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “For motorcyclists, every day is Earth Day.”

In the wake of skyrocketing gas prices, motorcyclists have emerged relatively unscathed. A typical motorcycle can provide fuel mileage that exceeds that of most fuel-efficient automobiles. Many motorcycles return more than 50 miles per gallon, and many scooters can deliver nearly twice that. In addition to using less gasoline, motorcycles require less oil and other chemicals to operate. And the recent introduction of electric motorcycles provides an added benefit for the environment.

Motorcycles take up less space than cars and trucks both during operation, and when parked. They reduce traffic congestion and, in so doing, help increase the efficiency of traffic flow on the road.

Significantly fewer raw materials are utilized to produce motorcycles and scooters compared to cars and trucks. By some measures, it requires thousands of pounds less metal and plastic per vehicle to produce a motorcycle. The environmental benefits are realized both during production, as well as at the end of the vehicle’s useful life.

Because motorcycles and scooters are so much more compact and lighter than cars and trucks, they cause far less wear and tear on the highways, reducing the cost and environmental impact of infrastructure repairs. In addition, because of their size, many more motorcycles can be transported from factory to consumer using the same or less energy.

“When you add it all up, there is no question: If everyone rode motorcycles, the planet would be a greener place,” Dingman said. “And just as important, more of us would experience the thrill and freedom that motorcycles provide. Riding is not just easy on your bank account and the planet, riding is a fun, and often a social activity that simply makes life more enjoyable.”

Those interesting in coming along for the ride are encouraged to visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Riding > Getting Started for more information about the benefits of motorcycling.