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Old 06-07-2011, 08:54 PM   #61
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I can only agree with Tarka. I always enjoy new installments of your adventures, and I love seeing shots of the Big Ruckus. Even though there is little or no storage, I just can't help but love the looks of this scoot. And, with your top-box and saddlebags, you seem to have solved the storage situation very well.

Please keep the ride reports coming. I'm really enjoying this continuing saga. Seeing all of the snow and cold weather in the earlier posts, I sure am glad I live in Florida!
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:51 AM   #62
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(took me 10 minutes to take this picture because so many "nice people" would pull over in front of me and ask if I needed help. By the 7th car I was getting P.O.'d big time...but I got the pic)

Stopped as the odometer read 05555.0


You should have waited another half mile

It's always good to see another scooter ride report. Keep it coming.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:56 PM   #63
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Tarka, they are getting scarce at times, but still out there for sale. Definately worth the price for the enjoyment of riding is priceless. and Sly-one, you hit the nail on the head about storage, most of the guys out there use the Rubbermaid Action packer, dubbed the "Honda OEM Storage Box for the Big Ruckus"


klaviator, you'll appreciate this one better....





Exit 5 Route 146 South Saturday Night May 28th 2011, around 8PM

06666.6 miles.......

thankfully no one stopped while I was taking the picture this time.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:00 PM   #64
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klaviator, you'll appreciate this one better....



Exit 5 Route 146 South

06666.6 miles.......



That was quick. You've been doin some riding.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:40 PM   #65
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That was quick. You've been doin some riding.
Ya know, I'm startin' to get the feelin' that ol' Matt kindda likes that Big Ruckus!
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:02 AM   #66
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Ya know, I'm startin' to get the feelin' that ol' Matt kindda likes that Big Ruckus!
One of the guys in my local riding group has a BR. People keep tying to buy it off him, he just jacks the price way up there and won't budge, he loves it and drives year round. I'm on the look out for one for my(self) girlfriend, but the prices wanted for one with upwards of 15-20 thousand km is crazy around where I live, but the price for anything with 2 wheels is plain silly around here.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:22 AM   #67
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Matt, I'm loving your thread still!

You have awesome clear pictures with great scenery, and show how much fun you have on the Big Ruckus!

Thats some real riding! Damn, that 1,000 miles came quick! Keep on riding and enjoying the scoot!
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:30 PM   #68
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One of the guys in my local riding group has a BR. People keep tying to buy it off him, he just jacks the price way up there and won't budge, he loves it and drives year round. I'm on the look out for one for my(self) girlfriend, but the prices wanted for one with upwards of 15-20 thousand km is crazy around where I live, but the price for anything with 2 wheels is plain silly around here.
Yeah, anything I've found with a halfway decent price, even with piles of miles, is always the little Ruckus.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:05 PM   #69
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Funny, there's a guy up in Orange MA that has one with less than 3,000 on it, letting it go on CL for $3650.

I'm actually tempted to go out and look at it, problem is I don't have the extra $$$ for it unfortunately.

here's a link to the CL page

http://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy/2433462617.html

On the plus side, I did get a Kuryakin throttle lock for those long rides down the highway, so I won't have to keep a firm grip on the throttle , which may allow me to get some moving pics also. (my Fuji camera works wonders when In my right hand, it's ackward when trying to use it in my left hand)

Maybe tomorrow I'll get some ride picks in if the rain lets up.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:55 AM   #70
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The Little Red Scooter

Starting with a pic from the ride up to pittsburg NH, somewhere outside Colebrook NH there are Ruckii amongst the people up in the great North woods.....



The Saturday I got back from vacation... Picked up the Big Ruckus from my aunt and uncle's garage, my daughter wanted to ride....



Then got the urge Sunday to get the little red 82cc chinese scooter going... even my father wanted in on the test ride.....



Today I took a ride, not on the Big Ruckus, but the 82cc scooter.....
Stopped at Tractor Supply in Sturbridge, saw these cool rides in front of the store.....



Plenty of parking, and yes some think I should have been a space or two closer....



Stop for lunch....



And pic while riding the backroads home.....

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Old 06-16-2011, 11:44 PM   #71
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Nice ride! How fast are you topping out at on the 82 cc China Scoot?
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:36 AM   #72
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Still in the break in stage, so trying to keep it under 25MPH but I did have some bursts up to 35MPH.

Compared to the BR, the Chinese scooter is slow.

Did get back and ran the BR in to work last night, nice ride in and back home, too bad it's rain the next two days, otherwise I'd be out on the BR instead of the truck.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:26 AM   #73
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Still in the break in stage, so trying to keep it under 25MPH but I did have some bursts up to 35MPH.

Compared to the BR, the Chinese scooter is slow.

Did get back and ran the BR in to work last night, nice ride in and back home, too bad it's rain the next two days, otherwise I'd be out on the BR instead of the truck.

Oh yea you've got to break it in first!

Its real hard breaking in these little scooters isn't it! Its hard not to floor or go top speed on an 82 cc scooter! It was hard for me to do on my new Elite 80 and I only had to break it in for about 100 mile!

Yea the BR should be much faster. But the Chinese scoot is fun for screwin around on and zipping around town. My Elite 80 also feels way slow compared to my 150. I only use it for local riding.

Post on here when you find out how it performs once its broken in. To bad you can't ride the BR! I enjoy your ride reports and pics!
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #74
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love that Big Ruckus.... oh the terrible things and fun i could have on one...
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:07 PM   #75
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Tonight I could have kicked myself several times, it was overcast, then partly cloudy, and 70 degrees out. Man I wished as I left work I took the BR.

Btcn, not rushing on the 82 yet, will probably take it to Wakefield RI next month for the balloon festival I'm camping out at, figure take them both, the BR and the 82cc to play with. Guess I'll have to log some miles on it in the next 3 weeks on the rural roads of central MA.

Rimmy, keep your eyes open, there were 2300 Big Ruckuses shipped to North America, and they are starting to find their way out to second and third owners. As Reaper said before, don't be concerned about the price if you want to own one, just look for low miles and condition. I bought mine for $4200 out the door, seen some for less, some for more, some with really low miles, some with high miles, but overall condition of them are from like new in the crate, to used with signs of wear, like road grime and the occasional scratch in the paint, which can be touched up.

Today is fathers day, maybe I'll take the BR for a breakfast ride in a few hours.
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