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Old 07-19-2014, 06:51 AM   #1
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Okay, I'm age 72, a long Distance Gold Wing rider, about 15,000 miles a year. However, the Wing is too big for short rides, so seeking a scooter for around my 80 acrea property, errands of about 20 miles, etc.

Fat tired scooters are rare for off road use on my property, so have now narrowed my search to Forza, PX150 & Burgman 200. I've not ridden of those yet. I did ride the Zuma 125, and it just didn't seem right. Maybe because it stranded me on the test ride!!

Opinions, please.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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You mentioned the Zuma. Have you looked at the '05-'06 Honda Big Ruckus (PS250)?

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Old 07-19-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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Honda CT110 from the '80s. A nice one for under 2 grand.

It shifts like a motorcycle, so you don't miss the joy of shifting.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:27 AM   #4
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ALso SYM ct110 clone is 2300 bucks new. A good scooter that 2 people road around the world on for 3 years.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:50 AM   #5
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You mentioned the Zuma. Have you looked at the '05-'06 Honda Big Ruckus (PS250)?
good luck trying to find one...NO BODY is selling, folks are holding on to those big ruckus' like a prepper with a bucket of .22 ammo...
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folks are holding on to those big ruckus
Craigslist search.

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good luck trying to find one...NO BODY is selling, folks are holding on to those big ruckus' like a prepper with a bucket of .22 ammo...
Beyond that with less 2500 in usa / canada finding one is hard. The one for sale with all the upgrades on cragslist in vancouver bc is 6900 bucks with 11 000 K. I feel that price is off the mark by a grand or more. THere 5 to 20 for sale between clist and .cycletrader.com across usa / Canada at any one time. 3 to 5 grand is common price. You want want then you ll have to stick out your thumb and travel to find it . Mind you this one with 880 miles is worth traveling to get for only 4500 . http://maine.craigslist.org/mcy/4527982256.html
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:50 AM   #8
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Since you're considering a Forza, you might want to also consider a Reflex (the forerunner of the Forza). I see them, regularly, for $1500-$2500 depending on mileage and condition.
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good luck trying to find one...NO BODY is selling, folks are holding on to those big ruckus' like a prepper with a bucket of .22 ammo...
There's good reason for that. They are out there, you just have to make an extra effort and be willing to look beyond your immediate area. www.TotalRuckus.com keeps up a pretty current listing of Big Ruckuses that come up for sale nationwide. The fact that they command a high price just means that I'll probably not have any depreciation over the next 25 years I plan on keeping mine.

Is a BR for everybody? No. But it's not my only bike and it fills a unique niche.
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