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neduro 12-01-2005 08:38 PM

How would a ruckus do in deep sand?
 
And what's the top speed, and how quickly does it get there, and how rough of terrain can it maintain 40 over?

Plan B 12-01-2005 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by neduro
And what's the top speed, and how quickly does it get there, and how rough of terrain can it maintain 40 over?

Not very deep, 37, not very quickly, and it can't.

Borrowed a friends for a couple of weeks and had a blast on it. Spent over four hours one day on fire roads and knarly jeep track. Forty on rough terrrain ain't happening. Forty takes a downhill and smooth pavement.
Reminds me of a joke about the wife's cooking: "tastes like shit, but it's good shit." :rofl

dieter von hexhead 12-02-2005 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by neduro
How would a ruckus do in deep sand?


All you need is knoobies... :lol3

http://hexhead.smugmug.com/photos/41555393-M.jpg

ysr612 12-02-2005 01:16 PM

you may mean a big ruckus like the monster man's.

neduro 12-02-2005 04:52 PM

OK, same questions for a big ruckus...

ysr612 12-02-2005 06:32 PM

calling monster man or trader John.



edit Don't expect it to be an xr100 now. :rofl

Photog 12-02-2005 06:38 PM

:lurk

If ever there was a mandate for johnny trademark and 'mostro to get some sand pics together, this would be it. :nod

ilmostro 12-03-2005 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by neduro
And what's the top speed, and how quickly does it get there, and how rough of terrain can it maintain 40 over?

Ruckus?

1) 37ish
2) leasurely
3) :rofl

By deep sand I will assume you mean dunes and not a beach or FL dirt roads. Dines? I have no idea. Probably not very well. Regular sand it is just fine. The baloon tires help to give it some floatation you will be going at a lesurely pace though. Rough terrain, even slower.

Big Ruckus.

Same thing. I wouldn't even think about the dunes. Too heavy and low slung with not enough power to climb a steep loose surface. I haven't tried mine in sand but in loose gravel and rocks it does great. The fat tires, low center of gravity and long wheelbase make it very stable and manageable. It has sufficent power to plow through it. I'd imagine similar conditions with sand your result would be the same.

The limiting factor with speed and rough terrain is the lack of ground clearance, short suspension travel and it's poor quality. Slow and steady is your friend. Ask Harden after he passed me the fourth time :))

Photog 12-03-2005 07:04 AM

Hey 'mostro--how well did the footrests on the Bruk work out in that situation? I figure since you're just plowing along they were okay--or did you think about some aux. footpegs placed further back? :ear

PS - I've been throwing some BIG hints around the house about both Rucki. :augie

neduro 12-03-2005 07:25 AM

OK, well, that settles that.

For a brief time, I'd been thinking "You know, the Baja 500 isn't so technical..."

Oh well.

Photog 12-03-2005 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by neduro
OK, well, that settles that.

For a brief time, I'd been thinking "You know, the Baja 500 isn't so technical..."

Oh well.

Yeah, but the pics might beat the DirtDOG Honda Helix dual-sport ride. :evil :thumb

I've seriously toyed with doing the Alcan 5000 on the Big Ruck.

At some point I'd like to build up a beater Zuma for off-road play. There's a guy locally that's got one with a bent front end that's a good candidate for a scooter-cross setup.

http://motophoto.smugmug.com/photos/28505649-M.jpg

ilmostro 12-03-2005 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Photog
Hey 'mostro--how well did the footrests on the Bruk work out in that situation? I figure since you're just plowing along they were okay--or did you think about some aux. footpegs placed further back? :ear

PS - I've been throwing some BIG hints around the house about both Rucki. :augie


Not as well as pegs would have. Then again I wasn't going too fast so it wasn't a big deal. I sat forward on the seat and just had the balls of my feet on the trailing edge of the floor boards. It allowed you to take some weight off when going over some big stiff but you still can't stand on the "pegs" like a motorcycle.


Stay tuned to flea market... :augie


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