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Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,827
Posted By Sportsman Matt
There is a few webpages on building a trailer for...

There is a few webpages on building a trailer for pulling behind a motorcycle, best one I found was

http://pbmotorcycletrailer.com/resources/

good source of info, but most of the ones I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Thanks guys

Thanks again for the replies.
Guess the easiest way to put what's happening to me medically: (keeps the rumor mill from spinning some wild stories)

Have to avoid sunlight.
Have to avoid any...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-08-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Living with Evolution and Changes in life

Well my demise hasn't happened yet, but may be sooner than later depending on the miracles of modern science. Still figuring out what Stage 3 really means in life.

As for myself, I'm at a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
The Big Ruckus rolls 11000

Yup, it happened last week......

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/SportsmanMatt/IMAG0074-1.jpg

On 146 just before Exit 2 in MA (funny how I always seem to end up rolling 000s on this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,842
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Laugh Cool adventures Darth Peach. And yes...

Cool adventures Darth Peach.

And yes charging system problems stink....

Had the regulator on my Iron go out 3 days before my 3000 mile ride round trip to Florida. Luckily it went while I was...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,257
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Actually it became a dead issue, 6 weeks after...

Actually it became a dead issue, 6 weeks after getting out of the cast for the broken wrist she broke her ankle and foot while at work, so three months later she rethought things. Meantime I bought...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,508
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Only advice I can give is this.... 1) take...

Only advice I can give is this....

1) take the MSF riding course
2) ride your scoot for everything you can, even if its just riding to the end of the driveway to check the mailbox.
3) find a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,015
Posted By Sportsman Matt
All I can say is I played with a Royal Enfield...

All I can say is I played with a Royal Enfield once,
As they say Royal Enfield makes mechanics, not riders.....meaning if you can't wrench, you'll be walking. Even with the new ones.
As for the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By Sportsman Matt
$2000 sounds way too good a price for a big...

$2000 sounds way too good a price for a big ruckus, but overpriced for a Chinese copy.
Ask the seller for a picture of the VIN, this way you know it is a BR.
Also, from the picture posted, it looks...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,020
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Easy question to answer. Helix is a highway...

Easy question to answer.

Helix is a highway machine, not used for running soon dirt or wooded areas.

The Big Ruckus is the battle tank of urban scooters.

Think of it this way,

M1...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Not the way to start a morning......

Well I got up this morning, fired up the Iron, and when driving around the back of the house on the wet lawn, I managed to lose traction on the rear tire, do almost a 360, and fall over with a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
The Big Ruckus has a new home....

Yup, the new home of the Big Ruckus....still under construction.


http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/SportsmanMatt/IMAG0399.jpg


And the new seat for the Iron....one step closer to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,842
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Seems I missed a bit while I was on vacation, but...

Seems I missed a bit while I was on vacation, but the $65 ticket seems worth the price of the view (unlike where I was where no fishing license meant confiscation of equipment and vehicle)
Wonderful...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By Sportsman Matt
I agree with you on the rejetting Reaper, I've...

I agree with you on the rejetting Reaper, I've got a set for mine, just haven't gotten around to doing it yet, I found that for what riding I do, I don't need it yet, I'm happy with mine, and now...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 280,462
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Octomom? Obviously the model looks 1000 times...

Octomom? Obviously the model looks 1000 times better than Octomom.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Wow! this is a thread throwing in the wrong...

Wow! this is a thread throwing in the wrong direction.

If this helps, first check the oil level. And if the air filter has oil on it, you will not be getting any speed out of the engine, along...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Sounds like you found a really good deal,...

Sounds like you found a really good deal, especially wth only 3,000 miles on it.

The trunk I use is a Rubbermaid Action Packer, fits snug between the passenger handles on the cargo rack when the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Talking $4800 sounds high considering the mileage. The...

$4800 sounds high considering the mileage. The air cleaner is a plate inside a housing, and not a common stocked part by most dealers.
I say take it for a ride and then decide, they are a good fun...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Well I've been busy... First the oil leak was...

Well I've been busy...
First the oil leak was excess assembly lubrication that they missed on the top of the valve cover.

And the Big Ruckus is running excellent. Matter of fact I needed to get...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,590
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Unless you plan on going off road, the dual sport...

Unless you plan on going off road, the dual sport is not that great an option, unless you have a 36" in seam.
Most Dual Sports have a high seat height because they have a high ground clearance,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
That's true, so true. Well I dropped off...

That's true, so true.

Well I dropped off the Iron at the shop to get the 1000 mile service done, and then realized my SPOT tracking unit was still on the bike and still on. Nice part, I know...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Welcome aboard. Cool ride, and don't be afraid to...

Welcome aboard. Cool ride, and don't be afraid to share your rides with the group. (Posting Big Ruckus pics here is fine by me)

Reaper, looks like there seems to be a trend here, and I'm thinking...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-26-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
leeinmemphis, great to hear you picked up a BR....

leeinmemphis, great to hear you picked up a BR. 6K isn't bad for milage, mine has almost 11K on it. Only thing I do recommend is read the posts over on TotalRuckus.com about the modifications and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Thats one of the drawbacks. The Iron only has...

Thats one of the drawbacks. The Iron only has four inches of ground clearance, and with the rear shocks being only 10 inches, the front is lowered to keep the geometry the same as previous...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Well it happened..... ...

Well it happened.....

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/SportsmanMatt/DSCF1594.jpg

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/SportsmanMatt/DSCF1595-1.jpg

And my father on his new ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Tubeless. And if you use the Harbor Freight small...

Tubeless. And if you use the Harbor Freight small tire changing station, be warned that the front tire has to have the bearings and seals removed before the rim will fit on the center of the machine....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,842
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Hey wasn't that the same time the Darth Peach was...

Hey wasn't that the same time the Darth Peach was shooting that 15second exposure while crossing the bridge and got that cool tunnel effect pic?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Tomorrow begins the era of the Iron.....

So I'm patiently awaiting news about the new Iron. Well my calls went like this today....

FedEx....WTF are my trike parts......
FedEx....Got the parts, all is well....
Sid's Auto body....got the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Cold Ride, Missing Camera

OK, so I went off to meet with the Twisted Touring group, with a slight problem.
While prepping my riding gear, my digital camera was nowhere to be found. Then the restaurant we were to meet at was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,842
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Happy Easter Darth Peach. Hopefully you'll be...

Happy Easter Darth Peach.
Hopefully you'll be out ripping up the pavement like I will today.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Well I'm counting down, 10 hours and I'll be...

Well I'm counting down, 10 hours and I'll be rolling the Big Ruckus out for a ride with the Twisted Touring group. Pics to come later tomorrow evening.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-03-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Not a problem....weather is looking good later...

Not a problem....weather is looking good later this week, so I'll be out riding some, maybe get some pics while riding also.

And the choice of OEM vs After market on some things are a no brainer....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Sold the Big Ruckus..........

Yup..... Sold the Big Ruckus.........Went to the swap meet.......Sold it for $1.00


April Fools.......

I did go to the Swap Meet, and the big Ruckus is still safe and sound waiting for...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Well tomorrow marks another twist in the Saga of...

Well tomorrow marks another twist in the Saga of Sportsman Matt and the Big Ruckus......

I am making the final payment for the Iron..... and waiting for it to come in.....

And with the crap...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
yes diehard2501, I checked the rollers. The one...

yes diehard2501, I checked the rollers. The one thing I noticed right away was the belt's 30 degrees was just a hair wider than 30 degrees at the base, so I'm guessing the belt just has to wear in,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
One Big Surprise Today!!!!

So I went to get the mail today, and there was a package.....

And Inside there was......

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/SportsmanMatt/IMAG0272.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,467
Posted By Sportsman Matt
btcn, you're one lucky dude. Just keep an eye out...

btcn, you're one lucky dude. Just keep an eye out for hidden injuries, they don't always appear instantly.

Good to hear you got the shadow home. Looks like you're going to spend some more wrench...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
That's what I was thinking, figure the belt was...

That's what I was thinking, figure the belt was 6-7 years old already and I didn't do the plastic variator cover mod (basic pull the plastic cover and then paint the aluminum housing black, after...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Pics are up!!!!!

Thanks guys... anyways, here's the pics from the Sunday trip.....
The Big Ruckus and the 82cc parked outside the Clam Box...
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/SportsmanMatt/IMAG0264.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,190
Posted By Sportsman Matt
Well, not as bad as thought it was. The belt...

Well, not as bad as thought it was. The belt literally disintegrated, all I have is several pieces of what was left . Sad part is 2-3 weeks before I get a new one, so I'll be either running my truck...
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