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Old 07-27-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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My New Chinese Big Ruckus clone thread...

I figured I would make a thread about my New Chinese 150cc Big Ruckus clone..

I bought this Pretty much based off Clayjars thread. I wanted a cheapo scooter but did not really like the ride of the typical China 150cc scooter. Felt too light to me but was impressed by the power and speed.

Anyway.... I decided to have it ordered through my Local Scooter shop. He also did the PDI and setup on it. It is a BIG SCOOTER.... and it feels like it. It is Very Sure footed unlike other scooters I have ridden. The bike came with a few scratches on the handlebars but nothing major. Paint is Metallic Burgandy.. Brand name is SSR Rowdy 150cc. $1450 Out the Door with a warranty

I rode it quite a bit tonight and after a several miles I did a short top speed run. Flat out on a flat stretch of hwy was 59 mph with my gps. So it is faster than the other Big ruckus clones I have ridden.

Bike has a hall effect speedo that is 2 mph off is looks like. Bike gets up to speed pretty good for such a tank of a bike.. Back rest is nice and sturdy even up against my 230lbs.. Has pretty good ground clearance.

Gripes........... The plastic is painted but not painted on the inside of doors that open like to the gas cap. I will change that.

Tires....May change these out to some sort of semi knobby if they make them.

Last gripe.. It is too damn quiet.. Like sewing machine quiet..

Got back too late for pics but here is one that he sent me after he pulled the paneling pulled off the frame work..

Stay tuned... Proper detail photoshoot Thursday.

In crate..
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:46 PM   #4
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Whew....for a minute I thought I would have to ride over and give you the "it's a clone not the real thing" beating, but seeing you corrected the title by saying it's a clone, all is forgiven by the Big Ruckus crowd.

Now first let me welcome you to the world of Urban Tanks, and second, change the front single headlight out for a dual set to really look like a BR.

And put some miles on that thing, I hit 9000 miles on my BR tonight, and many more fun miles to go.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:06 PM   #5
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Subscribed. How could anyone not be interested in a $1500 Big Ruckus clone???
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:31 AM   #6
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Subscribed. How could anyone not be interested in a $1500 Big Ruckus clone???
I'll tell ya who's not interested, the jerk offs at honda that never read this thread and realise these are the bikes we want. (rant #3789982)

I'm in too, and pass the P-CORN FELLA"S
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:08 AM   #7
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I'll tell ya who's not interested, the jerk offs at honda that never read this thread and realise these are the bikes we want. (rant #3789982)

I'm in too, and pass the P-CORN FELLA"S
Are they what we want? Ive seen college kids bashing around town with 36 packs tied to the back of their Ruckus,other then that I had no idea.
A sub set of PC-800 riders maybe? And theres a Big Ruckus Clone? Its all news to me. Are parts available for Chinese Clones these days?
I could use one to haul my daily shipping load to USPS if it carried enough stuff.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:06 AM   #8
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:24 AM   #9
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I have seen just a few Big Ruck's ever for sale even..... a fresh clone in the crate, this is good.

I even like the little Ruckus.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:26 AM   #10
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American Honda has a way a alienating their customers with stale product. Just for example take their CRF-230 (the dually bike, not the playbike). It's not only smaller than the rest of the 250 dually bike offerings but a seventies design with a FIVE speed. To top it off they have the nerve to give it a five grand suggested list price. Put this up against the fuel-injected slice-off-of-an-R1 WR-250R/X and they wonder why it's not selling...

A buddy of mine, who used to own a Honda shop, said that the business went to hell after the old man died. I agree.

Anyway can't wait to hear more about the Big Ruckus clone!!!
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:18 AM   #11
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:56 PM   #12
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American Honda has a way a alienating their customers with stale product. Just for example take their CRF-230 (the dually bike, not the playbike). It's not only smaller than the rest of the 250 dually bike offerings but a seventies design with a FIVE speed. To top it off they have the nerve to give it a five grand suggested list price. Put this up against the fuel-injected slice-off-of-an-R1 WR-250R/X and they wonder why it's not selling...

A buddy of mine, who used to own a Honda shop, said that the business went to hell after the old man died. I agree.

Anyway can't wait to hear more about the Big Ruckus clone!!!
With all due respect, Honda sells stuff that sells. A few hundred BR fans does not make a market they can make money off of.

I will be watching this thread with interest. I do however think that a Ruckus Clone w/150cc engine would be better than a BR clone with the same. I do however understand the need for a larger bike at times.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:45 PM   #13
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Why clone the little Ruck... a guy on here did a swap for 700 bucks... that's a deal. The little ruck is a short bike AND not everyone is a tiny tike. I find the little ruck a great bike but it's small, and the BR is big... seems simple doesn't it.

Honda does sell what sells, but every MIC scoot out there is a kick in the balls to honda's bottom line and it's a lost customer. If every one riding a MIC scoot bought a honda instead, the prices would be more affordable... wouldn't they? Let's ask taco bell. When they went to there value menu (if you recall they were the first to offer the 99 cent menu) Their volume went up 400 percent.

More people buying a product allows the maker to buy the parts of that product in a bigger volume and getting a better price. That would make the end product cheaper to produce.

I own many Honda's. And Not every honda buyer gets what they want. Sometimes they get what's CLOSEST to what they want because they are willing to make a sacrifice in desire to the durability of the machine. I would love a PCX 300 but would buy an sh150 as a compromise? (for illustration purposes only) Honda makes many bikes in other markets that they have never tried to market here. (the honda solo and MOTRA are among my fav's). Honda doesn't have a clue as to what WOULD sell here, they only know WHAT sells here and limits OUR consumption. The rest of the world, and the 3rd world for that matter, get's a ton more choices than the usa.

Rant #7483294 now concluded.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:16 PM   #14
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Well..... I had a great little ride this afternoon.. Don't even know how many miles I rode on it. For now I am using a Backpack turned sideways and the back straps slid over the seat back. Seems to work great!! Went and got some different 12volt sockets and ended up being on the bike for 3-4 hours.

The Bike is getting faster as it is breaking in. It will cruise pretty damn nice at 50 all damn day long and enough pipe to get up into the 60's if needed. I Like kicking the r's up a little at lights with the brakes on and taking off a little hot. It is actually pretty quick.....You know...For a scooter. I am sure I'll wear out a belt or two.. It is Getting pretty good milage, it has to be over 70mpg..

As far as the Lil ruckus goes they are just too small for me. I think they are cool and all but I am just too Fat to be comfortable on such a little bike. I have a whole stack of ct70's with all sorts of various engines from 70cc to 150cc china engines and some that can hit way over 70mph with my 230lbs sitting upright. Fun for a bit....But not fun to ride all day long.

This bikes slower than my hopped up ct70's but it has a nice ride and is way more like motorcycle while you ride and you don't squish your nuts when you ride it... Every scooter I test rode even some *out of the price range* stellas and they squished the crap out of me.... Not good when I just had surgery on the guys in FEB.... TMI for some but this Shit adds up here. I needed a bigger comfortable bike.

When I went looking at scooters I had $1500 to spend That was it... Nothing more. I found a few nice honda elite 150cc's and some riva's for about that price but they all needed something, were ragged out and some parts are pricey and in the rivas case hard to find. I Missed out on a nice Helix for $1400 a week after I bought my SSR Rowdy but I have Half of a helix at least!!

After reading clayjars thread I decided to search out a china scooter from a brick and morter dealer that I could get a warranty on.. Thats actually pretty hard to find. Most guys sell the low tier china crap at flea markets and the internets but I knew of one scooter shop that delt with them and he has a very good reputation...

Again... this bike has a 1 year warrenty on it and this guy has held
A rating with the bbb for over 7 years.. I think I will be alright. Hell he has called me to bring it back to take some pics of it at the store and to check it over..

I am just really enjoying the hell out of this bike. I like the look of it, I like the way it feels and yes I wish it had more power . Maybe I will get a wild hair up my ass later this year and put the helix engine into it...Maybe....Maybe not?
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:01 AM   #15
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The little ruck is a short bike AND not everyone is a tiny tike. I find the little ruck a great bike but it's small
Have you ridden one? Almost everyone who modifies a Ruckus puts a lowered seat frame on it - at 6'4"/245 lbs (34" inseam,) the stock layout is a great fit for me. Don't let the overall size of the scooter fool you.

The light weight and great maneuverability of a small machine is a major factor in many peoples' choice to ride a 50cc-size scooter. They're fun for ripping shit up... like a jet ski for the streets. Perfect hooning device. Count me amongst those who don't understand the appeal of a motorcycle-size scooter.
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