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Old 09-07-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Austin TX to Piedras Negras MX on a Ruckus

Hi everyone, I just returned from my first long-ish ride on my Ruckus. I rode from Austin tx to Eagle Pass TX where I parked the Ruck to go spend the weekend in Mexico.

I have a full write-up of the trip on my blog

One question: How does everyone else deal with the literal PITA the ride becomes after a few hours? I'm sure upgrading to a maxi-scoot would be a big help, but I enjoy the Ruckus... just not the pain :)
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:48 AM   #2
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Wow. Nice ride! A sheepskin seatcover would probably help the PITA somewhat. You could get one fairly cheaply at Ikea, you'll just need to figure out how to attach it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:08 PM   #3
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Wow. Nice ride! A sheepskin seatcover would probably help the PITA somewhat. You could get one fairly cheaply at Ikea, you'll just need to figure out how to attach it.

Im actually going to Ikea tomorrow, i'll look into that. Thanks!
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:17 AM   #4
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Have you tried a beaded seat cover? (BeadRider type)
Works for me on my XT225 and SYM HD200.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:33 PM   #5
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Have you tried a beaded seat cover? (BeadRider type)
Works for me on my XT225 and SYM HD200.
Never heard of those before. Doesnt seem very comfortable from looking at it, I need to find a shop that carries them to see one in person.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:03 PM   #6
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I hope I don't come off like a stalker but I was looking at your blog (curiosity, I grew up in Austin) and I want to know the story behind your three-legged turtle!
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:08 PM   #7
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I hope I don't come off like a stalker but I was looking at your blog and I want to know the story behind your three-legged turtle!
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:28 AM   #8
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Never heard of those before. Doesnt seem very comfortable from looking at it, I need to find a shop that carries them to see one in person.
Lone Star BMW has carried them in the past, I don't know if they still do though.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:12 AM   #9
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How does everyone else deal with the literal PITA the ride becomes after a few hours?
Gel type cushion.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:08 AM   #10
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rsayers, thats a cool trip. I am trying to talk myself out of buying a ruckus right now!
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:13 PM   #11
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I hope I don't come off like a stalker but I was looking at your blog (curiosity, I grew up in Austin) and I want to know the story behind your three-legged turtle!

Lol, no worries. I actually just moved to Austin in June.

When I was 9 or 10 (yikes, 20 years ago!) my dad was mowing the lawn and rolled right over a baby turtle. The blade didn't touch her, but when he picked her up he noticed she was already missing a front leg. No scarring, sores, or anything like that, and she couldn't have been very old, so our best guess is that it was a birth defect.

My dad kept her until about 3 years ago, after my mom passed away he decided to move out of the house where I grew up and didn't think he could properly care for her at his new place (small apartment) so I took over the turtle ranching duties.

She's pretty cool, always an interesting conversation piece. And at this point, practically a family heirloom.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:16 PM   #12
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rsayers, thats a cool trip. I am trying to talk myself out of buying a ruckus right now!

Browse http://www.totalruckus.com, if that won't force you over the edge, nothing will.

I seriously love mine though, I ride it to work every day, play around in the twisties, and it always gets attention. The aftermarket is insane too.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:44 PM   #13
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I use a bead seat on my BMW R1150R and on my K75. It is very comfortable for long distances; 300+ days, week at a time.

Be aware that Gel cushions can get damn hot sitting in the sun. I would never use one because of that.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:43 PM   #14
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I use a bead seat on my BMW R1150R and on my K75. It is very comfortable for long distances; 300+ days, week at a time.

Be aware that Gel cushions can get damn hot sitting in the sun. I would never use one because of that.

The beaded seats seem pretty interesting, I'll start checking there.

Another MS person, cool. I just moved here from Hattiesburg.
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