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Old 09-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #106
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i like it better with the covers no matter what color they are!!!
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #107
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Definitely don't rule out a lap apron. Make one of heavy canvas (like the old Harley accessory ones) and it keeps you dry and out of the wind--and won't break if you fall over!! The BR and clones like yours would be excellent candidates for these.
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:02 PM   #108
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I won't rule it out. I need to get on the Ruckus forums and see if someone has made one.

I did see guy in the Ukraine had a knock off clone that made one but he didn't go into detail. I know he ran the crap out the bike and had it all Farkled up with add ons.

Maybe I'll put Google translation to work and see if he can get me some pics.


I need to get going on the side shields though.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:53 AM   #109
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No covers! No covers! That thing is beautiful without them!
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:44 AM   #110
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When it's cold

It don't matter what it looks like, warmer is better. I look forward to see your design and what type of windscreen you use.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:58 AM   #111
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You know just from your pictures with the side covers off, this scoot isn't too shabby looking. Disc's front and rear, the frame welds look decent, the wiring and fasteners look tidy and well routed, even the voltage regulator is bigger than most 150 size bikes I've seen.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:19 AM   #112
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Agreed. By appearance it compares favorably to the Japanese made scooters. Only by actually living with one would you know if the quality is any good.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:07 PM   #113
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Update..

As far as the feel of the bike after a little while?

It feels Japanese to me. And I Mean that by the the feel and ride of the bike. The Plastics are not up to Japanese MC Standards.

The switches are very close.... Alot better than other chinese bikes I have had time on, feel very positive and not loose in their sockets so to speak. The Mirrors are better than my modern Bonnies. No kidding..

The Bike feels light but it isn't. It handles more like a Motorcycle than a scooter.....the bike can corner very fast. I am not that brave but I have a Buddy that used to race semi prof back in the day and he absotivly scared the bejeezuz out of me riding it while I road his cushman.

The center stand has a lot of scrapes on it from that day.

I like the high clearence of the bike. I can park it on center Islands and free up space for cars without fear of smacking the crap on the under body. I like that alot. I am finding myself very content with the power of the bike. It is just as quick as any other china scooter I have ridden.

Other than the sparkplug fiacso which was now 300 miles ago I am very happy with the bike. My Dealer took really good care of me and had the bike done in less than 24 hours. I recommend a actual brick and mortar dealer if you are going to get a china scoot. Ask for a warrenty and pay for it.

I had to leave the road a while bike to avoid a Gal driving and texting or something on her phone, coulda been a 20mph head on but I chose to leave the road off a 12-15" rise into someone's yard. Bike handled just fine But I put a big divot in a guys yard.

When i finally figured out how to remove the seat I noticed I could pull the cap plugs off the frame tubes. I have been wanting to see how thick they were. They are fairly thick I think. I bet they are .070"" to .090" thick. I will get a pic.



I have been trying to find the time to looking to some sort of leg shields. I have to come up with something.... I will more than likely buy a elchepo universal tall windshield for it. I have had the "it looks cool windshields" before in the past... no thanks.. Bigger is better in the winter.

Still have not looked into a lap apron.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #114
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Hey DD how about an update
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:59 PM   #115
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I'm too busy riding it!

And freezing my ass off in the morning. I have been slacking on getting the windshield for it. Dang action packer I was sent was the wrong size so I am left Waiting on replacement.


Time to break out the winter riding gear and quit the whining..
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:55 PM   #116
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Need an update on this thread. Please
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:28 PM   #117
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Update:

Ruckclone is running great! Still no additions other than a dual outlet for running accs..

Bike seems to be getting better mpg in the colder air.

No issues with the bike. Went through and did a fastener check but it didn't need it.

Take care all.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:08 PM   #118
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Still Running great. I had a local Yamaha shop put some new Valve stems in the wheels.


Freezing my ass off on it.....
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #119
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Thanks for the update!!! How many miles do you have on it now?
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #120
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I still can't understand how companies can make such a blatant copy without being shut down.

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i asked the same question when the Reflex clones popped up and nobody could really answer it.
This is the way I understand it, Some the Japanese manufactures ( Honda for example) have agreements with certian Chinese manufactures which allows the Chinese to build copies of Japanese bikes. In addition I read that Chinese manufacturers sometime register the trademarks of older out of production Japanese scooters which allows them to produce a copy/clone vehicle.
A few years ago I also recall reading that Honda sold a bunch of tolling equipment to a Chinese manufacturer to produce exact clones of one of their scooters or engines. I forget which it was. So in some instances at least, these clone vehicles may be authorized.

By the way, there is a sight (Sorry no link) which tears apart a Genuine Japanese scooter engine ( I forget which one, it may have been the 250cc Helix clone) and it's Chinese counterpart and compares the quality of the two. If I recall correctly, the biggest difference was in the quality of some of the metal casting. Overall I remember that they were very impressed with the clone engine.


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