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Old 02-21-2015, 07:01 AM   #1
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Best Pit Bike Grom vs Rukus

6'4" 270lb track day newbie looking for a pit bike. Must be able to get me back and forth to riders meetings and the occasional beer run down the road to the store and back. Looks like for not much more coin the Grom is a better choice. What say you? Man on a budget here so be kind
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:08 AM   #2
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6'4" 270lb track day newbie looking for a pit bike. Must be able to get me back and forth to riders meetings and the occasional beer run down the road to the store and back. Looks like for not much more coin the Grom is a better choice. What say you? Man on a budget here so be kind
Zuma 50/125 is the king of the pit bike work. You may want to raise your sights a little here. If you're an HLF, then it sucks to be you
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:25 AM   #3
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:14 PM   #4
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:23 PM   #5
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Get a tiny Chinese knock off 125 'dirt bike'. Can be had for a few hundred bucks, its a pit bike, doesn't need to be street legal. Or very fast. I've seen plenty of guys just ride around on bicycles too. Looks funny in a race suit but it works.

I don't suggest going for beer at the track though. Most track day groups have a no alcohol policy and will make you go home.
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:37 PM   #6
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:47 PM   #7
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street legal

I have a CRF80F that I have been using, but need something street legal.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:58 PM   #8
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I have a CRF80F that I have been using, but need something street legal.
For the beer runs!
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:36 PM   #9
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Get the ruckus or other flat floor scoot. Can carry more slabs of beer easier.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:29 PM   #10
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We used a Honda CT-110 trail bike. It had a big carrier that we put a large milk crate on for fuel jugs and such.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:40 PM   #11
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Another vote for a Honda Ruckus. We have 2 of them and use them alot when at the campgrounds and we haul them to Florida when we go on vacation. You can haul alot of beer on one.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:00 PM   #12
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Not that I would recommend it, but if you carry something, in your hand while scooting around the pits
It's much nicer to be on an automatic, or at least a clutch-less bike.

Scooters work well in this area, but are slow and dorky as all get out. (and here's a secret, the metropolitan is quicker then the ruckus)
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:18 AM   #13
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I had a Honda Metropolitan. Was nice.

timoonlita

That being said, i would pick up a Yamaha C3. MASSIVE STORAGE. It's basically a rolling cooler..





Although, the Metro was "classy" and had plenty of storage as well.

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And the OE front basket handles a few beers as well as the under seat storage.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:10 PM   #14
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he said pit bike not lame scooter
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:38 PM   #15
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Ahhh 2 posts in and already insulting members of the board. Great start Noob.

OP-Lots of good options but I think you might be happier with a bit more cc than the Ruck given your size. The Grom would be outstanding but it would lack the utility of a scoot unless you put a top box on the back.

Maybe look at some of the Kymco scoots? They have some 150's that come in at around $2300 that might work for you. Oddly enough their 50cc versions are only $300 less. Not going to have the stellar Honda build quality but it might work for ya.
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