Big Ruckus Craigslist

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by JerryH, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    When it rains it pours. I recently bought a new Zuma 125, sold it, bought it back, and have now bought $300 worth of accessories for it. Then I found this http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/3540384299.html

    I have been wanting one of these for a while, and this one looks nice. And it is freeway legal and has low miles. But I already have 3 scooters. This one is 100 miles away, so it will probably be sold before I could get there to look at it (unless I call in sick) What do you think about the price? I notice the seller makes a big point about it being rare, and having a "cult following" and appears to have priced it accordingly. This id the first BR I have seen on CL for several months.
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  2. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    To get the full top-end potential for freway riding, you'll need a JCosta variator and an upjet. Details for performance improvement can be found at totalruckus in the BR forum.

    Some have noted, as I did, that to force more airflow through the cooling channels and keep the temp light off at freeway speeds, you'll need airscoop "extenders", either fabbed or a set of the Honda-made add-ons; the latter are hard to find and expensive, but work quite well.

    You will find yourself going faster than you would have thought possible, and for very long distances - the efficiency of the brakes will be a concern.

    As to the price for this one: it's good. That's what I sold my '06 for, and it was not in as good shape.
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  3. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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    Well, if I wasn't so far away, I would at least make an offer on your zuma to help you out. As you may know I also sold mine, tried to buy it back and am now looking for another zuma. I think we must be afflicted with the same disease. :D
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  4. MotoRandy123

    MotoRandy123 Been here awhile

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    Take the day off and go get it. Work out the details later. The only regrets we have is for things we didn't do...
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  5. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    i'm in az too.That price is too high, I would pass.
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  6. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Talk to me. For the right price you can have mine.:wink:

    And it comes with its own thread.:deal
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  7. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    If that's the first one you've seen in a while, and you want it, why the question?

    Price seems OK for the condition, keep it nice, and you'll always get your money back.
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  8. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    This one is for sale in our own flea market for $4K and only 300 miles ticked off.

    [​IMG]
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  9. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    I got a buddy with a yellow big ruck.3800 miles 100% stock. He is asking $4000. I passed.
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  10. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    at 3500 to 3750 I would bite on it.
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  11. SantaRosa

    SantaRosa I'd rather be lost

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    All you need to do is PM me and we can discuss the offer

    S O L D
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  12. gogogordy

    gogogordy Long timer

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    They arent making any more of these, and a cherry one with low miles is hard to find. The pricing is not outrageous, but if it's too rich for your blood...move along. Some bikes can command just a little more dough...

    For those of you wanting to "make the market", the shoe may be on the other foot someday when YOU'RE trying to sell a beautiful bike for a fair price.
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  13. TheReaper!

    TheReaper! Been here awhile

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    Well said , also one has to consider what he will be able to sell that Big Ruckus for if and when he decides to sell . Personally if the BR in question is in pristine condition it's a bargain @ 4K . Like you said , there ain't no more .

    TheReaper!
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  14. MiniBike

    MiniBike Been here awhile

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    True. I've got a couple of standing offers to buy my '06 at greater than I paid - IF I ever decide to sell.

    That's not likely any time soon though.
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  15. MiniBike

    MiniBike Been here awhile

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