My New Chinese Big Ruckus clone thread...

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by deezildennis, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Sportsman Matt

    Sportsman Matt Xtremely Bad Example

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    Actually your bike looks cool without the side panels, and I noticed the space where the radiator and puke tank would go behind the gas tank, so watercooling is a possibility.

    As for the Rubbermaid, here's a link

    http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?Prod_ID=RP091427

    You want the 8 gallon, it fits perfect between the passenger hand grips on the frame.

    Also consider a bungee net, I bought the largest one I could find, and it holds all my gear on the back of the Big Ruckus fine. Here's a pic of my BR with the Rubbermaid on the back and the net holding it....

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    =retread= more MPG

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    pop those small red frame covers that go under the seat back on, and have the large ones sprayed with rhino liner and it'll look alot more BR like. more durable too!
  3. Sportsman Matt

    Sportsman Matt Xtremely Bad Example

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    You know, if you paint the red plastics black, and change the front headlight to the dual set up, it would look a lot like The Reaper's ride over on Total Ruckus.

    If you do decide to coat it in anything other than paint, just watch out for chemical reactions. I ran into that once on a pickup truck with the bedrail caps and a spray in bedliner. Seems the liner was a 2 part epoxy type which has to be sprayed in hot, well the overspray due to a poor paint job, caused little divits in the plastic bedrails. First everyone thought it was because of the heat. Then it started to ooze a few hours after cooling.

    Still cool looking without the lower panels though.
  4. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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    I Stopped by Sears today and they are going to order in the Rubbermaid container for me. Something Wal-mart would not do...

    I also decided to put the side panels back on it. I am not interested in changing the paint to match the Real big ruckus. I Really like the color on it and I get compliments on it all the time by Hot Chicks so it's staying. :lol3 I really do like the color on it...


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  5. Bar None

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    Yeah,deez, she is looking good as is.:clap
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    =retread= more MPG

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    i like it better with the covers no matter what color they are!!!
  7. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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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.
  8. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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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.
  9. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

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    No covers! No covers! That thing is beautiful without them!
  10. SantaRosa

    SantaRosa I'd rather be lost

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    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.
  11. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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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.
  12. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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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.
  13. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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    (Burned my finger tips at work so if i misspell something forgive me)

    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.
  14. azabeemerboy

    azabeemerboy Long timer

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    Hey DD how about an update:ear
  15. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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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..
  16. Bearcat

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    Need an update on this thread. Please:D:D:D
  17. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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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.
  18. deezildennis

    deezildennis Its a what?

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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.....
  19. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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    Thanks for the update!!! How many miles do you have on it now?
  20. mrnoitall

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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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    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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