Scooter pics!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Jarvis, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Nurburgringer

    Nurburgringer Adventurer

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  2. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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  3. refractor

    refractor Kick Start Biker

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    It started life as a lowly single speed 25 mph scooter. It is a 1989 EliteE.

    I swapped in a dio motor with 86 cc. Will cruise at 50 mph easy and go faster as needed. I have all the fast bits except the pipe tucked in. I have read where some say that some riders have had their fifty's over 70mph. With a 3" front brake and spindly front forks, this bike is at it's limits. It weighs 129 pounds.

    After riding motorcycles for 35 years. It is spooky to go that fast on 10" wheels with a short wheelbase. Still a great get around bike.

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  4. ColinDoyle

    ColinDoyle Been here awhile

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    Whoa! Nice swap! :evil
  5. TheReaper!

    TheReaper! Been here awhile

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    Big Ruckus

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    Recent Restorations Honda Elite 250's one with 1400 miles and one with 700 miles .

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    Restoration from 2 years ago 1200 miles gave to son .

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  6. some kid

    some kid on a motorbike

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    Here's some from a recent camping trip.

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  7. windburn

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  8. Milagro

    Milagro Been here awhile

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    Here's a recent Craigslist find. I've been wanting one for a long time and just couldn't pass it up. Tons of fun!

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  9. seraph

    seraph asshole on a scooter

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    Ha! Nice find. I've been enjoying my '08 when not fretting about the details - the inaccurate gas gauge, the non-functioning speedometer, the recently-failed left-front turn signal... great when just riding it, though.
  10. Scalpel 3000

    Scalpel 3000 Proficient Scootering

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    My Rattler, looking quite at home in the woods.

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  11. Tindjin

    Tindjin Old No. 7

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    Milagro what did the guy look like that you got it from (assuming it was a guy)? Looks just like one of my coworker's stella with the rear rack. Gonna have to yell at him if he sold his. (only reason I'm going to yell at him if he sold his is because I love taking it for romps during work :evil )
  12. sawman

    sawman Adventurer

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    so here's my 1st post....with some pics.:D

    the TotalRuckus crowd are aware of me,...now its all your turn...:lol3

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    52,500 km's on the 2005 Big Ruckus,...still running like a champ...:clap
  13. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    My friend PhatD has a Big Ruckus. I'm not sure why Honda stopped making them. His is a fine machine. Nice report.
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  14. Milagro

    Milagro Been here awhile

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    Hey Tindjin,

    I bought the Stella with a totally different rack and the guy was ~50 years old. The scooter had 1400 original miles as he just didn't use it as planned.

    Not sure if this sounds like the same scoot as you describe.

    Have fun,

    M.
  15. TR-Kamikaze

    TR-Kamikaze Ruckus Hooligan

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    Heres a pic of my custom honda ruckus. It has a Kymco Agility 125 engine swapped into it, custom engine hanger with a modified Sanjuro shock extension, first ever bobbed rear frame and seat frame, steering tube cut from stock ruckus tree and Kymco Agility 125 front tree welded in place, Handlebars cut from the Agility, Controls and wiring from the agility modded to fit into the ruckus' battery box, and so on and so on. I think the main components have been listed. We put this thing together in 5 days! Wiring took about 2 weeks. Final paint and a few minor parts will finish this build.

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    The pic below shows the bike as it sits with no weight on it.
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    This is a comparison pic to the above, when a rider puts weight on the bike it appears longer. There's alot of suspension on the rear of this thing.
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    Here's another Ruckus I built for a good friend of mine, he didn't have the time to do the modding himself because of his job. This thing is super cheaply modded and was the fastest 50cc ruckus at our meet in KC this summer!

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  16. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Great stuff sawman and TR-Kamikaze :thumb
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    This Ruckus, What cc´s are/where they produced?
  17. ColinDoyle

    ColinDoyle Been here awhile

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    49cc. Japan.

    They probably call it a Zoomer in your part of the world.
  18. TR-Kamikaze

    TR-Kamikaze Ruckus Hooligan

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    Thanks for the kind words! Here's a link to honda of sweden's page for the zoomer/ruckus Oh, and I need to move to Europe, you guys get all the cool scoots and bikes over there! :D
    http://www.hondamc.com/homc/templates/ModelCategoryList____3622.aspx
  19. sawman

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    Thanks.

    Over on TR I try to post as many mods as I can in the "Performance" section. This week I'm going to give my report on the J. Costa variator that I've been running since last fall.
  20. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    Headed out for an ADV rider campout this past weekend.

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