Something about the Ruckus

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by wannabe1, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. btcn

    btcn Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,880
    Location:
    Morgan Hill CA
    Definitely! But that is only to a degree. Obviously you can't have more fun on a Ruckus than on a R6. BUT, I think it is different for a Ninja 250!:evil Those things are just about the funnest street bikes you'll get!:deal
    #41
  2. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    999
    I just bought a low mileage 2003 Honda Ruckus (paid $900 for it and the seller threw in two brand new helmets, a brand new women's ICON textile jacket and a decent pair of leather gloves). Not a bad deal. Then I bought a set of BMX foot pegs and found a machine shop to fabricate some bushings to secure them to the frame (I've read about others cheaping out and the pegs falling off). I put about 80 kms on the Ruckus today, all in and around St. John's Newfoundland. As others have said, it's slow. Even my C70 is faster. But it's a hoot to ride and I got a helluva lot of compliments about it. This is one bike I am definitely going to keep. Here are a few pics of the Ruckus (and some of my other bikes, past and present).



    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #42
  3. occasionaldirt

    occasionaldirt Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    72
    Location:
    Grand Junction CO
    :evil

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    #43
  4. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,069
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    I like the look of the STOCK Ruckus, what most of them wind up being just look ridiculous. Yes I know it is one of those get it or not things, but I just don't get it. I had a stock '07 Metropolitan, it was super slow, to slow to ride in town without getting run over. But at least it had a decent load carrying capacity, weightwise. I am to heavy for the Ruckus. I got a brand new 2012 Zuma 125 for around $3K OTD, and it will not only do 50-55 mph all day, but it will carry my weight and whatever I decide to pile on it. Now if Honda would build a 125cc version, that still looked exactly like the 50cc, and gave it a 350 pound or so load capacity, they might have a winner, especially if they would price it no higher than the Zuma 125, and I can't think of a single reason why they couldn't.
    #44
  5. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    999
    I agree, I too like the stock version and, like you, wish they put a 125cc engine into it. In the meantime, I am enjoying mine for running up to the corner store and putt-putting around downtown St. John's.
    #45
  6. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,118
    Location:
    Western Montana
    Sounds like you might be a customer for the Rowdy...the Big Ruckus clone.

    A 150cc gy-6 engine. Top speed of about 48. Bigger carrying capacity. If you can get Ruckus headlights and turn signals, they'll just about bolt in; but otherwise, it has the same minimalist style.

    Grand and a half.
    #46
  7. AUWalker

    AUWalker Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    Oddometer:
    164
    Location:
    Silver Lake/Snohomish
    A couple years ago.
    [​IMG]
    <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p>Still have the ruckus. Tool around town, and take it camping for Beer/Ice/shower runs.</o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    #47
  8. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,435
    Location:
    SE Missouri
    Where did you get the yellow lights for the Ruckus? Do you have a source? Thanks
    #48
  9. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    999
    Likely painted
    #49