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    A few weeks ago I picked up another 2006 Honda Big Ruckus , it was in an estate . The deceased former owner only put 46.7 miles on it , but did a lot of cosmetic damage to it by loosely carrying it on the back of his RV . I bought it right as far as the price goes , so rather than just paint the damaged areas , I decide to tear it down and change the color . I am doing a blacked out version on this one . It should be done in a couple of weeks , when it's done I'll post some more pics . TheReaper!

    This is what it looked like before the tear down


    This is the frame after the tear down


    This is the frame after the new paint


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    What are you going to do with it??
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    What are you going to do with it??
    I haven't decided as yet . This is the 9th one I've bought and so far I've sold 3 of the 9 . My son and I both drive one and I've got 4 like new pristine in the collection . In the collection there 2 of the 2005 mustard color , 1 2006 in the silver and this new one that will be all black . Are you looking for one ?

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    I have no idea. What's their speed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    I have no idea. What's their speed?
    I've heard 85 is about top speed , I've had one up to 75 .

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    And at 75 it was.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    And at 75 it was.....
    I don't have a windshield on my BR so it was a little windy , but the super wide tires and the BR's low center of gravity made for a nice ride . All that said I find that going 70 and 80 on any bike or scooter a little abusive .

    A little about the BR , off the show room floor they aren't really that great . You need to re-jet the carb , install a Jcosta variator and a Bitubo rear shock . Then you have to drain the oil and instead of using 1.2 quarts , you only use one quart . The reason for this is Honda called for to much oil which lead to blow back on to the air filter . The oil clogged air filter along with the under jetted carb led to some pretty serious bog off the line . The cost to do the modifications is a little over $600 if you can do the work yourself . Once you've taken care of the above , IMO it's the best scooter ever . I use mine for every thing all summer long . I have a huge custom made trunk by Happytrail in Idaho on it and can carry 2 weeks worth of groceries home . My son took one look at it when I got done with it , and said he wanted one just like it trunk and all . So I found another one and built it out for him . We love ours but like any bike they're not for every one . If you want a 250cc scooter now you can get a pretty good deal on a low mileage Honda Reflex . The Reflex is a great scooter , but it has a plastic body and can't carry near as much as the BR . The BR is more of a motorcycle with a scooter engine and trans . This is my summer daily driver , notice the trunk .



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    I would love to ride it.
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    I'd love to ride it too my buddy had some type of 250 scooter in his back yard but never got a new battery for it and i was on him all the time because i wanted to ride it.
    Formerly known as Rugby66x


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    Here is the thing about bigger bikes , mostly people use them for joy rides . My neighbor has a big Harley ultra but he seldom uses it . I asked him if he would or ever had used it to run to the store for a loaf of bread . He said no because it was no much trouble to take it out . Not only are bigger bikes bigger dollars , they are also bigger and more clumsy . I'm only speaking for myself here , but for running around town the Big Ruckus 250cc scooter with a large trunk , like the one I have on mine is just about perfect . With all the mods I get a consistent 51mpg and I drive it hard .
    Another thing I like about this scooter is , the fact that I don't have the constant shifting around town . That gets old and monotonous at least for me . Some guys wouldn't be caught dead on a smaller bike or scooter , but I'm 63 years old and could care less what any one thinks . All that said every bike has it's pluses and minuses , a big Harley is great on a trip , but for running around town to the grocery store or just running errands , you just can't beat a 250cc scooter or motorcycle . Gasoline could jump back to $4 or even $5 in the blink on an eye , IMO it would behoove some one to have an economic 250cc 2 wheeler . I have a bigger bike for pleasure and or taking a trip , but the Big Ruckus is my go to daily driver . After I got all the bugs out of my first Big Ruckus and I was driving it up the drive way I would think , they aren't making any more of these so I better pick up another one . To date I've owned 9 , I've flipped 3 for a nice profit and still own 6 .

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