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    I thought some of you scooter / Big Ruckus fans might enjoy seeing this . I bought it out of an estate , it was all scratched up from banging around on the back end of one of these mega bus type RV's . I took it over to my Honda dealer in the middle of the winter to get a bid on taking it apart , and then putting it back together so I could have it re-painted . After a half hour of dickering with them , we agreed on $525.00 . They said since they were super slow they would cut me a deal . I thought about a lot of different colors and decided on black , like the blacked out Harley color . Today I finally got some time and installed a new $400 jcosta and a $400 Bitubo rear shock . Except for installing the mega trunk I had Happytrail in Idaho make for it , it's done .



    Has a lot of miles


    Just in case , no it's not for sale , this one stays in the collection .
    TheReaper!

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    WOW... just wow.

    Great steal!!
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    I had time today , like what else could I do it’s 50 degrees and it’s been raining non stop for days , so I decided to install the mega trunk .
    By the way this trunk is 4 inches deeper than our other two we presently have on my son’s BR and mine . I installed it on another BR and
    tested it out for a few days and loved it . Since it was pre-installed this went smooth and fast . I am glad I had the opportunity to grab this BR ,
    and I’m even happier to say it’s done . Carrying capacity is crazy big . Total cost of this project was $5,075 , they ran around 6K out the door when new .
    The jcosta , the Bitubo shock , the luggage carrier and the mega trunk ran about $1,400 . To do one of these the right way may seam expensive
    but 5K for this all finished out is DIRT CHEAP !

    FINISHED

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    you know, i could see myself jammin around on one of them

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    I had a local graphics company reproduce the OEM graphics in yellow for a more professional look , it made all the difference .
    It looks a lot better in person .



    TheReaper!
    Last edited by TheReaper!; 10-25-2011 at 05:44 PM.

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    Nice scoot Reaper.
    Don't mind me I just thought i'd share a scooter.
    I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
    Thomas Payne


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    OH man I did like yours till Don posted that JLo Vespa.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Nice! That is some serious trunk space

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remo View Post
    Nice! That is some serious trunk space
    It's 4 inches deeper towards the rear than my other Big Ruckus that Ive had for 3 summers now .
    This has worked out very well for me , it has allowed me to use the Big Ruckus for a good 99% of
    all my transportation needs . The problem with bikes and scooters is you can't carry much on them .
    I fixed that with these mega trunks , I built one just like it for my son and he loves his too . Below is
    the one I've been using now for 3 years , my son's is identical .

    TheReaper!


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    Thought you were talking about JLo

    Quote Originally Posted by Remo View Post
    Nice! That is some serious trunk space
    I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
    Thomas Payne


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