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Old 04-01-2009, 12:30 AM   #21
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honda just came out with a new 150cc scooter.
I think it's like $4K or more though.
Or you can usually fine a Big Ruckus for that price or less which is 250cc.
The looks are subjective, but they are really user friendly.
Here's the Honda 150cc that's due to arrive in June 2009.

http://powersports.honda.com/2010/sh150i.aspx
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:38 AM   #22
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Other decent brands

Kymco and SYM are also good brands. Made in Taiwan. Decent warranties available. Good record for reliability.

Both are sold by http://www.apolloscooters.com in Houston (don't have any personal experience with this seller)

Both made bikes under contract for one or more big-4 Japanese motorcycle vendors. SYM once manufactured the
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:45 AM   #23
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I have a Zuma 50, bored to a 70, and love it. Good on road and off, big tires, great brakes, no problems with mechanicals, 80 MPG now, 100 MPG stock.

The new Zuma 125 is a sweeeeeet ride. Fuel injected, longer wheelbase, more street less dirt. If I were in the market for a new scoot it would be my top choice. Mileage is proabbyl 75+.

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Old 04-01-2009, 12:49 AM   #24
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if you use the scooter to commute around the neighborhood, it's fun and convenient but if are taking it on the highway, you might as well get the something bigger than a 250cc. Speed limit is 60-70mph depends on location but not everyone obeys speed law. You will need the power to keep up with the traffic.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:01 AM   #25
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Here's the Honda 150cc that's due to arrive in June 2009.

http://powersports.honda.com/2010/sh150i.aspx
looks like i know what swingarm/motor is gonna be swapped into my ruckus. while i am at it, i think i am going to take that front end too...
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:57 AM   #26
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A Honda ruckus goes 30mph with me on it. It's just a little 50cc motor, why don't they throw a 150 on it??
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:48 AM   #27
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A Honda ruckus goes 30mph with me on it. It's just a little 50cc motor, why don't they throw a 150 on it??
Good question. Everyone thought they would to compete with the new zuma 125. Instead they brought over a 150 that costs twice as much.

You need to get your scoot checked out. You should be able to do between 37-42 on a stock ruckus. Probably just need some fresh variator weights and a new belt.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:06 AM   #28
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i'm still trying to break the 45 mph (gps) mark on my ruckus...need to install my cdi and carb, and different weights....tom, have any polini weights left over?
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i'm still trying to break the 45 mph (gps) mark on my ruckus...need to install my cdi and carb, and different weights....tom, have any polini weights left over?

I'll check when I get home.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:51 PM   #30
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Picked out his 2009 Honda Rebel today. complete walk out (setup/freight/everything) is just over $4100. It sounded completely reasonable, just seeing if any Honda guys knew of a better deal.
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