Our motto says it all: "We would like to ride in zoomer which is not easily defeated by anyone."

Members Rides Members Rides   TR Ride of the Month TR ROTM   * Ride Utility   Scoot TV Scoot TV   Support TR buy a shirt! TR Store * Login * Register
* FAQ 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message

Junior Mint
Junior Mint
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 76
Location: Silverdale, WA
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:37 am 
Thinking of either trading in the ruckus for a pcx150. Or keeping both depending if the pcx can actually keep up with 60mph traffic. I need a long distance commuter since the ruckus can only do 40. Thought of swapping the ruckus with a gy but i like the ease of maintances and reliability. Who commutes on the freeways with their pcx?


Top
 Profile  
 

Habitual Offender
Habitual Offender
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 410
Gender: Dude

Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:44 am 
Define long distance mine does fine for 5-10 stints but i get buffered but if that doesn't bother you cool I'm def fine with mine

_________________
U fatty look how skinny my tires are

Potato, well i can count to tuna fish!!!!!

SHORT BUS CREW
Image


eliticus
Helixinsteen
pcx


Top
 Profile  
 

Donkey Puncher
Donkey Puncher
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 5777
Location: So ILL 62285
Gender: Dude
Garage mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:58 am 
My Pcx 150 will do 60 plus all day long, but not sure I'd be very comfortable on a "freeway"
Some owners have reported close to 70 with a well broken in motor, but with my 240 LB size tall body poking up in the wind and only 700 miles, low 60's is all I can do on the flats.

_________________
Chucks Big Ruckus

Morphesty 400cc


Top
 Profile  
 

TR Ride of the Month!
TR Ride of the Month!
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 5336
Location: The Red Planet
Gender: Dude
Garage mechanic
2011 TR Donor
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:32 pm 
Mine tops out at 65 on the flats. It looses speed going up hills, in part because I am a bigger rider.

_________________
MiniMotorMonster 4T
MiniMotorMonster 2T
A Day in the Desert Ride


Top
 Profile  
 

Junior Mint
Junior Mint

Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 99
Gender: Not sure
The way it should be Garage mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:08 pm 
If you are highway commuting, you probably want to be able to hold highway speeds up a mild or medium hill. You probably want 250cc to do that reasonably, more if the bike or you is particularly heavy.

If you want to stay scooter, there are bigger scooters than the pcx150. Honda looks to have a ~280cc scooter called the Forza. I think there are some older models they don't make any more that are also of that displacement.

At the high end (assuming a 6-9k bike is reasonable), look at a honda silverwing, the bmw C600/C650, or possibly even the new honda CTX700 (technically a motorcycle, but you can get it with an automatic transmission - but it has a geared transmission rather than a CVT).

_________________
Red 9 build thread: viewtopic.php?f=93&t=81803


Top
 Profile  
 

Donkey Puncher
Donkey Puncher
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 5440
Location: San Diego
Gender: Not sure
Shop mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:24 pm 
real question is the pcx 150 a 150
or a 149cc

because most states you need a 150cc+ to go on freeways, or highways I get those confused
if you see this sign at the entrance
Image

then you need a 150cc+ to use that road

_________________
The Widowmaker

:chow: :LR:

Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 

Donkey Puncher
Donkey Puncher
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 5777
Location: So ILL 62285
Gender: Dude
Garage mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:13 pm 
Good point mike.

Its actually 153cc:
Does anyone know if that 150cc minimum is a state by state thing, or nationwide for the Interstate Highway system?

Quote:
Engine Type
153cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke
58.0mm x 57.9mm

Induction
PGM-FI with automatic enrichment

Ignition
Digital with electronic advance

Compression Ratio
10.6:1

_________________
Chucks Big Ruckus

Morphesty 400cc


Top
 Profile  
 

Donkey Puncher
Donkey Puncher
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 5440
Location: San Diego
Gender: Not sure
Shop mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:29 pm 
ive heard some states are 250cc minimum
but not sure which ones all I know is for my state






chucktuna wrote:
Good point mike.

Its actually 153cc:
Does anyone know if that 150cc minimum is a state by state thing, or nationwide for the Interstate Highway system?

Quote:
Engine Type
153cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke
58.0mm x 57.9mm

Induction
PGM-FI with automatic enrichment

Ignition
Digital with electronic advance

Compression Ratio
10.6:1

_________________
The Widowmaker

:chow: :LR:

Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 

Junior Mint
Junior Mint
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 76
Location: Silverdale, WA
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:51 pm 
Thanks for all the replies! Ive looked and sat on the PCX and actually like it, it fits me, my fat ass and big frame didnt even notice the "hump". I was actually looking for more of a touring/maxi scooter and was thinking of the idea of the PCX being a minimaxi where I could take it on tours thru the mountains (where its 70mph)

I might as well get a CBR250 and keep the Ruckus or get the new CBR500...


Top
 Profile  
 

Donkey Puncher
Donkey Puncher
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 5777
Location: So ILL 62285
Gender: Dude
Garage mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:48 am 
If I was looking at a new Honda scooter I'd spend the extra money and get the 300 Forza.

The only reason I ended up with a PCX150 was it was too good a deal to pass up (used).
Its quite a bit more $ than the PCX, but is much more capable of any speed road

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/forza.aspx

_________________
Chucks Big Ruckus

Morphesty 400cc


Top
 Profile  
 

Ride Game Participant
Ride Game Participant
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 834
Location: Riverside, CA
Gender: Dude

Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:45 pm 
I weigh 220. I can hold 65mph easy on the PCX. Up hills it creeps down to 60. only really steep hills will drop to 55. I freeway it all the time.

_________________
AIM: JDMCHRISDOTCOM

Image

Build Thread:
http://totalruckus.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=56803

Image Image


Top
 Profile  
 

Junior Mint
Junior Mint
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 76
Location: Silverdale, WA
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:46 pm 
Wasn't fast enough for me... Im 220 as well.
The Forza was nice too but too pricey.

I ended up trading in the ruckus for a '12 CBR250r. So far I enjoy this bike. Going to miss the ruckus community but since its still Honda, i'll be around. I can actually keep up with swapped rucks now. :)


Top
 Profile  
 

n00bie


Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 3
Gender: Dude

Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:44 pm 
Sorry for the late reply but since it seems like the Honda SH300 will never be available I've upgraded to the closest thing I could find which is a Kymco GT300 - shoot me if you must. I picked it up as an addition to an SH150 for the exact reason that others have mentioned: the SH150 is outstanding for around town and any other riding that does not require going over 55 or 60 - the gas mileage is great - I'm averaging 78 mph over all riding conditions.

However, as others have pointed out, hills and wind slow things down a lot - 5 to 10 miles sometimes.

The Kymco's fuel injection kicks in at about 30 mph and it shoots up to 70 with ease. The SH will actually probably go faster up to 30 mph from a dead stop than the Kymco, but the Kymco will blow the SH away from 40 on. Riding home from the dealership I broke 80 on the Kymco pretty easily - and then I started wondering just how well the Jesus bolts for the wheels had been tightened. That's when I brought it back down to 65 / 70.

I'm getting myself psyched up to ride 50 miles round trip to work on a 70 mph toll rode to save on time and gas on the GT. The SH will definitely save on gas going the same distance on back roads, but it will not save on time - there's no way I'd try to ride it 15+ miles at 70, but that's just me.


Top
 Profile  
 

scooTVdude
scooTVdude
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 5172
Location: FarEASTofLOSangeles
Gender: Dude
The way it should be
2011 TR Donor
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:12 pm 
Image
250cc Honda Liquid Cool Vertical Motor (No shakes/vibrates)
BEST Frontend on any Scoot!
Been riding the LA freeways for years & years (Went from LA to Sacramento on Freeway, NEVER Again)
Massive amount of seat cushion, + can ride 2 up with comfort!
Best Bang for your Buck! ie. Cheap as F_CK!

I've ridden a PCX, didn't like the seating position & it trips me out NOT to be able to see my feet.

-Honest™

_________________
.
ImageImage
2DigitRider • ЯUCKSTAR

My Ruckus is always Faster when I ride by myself
viewtopic.php?f=64&t=67517


Top
 Profile  
 

One of Us
One of Us
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 821
Location: Bellflower, CA
Gender: Dude

Offline
 Post subject: Re: Thinking a pcx150.. highway capability?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:11 pm 
Nice mike! :highfive: I love my Morph 250cc and always throw it on the freeway, but not sure about riding it to Sacramento.....my butt would be numb by the time I got there!

_________________
'05 Zuma Athena 70cc:
viewtopic.php?f=93&t=88015
'08 Morphous:
viewtopic.php?f=93&t=88013


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Check out who is online and not out riding.

Rucksters browsing this forum: No rucksters and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
 
Copyright Owners: click here to report copyright infringement

Technophobes: click here if you are having issues registering or logging in

TotalRuckus.com 2005-2015 (That’s 10 F’ing years!) - All Rights Reserved --- Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group