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 Post subject: Re: Did you come from a Ruckus
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:35 am 
No/Yes. Second Post in this Thread Cuz I just got a New "YW 125B". Still have my 2012 Ruckus too. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:36 pm 
I use to have a 2011 ruck, sold it about two months ago, and bought a used 09 zuma 125. I love riding it and how it looks, but like someone said before, everything is expensive and there are not a lot of options. I don't regret buying it though!

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 Post subject: Re: Did you come from a Ruckus
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:17 pm 
Came from the ruck. Had rucks and mets and loved them. Sold my gy ruck and ended up with a z125. Wasn't sure about it at first but as I rode it and looked more at aftermarket stuff I fell in love. It's way more practical than the ruck. But I miss the sea of affordable parts and the low center of gravity. So pretty much the same as most.

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 Post subject: Re: Did you come from a Ruckus
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:40 pm 
Been on a Ruck since 07-08. Gy6 swap...been there, done that, and went back to a GET. Although the speed doesn't compare, I just couldn't get over the reliability that the GET offered.

After riding a GET for another 2 years, I wanted to go fast again...I started building another Gy6 last Summer. Halfway through the build and spending a good grip of cash, I thought to myself..."Why don't I just sell everything I bought for the swap, and just put it towards a Zuma? It's quick, EFI, and it would be a reliable way for me to get to work everyday" Then BAM. I did just that, it was something different, and I have no regrets at all.

I now have 2 reliable Scooters...a slow Ruckus that starts up every single time and breaks necks every time I cruise through town...and a stretched Zuma that starts up every time and keeps up with all the cars in the Expressway and gets me to work on time. I Love both rides, it just depends where I'm going and what roads I'm taking.

But if it wasn't for the Ruckus, I probably would have never thought about picking up a Zuma. Myself and A bunch of people I ride with like to claim that the Ruck is a Gateway scooter.

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 Post subject: Re: Did you come from a Ruckus
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:17 am 
My First Small Scooter:

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My Second Larger Scooter:

Honda Ruckus 50. For some weird reason, I never took any Pics of it. I don't think I ever actually "Connected" with the Lil Ruck. It was a @#$%&* to Start, and required more Kickstarts than I care to remember, having had more miles on Trailers and Pickups (Heading to the Dealer.....), than it did on the Road by itself. I missed many a Scooter Ride with my wife, because I'd drain the Battery, just trying to get it going. Frustrating Little Booger, to say the least! I considered it my, "Hangar Queen"!

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Within a year, I had Traded the Ruckus for a Yammy Zuma 125 (Blue). When it came down to the Sales Rep telling me, "The Trade-In Value on the Ruckus is $1,800...", I asked him if he'd take a Personal Check! Then he told me it was a CREDIT for me!!! OHHHHHHHHHHHH! Was I surprised! Image

The Zuma 125 is an AWESOME machine! It's bulletproof..... you can't kill it..... it eats anything and everything..... which is why I named it, "The Beast"! It had plenty of power for anything I needed it to do, and it Started EVERY time I turned the key! It's as nimble on the road as it can be, and takes corners like it's glued to the road. Very maneuverable in City Traffic, easily zipping in and out of tight spaces.

The draw for me to the Ruckus, was its Body Style! Loved the Twin Headlights, Metal Framework, Stubby Tires, and overall Rugged look of it. Same goes for the Zuma. The Twin Headlights and Stubby Tires, with some of the Framework on the outside of the Tupperware, drew me to the Zuma, after the Ruckus bailed on me. It was a GREAT Follow-Up Scooter for me!

Between the choice of the two, Hands Down, I'd go for another Zuma 125!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:37 am 
I came from a Ruckus too. It was a get and I live kinda out in the suburbs, lots of 45-55+ mph roads. So the ruckus was almost not even driveable for me. 50cc's aren't plated in my state, and it leaves you open to police harassment with no plate. The GY6 guys especially had a hard time explaining how their 50cc was going 63mph. But you can't get a plate in the state for a ruck, so its a tight spot.

I went from a ruckus to a new gen ninja 250 which was pretty fun. Sold it to buy a car, and this winter I got an 09 zuma from a friend with lots of good mods already. I was a little nervous to get another scooter after the ruck being so horribly slow, but I really wanted to get back into it. With plenty of mods, and me weighing 150, I can reliably and easily hit gps verified 67-68mph. It has plenty of power to even potentially hop an exit on an interstate now that I have the 155 race kit from Chris. Also has under seat storage and a license plate, which makes it a lot more dd'able when its nice out. Plus the fuel injection is sooo great. Carbs suck and so does jetting. EFI is fantastic in every way (For me at least).

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:13 am 
Nice thread. Im on the fence now over this decision for many of the same reasons as others stated here.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:30 am 
Not a ruck.. but a 99 aprilia SR 50 in euro trash yellow/green. Thing would top out @ about 45 mph WOT but man it was temperamental, loud and a pain to work on so after 5 months of ownership its up for sale. While looking @ new zumas, i found the dealer had a used 2011 with 700 miles that used as a RV tender and was bought, maintained and traded in @ the same dealer. I've left it pretty much stock and went the sleeper route with a TST over-range variator, some P3 mirrors, Koso afterburner rear lights, NCY exhaust and Yamaha mini - pro taper bars and oury grips. Next effort will be to work on the handling..its really fun.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:12 pm 
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Not a ruck.. but a 99 aprilia SR 50 in euro trash yellow/green. Thing would top out @ about 45 mph WOT but man it was temperamental, loud and a pain to work on so after 5 months of ownership its up for sale. While looking @ new zumas, i found the dealer had a used 2011 with 700 miles that used as a RV tender and was bought, maintained and traded in @ the same dealer. I've left it pretty much stock and went the sleeper route with a TST over-range variator, some P3 mirrors, Koso afterburner rear lights, NCY exhaust and Yamaha mini - pro taper bars and oury grips. Next effort will be to work on the handling..its really fun.

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johnrm wrote:
Not a ruck.. but a 99 aprilia SR 50 in euro trash yellow/green. Thing would top out @ about 45 mph WOT but man it was temperamental, loud and a pain to work on so after 5 months of ownership its up for sale. While looking @ new zumas, i found the dealer had a used 2011 with 700 miles that used as a RV tender and was bought, maintained and traded in @ the same dealer. I've left it pretty much stock and went the sleeper route with a TST over-range variator, some P3 mirrors, Koso afterburner rear lights, NCY exhaust and Yamaha mini - pro taper bars and oury grips. Next effort will be to work on the handling..its really fun.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:56 am 
I have both. 07 ruck with a GET and a 09 Zuma 125. I recently got into scooters, I have been a Ducati nut for a decade though. They are collecting dust. The ruckus is a blast to tool around on and the Zuma makes for a great commuter in town.

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I came on a ruckus

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