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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
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wellllllllll

i liked the look of the ruckus, but didnt like the performance and there was only so much you could squeeze out of the little 50cc four stroke. So I swapped a gy6 into it, i had that for about 5 months and was tired of having small problems everytime I went out to ride. so I got online and starting searching scooter parts and QUICKLY learned that minarelli two strokes (zuma motors) are exremely similar to the cases that they use for racing in Europe...so I decided I would just get a zuma motor and put it in my ruckus. Now i have the best of both worlds....looks of a ruck and then performance and parts support of the zuma


exactly what im doing with mine =D


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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
My friend just bought a ruckus and has started tearing it apart. Should be a fun comparison riding together.

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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
My personal opinion ...
There is NO COMPARISON ... it is what it is ... HISTORY !!
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My friend just bought a ruckus and has started tearing it apart. Should be a fun comparison riding together.

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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
Naturally, we're going to be biased towards the Zuma here. :)

Some people prefer the naked look of the Ruckus while others like the whole motard look of the Zuma. The Zuma looks more like a motorcycle to me and it's fun as hell to ride. And, the locking storage is great. I'm always using that.

There are a lot of Ruckus owners where I live. One thing that I've noticed about Ruckus owners is that they usually engine swap or spend an additional $1,000+ modifying their scooters. Most of them feel that their only option is getting a chinese made GY6 motor and then buying another one once the first one freezes up.

Now there's a lot of Zuma owners who want their Big Block Kits, but there are some who actually enjoy riding their stock scooters around and don't really feel the need to modify right off of the showroom floor. That's sort of what struck me about the Zumas over the Ruckus.

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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
I think with the ruckus the cylinder does not come off, so you cant really BBK as easily as the yamaha engines

that may be the reason for the gy6 swap, plus going from 50 to 150cc is a nice jump

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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
zumike, you can buy big bore kits for the ruckus, you just cant bore them as much,

i have a buddy who has tuned EVERYTHING on his stock ruckus engine (obviously not so stock anymore) but he can keep up with the gy6 all day long and keep reliability


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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
Get a Zuma, if not then a ruckus, if not, then get a Zuma
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I agree !! !!

If you don't get a ZUMA at first ... you'll get the one that you should have had, in the first place.


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Get a Zuma, if not then a ruckus, if not, then get a Zuma
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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
I just picked up my Zuma and love it. I would say Zuma to me its more balanced and more stable then anything i looked at,


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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
well at my scoot we have 2 ruckes and both very very very modded and 3 bws and the ruckes allways lose the races and are really fing loud becouse of differnt pipes . but they look wayyy better than the zumas becouse the zuma kids are allways poor lol but we allways win with our 2 stroke POWWA !

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zumike, you can buy big bore kits for the ruckus, you just cant bore them as much,

i have a buddy who has tuned EVERYTHING on his stock ruckus engine (obviously not so stock anymore) but he can keep up with the gy6 all day long and keep reliability



there is no kit that I know of
you either find a larger piston and rings
and have the engine bored out professionally

or buy a already bored entire engine for over $1000


there is no bolt on big bore like the yamaha scooters, it requires machining

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biogenetic40379 wrote:
Get a Zuma, if not then a ruckus, if not, then get a Zuma
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best of both worlds
same engine as a ruckus, ruckus rear tire, ruckus rear swingarm
but alot better styling and under seat storage
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Post Re: zuma or ruckus? or something else?
Your choices are excellent. Ruckus and zuma are really good. I have personally used them both. Rucks has been my companion for a long time. Congratulations! You have made a great choice here.

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