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Old 06-06-2011, 09:42 PM
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i really wanted a ruckus but for 500 bucks more you get fuel injection, 60cc more engine, storage, and a 2nd seat.....

anyone have one? impressions? mods?
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hopped on a ruckus today for the 1st time and saw it side-by-side with the elite..... i like the ruckus more. i hit 40 on the ruckus but it took some time getting up past 30.

the ruckus is a new 2010 model that they're trying to clear out for the newer 2011 model. it's listed at $2,100 now. is that a good deal or is there still some overhead that they can come down on? some people are getting new elite 110's online for $2,300..... it makes me wonder if they can bring the ruckus down to $1,700 or $1,800
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the ruckus is a new 2010 model that they're trying to clear out for the newer 2011 model. it's listed at $2,100 now. is that a good deal or is there still some overhead that they can come down on?
Not when you can step up to an '05- '08ish Ninja 250 for about the same price...
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Not when you can step up to an '05- '08ish Ninja 250 for about the same price...
i ended up getting an 07 ruckus for 1k and i've been averaging about 90 mpg.

i like the new ninja 250's but the older body doesn't do it for me. plus i like staying with the hondas. scooters are getting more popular around here..... maybe it's just cuz i'm noticing them more though.

i've looked into the kawasaki 250 vs honda 250. i got a scooter cuz of gas prices and cuz there fun. bike's are fun but you start going into leisure instead of functionality with eating more gas, needing a different license, and the insurance being in an entirely different bracket.

the new kawi still looks better but i'd take the fuel injected honda 250r in black also. what i really want to work up to someday when my driving record cleans up and i get out of the most expensive to insure age bracket, i want an 07 cbr1000rr.
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Originally Posted by Loco Honkey! View Post
Not when you can step up to an '05- '08ish Ninja 250 for about the same price...
Not everybody wants a motorcycle. Especially a used ninja.

I'm probably going to be picking up a new Elite this weekend to replace my '87 Elite.
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Not everybody wants a motorcycle. Especially a used ninja.

I'm probably going to be picking up a new Elite this weekend to replace my '87 Elite.
are you planning on modding it at all?
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No. it's my belief that if you need to modify a scooter, you should have gotten a more powerful one to start out with, or even a small motorcycle instead.
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Rucks are better
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Welcome!! Glad to have ya!
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Rucks are for ricers
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K&N makes a drop in filter for the Elite, I will probably get one. I'm not expecting much though.
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K&N makes a drop in filter for the Elite, I will probably get one. I'm not expecting much though.
you should try doing a cone filter mod and delete the airbox. on the off chance that that doesn't give any performance increase (it definitely should), it will still sound a lot better.
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I don't do cone filters anymore. One thing I like about this scooter is how quiet it is.

I am trying to get ahold of a scooter parts guy from Taiwan about getting an ECU from the Honda Lead 110. I don't even know if it's a good idea or not yet. Hopefully he will chime in soon.
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I don't do cone filters anymore. One thing I like about this scooter is how quiet it is.

I am trying to get ahold of a scooter parts guy from Taiwan about getting an ECU from the Honda Lead 110. I don't even know if it's a good idea or not yet. Hopefully he will chime in soon.
is there any difference?
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Originally Posted by nsk crx View Post
is there any difference?
Yes. The filter I am getting is a replacement for the stock filter, and goes in the stock airbox. When you do a cone filter, you usually get rid of the stock airbox. Might not be so bad for a fuel injected bike, but it usually throws off a carbureated bike and you have to readjust the carb.
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Yes. The filter I am getting is a replacement for the stock filter, and goes in the stock airbox. When you do a cone filter, you usually get rid of the stock airbox. Might not be so bad for a fuel injected bike, but it usually throws off a carbureated bike and you have to readjust the carb.
i meant in the ECU.
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There is a rumor the non US ECU doesn't have a speed limiter, but it is just a rumor so far.
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if you get the chance, check the variator. some of the older elites were restricted by keeping the weights from being able to move past a certain point outward keeping top speeds down.
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Nope, not going to touch it, lol. After owning a modified 2T Zuma, I'm done with transmission tuning.
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I just ordered and received a CDI from a Honda Lead European model and put it in my 2010 Honda elite and it made NO difference.
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There is a rumor the non US ECU doesn't have a speed limiter, but it is just a rumor so far.
I put a Honda lead CDI In a 2010 Elite, zero difference if anything it went a few miles an hour slower.
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I know this last post was from a short while ago, but I just got a 2010 elite 110 at the beginning of last summer and love everything about it. Except top speed (don't get me wrong, I'm looking for about a 5 mph increase). I feel the bike can go faster, but it is restricted even when going down hill when there is something holding it back. Has anyone found a "fix" for this yet? I was looking into the magnum revolution pro kit for $174.99 but with the lack of details I am quite unsure. It seems like this scoot is speed restricted as well as RPM restricted. I do not want to buy a new scooter as I really like this one. The 2010 SH150i looked great but financially right now a couple hundred bucks would appeal to me much more.
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