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Old 09-28-2011, 02:56 AM
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I'm in Japan this week and happen to meet with a friend of mine. They export everything from cars to construction equipment. I notice they also export tons of scooters like the Rukus, and a few street bikes. I've always wanted a Rukus, but I honestly don't know a lot about them other than they look cool and it would be fun to have around town.

Can you import these, and register them to make them street legal? I know this is impossible with cars, but I can't imagine what would keep them from allowing you to do this aside from EPA rules/regs.

Anyone have any good information about this?

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What's different from a USDM Ruckus and a JDM Ruckus that you would need to import one? Is it worth all the hassle for an item that you can pick up relatively cheap here in teh states?
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What's different from a USDM Ruckus and a JDM Ruckus that you would need to import one? Is it worth all the hassle for an item that you can pick up relatively cheap here in teh states?
Mainly because I already have stuff coming in from Japan in containers. Adding a few small bikes like this wouldn't be a problem. I haven't really compared the price for a used rukus in the us compared to Japan, but much of the used stuff here seems to go for a fraction of what it costs in the states. But from what I know, you're right, they should be the same.

Would I be able to get plates for a "JDM" Rukus? Or does it somehow not meet DOT standards?
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I can't answer your question but I'd import them any way. If you can't get them in whole you could always part them out if you were so inclined.
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if you can get it at a fraction of the cost of a USDM model...i wouldnt mind buying one from you LOL
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Market it as a JDM Ruckus, and the JDM kiddies will be all over your for sale ads that you'll go back for more.

Or the Mayans were right, and the ship's going to blow up with the rest of Earth. I only see 2 potential endings. :D
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JDM zoomer has pgm-fi and a 4 valve head
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JDM zoomer has pgm-fi and a 4 valve head
So maybe the problem would be that the JDM engine cannot pass EPA regs. Unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to research this since I got the idea yesterday. I've always wanted a Rukus, but no one in my area sells them used.

What do they normally go for? Maybe the best idea is to part them out?
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I can't answer your question but I'd import them any way. If you can't get them in whole you could always part them out if you were so inclined.
This may be the best option.
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I'd just buy new, they're like $2,200, put down like $500 bucks and have tiny monthly payments.
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I'd sure like to have the 4 valve head and pgm-fi for my Ruck.
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Can he import motorcylces?
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Haven't gotten a straight answer from anyone. I'm going to be speaking with customs this week about a front clip I'm importing, and I plan to ask them about scooters/motorcycles.
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I'd sure like to have the 4 valve head and pgm-fi for my Ruck.
What do they normally go for? Maybe the bikes are worth more in parts?
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If the price is right you should import them then
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Parts for a ruckus are all so small that they can be shipped fairly easily. The headlights, controls, stickers (zoomer) and such are different. I know that certain euro models have pgfi and im sure the japanese zoomers do as well. It would prob be hard to register one of them as vin numbers are different in japan as well as titles.
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thers 2 fo sale on totalruckus
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Avoid headaches just buy one in the USA
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