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neilbabyy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Rowdy 150cc Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I am new here. I was thinking about picking up a SSR Rowdy 150cc Honda Ruckus Clone. I work right next to SSR and they were going to give me a good price on one. I was thinking of using this as my DD 15 miles RT Flat Ground. Anyone have any thoughts on that. Does anyone have that Scoot with a review about it?

Also does anyone get tired of riding. I am scared I might buy this thing thinking it's going to be so great then I might not want to ride it and it will just sit there. I know the gas is great and all but...

Oh and can you ride with headphones in?

Is is safer to get a white scoot then a black one just so people can see you?

Thanks everyone in advance,


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you can ride with headphones in but it increases your risk of not noticing something around you. Same risk as driving a car with the stereo on loudly.

Can't answer about getting tired of riding - only you know the answer to that.

A white bike would be more visible at night than a black one, but most cage operators are frigging blind anyway and will hit you even if you were painted dayglo yellow and lit up like a Christmas tree.



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with Jedi. If you are afraid of it then that is bad. I also agree white will be seen better. Ive riden for 45 years, feel safer on 2 wheels than 4 but that is me. I do add lights to the rear and watch all like a hawk. Cars just do not see us in some cases. Rent a scoot take riding course and see how you feel then.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have the SSR Rowdy 150 or the Znen King Kong? I would really like to buy it asap just I want to make sure it will be reliable? The place I am buying it from is SSR and they said they service the scooters there as well. So I hope they would have parts... but has anyone bought this ride?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are plenty of parts outlets for these types of scooters. Internally, they're mostly one in the same. If you do the PDI thoroughly, & keep up with maintenance and issues as they appear, you'll have no problems with going 30miles/day. My scoot is nearing 30k miles. Which is internally the same as yours.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not certain about the availability of parts that are not engine-related. The odd body configuration may make things like cables and exhaust parts less interchangeable than with most Chinese scoots. That having been said, they are making more of these Ruckus clones, so who's to say?

I've looked on a couple of other forums and they get pretty good reviews...if you do a thorough PDI when you get it.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

neil, I have one (well, I sold it yesterday) but it was a fun bike. solid and very comfortable to ride. I had no trouble at all with it. it had a three-gallon gas tank so you could go a long way with it. it's big and heavy but it looks totally cool in black, which mine was...let me know if you get one!



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="mightbesane"]I'm not certain about the availability of parts that are not engine-related. The odd body configuration may make things like cables and exhaust parts less interchangeable than with most Chinese scoots. That having been said, they are making more of these Ruckus clones, so who's to say?

I've looked on a couple of other forums and they get pretty good reviews...if you do a thorough PDI when you get it.[/quote]

If you don't mind me asking what forum you saw it on?
And I'm kinda a newbie when it comes to scooters as this will be my first one, what is "PDI"?
I do have the some mechanical skills but I've really only worked on Cars never a scooter or motorcycle.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forget which forums I checked - I googled +"SSR Rowdy 150"+Review.

A PDI is the inspection that you perform on your scoot after it's delivered to insure that every nut and nut is tight, that all fluids have been changed out, and so forth.



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting my scooter right from SSR already built and checked. So I hope I don't have to do the PDI.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being that its mostly metal (very strong selling point imo) There shouldn't be many potential body repairs to make. The good part is if anything does break, a TIG weld should take care of it forever thereafter Wink
If it were me, I'd still give it all a once-over just to makes sure the bolts are tight & the oil's right, etc...



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

neilbabyy

FFS - check everything!!

I've just been out on mine for the first time-also built by the dealer - and like you I thought "just get on and ride"

Big mistake !! I thought "what a boneshaker"
I was going to Halfords any way so I bought a tyre pressure gauge on the offchance the pressures were a bit high
Unbelievably...front 48 psi....rear 17 psi..! I took the gauge back inside the shop- as you would but another read the same

So FFS.....CHECK EVERYTHING !


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the body panels come off pretty easily, no big surprises...changing the spark plug was uneventful, but could have been a little easier. there is virtually no storage on it, except for the tiny 'trunk' on the right rear...under the seat is the battery and that is about it...but the seat adjusts fore and aft and the passenger seat flips up to a back rest. I loved mine...



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone was telling me I should also check and adjust the valves? True? I've never done something like that.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

neilbabyy wrote:
Someone was telling me I should also check and adjust the valves? True? I've never done something like that.


If it starts easy and idles well, you needn't do that, but it's something that you should learn. One day the exhaust valve will tighten up and it will be hard starting and cut out at idle. Go to youtube and search for 'gy6 valve adjust'.



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