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1356 actual miles in pristine condition . Totally stock except for a carb re-jet . Very rare less than 2500 in the world . $4,500

See silver one in the back ground #3 on the right in pic .


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how is it that you have 5 of these in one picture? I can't remember the last time I actually saw one. Too bad they did not keep making them.
 

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how is it that you have 5 of these in one picture? I can't remember the last time I actually saw one. Too bad they did not keep making them.

Actually I've owned 15 of them in total . About 4 years ago I bought one for myself , then my son drove mine and liked it so I bought him one too . Then I got to thinking that they weren't making them any more , and maybe I should buy a couple extra in case some thing happened to one of ours . At the time the economy was pretty bad so I was able to buy more at some pretty reasonable prices . So I did and as the deals kept coming I kept buying for the simple reason I knew that eventually the super low mileage ones were going to go up in value . Eventually came sooner than I expected and I began selling them as fast as I could find them . Fast forward to now and that window of opportunity is gone , the prices went up so much that it's hard if not impossible to make money on them . I'm going to sell 2 more and then that's it I'll be out of the Big Ruckus business . To date I've owned 15 and I've sold 10 , I'm going to keep 3 for family use and sell 2 more . At this point I'll just break even on the last few sold but it was a good run while it lasted . They pretty much have a cult following now , and eventually they will go up in price even more .

In Japan a pristine low mileage Big Ruckus is selling for 10 to 11K in U.S. dollar equivalents . That is nearly double what they sold for at the dealer in 05 and 06 . I only deal in super low mileage units then I restore them to showroom condition . Every thing with the slightest imperfection is replaced , carb are re-jetted with the proper jets and I carried a full line of accessories for them . I sold one recently fully farkeled to a trust fund dude in Manhattan for nearly 8K , and that was after he bought a museum quality 1985 Honda Elite 250 from me . Then he wanted to start sending me bikes he was buying for his collection to restore . The guy was impressed with my bikes and wanted me to start doing his restorations . I had a heck of a time trying to explain to him that I wasn't in the restoration business . He thought because he could write the checks I could do the magic as he called it . I'm glad in a way it's coming to a close , I could see it was leading me some where I didn't want to go , and that is back in a business .

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I remember seeing one on the road in winter while it was snowing and thinking to myself, "NICE". an off road scooter!!

I've always liked the way the Yellow Big Ruckus looked. Like an off road battle scooter made by Dewalt. By the time I did consider getting one, they were no longer made.

I may have to do some thinking now, they look very nice.
 

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I remember seeing one on the road in winter while it was snowing and thinking to myself, "NICE". an off road scooter!!

I've always liked the way the Yellow Big Ruckus looked. Like an off road battle scooter made by Dewalt. By the time I did consider getting one, they were no longer made.

I may have to do some thinking now, they look very nice.
If you can find one in nice shape reasonably priced buy it , if you keep it nice you won't have to worry about losing money on it . Right now prices are down on all 2 wheelers and power sports in general . A nice one bought right should maintain or even go up in value .

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Sold another one today to a gentleman from Akron Ohio , now there is only one left to sell . One of the silver ones in the back ground in the pic . That's 2 Big Ruckus scooters sold in the last dozen days . I didn't get any calls for about 2 months and now all of a sudden buyers a coming out it droves . :dontknow:

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