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«Me, right before I left.I recently rode my new Honda Ruckus scooter over 150miles in one day and had a great time. I rode form Columbus,Ohio to Akron, Ohio on a trip home after working in Columbus for the past 5 months. This was quite an undertaking due to the fact the Ruckus tops out at about 40mph so I had to ride the back roads the entire trip. The trip took a total of 6h 10min which included stopping for lunch, gas, and to figure out where I was and where I needed to go. On the plus side the Ruckus gets 100mpg and is a blast to ride.

My inspiration for buying this scooter and making this trip comes from one person, and his name is Wan. Wan is from South Korea and in last October he came to the US to travel to entire country on a Honda Ruckus. He has since put over 17,000miles on his Ruckus and will be heading back to Korea in July. His amazing story has been fully documented on a forum dedicated to the scooter. Many members of the forum have supported him along the way, by allowing him to stay in their homes, eat their food and be tour guides to many locations across the US. A map of his journey with links to all of his posts and inspiring pictures is here Wan's Route I would recommend reading through all 160+ pages of parts 1 and 2 of this epic story. I guarantee you will be inspired by the good will of everyone evolved with his travels.

I wanted to go over a few tips I came up with during my recent travels so that if you ever make a trip like this you can be a little more prepared. My advice comes from my limited experience but I hope it can help

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Before you start a long distance scooter ride you need to at least make a few plans, and have some sort map. I have used Google directions in the past and had reasonable luck, but things didn't turn out to well for this trip. Google directions allows you to drag your route on the map which is what I need because I can only ride on certain roads but the directions only gave road names not route numbers. This is import because most road names are not shown in rural areas. I did some more research and found that yahoo maps allows you to drag the path and gives directions with route numbers.

One good tip would be to give someone else a copy of the directions. So if you get really stuck you can call them and explain where you are. I gave what I thought was one set of the directions to my Dad before I left but I actually gave him two copies of the first page of the directions and one copy of the second page. All I had was a copy of the second page and two copies of the thrid page, not very helpful.

So I had to make my own way using the GPS and the map. I remembered some of the routes but an import part of navigating in this manner is using the good'ol compass. I knew I needed to go Northeast, so if I was heading north, east, or even better northeast, I was making progress.

I tried to stay on main roads. Riding though neighborhoods and on county roads will make things more difficult then they need to be. Ride right through the center of towns and look for junction signs for the next route.

Most of the roads I took had a 55mph speed limit so I was getting passed by cars the whole time. Just watch your mirrors and pay attention when someone is approaching.
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Oct 27, 2011. 2:24 PMenicolay says:
Hey, I am planning a 1500km (aprox. 900 miles) trip in December. I've got a 2007 Yamaha BeeWee 100cc, got advices? Oh, and there will be a point in my journey where filling stations are rarely seen. Email me to to give me tips please ;)
ReplyJun 4, 2011. 10:41 AM11tillr says:
i love the idea of the ruckus, i have a drz400, but i have always wanted to find a cheap ruckus and modd it out, they look like soo much fuuuun!
ReplyAug 16, 2010. 7:18 PMstormy0314 says:
I rode my Ruckus for 40 miles one day and my butt was so sore I couldn't sit down for a week. What's the answer to a comfortable long ride?
2Jan 15, 2011. 4:50 PMCivilianX says:
A lowered seat. You can get one at Battlescooter or elsewhere on the Interwebs. Checkout
ReplyNov 19, 2010. 5:29 AMShai Gar says:
I've already got 21000 km's on mine. I've only owned it since September 2008.
ReplyMar 7, 2010. 12:46 AMspylock says:
Back in the 80s I had a moped,and I too at 16 years old would take long day trips,it for me was Freedom,it was one of the best investments Ive ever made,I logged a few thousand miles the summers of 85 and 86 and would recomend it to the young and young a heart alike.The scooters are alot more reliable and are a little faster from what I hear,only now you have to wear a helmet in VA. and we didnt back then,I think I may buy a scooter this year and do it again,its such fun.
ReplySep 6, 2009. 1:51 PMskylardewil says:
Do I spy a light- up Indiana Jones spoon? Those are the best...
ReplyAug 12, 2009. 8:53 AMstevepuk says:
I had a 125cc motorbike until recently when someone decided I wasn't going fast enough and tried to overtake me while there was an oncoming truck, he then knocked me off, wrote off the bike and injured me and my girlfriend quite badly. So another tip I would say is if some jerk behind you seems to want to get past consider pulling over. It might cost you a minute, but better that than spending months with nasty infected open wounds which you will have because you don't seem to be wearing protective clothing. So there's another tip wear protective clothing. I got a new motorbike now a 650cc, that still gets over 60mpg and my girlfriend got a new 125 that can go a bit faster than the old one and manages 110mpg!
ReplyOct 11, 2008. 4:18 AMkevlar557 says:
I have a 84 Honda Aero 125, and when it runs right, I do some good 50+ mile trips, and it gets up to about 60 mph. Only problem is, is they only made it one year in the US, and parts are impossible to find.
ReplyMar 3, 2009. 7:56 AMandygreyrider says:
Honda Aero's are used on a daily basis at present in Turkey. The Aero shares its engine with other Honda models. I have 2 Honda NX50 Caren's in England and they are known as Express SR's in the USA. Parts are readily available for all small cc Honda's, It's just knowing where to look. Try MopedArmy, MopedMayhem, CMSL in Netherlands and as a few to get you by with. The best thing about Honda's and the Chinese are now copying them, is that their models supercede each other, in other words, they change the style of the scooter but maintain the engine workings. The engine's have only been modified with removable restrictors to get them through the emission's law. I am a qualified Engineer and Motorcycle Technician; I have always found that people around the world love to share their moped, scooter and motorcycle experience's more than they do want to get involved with political and/or religious debate. It's comrarderie that we share unlike those who drive their 'tin box' auto's and hurl abuse at each other.







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