Ruckus engine longevity

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Ruckus engine longevity

Post by Spaztech » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:17 pm

Hello All,

Can anyone offer info about the engine longevity?

I am wondering what the typical expected mileage is before an engine rebuild, such as piston rings and such.

I am new to the forum and searching for a used Ruckus. It will be my first scooter.

Thanks in advance.

- Jeff

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Re: Ruckus engine longevity

Post by Blzrmike » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:50 pm

Well, just like anything else, a Ruckus is going to last in direct proportion to how good you take care of it. If you ride it hard and neglect the maintenance, it's not going to last long at all. If you keep fresh oil and gas in it and ride reasonably moderatly, it could last many thousands of miles. 8-)
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Re: Ruckus engine longevity

Post by Dan Durston » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi Jeff,

Did you read the Ruckus page on the main site? Basically it explains why you should avoid 2003 - 2005 models.

Other than that, the Ruckus lasts a very long time. I had 20,000 miles on mine with no wear. I wouldn't be surprised if the engines are fine to 50 - 100k miles or longer. They probably don't ever really wear out like a 2-stroke would.

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