I finally got a Honda Ruckus on 05-11-2011! It has been awhile since I waited so patiently for something I wanted to bad but it ended up paying off big time! I purchased the Ruckus used from a guy in Sellersburg, IN and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I saw the Ruckus on Craigslist and text’d the guy to see if he still had it which he did so I headed right over to Sellersburg which is about 20 minutes from the Highlands in Louisville. When I got there I could tell that the guy had been struggling to get it started but I went ahead and took it for a test drive. Sure enough the Ruckus was missing pretty bad however I knew the engine compression was good and the rest of the Ruckus was in great shape with only 1750 miles on it. The guy was only asking $1750 and I was able to talk him down to $1625 and I could not be happier with the deal which I will try to describe below.
Some other facts about the Ruckus and everything that the guy gave me with the purchase. First off the Ruckus color is gunmetal which was only made in 2008 and I have never seen another gunmetal color Ruckus in Louisville. It also came with a ton of performance parts and tools that he just threw in with the deal! The items included were a Leo Vince exhaust ($325), a under seat bag ($100), a modified air box ($100), a new rear shock ($125), a racing coil and plug ($75), a new carburetor that is not installed yet ($225), Ruckus manual ($50), racing clutch spring ($20), upgraded variator + weights ($75), new mirrors ($35), kevlar drive belt ($35), digital tachometer ($50), 2 x carburetor jet kit ($70), variator tool ($35), various air filters ($30), and all of the original parts.
Once I got some time I reshimmed the valves in the engine and rejetted the carburetor and the Ruckus is running pretty smooth at this point! I could not be happier with my purchase. Plus Martin just got a Ruckus two days ago so the posse of Ruckus owners in the Highlands is growing pretty quickly! I think I know of 10 Honda Ruckus owners in the Highlands and 4 of them are friends of mine. We have a couple other friends outside of the Highlands all the way out to Taylorsville, KY who come and ride with us.
Other than working on the Ruckus I haven’t been doing much else but working like crazy! I could not be happier with my job to date and look forward to some of my side work slowing down so I can 100% concentrate on my new job and getting my load balancer skillz up to par with everyone else on the team which should be a challenge since we have some really smart guys on our team. It is really nice to work with a huge group of guys that are top notch at what they do!
Amy and the kids are great! Alba has been going to “school” twice a week and she loves it. Seems she is much better taking naps there than she is at home! Also Haley and Amy had a gymnastics banquet tonight and Amy got voted “Coach of the Year” which is a huge honor for her. I know she deserved it so that is really cool she got recognized for that. Also I finally got Amy a new Macbook Pro and a iPhone to boot so she is all decked out with the latest Apple products. It is nice to finally be able to get the family some of the things I have been promising them.May 22nd, 2011 by alex | No Comments »