Forums
 FAQHelp  LinksLinks    SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

NEW ROUGHHOUSE OWNER!!! WOOO-HOOOO!!!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forums » Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion Previous topic :: Next topic  
Author Message
COYOTE102076
Member


Joined: 30 Jan 2015
Posts: 40


PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:21 pm    Post subject: NEW ROUGHHOUSE OWNER!!! WOOO-HOOOO!!! Reply with quote

I am one of those guys that is very particular about what I own.
My cars are a 2005 Volvo XC90 that just turned 77k mi. and as
recommended in the owners manual, just last week I spent the
$814 to get the water pump, timing belt, serpentine belt & hoses
all changed, along with the oil change using Mobil 1 full synthetic oil.
( I am a sticker for over maintaining things! lol )
My other car is a 2004 Mercedes S500 that just clicked past 120k and
still looks near showroom new. And after the tweaks that I had done to it will eat a stock 2007 Mustang GT for lunch from 0 to 140 mph! Very Happy
NOW, I say all that not, repeat NOT as a "look what I have" thing,
I say it as a WHY I have what I do.
You see, I believe that most things mechanical, you really DO get what you pay for. I like WELL BUILT tough as nails things.
I spent the better part of every moment of my free time reading reviews and watching YouTube on scooters. The only China scooter I looked into
was the KYMKO Agility 50.
Was looking HARD at a Honda Ruckus. But $3200, FOR SO LITTLE! :-/
Looked then at the Yamaha Zuma 50. Not bad, but still flawed. And I found one for $2600. The KIMKO was $1500 iirc, but was a 3 hour (one way!)
drive to go look at it.
Up until 2 weeks ago, I had never even heard of Genuine.
I am not a "scooter buff", so I did know very little about scooters except
my own past experience with 3 I had growing up.
In chronological order, I have owned a Suzuki 50, a Honda Express 50, and a Yamaha Razz 50. The last one I owned was sold more than 23 years ago. I was 15, weeks away from 16, had just been given my first car (A 1984 Ford Tempo) and sold the little Razz for $300 to buy a booming stereo system for my car. Very Happy
As time went by, I bought other bikes. My last one that I sold about a month ago was a Suzuki DR125 Dual Sport. ( I do have a full motorcycle license)
So along comes an ad in the paper from a dealer about 45 min away advertising Genuine Scooters. Hmmmmmmmm.
So I dug. And studied. And Learned. And LIKED everything I read / watched. These really are the "unsung hero's" of the scooter world. But not for long! I see the sales have nearly doubled over the last year. (2 years???)
I like to buy QUALITY items. Things that are worth owning, and can be proud to own. I will admit, for about 3 hours, I watched YouTube vids of those cheap CHEAP Chinese Tao Tao scooters. There is a dealer for them literally FIVE MINIUTS from my home. lol
But very poor quality. GOOD engines. The GY6 IS a GOOD engine.
But the rest of the bikes are junk IMO.
So, today I went, drove, and fell in love with the Roughhouse 50.
It was a demo unit, was already derestricted!!!!!! WOOO HOOOO!!! Very Happy
Has 89 miles on it. 3 of them mine from the test drive.
And here is the AMAZING PART!!!! I paid EXACTLY $1,788.17 total out the door! That is KYMCO territory there!!!! Very Happy
Bike was $1599!!! , Taxes, title fee, and license plate was $189.17.
AND I got a free helmet too. (May come with all new scooters, not sure)
I seen them advertised with an MSRP of $1,999.00
So I feel like I really did get a good deal on it.
I would have purchased the orange 50cc Buddy as well (also was $1599) for my wife as well, but with her scoliosis the seat angle and cramped floorboard bothered her. She LOVED the Stella, but it was 125cc and she has no motorcycle license and has no desire to get one. So we are still hunting for a 50cc for her to ride as well.
One last thing and I will shut up, I am 5' 11" and a light 170 lbs.
And this derestricted 50CC hit 50MPH! 0_0 WOW
If someone did not know better, you would swear it was a 80cc or better!
Very Happy

THANKS to all you who have put in past reviews on your Roughhouse.
Your reviews made for some good reading, and went a long way to helping me decide to join the Genuine bandwagon! Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
theemptythrone
Member


Joined: 27 Feb 2013
Posts: 234
Location: Spokane,WA
hooligan 170i, 2002 yamaha vino 50

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the club
_________________
scoots greazy v MCgilacuddy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
agrogod
Member


Joined: 19 Jul 2010
Posts: 1166
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
'09 Genuine Roughhouse 50

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow what a lengthy and thought out dissertation on why you came to own an RH50. With the addition of one more rider to the fold, WELCOME.

I think you will come to love your new acquisition as much as the rest of do. You have also come into ownership at a good time as there are several add-on mods that have been released for the RH. That being said, do you have any plans for modding? There are enough of us now that have been down several paths to accomplish this and would be more than happy to pass along our knowledge to help you out, if you go down that path.

Ride safe.

_________________
"When your mouth is yapping your arms stop flapping, get to work" - a quote from my father R.I.P..
always start with the simple, it may end up costing you little to nothing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
KooK
Member


Joined: 28 Nov 2014
Posts: 139
Location: New Orleans
'15 Rough House

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got mine 2 weeks ago. still learning it, but it is fun to ride.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
COYOTE102076
Member


Joined: 30 Jan 2015
Posts: 40


PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agrogod wrote:
..................do you have any plans for modding?.................


Well, since you asked. Yes. Very Happy

WHAT exactly I am not sure. I am fine with it's top speed, but would like just a bit more acceleration off the line. Better exhaust maybe???
And a windshield. But not a clear one. I want a dark / tinted one.
I guess I could take a clear one to the custom automobile shop down
the road and have them add tint to it. --shrugs--

Would also like to change the turn signals out to better looking LED lights.
As well as a LED brake light. I have to sadly admit, although I feel they are junk, a LOT of those Chinese bikes LOOKED AWESOME. :-/ (My fav in pic below)


Would like to find a softer riding rear shock. This thing is STIFF!!!
MAYBE softer front shocks if not too complicated to change out.

Summary: Exhaust, windshield, LED lights, shock(s), acceleration.
I may should have paid the extra $$$ and got the 170i Hooligan.
Oh well, that can be my "next scooter" Very Happy

Need to know what the best 2 cycle oil to run in these is. Money is no object. What is the BEST to buy? Right now it has Valvoline outboard oil :-/ Smokes like a diesel truck! That can't be good.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
KooK
Member


Joined: 28 Nov 2014
Posts: 139
Location: New Orleans
'15 Rough House

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can attest to the rear shock. I weigh in at 225lbs. And last. Night I was testing it on the ride home. I am at the limit, if not past the limit. as it is damn near bottomed out. Need a better, possibly longer travel rear shock. I have a few upgrades in mind. But love it so far. Driving through the French quarter on a scooter is nice!

Last edited by KooK on Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:35 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
B02S4
Member


Joined: 22 Apr 2009
Posts: 508

Rattler 106

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

COYOTE102076 wrote:
...what the best 2 cycle oil to run...


Oil threads are a slippery slope Razz
Really, any full-synth injector rated oil will be OK.
The above said, you can't go wrong with http://www.belray.com/bel-ray-si-7-synthetic-2t-engine-oil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
COYOTE102076
Member


Joined: 30 Jan 2015
Posts: 40


PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! They sell Belray at the Harley Davidson dealership about 30 min. from my house. So next time I am over that way in a couple of weeks I will pick up several bottles.

Yet another question: How many tanks of gas does one usually get
before the oil tank has to be refilled? Or an easier way to ask,
how many miles should a tank of oil go?
the oil reservoir tank is tiny.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Stinkdyr
Member


Joined: 24 Oct 2011
Posts: 124
Location: Boston
RH50

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will get about 500 miles per tank of oil.
Or erl, as they pronounce it in TN!

Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
COYOTE102076
Member


Joined: 30 Jan 2015
Posts: 40


PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, "erl" is spot on! hahahaha!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
agrogod
Member


Joined: 19 Jul 2010
Posts: 1166
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
'09 Genuine Roughhouse 50

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Faster off the line acceleration is an easy one. Go with 6 - 6.5 gram rollers or sliders. Also the rear shock is adjustable, at least it is on my 2009 model.
_________________
"When your mouth is yapping your arms stop flapping, get to work" - a quote from my father R.I.P..
always start with the simple, it may end up costing you little to nothing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Yalzin
Member


Joined: 03 Apr 2014
Posts: 239
Location: Oakland, CA
2013 Stella "Donna Stella"

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to go LED turn signals, consider the new LED Turn Signals as seen on the Hooligan/RH50 Titanium.

There is also an integrated Tail Light/Turn Signal unit you can put on your RH50 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smoke-LED-Tail-Light-Turn-Signals-for-2003-2008-Yamaha-YZF-R6-03-05-R6S-06-08-/111075220735) - my boss had this on his for a while.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
COYOTE102076
Member


Joined: 30 Jan 2015
Posts: 40


PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yalzin wrote:
If you want to go LED turn signals, consider the new LED Turn Signals as seen on the Hooligan/RH50 Titanium.
.


Thanks for the reply. I noticed those shortly after I made the original
post. Truth be told, the Titanium model offers a better bike for the
money I think. Had mine not been a demo unit at reduced price,
I would have gone that route most likely. Although after last nights
( COLD!!! ) ride, I am already feeling the want for more top end speed. :-/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forums » Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion Previous topic :: Next topic  Time: GMT

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

  Scootergear designed by riders for riders


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
All Content Copyright 2007-2011 by Modern Buddy. All Rights Reserved.