Build Profile: Coastal Smokehouse Ruckus
We were approached by a long time customer in the winter of 2020 to transform his GY6 Ruckus into a themed Ruck for the grand opening of Coastal Smokehouse, a local steakhouse in Ocean City, MD.
This was a great opportunity to do a themed build for a new local hotspot and a great way to pull out all of our tricks on the build.
The base for the build was an already modified GY6 Ruckus that we worked on in the past. It already had all the GY6 essentials and a welded one piece rear frame, so there wasn't much that would have needed to be done to give it a "custom" edge. See below for before and after:
After - New Ruck, Who Dis!?
The frame was stripped bare and repainted a metallic flake cobalt to match the decor of the restaurant itself. We had a custom stitched logo seat made by Cheeky Seats to fully advertise the business as well as various Chrome vinyl decals cut and struck around the bike for full visibility. Check out the copper thread stitching and piping to match the paint!
The motor has stock internals but we upgraded the carb to a 30mm flat slide carb for better throttle response and paint matched a Composimo Ankle Bitter to show off the spinny parts. Peep the SFT GY6 Fatty Mount which allows the carb to have proper carb orientation for optimal performance. On this setup we also integrated the shock mount directly onto the rear frame for a sleeker look.
The highlight of the motor is the spiral "thread the needle" exhaust that we refinished for this build. Check out the laser cut dish wheel logo insert as well as the logo fan cover. We were really excited to be able to incorporate these elements into the build.
Some small details. LED stainless push buttons for starting and the full underglow LED kit. Check out the paint.
This build was very enjoyable because it allowed us unlimited creativity and the opportunity to build a themed ruck for a local hot spot. Check out the final product in the video below and don't forget to contact us for your custom Honda Ruckus builds, parts, and accessories!