The 50cc Honda Ruckus is a incredible machine. Purpose built and made to last, it is by far one of the best selling scooter of all time. Though super reliable and relatively low maintenance, in this article we will discuss some tried and trued techniques to help maximize the life and performance of the 50cc Honda Ruckus.
An alternative to GY6 swapping a Honda Ruckus is doing a big bore kit on the stock Ruckus motor. Though more rare to obtain parts, there have been 1 or 2 kits that have popped up over the years. Be warned, a Honda Ruckus Big Bore is a very DIY mod and will require modification to your cylinder head and associated parts.
What are the benefits to big boring a Stock Ruckus GET motor as opposed to just swapping it out for a 150cc? For one, you retain all of the bulletproof mechanics of the Ruckus motor (water-cooled, magnetic starter, magnetic water pump, simple valve train, etc) that makes the GET motor so reliable and effici...
We all know how slow the stock Honda Ruckus 50cc motor can be and even all the small performance mods out there for this small engine can realistically only gain you about 5-10mph in top end without significant time tuning and testing.
So what are the options out there to make your Honda Ruckus faster you may ask. There isn't really a bolt on "Big Bore" kit for the Honda Ruckus out there. The second option is a GY6 swap. This is pretty much replacing the stock Ruckus motor with a Chinese 150cc GY6 engine. It is a completely new engine with 3 times the displacement and power. It is capable of pushing your little Ruckus t...
Check out this air ride kit we pieced together for a 50cc GY6 VIP scooter. Among the air ride setup the scoot features a 80cc big bore kit, Mikuni Carb, custom paint job, LED lighting, and a 10x8 fatty rim. It also features over 50cc GY6 Fatty Conversion Kit to give it a mean stretch not seen on normal Chinese 50cc scooter.
Give me a brake...a Honda Ruckus Front Disc Brake that is. One of the biggest mods you can do to your Honda Ruckus is a front disc brake kit. The main benefit is stopping power but has the added benefit of looking cool and awesome! There are many ways to do it. The easiest is to purchase a NCY big brakes kit which includes everything you need plus a front wheel but it gets a little complex if you are looking for something a little bit more flashy or looking to piece together a kit. The basic parts you will need are disc brake style front forks, brake caliper and corresponding caliper bracket, hydraulic brake line, brake mast...
After a short delay due to rain, Rucktober 2016 went off without a hitch. The second annual event brought some awesome Rucks and (1) Grom. Awesome giveaway items were provided by Steady Garage, DROWsports, MNNTHBX, FLP Parts, and Decal Dino. Check out the pics!
232cc swapped beast took home Best Overall Ruck
The final debut of our MD themed Ruckus.
Winners of What the Ruck, Best GET, Best GY6, Best Overall Ruck.
If you weren't there last year...you need to be this year! Rucktober is the only Ruckus event at the beach featuring the coolest Honda Ruckus' and Honda Scooters. Join us Saturday October 1, 2016 in OCMD at the 14th street Beach Plaza Hotel Parking Lot at 1:00pm for Rucktober 2016!
Have a awesome build? Enter it into the Ruck show. Prizes for Best Ruck, Best GET, Best GY6, and What the Ruck (Most outrageous). Awesome show prizes, raffles, and giveaways by: FLP Parts, Steady Garage, Drowsports, Mnnthbx, Ruckhouse, and Decal Dino.
Everyone goes low, why not go high? That is exactly what shop monkey Jordo wanted when it was time to mod his Ruckus and we made no compromise when making his dream come true.
Jordo is a big guy. So we went with a 150cc GY6 swap with a custom made fatty header and Yoshi muffler. A mild 11 inch stretch not only gives this rad Ruck some stance but helps offset the engine with the wide 12x8 fatty rim. We have clocked this bad boy at 77mph with some encouragement from a performance clutch and other GY6 essential performance parts.
Breaking molds and standards is something that we always try to achieve when planning out the next shop build or project. Googlehonda ruckus modded or honda ruckus slammed...what do you see? Fatty wheels, stretch, and shiny rims. Standards in the game these days. Thats why we decided to built something different and uniqueand came up with the idea of a race themed bike. Enter the Small Fast Things Drag Bike.
Yes it not a real Honda Ruckus, but does that really matter?? Everyone and theirgrandmother are swapping chinese made 150cc motors and ripping out the core essentials that make the Ruckus a Honda so what really is left at the...