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 Post subject: Re: If you are new to the Ruckus World, Please read this.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:31 pm 
DarthEmma wrote:
Nice write up.

I'd like to suggest that you add this link under jetting:
http://battlescooter.proboards.com/thread/2685

It is timberwolf's jetting thread. It was VERY helpful to me when I learned how to jet the carb.


Thank you Emma for the addition.
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Good info bookmarked for reference.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:36 pm 
I've had my ruck for about 5 months now and I was I would've seen this post when I bought it. Thank you for the information!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:14 am 
Can anyone tell me what exactly could be the problem with my 2012 Ruckus, I just recently got this from a buddy of mine about a week ago.Which hadn't been rode since December, so acceleration wasn't as good as I thought it would be. It kind of stutters and doesn't feel like it's getting the power it once had (when I rode it when he first got it) Can anyone tell me why the scooter would be stuttering from the takeoff then once you hit about 30 it stops? I used sea foam, changed the oil and cleaned the air filter. But... it has only gotten worse. Hope to hear back from you guys. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: If you are new to the Ruckus World, Please read this.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:42 am 
You prob need to pull the carb and clean the slow jet.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:09 am 
Please do not post questions here.
Questions should not be asked here, that is what the ALL NOOBS ASK QUESTIONS HERE FIRST thread is for. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14936
But the best place to ask, is in your build thread.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:43 pm 
Wow your awesome. I just decided to read this and I'm about an hour away from cracking open my engine to replace bearings and gaskets. Fuuuuuuuuck.


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Wow your awesome. I just decided to read this and I'm about an hour away from cracking open my engine to replace bearings and gaskets. Fuuuuuuuuck.


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Then you want to check out my build thread.
There are tips and tricks mentioned when I did my rebuild.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 9:34 pm 
well, hello everyone. I cant remember the first time I saw a Ruckus but I know I have wanted one since that very first day, maybe 7 or 8 years ago..............maybe longer. I'm into hunting and off road riding ( jeeps). every once in awhile I would get on ebay or craigslist and try to find a deal on a used Ruckus. Last week was one of those weeks where the money and time sort of came together. found a 2009 with 2930 miles and the guy wouldn't budge off the $1850.00 asking price. Sooooooooooooo I called a local Honda dealer and ordered a 2014. yes, ordered, they don't even stock them since there isn't any money in the Ruckus to floor plan them. well it will be in this Thursday and I cant wait. mainly going to use it for camping, running out to the farm where I hunt, about 4 miles. Honestly, I bought it because I just want the damn lil beast. lol. I just turned 63, yes, that is not a misprint, and I'm like a little kid waiting for Christmas. I've been going through all the aftermarket parts suppliers and I am glad I found this thread. great advise, ride it, ride it and then figure out what you want vs need. any feed back on how it does on trails, running around farm land etc. ????Thanks, Jet.


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OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there is a santa claus, even if it was me..lol. just picked it up and unloaded it in the garage. rain is coming soon......maiden ride tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:09 pm 
I started buying maintenance supplies for the ruck before I read this, but it looks like I'm doing it right. I'm still tuning the rucks performance to my liking before all the stretch cosmetics come into play. Thanks for the list!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:15 pm 
this is a good write up...need gy6 one lol

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Great write up :highfive:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:20 pm 
This is a very good write-up and summary of where to start. Nice job! :highfive:
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This is my story about Ruckus tuning and jetting, and I hope it helps reassure others about the importance and benefits of getting the stock motor running strong before making other changes:
1)UNTOUCHED:
I have a 2009 Ruckus and wanted to check it's performance last month, never having tuned it up before. We ran it on a dynamometer and it was an eye-opener, only 2.5-2.6hp at best.
2)REJETTING ALONE:
The stock jetting was off, and by simply RESTRICTING the air intake a little, it made MORE power. Considering I'm in a colder climate and close to sea level, a bigger main jet would have been an improvement, but after restricting the air box intake a little, the power went up to ~2.8hp.
3)MODIFIED AIRBOX:
Not being satisfied with that, and seeing the quick gains for such little effort, I decided to open up the air box and use bigger main jets. The problem with making air box mods is that you MUST find the correct main jet sizes and fine-tune to get the full potential. Even a SLIGHT increase in air without the fuel to match will LOSE POWER. After making the air box mods and rejetting, power was now increased over the full range, and the motor was making a solid 3hp up to 25mph, and never dropped below 2.5hp running to 40mph.

See the power graphs below, stock exhaust, stock CVT drive, no other changes than below--
Blue/Black lines are stock,
Green lines are with a stock air box and fine-tuned jetting,
and Red are with air box mods after rejetting
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IDLE MIXTURE:
A tachometer can be used to find the fastest idle speed while fine-tuning the idle mixture screw. Turning the mixture screw outwards is richer, and turning inwards is leaner. The ideal idle mixture is where the idle is near it's peak ---without changing the idle speed screw---, and near 2000rpm.
Start by setting the fuel screw to ~3 turns out from closed and the idle speed near 2000rpm or a little below. Then turn inwards until the motor slows down. I suggest inwards first, because the motor will slow down more clearly turning inwards (less fuel) than outwards. After seeing the idle speed has lowered, then turn outwards until the idle speed increases and then slows again, or it might just stay flat at the higher idle speed. Between these positions, try to find the highest idle speed using ONLY the fuel screw. If you must, readjust the idle speed screw on the right side of the carb and retry the sequence.
A WORD OF WARNING: The carb clamp spacers on the intake manifold's rubber boot may prevent complete clamping and cause an air-leak. I would recommend removing the spacers and retighten the clamps to be slightly tighter than the spacers, but don't over do it.

See the idle mixture speeds graphed from an air/fuel meter with testing while using an exhaust sensor below (not on a Ruckus, but the same priciples apply)-
Red: 1/2 turn out from seated
Orange: 1 turn
Yellow: 1 1/2 turns
Green: 2 turns
Blue: 2 1/2 turns
Black: 3 turns
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And another bike, same results-
Red = 1 1/2 turns out (VERY LEAN- NEEDS MORE FUEL)
Orange = 2 turns (LEAN)
Light Green = 2 1/2 turns (SLIGHTLY LEAN)
Green = 3 turns (GOOD)
Blue = 3 1/2 turns (GOOD)

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Thanks - really appreciate it. A new person can get really lost in this site.


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