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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:30 am 
Hey guys,

New to the forum and new to the Ruckus platform. Over the weekend I acquired a 2012 Honda Ruckus. The older gentleman who sold it to me stated that sometimes it will all of a sudden bog down and feel like its only running on the slow jet. Even when you give it gas it just bogs. I was out riding it this weekend and noticed the issue. It is exactly as he stated. Runs OK then goes to idle speeds and bogs when you gas it. The strange thing is if I turn the key off then back on it runs fine until it bogs again. I included a YT link of the issue. Can someone give me some guidance?

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Ruckus randomly bogging
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:09 am 
I would make sure the fuel pump is pumping enough fuel through the carb. You can check this my pulling off the fuel line from the right side of the carb and turning the key to the ON position. Fuel should flow out of. If youre getting drips then you may need a new pump. Also make sure the carb is clean. pull it off and clean inside especially the jets. I had a ruckus that would bog down like that and left my girlfriend stranded it wouldnt start back up until it sat for a day then would run then bog after being at idle. I replaced the fuel pump and it runs great. Just check the flow that would be a good place to start.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:38 pm 
Does the temp light come on sounds like limp mode to me head gasket, thermostat.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:10 pm 
No temp light or any other warning signs...


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 Post subject: Re: Stock Ruckus randomly bogging
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:04 am 
Check the pump. I had the exact same issues.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:18 am 
jordandenmark1 wrote:
Check the pump. I hate the exact same issues.


it would piss me of too.... :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:36 am 
i bet its the jets

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Ruckus randomly bogging
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:52 pm 
st8 h8n wrote:
i bet its the jets

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Ruckus randomly bogging
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:11 pm 
Give it a good clean

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Ruckus randomly bogging
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:58 pm 
So I finally got around to troubleshooting the bogging issue. I pulled the carb and took the jets out. Jets are 35/75. Cleaned the jets however they looked fine. No gumming in the jets or in the carb. I pulled the spark plug and figured I would upload the the pics of it. Im sure someone here can tell a lot from the plug color. On thing I did notice was the spark plug was super easy the take out all most just a hair shy of hand tight.

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