3/30/17 UPDATE: A few weeks ago I was in the process of retuning the Sheng Wey carb. I bought a rebuild kit and wanted to see if I could make it work. I began experiencing problems, totally lost compression and the began sounding and smoking somewhat like a diesel. I ended up getting a used engine from eBay, did the swap, the engine sounded good but was I was only getting about 38-40 mph where I was getting 45+ before with (what I thought) was the same set up and tires. After further inspection, I determined that the head on the original engine was actually ported and the piston was not stock. After some measuring, calling the 3 previous owners of the bike, it looks like the 58.1cc kit from MX Performance (could be wrong.)
Unfortunately, the previous 2 owners werent aware of the big bore modification, therefore, general maintenance was neglected. Even I changed the oil when I bought it and didnt check it again since October since I figured it couldnt have changed much in 4 months. The oil level was very low (the chanito piston burns oil from my research, right?) which would explain why it was low and why the piston failed.
Anyway now I'm just tuning the stock GET and trying to go as fast as it'll go with the ported head.
I recently purchased an 07 Ruckus and just joined the forum. I thought I would start a build thread to chronicle the journey with this thing. Im just going for reliability, I dont have plans for a GY6 or a Big Bore build. Im fine having a slow ruck
When I bought it the previous owner(s) had installed:
-NCY lowered seat frame
-NCY handlebar mount
-Sheng Wey PC20 carb and throttle cable
-Unknown air filter
-Unknown fuel tank cover painted with truck bed liner
-NCY Kickstand (BROKE!)
Since I bought it in August I have installed:
-Polini Hi-Speed variator with Dr. Pulley 6g slider weights
-Gates Powerlink belt
-Met fuel sender
-Stage6 Fuel gauge
-DIY shortened turn signals
-Stock Carb swap from PC20
-35 slow jet/82 main jet
-KKmoon foot pegs
-Stock center stand
I also have a Yamaha Vino 2 stroke which is how I got started with scooters so I am new to the Ruckus and 4 strokes in general. I am looking forward to learning more about this bike and contributing in the future.
p.s. any Mighty Car Mods fans on here?