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 Post subject: Jonpiper 2012 ruckus "scooty" build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:38 am 
I traded around and ended up with a 2012 ruckus. I knew it had a few mods but the fella I got it from didn't really know what all it had.

1180 miles
PWJDM lowered seat base
NCY cdi
Polini variator
Polini belt
Met rollers
Uni pod filter
120 bopper
PWJDM pegs
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 Post subject: Re: Jonpiper 2012 ruckus "scooty" build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:43 am 
The night I got it it was in the low 30's but I had to ride it ..... 40mph was all it had. I was a little disappointed but I figured me being 220lbs and the cold weather was the culprit.

I was trying to figure out what weight rollers it had in it and I discovered the polini belt and variator. It had 6g rollers in it so after digging around on here I ordered a set of 5g sliders to try out.

The acceleration increased and the top speed went up to 42-43.

I noticed the belt had been slapping the case so I ordered a gates Kevlar and a tach.


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 Post subject: Re: Jonpiper 2012 ruckus "scooty" build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:21 am 
That speed is respectable. Considering you haven't tuned it and it's cold. The weather had alot to do with it. I'm 260 and I got around 45 on my GET. Keep tinkering!

btw, I don't know how accurate the stock speedo is. I read that it's not perfect. You might want to try a MPH app on your phone w/ GPS and see if it's the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Jonpiper 2012 ruckus "scooty" build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:52 am 
lilpinny wrote:
That speed is respectable. Considering you haven't tuned it and it's cold. The weather had alot to do with it. I'm 260 and I got around 45 on my GET. Keep tinkering!

btw, I don't know how accurate the stock speedo is. I read that it's not perfect. You might want to try a MPH app on your phone w/ GPS and see if it's the same.



Thanks for the reply.

I had a speedometer app downloaded for another project and I used that. To be fair that was a mix of small hills and only an 1/8 mile or so of flat road. When I do more serious changes I'll go to a flatter piece or real estate.


Last weekend we had a freak warm day and it ran really well .... the mph was up to 45 on the same loop .... indecided to clean the carb and make sure I knew what jets was in it. The carb was clean as a whistle and I found a 35 pilot and 75 main , i believe that's stock so I ordered a jet kit.


If the weather cooperates I'll be tinkering with it some this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Jonpiper 2012 ruckus "scooty" build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:00 pm 
also try changing the oil, try the new weights and maybe a new belt. All that stuff that wears will eventually start slowing you down as it wears.

I think you can also go bigger and that main jet too... Just keep going up in size until it starts to sputter at full throttle, then go back down one (82 or 85). If the 35 is working for you, keep it. If you have the airbox pulled you could try a 38.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:38 pm 
Got home and my new belt and jet kit was in the mail ....

Ran the best with the 80 main jet.

After riding a little while I swapped to the gates belt and it slowed acceleration and top speed. I'm taking in consideration the belt break in but I ran out of time and I'm going at it blind until my tach gets here.


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 Post subject: Re: Jonpiper 2012 ruckus "scooty" build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:21 pm 
Belt break-in is a killer- but it happens.

Give it 100 miles until you do any other mods.

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