The Honda Ruckus 150R- Ben's Scooter Upgrade

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  1. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    Figures we get 6" of snow the day I finished it. Tomorrow the roads
    Should be good to take Ben for another ride.

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  2. Mikegigabyte

    Mikegigabyte Been here awhile

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    was the jetting set up for the open filter
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  3. NachoRoto

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    I doubt I will do any freeway. The bike just isn't fast enough. And the handling is not there yet.
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  4. NachoRoto

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    No. The jetting is stock and a bit lean. I have some jets on the way.
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  5. Mikegigabyte

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    I know nothing about jetting, even though ive done it myself but never used open filters I would think you need at least a min of +5 maybe more. You may be pushing it too lean if its never been jetted. I would be careful. Plus when its cold weather its even leaner then normal

    is the filter for looks, or performance because there are ones that look like yours but covered more like a stock setup. All I know is an open filter is super loud

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  6. NachoRoto

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    Agreed. I adjusted the mixture as much as I could. The mixture screw is all the way out. And it's real close now. It might even be dead on now for the pilot. But the main still feels like it needs more. So I am not riding until the jets get here.
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  7. btcn

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    Yep running too lean is never good.

    And it should be legal for freeway now. But yes, its just not a highway bike. The scooter wasn't designed to go more than 45 MPH in the first place, and 50-55 MPH won't cut it on an interstate, even in the right lane.
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  8. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    nice
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  9. NachoRoto

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    The jets came today. But I will be away for a few days. I don't wanna rush this.
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  10. NachoRoto

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    Still going the stock Ruckus look, I put the stock heat shield on. Yes I know it's a kittle stretched. But I wanted low profile. Except for bike night. Then we go pimped. Ben has a matching red flashing collar.

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    Starting to look not so stock! Pretty cool too.
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    Great vid. One thing you may want to check is the tire pressure! It may just be the road, but it sounds like the tires may be a little low. If their low, you'll lose 5-10 MPH easily! I know on my Elite 150 it'll top out at 58 MPH with I have them at 20-25 PSI, but at 40 PSI with the zippies it'll hit 65+ MPH on GPS. It will also make a huge difference in throttle response, it'll be much better.

    Just something you may want to check. 400 pounds is also a lot of weight for a 150 cc engine, they really don't put out that much power.
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  14. NachoRoto

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    I am happy with the results. I wanted to be able to cruise at 40 with the dog. Anything more is a bonus.
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    Well its still not a bad idea to check your PSI in your tires. It will increase MPG and engine wear if you don't care for more performance. Just a tip.

    But I'm glad you got the results you wanted! It looks sweet!:clap
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    I will definitely check it out. But I do run the pressure a bit low to help the suspension. I will try normal pressures and see what happens.
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    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    My wife thinks your dog is da bomb! What a great set up!
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    Yes, try 35-40 PSI and I think you'll be impressed. It really makes a difference on these little 150 cc bikes, I mean on a car or Harley you won't feel much of a difference if any at all, but a 150 cc motor is making pretty low torque and not a lot of HP.

    Low end, pure throttle response, high end and top speed will all go up. You may be getting just the performance you want right now which is great, but I'm sure anyone would benefit from a bit better MPG, engine life and extra performance.
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  19. NachoRoto

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    Ok
    I aired up. And checked the plug.
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    I am no expert on reading plugs, but this looks rich bordering on fine. The ground strap is golden brown. The sides are black thou. But it's not white. That we know for sure. So I readjusted the the mixture in a bit and went for a spin.
    I got to 52 in a spot where I used to get 48mph. How does this plug look to you?
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    That is a kick-ass dog.
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