Who is Spec Cycles, Inc?
Owned by a former Motorcycle dealership owner, a technician, and an old timer. Spec Cycles Inc. was formed to help us after we got out of the business to get products at wholesale cost for our habit of collecting motorcycles, scooters and cars. After seeing our friends spend hundreds on parts we decided to get back in the game and start helping our fellow enthusiast.
What Happened to the item that was here?
We are not a virtual company with a virtual wholesaler's warehouse. Our deals are passes on to you because we buy in quantities and if you see it we have it at OUR location not at the DEALERS warehouse. If the product you saw here last month, last week, or yesterday is not here anymore it's because we sold out. We get new products everyday if you would like us to carry something contact us via email.
What is your Shipping Policy?
Our turn around time is usually less than 24 hours. Most packages ship USPS or UPS with a few exceptions for larger items. Once your order has been shipped you will be emailed with a tracking or delivery confirmation number. Its not uncommon to receive your order within 2-5 business days.
Who is The Ruck Shop?
The Ruck Shop is owned wholly by Spec Cycles, Inc. Spec Cycles, Inc has decided to rename its scooter division to The Ruck Shop and has moved its scooter parts and facility to 35320 SR 54, Zephyrhills, Florida 33541, allowing Spec cycles, inc to concentrate on vintage restorations along with keeping cycle and scooter parts separate.
What do I need to get my Ruckus to go 50+ MPH?
We get this question asked all the time. While every Ruckus is different and everyone weighs different. This is what we can recommend.
We have seen some people get 50-58MPH with stock internals and NO head work with these items.
Items are listed in most important first.
1. Aftermarket Variator and Slider Weights or roller weights
ex. Scooter Ninja or Polini Hi-Speed Variator w/ Dr. Pulley Sliders 5-7 grams depending on riders weight or mix 4 and 6 rollers. No true combination.
2. Aftermarket CDI (Eliminates Rev limiter)
ex. NCY Zoomer/Ruckus CDI or Posh CDI will eliminate your rev limiter. This product will require you to do some basic wiring.
3. NGK Iridium Spark plug
4. Performance Exhaust, Aftermarket Air cleaners and bigger Main jets.
This is a big one and we recommend you do it all at once so you only have to mess with the jets once. The stock air box is engineered for perfection, but it's ugly and has too much parts. If you decide to remove you will need to re-jet your carburetor. There are many aftermarket air filters and exhaust out there each one will effect your jetting differently. There is NO PLUG AND PLAY JET SIZE. We recommend you getting an 80, 82 and 85 jet and you may need a 38 Idle/secondary jet. Start with a 80 and go from there. How do you jet your carb. See other questions.
5. NCY Direct ignition. We have seen gain of 2 MPH on our ruckus with this part.
6. NEW belt.
ex. Daytona, Polini or just a new stock belt. The aftermarket belts are hard to keep in stock. Remember your belt is moving when the scooter is at idle. This part is often over looked. We have seen scooter gain 5 MPH just by replace their old belt that has 3000 miles on it.
7. NEW OIL Change your oil careful not to overfill.
**REMEMBER WEIGHTS AND BELTS are a wearable item these need to be replaced every so often.
How to I jet my Carburetor?
Google. "Changing jets in honda ruckus" There are lots of articles covering this subject with pictures.
To get a good reading on your spark plug when changing jets you should run bike for 10 minutes first. Install a NEW spark plug. Take scooter for a ride preferably on a empty street. Cruise at your top speed for 2 minutes, turn off scooter and coast off road safely. DO NOT slow down and allow scooter to idle this will load up the plug.
You are riding 40 MPH or more., Turn off ignition, apply brakes and coast off to the side. Remove spark plug while hot. If your plug is BLACKISH you are running too rich and need to either adjust or air/mixture screw or go to a lower jet size. If your plug is looks white then you are running LEAN and you would do the opposite, increase fuel mixture or move to a larger jet. You should have a brownish plug if your scooter is jetted correctly.