It is a 49cc scoot...so power is not its strong point...kinda like the RC, the Ruckus is too heavy and under powered.
The only real way to up power is an engine swap, but the famous 150cc swap puts a crappy Chinese motor in it and I don't think it is worth the money. I've thought about maybe a 110cc-125cc Honda Elite swap, but have not gone into details.
As for mine, I have an after market shock, GP exhaust, Airbox delete (Uni filter), underseat storage cage, and after market CDI. Still have stock variator, which leads me to believe I have stock roller weights (haven't taken it apart to check the weights).
My word of caution about exhaust and intake swaps is BE CAREFUL! Mine came this way, but the jetting gets a little tricky once you go away from Honda settings. So if you swap exhaust, you'll have to re-jet immediately.
I would recommend changing the CDI, roller weights (Dr Pulley sliders), and maybe variator. That should allow you to run in the low 40's without upsetting the Air/Fuel ratio.
If you do change exhaust/intake...we can talk jet sizes later.
2001 SP1 (sold)
2004 SP2 (properly stored)
2012 Ruckus (stolen)
2015 Grom (under construction)
Weyrauch pronounced (Y Rock)...Rock for short.
Last edited by weyrauchrc51; 09-03-2014 at 02:41 PM.