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Old 05-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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Reliability of a ruckus w/ Gy6 swap.

Seems to be a popular mod on the ruckus.
If done right what is the reliability of them in general, top seed, how are they on insurance?

College next year will only be 3 miles or so away from my apartment so I will not have use for my 600 ss. If anyone actually has one they are willing to trade with little cash on your part LMK.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:23 AM   #2
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GY6 engines are hit and miss. Despite the fact that they are "all the same" the quality of two engines from the same assembly line can be vastly different. That, coupled with the fact that most of them are very poorly maintained means that it is a crapshoot. Why not just buy a GY6 scooter rather than mod up a Ruckus? Or just buy a Ruckus, or the new Honda Grom?
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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A GY6 swap done RIGHT will run you $2k easily,if not more + the cost of the actual Ruckus.

Yes it will hit 60mph.I've seen some last serious miles and i've seen some go out quickly.The motor itself is priced cheap so not bad to replace since you can swap out your stator,harness,etc.Insurance doesn't change,they dont know that's not the stock engine on there.

IMO - If school will only be 3 miles away from you then ride it as is.The stock 50cc is rock solid if you dont mind 42ish mph.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:27 AM   #4
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