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Kaiju x Honda Tuning

Its been a few months now since the magazine feature dropped so i guess we can now show some pics from the photoshoot. We haven’t really done a full detail shot for release, but here are a few from the shoot.

Check out the link for the feature article on HondaTuning Magazine 

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Lyrical Friday + Bonus!

Something for your visual pleasure! Click on the photo for wallpaper size eyegasm.

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TGIF everyone!

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Euro Tuner

Much to our surprise the latest issue of SCTV dropped this month with our very own Kaiju Ruckus. This was a long over due shoot which we finally had time to shoot the bike mid January in Chicago. Needless to say it was damn cold outside, but the bike started up without any issues, might be a little lean but still ran like a champ! SCTV has been dropping a lot of Chicago based ruckus. Its good to see some exposure in the midwest even if it is half way across the world. Anyways I just wanted to thank SCTV for the feature and Ginash from JDMC for the spread cover shot. Click on the link to check out the magazine! ScooterCrew.TV

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Here are 2 Wallpaper shot for your desktop or laptop

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Spring is just right around the corner so will be blowing up this blog with a lot of posts again with our new projects! Till next time! los out!

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Less is More

Time to dust off the winter bug and start cracking again on the custom parts and builds. Right now is about -3 F here in Chicago which is pretty damn cold, but I wanted to come back to the CVT kit i installed on the Kaiju and actually do some weight inspection to see if there are any differences between the stock parts (bin pile) and the aftermarket kit.  We actually weighted the parts while we weighted the rollers. I might  as well find out what im putting in the bike.

Stock parts

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Stock Drive Face 115mm: 173g

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Stock Ramps 115mm : 283g

Total stock weight: 456g

Upgraded Parts

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New driveface 115mm : 141g

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New Ramps 115mm: 285g

Total weight: 426g

So from the looks of it Im saving about 30g of rotational mass in the CVT alone. I didn’t get to inspect and weight the Clutch bell housing, but I know for sure there was a lot of weight reduction on the aftermarket housing since its CNC. All of the weight  reduction being done on the CVT will help the bike rev faster creating a faster acceleration.

On another note we took the bike out in 30F weather to do a little photoshoot for a euro magazine. Here is a quick teaser and wallpaper if you need one, lol.

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Winter Mode – LoS out

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Gauge The Way

Sorry for the long delay on the blog post. This post should of been posted way before the car show, but we had some trouble with incorrect hardware when the parts got shipped to us. We are always searching for the latest and greatest tech stuff for the honda ruckus and this one is no exception! As you already know the GDLK went through a rebirth this year and went from from dope bike to just crazyness!

Last year we sourced out one of the brightest LED lighting systems for the ruckus, this year we wanted to do something with gauge. A lot of the gauges out there are just too bulky/big and the ones with all the options you need and want are sized for motorcycles. So we looked high and low and this is one of the most unique and bad ass gauges you can get for a ruckus, The Motogadget Motoscope Pro. It is one of the smallest and thinnest gauge we have ever seen, it was a hit during the show and people just drooled over the touchscreen, haha.  While custom wiring is a must, it does come with an optional bus line which those Germany just over engineered to pretty much give you any options you want, from turning signal to temperature warning system.  If you’re looking for something cutting edge and just pure awesome, look into this gauge!

This was right before the show, arriving just in time for the install. Just look at those huge 4 pot brakes on the 10 x 4 dish.

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Dual Frando MC levers in gold, to match the Jspeed grips.

Custom powdercoated Hurricane bar x R-Pro Reverse mounted plate, with the custom built bracket mount for the Motogadaget.

During the ignition the gauge will do a calibration along side a fancy startup animation.

This is what the touch screen LCD looks like when the bike is on.

Wiring guru making sure the breakout box is functioning and properly installed.

LoS will be dropping a feature on both bikes very soon,  make sure you tune back when it does. We will have more custom things to reveal!

– los out

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