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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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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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Clutch Win

With the Kaiju broken in we did the final upgrade before the winter in prep for the future, we wanted to do an overhaul on the transmission. So many different types of variator and clutches for the gy6 its pretty much limitless of combination. We wanted to make sure that we have enough grip even if do a Big Bore upgrade later on, so we looked into all types of clutches from the standard “racing clutch” to a more sophisticated multi-adjustable clutch system. The end result was the Koso Delta Clutch System paired with the Koso CNC racing Clutch Bell.

The Koso has adjustable weights on top of the swappable spring rates. The weights help the clutch spin engage faster and hold longer to prevent slippage after long and repetitive  engagement. Matching it with the Koso CNC Bell will help reduce rotational weight and keep the clutch cooler due to bigger ventilation.  The weight reduction is huge with 50% less weight than stock.

Now that we picked out the Clutch system, we wanted also looked into the variator kit. We picked up a Motorio  dual ramp system.  The theory goes that using different weights and different ramp angle will help increase acceleration and boost top speed at the same time with no cons (sounds too good to be true) . Will see how true this actually is and report back once we get more riding time with the new setup. As for the kit it came with 115mm variator, boss, Drive face, 3 sets of weights.

We installed 9g and 12.5g, (the stock system had a 12.75g setup after averaging  out all 6 weights)

For the clutch removal and install we used a 1-1/2″ socket to remove the clutch nut.

Take a look at the stock vs. koso

Back on the bike

We are also using the longer Gates belt 842x20x30. Time to test and tune! Will report back on the outcome of this variator kit, for my initial testing after the clutch has broken in, the bike seems to rev a lot faster now since it has less rotational mass and the acceleration from 30-50 is much quicker and very noticeable , will be doing top speed test soon now that LSD is fixed.  Stay tuned..  – LoS

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Automass Rd.2

Waking up super early for Automass was not something I was looking for, but Rd.2 brought out some of the hottest cars and latest builds which made it worth it in the end. Check out the snaps we took during the show!

Mass appeal @ Automass Rd.2

 

Los x Fizz

 

Jimmy’s White Knight, all the dudes loved his bike!

 

Sonny’s bike was a crowd hit with the wireless sound system blasting!

 

Fizz’s fully decked JP Fuga was laid out for everyone to see

 

One of the reason why we are called LoS.

 

Christian’s STI is always a show stopper and LoS’s support vehicle

 

This guy is drooling over Jakab’s RB26 240

 

 

Swapt brought out some dope bikes at the show

 

Random Dude: DaYUM! is that really a Top Secret Honda Ruckus?!?!

 

Jeff’s Bike, Congrats for winning #1st place scooter

 

 

 

Morris rocking the OG Akin hat and selling some Eq Unit Bags.

 

JDM Chicago is always selling the hot soft goods. When are going to do a LOS x JDMC collabo? hahaha. Is that girl from the show “The Office”

 

Sonny: “Protecting the Russian sky”

 

 

Well that about wraps up the show event this year for losgarage, till next year! laters!

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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.

(disregard the blurry wiring intern in the background)

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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Breaking Bad

Its been long awaited and with multiple revisions I can finally say that the Kaiju bike has a complete exhaust system! Thanks to Kevin from Standard Function for hooking me up with one of the most unique exhaust systems. Fully modified exhaust system to mimic the R6, with a low profile and sleek look to create that GP inspired design. We used a Akrapovic GP Megaphone Ti System, which was modified to fit the Ruckus and a custom Big Bore Header to keep the right amount of back pressure on the 170cc motor. Finally, SF polished the exhaust system to give a more bling effect, but I can already see the Ti change color after a quick 5 min test run around the block.





Not only that, but we also installed a custom Fuel Tank Cover. Which use to be a Daytona SS Cover is now a black wood grain cover with Rat-Koubou gas cap. Make sure you take your shoes off before you ride the bike. LOL

btw did you guys notice the fuel pump system? hehe.

TGIF – los

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