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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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LoS garage x JDM Chicago collabo

This one has been on the dl since December. JDM Chicago finally dropped the new online store with the latest soft goods and accessories. Ginash was nice enough to use one of our bikes as props during the shoot. We always want to show support to our locals and i can’t think of a better way of doing so and supporting the most known forum in Chicago.  We had an awesome time even though it was pretty chilly out. I learned a lot of things that day. For one, its not that easy to be on the other side of the glass. I gotta give it up to Julia, she really made it look super easy. Anyways, check out all the shots that Sonny took as he was photographer of the day. This our lookbook ver of the shoot. I hope you guys like!

Model: Julia Marchese, JDMOTO

Clothing: JDM Chicago Spring line

Photographers: Ethan Caldwell, Ginash Jdmc, Sonny Chan


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For more awesome photos and to pick up some swag gear check out www.jdmchicago.com

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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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Winter Breeze x Lyrical Friday

It sure feels like winter already here in Chicago, but that’s not going to stop us from our new projects. Here one of the next LoS project bikes. This one should be GETing a full makeover! Stay Tuned!

Danny’s 2006 Honda Ruckus

Goodbye stock GET!

Sonny breaking it down in record time.

Time to shave and off to get powdercoated!

We didn’t forget about Lyrical Friday! Hopefully this song can keep you guys wrenching and burning the midnight oil….

TGIF – los

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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.

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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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