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2004 Honda Ruckus - Under Wraps - Scoot Level

You Can Only Keep A Secret Like This For So Long...

By Rodrez, Photography by Rodrez

Selective Sophistication
The upper echelon of Ruckus stylistics
James Wong's '06 Ruckus "The LV Project"
James Wong has held a close friendship with the guys at Rucksters ever since High School. Always involved in the import movement, he mingles in circles that feature legends like Dr. Charles and Pit Crew. With the help of the good Doctor, Wong began modding his scooter back in '07, and even had a GY6 swap done by Killer Scooter early on; well before the Ruckus phenomenon ever got under way. After a few years of tinkering, he'd grown somewhat bored with his project and decided to call it quits. That is, until he attended Super Sunday and took note of all the high-end builds on display. With the fire once again stoked, Wong decided to have another go at building a show stopper, and he headed to the Rucksters compound to get started. With the help of Aldo Villagran of BTX, the two team's brain storming resulted in a complete Louis Vuitton color theme based around the LV seat wrap that had adorned the scooter prior to its tear down. Already armed with the industry standard 150cc GY6 swap, every inch of the LV Project build was customized using rPRO and BTX hard parts from front to back. To accentuate the fashionable seat is a fresh coat of Du Pont Champagne paint with a number of brown anodized supporting components. To add some attitude to the pretty face, a big foot-sized 10x7 six-spoke golf cart rear wheel wrapped in a 225 tire was fitted to the rear end. Hai adds "this is the first time Rucksters and BTX has collaborated on a complete build, and I think the end result is remarkable." We couldn't agree more as the brown anodizing and monster rear wheel and tire combo strike an intriguing mix that sets the LV Project apart from the crowd.

Bolts & Washers
Wheels & Tires
GY6 150cc Engine
Mikuni TM28 Carburetor
Dr. Pulley Variator
Dr. Pulley Slider Weights
Chrome Clutch Bell
Polished Billet Drive Plate
Yoshimura Tri Cone Exhaust
BTX Custom Header Pipe
Composimo AnkleBiter CVT Cover
Kevlar Belt

Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
10" RPM Double 6-Spoke Front Wheel
10" x 7" Double 6-Spoke Golf Cart Wheel
Dunlop TT92 Front Tire
Innova RACER 225 Rear Tire
Brembo P32 Front Caliper
Braking Wave 190mm Rotor
Rear Drum Hub
KN KIKAKU Low Down Forks
ATR Rear Shock
CNC Levers
Nissin Master Cylinder
Steel Braided Front Brake Cable

Special Features
PRO GY6 Fatty Swap Kit
PRO Custom Engine Mount System & Hangers
PRO Custom Handcrafted One-Piece Seat/Rear Frame "Shortened Tail"
PRO Painted Wheels Brown & BTX Polished Lips
RPRO Integrated Upper Shock Mount
SPEC Ultra Wire Tuck
Handcrafted LV Upholstery
Du Pont Champagne Paint Job with brown anodized parts & accessories
BTX Custom Seat Pan
BTX Custom Honda Civic "Tie Bar" Chin Bone
BTX Welded on Front Frame Cover
BTX Polished Main Frame
BTX Custom Integrated Front & Rear Light Brackets
Trailtech Headlight & Turtlehead Rear Lights
Custom Yoshimura Exhaust & BTX Header Pipe
(Shortened by BTX)
Garmin Navigator GPS

PRO Monster Kickers
RPRO Front Turn Signals
RPRO Axle Pullers
RPRO Frame Caps
BTX Drag Bars
BTX Billet Grips
Killer Handle Bar Clamp
Gallery Fresh Washer Kit
BOWLS Billet Gas Cap "modified"
Custom License Plate Mount
Daytona Kickstand "modified"
Left Side Bar End Mirror

Rucksters Customs
BTX Industries
Gearheinz Power Service

By Rodrez
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