One of the previous owners added some netting to act as a package tray. Kinda looks cool but the unkempt zipties are a sure hand slicer. I rather like to trim them back smooth, it give a cleaner finish and less likely to jab you.
Found the carb, looks to be an easy removal. the intake tube, air box feed, two coolant lines, fuel line, throttle cable and two electrical connections; an electric choke and a TPS.
On the bench and under the light, its looking as if someone has already been here before. The float bowl screws~ are. Ok, let the fun begin...
All came out with modest work. One of the best things to do before trying to muscle them out is to take a round punch and flatten up the proud metal. Its much like peening over a rivet head, except in this case your pushing the raised edges back in. At that point you can hammer on the top of a philips head screwdriver both to shock the threads and reform it at the same time.
OK, this is NOT going work, a mangled main jet. The good thing is that jet looks to be clear. Not sure I'm gonna monkey around with this; do not want to break the jet body or tabs. Bummer to find this, but nice that its not broken completely off.
Currently as it sits. Mr. M is weighing in all the possiblities that the Ruckus has to offer. I rather like the option of different ways one could create seat/storage frames. Maybe even extra tools or batteries for a winch or spot lights. What a great base for projects! Love it, might need to get one as well!