RUCKSTERS

Japan Con 2016

JAPAN CON 2016:

This year we took our show across the other side of the world to Tokyo Japan. This was not our first rodeo in the land of the rising sun. In 2013 we hosted Rucksters Rox Japan Con with the help of Tokyo Parts and SCR Works. With the success of that event, it was natural to make it happen again.

This year's event hosted by Yu Yamamoto, Yoshito Narishima and Tomonari Yamada coincided with Japan's Motochamp Magazine Race and Show Event and put on by our good friend Jay Martin over at Makoa Scooters. It was a wild weekend full of booze, eating, walking, more eating and oh yea a few scooters from all over Japan and one special bike that Rucksters built here in the U.S. and shipped to Japan.

Six weeks before the event, company owner and shop builder decided to build a fully tricked out Custom Honda Ruckus and ship in several large packages to Japan. Arriving Friday morning, the first day of the eventful weekend, Tony and prospect BJ built the bike in the Garage at SCR Works. Starting early in the morning and finishing just in time for USDMFREAX Parking Lot meet up which was put together by the badasses from USDMFREAX specifically for the shops that came from the U.S. The show consisted of many custom scooters from large to small. The night was full of excitement as we all looked on in awe of all the sick scooters. The scene in Japan is strong and thriving. It is a lifestyle and a reflection of how many people live there. We're hoping one day that it will transfer to here in the States. 

Day 2 found us riding out of SCRWORKS at 8 a.m. to get to the meet spot where many of the visitors rented bikes and scooters for the days ride. Over 100+ riders got together and hit the streets of Tokyo. An amazing route with much to see, the group got a chance to city life while enjoying the sweet smell of exhaust fumes. It was a great ride as the rain in the forecast hid behind the clouds and stayed that way just long enough for us to keep dry. Beautiful weather and great route kept all happy. Celebrations went on late into the night as a few of us got together, ate and drank the night away. 

Day 3 had us at the actual Motochamp Race / Show event. They setup up a few of the U.S. shops that were in attendance with a booth as everyone laid out their goodies for the JDM cats to scoop up. It didn't last long as they were all big fans of the USDM market of high quality parts and cool accessories. A large raffle was held and many of the spectators were rewarded with great prizes donated by all the shops. It was a great day and thank you to Motochamp, Makoa Scooters and all the shops involved. 

The rest of the trip was a blur. Way too much work but also way too much fun. Work Hard, Play Hard, Ride Hard. 

IMAGES OF RUCKSTERS TRIP TO JAPAN.

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 Makoto San of SCR WORKS Japan picking me up at the airport

 

First taste of Japan. Yakitori in a dark alley. 

Friday morning we arrive at SCR WORKS. Check out this bagged turbo charged Mazda Swap Mini Van.

Mini UPS Truck

GETin Ready to assemble our bike that we shipped in packages to Japan. 

Liquid Copper Dipped Barrels w/ Brushed Copper Centers

Prospect BJ putting in dirt

Makoto San!!!

Clean ass MET

SCR WORKS custom Grom

SCR WORKS 206cc Beast Zuma 

One of my favotire Groms. Custom Swing Arm rocking 12x8" rear

Finished the build in 8 hrs with time to spare B4 the nights USDMFreax meet

Mitch you Bitch

Saturday Meet up for Japan CoN 2016

Rat Koubou in the house

Makoa Scooters riding "NUT2BUTT" 

Reverse Cowboy?

Ride ended at a food festival. Bomb.com as some may say.

We end the night back at SCR WORKS HQ with more food and dranks!!!

Some people can drink...others....well?

Next morning we start fresh and early at the MOTOCHAMP SHOW & DRAG RACES

We even have RUCKSTERS Fans in Japan. 

Masayuki Asada with his bad as zoomer

On this day all the bad ass shops were out displaying their finest.

TOKYO PARTS CREW

Zoomer Trike

Beautiful Carbon Fiber Met

KN KIKAKU

Fucking BEAST MODE

Matching Skyline for his wife

Drag Racing 1/32 miles

MotoChamp Photoshoot

SCR WORKS

Dinner time. The food here is unreal...even the fake stuff

My best friend in Japan. Yu Yamamoto

Meet up with the boys from Makoa Scooters, Ruck house & HMP

Recurring theme here. He didn't quite make it to the vending machine

Next day we got to visit the true originator and the one person who got me into this scene....Sekizawa San of.....

TOKYO PARTS

Sekizawa San was kind enough to take us on a tour of the Asahi Beer Factory but not before grabbing a bite at a local Ramen Restaurant. 

Dinner with MotoChamp & SCR WORKS

Japan's Famous Fish Market

Our visit wasn't complete until we got to visit MotoChamp HQ

Wind Jammers Factory

All handmade old skool style

Our last day in Japan. Thanks to the RUCKSTERS FAM for making the trip.

One last place to visit before we leave for a business meeting

HAYABUSA RACING

As you can see they are into everything USDM & American Muscle

.....and over a few drinks and food, we close a deal with our friends in Japan. 

Our signed contract

...and as we hit the tail end of our trip, both sadness and excitement hit us. Sad that we had to leave Japan but excited of the memories we made and what lays ahead for us. Being able to meet and spend time with all the people that graced us with their presence really made the trip worth while. We appreciate everything Japan has done for us and so as we part ways with our Japanese counterparts we were blessed to spend the last hours with our favorite people. Makoto San and Yu San. 


Thank you for the memories. Sayonara!!!

 

 

Written by Tony Lac — October 28, 2016

Moon Eyes Xmas Party Show & Drag 2015


Moon Eyes Xmas Party Show & Drag 2015
500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 91706
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Gates open at 6 am

Come support the Moon Eyes Xmas Party Show & Drag at the Irwindale Speedway on Saturday, December 12, 2015. We will have a booth, so come check us out. See you there!

Rain or shine

• Car Show
• Run what’cha Brung 1/8 mile drags
• Pinup Contest
• Live music
• Vendors
• Hot Rods, Customs, Choppers and more

General Admission is $5.00 per person (adult)
Children, 12 years and under are free.
General Parking is $10.00 per vehicle.


More info: http://www.mooneyesusa.net/xmas-party-show-drag-2015/

Written by Hai T — November 17, 2015

RUCKOUT FLORIDA 2015


Great turnout at this year's Ruckout Florida 2015 event.


Check out this custom Honda Ruckus at Ruck House headquarters, during the Ruckout Florida 2015 event.


Lots of cool customs, like this one, look at that header pipe.


Unique cracked look battery box design and beefy rear wheel.


Rat Ruck style, with it's very own handmade battery box, extreme tail and cradle seat.


Nice and clean stance Metruckus.


Another fresh purple Honda Ruckus.


Ruckout Florida even had a Honda Monkey!


Ruckout Florida ride to AIMExpo
Photo by Honest™


RUCKOUT FLORIDA 2015 X AIMEXPO


Sick customs at the AIMEXPO.


Take a look at this Victory race bike.


This is a sexy gold, red and black Yamaha.


Look at the detail on this bike.


This yellow chopper is super slammed!


Raw bobber style bike


Garwood Custom Cycles Honda Grom


Mean green machine


Every angle of this bike is just flawless.


Elite Custom Machine's Yamaha YZF-R1


Classic Honda cafe bike


Classic Yamaha cafe bike


Look at this monster turbo charged Suzuki Hayabusa!


Steampunk stylized motorcycle


Hella custom built bike…


…dually rear wheels


This was a great AIMEXPO show!


And this year's Ruckout Florida 2015 winners.
Photo courtesy of James Guru Pham


Cheers to an amazing event, till next year!
Photo by James Guru Pham

Ruckout Florida 2015
Saturday, October 17th
Rally, Ride, Meet Up & Custom Bike Show
Honda Ruckus,' Groms, Cafe Racers...
Awards for Best Customs & Raffle Prizes

Meet: 8 a.m. (gassed up) 
Ruck House
4061 Forrestal Avenue #4
Orlando, FL 32806

Ride Out: 9 a.m.

Ends at AIMExpo Show

THE GARAGE COMPANY

The Garage Company - Boys Need A Garage from Brian Booth

The Garage Company is a vintage motorcycle and parts store with an antique memorabilia museum, where you can buy almost everything! 


Wall of helmets at The Garage Company in Inglewood, California. 
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Messerschmitt
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Rucksters Crew's favorite bike from The Garage Company!
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Rucksters chilling in front of The Garage Company in Inglewood, California. 

Written by Hai T — July 13, 2015

MOONEYES OPEN HOUSE 2015

Chi with Kuo-pin of Zubiku at Mooneyes in Santa Fe Springs.
Courtesy of Kuo-pin LI


Rucksters mobbing the Mooneyes Open House!
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Rucksters Customs™ "Angel Bleu"
Courtesy of Kuo-pin LI


Rucksters Customs™ "Angel Bleu"
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Rucksters Customs™ "Matrix V1"
Courtesy of Kuo-pin LI


Super Low Rider at the Mooneyes Open House event.
Courtesy of HardF


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Rucksters Customs™ "Rated-X" & "Angel Bleu" VIP parking courtesy of Shige, Mooneyes. 


Kuo-pin of Zubuku and Honest Mike at Mooneyes Open House, Santa Fe Springs.
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Our good friend Hook with his kick @$$ '65 Ford Falcon, altered wheel base, A/FX, 500 hp, 390 ci—"Street Legal" Race Car!


Hook's '65 Ford Falcon, "The Tire Fryer" at Mooneyes in Santa Fe Springs. 
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Check out that ear gauge!
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Live music and fun at the Mooneyes Open House in Santa Fe Springs.
Courtesy of Kuo-pin LI 


Crowds of people making there way through all the vintage awesomeness.
Courtesy of BJ


Flipping patties imported straight from Mooneyes Cafe in Yokohama, Japan.
Courtesy of
Kuo-pin LI


Boys Ruck Better, sometimes...
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Moon Eyes pin stripe artist Hiro Ishii a.k.a. "Wildman" free handing the Mooneyes logo onto a Bell Rogue helmet.


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Next stop The Garage Company.
Courtesy of Kuo-pin LI

Mooneyes Open House
10820 S. Norwalk Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA. 90670
Saturday, July 11, 2015
9 am - 3 pm

Hot Rods, Customs, Choppers, Live Music, In-Store Sale, Chico's Burgers & More!

Ride out from Rucksters Customs™
12101 Clark St Suite B
Arcadia, CA. 91006
Meet at 9 am

2015 ROSEMEAD INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Rosemead celebrates fourth of July with the city’s largest and most popular annual community celebration, the Independence Day parade and festival. The parade starts from Valley Boulevard and Bartlett Avenue and ends at Rosemead Park. The parade features entries from the community and region, along with local heroes and community groups. Rucksters Customs™ has been a participant since 2010. This year Team Rucksters rode in uniform, wearing our custom Rucksters U.S.A. T-Shirts. We also handed out free Rucksters keychains, Crest stickers and American flags to eager parade spectators. Thanks to all who made it out and special thanks to Honest™ Mike for the awesome video—coming soon!

 

Rucksters Customs™ Crest Flags printed by Gen X Graphics.

City of Rosemead 4th of July Parade. Always fun to support the city we grew up in. And still the undisputed SLOWEST RIDE EVER!!

Ronald McDonald‬ clowning around on Rucksters Customs™ "Neptune."
Courtesy of HardF

Team Rucksters waiting for our turn to participate in the parade.

Honest Mike captures funny video clips of Ronald McDonald cracking jokes.
Courtesy of HardF

Rucksters Customs™ "Black Mamba" GY6 205cc ready to ride.
Courtesy of James Guru Pham

"Darth Kitty" rolling out in her first Rosemead 4th of July Parade.
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Sam Newcomer, a member of the Southern California Garrison of the 501st Legion, marches as Darth Vader leading his Stormtroopers in the Rosemead Fourth of July parade.
Courtesy of Mark Edwards

Team Rucksters finishing up the 2015 Rosemead Fourth of July Parade.

Another shot, but this time, "Smile for the camera!"

Team Rucksters wrapping up the 2015 Rosemead Independence Day Parade.

See ya'll next year!

Storm Troopers regroup at the end of the parade.

"Darth Kitty" and her troops at the Rosemead ID4 Parade.
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Group shot in front of Rosemead High School, the usual suspects. Thanks for the support, always!

Lunch is served! Tony made some super decker burgers with all the fixings, including his homemade chili.

RUCKSTERS CUSTOMS™ BM3

 

 

2015 NS3 "Best Ruckus" Sponsors Choice Winner

2015 Ruck Out Long Beach "Best Ruckus" 

Spec Sheet:

rPRO GY6 Plug-n-Play 11-Pole Harness

rPRO Swing Arm

rPRO Sick Fins

rPRO Mad Max Exhaust

rPRO Chin Bone

rPRO Stifler Stabilizer Bar

rPRO Billet Step Rails

rPRO Signature Series Frame Caps

rPRO Signature Series Washer Kit V2

rSPEC GY6 180cc Big Bore Engine

rPRO Wire Tuck

rPRO GY6 Custom Engine Mount System & Core Axis Center Shock Mount

Turtle Head Tail Light

Custom Recaro Seat Wrap

Custom Front & Rear Fenders

Foot Break

Killer Navi Mount

Killer Beefy Bars 

Takegawa Oil Cooler

K&N High Performance Filter

Password JDM Kevlar Battery Box, Front Frame Cover, Fan Shroud, Gas Tank Cover

Honda JDM OEM Headlights

Rat Koubou Stem Cover

RRGS Low Down Forks

LTMW M3 Yellow Custom Paint Job

Written by Hai T — June 17, 2015

RUCK OUT LONG BEACH 2015


Ruckus' as far as the eye can see @Ruckout 2015. In addition to talented muralists adding there flavor with brushes and cans, to give the Dolly Varden Hotel a fresh new look for the Pow Wow Long Beach event.


Rucksters Customs™ "Rated-X" and "BM3" up front at Ruck Out Long Beach 2015.
Photo by ruckout


Dope Ruck Out t-shirts!
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Leri and Jr on Rucksters Customs™ "Matrix."

Brad Tres winner of the 2015 Ruck Out Long Beach "Best Ruckus" award.


Aerial view of the Ruck Out Long Beach 2015 event in downtown Long Beach, California.
Photo by ruckout

RUCK OUT LONG BEACH 2015
The Varden Hotel's Parking Lot
335 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Ride out from Rucksters
12101 Clark St, Ste B
Arcadia, CA 91006
Meet @ 10:30 a.m.
Kickstands up @ 11 a.m.

Ruck Out Starts @ 2 p.m.
Bike Show Judging @ 3 p.m.

Who's going?

POW! WOW! LONG BEACH 2015

Featured on NBC 4 News

Rucksters Customs™ "Rox Riot" & "Rated-X" featured in Pow! Wow! press conference on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Long Beach, California.

Shout out to Garrett and Tim from Bonnier Motorcycle for hooking us up with this opportunity. Also would like to thank the POW WOW artists for doing such a fantastic job with their amazing art work. Long Beach will never be the same!!

Written by ROX K — June 24, 2015