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Old 05-20-2018, 09:41 AM
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Howdy,

Have a new 2017 Ruckus with less than 400 Miles. All electrical works and it kick starts fine. Fully charged battery but the electronic ignition doesnít work.
When I hit the start button nothing happens, even when depressing both brakes.

any ideas? TIA
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:26 AM
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Have you checked the fuses? They are on the positive side of the battery terminal under a black plastic cover.
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:37 PM
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Have you checked the fuses? They are on the positive side of the battery terminal under a black plastic cover.
I did check all the fuses and they are fine. The Ruckus kick starts easily but there is no sound at all when trying tonelectric start.
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Some more things to try:
1. Take the start/kill swicth controls off and make sure the start button & wires are connected properly. Be careful, there is a spring behind the start button that you don't want to lose.
2. The starter relay could need to be replaced(the big blue square one next to the fuses).
3. There is a ground wire(green i think) for the electric start just to the left and above the variator case, make sure there is a good connection.
4. I know you already charged it up but, the battery could be dead or faulty. My old Ruck ran fine with a dead battery, had to kickstart it every time but it still functioned like it should.
Have it checked out, Rucks love to kill batteries, lol.
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Originally Posted by sTol2m View Post
Some more things to try:
1. Take the start/kill swicth controls off and make sure the start button & wires are connected properly. Be careful, there is a spring behind the start button that you don't want to lose.
2. The starter relay could need to be replaced(the big blue square one next to the fuses).
3. There is a ground wire(green i think) for the electric start just to the left and above the variator case, make sure there is a good connection.
4. I know you already charged it up but, the battery could be dead or faulty. My old Ruck ran fine with a dead battery, had to kickstart it every time but it still functioned like it should.
Have it checked out, Rucks love to kill batteries, lol.

Very helful!! I will check all these things and report back!! On the blue starter relay... do you know which one it is? I THINK there are 2-3 blue boxes.
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The Starter Relay is the biggest one under the plastic cover, on the positive side of the battery terminal.
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Very helful!! I will check all these things and report back!! On the blue starter relay... do you know which one it is? I THINK there are 2-3 blue boxes.
I'm curious, any update?
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Markomrtnz View Post
I'm curious, any update?
Canít figure it out. Fuses look good and doesnít appear to be the really. I recharged the battery, tightened down the terminals and the starter worked fine for a couple days.
Then the Ruckus somehow kills the battery.

ill be taking the Ruckus back to the dealer for service, as itís only 6 months old.
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