The battery in your Honda Ruckus is just beneath the rear battery box cover. Remove 4 screws that look like these two and pull the cover off. The battery is on the right side and is held in place by the single bolt at the top of the metal strap.
- Can you recharge the Ruckus battery?
- Yes. The original battery is a YUASA, but most replacements are also factory sealed and service free.
- Can I jump a Honda Ruckus with my car?
- Yes, and you shouldn’t need to start your car in order to do so.
- What kind of charger do I need to recharge the battery?
- A 12 volt trickle charge (or slow charge) will work fine. Read my Battery Charging Tips page.
- What type of battery is in the Honda Ruckus and Zoomer?
- The original equipment is a Yuasa YTZ7S 12 volt battery, a factory sealed and activated motorcycle battery. A different brand may give an equivalent battery a part number that ends in TZ7S, such as BTZ7S.
- Where can a replacement battery be purchased?
- Buy a Ruckus battery here: Yuasa YUAM727ZS YTZ7S Battery
July 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm
How do you get the battery box cover back on?
July 13, 2012 at 4:16 am
The rear cover is a bit tricky to get used to, but after you crack it open a few times, you’ll be a pro. There are a few keys to lining up the cover correctly.
The first thing to look for are the two tabs at the bottom. There are slots on the front half of the cover that these two tabs will rest inside, so the first step to reinstalling the rear cover is to put the two tabs on the bottom into the slots. Then, these tabs act as a hinge at the bottom of the cover, so you’ll be pushing the cover forward to fit the rest of it in place.
The four screws that hold the cover in place screw into four receivers that you will have to make sure don’t get in your way. You can bend the cover to fit around these four square pieces of plastic. The same goes for the steering stem at the top center. You will have to bend the cover a bit to get it to fit around the steering stem. Make sure the cables and wires that travel down into the box in front of the steering stem aren’t preventing the cover from fitting properly.
Once the cover snaps into place, make sure the bottom two tabs are still seated in the slots correctly. Finally, you can put the four screws back in.
October 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm
I have a 07’Ruckus&I just charged the btry.for the 1st time(bought the Reuckus this summer after my father in law fixed my other one and it fell off the trailer when he was returning it…less than 1,000feet from my house!He live 3 hrs.away…)Ok so I just put the charged btry.back in and screwed the 2 screws in on top of it,1 screw on the + side& 1 screw on the – side. *The screws don’t tighten all the way but I’m pretty sure they were tight when I unscrewed them to take the btry out. Is not having the screws tight ok? I would like to know before I put the brackett and cover back on. Thx.in advance ! -Phil
October 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm
Disregard, I’m a dumbass apparantly cause I just tried to tighten them again&they tightened just fine,weird.
August 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm
Thank you Corey! I bought my Ruckus used and the guy didn’t have the owner’s manual. I am strapped on cash now to buy a manual until next month. I appreciate all your help.
September 18, 2014 at 11:59 am
My Ruckus has been idle for 2 years and the battery has gone low, just 7.7 volt. Should I recharge or get a new battery ?
September 18, 2014 at 1:19 pm
obion: You don’t technically need a good battery to run the Ruckus. Your lights will work fine while the engine is running. Ride the scooter as-is for a few days, and see if the battery will hold the charge it accumulates while riding. If the battery is never strong enough to use the electric start and that is a feature of the scooter you like, get a new battery.
March 23, 2015 at 12:45 pm
I use my scooter as a pit bike. I am assuming that the battery doesn’t stay charged because the bike is only ridden 10 to 15 minutes at a time. It is also hard for a woman to kick start. Two questions: how long does it normally take to charge the battery by riding it? How long will the battery stay charged if it is manually charged before each trip? Thanks.
March 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm
There are a few kinds of battery chargers. If you’re using a trickle or drip charger, the instructions always recommend “over night” as a length of time. The battery will not charge at idle. The engine needs to be revved at something like 2500 RPM in order to charge the battery. I don’t have specifics on this either, but it seems that 10 minutes or 15 minutes of riding should replace what was drained during a few second crank and start. You should check your battery to see how long it holds a charge after you take it off the charger. I think the kick start is much easier to use with the right leg while standing next to the bike.